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!

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 XD 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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