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New AKB48 documentary to be released in February

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A new documentary on mega-popular all-girl idol group AKB48 will be released in theaters next Feb 1. It is titled "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain shojotachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru?" and is the third in a series going behind the scenes with the girls.

This time, the documentary focuses on Atsuko Maeda's graduation from the group in August and their first concert at Tokyo Dome.

Yasushi Akimoto, producer of the group, promised some sensational revelations, according to Nikkan Sports.

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It says a lot about Japan, the mass obsession with these teenage girls by much of the population. Anywhere in the world you would expect kids and teens to be excited about such a pop band, but in Japan adults seem equally obsessed. Especially 30-50yr old men, which is worrying.

Come on Japan, how did you slide from the epic arts and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries to the fluffy plastic nonsense like AKB48, XYZ48 etc...??? It is shameful that you do not foster and support more adult and more inspired trends.

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I am pretty sure it will be banal. Nevertheless more millions for Akimoto.

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Weak, another promotional tear jerker.

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Can't wait. First day attendee. These girls are so cute!

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They are milking this product for everything they can.

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No thanks, crap

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Wow this is great, I totally care about this.

no one
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the sooner they disappear off the radar, the better...

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Documentary. Is it someone's dissertation?

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Oh, joy! A kiddy porn documentary. You can bet all the sukebe o'yajis have their copy on order. My 8 year old daughter likes AKB, but even she thinks their film clips are sukebe.

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Yawn........

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The only DVD in entertainment history with a title that takes longer to read than its running time.

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Anywhere in the world you would expect kids and teens to be excited about such a pop band

Ever heard of the Spice Girls? I couldn't go to the supermarket in Oxford without hearing their infamous first song...

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Yet another reason to stay in bed that month.

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tkoind2OCT. 23, 2012 - 08:09AM JST It says a lot about Japan, the mass obsession with these teenage girls by much of the population. Anywhere in the world you would expect kids and teens to be excited about such a pop band, but in Japan adults seem equally obsessed. Especially 30-50yr old men, which is worrying. Come on Japan, how did you slide from the epic arts and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries to the fluffy plastic nonsense like AKB48, XYZ48 etc...??? It is shameful that you do not foster and support more adult and more inspired trends.

Yep 100% agree and it's sad how times have now changed.

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I am interested to know how these girls parents truly feel about 50 year old otakus buying pics of their "little girls" and plasting them all over their homes and doing (other non nice things) with them. I for one would be grosed out at the thought that I would not even want my daughter being one of these little tarts > < Sorry but that's what they are. Role models??!?! I think not.

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@monolocco:

I am interested to know how these girls parents truly feel about 50 year old otakus buying pics of their "little girls" and plasting them all over their homes and doing (other non nice things) with them.

I wouldn't doubt that there are some creepy otaku's that have psychological issues and obsess over these young women (and girls), but is it really that big of a problem? I'm not saying it's never happened but I've never heard of any of them being stalked or abducted or worse.

However I do wonder what the parents of the younger girls are thinking with respect to how their under aged children are portrayed at times by the company that manages them.

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thats great i wait to looking forward!!

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