This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it.
If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file.
AKB48 - SUGAR RUSH (WRECK-IT RALPH THEME)
March 13, 2013
Believe it or not, AKB48 is one of the highest-earning musical acts in the world, with 2,011 record sales of over US$200 million in Japan alone. It has achieved such popularity in Japan that it has been characterized as a social phenomenon. It has 88 members, which is also pretty amazing.
AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where the group's theater is located. The idea of AKB48's producer Yasushi Akimoto was to create a girl group that, unlike a regular pop group, which gives occasional concerts and that is mostly seen on TV, would have its own theater and perform there on a daily basis; the fans would always be able to go and see the girls live. AKB48 still performs at the theater every day; tickets are now distributed only via a lottery.