Okai Asuna is Okai Chisato’s younger sister (she’s 14). She also looks as competitive, moody, tough, strong and attractive as her older sister. Frankly she looks like she’d beat the crap out of you if you crossed her…which I like. Well I say ‘like’ I mean ‘love’. 😛 As much as I like the cute types I also love idols with a strong personality. The Okai’s both have plenty. Asuna can look moody but she can also look cute and I like that contrast. Also despite her strong jawline and marginally butch features she is pretty. Just like big sis. I find her very interesting. A great prospect.
Variety is everything. There should be a wide variety of idols out there. For young girls who want to be cute there are plenty but there should also be idols for girls who are more tomboyish or who don’t have the cutesie type of looks. Asuna shows it’s possible to be attractive without acting super-girly. She also shows you can act girly if you want and still be attractive. A variety of personalities in an idol company is also of course good for fans. Contrasts show off the strengths of all members and different types of idol give all fans someone they can follow, no matter what their ‘type’. Groups made up of members who are all similar would throw up no interesting quirks in personalities or interesting rivalries. I also think there’s a good message in having differing personalities band together.
Personally I’d love to see a new group formed from some of the current Eggs. Some experienced ones are far too underused at the moment (Kikkawa Yuu especially) and some of the younger ones (Asuna, Karin, Tanabe) are so ready right now for active careers. I would love to see Asuna put into a new group. S/mileage are the best thing to happen to Hello! Project in years. Another group coming along right now would really make the future look rosy. Some S/mileage & (insert new group name here) tours (like the Berryz & C-ute ones of old) would be fun and invigorating. Well regardless I have a major soft spot for Asuna. I just hope she doesn’t become another nearly girl underused by an often lacking-in-direction management.
I wonder what the odds are on a future Okai sisters photobook? Yeah not good. Even so it’d be a great pb. 😀
Ah cute Eggs together. Those three on the right plus one or two others would make an interesting fledgling group.