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NEWS: AKB48's Atsuko Maeda Leaves Idol Group




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johnndergrosse



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:24 am Reply with quote
Eeeeeh?! Seriously?

She was a major cornerstone of AKB48.
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maxxjulie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:50 pm Reply with quote
she almost always front and center when they perform or appear anywhere on tv. this is nuts!
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DavidShallcross



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:01 pm Reply with quote
I expect being in an idol group would be stifling for an adult, and AKB48 is kind of large to be open to renegotiating individual contract terms as the talent matures.
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LaFreccia



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:23 pm Reply with quote
DavidShallcross wrote:
I expect being in an idol group would be stifling for an adult


Not to mention you can get sick of any job after six years.
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LUNI_TUNZ



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:20 am Reply with quote
I'm curious what the turn-over rate for this ridiculously large idol group is.

And does anybody ever notice?
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:35 am Reply with quote
According to various news sources, a 30-year-old male fan has "reportedly" committed suicide with a knife and hospitalized. Rolling Eyes
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:41 am Reply with quote
She got too old, pushed out, or got a boyfriend/pregnant. Laughing

Or simply she got tired of getting paid peanuts while the old men at the agency are raking the dough.
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octopodpie
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:54 pm Reply with quote
The original source states she left for emotional reasons.
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:03 pm Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
According to various news sources, a 30-year-old male fan has "reportedly" committed suicide with a knife and hospitalized. Rolling Eyes


How Japan can continue to foster this unhealthy obsession of idols....I guess the companies really do care about just the money.
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:26 am Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
dormcat wrote:
According to various news sources, a 30-year-old male fan has "reportedly" committed suicide with a knife and hospitalized. Rolling Eyes

How Japan can continue to foster this unhealthy obsession of idols....I guess the companies really do care about just the money.

As the heat goes off, more and more sources point out the "suicide" was nothing but a net hoax. Rolling Eyes
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