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大人 AKB48: Looking for New Members Age 30+

Discussion in 'AKB48 News & Releases' started by Under The Ribbon, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Under The Ribbon

    Under The Ribbon Kenkyuusei

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    Sources:
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140 ... 3-oric-ent
    http://mainichi.jp/mantan/news/20140304 ... 3000c.html

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyfrUTLzPdI[/yt]

    Before you ask, no, you probably won't be seeing 30+ women joining the main teams permanently or anything. It's nothing like that. It's just a temporary thing. So far it just seems like another "media-worthy event" like the whole Toyota "Idols that come to meet you" event.

    Welp, just when you thought they were gonna stop pumping out crazy ideas.

    It seems like someone from tumblr already did a translation of the event, actually:

    Here's the actual CM, it's kinda cute:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpJ7FyUdB20[/yt]
     
  2. Faint

    Faint Kenkyuusei

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    so my question is, what was the point of graduating SDN48 then?
    I wonder if Rachel will be here :awesome: (I hope not)
     
  3. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Does it say anything about whether or not the applicant can be pregnant? :awesome:
     
  4. Kinenbi

    Kinenbi Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    More gimmicks for AKB48, great. SDN was fun, why can't we have a group like that again?
     
  5. Under The Ribbon

    Under The Ribbon Kenkyuusei

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    Well yeah, it's pretty much just a gimmick.

    But- eh, I don't really mind this one. It's not something that totally messes up the current teams like certain recent events (all recent events?), and this one's really just for fun it seems, kinda like Aimi Eguchi or the Detective AKB things.
     
  6. otoppoi

    otoppoi Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    YES, here's my chance! :^O^:

    It sounds like one of the more interesting promotional gimmicks, at least. I hope that group of mothers who performed GM5 during that AKBingo competition enter! If this were going to be an actual group I'd be secretly hoping for the members of Melon Kinenbi to audition. :awesome:

    edit: oops, I missed that it was just one member they were looking for.
     
  7. sillythings

    sillythings Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Glico has had many different campaigns with AKB48~ They have really good PR ideas: Aisu no Mi (Aimi Eguchi) and the Acchan murder detective stories. Looking forward to the fun they come up with for this one.
     
  8. Open_SaysaMe

    Open_SaysaMe Kenkyuusei

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    Well this doesn't seem that bad. They're looking for just one woman and for just a limited period of time and, anyway, it's not anything new, since there has been SDN and OJS. It won't affect the AKB teams/members so I don't care :p Just don't pull any more ideas of draft members please! :hmm:
     
  9. Hanae

    Hanae Kenkyuusei

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    I heard glico was baring all the cost for this.

    I won't be surprise if kintaro pops up here.....
     
  10. ForrestFuller

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    Hoping the chick they pick is a mom. Just so the kid or kids can become popular at the school they go to.
     
  11. Deyan

    Deyan Kenkyuusei

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    I see what you mean there... That would be awesome! :inlove:
     
  12. atsukoD

    atsukoD Kenkyuusei

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    It would be interesting if the mother of a member gets the spot, especially popular member.
     
  13. flutterbyu

    flutterbyu Kenkyuusei

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    Oh good. AKB just doesn't have enough members, so thank God they're adding more (even if it's only temporary).

    But really... is there a huge demand for middle aged idols?
     
  14. Reveen

    Reveen Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Wakatabe Haruka may not be a particularly popular member but her mother was an idol in Fukuoka when she was younger (and is still a tv presenter there)

    I just hope Nonti enters this, that would be so funny :lol:
     
  15. Silenka

    Silenka Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I'm positive there are at least some people who are interested in middle aged women. "Cougar chasers" are a thing, after all :D

    This looks interesting. But as for all the "making middle aged women idols" things, I'd rather see a new SDN group than just a gimmicky CM. I suppose it'll never happen though :^^;:
     
  16. Faint

    Faint Kenkyuusei

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    speaking of OJS i wish they would make another release, their first single was good. maybe even a stage? [hehe] they could collab with this otona project.
     
  17. flutterbyu

    flutterbyu Kenkyuusei

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    I feel like I should know this, but who was the girl on the end in the CM? Was it Owada Nana?
     
  18. otoppoi

    otoppoi Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Yes.

    And geez, what is this, 2chan? 30 is not "middle-aged". :cute: We've got 48 members who are just a few years shy of being eligible for this, let's not put push them into a nursing home just yet!
     
  19. Under The Ribbon

    Under The Ribbon Kenkyuusei

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    If anyone on s48 can actually apply, then they should totally do it. It'd be awesome if the winner was part of the international fandom.
     
  20. patapataful

    patapataful Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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