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Nakagawa Shoko promoting blue moon (2018)

Nakagawa Shoko (中川翔子) is a Japanese pop singer, gravure idol, actress, and seiyuu. She is the daughter of the late Nakagawa Katsuhiko, once called the Japanese David Bowie.

Profile

  • Name: Nakagawa Shoko (中川翔子)
  • Real name: Nakagawa Shiyouko (中川薔子 (ながかわしようこ) - different spelling and pronounce)
  • Nickname: Shokotan (しょこたん)
  • Birthdate: May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05) (age 34)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 156cm
  • Measurements: 84 - 58 - 84
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, making candy
  • Collects: Bruce Lee, Matsuda Seiko, and Super Sentai merchandise
  • Abilities: Drawing, Cantonese

Information

Nakagawa Shoko's father was a big influence on her life. When she was five, she was given horror manga by her father to read, his reason being that she couldn't become an adult without reading them. As a result of her father's influences, Nakagawa loves 80s idol music, anime, and old video games. She is considered to be something of a nerd because of it. This started her love for sentai, and after watching Mirai Sentai Timeranger, Nakagawa wanted to become a gravure idol like Katsumura Mika. Katsumura played the pink ranger Yuri in the series, and was also a gravure idol with several photobooks and DVDs out. Nakagawa studied all of these to prepare for her own debut as a gravure idol.

Nakagawa was chosen as one of the winners of Miss Magazine 2002, which helped to boost her popularity some. In 2004 Nakagawa got to be in the show Men B with her idol Katsumura and the two became like sisters.

Nakagawa loves to draw. When she was younger, she had wanted to grow up and become a mangaka. Many of her illustrations are available at her talent agency's profile website. In 2006 she began Shokotan Quest, a series only found at that website. She also became part of the illustrating group Jump Damashii.

Nakagawa is also a huge fan of Bruce Lee and kung fu movies in general, even owning a pair of pink nunchucks. Nakagawa mastered Cantonese and would visit Hong Kong with her mother frequently, and even got to meet Jackie Chan by chance during one of these visits. She drew an illustration of him; this drawing now hangs in Chan's Hong Kong office.

She cosplays frequently, and has sold many of her costumes at auctions. These outfits include mainly Evangelion, Sailormoon, and Final Fantasy. Because of her love for cosplay, she has gained more fans who love to see her cosplay shoots. Nakagawa generally cosplays alone, but occasionally she cosplays with fellow idols Ito Ayaka and Kyan Chiaki. When they cosplay together, they wear outfits according to their hair. For example, if Nakagawa is Tsukino Usagi from Sailormoon, Ito will be Mizuno Ami because of her shorter hair. For the anime Futari wa Pretty Cure, Nakagawa plays Honoka, and Ito is is Nagisa.

Nakagawa began keeping a public blog in 2004. It shows her perfectionist habits and only further proves her self-proclaimed nerdiness through her distinct way of typing and frequent updating. April 2005 marked her 600th entry, and Nakagawa blogged 70 times in the month of January 2006 alone. This is a national record for an idol blog. Manabe Kaori was once called the "Blog Queen" because of her own constant writing, but with this new record Nakagawa stole the title. Even fellow idol and friend Kawabe Chieco (5-7 entries a day) has not come to beat her yet. Nakagawa's entries began to get published in September 2005 in the book Shokotan Blog. On April 21st, 2006, Nakagawa's blog broke 100 million hits. She is becoming known among non-Japanese communities for her many pictures of her acting like she "eats" her cat's (named Mamitas) head.

On July 5th, 2006, Nakagawa released her first non-anime character single, "Brilliant Dream".

In spring 2007 it was announced that Sanrio collaborated with Nakagawa to make phone straps of Hello Kitty as Nakagawa holding Mamitas and of Hello Kitty holding a small Nakagawa doll. Nakagawa called it "Giza kawayus!", or "Super cute!" in her own slang.

She has a own Store, called MMTS, wich means MaMiTaSu. It can be found on Shibuya. She model for some of the clothes too. 2013, she starred in her first Movie, Nuigulumar Z. 2016 is the year of starring on stage as an actress. First Shoko did a Musical, calling Black Mary Poppins. From July 2016 to August 2016 she played a Theater Tour in several citys for Dragon Quest as Princess Alena. She also voiced Princess Alena in the games.

Trivia

  • Is close friends with Kawabe Chieco, Aoi Sora and Gal Sone.
  • Her father died when she was nine.
  • She and her mother are very close. In a 2008 Music Station appearance, she told the hosts that her mother came along to every concert on her national tour, and would always come dressed in different cosplay outfits.
  • She had an appearance in the sentai series Dekaranger, episode 38.
  • Shouko is a big fan of SOUL'd OUT and has been to many of their lives.
  • She is also a big fan of Hello! Project and appeared on an episode of Hello! Morning on 2006.05.21.

Discography

Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Sorairo Days" (2007)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Kirei à la Mode" (2008)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Kokoro no Antenna" (2009)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting the single "RAY OF LIGHT" (2010)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting the single "Flying Humanoid / Sen no Kotoba to Futari no Himitsu" (2010)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Sakurairo" (2011)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Tsuyogari" (2011)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting Shokotan☆Cover 4-1 ~Shoko☆Idol hen~ (2011)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting nsum ~Nakagawa Shoko ga Utatte Mita!~ (2012)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Sakasama Sekai / Once Upon a Time -Kibou no Uta-" (2013)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting 9lives (2014)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Dori Dori" (2015)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting "Izayoi no Tsuki ni Mae" (2016)
Nakagawa Shoko (2017)
Nakagawa Shoko promoting the interview of "blue moon" single (2018)

Albums

Best Albums

Mini-Albums

Cover Albums

Singles

Digital Downloads

Split Singles

Split Digital Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other

Filmography

Movies

Dramas

Tokusatsu

Voice Acting

Idol DVDs

Miss Magazine 2002 Nakagawa Shouko Cutie Attack Nakagawa Shuko Tokimeki☆Shokotan Shoko Fantasy

  • [2002.10.23] Miss Magazine 2002 Nakagawa Shouko (ミスマガジン2002 中川翔子)
  • [2004.01.21] Cutie Attack
  • [2004.11.25] Beach Angels
  • [2007.01.26] Nakagawa Shuko Tokimeki☆Shokotan (中川翔子 ときめき☆しょこたん)
  • [2007.06.22] Shoko Fantasy (しょこファンタジー)

Publications

Photobooks

JEWEL BOX Fushigi ni Muchuu Nakagawa Shoko x Ninagawa Mika Shashin Shuu "Shokoremikannu" Shoko à la Mode Nakagawa Shoko x Ninagawa Mika Shashin Shuu "Shokoremikannu 2" Saipan Hatsu, Nakano Keiyu, Mirai Iki Nakagawa Shoko Giza 10

  • [2004.03.xx] JEWEL BOX
  • [2005.06.24] Fushigi ni Muchuu (不思議に夢中)
  • [2007.03.xx] Nakagawa Shoko x Ninagawa Mika Shashin Shuu "Shokoremikannu" (中川翔子×蜷川実花写真集 『しょこれみかんぬ』)
  • [2008.11.xx] Shoko à la Mode (しょこア・ラ・モード)
  • [2011.01.28] Nakagawa Shoko x Ninagawa Mika Shashin Shuu "Shokoremikannu 2" (中川翔子×蜷川実花写真集 『 しょこれみかんぬ 2 』)
  • [2012.05.29] Saipan Hatsu, Nakano Keiyu, Mirai Iki Nakagawa Shoko Giza 10 (サイパン発、中野経由、未来行き 中川翔子 ギザ10)

Books

Shokotan☆Blog Giza☆Mamitasu!! Shokotan☆Blog 2 Shokotan no Donyoku☆Radio Shoko☆Manual Shokotan Blog Donyoku Days

  • [2005.09.20] Shokotan☆Blog (しょこたん☆ぶろぐ)
  • [2006.08.21] Giza☆Mamitasu!! (ギザ☆マミタス!!)
  • [2006.10.18] Shokotan☆Blog 2 (しょこたん☆ぶろぐ2)
  • [2007.02.02] Shokotan no Donyoku☆Radio (しょこたんの貪欲☆ラジオ)
  • [2006.12.xx] Shoko☆Manual (しょこ☆まにゅ)
  • [2008.01.25] Shokotan Blog Donyoku Days (しょこたんぶろぐ 貪欲デイズ)

Shokotan Blog Chou Donyoku Days Miracle Sketch Nakagawa Shoko Monogatari ~Sorairo Days~ ZOTTO -Kyoufu no Yukue- Hito Toshite Taisetsu na Koto wa Chimpanzees ga Oshiete Kureru SHOKO-PEDIA

  • [2010.01.16] Shokotan Blog Chou Donyoku Days (しょこたんぶろぐ 超貪欲デイズ)
  • [2010.01.23] Miracle Sketch (ミラクルスケッチ)
  • [2010.07.16] Nakagawa Shoko Monogatari ~Sorairo Days~ (中川翔子物語 ~空色デイズ~)
  • [2010.07.15] ZOTTO -Kyoufu no Yukue- (恐怖の行方)
  • [2011.08.31] Hito Toshite Taisetsu na Koto wa Chimpanzees ga Oshiete Kureru (人として大切なことはチンパンジーが教えてくれる) (Illustrations)
  • [2013.01.25] SHOKO-PEDIA Nakagawa Shoko Ongakukatsudou Dai Ikki Kiroku Shuu (中川翔子音楽活動第一期記録集)
  • [2014.09.19] NAKAGAWA BROADWAY
  • [2019.08.08] Shinu nja ne zo!!' Ijime rarete iru kimi wa zettai warukunai「死ぬんじゃねーぞ!!」 いじめられている君はゼッタイ悪くない (Don't die!! You get bullied, but you are not bad)

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