Aimi Eguchi seemed to come out of nowhere. The 16-year-old went from “trainee” in the Japanese idol group AKB48 to spokesmodel for Glico candy.
Too good to be true.
Aimi is actually a computer-generated composite of 6 of the group’s most attractive members. Glico released a video showing the face tracking software used to create Aimi, along with an online idol maker but the results are on par with that of a face flip book from your childhood, more kawai than kawaii.