~SeptemberWeen (゜Д゜;)!!

Halloween Pumpkin...

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AKB48 Halloween Night...

AKB48 Halloween Night singles types A,B,C & DWith Christmas stuff~*~* already hitting the shelves since August who says it’s too early for a SeptemberWeen??

Just released late last month on the 26th it’s AKB48’s now 41st single release and what makes their single releases around this time of year extra special is that the song groupings represent our now most established and profound Idol~Democracy as fan voting determines exactly how each featured grouping is set with the top 80 vote-getters being grouped into sixteen with each group’s title from top to bottom: Senbatsu, Under Girls, Next Girls, Future Girls & Upcoming Girls respectfully.

AKB48 Halloween Night first press external Neowing photos & randomly inserted member photos...

Post-pre-ordering all four versions I was bit torn when seeing the gorgeous covers for the Limited Editions revealed and interestingly all four randomly inserted photos I received are representative of those LE covers, however I had to go with the Regular Editions as they were noted to include each a randomly inserted photo while the LE’s feature each an event ticket…an event that I won’t be in Japan to attend that is =P. And in the true spirit of Halloween it is the RE covers which capture the festiveness of this night so perfectly =).

And as per usual the external photos offered as first pressings by Neowing are of the same type so I got four duplicates here and as far as getting each and every single type (A~D) it’s a must in order to receive all of the mvs/songs this Halloween/Senbatsu single has to offer fans~!

Okay so just above are the four random photos I got! And getting a Paruru~♥ photo was quite the tingly* moment ….and just how adora~sweet is her pose! …plus it’s my very first Sakuratan♥ single version photo too so double the happiness here ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。!!やっほぃ♪ !~!So I just had to include them into the opening scan montage atop this post and I just have to ask….when you first opened up this post and went from the pumpkin atop to the ghoulish group photo and then to the Gorgeous Paruru~♥ did your heart skip a beat or two just thinking about how adora~cute she absolutely looks here ^^.

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~AKB48’s “Halloween Night” single(s) can be ordered @ Cdjapan~

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~Single Type A~

AKB48 Halloween Night

AKB48 in Halloween Night (1)AKB48 in Halloween Night (2)AKB48 in Halloween Night (3)AKB48 in Halloween Night (4)

~AKB48 “Halloween Night” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (3)

AKB48 proves that HYDE isn’t the only J-franchise capable of a most stylish Halloween party!~!

The title track welcomes back Queen Sasshi♥ with a follow-up disco inferno to all the rage which was “Koi suru fortune cookie” a couple of years ago and just like its predecessor “Halloween Night” does indeed love the night life and has just got to boogie!! ^^ Add in the theme of spooks and spirits…less the alcohol ofSamuel Jackson course =P and with the girls all dolled up in festively spooky attire it may take an extra split second or two to just recognize some of the girls whom are featuring a bit more elaborately done wardrobes here. A++ for creativity all around and it won’t be very long before this disco tune is firmly haunting your both your memory and playlist(s) =)! note: “Halloween Night” appears on all four single types on both CD and DVD discs.

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Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (1)

Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (2)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (3)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (4)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (5)

~Under Girls “Sayonara Surfboard” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (3)

“Sayonara Surfboard” is exclusive to single types A & B.

Haruppi plays the central star in this social media driven mv which beckons the eyes to not blink for a moment as not to miss any of the non-stop candid sensory~candy fun (*´∀`) うれしー♥♥♥!And who doesn’t love and relate to the never ending desire to selfie oneself, your best of friends or best of circle of friends alike?!Grape Nuts And the song itself is a most truly J~Poppy tune with an instantly catchy chorus…hooked filled is this one which inspires from 80’s styled melodies which is sure to enlighten your senses~. And while I was beforehand imagining~*~~* to no avail of the girls on surfboards in bikinis at some point (I mean this is an AKProduction right =P!!) just remember and really think about the cereal Grape Nuts …..as it contains no grapes and no nuts and yet people still love it for breakfast, so here too you will love this mv I promise (。ーωー。)笑。

Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (6)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (7)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (8)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (9)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (13)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (11)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (10)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (12)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (14)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (15)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (16)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (17)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (18)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (19)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (20)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (21)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (22)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (23)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (24)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (25)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (26)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (27)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (28)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (29)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (31)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (30)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (32)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (33)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (34)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (35)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (36)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (37)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (38)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (39)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (40)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (41)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (42)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (43)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (44)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (45)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (47)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (46)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (48)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (49)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (50)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (51)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (52)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (53)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (54)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (55)Under Girls in Sayonara Surfboard (56)

Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (25)

Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (1)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (2)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (3)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (4)

~Future Girls “Kimi ni Wedding Dress wo…” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (3)

A~h as the saying goes ….”Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” the traditional saying that has become a wedding custom for good luck for a bride which will bring continuity with the bride’s family and the past, optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead, an item from a happily married friend or family member ….whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride and the color blue, I have no idea of why it is blue however I do like the color blue so why not =).

This is really amusing and wonderfully acted out mv as it brings to light just a tiny hint of the cliches of a wedding’s pretense you know with at least one thing going awry for a moment but well just as long as the groom is present with ring and the promise of lifetime together then all’s well that end’s well right! “Kimi ni wedding dress wo…” is precisely the shiny bright ballad you’d expect for such a momentous once in a lifetime occasion with an ensemble vocal arrangement which dreams~*~~* and soars alike in gorgeous harmony and just what is it with idols and wedding dresses anyway? I mean just considering the universal no-dating rule which has been deeply embedded in the culture for like forever now I figure it’s in part the fan fantasy driving this long standing tradition of idols in wedding gowns, a tradition of sorts which I first saw the group CoCo embrace for a photo shoot and …..wait for it wait for it, their song appropriately titled “Wedding” of course. ^^

Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (5)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (6)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (7)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (8)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (9)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (10)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (11)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (12)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (13)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (14)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (15)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (16)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (17)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (18)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (19)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (20)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (21)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (25)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (22)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (26)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (23)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (24)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (27)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (28)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (29)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (30)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (31)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (32)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (33)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (34)Future Girls in Kimi ni wedding dress wo.. (35)

~Single Type B~

Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (21)

Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (1)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (2)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (3)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (4)

~Upcoming Girls “Kimi dake ga akimeite ita” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (8)

Remember the time Phoebe on Friends led the girls in a man~cleansing ritual…okay it’s nothing like that…(^q^)! But rather “Kimi dake ga akimeite ita” is a melancholy song of unrequited love where the season’s change is expressed as an analogy of sorts to your love interest’s change in mood and appearance reflecting an inevitable ending to your hearts’ desire as if the changing winds have blown it all away now. Not to sound overly dramatic but it’s meaning goes along those lines in a much more poetic of ways of course =). Here the mv’s dark and rainy skies play the perfect backdrop to “Kimi dake ga akimeite ita”’s likewise melancholy of lyrics and melody and while the girls were busy burning their keepsakes the thought of Phoebe’s aforementioned romance blues “remedy” antics just happened to pop into mind is all =P….just one thing here, who’s the guy at the ending. I was like eh? Dare? (・c_・;)?

And on a much brighter note do take note of the best top to be worn this side of J~pop which reads: “You Know I Am So Fabulous”….and I so agree as she really is ^^.

Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (5)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (6)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (7)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (8)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (9)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (10)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (11)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (12)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (13)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (14)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (15)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (16)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (17)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (18)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (19)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (20)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (22)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (23)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (24)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (25)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (26)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (27)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (28)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (29)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (30)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (31)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (32)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (33)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (34)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (35)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (36)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (37)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (38)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (39)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (40)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (41)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (42)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (43)Ucoming Girls in Kimi dake ga akimeite ita (44)

~Single Type C~

Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (39)

Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (2)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (4)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (5)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (3)

~Next Girls “Mizu no naka no dendouritsu” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (13)

Now it’s time for AKAfter Dark.

And there is no doubt that the girls are conducting something* very sensual in all of that water with lyrics which speak of love and a whole lot of touching which is likewise going on in this very moist mv (*´艸`) 、but no need for bashfulness as I sometimes imagine Mayuyu~♥ this way…did I just say that aloud? Well aMayuyu with some girl friendly advice.... =) girl x girl fantasy isn’t a bad thing is it? I mean I’ve never acted upon such thoughts personally but you never know right! =P And just think for a moment….all girl group + no dating rule = curiosity, perhaps. Note the nets as the lyrics here tell of a sort of struggle for love to push forward in this environment of water and let’s just confess that the visuals here are downright tingly* and to that very thought it’s so putting it lightly ^^!!

Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (1)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (6)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (7)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (8)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (9)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (10)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (11)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (12)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (13)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (14)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (15)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (16)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (17)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (18)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (19)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (20)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (21)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (22)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (23)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (26)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (25)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (24)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (27)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (28)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (29)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (30)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (31)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (32)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (33)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (36)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (34)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (35)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (37)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (38)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (40)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (41)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (42)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (44)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (43)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (45)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (46)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (47)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (48)Next Girls in Mizu no naka no dendouritsu (49)

AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (6)

AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (1)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (2)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (3)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (4)

~AKB48 “Ippome Ondo” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (13)

One of my most favorite songs and mv’s here is without question the traditional enka song “Ippome Ondo!!”

You’ve probably seen it in countless movies and I so love the sights and festivities of the summer matsuri (festival) with the games, goldfish, fireworks and of course the summertime yukata wardrobes!

And the lyrics of “Ippome Ondo” really engulf you in the essence of a summer festival with all the allures of the evening as you wholeheartedly wish to dance with your love on such a night amidst the sounds and joyfulness and YES that summertime warmth~. And what a detailed set which must’ve taken so much to put it all together, just so beautiful! ^^

AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (5)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (7)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (8)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (9)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (10)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (11)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (12)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (13)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (16)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (17)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (14)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (15)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (18)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (19)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (20)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (21)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (22)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (24)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (23)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (25)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (26)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (27)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (28)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (29)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (30)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (31)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (32)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (33)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (34)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (35)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (36)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (37)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (38)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (39)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (40)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (41)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (43)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (42)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (44)AKB48 in Ippome Ondo (45)

~Single Type D~

AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (3)

AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (1)AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (2)AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (4)AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (5)

~AKB48 “Yankee Machinegun” (mv)~

AKB48 Halloween Night (18)

And to close “Halloween Night” is the gritty rock~n~roll~ness of “Yankee Machinegun” which hails as the theme for AKB48’s fifth installment of “Majisuka Gakuen” and talk about taking this drama series to an entirely new level!! This song is so so sooooooooooo readily catchy and just add rowdiness I guess?? TheRobert De Niro in Goodfellas.... accompanying visuals here are sort of John Woo inspired you know if he just happened to be into that whole school girl gone very bad thing! =P Stylish beyond words with a most cool dance choreography to boot and no doubt you’ll be mesmerized by the action sequences of both MachineGun-Paruru♥ and BabyFace~Sakura~tan♥ as they grace the screen singly, armed & dangerous on numerous occasions here =O! And YES just like DeNiro….that Paruru♥ sure can say a lot even when not uttering a single audible word of dialogue ^^!~!

AKB48 in Yankee Machine Gun (18)

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16 Responses to ~SeptemberWeen (゜Д゜;)!!

  1. great write up, as usual! For me, this single is probably my least favorite of anything AKB has ever released. If it hadn’t been based on Halloween and was just a straight up disco single, I would’ve absolutely loved it, but the attachment to Halloween just felt super cheezy for my tastes. The girls did look awesome in their costumes for the MV though!
    Great stuff! I can’t wait for the Janken Tournament… the question I have is.. will the girls be wearing their Halloween Night outfits? Hmmm…. I guess we’ll see soon!

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  2. Denny Sinnoh says:

    Super post! I’m calling off work so I can watch the videos over and over again!

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    • Thank you~♥…! It can be an addictive obsession capping just about any AKB mv and I like that they featured both wardrobes herein, of course the spooky Halloween one’s being totally in the spirit of this now somewhat adult tradition =). Around here most of the children have now grown up, myself too partially grown-up =P I think! But anyway there’s much less trick or treating going on each year and much more like friend get togethers where the adults are actually the ones getting all dressed up!

      I’m totally feeling the groovy disco fun here too! And what a make-up/ wardrobe presentation they’ve all done and I had to chuckle a bit @ your ‘lived through’ the disco era and even though I wasn’t born just yet to experience it firsthand I no doubt have come to love quite a lot of disco music….lots of it initially coming from my father playing some of his older music when I was little. The Saturday Night Fever album always struck me as the pinnacle of the music’s genre along with the likes of ABBA of course and really countless others.

      In any case a Halloween song need not be anything deeply written as the entire pretense is all about fun and being festive on the occasion, AKB48 here delivering it in full spirits~*. And you’re so right about it not being about a single title track, as there are six other vastly different songs and mvs here to enjoy which make up the complete “Halloween Night” single release from wonderful traditional enka to classic 80’s J-styled melodies & lyrics not to mention a whole lotta sexy mixed in with extreme moisture, the art of selfies and even a bit of rock~n~roll inspiration…..and gosh! Paruru and Sakura~tan are so amazing in the final mv! ^^

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  5. Denny Sinnoh says:

    RE: “let’s just confess that the visuals here are downright tingly”
    Not a problem.

    Just like that great line in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” …
    “Every time idols kiss, an angel gets his wings …”
    : )

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    • Sometimes my inner~lesbian gets the better of me it seems (。ーωー。)笑!And getting that tingly* is good for the soul ^^!

      I like that…. and now you’ve gotten yearning for Christmastime, my favorite time of the year as cliche as that may sound =)!

      Sayonara Surfboard may be one of the most enjoyable songs/ mvs here!!…that along with Yankee Machinegun and Ippome Ondo really gets my happy musical place going ^^.

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  6. philipleslie says:

    My favourite AKB48 A-side since Green Flash. Such a great spirit, and the chorus is so addictive! Your bonus photos are awesome. You’ve created a wonderful post as always. I’m now desperate to buy the other versions.

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    • Wow!! so cool you’ve embraced this new single so much!! =)

      Green Flash is equally amazing with variety as always abound. Used to be that singles meant an A side star and just one less media driven b side but for some time now AKB48 as well as other idol groups have all but smashed all of those pretenses making their singles an entire experience chock full of star songs which aren’t so much b sides anymore but rather like coupling with songs which are represented equally as much as the title tracks are….having mvs for numerous coupling with songs is so so much appreciated!! And with all that they put into those co~starring songs I’ve grown to not mind as much the extra cost of getting all of the version albeit I do wish everything would be on just a singular release =).

      Is your Jurina photo in those silver outfits as well? Just curious if they created separate Halloween wardrobe photos for this release…? Paruru and Sakura~tan are so cute in their photos!!!..not to mention what a dynamic gun toting duo they make for the Majisuka Gakuen theme song mv♥!!! One of the coolest mvs ever I think! ^^

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      • philipleslie says:

        Yes, Jurina is in silver, with a little silver hat. Very cute. Guns feature very strongly in the 48’s music videos. There’s Team B toting guns in ‘Romance Kenjuu’ (on Sayonara Crawl); and Nogizaka46’s Barrette, which boasts a huge body count; also Ikuta Erika and Matsumura Sayuri’s duet ‘Muhyoujou’ (on Taiyou Knock) which has a truly strange music video in which they defend themselves against attack by various people armed with food, mainly by shooting them at point blank range. Each time, a tiny smear of tomato ketchup appears on their face. Haha, just found it online for you!

        http://www.kuwo.cn/mv/6531468/

        The song itself is lovely. Maybe the gun theme can be traced back to the movie ‘Sailor Suit and Machine Gun’? It would certainly fit in with AkiP’s 1980s interests.

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        • Their silver outfits are gorgeous and really sexy!~! I just thought of the mv for Chocolove’s “”Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru” where it’s chocolate going everywhere, it was visually like nothing I’ve ever seen before and for an idol group how ground breaking and brave it was!! Not to mention the song is AWESOME X’s a zillion!!!! So so catchy~♥! Gosh you’re so right that the gun theme is far reaching for Family48 and thank you for the link~*!! and I needed to search that movie title….very possible that it’s the inspiration behind so much of it or all of it really I wonder….?

          And speaking Jurina, I’m torn between first scanning her shashinshuu or working on those 1997 live clips and then there’s C-ute’s new concert or the new single by ARASHI♥….tough decision hmmm…

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  7. Denny Sinnoh says:

    RE: “Sayonara Surfboard”
    I would definitely put it in my “Why I Like AKB48” music video file. I hope a future Blu-ray collection will have the video.

    It sounds like a joke, but I wonder if the director “stole” that last shot in the MV clip from the last shot in the Michael Keaton movie “Birdman”. The final shot made the list of “most ambiguous movie endings.”

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