Fans dancing along with Shiori Kitsune of Hong Kong idol group Forest Story at the Superluck Industrial Centre in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, in December. Photo: May Tse

Inside Japanese idol scene in Hong Kong: short skirts, anime costumes, devoted male fans – but it’s not about sex, they say

  • The young female performers might speak little Japanese but their keen Hong Kong male fans don’t care as they dance along with moves learned online
  • The scene still faces the same suspicions as its Japanese counterpart – that idols sell sex and mainly perform for socially awkward boys and men
Topic |   Music

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Fans dancing along with Shiori Kitsune of Hong Kong idol group Forest Story at the Superluck Industrial Centre in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, in December. Photo: May Tse
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