Name: Horio Satoshi
Age: 20 (and a half)
Height: Tall! Plenty tall! (164 cm / someplace between 5'4" and 5'6")
Weight: Not that heavy... (60kg / heavier than Atobe but lighter than Marui)
Brief History:As a child, young Horio Satoshi was intrigued by his sister's Licca-chan and Jenny dolls, and spent hours dressing and undressing them. His parents went from mild amusement to mild disturbance as Horio aged yet this practice continued, but went along with his wishes to get him a sewing machine for his fourteenth birthday. Surprisingly enough (to everyone except him), he got into a relatively prestigious design trade school after junior high, and placed highly in a regional competition for up-and-coming designers. After graduation he got a job at a fairly good firm; now, he wants to use his two years'experience to good use during this charity show. He's hoping it will be his big break.
Horio's style has a strong German influence, with austere, clean designs and lots of straight lines, though he never completely escaped the pop-culture brightly colored doll-fashion he cut his teeth on, and
this makes for a sometimes clumsy, sometimes brilliant mix. He claims to work in homage to a certain hero, renowned designer Tezuka Kunimitsu, though critics have said Horio is just a pale shadow.
Horio tends to know a lot about other famous people in the fashion world -- or at least claims to -- and is eager (sometimes overeager) to meet them and work with them. Really, friends say, he's a nice guy, if a bit of a blowhard.
Name: Inui Sadaharu
Height: 185 cm / 6'1''
Weight: 69.5kg / 153 lbs
Brief History: Frustrated with what society had to offer, Inui, in his youth, set out to design clothes that were practical, useful, multipurpose and occasionally, decent looking. His school of design? A engineering school with a concentration in architecture. And while his designs have been evolving into something more... pleasing to the eye, the original purpose is still there.
Name: Oshitari Yuushi
Height: 6'0" / 183cm
Weight: 64kg / 141.1lbs
Brief History: An up and coming, fairly new designer, Oshitari Yuushi has recently gained some fame with his current line of clothing. While his fanbase is still relatively small and exclusive, he hopes that this charity show will bring him into the more everyday awareness of people.
While he originates from Kansai and still remains loyal to his birthplace, his offices are in Tokyo. He speaks with a Kansai accent and draws some influence from classical Japanese designs. One of his main objectives is to showcase nationalistic pride, with a modern edge.
Name: Niou Masaharu
Height: 175cm / 5'9''
Weight: 65kg / 143.3 lbs
Brief History: Niou is a make-up artist known for more... /creative/ tendencies. If you want flair, he's the man to ask, though his ideas of flair may not be what you expect. Given a task, he's able to carry it out, granted that how he carries it out is up to him. No request is too strange, and he can pick up and copy any 'style' given enough time.
Name: Yukimura Seiichi
Height: 173cm / 5’7’’
Weight: 64 kg / 141 lbs
Brief History: At his young age, Yukimura Seiichi is one of the more well-known hair stylists in the country. He attributed it to his success to the prestigious competition for hairstyling that he entered and won. It made him an overnight star and after that competition, Yukimura gained many followers, some of them celebrities, models and even designers.
Name: Sanada Genichirou
Height: 189cm / 6’2.4’’
Weight: 75 kg /159 lbs
Brief History: With his serious and often severe expression, Sanada Genichirou is not someone who you would expect to be a photographer. It turned from a hobby during his junior high to a full-blown passion. He decided to go against his parents wishes and took up a Photography course after he graduated from high school. Up till this very day, his parents never fully forgave him. The first few years were difficult on account of him needing to work to pay for his course and rent while studying but Sanada persevered.
After finishing his studies, he worked for a Photography firm, learning from more experienced masters. A few years later, he left the firm to start his own and it wasn't long before he established a name for himself.
Name: Sengoku Kiyosumi
Height: 6’1’’ / 185.42 cm
Weight: 144 lbs / 65.4 kg
Brief History: Not really interested in being strictly a professional photographer with any one company, it doesn’t mean that Sengoku isn’t good at it. While’s he’s more interested in taking the random artistic photographs and showing those off or entering them into contest, he’s very well aware that just doing strictly that won’t help him pay the bills or keep his stomach full. Even if he has gained a small amount of fame in the world of photography for some of his pictures, Sengoku is not really ready to settle into his hobby and make it his career just yet.
Name: Atobe Keigo
Height: 5'11'' / 180cm
Weight: 59kg / 130lbs
Brief History: Atobe has been a model for many years, despite the fact that he's still quite young. He started modeling when he was a child, and has now risen to become one of the top models in Japan. His parents are wealthy, and he has a great deal of money in his own right. He's generally seen as a self-centered, selfish playboy, and has never really made a practice of donating to charities. He's signed on for this show to try to change that image.
Name: Kaidou Kaoru
Height: 175 cm / 5'9"
Weight: 80 kg/ 178 lbs
Background: As a young boy, Kaidou won several medals at junior track and field meets. He was well on his way to becoming a national-level athlete when a car accident at age 12 shattered his kneecap and ruined his dreams of going to the olympics.
Although he can no longer compete at a national level, Kaidou is still an athlete at heart. He trains every day, and is in fantastic physical shape. Just after he turned 17, a talent scout who was eating lunch in a park spotted him doing his daily run. She chased after him, asking him to model for a line of sportswear her agency was providing models for. He turned her down, inherently shy and completely uninterested in earning fame or fortune through any means but athletics.
She went as far as finding out where he lived and where he went to school, and hounded him, convinced he was perfect for the job she had in mind. Eventually he gave in and agreed to go with her to do some test shots, mostly to get her off his back. Much to his shock, once the makeup and design people were through with him and the photographer took a few rolls of film, the resulting shots gave him a darkly sexy appeal.
More or less unwilling, he nevertheless found himself dragged into the world of modeling. The best job he's had was also one of his most recent; a series of ads for Levis jeans which included full-page shots in various fashion magazines, and several billboards scattered across the city which featured him wearing nothing but the jeans.
Kaidou is embarrassed by his own popularity, and goes to great lengths to avoid being recognized in his day-to-day life. He always wears a bandanna, to help change his profile so people won't realize who he is. He also goes out of his way to stay out of the areas of town where the billboards are, primarily to avoid having to listen to the school-girls squealing over him. He finds it highly ironic and just a bit amusing that most of the girls he meets in his day-to-day life don't give him a second glance.
He insists on giving most of the money he makes to his parents, labelling it as 'room and board payments' since they refuse to take it as an outright gift. He still lives at home, and is in his first year of studies at the local university that was affiliated with his high school.
Name: Kamio Akira
Height: 172 cm / ~5'8"
Weight: 53.9 kg / 119 lbs.
Brief History: Kamio got into modelling when he was in junior high school, after a salon asked if he was interested in getting a free cut and colour if he'd be a hair model for them in return. He does mostly
print modelling, as he's not very tall, and is a regular in men's fashion magazines like "Non-No" and "Cute Boys Hair". Kamio has another part-time job working in a convenience store, because he tends
to spend the money he gets for modelling on clothes and, well, even more hair styling. He's happy to take whatever jobs his agency finds for him, as long as they aren't "weird and perverted." His personality is rather flighty and high-strung.
Name: Marui Bunta
Height: 167 cm / 5’6’’
Weight: 62 kg / 137 lbs
Brief History: A model since a young age, Marui started his career as a diaper baby. He was round-faced and adorable, with a constant giggle on his lips. As he grew older it became apparent that he wouldn’t work with high fashion, too short, too cute, too round. Instead he does a lot of commercial work having retained the cuteness that made him successful as a child. He models frequently for street fashion magazines, he’s a regular male model for KERA and Gothic and Lolita Bible. He doesn’t do a lot of runway work though he has been involved in Tokyo Goth and Darkwave for the past few years. He styles mostly for punk, rock, and Lolita type fashions.
Having grown up used to constant attention from his job he can be a bit of an attention whore but beyond that he’s a nice person, positive in attitude, and generally fun loving.
Name: Ohtori Choutarou
Height: 188 cm /6'2"
Weight: 73.5 kg / 162 lbs
Background: In his early and mid-teens, Ohtori spent time after school helping out at a local hospital clinic in his neighbourhood, as well as occasionally lending a hand at other local charities. He had some thoughts of eventually becoming a doctor, and wanted the experience at the clinic, plus he genuinely enjoyed helping others.
When he was sixteen, the clinic decided to do some fundraising, and as part of the campaign they had a series of publicity shots done which included real scenes from the clinic. The photographer they hired was full of praise for Ohtori's photogenic appeal, and eventually talked the reluctant boy into going to a talent agent.
Most of his first jobs were low-paying fund-raising shoots, where his innocent, earnest appeal could be put to good use. The fundraisers suceeded so well that his agent insisted on having him try for other, higher-paying commercial jobs. Within a year he was in so much demand that he was scouted by Morikawa's Talent Agency, widely considered to be one of the best agents in the business. Morikawa is also the agent for Atobe Keigo, one of the top models in Tokyo.
Ohtori's image is one of sweet innocence. His easy-going good nature makes him popular among photographers and designers, as he displays none of the prima donna behaviour shared by many other models at his level. He prefers photo work to runway modelling, but does his share of both. Unlike many models, he has no desire to go into acting; he believes he's already doing what he does best.
His parents saved everything he made while still underage; now that he's reached his majority, they've handed over the money to him. He moved out, but still lives relatively close to home, and still saves most of his money with the intent of going on to medical school in a few years.
Name: Yanagi Renji
Height: 188 cm / 6’2’’
Weight: 67 kg / 147.7 lbs
Brief History: Yanagi was scouted and hired during junior high. Tall and slim he stood a good head over most of his peers. Combined with his refined features and athletic build he was hired for a good deal of modeling job. He’s worked for a wide variety of designers modeling anything from suits to sports wear to street wear. He enjoys his job for the opportunity it gives him to travel as well as the relative freedom it gives his time. He loathes the idea of an office job so he took to modeling readily. When he’s not working he’s studying for his master’s degree. He plans to go all the way both with his education and his work.
He’s a favourite with many designers and photographers for his adaptability. He’s okay with almost any shoot and will work quickly and efficiently in any setting. He gives very little fuss and is polite and proper on and off set.
Name: Dan Taichi
Height: 157.5 cm / 5'2"
Weight: 49 kg / 108 lbs
Brief History: Ever since he was little Dan had always wanted to be in the fashion industry. However, when he was younger his parents forbade him from becoming a model. As he got older Dan was much too short to ever become a professional model. Since Dan is still considerably young he’s trying to get involved with the fashion word in any way possible. Unfortunately, since Dan didn’t have very much experience in the professional fashion world Dan settled for any job he could find. The first job Dan found was a volunteer one for a charity fashion show as a gofer. Even though the occupation isn’t exactly the best of jobs Dan was just glad to take anything he could get relating to the fashion world.
Name: Kikumaru Eiji
Height: 175cm / 5'9''
Weight: 54.5kg / 125lbs
Brief History: Eiji moved from a childhood of gymnastics lessons into a career that allows him to attend exciting, flashy events that keep him interested. He works in lighting, and has no fear of heights, climbing around the rigging like a monkey to adjust spotlights and fix problems. He prefers exciting events like rock concerts, but he'll take work where he can get it, especially if he gets to watch interesting people doing colourful things - and light them in creative ways as they do them.
Name: Kirihara Akaya
Height: 5'7 / 170 cm
Weight: 63 kg/ 138 lbs
Brief History: Akaya had been born into the industry. His mother a top designer of women's fashion, father an ex-model turned stage choreographer, and they expected their son to follow in their footsteps even if it was kicking and screaming. So Akaya had been more or less forced into his current job. As the music mixer and choreographer of fashion shows, he selects the songs played for the pre-shows and walk on's and also the model's stage performance and turns.
Despite having a sharp tongue and often late for practice Akaya is good at his job, and under his rough edged appearance he actually enjoys doing what he's doing. But if a model gets on his bad side he's known to take liberties with what songs he chooses. Instead of harming his reputation this quirk has actually made him more popular.
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