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9:47 am - 02/03/2013

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki says “Love-Ban-Law is necessary as long as we’re idols”



The newest documentary film which followed the popular idol group AKB48′s last year – “DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48 NO FLOWER WITHOUT RAIN  - What girls will see after tears?” directed by renonwed PV and Movie director Takahashi Eik hit screen on February 1st. The movie projected the “REAL” of idols of present-day, such as competition for Center position after Maeda Atsuko’ graduation, LOVE-BAN-LAW, as well as the gap between members.


In and interview with us, Kashiwagi Yuki, one of the most popular members of the group told,

“Although I thought it’s unimaginable to find anything that we could reveal more after I watched past documentaries, I think the latest one is the most intensive of all documentary films of AKB48.”

She revealed that she had a 1-hour interview for the documentary movie.

“The documentary contains interview footage of each member. Because even though we have a lot of things in our mind, there rarely is an occasion where we can actually talk about them. So, I think, everybody revealed more than a little honest feelings in the interviews.”

Whose interview she cares about the most is Watanabe Mayu, also known as Mayuyu, who is Kashiwagi’s same generation member and best friend.

“I was asked about my relationship with Mayuyu a lot. I would like to know what Mayuyu think about AKB48, because we don’t have much chance to talk about serious topics like this.”

She also told about her idea of how ideal “idol” should be like.About LOVE-BAN-LAW, one of the main themes of the movie, she said,

“Because I’ve joined AKB48 since I was 9th grader, I’ve never had any doubt about the concept. It’s just completely natural to me”

Then she added,

“If we get into a relationship, I wonder if fans sentiment to support members will fade Relationship, private life, and freedom, I gave up these kind of things because I devote myself to AKB48, because I have hope and dreams that I want to accomplish And I would like fans to pay attention to such things and support us just trying to make it.”

She declared, “In order to unify everyone’s mind, LOVE-BAN-LAW is necessary.”

“After giving it a lot of thoughts, goings through a lot of different thoughts, I’ve now reached the idea that idols are those who always put their fans first, thinking what they can do in order to please fans."
 
Source

The source noted that this interview was conducted before Shukan Bunshun reported the Miichan "scandal", but ugh her reasons are killing me. I only posted this because when I mentioned this article in another post some of you were wishing it wasn't true. Welp here it is and I honestly think prayer is needed right now.


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juweel 3rd-Feb-2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Well of course she supports it, being on of the most popular AKB members if she ever were in a scandal the agency would protect her lol (unless it's super super bad ofc)
yukinoo13 3rd-Feb-2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
so why Sasshi moving to HKT ?????
a_cheshire_grin 3rd-Feb-2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
Let's talk again, when you fall in love with somebody! Okay, girl...?! lol

While I think her reasons are not that stupid, I find it very shocking that she is okay with giving her fans this much control over her love and private life.
umbrellaphone 3rd-Feb-2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
There you have it, they are fully aware of the rule. Anyways, won't judge her character since her reasoning is ultimately speaking of the sad truth of the fiasco - "for the fans"
taylorniw 3rd-Feb-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Was there any doubt that they're fully aware of the rule, though? Obviously they know about it if they feel the need to sneak around.
liniang 3rd-Feb-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's not NECESSARY but it's ineludible.
tigrebella 3rd-Feb-2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, OP! I love that gif. Where's it from? =)
myharu Re: 3rd-Feb-2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
I got it from tumblr, but after a little googling I found this ^^

ohcrepe 3rd-Feb-2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Well, she is the epitome of an idol. The things she does and says are so by the textbook. Is anyone else annoyed by the way she performs? She got the head tilt, the eye contact, hand movement, the way she holds the mic down to a science that everything about her seems affected.
myharu 3rd-Feb-2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Yukirin always came off as super orthodox and super boring to me lol. Although I think for an idol she performs well it's just never as interesting as the others
katerui 3rd-Feb-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
sorry but what is it love-ban-law?
windia 3rd-Feb-2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
If you're in AKB or any other group, you're not allowed to date.
wapiko 3rd-Feb-2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Supports it doesn't want to bite the hand that feeds her?
roomgirl 3rd-Feb-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
The "opportunity" is kind of present from the beginning. As in, don't join a group that openly has such a stupid rule.
nansuki 3rd-Feb-2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
So idols perform & stuff then get locked up in their cages? Come on!
If your fans are leaving you because you happen to have a significant other or you like clubbing, then they're not your fans.

Idols need freedom, relationships, private lives, etc...They're human.
There needs to be some discretion of course...we don't need another Tsuyoshi incident. lol.
outlights 3rd-Feb-2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I might be alone in this, but I actually see where she's coming from.
I understand foreigners (especially those from western countries) not really getting the idol concept, because of the cultural differences and such, but it totally makes sense in its context.
They are aware of the rules and agree to a contract (and are obviously familiar with their own cultural standards), so it kind of bothers me to see so many people coming out of nowhere "fighting for the girls' rights, THOSE POOR GIRLS FROM AKB", I mean... seriously.
taylorniw 3rd-Feb-2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
There was an article about this yesterday or so. Cultural differences doesn't make the whole rule any less stupid or wrong.
amaya3 3rd-Feb-2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
gurl bye
randomtasks 3rd-Feb-2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Well, she's a hardcore wota herself.

What do you expect?
sekainostar 3rd-Feb-2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
LOL fuck you.
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