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MTV Japan’s Shibuhara Girl

January 8, 2011

Ironically, I was trying to search for this show and stumbled upon news about it!I figured out that I have to wait till the beginning of February to watch it.

Shibuhara Girls (Shibuya and Harajuku combined) marks MTV’s first reality show made in Japan. The show debuted on January 8, 2011 and it will premeire on MTV S.E.A. February 5, 2011 at 1PM SIN/HK/PHIL time. Shibuhara Girls will follow the lives of four women as they attempt to achieve stardom in music or modeling. However, these women are not unknown to the entertainment industry, they actually have a fair amount of stardom. There are a total of 12 episodes, each being 30 minutes long. Here is the backdrop of each of the stars:

Kozue Akimoto

Kozue Akimoto is a fashion model who has already achieved a great deal of success since stepping onto the scene back in 2009. Of course, she’s also known for another reason, as the daughter of Chiyonofuji, who is perhaps one of the most successful sumo wrestlers of modern times. She faces the pressure of stepping out from under her father’s shadow.

Marie Ishikawa

Marie is a 22 year old native of Tokyo who is on the verge of breaking into the pop scene. She’s released a few songs but has big hopes riding on the debut album she’s currently putting together.

Shion Miyawaki

Shion Miyawaki is probably best known for her single BOY, but since her early success she’s seen her stardom fall. Originally from Nagasaki, she’s lived in Tokyo since her teenage years and currently faces the pressures of choosing between her declining career and her boyfriend.

Sun Wei

Sun Wei was born in China, but raised in Japan. She’s a successful model for the magazine Pop Sister, which has already exposed her to a giant audience. She’s also an internet hit with a very popular blog and over 8,000 followers on her Twitter account. However, despite her legion of growing fans, Sun Wei is still single and looking.

For more information, check out MTV Asia’s website. Here is the world-wide trailer.

Source: TokyoFashion, vimeo

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