~Rockin’ the vote♥ 2016 ー(* ̄O ̄)ノ!

AKB48~♥

Starring…

AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (7)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (29)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (30)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (32)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (33)

AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (1)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (2)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (3)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (4)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (5)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (6)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (7)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (8)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type A (9)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (1)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (2)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (3)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (4)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (5)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (6)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (7)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (8)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (9)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type B (10)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (1)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (2)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (3)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (4)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (5)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (6)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (7)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (8)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (9)AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai Type C (10)

AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai single types A, B & C

While we’re now just a few days away from the idol world’s most celebrated… well only idol democracy led General Election out there which is coinciding with AKB48’s 44th single release that just hit shelves this past June 1st, it is likewise a time of great anticipation for fans worldwide in seeing whom will rank in the top tiers and of course the upper echelon Senbatsu. And just as importantly it’s time to cast your vote(s)!! Now I’ve only been doing this a few years now (voting) and yet it totally feels like a long time rooted tradition come this time of year as the 2016 Sousenkyo is apt to be the most unpredictable of affairs as of yet seen! Will Sasshi be the very first repeat #1? Which girls will become this years big movers and shakers making their way up in the rankings in perhaps huge leaps and bounds? How will the recent mass graduations and girls deciding to sit out this Sousenkyo affect the results as surely those votes will need to find new “homes?” And of COURSE! where will my Oshi♥ Mayuyu rank in this year?? =P

And with that, I have a mere three votes to cast this year as I opted for single version A, B & C…. each regular editions as fans receive one voting card per single that they purchase.

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~AKB48’s single “Tsubasa wa iranai” can be ordered @ Cdjapan~

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Sure if I had a zillion bucks I’d go for many multiples of each version and then cast tons of votes for….

ParuruSayanee

Mayuyu

Kitarie

Sasshi

Yuria

Sakuratan

Paruru, Sayanee, Mayuyu♥, Kitarie, Sasshi, Yuria &

Sakuratan =)!

AKB48 8th sousenkyo voting pamphlets

However,

Yup just three votes to cast….

Bummer face

..and the clock’s a tickin’ as I have only

until the seventeenth sixteenth of this month to

decide!~! =/

AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai internal photo extras!!

(my “Tsubasa wa iranai” randomly inserted photos!!!)

Hmm… perhaps getting both a Kitarie and Paruru photo (Lucky!~*!!~*!!) with this year’s singles is a sign to cast a vote for each along with my Oshi♥ Mayuyu?

AKB48 Tsubasa wa iranai external Neowing photo extras

(Neowing external photo extras =D)

ENTAME June 2016 issue FT. Miyawaki Sakura (9)

Now with all things considered and the magic 8 ball being out of the question =P! …for something this emotionally meaningful and whether logical or not, I’m thinking that surely Mayuyu♥’s going to get her fair share of votes as she’s steadily done till now, so with that in mind is it okay to bypass voting for her this year? (which goes against everything I usually stand for xD!). In the past I’d done the one vote each, for three of my favorites but somehow this year I’m feeling like laying down all three votes for a singular candidate!! ( I was initially thinking Mayuyu, Paruru & Sakuratan by the aforementioned method) And sure they’re three tiny votes in the realm of this massive election and yet if many did the three tiny votes thing for said member wouldn’t that mean a LOT of votes for her =)! And so…you probably figured it out by now that in this year’s Sousenkyo I’m placing all of my votes on Sakuratan~♥ \(^o^)/!~!!

Surely no one else on the planet (or otherwise) can “run” for Senbatsu like Sakuratan~♥ does!!!! All kidding aside though, it’s Sakuratan~♥ this year and I think she really deserves to rank very highly as she’s proven to be one of the great driving forces behind HKT/AKB48/Family48 ^^.

~Sakuratan♥ for Senbatsu~

Sakuratan♥

~Sakuratan♥ for Senbatsu~

Cookie Monster says...

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!

And of course amid all of the voting and upcoming Sousenkyo excitement, there’s a new single here too!~!!

However due to today’s time constraints I’ll be “noodling” this one to you~♥:

It’s time for….

AKRamen♥48 part 2

ramen...

Now from time to time I get the inkling that I’m at times too wordy here for my own good and we do really live in a somewhat attention span-challenged world these days don’t we? And particularly when it comes to anything media based and so with that in mind I thought I’d bring back a second helping of AKRamen♥48 where thoughts on songs are “Twitter” like, you know 140 characters or less albeit I didn’t bother to keep count on any of them  here so I probably blew that as well xD. So Why ramen & music? Simply because both are completely yum!! ^^

And I bet you’re wondering how in the world can ramen and music be adjacent with one another on any parallel distinction? Let’s see…. how about:

スープ (soup) = musical genre/style
麺 (men/ noodles) = vocals, harmonies
具 (gu/ ingredients) = instrumentation, arrangement, choreography

Maximum ☆☆☆☆☆ (5 star scale)

AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (35)

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~AKB48 “Tsubasa wa iranai”~

スープ: ☆☆☆☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆☆☆
具: ☆☆☆☆1/2

I LOVE anything folk based no matter how pop~py it’s produced and  what a surprise~* to see Mukaichi Mion, the little (mind you I don’t have much on her in height =P) engine that could as the center here! Lovely ensemble vocals always tide me over and this chorus is sweet perfection, you know that sort of harmonies which just relentlessly tug at one’s heartstrings =).

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AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (1)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (2)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (3)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (4)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (6)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (7)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (8)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (9)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (10)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (11)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (12)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (14)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (15)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (16)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (17)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (18)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (19)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (20)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (21)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (22)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (24)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (25)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (26)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (27)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (28)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (29)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (30)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (31)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (32)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (33)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (34)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (36)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (37)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (38)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (39)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (40)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (41)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (42)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (43)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (44)

AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (7)

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~AKB48 Team A “Set Me Free”~

スープ: ☆☆☆1/2
麺: ☆☆☆☆
具: ☆☆☆1/2

Sakuratan~♥: ☆☆☆☆☆ =)

Sexy, sweet and sassy!!!! Yup both the catwalk glamour and the song itself which oozes the sort of pop~funk that… SAKURA!! Like Airiin in C-ute, Sakura has that natural ability to seduce the camera lens completely! Now what was I about to say just before Sakura~♥…. ?

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AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (2)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (3)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (4)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (6)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (8)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (9)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (10)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (11)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (13)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (14)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (15)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (17)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (18)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (19)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (20)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (22)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (24)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (21)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (23)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (25)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (27)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (29)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (30)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (31)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (32)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (33)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (34)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (35)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (36)AKB48 Team A in Set Me Free (37)

AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (19)

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~AKB48 Team B “Koi wo suru to baka wo miru”~

スープ: ☆☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆1/2
具: ☆☆☆☆1/2

Leave it to Team B to create the most adorable of MVs and with that an entirely new spin on Got Milk? and bath~time! ^^*

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AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (2)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (4)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (5)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (6)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (10)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (7)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (8)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (9)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (11)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (12)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (13)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (14)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (15)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (16)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (17)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (18)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (20)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (21)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (22)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (23)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (24)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (25)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (26)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (27)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (28)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (29)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (31)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (30)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (32)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (33)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (34)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (35)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (36)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (37)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (38)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (39)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (40)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (41)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (43)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (44)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (45)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (47)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (46)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (48)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (49)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (50)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (52)AKB48 Team B in Koi wo suru to baka wo miru (51)

AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (24)

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~AKB48 Team4 “Kangaeru hito”~

スープ: ☆☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆
具: ☆☆☆1/2

Brings to mind once again that awesome episode of “Modern Family” where the entire episode was shot from a social media visual! Second time that Family48’s done this style of MV and this one’s sure to keep your attention throughout as the creative visuals couple with an energized track!!

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AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (1)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (2)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (3)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (4)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (5)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (6)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (7)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (8)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (9)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (10)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (11)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (12)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (13)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (14)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (15)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (16)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (17)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (18)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (19)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (20)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (21)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (22)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (23) AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (26)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (27)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (28)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (29)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (30)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (31)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (32)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (33)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (34)AKB48 Team4 in Kangaeru hito (35)

Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (10)

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~Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest~

♥!: ☆☆☆☆☆!~!!

A must SEE!! digest which takes a behind the scenes and stage account of Takamina’s momentous graduation concert in Yokohama…. bittersweet at its truest. ^^*

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Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (1)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (2)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (3)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (4)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (5)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (6)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (7)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (9)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (8)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (10)Shuku Takahashi Minami Sotsugyou 148.5 cm no mita yume in Yokohama Stadium Digest (11)

AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (27)

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~AKB48 Team K “Aishuu no Trumpeter”~

スープ: ☆☆☆☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆☆☆
具: ☆☆☆☆☆

Easily my favorite song from this release as it’s just a tad above the title track “Tsubasa wa iranai.” Outstandingly stylish and choreographed to this Latin jam of epic heat and sensual inspiration, “Aishuu no trumpeter” captures the imagination and aura of the forbidden dance to idol~perfection~*!!!!!!!!! Come for the music, stay for sensual tension from Haruppi and Co.! ^^

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AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (15)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (1)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (2)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (4)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (3)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (5)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (6)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (8)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (9)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (10)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (11)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (12)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (13)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (14)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (16)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (17)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (18)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (20)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (21)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (22)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (23)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (26)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (28)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (29)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (30)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (31)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (32)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (33)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (34)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (36)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (35)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (37)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (38)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (39)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (41)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (42)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (43)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (44)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (45)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (46)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (47)AKB48 Team K in Aishuu no Trumpeter (48)

AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (24)

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~AKB48 Team8 “Yume e no route”~

スープ: ☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆
具: ☆☆1/2

Dare I say this one’s somewhat of the generic type? Cute for sure and yet a bit too ordinary even for a sweet pop song and I just didn’t feel those hooks that I’d expect to arrive especially in its chorus but overall surely not a bad song…. just ordinary =).

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AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (1)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (2)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (3)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (4)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (5)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (6)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (7)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (8)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (9)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (10)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (11)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (12)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (13)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (15)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (14)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (16)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (17)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (18)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (19)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (20)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (21)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (22)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (23)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (25)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (26)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (28)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (30)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (29)AKB48 Team 8 in Yume no route (31)

AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (4)

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~AKB48 “Tsubasa wa iranai” (complete ver.)~

スープ: ☆☆☆☆☆
麺: ☆☆☆☆☆
具: ☆☆☆☆1/2

This final video was such a treat to arrive @!! As here you get to see all of those snippets of scenes you catch glimpses of in the original music video all get put together with dialogue and then it all makes sense =D…. also OMG Yukirin!! =O and I’ll leave it at that! =)

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AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (1)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (2)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (3)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (5)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (6)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (7)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (9)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (8)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (10)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (11)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (12)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (13)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (14)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (15)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (16)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (17)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (18)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (19)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (20)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (21)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (22)AKB48 in Tsubasa wa iranai (complete ver (23)

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23 Responses to ~Rockin’ the vote♥ 2016 ー(* ̄O ̄)ノ!

  1. djv124 says:

    Ah, I was hoping you would do a full review of the new single and its other tracks! I am going to take some time to go through all of them, but I wanted to quickly tell you congrats for getting three tickets to vote for Sakuratan. I think that’s really awesome of you to do that. Also, your posts are never too wordy, please don’t ever think that. I enjoy every word you write when I have a chance to check out your posts. Also, if you have like a sudden crisis of faith in Sakuratan right before you vote, please consider voting for my oshi, Tani Marika lol! She needs to enter senbatsu lol! Okay, just had to quickly write to you and say that.
    Can’t wait for the Sousenkyo, it’s like a week away. So much has been happening in AKB’s universe the past few days (Anai Chihiro announcing her graduation, The Bad Boys from AKBINGO leaving AKBINGO, AKB48 and SNH48 severing all ties to each other) that I need to watch something from AKB that reminds me why I deeply love them and believe they will keep moving forward, despite so much of the AKB I used to know disappearing right before my eyes. I think it’s time for a revolution, and maybe Sakuratan will lead the way this year, or Sayanee, or we’ll return to a Mayuyu AKB, or Sasshi will continue her reign of JPOP idol domination! So much good stuff I feel is coming for us all!

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    • Denny Sinnoh says:

      I agree this is a fantastic post. I will need to catch up, once I get out of this morphine haze … (plop)

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    • Hiya~* Derek~kun, I sometimes get the impression that people don’t like to read as much as they used too these days, you know with social media it’s become a short attention span world. In any case I went with an abbreviated thought sequence for this release’s MVs and tried to make it interesting or perhaps it’s just weird that I love ramen that much!! =P

      Made up my mind that this year it’s going to be all Sakuratan~♥ although it would seem much more likely that I’d vote exclusively for Mayuyu of course she being my Oshi♥ but after further thought I tried to logically decide based on prior results and where my votes may mean that much more for what it’s worth =). After this single I wonder how much Mion’s stock will rise~*?? It’s hard to imagine that she’s ranked so far out of the top so far as she’s pretty wonderful and gets a fair share of attention media wise. Are you voting? I’d think you’d be so excited for this!!

      I’m guessing that the Bad Boys are co-hosts? And SNH48 always seemed like an out of body experience to me as far as Family48 but still it’s odd that this connection is ending/ended? Was it something ugly? I do hope not.

      I imagine that Sasshi, Sayanee, Mayuyu and Sakuratan will all be up near the very top or at least that’s my anticipation. My biased thoughts xD!

      Enjoyed this news single very much with two songs by far leading the way musically and one choreograph~wise as it’s just excellent dancing and so so stylish and amazing!~! Visually a lot to be excited about here as well, leave it to Team B to be the cutest while Team A’s “Set Me Free” knocked this one out of the part I thought!! Sakuratan~♥ absolutely rules the camera time or at least she’s easily the most magnetic throughout I thought and how she moves on the runway just seems so natural like she’s this super model! Or wait! Better than a super model of course =P. Most memorable still has to go to the title track “Tsubasa wa iranai” for me, LOVE LOVE the folk genre so this was a joy to hear and see…. Mion so good in it too! ^^

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  2. Denny Sinnoh says:

    Sakura is wearing grown-up-big-girl-shoes now. Who knew anyone good look that good? How many layers of beauty does Sakura have? The closer we look, the deeper her beauty is gets. It is like you attached a Hubble Telescope to ANOTHER Hubble telescope. Can her multiple-layers of talent and beauty continue on forever?

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  3. Denny Sinnoh says:

    RE: Koi wo suru to baka wo miru
    Why don’t they sell a bottle of personalized bath water with each member’s photo card?

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  4. Denny Sinnoh says:

    (waking up) I’m still loving that red dress Sayaka Yamamoto is wearing.

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  5. djv124 says:

    Okay, so as promised, here are my thoughts on the songs.
    First, the actual single I’ve listened to before as I mentioned, and I’ve also just watched the longer version on another site, and I think the longer version works so much more for me in terms of putting Mion as the focus. I thought it odd that the shortened radio version MV had kind of more Sayanee as the center and not Mion, but maybe that was just my overall impression. It had a lot of the other girls as the focus too, but when I thought about it, that’s kind of every AKB song, isn’t it? So many girls to put onto the screen all at once can make it seem like no one girl is getting too much screen time. It kind of makes you think about the whole idea of a center to begin with in a single for AKB. But still, song wise…lots of fun the more I listen to it.
    I think my favorite song, easily, is Team A’s SET ME FREE. The song itself is so catchy. Every part works for me. The video has Paruru looking the best I think she’s ever looked in an MV, and I found myself humming the song after only one listen. Very cool, Team A. Very cool.
    Team B’s song made me feel like I was watching A Mika Ninagawa special. It had the great visual flair of Mika and also just felt really, um, bubbly? I guess would be how I put it? Sorry for the bad Jurina pun there lol.
    Team 4’s MV I’ve seen before because I like the chorus part in the song, or rather, the dance they do for it. I like how stylish it looks, kind of like something I would expect from NMB. The dance shows off just how far Team 4 has come. The MV is kind of creative too.
    The digest video from Takamina’s graduation concert…yeah, thanks for making me cry. I had tears in my eyes. I can’t believe I almost attended that concert…I was so close to getting in that day, but wasn’t able to score a ticket at the last minute like I thought I might have been able to do. I had to watch the live stream at the apartment I rented in Japan. It brought back sweet memories of that moment, and of course, seeing Acchan with Takamina…it just breaks the heart. In a good way though, for sure.
    Team 8’s song I think you nailed the description of it perfectly, so I won’t go into it at all. I will say that it’s just…part of the overall package here. I guess that’s all I can say about it.
    So the Team K song, visually speaking, might be one of the sexiest and hottest MV’s AKB has ever put out. Visually, I think it is as close to perfection as you can ask for in an AKB MV. Haruppi shines really, really well in it. And Sayanee’s makeup makes her look so…intense! I was impressed, for sure. The song I kind of was hoping would’ve been more of a techno 4 on the floor beat, since I think their outfits and overall vibe of the MV would fit that kind of a song better, but at the same time, it seems to work for what they were doing in the MV, and I can see why you love it so much. I swear, there are about 50 moments in the MV I kept thinking could be great wallpaper for my laptop lol! Just…wow.
    Thanks again for sharing this! I am so happy you did! And ganbatte to your oshi in the Sousenkyo!

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    • U~n it was nice to have a movie styled version of “Tsubasa wa iranai” as you could then get more context on what was actually happening versus the regular clip… really reminds you how most idols seem to have a natural knack for acting it seems and even in these abbreviated scenes the girls really shine with their ability to emulate emotions in a believable sense. I never imagined Mion being the center on such a momentous occasion as this single but thank goodness they chose her as she really does amazing I thought…. I’ve long thought her voice to be a cute one and it’s just nice to finally hear her with the spotlight shining her way at last. I wonder if in any way this single will help her in the Sousenkyo…? Me and folk songs go a long way back!! I mean long before me and J-Music so it’s always a welcome genre no matter what!!

      “Set Me Free” is really a powerhouse song and particularly when coupled with its visuals it just goes way up, everyone did look amazing… still my biased heart says Sakura~♥! =P

      Good call on the direction look~alike!! Really I had not realized that until you just said it! And those vibrant colors is such a trademark of hers no question! It’s a really good thing that Mayuyu isn’t actually milk because I’m lactose intolerant =( …. =D!

      If not for the Latin inspired heat of “Aishuu no trumpeter”, Team 4’s dance choreography would have been the home run here for me! Both are dynamic, it’s just that with “Aishuu no trumpeter” it’s much more daring dare I say! =D All of that sexual tension they brought to screen was just OMG! =O I wanted to run to the market across the street for some desserts afterward.^^*

      The Takamina graduation clip was a much needed one for me as otherwise I would never have been able to see any of it from the behind the scenes to stage perspective they showed here. I loved it too that Acchan could be there for that incredible moment!!! And the emotions just overflowing ….Takamina’s always crying and then we all cry along with her =P!

      MMM…. Mayuyu, Sakuratan, Paruru & Kitarie, my BIG four if you will =D.

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      • djv124 says:

        Perfectly put, as usual, MB. come to think of it, this single is truly up your alley, with the love of folk songs you have in your heart, your favs all on hot display, and the dancing and music being top notch, plus the Mika-inspired visuals…everything here is excellent all around. A solid single release for sure.
        You bring up a good point about acting…I can’t wait to see some of the more newer AKB related TV shows coming out and movies…Godzilla has Acchan in it, Crow’s Blood looks just…..awesome (I believe your oshi is in that!), and Death Cash has my lovely Jurina taking part in that story as well. Can’t wait for the subs on all of these!.

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        • And with all her acting away from AKB, you get this freaky feeling that Paruru will just walk up to the podium and declare her graduation… btw want to see her horror movie!~! I love horror movies when they’re done just right as to not freak me out, not the slasher type unless it’s in the vein of something like “Scream” and yet I think I could watch Paruru in anything doing anything.

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          • djv124 says:

            Oh God, I hope Paruru doesn’t announce her graduation! That would be awful!
            I do want to see Paruru in Gekijourei, I think it’s called. I think a subbed version is on its way. I can’t wait. She has the face for acting in a horror movie. And she was so good as Salt in MG. So i really would love to see her in more horror and doramas. That is probably where she’s heading with her career as an idol/ex-idol, when she becomes one. Time will tell.

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            • Like Acchan, it really does appear to be Paruru’s calling =D. Just an eerie non supported by reality feeling that I have XD…. nah! she’s not graduating! =) I just want an affordable version of the movie, sometimes we’re blessed with down-priced reissues of movies or sometimes they’re released in China or Taiwan. “Salt”, had to be with a bit of “inside” humor, seriously though Paruru does indeed have a really natural acting ability from what I’ve seen too so far, and you get the feeling that she’s really passionate about it so she strives to do her very best always.

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              • djv124 says:

                Yeah, honestly, if AKS were to release all their movies and doramas and variety shows with english subs, I would buy them at just about any price, but I agree…it’s always awesome to find a good bargain on AKB related merch if you can. One of my favorite things in the whole world is to go to Japan and visit a Book Off and find an AKB concert I don’t have for a nice, discounted price of some kind. It’s like the Japanese version of going to an American Flea Market for me, if you can follow my logic. I love doing that.
                Paruru is passionate, as I think she lives her life passionately, even if it’s just to be passionately apathetic, or intensely devoted to remaining secretive about herself. IT works for her though, desho? And I think her natural ability to act stems from this kind of inward self-concentration. Good actors can tell you so much without saying a single word, and when I look at Paruru, I see just this…depth that is hard to explain, but you can see it plain as day. God…she’s amazing, ne?

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                • A~h! it wasn’t too long ago that I “jokingly” compared Paruru’s ability to say a LOT without saying a single word to that of one Robert DeNiro …I believe it was for the “Bokutachi wa tatakawanai” single complete with Bobby’s Goodfellas image and all =P. Huh, that was sort of a pinging~ESP thingy just then =). U~n the introvert dynamic at work, makes me wonder what would happen if Paruru consumed a “bit” of wine though say with the company of someone like Oshima Yuko?? =D

                  Book Offs are wonderful places to explore!!!! We have a couple of them here and you never know what you’re going to discover whenever you visit! Got a lot of my Tanimura Yumi albums there, in fact my very first purchase of her music was @ a Book Off.

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                  • djv124 says:

                    Weirdly enough, I’ve been having some funny fantasies of AKB girls together lately. I don’t ever do that type of thinking towards, them, believe it or not, but I just got to thinking about what it would be like if some of them got together and had fun with each other? Like it would be innocent for some, and for others, a sexy kouhai/senpai relationship, or maybe a secret crush finally coming out from one member to another. AKBINGO is to blame for this. They did something similar to this but in a kind of danso fashion, like mini-movies that some of the girls directed themselves. It was amazing. The one with Tani, of course, was my favorite.
                    Anyway, I didn’t realize there were Book Offs in Hawaii? That’s really cool. One more reason to go there and visit!

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                    • U~n we have at least two that I know of, one in our Pearlridge Shopping Center while the other original one is located inside Shirokiya @ Ala Moana. Wait! They recently began renovating and relocating Shirokiya so that location may be just gone =(. Or they may have just relocated I wonder? Hmm. AKDating sounds like fun =D and with a variety game show atmosphere it’s usually magic! Fantasies huh? I’m still fascinated by the notion that lots of guys would be interested in seeing a girl x girl ….interaction let’s just call it, happening. Closest I got was during middle school and I had a sleepover with a classmate and it was one of those curious about your own bodies type of interaction but nothing dirty mind you! =) Well you know what they say, we do know our bodies best and therefore would make perfect~* dates among ourselves =P.

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