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10 October 2010

AKB48 18th Single [Beginner]

    Some updates about the 18th Single. The title of the Single, announced during the Janken Tournament, is Beginner.

    There will be a total of 5 versions this time: the usual Type A, B and Theater versions, and now including Limited First Press versions for Type A and B. This is the first time that an AKB Single will have limited versions. Only the first press and Theater versions will come with handshake tickets and voting tickets for Request Hour ~Setlist Best 100 2011~.

    The Senbatsu for Beginner will revert back to 16nin. Senbatsu members are....... the usual frontgirls, minus Myao. Management is really excluding Myao out of stuff lately. Acchan will take back the center position (i saw that a mile away).
   Beginner is a fierce and hardcore song which and has been compared to RIVER. One interesting thing is that the dance will have 6 patterns of dance formation. Each formation will have different member positions and the center will be decided right on the performance with Takamina's hand signal (like a volleyball formation).

    The Undergirls song is called Boku Dake no Value. The member list is below, included in are 6 members of SKE48.The frontgirls of this song are Harugon, Harukyan, Rabutan and Kuumin. The song is your average mainstream catchy idol pop, but still cute enough to get me addicted.

    Type A will feature Team MINT, a unit featuring Acchan, Chiyuu, Moeno, Sakiko and Haachan. The unit was voted by the fans at the Ameba Pigg Unit Battle in late July. Their song is titled Kimi ni Tsuite and it's a ballad. Too slow for my liking but then I have only heard the LQ radio rip, maybe I will like it once the HQ is out. Acchan, Chiyuu and Moeno got solo lines, the distribution is like this: Acchan 50%, Chiyuu 40% and Moeno 10% of them. Sakiko and Haachan sang the backing vocals. Why am I not surprised.....

   Type B will have Nakeru Basho sung by DIVA. Member list below. The song is another ballad and the main girls are Sayaka, Yuka and Mocchi, with Sayaka as the center. The song is mostly solo lines except for the chorus, which is sung by half the girls while the other half dance. The song has some pretty strong vocals, and AKB48 Kenkyuusei Nakamata Shiori says its pretty bawlful.

More after the jump

Release Date: 27 October 2010
Price: 1600yen

Beginner (Type A)
01. Beginner
02. Boku Dake no value
03. Kimi ni Tsuite
04. Beginner (off vocal)
05. Boku Dake no Value (off vocal)
06. Kimi ni Tsuite (off vocal)
01. Beginner Music Video
02. Boku Dake no value Music Video
03. Kimi ni Tsuite Music Video
04. Beginner Dance Shot(Oshima center)
05. Beginner Dance Shot(Shinoda center)
06. Beginner Dance Shot(Jurina + Watanabe center)
Beginner (Type B)
01. Beginner
02. Boku Dake no Value
03. Nakeru Basho
04. Beginner (off vocal)
05. Boku Dake no Value (off vocal)
06. Nakeru Basho (off vocal)
01. Beginner Music Video
02. Boku dake no value Music Video
03. Nakeru Basho Music Video
04. Beginner Dance Shot (Atsuko center)
05. Beginner Dance Shot(Itano center)
06. Beginner Dance Shot(Takahashi center)
First press will include handshake tickets and voting ticket for Request Hour ~Setlist Best 100 2011~.

Senbatsu - Beginner
A: Kojima Haruna, Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko
K: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae
B: Kasai Tomomi, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Watanabe Mayu
S: Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena
Undergirls - Boku Dake no value (僕だけのvalue)
A: Iwasa Misaki, Oota Aika, Nakagawa Haruka, Maeda Ami, Katayama Haruka
K: Kikuchi Ayaka, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Fujie Reina, Yonezawa Rumi, Nito Moeno, Matsui Sakiko
B: Ishida Haruka, Oku Manami, Komori Mika, Sato Sumire, Hirajima Natsumi, Miyazaki Miho
S: Yagami Kumi, Kizaki Yuria
KII: Ishida Anna, Takayanagi Akane, Mukaida Manatsu
MINT - Kimi ni Tsuite (君について)
A: Katayama Haruka, Maeda Atsuko
K: Matsui Sakiko, Nito Moeno
B: Kasai Tomomi
DIVA - Nakeru Basho (泣ける場所)
A: Oya Shizuka, Kuramochi Asuka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka
K: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Tanabe Miku
B: Sato Amina, Sato Natsuki, Suzuki Mariya, Chikano Rina, Masuda Yuka
S: Oya Masana

Order Links
HMV: Type A / Type B
CDJapan: Type A / Type B
YesAsia: Type A / Type B

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Type A Limited, Type A Regular
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Type B Limited, Type B Regular

Beginner (radio rip)

Boku Dake no Value (AKBINGO! cut)

Nakeru Basho (AKBINGO! cut)

AKB48 Yakushiji Temple Concert 2010 - Kimi ni Tsuite (Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku cut)


GenkiKoala said...

Thank you for the NMB and Beginner news.

wilsgun said...

the hotness of Matsui Rena took myao's spot lol... but sashi is also there... she took over ono's spot?