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Compilation of AKB48 40th single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” performances

16 May

AKBingo – Full Song

Music Station

All Star Dai Kansha Sai 2015

AKB48 Solo Concert March 2015


[Updated]AKB48 40th single music video is an action packed blockbuster

28 Apr

[Updated with Full Music Video!!!]

[PV] AKB48 40th Single – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai [M-ON! HD] [Full Ver.]

The director behind this MV is none other than Ohtomo Keishi, the same director behind the “Rurouni Kenshin” live action movies. To create this MV, he had gathered 100 over staff from the “Rurouni Kenshin” production team. It was the first time for AKB to unveil their MV at a cinema,and member Shimazaki Haruka expressed her happiness at being appointed center for this song.

To welcome the 10th anniversary and 40th single, it was revealed that a budget comparable to a movie was set aside for this 12-minute long masterpiece. The members start off by strutting on a runway in glamorous fashion, but the director wants everyone to lookout for the actions scenes, which show the members getting up despite receiving multiple blows. To prepare the members for these scenes, he had them undergo days of intensive training.

“Idols change as you film,it is their unique quality, so i got interested in seeing what will happen if I assembled a team to attack them for real. As i wanted to see their most desperate expressions, i went for it without crossing the limits,” said Director Ohtomo.

As the members were kicked or punched at, the hurt on their faces were filmed. Kashiwagi Yuki said “I didn’t notice it, but was the girl in the screaming scene me? I’m happy that the unseen side of me was shown.”

Shimazaki Haruka added “Even though the dance choreography was difficult to remember, the action and killing scenes this time was tough.I practiced during my free time. I thought i was going to watch an MV, but it turned out to be a movie. I was dumbfounded. When i realised it, tears had started flowing.”

Talking about the changes from previous years, where the pre-elections single always stuck to the themes of sea/beach/swimwear, Director Ohtomo said “I want to show something different, like the girls’ seriousness. Their appeal is not only in swimsuits.”

AKB48 40th single revealed to be a dance number headed by Shimazaki Haruka

26 Mar

Updated with live performance from their concert..

AKB48’s 40th single has been performed during today’s concert in Saitama Super Arena and it seems to be the dance number that all fans have been waiting for since “UZA”.

Titled “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” (“We won’t fight”), it will be released on the 20th May 2015.

The all-important center position goes to AKB48’s Shimazaki Haruka(20). Shimazaki was once the center for 29th single in 2012, after winning that year’s Janken tournament(an event where the senbatsu members are chosen based on the game of scissors-paper-stone). This will be her 2nd time fronting the group.

Commenting on her role in what seems like the toughest dance song in AKB’s history, Shimazaki said “It was hard..to the extent that my shoes were almost torn off my feet. Maybe it was fate that i should be chosen for dance senbatsus.”

32 Senbatsu Members below:

Shimazaki Haruka(Center)
Kato Rena
Matsui Jurina
Miyawaki Sakura
Takahashi Minami
Yokoyama Yui
Watanabe Mayu
Sashihara Rino
Kojima Haruna
Kashiwagi Yuki
Matsui Rena
Yamamoto Sayaka
Kizaki Yuria
Owada Nana
Tano Yuka
Kawamoto Saya
Kawaei Rina
Ikoma Rina
Mukaichi Mion
Suda Akari
Miyazawa Sae
Minegishi Minami
Kojima Mako
Watanabe Miyuki
Muto Tomu
Kitagawa Ryoha
Takahashi Juri
Oshima Ryoka
Sakaguchi Nagisa
Kodama Haruka
Nakano Ikumi
Okada Nana


“I might be the dance representative?” says Paruru

The upcoming song “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” is said to have the most difficult dance in the history of AKB releases. But the center went to Shimazaki Haruka, who together with Kojima Haruna ditched the dance songs during last year’s Tokyo Dome concert for the less demanding float rides. She seemed to sigh a relief when the performance of this song was over.

Takahashi Minami commented “It’s so tough i’m going to die…Paruru is the center of a dance number. You’ve practised hard right?”

Fellow member Yokoyama Yui added “I know that Paruru can’t dance, when i see her trying her hardest..” She couldn’t finish as Shimazaki Haruka cut her off with a “Thank You” ,sensing a long-winded talk ahead.

Shimazaki displayed her usual unique brand of humor, saying “Actually I might be the dance representative of this group!”

Takahashi Minami suggested that she do a backturn in that case, and Shimazaki declared “I can do it!”


I cannot wait for this performance! A Paruru who can dance?!