Not sure if Rei is more well known, as in people would know what her name is - still don't see her being in the same league as Ai Shinozaki in Japan which is ultimately what matters, it's a moot discussion though so lets just end it.as for being big is Ai Shinozaki known much outside of Japan, I suggest Rei is more known, because of her popstar days, the whole world knows about ladybaby
I did not need to add the full quote,Every time I see BRATS a new music video I can only think how young and dumb you have to be to throw away a career in gravure
Every time I see BRATS a new music video I can only think how young and dumb you have to be to throw away a career in gravure that you excel in to make terrible music for a bunch of emo American teeny boppers and get 15k views a video over the course of a year.
You hit the nail on the head, and I would add to that, if you follow her on IG and see her stories, she's doing actual modeling occasionally, she has her own clothing line and just released her own contact lenses line as well, meanwhile, Anjyu, Asami and Ai Takanashi that are still doing gravure all have part time jobs, so I'm pretty sure the money they get from gravure is nothing particularly exceptional, if anything, Rei's only one who used her initial popularity to make something out of her life that brought her more than just money.How many junior idols have managed to have a decent career as adults? How many fans who liked her when she was 12 are going to be interested in her when she is 21?