My Pure·Pride – Kitagawa Kenji 1st Week Sales

Another NMB48 release, another #1 single. After its first week, NMB48’s 6th single Kitagawa Kenji has sold 317,051 copies and taking the #1 on Oricon’s weekly chart.  That is up from the 315,205 1st week sales of NMB’s previous single Virginity. Kitagawa Kenji is NMB’s second straight #1 single in a row and their 5th #1 single overall.

While the sales of Kitagawa Kenji didn’t reach the 1st week sales of Junjou U-19 or Nagiichi, I’m still very pleased with the sales numbers. Kitagawa Kenji is a great single and I’m happy to see it get #1. With the sudden rash of graduations and the formation of a new team, the group is still ever changing and evolving. I repeat it all the time, but it’s the truth: there’s still more great things to come from NMB. (I mean just look at HA!) And with the introduction of NMB LODs, hopefully more people will see just how wonderful NMB is.

Congratulations on another #1 single, NMB48!

My Pure·First Impression – Kitagawa Kenji/Fuyushougun no Regret PV Previews

On NMB48’s official YouTube channel, the preview PV for NMB48’s 6th single title track Kitagawa Kenji as well as the PV for the Namba Teppoutai Ni song Fuyushougun no Regret have been uploaded.

I know it’s only a short preview PV, but I can’t find anything I dislike with the Kitagawa Kenji PV. I honestly absolutely adore everything about the PV. I love how upbeat and energetic the song is. I love the whole classroom environment and the girls wearing glasses with playing with their pens at their desks. I love the other bright, pink setting, and the colorful costumes the girls are wearing along with the fantastic hair styles the girls are flaunting. I love seeing Yokoyama Yui (Yuihan) and how she seems to fit in so with the other NMB members.  So yeah, a lot of love for the Kitagawa Kenji PV.

The first thing I heard about the Fuyushougun no Regret preview PV was that it was like the Sunahama de Pistol PV in that PV didn’t match the song. After watching the preview PV, my first impression was that that’s still true, but much less to the extent Sunahana de Pistol was. That’s probably because the girls are wearing seifukus instead of fatigues. Yagura Fuuko (Fuuchan) is centering Namba Teppoutai Ni, replacing the Kotani Riho (Ripopo) led Namba Teppoutai Sonoichi. So far I’m liking what I see what the PV so far. The song seems pretty sweet and although a more fast-paced hardcore would have fit the PV more, I’m not that bothered by it too much. Also, I’m wondering where the plot of the PV with the girls using weapons and beating up bad guys is going to go. A lot of potential for another good PV.

Now I’m eagerly awaiting the single and the Akagumi and Shirogumi preview PVs. NMB48’s 6th single Kitagawa Kenji releases on November 7th.