Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose sides

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  1. RTBandGeek4ever

    RTBandGeek4ever Kenkyuusei

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    Recently, news have broken out saying Akimoto might be deciding to spread the AKB48 industry "outside of Japan."

    According to http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201102010478.html Akimoto is currently looking into expansion into Taiwan.

    Is this a right choice? Should he try to make AKB48 into an international idol group? Should AKB48 remain as the popular group that resembles the greatness of Japan? Why would he do it though?

    Post your thoughts on this discussion on what YOU think is right.
     
  2. honeysenpai

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    i feel like this thread was made before a bunch of times already

    no i do not think he should spread internationally
     
  3. RTBandGeek4ever

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    Ahaha. Sorry ^-^ Didn't realize that it was talked about THAT much. Well, it doesn't hurt to post more so more can know about this.
     
  4. wendychi

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    No. Japanese idol groups don't belong elsewhere, IMO.
     
  5. Cristafari

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    NO
     
  6. JAKKfromAKB48

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    I think as long as it's not AKB48 IN Taiwan then it's fine, they can make re-make groups in other countries. It can just be formatted like AKB48 and not EXACTLY like it
     
  7. Wolfic

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    ^
    What's wrong with Taiwan?
     
  8. JAKKfromAKB48

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    Theres nothing wrong with Taiwan, I just don't want AKB48 making a Chinease debut, or a debut ANYWHERE else
     
  9. Youkokurama

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    sigh. this topic again.

    ok, i guess it gives me an excuse to give my stand once more:

    NO.

    but they can always create a group that functions like akb as long as:

    - they keep their faces out of akb albums/singles/dvds/etc.
    - they don't force my akb girls to sing in any language other than japanese (something they already did with sdn that i'm not very happy about)
    - they don't link themselves to akb too closely to affect the group. if their members run into scandals, or decide to kill each other for money, or their management act like plain idiots, i wouldn't really mind as long as it doesn't affect akb.
     
  10. Ueno

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    No.

    I think it's pretty unnecesary and it looks a tad desperate imo (ie. Morning Musume, even though I used to love them).

    C: And since I'll be living in/near Japan, I'd prefer if they stay there ww.
     
  11. Mr Waffle

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    At this point I think I should add "Taiwan48" to the banned words list... :fp:
     
  12. writerserenyty

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    I think making a group in another country probably wouldn't work, but I think spreading promotion overseas isn't a bad idea. AKB is already pretty much dominating Japan and it might be interesting to try and see them promote overseas.

    That being said, even though an overseas group is probably a bad idea, if Aki-P makes a US group I want in. Even though I'm JUST too old to join AKB. :(
     
  13. sola0713

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    Spot on, wendy.

    Second that. Hell, I don't want Yukirin to start singing in chinese even though that's my mother-tongue. -_-

    Didn't this same-topic-ed thread DIE in the Announcements section? Like, nobody wanted to discuss it anymore. xD
     
  14. Shoudou

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    Definetely NOT

    Idols are unique in the world and, maybe i am wrong with other countries, but i have seen some imitations here in Spain by some otakus people (I mean anime conventions) and was so pathetic...
     
  15. karles48

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    The only think I'd like is that the original AKB48 members visited Europe at least once every year so all the european fans were allowed to see them in person at a reasonable cost (and, of course, it would be nice too if the members coming were not always the same or the less famous). Anything else, from 'clone' groups to groups adapted to each country customs, would never be the same and it would be too easy that those groups were tainted for the country bad habits...so my answer is No.
     
  16. JedixKnight

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    Hmm a few internation tours would be good.... but not to often... as it would spoil the idea of "Idols you can meet everyday". However, exporting the idea out of Japan would be a bad bad bad idea.... firstly, AKB48 would then lose their popularity, which means their singles sales would plummet... secondly, chances of producing sub-standard groups in other countries are high.... on top of this... IF they were to form... what language will they sing their song in? English? Japanese? therefore spreading the idea is a no-no~~ :D
     
  17. Llewella

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    International concerts : oh so yes ! (but please, not when I am in Japan as it was for the Paris convention)
    International sister groups : absolutely no !
     
  18. doraemon423

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    No, please dont do it!! If they do it, I'm afraid they might end up like Wonder Girls]]: Then they will be less active in releasing songs and thus lose their great popularity]:
     
  19. Ampersand

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    DO. NOT. WANT.

    Why? Because right now, the real genuine article actually comes by and performs now and then. If some horrible local imitation or international variant rose up, what if THEY end up performing in my country when it could have been the real thing? [wonder]

    I don't want Akimoto to say, "Well they have XXX48 so I don't need to send AKB48 there anymore". :(
     
  20. RaysOfMorningGlory

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    Re: Should AKB48 spread internationally? Yes or No. Choose s

    No it's not a good idea as doraemon423 mentioned Wonder Girls there careers are in limbo since the US debut. They even opened for the Jonas Brothers one of the most famous artist in USA that teens, tween, and other peoples like. It would be great to go to perform internationally like Karles48 says, but if they try to make them migrate and sing in many different countries the girls might burnout. They already are having issues with idols you can meet idea because the stages aren't as active as before. etc

    This is just my opinion on it.
     

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