New AKB48 Virtual Idol

AKB48 is one of the most popular music bands in Japan. It is formed by 48 girls that are divided in 3 subgroups of 16 members each. The latest news is that the group has a new idol, but it turns out that she is NOT real; she is a virtual idol whose face has been created by parts of the faces of the most popular singers in the group.

AKB48

AKB48

In this picture you can see the parts of the faces that Aimi Eguchi has inherited from her real band partners.

The name of the new virtual idol of AKB48 is Aimi Eguchi and her debut was in a TV commercial for Glico (a Japanese confectionery company).

In this video you can see some of the details of how Aimi Eguchi was created:

Source: Mainichi Shinbun

2 Comments
  • Morten

    June 28, 2011 at 2:23 am

    You mean three sub groups of 16 each I believe? 😉

  • kirai

    June 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    @Morten you’re right, thanks!