Fresh off her role voicing the Oracle Fish in Dragon Ball Z: War of Gods, otaku idol Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa has landed a new, bigger part. In her first live-action role, she's set to star as the heroine of the new film from splatter horror and tokusatsu homage director Noboru Iguchi. Watch her do a bit of prep zombie fighting after the jump.
At this point, is there any beloved children's story that doesn't have an associated urban legend about the subjects being dead, dying or brain damaged? In Japan, there are persistent rumors that Doraemon is the product of Nobita's damaged mind. In the case of Totoro, Satsuki and Mei are supposedly dead. Five years ago, for Totoro's 20th anniversary, otaku idol Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa and Toshio "Otaking" Okada discussed the possibility. Get a look after the jump.
Otaku idol Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa recently made a blood donation in Akihabara's ‘akiba: F Kenketsu Room.‘ A relaxed Shokotan told press "I’m happy that the room had a TV, iPod, manga, and drinks… They even had the manga I wanted to read!" And, her choice of manga interestingly revolved around blood sacrifice. Get a look after the jump.
Shokotan has been doing a bit of promo work lately. She cosplays at Haruhi Suzumiya for docomo's anime store, and she's in a new ad campaign for instant noodles. In the actual commercials, she's just a hungry office lady, but in the promo events, the ever enthusiastic Bruce Lee fan is wearing a Chinese dress and showcasing her nunchaku skills. Get a look after the jump.
Otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa is a bit quirky. She takes weird pictures of her cats and herself putting those cats in her mouth. She decorates herself with insects. And, when she gets into an acute otaku fit, she threatens to lose control of her bodily functions. That's what happened when she did a preview reading for their cameos in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Get a look after the jump.
TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa and 2012 London Olympics judo gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto have been added to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods' roster of guest voice actors. While Shokotan has long been tied to otaku interests, Matsumoto has called DBZ her favorite anime. Beyond her athletic accomplishments, Matsumoto gained extra internet fame for her Evangelion-like beast mode. More after the jump.
TV personality/model/voice actor/idol singer Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, has talked about bullying at various appearances over the years, and grade school harassment was an element of her autobiographical shoujo manga Nakagawa Shoko Monogatari. Over the summer, she shared a message for those who are being bullied, which the Shoko Nakagawa fan blog has translated. Check it out after the jump.
When she's not posting cat photos, Texas Chainsaw Massacre memorabilia or Evangelion fashion shoots, TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, has been blogging her new found excitement for American superhero comics, aka Ame-comi. Following The Avengers' August 14th Japanese opening, she's shared her sketch of Captain America. Check it out after the jump.
In anime set in the summer, you'll often hear a buzzing noise made by cicada insects. These bugs emerge from the ground leaving molted skins. The remains are the kind of gross thing that fascinate children and apparently otaku idol Shokotan. See after the jump.
Otaku celebrity idol/actress/voice actress/illustrator/manga artist/singer/blogger Shoko Nakagawa, aka “Shokotan,” is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her debut with the two-disc "- (° ∀ °) -!! Best ☆ Shokotan" compilation. More after the jump.
El pasado sábado se pudo ver por televisión una actuación de Shoko Nakagawa, ‘Shokotan’, con la cual celebraba sus 10 años de carrera como seiyuu y cantante. Con 27 años dice que empieza a sentir la necesidad de tener un hijo, y que su deseo es tener un hijo “con genes otaku“.
As you all know, Shoko Nakagawa, aka “Shokotan”, is a Japanese idol, actress, voice actress, illustrator, manga artist, singer, and most importantly, famous otaku celebrity. To celebrate her 10th anniversary since her debut, a Japanese community site Kawaii girl Japan now holds a Shokotan-themed cosplay photo contest. Check the details after the jump.
USTREAM will live-broadcast the Natalie TV's special program featuring Shoko Nakagawa, a Japanese idol/singer/actress/voice actress/illustrator, aka Shokotan, on 7:30 pm, June 29 (JST), 3:30 am, June 29 (PDT). The live-video is in the article.