AKB48 at “Anime Expo 2010” in Los Angeles

By TERRY - Last updated: 日曜日, 7月 4, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

 AKB48, one of  the most  popular young female idol groups at the moment, joined and performed at “Anime Expo 2010” in Los Angeles US on this Jul.1st .

This  “Anime Expo 2010” http://www.anime-expo.org/  (Jul.1st-4th) is one of the biggest conventions of such subculture as anime and manga in North America.  This time AKB48 was invited to the event as its “Special Dream Ambassadors”(honorary ambassadors) ,being expected to work as a helpful bridge of  Japanese culture between Japan and US and other countries, the event’s management say.g100877

The selected team of  16 of AKB members  sang  15 songs, some of which  were done in English, in the  conventional center, the venue of the expo. This was their 5th concert outside of Japan. Each member introduced themselves in English and aroused a big zealous reaction of the audience.  Every  visitor was excited and happy,yet there were some 3,000 audiences and the capacity of the facility was of 7,000.  The visitors’ number couldn’t reach even that of  half of full house, which should have been impossible at their concert in Japan  nowadays, kind of shocked the members . However, the members say, “I’m frustrated and we are so eager to make a full house here eventually.”  “Our concentration was not good enough. We have so much room to make efforts yet.”   “The language barrier is grave. We should improve our linguastic skills first.”   ” I remember the early days of  our concerts when we had only a few visitors.We would like to become idols who you can go to see even aboad.”   The members are energetic drive in the future overcoming the shock.    

The national top  idol group now has a new goal to achieve in the broad international market of  showbiz.20100703-193334-1-N

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