Japan Bishōjo Contest
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
The Japan Bishojo Contest (全日本国民的美少女コンテスト?) is a beauty contest and audition contest name that has been held every year since 1987 in Oscar Promotion, and is the sister pageant of the Japan Beautiful Girl Contest. When a bishōjo wins the Japanese Girl pageant, the first runner-up becomes Japan Bishojo Contest.
Many of the winners have careers related to popular culture. Miki Fujitani, the 1987 winner, is also a voice actress; she is best known as the voice of Kaoru Kamiya in Rurouni Kenshin. Aiko Sato, the 1992 winner, is an actress known as Kotoko Aihara in the 1996 drama version of Itazura na Kiss. Azusa Yamamoto, the 1997 contestant and favorite to win, is an actress; she is well known as Furabijō in Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger. Moeco Matsushita, another 1997 contestant and winner of best multimedia, is an actress and singer. Her most famous role as an actress is Hina Kusaka in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Aya Ueto, another 1997 contestant and winner of the Judges' Special Choice Prize, is an actress; her best roles are as "Azumi" in Azumi and Azumi 2: Death or Love and as "Yoko Misaki" in Attention Please.
All Time Winners
- Ninth Japan Bishojo Contest Homepage
- Tenth Japan Bishojo Contest Homepage
- Eleventh Japan Bishojo Contest Homepage
- 12th Japan Bishojo Contest Homepage