My Top 5 AKB48 Members Senbatsu Election PR Video

30 04 2011

You’ve already seen Sasshi’s PR video for the upcoming senbatsu election, now see the other ones from my Top 5 favourite members starting with:

Takamina (and her ridiculously big bow!!)

Yuko (in her seifuku)

Yukirin

Harugon

I can’t embed her video in this posting for some reason so here’s a link instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAesmabwkxc

So to make up for the fact that I can’t embed her video and I just adore Harugon’s cuteness, here she is with the rest of Watarirouka Hashiritai (before they added 3 members) with Shiroi Tulip:





AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011

25 01 2011

The annual 4 day concert at Shibuya AX “AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011” came to an end last weekend. Which song came out on top as favourite amongst the fans? There’s been many grumblings on some forums that the casual new fans that AKB48 have attracted during the course of last year have destroyed this year’s Top 100 with many old favourite tunes being pushed down the countdown or even not on it and replaced by newer songs. I don’t know what the fuss is about myself.

Here’s how the Top 100 looked:

100. Kioku no Dilemma (H2)
99. Jibun rashisa
97. Kisu no Ryuusei (no3b)
97. AKB Sanjou (A5)
96. Seishun no Flag (Watarirouka Hashiritai)
95. Seishun no Komorebi (no3b)
94. Shiroi Tulip (Watarirouka Hashiritai)
93. Aru Aki no Hi no Koto (French Kiss)
92. Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni narenakute (SKE48)
91. Mokugekisha (A6)
90. Blue Rose (K2)
89. Kokoro no Hane (Team Dragon)
88. Okami to Pride (SKE48)
87. Boku no Yell
86. Dear My Teacher (A1)
85. 16nin Shimai no Uta 16 (K4)
84. Sakura no Shiori
83. Bingo
82. Tane (no3b)
81. Tonari no Banana (H2)
80. Kuroi Tenshi (A5)
79. Higurashi no Koi (H1)
78. Nonai Paradise (K3)
77. Omoide Ijo (SKE48 S3)
76. Sakura no Hanabiratachi
75. Sougen no Kiseki (K3)
74. Yasai Sisters
73. 3 Seconds (no3b/Persona)
72. Gyu (Watarirouka Hashiritai)
71. Aozora Kataomoi (SKE48)
70. Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa (K6)
69. Namida no Seesaw Game (Undergirls)
68. Tenshi no Shippo (B3)
67. Arashi no Yoru ni wa (B5)
66. Seventeen
65. Honest Man (B5)
64. Mayu no Tame ni (Watarirouka Hashiritai)
63. Sasae (K4)
61. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?
61. GAGAGA (SDN48)
60. Baby!Baby!Baby!
59. Majisuka Rock ‘n’ Roll
58. Junjou Shugi (B3)
57. Tengoku Yarou (B4)
56. Nakeru Basho (DIVA)
55. Relax! (no3b)
54. Tsundere! (A5)
53. Korogaru Ishi ni Nare (K2)
52. Nagisa no CHERRY (A2)
51. Theater no Megami (B5)
50. Boku Dake no value (Undergirls)
49. Gyakuten Oujisama (K6)
48. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate (B4)
47. Kataomoi no Taikakusen (B4)
46. Mushi no Ballad (K5)
45. Only Today (A4)
44. End Roll (K5)
43. Lucky Seven
42. Kanpeki Gu~none (Watarouka Hashiritai)
41. Aitakatta (A2)
40. Miniskirt no Yousei (A6)
39. MARIA (K3)
38. Majijo Teppen Blues
37. Seifuku Resistance (K6)
36. Enjou Rosen (A6)
35. Kimi to Niji to Taiyou to
34. Kanojo ni Naremasu ka? (K6)
33. Kiseki wa Ma ni Awanai (K6)
32. Gomen ne, SUMMER (SKE48)
31. Choose Me! (Team YJ)
30. Temodemo no Namida (B3)
29. Bird (A3)
28. Kimi ni Tsuite (MINT)
27. Zutto Mae Kara (French Kiss)
26. RESET (K6)
25. Itoshisa no Accel (A6)
24. 1234 Yoroshiku (SKE48)
23. Pioneer (A6)
22. Kareha no Station (Rena Matsui)
21. Shonichi (B3)
20. Namida Suprise
19. Anata ga ite kureta kara
18. Uhho Uhhoho (K6)
17. Kimishika (no3b)
16. First Love (Mayuyu)
15. Candy (B5)
14. RIVER
13. 10nen Zakura
12. Yokaze no Shiwaza (B5)
11. Oogoe Diamond
10. Enkyori Poster
09. Heart Gata Virus (A5)
08. Nakinagara Hohoende (K3)
07. Itoshiki Natasha (B4)
06. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara
05. Team B Oshi (B5)
04. Iiwake Maybe
03. Ponytail to Shushu
02. Beginner
01. Heavy Rotation





Has Watarirouka Hashiritai Added 2 More Permanent Members To Its Lineup?

9 12 2010

According to some reports, Watarirouka Hashiritai has added 2 more AKB48 members to its lineup for their next single but is this is just a one-off thing or have they joined on a permanent basis? We know that Mika Komori and Misaki Iwasa are part of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 which is to do with a radio show but I’ve got mixed feelings about adding 2 more to the group’s singles. IMO the group is perfect as it is with just 5 members. Don’t get me wrong, I like the 2 new girls especially Mikapon but why tinker with something that’s already good.

Watarirouka Hashiritai’s next single which does not have a name yet comes out on the 2nd February.





AKB48 Members 2011 Calendar Previews

2 09 2010

Right, some pictures from the upcoming 2011 calendars are now out. I haven’t got all of them but the majority is here for you to see:





Watarirouka Hashiritai – Gyu PV

8 08 2010

Watarirouka Hashiritai release their 6th single Gyu on the 1st September and the PV for the main track has just come out. If you didn’t like the “Lie” repetition in No Sleeves’ song, this PV will make you dislike this song even more hearing “Gyu” being said throughout the song. I find it annoying but I can’t help but like this catchy song. Anybody know what “Gyu” actually means? The PV itself is great – love the costumes and the use of the faceless dummies who look like the avatar used in MSN instead of real people.





AKB48/SKE48/SDN48 2011 Calendar Line-Up Announced

7 08 2010

There’s going to be a bumper number of AKB48/SKE48/SDN48 2011 calendars coming out on September 30th, in fact 24 calendars will be released. This is the list of members that will have the honour of having a solo calendar:

Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Itano Tomomi, Watanabe Mayu, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Miyazawa Sae, Matsui Jurina, Kasai Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Kitahara Rie, Akimoto Sayaka, Sato Amina, Sashihara Rino, Miyazaki Miho, Fujie Reina, Yonezawa Rumi, Maeda Ami, Urano Kazumi, Sato Yukari

In addition to the list above – SKE48, Nattou Angel Z and Watarirouka Hashiritai will also come out with their own calendar.

But that’s not all. There will also be 2 desktop calendars being released – Oshima Yuko and SKE48. These calendars will not be coming out until the 10th October.

The prices for the wall calendars will be 2,415 yen and 1,365 yen for the desktop calendars.

Once some of the covers for the calendars come out I’ll post them here.

I’m really disappointed that Rena Matsui has not been deemed popular enough to have a solo calendar. I would have bought that in a shot. Anyway from the list there’ll be several I’ll be buying – Yuko, Sasshi and Takamina plus I’ll buy Yuko’s desktop calendar too. There hasn’t been an announcement yet when AKB48’s weekly calendar is going to be released but that’s another calendar I intend to buy too.

Which calendar(s) do you intend to buy? Just one or several like me?





Watarirouka Hashiritai Expands To 7

1 07 2010

In an unexpected move, Mika Komori and Misaki Iwasa have been drafted in to create a new AKB48 sub-unit called Watarirouka Hashiritai 7. This sub-unit though is just temporary and is focused only on radio activities so don’t expect to see Mikapon and Wasamin on any Watarirouka Hashiritai singles any time soon. All 7 girls will be presenting a new late night radio show which will be broadcast 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday) from July 5th. As for how long this new unit will last is unknown right now.