Monday, March 11, 2019

8th March 2019. #3月8日はSSA. A date I will remember for a long while. Not because for the whole day I have been tweeting with this hashtag. Not because I accomplished a milestone in my life. It was for a seiyuu-idol unit called 'Wake Up, Girls!'. Why so you might ask. Let me share from how it all started to how it got to how it is now.

Since young I have been loving music, listening to various genres of various languages. I even went for concerts and autograph events of my favourite mando-pop artistes way back when I was just a Secondary school student. It was also around that period I was attracted to J-pop. Mainly by the legend, Hamasaki Ayumi. For almost every day while commuting to school, I would be listening to her songs and wished that one day I can attend her concert. Which I till date regret for never been to one.

Fast forward to my polytechnic days, I got to know AKB48 which was the first artiste/group that I got really invested on, both monetarily and time. For a few months in 2011, they were brought to Singapore for monthly performances and opened a shop selling various goods. It was the first time I personally experienced an idol concert, making me realize they are totally different from other concerts, even when compared to J-pop in general. There are special calls, mixes and chants - fan calls in layman term, and most importantly interactions. There were handshake events where you can have chance to converse with them for a few seconds. And subsequently when I ventured to other idol groups, 2shot events - polaroid shot with an idol, offkai sessions - after concert event where fans get to interact with the idols (in plain clothes) over dinner or some finger foods.
In 2012, AKB48 released their own anime called AKB0048 which made me start venturing into anime/games with idols in the plot, discovering titles and series like Macross, iDOLM@STER, Love Live.
Love Live was like the next turning point where I started being more interested in idol anime. In my first trip to Japan in 2014, I even spent a day doing pilgrimage to the locations the Love Live anime was based on. It was also around that period where there were many changes in AKB48, many members that I like were either graduated (left the group to pursue other careers), or not treated fairly by the management and eventually left. With the hate for the management and having not as much interest in the new members, I left the AKB48 fandom and concentrated on anime idols, and eventually also on chika idols (underground idols not in mainstream).
However, as Love Live transited from their first generation members to their second generation, my interest in the series waned. Especially so when the fan base started to get what was called 'cancerous', simply obnoxious and spreads unpleasantness both within the fan community and outside.
While I was invested into Love Live, I was also keeping tabs on other idol anime and one of them happens to be Wake Up, Girls. It looked promising enough that just within the first couple episodes that was aired in Japan back in January 2014, I have decided to preorder the first press limited editions of their Blu-ray and their singles.

First volume of the BD and the singles of the OP and ED (2014)

The series is so down to earth, realistic yet interesting, had great music even though with just three songs (7 Girls War, Tachiagare, Kotonoha no Aoba), and touches on my weak spot. The seiyuu-idol unit and the series were formed to help in the restoration efforts in Touhoku region which was greatly affected by the 11th March tsunami in 2011.

Wake Up, Girls! Season 1 Episode 09 (2014)

I gradually started to be very invested in WUG and became simply a casual in many other idol groups I follow or just dropped them totally. WUG eventually became pretty everything in my leisure time that I prioritized them over any other hobbies I have – gaming, crafting, cycling, etc.

In 2016, I decided that I should attend their LIVEs, at least on a yearly basis. I attended their 3rd LIVE Tour at their Sendai stop, skipping two days of Tokyo Idol Festival.

And just a day before that stop, their short performance at the KHB Tanabata Festa in Kotodai Park.

The very poster that was in the anime was given at venue, truly making it more significant for me.

The place and stage where they performed on is the most sacred pilgrimage location as it was where all it started in the anime series. Coincidentally (or not), it's the same for me as a fan as well, where in the series the first WUG fan first witnessed their performance here. It is kind of hard to express fully the feelings and emotions I had when I got to see them in person for the first time. Purely happiness and excitement. Stronger than it was back then when I first saw AKB48 members in person.

Fast forwarding again, to 15th June 2018 when the disbandment announcement was made. I cried for a few nights and ended up not in the mood to do anything, even though I am on a vacation. Having seen them grow from being fresh talents to the well-polished group they are now and with a fan community who are mostly friendly and considerate. WUG, the fans and the staffs, as a whole, felt like a big family. Fans I met help each other out, not out to profit from each other, and sincerely care for each other even if only met for the first time. Thus, it felt more than just a simple disbandment. It felt close to as if parting with family members. It reached that level of emotions. Since that day, I was already at a lost and occasionally in denial. Flying to Japan to attend as much LIVEs as possible.

In a matter of fact, since the day I went for WUG 4th LIVE TOUR I already had some bad vibes. I initially intended to just attend their live tours yearly but after their 4th, there was a inner drive in me to attend as much events as possible before they will possibly be gone. I subsequently went for FESTA 2017, WUGRis Valentine Live 2017, their 3rd Bus tour which includes their 5th Anniversary LIVE. The bus tour was memorable both in a very good way and frankly speaking, in a little disappointed way. I had a lot of expectations before it, mainly coming from videos and what people talked about in the past two bus tours. But it turned out to be more like a bus tour with WUG as Guest of Honor than ‘WUG Bus Tour’. Nonetheless, the bus tour was still a very enjoyable one and through it I made a lot of new friends amongst the fans that attended. This was where I got introduced into a WUG discord group consisting of fans from all over the world, where everyone is just warm and accommodating, like a family.

I failed to attend the Green Leaves Fes as I had to take leave from work to return to Singapore to settle some issues and to celebrate my birthday (same day as Green Leaves Fes) with my family, even though I have won the tickets in the fan club ballot.

WUG 4th LIVE TOUR Zepp Tokyo (2017)

WUG Festa goods (2017)

Valentine Live Chocolate (2018)

Boarding the bus at Sendai for the bus tour (2018)

Ticket to the 5th Anniversary Live at the end of the bus tour (2018)

Then the announcement came. Like a bomb. I was already half expecting that in my brain but not in my heart. This made me want to attend more before it's all over. Subsequently, they announced their FINAL LIVE TOUR which consisted of three parts. Spanning from July 2018 all the way to February 2019, it was the longest live tour I have ever seen. Even though I couldn’t attend every single stop of each part due to work, I managed to attend one stop of each. The tour ended with the last stop of PART III being in Sendai, which I told myself and others that I no matter what I am going to attend. It means a lot to me as it was where it all started. I needed to end it there so that I can move on better after they disband. Like the theme of the FINAL TOUR, ‘HOME’, Sendai is the home of WUG, and the ‘home’ of the fandom. It is the place where I made a lot of fellow fans who became friends that felt like family, making the place even more like our home, in our hearts.



Attended ANIMEJAM 2018 for WUG too (2018)


In between the stops that I attended in PART I and PART II of the FINAL TOUR, there was two fan meets in August and September of 2018, which I also attended. The fan meets were only open to fan club members and tickets were acquired like usual, through a ballot. I was lucky to be able to get both afternoon and evening sessions of both of the fan meets and am very grateful to be able to be able to attend. The fan meets were like one of the best events I have attended and totally unforgettable. They revealed footages from behind the scenes, audition videos, embarrassing videos that were never released even on their fan club site. Watching the videos and seeing the WUG members react to them, while they tease each other, it really gives the fuzzy feeling and makes the whole place like a big ‘home’.

 Fan Meetings at Hachioji and Kawasaki (2018)

With each time flying back, the feel of lost gets stronger. Throughout the days since the announcement, I would be randomly cry in my sleep. Waking up with red eyes, teared up eyes. Occasionally staring into space, feeling the emptiness to come. Occasionally not being able to work properly. Occasionally, needed their help in various ways. I am really sorry to my colleagues that I affected and grateful in the unconditional help they always give me, especially the period where I got really ill in between my trips. They truly do feel like family members too.

Finally, the day arrived. The day many of us fans dreaded but will be there, nonetheless. The final of everything. The FINAL LIVE of Wake Up, Girls!. #3月8日はSSA. The hashtag that flooded my twitter, along with #WUG_JP #WUG_SSA #ありがとうWUGちゃん, which I myself lost count of how many times I used them. With every time the hashtags filled with emotions. Saitama Super Arena, where the live was held, was extremely huge compared to the past lives WUG had. WUG lives has always been in halls and theatres which are not big as they believed in being close to fans, being able to see our faces and that similarly we can see them clearly too. Decisions like this and how some set list is made by the WUG members themselves, really makes it feel that WUG really cares about and love us fans.

This time round, the arena may be huge, but it was still filled full with love. And it was not just from WUG and us fans. There was also their own families, many people they have worked with in the past years, other artistes and groups they have worked with, including big names like May’n. The love can also be felt outside the FINAL LIVE, in shops, hotels, at the train stations and practically all over Sendai.

Throughout the live, everyone’s emotions are at the peak and overflowing, with lots of sniffling and sobbing. Especially so when WUG members read out their letters written for us and for each other. Every word they read out are just so filled with emotions and love. It really make this disbandment felt as if parting with dearly loved family members.


WUG Discord Flowerstand

My message balloon on はなしごと flowerstand

Now that everything has come to an end. I need to start recovering financially and emotionally. So far I have experienced many actual idols graduate, groups disband, idols entangled in scandals and eventually leave, but this is my first to feel this much emotion. Frankly speaking, I'm still not ready to let go even after saying ‘sayonara’ softly during the end of 'Sayonara no Parade' at the FINAL LIVE. I am still going to buy their merchandises be it from second hand sources, am still going to follow each of the seven members in their own careers after April and have already made plans to go Sendai again. It will not be so soon though.

Revisited the place where I first seen WUG perform. Roughly the area I sat back then.

Like what WUG members have said, this is not the end, it is simply the beginning for the next chapter. In fact, the day right after the final live, I went to attend a stage play in Shinjuku where one of the members, Okuno Kaya (Kayatan), was performing in. It was a great experience and I commend how professional Kayatan is. Being able to act out perfectly without showing any signs fatigue or sadness, even though the final live just ended the day before.

Project Tokyo Dolls stage play (2019)

The Sendai performance in February was the full stop. The final live in March was the moving on to the next chapter. Being able to attend both of these is a blessing.

Lastly, I would like to say..


Thank you for these 6 years.


Moving On

It's really been a long while since I last posted here.

Many things happened, including the leaving from the 48 fandom.

Along the way I came across many other groups, which some I supported for awhile and some that I am still supporting but at most as an casual.

Latest that I had been supporting with full attention was actually a seiyuu-idol unit, called 'Wake, Up, Girls!', which was formed to help the Touhoku region which was struck by the March11 tsunami.

However they were set to disband and I have drafted out a long reflection regarding it, which I will be posting shortly after this. The reflection post might just going to be the last post here, as for now, I have no intention to support any other groups in full steam like how I did for WUG. Even for WUG I didn't even get to blog regularly about my experiences with then due to many commitments that I have now, and that I have been simply posting photos and short posts along the way on social media like Facebook and Twitter, sometimes Instagram.

Some stuff on this blog will be changed to fit that upcoming post, like the background, but I will leave the widgets at the sides untouched in memories of my passion for AKB48 back in those days.

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.

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)


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)

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):

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


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


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]
91. (--) Manazashi Sayonara [KII 3rd]
Ogiso, Furukawa


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


88. (35) Shoujotachi yo [Koko ni ita koto]
87. (--) Kesshou [c/w Oh my God!]
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]


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


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


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

Preview of "So long" PV

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


EN04. Everyday, Kachuusha

UPDATE (25th January):

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


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]


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


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


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


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]


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


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

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
EN03. Choco no Dorei
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):

50 - Oogoe Diamond
49 - Junai no Crescendo


48 - RESET
47 - Everyday, Kachuusha


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


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


36 - BIRD
35 - Kataomoi Finally


34 - Manatsu no Sounds Good!


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


28 - Seishun no Lap Time
27 - Temodemo no Namida


26 - Dakishimecha ikenai

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

EN01 - After rain (Documentary of AKB48 OST)


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)

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):

25 - Plastic no Kuchibiru
24 - Junjou Shugi


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!!!)


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


12 - First Rabbit
11 - Juuryoku Sympathy


10 - Nakinagara Hohoende


09 - Yume no Kawa


08 - Yokaze no Shiwaza


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


01 - Hashire Penguin (ぱるる!!!!!!♥♥♥)

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!

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~]
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~]
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~]
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-
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)]
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)
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