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Subject: AKB48
Remember kids, browse the web with purpose or you'll come across unspeakable
eldritch evils. There's a J-pop group out there called AKB48 that has, for reasons
best left unexplored, 48 members. They generally perform in three split teams of
16 each, which doesn't make it a third less absurd. Picture:

[Image: http://www.prismnet.com/~kkc/gamesx/akb48.jpg]

I didn't post this in the music forum because it's really not about the music. :)
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That's...  Seriously...  I mean, wow.  How is that logistically a good idea?  When they perform are they in the same building, or linked by video from 3 places large enough to hold one 16-girl segment at a time?

I can just see them arriving on HeyHeyHey Mucic Champ, and half the show is just a stream of giggling wide-eyed girls pouring out a door onto the stage.

How bizarre.
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Pictures of a more manageable size. These are apparently head shots from some liner notes:

[Image: http://www.prismnet.com/~kkc/gamesx/akb48teama2007.jpg]
[Image: http://www.prismnet.com/~kkc/gamesx/akb48teamb2007.jpg]
[Image: http://www.prismnet.com/~kkc/gamesx/akb48teamk2007.jpg]
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Kotaku reports on a PSP bundle with an AKB48 theme. The thing that makes it art is the UMD case sleeve insert collection, which allows you to put any one band member on the front of the case.

http://kotaku.com/5637405/a-pricey-psp-bundle-with-48-girl…

I must find a compelling reason not to buy this.
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I was really quite surprised to find these girls everywhere when I was in Japan.  I think they were on one of four ads on TV every night.  For a manufactured phenomenon it's quite successful.
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Here is an updated roster from this month. Because it's vital information critical to the survival of our civilization.

[Image: https://www.prismnet.com/~kkc/gamesx/AKB48GE2014OG(Ver.Q).pinup.2s.jpg]
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