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AKB48 performs Kokoro no Placard on Music Station and more!

26 Jul

Today’s episode of Music Station was a 3 hour long summer special. Guests on this episode include: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Eight Ranger, Nishino Kana, AKB48, Sayaka Kanda, May J., SMAP, EXILE TRIBE, and BUMP OF CHICKEN.

AKB48 cut:

In this performance, the top3 members hold up signboards with handwritten messages for the fans. To be honest, i had no idea what “Placard” means before this, but now I do.

Watanabe Mayu: “Thanks to everyone’s support I am singing from the center position!! Thank you!”

Mayuyu certainly has some nice drawing skills. That rabbit is so cute!


Sashihara Rino: “Please look out for HKT48 too! I will work hard for the Takigyo!”

(She had previously promised to take a penalty if she was unable to retain her No.1 position in the senbatsu sousenkyo. The penalty she has chosen is to go for Takigyo, which is a form of meditation where one stands under a waterfall and clears his mind of all thoughts.)

 


Kashiwagi Yuki: “I want to become your No.1 !”

Call it fanservice, but I think Yukirin is sending a message for next year’s elections.

Overall, i think the performance was much more enjoyable thanks to these signboard messages for the fans. It is a new gimmick and certainly a bonus for the top members who can use the chance to promote themselves. I only wish they can ditch those white outfits for something more colorful.

Finally, a bonus shot from Kojiharu’s instagram! The new twin combi NyanParu!

Credit: Kojiharu’s Instagram

 

Rest of the performances below:

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Fashion Monster / Kira Kira Killer / Family Party

Eight Ranger – ER2 / Zukkoke Otokomichi / T.W.L

Nishino Kana – Darling / Kimi tte

 

AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard / Koisuru Fortune Cookie

Sayaka Kanda – Yukidaruma Tsukurou / Umarete Hajimete

May J. – Let It Go

 

SMAP – Top Of The World / Shareotsu / BANG! BANG! Vacance!

EXILE TRIBE – THE REVOLUTION

BUMP OF CHICKEN – Niji wo Matsu Hito / ray

[Friday Delight] Songs for the soul from Ichiban Song Show

5 Jul

New corner on AllThingsJpop!

I guess this will be the ‘anything and everything corner’ where i post random stuff just to spice up Friday nights. If you have anything that you want to share in this corner, please don’t hesitate and give me a shoutout!

This week i dug out the performances from the recent Ichiban Song Show special where artistes like AKB48, Kanjani8, Ikimonogatari, May J,Kimura Kaela, Golden Bomber etc gathered to perform their past hits.

My favourite is this song called “M” (video 18:46) performed by Princess Princess. It is the song that listeners wanted to hear the most when they go through a breakup. I simply like it for its sentimental lyrics.

Another one which i liked is called “Arigatou” (video 32:22) performed by Ikimonogatari. It is a favourite bgm for any graduation/wedding ceremony in Japan. Personally, i just like the female singer’s healing voice.

 

For those who usually look for AKB48 cuts, please scroll to the back of Part 1 and Part 2 above.

There was a talk segment where Mayuyu and Sasshi talked about funny memories from the recent general elections.

Watanabe Mayu said that she was seated within the tent during the announcement of results and suddenly the rain came pouring in her direction, so she actually felt like having her name called earlier so she can escape her seat.

Sashihara said it was so cold that whenever one member gets called out to receive their trophy, everyone would fight for the blanket leftover from the empty seats.

 

Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2014

27 Jun

A music festival featuring some major jpop artistes was held yesterday to celebrate TV Tokyo’s 50th anniversary. Guests include TOKIO/V6/Kanjani8/NEWS/AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/Nogizaka46/Morning Musume OG/Morning Musume ’14/Kahara Tomomi/Golden Bomber/Ikimonogakari/Nishino Kana/Hitoto Yo/Moriyama Naotaro/Sukima Switch/May J.

One of the highlights was Goto Maki’s return to Morning Musume OG after a hiatus of 2.5 years. Once the golden girl of Morning Musume, Goto Maki’s performance with the group brings us back to the days when Morning Musume was at its best.

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki, who is known to be a fan of Morning Musume, posted on her Google+: “Everyone in Morning Musume OG were shining brightly. My tears are coming. I like them after all! Ishikawa Rika san too! Goto Maki san is so cute!”



Morning Musume OG – Morning Coffee/ LOVE Machine/ Renai Revolution 21
Morning Musume ’14 – Password is 0



NMB48 – Ibiza Girl
The 48-group also showed up in full force, together with official rivals Nogizaka46. The new Queen of AKB48 Watanabe Mayu took up center for past hits previously centered by Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. The sister groups also showed off their new image after being reinforced with new members from this year’s grand reshuffle.


AKB48 – Labrador Retriever/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
HKT48 – Melon Juice
Another interesting performance was “Labrador Retriever”, as it was performed by the newly selected senbatsu members from the recent general elections.

 


NEWS – weeeek/ ONE -for the win-

 


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute
These guys are still popular for their one-hit “Memeshikute” and funny skits. Unfortunately, their skits are sometimes based on Japanese comedy so only the natives will get it.

 


V6 – Wa ni natte Odorou/Darling/Sexy Honey Bunny!
This is for the older Johnny’s fans. Anyone?

 


May J – Let it Go (Japanese version)
This globally popular song has been leading the karaoke charts in Japan for a very long time.

 


Kanjani8 – Zukkoke Otoko Michi/King of Otoko
Kanjani8 also went out of the studio to perform. Bringing us on a tour of TV Tokyo, they gathered a whole bunch of employees to join in on a mass dance.Even the CEO of TV Tokyo showed up.

 


Ikimonogatari – Arigatou/Love Song wa Tomaranai
This is for those who love pure Japanese music.