In experiencing~* AKB48 thus far, I’ve only skimmed the surface through a few pvs♥ and their sub~group “Watari Rouka Hashiritai”….and while I’m really late in truly appreciating the genius which has infused an entirely new approach, style and way for fans to interact with an idol empire~* backtracking seems so much to be a truly too daunting task…that being said, my AKB48 fandom truly begins today as my very first group purchase has arrived~* ー(*￣Ｏ￣)ノ～♥。A~h! I just noticed that they have a greatest hits album being released…for someone as late as me I’m thinking it’ll be a perfect~* release to have ＾ ＾！
There’s nothing like the anticipation and excitement~* of opening up your very first single release from a group and much like how I experienced Morning Musume’s debut single “Morning Coffee” in February of ’98 with their coupling track “Ai no tane” being the magnet~♥, so much seemed very similar albeit this is far from AKB48’s debut (._.;)!!! It’s all still very new to me so please don’t attack me with tomatoes (´⌒｀。)。。。or other splattering objects as I’m sure I’ll make many miss~steps as I’m still even trying to know each face~* to a member’s name ＾ ＾。
AKB48’s approach to making their fans most happy~* begins with their inclusion of music videos not in separate releases coming out a week or two after the song is released （(*>ω<)～～～＞ハロプロ）, but instead having them arrive alongside their CD companions~*. Production is also at a premier here as not one but all four new songs♪ are presented with each their very own pv~♥ and each in their own right has a full blown production~* filmed with a freshness and creativity which is like nothing I’ve ever experienced from an idol♥ group past or present~. While both releases pictured above include the music videos for the main tracks “Sakura no shiori” and “Majisuka Rock n Roll”….with Type A you’ll receive in addition the music video for “Enkyori Poster” while Type B includes in addition the music video for “Choose Me!” Both DVDs also include something most endearing~♥ and original for a graduating member….there are mini clips of “sotsugyou” (“graduation”) and friendship messages filmed in a first person perspective from member to member and with each girl’s personality being so varied it forms a most heartwarming collage on both discs~ o(*´∀｀)o゛♥。 Both A & B versions come with an outer jacket sleeve, karaoke tracks of both main songs as well as a cute~* separate photo~♥ (*´∀｀*)。
AKB48 is truly so special~* and unique…from their format of choosing which members will headline their single releases, to having their very own theater which I’ve only read about but sounds so amazing~*…their heightened personal interaction with their fans…..just every aspect brings this group much closer as they are accessible in unprecedented ways for those lucky~* enough to attend one of their shows from what I understand, it’s every day? Just wow~*!
Please click~* and watch the music video♥ as I babble…as Iwai Shunji’s name flashed across the screen I was reminded of how I paid more than any human being should ever for a VHS movie (ノロ≦。)！！！。。but as it was only available on that format way back then I felt the need to succumb to my wanting to see Matsu♥Takako star in what looked like a most warm and coming of age story~♥ o(*´∀｀)o゛。
“Sakura no shiori” doesn’t strike me as what perhaps would be intended for a first time purchaser but I absolutely was impressed and moved by the choral arrangement….layered~~hamonies♪～♪～＊ and just the entire concept of having such a high energy group take on a genre so perhaps unexpected?…I imagine! The song’s spiritual movement~* blends perfectly with the even paced tapestry of members engaged in song..dance…conversations and the vast scenery shown throughout the music video♥. Love the gorgeous kimono (yukata), ribbons, angel wings~* and so so many of these girls are absolutely adorable~*! The variations on “AKB” which appears throughout the video in white lettering did puzzle a bit….I’m wondering….acronyms of the prefectures being presented or perhaps something else (・c_・;)？AKB, SKE but there seems to be so much more here (・д・`*)！
“Majisuka Rock n Roll”…omg! this song is awesome!!!! ＼(^o^)／☆。。。I’m not quite sure what’s happening here in the video but it appears to be a movie?…but if they produced all of this footage for just this one pv~♥ that’s mind boggling!!! (・o・)
Factions everywhere, fights, one really frightening girl (・д・`*)！。。and total chaos in the classroom!!! XD
…but it’s really this girls expression ~~>…..
She has the best~* sassy “I’m going to kick your butt” at any moment expression~* (*´艸`)！！！！
There’s such a free rolling~* and sassy appeal to this song and the matching visuals could not be any any better!!! Love it!!…..this is a whole new level of idol♥ music attacking such a raw genre~* of style!
I really like the looks~* of the girl in the center….she has really strong features and is just so pretty~*, she reminds me of Amurochan♥ a little ＾ ＾。I’m terrible!!!!..I really need to properly know every member’s name….I’m trying to trying to (人∀`*)！！
Quiet simply….”Enkyori Poster” wins the Maochan♥ “seal of approval” award for awesomeness!!!!! You must love♥ it or you’ll end up like that guy to the left <~~!!….
..okay but seriously songs♪♪ this catchy aren’t born every day~*. The music video♥ is most cute~* too as there appears to be a ratio of ~~ more cute per frame of which I previously thought was humanly possible (*´∀｀*)！！！！Some of the best poses by idols♥ are in this clip for all time~*….and I understand that there’s a challenge between Teams PB & YJ? I haven’t yet checked the sales between Type A and Type B’s releases but I’m hoping it’s close as both are great…..I may just be leaning one way though (。ーωー。)。。。。。Team PB♥!
Please vote for your favorite♥ between the two Teams’ songs, just below ↓↓↓＾ ＾。
I love this song♪～＊ so much too!!!….it’s an upbeat composition though it makes me want to cry~ (;´□｀)！！！。。and while Team YJ may have the daunting challenge of topping Team PB’s most welcome cute~* overload ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！。。this song is so well written also, and the dance choreography of the group along the beach shoreline I love much too!!
In the end, for me it’s really the quality of songwriting which attracts so much and here AKB48 is so well directed with the very best in idol♥ compositions, styling (seifuku~♥always wins!!!!!), an amazing and most unique group format and dynamic~* and yes~!! very very adorable members ＾ ＾♥！