AKB48 performs Kokoro no Placard on Music Station and more!

26 Jul

Today’s episode of Music Station was a 3 hour long summer special. Guests on this episode include: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Eight Ranger, Nishino Kana, AKB48, Sayaka Kanda, May J., SMAP, EXILE TRIBE, and BUMP OF CHICKEN.

AKB48 cut:

In this performance, the top3 members hold up signboards with handwritten messages for the fans. To be honest, i had no idea what “Placard” means before this, but now I do.

Watanabe Mayu: “Thanks to everyone’s support I am singing from the center position!! Thank you!”

Mayuyu certainly has some nice drawing skills. That rabbit is so cute!

Sashihara Rino: “Please look out for HKT48 too! I will work hard for the Takigyo!”

(She had previously promised to take a penalty if she was unable to retain her No.1 position in the senbatsu sousenkyo. The penalty she has chosen is to go for Takigyo, which is a form of meditation where one stands under a waterfall and clears his mind of all thoughts.)


Kashiwagi Yuki: “I want to become your No.1 !”

Call it fanservice, but I think Yukirin is sending a message for next year’s elections.

Overall, i think the performance was much more enjoyable thanks to these signboard messages for the fans. It is a new gimmick and certainly a bonus for the top members who can use the chance to promote themselves. I only wish they can ditch those white outfits for something more colorful.

Finally, a bonus shot from Kojiharu’s instagram! The new twin combi NyanParu!

Mステsp💛みてね😌💕😌💕 #にゃんぱる #うさぎ

A post shared by Haruna Kojima (@nyanchan22) on

Credit: Kojiharu’s Instagram


Rest of the performances below:

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Fashion Monster / Kira Kira Killer / Family Party

Eight Ranger – ER2 / Zukkoke Otokomichi / T.W.L

Nishino Kana – Darling / Kimi tte


AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard / Koisuru Fortune Cookie

Sayaka Kanda – Yukidaruma Tsukurou / Umarete Hajimete

May J. – Let It Go


SMAP – Top Of The World / Shareotsu / BANG! BANG! Vacance!


BUMP OF CHICKEN – Niji wo Matsu Hito / ray


4 Responses to “AKB48 performs Kokoro no Placard on Music Station and more!”

  1. Denny Sinnoh July 26, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    You are right, those outfits (first video) did not photograph well for TV.

  2. anon July 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    When ponytail to shushu came at #11 members faces were really funny, like it is 2014 and still any of the new songs can beat old ones. I wonder when we are gonna see a video ranking of popular AKB songs without Maeda Atsuko being there, maybe never.

    • allthingsjpop July 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

      Ponytail and Kachuusha are definitely my top 2 favourite songs in the history of AKB. In terms of summer songs definitely nothing else can match up.

      Well KFC has appeared quite often in other similar rankings. I am still hoping for the hit which can surpass Ponytail n Kachuusha though.

  3. Rach July 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    My oshi Yukirin wants to be number one!!! Mayuyu better prepare herself to get kicked out of the throne next year 😄 Elections have become much more interesting since Maeda and Oshima left and thus stopped monopolizing the top spots. Next year, I’m predicting a bloodbath for the crown between Mayuyu, Sasshi, Yukirin, Jurina and Sayanee. I’d like to add Miyawaki Sakura but not yet

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