Yes, you read that right. Fans Aimi Eguchi, who recently was introduced as the newest member of the Japanese idol group AKB 48, were blown away when they found out that she was actually a computer generated version of the “best features” of six of her other group members. You should know that AKB 48 actually has 61 other members – essentially, a sports team LOL.
Last week, she debuted in a candy commercial, with the slogan, “Hitotsubu 300 meter,” and no one seems to know what the eff that even means. Fans apparently figured out that she was a fake through subtle clues, such as her favorite sport being “track and field,” her birthdate was February 11 (coincidentally the date the candy company Ezaki Glico was founded), and her striking resemblance to her band mates.
I can totally see this becoming the norm. Imagine companies digitally manufacturing their celebrities, rather than dealing with the real thing. That way they wouldn’t have to deal with the B.S. they get from Lindsay Lohan and the likes. Check out the commercial below.