Nogizaka46 reveals new song at HTC Conference Tokyo 2014

22 Aug

On the 19th Aug, Nogizaka46 appeared at the HTC Conference Tokyo 2014 as ambassadors for the new smartphones HTC J Butterfly (HTL23).

They performed 10th single “Nandome no Aozora Ka?” for the first time. The song,dubbed a “legendary song” by producer Akimoto Yasushi,is also the CM song for HTC’s upcoming advertisments.

Member Ikuta Erika, who was chosen as the center for this single as soon as she returned from a hiatus, described the song as “liberating” and “rejuvenating”. “I think there are many times when we become tired from working hard. You can receive power by listening to this song.”

When asked if their new song lives up to it’s reputation as the legendary hit, the members replied, “Yes, we think it is. We think it’s okay to raise the bar a little? (laughs)”

A teaser of the CMs filmed in Czech Republic

Fancam of the performance




3 Responses to “Nogizaka46 reveals new song at HTC Conference Tokyo 2014”

  1. anon August 22, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    I thought the new song was going to be THE best from them, but the song is really similar to what they have been releasing lately even similar to SKE songs this year. It’d been great to try something different like Beginner. I know the girls say they want to do something different to AKB, but Akip is giving them practically songs AKB used to sing before 2009.

    • allthingsjpop August 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

      I think so too. Their style is really similar from single to single, and honestly i haven’t found a kami-level from any of them. This kami gimmick is probably a marketing effort since they are partnering with HTC.

  2. anon September 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    wasn’t ikuta erika the acchan of NGZ? that’s another thing similar to AKB!
    As for the similarity to SKE, maybe that’s why matsui rena is there…

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