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thebaron



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:11 am Reply with quote
Right.... Underage drinking among idols never happens... They panicked about their press people getting access to idols in the future, but it was a stupid thing to do on his part and he would not get hired by another press group for all time.
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:42 am Reply with quote
That guy (28) was once a cabaret host (think about Ouran High School Host Club), which might explain how he could lure three starlets to drink with him. Japanese girls are soooo after this type of ikemen; it's not very hard to dig up his personal photo on the net.

I wonder how and why Square Enix hired him as an editor though (or maybe he was a PR staff instead?). Rolling Eyes

EDIT: In his personal info he said that he is an editorial staff for gravure idols, which explains why he was hired.
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Merina



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:15 pm Reply with quote
Ugh, that artical was brutal. i can't believe he would post something like that, how reckless. Who would psot something like that knowing it was going to come back and bite you? I'm glad he go let go, but i can't believe the company had to suffer because of it. So very unnessisary press... Confused
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BleuVII



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:54 pm Reply with quote
Suffer? I doubt it. Square-Enix isn't going to take a hit from something as stupid as that. Even their Gangan branch is big enough for this not to be a big deal. If anything, they are benefiting from this. Bad publicity is STILL publicity, and Young Gangan could use a bit of that as it sits in the shadow of larger magazines.
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:07 pm Reply with quote
Aren't those covers kinda dirty? Or maybe they just make me think dirty skeetskeet thoughts.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Look at it this way, this entire sitution could have been much worse and could have actually caused problems for Square Enix.

Even after several years, the games Square Enix produces are quite enjoyable for a old school gamer like myself. I am sure this little problem will eventually work itself out and will be forgotten soon.
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Vortextk



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:40 am Reply with quote
So was it basically a "japanese otaku don't release idols are real people underneath, so let's try to cover this up to save those reputations" deal?
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strahl



Joined: 07 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:13 pm Reply with quote
no, definitely japanese Otaku Don't release idols, is the magazine the one that release and publish idol works, why should Otaku release idols unless they are hostages from them?

your post makes little to nosense....
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:05 pm Reply with quote
strahl wrote:
your post makes little to nosense....

Methinks Vortextk tried to write "realize" but typed "release" instead. Rolling Eyes
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