National Service Enlistment

Am currently enlisted into National Service (from 4th September) and will not be able to update this blog much as I would be at Pulau Tekong going through Basic Military Training for 4 months.
Good luck to myself in NS!
Signed on as an Army Regular and won't be very free to blog much anymore... =x


Sunday, January 20, 2013

AKB48 Unit Matsuri & Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013


AKB48 Theater manager, Togasaki Tomonobu, announced on his Google+ that AKB48's 'Unit Matsuri' and 'Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013' will be streaming on AKB48’s official YouTube channel live.

Schedule:
AKB48 Unit Matsuri 2013
23rd of January starting at 6:30 PM (JST)

AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013
24th - 27th of January starting at 6:00 PM (JST)

Source: tokyohive/G+

Damn... from Wednesday to Friday I will be in camp (National Service). Well, the streaming starts around during my dinner and after dinner there isn't anything up (hope so). Hope I am able to stream the Unit Matsuri and the first two days of Request Hour through my phone. (Can be done but it only depends on the 3G signal, which pretty much sucks most of the time in Kranji Camp.)
Will be posting the set list (results) here as soon as I can, along with any announcements made at the event.



UPDATE (23rd January):
Unit Matsuri

Kageana: Kashiwagi Yuki

00. Overture
01. 1994nen no Raimei

-MC : Takahashi M. | Shinoda M. | Itano T. | Kojima H.-

02. Shuumatsu Not Yet (Not Yet)
03. Naminori Kakigoori (Not Yet)
04. Hatsukoi Dash! (Watarirouka Hashiritai 7)
05. Zutto Mae Kara (French Kiss)
06. Lost The Way (DiVA)
07. Ikuji Nashi Masquerade (Sashihara | Murashige | Motomura | Nakanishi)

-MC : No Name-

08. Aruji Naki Sono Koe (No Name)
09. Kirigirisu Jin (No Sleeves/no3b)
10. Pedicure Day (No Sleeves/no3b)
11. Shoujotachi Yo! (All)

-MC-

12. Pajama Drive (AnRiRe)
13. Nage Kiss de Uchi Otose (Kizaki | Kimoto K. | Oshima R. | Kodama | Tomonaga)
14. Choco no Yukue (Matsui Rena | Shimazaki Haruka | Yogi | Miyawaki)
15. Kuroi Tenshi (Takahashi J. | Mukaida | Nagao)
16. Blue Rose (Fujie | Abe | Maeda A. Matsuoka)
17. Tsundere (Watanabe Mi. | Yamauchi S. | Tano)
18. Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa (Tashima | Yagura | Furuhata)
19. Kagami no Naka no Jeanne D'arc (Yamamoto S. | Iwata K. | Suga | Okada N. | Fujimoto M.)
20. Faint (Matsui J. | Moriyasu | Mutou)

-MC : Watanabe Mi. | Yamamoto S. | Matsui J. | Shimazaki H. | -

21. Otona no Jellybeans (Kashiwagi | Sashihara)
22. Kuchibiru Furezu (Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 | AnRiRe)
23. Suika! Baby (No Sleeves/no3b | DiVA)
24. Kanpeki Gu~ no ne (Not Yet | French Kiss)

-MC : Not Yet & French Kiss-

25. Fui Ni (Itano Tomomi)
26. 10nen go no Kimi e (Itano Tomomi)
27. Clone (Itano Tomomi)
28. Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara (Iwasa Misaki)
29. Soredemo Suki da yo! (Sashihara Rino)
30. Masaka (Kasai Tomomi)
31. Hikaru Monotachi (Watanabe Mayu)
32. Shortcake (Kashiwagi Yuki)

-Encore-
EN1: UZA
EN2: Gingham Check (Center: Shimazaki Haruka)
EN3: First Rabbit
EN4: Manatsu no Sounds Good!

(Wasn't able to update as it goes so I took the list from Achuuru no Okouku)

UPDATE (24th January):
DAY 1

00. overture

100. (72) Gomen ne, Summer [SKE48 3rd]
Ishida, Kizaki, Takayanagi, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Mukaida, Yagami
99. (--) Boku no YELL [c/w Ponytail to Shushu]
Theater Girls

MC

98. (79) Sougen no Kiseki [K3rd]
97. (NEW) Bacchikoi K

MC

96. (--) Guuzen no Juujiro [c/w Sakura no Ki ni narou]
Under Girls

MC (Cow Cow)

95. (NEW) Tsugi no Season [c/w UZA]
Under Girls
94. (91) Kataomoi no Taikakusen [B4th]
Komori, Sato Sumire, Nito
93. (NEW) Yobisute Fantasy [c/w Ue kara Mariko]
Kashiwagi Team B
92. (NEW) Hoshizora no Caravan [c/w Kitagawa Kenji]
Shirogumi
91. (--) Manazashi Sayonara [KII 3rd]
Ogiso, Furukawa

MC

90. (16) Pareo wa Emerald [SKE 6th]
89. (27) Kimi to Boku no Kankei [Koko ni ita koto]
Itano, Shimazaki

MC

88. (35) Shoujotachi yo [Koko ni ita koto]
87. (--) Kesshou [c/w Oh my God!]
Shirogumi
86. (19) Oh my God! [NMB 2nd]
85. (--) Kokoro no hashi no Sofa [K6th]
Umeda, Oshima Yuko, Fujie

MC (Kato Rena, Takahashi Juri, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena)

84. (67) Sasae [K4th]

MC

83. (54) RIVER [AKB48 14th]
82. (37) Enjou Rosen [A6th]
Sashihara, Takajo

MC

81. (18) Beginner [AKB48 18th]
80. (25) Ponytail to Shushu [AKB48 16th]
79. (73) Tenshi no Shippo [B3rd]
Ota, Kato, Nakaya

MC

78. (47) Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate [B4th]
Iriyama, Kashiwagi, Yamauchi
77. (7) Kaze wa fuiteiru [AKB48 23rd]
76. (98) Dakishimeraretara [K5th]
Kasai, Kikuchi, Kuramochi

MC
Preview of "So long" PV

EN01. Kirigirisu-jin
No Sleeves
EN02. Yuuhi Marie
Team K
EN03. Moshimo Watashi ga Aozora ni sundeitara
Iwasa

MC

EN04. Everyday, Kachuusha
ALL

UPDATE (25th January):
DAY 2

75. (--) Wimbledon he tsurete itte [S2nd]
Kizaki, Suda, Yagami
74. (NEW) Seigi no Mikata janai Hero [c/w UZA]
Team B

MC

73. (NEW) Kiss datte Hidarikiki [SKE48 10th]
72. (62) Arashi no Yoru ni wa [B5th]
Kawaei, Komori, Suzuki, Miyazaki
71. (NEW) Aishite Raburu [SKE48 9th]

MC

70. (--) TWO ROSES [c/w 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!]
Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena
69. (--) End roll [K5th]
Umeda, Oshima, Kuramochi, Matsubara
68. (62) Kanojo ni naremasu ka? [K6th]
Team K

MC ("SONE" - Secret Base)

67. (NEW) Nante Bohemian [c/w Gingham Check]
Under Girls

MC

66. (21) Omatase Set list [KII 3rd]

MC

65. (--) Cross [KII 3rd]
Iguchi, Takayanagi, Matsumoto
64. (--) Sakura no Hanabiratachi [A1st]
63. (56) Only today [A4th]
62. (32) Candy [B5th]
Ichikawa, Kasai, Sato Amina

MC

61. (40) Yuuhi wo miteiru ka? [AKB48 6th]
Itano, Oshima, Kashiwagi, Kojima Haruna, Shinoda, Takahashi Minami, Minegishi Minami, Watanabe Mayu
60. (76) Koi wo kataru Shijin ni narenakute [S3rd]
59. (--) Finland Miracle [KII 3rd]
Akaeda, Mukaida, Yakata
58. (48) Zannen Shoujo [B4th]
Uchida, Kikuchi, Watanabe
57. (NEW) Do Re Mi Fa Onchi [c/w Gingham Check]
Next Girls
56. (NEW) Kimi no c/w [Team Surprise]
Shimazaki, Takajo, Watanabe Mayu
55. (44) MARIA [K3rd]
Umeda, Kasai, Yokoyama
54. (4) Flying Get [AKB48 22nd]

MC

53. (31) Choose me! [c/w Sakura no Shiori]
Team YJ

MC

52. (46) Gyakuten Oujisama [A6th]
Uchida, Kikuchi, Minegishi
51. (NEW) Show fight! [c/w Gingham Check]
Future Girls

Announcement:
Manager shuffle/promotion

AKB48: Yuasa Hiroshi
SKE48: Shiba Tomoya
NMB48: Kaneko Tsuyoshi
HKT48: Ozaki Mitsuru
ALL 48 GROUPS: Togasaki Tomonobu

EN01. Ruby
Team A
EN02. Shortcake
Kashiwagi
EN03. Choco no Dorei
SKE48
EN04. Heavy Rotation

(Wasn't able to update as it goes on the first and second day so I took the list from stage48 forums)

UPDATE (26th January):
DAY 3

50 - Oogoe Diamond
49 - Junai no Crescendo

MC

48 - RESET
47 - Everyday, Kachuusha
46 - GIVE ME FIVE

MC

45 - Scandalous ni Ikou!
44 - Mitsubachi Girl
43 - Pioneer

MC

42 - Hazumisaki
41 - Omoide no Hotondo
40 - Jungle Gym (Sayanee solo!!!)
39 - Kuru kuru pa~
38 - HKT48
37 - Itoshisa no Accel

MC

36 - BIRD
35 - Kataomoi Finally

MC

34 - Manatsu no Sounds Good!

MC

33 - Nagiichi
32 - Oteage Lullaby
31 - Gugutasu no Sora (Google+ senbatsu members!!)
30 - Iiwake Maybe
29 - Warukii

MC

28 - Seishun no Lap Time
27 - Temodemo no Namida

MC

26 - Dakishimecha ikenai

Trailer of "Documentary of AKB48 - No Flower without Rain"

EN01 - After rain (Documentary of AKB48 OST)

MC

EN02 - Onegai Valentine (HKT48 debut single)
EN03 - Soko de Inu no Unchi Funjau ka ne? (Team B)
EN04 - Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi (Graduating SKE48 Members)

Announcement:
AKB48 Fair (4-day live concert - 6 stages)
Nippon Budokan
25th April 2013 (Thu) : SKE48
26th April 2013 (Fri) : NMB48
27th April 2013 (Sat) : HKT48 (day time)
27th April 2013 (Sat) : AKB48 (night time)
28th April 2013 (Sun) : AKB48 groups (2 stages - day and night)

EN05 - Flying Get (ALL)

UPDATE (27th January):
DAY 4

25 - Plastic no Kuchibiru
24 - Junjou Shugi

MC

23 - Shonichi
22 - Omoide ijou
21 - Kitagawa Kenji
20 - Avocado Jane~shi...
19 - Heart Gata Virus
18 - Kodoku na Runner!!!! (SDN48 ISH BACK!!!!! \o/ WOOOOOO!!!)

MC

Announcement:
SDN48 revival show @ AKB48 theater (31st of March 2013)

17 - Kimi no Koto ga Sukidakara (WOWOOOOOO!!! ♥ My all time fav!! Akicha!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥)
16 - UZA
15 - Kareha no Station (Rena!! ♥♥♥♥♥)
14 - Gingham Check
13 - Ookami to Pride

MC

12 - First Rabbit
11 - Juuryoku Sympathy

MC

10 - Nakinagara Hohoende

MC

09 - Yume no Kawa

MC

08 - Yokaze no Shiwaza

MC

07 - Team B Oshi
06 - Itoshiki Natasha
05 - Mushi no Ballad

MC (Hamakan)

04 - Heavy Rotation (Not No.1? =[)
03 - Ue kara Mariko
02 - Kiseki wa Maniawanai

MC

01 - Hashire Penguin (ぱるる!!!!!!♥♥♥)

MC:
Ozaki Atsushi - HKT48
Kaneko Takeshi - NMB48
Shiba Tomoya - SKE48
Yuasa Hiroshi - AKB48 assistant manager*
Togasaki Tomonobu - ALL 48 Groups + AKB48

EN01 - Waiting Room
EN02 - So Long!

Announcement:
AKB48 to hold an open-air live concert "AKB48 Super Festival" at Nissan Stadium (highest seating capacity in Japan)

EN03 - Manatsu no Sounds Good!

And that wraps up AKB48's Unit Matsuri and Request Hour 2013!

Hope that I am able to get the SDN48 revival show and go for the "AKB48 Super Festival" at Nissan Stadium o(>_<)o

Friday, January 11, 2013

AKB48 30th Single - 'So Long!'

It was announced that AKB48's 30th single, 'So Long!', will be released on the 20th of February. The details were just revealed.

Type A (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] So long !
2. [CD] Waiting room (アンダーガールズ) [Waiting room (Under Girls)]
3. [CD] Ruby (篠田Team A) [Ruby (ShinodaTeam A)]
4. [CD] So long ! (off vocal ver.)
5. [CD] Waiting room (off vocal ver.)
6. [CD] Ruby (off vocal ver.)
7. [DVD] So long ! (Music Video) [So long! (Music Video)]
8. [DVD] Waiting room (Music Video) [Waiting room (Music Video)]
9. [DVD] Ruby (Music Video) [Ruby (Music Video)]
10. [DVD] 第2回 AKB48紅白対抗歌合戦 〜総集編〜 [Dai 2 Kai AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen - Soshu Hen ]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Type K (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] So long ! [So long!]
2. [CD] Waiting room (アンダーガールズ) [Waiting room (Under Girls)]
3. [CD] 夕陽マリー (大島Team K) [Yuhi Mary (OshimaTeam K)]
4. [CD] So long ! (off vocal ver.)
5. [CD] Waiting room (off vocal ver.)
6. [CD] 夕陽マリー (off vocal ver.)
7. [DVD] So long ! (Music Video) [So long! (Music Video)]
8. [DVD] Waiting room (Music Video) [Waiting room (Music Video)]
9. [DVD] 夕陽マリー (Music Video) [Yuhi Mary (Music Video)]
10. [DVD] 第2回 AKB48紅白対抗歌合戦 〜赤組ダイジェスト〜 [Dai 2 Kai AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen - Akagumi Digest -]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Type B (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] So long ! [So long!]
2. [CD] Waiting room (アンダーガールズ) [Waiting room (Under Girls)]
3. [CD] そこで犬のうんち踏んじゃうかね? (梅田Team B) [Sokode Inu no Unchi Funjyaukane? (UmedaTeam B)]
4. [CD] So long ! (off vocal ver.)
5. [CD] Waiting room (off vocal ver.)
6. [CD] そこで犬のうんち踏んじゃうかね (off vocal ver.)
7. [DVD] So long ! (Music Video) [So long! (Music Video)]
8. [DVD] Waiting room (Music Video) [Waiting room (Music Video)]
9. [DVD] そこで犬のうんち踏んじゃうかね? (Music Video) [Sokode Inu no Unchi Funjyaukane? (Music Video)]
10. [DVD] 第2回 AKB48紅白対抗歌合戦 〜白組ダイジェスト〜 [Dai 2 Kai AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen - Shirogumi Digest -]
11. [DVD] Sugar Rush (Music Video) [DVD] Sugar Rush (Music Video)
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Theater Version (CD Only)
1. [CD] So long ! [So long!]
2. [CD] Waiting room (アンダーガールズ) [Waiting room (Under Girls)]
3. [CD] タイトル未定(研究生) [Title Unconfirmed (Kenkyuusei)]
4. [CD] So long ! (off vocal ver.)
5. [CD] Waiting room (off vocal ver.)
6. [CD] タイトル未定 (off vocal ver.)


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SKE48 11th Single - 'チョコの奴隷' ('Choco no Dorei')

It was revealed that the title of SKE48's new single will be 'チョコの奴隷' ('Choco no Dorei') and is scheduled to be released on the 30th of January. It was announced during the research students' performance yesterday at the SKE48 Theater and the music video was also revealed.

Senbatsu members:
Oya Masana, Kizaki Yuria, Suga Nanako, Suda Akari, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Yagami Kumi, Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiori, Takayanagi Akane, Hata Sawako, Furukawa Airi, Mukaida Manatsu, Yakata Miki, Kimoto Kanon, and Kitahara Rie.

More details are yet to be releaved.

Tye A (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 [Choco no Dorei]
2. [Disc 1] Darkness(セブンダンサーズ) [Darkness (Seven Dancers)]
3. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) [Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi]
4. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 off vocal
5. [Disc 1] Darkness off vocal
6. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) off vocal
7. [Disc 2] チョコの奴隷 Music Video [Choco no Dorei music video]
8. [Disc 2] Darkness(セブンダンサーズ) Music Video [Darkness (Seven Dancers) music video]
9. [Disc 2] 特典映像 I「無礼講でお祭り騒ぎの大宴会!」前編 [Special Footage I “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 1]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Type B (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 [Choco no Dorei]
2. [Disc 1] バイクとサイドカー(14カラット) [Bike to Sidecar (14 Carat)]
3. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) [Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi]
4. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 off vocal
5. [Disc 1] バイクとサイドカー off vocal
6. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) off vocal
7. [Disc 2] チョコの奴隷 Music Video [Choco no Dorei music video]
8. [Disc 2] バイクとサイドカー(14カラット)Music Video [Bike to Sidecar (14 Carat) music video]
9. [Disc 2] 特典映像 II「無礼講でお祭り騒ぎの大宴会!」中編 [Special Footage II “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 2]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Type C (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 [Choco no Dorei]
2. [Disc 1] 冬のかもめ(白組) [Fuyu no Kamome (Shirogumi)]
3. [Disc 1] 追いかけShadow(紅組)[Oikake Shadow (Akagumi)]
4. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) [Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi]
5. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 off vocal
6. [Disc 1] 冬のかもめ off vocal
7. [Disc 1] 追いかけShadow off vocal
8. [Disc 1] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) off vocal
9. [Disc 2] チョコの奴隷 Music Video [Choco no Dorei music video]
10. [Disc 2] それを青春と呼ぶ日(旅立ち卒業組) Music Video [Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi music video]
11. [Disc 2] 特典映像 III「無礼講でお祭り騒ぎの大宴会!」後編 [Special Footage III “Bureikou de Omatsuri Sawagi no Daienkai!” Part 3]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular]

Theater Edition (CD Only)
1. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 [Choco no Dorei]
2. [Disc 1] Darkness(セブンダンサーズ) [Darkness (Seven Dancers)]
3. [Disc 1] バイクとサイドカー(14カラット) [Bike to Sidecar (14 Carat)]
4. [Disc 1] SKE48 11th single medley
5. [Disc 1] チョコの奴隷 off vocal
6. [Disc 1] Darkness(セブンダンサーズ) off vocal
7. [Disc 1] バイクとサイドカー(14カラット) off vocal

UPDATE (28th December):
Covers and most of the track list revealed

Thursday, December 20, 2012

No Sleeves 9th Single - 'キリギリス人' ('Kirigirisu Jin')

No Sleeves, a sub-unit from AKB48, will be releasing their 9th single titled 'キリギリス人' ('Kirigirisu Jin').

Type A (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] キリギリス人 [Kirigirisujin]
2. [CD] いーんじゃね? [I-njane?]
3. [CD] MY SHINING STARS(小嶋陽菜ソロ) [MY SHINING STARS (Kojima Haruna Solo)]
4. [CD] キリギリス人 -Instrumental-
5. [CD] いーんじゃね? -Instrumental-
6. [CD] MY SHINING STARS -Instrumental-
7. [DVD] 「キリギリス人」ミュージックビデオ [Kirigirisujin Music Video]
8. [DVD] 「いーんじゃね?」ミュージックビデオ [I-njane? Music Video]
9. [DVD] ブス会を科学する 〜小嶋陽菜編〜 [Busu-kai wo Kagaku suru ~Kojima Haruna version~]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Type B (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] キリギリス人 [Kirigirisujin]
2. [CD] いーんじゃね? [I-njane?]
3. [CD] ふと思うコト(高橋みなみソロ) [Futo Omou Koto (Takahashi Minami Solo)]
4. [CD] キリギリス人 -Instrumental-
5. [CD] いーんじゃね? -Instrumental-
6. [CD] ふと思うコト -Instrumental-
7. [DVD] 「キリギリス人」ミュージックビデオ [Kirigirisujin Music Video]
8. [DVD] 「いーんじゃね?」ミュージックビデオ [I-njane? Music Video]
9. [DVD] ブス会を科学する 〜高橋みなみ編〜 [Busu-kai wo Kagaku suru ~Takahashi Minami version~]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Type C (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] キリギリス人 [Kirigirisujin]
2. [CD] いーんじゃね? [I-njane?]
3. [CD] 君に恋をした(峯岸みなみソロ)[Kimi ni Koi wo Shita (Minegishi Minami Solo)]
4. [CD] キリギリス人 -Instrumental-
5. [CD] いーんじゃね? -Instrumental-
6. [CD] 君に恋をした -Instrumental-
7. [DVD] 「キリギリス人」ミュージックビデオ [Kirigirisujin Music Video]
8. [DVD] 「いーんじゃね?」ミュージックビデオ [I-njane? Music Video]
9. [DVD] ブス会を科学する 〜峯岸みなみ編〜 [Busu-kai wo Kagaku suru ~Minegishi Minami version~]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Regular Edition (CD Only)
1. キリギリス人 [Kirigirisujin]
2. いーんじゃね? [I-njane?]
3. キリギリス人 -Instrumental-
4. いーんじゃね? -Instrumental-
CDJapan
HMV Online


UPDATE (27th January):
More details added

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Iwasa Misaki 2nd Single - 'もしも私が空に住んでいたら' ('Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara')

Iwasa Misaki will be releasing her second enka single 'もしも私が空に住んでいたら' ('Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara') on the 9th of January.

Limited Edition (CD + DVD)
1. もしも私が空に住んでいたら [Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara]
2. フライングゲット〈演歌バージョン〉 (オリジナル・アーティスト: AKB48) [Flying Get (Enka version) / Original: AKB48]
3. あじさい橋 (オリジナル・アーティスト: 城之内早苗) [Ajisai-bashi / Original: Jonouchi Sanae]
4. もしも私が空に住んでいたら (カラオケ)
5. フライングゲット (カラオケ)
6. あじさい橋 (カラオケ)
7. [DVD] もしも私が空に住んでいたらMUSIC VIDEO [Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara MUSIC VIDEO]
8. [DVD] もしも私が空に住んでいたらMAKING VIDEO [Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara MAKING VIDEO]
9. [DVD] 特典映像: 岩佐美咲の悩みごと 山川豊さんに聞いてもらいました [Special video “Iwasa Misaki no Nayamigoto Yamakawa Yutaka-san ni Kiitemoraimashita” (Iwasa Misaki has a talk with Enka singer Yamakawa Yutaka)]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Regular Edition (CD Only)
1. もしも私が空に住んでいたら [Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara]
2. フライングゲット〈演歌バージョン〉 (オリジナル・アーティスト: AKB48) [Flying Get (Enka version) / Original: AKB48]
3. 津軽海峡・冬景色 (オリジナル・アーティスト: 石川さゆり)Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki / Original: Ishikawa Sayuri
4. もしも私が空に住んでいたら (カラオケ)
5. フライングゲット〈演歌バージョン〉 (カラオケ)
6. 津軽海峡・冬景色 (カラオケ)
CDJapan
HMV Online

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kashiwagi Yuki Debut Single - 'ショートケーキ' ('Short Cake')

It was revealed on July that Yukirin will be making her solo debut next year and it was just revealed that her debut single will be released from her independent label, 'YukiRing', which will be established under Avex Entertainment. More details are yet to be announced.


Type A (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ [Shortcake]
2. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない [Soredemo Nakanai]
3. [Disc 1] 桜の木になろう Acoustic Ver. Feat. 押尾コータロー [Sakura no Ki ni Narou Acoustic Ver. feat. Oshio Kotaro]
4. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ (Instrumental)
5. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない (Instrumental)
6. [Disc 1] 桜の木になろう Acoustic Ver. Feat. 押尾コータロー (Instrumental)
7. [Disc 2] ショートケーキ Music Video [Shortcake music video]
8. [Disc 2] 柏木由紀の鹿児島くる!? [Kashiwagi Yuki no Kagoshima Kuru!?]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular/Batch of 6]

Type B (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ [Shortcake]
2. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない [Soredemo Nakanai]
3. [Disc 1] 未来橋 [Mirai-bashi]
4. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ (Instrumental)
5. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない (Instrumental)
6. [Disc 1] 未来橋 (Instrumental)
7. [Disc 2] ショートケーキ Music Video [Shortcake music video]
8. [Disc 2] ゆきりんの鹿児島グルメレポート [Yukirin no Kagoshima Gurmet Report]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular/Batch of 6]

Type C (CD + DVD)
1. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ [Shortcake]
2. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない [Soredemo Nakanai]
3. [Disc 1] クラス会の後で [Class-kai no Ato de]
4. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ (Instrumental)
5. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない (Instrumental)
6. [Disc 1] クラス会の後で (Instrumental)
7. [Disc 2] ショートケーキ Music Video [Shortcake music video]
8. [Disc 2] 由紀日和 [Yukirin no Kagoshima Gurmet Report]
CDJapan [LE/Regular]
HMV Online [LE/Regular/Batch of 6]

Theater Version [CD Only]
1. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ [Shortcake]
2. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない [Soredemo Nakanai]
3. [Disc 1] ジェラシーパンチ [Jealousy Punch]
4. [Disc 1] ショートケーキ (Instrumental)
5. [Disc 1] それでも泣かない (Instrumental)
6. [Disc 1] ジェラシーパンチ (Instrumental)
7. [Disc 1] 柏木由紀×石川梨華 (Special Interview) [Kashiwagi Yuki×Ishikawa Rika (Special Interview)


UPDATE (14th January 2013):
Covers and track lists revealed

Thursday, November 8, 2012

AKB48 29th Single - '永遠プレッシャー' ('Eien Pressure')

It was revealed that AKB48 29th Single, which is the 3rd Janken single, will be released on the 5th of December. The senbatsu members of the single is as the past two janken singles, are decided by the Janken Tournament results.

"Shimazaki explained, “The song is about a girl with no self confidence,” and appealed to fans, saying, “When I first saw (the lyrics of the) song, I thought ‘How does Akimoto-sensei know what I think?’ Because it is an up-tempo and cute song, I will be happy if many people sing the song.”"

It was revealed that the b-sides will feature songs by SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48.

More details are yet to be announced.
Source: tokyohive/Sanspo

Type A (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー [Eien Pressure]
2. [CD] とっておきクリスマス [Totteoki Christmas]
3. [CD] 強がり時計 (SKE48) [Tsuyogari Dokei/ SKE48]
4. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー off vocal ver.
5. [CD] とっておきクリスマス off vocal ver.
6. [CD] 強がり時計 off vocal ver.
7. [DVD] 永遠プレッシャー Music Video [Eien Pressure music video]
8. [DVD] とっておきクリスマス Music Video [Totteoki Christmas music video]
9. [DVD] 強がり時計 Music Video [Tsuyogari Dokei/ SKE48]
10. [DVD] チームB推し Music Video [Team B Oshi] (Voted by fans through Music Video Request)
11. [DVD] 29thシングル選抜じゃんけん大会ドキュメント (前編) [29TH SINGLE SENBATSU JANKEN TAIKAI DOCUMENT]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Type B (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー [Eien Pressure]
2. [CD] とっておきクリスマス [Totteoki Christmas]
3. [CD] HA ! (NMB48)
4. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー off vocal ver.
5. [CD] とっておきクリスマス off vocal ver.
6. [CD] HA ! Off vocal ver.
7. [DVD] 永遠プレッシャー Music Video [Eien Pressure music video]
8. [DVD] とっておきクリスマス Music Video [Totteoki Christmas music video]
9. [DVD] HA ! Music Video
10. [DVD] ファースト・ラビット Music Video [First Rabbit music video](Voted by fans through Music Video Request)
11. [DVD] .29thシングル選抜じゃんけん大会ドキュメント (中編) [29TH SINGLE SENBATSU JANKEN TAIKAI DOCUMENT]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Type C (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー [Eien Pressure]
2. [CD] とっておきクリスマス [Totteoki Christmas]
3. [CD] 初恋バタフライ (HKT48) [Hatsukoi Butterfly / HKT48]
4. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー off vocal ver.
5. [CD] とっておきクリスマス off vocal ver.
6. [CD] 初恋バタフライ off vocal ver.
7. [DVD] 永遠プレッシャー Music Video [Eien Pressure music video]
8. [DVD] とっておきクリスマス Music Video [Totteoki Christmas music video]
9. [DVD] 初恋バタフライ Music Video [Hatsukoi Butterfly music video]
10. [DVD] 桜の花びら 〜前田敦子 solo ver.〜 Music Video [Sakura no Hanabira ~Maeda Atsuko ver.~] (Voted by fans through Music Video Request)
11. [DVD] .29thシングル選抜じゃんけん大会ドキュメント (後編) [29TH SINGLE SENBATSU JANKEN TAIKAI DOCUMENT]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Type D (CD + DVD)
1. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー [Eien Pressure]
2. [CD] とっておきクリスマス [Totteoki Christmas]
3. [CD] 永遠より続くように (OKL48) [Eien Yori Tsuzuku Youni / OKL48]
4. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー off vocal ver.
5. [CD] とっておきクリスマス off vocal ver.
6. [CD] 永遠より続くように off vocal ver.
7. [DVD] 永遠プレッシャー Music Video [Eien Pressure music video]
8. [DVD] とっておきクリスマス Music Video [Totteoki Christmas music video]
9. [DVD] 永遠より続くように Music Video [Eien Yori Tsuzuku Youni / OKL48 music video]
CDJapan
HMV Online

Theater Edition (CD Only)
1. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー [Eien Pressure]
2. [CD] とっておきクリスマス [Totteoki Christmas]
3. [CD] 私たちのReason [Watashitachi no Reason]
4. [CD] 永遠プレッシャー off vocal ver.
5. [CD] とっておきクリスマス off vocal ver.
6. [CD] 私たちのReason off vocal ver.

Monday, October 15, 2012

26 girls passed the SNH48 1st Generation auditions


SNH48 (AKB48's overseas sister group) revealed the 26 girls who passed the first generation auditions on the 15th of October - out of 38,000 applicants.

Their first performance is planned to be around the end of the year or early next year and their theater is scheduled to be opened next spring.

A press conference was held on the 14th but Japanese media wasn't allowed attendance, due to the dispute on the Senkaku islands. [Totally expected this. Tsk.]

Source: tokyohive/Sanspo

Monday, October 8, 2012

AKB48's 2nd Big Reshuffle Effective Date


On the very first day of the AKB48's first ever Tokyo Dome concert, 'AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~', AKB48's team big reshuffle was announced and that Team 4 will be discontinued. It was revealed yesterday at Iwate Sangyou Bunka Center during their handshake event that the reshuffle will be effective from 1st of November.

With the reshuffle, AKB48 will be back to three teams but with 22 members in Team A, 23 in Team K and 23 in Team B.
Team A will have their final concerts with their current members on the 29th, Team K on 24th, Team B on 22nd and Team 4 on 25th this month.

The set lists for each of the reshuffled teams are not announced yet at the moment and the teams will be taking turns to perform at the AKB48 Theater a performance called ‘Waiting Performance’, which features a set list chosen from AKB48 songs.
Even though each team consists of 22 or 23 members, only 16 will be participating.
I don't know how this is going to work and what will the remaining 6 or 7 girls do, but I shall wait and see what Aki-P have in mind next month.

The starting dates of SNH48 members Miyazawa Sae and Suzuki Mariya as well as JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka are not announced yet.


UPDATE (23rd December):
Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka will debut as part of the newly formed Team J in JKT48 on the 26th of December. Team J will be performing "Renai Kinshi Jourei", that is a revival of AKB48 Team A's 5th stage (19th October 2008 - 27th May 2010).
Source: tokyohive/Oricon

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jo Eriko Graduates from NMB48


Yesterday, Jo Eriko (Team M) graduated from NMB48 after holding her graduation concert at NMB48 Theater in Namba, Osaka. She graduated from the group to focus on her studies and mentioned that she will be back, auditioning for NMB48 again when she is in high school.