Compilation of SKE48 12th single “Uzukushii Inazuma” performances

18 Aug

I haven’t done a proper review of SKE48’s new song so here it is.

Major Upgrade
Following the wild and sexy preview from their MV, we finally got to see the song performed live on Japan’s music shows. I would say this song is a major upgrade from their previous singles because of the fierce dance choreography. I always enjoy watching SKE48’s dances – full of energy and precision. Thankfully, their management decided to take advantage of this strength so we can see what SKE48 is all about.

Power combo Jurina-Rena
Aside from the dance, i’m finding the Jurina-Rena(JR) combo particularly eye-catching this time. In one of the performances, Jurina was absent and Yuria paired with Rena to center the song. I was kinda disappointed because Yuria has the “cute” look and was unable to give off a fierce gaze, so my attention was on Rena the whole time. When Jurina came back, the whole perf became more enjoyable to watch, particularly the interplay part in the middle where JR exchanged solo lines. So the question is, can SKE48 do without any of these pillars? I really doubt so. In the past, Takayanagi Akane used to sub for Jurina when she couldn’t perform and she really did a good job. But times have changed and management’s focus seem to be on the younger generation now.

Rise of the next-generation aces
After the mass graduation of 10 members this year, including senbatsu members Hata Sawako, Ogiso Shiori and Yagami Kumi, the management seems to be pushing the younger generation now. Looking at the lineup in these performances, the next generation aces seem to be Kimoto Kanon, Kizaki Yuria, Furuhata Nao and of cos Oba Mina(AKB48). Poor Akane has to give up her 3rd spot to someone else who can’t perform as well as her!


Music Fair (live singing)


Music Dragon (Yuria and Manatsu as centers)

 


The Music Day Ongaku no Chikara


Hey!Hey!Hey! Comeback Special


Ongaku no Hi

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