There are rumours amongst Shoko-tan fans that she is not long in the world of show business, and that the cosplay idol and blog queen will soon be forced out entirely, having completely fallen from grace.
Exemplifying this is what must have been a crushingly humiliating appearance in a recent episode of variety programme “Anmitsu Hime 2”, where she was snubbed so completely as to not even have been given a microphone, let alone any sort of role:
She was conspicuously excluded from the teams on the show, and was basically ignored. Why even invite a talent to a show if they are not to participate? To grind a message home?
You’ll also notice she has not even been given a lapel microphone as everyone else has.
Fans have gone so far as to call this harassment, and it is easy to see why. She looks positively dejected.
It is said she may have fallen from favour in a show business clique (and is perhaps not as novel as she once was), resulting in the career destroying treatment you see.
It is not all crushing humiliation for Shoko-tan though. She still has her own TV programme, “Shokorita”, where she gaily engages in cosplay and singing, as you can see below with her Ranka Lee group cosplay, not her first by any means:
She looks happy enough here, but one TV programme does not a career make, and she might soon find it cancelled and herself disposed of should she further fall from grace.
With such blatant and harsh treatment, some informed commentators speculate that she may not last out the year; whatever the case, she is certainly at a perilous precipice indeed…