Dekami, an idol with a “quirky” image, makes a big breakthrough as TBS Radio’s daytime partner. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Dekami, an idol with a “quirky” image, makes a big breakthrough as TBS Radio’s daytime partner.

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Dekami-chan”, the new Tuesday partner of “Konigito” (TBS Radio), which will start airing in April.

She is a great choice, isn’t she? When I first heard about it, I thought, “What? I didn’t know what it meant.

Starting April 3, a new program, “Komigito” (TBS Radio), will be broadcast every Monday through Thursday during lunch time. The program is the successor to the long-running and popular “Tamamusubi” (TBS Radio) program, and is therefore attracting a great deal of attention from listeners. The main personality is Renka Ishiyama (30), a writer and actor known for her love of electric wires, but when it was announced that Dekami (31) would take charge of Tuesday, the daytime partner, people on SNS were surprised,

When it was announced that Dekami, 31, would be taking over Tuesday’s show, people on social networking sites were surprised and said, “Oh! I was like, “Oh wow!

I was wondering why this girl is so shy. I’m honestly happy because I was thinking, “Why isn’t this girl hazy? I have high expectations for her.

When asked how they felt when they were informed of the news, they followed up on their opening remarks with a few words. When asked how they felt when they were informed of the news, they followed up on their opening remarks,

I was told that I had not been seen on TV much lately, but thanks to the name change, my time slot (on TV) has actually increased and I have been invited to appear on other programs. I started getting work as one of the panelists who were not in the “kiwamono” category. But I never dreamed that I would be chosen to be a regular on the successor to Tamamusubi…”

Before changing her name, her stage name was Pai Pai Dekami (“Pai Pai”).’ In 2002, she appeared on “Ariyoshi Tansekai (“Reflection”)” (Nippon Television Network Corporation) for having the “most vulgar stage name in the history of idols. With this as a springboard, her name quickly became a national sensation, and she remained a regular on the show until it ended in September ’21. She changed her name three months after the show ended.

I was told on the Internet that “Pai-pai has finally been buried by Compliance,” but it wasn’t for that reason at all. Now that I’m in my thirties, I’m attending idol festivals and being asked to be the MC or to take the lead in many cases. There were many times when I came into contact with young, fresh idols and they were at a loss as to what to call me…. I had not changed at all, but as I got older, the younger girls started to pay more attention to me. So what about this name forever? I thought, “It’s time to change it. Now I am glad I changed my name.”

Dekami says that up until a year before she changed her name, she really didn’t want to change it if she could have. Why did she stick to “pai-pai” so long?

Dekami,” she says, “is often thought of as a passive person, but in fact I live my life in a very active way.

I was originally named Dekami by a senior member of a band I was in when I was in a performing arts college. I was like, ‘What’s so funny? Until then, I had only a complex about my large breasts, but thanks to this name, I was easily remembered, and the artists I liked called me ‘Dekami,’ and before I knew it, I had grown attached to it.

It was thanks to “Pai Pai” that I was invited to “Reflections” in the first place. After the band broke up, she continued her singing career alone under the name “Pai Pai” at live houses in Shimokitazawa. As a result, she became a rumor among people in the music industry that “a girl with a really strange name is singing by herself,” and her ability was recognized and an album was released by Disk Union. The album was so well received that it was featured in an article in “Music Natalie” and caught the attention of Nippon TV.

The CD came out in June, was recorded in July, and aired in August. The speed of the response was amazing. And the staff immediately asked me if I would like to come back and play again. It was like things just happened on their own.

However, it was not all smooth sailing. As he was allowed to appear irregularly on TV programs, he was invited to perform live more often. His entertainment work increased, but his income plummeted. He had no choice but to quit his part-time job because he did not know when he would be invited to appear on a show.

But on the contrary, I became determined to make a living in the entertainment business. I may be a novelty in the eyes of the public, but ever since I was a child, I had a yearning to be in show business and wanted to be an artist who sang on TV. More than that, I was really happy that I was allowed to be on “Reflections,” which allowed me to work with some amazing geniuses.

Indeed, the regulars on “Sansho Kai” are all geniuses, including Hiroyuki Ariyoshi, Daikichi Hakata of “Hakata Hanamaru and Daikichi,” Bakarhythm, Tomochika, Kayoko Okubo of “Oasiz,” and Rino Sashihara of “Oasiz.

They were all very kind to me, an amateur. Tomochika and Okubo would say things like, ‘You were working hard earlier,’ or ‘I’m glad you were able to speak earlier. For example, before recording, Daikichi would ask me, “What are you doing these days? I would say something like, “I changed my lip color today,” and he would say, “Who’s going to notice? But when the recording started, he said, “Ariyoshi, have you noticed? Dekami changed her lip color today. He would tease me, saying, “I don’t care! It was more like he was trying to help an amateur like me than giving me advice. I think my seven years of experience on “Soreyukai” was really significant. I have nothing but gratitude.

He says he will continue to do personal events as an artist.

According to the program’s website, “KONNIGUITO” is a program that asks “What can you tell me?

With “connect” as the keyword, the program is a combination of someone’s “Tell me! and “I know! and “I know!” through live and archived programs.

The website says, “Connect” is a community program that connects someone’s “tell me? What exactly will the program be like?

I have no idea. But I’m hoping it will be in a natural way, without being overbearing, without thinking that I’m taking over the good qualities of “Tamamusubi. There must be some meaning in the fact that they chose me for Tuesday, so if listeners think, “It’s nice to hear two young people talking,” or “This is what people in their 30s are talking about now,” then it will be a good time slot for me.

Dekami is a calm woman for her age, and her experiences and thoughts have a certain Showa-era flavor. This feeling may be what gets listeners hooked on her. The reporter tells her as such,

I was born in the Heisei era, so I don’t know what the Showa era is (laughs), but I am very happy. I feel that my natural disposition, such as not showing guts or hard work to others, or tending to give the impression of being serious, has become more familiar to me as I get older. I hope that this feeling will be shared by the listeners of “KONEMITO.

We look forward to seeing what kind of talk Dekami will bring to the show.

Even her fingertips are very fashionable!
Dekami” says that her large breasts “used to be a complex,” but the name “Dekami” saved her.
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