We're a week away from the April 2nd release of "9live," the fourth album fromotaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan. However, an anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Part III: Stardust Crusaders is about to kick off and a Lawson convenience store campaign is also gearing up. So, Shotakan has taken a break from traumatizing her felines friends to sketch some impressive tributes. Check out the results after the jump.
The official site for Japan Expo announced on March 7 that 28-year-old popular Japanese otaku singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan, will make her first appearance at this year's event scheduled for July 2 to 6. She will sing on the Live House stage for a J-POP and anime showcase. Hit the jump for more information.
Japanese singer/actress/otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, will release her fourth album "9lives" on April 2. She is now looking for photos and videos of cats to use in the promotional video for the leading track from the album. She wants to make it "the PV with the most cats in the world"! Hit the jump for more details.
Actress/voice actress/personality Shoko Nakagawa, AKA Shokotan, stars in Nuigurumaa Z, a tokusatsu film from director Noboru Iguchi that opened in Japan on January 25. The colorful costume is also getting a guest role in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and you can see it in action in the recently released trailer after the jump.
Otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa makes her lead live-action debut his weekend as a transforming gothic lolita in Noboru Iguchi's (The Machine Girl, RoboGeisha, Karate-Robo Zaborgar) new shlock-action Nuigulumar Z, but tonight, the every busy multi-tarento is in LA, covering the US music industry's Grammy Awards for Japanese satellite network WOWOW. Get a look after the jump.
Otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa is set to release "Once Upon a Time -Kibou no Uta-," end theme to the Japanese version of American fairytale drama Once Upon a Time, as her 17th single on December 11th. Inspired by its Rapunzel themed cover art, Shokotan has been drawing the heroine of Disney's CG Tangled movie. Get a look after the jump.
Following the teaser posted in August, a full trailer for the upcoming tokusatsu action film Nuigulumar Z starring Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, is now online. This film is based on "Tatakae! Nuigulumar!," a song by a Japanese rock band Tokusatsu headed by Kenji Ohtsuki. Check the trailer after the jump!
During a recording of NHK Radio's Anison Academy, otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa encountered a poster of Kuroko's Basketball's Ryōta Kise, which prompted her to offer her own artistic rendition of the character, along with a display of her very quirky oral fixations. Get a look at both, along with her late night sketches of the cast of Attack on Titan, after the jump.
In Japan, Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa is known for bring otaku passion to roles as a TV personality/voice actor/idol singer. She voiced the Oracle Fish in Dragon Ball Z: War of Gods and plays the lead in Noboru Iguchi's (Machine Girls) Nuigulumar Z. Internationally, she's net famous for blogging photos in which she sticks cats in her mouth. She's celebrating the release of Pokemon XY in similar fashion. Get a look after the jump.
The official poster and trailer for the upcoming tokusatsu action film Nuigulumar Z are revealed to the Japanese media today. This is the first movie starring Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan. Check the visual and trailer after the jump!
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.