Nounen was recently appointed last February by Canon as their image model for their new mirrorless digital camera, while Honda promotes Nikon's "Nikon 1" line. Gouriki on the other hand has recently been named by video research as the 2013 commercial queen, most known for her Yamazaki Pan's lunch pack commercial.
Showbiz commentator Masaaki Hiruma explains why short hair is the current trend:
"Food and makeup products which tend to use young actresses as endorsers give emphasis to the pure and cheerful image that these talents bring. This is why it's easier for them to appoint talents with short hair. Judging by the male roles in Takarazuka, we can see this trend where female consumers actually prefer talents with short hair, which makes these girls that much easier to utilize as endorsers.".
Hiruma continues: "Some of the big names have always sported shorter hair, ever since back in the day. There was Momoe Yamaguchi, Junko Sakurada, and even Sayuri Yoshinaga had short hair. These days, people like Yoko Maki, Hikari Mitsushima, and Chiaki Horan have been standing out. Short is also the default for casters who require a more clean image. Even Christel Takigawa and Miku Natsume have short hair. Extremely beautiful women actually look better with long hair. Short suits those who have more unique looks.".
There's no doubt that short hair has been the driving force of the success of these three. So will these short-haired actresses show further "growth"?
Gouriki-san is the central figure in this short-hair craze. In other words, Gouriki is the No.1 most popular actress right now.
We can expect her to be no. 1 in the next "Most likeable talent" survey to be conducted by Video Research.
After seeing Gouriki-san's trailer for her new movie, I thought that she's better off with short hair. So there really are women who don't look good with short hair, huh...
She didn't get any jobs at all when she had long, black hair. Now that she's got short hair, she suddenly catches a huge break. One's life can really change thanks to the hairstyle, huh.
They're of the same lineage as Ryoko Hirosue.
Short hair has always been the empirical way for idols, ever since Momoe Yamaguchi's time.
Don't ever talk about these 2 along the same line w
Hm? But MomoClo's Shiorin-chan is number 1 in the world when it comes to short hair.
But Shiorin-chan's totally an angel
Megocchi really is cute
Must be really nice having such a powerful agency backing you up
Girls with short hair are really cute.
They seem so clean and fresh.
To me, people who have short hair have this sort of athletic image attached to them.
I think Ayame Gouriki-chan would look better in short hair if she put on a bit more weight.
> Ayame Gouriki, Rena Nounen
Whooooaah, Gorigocchi's just been mentioned alongside Nounen━━━━＜｀∀´＞━━━━！！
Showbiz: The industry where everything is decided by the strength of these agencies, regardless of what the talent in question's aptitude is, as well as the opinion of everyone else.
Why are you even holding these 2 talents whose popularities are different like heaven and hell together in the same light?
Don't bash Megocchiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Rena Nounen's so cuuuuuuuuuute
I'm starting to think that Gouriki actually looks very nice these days.
I'm amazed how one could change just with some makeup. The person who discovered her is really something.
So Gouriki has taken a step closer to Nounen, huh w
Don't hold Gouriki and Nounen in the same regard
True, it does seem like short hair is more likable for some reason
So that explains why these are wintry times for Yukie Nakama......
I watched Yo ni mo and got disillusioned since Nounen-chan's acting is still exactly like in Amachan. Gouriki's actually a better actress than her.
...And no one has mentioned Tsubasa Honda at all up to this point w
The best of all the current crop of talents with short hair is Tsubasa Honda
Stop trying to make some buzz for Gouriki just because her movie is now showing.
L・DK will just be ignored, as anticipated.
Nocchi of Perfume when she still had bangs and the current Tsubasa Honda are the cream of the crop
Yuki Uchida when she had short hair was the mightiest
Eikura's almost nowhere to be seen
I’m sure that the 30-something guys here who like short hair must have awakened to short hair’s appeal in their teens with Yuki Uchida and TRF's vocalist.
It's just gori-oshi.
Makoto Kawamoto → Hirosue → Nounen
Short's the best
Even in Ranma 1/2, I preferred Akane with short hair
Doesn't Gouriki-san ever consider going on a break?
She's worked so much already. Please, take a break.
Gouriki's cute? w
Don't put her in together with this bunch, poor girl w
These type of girls seem to appear every 7 to 8 years
Maki Horikita also looks better with short hair
Old aunties seem to like short hair better.
A lot of these consumers are mostly old aunties.
Nounen-chan by a landslide
Looks like the times have finally caught up with Megocchi
It's just the hair that's cute
Short hair looks good on these girls because they've got small faces.
It didn't on center Maeda. Because her face is squarish.
I don't dislike Gouriki anymore these days.
This must be what you call brainwashing.
You can see how beautiful someone really is with a Japanese-style hairdo with her forehead is exposed.
Yukie Nakama and Kanno Miho are beautiful even with a Japanese coiffure.
Satomi Ishihara's just a commoner.
Seiko Matsuda and Ayame Gouriki are on the level of owarai comedians.
You don't call people like Nounen who have produced results as "gori-oshi".
Will there be anyone who could answer the question "What's Gouriki's defining role?"
Tsubasa Honda was actually much cuter when she had long hair, she was like an angel during her early Non-no days.
I understand how important the agency's backing is
Women are extremely jealous of girls who are seriously cute.
In other words, Megocchi's the strongest of them all.
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