Have you longed to attend an AKB48 handshaking event but just can’t get to Japan?
Have you ever heard of air guitar?
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you were only able to combine the two together minus the guitar and plane ticket? =P
Well then how about a virtual all member inclusive ‘air handshaking event’ brought to you via the DVD extra included with AKB48’s latest album “Tsugi no ashiato” and it is just as advertised as all members from AKB, SKE, NMB & HKT48 have collectively created a first person view of an acted out member by member individual all air extravaganza! And while with the real thing you do only receive one individual handshake ticket per release you purchase, here it’s sort of like you’ve just gotten Willy Wonka’s golden ticket of sorts as you’ll get to visually air-handshake every girl with even the included realism of that security ‘keep things moving along’ guy standing guard whom comes complete with stopwatch just in case anyone tries to take more than their allotted time limit or you know hug the chocolate touch more than hands which is so not allowed =D. And just think, even with the short time constraints for each girl this DVD still runs a whopping over hour and a half!! So while it’s way too long for me to upload in entirety here I’ve opted to pick out just a few of my ideal air moments from inside of the girl’s meeting areas…. just remember to kindly keep things moving along and NO, not even a tad bit of air-hugging or smooching will be tolerated (。ーωー。)笑。
You just knew she’d be uber~adorable right!
~Takamina & Tanochan~
It seems that Takamina and ‘you’ go a ways back?…and Tanochan need not say much, you know just flash those dimples like that =).
~Yui & Mayuyu~
And I imagine security had needed to tug you out of Mayuyu’s area due to time constraints =P.
~Aamin & Myao~
You gotta love the extra in which Myao puts into her meeting as she’s even still waving goodbye to the air-fan whom was just there before you =D.
~Paruru & Akicha~
Is it too soon to pen the phrase: ‘….Paruru being Paruru?’ as Paruru couldn’t be any more ‘Paruru’ here while on the opposite end of the spectrum Akicha appears most animated and excited to meet ‘you!~~!’
~Sayanee & Akarin~
Okay sometimes words aren’t necessary.
Well maybe just one.
Let’s just say….
And here Sasshi～♡ being Sasshi awwww how sweet o(*´∀｀)o゛！！！
~Yuko & Kitarie~
Sadly the producers felt it necessary to edit out the part where I dove over the counter and attempted the very first air-hug-kiss maneuver during an air-handshaking event…(^q^)!
I’m so wondering what exactly ‘you’ had mentioned or requested here as Kojiharu’s reaction is one of giddy surprise =D!
Pictured above is the LE type A version of AKB48’s “Tsugi no ashiato” which includes 2 CDs including 25 songs, lyric booklet, ‘air handshake event’ DVD, an outer slip case, one randomly inserted member photo, 48 page color photo booklet and a B2 sized external bonus poster. As far as the poster goes I’m not sure of just how many different designs were available as mine is marked as ‘no.15’ and features Yui~♥ here =).
And here the 48 page photo booklet is themed in a gorgeously soft lavender with the girls dressed all elegantly in angelic white in a very classic style!…which may or may not have you dreaming that several boats of beautiful bridesmaids have been set adrift upon the lavender seas~. In any case it’s the prettiest of photography with a nice sensual sweetness to it and everyone just looks so woW!