Chibi Kawaii Overload: Japanese stars and their childhood photos!

Hey hey gorgeous people!

Let’s go back to our good old Japanese entertainment posts so I have to shut up talking about myself. Our theme for the moment is (drum roll please….) ~ Celebrity chibi cuteness and their most amazing (whether good or bad) transformations. Just a disclaimer, this is NOT one of those nosy investigations probing into the question of who among these stars took a visit to the doc and had plastic surgery. Whether they did or not is not our damn problem as long as they keep giving us the goods, lol.

AI OTSUKA

Goodbye baby phat, hello lovely lady!

AYUMI HAMASAKI

Diva got stringy bangs!

BOA

All wide-eyed and eager to being fierce, Work it, girl!

EMI SUZUKI

Working the bowl/ mushroom cut as a kid? Nah. Just a reminder to those who are not so familiar with her.., She played the dizy, gold-digger, heavy makeup-wearing girl in Yukan Club who was also rumored to have dated Matsujun. It’s hard to find a photo of her looking all natural but when she lays off spoonfuls of mascara, she’s really purrretty.

UTADA HIKARU

I once watched this old Japanese black-and-white film called Rashomon and the girl looked exactly the same as Hikki when she was a kid,

Dontcha think so? Well, maybe just a little.

Machiko Kyo in Rashomon. A must watch. It’s a very profound and philosophical film by Akira Kurosawa.

HIRAI KEN

Hirai Ken singing: I wanna be a popstar! Wow. He totally looked like those jocks in school everyone had a crush on.

KIMURA KAELA


Even when she was young, this girl’s got SPUNK! I think she’s one of those girls who doesn’t conform to teenage bandwagons and trends. She keeps changing her looks, which makes her totally interesting, you couldn’t wait to see what she’s up to next! In the middle pic she actually reminds me of Ueno Juri’s character as Nodame.


KODA KUMI

Ah yes, little Koda looking all sweet and smiley. Little did she know that someday, she will turn into Japan’s most wanted and most controversial diva.

I love how Koda shows how brave she is by embracing her sexuality and being comfortable in her own skin. But there’s something to be said about being confident and flaunting it. Most of the time she overdoes it in her concerts and videos.



EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

Okay, let’s erase that bad visual image we had of Koda and just look at her pretty photos. Geez, that’s gonna give me a nightmare! See? She can still work it without all those…. thingies going on.


L’arc en Ciel’s HYDE



I think it’s pretty obvious by now that I have a HUGE crush on Hyde. He’s got that natural swagger about him but it just didn’t come off at his younger photo. He looked almost afraid and pissed off at the same time. OMG at the last pic.*faint*faint*


MIKA NAKASHIMA

From drab to FAB. I love Mika’s artistic and edgy image.

KYOKO FUKADA

Awww… what a cute little kid she was! Well, judging from Kyoko’s body of work and the way she presents herself onscreen, it seems like she didn’t grow up at all.

MIYAZAKI AOI



Everyone’s favorite adorable little Nana! Miyazaki’s baby face and childlike demeanor makes her look like she doesn’t grow old! Can’t believe she’s already married in real life!


AYASE HARUKA



Pretty cute. She always plays the cheery, goody-two-shoes roles on TV (except in the series where Yamapi also starred) and in the movies. Don’t they all? It would be great to see her expand her horizon as an actress.


SHIBASAKI KOU



Simply lovely.


ITOH MISAKI



She’s aging pretty gracefully. Did you know that she’s being rumored to be dating Mokomichi a.k.a. beach-god-hunk who starred in Gokusen 2 and Zettai Kareshi? Gasp* Both starred in Densha Otoko as brother and sister. Hmmmm, interesting.


NAMIE AMURO



GLAM QUEEN.


ROSA KATO



… with the same sweet, endearing and angelic smile…. Those horns are not working for you, honey!


NAKAMA YUKIE



Oooh she so diva.


SHIINA RINGO



Who knew that this simple youngin would turn into a musical genius? This is proof that everyone can stand a chance in making it further into their dreams. So dream on, people! Hmm, somehow that didn’t sound right, lol.


AYA UETO



Can’t tell the difference, right? She’s as cute as a button. But she hella annoyed me in Attention Please. Sometimes comedy is just not her forte. But other than that she’s got a lot going for her in the future.


WENTZ EIJI



Look at him with his puppy dog eyes and his arms folded. Man, even if he burned down the house and broke every single expensive antique vase in your living room you’d still want to bake him cookies and forgive him!

SATOSHI TSUMABUKI

Oh, win. This guy has the nicest smile evarr. His acting is great and he’s definitely showing versatility and brings something new each time he comes on screen. Plus he has a hot (rumored) girlfriend. What more can he ask for? I’m so digging his punk-kick-ass stubble look he has going on.

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FAVORITE JOHNNY’S CHIBI PHOTOS

NAKAI MASAHIRO



Nakai’s a pretty cool guy. He’s funny, friendly and animated. Didn’t seem like it when he was young, but look how he turned out!

KUSANO HIRONORI


Oh dear Kusano. He’s actually one of the JE boys who really stand out. Who knows how his career could have soared if not for his suspension? We can only surmise.


We all know who this is!


If this aint adorable, Idunno what is! Here’s little Jun before his metrosexual Michael Jackson metamorphosis!


Here comes the Kanjani8 gang!


They’re all equally kawaii.


NINOMIYA KAZUNARI


Nino! Don’t you just wish he could’ve stayed as a little kid?

NISHIKIDO RYO



Ryo’s always been a late bloomer. When everyone was on a growing spurt he remained a little shortie but we’re not complaining. He’s such a cutie. Though sometimes a little meanie, but that we can overlook, lol.


UCHI!!!


TSUYOSHI + KOICHI

Equals KINKI KIDS! Well, kids no more, that is.

THE BEST!

Guess who this is….



A foreboding image of what he’s going to be in the future…


Who else but our dear Pi-chan! Thank goodness he grew out of that awkward orange hair phase!

As a special treat… Here’s my most fave RyoPi chibi pic:


Some of the photos are NOT MINE.
Credits go to: Jpop Trash, JE LJ Comm, googled, Yahoo blogs

to keep the happy spirit alive, i decided to play Pizzicato 5’s acoustic version of Happy Sad. DOESN’T IT SOUND NOSTALGIC?

hope you liked this post!

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