Can you dance, sing and act?
Then you’d be in the running for the “Super Idol” that HoriPro is trying to discover during their 37th Annual Talent Scout competition in Japan.
HoriPro is scouting across mulitple cities in Japan, spawning the title “Caravan”. Girls from middle-school age to 20 years old can enter and the lucky winner will be trained and coached by HoriPro managers.
Ok, I’m too old, male, American and can’t speak Japanese! I think I have what it takes!
Anyone else who wishes to take this event seriously, should probably check out HoriPro’s website.
This year’s theme involves carpe dieming it up with “Seize The Dream,” and HoriPro specifically want girls that have that “inner beauty and the strength to give dreams to people.” So remember that inner beauty stuff if they ask you questions.
So what do you win? The Grand-Prize winner will be featured on the Japanese version of “The Glow,” an original song for Disney’s Fairy Tale Princess compilation. The Grand-prize winner will also receive 1,000,000 Yen and a pair of tickets to Disneyland in California. Nice!
Previous winners include: Haruka Ayase (Jin, Hotaru no Hikari, Rookies, The Incredibles (Japanese cast)), the fabulous May’n (anime vocalist for Macross: Frontier, Phi Brain, Accel World) and Satomi Ishihara (Waterboys 2, Hidarime Tantei Eye, Puzzle).
Last year’s HoriPro contest covered 36 cities including Los Angeles. The 2011 auditions focused on anime voice actresses, and the winner was 17-year-old Tadokoro Azusa from Ibaraki prefecture.