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AKB48 reveal the title and cover jacket for their 5th album

22 Dec

On December 21, AKB48 held their last handshake event for the year at Yokohama Stadium, and there, they revealed the title of their upcoming 5th album would be “Tsugi no Ashiato.”

Additionally, they unveiled their new artist photo as well as the cover jacket for the album.

The catch-phrase for the upcoming album is “Our footprints are ahead of us“, and there will be 4 different types.

Reportedly, 15 new songs have been written for the album. There will also be many unit songs. For instance, a song called “Boy Hunt no Houhou Oshiemasu” is sung by AKB48’s Shimazaki HarukaSKE48‘s Kizaki YuriaNMB48‘s (and AKB48) Yagura Fuuko, and HKT48‘s Sashihara Rino.

It was also revealed that the DVD (approximately 90 mins long) which will come with a limited edition Type-A, will contain all 257 members’ “air handshake event” footage in which the viewers can experience as if they are attending the handshake event.

The album will be sold on 22nd Jan 2014.



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Compilation of NEWS Nagisa no Onee Summer perfs

14 Jul

Music Station

Ongaku no Chikara


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First perf of NEWS summer song “Nagisa no Onee Summer”!

7 Jul

Dressed in Japanese matsuri fashion, NEWS showed up at Ongaku no Chikara yesterday to perform the title track off their upcoming album, “Nagisa no Onee Summer”. The track is a flirty, playful song that talks about a guy’s desire to start a relationship with an older woman after meeting her at the beach. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, just looking at the guys prancing around is enough to put a smile on your face. This is why i love NEWS!

Translated Lyrics:

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Without saying anything
I can’t stop loving you
Please agree? Onee sama(*Affectionate term for older woman)

Summer summer… on the beach
Summer summer… let`s walk
Summer summer… let`s embrace
Summer summer … I want to kiss you

A woman is descending from the hot asphalt road
Her dry hair fluttering behind her, she looks slightly older!
Playing with fire doesn’t make me a kid.
Lets have an adult conversation, so please look at me.

“Where are you from?”, we’re finally all alone by the sea.
Lets take off our shoes and start running
Can i start liking you?

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Isn’t it okay to start right now?

Oh baby
The wind is hugging me
I want to love you
I can’t do anything, but i can’t stop my feelings
Please agree already? Onee sama!


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NEWS title track for new album “Nagisa no Onee Summer”

25 Jun

Loving this song because it reminds of the old NEWS.
The lyrics talk about starting a summer love with an older woman.
The song will be included in their 5th album, to be released on July 17th.

Will post the lyric translation later!

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