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23 January 2011

SKE48 5th Single [Banzai Venus]

     SKE48's 5th Single [Banzai Venus] will release on 9 March 2011. There will be a total of 3 different versions, Type A, Type B, and Theater version. The tracklist follows the same format as their previous Single 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku with 1 A-side, 1 "other", and the White and Red Team tracks.

     Banzai Venus carries on with the lively and vibrant vibe from 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku. The PV looks real impressive from the preview and their costumes looked interesting as well. As usual, Matsui Rena and Matsui Jurina are the stars of SKE48 but uprising star Kimoto Kanon might just be snagging some of the spotlight or at least it feels that way. It's PV had more than a thousand people dancing with them making it a very impressive and large single.

     The Shirogumi and Akagumi of SKE48 are pitted against each other once again in Banzai Venus. Previously on SKE48's4th Single 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku, Shirogumi sang Cosmos no Kioku, a generic idol song while Akagumi sang a meccha genki Seishun wa Hazukashii. This time round Akagumi went in a whole new direction and took on a dark song, Dareka no Sei wa Shinai. and Shirogumi sticks to idol type songs and sings Sotsugyou shiki no Wasuremono.

     IMHO, Akagumi produced a better song this time. The Akagumi song this time round is different from their usual schoolgirl getup which makes things a lot more fresh for viewers. The visuals in the PV portrays darkness and mystery which makes it even more interesting a song.

     And lastly we have Ai no Kazu from SKE48's Team KII. Not much I have to say about this song other that CHURI!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3. It's fine, nothing spectacular.

Banzai Venus (バンザイVenus)
Release Date: 09 March 2011

TYPE A Limited

01. Banzai Venus
02. Ai no Kazu
03. Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono
04. Banzai Venus (off vocal)
05. Ai no Kazu (off vocal)
06. Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono (off vocal)
01. Banzai Venus PV
02. Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono PV
TYPE B Regular

01. Banzai Venus
02. Ai no Kazu
03. Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai
04. Banzai Venus (off vocal)
05. Ai no Kazu (off vocal)
06. Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai (off vocal)
01. Banzai Venus PV
02. Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai PV
Theater Version

01. Banzai Venus
02. Ai no Kazu
03. Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono
04. Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai
05. Banzai Venus (off vocal)
06. Ai no Kazu (off vocal)
07. Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono (off vocal)
08. Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai (off vocal)

Senbatsu - Banzai Venus (バンザイVenus)
Team S: Oya Masana, Hirata Rikako, Kizaki Yuria, Kuwabara Mizuki, Suda Akari, Hiramatsu Kanako, Takada Shiori, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Yagami Kumi
Team KII: Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiori, Furukawa Airi, Takayanagi Akane, Mukaida Manatsu
Team E : Kimoto Kanon

Team KII - Ai no Kazu (愛の数)
Team KII: Akaeda Ririna, Abiru Riho, Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiorim Kato Tomoko, Goto Risako, Sato Seira, Sato Miekom Takayanagi Akane, Hata Sawako, Furukawa Airi, Matsumoto Rina, Mukaida Manatsu, Yakata Miki, Yamada Reika, Wakabayashi Tomoka

White Team - Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono (卒業式の忘れもの)
Team S: Ono Haruka, Nakanishi Yuka, Matsui Jurina
Team KII: Abiru Riho, Kato Tomoko, Goto Risako, Sato Mieko, Matsumoto Rina, Yamada Reika, Wakabayashi Tomoka
Team E: Yamada Erika, Nakamura Yuka

Red Team - Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai (誰かのせいにはしない)
Team S: Kato Rumi, Kinoshita Yukiko, Deguchi Aki, Matsui Rena
Team KII: Sato Seira, Hata Sawako, Yakata Miki
Team E: Ueno Kasumi, Umemoto Madoka, Kaneko Shiori, Hara Minami, Yamashita Yukari

Banzai Venus (Digest ver.)

Ai no Kazu

Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono (Digest ver.)

Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai (Digest ver.)

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