The group formed 4 years ago in Fukuoka and primarily performed at local live houses. But after a fan uploaded Kanna's picture on the Internet from a show in May last year, 2channel immediately took notice and called it a "miraculous picture". Since then, the live footage of their performance at Asakusa Hanayashiki has been played over 2.5 million times on YouTube. Their agency's homepage also went down due to too many people accessing it.
Yoshimoto, who took notice of this popularity, offered to let the unit make their debut under the label YM3D. Kanna comments: "I respect AKB-san and MomoClo-san. I don't intend to lose to any other idol around the nation, but I consider myself as my main rival. I hope we can make it to the Kouhaku in 2 or 3 years' time.".
I see, so the major force behind all the gori-oshi was Yoshimoto, huh w
That's all, folks
I'm starting to feel sorry for this girl
- あっという間に芸人とスキャンダルで消えそうなんだが・・賢そうだからそんな事はないんかねI feel she'll have a scandal with a comedian and disappear soon, but...
Well, she does seem smart so that might not happen.
- 「二週間に一人生まれるかどうかの逸材」 程度にしとこうぜ
Let's just call her a "prospect who emerges once every 2 weeks".
- 実際可愛いのによりにもよってヤクザ丸出しの事務所とは１９歳で吉本芸人とデキ婚コースですねShe's actually cute, but she goes into an agency that reeks too much of yakuza?
Looks like she's headed for a shotgun marriage at 19 with a Yoshimoto comedian.
- ファーストシングルは「Konnanじゃない！」がいいわI want "Konnan janai!" as their first single
Stealth marketing success story, huh
She's got nothing going on for her other than that miraculous picture, I can see the media playing around with her for another 2 or 3 years then she'll just be abandoned
- この子よりかわいい子が現れたら、次は10000年に一人かな。来世まで出会えないレベルWhen a girl cuter than her emerges, that one will probably be called 1 in 10,000.
It's on a level that we won't be able to meet until we reach our afterlife.
It was just 'that picture' which was good
- そんなに可愛くないのにお前らが騒ぎ過ぎるから…She's not even that cute.
You guys just made too much noise...
- まいんちゃんの劣化版って感じだが全盛期のまいんちゃんの可愛さに勝てるか？She feels like a deteriorated version of Main-chan.
Can she even beat Main-chan's cuteness?
- 実像がとっくにバレた今頃になって行列に出演してたからなんかあると思ったらやっぱり吉本かHer cover's already been blown. I did think that there was something fishy going on when she guested on Gyouretsu.
So it's all Yoshimoto's doing, huh.
- 吉本がせっせと工作してたのかアイドル業に一枚噛みたかったわけねYoshimoto did all the dirty work, huh?
They wanted to sink their teeth into the idol world, it seems.
- ネットステマの黒幕が吉本だったとハッキリしたわけかwさらにごり押し始まるぞwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwNow it's been made clear that Yoshimoto was behind all the Internet stealth marketing ploys, huh w
Brace yourselves for more gori-oshi wwwwwwwwwwww
- 可愛いとは思うが他のメンバーは内心ムカついてんだろうなグループ名が覚えにくいから多少人気が出てもすぐ消えそうI do think she's cute but I can imagine that the other members of the group must be irritated at her.
Well, the name of the group isn't memorable so even if they do get slightly popular, I think they'll immediately go off the radar.
- あの写真って去年の5月なんだ話題になった時期からしたらタイムラグが有るんだなOh, so that picture was from May last year?
There was quite some lapse of time until she was talked about, huh.
- 最近のヘンテコのゴリ押しより遥かにマシだろう吉本に感謝This is much better than the lame gori-oshis we have now, though.
We should actually be thanking Yoshimoto.
- グループのだれかをごり押ししてグループそのものを売らせようとするって虫がよすぎるわｗThey plan on making the group popular after extremely pushing for one member?
That's pushing their luck w
- あれだけ話題になったのだからアイドルや女優を育てるのが得意なプロダクションからの接触もあったはずなのに選んだのがお笑い以外何をやってもパッとしない吉本最初から吉本指導のステマと考えたほうがしっくりくるわなI'm sure that some productions or agencies who specialize in developing idols and actresses contacted her after all the buzz that she made. And among all of those, she chose Yoshimoto who can't catch a break outside the comedy world.
So everything will fall into place if you just think that everything was a stealth marketing ploy by Yoshimoto from the start.
- 可愛いとは思うが、こんだけハードル上げまくったらポシャりそう肉付き良くなったらグラビアとかで見たいI think she's cute, but they've raised the bar too much so I feel like she'll eventually get crushed.
I want to see her doing gravure once she puts on some more mass.
- ごり押しと言うが、ｺﾞｳﾘｷと違って本当にかわいいので文句はない。People may say she's overpushed, but she's cute unlike Gouriki so there's no issue here.
I feel sorry for this girl since the bar has been set so high