SHORT FILM: POPcorn Dreams
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This film showcases the global expansion of the J-POP idol group, AKB48, from Akihabara in Tokyo by focusing on its first overseas venture, sister group, JKT48 (reads "J.K.T. Forty-eight"), in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It features Melody Nurramdhani Laksani, a local JKT48 member as she hones her performing skills to become a pop idol sensation in Indonesia.
There's also Haruka Nakagawa, a Japanese girl who transferred from AKB48 to JKT48 to help the Indonesian girls replicate the AKB song and dance moves. Her effort to learn Bahasa Indonesia is attracting a growing fan base.
Also featured is Yasushi Akimoto, the producer who invented the AKB formula.
The film offers a unique insight into Japan’s pop idol culture. – Rappler.com