“Even Precure Is Mocking AKB48 Now!”

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Creepy otaku favourite DokiDoki Precure has stunned viewers (the older ones at any rate) with its less than subtle lambasting of AKB48′s notorious efforts to manipulate music charts and drain otaku wallets by bundling handshaking event tickets with discs.

At issue is a recent episode of DokiDoki Precure (notionally aimed at ten-year-old girls) which features an evil music producer hawking his pop by entreating fans to “buy CDs for the handshaking event tickets.”

The character has been widely interpreted as a thinly veiled parody of AKB producer Yasushi Akimoto, famed for everything from mob ties to not forbidding his girls sex:

“This anime is truly godly, isn’t it? Well done.”

“Precure is pretty bold to take them on…”

“Don’t make enemies of those guys!”

“I don’t think they were solely targeting AKB though.”

“I don’t really see Precure as being in much of a position to criticise AKB though…”

“Precure or AKB, pick your poison.”

“Anime BDs are nothing but special extras, aren’t they?”

“Precure are busily brainwashing little girls into buying anime goods so who are they to talk.”

“They are both targeting creepy otaku with dodgy marketing techniques so who cares.”

“Nice to see some satirical content in a show like this, keep it up!”

“Who cares about them bilking otaku for tickets, the real issue with AKB is them abusing the human rights of these poor children they exploit in their shows.”

“How they market to maniacal fans is not really the issue. The issue is them taking over the music charts and mass media and trying to push their horrible group as ‘national idols.’”

“I’m somehow expecting Precure to be suddenly cancelled very soon.”

“My 6-year-old daughter loves Precure – to think it contains this kind of satire as well…”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:56 28/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I hope the Yakuza doesn't kill the person responsible for this episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    so....... when will i get the japanese equivalent of south park cause i have been waiting for one for years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He's a bad guy for allowing the girls to have sex? Which he should have no controll over wrether they have sex or not anyway? Get over yourselves virgins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 03/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If its part of their job to not have sex, and it is, then they do have control over it. They can get other work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a joke dude, don't get your panties in a bunch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dunno, all I get from PreCure is that the apocalypse can come in really odd ways, schoolgirls are beyond military grade weaponry, and that shoujo and shounen are basically the same genre sometimes. Amusing reference though, to those who compare AKB48 to PreCure due to marketing, at least PreCure episodes have a decent message for kids. The only thing I will give AKB48 is that even the dregs of Japanese pop far surpasses the pop garbage produced by the U.S. these days. At least in the 90's we had the dance choreography to make up for the lackluster product.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “My 6-year-old daughter loves Precure – to think it contains this kind of satire as well…”
    This is pretty normal in western animation. Of course most of the things they satirize aren't run by The Mob.

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    Comment by Neonie
    07:40 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't this episode aired a while ago? Or did they do another one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was last last weeks episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 02/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda unhappy with the way this article starts out.

    Why isn't Madoka ever referred to as "Creepy otaku favorite"? Because it was made for them?

    Every time Precure ends up on this site it's usually because of one bad example of human kind who just happened to like the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 02/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey it's DokiDoki! Precure!

    They're famous now (^ω^ )

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    DokiDoki Precure Mafia. I like the sound of that.

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    Comment by Benoist
    08:11 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It reminds me of an anime old enough to forgot the name, where one of the female characters started an idol career and almost got raped by her producer, named Zunku (like morning musume's Tsunku, for the youngsters who might read).

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    Comment by cutemi2
    13:52 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not a fully fan of AKB48 until a Japinoy was a former member of AKB48, even she has an anime version too.... too bad they didn't have a concert here in PH too due to worldwide tour.

    I'm also a fan of precure since Futari wa Precure was aired in PH but I don't know if it finished the whole series, until i've watched Fresh until Dokidoki. and best part is the essence. even the precure anime also done in PH too as an in-between.

    I don't know what kind of bad comments about precure and akb48 or something like that, but the important part of anime is the storyline, not some action content without thinking about request those anime's aired outside japan, like some terrestrial tv, cable tv or even Direct-to-home satellite tv which is truly free to air.

    Anime is continue to evolving a lot with less stressful way and easy to finish on time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    but i need precure to fap! what should i do?? recently cyclone published many good precure ! i don't want them to stop!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I haven't seen this one, but the series is good for those that have been beaten and abused to at least smile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know what you are talking about, Smile is a great series. Funniest in the franchise, hands down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I’m somehow expecting Precure to be suddenly cancelled very soon"

    knowing the next precure series is hapiness charge precure!
    precure is like those children series, as long as it's popular it can't be canceled (cf. detective conan, pokemon)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's no reason for it to stop on its own, but networks could be, "persuaded", to stop airing it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They cannot - Precure and AKB probably have different yakuzas behind them. Its one yakuza attacking another on tv.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    *waves Miracle Light*
    Kantoku-san, ganbareee~!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it's one Yakuza's employee making fun of another Yakuza. Either way, I wouldn't expect anything to come out of this, you don't survive long in the "honest business" if you are that petty.

    Comment by Anonymous

    “My 6-year-old daughter loves Precure – to think it contains this kind of satire as well…”

    go watch spoongebob

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ICK... SPONGE BOB...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i did take some anime pictures to overwrite spongebob....

    Comment by Purple Mage

    It's about time someone else in entertainment mocked them.
    Really AKB48 needs the full on robot chicken treatment.




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