A few days ago, I stumbled upon this interview with Akimoto Yasushi, the mastermind of AKB48 and all of its different sister groups. I listened. I was thoughtful. And then I lost a little respect for him. I have posted previously about AKB48. My feelings about them have been conflicted ever since watching “Heavy Rotation” – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a music video with more sexualized connotations since “Anaconda” (though in fairness I don’t watch many at all). These are girls of various ages wearing… Read More »Akimoto Yasushi – Good or Evil?