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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!

chibi_hime 6th-Apr-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
The tear drop mole on my face appeared when I was a teen. I don't think it has anything to do with having it as a child.

And I agree, many JE costume designers ought to be shot.
kame_94 6th-Apr-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
I meant teen/child. Moles usually appear during puberty, as far as I know. If you look at his pictures on Google, it's hard to find any with the mole in it. It might be because they edit it out, but it's still rather difficult to find them.
eevaleena 6th-Apr-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
But I got mine when I was 4-5 years old. So, I think it's varies on different persons?
chibi_hime 6th-Apr-2012 03:44 am (UTC)
I never knew thought there was a period when moles usually popped up. I just had another one pop up within the last year (they annoy me so...) I think it depends on the person.
kame_94 6th-Apr-2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 20 years of a person's life. Some moles might not appear until later in life.

Oh, so apparently they do appear later too.
chibi_hime 6th-Apr-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
grrr... They'll probably be popping up my entire life.

And you just proved that there are some crazy Japanese fans out there if they seriously are getting upset over a mole. They are also pretty easy to bleach out...
kame_94 6th-Apr-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I remember when a bunch of fans were getting upset because they thought Jin had his mole removed.. I will never understand the obsession with birthmarks lol. Sure, they're pretty to look at and unique (like Aiba's), but to debate over whether it's real or not?? It's ridiculous xD
uledy 6th-Apr-2012 04:56 am (UTC)
It's so true! The females of my family are cursed with crazy moles. The older they get, the more moles appear. Many of them have had multiple surgeries to remove them (cause necklaces sometimes get snagged on them and they hurt!).

my god, making my family to seem like a band of Quasimodos... I swear we're attractive >.
kame_94 6th-Apr-2012 05:19 am (UTC)
Hahah, surely no one will take it that way. I doubt many people judge beauty based off mole-growth. :P

I have many moles (Now that I think about it, they're all quite symmetrically placed down my body.), all of which appeared during my early childhood. None have shown up since, that I know of. I need to have one on my inner elbow removed.. It's awkward-looking to have one there.
uledy 6th-Apr-2012 05:27 am (UTC)
hehe well thanks :3

That has to be annoying to a mole on the inner part of your elbow, especially if it's raised. I hear it's painful to remove them and if you have a lot of melanin in your skin, like me, you can it's quite easy to develop dark/visible scars afterwards.

Anyway, personally I like moles on my idols- my bias has a very visible one. I agree though, fake or not, it's no reason to rage :p
kame_94 6th-Apr-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's very prominent. I don't mind having dark/visible scars.. I have many on my wrists (Not a cutter. ><; The top part of your wrist extending to the back of the hand; not the inside of the wrist) and a few on my back already.

Mine has many too. I find them pretty and I think it adds a little bit of character. Even if they were fake, though, I wouldn't freak out over it.
okuribi_dreams 6th-Apr-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Mine too.
I actually have two tear moles, one appeared in my teens and the other one a couple of years ago.
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