AKB 1/153: Love Election Is Like A Dream Date On Your PSP Or Vita

By Spencer . August 7, 2012 . 1:40am

So… many… idols. AKB 1/153: Love Election has 153 stars to choose from with idols from AKB48 plus sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48. Players can go on all kinds of "dates" like ice skating, roller coaster rides, and red carpet events. Which idol will you fall in love with? The dates begin on December 20 when AKB 1/153: Love Election comes out for PSP and PlayStation Vita.

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  • LustEnvy

    Has zero chance of coming out here, but I’d be interested in it due to sheer curiosity.

    • maybe someone will translate it on youtube.  Then again it sound like WAY too much work considering the number of girls involved.  I bet after about 20 girl, though you’ll have heard all the lines and they’ll just start recycling them.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well, considering “Suki” and “Aishiteru” is 100% said by all the characters there, i can not really disagree there lol.^_^

      • My question is: Will there be enough story/dialogue for each girl for at least sufficient “characterization”? I’m not gonna make final judgements here, but I’m heavily doubtful, given the “150+” number.

        Then again, I also hear AKB stuff are bloody expensive, so who knows; they just might have enough money to hire enough people to take care of each girl’s path. ……Probably.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ……..I am sure 100% this game is going to sell hell lot this time lol.

    Especially with 153……confession scenes???….. i am kinda embrassed here watching the trailer lol and here i thought after training myself with Love Plus, i would not be affected anymore.^_^

  • Anime10121

    Wow…After watching that, even I have to admit, that weirded me out.  The girls facial expressions, and some of the things they said, was just…wow

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      You mean the….. “suki”?^_^

      • Anime10121

         Thats part of it, but even some of the rest, it just sounds weird -_-

  • Darthgundam

    Do I have to wait until December!?

  • Showmeyomoves

    I’m waiting for the more accurate localisation of this game, AKB 1/153: Rub Erection.

  • neetyneety

    There’s just something about this that really pisses me off for some reason… It’s like that feeling that you get when you see a dog doing its puppy-eyes thing, but you just had a bad day so you want to kick the hell out of it instead of pet it.

    … or something like that.

    • Kevadu

      What the heck, man?!  I can’t say I’ve *ever* had that feeling.  Poor dog…

      (Game looks terrible, though)

  • ……… Wow~ “Ren’ai Mousou (Romance Delusion) Game”, huh? They’re not even trying to be subtle anymore.

  • RaikageV

    Election? Don’t you mean Erection? ;)

    • d19xx

      We stand erected… I mean corrected…

  • SKE48? NMB48? HKT48? Are you telling me there’s more of these manufactured pop groups?

    • $733987

      Didn’t anyone tell you about the OJS48? They’re like the hottest one out of all the 48! Go check it out and tell me you don’t like it! =p

    • James Smith

       There are tons of them, for different countries and internal regions, for different styles or  approaches, for different age groups.
      They could keep expanding the games and adding more content for a while.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips


    nooooooo This is stupidddddddddddd

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      You mean profitable?^_^

      • French

        I think he is referring to the game itself and not the financial attributes it may bring 

  • doubletaco

    My immediate thought was “Why not make an AKB0048 game instead?” but I don’t think I would play that, either.

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    i want to say am surprised at this but japan has released games like this for a while… who am i kidding what in the …… is this, i mean WHAT??????? i don’t like the vita i know that but still am pretty sure more can be done with it to attract people to buy it than just this tactic (although this tactic sells a lot…. damn) 

  • French

    I just showed my brother this, he finds it a bit weird, as do I. I guess there’s a market for this kind of stuff. It’ll never make it here to the UK though, it’s too niche ! 

  • revenent hell

    I personally would never play this type of game but in Japan im sure these games are hits……If they where anime girls id probably want it though…IDK the idea of real people being in a game like this is just creepyish to me and off putting.

  • pho_Enix

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  • PinkEggsandHam

    Wait a second… 4*48=192! This game’s trying to rip us off; where are my 39 other waifus?

    On a more serious note, this is actually pretty disturbing. This would probably be a funny April fool’s joke present for a friend or something, but to think that enough people would actually buy something like this for it to be profitable is off-putting.

    • Morricane

      Welcome to japanese otaku culture! :D

    • AKB48: 63 members; SKE48: 43; NMB48: 30; HKT48: 17. 48 is the trademark.

      About sales: the two previous PSP games sold both + 400.000 copies.

  • noooooooooooo…………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 dun destroy ps vita with this kind of game

  • luy

    Where else those creepy wotas (yeah, like me, duh… ) could date underage girls?!

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