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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?

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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.

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08. M.T.に捧ぐ (AKB48 横山チームA)

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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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Review: HKT48 6th Single [Shekarashika!]

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Is kinda late since i am doing a review which the release was like a month ago? Oh well, let me do a quick review on this Single. HKT48 finally released another single in 2015 and this single A side was damn special. Especially with the collaboration with Kinshidan.

Type A

01. しぇからしか! (Senbatsu)
I was addicted to the Sheka sheka sheka and the suki da suki da… This song was used as the theme song of Majisuka Gakuen Zero. This song really different from usual HKT style which is the Kawaii and fresh style. Good Job !

02.黄昏のタンデム (Senbatsu)
Mature? Another side of HKT too. I was actually expecting a PV for this, but there wasn’t. Sometime is really feel different when HKT tried a new genre rather then sticking to the kawaii style. Maybe is due to having an onnesan in HKT? (Hinting: Sasshi) Hahaha. No offense on this!

03. Buddy (Team H)
Interesting. Good Bye Buddy!!! Kojina as center. I keep trying to find the song that sound similar but till now i still cant find the exact song. Oh well, it sound like those oldies?

Type B

04. 夢見るチームKⅣ (Team KIV)
Muahaha.. I love this song very much. Another Team B Oshi or B Garden. It has been awhile since the akb fandom had such song. Cute and it had been in my playlist for quite awhile. Woohoo. Team KIV for the win!!

Type C

05.いじわるチュー (Yabuki Nako)
Are there any Nako chan fans / Oshi? If not i will skip this. I will say it tried to imitate Milky solo song やさしくするよりキスをして. The oldies type of song and PV. Why…..

06. 恋の指先
I have Yet listen to this song yet. Will update again when i listen to it.

Overall Rating of this single: 3/5.
Song Ranking:

  1. 夢見るチームKⅣ
  2. しぇからしか!
  3. 黄昏のタンデム
  4. Buddy
  5. いじわるチュー

Congrats to HKT48 grabbing the 1st spot in Oricon on the 1st week of release 😀

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Review: AKB48 42nd Single “唇にBe My Baby”

AKB48 42nd Single Titled Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby had released!!! YEA!! What make it even better is that, the release date falls on my birthday. Ok lets skip to the main topic.
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This time round, i was quite surprised about the announcement of the 16 senbatsu members. Before the single was announced at the handshake event, i was expecting the senbatsu line up to include Watanabe Miyuki or Kodama Haruka instead of Kitahara Rie. Apparently, Kitahara Rie was shifted out of senbatsu since So Long! Reason for expecting Watanabe Miyuki as she is the current 2nd top in NMB and Kodama Haruka is the dark horse of HKT. Oh well, seems like NGT need one representative which is Kitahara Rie? I can’t say this as it seems unfair to her. Ok moving on to the tracks review.

Type A

1. 唇にBe My Baby (Senbatsu)
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Team A: Kojima Haruna, Takahashi Minami, Shimazaki Haruka, Yokoyama Yui, Iriyama Anna
Team K: Minegishi Minami
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

A very catchy song. This song caught my attention like how Bokutachi wa tatakawanai (BwT) when i 1st heard it. At first, i though it was like the 2nd Kibouteki Refrain (KR) with the WOW WOW WOW. However they make it sound even cuter compared to KR. This song sound more like a Mayuyu Center or younger generation member center type of Song. In my opinion, a much mature song suits Takahashi Minami more. According to TKMN that this is a very traditional idol song and yes it is very catchy!!! If you even watched the performance, the dance step shows T K M N Bye bye choreography. Even in the PV, it was a farewell TKMN PV. In all the live performances, up till now, Mukaichi Mion stand in for Shimazaki Haruka position as Shimazaki Haruka is still in recovery mode and i am very happy that Paruru did appear in the PV.

2. 365日の紙飛行機 (Asa ga Kita Senbatsu)
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Team A: Iriyama Anna, Kojima Haruna, Shimazaki Haruka, Takahashi Minami, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Rena, Kizaki Yuria, Watanabe Mayu
Team S: Matsui Jurina
Team N: Yamamoto Sayaka
Team BII: Watanabe Miyuki
Team H: Kodama Haruka, Sashihara Rino
Team KIV: Miyawaki Sakura
Team NIII: Kitahara Rie

The 2nd main song of this Single. This song was used for an ASAHI drama as theme song. Yamamoto Sayaka centered the song and it turned out very nice and soothing. Definitely one of the song that fans will like. This song also allow Sayanee to prove her vocal worthy :D. Sweet! When i read the comments online that this song was supposed to be an NMB48 Single A track instead of AKB48 Single B track. Oh well, the management still pushing this song together with KnBmB during live performance.

3. 君を君を君を… (Next Generation Senbatsu)
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Team A: Owada Nana, Taniguchi Megu
Team K: Tano Yuka, Mukaichi Mion, Muto Tomu
Team B: Oshima Ryoka
Team 4: Okada Nana, Kawamoto Saya, Kojima Mako, Komiyama Haruka, Takahashi Juri, Nishino Miki, Murayama Yuiri
Team 8: Sakaguchi Nagisa
Team BII: Watanabe Miyuki
Team H: Kodama Haruka

I am sorry but other than the members selection and Haruppi center, what’s the special thing about this song? Only the chorus which is the kimi wo kimi wo kimi wo. Ok i gonna give credit to the BGM which is the beat. Other than that. Nothing much. While for members selection, I am surprised that they select Komiyama Haruka instead of Nakano Ikumi from Team 8. And how is Watanabe Miyuki the next generation member? I guess the management should rename this unit title back to Undergirls instead of Next Generation Senbatsu. Because of this Next Generation Senbatsu naming, i read negative comments when any of these members are not selected for any performance.

4. やさしい place (Team A) [Center: Miyawaki Sakura]
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Is it me or that Team A song is always full of surprises? This time round the management selected Sakura as the center instead of Paruru. I guess is due to Paruru recovery that’s why they choose Sakura instead. In terms of ranking, yes Sakura got in Top 7 while Paruru out of Top 7. When i watched the PV, so messy. Honestly, i didn’t see Yamada Nanami from Team 8 in the PV! Oh well, the main focus of this song was Sakura and Paruru.

Type B

5. マドンナの選択 (Renacchi Sousenkyou Senbatsu)
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Team A: Iriyama Anna, Shimazaki Haruka, Maeda Ami
Team K: Tano Yuka, Mukaichi Mion, Mogi Shinobu
Team B: Oshima Ryoka, Kato Rena
Team 8: Sato Nanami
Team E: Sato Sumire
Team N: Yamamoto Sayaka
Team M: Shiroma Miru
Team H: Kojina Yui, Tanaka Natsumi, Matsuoka Natsumi
Team KIV: Murashige Anna

I Love this song very much!!! The intro sound like 君は気まぐれ by Team A in Labrador Retriever Single. Is It from the same producer? Oh well, this senbatsu was done via 755 (Nana Go Go) application platform. I was surprised that my HKT oshi Tanaka Natsumi got in and selected as a center of the song. They really need to focus on this tall princess :D. This song sound very carefree and i kept it repeating in my music playlist for days! I got so hooked up by this song! Seriously!!! The PV was awesome too, with all the Natsumikan solo screen time! love it. And the paruru kawaii screentime! Damn it.. The pv sequence is by the ranking of the members in this renacchi senbatsu. The PV concept is like Flimming for many Commercial. Like it.

6. お姉さんの独り言 (Team K) [Center: Mukaichi Mion]
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Yes arh. Finally Team K Center shifted back to a AKB48 members instead of kennin members since Oshima Yuko left. However, i am not sure why this song was selected for Team K? Is it to suit Mion center? or is really a Team K Style? To me it sound more like a song for Team 4. The young and fresh type of song is definitely not for Team K.

Type C

7. 金の羽根を持つ人よ (Team B) [WCenter: Kizaki Yuria, Kato Rena]
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Yukirin and Mayuyu out but Yuria and Renacchi in. Not surprising that those two got selected for Wcenter. Again, seriously i dont really like the arrangement of the songs for each and different Team except for Team A. Doesn’t this song more suitable for Team K style instead of Team B? The vocal and impact type of song is for Team K. Team B is kawaii and idolish type of Song. We all know that.

8. あまのじゃくバッタ (Team 8) [Center: Nakano Ikumi]
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Ermm…. Can i dont comment about this song? The PV looks fun but the song? Vocaloid? Perfume style? Definitely not one of the nice Team 8 song that i will say.

Type D

9. なんか、ちょっと、急に… (Team 4) [Center: Kojima Mako]
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KojiMako grabbed her center back. Congrats. However, the song don’t suit Team 4. Once again, i gonna rant about the Team style again. This song suit Team B compared to Team 4. Although i like the PV concept and the intro. The intro sound soothing 😀

10. 背中言葉 (Takahashi Minami Graduation Song Senbatsu)
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Team A: Iriyama Anna, Owada Nana, Kojima Haruna, Shimazaki Haruka, Takahashi Minami, Yokoyama Yui
Team K: Minegishi Minami, Mukaichi Mion
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Kato Rena, Kizaki Yuria, Watanabe Mayu
Team 4: Komiyama Haruka, Takahashi Juri
Team S: Matsui Jurina
Team N: Yamamoto Sayaka
Team H: Sashihara Rino
Team KIV: Miyawaki Sakura
NGT48: Kitahara Rie
Team SII: Miyazawa Sae

One of the best song in this single. Not every graduation song sound sad and touching. Up till now, yume no kawa (Maeda Atsuko), Namida no sei janai (Shinoda Mariko), Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aida de (Akimoto Sayaka) and Kimi no dai ni shou (Kawaei Rina) are the best for now. With the additional of this song, this will definetly rank up for the graduation songs in AKB. The PV show how much Takamina had made herself such an important figure in AKB history. Honestly, i wonder how will AKB turn out with Takamina guidance. I know that this responsibility had handed over to Yokoyama Yui but the feel is just so different. Last but not least, why is Komiyama Haruka chosen? and not Kojima Mako? since almost all the next generation ace like Owada Nana, Mukaichi Mion is in?

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11. さっきまではアイスティー (New Unit: 虫かご)
Team B: Goto Moe, Fukuoka Seina
Team 4: Komiyama Haruka
Team 8: Sakaguchi Nagisa
SKE48 Kenkyuusei: Obata Yuna, Goto Rara
Team M: Uemura Azusa
Team BII: Yabushita Shu
HKT48 Kenkyuusei: Aramaki Misaki, Imamura Maria
NGT48 Kenkyuusei: Oguma Tsugumi, Takakura Moeka
Didn’t had a chance to listen to this song yet. Will update when i get to listen to it. Usually, it will be weeks after the released. Oh well, moving on….

Overall Rating of this single: 3.5/5.
Song Ranking:

  1. マドンナの選択
  2. 唇にBe My Baby
  3. 365日の紙飛行機
  4. 背中言葉
  5. やさしい place
  6. お姉さんの独り言
  7. 金の羽根を持つ人よ
  8. なんか、ちょっと、急に…
  9. 君を君を君を…
  10. あまのじゃくバッタ

Congrats to AKB48 grabbing the 1st Spot in Oricon chart for the 1st week. This is the 1st single since Sakura no ki ni narou that did not obtain 1 million sales in 1st week. I guess is due to the recent issues about the change in the theme for interview event that is balloted for Year 2016.

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*Warning Spoilers ahead* [Highlight below to see the content.]
This was announced as Takahashi Minami Last Single! However, AKB48 43rd Single Senbatsu member lists was announced on the 15th December 2015 and Takahashi Minami was part of it. Technically, AKB48 42nd Single is her last 2nd single. And there was a lot of comments about the 43rd Single Senbatsu members list. I saw negative comments more than positive comments. I was not surprised that many fans had moved on to the new generation members especially for Team 8. Fans are expecting Team 8 and the Next Generation Senbatsu members to raise! But it doesn’t seem to work that way except for Mukaichi Mion. Apparently, since BwT, Mion is receiving alot of exposure compared to Owada Nana and Kojima Mako which were the supposed next generation Ace. To be honest, 43rd Single Senbatsu members list is my ideal AKB48 Senbatsu! I got no complains and i am Definitely looking forward to it. The list is as follows:

AKB48 43rd Single Senbatsu Members (21 Members):
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

This will most probably be the last single participation for Miyazawa Sae as she had announced graduation on 16 December 2015. The exact date of her graduation is still to be confirmed. As for Takahashi Minami, this will be her last single as her graduation date is confirmed to be on the 28 March 2016. Shall look forward to this new single 😀 Cheers

Review: SKE48 1st Sub Unit Love Crescendo Debut Single

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SKE48 1st Sub Unit Love Crescendo released their very first debut single on 25 November 2015. News of Love Crescendo debut was first announced in SKE48 7th Anniversary. 7 Members were selected from SKE48 Team S to KKS and they are:

  • Team S: Kitagawa Ryoha, Matsui Jurina
  • Team KII: Ego Yuna
  • Team E: Kumazaki Haruka
  • KKS: Obata Yuna, Goto Rara, Sugawara Maya

It Seems like Goto Rara is the next SKE prominent senbatsu candidates with all the exposure since Mae no Meri. Young and Fresh. Looks good 😀 This single actually look more like a SKE48 Single to me instead of a brand new sub unit. Look at the tracklist, almost all of SKE senbatsu are involved in this single. Shouldn’t sub unit be like No3b? which just concentrate on that few members only? Oh well and this single contains SKE Request Hour voting tickets. The review starts here:

Type A
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Koppu no Naka no Komorebi – Love Crescendo
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  • Very SKE style of A side. Expected that Jurina will take the center spot of this sub unit. This song caught my attention and it has been one of the tracklist that i have been listening since it’s release. Very cheerful song. I actually loved the PV more with the shooting angle and the elf theme for the pv.

Ano saki no Mirai Made – Caramel Cats
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Another group of unit name Caramel Cats with the 5 selected members, i am surprised they select Souda Sarina as the center of this unit. Cool.
Team S: Futamura Haruka
Team KII: Oba Mina, Souda Sarina
Team E: Kimoto Kanon, Sato Sumire

  • What a cute pv. With Sarina san doing the first verse, something new out there :D. A quick pace type of song. One of the awesome song in this single :D.

Otanoshimi wa ashita kara – Aichi Toyota Senbatsu
Team S: Azuma Rion, Kitagawa Ryoha, Matsui Jurina, Miyazawa Sae
Team KII: Takayanagi Akane, Furuhata Nao
Team E: Kimoto Kanon, Sato Sumire, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari, Tani Marika
Kenkyuusei: Goto Rara

  • This definitely fit into SKE48 Coupling song. A very cheerful song and this members lineup is the normal SKE48 Senbatsu. I actually wished for a PV for this. I am sure it will look fun if there is a PV for this.

Type B
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Datte, Ame Janai? – Transit Girls
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Team S: Oya Masana, Miyazawa Sae
Team KII: Takayanagi Akane
Team E: Umemoto Madoka, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari

  • Once again, when i watched the pv, no matter how i watch the pv is like a psychology pv? Is like rescuing a person from depression? This song compared to the rest, this is consider one of the more plain song which doesn’t really capture the listener interest?

Type C
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Aishiteru to ka, Aishiteta to ka  – Furumarion
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  • What should i say? the 2nd best song of this single? or the best quality song of this single? 😀 Hear it yourself 😀

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Heimin Shutsuba Sengen – Death Stock Diamond

Team S: Yamauchi Suzuran
Team KII: Matsumura Kaori
Team E: Saito Makiko, Tani Marika

  • This song is like an anime insert song? Really not my type…..

Overall Tracking Ranking:

  1. Koppu no Naka no Komorebi
  2. Aishiteru to ka, Aishiteta to ka
  3. Otanoshimi wa ashita kara
  4. Ano saki no Mirai Made
  5. Datte, Ame Janai?
  6. Heimin Shutsuba Sengen

Congrats in grabbing the 2nd spot in Oricon Weekly Album Chart with a sales of 181,240 copies:

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Review: AKB48 Best Album “0 to 1 no Aida”

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The time has come for AKB48 to release another Album. In my opinion, i like the photos and the design for this album. However, the songs determine otherwise. When the album was 1st announced, i was shocked. Didn’t they released one album just in January?

A Special Site was created for this Album: >> Click Here <<

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I am surprised in the line up of the members selected for the unit songs. Oshima Ryoka still remains as management favourite despite not ranking in sousenkyo this year.

Other than Matsui Jurina, Sashihara Rino, Miyawaki Sakura and Yamamoto Sayaka the popular faces were selected, Kodama Haruka is selected for one unit too. As usual the popular one will take the common trend which is the duet song in this album.

Why am i not surprised that they left out Kitahara Rie, Miyazawa Sae and Minegishi Minami. They are like the members got thrown into the fridge and freeze it by the management. Despite having so much claims on the net that miichan is not doing well but still cant deny she is still the Starting member of AKB. Same go for Sae, how many times akb management want to isolate her? She got a freaking 8th position in Sousenkyo this year and she was shadowed again and again… zzz Kitarie wise, i got nth much to say, i shall wait and see her exposure in NGT.

There you go for the Reviews:

【No.1 Singles】
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【CD】
28 Rank 1st in 1st Week Chart and 3 New Songs

【Disc2】
13.やさしくありたい(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:柏木由紀、指原莉乃】
This song sound like a lullaby, but i cant really hear sasshi voice when they sang together. Or should i say Yukirin voice is too strong?

14.トイプードルと君の物語(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:島崎遥香、松井珠理奈】
What should i say about this song? 1st is the title: Toy Poodle. 1st they have Labrador Retriever as a song title and now Toy Poodle. No matter how much i listen to this song, it is just too cute type of song for me. NEXT SONG!!

15.あの頃、好きだった人(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:小嶋陽菜、横山由依】
Buahaha, the highlight of this type. I am sorry if i sound very bias because my oshi is kojiharu. Fortunately, this song is so much nicer and soothing. Yui voice is shadowed by Kojiharu. I love the starting part where the 1st verse came in. Love it. Is it the violin that caught my attention to this song? Hahaha

【Million Singles】
Akb48-zero-to-ichi-no-aida-type-b

【CD】
23 Million Seller Single and 6 New Songs

【Disc2】
9.Clap(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team A】
10.愛の使者(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team K】
11.ミュージックジャンキー(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team B】
12.泣き言タイム(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team 4】
13.一生の間に何人と出逢えるのだろう(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team 8】

For Once, i did not like any of the Team Song.

  • Team A style tried another new style of Song after Oh Baby from the previous album.
  • Team K is just too sleepy? where is the power style of Team K?
  • Team B wise, errrr vocaloid?
  • Team 4 Song, errmmmmm isn’t Team 4 is the next generation Team? but it sound so bland..
  • Team 8, How should i say? Abit dreamy dreamy but is this Team 8 Style?

14.LOVE ASH(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:高橋みなみ、山本彩】
Is It me or is this two is a bad mix for this song? Takamina and Sayanee has their own style of solo song. I know they have a good vocal to begin with, so i expected a much solid type of song but this song is like… Nope. Bad blend.

【Complete Singles】
Akb48-zero-to-ichi-no-aida-type-c
【CD】
All AKB48 43 Single (with 2 Rearranged) + 3 New Songs

【Disc1】
1.桜の花びらたち(2015 BEST ver.)
I expected new lyrics at the back of the song as they had one 2013 ver where the lyrics were modified. However, this version only some instrumental changes were made. Nothing special.

2.スカート、ひらり(2015 BEST ver.)
At 1st look at the title, i though it was a reshuffle of the graduated members with new members but it turned out very messed up with the new background music.

【Disc3】
13.クリスマスイブに泣かないように(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:宮脇咲良・渡辺麻友】
Ermm, i am sure is either Sakura improved her vocal or it was tuned. I like the christmas type of background music but the song is not christmas enough!!

14.始まりの雪(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:大島涼花・高橋朱里・田野優花・武藤十夢】
When i started listening to the song, the starting music caught my attention as it sound like some DJmax song but when the vocal come in especially the chorus which become a negative for me. I am surprised that the management is still trying to push oshima ryoka out to the fans..

15.ロザリオ(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:入山杏奈・加藤玲奈・木﨑ゆりあ・兒玉遥】
Slightly like koko de rhodes song and Kono Sekai ga Yuki no Naka ni Umo but it sound abit different. So after ricchan left, anrire left with only Annin and Renacchi. Yuria and haruppi got added in.

【Theater Edition】
Theater_Edition_Cover

【CD】
23 Million Seller Single and 2 New Songs

【Disc2】
9.てんとうむChu ! を探せ!(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:てんとうむChu !】
This one is really no no no!!! Boring song with just Tentoumu chu again and again! Is really cater for their fans only. The only i like is still kimi dake ni chu chu chu.

10.あれから僕は勉強が手につかない(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:でんでんむChu !】
The 2nd song of denden mu chu. I will say this is one of the nicest song i heard in this album. Slow and Dreamy… Weee…

Overall Ranking of the new songs excluding the 2 rearranged:

  1. あの頃、好きだった人(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:小嶋陽菜、横山由依】
  2. あれから僕は勉強が手につかない(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:でんでんむChu !
  3. やさしくありたい(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:柏木由紀、指原莉乃】
  4. ロザリオ(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:入山杏奈・加藤玲奈・木﨑ゆりあ・兒玉遥】
  5. Clap(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team A】
  6. ミュージックジャンキー(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team B】
  7. 一生の間に何人と出逢えるのだろう(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team 8】
  8. 泣き言タイム(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team 4】
  9. LOVE ASH(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:高橋みなみ、山本彩】
  10. 愛の使者(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:Team K】
  11. 始まりの雪(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:大島涼花・高橋朱里・田野優花・武藤十夢】
  12. クリスマスイブに泣かないように(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:宮脇咲良・渡辺麻友】
  13. てんとうむChu ! を探せ!(新曲)【歌唱メンバー:てんとうむChu !】

Congrats in grabbing the 1st spot in Oricon Weekly Album Chart:

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