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Matsui Jurina talks about being center for Janken single “Suzukake Nanchara”

16 Dec

How is the pressure compared to previously?

It’s the first time being a center by myself, so definitely there’s pressure. But when we get to sing on tv and when i think of fans praising the song, i’m really happy. It’s like i’m being saved by the song.

“Suzukake Nanchara” is a song that was made specially for you?!
It’s a song made for us, especially for the fresh members.  I don’t think it’s a song tailored specially for me. Fans thought that cool dance numbers like “UZA” would be released, but in a good way, we have exceeded their expectations.

Talk about your solo part for the song
It’s weird. I seldom sing solo even in SKE, so i’m quite nervous and not used to it.

The regular senbatsu members are not in this single’s lineup, so do you feel the burden?
There are alot of members in this lineup for the first time. When we were shooting for the MV, i thought everyone would be nervous, so i kept the tension up and cracked alot of lame jokes.

So you were a leader aside from being the center?
Yes. There were alot of members unsure about things, so i thought them based on experience.

What kind of advice did you receive from your seniors?
I told Takamina-san that i was very nervous before our first live performance, but she said, “That’s rare…but you just have to be yourself as usual.” I calmed down after that.

This is a chance for you to raise your fame, but is it also a chance for you to show your skills?
Alot of fans apologised for not being able make me center through voting. I was like “no..no”, but it’s true that i’d be happier if i’m called the next center, or the center who got no.1 in General Elections.

Will you be aiming for this chance next?
If even 1 more person thinks i’m suitable to be the next center of AKB, i’d be happy. There hasn’t been anyone who’s gotten No.1 in Jankan tournament nor General Elections, so i want to be the first!

Source

“I want to act as a student in dramas,” says Matsui Jurina

“The song this time is a cute one, so i just need to show my real self. But before this, i had to show my mature side in “Heart Eleki”, or my cool side in “UZA”. I want to be able to bring out the colors of different song genres. Even if a different genre was given to me this time, i want to make everyone think that this song is made for me.”

On the topic of acting, Jurina confessed to not having any interest initially, but through various opportunities her interest has been sparked. “I’ve been given chances to act recently and i think it’s really fun. Since i’m a high schooler, i want to act as a student in school dramas,” she said.

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Compilation of AKB48 “Suzukake Nanchara” performances

16 Dec

I wonder if you guys have seen these?


Music Dragon


Best Artist

Music Station – Jurina has an eye patch on due to some “condition” but her performance was unaffected. The eye patch seems to have stole all the attention from other members.


FNS Music Festival


Best Hits Music Festival

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Full live perf of AKB48’s janken single “Suzukake Nanchara”

25 Nov

[I am so pissed with wordpress because i wrote a whole article about this and somehow it didn’t get saved when i was refreshing the page!]


AKB48’s 34th single “Suzukake no Ki no Michi de ‘Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru’ to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono”, also known as the shortened “Suzukake Nanchara”, was performed live in AKB48’s own variety show yesterday.

The reason for this super long title is because Akimoto Yasushi couldn’t find the right words to describe his feelings written in this song. The title when translated says “An embarrassing conclusion kind of thing I came up with after several days of considering how our relationship would change if I tell you ‘I see your smile in my dreams.’ “. Unlike the previous jankan singles which is mostly written for the center, Akimoto Yasushi was imagining the senbatsu members as a whole, like “the glitter of the girls’ youth, or their mysteriousness, or maybe the earnestness of the girls running with full effort toward the dream as whole AKB group”.

Personally, i do find the lyrics pretty meaningful. The girls are actually singing from a guy’s perspective, describing his complicated feelings for a childhood friend,  whom he prefers to remain friends with until she realises his crush on her.

Pls see the lyrics translations after the video!

I see your smile in my dreams
It is always the same situation
In the sunlight streets lined with plane trees, you call my name(again and again)

I see your smile in my dreams
I want to know the reason why
When i wake up and open my eyes
Why do i feel a tinge of sadness in my heart?

[Chant: Chan chan chan chan chan….]

[Jurina solo] One day the convenience store around the corner disappeared
I realised i missed it because i forgot to turn the corner, oh my subconscious map
I’ve known you since i was young, you were like my sister
Suddenly you’re all grown up, stirring my heart (the important thing is not to run away from these feelings!)

The feelings i have, can’t be expressed in words
The distance between us is just right now
Just like the days when you laughed loudly, i want to protect you (Forever)

The feelings i have, can’t be expressed in words
I have to set my own rules
For your sake, i have to remain calm
It’s alright to let things continue as it is

As i step on the fallen leaves, i think of you again
When the wind blows them away, will my freedom be taken along too?
As i look at the sky, time passes slowly
The strings of fate are still very long (lets meet in the future)

Confessing my love for you is still too early, that’s what i told myself
Our love needn’t be hastened, the future is waiting(romance)

Confessing my love for you is still too early, it’s okay if we remain friends
I will wait until you realise my feelings for you
It’s alright to let things continue as it is

[Chant: Suki!Suki!Suki!Suki!…. Daisuki da!]

I see your smile in my dreams
It is always the same situation
In the sunlight streets lined with plane trees, you call my name(again and again)

I see your smile in my dreams
I want to know the reason why
When i wake up and open my eyes
Why do i feel a tinge of sadness in my heart?

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