AKB48 are celebrating ... selling 602,000 copies in its first week. It is a record for the all-girl band and comes 11 years and two months after Morning Musume became the first girl group to smash the 500,000 barrier. The high profile of the band has.
Popular girl idol group AKB48 ... Year-end Song Festival" — confirmation of its rise to stardom in name and reality. The group's popularity grew into a social phenomenon in 2010 with the single "Heavy Rotation," which featured member Yuko Oshima at.
The wildly popular AKB48 dance/singing troupe sees a general talent pool of 100 young women competing to be in the main band each time a song it released. It has a huge following in Japan, Indonesia, China and Taiwan.
I just thought that putting some context into what transpires would be helpful, as AKB48’s 16-year-old Ryoka Oshima and 18-year-old Shinobu Mogi face off against each other by blowing into a clear tube containing a dead cockroach, which the winner.
creating what are essentially AKB48 clones in Jakarta (JKT48), Taipei (TPE48) and Shanghai (SNH48). JKT48 is the farthest along. The Indonesian group follows the AKB routine exactly, down to the opening cheers, with the same songs and choreographed dancing.
In Japan monomane, or impersonation, is one of the most popular forms of comedy in the country, and some high-profile comedians have made their careers solely out of monomane. Ms. Oshima has been in the spotlight recently for having dropped from first to.