AKB48 Documentary Premier in San Francisco

On Sunday August 28th at 1:00 PM, the AKB48 Documentary, To Be Continued, will be shown WITH SUBTITLES, at the J-Pop Summit Film Event.

Here’s the official description…

“Don’t miss the US premiere of the documentary following the unstoppable all-female Japanese idol group, AKB48! This documentary follows the unstoppable all-female Japanese idol group AKB48 and gives you a glimpse into the girls’ struggle and growth that is behind their success and ever-growing popularity. Five years ago they started as a small Akihabara idol group with only seven people showing up to their shows. Now, they’ve topped Japan’s music chart with the top two best-selling singles of the year in 2010 as well as another two singles ranking in the top 10. With a complicated balance of competition and friendship among the members, their bond is strong. Throughout 2010 the camera captures AKB48’s history with scenes from their concerts, general elections, and activities abroad amounting to over 1000 hours of footage. The documentary also includes personal interviews with select members revealing each of the girls’ struggle, joy, growth, and dream.”

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased through the website NewPeopleWorld.com.

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  1. I was actually in San Francisco, in the building where they’re doing this, saw the preview, and face-palmed. The theater in the building may be new, but it’s TINY. The building itself is about 30ft across, if that gives you any idea of how small the theater is.

    Most people are coming to the festival for all of the Hatsune Miku stuff, considering that the ONLY promotion for this I saw was a tiny poorly made (ie. printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 low quality piece of paper in the window), and all of the promotion for the festival only features all of the Vocaloid stuff offered.

    If you are going to go, there’s plenty of parking on normal days, but it’s only in one parking garage, so make sure that you get there early. On festival days, parking may be hard to find.

    • I can’t make it since I’d have to drive up more than half of CA’s coastline and haven’t made any plans, but I heard about it through some Hatsune Miku “redesign contest” they were holding and thought it looked interesting. I wonder how big a crowd they bring in, if their promotions aren’t up to par; I assumed it was kinda high profile cause the site looked really nice. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll definitely keep an eye on it.

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