AKB News Roundup!<3


Hi everyone! So, a lot of stuff has been happening with AKB lately, actually, there’s so much stuff going on that I can barely keep up -_- so I wasn’t able to post each of this news in a huge-wall-of-text as I usually do haha. However, they are important, so I wanted to comment on them anyway!

6403-cv4cot2p65

1. Everyday Katyusha AKB48 new single is being released this wednesday!: Yikes. I can’t believe I didn’t post anything about this, but it’s better late than ever right? AKB’s newest single, featuring their largest senbatsu in a while (the usual people plus Kuramochi Asuka, Ota Aika, Yokoyama Yui, Masuda Yuka, Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Miyuki, Kikuchi Ayaka, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho). At first I shook my head thinking “lol another hair accessory summery song wtf” but then I listened to the preview and fell in love <3 I’ll do a micro review so you know which copy you should buy :3

Type A:

  • Everyday Katyusha (Everyday Headband): The title track of the single, and my favorite AKB A-side since Beginner. A super happy, bouncy and light song, featuring beautiful harmonies and a catchy as hell chorus. The reason why I love this song so so so much it’s because it sounds a lot like the classic idol songs from the 80s! I’m a huge fan of Onyanko Club so it definitely made me happy to hear the song! Gah, it’s just beautiful! <3
  • PV wise, it’s interesting since it’s a *gasp* bikini PV but the director tried to pay homage to their previous videos by including lots of scenes reminiscent of their previous singles. What I liked about this is the fact that they included the Defstar era singles as well! <3 There are 2 alternate versions, the dance version which isn’t a dance shot but like leftover footage and it’s totally cute and makes you want to go to the beach, and the drama version which is just emo Acchan fest 😛
  • Korekara Wonderland (From here on it’s Wonderland): This one had me on the fence for a while haha. The lineup is the usual senbatsu minus the Matsuis plus Yokoyama Yui, and the song is super funky and disco! Very fun and danceable, I love it, but it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
  • PV wise it’s amazing 😀 It features the girls getting ready for a show backstage in a kind of circus set, their outfits are very extravagant and Acchan looks like Willy Wonka. What’s not to love?
  • Hito no Chikara (The Power of People): This one is a very sweet song, kind of acoustic driven pop-rock number. I like it because it simply sounds adorable <3 It features a huge UG+TG line up and I like how it worked as a great cheer up song, very fitting!
  • PV wise it’s about the girls building a… omg english why do you fail me? One of those cars that appear in parades and carnivals haha. It’s very cute and heartwarming!

Type B:

  • Yankee Soul: This is the different song in Type B, and it works as the opening for the Majisuka Gakuen 2 drama AKB is starring right now, about a yankee high school and their struggle for power. It’s pretty catchy, although it deviates from the slightly harder sound of its predecessors.
  • PV: It’s basically the intro of the drama. Pretty basic actually.

2. Acchan is going to release a solo single “Flower” on 6/22:

acchan1

So, we all knew Acchan was gonna get a solo debut (also LOL because I remember an Acchan fan complaining that Acchan had been “shafted” out of Not yet and I was like O_O dude, do you even realize who are you talking about?) It was just a matter of time, and since she’s starring in the Moshidora movie (which is about baseball so there’s a 99% chance I won’t ever watch it :P) it’s a perfect opportunity to make her sing the theme song and debut her as a soloist. Her debut song is a ballad, which is enough to make me not buy the single 😛 I’m sure she’ll do great and sell a ton, and I hope she gets a lovely PV and well, I’ll wait until I listen to the whole thing before passing judgement on it, but even though I adore Acchan I just won’t buy a ballad single (unless it’s Sakamoto Maaya <3)

3. Acchan is going to star in HanaKimi revival:

Ehh… I really don’t watch dramas but apparently this was pretty famous and also a HUGE deal that she got this role, so I’m happy for her 🙂 I don’t think I’ll watch it, but I’m glad that her acting career is taking off. Some people screamed “Graduation!” but I wouldn’t be so sure about it. I think it greatly depends on the result she gets in the upcoming elections, and I think she’ll get number 1 position back (though I wish Yuko would keep hers tbqh) so we’ll have to wait and see

4. New no3b single announced for 06/29 “kuchibiru furezu”

no3bpeople

So after their great “Answer” single no3b has announced their next release! Yay! According to the girls it’s a cute song. Could this mean that they are going back to their Relax/Tane era? *___* I hope so!

5. Watanabe Mayu releases photobook

mayuyuphotobook

So, finally, Team B’s center and Watarirouka Hashiritai lead singer released her first photobook! It was full of cuteness and of course, swimsuits, with special focus in what she defines as one of her best assets (pun intended 8D) her butt. Currently, her PB holds the record for the best selling female photobook dethroning Hamasaki Ayumi (!) in the process and grabbing the 3rd position in the Oricon Top Weekly for books. Good for Shiriri!

So that’s that for now *wipes forehead* see you next time for even MOAR incoherent babbling and screencap fest of Not yet 😀



Not yet is amazing ;_; and perfect ;_;


I have been planning to post about this for the longest time xD I never really got around to doing it, but it’s never to late to gush about my favorite idol group ever, isn’t it?

So, without further ado, I give you… The most amazing Promotional Video in the history of idols!

Shuumatsu Not Yet!!! (first version) because there’s another version that comes with the Type B single.

vlcsnap-18268791

so the PV starts with a lovely piano intro and a shoot of the girls shoes 😀 Which are sneakers! This is important, see, because Yuko LOVES sneakers! she was raving in her blog about how happy she was she could wear sneakers for this subgroup xD

vlcsnap-1853705

After that, the actual song starts, with a BIG JUMP! Yuko is the one who jumps the highest, which is no surprise, really since she’s so athletic <3

vlcsnap-18537711

YAY MULTI COLORED LIGHTS! 😀

vlcsnap-1854045

Haha Kitarie is SO into the dance! She’s amazing <3 And possibly dethroning Tomo~mi-chan as my Team B Oshi *gasp*

vlcsnap-1854253

This screencap looks very awkward xD However, Yuko is still very awesome. She’s still the most amazing girl on Earth. I think the reason why her eyes look so funky is because the mascara they used on the girls lower lashes makes Yuko’s rather big eyes look strange, like they are melting or something xD She’s still gorgeous though <3

vlcsnap-1854310

Idek why but whenever I see Yui I just got D’awwww in my mind 🙂 She’s so pretty and adorable, and just so HAPPY to be there at all <3

vlcsnap-1854369

Yes Sasshi Let’s CHUU SHIYOUZE! 😀 and yes, I’m aware that is grammatically incorrect in two languages 😀

vlcsnap-1854492

I think Kitarie rocks the weird make up the most, although they all look gorgeous, shiny and idol-y

vlcsnap-1854607

I just had to include this screencap because it’s adorable <3

vlcsnap-18546221

I really really love these outfits! They are super idol-y but beautifully colorful and playful at the same time. I also adore the background, it reminds me of the school I used to go when I was little, the windows were all shaped like that, and I remember thinking how great they conveyed the feeling of “light” (no, I don’t really know what I’m talking about either 8D)

vlcsnap-1854675

Another Yui screencap because, frankly, this girl makes me happy. And she also got me updating the blog again xD I mean, Yuko is and forever will be my number one, and I love all of the AKB girls (KKS included as of this week :D) but I hadn’t had a *squee* mushy feel in my chest in SO long (like, ever since Yurina from Berryz a million years ago lol). Yuko is definitely a different type of idol for me, while Yuko makes me happy, she seems to always be in control of the situation, she’s a pro, and she makes me go “Damn, she’s so cool and awesome” all the time. While Yui is simply *squee* worthy. I mean, just look at her. She’s amazing because she works so hard and is so thrilled to be given a chance to shine and just D’awww

vlcsnap-1854703

I love Sasshi, I’ve gushed about her all over the internet xD but I have to agree with the AKB stylist who gave her the odd bright pink outfit in Enjou Rosen, she does look a little too pale with this yellow outfit, but still beautiful!<3

vlcsnap-1854735

Kitarieeeee! she looks exactly like she did in the other screencap but lol

vlcsnap-1854775

These guys were what made some people dislike the PV, they said they were too weird to be backdancers, and while I agree that they are kinda creepy they add to the wacky atmosphere idol PVs have sometimes 🙂

vlcsnap-1855123

I know nothing about dancing, but I think this choreography was pretty cool, and it looked a bit more demanding than what AKB usually does for their singles! I didn’t know that Sasshi was such a good dancer, and I was positively surprised by how Yui managed to keep up with her senpais even though she’s relatively new!

vlcsnap-1855165

Here we have a costume change, and the girls get dressed in these poofy idol-y get ups! I know a lot of people hated it, but I thought they were amazing xD I like the sexy sentai suits better (zettai ryouiki! hmmm yeah baby!) but the idol-y look isn’t half bad to me

vlcsnap-18551871

Here’s a cute solo shot of Sasshi making a countdown motion with her fingers, since the song is about a couple that can only meet on weekends, they count the days left to see each other in anticipation. It’s a really cute song and I can definitely relate to it <3

vlcsnap-1855211

It’s not the best Yuko pose ever, but it shows the head piece a little better. It’s a tulle flower thingy, and works surprisingly well with the rest of the outfit!

vlcsnap-1855245

Yui’s smile is so cute! <3 and wide! haha

vlcsnap-18552782

I remember that this Rie close up literally made me squee the first time I watched the PV 😀 It’s super standard idol posing 101, but it was so adorable

vlcsnap-1855337

I like this shot, Sasshi looks so excited! I was actually quite surprised when I saw the second outfits for the PV, but since it’s the colombian flag, I’m ok with it 8D

vlcsnap-1855509

Yuko is outdancing the rest of them so badly 😀 Even though it’s pretty clear that she’s the center of the group and stuff, I’m glad that all the girls get solo lines in the single’s songs and close ups and stuff. No major shafting going on here!

vlcsnap-1855802

They have a little dance break in the middle, and it’s a cool effect because they move between takes of their poofy idol-y outfits and the sentai outfits

vlcsnap-1855812

shimmy shake! lol what I find nice is that in the other version of the PV, they also have these takes that go between the 2 outfits 🙂 It’s like it joins the two PVs together.

vlcsnap-1856032

The cute little hat! 😀

vlcsnap-1856841

Yay! Ok, I’m gonna stop now because I’m getting more and more random with every post and I’m simply fangirling without providing any interesting insight on anything at all xD

I loved the PV! And everyone hated on it lol. It was kind of strange for AKB to go in the Dance Shot/Close Up route, but I felt like the dance was good, the girls were cute and the colors of the set were very pleasant to the eye. I loved the outfits, and the backdancers are just the LOL moment every jpop PV needs to have 🙂

Since I’ve delayed this entry so much, now I can announce you that Not yet’s next single “Naminori Kakigoori” (Surfing Snow Cone) is going to be released this july! Yay! The girls have teased us with a few pics from the shooting in their blogs, and it was shot at a beach with a ton of extras in summer beachy wear! It’s amazing, and makes me wish I could go to the beach as well ;_; So yeah, please support Not yet  and consider buying their new single!

Oh, and I’m actually planning to review the single, the other version of the PV and the mini movie and mini documentaries in the DVD. I don’t know when will that happen but IT WILL! I <3 Not yet!



Vote for Yokoyama Yui!


Ok, so I’m finally posting again, sorry it took me so long x_x I’ve been working on this since like forever (ever since the elections were announced) and well, I have very little free time which is why it ended up coming together so late!

Anyway, what I’m talking about it that I created an appeal video for people to vote for Yokoyama Yui of Team K in the upcoming AKB48 general elections! Yay! It’s kind of scary to show your real self in Youtube (and I’m a chicken and don’t want people commenting that I’m ugly and I should go away from the internet so I disabled Youtube comments lol) but I felt like I wanted to do this for Yui, somehow it’s all I can do, since I’m not good with graphics at all, I’m not good at drawing either, I can write, but mostly tl;dr and I can’t do OPVs either. Damn that’s a lot of uselessness in one individual haha. However, I felt like maybe I could try drawing something and talking about Yui a bit and the reason why I love her so much.

So here’s the video!

It took me like a million attempts to get it sounding like this xD and I still blabber around and talk super fast because I was SO nervous! I didn’t think I would be, but when I saw myself in my computer screen I panicked lol Also, english it’s not my first language so I apologize in advance for my fail accent and pronunciation 😀

The drawings look pretty awful as well, but it’s all because I can’t draw to save my life x_x The Not yet picture took me ages! Sasshi was especially difficult somehow haha.

So the point is: Yui is amazing, and I hope people can give her a chance because she’s a very hardworking girl who never gives up regardless of the difficult stuff that has happened to her. I know that she’s not the prettiest or loudest girl, but if you look beneath the surface, she has a heart of gold and a lot of endearing quirks <3 So consider voting for her in the upcoming elections and support her as she keeps doing her best to get closer to her dream!


Aitakatta! is proudly powered by WordPress and themed by Mukkamu