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Stardust Promotion

Stardust Promotion Co., Ltd. (株式会社スターダストプロモーション) is a leading Japanese talent agency, headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was founded in 1979 and specializes in entertainment (music, cinema, modelling, etc.).[1]

The agency has a dominant share in the management of actresses all-female musical groups.[2] For example, it manages Yuko Takeuchi (best known for the movie Be with You), Miki Nakatani (Densha Otoko), and Kou Shibasaki (Socrates in Love). The agency is known for its all-female musical groups such as Momoiro Clover Z, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, and all-male musical groups such as Bullet Train, Dish and also has its own independent record label SDR (Stardust Records).

Notable Talent Rooster[]

Stardust divided its entertainment office into several different sections, i.e Stardust Section 3 (スターダスト芸能芸能3部) for an undisclosed reasons. The division and the talents that belong to the section are listed in the official page. As of 2014 the sections listed on the website are Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, O Let, Rookie Development Section, Miracle Section, CM Section, Rookie Section, A&RI, A&RII, sanbu music and Film Section. Most of young female talents are belonged to Section 3 and this section has a special division for idol development 3Bjunior and musical troupe for actress development Ito Wokashi.[3][4]

Stardust Section 1[]

Notable talents from Stardust Section 1 (スターダスト芸能1部) (link)

Stardust Section 2[]

Notable talents from Stardust Section 2 (スターダスト芸能2部) (link)

Stardust Section 3[]

Notable talents from Stardust Section 3 (スターダスト芸能3部) (link)

Other Sections[]

Disbanded Sections[]

On April 2010, Stardust Promotion discontinued most of their section division and underwent major renovations. As a result Section 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 were disbanded and the most of the talents absorbed into Section 3 or Section 2. Section 4 were originally rookie development talent and the members of Minitia BearsNao Sakura and Honoka Akimoto belonged there. Section 8 were the members of Power Age belonged to and Momoka Ariyasu originally belonged there.[5]

Trivia[]

  • The agency name often referenced in the Momoiro Clover Z i.e in MILKY WAY and Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dai Nana Gakushou: Mugen no Ai.
  • The phrase "Hoshikuzu no kuzu no naritte" (lit. Even if I turned into dust of stardust) in Mouretsu is a reference to the joke that Momoclo is belong to the "Dust" group of the agency Stardust Promotion, where the big actress like Kou Shibasaki and Keiko Kitagawa is the "Star" group.

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