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AKB48 reveal the title of their 37th single

June 24, 2014 @ 12:41 am
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On June 23, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, HKT48's Sashihara Rino, SKE48's Matsui Jurina, and NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka appeared on the presentation to announce the contract between AKB group and "Baitoru", a part-time job offering website.

SEE ALSO: AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election Results!

Those four girls along with Matsui Rena, Shimazaki Haruka, and Kashiwagi Yuki, who were the top 7 of the recent Senbatsu election, will appear on the new CM, and it will use AKB48's upcoming 37th single as the CM song. 

Watanabe who grabbed the No.1 spot on the election will serve as the center for the single, and it was announced the single would be titled "Kokoro no Placard" (to be released on August 27). Watanabe explained regarding the song, "It is such an easy song to remember, and I could remember it after listening to it 1.5 times. Since it's an enjoyable song for men and women of all ages, I hope many people listen to it, and sing and dance to it."

She also mentioned "Koisuru Fortune Cookie", which centered Sashihara, the queen of the previous election. As it became a hit and many people all around the world made videos dancing to the song, Watanabe cheerfully commented, "Hopefully, my song could also be livened up as much as that song!"

During the presentation, it was also announced that there will also be four different versions of CMs featuring AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 which will be aired only locally. Moreover, four TV stations will produce new TV programs around the theme of part-time jobs starting July 1. 

Those four programs include Fuji TV's "AKB de Arubaito" (every Tuesday at 1:40 am~ *Kanto region only), CBC TV's "SKE no Kayou Arubaito Gekijou" (every Tuesday at 1:18 am ~), Kansai TV's "NMB no Meccha Baito" (every Tuesday at 1:00 am~), and Kyushu Asahi Housou's "HKT Shakariki 48!" (every Friday at 12:55 am~).

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· Posted June 26, 2014 @ 2:50 am

I loved Koisuru Fortune Cookie for exactly the same reasons as hachiagejo :) It's one of the best songs AKB have released in years & although I hope that this one is just as great I have to say that the singles they've been releasing these past few years haven't really been on par with their early works so I'm a bit sceptical.


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· Posted June 25, 2014 @ 1:14 am

The reason why I adored Koisuru Fortune Cookie, was because the song was quite relatable, the dance was REALLY fun to do, and it was stuck in my head, just like Heavy Rotation. I'm hoping that Kokoro no Placard is something that could be stuck in my head for ages. c:


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· Posted June 24, 2014 @ 9:10 pm



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· Posted June 24, 2014 @ 2:45 am
this is the theme song of the new era. aki-p better make this single 'the bomb' just like with heavy rotation before.
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