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26 May 2013

Matsumura Kaori Will Release Indies Solo Single Produced By Sashihara Rino

As announced during SKE48's Concert in Nippon Gaishi Hall on April 14, SKE48's Lifetime Honorary Kenkyuusei Matsumura Kaori will release an Indies Solo single. The single will be limited to 1000 copies, but if those are sold out new copies will be made. This will be the first solo single by an SKE48 member.

A month later on May 13, it was revealed during the late night show AKB Eizou Center which is hosted by Sashihara Rino, that Sashihara will produce the single. Five minutes before the start of the show, a mail had arrived from Akimoto Yasushi saying that Sashihara will pick the song, arrange it and write the lyrics in order to show Matsumura Kaori's charm. Sashihara Rino is now not only an HKT48 member and the the HKT48 theater manager, but also a producer.

Matsumura Kaori, who ranked #34 in the last election and #17 in the first day results of the current election, commented about Sashihara producing the single: "There seem to be a lot of opinions, but I am very happy about it. This way I became a news topic again. It's thanks to Sashihara-san. Thanks to Sashihara-san. This is important. As expected, number 4 (note: referring to election rank) is amazing" (Source).

Sashihara promised to give her best, saying "I think this will become a very important song for Matsumura and for Matsumura's fans, I'll work hard with all my might. I seriously have to do my best."(Source).

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