AKB48「恋するフォーチュンクッキー」

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AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie singles Types A, K & B with two sided postersSorry I haven’t been able to chat with anyone today as I seemed to have used most of my free time for the past two days xD composing this little post on the latest and one of the greatest releases from the 48 family. Would love to hear too from fans on your thoughts and reactions to the many aspects of this amazing single =).

So a couple of days ago when AKB48’s thirty second single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” first arrived I had mentioned just how extra wide this release’s jewel cases are, and as it turns out the reason for such an extra wide casing is that inside each single there’s a large two sided poster which requires a bit more space to fit just right. Each poster’s front side features one of the three absolutely stunningly gorgeous cover art work pieces where Type A’s is a yellow theme, Type K’s is a pink theme while Type B’s is a blue theme and these artful images aren’t unlike movie posters in themselves as center Sasshi and then Yuko are represented front and center in each variance of the single’s senbatsu member collage which are again just beautiful! Each poster’s flipside features a full 16 senbatsu member solo image collage in equal squares, each square equal to a standard jewel case’s dimensions then times 16 just to give an idea of just how large this poster actually is (above, left: Type A poster’s flipside along with the complete set of A, K & B single versions each with their own CD and DVDs respectfully plus lyric & liner notes). And beginning this post from the very top are the complete flipside images of single’s Type A, K & B’s posters as I scanned each poster in increments of two members each along with each single’s main cover/ poster front side image for a total of 27 images in all which in effect recreates each of the three posters front and back in totality.

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie singles Types A, K & B two sided posters (cover side)

Above are the front sides of each poster type, again Type A is the yellow theme while Type K’s is pink and Type B’s is blue.

Below are atop, the Neowing (cdjapan) external bonus photo exclusive to their site while below are the three member photos which I received within each CD case. The internal photo first press extras are randomly inserted into each case with the total number of available solo member photos being a whopping 50! In hindsight I found it pretty special to have gotten a Tomochin version photo, this being her final AKB48 single so there’s a lot of sentiments in this one for sure. Also notable would be finding a Mariko photo within one of your cases as she also has “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” as her final AKB48 release as she has graduated even prior to its release….Tomochin is set to graduate on August 25th, just two days from now (Japan time).

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie first press member photos & Neowing first press external bonus photos

AKB48’s “Koisure Fortune Cookie” can be ordered @ cdjapan.

AKB48’s “Koisure Fortune Cookie” can be ordered @ HMV Japan.

As the extras included with this new single are without a doubt enticing for fans and idol collectors, it brings to mind a recent news clip which broadcasted here locally just a couple of days ago where a recent report in Japan revealed how CD sales in Japan are up while the purchasing of downloads have decreased notably even more so within the past year. It serves as a reminder and salute to Japan’s savvy and ability to adapt to an ever changing as well as challenging music market where including bonuses/ first press extras in the form of physical extras with releases adds to their allure for music consumers whereas how the music industry’s sales of CDs has faltered greatly in other countries with downloads in overseas markets being on the upswing greatly while the habits of consumers purchasing physical CDs have been on a steady decline which amounts to the dying breed of actual record shops and especially in the U.S. In interviews conducted with Japanese music consumers it was revealed how wanting a physical item was met with much importance versus a download and likewise in harmony with this culture of having physical collectibles, Japan’s record stores have continued to strive and prosper. Also notable is that while fans everywhere are alike in their music fandoms there is a distinct difference between those who purchase their favorite artist’s releases verses non paid downloads, as for those who purchase, this creates sustainability for the industry and for your favorite artists and groups so that they may continue to entertain and exist.

DVD Type A

~AKB48 “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” (music video)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type A single jacket & poster (1)

“Koisuru Fortune Cookie” shines with all of its 70~ness!! As in the decade of prominent string arrangements and its unique brand of dance which reminds one of its silver screen spotlight in “Saturday Night Fever.”

The title track floats with that funky decade’s pulse and groove as “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” is a most fluidly dreamy composition complete with disco dance choreography mixed in with a lovely aura of sensuality and cute! And perhaps even more notable are the tons of extras who appear alongside the 48 family elite! Tons and tons of extras seen doing THE DANCE! with even a DJ to boot and you’ll fall in love with those intervals of just about every public walk of life getting their Fortune Cookie groove on in most candidly shot footage, it’s one of those can’t help but smile moments as you watch as surely their enthusiasm will capture you before long. You want to talk grand scale production?…this is it! And just as the “twist” and “locomotion” before have found their place and captivation of audiences, the “Fortune Cookie” groove is one for the ages too, appearing here and now for our generation….just the feeling you get from taking all of this song and pv in! Oh and keep an eye out for the Sasshi luv mascot~♥ within the crowd, so cute!!! The pv runs extra long as it closes with its complete credits in the last minute and a half or so much like a movie and there in the ending you’ll find its making of footage all collaged in, in perfect candid harmony.

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~AKB48 “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” (furitsuke eizou ver. A)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type A single jacket & poster (1)

Additionally to the original music video which appears on all three editions, each edition type also includes their very own choreography video.

Ready to get your 70’s disco dancing shoes on?!..as there are disco moves aplenty worked into the title track! And you gotta love the creativity that went into creating each dance video as they’re made to resemble those interactive Japanese dance video games which have frequented arcades for years now. “Dance Revolution” is now “Dance Evolution” and each version type also includes select featured girls unique to the groups A, K & B. And what better way to learn to get your Fortune Cookie dance groove on then to learn in a most visually fun method. Again the choreography for this song is so wonderfully fluid with an almost casual feel to it throughout, all the while adding a most sensual gestured dance within all of its cute aspects modeled after the disco era! The hair gesture flirting with the sweep of a hand to the sexy hip gyrations along with one of the sexiest body turns ever makes this one groove you’d want to learn.

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~AKB48 Undergirls “Ai no imi wo kangaete mita” (mv)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type A single jacket & poster (1)

The Undergirls music video appears on both single types A & K. This music video is produced rather like a mini movie as it has a running time of 10 minutes and 47 seconds and includes a depth of dialog both before and after the musical interlude. “Ai no imi wo kangaete mita”’s highly inspirational melody born in true J-pop fashion compliments perfectly the storyline which explores deeper into the challenges and tribulations which idols inevitably encounter when set forth in a talent and aspiration deep group. Their interactions with one another which go along with the immense pressure and competitive nature to succeed against and ultimately together are given a truer and candid look from the inside and what makes this video production extra special is the finale surprise which brings to light openly the trials which Miichan very recently had gone through and while albeit done in a different light its presence in the story is most profound and true in sensitivity. I was so caught off guard when I had realized that Miichan’s personal trial had been written in and in such a tasteful and heartfelt manner. The song itself and actually it’s the chorus exclusively, after a few listens had reminded me of the classic song “Ai wa katsu” which had been recently covered by Hello! Project in a special fund raising release which was most beautiful and inspirational, as well as another most memorable cover of this song done by Ichikawa Yui just a few years back. The chorus here really does capture that same feeling with even a strong nuance of a melody which is comparable. In the end, the underlying meaning for all is to always be true to yourself as we are truly one, and for all the trials and tribulations along the way, we are much stronger in this stance.

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~AKB48 Next Girls “Kondokoso Ecstasy” (mv)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type A single jacket & poster (1)

The Next girl’s music video appears exclusively on single version A. Imagine a scandalous side to idols as the backdrop of a hostess type bar plays host for the Next Girls production.

An underworld filled with the naughty flirtations of the dark side to this business is sensually and at times playfully recreated with all of the teasing and sexual visuals necessary along with a taste of pimping to modeling on the side. One drink and slap minimum per customer please!! The music here for me is really reminiscent of older Smap songs where the instrumentation is similarly club like with even those backup chorus piping in with such enthusiasm giving this song such a kick with a nearly show~time feeling to it all. Also look for Yagishan making a visual splash here!!..admit it you can’t take your eyes off of her! =)

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DVD Type K

~AKB48 “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”(furitsuke eizou ver. K)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type K single jacket & poster (1)

Additionally to the original music video which appears on all three editions, each edition type also includes their very own choreography video. Here is version K.

Ready to get your 70’s disco dancing shoes on?!..as there are disco moves aplenty worked into the title track! And you gotta love the creativity that went into creating each dance video as they’re made to resemble those interactive Japanese dance video games which have frequented arcades for years now. “Dance Revolution” is now “Dance Evolution” and each version type also includes select featured girls unique to the groups A, K & B. And what better way to learn to get your Fortune Cookie dance groove on then to learn in a most visually fun method. Again the choreography for this song is so wonderfully fluid with an almost casual feel to it throughout, all the while adding a most sensual gestured dance within all of its cute aspects modeled after the disco era! The hair gesture flirting with the sweep of a hand to the sexy hip gyrations along with one of the sexiest body turns ever makes this one groove you’d want to learn.

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~AKB48 Future Girls “Suitei Marmalade” (mv)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type K single jacket & poster (1)

The Future Girls music video is exclusive to single type K. By far the darling song and production of this single! “Suitei Marmalade” is the perfect blend of bubble gum, powdered sugar, sprinkles and late 80’s to early 90’s styled J-pop!

Easily it’s the most instantaneously ear catching here in this release with its sweet melodic caresses to its kisses of a perfectly euphoric chorus which builds up to、 ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。!! やっほぃ♪!!!!And this pv is exceptionally cute what with all of the cute insinuations of idols directing their very own music video special effects!, just a most sweet sweet song!..and actually the very style of song you’d so expect from Team B on any given release.

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DVD Type B

~AKB48 “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” (furitsuke eizou ver.B)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type B single jacket & poster (1)

Additionally to the original music video which appears on all three editions, each edition type also includes their very own choreography video. Here is version B.

Ready to get your 70’s disco dancing shoes on?!..as there are disco moves aplenty worked into the title track! And you gotta love the creativity that went into creating each dance video as they’re made to resemble those interactive Japanese dance video games which have frequented arcades for years now. “Dance Revolution” is now “Dance Evolution” and each version type also includes select featured girls unique to the groups A, K & B. And what better way to learn to get your Fortune Cookie dance groove on then to learn in a most visually fun method. Again the choreography for this song is so wonderfully fluid with an almost casual feel to it throughout, all the while adding a most sensual gestured dance within all of its cute aspects modeled after the disco era! The hair gesture flirting with the sweep of a hand to the sexy hip gyrations along with one of the sexiest body turns ever makes this one groove you’d want to learn.

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~AKB48 “Saigo no door” (music video)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type B single jacket & poster (1)

As aforementioned this single represents too the very last for Shinoda Mariko and Itano Tomomi and here the graduation pv for Tomochin appears exclusively on single type B.

Simply no one does graduation songs like the 48 family does. “Saigo no door” creates a most religious vision with the underlying symbolism of Tomochin’s impending graduation (now just two days away =( ) as seen through her fellow member’s emotions with a door to a heavenly place leading Tomochin apart from her home nest in AKB. As her fellow members feel the sorrow and disbelief of her soon departure the opening of the door to a heavenly place symbolically reminds us that even when Tomochin or any beloved member parts from the group by walking through that door, how her longtime friendships will always remain forever~. The angelic touch at the ending is beautiful as well as the heavenly visions and aura of the pv’s direction and wardrobes throughout. I’ll miss Tomochin’s presence so much as she’s always stood out in spectacular fashion both literally in her natural beauty as well as in her fashion sense as she stands elite in both. She’s always been there….until now.

And if her solo singles are any indication she can soar with this seamlessly making the transition from idol to solo artist if she so chooses to from here forth:

Itano Tomomi’s debut single “Dear J.”

Itano Tomomi’s most recent solo single “1%.”

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~AKB48 “Namida no seijanai” (music video)~

AKB48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie Type B single jacket & poster (1)

The music video for “Namida no seijanai” appears exclusively on single type B.

Mariko’s graduation song is fashioned wonderfully in the spirit~* of starlets reminiscing their memoirs of their times in the limelight and those friendships grown through the years. The scenes of her past in AKB are intertwined and filled with nostalgia in memorable times of joy, accomplishments and the adversity broken down by the group’s perseverance from the early days till the present. The girls all seated in the theater watching along with Mariko, really a sweet sentiment. Farewells are sent visually too in tidbits upon the theater’s screen as Mariko’s movie plays on with a resounding heartfelt sincerity and a wonderful brilliance occurs when Mariko simply vanishes from the theater as the girls then sit alone only to see her beaming image up upon the silver screen as she has become one with the film then bidding a fond and final farewell to the 48 family.

The finale of Mariko being transported into the film is very reminiscent of either a Hitchcock film or perhaps an episode of Twilight Zone I think? I think it may be the latter perhaps as I just remember seeing an old program years ago when I was a Twilight Zone junkie where this very same thing occurs only that starlet was past her prime and wishing to relive her golden years of stardom only to have her wishes come true as she leaves the living to forever live within her motion picture of days gone by, and as no one can find her, only then looking up upon the screen of the movie she was last watching and then seeing her now reliving it all~. Perhaps maybe you’ve seen this episode or movie too? In any case I immediately was reminded of it just now watching Mariko’s graduation song.

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And lastly each single version contains the mini SF Shoujo drama series “「ADS77」: Daiichi maku nana to iu ane” and with each single version including one part each this makes getting all three versions essential to watching this series in entirety.

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~♡.

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17 Responses to AKB48「恋するフォーチュンクッキー」

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  2. philipleslie says:

    What a great-looking and -sounding release! As always, my three copies will arrive about 2-3 weeks after the release date, but at least this time they’ll be in the same parcel. Can’t wait!

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    • philipleslie says:

      What does Miichan say at the end of ‘Ai no imi wo kangaete mita’ pv? It’s such a great dramatic moment. Oh, and my copies arrived today! I’m so pleased they arrived so quickly, I’m going to blog a photo of them.

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      • I’ll have to watch again to be more precise so I’m more paraphrasing here or actually just giving the impression….but it’s a extension of the song’s meaning with the inspiration of knowing that no matter what you’re not alone at even your darkest of hours which was a literal situation for her back then and in knowing that you can never give up even when falling, with the hope of tomorrow always being present for you and everyone you’re never alone.

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        • philipleslie says:

          That’s great, thank you. It’s such a striking moment, even without translation. (Note to self: learn more verbs and adjectives so that, tenses and polite/plain endings aside, I’ll be able to catch an approximate meaning…)

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    • Ah they arrived much sooner \(^o^)/!! I had a great two day Fortune Cookie marathon just becoming engulfed in this single when I was writing this post…as always the maxed out content is so satisfying with AKB and the title track just perfect as I’ve probably gushed about it enough above already but it really does command endless replays as do all of the songs in this magnificent single!!!

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      • philipleslie says:

        Total agreement! Need to have the title track on my iPod. It will exist happily alongside the early AKB disco songs such as ‘Mirai no kajitsu’.

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        • That’s another memorable and perfect song!! Let’s see….now Akip’s successfully brought back to the forefront of music, the golden era of J-pop through the 70’s~mid 90’s and he’s now brought back successfully the age of disco for some time now…just what could be next?! “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”, still firmly on my brain =D.

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  3. Ivan says:

    come here to try to watch the pvs , but the videos it doesnt start O.o

    know what can be ?

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    • Thank you letting me know as there was an issue with just the first video “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”, but it’s now been fixed as I’ve just reloaded it. And I’ve just played through all nine of the videos and they all play okay now, thank you again as I wouldn’t have known about the first video having issues =D.

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      • Ivan says:

        well its working now, but so slow to load, i see 1sec after 10sec loading O.o or more
        dont u have other linkgs ?

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        • Woh that is really slow =O! Maybe it could be your internet connection? I asked friends to check the videos and they have different internet providers than I have and no one had any issues playing them, my laptop loads each video in its entirety in about 12 seconds as they never pause or need to buffer any further. I just tried it on my phone and while it buffered for a bit longer, the videos never paused even once and played through in entirety okay. They’re encoded in HD so perhaps maybe your internet connection is a bit slow?

          Other links? Oh no this is the only blog that I have.

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          • Ivan says:

            humm i go try on my notebook so too O.o

            strange a lot this

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            • Very strange indeed O_o…I guess it’ll be difficult for you to find any enjoyment in this blog anymore as you admittedly don’t typically read my writings here (you’ve expressed this on numerous ocassions) so without my media being accessible to you there isn’t much else…I hope you can get your internet upgraded or fixed =D.

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              • Ivan says:

                Probably on my desktop is some problem with flash or something like this… so maybe if i reinstal this it back to work

                on my notebook worked the videos, so i has watching they now…

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          • Ivan says:

            omg i loved this pv
            AKB48 Next Girls “Kondokoso Ecstasy”
            really really good, the song to really good

            the koisuru pv is better than the song hahaha ^^

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