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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.
peachie_ego 12th-Oct-2010 04:07 am (UTC)
What? You mean Japan actually censor stuff especially depicting gore? lol @ that.
juweel 12th-Oct-2010 04:10 am (UTC)
aren't there animes aimed @ children/teens that have more violence than that? also if their last pv got no censor for normal daytime tv i don't see how this one will
sakurablosom 12th-Oct-2010 04:11 am (UTC)
first you have them kissing each other, now they're killing each other??
well, I guess that's love for ya! XD
anrixan 12th-Oct-2010 05:36 am (UTC)
maclou 12th-Oct-2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Smells like a publicity stunt to get people talking about the new single and to buy the DVD the PV will be on...
doinkies 12th-Oct-2010 04:19 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if they end up releasing the original PV through some alternate method.
chidori_73 12th-Oct-2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Yup. It's AKB48 we're talking about D:, there's no way they won't make even more money out of this.
rainbow_yarn 12th-Oct-2010 05:39 am (UTC)
OT, but I definitely thought your comment said, "smells like a puberty stunt." I apparently can't read.
whited_79 12th-Oct-2010 07:19 am (UTC)
I...LOL. Hard.
roomgirl 12th-Oct-2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think this would've gotten by really easily if they weren't as popular as they are now.
nilla_cakester 12th-Oct-2010 04:19 am (UTC)
this is so stupid. the previews that were leaked, where you saw Mayuyu getting stabbed and Kojiharu getting her head cut in half, seriously i've seen more violent episodes of pokemon. hopefully the original PV will be released anyway/at some point.
stopthedisco 12th-Oct-2010 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've seen children's anime that are more violent than that.
mls_addxn 12th-Oct-2010 04:21 am (UTC)
funny. they don't censor Heavy Rotation and Ponytail but they censor this? lol.
2nd_w 12th-Oct-2010 04:26 am (UTC)
The original video is already censored by pixliating the really gory parts and making the blood blue. I doubt they would have to censor it even more
doinkies 12th-Oct-2010 04:28 am (UTC)
It's probably the "Acchan screaming in pain as her hand is chopped off" scene that was objected to.
sadistic_dance 12th-Oct-2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Wait, Heavy Rotation is fine but this needs to be censored. Kay.
senshicalico 12th-Oct-2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Am I the only one that kinda finds it refreshing for once to see violence censored over ~*sex*~? /americanproblems.
festivewind 12th-Oct-2010 05:29 am (UTC)
No, you're not the only one...
lane_myer 12th-Oct-2010 06:15 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat.
roomgirl 12th-Oct-2010 04:45 am (UTC)
...going to have to disagree with the opinion that expression of sexuality is any more objectionable than mild violence, too, but okay.
liime_arix 12th-Oct-2010 04:58 am (UTC)
But didn't the cm already contain one of the deaths?
visionfactory1 12th-Oct-2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Yes. We can see Acchan screaming of pain after getting disconnected because Yuko cut her hand off.
liime_arix 12th-Oct-2010 05:18 am (UTC)
I was referring to the big triangle stabbing one of the girls, but that too.
chidori_73 12th-Oct-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Aparently, according to this:

They're cancelling the CD orders (the ones with the original version?). If it's true then it's official. The PV is going to be censored. FML
doinkies 12th-Oct-2010 05:49 am (UTC)
It's about the theater edition CD, and it was posted a month ago, before this was announced. It has nothing to do with the PV or the editions with the DVD attached.

Actually, even though it was announced at the Aki Matsuri, there is currently no written notice from either AKB48's management or King Records about the PV being censored on any official sites...

Edited at 2010-10-12 06:00 am (UTC)
chidori_73 12th-Oct-2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
I see. I should've checked well xD
aprilchaos_88 12th-Oct-2010 07:09 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hv been sooo anticipated for this pv! they should edit heavy rotation pv, not beginner! i hate heavy rotation!
please please please this be rumour!
taecish 12th-Oct-2010 07:21 am (UTC)
i wanna see the uncensored so bad :'{
negativesunset 12th-Oct-2010 09:43 am (UTC)
i want to watch it badly T.T

and i need an Acchan icon -_-
nuitecarlate 12th-Oct-2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
I want to watch it. ;__;
fudgesicles 12th-Oct-2010 12:37 pm (UTC)

there are so much more tv shows and movies that are 10x worse in japan than just this video.
solarplexis 12th-Oct-2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Listened to the live performance of this song. The screaming in pain in the middle of it was a bit disturbing, but other than that, I doubt anything is to bad for TV.
convenience93 12th-Oct-2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
"a member of the group (Oshima Yuko) cutting off another member's hand (Maeda Atsuko)"

since when did AKB48 become masochist??

XD this is farnnyy....well but I have to say I like this sorta thing 10000x more than Heavy Rotation.
I don't know about the video...but I've been loving Beginner as a song...and I'm not usually big on AKB ^^
hannahime25 12th-Oct-2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-! Of all things you censor this?! ;___;

But isn't Acchan screaming in the song because of her hand being chopped off? If they censor that scene, won't that effect the song?
mrwaffle 13th-Oct-2010 12:21 am (UTC)
The scream isn't in the song, only in the PV.
hannahime25 13th-Oct-2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
oooohh, thank you.
vvitchbaby 13th-Oct-2010 03:32 am (UTC)
why would this even be in an AKB48 mv?

I feel like this is one of those moments where someone can do some crazy shit but no one cares because they're a big name. |:
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