My Pure·Thoughts – Pedicure Day PV

Just a few, quick thoughts on the PV for No Sleeves’ 8th single, Pedicure Day. The song itself is nothing phenomenal, but it’s growing on me as I listen to it more and more. The PV is colorful and bright and the girls playing around together reminded me of Mendol and Relax!. It’s definitely a feel-good, brighten-up-my-day PV and that’s all I need from No Sleeves. And Kojima Haruna (Kojiharu), Takahashi Minami (Takamina), and of course, Minegishi Minami (Miichan) were so adorable in the PV.

Pedicure Day released on December 28th and is available for purchase now.

My Pure·Delight – 9 Members Chosen to Voice Act in AKB Anime

The 9 members who will voice act in the AKB anime, AKB0048, have been decided. The nine members include the following.

AKB48: Ishida Haruka, Iwata Karen, Sato Amina, Sato Sumire, Nakaya Sayaka, Watanabe Mayu
SKE48: Hata Sawako, Yagami Kumi
NMB48: Mita Mao

Along with them, 4 other names were mentioned, possibly to voice background characters. They were Takeuchi Miyu (AKB), Murashige Anna (HKT), Kinoshita Momoka (NMB), and Furukawa Airi (SKE).

I thought any 9 members would be good, but Hata Sawako (Shawako) making it definitely put a smile on my face. So happy. Can’t wait to watch this anime.

EDIT: The website has been updated with info on the characters and story and ANN has a translation on the plot.

My Pure·Intrigue – 30 Finalists Chosen for AKB Anime

The candidates to voice the 9 characters of the original AKB48 anime, AKB0048, has been cut down to the final 30 members. The 30 members include the following.

AKB48: Ishida Haruka, Ichikawa Miori, Iwata Karen, Ota Aika, Katayama Haruka, Kobayashi Marina, Sato Amina, Sato Sumire, Suzuki Shihori, Suzuki Rika, Takeuchi Miyu, Chikano Rina, Nakagawa Haruka, Nakaya Sayaka, Nito Moeno, Fujie Reina, Watanabe Mayu
SKE48: Sakai Mei, Sato Mieko, Nakanishi Yuka, Hata Sawako, Hara Minami, Furukawa Airi, Yakata Miki, Yagami Kumi
NMB48: Ogasawara Mayu, Kinoshita Momoka, Nakagawa Hiromi, Mita Mao
HKT48: Murashige Anna

The final audition which will decide which members gets the 9 roles will be held on December 13th.

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My Pure·Look – Mariko-sama’s Puccho CM

Just a short post. Winning the janken tournament didn’t just give Shinoda Mariko (Mariko-sama) the center for the 24th AKB single. It also gave her the center of the Puccho candy CM. As expected, the short Puccho CM featured mostly Mariko-sama talking to the viewer about Puccho with a even short dance with the Ue kara Mariko senbatsu. Probably my biggest problem with the CM is that Mariko-sama’s talking to the viewer interrupts the song, never allowing Ue kara Mariko to make any impact. I’d prefer if the song just played continuously through the CM, even when Mariko-sama talks. Also, wished the CM was longer to catch more glimpses of the senbatsu members. Still, not a bad CM.

My Pure·Thoughts – Ue kara Mariko PV

Since I’ve become a fan of AKB, there have been three singles released. Those three singles are Everyday, Kachuusha, Flying Get, and Kaze wa Fuiteiru. I haven’t been high up on the PVs for these three songs.  After seeing the PV for AKB48’s 24th single, Ue kara Mariko, I think I have finally found the AKB48 PV I love. I love this PV so much.

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My Pure·Want – AKB48’s 24th Single Titled “Ue kara Mariko”

It looks as though the title of AKB48’s 24th single has been titled Ue kara Mariko. The 24th single features the senbatsu members decided from the recent janken tournament, which was won by Team A member, Shinoda Mariko (Mariko-sama). Really excited for this single because I really love the senbatsu members especially with Minegishi Minami (Miichan) and Fujie Reina (Reinyan) being close to the center. Can’t wait to see how this single turns out.

AKB48’s 24th single, Ue kara Mariko, releases on December 7.

EDIT: The tracklist for the single has been posted on the King Records website. The B-side song is Noel no Yoru accompanied by either Injin ha Kizutsukanai (Team A), Zero Sum Taiyou (Team K), Yobiatte Fantasy (Team B), and the song that was originally intended to be the title 24th single song, Hashire! Penguin (Team 4).

My Pure·Intrigue – AKB48 Anime Announced?

So it looks as though AKB48 will be receiving their very first anime series. This is no real information about the story or airing date of the series so far. So far, the only information given is that Kawamori Shoji will be director and Ootsuki Toshimichi will be producer of the original-story AKB48 anime series. Also, the girls will compete for the voice acting roles and 9 will be chosen to perform the opening theme of the anime series.

Being an anime and AKB48 fan, I have to wonder how well the two will come together. And what will this anime series be like? Will this be a fighting anime in which the ending is basically an animated version of the Flying Get PV? Will this be a romance anime with elements from the AKB 1/48 PSP video games?

Of course, I’m hoping Minegishi Minami (Miichan), Hata Sawako (Shawako), and more of my favorites are involved with the series. I would love to see Shawako voice act in the anime. Here’s to hoping.

EDIT: Looks like more info has been released. The story will involve nine idol candidates who try to become legendary idols.