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Documentary to look at Japan's idol culture

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Loaded Films has announced a new English feature documentary film production, "The Land of Idols," directed by Jean-Armand Bougrelle.

The subject matter of the film is described as follows: “From sprawling urban Tokyo to the rural hamlets of Japan, from record breaking mega girl-bands to underground idols of Akihabara, 'The Land of Idols' offers a journey through one of the most significant creations of Japanese pop culture.”

Bougrelle, a produced screenwriter and longtime resident of Japan, draws on his film and TV experience to explore his deep interest in the idol phenomenon.

A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched on Indiegogo, offering more details on the film and people involved, a series of promotional videos, and a variety of perks for contributors. A subsequent Japanese campaign is also forthcoming.

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Don't see what could be told that hasn't been told already. Is there a dark side to all this? If everyone is happy happy, then so be it.

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You mean this idol culture that so many posters claim promotes pedophilia: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-07-16/singing-grannies-idol-group-kbg84-take-japan-by-storm/.90463

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Bound to be fascinating. and likely to prove a hit with idol fans. will there be an age restriction on it?

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"Bougrelle, a produced screenwriter and longtime resident of Japan, draws on his film and TV experience to explore his deep interest in the idol phenomenon."

So he's an idol otaku who's usingbthis opportunity to get close to his favorite girls.

Surely an unbiased view will be shared with the world.

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