Drama PV for AKB48 Voting Single “Tsubasa wa Iranai”

30 May

The storyline is set in Tokyo during 1972. Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki, Yamamoto Sayake and Mukaichi Mion(center) are friends who live in the same dorm and go to the same campus. Each of them hold different dreams – with Sayanee set to debut as a folk singer, Mayu aspiring to be a poet, Yukirin a volleyball player and Mion a filmmaker. While at the public bathhouse, the 4 talk about doing something memorable before graduating and Mayu suggests holding a concert during the student rally.

Mion asks Sayanee to perform, given her status as an award winning folk singer. Sayanee then requests for Mayu to write the lyrics, since she’s the poet.

Things move along smoothly, until Mayu meets a bad guy who cheats her feelings and money. Mayu visits the gynaecologist(probably found out that she’s pregnant). Sayanee tries to convince her the guy is bad but Mayu refuses to listen and slaps her.

Mayu thinks back and regrets thinking too simply of the future. She makes a call back home and confessed”Mum, i’ve lost to Tokyo.” She decides to leave, but not before finishing the lyrics to “Tsubasa wa Iranai”. Before her train departs, she passes the lyrics to Sayanee and tells her to continue their dreams.

However, Sayanee is also facing opposition from her manager regarding the performance at the student rally. She tells Mion she’s giving up and they get into a fight. Mion finds that her friends are leaving 1 by 1 (Yukirin had confessed to liking her so their relationship grew awkward.) She decides to helm the concert alone.

11 months later, she took the stage alone and was mocked at by the audience for her poor performance. Later, she regains strength when the girls and cafe ojisan(who taught her guitar) came to join her.


Rest of the coupling MVs:

Team A – Set Me Free

Team K – Aishuu no Trumpeter

Team B – Koi wo Suru to Baka wo Miru

Team 4 – Kangaeru Hito

Team 8 – Yume e no Rule


AKB48’s new single comes with voting ticket for upcoming elections. Purchase their single below:

Limited Type A


Limited Type B


Limited Type C


Regular Type A


Regular Type B


Regular Type C

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