Thanks to Asuka for the heads up on this, a preview of AKB48’s new single has appeared on Youtube. Many fans who has seen this says it looks like a cheap and simple PV – it’s something different from AKB48. Very gothic looking with the mist and the dark setting. As for the song itself, well there seems to be a split opinion about it – again some fans say it sounds like a weak song. I didn’t really like Flying Get at first but it grew on me. I can see this song doing the same. On listening to it the first time It’s not bad. The song has been written to continue AKB48’s efforts to support the areas that was affected by the tsunami which is why you see in the PV the members visiting people living in shelters. Some of the money from the sales of this single will go towards the disaster fund.
From looking at the preview, it looks like the senbatsu members are:
So in addition to Rena and Jurina from SKE48, we now have an NMB48 member added to the mix. Can we assume that when HKT48 finally debut there’ll be a member from that group added to future AKB48 single releases as well.