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Maeda Atsuko vs Sashihara Rino’s HKT48: Whose PV received more views?

17 Aug

It hasn’t been more than a few days since Maeda Atsuko and HKT48 released their PVs for upcoming singles “Time Machine nan te Iranai” and “Melon Juice” on YouTube, but the clear winner in terms of view counts has already emerged.

Released 1 day apart(with HKT48’s first followed by Acchan), “Melon Juice” only managed to garner 140,000 views so far, whereas Acchan’s “Time Machine nan te Iranai” easily surpassed it to reach 550,000 views.

On Japanese forums, netizens are calling this “Acchan’s crushing of Sashihara”. It’s a pity their singles won’t be released in the same week cos it’d be so interesting to see a battle of sales between the two.

Other netizen comments:
“Acchan’s become more of an idol after her graduation”
“A-ssan is AKB48’s legend”
“Her cuteness in this PV is amazing, watching it over and over again”
“I want to see her as center in Koisuru Fortune Cookie!”
“I only learnt of HKT48’s new single now.”


HKT48 perform new single “Melon Juice” in Tokyo Idol Festival 2013

1 Aug

HKT48, the youngest sister group in the 48 family, showed up in the Tokyo Idol Festival 2013 held in Odaiba, Tokyo to perform a medley of songs including “Aitakatta”, “Ponytail to Shushu” as well as their original songs “Hatsukoi Butterfly”, “Suki!Suki!Skip” and upcoming single “Melon Juice”.

Their 2nd single “Melon Juice” is an upbeat and interactive song where the audience is asked to shout “Melon Juice!” towards the middle of the song. While the song itself is rather childish, it fits the HKT girls since they are still young and cute.  However,  Sashihara Rino is super awkward here…..can you imagine the embarrassment of singing this song at her age?

HKT48 Team H: Anai Chihiro, Oota Aika, Kodama Haruka, Sashihara Rino, Matsuoka Natsumi, Miyawaki sakura, Murashige Anna, Motomura Aoi, Moriyasu Madoka,

HKT48 Kenkyuusei: Akiyoshi Yuuka, Okada Kanna, Okamoto Naoko, Tashima Meru, Tani Marika, Tomonaga Mio, Fuchigami Mai

Center: Tashima Meru and Tomonaga Mio

For the rest of their performances, pls click here.


Links to purchase HKT48 2nd single: