Monday, August 6, 2012

MMM: Expanding Cultural Horizons

The history of the band responsible for today's selection needs more explanation than I care to give. Thankfully, Wikipedia has a lengthy explanation behind the phenomenon that is AKB48. For those too lazy to delve into the full version, here's the short of it:

AKB48 is a girl group with 64 members based on the concept of "idols you can meet." The girls, who are from ages fourteen to twenty and over, are broken into four teams of 16 and they perform live every day at their own theater in Akihabara, Tokyo (btw, it's the source of their name A-K-B). They have become insanely popular in Japan and the concept, and the girls, are expanding worldwide.

This week's selection is AKB48's seventeenth single from 2010. Enjoy!

AKB48 - Heavy Rotation

Their appeal really is a mystery, isn't it?

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  1. Yeah, their popularity is a conundrum, all right. Can I guess a trip to their theater is on your wish list?

  2. They'll be so much to do in Japan, not sure if a trip to the AKB48 theater will be in order, or if it will even be standing by the time I get there. Besides, due to their popularity, you can only get tickets by lottery!