Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Kyobu, Jun 16, 2007.
A man of culture
Lol, just wait.
AKB48 lineup for SUMMER STATION...
SUMMER STATION LIVEアリーナ (SUMMER STATION LIVE Arena)
（六本木ヒルズアリーナ）(Roppongi Hills Arena)
Nishikawa Rei, Mukaichi Mion, Komiyama Haruka, Muto Tomu, Iwatate Saho, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kubo Satone, Sasaki Yukari, Taniguchi Megu, Fukuoka Seina, Murayama Yuiri, Yamauchi Mizuki, Okabe Rin, Oguri Yui, Kuranoo Narumi, Sakaguchi Nagisa
It's the same lineup as the senbatsu of the Zenkoku Tour. Team 8 will also perform on the 21st.
Hmmm, Naachan is not attending?
Oh yeah, that. She was replaced by Megu. I knew Megu didn't sound right.
She can't because she is already scheduled to perform on the boat theater in Tokyo http://www.stu48.com/schedule/detail/4545
On the new single talk... when are the last HS events for Jiwaru Days? Maybe we’ll get something there.
The circumstances are obviously not ideal, but I’ve been hoping for years that they’d ease on the crazy release schedule for a bit, cause the whole HS schedule was nuts.
We’ll see with the SKE/NMB releases how the sales fare without AKB and the SSK cannibalising their sales (although I haven’t seen any HS charts for that one?).
If anything, this would be the ideal time to debut new stages, just for them to have something.
Aug 10-12, which is really, really late. There are always HS on that date (which is always long weekend due to mountain day holiday), and it always hold the Janken prelims (so by then it will be too late for Janken, probably).
Last year Sentimental Train release date was Sep 19, which was already later than normal (usually the after election single would be last week of Aug or first week of Sep). But even with Sep 19 release date, the HS applications began on Aug 6.
There really need to be announcement real soon if there were to be end of Aug single, and within weeks even for mid-Sep single.
There was no HS in February this year (normally there would be some kind of Shamekai, but since there's no album...), and both members and fans were already complaining. And TBH, I never really see anyone complain about too frequent HS (except maybe about money). On the contrary, lots of member really wants HS.
I wouldn't be surprised if they indeed waited until then to announce it, and it could come out during October.
They need to start planning the next HS and whatnot, so I'm sure they have something in mind.
Well, I have!
Still, I think they missed the chance to reinvigorate the fandom with new original stages.
If they aren't sure about the general public buying their products, at least they could give the fans who are staying by them something.
End-of-October would be skipping 2 singles. I sure hope that isn't what they are planning....
I did some calculation a few years ago, and I found that with this amount of groups Aki-P compose song for (back then it was only JPN48/46, but now we also have Last Idol, 22/7, that girls band, etc), he is actually composing way more songs per year than back in like 2008 when we get frequent new original stages.
While I can't fault him on this (except when he broken the promises), well, maybe a secondary composer is needed.
Just to be clear, you mean after Aug 10 to 12, AKB will have no upcoming handshake event? No individual or national handshake events whatsoever?
In that case, at least they won't have any backlog anymore.
What if AKS decides to finally go with the AKB tandoku route. It will be like a rebirth. Make the sister groups activities separate from each other. At least they can try to distance AKB from the NGT scandal.
Sure, the million sales will stop but they can likely maintain the weekly #1 record.
A good narrative and PR for this can pave a way for a true new era for AKB, free from the shadows of its glory days.
I've always wondered if the agencies backing YukaRika have a strong hold in their inclusion of AKB senbatsu choice since both agencies are quite big. If they were strong enough, AKB will have no choice but to cut all of SG from senbatsu members to get out of the situation, although they will most likely lose their million and beat by 46Gs. I keep thinking about how much they would sell if there's no SG members involved in HS.
Gee, to think that all of this mess wouldn't have happened had they cleared the scandal immediately before it turned into a nation-wide news feed for months.
National HS in Osaka on Sep 15 and Nagoya on Oct 19 (or around that, can't remember exact date). But that's it.
They aren't skipping anything if they are not releasing anything dd
Like, didn't skip the SSK, they just cancelled it.
IMO, it all boils down to what separates the 48G from the other idol groups, and that is the theatre.
Sure, we are getting more material through singles and albums, but they literally burn through those in a matter of weeks and most of the songs are never performed. A lot of that material could have gone to stages that the girls could perform in their own theatres instead of the 879th rendition of Pajama Drive or Heart Gata Virus.
But ohwell, the theatre doesn't bring as much money as the HS events, so it's obviously the very last of their concerns.
My point is that Aki-P is already overworked.
And if it's the material that is the problem, a produced stage can be the answer. Like, in Bokunatsu stage, half of the song is pretty unknown (except maybe to hardcore fans). Heck, even the AKB Show Producer didn't know half of the song in that stage, and knowing songs was his jobs.
They should just let captains choose the setlist themself, like what is happening in SKE and NMB.
He's overworked the same way George RR Martin is overworked, because they keep accepting jobs when they should focus on what they have dd
But ohwell, yes, produced stages would be a nice way to go around the issue, but then the ones we get are basically another Greatest Hits from the old ones so... meh. I don't think anything has topped the Takamina produced ones. Bring her back?
Eh, have you watched BokuNatsu? Because if you think that is a greatest hits, then I really respect you on the breadth of your AKB48 song knowledge.
Idol Shugyou Chu!, Let's Go Kenkyuusei, etc, also get a lot of praises. Personally, I love Kamikyoku Shibari, even though half of them are hit singles. Hit singles are hit because they are fun to perform and fun to watch. Including them in moderation doesn't hurt anything -- on the contrary, it make the stage more fun. (Unless you watch AKB48 the same way as you watch orchestra)
I know not every is a fan of the STU Stage, but maybe they can also do it the STU way with having a few dance songs composed for the Stage, so that we both get new music + not having to overwork AkiP with the lyrics.
All of AKS’ attention has gone towards IZ*ONE. Perhaps something will come up soon since their promotions for their current single is winding down and it’s been over half a year since the Maho thing.
We did get a new song with Team 8's Suki da Suki da Suki da, but yes it's not officially released and there is no music video. I think they only performed it twice; at theater and in AKBINGO!. I feel like it's such a waste though... if they're going to wait so long to give a new song to AKB, then they could try to keep fans interested with other releases that include AKB members. The Team 8 song is good too especially for summer. I think they should have made a music video for it and make the song available digitally until AKB has a new single where they can put the song in the b-sides. They could also try to make Team 8 perform it on some Tv programs, this would be good for AKB considering the 2 front girls in Team 8 are regular in AKB senbatsu too. though I just saw on Yuiyui's Twitter that Team 8 is scheduled to perform the song on a Tv program apparently, so I guess AKS is trying a bit with the promo, but they could do more.
I just feel like it's being wasted... we had nothing new for months :/ and tbh the last 3 AKB singles were not the most ideal singles. Sentimental Train had difficult promo with Jurina being sick and Sakura on her way to Korea (both were front row of the song). No Way Man was a goodbye to the IZONE girls and very Kpop-style. Jiwaru Days was a goodbye to Sasshi. I feel like it's been a while since we had a single not related to farewell and with normal promo. I just want something nice and fun to enjoy simply, like the new Team 8 song.
well anyway I hope we get some news soon, and for how long we have waited, hopefully the song will be good... I would love a fun and catchy "idol" song like Kibouteki Refrain, or something refreshing and nostalgic like Labrador Retriever or 11gatsu no Anklet (yeah I loved these )
Btw here's the AKBINGO! performance of the new Team 8 song, for those who didn't hear it yet...
^ honestly I like the song enough for it to be a summer A-side for AKB.
It's honestly weird and a shame we really haven't had any news. Poor AKB girls who are not in core Team 8 lol. I'm not against a long wait since the sister groups are doing things on schedule it seems, but AKB is the HQ for 48 groups so being so quiet like this when we have no SSK or many tours, it's just boring lol.