My Pure·Happiness – Bokura no Eureka 1st Day Sales

The 1st day sales figure of NMB48’s 7th single Bokura no Eureka are out and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. On its first day, the single has sold 420,906 copies. Previously, the best 1st day sales for a NMB single were the 280,367 copies sold of Junjou U-19 on its 1st day. Not only that, Bokura no Eureka is already the best-selling NMB single in terms of 1st week sales, surpassing last year’s summer single Nagiichi, which sold 375,785 copies in in its first week of release.

I am happily surprised that Bokura no Eureka managed to sell over 420K copies in one day, with the AKB senbatsu election less than two weeks ago. With all the money and time spent on the election, I was expecting a little bit of a lull on 48 single buying. I was still expecting good sales figures for NMB’s 7th single, but this exceeded even my expectations. Guess NMB wota (and myself) have more money that I previously thought.

Hoping that Bokura no Eureka continues to sell well. Maybe even hit that 500K spot in the 1st week. Congratulations, NMB48!

My Pure·First Impression – Bokura no Eureka PV Preview

The release for NMB48’s 7th single is less than a month away and finally we have a glimpse into the single. The title track for the 7th single is entitled Bokura no Eureka and the preview PV for the song has been uploaded on NMB48′s official YouTube channel.

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First off, the senbatsu for the single:
Team N: Ogasawara Mayu, Kotani Riho, Jonishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Yamamoto Sayaka, Yoshida Akari, Watanabe Miyuki, Ichikawa Miori
Team M: Shimada Rena, Takano Yui, Tanigawa Airi, Yagura Fuuko, Yogi Keira, Yamada Nana
Team BII: Kato Yuuka, Yabushita Shu

This marks the 1st senbatsu appearances for AKB concurrent member Ichikawa Miori (Miorin), Team M member Takano Yui (Yuipon) and Team M captain (and my NMB oshi!) Shimada Rena (Shimarena). Also, this marks the return of Yogi Keira (Keira) to senbatsu for the 1st time since Junjou U-19. From the previous single Kitagawa Kenji, these four members replace the NMB-departing Yokoyama Yui (Yuihan), the soon to be graduate Fukumoto Aina (Ainyan), and Team N members Kadowaki Kanako (Kanakichi) and Kishino Rika (Rikanyan). I love Kanakichi and Rikanyan, but I’m thrilled that the balance of N members in senbatsu got leveled off finally.

As for the Bokura no Eureka PV itself, the setting has the girls stranded on a deserted island. We see Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayanee) walking around the wilderness with a wooden crossbow in tow and Miroin and Yagura Fuuko (Fuuchan) collecting fruits. We see the girls trying to band together like a tribe to survive and send out SOS signals to attempt to find a way off the island. Storyline-wise, this is probably the most intrigued I’ve been of a NMB A-side PV yet. For the song, I really enjoy the beat and sweet flow of Bokura no Eureka. I’m interested to see how the song is performed on stage, because the song doesn’t seem suited for dancing, but if there was an A-side NMB track meant for a cappella performance, I feel that Bokura no Eureka would fit well the most. I know it’s just my pure, crazy wish, but when I first heard Bokura no Eureka, I was imagining hearing it sung a cappella by NMB. I feel that it’s a quite a pleasant song to listen to.

So yes, I’m extremely excited for the next single. NMB48’s 7th single Bokura no Eureka releases on June 19th.