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Episode 18: Best Music Videos Hello, and welcome everybody to Stage48 Countdown. I'm Forrest Fuller.
On today's episode. We will be looking at the Best Music Videos as this is Episode 18 of Stage48 Countdown. These are the best music videos. From AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, Nogizaka46, JKT48, SNH48, SDN48, Solo, or Sub Unit Songs. These are the best, if they had a music video. They were allowed and had a chance to make this list.
Before we began. Let's get to the Honorable Mentions. Here they are.
11) Utsukushii Inazuma (SKE48) (39 Points)
12) Sayonara Crawl (AKB48) (37 Points)
13) Barrette (Nogizaka46) (36 Points)
14) Nandome no Aozora Ka? (Nogizaka46) (35 Points)
15) Kibouteki Refrain (AKB48) (34 Points)
Now let's get to the countdown shall we. First up.
10) HA! (NMB48) (40 Points)In at #10 is a song that really should have been a single for NMB48 instead of a coupling song. It's NMB48 - Ha! from 2012.
NMB48 - HA! is from the 29th Single of AKB48. I know what you are thinking, why is an NMB48 Song on a AKB48 Single? Well instead of Team Songs (which moved to the other singles, first beginning with UZA) and then next time being So Long and you know the rest.
But why this is the #10 Ranked best music video from the 48Group? Because how can't you not like this video. Yakuza vs. NMB48. It's something you don't ever seen and you know what. It worked, If only this was a movie as well.
Would have loved to seen where they did end up fighting each other (Yakuza vs. NMB48). I'm sure we would have gotten some badass moments of Sayanee (before we see badassness in MG4 as the Antagonist from what I think she is.).
Also would have been nice to see Miyuki get revenge on the Yakuza for kidnapping and making them think she was Sayanee. Also would have been awesome to see Yuihan fight her own family's Crime family. Maybe even get revenge on her grandpa lol.
Anyways. Everything about this video is just so awesome and very well done. It still sucks that this wasn't a single. If NMB48-Ha was a single, this would have been their highest selling single as of today. Same with SKE48's song on Eien Pressure.
9) Everday, Katyuusha (AKB48) (41 Points)The 9th Spot belongs to the girls of AKB48 and their 2011 Summer Song. Everyday, Katyuusha.
Everyday, Katyuusha is AKB48 2011 Summer Song as it was the first single for now full time senbatsu members in Yui Yokoyama, Sayaka Yamamoto, and Miyuki Watanabe. This was the first single to feature the girls of NMB48 as NMB48 was born back in October.
Also was the first MEGA senbatsu as it became something you now see in Summer Singles. Anyways, onto the Music Video as this music video was just very creative. The Story behind this video was the girls (minus Mariko, Tomochin, Takamina, Yuko, and Acchan) were getting ready to sail away.
Acchan in the video (who of course was the center of the video.) was trying to make it there (first riding her bike until that didn't work) and she ended up running the rest of the way. By the end of the video she was able to make it there.
I like to think that at the end of the video when Acchan makes it there, she is like. Why the hell am I always running in these videos, this isn't right. lol. But that was just one of part of Everday, Katyusha video. The reason why it ranked on this countdown.
Was because it was a montage of AKB48's Music Video from 2006 to that moment in 2011. Like you had Yuko doing the ending see from Heavy Rotation. The Slap scene from Oogoe Diamond (this time with Acchan and Sae), Iiwake Maybe race 2.
Also with Yuko vs. Acchan Part 2 lol. Plus featuring a bunch of other scenes from AKB48's past videos. It was just so cool to see and makes you reminiscence about their past. Would love to see that again tbh. It would work for the 10th Year of AKB48 (even bring back some of the graduating girls for the video).
8) Sakura no ki Ni Narou (AKB48) (42 Points)#8 is the Sakura/Spring Song from 2011. It's Sakura no Ki ni Narou.
In my opinion, Sakura no Ki ni Narou is the best ballad single that AKB48 has ever done. Even better then their 1st Indie Single. I know some people will disagree with me. But that's just my opinion. Anyways, as you know about the video.
The front girls for this video are Acchan (the center), Yuko, Kojiharu, Takamina, Tomochin, and Jurina who is the dead girl in this video. You don't know how she died though. But it must have been over the course of their school year.
The song is a very beautiful and when you listen to the song. You feel very emotional, maybe even shed a tear as well listening to this song and the video it's self is beautiful. With the girls like Takamina and Kojiharu (in College), Tomochin and Acchan working, and Yuko with her daughter.
Jurina is the dead chick in the video as in the end of the video. She becomes a cherry tree (as the title of the song says). Just beautiful how well done this video was and I don't think any other Sakura video will come close to this song.
7) Gingham Check (AKB48) (60 Points)The 7th best Music Video is one of my favorite videos of all time. It's Gingham Check from 2012.
Gingham Check is the first song not to have Acchan as a member of the senbatsu (did make an appearance in the video). As the Song was the result of the 2012 Senbatsu Election in which it was won by Yuko. Mayuyu was 2nd, Yukirin was 3rd and Sasshi was 4th.
The video is actually the very first AKB48 Video I ever seen when I got into AKB48 in August of 2013 and I loved it. It was directed by the AWESOME Joseph Kahn (the guy who needs to direct another AKB48 tbh with you) and it was a video that had 3 storylines.
These 3 storylines parody films. Terrorists invading a Police Department, Schoolgirl explores a haunted house, and a Golza from Ultraman Tiga attacks a city. Also features a battle between Motorgirls and Car Devils which just makes the video even more awesome.
The Motorgirls lead by Yuko vs. The Car Devils lead by Mayuyu was just pretty cool to see. It also featured cameos by Acchan, Akira Nakao (Godzilla), Hideo Ishiguro (Kamen Rider Den-O), Kouhei Takeda (Hana Kimi, Kamen Rider Kiva), Dori Sakurada(Kamen Rider New Den-O).
The Kamen Riders were pretty much the love interest in the videos as one was with Yuko in the police department. One was with Mayuyu in the haunted house (oh how I wish I was him lol.), and one was with Yukirin as Golza was attacking.
I do wonder if they would have had a parody film thing for Sasshi as well if the one scandal of hers didn't happen. I think they would have. Would have been nice, but oh well.
6) Ikiru Koto (AKB48 Team A) (61 Points)At #6 is one of the best Team A Songs I've ever seen. It's Ikiru Koto from 2013.
Ikiru Koto is a very underrated song and video in my opinion. Why I say that is because you don't ever see this song being perform that much and it has never been ranked in Request Hour and don't think it will be for this years Request Hour as well.
But on to the video. The Video is a double center of Mayuyu and Takamina (who were the centers for the last Team A song which was Ruby) and featured other girls like.
Iriyama Anna, Iwata Karen, Izuta Rina, Kawaei Rina, Kikuchi Ayaka, Kobayashi Marina, Kotani Riho, Matsui Sakiko, Morikawa Ayaka, Nakamata Shiori,Nakatsuka Tomomi, Oshima Ryoka, Sato Sumire, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Juri, Tano Yuka, Yokoyama Yui.
Ikiru Koto is a dark video. LITERALLY! lol. Sorry I had to do that . But it shows Mayuyu in a bar with the a band right behind as she is singing. Takamina at the top of the stairs at a buliding (she looks ALOT different) in the video by the way. Mariko in the same building lol.
Also shows the other girls (like Tano dancing when everybody else stars dancing). Just everything about this video is so excellent and why I think it's one of the best videos AKB48 has ever done in my opinion..
5) Tsugi No Season (AKB48 Undergirls) (65 Points)At the #5 spot is Tsugi no Season from 2012.
Tsugi no Season is October 2012 which on the track called UZA. Tsugi no Season is a song done by the AKB48 Undergirls. The Senbatsu for this single is as followed
Team A: Iwata Karen, Tano Yuuka, Iriyama Anna, Takahashi Juri, Kawaei Rina, Oshima Ryoka
Team K: Nagao Mariya, Muto Tomu
Team B: Kato Rena, Ichikawa Miori, Takeuchi Miyu
Team S (SKE48): Kizaki Yuria
Team KII (SKE48): Mukaida Manatsu
Team E (SKE48): Kimoto Kanon
Team N (NMB48): Yamada Nana
Team H (HKT48): Kodama Haruka
The video was something else as show the members of senbatsu pretty much doing stuff over and over again and not giving up. Alot of them had a bunch of takes and they were pretty cool that they did that. This senbatsu featured a quite bit of members who are now senbatsu members.
Girls like Annin, Ricchan, and Yuria were just of the 3 and future ones lke Tanochan, Juri, Tomu, and Harrupi were also in this video as well. The ending part of this video was just funny as hell as it looked like the one thing going off scared the crap out of the girls.
4) GIVE ME FIVE! (AKB48) (Drama Version) (73 Points)At #4 is Give Me Five from 2012.
Give me Five is the first single from 2012 and the song that is ranked is not the music video. But the full 34 Minute Music Video. The full 34 minute music video of Give me Five is like a little movie of it. Wasn't the first AKB48 video to have a full video.
That belongs to Flying Get which the whole video was 18 minutes and very well done. Give Me Five is the same way as it had a story of the girls who working dead end jobs (Yuko having the craziest one of them all) and end up forming a band while during night classes.
Of course Acchan was the lead singer while Yuko and Takamina were on guitar and bass. Kojiharu and Mayuyu were on the pianos, Yukirin was on drums, and girls like Mariko, Tomochin, Rie, Jurina, Rena, Miichan, and Sasshi were on the other pieces of musical equipements.
Akicha, Sae, Yui, Kasai and Sayanee were the only girls that weren't on anything but they were in the video as members of the crowds. Kasai did play a pregnant chick in the music video which gives you a reason on why she wasn't in the band called Baby Blossom.
Overall the video was pretty darn good and even though they did it again with Heart Electric. Nothing will come close to the awesomness of Give me Five. Only wish Yuko got a guitar solo in the video and only her lol.
3) Heavy Rotation (AKB48) (78 Points)The #3 Spot is Yuko's Signature Song. Heavy Rotation from 2010.
Why I said that is because even though I'm sure this song wasn't written for Yuko. Yuko Oshima made this song her own as it was the very first time should had been a center for a single and I don't think Atsuko Maeda could have made this song what it is today.
I know she was the center and has made songs her own. But I don't think with this one. The Video of this song is so awesome as it's pretty much eye candy/fan service central. But you know what, who the hell cares. It is what makes the video special.
I know it did make a lot of noise and was a bit controversial. I know it was mostly because of the secne with WMatsui in the bathtub naked and giving the fact that Jurina was only 13 at that time. It would piss ALOT of people off.
But that didn't stop it from being one of the best songs of all time (not just from AKB48).
2) Beginner (AKB48) (102 Points)At #2 is the legendary Beginner from 2010.
2010 was a breakout year for AKB48 as their dominance in the idol world. It begin with Heavy Rotation and it started with Beginner as in January 2011. It began, you know what I mean. Beginner was the first full time senbatsu for both Sasshi and Rena as they are still senbatsu to this day.
Let's also talk about the video. While there are verision with Acchan as center, Takamina as Center, Mariko as Center, Tomochin as Center, Yuko as Center, and Mayu/Jurina Center. I'm talking about the original video. At First with that video. You are like HOLY CRAP!
From Takamina, Acchan, Yuko, Rena, Yukirin, Jurina and Tomochin being all wired to each other. To Mariko getting head crushed in, Mayuyu getting stabbed, Half of Kojiharu's face getting chopped off, Yuko sacrificing herself for Acchan before she gets crushed, Acchan's scream (with blood), Acchan hand falling and becoming a sword. It was no wonder this song became a classic. Good Video and VERY AWESOME song.
NUMBER #1 is coming up. The Recap is above you.
1) UZA (AKB48) (111 Points)#1 is one of the top songs from 2012. It's UZA!
The first single of AKB48 without Acchan (cameo or not) and it was something. From the bad ass first time you saw the performance at Janken 2012 (my favorite performance) you knew this song was going to be something special.
Directed by Joseph Kahn (who directed Gingham Check as well) Originally it was going to be a Mayuyu/Jurina Center track and from the video at the beginning, you would think it was going to be (as Mayuyu and Jurina in the center) but the dancing was too tough and Mayuyu ended up being replaced by Yuko as center). The Video was very different and the costumes were SEXY! The first fall video to have a homegrown HKT48 member as well (Sakura).
Well that's our show, sorry for the rehash of the Beginner and UZA write up. Was wasting too much time not getting to this sooner so there we are. Anyways, For Stage48 Countdown. I'm Forrest Fuller. Goodnight!
Like I usually do. Will work on the write up later. Glad to see Uza and Gingham Check made the list. I'm hoping for 2015 that Joseph Kahn directs another AKB48 video.
Anyways. Time to begin Episode 19 voting.
Wether they were like family (sisters), secret lovers, Good Friends, Associates (work buddies), student/teacher like combo. These are the best Pairings from the 48Groups. As you know. Pairing is only two girls, but will allow ones that have 3 (like the Team K Trio). Also will be having a limit on how many pairings of one person you can put. That number is two. That Number is three.
Voting Begins Now
Voting Ends on January 11th
There are so many Sae-pairings, the limitation to two per member is unfair
Agreed! Limits are NG, and don't allow for a full representation of a voters fave pairings.
Well I wanted to make it to where it wasn't just your own oshi that you have pairings of. (Since there is alot of them.). I like having variety. You know what make it 3. (you can your oshi's top 3 pairings mixed in with the others). I'll also let you make some special mentions to your oshi's other pairings (that don't make the list) if you want too. I'm mostly doing it because I don't want another thing like the best solo songs where takamina oshis were voting for nothing but her songs and no one else (some were doing Takamina and Acchan).
I think that's it
2 Karen / Tano / Juri
3 Tani / Chori
Pretty much, This is a list that u can still be favorite to your own girls, but also give love to the other girls.
Team K Trio
1.) Shinyuu Trio (Team K Trio) [Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae & Oshima Yuko)
2.) Twin Towers (SaeYaka) [Akimoto Sayaka & Miyazawa Sae]
3.) AtsuMina (Maeda Atsuko & Takahashi Minami)
4.) Kojiyuu (Kojima Haruna & Oshima Yuko)
5.) WMatsui (Matsui Jurina & Matsui Rena)
6.) MaYuki ( Watanabe Mayu & Kashiwagi Yuki)
7.) The Three Musketeers ( Okada Nana, Nishino Miki & Kojima Mako)
8.) Tano Tomu (Muto Tomu & Tano Yuka)
9.) Nakanishi Chiyori & Tani Marika
10.) SayaChun (Yamamoto Sayaka & Ogasawara Mayu)
Not sure if Chiyori & Tani have a pairing name lol.
@ForrestFuller I can understand, sort of, with things like songs, PV's, and the likes, But something as completely subjective like ships/pairings....
Ah well, I will take the little bump, if that is all we can get.
And I would have done honorable mentions anyways.
Will form my list a bit later. In the middle of something else at the moment. And I really need to get it done and out the door, like yesterday.
@KatieKat1690 For Sayanee and Maachun, fans mostly refer to them as SayaChun
1. SayaChun (Yamamoto Sayaka & Ogasawara Mayu)
2. AnKobi/SayaMilky (Yamamoto Sayaka & Watanabe Miyuki)
3. The Three Musketeers (Okada Nana, Nishino Miki & Kojima Mako)
4. Nara-zu (Watanabe Miyuki & Fukumoto Aina)
5. Nandeyanen Trolls (Kinoshita Haruna & Kadowaki Kanako)
Ok they aren't actually called that but they're the duo who do NMB's Nandeyanen Idol song! And they're trolls!
6. NyanNyan combi (Fukumoto Aina & Kishino Rika)
7. AiNana (Fukumoto Aina & Yamada Nana)
8. Team K Trio (Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae & Oshima Yuko)
9. Nagitin (Shibuya Nagisa & Morita Ayaka)
10. GekiYuko (Matsui Rena's Gekikara & Oshima Yuko from Majisuka Gakuen)
Orera! (I couldn't list them cause they're a five-people group consisting of Yamamoto Sayaka, Ogasawara Mayu, Kotani Riho, Kishino Rika and Yamaguchi Yuuki)
Matsui Rena's old Melon-Pan Alliance lol.
P.S. I literally shipped Ainyan with everyone so this was hard
Not big into the pairing/shipping, but I'll play anyway (even if I know that none of my Top 10 will rank)...
01. Potebari! (Wasamin, Harukyan & Karen) http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24675986 (I love this video!)
02. Team Denpa Shonen (Tani & Kaotan)
03. IwaKomo (Iwasa and Komori)
04. Oh-Toji (Ohe Tomomi & Tojima Hana)
05. Goto Izumi & Tomiyoshi Asuka
06. Nachu & Meetan**
07. Dasu, Tsuma & Nita
08. Tano Yuka & Aikawa Kozue (I know this probably doesn't count since Kozue isn't AKB, but I really loved this team up)
09. TomoxTomo (Kasai & Itano)
10. NatsuAki (Akiko and Natsuko)**
**Had to make those edits after seeing SDNoshi's list
1. Kojiyuu- Kojima Haruna/Yuko Oshima
2. SaeYuki- Sae Miyazawa/Yuki Kashiwagi
3. Three Musketeer- Kojima Mako/Okada Nana/Nishino Miki
4. WMatsui- Matsui Jurina/Matsui Rena
5. MayuMina- Mayu Watanabe/Takahashi Minami
6. AnRiRe- Iriyama Anna/Kawaei Rina/Rena Kato
7. SayaYui- Yamamoto Sayaka/Yui Yokoyama
8. Miyu Omori/Sasaki Yukari
9. TomoTomo- Tomomi Itano/Tomomi Kasai
10.RinoRie- Sashihara Rino/Kitahara Rie
Ohh got it! Thank You!!
This is gonna be a mess, I wonder if we'll be able to get some kind of consensus here XD
@Cristafari: I don't think this is really about shipping so much as there are definitely "defined pairs" of friends or good working colleagues that have come along. There's definitely cute pairs of girls I've found seem to have good friendships or something.
1. Yamamoto Sayaka & Yokoyama Yui
2. Matsui Jurina & Shinoda Mariko
3. Takahashi Minami & Maeda Atsuko
4. Okada Nana & Uchiyama Natsuki
5. Kashiwagi Yuki & Watanabe Mayu
6. Kashiwagi Yuki & Miyazawa Sae
7. Oshima Yuko & Takahashi Minami
8. Oshima Yuko & Kojima Haruna
9. 3 Musketeers
10. Takahashi Minami & Sashihara Rino
Oh hell yes.
1. ShinyuuTrio (Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Oshima Yuko)
2. Twin Towers (Akimoto Sayaka and Miyazawa Sae)
3. KojiYuu (Kojima Haruna and Oshima Yuko)
4. JuriMari (Matsui Jurina and Shinoda Mariko)
5. Dasu, Tsuma and Nita (Suda Akari, Matsumura Kaori and Tani Marika)
6. SaeYuki (Kashiwagi Yuki and Miyazawa Sae)
7. TanoTomu (Tano Yuka and Muto Tomu)
8. Sashihara Rino and Kitahara Rie
9. Matsuoka Natsumi and Moriyasu Madoka
10. Furuyanagi (Furukawa Airi and Takayanagi Akane)
I gave preferences to pairings that seem like genuine friendships as opposed to "management slapped us together so let's make the best of it" pairings (not that any things wrong with those I love me some wMatsui). And overall I tend to have a bias for older (as in age) members.
My #8 and #9 I'm not sure of thepairing names... IIRC it's RinoRie and Natsuoka but not sure.
10. Tanabe Miku & Beer
9. Matsui Jurina & Shinoda Mariko
8. Kayano Shinobu & Shiba Tomoya
7. Kinoshita Momoka & Fujie Reina
6. Kuwabara Mizuki & Nakanishi Yuka
5. Yamamoto Sayaka & Ogasawara Mayu
4. Kojima Haruna & Kitagawa Kenji
3. Kashiwagi Yuki & Akimoto Yasushi
2. Matsui Jurina & Abiru Riho
1. Otoppoi & Silenka
I know most of mine won't rank but I want to remind some people of the beautiful relationships
1. OhToji - Tojima Hana & Ohe Tomomi
2. TomoTomo - Itano Tomomi & Kasai Tomomi
3. HiiNyan - Kojima Haruna & Komatani Hitomi
3. TanoTomu - Tano Yuka & Muto Tomu
4. Shinoda Mariko & Akita Kazue
5. The Three Musketeers - Okada Nana, Kojima Mako, Nishino Miki
6. YukaFizu - Sato Yukari & Kawasaki Nozomi
7. Matsui Jurina & Shinoda Mariko
8. NatsuAki - Natsuko & Akiko
9. Dasu, Tsuma, Nita - Suda Akari, Matsumura Kaori, Tani Marika
10. AiRena - Furukawa Airi & Matsui Rena