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27 October 2010

AKB48 [Beginner] updates

UPDATED 27 Oct: Added in Beginner Original PV

     Tomorrow is the release day for AKB48's new Single Beginner. I can't wait! Whose not excited? Well I can tell you who isn't: Arashi fans. Why you ask?
AKB48's 18th Single "Beginner" shipped a total of 1.03 million copies of first pressing.
     Holy shit 1.03 million first press shipped to stores!!! That's a 350k jump from Ponytail to Shushu (650,000)!!! AKB is on a roll! But how does Arashi fit into this you ask? Well if you take a look at this chart which shows the Oricon Yearly Singles ranking.
01 - 698,542   Arashi -  Troublemaker
02 - 696,022   Arashi -  Monster
03 - 683,703   AKB48 - Heavy Rotation
04 - 647,144   AKB48 - Ponytail to Shushu
     As you can see, Arashi has been leading the music rankings since I don't know how long ago. Looks like that's going to change! Lol my sister is totally raeging over the fact that Arashi is gonna get beaten by AKB.

     So imagine if AKB really does sell that much, what would happen? Yup. MILLION SELLER BABY!!!! If AKB does manage to sell a million copies, then
- First million Single since Akikawa Masafumi's Sen no Kaze ni Natte in 2006 (but that took a year).
- First opening-week million seller since Utada Hikaru's Addicted to You in 1999.
- First Female artist to top the Oricon Yearly Ranking since Ayumi Hamasaki in 2002.
Nevertheless I'm expecting at least 500k first day.

     However even though the release date is tomorrow, they still haven't released the full PV for Boku Dake no Value, Kimi ni Tsuite and Nakeru Basho. For that reason I'm not gonna do a review of the Single yet. Not sure to add in Beginner to that list because I still don't know if the censored ver. of the PV (below) is the final one....

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 a 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 B Limited, Type B Regular

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