24 January 2012
[AKB48 Unit Matsuri] Concert Setlist
AKB48's Unit Matsuri Concert took place today (January 23rd) at the Tokyo Dome City Hall.
The Unit Matsuri (Unit Festival) was created this year in response to the large number of subunit songs taking up a big number of positions at the Request Hour 2011 concert last year. And it seems to have worked! Looking at the set list of Request Hour 2012, a good number of old stage songs definitely wouldn't have ranked if not for this.
A total of 33 songs was performed today, including a few shuffles. Here's the set list.
AKB48 Unit Matsuri
Date: 23 January 2012
Venue: Tokyo Dome City Hall
Time: 18:30 (17:30 entrance)
Kage-ana: Oshima Yuko
M01. Senaka kara Dakishimete (Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Watanabe Mayu)
M02 - Mujineki (Iwasa Misaki)
M03 - Tsuki no Uragawa (DiVA)
M04 - Shuumatsu Not yet (Not yet)
M05 - Naminori Kakigoori (Not yet)
M06 - Dear J (Itano Tomomi)
M07 - Kakkowarui I love you (French Kiss)
M08 - Saisho no Mail (French Kiss)
M09 - Sweet & Bitter (Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko)
M10 - Hetappi Wink (Watarirouka Hashiritai 7)
M11 - Kanpeki Guu~ no ne (Watarirouka Hashiritai 7)
M12 - Soredemo Suki Dayo (Sashihara Rino)
M13 - Kimi shika (No Sleeves)
M14 - Relax! (No Sleeves)
M15 - Kuroi Tenshi (Kimoto Kanon, Matsui Jurina, Takayanagi Akane)
M16 - Wimbledon e Tsureteitte (Kato Rena, Shimazaki Haruka, Iriyama Anna)
M17 - Skirt, Hirari (Ichikawa Miori, Oba Mina, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao Mariya, Yamauchi Suzuran, Kawaei Rina, Iwata Karen)
M18 - Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate (Watanabe Miyuki, Yamamoto Sayaka, Jo Eriko)
M19 - Itoshisa no Accel (Matsui Jurina)
M20 - Ue Kara Mariko (Shinoda Mariko, Fujie Reina, Minegishi Minami, Kobayashi Marina, Akimoto Sayaka, Oya Shizuka, Maeda Ami, Sato Sumire, Umeda Ayaka, Kasai Tomomi, Kojima Haruna, Yamauchi Suzuran, Kitahara Rie, Katayama Haruka, Kuramochi Asuka, Yokoyama Yui)
M21 - Synchro Tokimeki (Watanabe Mayu)
M22 - Fui ni (Itano Tomomi)
M23 - Lost the way (DiVA)
M24 - Kibou Sanmyaku (Watarirouka Hashiritai 7)
M25 - Kuchibiru furezu... (No3b)
M26 - Pedicure Day (No3b)
M27 - Pera Pera Perao (Not yet)
M28 - Flower (Maeda Atsuko)
EN01 - GIVE ME FIVE! (live band version)
EN02 - Flying Get
EN03 - Kaze wa Fuiteiru
EN04 - Everyday, Kachuusha
EN05 - Heavy Rotation
Looks like quite a good set list. Sadly there wasn't a live stream of the concert, so we are only left with our own imaginations.
What I'm surprised about is why Ue kara Mariko was in the set list. As far as I know it is definitely not a unit song. I can understand single songs being in the encore, but not in the main part please.
The shuffle songs were a nice inclusion too, though I can't really agree with some of the member placings. Kimoto Kanon in Kuroi Tenshi? Isn't she way too young for that? Also Jo Eriko does not fit Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate at all. She is just not capable of sexy. I am extremely excited with Jurina's version of Itoshisa no Accel. I can't wait for the DVD!