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Staff version of “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” MV becomes popular, “Sashiko is unnecessary” theory arises

7 Aug

AKB48 is releasing their 32nd single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” on the 21st Aug. Meanwhile, various staff across the 48 groups have come together to film their own MV for the song. Their MV was published on the official AKB48 YouTube account 2 weeks ago, and has since received almost 2.5 million views. What’s interesting is, the MV received raving reviews even when new Queen Sashihara Rino(HKT48) wasn’t there. Fans have started discussing her seemingly irrelevant role in this single.

In the official MV,  Sashihara Rino is featured as the center for having won this year’s AKB48 General Elections. For the staff version of the MV, group general manager Togasaki(39) takes over as the center.

On the internet, netizens are  raising doubts like:
“I think it’s ok if Sashiko is not the center?”
“Can the Sashihara’s MV surpass the staff version?”

It seems also that fans who voted for Sashihara in this year’s general elections are regretting their actions.
“I voted for her, but indeed she’s not suited for center position.”

As the fans’ voices continue to spread through various AKB sites, internal staff are also starting to lose their trust in new Queen Sashiko.

A spokesperson in the entertainment circle says “Even if you have no dance skills, this song can easily be followed by adults or children. That is why a staff version of the MV was made. But, this kind of overwhelming reception was unexpected. If i were to say it frankly, center Sashihara is not needed?”

After hearing various comments about the popularity of the staff version MV, Sashihara responded shortly “eh…..I’m not needed?If my MV loses to the staff version in views, then the netizens are going to write things like i lost to staff right? It’s all going to be my fault either way..”

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Check out the official version of Sashiko’s PV here and let me know what you think!

Akanishi Jin produces MV for comeback song, proves that he is working hard

20 Jul

So Johnny’s infamous Akanishi Jin aka American wannabe is making a comeback on August 7 with his new song “Hey What’s Up”. He’s going all out to show Warner that he’s still valuable after a lightning marriage to actress Kuroki Meisa last year, what with all the self-composed lyrics, music and even a self-produced MV.

Although this is only a preview, a few looks through and you can tell he’s putting in efforts to keep himself relevant.

His Body
Jawline – check.  Belly fats – Nope. What happened to the fat Jin of yesteryear? He must have gone through some serious dieting to achieve the current look.

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He’s dancing!
Those who know him from KAT-TUN days will probably understand how rare it is to see him move his legs. As if to emphasize the fact that he’s returning to some KAT-TUN style dancing, he’s even gotten himself some bright red shoes to complement the nifty footwork!

He loves Tokyo!
Fans will be relieved to know that his current focus is Japan, not U.S. He used to write lyrics in English, it’s as if his first language is English, but look how how his lyrics have evolved. It’s a mix of Japanese and English now! We’re sure he won’t be abandoning promotions to jet off to L.A  this time, because his shirt(s) says it all.

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This glaring shirt follows him all the way to recording studio.

This glaring shirt follows him all the way to recording studio.

We get it now Akanishi..

He’s been studying Kpop!
What are all those clubbing scenes, auto-tuning and spiky shades? Has he been hanging out with G-Dragon the past year? If his intentions were to copy kpop, well at least he’s following the trend.

Efforts aside, Akanishi is still Akanishi and some things just never change. That mop of messy hair, the shades that make him seem rude instead of cool….I wonder how many fans are still rooting for him and how well his single will do this time?

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If you’re interested in getting Akanishi Jin’s upcoming single, click on the links below!

MVs of coupling songs for SKE48 12th single “Uzukushii Inazuma”

19 Jul

SKE48’s 12th single started selling on July 17th, and this single marks the first release since the group went through a team shuffle back in April. With the change in group dynamics, each team gets to show their new color through a coupling song included in the single. Lets take a look at the new teams below!

Team S – Jyuri Jyuri Baby!
With Rena’s departure to Team E and Yagami Kumi’s graduation, Team S may seem to have lost alot of star power, but this may very well be the management’s strategy to make Jurina a bigger star than she already is. The MV starts off with Jurina appealing to the Devil to continue helping Team S to scale greater heights (cheesy storyline i know). The Devil refuses at first, but agrees later on the condition that Team S win his bodyguards in a battle. Team S then show off their new look with a cool performance of Jyuri Jyuri Baby(no doubt somewhat titled after Jurina), which impressed the Devil. The rest is just cringe-worthy scenes of the girls celebrating the Devil’s recognition in them.

Storyline aside, i really like this song for its catchy tune and lyrics. Actually the MV would have been enough with just Jurina, but several girls were able to show their cool side as well. My thumbs-up goes to Ishida Anna whose expressions and grooves show that she’s enjoying this the most!

Team KII – Futari Dake no Parade
Hmm this MV is the typical bright and cheerful kind that gives us alot of closeup shots of the members. With Akari/Oba Mina’s transfer into KII and the rise of the younger generation, i was worried that Akane will get pushed behind in favour of these fresh members, but thankfully she’s still the center and got the screen time she deserves. This MV may be bland, but Akane/Akari/Minarun’s pretty profiles are worth a look.

Team E – Shalala na Calendar
This is a light-hearted songs that showcases the innocent charms of the youngest team in SKE48. Donning glasses and changing into pompom dresses….. this MV is obviously aimed at lolicons/otakus. Rena is said to be a lolicon herself so she should be happy in this team, but i do find it a waste for her to be here, when she could have been doing cool/sexy stuff in Team S. Sure she’s still the center and everything, but i hope the management recognizes her individual talent as well.
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Watanabe Mayu’s full PV for trumpet song “Rappa Renshuuchu”

27 Jun

Watanabe Mayu’s 4th solo single “Rappa Renshuuchu” or “Practising the Trumpet” is set to be released on July 10.

Akimoto Yasushi revealed that he had actually composed lyrics which wasn’t idol-style, hoping Mayuyu can try something new. While Mayuyu was recording, she didn’t feel like it was suitable, so she requested that Akimoto change the lyrics. Akimoto Yasushi said he was happy to see Mayuyu’s growth in working with him as an equal to deliver better music.

In related news, “Rappa Renshuuchu” will be used as the theme song for her edition of the variety show “Real Dasshutsu Game”. More info here.

Check out the PV preview and full song below!

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SKE48’s wild and sexy PV for new song “Uzukushii Inazuma”

14 Jun

SKE48 is back with a fierce and sexy song for their summer release!

Titled “Uzukushii Inazuma”, the MV was filmed on the sandy shores of Okinawa. The girls showcased wild and sexy charms as they dance in front of a fire. At first, i thought this song would suit Matsui Jurina best, but the person who caught my eye was Matsui Rena. She looked stunning in her solo scenes and even had a solo singing part! The way this PV was edited, i’d even think Rena is the only center.

Senbatsu Members:
Ishida Anna, Oya Masana, Kizaki Yuria, Niidoi Sayaka, Matsui Jurina, Mukaida Manatsu, Yakata Miki, Oba Mina, Suda Akari, Takayanagi Akane, Furukawa Airi, Kinoshita Yukiko, Suga Nanako, Matsui Rena, Kimoto Kanon, Furuhata Nao
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