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AKB48 signs removed from exterior of AKB48 Theater building in Akihabara
Idol group’s home-turf ads replaced with ones for hit Chinese video game. To non-fans, AKB48 might seem like any other Japanese idol unit. But a number of key factors set the industry’s top group apart, and one is there focus on live performances. When they’re not touring, AKB48 gives regular concerts at the AKB48 Theater […]
▼ The Akihabara Don Quixote Building, with two giant AKB48 signs on the wall and another on the pillar in front of the entrance.However, on April 1 there was a changing of the guard, so to speak, as the AKB48 signs were replaced with ads for hit Chinese video game Genshin Impact.
This wasn’t an April Fools’ Day gag, either, as follow-up photos show.
秋葉原ドンキの広告も原神にAKB48以外のになるのも珍しい#akiba pic.twitter.com/sGftsuMd7Z — AKB428@秋葉原IT戦略研究所 (@n428dev) March 31, 2021
And no, the AKB48 theater isn’t currently shut down because of the pandemic. There’s been at least one performance every day in April so far, and sometimes two, a similarly busy schedule for next week. Hachima Kiko, AKB48 official website Top image: Wikipedia/Kuha455405 ● Want to hear about SoraNews24’s latest articles as soon as they’re published? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
いつのまにか秋葉原のドンキは原神仕様になってますね。 pic.twitter.com/KKDNTw68p9— 秋葉原ベースキャンプ (@akihabara_bc) April 6, 2021
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