The popular AKB48 idol group is looking for a temporary member for its Papico ... Papico is a snack by Japanese snack giant Ezaki Glico, the creators of Pocky. Papico is an novelty icecream that comes in a tube, like a sherbet version of Go-Gurt.
AKB48 is now recruiting one limited-time member (between April 12 and August 31) who is over 30 years old for a promotional campaign for Ezaki Glico's Papico ice cream. The winner will make her debut as a center member of the nationally popular idol group.
AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda, 20, has been chosen to play a detective in a series of ads for an ice-cream range from Glico. Maeda is to take a starring role in a series of television commercials and print advertisements for Ezaki Glico's Aisu no Makoto.
Ezaki Glico, was founded. The company’s slogan 'Hitotsubu 300 meter' also sounded like Aimi's favourite track and field sport, the 300 metres. AKB48’s management company tried to defend Eguchi’s. 'She’s real. She didn’t take the 12th generation.
Eguchi also appeared in a 15-second television commercial for a Japanese confectionary company, Ezaki Glico, raising suspicions of some die-hard AKB48 fans as usually only the most popular group members – as voted for by fans - star on TV. Soon.
Well, “good” news: Japanese pop group AKB48 and and their candy company sponsor Ezaki Glico just trolled everybody hard by adding a new member to the group named Aimi Eguchi. As you can see in the videos below, she’s adorable but vaguely creepy.
The group's fans also questioned the perfect pop star's resemblance ... Confectionary maker Ezaki Glico which uses Eguchi for their marketing campaign has now published a tool on its website allowing fans to create their own AKB48 girls and share them.
So when Aimi Eguchi appeared in a candy commercial soon after joining AKB48, fans were understandably suspicious ... Eguchi wasn't conceived in the womb, but rather, inside a computer. Ezaki Glico, the candy company that first aired the commercial.
it seems a no-brainer that the bite-size fruit ice cream will go down more easily than its name — “Ezaki Guriko Hitokuchi Saizu Aisu no Mi.” But just to be sure, Glico has gone a step further. Fans of the all-girl-next-door AKB48 – often middle.
Eguchi also appeared in a 15-second television commercial for a Japanese confectionary company, Ezaki Glico, raising suspicions of some die-hard AKB48 fans as usually only the most popular group members - as voted for by fans - star on TV. Some fans.