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Ai Shinozaki: An Introduction to the Japanese Superstar!

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Ai Shinozaki: An Introduction to the Japanese Superstar!

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Ai Shinozaki is one of the most popular gravure idols in Japan with fans all over the world. However, she isn’t just a pretty face and a nice body! She has an amazing voice and and acting skills as well, making her a triple-threat! A veteran of show business as the young age of 23, “Ai-chan” seems far from slowing down any time soon! With a crowdfunding project attempting to turn her into an AI entity, it looks like she might even become immortal! Even if she were to retire today, it would probably take a few years to see and hear everything she has done up until now!

Here is but a small snapshot of the force of nature named Ai Shinozaki!

Ai Shinozaki 篠崎愛
Nickname: Ai-chan
Birthdate: February 26, 1992
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
Special Skill: Eating grapes quickly, singing
Hobbies: Solo karaoke
Height: 160cm
Measurements (Bust-Waist-Hip): B87 – W60 – H88
Agency: Shining Will
Favorite foods: dried cuttlefish, strawberry Pocky, karaage, takoyaki, dim sum, gyoza, curry
Disliked foods: celery, natto, umeboshi

Related Links

Official site: https://shinozakiai-fc.net/

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/shinozakiai_226

Ameba blog: http://ameblo.jp/oshino-ai/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ4_xvAhLlJ-yDngfCZd31Q

Shining Will Official site: http://www.shining-will.co.jp/


Gravure

Ai Shinozaki debuted as a junior idol in 2006 at the age of 14 when she appeared in the magazine Chu→Boh. She has released many photobooks and DVDs as well as appeared on countless magazine covers. If there is someone out there who owns all of them and managed to keep them organized, they could probably open a small library or museum! Here is a small collection of photobook and DVD covers by Shinozaki.


Here is a video of one of Shinozaki’s photoshoots for Young Champion magazine.

See more videos on a special Ai Shinozaki playlist on the Shining Will YouTube channel!


AeLL.

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From 2011 until 2014, Shinozaki was a member of the idol group AeLL. (Activity Eco Life with Love) with Erika Nishi, Haruna Shijo, and Kumi Takana. AeLL. went on indefinite hiatus after their last live at Shinjuku ReNY on September 14, 2014. Haruna Shijo and Kumi Takana have retired from the entertainment business. Erika Nishi continues her music career as a solo artist. Below are some of AeLL.’s MVs. As the group is currently inactive, all of the MVs that were released may not be available.

1st single “Ecology Monkeys” (release date: April 29, 2011)

“switch”, coupling song from 2nd single “Ganbare Watashi” (release date: July 31, 2011)

4th single “Arigatou! Sayonara” (release date: November 2, 2011)

“JOY”, coupling song for 4th single “Arigatou! Sayonara” (release date: November 2, 2011)


“Darling!?” from 1st album “With AeLL.” (release date: May 9, 2012)


“4colors” from 1st album “With AeLL.” (release date: May 9, 2012)

“Signal” from 1st album “With AeLL.” (release date: May 9, 2012)

“moonlight” from 1st album “With AeLL.” (release date: May 9, 2012)


“Hurricane Girl” from 1st album “With AeLL.” (release date: May 9, 2012)


5th single “Magic ⇔ Music” (release date: March 31, 2013)

“Maizakura”, coupling song from 5th single “Magic ⇔ Music” (release date: March 31, 2013)

6th single “Cinderella Summertime” (release date: August 7, 2013)

“Everybody Say”, coupling song from 6th single “Cinderella Summertime” (release date: August 7, 2013)

Related Links

AeLL. Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/AeLL_AeLL

AeLL. Ameba blog: http://ameblo.jp/aell-aell/

AeLL. Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HSD.EIEI.AeLL


Solo

Solo debut single “A-G-A-I-N” (release date: April 29, 2015)

As previously mentioned in the LADY BABY guide, Ladybeard went with her to promote the single in Shibuya and Harajuku.

More pictures of Ai-chan (and some of Ladybeard) from that day can be found on her record label’s tumblr page.

Report on Graphic girl ×2.5D event “GIRLS DON’T CRY” where Ai Shinozaki was one of the performers.


Filmography

Pantsu no Ana (2011)

Kotsutubo (2012) – Also stars Natsumi Matsubara (ex-AKB48), Rina Miyazaki (SUPER☆GiRLS), Rurika Yokoyama (Idoling!!!).


Alps Jogakuen (2014) – Also stars Rina Miyazaki (SUPER☆GiRLS), Rurika Yokoyama (Idoling!!!), Karen Ishida (Idoling!!!), and several other idols.


Time Slip Megane (2013) – Also stars the other members of AeLL.: Erika Nishi, Haruna Shijo, and Kumi Takana.


Kamatoto (2014) – Also stars the other members of AeLL.: Erika Nishi, Haruna Shijo, and Kumi Takana and members of Seishun! Tropical Maru.


Tokyo Yamimushi: 2nd Scenario – Pandora (2015) – “Rainy blue”, the coupling song from her solo single “A-G-A-I-N” (release date: April 29, 2015) is used as the theme song.


Eiga Minna! ESPer Dayo! (2015) – Also stars Erina Mano and several gravure idols.

More about Eiga Minna! ESPer Dayo!

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Kai Okudara
Kai Okudara

Writer, researcher, photographer, foodie, KSDD

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