Views Read Edit View history. Child models , whose careers are usually over by their early young years, are also not usually considered junior idols. Many Japanese criticise such depictions of underaged girls, including some Japanese politicians. Generally, this means gravure , or "cheesecake", fully clothed shots; but, junior idols can, and some do, eventually enter the AV industry. The trend of junior idols dates back to the mids, a period marked by significant increase in the number of child models and works involving individuals in that age range.
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Junior idol materials stand on legally ambiguous ground in Japan. Content is available in many formats, usually physical goods such as bond photobooks, CDs and DVDs, but also digital content in the form of Portable Document Format books, JPEG photo sets, high resolution movie clips, etc. The majority of junior idols belong to specialized talent agencies, some of which offer acting and voice training and are geared towards the production of television commercials, photobooks, and related materials. Concerning the contents of the titles put on sale, these include, in general terms, pictures or footage of the idols trying out a variety of outfits, such as school uniforms , bathing suits, gym clothes, yukata or even maid, police and anime-inspired costumes. Female fashion models not to be confused with glamour models , including gravure idols also begin their careers typically at age 13—15, but are usually not considered junior idols. Despite inherent difficulties in effectively enforcing a ban on such materials, on August 25, the Japanese branch of Amazon.