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Itano Tomomi compilation of “1%” performances

12 Jun

tomochin

Itano Tomomi is releasing her 4th solo single “1%”  today and she’s starting to promote the song on TV.
For this comeback, she’s returning to her roots as a dancer by choosing a mid-tempo dance number.
Check out the catchy tune and choreography below.

To be updated..

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Itano Tomomi’s 4th solo single “1%” will be released for sale today.
If you’re interested in purchasing her single “1%”, click on the pictures below.

1% / Tomomi Itano Type A(CD+DVD)

1% / Tomomi Itano Type B(CD+DVD)

1% / Tomomi Itano Regular (CD)

AKB48 post election talk: Member reactions and Mariko/Tomochin graduation dates

12 Jun

MC Nakai: I was overseas when the elections were going on. But i heard the news just now..about Shinoda, and Sashihara…
Sashihara: What is that kind of troubled expression?!
MC Nakai: Did Sashihara really get No.1? What do you guys think?
MC Makiko: I thought Mayuyu or Oshima were going to win…but i was shocked at the results.
-Recap of scenes from this year’s elections-
-Flashback to Oshima Yuko’s talk after last year’s elections:If Sashihara gets No.1, there will be a new AKB48. BUT,NO WAY!-
MC Nakai: What do you think Sashihara?
Sashihara: After the elections,i thought someone was pulling a prank on me.
Oshima: Even though i said “No way” last year, we have no choice this time.
Shinoda: This is like a present from the fans, so there must be some appeal about Sashihara.
MC Nakai: Do you think you can graduate happily like that?
Shinoda: But this is my last single so..
MC Nakai: Do you have anything to say to Sashihara?
Shinoda: I’m abit worried about the next single, but i think she’ll work hard.
MC Nakai: What about you Takamina?
Takamina: I was shocked. When Mayuyu’s ranked was announced, i was like “It can’t be…”. I thought Mayuyu or Oshima will be the last contenders.
Mayuyu: I had worked hard for the past year aiming for 1st, but when my rank was announced, i also thought “It can’t be Sashihara..”. I was thinking “What is this?”.
Oshima: When Mayuyu was announced to be 3rd, i was thinking “What’s this?”. But Sashihara’s win will making things interesting for AKB.
MC Nakai: It’s interesting that fans are the ones who create a drama for AKB. Sashihara, have you taken center position before?
Sashihara: Nope, only in photoshoots so far.
-MC Nakai asks them to arrange themselves in formation with Sasshi as center, and dance to Gingham Check-
Sashihara: Stop please! I think this scene looks untrendy!

MC Nakai: Pls give some advice to Sashihara as the next center.
Oshima: It’s best to enjoy it.
Mayuyu: There’s alot of responsibility to live up to, but the best thing to do is just to enjoy it with everyone.
Paruru: Do it in a cute manner!
-Talk about Shinoda Mariko’s graduation-
MC Nakai: When did you decide?
Shinoda: On that day itself. I had discussed with Akimoto san since a year ago and he said i could do it anytime, but there’s a timing. He said it’s best to do it when everyone is around. Actually i think about graduating every year during the elections, but this time i think it’s the right time.
MC Makiko: So you didn’t inform the rest of the members?
Shinoda: Not everyone. I discussed with Takamina 1 year ago. Kojima is my good friend and i told her i could be graduating on that day.
MC Nakai: So everyone is surprised? When are you graduating?
Shinoda: Fukuoka concert on 21st July.
MC Nakai: So what are you going to do about the next single?
Shinoda: We’ll be shooting the PV this month, so i will take part in all the promotions prior to 21st July.
MC Nakai: So you won’t be appearing on TV after the 21st?
Shinoda: Not for singing related activities.
MC Nakai: What are you going to do in future?
Shinoda: I have been in AKB for 8 years, and my ambitions have changed along the way. Even thought i love AKB, i want to pursue my interests. I like fashion and have had opportunities to model. I’m still a newbie in that field, so it’d be good to go further in that area.
MC Nakai: So you’re not going to sing anymore?
Shinoda: Nope….laughs. Nakai san would probably tell me not to sing too.
MC Nakai: You really understand me. What about Itano? When are you going to graduate?
Itano: For me, around August.

For more details on Itano/Shinoda’s graduation dates, pls visit this link.

Yamapi’s collection of “Que Sera Sera” perfs

24 Mar

Shounen Club

火曜曲

Happy Music

Music Japan

AKB48 performs 真夏のSounds Good on 火曜曲!

6 Feb

The MCs commented on their recent scandal after the performance. Read on for a transcription!

MC Nakai san: Seems like AKB48 is very busy last week and this week! (referring to the scandals)

Takamina:”Alot of things have happened…”

MC Makiko: “Because they’re still young!”

At this point, Tomochin gave a small bow.(probably a gesture of  apology)

Takamina: Miichan is performing with the research students at the Akihabara theater today.

MC Nakai san: I watched the news on NHK and it seems like that girl has become bald! It made the news on NHK!

MC Makiko: I saw it too!

MC Nakai san: I’d need to shave my head every week if she turns bald just like that!
Not really sure what he’s saying here…could someone translate the last sentence?

AKB48 reveals sakura song “So Long” on 火曜曲 (and the emergence of next gen Aces)

23 Jan

On the 22nd Jan episode of 火曜曲, AKB48 performed the first stage of their new single “So Long”!

Not digging the song as much as last year’s “Give me Five”, but i’m sure AKB48’s selling power will work it’s magic anyways.
One thing is clear after watching this performance though, the new pillars of AKB48 are:
So Long

Shimazaki Haruka, Watanabe Mayu, Matsui Jurina

And the center is of course:

Mayuyu

Mayuyu!

Being a Mayuyu fan, i’m more than happy to see the position she’s gotten for this single.Other than being in the center position, she even has a solo line in the middle!

I’m glad that Watanabe Miyuki is not featured prominently here because i absolutely cringe when she unleashes her fishing skills on the camera. She is just not as charismatic as Mayuyu, period.

SKE48 performs latest single Choco no Dorei on 火曜曲!

23 Jan

On the 22nd Jan episode of 火曜曲!, SKE48 reveals their first live of Choco no Dorei.

This song is meant for Valentine’s Day and is as usual very upbeat, a style fit for SKE. The song is about a guy waiting fervently for the girl he likes to give him chocolates on V-day. His anticipation sorta makes him a slave to chocolates and he’s willing to be a slave in order to get the love he wants.

Hmm, it’s quite unfair to see Kitahara Rie replacing Takayanagi Akane’s position next to Jurina.
I have no idea how putting KitaRie in SKE will help her and the group overall, vice versa.
But i have the feeling that this will benefit KitaRie more in the long term in terms of exposure and new fans.
All i have to say is, i’d rather see Takayanagi Akane getting a push instead of KitaRie!