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12:08 pm - 04/06/2012

Kis-My-Ft2 member embroiled in firey mole controversy

Kis-My-Ft2, who has recently hit #1 with their single, "SHE! HER! HER!" on the Oricon charts and dominated half of the Recochoku Chaku-uta top 10 with songs from their new album, is an unstoppable force these days. With the announcement of their new variety show, the boys are being labeled the "second SMAP" and it seems from here on out their exposure will only increase.

One member of the group, Nikaido Takashi, who may play a somewhat subdued position in the group, has recently been the topic of many fan discussions over a certain visual point.

"Frankly, there are questions arising about him having a fake mole. Beneath his eye there is a large "tear-mole" and many say it's a "sexy" or "amorous," charm point it seems like the mole is fake. Several years ago, the mole appeared suddenly, but because it seemed done with his own hands, depending on the day it looked darker or lighter, bigger or smaller, and sometimes it even disappeared. Fans are very bothered by this," said a Johnny's Entertainment reporter.

In photos and videos, sometimes skin is corrected to eliminate blemishes and freckles, and it's possible that the mole could have been erased through those methods, not he himself drawing on or forgetting to draw on his mole. But nonetheless, longtime Kisumai fans have decried the mole as being a "hindrance," and asking "Why would they do such a pointless thing?" Others have said "It doesn't suit him" and the mole is becoming extremely unpopular.

"They're doing it to up his business fortunes," "His face isn't special so they did it to add character," and other speculations have been flying about the reason behind the fake mole. Some are even going as far to say that the mole has been tattooed on recently, but at the end of the day we still do not know the truth behind it.

A "tear mole" (nakibokuro) is said to be a symbol of a person with "heavy emotions, and is tender-hearted" and other JE idols such as Takizawa of Tackey & Tsubasa, Nishikido Ryo of Kanjani8 and singer Fukuyama Masaharu also have the "tear-mole." And if one thinks about the amount of popular celebrities with it, it definitely could be something used to up one's charms. One has to wonder if Nikaido's fortunes will follow the same path.

Translation - qummydino

haters are pressed they dont got a sexy nakibokuro tbh!

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aibada 6th-Apr-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
that mole is Shiina's
stbluemoon 6th-Apr-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
It's not completely surprising that Kis-My-Ft2 are being called the second SMAP, because they both have the almighty Iijima Michi as their manager. Kis-My-Ft2 is probably the only other group she has managed this closely besides SMAP, so it's not surprising to see similarities in their early career paths.
leicee 6th-Apr-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
"tear mole" of course is a very interesting topic for kisumai fans to discuss. anything to get their minds off their idols' decreasing single sales and never-happening relevancy.

wonderful post, as usual, OP :)
jeugd1 6th-Apr-2012 06:02 am (UTC)
OP why didn't you use a better pic to show non-fans (95% of Arama) the mole on his face?
squallina 6th-Apr-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Cyzowoman has been comparing Arashi to SMAP for years yet they've decided KisuMai is the second SMAP? Oh Cyzo, please do make up your minds. Then again we do know the amount of hate you have for Arashi.

Back on topic. I'm no expert on moles, but blemishes that are similar to real moles can occur and become permanent. I have them. 3/5 of Arashi have them (Aiba, Nino, Jun have moles now that they didn't have when they were younger.) Just saying.

Then again if Takashi is drawing it on himself, that's a little bit sad. He shouldn't have to change himself like that (or even feel pressured to do so.) :( Seriously the entertainment industry often makes me smh at its antics and silliness.
hikaeru 6th-Apr-2012 09:54 am (UTC)
Kisumai are not labelled as the second SMAP, but the article said that they AIM to be the second SMAP.
This stuff is actually coming from Kisumai's variety show (Hamakiss) where the MC, Hamaguchi san said he aims to make the boys become the second SMAP. That's all, I don't understand how can AIM become LABELLED =( This is totally a misunderstanding and confusion.
mrstaguchi100 6th-Apr-2012 06:14 am (UTC)
seeing that they probably can't even live up to kt, saying that they're 'second smap' is just an insult to smap.....

atarashiiyoake 6th-Apr-2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Just here because it's a Nika post and I'm not even a Kisumai fan.
lovegood_xd 6th-Apr-2012 06:56 am (UTC)
I don't really care, I love him anyway :3
purplduskvii 6th-Apr-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
"His face isn't special so they did it to add character"
ppft what is this! nika is freaking gorgeous

but omg it's just a mole... LOL
diniarashi 6th-Apr-2012 08:18 am (UTC)
i'm sooo agree with you..he is gorgeus!!
diniarashi 6th-Apr-2012 08:16 am (UTC)
yaaaay nika chan is in arama!!
niwiwin 6th-Apr-2012 08:43 am (UTC)
Why in the flying fuck a mole became a debate topic.........
Pressed fans are way too pressed

And it's cyzo.......... *facepalm*

nice exposure though, Nikaido hasn't got much of that.
annhh 6th-Apr-2012 10:00 am (UTC)
+1 all
miquilis 6th-Apr-2012 09:09 am (UTC)
Occasionally Nino's chin mole or Maru's under the lip mole, or Jun's multiple lip moles, or Ohkura's freckles all disappear too. I suspect this is a huge Johnny's mole conspiracy about to unravel. Couldn't possible be photoshop/make-up/or the fact that not all moles are born with and can appear and grow as you grow.

kamesama25 6th-Apr-2012 09:14 am (UTC)
second SMAP? in just their first year and the only record they "broke" was the digital download? its too premature. I think when it comes to relevance and popularity, definitely ARASHI is the the group next to the mighty SMAP. Not only are ALL Arashi members popular and leading their own dramas (like SMAP) but the sales are still amazing even after MORE THAN A DECADE.

so to "nickname" a newbie group like that was bleh!!!

and for fans to glorify a mole was just an excuse to introduce the mole wearer (o non-wearer) to some non-fans for him to become significant - at the least.

hikaeru 6th-Apr-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
I don't want you to misunderstand about Kisumai.
They are not being LABELLED!
The article actually said AIM, they AIM to be the second SMAP, I think AIMING isn't something wrong.
It is mistranslated as LABELLED I believe.
This AIMING stuff actually comes from their variety show, HamaKiss where Hamaguchi san their master in that show told them that he aims to make them be the second SMAP. That's all, they are not being labelled.
I'm so sad that this leads to confusion and misunderstanding and people are side-eying Kisumai =(
hikaeru 6th-Apr-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
I think you should edit your translation about the second SMAP.
MEZASU means AIM not label.
It said they aim (「第2のSMAP」目指して) to be the second SMAP or to be more precise, if you watch HamaKiss, Hamaguchi san aims to make Kisumai be the second SMAP or be like SMAP.
It's not about them being labelled but Hamaguchi san and they AIM to be the second SMAP.
I think it's not wrong at all to aim high.
Your translation makes people especially Arashi's fans who called Arashi as the second SMAP annoyed I think. This really leads to misunderstand.
yume_no_yousei 6th-Apr-2012 09:43 am (UTC)
OP sounds very pressed/butthurt all the time in comments, lol.
amayayayayaya 6th-Apr-2012 10:02 am (UTC)
1. Nika's gorgeous with or without the mole

2. I'm pretty sure he's had it since he was at least 13 or so. He's had it on old Ya-Ya-yah episodes, iirc.

3. lmao at Arashi fans having taken over this post because of that "second SMAP" thing. There is no second SMAP anyway. Every group is their own group.
hikaeru 6th-Apr-2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Agree with all your points.
I was shocked read this article since I thought Taka chan had it since forever...
I thought (2) is just my imagination but since you said it... Yeah...
kamelover101 6th-Apr-2012 11:47 am (UTC)
OP is pressed
Arashi fans here are pressed
discussing a mole is dumb

ringoroll 6th-Apr-2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Baffled at OP twisting the original writer's words to prevent people from hating Kisumai. I doubt anyone would hate them just because they aim high...
ringoroll 6th-Apr-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Aaaand to say say something related to the topic; lol at people who actually care about stuff like this. Oh well, at least it's some publicity for Kisumai.
kazu_kumaguro 6th-Apr-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
omg this is so important, breaking news!
scionofawhisper 6th-Apr-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard at this. XD
It seemed so ridiculous to talk about a mole like that. XD
benihime99 6th-Apr-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
People are pressed about a mole? Really? a mole...
newsvsyamapi 7th-Apr-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
and the "the boys are being labeled the second SMAP" made me crack up! say the same about Arashi, Kissmy etc.
gejeness 7th-Apr-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
"His face isn't special so they did it to add character,"
Holy, Nika's face IS special! :3
lol I don't care about the mole. He's still the same Nika anyway, not that his personality or something changed. Nika is still a brat XD
niew_ribbon 14th-Apr-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
So what if it's fake or not?ppl think too much,better a get a life than discussing about a mole
booboobooboo99 17th-Apr-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
One of the dumbest arguments I've EVER seen.

Also, the line that really bothered me was "his face isn't special" ... uhm ... WHAT?
I guess the writer knows a lot of guys that look like Takeshi Kaneshiro?
Or maybe they want his face to be "unique" like Steve Buscemi?

Seriously, my gosh, get a life.
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