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Wednesday June 28th 2017

Japanese Pop Star Comes Out Of The Closet… As A Computer Creation

Computer animations and graphics are just amazing these days.

Fans of J Pop girl group AKB48 were delighted to see the addition of a new member in a candy commercial. Her name is Aimi Eguchi and she smiled and waves alongside her new band mates as they happily sung the virtues of Ezaki Glico.

Fans immediately took to message boards and pounded out furious speculation on who the new girl was, because she looks a lot like… well… all of them.

Ezaki Glico, the candy company which aired the commercial, eventually confirmed what many of AKB 48’s fans had come to suspect: Aimi Eguchi wasn’t real.

Which is real??

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Her pretty face was actually made up of the “best features” of six other members: her eyes, nose, mouth, hair/body, face outline and eyebrows were not flesh-and-blood, but cut-and-paste.

“The video shocked fans of Eguchi,” reports ChannelNews Asia, “who were convinced that her features were more the result of good genes than the skillful use of computer graphics.”

Here is how they did it:

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