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Tokyo Idols

7.0 / 522 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Tuesday 27th February 2018
Tokyo Idols poster
Suitable only for adults.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 27th February 2018.
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Documentary, Music




1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Girl bands and their pop music are a central part of modern Japanese life. Following an aspiring pop singer Rio and her fans, Tokyo Idols explores a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality, and the growing disconnect between men and women in hyper-modern societies.

In this award-winning documentary, Kyoko Miyake takes us inside the fascinating world of the Japanese female-teen Idol industry. At 19, Rio is fast approach the age-limit in an industry that is obsessed with extreme youth. Rio's main fans, known as 'the brothers' are nearly all mostly middle-aged men who devote their lives to their idolization of Rio and other teen idols. Tokyo Idols explores how an obsession with young female sexuality and Internet popularity is fueling a complex industry that is turning towards ever-younger stars.

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Tokyo Idols Cast

Rio Hiiragi

Rio Hiiragi headshot

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Masayoshi Sakai

Masayoshi Sakai headshot

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