80's idol

Showa Era idol introduction post Part 2/?

as promised, here are 5 more 80′s idols you should check out!! (click here for part 1 if you missed it!) I could stop at 10, but the Showa Era was technically from 1926 until 1989, so… maybe I’ll add more to this list later ;)

6. Hayami Yu

Yu, the tan American girl from Hawaii! it was fairly rare for celebrities to speak English back then, giving her extra cool points. she’s best known for the above song “Natsuiro no Nancy”, which was used in a Coca-Cola commercial (and more recently, I think a cell phone commercial?)

7. Honda Minako

another lovely lady gone before her time, the seductive and vivacious Minako! she caught many people’s attention with her racy performances in the late 80′s. eventually Minako fine-tuned her vocals and blew everyone away by holding a note for 30 seconds in her song “Tsubasa”!

8. Kawai Naoko

cute face, great voice, brilliant smile, and a bubbly personality– Naoko was truly the definition of a classic “idol”! she lives in Australia now for some reason!?

9. Wink

famous for their elaborate costumes, lack of facial expressions (which apparently wasn’t intentional haha), and almost apathetic choreography, Wink made a splash in the idol scene at the tail end of the 80′s for being exactly the opposite of other popular idols at the time. they’re mostly known for their covers of Western songs but had a couple of original hits of their own, like the often-covered “Sabishii Nettaigyo”!

10. Matsumoto Iyo

okay I’m not gonna lie, I don’t really know a whole bunch about Iyo. but she was one of many popular idols who debuted in the magical year of 1982!


Billy Idol - White Wedding ( 1982 )


80’s Magical Girl Openings: Studio Pierrot

Magical Angel Creamy Mami 【魔法の天使クリィミーマミ】


Magical Fairy Persia 【魔法の妖精ペルシャ】


Magical Star Magical Emi 【魔法のスターマジカルエミ】


Magical Idol Pastel Yumi 【魔法のアイドルパステルユーミ】