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Old 2012-05-01, 15:53   Link #349
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Originally Posted by Malkuth View Post
AKB48 uses the same group structures and promotion practices (minus the demons and rituals) since 2005
There have been idol groups since before Morning Musume, which had worked with a system of promotions and graduations. In fact, Akimoto had created Onyanko Club over a decade before. I don't see the point in the comparison, other than exploiting the current popularity of a franchise in as many branches as possible.
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