Well here’s a sign that Avex might be running out of ideas. They are going to be holding auditions for their new girl group, but are asking specifically for delinquent girls.
FUCK THE POLICE
avex is currently taking applications from juvenile delinquent girls (known as ‘yankees’) in the country for the “‘Yankee’ Idol Audition“. They’re calling for these girls to try venting their excessive passion and energy in the idol scene. Members that are selected will debut as the first idol group managed by newly created label “Bari Bari Records“.
This audition will fully develop the delinquents’ potential to create the ultimate “Tough Idols”, which is the antitheses of the typical cute idol. This will be a chance for the girls to depart from their wayward behavior and move towards a new start. Besides the usual criteria for physical appearance and singing ability, the girls will be judged by their individualistic values and way of living.
I seriously can’t tell if this is progress or just a gimmick concept meant to appeal to a niche.