MVs of AKB48 38th Single “Kibouteki Refrain”

13 Nov

This is kinda old as i was busy for some time, but must still make a point to post this!

Love this MV! The return of Acchan, Yuko, Mariko and Tomochin is like a big bonus to old fans. In this MV, they take on the role of guardians to the 48-group, preventing the masked men from stealing the golden microphones, which has to be kept in the hands of centers Mayu and Sakura. I especially love Yuko’s cool action scenes, and the way she turned her back on the masked men when they stole the bag from her. You can add 100 fresh girls to this senbatsu but i’d still prefer scenes of the golden girls!


And this is the performance version of the PV.


Type D Kojizaka46 – Kaze No Razen
This seems like another drama PV, focusing on Kojima Haruna’s influence in the unit “Kojizaka46”. In the PV, the Nogizaka girls walk into an office requesting to do a live, but staff aren’t interested until they mentioned that Kojiharu will be joining them for the live. However, they won’t be getting any logistical support since this is an unofficial unit. When they mentioned these difficulties to Kojiharu, she seemed not the least concerned and asked them what they were worrying about. What will the ending be like?


Type B Yuri Gumi – Ambulance
I have no idea how this group came about, but this is a bizarre PV where the girls dress up as nurses, alas in sexy outfits. The group is made up of largely sister group members, and front girls are Sato Sumire, Fujie Reina, who were originally from AKB48 but transferred out in the grand shuffle this year.


Type A Bara Gumi – Ima, Happy
This is very obviously the young, fresh group, with representatives from the various sister groups. A quick glance and you can make out the NakoMiku twins from HKT48, Kitagawa Ryoha from SKE48, and the really popular girls from Team 4 this year. As for the song, it is just a typical bubble pop song not even worth listening to.


Type C Katorea Gumi – Utaitai
This is also a very interesting PV, as the concept is like a musical. The key members seem to be made up of the older girls like Kitahara Rie, Umeda Ayaka, Kuramochi Asuka, Takajo Aki, while center is Shibata Aya. The song is a nice ballad so overall the girls will get to show off their acting/vocal skills. Seems like an attempt to help these girls graduate and move on with their future careers!

Purchase the AKB48 38th Single “Kibouteki Refrain” here:
**Regular Type A**

**Regular Type B**

**Regular Type C**

**Regular Type D**

**Limited Type A**

**Limited Type B**

**Limited Type C**

**Limited Type D**

5 Responses to “MVs of AKB48 38th Single “Kibouteki Refrain””

  1. Denny Sinnoh November 13, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    I’m loving the AKB48 song! Great seeing the old members. How do they get away with calling it “AKB48” though?

    Maybe there should be a 48 group just for former members/graduates?

  2. Denny Sinnoh November 13, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    I know it is just a music video, but I bet that Jurina Matsui is really indeed a very fast runner : )

  3. Denny Sinnoh November 13, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    RE the “nurses” in Type B Yuri Gumi – Ambulance:

    “Nurse, I think I’m going to need some thing for PAIN”

  4. lulu November 16, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    thanks for the translation for each MV

    “Type A Bara Gumi – Ima, Happy” What I like about this MV is the visual effects; the colors and the slow motion in some parts are really cool, but I agree with you we have listened this kind of song 1M times before. However, this MV is the one that has more views, so I guess Japanese people really like this kind of song.

    “Type D Kojizaka46 – Kaze No Razen” I had understood a totally different storyline, something like they want to make Kojiharu part of a group but she was refusing to do so jajaj. But now that you said that maybe what Kojiharu wrote in her inst. about doing some MV in which things were taken from her house was for this MV.

  5. Anonymous November 16, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    That awkward moment when I like the B-side more than the actual single. Type C is my favorite!

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