12:05 am - 10/12/2010
AKB48's new music video will be censored?
Yasushi Akimoto, the mastermind behind idol group AKB48, is known for being innovative as he is the president of the art faculty of an important university in Japan.
But it seems that this time they went too far for Japan. As a result the game-themed music video for the upcoming 18th single of the group will be censored.
Recently in a concert it was announced that the PV for "Beginner" will be re-edited because it's seen as a bad influence for kids since it's too violent. The full PV was shown for the last time at this concert.
It has been said that in the PV you can see pixelated gore, blue blood as well as a member of the group (Oshima Yuko) cutting off another member's hand (Maeda Atsuko).
Ironically in the last group election Oshima Yuko was the one that broke Maeda Atsuko's #1 popularity strike.
It's unknown yet if the full PV will be available on DVD.
I can't find the original source for this so I'm tagging it as rumor also.