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MVs of AKB48 38th Single “Kibouteki Refrain”

13 Nov

This is kinda old as i was busy for some time, but must still make a point to post this!

Love this MV! The return of Acchan, Yuko, Mariko and Tomochin is like a big bonus to old fans. In this MV, they take on the role of guardians to the 48-group, preventing the masked men from stealing the golden microphones, which has to be kept in the hands of centers Mayu and Sakura. I especially love Yuko’s cool action scenes, and the way she turned her back on the masked men when they stole the bag from her. You can add 100 fresh girls to this senbatsu but i’d still prefer scenes of the golden girls!

 


And this is the performance version of the PV.

 


Type D Kojizaka46 – Kaze No Razen
This seems like another drama PV, focusing on Kojima Haruna’s influence in the unit “Kojizaka46”. In the PV, the Nogizaka girls walk into an office requesting to do a live, but staff aren’t interested until they mentioned that Kojiharu will be joining them for the live. However, they won’t be getting any logistical support since this is an unofficial unit. When they mentioned these difficulties to Kojiharu, she seemed not the least concerned and asked them what they were worrying about. What will the ending be like?

 


Type B Yuri Gumi – Ambulance
I have no idea how this group came about, but this is a bizarre PV where the girls dress up as nurses, alas in sexy outfits. The group is made up of largely sister group members, and front girls are Sato Sumire, Fujie Reina, who were originally from AKB48 but transferred out in the grand shuffle this year.

 


Type A Bara Gumi – Ima, Happy
This is very obviously the young, fresh group, with representatives from the various sister groups. A quick glance and you can make out the NakoMiku twins from HKT48, Kitagawa Ryoha from SKE48, and the really popular girls from Team 4 this year. As for the song, it is just a typical bubble pop song not even worth listening to.

 


Type C Katorea Gumi – Utaitai
This is also a very interesting PV, as the concept is like a musical. The key members seem to be made up of the older girls like Kitahara Rie, Umeda Ayaka, Kuramochi Asuka, Takajo Aki, while center is Shibata Aya. The song is a nice ballad so overall the girls will get to show off their acting/vocal skills. Seems like an attempt to help these girls graduate and move on with their future careers!


Purchase the AKB48 38th Single “Kibouteki Refrain” here:
**Regular Type A**

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**Limited Type A**

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**Limited Type C**

**Limited Type D**

SKE48 travels to Pattaya for PV of Sanseii Kawaii!

25 Nov

The full PV of SKE48’s newest single Sanseii Kawaii was revealed a few days ago. Filmed in Pattaya, Thailand, the girls seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves riding elephants, trying local street food, as well as getting splashed by water from the elephants. The girls also taught Thai locals their “kawaii” dance, which was warmly received despite language barriers.

Looks very much like a PR clip for Thailand Tourism Board which i find difficult to link with SKE48, but nevertheless a rare sight since 48 groups seldom travel outside of the country unless it’s for their summer PVs.

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PV and live performance of Kame’s new single “Sayonara Arigatou”

12 Nov

I am starting to think Kame is better of doing solo/units … his drama “Tokyo Bandwagon” may not be doing well but its theme song is definitely better than average KAT-TUN singles. Titled “Sayonara Arigatou”, the song features a catchphrase from the drama “Love, da ne”, which he calls out together with bandmate Tamaki Koji(his father in the drama). Overall the mood of the song is light-hearted and fun. Fans might find the livelier Kame more endearing after watching his performance below!


PV


Live performance from Ichiban Song Show.

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Song has been released on Nov 6. Purchase Kame’s new single here!

Sayonara Arigato [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] / Hottake Band

Sayonara Arigato [Regular Edition] / Hottake Band

Drama version of Heart Eleki + MVs for coupling songs

4 Nov

I didn’t want to post this drama MV because the “band” concept has been used in AKB48 songs previously, don’t think there’s anything “new” to see.But in this drama, we get to see Matsui Rena play the villain character, an ambitious member of G Fingers, jealous of Kojima Haruna who was chosen as the new vocal. As boring as the concept may be, i’ll always make time to watch Rena’s acting. I believe she’s a even better actress than Yuko/Acchan.

Of course, for the Haruna fans, you also get to see lots of her solo shots as she takes center stage for the band. Like what Yuasa Junji said, she’s a natural center and you can kinda see that she’s truly enjoying herself!

Finally, below are the coupling MVs from each team…


Team A: Kiss Made Countdown


Team K: Sasame Yuki Regret


Team B: Tiny T-shirt


Team Research Students: Kimi Dake ni Chu!Chu!Chu!


Team Undergirls: 快速と動体視力

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AKB48 reveals PV for Heart Electric!

16 Oct

 

Maeda Atsuko is shining in new PV “Time Machine nan te Iranai”

5 Sep

Here’s the full PV for Acchan’s new single “Time Machine nan te Iranai”.

Scenes were filmed in New York and many have commented on how beautiful she’s gotten recently!

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Akanishi Jin shows what Tokyo is all about in “Hey What’s Up” PV

9 Aug

After the preview to Akanishi Jin’s comeback song was unveiled, the full PV was released recently. The theme of this song is “Party in Tokyo”, an idea proposed by Akanishi himself. PV was directed by Maruyama Kenji, who has worked on PVs for AKB48, SKE48 and Nogizaka46.

Akanishi explained, “Since the theme is ‘summer party’, I absolutely wanted to put in a party scene. Also, I wanted to present the amusement of JAPAN.

His single was released on 7th August and debuted at 3rd on the Oricon charts selling 73,856 copies. First was Southern All Stars followed by Korean group Choshinsei.

Surprise surprise….at this rate, he’ll probably surpass Yamapi’s first week sales for Summer Nude ’13. However, i hate the PV. Party, booze and girls just make Tokyo seem cheap.
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