Description: Idol culture is becoming a huge, nearly billion dollar industry in Japan as girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. This ever growing phenom is told through Rio, a bona fide "Tokyo Idol" who takes us on her journey toward fame.
Now meet her “brothers”—a group of adult middle aged male super fans ages 35–50. They devote their lives to following her in both the virtual world and in real life. Once considered to be on the fringes of society, the "brothers" who gave up salaried jobs to pursue an interest in female idol culture have since blown up and become a mainstream movement via the internet.
From Peabody award-winning director, Kyoko Miyake (Brakeless), Tokyo Idols gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity.