QUOTE (chiuchimu @ Aug 16 2011, 07:16 PM)
Stop Bull$hitting about stuff you don't know about.AKB has a wide fan base - Exile members are AKB fans.
Guy, why can't you admit that the majority of their fans are middle aged men? I know that you like them, so maybe you think I'm trying to say you're a pedophile, or that people who like AKB48 are perverts & pedophiles, but I'm not. I'm just saying that AKB48 appeal more to older men - seeing as this is where the bulk of their fan base lies. I don't know why you keep wanting to dispute this
. Everyone already knows it's true.
....But maybe the reason you fight it tooth and nail is because you actually think it's true, but you don't want to acknowledge it because ignoring it makes you
feel better about being a 40 something AKB48 fan. You also probably fight it because you take it as an attack on Japanese people - because I think you think I see Japan as a pedophilic nation. So you take my views on the girl-group AKB48 and their older male fans as me saying something about Japanese people in general.
QUOTE (chiuchimu @ Aug 17 2011, 10:27 PM)
I could just as easily say:im pretty sure most of Kara & SNSD fans are dudes and a good majority of them are otaku
You always have to mention Korean groups don't you? Like, AKB48 is somehow less odd and more justified because Korea has Kara and Snsd. Well you'd be surprised how many young/younger female fans Kara & Snsd have. Certainly way more than AKB48. Females do "like" AKB48, but it's only for their costumes or because the girls are "kawaii". That's as far as it goes with them. I wouldn't call them fans or say that they contribute to their success at all. You won't see them at their concerts or in the audience of any show tapings.
QUOTE (Imtherealsugarbaby @ Aug 17 2011, 10:40 PM)
dont try to tell me that the majorty of their fans arent male
they are meant to appeal to male otaku Mr. Akimoto even said it himself on an episode of japanorama about otaku culture are you telling me the guy who invented akb48 is a liar?lol why would he say that their fans are middle aged men if thats not the truth? he even admits to being an otaku himself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdG7YT6tYIk
Wahahah. Love the guy eating the ice-cream. ~