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(Group) The AKB48 Thread
« on: February 18, 2007, 03:59:48 PM »
I couldn't find a thread for this group so I thought I'd start one.

I've enjoyed their 2 recent singles, hoping for an album soon.

I still can't recognise most of the members though! I think the lineup gets 'shuffled' for each single...

AKB48 are nothing near as good as Morning Musume but I guess Morning Musume had pretty humble beginnings too, so maybe in time AKB48 can grow into something more.

Has anyone seen/bought either/both of the recent live DVDs they released? I'm interested in buying them but they cost over 6000 yen each... waiting for some positive comments or previews before I purchase.

Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing other's opinions, both positive and negative, about AKB48.

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This may be interesting for some of the newer fans to get a better feel for the history of the group.

The girls who are still active in AKB48 (or sister group) by generation:

First generation
- Itano Tomomi
- Kojima Haruna
- Takahashi Minami
- Hirajima Natsumi
- Maeda Atsuko
- Minegishi Minami
- Sato Yukari (Team A --> SDN48)
- Urano Kazumi (Team A --> Team B --> SDN48 --> WH7)

Generation 1.5
- Shinoda Mariko (failed the above audition, but got in thanks to the fans she acquired while working at the AKB48 cafe)

Second generation (Team K audition)
- Akimoto Sayaka
- Umeda Ayaka
- Oshima Yuko
- Oku Manami
- Kasai Tomomi
- Kobayashi Kana
- Sato Natsuki
- Masuda Yuka
- Matsubara Natsumi
- Miyazawa Sae (Team K --> SNH48)
- Noro Karo (Team K --> SDN48)
- Ohori Megumi (Team K --> SDN48)

Third generation (Team B audition)
- Oota Aika (Team B --> Team A --> HKT48)
- Kashiwagi Yuki
- Katayama Haruka
- Tanabe Miku
- Nakagawa Haruka (Team B --> Team A --> JKT48)
- Nakaya Sayaka
- Yonezawa Rumi
- Watanabe Mayu

Fourth Generation
- Kuramochi Asuka
- Ooya Shizuka
- Sato Amina
- Nakata Chisato
- Fujie Reina
- Nakanishi Yuka (AKB Kenkyuusei --> Team S)
- Deguchi Aki (AKB Kenkyuusei --> Team S)

Fifth generation
- Ishida Haruka
- Uchida Mayumi
- Kitahara Rie
- Sashihara Rino
- Chikano Rina
- Nakatsuka Tomomi
- Nito Moeno
- Miyazaki Miho
- Haruka Kohara (Team B --> SDN48)

Sixth generation
- Takajo Aki (Team A --> JKT48)
- Nonaka Misato

Seventh generation
- Iwasa Misaki
- Kikuchi Ayaka
- Komori Mika
- Sato Sumire
- Suzuki Mariya (Team B --> SNH48)
- Maeda Ami
- Matsui Sakiko

Eight generation
- All gone

Ninth generation
- Nagao Mariya
- Nakamura Mariko
- Oba Mina
- Shimada Haruka
- Shimazaki Haruka
- Takeuchi Miyu
- Yamauchi Suzuran
- Yokoyama Yui

Tenth generation
- Abe Maria
- Fujita Nana
- Ichikawa Miori
- Iriyama Anna
- Izuta Rina 
- Kato Rena
- Kobayashi Marina
- Nakamata Shiori

Eleventh generation
- Kawaei Rina
- Kojima Natsuki
- Morikawa Ayaka
- Natori Wakana
- Suzuki Shihori (former 7th generation)
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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 05:22:24 PM »
hm...i heard of the group before but i never try to listen any of their songs except watched 1 of their PV - Seifuku.ga.Jama.wo.Suru...too many cute girls in the PV:baa60776: ...i wont be able to memorise each of the member in a short time...:ONsweat:

here the PV that i watched:
AKB48 - Seifuku.ga.Jama.wo.Suru

AKB48 means Akihabara48...dont ask me about the detail....all i know AKB48 - Seifuku.ga.Jama.wo.Suru

AKB48 means Akihabara48...dont ask me about the detail....all i know
AKB48 - Seifuku.ga.Jama.wo.Suru

AKB48 means Akihabara48...dont ask me about the detail....all i know is a place in japan and otaku's place hahaha......

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 05:25:06 PM »
I personally LOVE the girls.  Ever since their 'debut' single, I fell in love with their adorable vocals and snappy tunes, especially since I was a huge Onyanko Club fan.  I've especially been loving the songs that weren't released (yet) - they have such a classic idol feel but with a modern spin.

You can actually hear pretty much all of their songs from the upcoming 6 albums at their official HP in the song section :

http://www.akb48.co.jp/song/

As much as I'd love to buy all 6 of their albums, there's no way ;;;  I'll be lucky to afford one at this point.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 05:42:42 PM »
So they are releasing 6 full-length albums on the same day? That is insane... and then 2 weeks after that they will release 6 full-length DVDs on the same day?

There are gonna be alot of flat-broke AKB48 fans in March...

I would say that their manager is crazy but I guess he knows what he is doing. Their manager is the same guy that 'created' Onyanko Club isn't he? Or is that just an internet rumour?

I used to think there was too many girls in this band but I guess if you combine all the Hello! Project girls there is about the same ammount (if not more)... since I can differentiate all the H!P girls then I guess I will learn to do the same with AKB48.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007, 09:49:16 PM »
Their songs are quite catchy. My favorite one still is Dear My Teacher.:heart:

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007, 10:29:44 PM »
I actually *just* discovered AKB48 myself LOL The only song I've heard is Aitakatta, which isn't too bad! :heart: There are just *SO* many members, it's hard to try to get to know any of them XD LOL

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 12:52:08 AM »
i like their songs ,and live perf too

i just dl AKB48 - First Concert Aitakatta~Hashira wa Nai ze! in Nihon Seinenkan - Shuffle Version.
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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 02:35:15 AM »
Quote from: dat;311901
i just dl AKB48 - First Concert Aitakatta~Hashira wa Nai ze! in Nihon Seinenkan - Shuffle Version.


hi Dat.
Where did you download it from?

Thanks.

I want to check it out so I can decide whether to buy it or not... 6000 yen is not cheap.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2007, 02:55:22 AM »
I've known about this group before their debut but never really go into them. Most of them aren't really that cute either >_>  I really liked their latest single and PV though, even though it was kinda ecchi :lol: Yeah they're alot like onyanko club, even more so than H!P.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2007, 03:14:55 AM »
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I really liked their latest single and PV though, even though it was kinda ecchi :lol:


Yeah, some of the camera work is pretty suspect... what the hell is the 'meaning'/'story' of the video? For me it seemed like the main girl is a prostitute? Or am I misunderstanding it?

Their image hasn't really 'solidified' yet I guess... each single seems to have a totally different sound. The videos for each song are completely different too. I guess each single is made by a completely different producer, as oppossed to Morning Musume who always have the same team team of musicians/engineers/arrangers for all their songs.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2007, 10:08:08 AM »
i was hear about this group before from my friend,but i didnt know anything about this group.....can youll show to me the pics

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2007, 10:14:20 AM »
^argh, sorry, i don't have any pics of AKB48, but YouTube has lots of stuff!
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=AKB48&search=Search

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2007, 11:17:14 AM »
I kinda like them. Heck I'd say their releases are a lot better than MM's at the moment. Their cheorographer is the same old ugly hag that also works for MM if you didnt know.
And they actually have more than 48 members divided into three groups.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007, 08:49:58 PM »
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hi Dat.
Where did you download it from?

Thanks.

I want to check it out so I can decide whether to buy it or not... 6000 yen is not cheap.
http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/index.php?page=details&id=30371
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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2007, 02:58:04 AM »
^^ Thanks for the link dat.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2007, 09:04:26 PM »
Yeah! I like them too!
I enjoyed their singles and can't wait 'till their album release.
But guess what, they are playing shows everyday and there is a messy thing that you got to be aware if you want to go there. Women and under-18's entrance fee is 1000 yen, but adult men have to pay double, 2000 yen to get in there. I don't see why...
Anyway that is not their fault, probably their marketeers' so I support them.

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2007, 09:30:15 PM »
lol maybe it's to try and keep Wota away, and entice more female fans into coming?

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2007, 09:34:50 PM »
I think most of their fans are "Wota", so they go no matter what.
Maybe they want to have more female and young fans rather than "Wota".
How sad is that?

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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2007, 07:36:04 AM »
I was going to wait to post this until I got everything up on MU, but the links are going to waste if I don't share them now. Enjoy, everybody! :heart:

AKB48 discography
Singles:

1.) Sakura no Hanabira Tachi - http://www.sendspace.com/file/px1sng

2.) Skirt, Hirari - http://www.sendspace.com/file/1lezvo // http://www.twitter.com/?d=RLIFO6C9

3.) Aikatta - http://www.sendspace.com/file/60p21i

4.) Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru  - http://www.sendspace.com/file/42gyu6

Concerts:

1.) Aitakatta~hashira wa naize!~ Normal Ver.  - http://www.sendspace.com/file/2moqln // http://www.twitter.com/?d=MY48MY6M
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Re: (Group) The AKB48 Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2007, 04:37:20 AM »
thanks thunderbolt for the answer of my question......

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