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[Poll Corner]Best idol cover of “Blue Coral” by Matsuda Seiko

18 Oct

So a few weeks back, i started a new section on AllThingsJpop called “Poll Corner” so we can get to hear our favourite idols sing classic songs and see how they fare against each other. The response was overwhelming, considering the lack of comments i get usually. Thank you for voting and i’m really glad to announce that Kojima Haruna won the first poll singing Matsuda Seiko’s “Akai Sweet Pea”! Can’t imagine a more deserving winner although the rest are fine singers. (Check out the results from first poll here.)

This week, i am bringing back a new song based on a reader’s request. Titled “Blue Coral”, it is also a classic from Matsuda Seiko. Check out the covers and vote!

HKT48 – Murashige Anna

HKT48 – Tomonaga Mio (from 2:00 onwards)

Ex AKB48 – Maeda Atsuko

-For below videos, if you can’t view it on your browser, i’d recommend using Google Chrome and Unblock Youku plugin-


AKB48 – Miyazaki Miho

Have a request for a next song? Let me know and i’ll see if there’s enough covers to make a poll for next time!

[Poll Corner]Best idol cover of “Akai Sweet Pea” by Matsuda Seiko

28 Sep

After listening to Watanabe Mayu’s recent solo rendition of “Akai Sweet Pea” by eternal idol Matsuda Seiko, i was reminded of Kojima Haruna doing the same song years ago and decided to do a compilation of idol covers here.

Most of them did a really good job with the song, except for one(shall leave you to discover for yourself).

Anyway, i am including a poll at the bottom of this post so you can vote for the best cover. If this corner works out, i will introduce another song next week.

AKB48 Watanabe Mayu

AKB48 Iwasa Misaki

AKB48 Kojima Haruna

AKB48 Yokoyama Yui

Ex- Morning Musume Tanaka Reina (Start from 1:22)

Berryz Kobo Momoko Tsugunaga

HKT48 Miyawaki Sakura


Foreigners vote on their favourite faces from AKB48 group

5 Sep

A writer from Rocketnews24 goes interviewing in Harajuku to find out which 48-group faces are well-liked by foreigners.

50 foreigners in Harajuku were shown official pictures of several 48group members and asked to pick 1 whom they liked. Amongst the choices are the top girls from this year’s general elections, namely Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino, Kashiwagi Yuki, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Yamamoto Sayaka, Shimazaki Haruka, Kojima Haruna and the writer’s oshimen Yamada Nana.

What’s interesting here is, Kojima Haruna, often known the beauty in AKB48 ranked bottom, alongside Kashiwagi Yuki and Matsui Rena. Perhaps their colored hair was a put-off? When the foreigners were asked whether they think Kojima Haruna is cute, they replied with “somehow i don’t like her..”

First place went surprisingly went to Yamamoto Sayaka, who placed 6th in this year’s general elections. “Her black hair, compact nose, mesmerizing eyes, and pitiful look makes her look cute,” said one voter. Another person complimented her for her smile.

Sashihara Rino received her fair share of compliments and critiques. “She looks kind,” says one. However, another commented that she looked “unhappy about something”.

Ranking as follows:

1st:Yamamoto Sayaka(19 votes)
2nd:Watanabe Mayu(9 votes)
3rd:Yamada Nana(7 votes)
4th:Shimazaki Haruka(6 votes)
5th:Sashihara Rino(4 votes)
6th:Matsui Jurina(2 votes)
7th:Kashiwagi Yuki/Matsui Rena/Kojima Haruna(1 vote)