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AKB48 Idol Group Looking For Temporary "Onee-san" Member

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Auditions accepted for women 30-years or older

The popular AKB48 idol group is looking for a temporary member for its Papico 2014 spring campaign — and she has to be at least 30.

In the above ad, members of AKB48 announce the campaign, showing that even a mom could join the group.

The idols revealed the "adult AKB48 audition" and the theme "also fun for adults" in Tokyo. Both married and unmarried female professionals and amateurs may apply as long as they are at least 30 years old. There is no max age limit. The winning candidates will star in a commercial and ads with AKB48.

Winners will have to attend daily training sessions and participate in performances and audience greeting events until the promotion ends. After the promotional period, the new member will "graduate" from the group.

Papico is a snack by Japanese snack giant Ezaki Glico, the creators of Pocky. Papico is an novelty icecream that comes in a tube, like a sherbet version of Go-Gurt.

Source: Oricon

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