Arama They Didn't

3:25 pm - 01/06/2013

Before they were famous: Take a look at your favorite stars during their childhood



Have you ever wondered what your favorite stars looked like before they hit big? Back in the day, were they hotties or flops? Here is a compiled list (of course with pictures) of Japanese celebrities when they were young and nobodies. Compiled below are pictures of models, actors, comedians, singers, idols and Johnnys and more; and what they looked like when they were teens/children. Did they change? Get a good surgeon? Or remained the same? How about those yankii brows some of those girls are sporting? Please join me as we have some laughs and some tears at what our faves looked like before they were famous. Also feel free to add any missing people in the comments.


Johnnys

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Yamada Ryosuke



Matsumoto Jun



Yamashita Tomohisa



Nishikido Ryo



Sakurai Sho



Akanishi Jin



Ikuta Toma



Tegoshi Yuya



Chinen Yuri



Takahisa Masuda



Shigeaki Kato



Ohno Satoshi



Kimura Takuya



Nakai Masahiro



Kamenashi Kazuya



Tanaka Koki



Taguchi Junnosuke



Tatsuya Ueda



Nakamaru Yuichi



Actors

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Yamada Takayuki



Odagiri Joe



Mizushima Hiro



Mukai Osamu



Miura Haruma



Hayami Mokomichi



Tamaki Hiroshi



Shirota Yuu



Satou Takeru



Oguri Shun



Ichihara Hayato



Igarashi Shunji




Male Talento/Comedians/Artists

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CHEMISTRY's Kaname Kawabata



CHEMISTRY's Yoshikuni Dochin



EXILE's NESMITH



EXILE's AKIRA



AAA's Nishijima Takahiro



Eiji Wentz



Ariyoshi Hiroiki



DJ Ozma (Middle)



Koike Teppei



EXILE's TAKAHIRO



Tachibana Keita



Fukuyama Masaharu



Ken Hirai



Idols

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Oshima Yuko



Itano Tomomi



Sudou Maasa (Berryz Koubou)



Kashiwagi Yuki



Watanabe Mayu



Mano Erina



Shinoda Mariko



Sashihara Rino



Kojima Haruna



Akimoto Sayaka



Actresses

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Gouriki Ayame



Koyuki



Takei Emi



Takeuchi Yuko



Sawajiri Erika



Ayase Haruka



Aragaki Yui



Eikura Nana



Kitagawa Keiko



Kitano Kii



Kinoshita Yukina



Inoue Mao



Ueto Aya



Ueno Juri



Ishihara Satomi



Ichikawa Yui



Aibu Saki



Toda Erika



Nagasawa Masami



Nakama Yukie



Fukada Kyoko



Fukada Saki



Horikita Maki



Maeda Atsuko




Miyazaki Aoi



Yonekura Ryoko



Female Artists

[Spoiler (click to open)]Abe Natsumi



Ayaka



Amuro Namie



Ishikawa Rika



Utada Hikaru



Ootsuka Ai



Kuraki Mai



Koda Kumi



Goto Maki



Shibasaki Kou



Nakashima Mika



Nishino Kana



Hamasaki Ayumi



Matsuura Aya




YUI



Perfume's A~chan



Perfume's Kashiyuka



Perfume's Nocchi



Shiina Ringo



Kimura Kaela



Female models/comedians/talento

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Kumikky



Abiru Yuu



Kyary Pamyu Pamyu



Ogura Yuuko



Karina



Gal Sone



Tsuji Nozomi



Hoshino Aki



Masuwaka Tsubasa



misono



Yaguchi Mari



Yanagihara Kanako



Yamada Yu



Wakatsuki Chinatsu



Becky



J-rockers

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B'z



Yoshiki



Kai (Gazette)



Reita (Gazette)



Tora (Alice Nine)



Dir en Grey



Miyavi



Gackt



Hyde



source: 1, 2, 3

Also including a picture of myself when I was younger (I'm on the left).
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katrinasacay 6th-Jan-2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
since i've always followed johnny's artists, it was really interesting to see younger images of female actresses and actors. and Gouriki Ayame totally caught my attention, she should grow her hair longer like that again. D:
katzsong 6th-Jan-2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Perfume girls were/are adorable! <3
I know all my Arashi so no need to see them again (where's Ninomiya, though? haha)
arashic5 7th-Jan-2013 08:45 am (UTC)
You can't post them. Then it'll show how immortal nino looks
sadistic_dance 6th-Jan-2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Sayaka is so beautiful. I wish she was more popular.
fictionitusxd 7th-Jan-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
THIS! She deserves so much more then what she gets. I can go on for hours on why she deserves senbatsu status and her own special AKB title...
ptimachan 6th-Jan-2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Matsujun was hot and is still now
alli07x3 6th-Jan-2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
AWW NISSY!!
haruno21 6th-Jan-2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
I´ve seen all JE pics already, for some reason these are widely spread everywhere...

I´m amazed at how some people look exactly the same when they where 10 and now LOL
Mukai Osamu, Shirota Yuu, Oguri Shun, Koyuki, Oshima Yuko, Nagasawa Masami, and others look so alike.
some others WOW thanks for growing up
sheda_kun 7th-Jan-2013 11:38 am (UTC)
Mukai Osamu looks different imo. Maybe the eyes part

But Yuko was amazing, is and always be...I like how she never change from the childhood pic there with the bright smile ^^
fulllove 6th-Jan-2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Mao and Maki are always the same, even more pretty. The second pics below the big it's not Mao.
liime_arix 6th-Jan-2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, fixed it.
miss_faces 6th-Jan-2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wow I totally loved this post!
I'm just missing Narimiya Hiroki on the actors list ;_;

Edited at 2013-01-06 08:19 pm (UTC)
liime_arix 6th-Jan-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Here he is


(For comparison sake)

Edited at 2013-01-06 08:29 pm (UTC)
kibyssima90 6th-Jan-2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked from some pics °__°
eternityras 6th-Jan-2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
koyuki looks like gongli...
sakana93 6th-Jan-2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
I has always thought the same
sakana93 6th-Jan-2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
quite disappointed at the Jrocker section. I was expecting non visual kei ones
randomtasks 6th-Jan-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Having a good haircut (plus hair dye) really does make a huge difference.
jamu 6th-Jan-2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Plus make up and false lashes for the girls.
tsukino_aki 6th-Jan-2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Little Nesmith is so cute!!! XD
and Keita was truly a beautiful child...
since you included him, don't leave out his 2 groupmates:

Ogata Ryuichi:

ryu1 ryu2 (he's the long-haired on the right)

Chiba Ryohei:

ryo1 ryo2
inachan89 6th-Jan-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
lol Ryuichi looks kinda out of place,but really those 3 were so adorable back then!!
meu_massu 6th-Jan-2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Its not surprised to see johnnys children era. Bcos i followes them since they were junior. Still adorable til now. Haha it more interesting bout Jrockers child photo XD too much change bcos now they have heavy make up haha.
And this my 1st time to to see actreess children photo.. They have natural beauty not like a korean actrees who have lots surgeon
jagithebassist 8th-Jan-2013 07:44 am (UTC)
Looking at Johhny's children era is interesting to me. My personal favorite is how "old man Ohno" was so pretty when he was young! I'm a bit thankful I didn't see Ninomiya posted; his permanent-youth gives me the creeps XD

The J Rockers photos freakin' shocked me. Those pictures have probably been around for a while, but... this was the first time I saw Reita's nose; I always thought he sold it for crack or something.
liniang 6th-Jan-2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Most of the female idols are girls who started when they were still culdrens so it's nothing new. Anyways, it's good to see the pics.

LOL @ Koda Kumi, Ishikawa Rika and Itano Tomomi

Shiina Ringo looked so fresh. And Utada's eyebrows, wow.

Edited at 2013-01-06 09:16 pm (UTC)
writerserenyty 6th-Jan-2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
Rika was kind of chubby as a kid... her nickname was "chimu" because muchimuchi = chubby. She was super cute/pretty during the MM auditions, though, so it was kind of a phase. :)
apneatic_melody 6th-Jan-2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Shingo's growth is a magical thing, srsly. He used to be this tiny, mousy kid with the squeakiest voice, then puberty happens and he transforms into a mountain bear, towering over everyone else. Bless him <3
asth77 6th-Jan-2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
Chibi Ryo is the cutest :).
baboy_19 Adding some photo of Mao-chan..lol6th-Jan-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)



and...urgh!! Ishihara Satomi is really my girl crush!!!.... >//
fulllove Re: Adding some photo of Mao-chan..lol6th-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Natural and always pretty my girl crush MAO, IMO. ^____________^

Edited at 2013-01-06 10:00 pm (UTC)
eishastan 6th-Jan-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Shinoda Mariko was a Kago Ai clone! Hoshino Aki was so cute <3 and Masuwaka Tsubasa changed the most imo, it's like 2 different people... i don't see any of her old self left.

lol at Tomochin and Queen Namie's eyebrows and Sato Takeru is as ugly as ever.

Other than that most of them didn't change that much, some had lil work done, have good stylists or just grew up nicely.
apneatic_melody 6th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
Shinoda Mariko was a Kago Ai clone!

MTE, it's uncanny how much they look alike.
baboy_19 6th-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
oh and there's a very young Ooshima Yuuko in an old drama..the live action of Antique Bakery...with Takki...lol...
raatkerani 6th-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
many of them are pretty/cute/handsome since they were children.
but, what make-up + hairstyle + stylish clothes + good lighting + better ability to pose + photoshop can do to some of them sporting a very different image from their childhood photo!!

asth77 6th-Jan-2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
lol you forgot plastic surgery...
kushina 6th-Jan-2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Tomomi's eyebrows are so offensive. As for Charmy.. damn, lol.

But wow, so many cute pre-debuters.

Edited at 2013-01-06 09:36 pm (UTC)
eureeka 6th-Jan-2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Rika has said that her childhood nickname was Chimu, because she was muchimuchi (chubby).
nalty7 6th-Jan-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
NESMITH's pic was so cute <3
gambareletsgo 6th-Jan-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
MTE! What a cutie pie
erika_sawajiri 6th-Jan-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Erika has been cute since birth!
riori_addict 6th-Jan-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
wow some of them ( mostly the guys) haven't changed!! still cute, well handsome now!
but i had to stop and laugh at mokomichi's hair? what happeneded there lol
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