I Made 5 Million Yen in 3 Months with No Experience! The Shocking Contents of a Former Kabukicho Host’s “Popularity Manual” | FRIDAY DIGITAL

I Made 5 Million Yen in 3 Months with No Experience! The Shocking Contents of a Former Kabukicho Host’s “Popularity Manual”

The real life of Piena, depicted by a writer who is currently a student at Keio University. 5 years after Reiwa, Kabukicho is now ...... #61

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Being cheated and deceived in host clubs, cabarets, and adult entertainment is an everyday occurrence. In Kabukicho, there is no end to the number of new businesses that take advantage of people’s love affairs and complexes.

One such person is Yuta (pseudonym, 25), an active host with monthly sales of more than 10 million yen. He is said to be lecturing his know-how to “dropout hosts” who have entered Kabukicho with the aim of getting rich quick.

The manuals are sold on the Internet, and some authors promise to refund money if they fail to put them into practice.

“If it’s a junior staff member, it’s my job to teach him, and if the store’s sales go up, it’s a benefit for me, but it’s not the case for other people, so I usually charge them money (laughs). My fee is 50,000 yen per hour. Many people say they actually increased their sales by practicing my know-how. But I don’t think I’ve yet met anyone who is a threat to me.”

These days, many host agencies require their hosts to undergo this kind of training from instructors.

Like the host industry, the “pick-up artist community” is also trying to get rich by capturing the hearts of women. The goal of a pick-up artist is not only to pick up women and have sex with them. The main goal is to make women “pay tribute” to him through his subsequent skills and techniques.

Therefore, titles such as “ex-host” or “ex-successful host” are highly compatible with the pick-up artist community. Paid articles such as “[The secret of making a man pay tribute] by a former host who made a man pay over 5 million yen in 3 months with no experience” are priced at about 6,000 yen, but they are reportedly selling like hotcakes to men who want to become pick-up artists.

One of my acquaintances was paying tribute to a famous pick-up artist, but it was a really bad trick,” said Akemi (a pseudonym).

Akemi (pseudonym, 27) witnessed a friend’s life ruined by a pick-up artist in an intercollegiate club at her university.

I thought I was completely hooked,” she said. But I couldn’t put a damper on her happiness because she said, ‘For the first time, I got to go out with someone I fell in love with. Eventually, when the pick-up artist started hosting, she contributed all her savings to him. She then started working in the sex industry, dropped out of college, and lost touch with him.
The pickup artist did so, and after about a year of hosting, she quit quickly andsold a paid blog with pickup know-howas a ″ex-pickup artist″and made quite a bit of money. It’s a bit of a motivator, but I guess he’s actually good at making people pay tribute.

In some cases, former hosts sell information products as pick-up artists, while in other cases, former pick-up artists become hosts and make close to 100 million yen. Both are professionals at getting women to pay tribute.

And it is not only women who are taken for suckers. There are “appearance consultants” in the same line of work. They give advice on beauty, hairstyle, fashion, etc. to non-attractive men to make them more attractive to women.

Former successful hosts and others have entered this field as well, and they can earn a higher monthly income than hosts. To find clients for their lackluster male clients, they sometimes ask female clients from their hosting days to introduce them to their daddy’s men or male clients from cabaret clubs.

Nowadays, countless complex businesses originating in Kabukicho are swirling around Tokyo. When I go to Shibuya, I am sometimes approached by men who may have purchased pickup manuals from Kabukicho residents. The cleverness of the Kabukicho business makes me feel the impermanence of all things in this world.

Sasaki Chihuahua
Born in Tokyo in 2000. After attending an integrated school in Tokyo from elementary school to high school, he went on to Keio University, where he has been living in Kabukicho since he was 15 years old and has a wide range of personal connections. At university, he is studying the sociology of the downtown area, including Kabukicho. His book, ” Pien” to shakai” (“The Disease of ‘Pien’: Consumption and Approval of the SNS Generation”), is now on sale.

From the July 14-21, 2023 issue of “FRIDAY

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