Arashi Outsell AKB48

If you know anything about the idol pop industry in Japan, you’d know that boy band Arashi and monster girl group AKB48 have had it out for each other for ages. Whenever an AKB single releases, the webiverse is quick to scan for a nearby Arashi release, ready to compare the two groups’ sales. It’s hard to tell if the rivalry for Japan’s ultimate idol group was formed by the groups themselves or the fans…

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Well, That Escalated Quickly…

Very recently, the xxx48 family went through some management changes. Some were fired, some were moved–but overall, the public doesn’t seem to be all that riled up about the decisions. So, in order to keep faith and hope instilled in the minds of fans, SKE48’s new manager does this.

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