December 17, 2007

Stardust Announces "New Erika"

Erika just returned to Japan from the Led Zeppelin concert with her boyfriend Tsuyoshi and immediately is in the topics of newspapers again. In the past we heard several rumors about that Erika's schedule for 2008 is blank, that according to some people she wishes to study abroad (like Great Britain) and so on. Now Stardust finally makes a move and even already has a replacement for Erika, the so called "post-Sawajiri". "The belonging office, Stardust Promotion is giving Sawajiri a special holiday, already announcing the promotion of a "post-Sawajiri". This "post-Sawajiri" has already been decided and will be the pure and innocent actress Kaho (夏帆), 16. Her character may be the exact opposite, but Kaho already is at the same level of Erika when it comes to acting. The announcement of her taking the leading role in the upcoming dorama "4 Shimai Tantei Dan" has been a great push for her popularity."
So the rumor about her studying abroad might be true, but this actually hasn't been quickly decided after her riot at the press event. "Her manager said that long before the riot, about six months ago, in meetings she already started to ask for a one year long paid vacation. That's why even the autumn schedule hasn't been fixed for a long time and that's also why there still is no schedule for spring 2008. At first the office didn't want to give her the allowance for this paid holiday, but she kept on bringing up this topic again and again. When looking at the riot, she probably only did it to finally get the permission, don't you think?"
So from now on Stardust will keep on pushing Kaho's career instead of Erika's. We will have to see how well she will do in the tough competition among the actresses, but so far it looks like that she is going to have a bright future... at least until her own riot....

Written by HPriest

11 comments:

Sade December 17, 2007 at 1:02 PM  

ah...i heard about her. was she the one who won the the stardust summer auditions that erika hosted with keiko? i can't remember....

HPriest December 17, 2007 at 3:05 PM  

Kaho has been in the industry longer than that. She already had leading roles in movies and such. Didn't the stardust audition have more than one winner? (And it was only for model contracts I think, no acting contracts) ... and already a leading role would be a bit rushed.. ^^

Anonymous December 17, 2007 at 3:37 PM  

T_T imma miss ERIKA....a year-long vacation!? *sighs* well, she needs and deserves one. i want to hear her sing more though.......

yamapi-kun December 17, 2007 at 9:35 PM  

what!?!?!?!?! ahhh no i want to hear more about erika. i havent even heard about this girl.

Anonymous December 17, 2007 at 10:14 PM  

Conspiracy theory?

BTW, any references, additional sources of this report? Thx in advance

yeeyee-chan December 19, 2007 at 8:24 AM  

wdf... she looks chinese lolno offence...
if you do get offence then dame...

aww i want more of erika -.- cant get enough of her ><

even though i dont realllllly like her transformation but meh what can you do

Solstar December 22, 2007 at 11:52 AM  

This is wrong on so many levels...Stardust actually called her "The New Erika". Established or not, doesn't Kaho deserve to be promoted on her own merit & as her own person instead of as a "new" version of a woman they no longer deem appropriate? It seems the entertainment factory--err...pardon me--industry there does much producing assembly lines of young, "pure", & "innocent" pretty girls.

I think I hear Dolly the Sheep bleating somewhere......

Anonymous December 26, 2007 at 1:57 AM  

So what is the real name of "Kaho" anyway. AFAIK I heard THREE versions on the web

erik December 26, 2007 at 4:15 PM  

Kaho Indou 印東夏帆

Anonymous March 15, 2008 at 1:15 AM  

I saw Kaho's movie "A Gentle Breeze in the Village" at a recent film festival. It was a pretty good movie, she's quite different then how Erika is in many ways so I wouldn't put the label "the New Erika" on her at all. She's a totally different actress.

Anonymous December 5, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

Eww, She's fricken ugly.

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