New Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Commercial Features AKB48 Girls

Japan's most popular girl group AKB48 are featured in the new commercial promoting the upcoming Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban.

The game is the fourth installment of the Taiko no Tatsujin game on the Nintendo Wii console and it is scheduled for release in Japan on 23 Nov 2011. Riding on the popularity of AKB48, Namco has include two of their hit songs Everyday, Kachusha and “Kaze wa Fuiteiru.

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killerhog2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

can anyone explain who the hell these akb girls are? i read a comment long ago, about them being porn stars or w/e. who are they, cause i know my fair share of Jpop singers and i never heard of them until now. japan keeps sweating them like if theyre the Beatles

Pozzle2383d ago (Edited 2383d ago )

They're the most popular girl group in Japan at the moment. There's 59 of them (though they're split into 4 groups) and they are supposed to represent a "classroom" of schoolgirls, each with different personalities, hobbies and talents. They're supposed to represent normal everyday girls, which is why they're so popular amongst teenage girls and young women (and some men).

That's also why they're used in a lot of advertisements (game ads included), because anything AKB48 promotes ends up having a big boost in sales.

killerhog2383d ago

ah okay. explains a lot. though i find it a bit perverse/childish for some reason. i guess thats why i found the video a bit odd. im also not new to the asian culture or humor/appearance.

Pozzle2383d ago

That's a fair enough opinion. Idol groups like this are usually aimed towards younger Japanese audiences, sort of like how Justin Bieber is aimed towards younger audiences in the West. :)

GirlsGeneration2383d ago (Edited 2383d ago )

lol Not a bad ad, i wish we had ads like this over here but people would think it's all weird and stuff but in reality it's not weird at all it's fing awesome! one of many reasons why i love Japan so much! particularly anything Korean or Japanese is pure greatness i say.