Japan’s 140-member supergroup AKB48 is holding its second annual draft next month, in which sub-teams will choose new members from a draft of 48 young hopefuls. And among the finalists is one of the youngest potential members the group has ever seen.
Atsuko Maeda, 17, a member of idol group AKB48, on Sunday held an event to introduce her first “gravure” photo book at Fukuya-shoten book shop in Ginza. More than 1,500 fans turned up to greet Maeda. Maeda, who posed for the bikini shots in Phuket.
AKB48 member Haruka Ishida will play Hatsune Miku, AKB48 member Miori Ichikawa will play Kagamine Rin, actor Yuki Torigoe will play Kagamine Len, and gravure idol and singer Maho Tomita will play Megurine Luka. Additionally, actress Ai Hasegawa will play.
There's an seemingly endless stream of gravure idols, models who are ... Against that questionable backdrop, forums and websites lit up as Fujiko's first DVD hit idol shops in Akihabara and Osaka's Den-Den Town. It wasn't her figure.
When you really stop and think about it, the concept of idol singers is a little strange. At its core, the idea is to leverage the performers’ good looks into higher sales than they could achieve through their musical talents alone. We realize that in.