Team B 5th STAGE [Theater no Megami]
|OP||Romance Kakurenbo||ロマンスかくれんぼ||Romance Hide and Seek||Zenza Girls (Solo)|
|M01||Yuuki no Hammer||勇気のハンマー||Hammer of Courage||Team B|
|M02||Inseki no Kakuritsu||隕石の確率||Chance of Meteorite||Team B|
|M03||Ai no Stripper||愛のストリッパー||Stripper of Love||Team B|
|M04||Theater no Megami||シアターの女神||Goddesses of the Theater||Team B|
|M05||Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa||初恋よ、こんにちは||First Love, Hello||Watanabe, Sato S., Oku|
|M06||Arashi no Yoru ni wa||嵐の夜には||In an Evening Storm||Miyazaki Komori, Suzuki, Sato N.|
|M07||CANDY~||キャンディー||-||Kasai, Sato A., Masuda|
|M08||Locker room boy||ロッカールームボーイ||-||Kitahara, Ishida, Kobayashi, Hirajima, Chikano|
|M09||Yokaze no Shiwaza||夜風の仕業||Act of the Night Wind||Kashiwagi|
|M10||100 meter Conbini||100メートルコンビニ||100 Meter Convenience Store||Team B|
|M11||Suki Suki Suki||好き 好き 好き||Love Love Love / Like Like Like||Team B|
|M12||Sayonara no Kanashibari||サヨナラのカナシバリ||Goodbye's Paralysis||Team B|
|M13||Shiokaze no Shoudaijou||潮風の招待状||Invitation of the Sea Breeze||Team B|
|EC1||Honest Man||ネオストマン||-||Team B|
|EC2||Team B Oshi||チームB推し||Team B Favourite||Team B|
|EC3||Bokutachi no Kami Hikouki||僕たちの紙飛行機||Our Paper Airplane||Team B|
* Bolded girls are the center.
More after the jump
OP - Romance Kakurenbo
The song is really good. I like ballads like this. The speaking part is a little awkward at first, but eventually I got used to it. Shimada Haruka has a nice voice but it could be improved on. I like the idea of promoting the kenkyuuseis, but giving them a solo song is too much! Some of the best singers don't even have a solo song yet and their giving them to Kenkyuuseis... And if they really had to give the kenkyuuseis a solo, why must it be better than Yukirin's solo?! Yeah I much prefer this solo over Yukirin's solo.
M00 - Overture
ARE! YOU! RRRREEEEEAAAAADDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
M01 - Yuuki no Hammer
AKB Mining Equipment, coming to a cave near you! The starting of the song is actually the chorus but sung very very deeply, kinda strange but it gets better after that. The song is good but there's nothing special about it. I was hoping for a song that can get the crowd going like Shonichi or RESET etc. maybe after more listens it will get better. The coats their wearing are horrible and way too shiny for my liking. Good that they will be gone after this.
M02 - Inseki no Kakuritsu
Yes! They get out off those horrible coats to reveal the costume for the next song, a simple yet detailed red dress. The chorus is really really catchy! I can listen to it the whole day. The whispering part is cute too! One of my favourite songs from B5.
M03 - Ai no Stripper
Nice title. Another one of my favourites in the stage. Really catchy. Yuka and Kitarie sexy pose at the start was wow. Despite the title, the dance isn't really sexy except for a few moves. And I really love the mini dance off in the middle.
M04 - Theater no Megami
Cheerleader outfits? Goddesses are cheerleaders? LOL. A fun and happy song but I'm not really into it. Kinda generic for me. I expected much more from the title song. Maybe with more listens it would grow on me. Oh and maa's costume...... I don't think that needed to be covered up...
M05 - Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa
This is actually my favourite unit song of the stage. And I'm not really that into any of the 3 girls performing. I don't really like Mayu's solo voice but for this song it was actually good. The only unit song that I was able to like on first listen. The whole song is good, even the speaking parts. The outfits are kinda cute too. I especially love the part where they sit on the raised portion of the stage.
M06 - Arashi no Yoru ni wa
I love how they used of the blinds at the start. And nice use of the red sofa too. The song is really upbeat. Myao is really a good singer and dancer. The rest of the girls aren't so bad either. Yep including Komorin, whose is considered to be the worst dancer in AKB by many. She didn't look so bad here, plus wow I didn't know she had such a voice! Same for Nacchi, this song really used her voice well. Maybe after more listens this song will overtake Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa as my favourite Unit song in B5/
M07 - CANDY~
OMG this song is just filled with cute! There isn't anything about this song that isn't cute. The song is cute, costumes are cute, the mic stands are cute, and the girls are cute, the dance is cute too! I was a little worried when I saw the lineup because I didn't know how Yuka would fit in with the Amina and Chiyuu, but all went well. All the girls voices went well with each others and no one really overpowered anyone. And the lollipop at the end was cute! Song wise I didn't really like it on first few listens, but I guess the cuteness overwhelmed me. Did I mention this song is cute?
M08 - Locker room boy
The "leftover girls" unit. And also my least favourite unit song. The chorus is good but the rest of the song is easily forgettable. The lacrosse was a nice touch. Nice how they "played" lacrosse during the song.
M09 - Yokaze no Shiwaza
Yukirin gets a solo!!! About time. So now all the Team Captains have a solo. Yukirin's voice fits beautifully in it. However her song is pretty boring. It's a really really slow and calming song. I guess it's one of those songs which you have to understand the lyrics to understand it fully. So I won't go on about it until I see the lyrics and translation.
M10 - 100 meter Conbini
Eurobeat! I really love Japanese Eurobeat songs (did that make any sense?)! Very addictive and fun. My only disappointment is that I'm not satisfied with the costumes. Seriously this is a song where multi coloured costumes, like those used in Dokugumo and Okera in K6 would work very well because of all the flashing lights and stuff but they wore black and white.
M11 - Suki Suki Suki
A good cute song, and the chorus is addictive. My favourite part is the last line of the chorus, a duet by Yukirin and Chiyuu / Suuchan and Myao. The song takes a sudden change during the second instrumental. Kinda weird there.
M12 - Sayonara no Kanashibari
I don't like this song. It ruins the mood set by the previous two songs. The chorus fine. I like the parts of the dance where they freeze up like a doll. But other than those I don't like this song.
M13 - Shiokaze no Shoudaijou
A sweet song but too boring for me. Maybe it's another of those lyrics songs. The costumes are nice and pretty which make up for the boring song.
EC1 - Honest Man
A nice upbeat song again. The chorus is nice and catchy. Mayuyu's hat is horrible, other than that I love the costumes, especially the shiny skirts. Something different for a change
EC2 - Team B Oshi
The most awesome song of this Stage. Seriously this song is WIN. It's kinda like 16nin Shimai no Uta and Wasshoi B joined together. Each of the girls say a short phrase or movement during their few seconds, giving all the members a few seconds to shine. Very good concept. Another thing I noticed is the during the song the girls push each other, the most obvious is when Myao pushed Amina off the centre. It's part of the choreography but I want to know the meaning behind it.
EC3 - Bokutachi no Kami Hikouki
A less energetic but still fun song for the end of the Stage. This is actually my favourite song of B5. The choreography is simple but still nice to watch. And I just love the chorus. In the second half, they bring out pizza boxes with paper airplanes in it lol. Each paper plane has handwritten message by the girls, which they throw at the the audience. I love how AKB always manages to give back to the wotas. My only disappointment is that Amina is the only one without over-knee socks.
You can really see the difference between K6 and B5 stages one the first set ends. Team K is full of great dancing, while Team B dances aren't really that wild except for Arashi no Yoru ni wa. Their more of the dances which everyone can do and have fun doing. B5 is a great stage, but it could have been better