stereo japan making fun of idol tropes?

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    Rising under ground idol group Stereo Japan have succeeded in selling less than 10,000 cds in May and will not disband.

    Stereo Japan picked apart another element of Japanese idol culture in the MV for “RUN” from their “make or break” single “Dancing Again”



    The MV is a montage of DJ Nanako Miura’s “marathon” on April 17, 2016 which she had to complete in order to prevent Stereo Tokyo from disbanding. Even though it was believed that Nanako would be running the entire 42.195 km marathon, the “party people” (fans) who showed up at the start line in Sagamihara, Kanagawa were given the opportunity to run in her place. The van which was used to transport the other members also had forms that fans could fill out to reserve copies of “Dancing Again”.

    For every 5 CDs, they could run 1km for Nanako, who runs all of 50m before handing off her sash to a fan who reserved 35 copies and proceeded to run 7km right off the bat!
    It isn’t until after the members of Stereo Tokyo stop in at a Bikkuri Donkey for hamburger steak lunches that Nanako really had to run again.

    In addition Stereo Japan’s Twitter account seemed to be insulting the same fans who were helping them by paying money to reserve CDs and running in the pouring rain.

    Naturally, tweets referring to the fans as “otaku”, posting pictures of the members eating snacks and relaxing in the van next to pictures of the fans running or reserving CDs caused quite a commotion online.
     
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