Monday, 8th February 2010
In Japan Entertainment News,
Isle of Man girl 'becomes Japanese star'
A 14-year-old girl from the Isle of Man has become an "internet phenomenon" in Japan after her online videos won her legions of fans in the country.
According to a report in the Guardian, Rebecca Flint's videos of herself dancing to Japanese pop music and imitating anime characters have been watched by over eight million Japanese internet users.
Performing under the name Beckii Cruel, Ms Flint has now secured a deal with Tokuma Japan to release an album with two other girls.
Dubbed Beckii Cruel and the Cruel Angels, the band is made up of Rebecca and two other teenage girls from France and Portsmouth.
"Beckii's looks have created a sensation in Japan, where she has become a moe idol, a female worshipped for her small face, large eyes and slender limbs, similar to those found in anime characters," noted the Guardian.
Anime is a style of animation which originated in Japan and is influenced by manga comics.
Written by Kimberley Homer.
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