Enduring the Futehodo Era: Imori Miyuki and Tanaka Ritsuko’s Resilience | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Enduring the Futehodo Era: Imori Miyuki and Tanaka Ritsuko’s Resilience

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Yoshiyuki Imori, a ballad representing the “Showa” era, gains support from young people

The drama “Futeboku,” as it is called by young people, has become a huge hit, and the secret behind its popularity is “Inappropriate! (TBS) has become a hot topic, and the secret of its popularity lies in the “Showa era.

The drama, in which the main character, who lives in 1986 (Showa 61), travels back in time to the Reiwa era, has become popular not only with old men nostalgic for those days, but also with young people in their teens and twenties.

Popular songs of the Showa era, so-called “songs of the Showa era,” are also attracting attention, and this too is coming from the younger generation. Theme parks that recreate the streets and lifestyles of the Showa era are said to be crowded with visitors who never cease to come.

In the midst of this “Showa boom,” celebrities who were active in the Showa era are once again in the limelight.

On January 3, Miyuki Imori shared an episode from the variety show “Yoso wa yoso yo yo uchi wa uchi wa uchi tamageta jikken grand prix” (Nippon Television Network Corporation) in which she appeared in more promotional photos used for wipes than she appeared on TV. He then said, “I’m tamagete!

I was so excited!

The Internet responded,

As expected of a variety talent from the Showa era! I haven’t heard the word “tamage” in a long time.

Only Imori could use that word.

Even now, at the age of 55, Imori is still sought out for his variety shows.

In 1984, at the age of 15, Imori won the grand prix out of 120,000 applicants in the “HORIPRO Talent Scout Caravan,” an audition project of the major entertainment production company, HORIPRO, and was an elite talent among the elite. The following year, she also made her record debut as an idol singer, a top choice of the agency.

In the second year after her debut, she was chosen to play the leading role in a TV drama series and went on to become an actress. With the firm’s strong push, her future seemed assured, but unfortunately, her career as an idol singer never took off. She jumped into a new arena, variety shows.

The term ‘balladolle’ was coined around 1987,” she said. The pioneer of this term was Mami Yamase, a junior member of the same agency who also won the Grand Prix at the Talent Scout Caravan.

Despite being an idol singer, she became a regular on variety shows as she began to demonstrate her talent with her comedic, three-faced talk. Imori, too, seemed to have originally had such talent and followed Yamase to become a balladeer. Hiroko Moriguchi and Akiko Matsumoto, who are still good friends with her, were also the strongest balladollars,” said a producer at a key station.

Ritsuko Tanaka is another TV personality who was active at the same time as Imori, and the 52-year-old Tanaka currently appears as a navigator on the TV program “Route Bus de Sourrounding Trip” (TV Asahi). When actor Koichi Iwashiro shared an episode about his childhood friend, singer Mayumi Gotowa, saying that she was dark and not good at singing, he replied, “She thinks so too,

He said, “They think so, too. Iwashiro-kun, you were noisy.

He immediately added, “They think so, too. Although he has mellowed out, Iwashiro is known as one of the toughest guys in the entertainment industry. There are not many talents who can make a quip to him. Seeing Iwashiro flinch, people on social networking sites were very complimentary of his performance. A senior executive at a well-established entertainment company said, “Tanaka is also an idol singer, a model, and an actress.

Tanaka was also an idol singer, model, and actress. Both of them were trained differently from today’s out-of-the-box talents. They are hard-core variety talents because they survived in the entertainment industry at a time when it was far more inappropriate. They are good at reading the air and are skilled talkers.

His talk has a hidden exquisiteness that never makes the other person or the audience feel uncomfortable, even though it contains a danger that may seem rude for a moment. It is a skill that he has cultivated over the years. That’s why both staff and viewers feel comfortable watching them.

The reason why these women are sought after is not because they are nostalgic for the Showa era, but because they have a talent that has remained unchanged over time.

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