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AKB48,Kumamushi, KAT-TUN and more on Music Station

14 Mar

Opening with Akb48 and Kumamushi performing “Attakain dakara”


Akb48 – Green Flash


Flower – Shiroyuki Hime


Kumamushi – Attakain Dakara


Kat-tun – Kiss Kiss Kiss


Chay – Anata ni koi wo shite mimashita

AKB48, Mr Children, Sexy Zone and more on Music Station

21 Nov


Sexy Zone – Kimi ni Hitomebore

 


AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain

 


Mr Children – Melody/Ashiato Be Strong

NMB48, Johnny’s WEST and Ayame Gouriki on Music Station

2 Nov

This week there is some hilarious interactions between NMB48 and Johnny’s WEST, as they talked about recommended ways of making Takoyaki. Maybe it was because of their Kansai roots, both groups (over)reacted to whatever that was being said. Enjoy their hilarious pre-show talk below.

Song performances:

Johnny’s WEST – Special Medley


NMB48 – Rashikunai


Ayama Gouriki

AKB48, Arashi, Sexy Zone and more on Music Station(26th Sep 2014)

28 Sep

AKB48 – River/Flying Get/ Kokoro no Placard
This week, 5 members cosplay as princes while the rest dress up as princesses! Watanabe Mayu says she likes Takarazuka troupe so she referenced them in this cosplay. Sashihara was asked which “prince” was her type. She said anyone was fine except for Sakura because she remains very feminine. The girls then performed “River”, “Flying Get” and “Kokoro no Placard”.

 


Arashi – My Girl (Hawaiian version)

Arashi – One Love/A.RA.SHI

This week is Arashi’s 15th debut anniversary and since the guys are in Hawaii for their concert, a special live was streamed from Hawaii. For their first song, the guys pre-recorded an acoustic version of “My Girl” with the sunset beach as their backdrop. For the 2nd song, the guys delivered a live performance of “One Love/A.RA.SHI” from a church setting. Personally, i really liked “My Girl”.

 


Sexy Zone – Bad Boys/Otoko never give up/
I saw that guy in black and was like “Didn’t i see him in GTO 2?” So i watched their whole performance…felt some shudders with that fan service segment in the middle but this is overall a group with solid singing and entertainment abilities.

 


Sekai no Owari – Dragon Night

HKT48, Hey!Say!JUMP and GENERATIONS on Music Station

6 Sep


HKT48 – Hikamae I Love You!
First of all, i LIKE this song. The tune reminds me of idol songs from many years ago, like 80s or 90s?  The lyrics describe a shy girl’s heart very well and you can hear alot of rhyming words. Below is a translation of the lyrics:

The scene of you running makes my Heart Beat (Heart Beat)
My eyes follow you and Lock On
The school grounds always gives me a Shutter Chance (*meaning photo taking chance)
The wind is blowing Lonely(Lonely)
There’s still half a year worth of School Days 
There’s nothing written in my rolled up Diary
When it comes to cool guys, there should be others around
But if it’s not you(x2), definitely(x2) it’s impossible

Chorus( x2 times):

I am sorry, liking you one-sidedly, Love you! Love you! (ever so cautiously)
I’ll just watch you from here
I’m satisfied just meeting you
I don’t want to cause any trouble, Love you! Love you! (saying to myself)
Please work hard in your club activities, and don’t notice me!

Performance wise, the choreography is really cute. I guess the biggest gripe most would have is the significance of Kodama Haruka as center, since she didn’t get to stand in the center during important parts of the song and is forced to share the spotlight with Sakura, Sasshi and the new twin combination Nako-Miku. I can go to lengths about this but since i’m not a fan I shall just enjoy their music.

 


GENERATIONS – Always with you
I looked at this group and recognized a couple of faces from GTO. Gosh after the scandal between GENERATIONS Alan Shirahama and AKB48 Minegishi Minami, you’d think they’d avoid putting AKB48 Kizaki Yuria in a drama with these guys. Anyway the dancer in white shirt and black hair is Alan Shirahama. Sorry for gossiping, but music wise this group is like a weaker version of EXILE.

 

Hey! Say! JUMP – Weekender / Asu e no Yell
I only watched “Asu e no Yell”. It’s a really nice song, sorta feels like a song for World Cup. The audience were really fired up as well – don’t know if it’s the effect of drama Suikyuu Yankees?

SKE48, Kis-my-ft2 and more on Music Station

8 Aug


SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou

Kis-my-ft2 – Another Future


Nishino Kana – Darling


Hata Motohiro – Himawari no Yakusoku


Leo Ieiri – Junjou

 

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