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Marcel Theroux and director Liam Nolan meet the Japanese schoolgirls seeking pop stardom who perform for mostly older male fans.

A cultural quirk or is something more sinister going on in the Japanese music industry? ('Astonishing' -The Times)

First Broadcast

August 7, 2020


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Marcel Theroux

Local Producer

Karin Sugiura


William Stone

Associate Producers

Cate Brown

Fernando Mitjans

Original Score

Hamlin and Jolliffe



Technical Consultant

Paul Hutchings

Post Production

The Edit Store

Production Coordinator

Po Yung

Production Manager

Ali Watt

Head of Production

Natalie Triebwasser

Film Editor

Raphael Pereira

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews

Deputy Series Editor

Flora Bagenal

Series Editor

Sue Turton

Directed and Filmed by

Liam Nolan


Filmed in Japan

For Channel 4 Television

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