AKB48 is Serious about Internet Security

September 29, 2010

You should know that while AKB48 promotes fun, simple things like stores, clothes, and vegetable drinks, they also promote other interests…like internet security.

Watch this intensely shot CM for Kaspersky Lab’s security software featuring Maeda Atsuko:

If you need more security in your network, go ahead and pick this up; it’s endorsed by Maeda Atsuko and AKB48 research students, after all.

Or perhaps you’d want to pick this up along with a brand new NEC Lavie laptop computer, as promoted by the members of Watarirouka Hashiritai…in maid outfits:

If only they could have some awesome AKB promos to give away with these products, I bet they’d sell at least twice as many.

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‘Beginner’ CM reveals a few clips

September 29, 2010

I just pre-ordered two versions of AKB48’s upcoming single, ‘Beginner’, and coincidentally came across this little video giving me a preview of what to expect from the PV.  It gets curiouser and curiouser…


afternoon musume in CM

September 7, 2010

i don’t know anything about the older morning musume members, but those of you who do may get a kick out of this:

nakazawa yuko, abe natsumi, ida kaori, fujimoto miki, yaguchi mari, yasuda kei, and ogawa makoto appear in a coffee drink CM as ‘afternoon musume’…get it?  AFTERNOON MUSUME??  GET IT?!

‘georgia go-houbi break’ CM

fujimoto miki and yaguchi mari don’t appear in this one, but are said to in the next CM of the series.


first 7-eleven, soon the world

July 9, 2010

it’s only a matter of time.

sure it seems harmless at first; akb48 advertises a few melon pan here, some onigiri there, and then BAM: world domination.  you heard it here first.

girls wearing 7-eleven uniforms?  thank you very much!


wait, what did i just watch

May 31, 2010

watanabe mayu was featured in a CM for the video game Xenoblade, a new entry from the Xeno series coming out for the wii.  i expected a normal CM with mayu dressed in a xeno-related costume endorsing the game, but what i saw was completely different.

freakin’ me out.


CM of 25 faces

May 11, 2010

someone compiled all the individual CMs for kagome’s vegetable drink and put them together to create this madness.

here’s another CM, just cause:


AKB48 does kagome vegetable drink CM

April 27, 2010

while it may not be big news, one can say this CM indicates the growing solidification of akb’s influence on japanese media.  akb48 participating in CMs have been a bit sparse, a few here and there; the only large CM they have done was for AOKI suits with the release of their last single ‘sakura no shiori’.  a vegetable drink isn’t much, but it seems to be more widely spread and has a less “we’re akb48! pay attention to us!” attitude, which can signify that they’re becoming more comfortable appearing in these ads without pointing to themselves as an up-and-coming idol group.

miyazawa sae with said drink

this could lead to more mainstream opportunities for the group.  here’s a video of the CM being showcased on a tv program: