Once again, the AKB48 family will provide an ending theme to an anime (children's anime, but still). Titled [Hatsukoi wa Minoranai] (初恋は実らない) (translation: First Love is Fruitless), the new AKB48 unit Ojarumaru Sisters will sing the theme song for the 14th season of NHK channel's Ojarumaru. The single is slated for release on 13 April 2011.
What's interesting about this probably-one-off unit is that it is comprised entirely of AKB48 Kenkyuuseis, including all of the 9th generation and 10th generation. Although the whole of 9th gen and Nakamata Shiori from 10th gen have been promoted, they still have yet to be placed in teams and are thus largely still considered to be Kenkyuusei by media and fans alike.
Ojarumaru Sisters (おじゃる丸シスターズ)
9th gen RS: Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao Mariya, Nakamura Mariko, Mori Anna, Yamauchi Suzuran
10th gen RS: Abe Maria, Izuta Rina, Ichikawa Miori, Iriyama Anna, Kato Rena, Kobayashi Marina, Nakamata Shiori, Fujita Nana
Hatsukoi wa Minoranai
Release: 13 April 2011
01. Hatsukoi wa Minoranai
03. Hatsukoi wa Minoranai (off vocal)
04. TBA (off vocal)