Anime’s Next Top Model 08: The Girls and The Gothic Lolita Fashion


The voting still continues as the Top 4 shows more of what they got! This time, it’s all about selling clothes as the girls do a photoshoot in LOLITA GOTHIC OUTFITS! Will Enma Ai turn from ‘edgy’ to ‘commercial’? Will Haruhi raise herself up a notch from the competition? Will CC show versatility? Or will Chii continue her winning streak? One thing is for sure, they did their utmost best in this photoshoot so check it out.

As you all know, Lolita Gohic fashion is popular in Japan nowadays. It draws inspiration from Rococo, Victorian Style and Edwardian fashion. The style was best known at first by only wearing it with black and white lacy dresses but as time goes by, Gothic Lolita had been experimented with different colors and accessories and had evolved into different kinds: ranging from punk, gory, elegant, and sweet.

The Lolita style began in the 1970’s with brands such as Milk and Pink House making outfits that resembled Canada’s Anne of Green Gables (which is widely loved in Japan) and, to a lesser extent, Little House on the Prairie. Angelic Pretty opened in 1979, Baby The Stars Shine Bright opened in the 80’s, and Moi-meme-Moitie opened in 1999.

Mana, ex-Malice Mizer (co-founded with Kozi, also guitar), is widely credited for having helped popularize Gothic Lolita, though he is not a founder of the style. He coined the terms “Elegant Gothic Lolita” (EGL) and “Elegant Gothic Aristocrat” (EGA) to describe the style of his own fashion label Moi-même-Moitié, which was founded in 1999. Other influential figures in the scene include the singer Kana, who often modeled for Lolita related fashion magazines, and Mitsukazu Mihara, who drew the first eight covers of the Gothic & Lolita Bible. {Source: Wikipedia]

In the present time, it had been a huge influence on the Japanese culture not only on fashion. It had also been popular in the anime culture (see Shugo Chara, Paradise Kiss, Le Portrait de la Petit Cossette, Rozen Maiden and many more), music and television. It is currently already been picked up worldwide.

So after the introduction to Gothic Lolita Fashion, let’s see the girls’ best shots on their photoshoot:














Which between Chii, Haruhi, Enma Ai and CC you want to be two-steps closer to the finale? Click their names below to vote! Results from last week were carried over. The FINAL 3 will be known next week!






23 Responses to “Anime’s Next Top Model 08: The Girls and The Gothic Lolita Fashion”

  1. 1 Kyon August 29, 2008 at 8:19 am

    PEOPLE, LET’S VOTE FOR HARUHI!!! She deserves to win this!!! Kanzeon, can I also campaign outside of your blog???

    Let’s go Haruhiists please vote for her here!!! She’s the ANIME GOD!!!

  2. 2 benika August 29, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Ok, here’s what I think about the girls’ photos:

    Chii: Modelesque and pretty. She turned from an innocent girl to a sexy gothic babe.

    Haruhi: Better compared to her previous photos (which were horrible btw) but I don’t think it’s that great.

    Enma Ai: Wow this one shocked me. Elegant, gorgeous, glamorous, I love this photo.

    CC: Well, I don’t really like her since the start and her photo is awful…

  3. 3 fye August 29, 2008 at 9:11 am

    CC looks awfully drag, Enma Ai is soooo ppprrreeetttyyy, Chii is wearing a crown BUT my vote goes to Haruhi!!! …since Kyon^ scared me…

  4. 4 xTopModelDivax August 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Oh my god who knows that this can be educational too ^^
    Voted for chii btw…

  5. 5 kanzeon August 29, 2008 at 11:09 am

    @Kyon: You sounded scary with that ‘ANIME GOD’ that I don’t wanna get cursed so it’s alright ^_^

    @benika: Thanks for sharing your opinions… I hope the other comment-ers would do the same way as you when commenting on Anime-NTM 🙂

    @fye: Lol I also thought CC looks like a drag queen in that photo >_>

    @xTopModelDivax (cool name btw): Hope you learn stuff here ^_^

  6. 6 CinderBird August 29, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I’m feeling suicidal… I don’t know which one to vote!!!

  7. 7 H.I.L.D.E August 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Come on people, let’s vote for CHII! She is the most improving girl on this! Duh she also has the best pictures!

  8. 8 kanzeon August 30, 2008 at 11:29 am

    @CinderBird: Hang on there! Just vote wisely 🙂

    @H.I.L.D.E: Honestly, Chii was getting the ‘most improved’ edit from me ^_^

  9. 9 mikaino August 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    CC’s face is too odd.
    Chii’s photo is the best!

  10. 10 masajun August 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    AHHH THEY ALL LOOK SO GOOD! But the only one I don’t like is CC, I agree with fye. I haven’t chose yet cause I can’t decide between Haruhi and Chii. >.< I WANT THEM BOTH TO WIN!!! XD XD

  11. 11 kanzeon August 30, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    @mikaino: Then vote ^_^!!!

    @masajun: I’ll tell you a secret (well, actually it’s not a secret 😉 )… You can vote once a day here ^_^!!! Keep on voting!

  12. 12 masajun August 31, 2008 at 2:36 am

    @kanzeon: Wooooot!! I did. I did. *runs around in circles* Muahahahaha! XP XD

  13. 13 amayalee August 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    *Glares* I already voted today…I can’t vote again! T.T I want HARUHI TO WIN! If CC gets voted out I’m pretty much fine with whoever wins, cause I love them all, but I really want it to be Haruhi!

  14. 14 kanzeon August 31, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    @amayalee: Lol there are still 5 days left to vote ^_^ so give it all you got on voting… Go girl!

  15. 15 mikaino September 1, 2008 at 8:09 am

    and OMTCG, it’s nearly a tie but CC’s the lowest! haha.

  16. 16 gabo628 January 29, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Lets vote for ai enma…

    shes the girl…

    LETS VOTE!!!

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