AKB48 “super-carnivore” Rino Sashihara has apparently managing to secure 9108 votes (worth some 14 million yen), thanks to a new cohort of creepy Chinese otaku as flush with funds as their Japanese counterparts.
Rino picked up “9108″ votes:
Mayu Watanabe managed a more modest extreme of obsessive devotion, with only 5566:
Jurina Matsui’s 5211:
Baidu’s forums are starting to put even 2ch to shame, with big-spenders putting almost as much effort into making sure their creepy competitors know their boasts are genuine as they do into actually casting the votes: