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Nogizaka46 scores a Samantha Thavasa CM

30 Oct

Nogizaka46 has been chosen as the endorsement models for Samantha Thavasa’s new CM.

Within Nogizaka46, only Shiraishi Mai has appeared as a CM model in the past, for Samantha Thavasa Group labels like “L’EST ROSE” and “Samantha Tiara”. This is a first time for other members.

The theme song for this CM is the gibberish edm track “PoPiPaPPaPa” mentioned previously.


I remember Samantha’s models used to be Itano Tomomi, then E-girls, and now Nogizaka! Doing well, nogi!

Arashi, Hey!Say!JUMP, Nogizaka46 perform on Music Station

23 Oct

Hey!Say!JUMP – Kimi Attraction

Arashi – Kokoro no Sora / Nihon Yoitoko Makafushigi (Shonentai cover)
So in the end, Matsujun and Sakurai bowed out of the backflips while the rest proved they’ve still got it. I loved it when Ohno and Nino did the combo flip during opening of the Shonentai song. They look so small and cute! But in the end they look like half the life was drained out of them lol.

Nogizaka46 – Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru
I love these costumes they look so pretty!

Nogizaka46 releases gibberish dance track for B-side of “Ima, Hanashitai dare ka ga Iru” single

16 Oct

Following the release of their MV for title track, “Ima hanashitai dare ka ga Iru”, Nogizaka46 has also released the MV for coupling track “PoPiPaPPaPa”.

I suppose the idea is to look out for how well they lip-sync to meaningless words as suggested by the title.

MV and CD covers for Nogizaka46 single “Ima, Hanashitai Dare ga iru”

7 Oct

The MV was filmed in mid September in Shizuoka. Nishino Nanase plays a girl who has a hearing handicap. Shiraishi Mai plays the center of a dance group and learns sign language in order to communicate with Nishino.

They aim to participate in a dance contest together but Nishino has to leave for New York last minute and so the girls dash to say their goodbyes.

The song is going to be used for anime movie “Kokoro ga sakebitagatterun da” which airs 19th September. The single will be released on 28th October.

Purchase their single below:

Limited Type A

Limited Type B

Limited Type C

Regular Edition

46/48 Group debuts new subunits left and right

6 Oct

SKE48 unveils its very first subunit Love Crescendo. This was announced during the group’s 7th anniversary live and the subunit will make a cd debut coming 25th November.

The members are Matsui Jurina(18), Goto Rara(15), Kitagawa Ryoha(16), Ego Yuna(15), Kumazaki Haruka(18), Obata Yuna(13) and Sugawara Maya(15). These are the next generation hopefuls and their average age is 15.7.

Jurina says “I’m the oldest. It’s my first time doing this and i’m worried. I have to do it properly. However, this is probably the cutest unit around”.

There are other subunits but they will sing the coupling songs.

Caramel Cats: Oba Mina, Kimoto Kanon, Sato Sumire, Souda Sarina, Futamura Haruka
Transit Girls: Umemoto Madoka, Oya Masana, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari, Takayanagi Akane,Miyazawa Sae
Furumarion: Furuhata Nao, Azume Rion
Deadstock Diamond: Saito Makiko, Tani Marika, Matsumura Kaori,Yamauchi Suzuran


In essence, this is just another SKE single done in NMB style. 

Nogizaka46 undergirls will form a new subunit called Cinq Etoiles. Their song “Otona e no Chika Michi” was also aired on a radio show.

The members are Kitano Hinako, Terada Ranze, Nakada Kana, Nakamoto Himeka, Hori Miona(center). Fans sent in over 4000 names for their subunit and Nakada Kana(leader) chose this name because of it’s sound.

The meaning of Cinq Etoiles in french means “5 stars”. The members aim to release a single and do a live in France.

The song will be released in Type B of Nogizaka46’s upcoming single “Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru”.


In essence, this is just another French Kiss. 

Nogizaka46 13th single “Ima,Hanashitai Dare ga Iru” first performance

1 Sep

Nogizaka46 revealed their new single for the first time during the last live of their National Tour. Titled “Ima, Hanashitai dare ga Iru”(“I have someone to talk to now”) the song is going to be used for anime movie “Kokoro ga sakebitagatterun da” which airs 19th September. The single will be released on 28th October.

Translation of the lyrics:
Being alone was the easiest thing
When i am with someone i become another person
When i was young i liked the swing
Riding the see-saw is simply a matter of coordinating with someone
When i realised it you were beside me
But i was able to be myself
Why did this happen?

If that’s because of love
Then I won’t be able to talk naturally
Because we’re similar
That’s why we can become friends

Infront of me there’s always a hint
There’s an answer to our past
It’s fine if i give up and become alone
But it’d be better to see my dreams with you

To have someone to talk to, that’s happiness [Chorus End]

My room, in one corner, while reading manga
If it’s with you
I’d trying riding the see saw

[Repeat Chorus]

I think the lyrics are okay, but the tune is so underwhelming..when can we have another kami song from AkiP?

Purchase their single below:

Limited Type A
Limited Type B
Limited Type C
Regular Edition

Performances from FNS Uta no Matsuri 2015

1 Aug

Yet another one of the summer music festivals….i’m tired of posting these since it’s always the same performances from the same people. If i had to pick the one highlight, it’d just be Ohara Sakurako’s “Kimi ga kureta Natsu” which is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Koinaka”.

48/46 Group

AKB48 – Halloween Night

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha with exiting members Rena/Kawaei

HKT48 – 12Byou

SKE48 – Mae no Meri

NMB48 – Dorian Shonen

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


EXILE – Rising Sun

EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

Noriyuki Makihara x EXILE – Donna toki mo

E-Girls – Anniversary!!

Chisato Moritaka x FLOWER – Jyuunana sai

Johnny’s Family

V6 – Music for the people/Ai nanda
Kanjani8 – Gamushara Koushinkyouku

Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss damashii

Busaiku – Yacchattta!!

Sexy Zone – Cha Cha Cha Champion

Arashi – Love so sweet

Arashi – Hoshi sora no shita, Kimi no tonari

Hey!Say!JUMP – Chau#


Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako – Kimi ga Kureta Natsu

Morning Musume ’15 x Funasshi – Renai Revolution 21