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Otona AKB48 Member Revealed
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AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election Candidates
A total of 296 members will participate in this year's senbatsu election. This is the highest number ever. 14 members decided not to participate, check out who they are here.
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AKB48 Group Spring Concerts Setlist
AKB48 and their sister groups are holding several spring concerts at two different venues. Check out the setlists!
AKB48 Group 37th Single Senbatsu Election To Be Held in June
This year again AKB48 and its sister groups will hold an election to decide senbatsu members. The 37th Single Senbatsu Election will take place on June 7th in Ajinomoto Stadium. Voting tickets will be included in the 36th single which will be relased on May 21st.
AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri Setlist + All Group Shuffle
Check out the new shuffled team system!
AKB48 Group Shuffle Final Results
A few members declined their new team positions. Here are the revised shuffle results.
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02 August 2011

AKB48 [Flying Get] Covers + PV Preview

AKB48's 22nd single [Flying Get] covers and preview have been released. The members featured were elected in the 3rd general senbatsu election and just in case anyone didn't know their positions, their rankings are actually printed on their arms.

TYPE A and B feature media senbatsu. Theater edition feature lower senbatsu with Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. I'll admit that I'm not a fan of these covers. The gold costumes aren't really doing anything and the TYPE A and theater covers would be so much better if they were better designed. What is wrong with Matsui Rena's face? Why is Shinoda Mariko in a hairstyle normally reserved for lolita Oota Aika? And why are the male actors on the covers too? I suppose the designers had extra space left over after trying to distribute 21 members across 3 covers and decided to stick them on too?

What the covers lack, the PV previews make up for it. Going back to River and Beginner, we see our girls dressed in Chinese inspired outfits swinging their weapons with lightsaber-like effects. Unlike Heavy Rotation, lower senbatsu is visible throughout the PV preview. So for all of us who voted for #13-21, we're in luck this time.

We will be graced with a 18 minute long PV, a short movie in itself that follows a dramatic fight between senbatsu and a rival group of male fighters who challenge them. However the true fight is with their challengers, but within themselves. In order to not spoil the rest, please watch the preview and prepare to open your wallet.

Flying Get will release 4 weeks from now on August 24th 2011.

Flying Get
Release Date: 24 August 2011
01. Flying Get
02. Dakishimecha Ikenai
03. Seishun to Kizukanai Mama
04. Flying Get (off vocal ver.)
05. Dakishimecha Ikenai (off vocal ver.)
06. Seishun to Kizukanai Mama (off vocal ver.)
01. Akai Hachigatsu ~Choujou Kessen (Flying Get Ver.)
02. Dakishimecha Ikenai (Music Video)
03. Seishun to Kizukanai Mama (Music Video)
04. Akai Hachigatsu ~Choujou Kessen (Drama Ver.)
05. Flying Get (Dancing Ver.)
01. Flying Get
02. Dakishimecha Ikenai
03. Aisu no Kuchizuke
04. Flying Get (off vocal ver.)
05. Dakishimecha Ikenai (off vocal ver.)
06. Aisu no Kuchizuke (off voccal ver.)
01. Akai Hachigatsu ~Choujou Kessen (Flying Get Ver.)
02. Dakishimecha Ikenai Music Video
03. Aisu no Kuchizuke Music Video
04. 3rd Senbatsu Election Documentary (26min. long)
05. Akai Hachigatsu ~Choujou Kessen (Preview)
Theater ver
01. Flying Get
02. Dakishimecha Ikenai
03. Yasai Uranai
04. Flying Get (off vocal ver.)
05. Dakishimecha Ikenai (off vocal ver.)
06. Yasai Uranai (off vocal ver.)

Senbatsu - Flying Get (フライングゲット)
AKB48 Team A: Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko, Kojima Haruna, Takahashi Minami, Sashihara Rino,Takajo Aki, Kuramochi Asuka
AKB48 Team K: Oshima Yuko, Itano Tomomi, Miyazawa Sae, Minegeshi Minami, Akimoto Sayaka, Yokoyama Yui
AKB48 Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Watabane Mayu, Kitahara Rie, Kasai Tomomi, Sato Amina, Masuda Yuka
SKE48 Team S: Matsui Rena, Matsui Jurina

Undergirls - Dakishimecha Ikenai (抱きしめちゃいけない)
AKB48 Team A: Nakagawa Haruka, Ota Aika, Oya Shizuka, Maeda Ami
AKB48 Team K: Umeda Ayaka, Nito Moeno, Matsui Sakiko, Fujie Reina
AKB48 Team B: Hirajima Natsumi, Miyazaki Miho, Komori Mika, Sato Sumire
AKB48 Team 4: Oba Mina, Ichikawa Miori
SKE48 Team S: Oya Masana, Suda Akari
SKE48 Team KII: Takayanagi Akane, Hata Sawako
NMB48 Team N: Yamamoto Sayaka

Seishun to Kitsukanai Mama (青春と気づかないまま)
Currently unknown

Aisu no Kuchizuke (アイスのくちづけ)
Currently unknown

Yasai Uranai (アイスのくちづけ)
Currently unknown

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