Jenny's Celebrity Friends


Starlight Yoshiki

Yoshiki is a popular Japanese Rock Star. To me he looks a little on the Boy George style. He came in three different outfits.






Ami and Yumi make of the popular group of "idol singers". Two versions were available.


Uno Kanda

There doesn't seem to be a lot of information on Uno Kanda other than she is a movie actress with at least four films to her credit.


Hinano Yoshikawa

Hinano Yoshikawa is also an actress with six movies and one T.V. series to her credit. She was born December 21, 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut as a fashion model when she was 14 years old. She is still a popular fashion model in Japan today. Hinano's real name is Ai Takada. She was married to IZAM the vocalist of the rock band SHAZNA on February 24, 1999, but they were divorced September 29, 1999. This limited edition doll portrays Hinano Yoshikawa(an "idol" singer : cute face, non-existent voice) and was released on November 26th, 1998. Note the sculpted collarbone. She has the same head as Jenny 18, Naomi and Mitsuki.


Hinano in her cute heart shaped box.

Here is a photo of the prototype doll.

Here are two pictures of the doll and Hinano dressed in the same way. The box says that Hinano used her favorite colors pink, black and gold, to design this outfit on the left, her "dream dress". The outfit on the right is the one that she designed for Miss Jenny and her doll (this one was not for sale, however).



Here she's wearing a "Fashion Jenny" boxed outfit released in April 1999. The real Hinano is now a bit old for this kind of clothes, and the doll with her 18 Jenny body maybe a little too well-endowed.

Hinano's eyes are brown with white and yellow round "sparkles" and yellow, blue and black "rays". They are smaller than those of Jenny and most of her friends and look more real (much like Naomi's) and less "anime"-like.



Yuki Amani

Yuki Amani is a member of the widely popular Takarazuka Theatre. The all-female Takarazuka Revue Company is such a fanatically supported institution that you know it must touch something deep in the Japanese psyche, or at least the female Japanese psyche. Some ninety percent of fans are female and most are under twenty-five. And the stars they adulate the most are the otokoyaku, the actresses who play the male parts. In Japan's male-dominated society, which only recently has begun to give any more than lip service to equality of the sexes, the otokoyaku represent a vicarious way for young women to live out fantasies of strength and power. But what they really come for is romance, the pure, old-fashioned, fairy-tale variety. So Takarazuka gives them just that, clearcut stories full of romance and spectacle but devoid of crudity or passion, much as Disney sugar-coats its love stories.The company is made up of hundreds of members that put on performances across the country and abroad year-round. Thousands more teenage girls apply to join every year but the Takarazuka Music School takes on only 40 to 50 new students a year. Those lucky enough to get in, face two years of strict discipline and rigorous training. The younger students must walk along the edges of the school's corridors, and bow and greet any sempai (older students) they meet. A daily routine of classes in acting, singing, dancing, music and theater history is coupled with cleaning of dorms and classrooms. Cleaning is done by hand, with mops, scrubbing brushes and even toothbrushes, and keenly checked by the sempai. After their first year of training, students choose whether they want to be an otokoyaku or musumeyaku (female role). Again competition is fierce, with factors like height, build and voice playing a large part. Once training is complete, students graduate and join one of the troupes.The fascination with the Takarazuka Theatre is so great that even Takara Toys got Jenny into the school when they produced Takarazuka Jenny.