AKB48’s 36th single “Labrador Retriever” MV cuts and covers have finally been unveiled. All 36 senbatsu members took to the sandy beach of Guam and danced to the single with Watanabe Mayu as their center.
This year’s summer single follows the tradition of “Ponytail to Shushu”, “Everyday, Kachuusha” and “Manatsu no Sounds Good!”, in which filming takes place in Guam. The girls incorporated dog-like poses in their choreography and showed off their innocent side whilst having fun on the beach.
This is the first single that Oshima Yuko, who announced her graduation back in Dec 2013, is absent for. Watanabe Mayu, who is taking the main center position for the 2nd time, described the MV as “summer like and cute”, asking fans to lookout for the “natural expressions of members playing with dogs”.
The single comes in 8 types, with the limited editions showing members in swimsuits and the regular editions showing members in summer fashion. Oshima Yuko’s graduation song “Ima Made no Melody” is included, as well as the voting tickets for this year’s elections.
Checkout the beautiful covers and purchase links below!
**Regular Type A CD+DVD**
I love most of these covers, but Mayuyu’s solo shot is the best! It looks like a shot for the front cover of a photobook. Also quite surprised that Yuria got to be on Type A. Please let me know what you think of these covers!