AKB48 Fans Lose Minegishi Cards: “But I Spent $5,000!”


Not content with merely demoting freshly shorn AKB48 idol Minami Minegishi to “trainee” status for her disgraceful lack of chastity, her management have also stripped her of her online card game presence – outraging those of her fans who had obediently sunk all their money into it.

Minegishi-related features are to be dropped from GREE’s AKB48-themed “AKB48 Stage Fighter” moneysink at the start of March, as the hapless starlet is no longer fit to rub shoulders with the dozens of idols who have yet to be found out.

There are also fears that porn star fraterniser Yuki Kashiwagi could face similar exile, though she has yet to formally punished.

The game, which supposedly boasts 3 million users, offers the usual quasi-gambling “social gaming” features coupled with the opportunity to buy AKB-related digital cards.

Minegishi’s demotion was to have been treated the same as an orderly “graduation” (which also results in removal), but the speed with which the scandal unfolded has meant fans lacked much in the way of warning, throwing their collections into chaos, and prompting much delighted mockery of fans who have seen their collections go the way of their idol’s hymen:

“This is awful, I spent ¥400,000 collecting her cards!”

“Is Yukirin going to face the same fate? It’ll be awful if I lose it all as well…”

“Serves you right!”

“You spent 400k on some worthless data…”

“They got bored being swindled for handshaking event tickets and worthless goods, and had to try one of these games?”

“Just exchange the cards for skinhead editions, problem solved.”

“Anyone dumb enough to have anything to do with either GREE or AKB48 deserves whatever they get.”

“The twin masters of parting rubes from their cash.”

“If they are playing pachinko as well it is a full set.”

“They must be, there is AKB48 pachinko as well after all.”

“Sell your collections while you can. Oh, you can’t…”

On the positive side, disgusted fans have at least been saved the trouble of burning their collections.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 09/02/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Oh noes, I lost 5k dollars. Those bastards.

    *buys 5k tickets worth for other girl*

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He could have bought himself a real girlfriend with that type of money. Or at the very least, move out of his parents basement.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:47 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He probably could have got himself a Chinese or Russian bride with that kind of money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 12/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, to be honest...

    Every guy spends much more on one girl. >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 11/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Creepy Japan is creepy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it says he's spending 5K on just ONE GIRL....it doesn't really say how much he's spending on the others >.>

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    18:25 09/02/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Some people have way too much pocket money.
    Some have way too few brains.
    Some have both.

    Isn't "taking advantage of a disabled person" a felony in Japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 09/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Some people are being fangoriously devoured by a gelatinous monster. Hillary's legs are being digested.

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    Comment by Benoist
    20:05 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope you typed this with boxing gloves

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    19:18 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some people have rigged the enemy base with explosives.

    Albert has.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:51 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Being gullible and stupid isn't a disability.

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    Comment by H1z
    23:13 09/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If it was 80, 90% of the world would be disable.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:52 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    With kind of money he's probably wasting in total he could get a mail order bride and still have enough left over to bribe the corrupt Japanese department of immigration.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If these guys were interested in real women they wouldn't be in this situation in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    psh, and people wonder why these factory idols are still in business >.>

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    Comment by Pyrus
    05:02 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    As you know, things done in factories are way cheaper than things done by a master craftsman. They are also done in way greater numbers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "disabled person" huh? nice way for saying moron :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i do think morrowind is an even better way to say "moron".

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is Morrowind too hard for you doofus?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    from the very beginning, selling themselves is the main point for those akb girls, so the scandal shouldn't be so suprising. Theyre entertainers, they thrive on publicity stunts like these.
    They'll still get a good paying new gigs in the entertainment industry.

    But for the athletes who were involved, well.. they're fucked. if their club/team/federation condemns them, all thats left for them is the lower competition that probably pays significantly lower wages.

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    Comment by Actar
    20:07 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You see, that's why I never saw any sense into putting real world money into online collectables/items. The item that you 'bought' is stored somewhere on someone else's server and once the game is shut down, there goes your items as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 15/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, if the game's free to play then paying for something in-game is actually what makes the server stay online.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:56 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And I thought FarmVille users were morons...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They are. They just fall into a different category.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ......what is up with Japan......how can a country with such insane ideas about sex still have any sort of population......and the crazy fans......do these Idol Managers own the girls or something??? what is the deal with that......and how can they have such cray extreme porn and love to degrade themselves but yet react like this when a celebrity is found to be human and has sex.......i thought Japanese were not having sex anymore, just creepy guys in their parents basements wanking.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    07:21 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    so does this mean they're not scraping the whole game, just her cards? sounds like a refund is in order for the fans; and maybe some reconstructive surgery on the hymen...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's hard to feel bad for these people when they look so pathetic and stupid to begin with

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    Comment by TNinja
    03:03 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's... a card game...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    AKB exist in every media in some form

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese people need to invest more is psychiatrists, more nutbags there than anywere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    This pleases me.
    Though they shouldn't have taken the cards away from those that bought them, just make it a sort of legacy card no longer available.

    Hell even give the option to those that already had it of burning it in the game.


    I'm sure some otku would actually pay to burn the virtual card they had.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently female pop idols aren't allowed to have sex...

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    07:58 11/02/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    No. A perceived innocence is important in the idol business, much like prostitution. An idol's value is enhanced if dedicated fans think that they have a shot at being their favorite's 'first'

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 14/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a single fuck is given :3 If you are stupid enough to fell for it, serves you right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 12/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL they caused her to go into a britany spear's meltdown because she dated a boy?

    It's really none of her business that she can date contract or not. She's human too and needs a hubby admist the sea of seamen sprayed otaku garbage.

    That's one stupid code from the AKHB that needs to be lifted. Sure the sellout is cute virgin girls but it's just the role they are playing as. Their real and personal lives should be separated and respected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 16/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "BURN baby BURN"
    --Lina Inverse

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 02/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    typical reptiloyd

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 02/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    soon all of this reptilian filth will be removed from the Earth

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 02/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    she is typical reptiloyd

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "A fool and his money are soon parted."

    "There's a sucker born every minute."

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When we were in a hurry preparing for the streaming and we have received a report that Minegishi really wants to apologize personally with her hair shaved. We felt how strong her will and feeling towards AKB48 was, so we decided to stream the video as we planned.

    â–¡ Was it necessary to shave her hair?

    It wouldn't be necessary even if you ask if it was necessary or not. It was just that Minegishi really wanted to convey how strong her feeling was.

    â–¡ Did anybody stop her from shaving her hair?

    I heard that when she came out from the make up room, she had already shaved her hair. It seems that the staff beside her did stop her. However, I heard that she said that people might think of her as a fool, but she really wanted to put her reflection into action, so she cut her bangs using scissors without losing control over herself.

    â–¡ Isn't it unfair that the punishment for each of the members who had scandals were different?

    It would be better if we can establish the same rule. However, we are experiencing a dilemma because it is difficult to conceive a common rule since each member is under a different situation.
    For example, a member had been warned many times, but did not listen to anyone and created a scandal.
    There was also a member who wanted to pursue her dreams and was about to plan on graduating when a scandal about her was exposed.
    There was also a member whose past was discovered.
    There was also a member whose scandal was not exposed, but still had a huge rule violation.
    Please do understand that we have to make decisions with consideration to many circumstances.

    â–¡ There was a photo of Minegishi, which has been uploaded on the internet, where she looked like she was having fun with the first generation members. Did she really reflect on her actions?

    Before the rehearsals of the theater performance of Team B, I saw Minegishi who came to apologize with an exhausted expression on her face, so I can say that she has reflected on her actions. At the same time, it seemed like she was trying her best not to make people around her feel worried. I think that is the reason why the members of the same generation as her were encouraging Minegishi who was feeling depressed.

    We, the managing team, would like to support the members who are trying their best to pursue their dreams by having continuous discussion with them.

    Tomonobu Togasaki
    AKB Group Theater General Manager


    pshhh I am curious now to see which member didn't get the scandal yet and remained hidden

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 11/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And these morons never learn. They just move on to another rip-off 'idol'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    just posting here to say this is bullshit. her cards won`t be deleted like the article leads people to think. they simply won`t be distributed anymore and their special abilities will be invalidated. but if you have her cards, you`ll continue with them. they won`t take it from you. it happened before with several other members that graduated or were transferred. in practice, the cards turn out being useless, but you can still collect them if you want.

    why I say this? because I`ve been playing it for a long time. actually it`s a pretty addictive game for smartphones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The high cost of rampant stupidity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want to say i am surprised at the people who buy these cards thinking they bought a peace of that girl's vaginae XD

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    Comment by kintama00
    21:25 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Anyone dumb enough to have anything to do with either GREE or AKB48 deserves whatever they get.”

    ..says everything xD

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:46 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spending $5,000 on cards talk about being a dumb fuck when it comes to money.

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    19:57 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh.... If being and idol means you cant have a boyfriend or girlfriend, Fuck that i live my life you cannot tell me what to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll happily keep my chastity for couple million $ until my "retirement" when I've reached the "old hag" age - which is around 27.

    Aren't you some kind of super slut if someone needs to pay you to NOT sleep around(but sleeps around anyway)?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks Like seppuku is the only thing left to do girl :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The hair shaving thing is pretty disgraceful and distasteful. She doesn't have enough honor left to commit seppuku where the whole point is to die in order to preserve honor...

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