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JP IDOL: Awakening

The Japanese pop idol group is holding their handshaking event, and the fans are waiting in line

The Japanese pop idol group is holding their handshaking event, and the fans are waiting in line

JP IDOL: Awakening

by Kikaku Damashii, Inc
JP IDOL: Awakening
JP IDOL: Awakening
JP IDOL: Awakening

What is it about?

The Japanese pop idol group is holding their handshaking event, and the fans are waiting in line.

JP IDOL: Awakening

App Details

Version
2.0.1
Rating
(1)
Size
19Mb
Genre
Action Family
Last updated
December 21, 2017
Release date
August 8, 2014
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App Store Description

The Japanese pop idol group is holding their handshaking event, and the fans are waiting in line.
You guide them by tapping the screen, so each fan can shake hands with his/her favorite idol.

But, who is this idol group anyway? What are they?
Here is the blog post from the website "Kotacky" that explains a little about them:

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JP IDOL: Awakening
By Lodi Dnegel

Everyone who knows DOT8x8 (dee-oh-tee eyt bahy eyt) would tell you that it would be just a matter of time before they would become top Japanese idols, and that time is now.

“Each member of the group is just like a dot, but, once they start performing together, these dots become a line, or even a piece of art.“

Ryuichi Kamiya, CEO of the EGG Management, the talent agency of DOT8x8, described the idol group like this:

“And, I still don’t know how popular DOT8x8 will become. They don’t know about themselves yet, or what role each member should take in the group; which hue to be colored to create their own art.”
“That’s where the fans will get involved: Coloring their idols.”
“I’d be more than happy if I could be part of the process in making the DOT8x8 masterpiece: The fans created art.”

I had an eye on DOT8x8 since they first made their debut, and they definitely put priority on their communication with fans.
Therefore, the handshaking events are very important for them.
Kamiya himself goes there as a member of the event staff and guides each fan to be able to shake hands with his/her favorite idol.

“Naturally, DOT8x8 hold their handshaking events often to create art between their fans and them. By meeting their fans, the group gains confidence through fan support in hope they will grow better. As pop idols, they should be grateful for fan support and try not to take it for granted.”

As their manager, Kamiya explained his thoughts on their handshaking events with great enthusiasm at the end of the interview.

“Thank you for supporting DOT8x8. We hold handshaking events at the YOBU department store regularly. We hope everyone comes to these events to get to know the group, especially those who have never heard of DOT8x8 before.”

Although DOT8x8 does not get the recognition it deserves, Ryuichi Kamiya says with glint in his eye, “but they will be soon.”
I thought the same thing after seeing their fans' enthusiasm at their handshaking event.

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