Sunday, October 31, 2010
UPDATE-Added Team B ,version of the song from AKB Theatre
AKB48 are moving to arenas and sports stadiums at last.
For a national handshake and performance event tour that is.
AKB48 in support of "Beginner" are going on an arena and sports stadium handshake tour .The tour starts November 7 and ends December 12.
AKB48 "Beginner" Celebration Tour
Nov 7 Saitama Super Arena [37,000]
Nov 13 Apio Iwate[2,000]
Nov 21 Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center [10,000]
Dec 5 Tsukisamu Dome [5,831]
Dec 11 Ajinomoto Stadium [Soccer Stadium] [49,970]
Dec 12 Fukuoka Kokusai Center [10,000]
In Sales news AKB48 held on to the #1 position with 26,077 [768,186]
Sales were down across the board as rain and strong winds in the Kanto region from a Typhoon affected various events.
If you have some free time and want to play a game, here is something for you.
The AKB48 TV performance costumes are the same; however, each member is wearing something that another member is not.
The items are the following
Maeda - badge
Oshima - glove
Shinoda - tail
Itano - hat on her waist
Watanabe - suspenders
Takahashi - armband
Kojima - ribbon on her waist
Kashiwagi - rings
Miyazawa - wristband
Matsui J. - pouch
Matsui R. - chain
Kasai - garter
Takajo - earrings
Minegishi - glasses
Kitahara - white wristband
Sashihara - pass case (trains/subway ID/Pass Case)
Here are three recent performances; if you look closely, you can spot the items.
Music Station ,also notice Minegishi hoodie flip with attitude while looking at the camera.
Bonus From Happy Music
Team B Version
Beginner Unedited PV
To support their upcoming single "Knee High Egoist" ASE has scheduled some live promotional fan events
Afilia Saga East will be visiting various Akihabara and Tokyo Stores including Nov 20, 23 Akihabara Animate Nov 27 Sofmap and Dec 01 through -05 Ishimaru-Soft, before finishing up their fan events on
Dec 12 at Akihabara Gamers [Home Office]
Inside Afilia Kitchen`s
My White Ribbon [1st Single]
Meridin no Inori [2nd Single]
Download for Watashi Love na Otome! PV
Watashi Love na Otome! PV Download
Updated Group Video W/New Costumes
Momoiro Clover 30 Minute Sell Out
Momoiro Clover, are about to step up their venue size.
On December 24, Momoiro Clover will hold their first solo concert hall event after spending their time in smaller locations and in-store lives. The event will be called “Momoiro Christmas in Nihon Seinenkan ～脱皮：DAPPI～”
In an even better sign of things to come for Momoclo , they sold out this important venue to developing idols Nihon Seinenkan in just 30 minutes.
Starting November 10th Momoclo will be promoting their videos through TV Asahi`s Tele-asa douga web site.
The build up to the Nihon Seinenkan concert will be filmed in November for a documentary DVD .
It`s exciting times for Momoclo fans as they are now truly leaving the comforts of Independents and spreading their wings to chase the national idol dream.
Pinky Jones PV with Momoclo skit opening [Extended Version]
A must watch for Momoclo fans
Momoclo Ustream Live Concert From Oct 30.[Recorded]
If slow load go to front page and view it.
New AKB48 Sub Unit: Mini Skirt
Three of AKB48`s top research students Takeuchi Miyu, Mori Anna, and Shimada Haruka are coming together to create a new sub unit called Mini Skirt .They are promoting a game machine called “Pretty Rhythm Collection Season 2” .
To support the game machine Mini Skirt will provide a song called “Mini Skirt no Yosei”
Currently the promotion is limited to the Kanto & Kansai Regions covering 18 Prefectures in total.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
[NOV 25 Replaced Video]
9nine [pronounced nine] is a group that was formed in 2006 under LesPros Entertainment and originally consisted of nine junior high school girls. Since their debut release in 2006, 9nine have released two albums, four maxi singles and eight mobile singles.
They have experience in several media areas such as magazine models, actresses and variety regulars. 9Nine released their first single Sweet Snow on 14 February 2006 and suffered their first member losses in 2007 with the graduation of three original members, while adding two new members.
In December 2007, Kato Rubi was removed from the group after pictures surfaced of her in a relationship with Hey! Say! JUMP member, Takaki Yuya. In March 2009, another three members graduated making eight departures since their debut
Recently they pushed a reset button and made a change of labels and a fresh start as a group.Currently there are five members Yoshii Kanae (17) and Murata Hirona (13) together with the three remaining original members: Satake Uki (18), Nishiwaki Sayaka (18) and Kawashima Umika (16) and on October 11th they started their own TV show on Tokyo MX-TV called GO!GO!9nine .
On December 1 they will release their restart single called “Cross Over” that is currently being used as the ending theme song for the anime “STAR DRIVER Kagayaki no Takt.
“Cross Over” was directed by UGICHIN who has directed videos for such artists as Amuro Namie, Aqua Timez, SCANDAL to name a few.
This is a first class video by a young group, looking to head in the right direction after a number of missteps. “Cross Over” is another of the current neo-idol fresh taste songs that is taking the genre in new directions and leaving the old work horse agencies ,scrambling to catch up.
With AKB48 leading the rise of the next generation of female JPOP idols, now is the best time since the mid 80`s or early Morning Musume era, for an idol group to debut or go major. The market is hungry for new fresh faces, groups and ideas.
9nine with their restart are headed in the right direction at last. 9nine are worth a chance and could be a name on the rise in the years to come.
[ + Music Station,Happy Music Clips ]
AKB48 Beginner moves past 700,000 in 3 days
AKB48 “Beginner” continues it`s impressive run and in only three days taking the top spot for the #1 single in Japan for 2010 by passing Arashi’s Troublemaker who at last count had sold 693,000 . AKB48 impressive three-day total of 742,109, puts for at least one single AKB48 as the top artist for 2010.
With several more days of sales the chances are that this single will reach it`s distribution numbers of 1,030,000
With their rapid rise, you have to think that a shift to major venues such as the Tokyo Dome and possible Outdoor Stadiums is in their future.
However, there is one other thing to consider, have AKB48 with “Beginner” set the bar so high that the first time front girls for the 19th single cannot live up to expectations it will bring to top this single?
What will they do next to continue their record breaking rise?
AKB48 Recent TV appearance
Music Station Pre Show
Performance [features AKB in hoodies and Miichan w/Glasses and great camera work]
Happy Music Performance [Yuko Center Formation,Hoodies and Miichan w/glasses]
Beginner Unedited PV
Thursday, October 28, 2010
UPDATED OCT 28 ,SALES TOTAL ADDED
AKB48 entered the Oricon daily charts with a first day sales total of 568,095 .The next closest release to AKB48 at #2 sold 14,696 , #3 came in at 4,746 . Morning Musume/Muten Musume came in at #6
It`s not often that you see a release nearly out sale a groups entire catalog of releases in it`s first day.
These numbers actually go much deeper then showing that the gap between AKB48 and Morning Musume has reached the point that Hello!Project will be unable or unwilling to fight to match. It shows that the gap between AKB48 and Arashi is getting smaller .
AKB48 by reaching #1 with 568,095 becomes the highest selling single day total since Oricon started reporting daily releases .
Currently the best selling single for 2010 is Arashi's "Troublemaker" with 699k ,there is very strong signs pointing to AKB48 passing that total on day two at the earliest .
AKB48 has gone from just a simple Akiba idol group to Onyanko Club respect, mentioned along side the very best in the history of this industry both male and female.
They are changing the face and the standards of JPOP Idol genre for female groups.
AKB48 are the current queen's of the female branch of JPOP Idol genre , they are opening doors for many new groups to be discovered and very little it seems can stop them now from becoming the best female JPOP idol group in history .
OCT 28 SALES TOTALS
#1 AKB48 112,151 [Total 680,246]
Morning Musume/Muten Musume #14
Beginner Unedited PV
SKE48 Four PV Release.
On November 17th SKE48 will release their 4th single “1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!”
And included in this release is not one ,two ,three but four promotional music videos.
The videos in the single are the following
“Cosmos no Kioku”
“Seishun wa Hazukashii”
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Updated Oct 31 ,Replaced PV
AKB48 Beginner PV.[U.E.V.]
A lot was said before the release of Beginner about the video being edited and that the original first not being able to be released, then it is only for mobile downloads. After seeing the uncut version, I understand why it was considered for editing.
When it comes to gore films, it falls short of the classics and I think in a lot of ways it could have been released in it`s original format. There are several "terminations ,they are in a video game" in the video, and the screams in the single comes from when Maeda breaks free of the virtual world and feels real pain.
I can see from a marketing standpoint how small children, could be bothered by the video, however overall there are horror films and the AKB School drama that was much more violent.
In the end, it could be hard to see their favorite member suffer in this video and given the time of day it would air ,maybe it was best to hold off the TV release and CD release.
Record label censorship or another brilliant marketing stunt ?You decided.
There is a large amount of posters in Shibuya promoting this single, it is impossible not to know this single is out.
Midday -Some media outlets have the single already past Heavy Rotation midday totals by a lot .
I don`t want to give numbers yet as everything is subject to change.
View Unedited Video Here [Replaced deleted video]
It seemed like with all the aggressive promoting by the 48 groups and the new breakout groups, that Hello!Project had just disappeared .
Well Berryz Koubou have return to fill that H!P fix with a new single and video "Shining Power" and their own you tube channel.
The PV is your standard H!P dance shot ,that has left H!P fans feeling mixed views of liking the song , but not the video so much. I think a lot of that comes from seeing the rise of the 48`s and the new idol groups and with it a growing fan frustration at seeing H!P slide out of being the measuring stick that the media compares the industry to, along with a feeling of the agency not trying to use the groups to their creative fullest.
Shining Power is a good song , the PV didn`t do much for me , but what did sale me on the song ,was the song and the stand out vocals from Kumai Yurina ,she really nails her parts in this single and manages to stand out . I have always felt that she had a wonderful idol range voice and if you are a fan of Yurina , she will not let you down or will any members of Berryz Koubou , who often make the best of a lesser situation.
If your thinking of getting this single , stop ,it`s worth buying ,so go for it.The single comes out November 10
Also, Berryz Now has a You Tube Channel
UPDATED W/ NEWS VIDEO
AKB48 Set To Break A Record? Part 2
The media is a buzz over the AKB48 1 million first press shipment, so I thought I would share with you some of the records that could fall this time.
Oricon has announced that if AKB48 sells 1,030,000 copies of Beginner in the first week , they will become the first opening-week million seller in approximately 11 years since Utada Hikaru's "Addicted to You", released in November 1999.
The last time a million was achieved was by Akikawa Masafumi 's "Sen no Kaze ni natte" in May 2006. A single that took approximately a full year to clear 1 million sales.
They will also achieve this in a time that has seen in the last ten years the increase in digital sales lowering physical CD sales across the board.
Tower Records representatives have reported to Yomiuri news that compared to the last time (Heavy Rotation) the period for preorders was smaller, but it completely outsold it putting it on the same pre sales levels as JE's top groups .AKB48 makes a strong rival" and competition for JE`s with a large number of middle and high school students buying CDs according to a Music Research firm.
AKB48 recently came back from a Korean event on the 23rd and have upcoming concerts in Macau and Singapore and are expected to be headliners for the End-Year Music Shows. According to several public relations representatives for a number of store franchises, “AKB48 seems to be building a lot of expectation.”
UPDATE [News Coverage]
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
AKB48 Record First Press Shipment ?
King Records has shipped 1,030,000 copies of the first press edition of Beginner to the stores.
Add this news item on top of a Ninki score of 550.70 and AKB48 are yet again looking at record sales.
To compare the last two Ninki scores
351.30 Heavy Rotation ------------sold 527,336 week one and is still charting after 9 weeks at 677,034 in total sales. [650,000 was shipped first press]
260.80 Ponytail to Shushu ---------sold 513,453 week one and is still charting after 21 weeks at 645,498 in total sales
Will the controversial Beginner finally send AKB48 to the Love Machine level of idols? We will see soon.
October 23 SUPER☆GiRLS announced their first tour.
The tour titled “SUPER☆GiRLS First concert ~Chouzetsu Shoujo ga Tomannaii!~,” will start at the SHIBUYA-AX on December 21 with the tour ending show at the Tokyo Nippon Seinenkan on January 9.
SUPER☆GiRLS First Concert ～Chozetsu Shoujo ga Tomannaii!～
December 21st – Tokyo – SHIBUYA-AX
OPEN 17:30 / START 18:30
December 23rd – Osaka – Nanba Hatch
OPEN 13:00 / START 14:00
December 23rd – Osaka – Nanba Hatch
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
January 9th – Tokyo – Nippon Seinenkan
OPEN 13:00 / START 14:00
January 9th – Tokyo – Nippon Seinenkan
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
In addition, the SUPER☆GiRLS have a farm .
Back in July, the SUPER☆GiRLS went to a farm network called Seven Farm .Seven Farm specializes in helping agriculture at the local level .
The SUPER☆GiRLS while on their visit planted their own crop field that included daikon radish, carrots, spinach, mustard, and broccoli .The members have collected this special crop in a special gift set limited edition of 200 in total.
This “SUPER☆GiRLS farm grown vegetable set” will come with a special A4 sized message card written by one of the members.
The SUPER☆GiRLS Farm Goods Web Site
As they drew 800 fans for a live event at the Harajuku Astro Hall on the 23rd ,the 200 packages are sure to sell out quickly.
Yes they really did plant the crops
They will be releasing their major debut album, “Chouzetsu Shoujo,” on December 22nd
As the countdown to the release of Beginner is underway, so have the visual promotions started.
In the major cities, there are a number of promotions underway, including huge posters, video displays and moving truck displays.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Toyoda Saki, member of the recent 11th Generation of Kenkyuusei`s now finds her idol career at an end after three short months.
According to AKB48’s official blog Toyoda Saki has "voluntarily resigned" her position as a member of the AKB48 Kenkyuusei`s program.
No official reason was given, however Toyoda "voluntarily resigned” hours after a sticker photo of Toyoda with her boyfriend made it`s way around the internet and into the hands of upper management.
A Kenkyuusei Live Stage
Friday, October 22, 2010
Afilia Saga East New Members
Lol , no sooner had i finished my profile on Afilia Saga East ,super 10 , they have become the super 12 , with the addition of two new members to the idol group.
From Afilia Sherrys
Maho Sotto Voce
Birthday Jan 8
Blood Type AB
Height 150 cm
And also from Afilia Sherrys
Birthday Oct 1
Blood Type O
Height 162 cm
Profiles and Pictures
The two made their debut at their record company`s sponsored event on October 16 at JCB Hall. Other artists on the card included Top Batter, Sakakibara Yui, Imai Asami, Kosaka Riyu [former BEFORU Member], Hyosei, Nao, Asriel, Zwei .Chiyomaru Shikura. Phantasm, Itou Kanako, ELISA, Hasegawa Akiko, ARTERY VEIN [Imai Asami , Kitamura Eri], Ayane.
When it came time for Afilia Saga East to perform, they took the stage to perform three songs Knee-high Egoist , Watashi☆LOVE na☆Otome!, and Houkago Romance, complete with their trademark synchronized dance.
The two new members were introduced and as is part of Afilia Saga East tradition , you are introduced and start performing all the same night .
The Live5pb. concerts are not for the casual fan at 5.5 hours and 6,400 yen tickets ,it`s an endurance test ,lol.
One last note , in my Afilia first post I left off their Nico Nico site . You can see plenty of Afilia Saga East related content
December 1 Afilia will release their fifth single “Knee High Egoist” "Knee High Egoist" lyrics was written by Chiyomaru Shikura and the music was composed by Tsunku the producer for Hello!Project and TNX recording artists.
The CD includes the theme to the PS3 game "Chojigen Game Neptune" which has the lyrics written by Haruko Momoi and music composed by Kosuke Oshima. The Limited edition [A & B] includes a bonus DVD with the music video of "Knee High Egoist"and fan event card.
Idoling!!! EVE Radio Preview
Idoling!!! will release their 14th single on November 23 ,it is called “Eve” and will come in the traditional three version release of Regular CD, CD + DVD limited type A, and CD + DVD limited type B.
All versions will come with a collectable card of a member; there are 20 available cards to collect.
SDN48 debut single GAGAGA! PV is now out.
GAGAGA! Features the group in a multi costume and set PV that has a little touch of KPOP video shooting, without loosing the specialness of Idol JPOP.
I was actually hoping for a more powerful debut single, it`s a grow on you song, if you don’t like it on first hearing it.
While the song may not be your punch in the face debut, the video makes up for any short comings the softer touch of the song, may leave some fans feeling.
Overall it`s a solid single, that’s worth getting and the PV shows how you can do a lot with a little. No over done CGI, just everything in it`s right amounts.
The single hit’s the stores on November 24
SKE48 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!“ PV
SKE48 upcoming 4th single 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!“ PV has been released . The PV was filmed at Tokiwagi Gakuen High School in Sendai, Miyagi, and 500 high school girls joined in the PV as extras , making SKE48 ,SKE516 for the day.
The single is out on November 17th,
AKB48 Beginner Special PV Making + CM
We get yet another chance to see the lovely ladies of AKB48 filming “Beginner“, this time for as part of a special ad campaign .
The CM makes you wonder if one of the members of AKB48 is wearing the mascot costume as this mascot is getting a lot of “skinship” with AKB48.LOL.
Related Web Sites
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Popular voice actress idols Sphere are back with another single "MOON SIGNAL". [On sale now] Sphere will be releasing a concert DVD on New Year’s Day and the DVD will be on sale in both the standard and blu-ray versions. Fans purchasing the blu-ray version "~Sphere’s rings live tour 2010~ FINAL LIVE BD plus Sphere in 3D" will be able to enjoy Sphere in 3D.
The DVD features footage from their nationwide tour that was held this year from April to July. Fans will get to watch their favorite idols perform 18 songs, the footage of which was sourced from their final stop at the NHK Hall in Tokyo.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Akimoto Sayaka Resigns As Team K Leader
Sorry for being late in posting this.
Akimoto Sayaka who has for the last couple of days has found herself in a scandal .The tabloids spotted Hiroi Ouji leaving her home in the early morning hours after being there overnight.
Now before everyone reads more into this then it is. Mainstream media, the agencies and all parties involved proved that nothing was going on with the 56-year-old director and the 22-year-old leader of Team K.
However, the event did cause Sayaka to face the responsibilities of the events.
On “AKB48 no all night Nippon” Sayaka removed herself as leader of Team K, She will stay with AKB48 and Team K as a member.
“I am responsible for the earlier report about the rumor with Hiroi Ouji-san. He is our stage director who I respect; I have asked Hiroi-san for help on our stage performance of “Izumi Kyouka” since this summer. I have been to his house, and he has been to my house. I did not think anything of it, because Hiroi-san lives with his daughter, and I live with Umeda Ayaka. Moreover, since Hiroi-san is older than my father is, I have never thought of him as a male. The day we promised to have dinner together for discussions about acting, my work finished too late, therefore he came over to my house. We kept talking about acting, but he fell asleep after a while, so Ume-chan and I decided to let him keep sleeping. I am woeful that it sounds like I am making excuses. I am sorry for all the fans who support me, and for AKB members… I am sorry. This became such a big issue, and it is my entire fault. I should be the role model for other members, but I am not qualified as a captain anymore. Therefore, I will resign as the captain of team K.”
Her painful speach
In AKB48 Related News
The Uncut Beginner PV will be sold starting Oct 27 ,through Cell Phone Only .It will not be for sale for anyone living outside Japan.
King Records feels that because the PV upset a great number of their younger female fans at the lives, mostly Maeda fans seeing her in great pain ,that the video could not be released. Maeda was not the main reason ,so don`t blame her.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Beginner PV [Dance Version]?
I am not going to say this is the final official "edited"version that will replace what everyone was expecting .I will just say that it`s just another piece in the strange puzzle that this release has become.
This version says Dance Version, and all they have done is create more mixed feelings, the game segments have been removed and it`s mixed with dance and making of scenes, it also has segments in it that the song completely stops before restarting.
Given how strange this entire release build up has been who knows what will happen next.
For now, you will not find this video on Youtube; instead, you can watch it here and decide how you feel about this.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Morning Musume`s last work together as this current lineup will be playing themselves in a film.
The movie is "Keitai Deka The Movie 3: Morning Musume. Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! ~Pandora no Hako no Himitsu~"
Morning Musume will be playing themselves in the movie and they will play a central part in the film.
In the film Morning Musume will suddenly disappear on their way to a concert event and three young detectives Omasa Aya , Okamoto Azusa  and Okamoto Anri have to team up to solve the case . "Keitai Deka" series veterans Matsuzaki Shigeru  and Kunihiro Tomiyuki  support them.
The film will be released on February 5, 2011 and will join the first two with a DVD release after it`s theatrical run.
There is no truth to the rumors that Kaito Reinya was involved in the disappearance of Morning Musume.
In Related News
Mitsui Aika will be staring in the horror movie "Real Kakurenbo Final" (Real Hide & Seek Final). It`s a straight to DVD release and will come out January 7 ,2011
On AKBINGO! They aired a special version of Beginner, showing the different formations. If this is what the "so called edited version" will be like, then it`s not so bad. , however TV stations have not stop showing the TV ads for the original version and no scenes have been edited from the TV ads.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Afilia Saga East is a café Idol group that is a part of what I call the Neo-Idol [New Idol] Generation. The NIG is a push that is underway of previously underground or independent idols breaking into the media mainstream, thanks in large part to the success of AKB48 opening the doors for other groups to be noticed.
What makes Afilia Saga East different from other traditional idol units on the scene today such as the Hello!Project groups and AKB48 is that they are employees of a café franchise called Afilia. While the members of Afilia Saga East are an idol group that is co-produced by famed voice actress/singer/producer Halko [Momoi Haruko], they also have duties related to being cafe idols. What this means is, if you just happen to enter one of their café’s on a day they are working, you could end up being served a meal and play a game with a member of the group.
To understand the idol group portion, you first have to understand the concept of the Afilia Kingdom. Afilia Kingdom is set up as an imaginary anime role-playing game style magic school and Kingdom world .Each café is a different part of the Kingdom with their own role-playing games and advancement awards. For example in Ikebukuro, Tokyo is the High School .In this café you are greeted by young ‘witches in training’ dressed in their cosplay costumes. Inside this, “school” there is a bookshelf filled with antique magic books. The design of the café is a dimly lit European cottage inn, such as you would see in any film on magic, giving this café a magical feel. In this café and the others in the Afilia Kingdom, you can earn coins and rankings that take you deeper into the kingdom and the games and gifts that each café has.
The members of Afilia Saga East come from the different branches of the Afilia Café franchise.
The Members of Afilia Saga East are
Representing the Afilia Magic High School in Ikebukuro, Tokyo
Aria M. Milvana
Kohime Lit Pucci [Stands 140cm]
From the Astronomy Observatory in Roppongi, Tokyo
Ayami Chercy Snow
From Afilia Sherrys in Ueno, Tokyo
Kurumi Lala Milk
Miku Doll Charlotte
There are currently no members from the Afilia locations outside of Tokyo
Outside of the Café franchise Afilia Saga East are just like any other Idol unit , they perform lives ,have fan events , release singles , music videos , radio show, merchandise sales and a television show on Sky Perfect TV .
Afilia Saga East screams “moe” maybe they are a little too “moe” to make it to the mainstream like the Hello!Project groups or AKB48 . Even if they do not for Afilia Saga East that may not be a bad thing, their system for success is set up differently and is more designed to support their Café franchise magical world .
If they do ,then Afilia Saga East has enough talent to battle any group on the scene today.
Afilia Saga East Profiles
Afilia Saga East Blog
[lots of links at the bottom of the blog]
Their fan events are called “Magical Time!” you can watch clips of them here.
New Related Post ,
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
[Updated Nov 1 Special Post At The End]
On November 10 ,Momoiro Clover will release a new single “Pinky Jones” .It`s amazing what changing to another record label can do for a group as Momoiro Clover’s costumes keep getting more and more creative.
For “Pinky Jones” someone on staff has been watching American Westerns as the girls are dressed in Native American-inspired costumes .According to the member’s blogs the complex costumes created some difficulties in the video shoot, with headpieces, bracelets flying off and forgetfulness to wear other smaller pieces.
The song is your traditional Momoiro Clover style song, and even if you happen to dislike the song ,which maybe hard to do as it`s a good song the costumes, dance and, video will draw you in. The video is not high cost, yet Momoiro Clover makes the best of it and puts on a spirited performance to complete a video that leaves you pleased with the growth of the group.
Also with the single is another video for “Kimi to Sekai”. In “Kimi to Sekai”, we get another set of costumes and theme .In this video we have Momoiro Clover dressed in leather motorcycle outfits and “bad girl” styled hair.
The 15-second preview offers very little to the final product other then Momoiro Clover sitting on motorcycles eating ice cream.
This single is also different from other releases as this is a triple A-side with the two songs mentioned above and Coco ☆ natsu as the third A-side.
Kimi to Seki Preview
Full Live Version
Momoiro Clover will be supporting this release with a store tour.
The tour is called
“Momoiro Clover Second Debut Tour Aki no Jin ~Tenka wo Torini Ikuze-! ~“at the following locations.
September 19th – Chiba – Lalaport HMV
September 20th – Kanagawa – HMV Yokohama VIVRE
September 23rd – Kanagawa – Yokohama animate
September 25th – Tokyo – Tachikawa animate
September 25th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
September 26th – Kanagawa – Tressa Store
October 2nd – Tokyo – Tachikawa animate
October 2nd – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
October 3rd – Kanagawa – Yokohama animate
October 9th – Tokyo – Tachikawa animate
October 9th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
October 10th – Kanagawa – Yokohama LaLaport HMV
October 11th – Chiba -Lalaport HMV Kashiwa [Updated]
October 15th – Osaka – Tennoji animate
October 16th – Osaka – Nihonbashi animate
October 16th – Aichi – Nagoya animate
October 17th – Aichi -OZON & Spiral [Live House] [Updated]
October 23rd – Fukuoka – Fukuoka Tenjin
October 24th – Kanagawa – Yokohama animate
October 30th – Tokyo – Tachikawa animate
October 30th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
October 31st – Saitama – HMV Moraju Shoubu
November 3rd – Tokyo -Lalaport Toyosu [Waterfront Mall] [New]
November 6th – Tokyo – AKIHABARA Gamers [11:00]
November 6th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft [17:30]
November 7th – Saitama – HMV Urawa Misono
November 8th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
November 9th – Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
11-Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
12-Tokyo – Tokyo ishimaru soft
13-Saitama Aeon Laketowm
I forgot to mention that starting Oct 9, Momoiro Clover will be on NTV every Saturday Night
NOTE [Nov 1]
Special Version of Pinky Jones and Live Event Here
October 9-10 was the "AKB48 Tokyo Autumn Festival" featuring all the 48 units performing in front of 13,000 fans each day at Kasai Rinkai Park. At the October 9 event, the final 26 members who will become NMB48 were introduced.
Of the 39 that were released a few weeks ago, 13 have been released to reach the final 26.
NMB48 final roster is this.
The girls range in age from 12 years old to 18 years old, with an average of 14.7 and they will make their official stage debut in 2011.
UPDATE OCT 12
Monday, October 11, 2010
Beginner To Be Banned From TV?
Word coming out of AKB48`s karaoke fan event [AKB members did karaoke for fans] on the 10th is that the highly waited for “Beginner” PV has been banned from TV in it`s original version.
Given AKB48`s widespread appeal and standing in the industry ,the video and DVD have been determined as possible bad influences to their younger fan base.
It seems that some feel that the video may result in little children acting out the violence in the PV and possibly injuring someone or themselves.
The TV PV and DVD will be edited down to a dance version of the video and a making of DVD with the edited versions of the PV included in the CD packages.
[If you ordered the CD, the PV/DVD would be the edited version, not you one you paid for]
The unedited version will not be available for sale and may also be banned from airing at live events.
Given that AKB48 staff has a history of pranks as a marketing tool, one can not rule out anything here .
I am feeling like this is a publicity stunt, created by AKB48 staff and the label to create a "sales controversy" for the media.
More updates as more details are released.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Canary Club’s Ogawa Mana and Berryz Koubou`s Sugaya Risako .These two scream idol cuteness and success and are two of the stronger singers in their respective companies Nice Girl Project! And Hello! Project.
While not an official group, these two have come together as voices actors and singers for the next singles for Gokujou! Mecha Mote Iinchou.
On October 13, Ogawa playing her character Kitagami Mimi will release “Oshare My Dream’ and Sugaya as Himuro Ibu will release Elegant Girl. Ogawa`s single will be the opening theme, while Sugaya will provide the ending theme.
Ogawa`s Oshare My Dream
Sugaya`s Elegant Girl