AKB48 Otaku’s “$200,000” Election Budget



Even as the aftermath of the saw attack on AKB48 continues, the Japanese media are still finding creepy otaku in the midst of preparations for the general election – the latest boasting that his election spend will come to 20,000,000 yen and showing off his house-filling and landfill-bound CD collection.

The 38-year-old self-employed man estimates there are “probably about 10,000 copies in my house now,” giving some insight into how the group maintains its chart-topping status.


His antics have provoked the usual disgust and incredulity online, along with the still unanswered question of what one of the girls would do for him were he to just hand over the cash directly…

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