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Karina, AKB48's Yuko Oshima to costar in drama

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Model and actress Karina, 27, is to star in Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Watashi Ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu." The show is to co-star Yuriko Yoshitaka, 23, and AKB48 subunit Team K member Yuko Oshima, 22. The series will mark the first time Oshima has been a regular in a TV drama.

Speaking at an event at Fuji TV, Oshima said: "I'm going to try my best not to hold Yuriko and Karina back. We aren't allowed to have relationships as members of AKB48, so I'm hoping to enjoy love vicariously through my character."

The drama will also star Izumi Inamori, 39, Kei Tanaka, 27, Masato Hagiwara, 40, and will air from October on Mondays at 9 p.m.

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Speaking at an event at Fuji TV, Oshima said: “I’m going to try my best not to hold Yuriko and Karina back. We aren’t allowed to have relationships as members of AKB48, so I’m hoping to enjoy love vicariously through my character.”

The things kids will put up with nowadays in order to launch a lucrative AV career later...

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"subunit Team K member" Enough is enough JT. If you want adult discussion cut out this idiocy. There is plenty of entertainment in Japan especially for those who have never been. This is bottom of the barrel stuff.

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We aren’t allowed to have relationships as members of AKB48, so I’m hoping to enjoy love vicariously through my character.

As many AKB fans are likewise unable to have relationships with the opposite sex, they too can love vicariously through her character. A real stroke of marketing genius here.

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"We aren’t allowed to have relationships as members of AKB48, so I’m hoping to enjoy love vicariously through my character.”

That's just a sad thing to hear someone say.

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That's just a sad thing to hear someone say.

I agree, it almost sounds like a cry for help.

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Message to JT staff-san, Team K isn't a sub-unit. No Sleeves, Watarirouka Hashiritai are sub-units Team K is one of AKB's official teams.

Oshima Yuko is hysterical, best of luck to her.

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This is FANTASTIC news!

I am SO happy!

BRILLIANT move!

TOTALLY meaningless!

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“I’m going to try my best not to hold Yuriko and Karina back. We aren’t allowed to have relationships as members of AKB48, so I’m hoping to enjoy love vicariously through my character.”

Why no dating allowed? Don't they get lonely?

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Why no dating allowed? Don't they get lonely?

It's like this for some groups outside of Japan too. I think Westlife the boy band has that clause in their contracts too.

It's to prevent any "problems" from screwing things up.

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It's to prevent any "problems" from screwing things up.

More like to prevent the girls from getting knocked up and cause a scandal. shrugs

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Why no dating allowed? Don't they get lonely?

You havent thought too deeply about this question, have you?

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More like to prevent the girls from getting knocked up and cause a scandal. shrugs

More likely to maintain and image of "cuteness" and purity. Even though all the AKB48 otakus probably fap to pictures of them all day long, they don't want to think of them getting intimate with a man IRL. Just look at Aya Hirano, who was the seiyuu for Haruhi Suzumiya. When her loyal otaku fans found out she was banging members of her band they freaked out and boycotted her. Which leads to the company losing money which is why they probably have clauses like this.

Basically they know that their biggest and most devout fanbase will be forever alone and don't like the thought of their obession being with someone so they won't allow them to have a relationship. Quite sad really.

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More likely to maintain and image of "cuteness" and purity. Even though all the AKB48 otakus probably fap to pictures of them all day long, they don't want to think of them getting intimate with a man IRL. Just look at Aya Hirano, who was the seiyuu for Haruhi Suzumiya. When her loyal otaku fans found out she was banging members of her band they freaked out and boycotted her. Which leads to the company losing money which is why they probably have clauses like this.

Basically they know that their biggest and most devout fanbase will be forever alone and don't like the thought of their obession being with someone so they won't allow them to have a relationship. Quite sad really.

Although I admit that I'm not Japanese and that I would not understand,I've learned something from reading this: it was as a result of Ms. Hirano being intimate with all of those bandmates she had which caused many of the companies who employ such seiyuu and/or groups to create such clauses in the first place- Hence the fact that there are so many fan clubs in Japan that are fiercely devoted to them, and why there weren't any problems NOW to screw them up.

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