Tag Archives: Ongaku no Chikara

Compilation of SKE48 12th single “Uzukushii Inazuma” performances

18 Aug

I haven’t done a proper review of SKE48’s new song so here it is.

Major Upgrade
Following the wild and sexy preview from their MV, we finally got to see the song performed live on Japan’s music shows. I would say this song is a major upgrade from their previous singles because of the fierce dance choreography. I always enjoy watching SKE48’s dances – full of energy and precision. Thankfully, their management decided to take advantage of this strength so we can see what SKE48 is all about.

Power combo Jurina-Rena
Aside from the dance, i’m finding the Jurina-Rena(JR) combo particularly eye-catching this time. In one of the performances, Jurina was absent and Yuria paired with Rena to center the song. I was kinda disappointed because Yuria has the “cute” look and was unable to give off a fierce gaze, so my attention was on Rena the whole time. When Jurina came back, the whole perf became more enjoyable to watch, particularly the interplay part in the middle where JR exchanged solo lines. So the question is, can SKE48 do without any of these pillars? I really doubt so. In the past, Takayanagi Akane used to sub for Jurina when she couldn’t perform and she really did a good job. But times have changed and management’s focus seem to be on the younger generation now.

Rise of the next-generation aces
After the mass graduation of 10 members this year, including senbatsu members Hata Sawako, Ogiso Shiori and Yagami Kumi, the management seems to be pushing the younger generation now. Looking at the lineup in these performances, the next generation aces seem to be Kimoto Kanon, Kizaki Yuria, Furuhata Nao and of cos Oba Mina(AKB48). Poor Akane has to give up her 3rd spot to someone else who can’t perform as well as her!

Music Fair (live singing)

Music Dragon (Yuria and Manatsu as centers)


The Music Day Ongaku no Chikara

Hey!Hey!Hey! Comeback Special

Ongaku no Hi


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First perf of NEWS summer song “Nagisa no Onee Summer”!

7 Jul

Dressed in Japanese matsuri fashion, NEWS showed up at Ongaku no Chikara yesterday to perform the title track off their upcoming album, “Nagisa no Onee Summer”. The track is a flirty, playful song that talks about a guy’s desire to start a relationship with an older woman after meeting her at the beach. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, just looking at the guys prancing around is enough to put a smile on your face. This is why i love NEWS!

Translated Lyrics:

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Without saying anything
I can’t stop loving you
Please agree? Onee sama(*Affectionate term for older woman)

Summer summer… on the beach
Summer summer… let`s walk
Summer summer… let`s embrace
Summer summer … I want to kiss you

A woman is descending from the hot asphalt road
Her dry hair fluttering behind her, she looks slightly older!
Playing with fire doesn’t make me a kid.
Lets have an adult conversation, so please look at me.

“Where are you from?”, we’re finally all alone by the sea.
Lets take off our shoes and start running
Can i start liking you?

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Isn’t it okay to start right now?

Oh baby
The wind is hugging me
I want to love you
I can’t do anything, but i can’t stop my feelings
Please agree already? Onee sama!


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Live Performances from The Music Day (Ongaku no Chikara)

7 Jul

NTV aired their special music program, ‘THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara‘, on July 6 from 10:30 am to 10:54 pm.

Notable artistes who appeared to perform their iconic songs were aikoArashiAngela AkiAnriIkimonogakariAKB48EXILESKE48,NMB48,  KAT-TUN,  Kanjani8Kyary Pamyu PamyuKiroroKoda KumiGospellersKobukuroTHE ALFEEJeroTOKIONishino Kana, NEWS,PerfumeV6Hey! Say! JUMP, E-Girls, Nogizaka46 etc.

I’m having trouble keeping up with the music shows these days! There are so many summer specials! But as usual, i’ll only post selected performances here.

Koda Kumi – Guilty Honey / Lalalalala

Arashi-Endless Game

Arashi-A.RA.SHI/Love so Sweet

Arashi -One Love/Kansha Kangeki Ame  Arashi

KAT-TUN-Real Face/Face to Face

Kanjani8 – へそ曲がり /Musekinin Hero

NEWS – Weeeek / Nagisa no Onee Summer

Hey! Say! JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Come on a my House

Arashi/K8/TOKIO/KATTUN/NEWS/HSJ- Johnny’s Medleys

AKB48 – Flying Get/Sayonara Crawl

NMB48 – Bokura no Eureka

AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookies
SKE48 – Pareo Emerald/Uzukushii Inazuma
AKB48 – Heavy Rotation

Kiroro – Mirai E (*Classic Jpop song!)