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 Ganguro Girls2003-03-06 23:59
by Flemming Funch

Japanese teenagers seem to be a continuing source of strange and interesting trends. Here's a page about the trendy Ganguro Girls of Tokyo. The GANGURO "look" is to have dyed blonde or brown hair, plucked eyebrows, tan skin, mini-skirt, cool shoes, "ganguro gal" are the brownskin girls, "gonguro gal" are the more deep brownskin, "Yamanba gal" is silver or white or brown hair, brown or hard-drawn face, heavy makeup or panda makeup. "Yamanba gal" include "Ganguro gal" and "Gonguro gal".

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7 Mar 2003 @ 03:51 by jstarrs : Love it! But tell me...
You have a photo of the kinda guy that the Ganguro girl likes?
I mean, tell me, do I have a chance here?  

7 Mar 2003 @ 10:18 by ming : Ganguro guys
You've gotta be a big, fuzzy panda bear. That drives a corvette.  

7 Mar 2003 @ 10:23 by jstarrs : Ok, now...
I know what I must strive hard for in this life ;0)  

7 Mar 2003 @ 10:38 by ming : There's hope
A bucket of black and white paint can take you far  

7 Mar 2003 @ 17:40 by gyrfalcon : Na na na ...
Just dye your hair whatever colour the girl you want and your sorted, either that or dress up as a Doctor!  

8 Mar 2003 @ 13:22 by ming : Dressup
Or I hear a teacher and school-girl thing works well in Japan.  

8 Mar 2003 @ 17:40 by gyrfalcon : Sweaty Punks.
I know a 70's punk band who recently had a comeback tour in Japan, judging from the photos they got the "Gorilla guys" not the "Ganguro gals", perhaps they wore the wrong make up? Now perhaps my punk band should make a "Big in japan" comeback??? lol  

19 Jun 2003 @ 08:24 by BLACK & ASIAN @ : Very popular group for Black and Japanes
Friendly NON PORN,
free Black and Japanese group for you.
join please.

19 Jun 2003 @ 16:34 by ming : Black and Asian
I thought first that somebody had started to spam my comments. But, hey, that does look both friendly and relevant.  

10 Aug 2003 @ 17:56 by the goonie @ : !
ganguro gurlz are so hot*!  

31 Aug 2003 @ 00:29 by Love&Kisses @ : Ganguros
Um hi i'm wondering if anyone knows whether or not there are ganguro guys? Or somthing of the sort!?  

19 Sep 2003 @ 05:31 by Mimiko @ : Ganguro Rox!!
I just love the ganuro style!!^.^ I try my best to be like them  

2 Oct 2003 @ 10:14 by lenny @ : ganguro
I'm an Italian 23 years old guy...
I think ganguro trend is great...
guys are called Gyaru-o...
I've been in Japan 3 times...25 days each time...
I love GANGURO style...
I love para para...and of course LOVE ALBA ROSA...
Ganguro are TRUE...
I'm sort of Gyaru-o in Italy...
I want to make everybody know the gyaru and ganguro style!!

24 Oct 2003 @ 17:05 by Cherry @ : Ganguro4ever
I like to call myself gaijinganguro . what can I say its fun to be one !!! Its too kawaii for words!! Ganguro4ever  

2 Nov 2003 @ 00:37 by toku @ : Now I know why Italians suck
these chicks are heinous. Got get 'em pasta boy! You dumb schmuck!

Ganguro4ever!!!! trendy bitch  

24 Nov 2003 @ 20:52 by will @ : Ganguro girls suck
I hate asians they are black and anoying
fuck all of you asians  

25 Nov 2003 @ 02:26 by Kimura @ : Ganguro
I think Ganguro girls are SEXY AS HELL! I was in Hawaii and man the dark skin thick legs with those sock, man....

They seem to have a thing for black guys what I noticed (or Americans in general), me being black I had a BLAST with the girls in Hawaii!!

- This is not intended to start racial slander, everyone has thier on prefrence and the chicks I met dug Black guys, not saying they all do.  

27 Dec 2003 @ 15:00 by bob @ : japanese girls
oh my god !! arent japanese girl soooo beautiful!!
great wank materail, any more?

(hey these girls should visit Europe)  

2 Jan 2004 @ 10:50 by Russian Boy @ : ruskii devocki yest lutcii v mire!!!!
I live in Russia and trust me I saw these Ganguro girls, but russian girls are best,and Lithuanian girls too.I saw tons of beautiful brown skin girls in mini short mini skirts going down the Moscow or Klaipeda{Lithuania} streets oh my god!!!!They are awesome!!!One of them is my girlfriend now,and the best thing in Russia or Lithuania to have this girl you dont have to be a big,fuzzy panda bear.That drives a corvette.SO go to Klaipeda or Moscow and check.Good luck.  

2 Jan 2004 @ 10:59 by Russian boy @ : LIetuvës panelës yra paèios graþiausios!
my e-mail:www.klaipedarules@yahoo.com  

10 Jan 2004 @ 18:40 by mike @ : whats a ganguro girl
i wandered in here and im confused  

2 Mar 2004 @ 08:07 by Chris @ : hello
damn the ganguro girls are soooooo hot  

9 Mar 2004 @ 11:26 by wes @ : nyeh!
--"7 Mar 2003 @ 10:18 by ming : Ganguro guys
You've gotta be a big, fuzzy panda bear. That drives a corvette."--

So what you're saying is: They're the same as L.A. girls. :p  

13 Mar 2004 @ 09:01 by Grich @ : only if u could see them in person.
u say u have to drive a corvette to get a ganguro girl. thats a lie. i live in shibuya. i always see those girls, but if u r military, dont think about it, they really have a thing for black guys  

18 Mar 2004 @ 19:22 by jeff @ : Prep like
I think ganguro girlz are hot as hell but they are sort o like preps. I hate preps . But I like Ganguro girls so im going to Japan who's w/ me  

30 Apr 2004 @ 07:03 by Ed Chimera @ : Ganguro Girls.... ah....
I love ganguro girls, their fun loving attitude, and many other things...  

1 May 2004 @ 17:16 by sean tracy @ : mimimimimimimimikuku
i want to fuck u all... with a piece of lego  

28 May 2004 @ 14:12 by Dave @ : really want to meet japanese girls
Damn straight japanese girls are hot. I would like to receive emails and pictures from kogal girls and ganguro. Russian girls are also very hot but they only have money in their eyes these days.  

9 Jun 2004 @ 20:35 by dmt @ : kogal/ganguro/gonguro/yamanba
cultural appropriation of animistic (anime) futurism...totemic masks of lolita charmed beauty in the face of globalism, imperialism, materialism and alienation.

also, youthful vigor calculated as the collective ecstasy of fantastic urban dreamtime transcendence...japan is the wave of the future.

i look forward to visiting shibuya and shinjuku...


14 Jun 2004 @ 15:43 by Akiko @ : Ganguro/Gongro/Yamanba/Kogal
Im A Girl And A Ganguro,Yamanba, And Kogal Freak!I went To Japan Last 1999 And I saw Ganguro Girls And Kogals Hanging Out In A ParaPara Club And I Talked To Them (I Went With My Cousin Who Speaks Japanese) I Asked Questions What To Wear And Where To Buy Outfit And Stuff It Was Near A Plaza The Store Was Called Shibuya 108 I Think It Was Something With 108 I Went Inside I Was Surprised By The High Heel Boots Like Really High They Sell Micro Skirts School Uniforms White Make Up For Ganguro And Even A Coupon For Ganguro Tanning I Bought Like The Micro Skirts And The Mini Skirts White Make Up And A Blonde Colour For Your Hair,God I Went Back Home In new York And Guess What You Cant even Find Those Kind Of Stuff Lots Of Diffrence Lol I Didnt Even Do Anything About The Ganguro Clothes I Bought Im Afraid Ppl Might Laugh At Me Going In A Mall In New York Wearing A Ganguro Style And Dont Know What Ganguro Is And Laugh At Me.  

20 Jun 2004 @ 07:33 by p00f @ : You're all kerrazy!!
They look kinda cool, but if you want one for a girlfriend, you're crazy! Thanks to all that tanning, they'll age 20 years faster....  

2 Jul 2004 @ 02:13 by Michi @ : ^^;
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5 Jul 2004 @ 14:43 by April @ : gangora
I think that style is cute !  

12 Jul 2004 @ 00:08 by Mana @ : Hmm..
They dress cute and use cute accesaries, but the style went out years ago. And, too much tanning is bad for your skin so I don't think the tanning is a very good idea. Their style is ok, but attitude isn't so good..  

18 Jul 2004 @ 19:34 by Cherry @ : reply to Akiko
Akiko , if you like ganguro style why don't just give it a go then. The thing is if you think its cool , somebody else would think that too. And see how many people on this board like ganguro style .I am ganguro , yeah I sometimes get looks from people , but its still fun tough ^_^  

23 Jul 2004 @ 12:22 by Akiko @ : Yamanbas'Ganguros Are Back in Japan!
Hello! Me Again And I Just Want To Tell Im gonan be A Ganguro In the Mall Tommorow!The brands of my clothes to be specific are egoist from a deparment store Shibuya 109 now I remembred so if u want ganguro stuff go to japan in shibuya and go to Shibuya 109! Ohh yeah And Ganguros And Yamanbas Ar3e Abck In Japan And Now Called "Manbas" heres a website showing pictures of the magazine its an Egg Magazine for july 2004 http://www.harmful.org/homedespot/newtdr/NEWtdrARCHIVE/SCANS/yamanba/newegg/
check it out! it has changed to more of a tribal look but the high heel boots and miniskirts are still popular too.  

1 Aug 2004 @ 04:43 by Cherry @ : Re: Yamanbas'Ganguros Are Back in Japan!
They have been back since march this year. Go to http://ricoche.net if you want to see more manba fashion (btw you need to sign in to see pics but luckily regristration is free ^-^)
Ja ne  

12 Aug 2004 @ 12:45 by Kim @ : Re: Yamanbas'Ganguros Are Back in Japan!
Ehe......do you really mean this??? I live in Holland and when I found out that ganguro's where out I was kinda sad...but WHEEEEEE THERE BACK ^-^
These girls are so pretty...I wish I was one


17 Sep 2004 @ 19:52 by noguchi @ : GOSU
well... I do not like so much ganguros... anyway, I love gosu. does anybody know any website about gothic girls? thx  

17 Sep 2004 @ 21:49 by nikii @ : Confused?
Why to ganguro girls want to be black so bad?  

18 Sep 2004 @ 02:09 by Cherry @ : Re: Confused?
they don't want to be black  

28 Sep 2004 @ 00:58 by Chibi @ : Are they still popular?
Is it a popular style?? Email with answer please..  

17 Oct 2004 @ 03:33 by peepee @ : ganguros awsome
i think its cool they like black peoples color being black my self.i just think its unheathy its not ugly but when i see all that spray on tan and brown marker i feel like its unnatrul but its cute tho i like the boots they wear  

22 Oct 2004 @ 12:58 by player @ : ganguro
ive searched every were for the game on the skool computers to play it but its imposible i want to play it can you please reply and tell were im garenteed to find thanks m8  

30 Apr 2005 @ 17:09 by maggie @ : ganguro
Could enyone please tell me why do all those girls look the same?
I m from holland and I wonder what ganguro girls eccactly are...I have never seen one in real live.. is it just a subculture like punk or new wave or some thing? Do they have a sertain way of thingking or is it just the looks..
they seem pretty young to me by the way.. but I ike their appereance. at fashion holland is very dull!  

21 Jun 2005 @ 09:40 by Cherry @ : new site ^_^
Gyaru site - {link:http://www.geocities.com/paradise109_2/|www.geocities.com/paradise109_2/}  

5 Jul 2005 @ 07:51 by Latina gurl @ : Ganguro Girls
Ok I think the style of Ganguro is weird.There so called "tans" look really bad,they look REALLY damn sun burned! not tan but orange.And I know what i'm talkin' about cuz i'm Mexican and have Dark tan skin.So stop tryin' to be brown or black,it dont look good!  

15 Jul 2005 @ 18:00 by If anyone wants photos of 'Ganguro'...2 @ : If anyone wants photos of Japanese Goths
If anyone wants photos of Japanese Goths..
I also will be putting that all in the newsletter.
Email me if you are interested.. I am doing a big thing
on Tokyo underground cultures... the people are truly
interesting and/or quite artistic.  

15 Jul 2005 @ 18:07 by If anyone wants photos of 'Ganguro'...3 @ : By the way...
By the way... they are not called 'Ganguro' anymore
they are just called 'Girls' or I ended up calling them
' Shibuya Girls ', because the majority hang out in that
part of Tokyo.... anyways.. cheers.  

20 Oct 2005 @ 21:58 by rupan777 @ : No, they have a new name...
They are now called "manba". Some of them are really scary because they have poor hygiene (as in the "don't-take-a-shower-for-days" type).  

4 Nov 2005 @ 14:53 by Adrien @ : Ganguro's ARE KAWAII
Oh my god they are really awesome and cute with their clothes and make-up and stuff. Off course I like the Kogaru look better, but what ever floats your boat. I'm dark skinned myself (Yah go ME ^^) so I don't need to bury myself under with tan products and etc. 'cause I look find without. It's bad anyway for your skin if you use to many products. And you'll age more quickly.  

17 Nov 2005 @ 23:44 by ingy @ : gunguro girls

3 Dec 2005 @ 20:41 by Tim @ : Ganguros
They are so f--king hot!  

10 Dec 2005 @ 18:35 by marcellus2000 @ : ganguro girls
ganguro girls are too hot to handle man i wish i waas stuck on an island with 100 of them anyone else with me  

20 Dec 2005 @ 08:15 by joaquin @ : how you pick up on them
OK. So how can I at least get friendly with them, break the ice. I dont know what to say, and I can speak quite a bit of japanese too.  

22 Dec 2005 @ 23:26 by jsmurf @ : ganguro
few girls can pull off a nice looking ganguro. most of these girls are either plain jane or just fugging ugly, especially the ones that go over the top. whats the freaking point of this look, tanned skin, blonde or brown dyed hair, blue contact lenses, and no bikini wtf.  

6 Jan 2006 @ 04:11 by zak @ : ganguro
jsmurf,you are saying the same thing as other crap website.
That ediot thinks it has somothing to do with california beach girls.
That is crap idea,it has nothing to do with it.
No one in Japan knows wtf california beach girls are.
Those are from animation charactar.
Why should ther wear bikini.

Black skin and candy color makeup around eye,
Pink,purple,blue,brown,yellow,any hair color with silver highlight.
It is from animation,and those girls made it to new own style.

I don't think they are hot either though!  

15 Feb 2006 @ 09:34 by blacklorre hokkaido @ : ggg`s
all gorgeous girls are GOTH GEISHA GANGURO a mixture of these looks would be fkn great. I love their very thick makeup it should not too white like goth or geisha or too dark like ganguros it must be natural colour but must be applied very heavy and EXTREMELY THICK!!! false eyelashes panda eyes tons of lipstick and lipgloss and whatever else they can paint on their gorgeous faces  

15 Mar 2006 @ 15:22 by vidii @ : oof
u know ganguro or not ,,japanese girls are sexy as hell
and in those miniskirts ,, sweet jesus
i'm going this summer !!  

18 Mar 2006 @ 12:27 by blacklorre @ : ganguro girls
the only gorgeous girls on this planet happen to be japanese i have just discovered the tazarazuka girls who look fkn gorgeous even as boys but why havent i seen a japanese girl with a croydon facelift please try it.   

29 Mar 2006 @ 20:01 by blacklorre @ : last comment
ONLY JAPANESE or Oriental girls look gorgeous even without thick makeup because they have the most beautiful eyes but the ganguro girls, geisha girls and visual rock girls(they are not really goths)are fkn sexy.And just like London buses three hip-hop girls with facelift hairstyle and extremely short miniskirts come along at once.  

9 Apr 2006 @ 21:56 by guessmobile @ : Ganguro Girls
While I find this Japanese trend incredibly intriguing, I find nothing beautiful about these women. Their abhorrent amount of make-up and fake-tanned skin make them look less like California beauties and more like California prostitutes. Japanese women are beautiful, there's no denying that, but I find that their beauty comes from the innocent sweetness that many of them contain. I recently watched Memoirs of a Geisha, and to me, that elegant demureness that those women possessed is classicly gorgeous. So, in sum, these Ganguro girls look disgustingly trashy, and honestly, completely assinine. The amount of tanning they do will cause major skin cancer breakouts, I can guarantee that. Someone needs to inform these girls that beauty comes from elegance, not stripper-heels.  

11 Apr 2006 @ 21:41 by Jessa @ : Ganguro
I agree with the person that commented above me ^ (guessmobile).

Actually, I read an article about these girls in the Anime Insider magazine. It said that one of the goals for Ganguro (or Manba, or whatever) is to not only capture the California beach girl look, but to also rebel against the ideal Japanese beauty (moonlight-pale skin, long, ebony-black hair, etc.).

But yeah, I don't really like the Ganguro style. I like the Gothic Lolitas better. I also heard that Gothic Lolita was also made to count the Kogaru/Ganguro look by looking cute, innocent, modest, elegant, and sophisticated at the same time. I think Gothic Lolita girls are cuter than Ganguro. They look like cute porcelain dolls and Alice-in-Wonderlands. =P  

23 Apr 2006 @ 13:06 by yumi san @ : konnichiwa^^
itsumo no hai inotte iru? Hey my name is Laura Ayumi and i live in Germany-- im japanese,mongolian and german..and like to see an kogal girl..they are cute^^
write me pls yukoo_love@hotmail.de  

28 Apr 2006 @ 12:12 by Kiki-Rose @ : Seems to be nothing !
Ganguro's style, really SUUUUUKS !!!  

28 Apr 2006 @ 20:45 by Bambi @ : pretty!
aww they are so cute~  

5 May 2006 @ 23:59 by Suga-Kane @ : Hey...listen..
I ain`t a pimp.But a "Almost-Bouncer"!I`n this world ,you have to be..kind of ..well you know!But sorry,just can`t send you Pics,at this moment(smile)!A Corvette..that`s a real WOW car!I got an MUSTANG!!Much better!And by the way,I LIKE my GIRLFRIEND!You know ,God gave her at her birth "Blonde - Hair"!!!  

27 Jun 2006 @ 18:14 by KAP @ : Opinionated Gal Here Just To Say...
Okay... I'm think that it does not matter how these girls dress because, it's their choice in style. They like to dress that way. Not only for others but maybe because they're more comfortable dressing that way. Now I do agree that it will lead to a lot of skin cancer or what-not but us sitting here talking about their attire is funny. We have a site here that talks about this stuff and they probably have one too that talks about Americans, Germans, Canadians, etc... I'm not saying I like the style. But I'm not saying I hate it either. It's their decision to dress and change their body just like how any woman (or man) could go and change their bodies to what they think works well for them. I'm also not saying we can't have our own opinions on this subject. But we can simple just say whether or not we like it or not. Or that we'd do it to ourselves or not. I'm Barbadian, Capeverdian, Japanese, Canadian, and a few other things. So, talking about the Japanese in a bad or good way gets my attention. I think they're style is unique and interesting for their culture and their likes. =D Plus I absolutely love the anime series "Super GALS!" Which has Ganguro Girls in it and is plotted in Shibuya! =D  

28 Jun 2006 @ 16:40 by Sergio @ : What...?!
...the fuck is that. They look nasty, nasty... hos.  

29 Jul 2006 @ 05:46 by Amaraa @ : mEET AND DO SEX
I'm Mongolian guy. If in there Mongolian girls please send me maill COOOOOL  

8 Aug 2006 @ 11:50 by Oyo @ : Yeah ! Ganguro rox !
I'm french & I like Ganguro, gonguro & less Yamanba . They are hot & colorful like candys !!!
They're super sexy & seem to be happy & cool girls .  

22 Aug 2006 @ 00:30 by chewki babii gurl @ : how hot
how hot do they look i love some off there looks dnt like to much makeup but there cute  

18 Oct 2006 @ 22:47 by Ayami Nakashima @ : Ganguro girls
I hear that Ganguros are coming back this year. They trend is coming back and its growing fast. I think that Ganguros are cool because they have the courage to express who they are and to show meaning of their creativity. There is nothing wrong with it at all. The rebellious thing is very interesting because dark skin is beautiful too.  

21 Oct 2006 @ 21:07 by June Sakai @ : lol
hahaha. i'm 100% japanese. there are japanese wannabes here in america & white wannabes in japan. they all suck haha. be who you are. seriously.  

31 Dec 2006 @ 17:04 by F3 @ : RE: June Sakai
You are right in the fact there are a great many people wishing to be another race . Wait, scratch that, there are very few people who truly want to be another RACE, many who want to be in another race's CULTURE. Who is to say you cannot desire to be part of the ganguro culture, despite being white? Ganguro if anything are accepting of others.

Also, the common term for male ganguro are center guys, originating from where you typically find ganguros in general.  

11 Jan 2007 @ 01:43 by Michael @ : shut up will
dude shut up u dick head im half asian. So stop being rasist we dont need ur kinds  

11 Jan 2007 @ 01:45 by Michael @ : shut up
ok will i see ur point. U are right that ganguro girls are dumb but dont be rasist  

11 Jan 2007 @ 01:49 by Michael @ : hey
actually i take that back will now i realise that these japanese girls are the most dumbest way of dressing and italian dude dude ur maing the italiians look bad.  

11 Jan 2007 @ 01:51 by Michael @ : Ayami you there
Hey Ayami shuko what ever anyways there not african american so thye cant express them selfs  

11 Jan 2007 @ 03:01 by HaradaTwin11 @ : I think their koool!
I think that Ganguro gals are so kool! I'm African American girl and I don't have a problem with them. Don't be racist b/c that just shows how pitful and hopeless you are of change. I would love 2 go to Japan someday and see all that different types of fashion. I agree that I wouldn't wear all the stuff they wear, but it's great that they express themselves.  

13 Sep 2008 @ 17:01 by peter @ : not many
not many girls here dress like this or look like this. most are so damn ordinary its brain numbing. and if you come for the 'hot little schoolgirls' dont bother. they're not. go to singapore.  

19 Jul 2009 @ 00:52 by ElectroUltra @ : Scene is out Ganguro is IN!
If you want to be ganguro I say just do it! Dont be afraid of what other people think! You will be totaly original! Emo scene is so over and is not cool anymore!!  

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