While working on the list of idols that I thought would have the largest increase in popularity in 2014, I also came up with a list of idols who I think should become more popular this year but probably won’t.
Let’s take a look.
|Kinoshita Haruna (NMB48)
What more can you say about Kinoshita Haruna? The girl is beautiful, smart and funny. She leads the MCs during stages and concerts, she knows how to draw the other girls out and when to throw out a joke. There is nothing not to like about her. However for whatever reason she seems to be ignored.
|Kinoshita Momoka (NMB48)
Momoka is another girl where really, what else needs to be said? She's funny, cute and a little bit of an idiot. I would say she is probably funnier than Haruna but doesn't have the timing and finesse that Haruna does. Then you find out she is a bit of a pervert, and pretty wota as well. Everyone should check her out because she doesn't get near enough the exposure that she should.
|Wakatabe Haruka (HKT48)
For Wakaharu it's still early and she still has plenty of time to shine but in the idol world it's never really too early. She seems to be one of the backbones of HKT, but not that popular, which I don't understand. She's pretty, her look isn't just one dimensional and she can look so different with just a few changes. There have been times I haven't even recognized her. I won't say she is funny but she is witty. If you like the sporty type or any of the reasons I listed go check her out. She's awesome.
|Isohara Kyoka (SKE48)
Everything about Wakatabe also applies to Kyon, though I would say Kyoka is a bit funnier. Kyon is a girl I've followed from the beginning, apparently I really like the sportier girls but they don't seem to be popular with majority of fans. Although Kyoka has started gaining favor recently since she was moved to Team S with her first time ranking in the elections. I hope to see much more of her in the future including in senbatsu.
|Ogasawara Mayu (NMB48)
I somewhat feel that Maachun has peaked or near peaked in her popularity but I would love to see her rise to the top. Maachun is absolute comedic gold in idol form, she doesn't seem to be embarrassed by anything and will do anything to get a reaction. I don't see why people haven't gravitated to her more. She has been in a lot of the senbatsu singles and is a good solid backbone for the group. Combine Maachun and Haruna together and you have a great pair for MCs.
|Tano Yuka (AKB48)
This girl is so pretty I don't have words for it, her dancing is also amazing. She can be out there having fun and being completely silly, but when she turns serious I wouldn't want to stand in her way. I think if she puts her mind to it nothing could stop her except herself, which does seem to be a problem. She is very introspective and hard on herself which causes her to doubt her abilities. On TV Shows she's either stealing the camera or withdrawn and quiet letting the other members do their thing. She could easily steal the reaction queen title from Yukirin if she wanted to. Check her out, you won't be disappointed in her.
Which idols do you think will be underappreciated in 2014? Leave a comment and let us know.