|Also known as||Shokotan, Shokotasu|
|Born||May 5, 1985|
|Occupation(s)||idol / model / Comedienne / Singer / TV Personality / Presenter|
Shōko Nakagawa (中川 翔子 Nakagawa Shōko?) May 5, 1985, in Tokyo}} is a female Japanese idol and multi-talented celebrity (an actress, seiyū (voice actor), illustrator, and singer). Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. It refers to Japanese popular musicians and was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese musicians from foreign musicians A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music is Sony 's music arm in Japan. SMEJ is independent from the worldwide Sony BMG joint venture due to its strength in the Japanese music industry Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. In Japanese culture refers to mostly female media personalities in their teens and early twenties who are considered particularly cute and pretty and who will for a period An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A is a Japanese vocal actor Seiyū work in Radio, Television, and movies; they perform voice-overs for non-Japanese movies they provide narration and they For the vector -based drawing program by Adobe Systems, see Adobe Illustrator. She is the daughter of Katsuhiko Nakagawa, a famous celebrity in Japan in the 1980s.
She is represented by the Watanabe Entertainment talent agency. is a major Japanese Entertainment conglomerate and a member of the Watanabe Production Group. Her nickname is Shokotan. (In the blog by Mika Kaneda, who appeared with her on "Ōsama no Brunch", she is called Shokotasu).
As she is active in a variety of areas, including acting, manga, singing and blogging, she is known as a multi-talented entertainer or "multi-tarento", as opposed to simply an "idol" or "tarento".
She is highly knowledgeable about otaku culture, a rare trait for an idol. is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests particularly Anime, Manga, and Video games. She says that this is because of the influence of her father, Katsuhiko Nakagawa. He did things like giving her full sets of comics such as Ge Ge Ge no Kitarō or Akanbō Shōjo, saying "You can't become an adult unless you read these. is a Manga series created in 1959 by Manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. " Perhaps because of this education, she knows more about relatively older anime, 80's idol songs and retrogaming than is common for people of her age. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency (anime in Japanese, Retrogaming, also known as classic gaming and old-school gaming, is the Hobby of playing and collecting older computer, video, and She also loves Dragon Ball. She even sang a remix to the original ending theme, Romantic Ageru Yo.
She likes the tokusatsu Super Sentai series, and in particular looks up to Yūri, "Time Pink" of the Mirai Sentai Timeranger team as a "god". is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd translated into English as Future Squadron Timeranger, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. At the time she stood in line all night to watch the live Timeranger show at Kōrakuen Fairground (now Tokyo Dome City Attractions) in the front row. Tokyo Dome City (formerly known as Big Egg City prior to January 1 2000) is an entertainment complex in Bunkyo Tokyo, Japan. In 2004, she achieved a longstanding ambition by putting in a guest appearance in the 38th episode of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. translated into English as Special Investigation Squadron Dekaranger, was the twenty-eighth production of the Super Sentai television series (She also appeared as a child in Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman. translated into English as Earth Squadron Fiveman, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series. ) She has always wanted to become the next Pink Ranger, and has gone out for auditions four times, but failed each time because "she doesn't have good athletic ability. " She has said that she was drawn to the entertainment world out of admiration not for her father but for Mika Katsumura, who played the role of Yūri, and that during gravure work she uses Katsumura's photobooks and DVDs as a guide. Gravure may also refer to Gravure idol. Rotogravure ( roto or gravure for short is a type of intaglio Printing A photobook is a book whose primary content is Photographic It may or may not have text DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is She later appeared together with Katsumura on Men B, and the two are now as friendly as if they were sisters. She is also a fan of the Metal Heroes and Heisei Kamen Rider Series and sees Shigeki Hosokawa who played the titular character of Kamen Rider Hibiki as the ideal man. The is a genre of Tokusatsu Superhero TV series produced by Toei for Japanese television The is the overall name of a franchise of Japanese Tokusatsu. is a former Japanese model and now a Japanese television and movie actor is a Japanese Tokusatsu superhero television series It is the fifteenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs
She is also a fan of Bruce Lee, and has a wide knowledge of kung fu films. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr Bruce Lee ( November 27 1940 – July 20 1973 was an American-born Martial artist, Philosopher, instructor, Martial arts actor and the Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese Martial arts. She has studied Cantonese, and visited Hong Kong many times with her mother (However, she confessed on TV that in fact she soon gave up Cantonese, and hardly speaks it at all, although she keeps it on her profile. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders ) She got to know Jackie Chan when she met him by chance at a restaurant he runs. Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong Sang, 陳港生 on 7 April 1954 is an Actor, action choreographer, Film director A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. Jackie Chan now keeps a picture she drew on display at his offices in Hong Kong. She has her own tracksuit and nunchaku she made herself, which are decorated with pink fur. The nunchaku ( Chinese: 雙節棍双截棍 shuāng jié gùn; 兩節棍两截棍 liǎng jié gùn "Dual Section Staff" 二節棍二截棍 She is also a great fan of Seiko Matsuda, and is known to be a fan of Soul'd Out, Morning Musume and Country Musume; she has gone to their concerts. is a Japanese pop Singer-songwriter. Born in Kurume Fukuoka, she rose to fame in 1980 as a Teen idol, making her debut with the song "Hadashi SOUL'd OUT is a Japanese hip-hop band that consists of three members Diggy-MO' (Main MC Bro is an all-girl J-pop group from Japan. They are sometimes also referred to as. is an all-female J-pop group within Hello! Project. History Country Musume was formed in 1999 and was billed as "Country Girls from Hokkaidō
She is skilled as a manga cartoonist and illustrator. ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly For the vector -based drawing program by Adobe Systems, see Adobe Illustrator. She worships Kazuo Umezu, and wants to become a mangaka. is a famous author of Japanese horror Manga, often considered to be the godfather of the genre is the Japanese word for a comic artist or Cartoonist. Outside of Japan, Manga usually refers to a Japanese Comic book and mangaka On the Fuji TV show Kangaeru Hitokoma, on which she is a semi-regular guest, she showed this side of herself by drawing in the style of Kazuo Umezu. is a Japanese Television station based in Daiba, Minato Tokyo, Japan, also known as or CX. is a famous author of Japanese horror Manga, often considered to be the godfather of the genre Some of her work was shown on the May 11, 2006 edition of Downtown Deluxe on the Nippon TV network, and was much praised. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ( is a Television network in Shiodome area of Minato Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. As of 2006, her manga "SHOCOTAN * QUEST" is being serialised on her official website. The fact that even after becoming a celebrity she has not given up on drawing led to her being selected as a member of the judging panel in the "Jump Damashii" section of the Shūeisha publication Weekly Shōnen Jump, starting from Jump number 13 of 2006. is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. The company was founded in 1925 as the entertainment-related publishing division of Japanese publisher Shogakukan sometimes known as Weekly Jump and better known as Shōnen Jump, is one of the longest-running weekly Manga compilations in Japan
She does not like cooking, and in a special version of Koi no Apron (TV Asahi) in August 2005, she disappointed the judges with her rolled cabbage, which marked the first time that she had used a kitchen for 10 years. Cooking is the process of preparing Food by applying Heat, selecting measuring and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure for producing safe and edible ( also known as EX and, is a Television network headquartered in Roppongi, Minato Tokyo, Japan. She appeared on Koi no Apron again in November, this time making cream puffs and coffee jelly, but gave another poor showing, with the lowest ranking of any of the Apron Girls for that day. A profiterole or cream puff or Eddie ( United States regionalism is a popular Choux pastry.
In July 2006, she confessed to having a weak digestion, but managed to keep the situation light-hearted with jokes, while wearing a serious expression on her face.
Shōko is also enthusiastic about the Wikipedia Project. ***************************************************************************************** * * In a blog entry dated November 25, 2006 she praised the free online encyclopaedia for its articles, especially those related to the otaku culture (presumably from the Japanese version of Wikipedia). Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests particularly Anime, Manga, and Video games. She is especially fond of the collaborative writing aspect the project incorporates and has even jokingly said she wanted to jumble her own article. The term collaborative writing refers to projects where written works are created by multiple people together ( collaboratively) rather than individually
She is also known for loving cosplay, and buys up many clothes at auction, (particularly costumes for Neon Genesis Evangelion, the Final Fantasy series and Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon). short for "costume play" is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves with often-elaborate Costumes and Accessories, as a specific "Auctioneer" redirects here For the DC Comics supervillain see Auctioneer (comics. The Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise is a multi-billion dollar umbrella of Japanese media properties generally owned by the anime studio Gainax. is the title of a Japanese Media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. This hobby has helped her in her role as a gravure idol. A hobby is a spare-time Recreational pursuit Etymology A Hobby horse is a wooden or Wickerwork toy made to be
She often cosplays alone, but it has been confirmed that her friends Ayaka Itō and Chiaki Kyan also join her in cosplay when they visit her home. is a Japanese Gravure idol. She is from Saitama and interested in Manga, Anime and Cosplay. When they do, Nakagawa usually takes the role of long-haired characters, with Itō or Kyan playing short-haired characters. (For example, if they play characters from Sailor Moon, Nakagawa might play Usagi, with Itō being Ami, for Evangelion, Nakagawa might be Asuka, and Itō Rei, and for Pretty Cure, Nakagawa might be Honoka, and Itō Nagisa. is the title of a Japanese Media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon Metaseries. commonly referred to as NGE, Eva, or Evangelion, is a commercially and critically successful influential and controversial Japanese Anime that is a 14 year old fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. literally "We are Pretty Cure" is a Magical girl Anime Metaseries produced by Toei Animation and broadcast across Japan by Animax ) On days when she cosplays, she always updates her blog more than usual.
On the May 30, 2006 airing of Kasupe!, in the section entitled Fuji Ginkō Geinōjin Satei-Gakari (フジ銀行 芸能人査定係?), "Fuji Bank Celebrity Evaluator", it was discovered that she liked the manga Kachō Shima Kōsaku, eliciting a comment from the host, Sayaka Aoki, that she had pretty "grown-up tastes". Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following is the first in a number of Japanese Manga series by Kenshi Hirokane, about a fictional Salaryman named Kōsaku Shima is a Japanese TV star and Comedienne. She was born in Owariasahi city in Aichi Prefecture on March 27 1973 On the same programme, she said that when it came to her hobbies she didn't worry about how much money she was spending, suggesting that she spends quite a lot on buying manga and costumes. However, she appears to think a little before deciding whether to buy computer games.
On Private Lesson - Tadashii Wada Akiko no Tsukurikata (個人授業(プライベートレッスン)～正しい和田アキ子の作り方～?), "Private Lesson - The Right Way to Make an Akiko Wada", shown on October 4, 2006, when she appeared as a tutor, she entered dressed as Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, dancing to the end theme from that anime. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. is the title character of the ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' series, created by Nagaru Tanigawa and developed into a media franchise is the name of the 2006 television Anime about a girl who unbeknownst to her possesses the power to change reality. This is a list of Albums attributed to the Anime adaptation The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya based from the ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' light novel Immersed in the role of Haruhi, she expounded passionately on "otaku studies" in a disrespectful tone, bewildering her student, Akiko Wada, from start to finish. She showed off her cosplay versions of Misato from Evangelion (which she filmed herself), Doremi from Ojamajo Doremi, and Vegeta from Dragon Ball, and to finish, got Wada to join in, with Wada playing Rei to her Asuka, and even gave acting directions. The Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise is a multi-billion dollar umbrella of Japanese media properties generally owned by the anime studio Gainax. is a Fictional character in the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise created by Akira Toriyama.
Her official blog, Shokotan * Blog, opened in 2004, and by April 2006 it had received a total of 100 million hits. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of On February 2nd, 2008, the daily Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported that her blog had been accessed 1 billion times. The is one of the major Newspapers in Japan, published by. History The history of the Mainichi Shinbun begins with founding of two papers  As one might expect from her personality, there are very many otaku-style entries, and she updates it extremely regularly, perhaps because of a compulsive streak in her personality, or perhaps, as she admitted in an interview, because she uses it as a kind of notepad. In the month of April 2005, there were 600 updates, and on January 28, 2006, there were 70 updates, a record number for a single day. Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It is likely that she holds the record for the greatest number of blog updates by an idol. She has become known as the "New Queen of the Blog", after the original "Queen of the Blog", Kaori Manabe. Kaori Manabe (眞鍋 かをり Manabe Kaori) is a Japanese television personality and model Due to her blog's popularity, in September 2005, Koma Books released a compilation of her blog entries, also entitled Shokotan * Blog.
In the past, the blog sometimes took liberties with copyrights, including lyrics from songs and screenshots from computer games, but as of 2006, these entries have been deleted. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing A personal computer Game (also known as a computer game or simply PC game) is a Video game played on a Personal computer, rather (These stood out because of the number of updates and her status as a hardened otaku, but the same behaviour can be seen in normal bloggers. For more information on copyright problems in Japan, see the article on JASRAC. often referred to as the is a Japanese copyright collection society. )
From September 2004, posters on the News Sokuhō (VIP) Ita bulletin board on 2 Channel, which had just been set up, took note of her otaku-style interests and her drawings, which were very different from what one might expect from an idol, and she came to be treated as the idol of that board, and fêted like a goddess. Because of this, she started to use the slang dialect of the board in her blog, and write ASCII art imitating Raizon Naitō, (for example, ⊂二二二（ ＾ω＾）二⊃) in her photographs. History Typewriter art Since 1867 typewriters have been used for creating visual art
From September 2006 onwards, there were many media reports about her blog and writing style, but some gave the impression that she had invented VIP slang herself, angering some citizens of 2 Channel. However, since many people do not know what a blog is, editors may have decided to leave out details, and she is not necessarily to blame for this misattribution. In fact, when she appeared on the talk show Odoru Sanma Goten (踊るさんま御殿?), "Dancing Sanma Palace", and had to explain what a blog was together with the other guests, the editing became noticeably unnatural. From this, and from the long recording time for that show, it can be concluded that it took a fair amount of effort to get the host, Sanma Akashiya, to understand what a blog was. is a Japanese TV Comedian and Actor. His real name is and he is a member of Yoshimoto Corporation.
After her appearance on a telethon, the number of accesses to her blog increased, leading to continual trackback spamming by pornography sites, businesses and showbusiness news sites, making it difficult for her even to update the blog. A trackback is one of three types of Linkbacks methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents Sometimes "non title" was displayed instead of the title, or entries she posted were not displayed. As a result, the trackback function was suspended, and the page became a published diary, rather than a blog. At present, fans can only send her messages in real time via her mobile phone guestbook, for which there is a fee.
She is so fond of cats that she once took home an abandoned cat she found while filming. At present she keeps four cats as pets. They are Chibita (a spotted male, also called "Nekomura" because he looks like Neco Nekomura from Kyō no Nekomura-san (きょうの猫村さん?), "Today's Helping of Nekomura-san"), Mami (a female tortoiseshell, named after Magical Angel Creamy Mami, and also called "Mamitasu" or "mmts"), Luna (a black male, named after Luna from Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon on Dot City Presents Shōko Nakagawa - Shokotan), and most recently Raijiro (a spotted male named after Yujiro Hanma (範馬勇次郎 Hanma Yūjirō?) of the anime Baki the Grappler). is a Magical girl Anime series by Studio Pierrot from 1983 It went on to have five OVA adaptions and featured in other Studio Pierrot special presentations is the title of a Japanese Media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. Baki the Grappler or Grappler Baki (グラップラー刃牙 is a Manga and Anime series by Keisuke Itagaki.
Of these four, she particularly adores Mami, who appears in her blog frequently. Mami's cute looks have attracted many "Mamitasu fans"; she has appeared on television and in magazines, and was the subject of a photobook, "Giza * Mamitasu!!", published in August 2006. Another sign of Nakagawa's adoration for Mami is an act which appears frequently in her blog, called "good smell" (putting one's nose to the rear of a cat and smelling it). Mami is also made to join in with her owner's cosplay, particularly as Luna from Sailor Moon, although recently the black cat Luna has taken over this position. is the title of a Japanese Media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi.
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|July 5, 2006||Sony Records||00:20:35||00:09:35||6,313||10,459||First single|
|February 14, 2007||Sony Records||00:18:32||00:11:13||10,023||15,784||Second single|
|3||Sky Blue Days|
|June 27, 2007||Sony Records||—||—||30,517||65,128||OP for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann|
|January 30, 2008||Sony Records||—||—||26,068||41,675||Ending Theme for Hakaba Kitaro|
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|1||Shoko-tan Cover ~Falling in Love with Anime Songs~|
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|May 2, 2007||Sony Records||00:18:19||00:10:06||12,579||31,501|
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Shokotan Kabā Kabā ~Anison ni Ai o komete~?)
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|March 19, 2008||Sony Records||—||—||32,612||45,793||1st album|