Atsuko Maeda at the "Star Trek Beyond" Japan premiere red carpet in 2016. Photo: WikiCommons/Dick Thomas Johnson
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AKB48's former star member Maeda gets married to Japanese actor

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starpunk - like them or not (I don't), the women in idol groups are worked extremely hard by their pimps, sorry managers.

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Otaku moved on from Maeda years ago. At 27,, she’s far to matronly for hard-core anoraks.

Fair fairbplay to her, though, since she seems to have made something of herself rather than meekly disappearing into obscurity or working the pr0n angle.

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YubaruToday 08:51 am JST but quit the group in 2012 to pursue a career as an actor.

Actress.....

get a dictionary: actor is the gender neutral term for someone who performs.

and describing maeda as a "pop cultural icon" is a bit of hyperbole. she was popular for a few years.

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She’s hardly gender-neutral, though.

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So she’s not going to get her kit off for a smutty mag then?

What’s wrong with ex-idol band members these days?

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No, no ,no no, I have to tear down her poster above my bed. Wait a minute seems to be stuck to the wall.

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I like how his management company announces the marriage.

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27!? Looking like a hard 34 to me

Yes, I don’t find her especially pretty either, but check out her husband. The only heroic lead I can see him playing is that of an escaped convict.

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Huh? Why specify "Japanese" actor? Or is the guy just ACTING Japanese?

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Big deal.., who cares?

Why all this fuss..?

So who benefits from all this fuss..?

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I hope they held a big conference, or at least sent a fax. It would be rude not to.

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Surprising, usually these female celebrity 'idol' types get married to guys 15 plus years older than them.

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Is that her husband to her left? Seems kinda foreign looking a bit. left whats left? , yes theres a photo on the right of an actor from star trek, Anton Yelchin, ironically he died in a car accident in 2016, probably symbolizes her career

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Who cares!

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Oh dear, Acchan has got married I will be wearing my black arm band tomorrow!

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27!? Looking like a hard 34 to me

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Oh dear, Acchan has got married I will be wearing my black arm band tomorrow! I was surprised they didnt also announce they were expecting a baby in 7 months

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'Idol group'? THAT AIN'T WORKING! 'Playing the guitar on MTV' is working. 'Idol group' girls are more likely to get 'money for nothing'.

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Yes, looks like a hard 34. But what idols have to do (whoring themselves to various types in the entertainment industry) scrapes off the veneer of youthful innocence.

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A sad day for otakus everywhere.... HA!!

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Poor woman. According to some of you here she's got no talent, is unattractive and whoring and being pimped out.

Japan really is the last refuge for misogynistic pigs, isn't it?

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 but quit the group in 2012 to pursue a career as an actor.

Actress.....

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Is that her husband to her left? Seems kinda foreign looking a bit.

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