Monday, June 27, 2011

Well It Had To Happen Eventually

How much would it suck to know that you only contributed the EYEBROWS to the creation of this virtual pop tart? That is some harsh judgement right there.

This week, Eguchi Aimi, the newest member of the all-girl Japanese pop group AKB48, was revealed to be a fake human. She was perfectly cute, but Eguchi was nothing more than a computer composite of her six band mates; she existed only in a virtual world. The bizarre, and clever, publicity stunt was unveiled in the above video, which shows exactly how the virtual beauty was created.

Fans of the newest band member are understandably disappointed. But it's not hard to see how many were fooled during Eguchi's short run as a pop star. Watch the video above and see if you can pick out the fake girl before she's revealed. I couldn't. And even when I knew who was fake, she still didn't look fake to me.


Belle said...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Japanese love this kind of stuff, don't they?

Kal said...

They love it. Well what do you expect from a culture that fetishizes their schoolgirls by dressing them in those provocative costumes.

Plus you know the only reason they work so hard as robot development is because they want to invent one they can screw.

It's disturbing and wonderful all at the same time.