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Solo live of Kojima Haruna, Watanabe Mayu and more at AKB48 Summer Festival 2014

9 Dec

Below are the performances of several members who did a mini solo live for AKB48 Summer Festival, held in August this year.

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Watanabe Mayu
M01:Rappa Renshuuchuu
M02:Zannen Shoujo
M03:Otona Jellybeans
M04: Taiyou to Sanpo
M05:Kokoro no Placard
M06:Mittsu Ami no Kimi he
M07:Shonichi ballad ver.
M08: Labrador Retriever
EN1:Koyubi no Hohoemi
EN2:Synchro no Tokimeki

Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Song 5 Song 6 Song 7 Song 8 Song 9 Encore 1 Encore 2

Kashiwagi Yuki

1. Shonichi
2. Flying Get
3. Everyday Kachuusha
4. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
5. Two years later
6. Shortcake
7. Ibiza Girl
8. Enkyori Poster
9. Yokaze no Shiwaza
EN1. Temodemo no Namida
EN2. Gingnam Check


Kojima Haruna
M01 Diamonds (Princess Princess)
M02 Sekaijuu no Dare Yori Kitto (Nakayama Miho · WANDS)
M03 Kimi Shika
M04 Heart Gata Virus


Sashihara Rino
M01 Rock da yo Jinsei wa
M02 Aa Mujo (An Ruisu)
M03 Melon Juice


Yamamoto Sayaka
M01 Yume no Dead Body
M02 Dakishimetai Kedo
M03 Bokura no Eureka


Takahashi Minami
M01 Apollo (Porno Graffitti)
M02 Memeshikute (Golden Bomber) – Yuasa, Kaneko, Ozaki appears on stage with Takamina
M03 Yume Miru Shoujo ja Irarenai (Aikawa Nanase)
M04 Ai no Sonzai
M05 Maeshika Mukanee

There’s supposed to be Yukirin in this list but i couldn’t find hers so..


[Breaking]AKB48 Takahashi Minami announces graduation for real

9 Dec

AKB48 Group General Manager Takahashi Minami(23) has announced her graduation from the group on 8th December.

This announcement came while the group was holding their 9th anniversary live show at the theater.

“I, Takahashi Minami, will graduate on 8th December 2015. This notice comes one year in advance. I announced it at this time as i wanted make time for the member whom i will handover to.

The next Group General Manager will be Yokoyama Yui(21), ex-captain of Team A and currently captain of Team K.

“I just want to say 1 thing. This is not a sad thing. Next year’s our 10th anniversary. It’s an important year.I’m very happy that this group can last this long. This group is not something that ends after 10 years. I hope that it can continue to its 11th year. It’ll be alright. I will work hard with Yokoyama to bond the remaining members together.”

Takahashi Minami made her debut with the group on 8th December 2005 as a first generation member. She was appointed the Group General Manager to be in charge of the flagship branch and its sister groups in 2012. This year, she appeared on Fuji TV’s “Mecha Mecha Iketeru Dokkiri Special” to prank her team members into thinking she’d graduate due to a scandal. This time, her graduation announcement comes for real.
Takahashi, unlike previous centers Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko, is the one and only member with a leadership presence in the group. Fans and members will certainly be shocked by this.



An excerpt of the speech where she passes the baton to Yokoyama Yui.

After I am gone, I would like to name Yokoyama Yui as the person who would lead AKB48 Group as next Soukantoku.
Frankly, Soukantoku is a bothersome position. It is hard.
I think members close to me might have felt it too.
That is why I really hate that I have to pass the name of Soukantoku to my good friend, Yokoyama Yui.
I had wanted (this post) to end with me.
But, with a big group of girls like this, being distracted with lively conversations, not able to concentrate, unable to stay collected, there are many times like that.
At those times, I think there is still a need for someone in the group to speak out words like, “Let’s go, let’s do this”.
Can Yokoyama come here? (Yui stands beside Takamina)

To me, she is a wonderful junior.
She is really someone who is earnest but awkward at times, she works really hard with utmost effort.
Her dream is the same as mine too, solo debut.
By handing her this soukantoku post, it may keep this dream of hers at a further distance than it is now so I felt really troubled over it, but I think she needs an impetus.
Sounkantoku is agonizing.
But at the same time, there will be an increase in the amount of exposure to society’s eyes and simultaneously chances will increase.
With this, I want Yokoyama to think of it as a chance and do her best.

Credits to TKMN_WORLD

Member Reactions

Kojima Haruna: For AKB48’s 9th anniversary, there were only 3 of us from the first generation left. It was good that I could be next to Takamina during her graduation announcement. I will do my best so everyone can welcome our 10th anniversary. Please look after us from now on.

Mineshi Minami: With Takamina’s announcement, we must work even harder than before. So that AKB48G can continue to exist..

Miyazawa Sae: These are the first generation who love AKB48. The first generation who created AKB48. The Takamina of decided to graduate on the 10th anniversary. From now, we’ll also be the 48group that exists because of Takamina. I love the members from my generation but i also like the first generation. Thanks from the heart.

Oshima Yuko: Takahashi Minami graduation announcement at the theater.

Sashihara Rino: The news came in the middle of my tweeting. I don’t know what to say about this. Some people think I was aiming for the Soukantoku position but i don’t have much time left in the first place. #5thGenerationAge22 #NoResponsibility #NotAKB48member

Kashiwagi Yuki: Not feeling the reality of this.It seems like there’s 1 year left. Anyway, I want to support Yuihan.We still have to pay back to the fans.

Kitahara Rie: I also think there’s none other than Yokoyama. I’m worried about her physical/mental health but there’s no one else but her!

Yamamoto Sayaka: It’s a big shock. But there’s 1 year left, and lots to learn.I’ll work hard to support Yuihan too.



Maeda Atsuko and Takamina on Domoto Brothers

16 Mar

The retired ace of AKB48 Maeda Atsuko reunites with Takahashi Minami to talk about their friendship. They also sang a nice version of “M”, a song from 1980s group Princess Princess. I personally feel that their voices match well. They should have formed a unit before Acchan went solo.

Takahashi Minami’s first day sales for “Jane Doe”

5 Apr

Jane Doe

Sales started for Takahashi Minami’s solo debut single “Jane Doe” yesterday and Takamina ended up ranking 2nd behind EXILE’s “Konna Sekai Aisuru Tame”on the Oricon Daily Sales Chart.

Below are figures for her 1st day sales, in comparison with other solo debut sales from AKB48:

1. Maeda Atsuko: Flower 102, 483
2. Itano Tomomi: Dear J 86,681
3. Sashihara Rino: Sore Demo Suki Da Yo 56,879
4. Watanabe Mayu: Sunchro Tokimeki 50,145
5. Takahashi Minami: Jane Doe 45,645
6. Kashiwagi Yuki: Shortcake 45,333
7. Kasai Tomomi: Masaka 12,240
I honestly thought she’d do better since she is under Universal Music and has better vocals among all the solo debuts in AKB.
But i guess popularity really makes a difference.
Ending off with a live performance of “Jane Doe” from Music Japan!

AKB48 performs “Tenohira ga kataru koto/10nen Sakura” on Music Station + Takamina’s “Jane Doe”

29 Mar

First song “Tenohira ga kataru koto” is a charity song released recently to support the fund raising efforts for Tohoku earthquake victims. Click here to find out more about this song.

The second song “10nen Sakura” is an old sakura song from 2009, when Matsui Jurina was just 11 years old. At that time, she was pushed to be the center alongside Maeda Atsuko.


Interesting parts about this talk:

– Takamina being dissed for her bad fashion sense. Photo was shown of her wearing pyjamas-looking sweatsuit with alphabets all over it in public. MC Tamori-san says he wouldn’t dare to talk to her if he saw her like that.

– Talk about the upcoming elections. Mayuyu mentioned that graduated members/overseas members can also join. Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun said “Yes!” as if he’s interested in becoming a candidate. MC Tamori-san got excited and said he wants to join too.

– Talk about their dreams during childhood. Tomochin wanted to be a singer. Yukirin wanted to buy alot of bread since she loved them.   Yamamoto Sayaka wanted to be a world famous lyricist.

– Talk about their first income. Kojiharu mentioned hers was about 400k yen~500k yen. To claim their transport fare, they had to write down the routes they took to commute to work everyday.


And this is Takamina’s solo song “Jane Doe”!
She must be too nervous! Off beat and off pitch right from the start! And that stray strand of hair blocked her face for half of the song!

No3b members(including Minegishi Minami) make final appearance on Snack Kissa Eden

25 Mar

No3b members Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna and Minegishi Minami have apparently been filming this late night program for 5 episodes before Minegishi Minami’s scandal broke out. The original intent was to end the program at episode 6, and since there was only 1 episode left, Miichan was allowed to return and wrap up the show. Just like Kousagi Dojo, she appeared wearing a wig and a hat.

The last episode features each of the members singing a solo song.

Takamina chose a rock style song “Yume Miru Shoujo Jya Irarenai”  originally sung by Aikawa Nanase, which is rather similar to her “Jane Doe”.

Kojiharu sang Namie Amuro’s “Can You Celebrate?”. I love Kojiharu’s voice but i think her high pitch is too scratchy on the ears.

Miichan sang Hitoto Yo’s “Morai Naki”. Amongst the three, i thought her voice is the weakest but she did quite a decent job especially for such a difficult song.

This episode is a rare find since AKB48 members always perform as a group. I’m glad Kojiharu got a chance to sing solo because i want to see her debut as a solo singer!

Takahashi Minami’s first live performance of “Jane Doe” on Music Fair

24 Mar

Fierce performance with pitch-on vocals, though i think her voice could be stronger.
She’s lacking some background dancers too…dancing along is so awkward.