AKB Idols Offer To Have Fan Babies For Cash

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Non-fans of top otaxploitation idol group AKB48 are aghast at their latest money-making venture: AKBaby, which allows their notoriously creepy fanbase to have babies with the group’s members in exchange for a monthly subscription – much like regular parenthood, in fact…

A ¥1,480 subscription gives fans membership on AKB48’s official site, and access to AKBaby, a freakish application which allows fans to merge their personal photograph with that of one of the idols to create the hypothetical spawn of their unlikely coupling:

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“Won’t you make a baby with me? On the net.

Quite a few seem to be of the opinion that the idols and their promoters are at least as creepy as their fans:

“This is messed up!”

“Crazy!”

“How did they think of some like this…”

“Madness!”

“This is gross.”

“Disgusting!”

“Your pictures…”

“I like AKB but this is…”

What is the point of this?”

“Isn’t that baby sucking her breast?”

“This is utterly horrible.”

“Total mega-madness.”

“They’re actually doing it…”

“No way.”

“Japan is just getting started.”

Moral collapse indeed.


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    Avatar of liddell
    Comment by liddell
    22:59 31/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Hm..sounds like a sneaky scheme to get photos of their fans and collect a database.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    05:03 01/11/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    1. Make site to get fans to up load photos to a data base.
    2. ??????
    3. Profit

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    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    06:04 01/11/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    More like "Get the really creepy fans to upload their pictures to a site so we can document them and both milk them and have extra security at anything they show up at...

    It's like making a "creepy people" registry that you're having the creepy people both come to voluntarily and fund it as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 02/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're asking $227 a year. That's a pretty nice racket they've got going there. Even if only a few hundred people signed up, that's still several thousand dollars a month in revenue. Plus, they've got their photos, in case anything happens. It's a win-win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jee-SUS! o.0

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    Comment by Gitami
    13:23 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Photo recognition software and matching it to concert tickets paid over the internet to track their address.

    Too bad this won't work with middle east terrorist. If you and the President have a child...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are clearly forming a new group! Orz48, an all male group who sing and dance, and follow potential fans around. They'll buy their own CDs to give away to those they obsess over, or just stockpile them. It doesn't matter, as long as they sell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 29/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    #2 Upload entire database to national sex criminal listing.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    10:40 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >“Won’t you make a baby with me? [On the net?]“
    >On the net?

    /mass disappointment envelops

    damnit!
    I thought they were cereal for a minute there~

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this is Artefact we're talking about
    you can't come to SanCom and expect seriousness

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I said that earlier. Anon 1:31 31/10/2011.

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    Comment by Clownjack
    20:12 31/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    However, If it is the plan of "Marriage with an Anime character" and "Child creation of an Anime character", you will do what?

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    Comment by iBox
    20:35 31/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Then the idiots here will be acting like it's a gift from god.

    Its really both funny and pathetic that the ppl here are so against this idea, when they'll all jump at a chance to 'Create a Child' with their 2D characters.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    01:03 01/11/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Kind of agree. I mean I find nothing wrong or really creepy with this. Is a though experiment, a novel use for image processing technology. It really only one step ahead of playing with web cam effects [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3xd8bXlzeU].

    If you are creeped out by this you need a thinker skin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 01/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    THIS.

    and not only here. the comments in 2ch are all bashing the management and the idol otakus... but 99% of the 2ch users ARE OTAKUS THEMSELVES. in other words, they are so "freak" as the ones that spend money with this. maybe more.

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    Comment by Raven
    19:52 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    First of all, Sankaku the trickster strikes again. Even though I know it is coming, you still trip me up with your titles :)

    Second, even tho I am all for capitalism, this has got to be a bad idea. Whatever sympathy or moral high ground idols currently have regarding "stalkers", this will cost the idols a lot of it. It really does come across as someone teasing crack addicts with cheap methadone. This whole marketing concept seems dangerous and irresponsible :(

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    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    06:14 01/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I would have to agree, this really goes beyond the pale. I'm really behind free market, free speech, and all the associated ideals...but this seems almost dangerous.

    They already set up these idols on pedestals for guys to worship and adore, and set up this mythos around them of how wondrous and pure they are. When they fall short of that, you end up with scenarios just shy of riots. Is furthering and profiting off that obsession legal? Well, yes. But is it right? Probably not.

    You could say it's a similar sense to taking a gambling addict and trying to hook them in farther and deeper ways into gambling, with no regard what that does to a person, or how it can ruin their life...except their replacing gambling, which is just a machine and easily replaceable, with a real person, who has their own life and feelings.

    I'm sure these idols feel like something approaching a machine or shrine. People come to them to worship and offer their money and praise onto them, but when they try to act like an actual person, they get attacked. "How dare you not live up to our ideals and dreams!?" I can understand the feeling on both sides, and I certainly can understand the attraction, but it just feels...wrong.

    In the states, the guys and girls that would be the targets of this almost always fall fairly quickly to the temptations swirling about them, and either fall entirely or reinvent themselves as adults, be it actors, musicians or whatnot. The illusion falls quickly here.

    That raises a question. If singers/actors and such in other countries didn't fall quickly to the temptations around them, if their agents and production companies pushed them in line like these guys do...would we all have the same scenario as these idols?

    -K.D.S.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:42 01/11/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Good points, but there is a sort of X-factor that I think is finally coming into effect, and acts like this are almost like the beginnings of the death of this ideal. The free market system is actually incredibly strong. In the US, the issue is that many people are exceptionally short-sighted about how it actually works. When it functions incorrectly, then companies fall, and rightfully so, because it means they aren't giving people what they want. Right now, people in our economy are still trying to force business as usual, and the result is the economy is still tanked. Unless people learn and adapt to the completely adjusted perceptions on the system, then nothing will survive. But that is what is happening, the system is adjusting despite any attempts to hold on to the past, it's just causing more pain than was necessary if those who could change more readily would do so.

    It's like BPH. The market moved like a beast when we found out BPH in plastics can cause all sorts of issues in babies and adults alike, and within weeks BPH was out of plastics across the board because it actually became profitable to say "BPH free!" because as much as we hate the fact that health can be considered a marketing buzz word, it also is what drives the market. The country is more health-conscious due to to new science. Businesses are machines based on the emotion of those they serve, so if we change, they will change.

    In this case, the same is true. The current idol craze has come to a head, with the likes of Aya and the scandals and the reaction in general just feels... wrong, as you said. This collection of lies cannot exist in the current paradigm that the world has entered. Dictators are falling left and right and people are rising up without anyone seeing it coming because we're in a time where truth is unavoidable, so you have two choices, face it and grow, or deny it and fall.

    The Otaku who are in denial of their own life are pathetic to most people, because they ARE pathetic. Lying to yourself is one of the greatest 'sins' a human can do for themselves, yet we all do it. When things become too absurd, then the 'market' shifts based on the perceptions of the people. When things like this happen, and they begin to fail, then the market will change accordingly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 01/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Politic fails here. Some sort of "child protection law" is missing. In other countries you would get into jail for this and your child would have taken away from you for it's own good.

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    Comment by Legion
    18:29 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    The Legion commends Akimoto Yasushi for this ingenious idea.

    (He shall make an EXCELLENT Promotions Manager)

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    Comment by Ishihara Shintaro
    19:25 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    We thought long and hard (fufufu!) about this plan. One one hand, we do not want anyone thinking unpure thoughts about our spotless virginal beauties who are Akihabara's pride and joy. On the other hand, we know that it happens regardless, so this is a way to channel those lonely desires in a technical way rather than a filthy way, and it may keep the creepier elements at a safe distance whilst satisfying their perverted lust.

    The one big plus is that every yen going to these wholesome young ladies is one less yen available for dirty ero manga and H-anime. We learned from the USA's "war on drugs" that if you can strangle the demand, then the supply will wither. Mwuhahahaha!!!

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    Comment by iBox
    19:35 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    You sir, have earned my respect and support.

    Keep up with the awesome work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    If you are the real Ishihara I understand now why you are where you are today politically .

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    If this is the real Ishihara....god bless your soul.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If I were you Ishihara. I keep my ideas to myself and leave other people out of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 01/11/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    This actually makes a funny amount of sense.

    I'm sure it doesn't help your birthrates though. You're thinning out the gene pool but you don't exactly have a big supply to begin with.

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    Comment by Sorrior
    16:28 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Anyone else just COMPLETELY misread that and think it was about them offering to HAVE their fan kids?

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    Comment by Assembly Walker
    17:18 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Me, at first. Until I scrolled down...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You never get what you expect on SanCom

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    Comment by Assembly Walker
    17:29 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, sometimes a real thing appears.

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    Comment by theandysan
    17:45 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    I like that word; otaxploitation.

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    Comment by Octopi
    19:55 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, there should be a new B movie genre where we see poor Otakus
    exploited, then again who would pay to see a movie of everyday life, at leas for most people.

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    Comment by aaa
    19:42 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People who watched it will be otaxploited.

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    Comment by theandysan
    18:29 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, true!

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer

    400 babies!!! From... Kenyans!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    You sure that's not POWERTHIRST in that tit there, lady? Maybe in that Rocket-Gun-shaped baby bottle? Because I wouldn't want my kid deported back to KENYA because he's as fast as KENYANS when he runs as fast as KENYANS against actual KENYANS from KENYA!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    God yes.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    05:02 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here until I read it but it is still creepy though now with big brother connotations.

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    Comment by Imyou
    01:29 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. That's exactly what the headline said, so you didn't misread anything. It was just misrepresented to make us go "WHA?!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn that what I thought, they were promoting AKB members as surrogate "idol" mothers.... lol

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    I misread that as well and got my hopes up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Me too, thought about having sex with them.
    Bangarama

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i want to be that baby

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    Comment by Liusiwei
    22:30 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would appreciate to do this job even no salary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 01/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...do they accept visa?
    >_>
    <_<

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    Comment by You
    18:25 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    I laugh at the 2ch creepy Otakus calling the AKB otakus creepy :3

    And on the topic of this (ridiculously hilarious idea that only the most insane of minds could've thought of): Imma so spending my money on this application :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    *high-fives*

    Imma spending my money on this as well <3

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    Comment by iBox
    18:42 31/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    The most hilarious thing: 2ch Otakus are still creepier than AKB Otakus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    I find the overreaction to this news to be more hilarious than the creepy sadfucks criticizing ideas like this when the anime industry has churned out more disturbing shit in its run to pander to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    @18:55 - My guess, they'll spam and rage so hard that they'll feel it in the morning when they wake up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the mean time, anyone in this anon group wanna spend money on this idea?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol, same time comment fail XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Heres a thought, wtf will these creepy right-wingers do when Ishihara drops the B-bomb on the anime industry?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @19:03 - Whatever bro.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't give a fuck lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Have a vitural baby with Maeda? FUCK YES!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    If the need calls for it, sure :D

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    Comment by You
    19:03 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To all you AKB-anons here, I call dibs on Yukirin! <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @You - And I call dibs on Maeda :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nov 1 2011....thats tmrrw.

    This shall be fun :]

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imma already buying AKB stuff so imma spending money on this.

    Beats supporting the anime industry to pander to the 2ch Otakus by a fucking milestone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @You: Al'right. But Mayuyu is mine =]

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    Comment by iBox
    19:09 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since we're all calling dibs, I place mine on Kasai Tomomi :P

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    Comment by iBox
    19:10 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Oh and, FREE UP VOTES FOR ALL OF YOU ANONS HERE IN THIS MESSAGE REPLY BOX!

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    Comment by iBox
    20:51 31/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    @20:45 -> Oh jesus christ, she's 23. How creepy can that be?

    I bet you'll find it hot if it is a 2D character breast-feeding, even if the 2D character is underage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 31/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    It doesn't make the promotion any less creepy especially that picture of her breastfeeding.







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