It’s summer! In Japan, that means muggy heat, fireworks, and cold noodles. But for one Japanese celeb, it also means covering oneself in insect shells.
It's summer! In Japan, that means watermelon, trips to the beach, and Shoko Nakagawa covered with insect shells.
Japan's queen of Pokémon is looking for a boyfriend. Can you meet her standards? Got a set of nunchucks?
Shoko Nakagawa, Japan's own nerd heroine and queen of Pokémon hasn't exactly had an easy upbringing. Her school life after elementary school was mostly filled with rejection and alienation from classmates due to her being different. But staying true to her love of Pokémon has paid off in spades as she recalls in her…
Japanese nerd heroine, Shoko Nakagawa, loves Pokémon. And for good reason. Pocket Monsters gave her a reason to live.
This is Shoko Nakagawa. In Japan, she's a famous popstar and TV personality. She appears in Nintendo commercials and voices Pokémon characters. She also likes putting cicadas on her hair and face.
Shoko Nakagawa is a superstar. She records music, she appears on TV shows, and she even voices Pokémon anime characters. You'd think she would be happy! Maybe she is. But, in this meme, she's Japan's equivalent of Sad Keanu. Awww.
One of my favorite things is watching people draw. I'm not very good at drawing, but there's something relaxing about watching people who are. Late last year, Japanese celeb Shoko Nakagawa appeared on a variety program and was able to show off how talented she is at art (and how other celebrities aren't!).
Like clockwork, every summer in Japan, you can hear cicada, or "semi" (セミ), throughout the country. That buzzing cry is something that people instantly associate with the season. And like clockwork, idol Shoko Nakagawa is back this August with more stomach-churning cicada photos. Yay?
Sony's PS Vita sure is struggling! Launching new hardware isn't easy—just ask Nintendo. But while Nintendo was able to turn the 3DS around, Sony hasn't done that yet with the Vita. Japanese celebrity and Pokémon queen Shoko Nakagawa might have the logical answer.
Ever wonder why nerd heroine Shoko Nakagawa is the queen of Pokémon? Because growing up, she was lonely. Very, very lonely.
Robin Williams and his daughter are in a commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. They both were probably pretty stoked, but did they go mental? Like this?
In the West, when someone says Pokémon, you think about your favorite Pocket Monster, the cartoons, or the games themselves. The same goes for Japan, but there's something else that comes to mind. Make that, someone else.
In 2006, an unknown named Olivia Munn began hosting a program on game-centric network G4. Five years later, she's sitting on Dave Letterman's chair and readying her sitcom debut. Olivia Munn is a new breed, that stretches beyond the US.
It may belong to the Nintendo DS game based on Japanese science program "Tobidase! Kagaku-kun," starring the skinless Mr. Science, famous geek spokesperson Shoko Nakagawa and comedian Naoki Tanaka, who hunt animals for scientific purposes and make amazing box art.