To be quite honest, I have not really being paying attention to JKT48, the Indonesian sister group from Jakarta. I have seen the occasional performance of the Indonesian versions Aitakatta! and Heavy Rotation from them, which just didn’t connect with me. So when I heard there was a PV-like CM of Baby! Baby! Baby!, one of my favorite AKB singles, I did not know what to expect.
And wow, I love it. The video, promoting SHARP AQUOS TVs, has been on replay many times since I first watched it. Seeing the girls of JKT in kimono was a lovely touch and it made me realize that I never noticed how beautiful the girls truly are. The Indonesian version of Baby! Baby! Baby! is sweet to the ears and it’s a just an absolute pleasure to listen to. Really, JKT’s version has the same charm that I loved about AKB’s and that’s awesome.
Maybe, just maybe, this will be what gets me really interested in JKT48.
Short update, but the next pair of NMB ROUND1 CMs have been released. Just like the previous CMs, the background music is the upcoming NMB single title track and that means it’s a Virginity CM. The 5th ROUND1 CM has a special guest in Hello Kitty appearing alongside Yamada Nana (Nana), Watanabe Miyuki (Milky), and Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayanee). The 6th ROUND1 CM features the Virginity senbatsu members in athletic attire next to the ROUND1 bus.
The Hello Kitty appearance was a nice touch, though it was a bit of an unspectacular appearance. Also, I wish the 6th CM went by a little slower, so I can see all the members more clearly. Probably the weakest NMB ROUND1 CMs so far. Still, I always find these NMB ROUND1 CMs enjoyable to watch and that’s all that really matters to me.
NMB48′s 5th single, Virginity, releases on August 8th.
The brand new Min Min Daba CM featuring NMB48 have been released and the CM is cute to say the least, nyan. The CM features the NMB girls in neko outfits and dancing to their 5th single coupling song, Mousou Girlfriend. Love the song, love the girls, love the CM. This has me looking forward to NMB48’s 5th single even more now. So yeah, watch it and enjoy.
Other CM, making of, and a few pics after the jump.
I always have a fondness for the NMB ROUND1 CM and luckily two new ROUND1 CMs featuring NMB48 have been released. The 3rd CM once again features the NMB48 members as ROUND1 employees, cheering on the patrons enjoying all the fun, different activities found at ROUND1. And the 4th CM features the members back in bowling pin attire with Kuidaore Taro. Needless to say, NMB48 always makes ROUND1 look amazing.
Both CMs feature a preview of NMB48’s 4th single Nagiichi playing in the background. It sounds a little generic on first listen, but I’m liking it more and more now.
Screencaps and video after the jump.
The Google+ CM video featuring members of the AKB family and promoting the Galaxy Nexus has been put up on Google Japan’s official Youtube channel. There is no doubt that Google+’s popularity has seen an increase since AKB started promoting the social networking service. It’s been great to see the girls post and interact with each other and their fans. And as the CM shows, Google+ has many cool and interesting features that make it fun to keep up with the posts of all the AKB girls and they can all be utilized easily on the Galaxy Nexus. A nice and effective CM.
The CM features the G+ senbatsu members who were chosen earlier by Aki-P. Ishida Haruka (Harukyan) was chosen as center.
1. Matsumura Kaori (SKE48 KKS)
2. Matsui Sakiko (AKB48 Team K)
3. Takajo Aki (AKB48 Team A)
4. Katayama Haruka (AKB48 Team A)
5. Yamaguchi Yuuki (NMB48 Team N)
6. Nakamata Shiori (AKB48 Team 4)
7. Ishida Haruka (AKB48 Team B) [center]
8. Matsui Rena (SKE48 Team S)
9. Suzuki Shihori (AKB48 Team B)
10. Tanabe Miku (AKB48 Team K)
11. Kuramochi Asuka (AKB48 Team A)
12. Yamamoto Sayaka (NMB48 Team N)
13. Nakagawa Haruka (AKB48 Team A)
14. Kitahara Rie (AKB48 Team B)
15. Yokoyama Yui (AKB48 Team K)
16. Fujie Reina (AKB48 Team K)
A new ROUND1 CM featuring NMB48 members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayanee), Watanabe Miyuki (Milky), Yamada Nana (Nana), Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan), and Jo Eriko (Jo) has been released. In the CM, the first four girls appear as ROUND1 employees working and showing off all the cool activities to do at ROUND1 including bowling and karaoke. Jo makes an appearance as a bowling customer. NMB48’s 3rd single Junjou U-19 plays as the background song. Another fun ROUND1 CM. Wish I could go back to one.
The CMs for Monster Hunter Tri G featuring NMB48 members Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan), Yamada Nana (Nana), and Ogasawara Mayu (Maachun) has been posted on Capcom’s official YouTube channel. The CMs features the girls interrupting to play and enjoy the Nintendo 3DS Monster Hunter game.
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.
NMB48 members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayaka) and Shiroma Miru (Mirurun) were chosen to shoot a short CM promoting the movie Paranormal Activity 3. I’m always happy to see more promotion for NMB.
Not much to update, but a making of NMB48’s ROUND1 CM has been released. Like the CM, it shows the girls just having a lot of fun playing soccer, doing some bowling, playing air hockey, and just messing around with each other. I’m hoping that with the release of their first nationwide CM that NMB48 will be gaining even more popularity and will in the spotlight for quite awhile.