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AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby boinsie » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:24 am

http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/12/tsunku ... tage-pass/
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/entertainm ... 5013/full/

On December 22nd, music producer Tsunku held a press conference for the idol training cafe, “AKIHABARA Backst←→age pass“, at the cafe itself.

“Since this room will be packed with all different sorts of dreams, we’d like to show different kinds of entertainment,” said Tsunku of the cafe. He then added with confidence, “Our rival is Disneyland.”

Although it’s been widely said that the cafe’s greatest competition will be Akihabara-based idol group AKB48, Tsunku showed his professionalism by saying, “Rather than competing with them, let’s all do our best so that we can enliven Japan.”

Visitors to the cafe will be issued an employee ID card to the imaginary management company, “Ruaido Geinousha”, a play on words of the word ‘idol’ (aidoru). As ‘producers’, any foods, drinks, or goods purchased in the cafe will earn the customer “Producer Value Points”, which they can then use to support their ‘oshimen‘ out of the cafe’s workers. Aspiring idols working at the cafe will be given booking preference for outside activities if they accrue a high number of points. As customers climb through the ten “Producer Ranks”, they will be able to earn more points and therefore contribute more to these potential idols.

Many individuals in the music industry have been thinking of ways to tackle the issue of declining CD sales, and Tsunku decided that the solution may be outside of the box. He said he thought up the idea in hopes of creating “a space where music can be experienced”, and – together with his friend and multi-creator Shikura Chiyomaru – began working on the idol training cafe two years ago.

“If we can’t create culture, what happens to Japan’s J-Pop? We feel that it is our responsibility to support new formats,” expressed Tsunku. “After one or two years, we’d like to be able to put out well-trained stars.”

Out of the 1,000+ applicants who applied to work at the cafe, 80 were carefully chosen by Tsunku himself to be potential idols. “We held an audition the same way we did with Morning Musume,” he said, explaining the process by which the employees were chosen. “They have infinite potential.” Tsunku also revealed that he’s even considering collaborations with existing Hello! Project groups.

“I’d like to reveal one [idol] by next summer. We’ll be doing our best so that the stars of the near future can be born, so we would love it if everyone could support us as producers,” said Tsunku.

A special live was also held by the opening staff, who performed the Morning Musume classic “LOVE Machine” for the crowd. The cafe officially opened on December 23rd.
Due to the bolded sentence, this could get interesting. :-o
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Celedam » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:35 am

For more information, see the last couple pages of the Tsunku thread.
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Menno » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:54 am

Reading a proper translation makes it all bit more clear how it actually works, so the customer earns points that he or she can give to his/her favorite girl.

Here's the list with all the girls (with pictures):
http://p.backst.jp/cast_list.php

This is the girl currently in the lead:

Hario Arisa
http://p.backst.jp/cast_detail.php?cid=12

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her blog
http://ameblo.jp/hario-arisa/
http://www.maridana.net/management/arisa.html

She was already an aspiring idol, but hadn't done anything major other then 1 CM.


I wonder when we will see the 1st girls really coming out of the cafe as idols.

ps.
Since some people here don't like the young girls, since this involves actual work most of the girls are 16 or older.
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Rm88 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:58 am

I like these 3, bases on those pics:

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Kohime

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Aria

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Karen

And please, put her in Morning Musume right now XD
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby boinsie » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:02 am

She's the huge Momo fan. :hehe:
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Menno » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:14 am

And the other 3 are members of Afilia Saga East.

Tsunku produced 1 song for them, you can check them out on YouTube.
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Rm88 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:18 am

I appreciate when idols are 100% not idol material, but don't care :lol:

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I'll check them out.

So basically, I like only girls that were already involved with idol stuff :lol:
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Pavlova » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:16 am

He got afilia saga east girls? well I guess they would be already used to working in a cafe!!

I'm a huge Kohime fan *blush*
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby iceymoon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:19 am

ahh i didn't get to visit before i left! they said it would open "late November," but i don't remember seeing any dates. maybe the reason i've only heard about it now is because it was delayed until December or something.

anyway, sounds exciting! ^-^ just hope that being H!P, they know to draw the line on the perviness.. like no pretend dating and stuff please. i don't want that in possible future H!P members. i like that he's focusing on the idea of new ways of experiencing music, so hopefully that will keep it cleaner than other idol experiences (*coughAKBN0cough*).

edit: based on the photos, i like these three girls..
Maho http://p.backst.jp/cast_detail.php?cid=115 (adorable in a mature way!)
Amimin http://p.backst.jp/cast_detail.php?cid=91 (looks like she could be Airi's and Nakki's lovechild)
Ria http://p.backst.jp/cast_detail.php?cid=73 (looks like Kashiyuka! INSTA-LOVE)
i also like the first girl rm88 linked (Kohime). adorable. <3

also, this girl Miran looks like she could be Rinapuu's (cuter) sister..
http://p.backst.jp/cast_detail.php?cid=118
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Pavlova » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:29 am

Maho is also an afilia saga east girl iirc
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby iceymoon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:52 am

i figured she was affiliated with some group/organization, since she's in the section with them. ^-^ still cute!
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby AyuHikaru » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:46 am

This is an interesting concept. I think I'll watch it and see where it goes. *Goes to find an "oshimen"*

OMG ROSE FROM AFILIA SAGA EAST IS THERE I LOVE HER
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Mixi » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:32 pm

Kohime is in this group?! :o

Tsunku also revealed that he’s even considering collaborations with existing Hello! Project groups.


Still waiting for the NGP x H!P collaboration concerts you promised in 2008 after you created NGP :hehe:
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Pavlova » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:37 pm

She IS. And that is amazing.
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby boinsie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:56 am

Several hours ago they were broadcasting live. Here's the recording. ^^

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19501907

Skipping around, the first song I found performed was Momoiro Clover's Hashire! by some Affilia Sage East girl(?) (starting around ~1:53:00). :heart: :heart:
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby SweetBene » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:13 am

Based on pics, I like this girls.
Especially the 1st one Miran :heart:

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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby boinsie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:08 am

I guess that these should go here now...?

TsunTube #27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eW8ACbkYBI

TsunTube Award 2011
They go through a bunch of clips from the past year of TsunTube episodes and give out awards to girls.
This actually kind of makes me wish I'd watched the past episodes. So much of it looks semi-hilarious and anti-idol. XD
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby Menno » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:34 am

^ Am I the only one that actually watches the show (although I did skip the Darts & Mahjong episodes).

boinsie wrote:Several hours ago they were broadcasting live. Here's the recording. ^^

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19501907

Skipping around, the first song I found performed was Momoiro Clover's Hashire! by some Affilia Sage East girl(?) (starting around ~1:53:00). :heart: :heart:

It's worth while skipping ahead to the 2nd part of the broadcast, the sound is terrible at the beginning.
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby bunnykaisui » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:36 am

I do watch them all xD

I hope Rose keeps at least working here, since she's graduating from Afilia ; _ ;

Pavlova wrote:Maho is also an afilia saga east girl iirc

Yep, she's an Afilia member (My favorite member btw :heart: )

Tsunku and Chiyomaru, I think I like your AKB48xDearStagexIDOLM@STER project :P
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Re: AKIHABARA Backstage PASS

Postby skawt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Um...

Tsunku why can't you concentrate on your current groups before trying to make your TNX48 that is going to flop.
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