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The Real Underground Idol - Kamen Joshi - New Age Idols Interview

As you hop off of the train and leave JR (Japan Rail) Station in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan you get the sense that this district is a hot-spot of everything Japanese pop culture. From anime to manga, maid cafes to cat cafes, this place can hold a lot of strange things in one area. One thing as a idol fan that sticks out most to you is the fact is that this part of town is really known for one thing, AKB48. As soon as you step foot outside the station, it becomes very evident that this group is huge even after 10 years. You see the Cafe & Shop, where you can purchase meals that are member inspired and purchase goods related to your oshimen. You also may know that Akihabara is known for the Don Quixote building which houses the AKB48 Theater. Over the course of time, AKB48 has seen its fair share of competition. One group that you might bring to mind is Nogizaka46. They were labeled as a rival idol group but were started by the same man. Strange, huh? There has been th