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Submission + - Japanese Pop Idol Shocks Fans - She Isnt Real (singularityhub.com)

kkleiner writes: "She was the newest member of the very popular all-girl Japanese idol group AKB 48. Upon seeing the new face appear on a candy commercial, the band’s faithful took to the message boards: Who is Aimi Eguchi? This past Sunday, Ezaki Glico, the candy company which aired the commercial, confirmed what many of AKB 48’s fans had come to suspect: Aimi Eguchi wasn’t real. The new group member, it turns out, was a computer-generated composite of the real band members."
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Japanese Pop Idol Shocks Fans - She Isnt Real

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