Not just any four, either—there is Minami "Takamina" Takahashi (18), soon-to-be captain of Team A and arguably the group's alpha personality; along with Atsuko "Acchan" Maeda (18), the de facto "face of AKB48" based on sheer number of media appearances.
Recently the walls of the RocketNews24 office have been echoing with giddy squeals of “Eeeeeee… Takamina!” at a rate of about once per hour. In between, we have been treated to a middle-aged man’s song-stylings of AKB48’s single Koisuru Fortune.
This time the target of her ire is idol groups like AKB48. On a radio show this week, she slammed the idea of them performing for the Tokyo Olympics as “embarrassing.” The comments came as part of a discussion about the announcement by AKB48’s.