J-Pop supergroup AKB48 is starting to lose its popularity, but it still has plenty of fans. I suppose I'm one of them. Sure, I've never seen them live, but the music is catchy and the videos can be lots of fun. While most people won't admit to it, the "election" and "janken [rock-paper-scissors]" events held to choose the "center" [lead singer] for the next big song.
"Mayuyu" is my favorite. Mayu Watanabe has been with the group for a long time, starting as a teenager and now is one of the longest-lasting members.
As for the cans, about a year ago the first version of canned air was released. Supposedly, the cans were sealed above the stage at a big concert event. When they first hit the auction sites, they went for a good bit of money. Prices have fallen a decent bit.
I'm not about to open the can. First of all, that'll make it worthless - I'm not investing or anything but I'd like my can intact. And that brings me to the second reason: what, exactly, is the air above the event like? What exactly would one smell if they opened the can? Lots of perfume? Soap and shampoo? Sweat? I'm not that obsessed that I need, or even want, that scent. This is more of a display centerpiece than anything else.