20 Jun '11, 12pm

I never expect AKB48 news to appear on CNA

I never expect AKB48 news to appear on CNA

TOKYO: Japanese confectionery company Ezaki Glico confirmed on Sunday that Aimi Eguchi, one of the latest additions to Japanese female idol group AKB 48, is actually a 'virtual idol', reported Japanese media. Eguchi has received a lot of publicity because of her flawless looks and her uncanny resemblance to other AKB 48 members. Now, the truth is out. Glico recently launched a television commercial featuring Eguchi and a few other AKB 48 members to promote their new candy. They also posted a video Sunday, on a website to promote the candy, showing how the commercial was made. This step-by-step video revealed that Eguchi is really a computer-generated composite of the best features of AKB 48 members Atsuko Maeda (eyes), Tomomi Itano(nose), Mariko Shinoda (mouth), Yuko Oshima (hair/ body), Minami Takahashi (outline) and Mayu Watanabe (eyebrows). AKB 48 member Yukari Sasaki p...

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Believe it or not, AKB48′s newest member - Aimi Eguchi is actually a virtual idol. Aimi’s face is a chemistry of technolog...