Review: AKB48 43rd Single “君はメロディー”

This review is late for about 2 months but……… The long waited AKB48 43rd Single Titled Kimi wa Melody had released!!! WASSHOI!! What make it even better is that, the legend members of AKB48 returned for this single only. Anyway, it is the 10th Anniversary single, so it does make sense right?


The senbatsu members were announced in December 2015 and these caused a lot of comments about bringing back the graduated members and not focusing on the current members. Oh Well… I love this single though.

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1. 君はメロディー (Senbatsu)君はメロディー

Team A: Kojima Haruna, Takahashi Minami, Shimazaki Haruka, Yokoyama Yui, Iriyama Anna
Team K: Minegishi Minami, Mukaichi Mion
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Watanabe Mayu, Kato Rena
Team S: Matsui Jurina
Team N: Yamamoto Sayaka
Team H: Sashihara Rino
Team KIV: Miyawaki Sakura
Team SII: Miyazawa Sae
Team NIII: Kitahara Rie
Graduated Members: Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, Itano Tomomi

When this was 1st performed in RH2016, the response was not good as it was expected to be. Sakura is selected to be the Center of the song and the responses received were “Why Sakura?, she is not even a full fledged AKB member” etc. Personally i got no issue with her being the center. A very catchy song with the Kimi wa melody kimi wa melody as the chorus. Simple choreography without much dance step. Most probably it was catered to the graduates as they may not have time to practice another dance song due to their tight schedule. The PV is awesome and beautiful. The PV is directed by Mika Ninagawa and she is famous for all the colourful and flower theme. Somehow it goes well with this song :D. Love it!!

02. LALALAメッセージLALALAメッセージ

Team A: Owada Nana, Taniguchi Megu, Iriyama Anna
Team K: Mukaichi Mion, Tano Yuka, Mutou Tomu
Team B: Kato Rena, Oshima Ryoka, Goto Moe, Kizaki Yuria
Team 4: Kojima Mako, Kawamoto Saya, Okada Nana, Komiyama Haruka, Murayama Yuiri, Takahashi Juri

I was expecting some dance song since Mion is the center of the song. However, it turned out to be the usual Undergirls song. It wasn’t that bad after all but it definitely not up to my liking. Mion the next rising star / Heavy rotation successor chosen by Oshima Yuko. Looking forward to 44th Single as she will be the center of the song again. LA LA LA MESSAGE DE…..

03. Gonna Jump (SKE48)Gonna Jump

Team S: Rion Azuma, Masana Oya, Ryoha Kitagawa, Jurina Matsui
Team KII: Yuna Ego, Mina Oba, Sarina Sōda, Akane, Takayanagi, Nao Furuhata
Team E: Kanon Kimoto, Haruka Kumazaki, Rara Goto, Aya Shibata, Maya Sugawara, Akari Suda, Marika Tani

Another boring PV. Another version of Melon Juice and kibouteki refrain. Is it me but is too fresh for me? I guess i am expecting something better from SKE since SKE never failed to surprise me with their songs in AKB. 1st is Escape and Sekai naiteru nara. Goto Rara chan center for the 1st time and shall give credit to it..

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04. しがみついた青春 (NMB48)CbvWJvfUkAASCmh

Team N: Yuri Ota, Yuka Kato, Kei Jonishi, Ririka Suto, Sayaka Yamamoto, Akari Yoshida
Team M: Azusa Uemura, Miru Shiroma, Airi Tanigawa, Reina Fujie, Sae Murase, Fuuko Yagura
Team BII: Konomi Kusaka, Nagisa Shibuya, Shu Yabushita, Miyuki Watanabe

Wao wao wao… what we got here… Another awesome NMB song. This song give me the feeling of Seishun no laptime part 2 without Yamada Nana Baba. The lyrics are well written too. This song fit NMB really well. Thumbs up! Atsu no tame ni!! Well… Yea!!! Been repeating this song for months….. Weeeee…

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05. Make Noise (HKT48)Make Noise

Team H: Chihiro Anai, Mashiro Ui, Yui Kojina, Haruka Kodama, Riko Sakaguchi, Rino Sashihara, Meru Tashima, Miku Tanaka, Natsumi Matsuoka, Nako Yabuki
Team KIV: Aika Ota, Serina Kumazawa, Mio Tomonaga, Sakura Miyawaki, Aoi Motomura, Madoka Moriyasu

Finally, Sasshi centered a song in HKT48 and is not a flash mob song. A FAST BEAT AND POP SONG FOR HKT!! Been waiting for this… Finally HKT48 moved out of the kawaii type of song. At least for once i am happy with that. Love the beat and it has been my ringtone since then… sweet….

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06. Maxとき315号 (NGT48)Maxとき315号

Team NIII: Ogino Yuka, Oguma Tsugumi, Kato Minami, Kitahara Rie, Sato Anju, Sugahara Riko, Takakura Moeka, Tano Ayaka, Nakai Rika, Nishigata Marina, Hasegawa Rena, Honma Hinata, Murakumo Fuka, Yamaguchi Maho, Yamada Noe
NGT48 Kenkyuusei: Otaki Yuria, Kado Yuria, Kusakabe Aina, Seiji Reina, Takahashi Mau, Nakamura Ayuka, Nara Miharu, Nishimura Nanako, Mizusawa Ayaka, Miyajima Aya

An awesome start for NGT. The song title is a name for one of the shinkansen linked to Niigata. Nice thought by Aki-P. A fluffy fluffy and cute type of song. Worth listening to it.

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07. 混ざり合うもの (乃木坂AKB)混ざり合うもの

Team A: Iriyama Anna, Owada Nana, Kojima Haruna, Shimazaki Haruka, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Rena
Team S: Matsui Jurina
Team H: Sashihara Rino
Team KIV: Miyawaki Sakura
Nogizaka46: Ikuta Erika, Sakurai Reika, Shiraishi Mai, Nishino Nanase, Fukagawa Mai, Matsumura Sayuri

A very mature and serious song to begin with. This is really a Nogi style of song which defers away from the usual AKB style. I am glad that Nyan nyan got selected as the center of this song. I wonder when will this song be ever performed live. The lyrics i love the most will be どんなにキレイな色と色も
一緒に混ざってしまえば汚くなる. No matter how beautiful the colours are, they are stained when mixed together. It can actually represent lots of meaning… Love it.


08. M.T.に捧ぐ (AKB48 横山チームA)


Obviously, this song is to remember M.T. M.T refer to none other than the AKB best leader Minami Takahashi. She left AKB on 8th of April 2016. Yokoyama Yui took over the ballot and carry on leading AKB. The lyrics means everything abt Takamina. How much she effort and time she gave into AKB. Thank you TKMN. You will be remembered as the 1st General Manager of AKB48.

Overall Rating of this single: 4/5.
Song Ranking:

  1. 君はメロディー
  2. 混ざり合うもの
  3. Make Noise / しがみついた青春
  4. Maxとき315号
  5. M.T.に捧ぐ
  6. LALALAメッセージ
  7. Gonna Jump

Congrats to AKB48 grabbing the 1st Spot in Oricon chart for the 1st week.



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