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.
Bit of an old video, but I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this for the first time today. Seiyuu Satou Satomi (Sugar), the voice for Ritsu in the hit anime series K-ON!, dancing to AKB48’s Heavy Rotation. The word “cute” doesn’t do justice to Sugar here. So sweet to see.
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.
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.
Just a short post. The beginning of a new month and that means a new episode of Mada Mada Kore Kara! featuring AKB48 Team B member Chikano Rina (Chikarina). Unfortunately, no Fujie Reina (Reinyan) in this episode.
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).
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.
According to the official AKB48 blog and the no3b blog, Minegishi Minami (Miichan) was not feeling well and had to miss the handshake event scheduled. Hoping you’re getting some rest and that you get well soon, Miichan.