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Resurrection "Legendary Gravure" Ai Shinozaki shows off powerful gravure on YC cover & top page

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Also, in the January issue of "Dokodemo Young Champion" released on the same day, Nana Owada, who is rapidly gaining popularity as a gravure idol at former AKB1, is in charge of the opening gravure.

Ai Shinozaki, a popular gravure idol, has released the magazine "Young Champion" on the XNUMXth. XNUMX cover and top page ... → Continue reading


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Gravure idol

Gravure idol(Japanglish: gurabia aidoru-gravure idol) IsJapanOriginated inFemale Ofモデル,talent,IdolIs a kind of.

Female talent,magazineIn various media mainly on gravure pagesSECSActing as an idol who fascinates her appearanceGradleBothAbbreviationBe done[1][2][3]..Among the gravure idols, those who are particularly highly evaluated areGravure Queen(Japanglish: gurabia kuiin-gravure queen) Is also called[4][5][6].

in English,Pinup idol (Pinup idol)Pin-up girl (Pinup girl),Bikini model (bikini model) is the closest[7].

Incidentally,gravure (en: Gravure) Is the original meaningIntaglio printing technique.

Characteristics of gravure idol

The main activities of gravure talents are magazine gravure pages andPoster,Photo albumEspecially in men's magazines such as youth magazines and young magazines, sales are affected by the subject of the gravure talent, which is a very important factor.From the background of such establishment, it is an absolute condition and a big feature that it can express sexual imagination, that is, it is excellent in sex appeal.

As mentioned above, the focus is on posting gravure pages in men's magazines, and "gravure talent" is generally female, but diversifies.needsThere are a few male gravure models for women, but they are starting to appear.[8].

Athlete'sTakei SoHave a culture that is rarely seen overseas, and it is commented that it is a job type and existence close to Japan's unique[9].

Expression method

The current trends of gravure pages can be roughly divided into the following patterns.


As I often mention, gravure talent is mainly appointed by men's magazine gravure.Of whichSwimwearIs the most popular gravure production method and is treated as the main item. Originally, the magazine Gravure was intended for men to enjoy and in Japan, where sexual regulations are strict,Semi nudeAs an alternative to gravure materialビ キ ニI have been using swimsuits with a narrow range to hide the body of women from early on.

From the 1970sFemale idolHowever, there was an active promotion to appear in swimsuit gravure in conjunction with singer activities.Also,Gravure modelHowever, if the local area is hidden, it may be possible to move relatively freely, and the underworld view centered on semi-nude has been transformed into an open and bright one at once.

In the early days, shooting was done in an environment suitable for swimwear, such as on the beach or by the pool.LocationThere were many, but gradually there was no relation to swimwear at all, that is in the city or storefront,AmusementEven inside the facility, you can see scenes showing swimsuit gravure.

In the olden days, there were many talents who felt resistance to wearing a swimsuit with a high degree of exposure in public and the act of exposing their skin.

Wearing erotic underwear

As mentioned above, the swimsuit is the most popular means of gravure production, and it remains the main item throughout the ages.However, the readership gradually became accustomed to the sexual stimulation associated with the swimsuit, and the sales of magazines fell in step with it.

Still, gravure is still an important factor in men's magazine salescontentThere is no substitute for being.For that reason, not only the renewal of gravure talent, but also a lot of gravure with various tastes other than swimwear will be produced.

One of the prominent examples is the gravure produced in "underwear / lingerie".As for the underwear to be worn, there are simple ones, transparent ones, tiny and small hidden parts, and alternatives to swimwear.ShowunderwearThere are more and more people who wear colorful underwear that is indistinguishable from bikinis at first glance, and even gravure that has become more sensational.

On the other hand, "Wearing eroticThere is a radical gravure called.This is a swimsuit gravurenudeIt is located in the middle of the gravure,T-backPhotographs that intentionally stimulate a man's sexual urge by taking a part of the body such as a hand or a woman's local area with small items without wearing a swimsuit or a swimsuit are used. is there.

One of the factors that made this possible is the formerPhotographic filmFrom plate making byデ ジ タ ルIt can be mentioned that the printing technology has improved to the processed plate making.Now that you can do it easily, you don't have to immerse the film, which makes it possible to keep production costs low, and you can accidentally capture a part of a woman's local area in an unreasonable pose. This is because you can shoot without worrying about such things.

Since the improvement of these technologies, we have been using this technology for talents.mole,Breakout,,Insect bitesIt is often the case that marks, skin, etc. are corrected at the request of the talent side or the publisher side.

In parallel with print media, it becomes important as a gravure talent activityImage VideoThere is a production of.

As for video media, the standard for home video recorders was set in the early 2000s.VHSからDVD-VideoThe manufacturing cost has become very low.As a result, a large number of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, including privately owned companies, have entered the market, and the number of units sold each month has increased, resulting in an oversupply situation.

By the way, Chaku-ero is also a product of the management strategy that some manufacturing companies have taken in order to make a leap forward from such a situation by selling the high degree of exposure.Due to the prosperity of wearing eroticnudeGravure andAdult videosIt leads to lowering the hurdle with gravure.The model who appeared in the wearing erotic gravureAV actressThere are many cases of turning to nude models, and it also contributes to creating a feeling of blockage in the entire gravure talent since the 2000s.

In addition, such highly exposed productsObscenityWhen the performer is youngChild pornographyThere have also been cases of people involved being arrested, appearances in adult videos, and the issue of extortion of nude gravure (including discussions and rumors about the existence of extortion itself).

Nude or semi-nude

As a gravure jobnude,Semi nudeA gravure talent who specializes in idols has been around for a long time with the launch of a men's magazine.Later, models, singers and actresses, various female talents, etc. may show off such nudes and semi-nude. From the 90's, playing with nude models and gravure idolsnoodleThe coined word was also born.

Long time agoYaeko Ota,Flower Meg,Honey lane,Midori Komatsu,Nami Asada,Yuko Oshima,Tomoko Iwanami,Mari YanagisawaSince the 1990sKei Mizutani,Sakurako Akino,Kione Miura,Miho Saito,Yu Watanabe,Miho Kiuchi,Atsuko Miura,Kaori Nakatani,Reina Tanaka,Yoriko Ikuta,Saori Taira,Saki Terashima,Makoto Ohara,Noriko Salo,Kaori Maejima,Kawai Mika,Sakiko Mamiya,Naomi Sawada,Miki Asaoka,Kana Ito,Mari Ayase,Yoko Hoshino,Saori Shiraishi,Aki Kajiwara,Nao Eguchi,Nohara Ayumu,Asuka Kawai,Kayo Komine,Fumiko Miura,Ryo Uehara,Kaori Asada,Shirai Natsu,Miyoko Sakurai,Reiko Ikegami,Miyoko Sakurai,Masami Someya,Kaori KadomatsuAnd so on, after thatRui Fujima,Mirai Ito,Asami Sakanoue,YUE,Shoko,Manami UsamaruSuch activities can be seen.

From russiaAmelie (nude model)From PolandSylvia Patsula, Acting in the United StatesHiromi OshimaEtc. are also known.

Normal fashion

On the other hand, if the strategy of the affiliated office does not destroy the innocent image of the talent who is going to sell as a full-fledged actress in the future, or if the person avoids gravure of sexual image including swimwear , I suppressed the exposure of the skin as much as possible浴衣AppearanceDressesClose to everyday wear such asNormal fashionEmotional works using these photographs also tend to be favored by fans who are looking for a pure image of idols.

Also, although swimsuit gravure has "graduated", it does not require a talent who continues gravure activities and a sexy professional exposure.Free announcer-casterEtc. are generally fashionable or sexyEur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euI will show off the gravure wearing such as (Later).

Cosplay (candy)

The newest expression method is "CosplayThere is something called ", which is so-calledNerdof"MoeIt is an expression method that was born under the influence of culture.

originallyComic,Anime such as2 dimensionsBy actually creating costumes for the world and wearing them yourself, you can become the character and enjoy yourself with your friends (usually they say "CosplayersWas called).at firstComic marketSuch asDoujinshiAt the spot sale, some enthusiasts wore it and it started to become popular.

after that,インターネットWith the spread ofBlogIn such a way, you can take a picture of your cosplay and publish it.Net idolHowever, the diversion of such situations to magazine gravure is called "cosplay gravure", and popular gravure talents are also appearing as described below.

These brought a unique view of the world to gravure.

Also, as part of cosplaySchool uniform,Gym clothes(BloomersEven when wearing),School swimwearThere is a method to remind you of school life by wearing such items.These methods are clearly different from the above-mentioned method of seeking a pure image, and not only wear clothes, but also emphasize the shape of the body, and also show off the undressing scene and the subsequent show underwear and swimsuit at the same time. It is aimed at eroticism.This was first published in the 90's and was mainly for making such magazines.SweetsWas used a lot by magazines called.In the past, it was the gravure model that was over 20 years old that was the model of such gravure, but it is actually active.<span>Grade 1-2</span>からA high school studentIn many cases, they are gravure talents and show off.

Expansion of the age group

Generally, the career of a gravure talent has been short.1970 eraから2000 eraMost of the gravure talents in the early days graduated from gravure at the age of teenagers at the earliest and at the latest equivalent to college graduation (10-22 years old).

But,2000 eraAfter that, not only that, but even after passing 30 years old, which has not been seen in the past, the number of talented people who continue to play active roles on the front lines without withdrawing from gravure has increased. It can be said that it made that flowAki HoshinoAnd she was a teenfashion magazineDebuted as an exclusive model of, and started gravure work around 2001. And in the late 20s, when I was in my late twenties, it was so few until now.Senior gravure idolIt becomes a topic as a groundbreaking existence of.

Currently, the age group of talents who are active as gravure idols is widening from the upper 30s to the early teens.

About the upper limitYuuki MaomiSuch asUniversityAfter graduating, orWaka Inoue,HoneyThis is because many people have made their debut in the entertainment world after experiencing working people.

Regarding the lower limit, it has been attracting attention since the 1990s, from elementary school students to junior high school students.A childPointed to the actressChidle"Or"Junior idol", But often decorates the gravure with swimsuits,Rina Koike,SaayaThe gravure of the talent who followed the trend has maintained its deep-rooted popularity.

However, there are some cases where elementary school students under the age of 10 make their gravure debut, and oftenChild pornographyThere are many cases of criticism, such as being pointed out thatArrest for junior idol #DVD shooting/releaseSee also).

Gravure idol trends

Gravure talent activity is generally regarded as one of the steps to improve the name recognition in the entertainment world, and it may be past a certain line of age.TV drama,moviesInheroineIt was appointed as an important role such as, and triggered by the popularity sparkedactress,singer,Fashion ModelFrom the gravure world naturallyFade outIt is customary to do so.The other is originally an actress, voice actor, female singer, fashion model, etc., who is active as a gravure talent.

Campaign girl system

Campaign GirlIs often posted in advertising media such as posters in swimsuits, and is extremely compatible with gravure talent, making it a major source of supply.

Actress / Talent

The originator of the swimsuit gravure talentAgnes LambExcellent compared to Japanese womenProportionForeign women with gravure were also mentioned, and later Japanese gravure models increased, but after that it was said to be "the black ship of the gravure world".Leah DizonAnd, it was noticed by the catchphrase of "stateless nine-headed beauty"CicaVarious foreign women have gained a certain degree of popularity.

Among the actresses and talents who are active in the entertainment world, there are quite a few people who used to develop gravure activities.For exampleSemi nudeAs described in the section1970 eraから1980 eraIn addition to magazines, actresses who were engaged in acting businessTV commercial, I was actually fighting gravure activities with advertising media such as calendars and posters for sales promotion of products (mainly alcoholic beverages).1990 eraAnd beyondYukie Nakama,Fukada Kyoko,Ai Kato,Haruka Ikawa,Ayase Haruka,Masami NagasawaAnd so on, in the 2010sArimura Kajun,Yoshioka RihoWhile doing gravure activities, he was also an actor.After that, they were blessed with appearance works, and after that they became great actresses.

On the other hand, while being an actress originally, she is sexualPhoto albumThere are also many tendencies to develop gravure activities by publishing such as.

Yuka,Eiko Koike,Manabe Kaori,Nakagawa Shoko,Chinatsu WakatsukiIn the 1990s like2000 eraThe representative gravure idols, even after leaving the gravure world, are actresses and moderators.commentator, At the endcomedianAverageControlHe became a popular talent because of his wide range of adaptability.

On the other hand, even after establishing a certain position as a gravure talent, there are those who dare not graduate from gravure (at least for a while) and proceed with activities as a talent or actress in parallel (as an example).Waka Inoue,Yuko Ogura,Yoshiki Risa,Are you sick?Such).

#Normal fashionAs you can see, gravure isn't limited to swimwear and nudity, and regular fashion gravure is also available.

Long time agoRyoko Hirosue,Akiko Yada,Aya UetoThey have been successfully marketed on this line, but at the same time they have also caused disappointment for fans.However, as a by-product phenomenon, magazines and magazines that feature swimsuits of those talents who rarely show swimsuit gravure themselvesPhoto album,Phone cardEtc. even nowMiddle AgesTraded at high prices in the market.

#Expansion of age groupInYoko Kumada,Isoyama SayakaThe activity of gravure will dramatically increase the average life expectancy as a gravure talent, and there is widespread recognition that if you do not neglect the motivation and proportions of the person, you can also play an active part in gravure, and after that many older gravure talents will be active. Will expand the place of.

Born in 1967Miharu SakuraiDebuted as a gravure talent at the age of 41, and became a hot topic as "the oldest gravure beyond Aki Hoshino".Also,2010/Was born in 1965,1990 eraToRace queenPlayed an active part inNatsuo OkamotoIt was also talked about that he resumed his activities as a gravure talent at the age of 44.

On the other hand, as of 2020, the current situation is that "anyone can call himself a gravure talent just by becoming a swimsuit at a photo session or SNS", and criticism from those who were active based on the magazines and video media mentioned above. And dissatisfaction[10].

Singer / artist

There are a large number of singers and artists who have put out sexyness in the foreground regardless of the east or west of the West.[11], Sexual selfRecord jacketAdopted for, etc., or sexualMusic videoFor this reason, many of them develop gravure activities.In the past in JapanOkumura Chiyo,Yamamoto Linda,May green,Mineko Nishikawa,Yasuko AgawaThere are sexy singers such as, and even nowadaysEna Fujita,Ryuka Mochizuki,Purple Fly,Hitomi Hayase,Kei Mari,Naomi Akimoto,Kumi Kouda,Hattan Ayaka ,Namura, And so on, many develop gravure talent activities.

I was also developing gravure activitiesAyumi HamasakiAfter a temporary leave of absence, he re-debuted as a singer who can also write his own lyrics, and has grown into a representative artist in Japan.

Fashion model

In the late 1990s,TeenTalents who acted as exclusive models for fashion magazines for fashion magazines and were extremely popular with girls of the same generation will advance into the gravure world one after another when they graduate from the exclusive model or when they enter high school. So-called Aoda buying has begun to increase.

This is the opposite of the above-mentioned "transformation from gravure", and these talents are used as actresses to some extent until they are newly appointed as models in other fashion magazines, or in TV dramas and movies. He continues his gravure activities in parallel until he gains experience.

In the old days, for example, "Pichi Lemon』FromKanako Enomoto,Sakai Ayana, Ai Kato, etc. in this case, Sakai and Kato aimed to discover new gravure talentNippon TVThe project ofNippon Telegenic』Is also elected as the first member.

Even in the 2000s, this trend continued, and at that timeSeventeen(SeventeenIt was popular as a magazine exclusive modelNana EikuraPublished a swimsuit photo book as an active exclusive model and challenged swimsuit gravure, which was a rare example in fashion magazines for teens at that time.In the case of a similar active exclusive model, it was popular as an exclusive model of PichiLemon magazine.Haruka FukuharaThere is an example.

In addition, "NicolaYui Aragaki, who repeatedly decorated the cover withOkamoto Rei,Haruna KawaguchiAfter graduating from the same magazine, they also entered the gravure business for a short time while working as an actress.In the same magazineKubo YurikaAfter graduating, they will show the development of releasing many image videos.Besides thatRie Amano(Pichi Lemon) Nami Iwasaki(Hanachu) Ohno and(Seventeen) Sae Okazaki(Seventeen) Sayaka Ogata(Seventeen) Spring(Nikola, non-no) Ki Kitano(Hanachu) Kitayama Shiori(Seventeen) Yuu Shinkawa(Seventeen, non-no) Yumi Sugimoto(Pichi Lemon, JJ) Chiko Meiko(Love Berry) Alice Hirose(Seventeen) Mizusawa Nako(Pichi Lemon, Hanachu) Yuki Mihara(Nikola) Seia Yasuda(Love Berry) Natsumi Okamoto(Seventeen, Love Berry, Nicola, non-no) Kawazu Asuka(Seventeen) Marie Iide(Seventeen, Nicola) Yuu Ohara(Pichi Lemon) et al. Can be seen.

From around 2015, womenfashion magazineModels began to advance to gravure, "Mole girlIt is called a movement (described later).

Special effects heroine system

The actress who originally served as the heroine of the special effects hero program tended to announce nude gravure etc. later, but it was broadcast in 2002Special effects TV drama"Ninpuu Sentai HurricangerNagasawa NaoAzusa Yamamoto,Kamen Rider RyukiChisato MorishitaThey became popular from the visual aspect and were taken up by gravure, "Special effects heroine[*1]→A gravure” line that continues today is born. After that, "Super squadron seriesFromKinoshita Ayumi,Rina Aizawa,Takanashi Rin,Sakurako OkuboHeisei Kamen Rider SeriesFromKato Mika,Nana Akiyama,Yuriko Shiratori,Wakana Matsumoto,Racecourse ふみかThey are also active as gravure talents and are grasping the trigger of the break.

Tamao Sato,Tao YueThere are many talents who have been active in gravure before appearing in the work, likeTomoyo Nakamura,Yumi Sugimoto, OriginalIdling!!!Member'sMorita Ryouka,Kiho Niwami,Rina Akiyama,Uchida RioEtc. had already established themselves as gravure talents.

Idol group members

The method by which idol talents appear in swimsuit gravure in conjunction with their own singer activities has been used from the 1970s to the present day, and it is not a method of new entertainment activities in particular, and since the 2000s when idols were unitized. Is the same.

In the mid-1980sOnyanko ClubOrthodox idols and idol units in the early 1990s, which are said to be the "idol winter era"Otome JukuSystemSakurakko ClubAs the number of appearances in music programs decreased, the members also actively appeared in swimsuit gravure such as magazines, and a method was taken to show their presence.

From the latter half of the 1990s to the first half of the 2000s, he made a series of million sellers and succeeded in his main business music activities.Morning Musume.Such asHello! ProjectAndDream(DreamAnd so onSolo activityAmong them, there were many cases where they were featured in magazine gravure and released photo books and DVDs mainly in swimsuits (for example, they were members of Dream).Yu Hasebe).

Has gained national popularity since the late 2000sAKB48And their sister group members actively advanced into swimsuit gravure from the beginning of the activity, and became the driving force to acquire male fans different from the passengers as live idols such as CD sales, general elections and handshake events.

Swimsuit gravure by AKB and its sister group members will decrease in the latter half of 2010, but on the other hand, it has been different from the gravure route since its debut.Nogizaka46,Keyakizaka46Has become more prominent in the gravure world.

The Hello! Project, which has continued its musical activities even during the heyday of the AKB Group, and the swimsuit gravure activities by the members are also active.

Announcer system

The trend that has existed since the 1990s is that of TV stations.announcerAs he became as popular as a talent, he became a freelance announcer and caster, creating a neat and intellectual atmosphere through gravure, and gaining a certain number of male fans.

To protect the image as a caster, there is no nude or swimsuit gravure, and the exposure is suppressed (example)Mio Nemoto,Mika Sugisaki,Mao Kobayashi,Aiko MinatoEt al.), ButWeather casterGained popularity in the national wardHanako Tsunoda,Yoshida MegumiWas wearing a swimsuit in a photo book and was a caster of a horse racing programJunko Yaginuma, From NHK Contract CasterEri FuruseThere are also moves to aggressively advance into gravure.

In the 2010s, the number of announcers and casters with a career as a talent increased, and the free announcers themselves became oversupplied.Mariko Suyama,Misumi Shioji,Satoko Ito,Shiori UsuiSome people have turned from station announcers to gravure talents and advanced to swimsuit gravure.

Others (athletes, voice actors, etc.)

In addition, the gravure world is increasing in number from other than the above-mentioned trends, but the trend has been accelerating since the latter half of the 2000s.

Even outside JapanArica SchmidtIn the field of sports, even in the case of Japan, as there are examples such asTalent from sportsOr there are a lot of people who are also active athletes,Beach volleyballPlayer (at that time)Miwa AsaoHowever, the good looks of the idol and the supple limbs that were trained attracted attention, and as part of the off-season activities, he began to perform gravure activities, released a swimsuit photo book, and was appointed as a TV advertisement. It is known that it helped to improve the name of the valley.BesidesTakano Hitomi-Kaoru Sugayama-Naomi Masuko-Kumi Nakata-Hiroko Nagasaki-Kyoko Iwasaki-Yasuko Tajima-Aya Terakawa-Kahide Ito-Akimura Murase-Imai Melo-Mai Nakamura-Yuko Nakanishi-Airi HatakeyamaAnd so on,Female professional wrestlerEtc. often develop gravure talent activities in parallel or after retirement.

Voice actorIn the world, it is extremely popular as an idol voice actorAya Hirano,Chiaki Takahashi,Haruka TomatsuIn addition to showing off their swimsuits similar to gravure idols, in the 2010s,Maaya Uchida[12],Sakura Ayane[13],水 瀬 い の り[14],Yui Ogura[14],Azusa Saito[15],Rikako Aida[16],Toyota Moe[17]Some voice actors have appeared in the opening gravure of so-called general manga magazines, and have published photo books including swimsuits.In some voice actor magazines (especially in the opening feature), there is a strong tendency for pages to be devoted to gravure pages rather than interview pages.As an example, "Voice Actor Animedia", "Voice Actor Paradise R", "BLT VOICE GIRLS", etc. are applicable.

In addition to this, the originalMember of the House of Representatives OfSayuri KaminishiReleased a photo book while he was a member of the Diet,Fujikawa Yuri(Aomori PrefectureHachinohe City OfCity council member) Released a photo book and DVD containing swimsuits after the first election in the city council, but Uenishi and Fujikawa have experience as campaign girls and talents in college.



In JapanGravure idol(Hereafter, except in special casesGradleThe history of "" has been active since 1976 as a campaign girl.Agnes Lamb(From Hawaii) begins.

In this era, gravure magazinesMediocre punch"[*2],Weekly playboy"[*3]Only in weekly magazines such as, it was a female idol of the time and a full-time displayNude modelIt was.

Almost all female idols appear on TVconcertIn singer activity inIdolAlso called "singer", their swimsuit show in gravure was only part of the promotion to gain popularity as a singer, and it was premised that "the main business is a singer".

1974/ToShogakukanFrom A4 large formatGravure magazine"GORO] Is launched. Whereas magazine gravures used to be treated as if they were an adjunct to a read article, "GORO" used the cover and the introductory gravure as photographers.Mt. Sasayama KishinWas in charge.A gravure corner called "Gekisha" that treats idol singers and up-and-coming young actresses equivalently from the nude of an anonymous female model was created, and this was received by the world as a magazine that put more weight on gravure photography, and it received a great response mainly from adult male readers. To call.

1980 eraThe entertainment world at the time of the first half wasMomoe YamaguchiIt was a time when the second female idol singer boom after retirement was occurring, and when it was posted, it was still only a way of thinking that female idols are "listed in gravure", but idols singer,Clarion GirlSuch asCampaign GirlAnd new actresses often showed off their swimsuits in gravure.

In 1982Scola"[*4]Was published by.

1984/,Horie ShinobuDebuts. Horie will later become a boom playerYoshiharu Noda[*5]"To sell HorieYellow cabIt was an existence that made me say, "I created."Horie, who gained popularity in gravure, gradually expanded his activities to variety shows, dramas, and movies, and even today, "gravure →"Multi talentI laid the foundation for the flow, but four years later1988/In September,Gastric cancerSuddenly died at the young age of 23. However, ironically, her death was widely reported, and this was the first step to mark the existence of gravure in the world, and Noda then worked on it.Kato Reiko,Fumie HosokawaAfter gaining popularity in gravure by taking advantage of his plump and sensual style, he has expanded his range of activities such as TV shows, and Yellow Cab led by Noda has established himself in the gravure world.

1990 era

1990 eraWhen you enter,Oscar promotion CC Girls,Shape UP GirlsWe launched an idol group that was devoted to sexy lines, and many such sexy talents and groups appeared.However, even at this point, the word "gravure idol" has not penetrated, and the target of marketing is limited to some male groups, and they (later)Another meaningIt was called "Sexy talent".

1994/, What made an epoch-making appearance this yearHinagata AkikoIs. He made his debut as an actor in the entertainment industry two years ago, but he was reluctant, and when he moved to Yellow Cab and started swimsuit gravure, his talent suddenly bloomed. It is popularly known as a "hina pose" that emphasizes the cleavage of both arms, and has shown a certain direction to the swimsuit gravures that succeeded in prevailing the world.

As a new type of talent with slender and beautiful breasts, while the yellow cab type big breast idols are prosperousNanako Fujisaki,Erika YamakawaHaveAvant-gardeHas emerged, and they are also stepping up to multi-talent with their success in gravure.

Also, from around this time, major production companies began to work on gravure idols.HoriproFromYukaDebuted.One year after debut1998/ToGolden Arrow AwardIn 1999, he received the Best Newcomer Award / Broadcasting Newcomer Award, and in 2000, he received the Broadcasting Award.In the end, he achieved the feat of receiving the Golden Graph Award in 2002, which greatly contributed to the advancement of the gravure talent.

Since the 2000s

Since 2000, as a new item for idolsTrading cardsAppeared and became established as one of the idols.

Gravure talentEntertainment showsFull-scale entry into the market has become remarkable, especiallyMEGUMI,Chinatsu WakatsukiThe emergence of "gravure talents who can talk like entertainers and have interesting reactions", including the above, was a great opportunity to broaden the base of gravure talents.

From around this time, most programs were set up with what is commonly referred to as the "gravure talent frame," and they became popular among the laughing entertainers as a role to liven up the program.

Since the mid-2000sLive idol-fashion magazineIn addition to an increase in talents such as exclusive models who grow their careers without a gravure career, there was an outflow of human resources to genres with more exposure than gravure talents.

Since the mid-2000s, "Young Gangan''(ニ ッ ク ス ク ウ ェ ア ス · エ) New entry and ``Cartoon action''(Futabasha), "Young King''(Shonen Gaho-sha), But the expansion of the gravure industry market has begun to fade.

The main reason for the shadow of market expansion isYoungerDeclining population of gravure magazine purchases due toPublication depressionThe decline of paper media due to this can be mentioned.2008/In summerWeekly Young Sunday"But"Big Comic SpiritsIt was suspended in the form of being incorporated into2010/At the beginning ofwill know(SabraHas moved from paper media to websites.

Furthermore, from around 2010,AKB48Group idols such as, and models of fashion magazines will appear on the cover of magazines, gravure pages, and even in the "gravure talent frame" of the variety show mentioned above.In this way, it can be said that the place of activity of the existing gravure was gradually lost.[18].

Under these circumstances,Yuka Kuramochi,Mai Tsukamoto,Suzuki AyaThey will publish self-portrait images of swimsuits on SNS etc., and there will be a movement to show off swimsuit gravure without relying on magazines or existing media.Kuramochi later became one of the popular idols, and the release of self-portrait images on SNS etc. was established as one of the subsequent appeal methods of the idols.

そ し て,Digital cameraWas increasing nationwide due to the spread ofPhoto sessionThrough his appearance in, he will continue to gain popularity.

Also, at the same time as the so-called "local idol" boom declines, the number of cases where live idols show off their swimsuit gravure while searching for survival as talents will increase.

Models that have appeared on image DVDs since the mid-2010sAV actressAs a case of turning into a gravure medium such as swimsuit, wearing erotic, etc. in advance, in order to give the title of "talent" to the talent who is decided to act as an AV actress or nude model There are also examples of appearances.

From around 2016, as a gravure talentFashion ModelThe person who is also active asMole girlHas come to the attention asRacecourse ふみか,Ikumi Hisamatsu,Uchida Rio,Okawa Ai,Rika Izumi,Rena Takeda,Ishikawa love,Aya Asahina,Eri Matsumoto,Ayana Takeda,Ai Matsumoto,Rei OsawaPlay an active part[19].

From around 2017, AKB48 idol talent will save gravure activities[Source required].

On the other hand, the office that has a major non-AKB idol unit has adopted a strategy of appearing one after another in the magazine gravure frame that has been monopolized by AKB.A major player who has focused on the music industryAvex Management(Rina Asagawa-Exit Arisa-Yuu OharaEtc.) also precedesUpfront promotionForce (for exampleMari Makino-Mizuki Fukumura-Akari UemuraEt al.) Entered the gravure industry.

From around 2018, it is an emerging model agencylip(Hazuki Aya,Inudo Minori,Rina Hashimoto,Tomomi Morisaki, HOSHINOSuch),01family(Aya Kawasaki-Hikaru Aoyama-Tao YueEtc.) enter the gravure world.

AndMariko Suyama-Satoko Ito-Misumi Shioji,announcerA turnover from,Enako-Yi weavingSuch asCosplayerModels will enter from a wide variety of genres, such as the appearance of.

In this way, the gravure talent is being reinstated, despite the fact that it is divided into groups. May 2022,Weekly playboyRisa Blonde of the editorial department (in charge of weekly pre-channel), Tori conducted a questionnaire to 104 gravure idols, mentioned that there was a woman who answered that there was no rival, so that anyone can send out on SNS I think that it was an era when it became important how to express one's personality with photographs etc.[20].

Some gravure talents then professionalathleteThere is also an example of turning to, and Miku NakaharaGirls KeirinAfter retiring from the entertainment world aiming to convert to a player,Japan Bicycle School (then)Passed the entrance exam. Passed the bicycle qualification test while attending schoolBicycle racerRegistered as of July 2018.Hino MiraiHe made his professional debut with Girls Keirin and won his first victory in 2021.another,Pro wrestlingThere is also a conversion group, since the 2010s,Aikawa Yuzu season,Yuna Manase,Manki Natsuki,Shirakawa MinaThey are making their ring debut.

Gravure idol related project contest

Golden Arrow Award "Graph Award"

Corporate juridical person (currently general corporate judicial person)Japan Magazine AssociationOrganized by the magazine Entertainment ClubGolden Arrow AwardIs selected by the Japan Magazine Photo Press Association.Graph award", and originally provided the topic by decorating the most magazine gravure of the year.subjectWas elected as a winner.

Since Yuka, who won the award in 1998 (36th), it has been a gateway to gravure idols.

Winners will automatically receive "Magazine Favorite Reading Month" for the following year.[*6]Used as an image character.

Both reflected that eraPhotogenicBy looking at the winners again, we can see the tendency of gravure that the general public wants and its transition.

And the otherMisconAs you can see, it is easy to choose the owner of a well-proportioned proportion, perhaps with the same-sex line of sight in mind.

The winners areMiss MagazineSince he is the winner of the campaign for the year, his achievements and activities are highly evaluated.

The Golden Arrow Awards ended at the 45th time, but the magazine favorite reading month Imechara was selected until 2013.

After 2009Sasaki Nozomi,Nanami Sakuraba,Takei Saki,Gome Ayame,Nounana RinaHas been appointed, and the image character after the Golden Arrow Award has shifted from gravure to young actress.In other words, in 2012, the idols were struggling alone.Yoshiki RisaHowever, in 2013, the erotic character became a hot topic, and there was an opportunity to appear in women's fashion magazines.HoneyHas been defeated.

The members of AKB48 and its sister group were not selected even when they were sweeping the magazine gravure after around 2009.

In the mid-2010s,Cover girl award"It has been virtually revived.

Project contest example

Main media that publishes gravure pages


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  1. ^ Including villains.
  2. ^ 1964/First issue,Magazine houseJournal
  3. ^ 1966/First issue,ShueishaJournal
  4. ^ KodanshaLater branch company
  5. ^ Currently,Sands EntertainmentPresident
  6. ^ The name until 2000 is "Magazine Month". The plan itself will continue after 2014.


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