AKB48 'graduate' Erena Ono’s efforts to rescue her independent career with her own liberal take on the concept of a 'handshaking event' have been shocking fans.
After 'graduating' from AKB48 in 2010, Ono (or Erepyon) toned down her public appearances and pursued a moderately successful acting career.
At the recent release of her first solo album, fans buying all available versions of both the limited and normal editions of the album together received an instant camera and the chance to use it to take two special snaps with with the 19-year-old singer-actress.
The intimacy of the shots with fans have turned more than a few heads:Many netizens seem rather impressed with the lengths she is willing to go to to win over her fans, but others were not so kind.
These were some of the negative comments she received: “For shame!‘“How desperate is this girl?‘“I guess she couldn’t get people coming to see her any other way.‘