Wednesday, August 17, 2011

AKB48 Documentary Gets American Release

AKB48 Documentary Gets American Release

Is this a one off thing or the start of AKB48`s move to take over the United States music industry, [couldn’t pass this joke up].

AKB48 has entered into a distribution agreement with NEW PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT to have their recently aired film “DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 – To Be Continued” to be released by film and on DVD in the Untied States.

NPE President Horibuchi Seiji announced that they had acquired the rights to release the film in both theater and DVD formats. The film release for now is at only one theater and for one event.

The film release will take place on August 28 at 1:00PM California time at the NEW PEOPLE’s cinema in San Francisco. It will be part of the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival.

The J-Pop Summit Festival is a festival held in San Francisco’s Japantown and is a summit of Japanese culture and music. The festival includes film releases, Q and A events, parties, live guest music performances, fashion shows for Visual Kei, Anime, Lolita genre ,cosplay and more.

Mr. Horibuchi announced that AKB48 was selected because they have massive Japanese popularity, but more so they are experiencing a fast rising American fan base, making the group fitting for this type release.

Horibuchi added, “AKB48 is a group unlike any other in pop music and we hope more people will discover AKB48 through this film”.

No time schedule was announced for the U.S DVD release.

This is onetime I wished PIH had international based field reporters, oh well that is for another discussion.

If your a fan of AKB48 and can make the festival and screening do so, it`s a great film with a behind the scenes look at the rise of AKB48 and their struggles to become number one, that is a must see for hardcore AKB48 fans or those just interested in how life is like for idols.

Film and festival ticket information.
Pop festival

Related video

View the American Film trailer [it`s the Japanese one with Subs, lol]


  1. oooo!! I can't wait!

  2. I'm actually really excited about this. As soon as there's a way to actually buy it, I'm going to be all over that. :]

  3. Excellent! Been hoping for a subtitled release of this.


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