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Title: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on December 20, 2009, 06:22:51 PM
Yasushi Akimoto / 秋元康
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00083.jpg)

Akimoto Yasushi (秋元康) is a Japanese lyricist, broadcaster, and producer for some of the most famous idol groups, including AKB48, Checkicco, and Onyanko Club. Akimoto started to write lyrics in 1981 for THE ALFEE song, Kotoba ni Shitakunai Tenki. He was made popular a year later when he wrote lyrics for Inagaki Junichi's Dramatic Rain. He later went on to be a television and radio producer for program like Yuuyake Nyan Nyan and All Night Fuji. And then in 1988, he married former Onyanko Club member Takai Mamiko.

Profile
Name: Akimoto Yasushi (秋元康)
Birthdate: 1956/05/02
Birthplace: Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Links
Jpop Stop! (http://wiki.jpopstop.com/wiki/Akimoto_Yasushi)
Wikipedia (JP) (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A7%8B%E5%85%83%E5%BA%B7)

If Tsunku has a thread then AKI-P sure as hell deserves one as well :yep:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Blu-Cherri on December 20, 2009, 06:30:26 PM
woop aki-p!!! We owe so much to him!
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Datalanche on December 20, 2009, 06:34:16 PM
I don't owe him a damn thing. He has my MasterCard on file. :doh:

Seriously though, gotta hand it to the guy... he's put together one kickass group, and he knows how to market market market.
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: maliciel on December 20, 2009, 07:54:31 PM
Aki-P should have a section all to himself :lol:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Melchizadek on December 20, 2009, 08:42:04 PM
I don't owe him a damn thing. He has my MasterCard on file. :doh:
I think, one of these days, I'll start having my paycheck direct deposited into his bank account.  XD

I find it amusing that his thread is in the "Girls threads" section.
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: clockface on December 21, 2009, 09:23:59 AM
Good god... looking over his cv at Jpop Stop! has just convinced me that he does not have a room full of monkeys constantly typing out songs for AKB and SKE.

He has written for a few Johnny's groups (Kinki Kids most notably), the grandfather and grandmother of music (Yazawa Eikichi & Wada Akiko), comedy groups, Takada Junji, JERO's big breakthrough hit Umiyuki, EXILE, 'godfather' Go Hiromi, and those are only the ones I know!

He does not need the whole AKB thing, that's how much awesome he is. He probably smokes all those dollar bills you guys give him...
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: maliciel on December 21, 2009, 09:54:07 AM
Yeah, he doesn't really need AKB, but maybe he likes the whole cute girls prancing around deal :lol:

Maybe one day we'll see him pose with just flowers covering his junk..

:panic:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: clockface on December 22, 2009, 07:44:51 AM
Yeah, he doesn't really need AKB, but maybe he likes the whole cute girls prancing around deal
Yes! He's like some James Bond villain. It's will not be enough to have a harem of 'normal' women surround him 24/7. His girls must be nurtured over time and lust over by other men/wota before they can even be in the same room with him...

Maybe one day we'll see him pose with just flowers covering his junk..
Nah. That's more of Tsunku's thing.
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on February 04, 2010, 10:56:40 PM
Didn't want to ruin the glasses thread..

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5038/akip.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: maliciel on March 03, 2010, 01:09:57 PM
So Aki-P won an award (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/100303/gnj1003030509011-n1.htm).

Quote from: http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-5865
AKB48 producer wins Shin Watanabe Award
Wed, March 3, 2010 (12:08am EST)

The 5th Shin Watanabe Award, given every year to recognize a producer's contributions to the entertainment industry, was formally presented on Tuesday. This year's honoree was lyricist/director/producer Yasushi Akimoto (53), who created the idol group AKB48.

AKB48 has become tremendously popular not only in Japan, but also overseas as well. Last year, the group held performances in Paris and New York.

He definitely deserves it, you only have to look at his myriad of works.
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on March 15, 2010, 04:30:56 PM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00160.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00161.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00162.jpg)
Mantastic! :theking
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: richardthebrave on April 04, 2010, 07:08:03 AM
So Aki-P won an award (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/100303/gnj1003030509011-n1.htm).

Quote from: http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-5865
AKB48 producer wins Shin Watanabe Award
Wed, March 3, 2010 (12:08am EST)

The 5th Shin Watanabe Award, given every year to recognize a producer's contributions to the entertainment industry, was formally presented on Tuesday. This year's honoree was lyricist/director/producer Yasushi Akimoto (53), who created the idol group AKB48.

AKB48 has become tremendously popular not only in Japan, but also overseas as well. Last year, the group held performances in Paris and New York.

He definitely deserves it, you only have to look at his myriad of works.

yep, i was watching the Another Sky SP featuring AKi-P and AKB48, and during the course of the interview, i guess i figured also why Aki-P chose NYC as the location of AKB48s first american concert. NYC has been special to him since he was already there producing films ever since 1981 (example is a film for John Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on April 12, 2010, 04:52:47 AM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00381.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00381.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00382.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00382.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00383.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00383.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00384.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00384.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on April 14, 2010, 02:20:25 PM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48/jphip15292.jpg)

Credit to whoever uploaded this  :lol:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: jafeijai on April 14, 2010, 04:12:21 PM
^ :rofl: That's just not right

Apparently Yuko was depressed before when she first sang Nakinagara Hohoende 'cuz some of the audience started nodding off. :smhid And so this vid shows what AkiP told her that led to being confident enough to stand on the stage again and perform the song.
秋元康 深イイ話 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooX8Z-RCKps#ws)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: hibachifinal on April 14, 2010, 04:21:55 PM
man, that's better than the actual cover
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on May 18, 2010, 07:50:24 PM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00280.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00280.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00281.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00281.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00282.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00282.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00283.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00283.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: firefroz on July 27, 2010, 01:00:14 PM
erm....hi i join this for one purpose, that is to know akb producer contact whether it's e-mail of anything can someone please tell me i'm planing to do something fun for this year AFA as akb fan so i need the contact of the producer anyway it might be rude but......can he read english??? anyway please tell me (_ _)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on September 26, 2010, 11:39:08 AM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48/t/jphip36944.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/akb48/jphip36944.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: tutu48 on March 07, 2011, 03:52:09 PM
i really.. really wanna learn 'marketing technique' from him.. he's a guru on this !!  O0
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: ellveetrapz on April 20, 2011, 04:19:02 AM
im scared at THE BOSS !!! aki p   :)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on May 02, 2011, 02:19:50 PM
Happy (belated) birthday Akimoto-sensei!

I wonder if he got 192 presents  :lol:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on May 02, 2011, 04:48:36 PM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip03369.jpg)

Happy Birthday, Boss Akimoto!
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on May 05, 2011, 12:13:34 PM
"He produced a lot of television programs such as Utaban."

lol, I had no idea. I knew he wrote a lot of lyrics for all sorts of famous bands/singers, but I didn't know he was also involved in television.

He's officially the coolest person alive.  :lol:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: sunc on May 09, 2011, 02:57:51 AM
Really?
that remind me of this
(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/6247/vlcsnap2011050820h12m33.jpg)
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6034/vlcsnap2011050820h12m44.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3695/vlcsnap2011050820h13m01.jpg)

also found this video with Akimoto and Maeda,Takamina,Yuko,Yui and Miichan.
but i don't get anything they are are saying :nervous
AKB48 ANNTV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1eq6dA-cg&feature=related#ws)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on August 02, 2011, 04:41:49 PM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00774.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00774.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/t/jphip00775.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip00775.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: atarashii-michi on September 28, 2011, 08:54:19 AM
Aki-P, the king of trolls.
ha, i laugh at Papa YG for thinking he could out-troll Aki-P.
Long Live Aki-P! the Eternal Troll King.
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: YKT on December 15, 2011, 04:01:50 AM
Aki-P's ''thoughts on global expansion'' (broadcast date 2011/12/15)

AKB48 プロデューサー秋元康(55)世界進出への思い (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmLp6Od_T4#ws)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: YKT on December 23, 2011, 01:00:52 PM
Further to the above, today* he mentions ''Bangkok'' 48

*(broadcast date 2011/12/23)


111223 秋元康の今後のAKB48構想&指原は地味? 【笑っていいとも】 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQzil7ujByo#ws)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: t-motion on February 22, 2012, 06:33:46 PM
Its a hopeless try for undisbandig SDN????
https://plus.google.com/113474433041552257864/posts/V9pYhuA1jbp
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on April 13, 2012, 01:35:15 PM
Sorta old, but still funny  XD

(http://uppix.com/t-ap4f880f56000fbada.jpg) (http://uppix.com/s-ap4f880f56000fbada-jpg.htm)

Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: bochang on May 01, 2012, 04:41:10 AM
LOL Aki-P has his own thread. LOL

the troll boss.
but i'm happy because of him, world can have AKB48!
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Masa on May 01, 2012, 05:37:25 PM
Happy 56th Birthday, AKI-P! :bow:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: YKT on May 01, 2012, 06:37:43 PM
Happy 56th Birthday, AKI-P! :bow:

 O0


(http://i.imgur.com/OeGatl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/OeGat)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: FiReG on May 01, 2012, 09:32:53 PM
Happy Birthday AkiP

(http://i45.tinypic.com/suyj5y.jpg)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on May 11, 2012, 10:16:42 PM
Quote
JAPANESE IDOL GROUP AKB48 FOUNDER YASUSHI AKIMOTO ON CNN’S TALK ASIA

The renowned music producer, lyricist, television writer and university professor shares his secret to success and responds to critics

Yasushi Akimoto, the producer of Japanese idol phenomenon AKB48, sits down with ‘Talk Asia' this week for an in-depth interview. Akimoto shares with Anna Coren what inspired him to start the group and his plans to expand his pop empire, even though the band already holds a Guinness World Record for the world's largest pop group. Talk Asia also goes backstage at the AKB48 theatre in Tokyo to meet some of the stars, plus travels to Jakarta to follow the auditions of ‘JKT48', a new spinoff sister group being formed in Indonesia. Akimoto also responds to criticism that some of his lyrics are too suggestive to be sung by young girls.

Please find excerpts from the interview with Yasushi Akimoto below. The full interview transcript will be available upon request after the first airing of the show.

‘CNN's Talk Asia' must be credited for any use of this material.

ON THE FORMATION OF AKB48

YASUSHI AKIMOTO, PRODUCER: None of the girls have strong personalities, but once they get together, they bring about chemical reactions. In other words, all the girls are quite ordinary but when they get together, and each one comes into the picture, you can see their charm. So, I thought that's interesting.

AKIMOTO: Because the girls are really cute, the attraction for some people is that they imagine them as their girlfriends or their idols. Girls who are around the same age as the AKB girls try to become like them and work really hard towards that. With the older generations, it's not that they are striving to realize their dreams like AKB, but they want to cheer the girls on.

ON COMPARING AKB48 WITH TALENT SHOWS IN THE WEST

AKIMOTO: I think we can't stack up against the strength of entertainment in the West. It is very difficult to find talents of that level of singing, acting and dancing in Japan. Praising their [American Idols'] talents and buying their CDs are a form of entertainment, but AKB is not the case. It is about people who want to apply for American Idol but are not very good at singing. They want to dance on Broadway but [are] not really good at it. We show the process of their growth, that they are trying and making efforts, which is different from the West. I don't think we can win if we compete on their turf.

ON EXPANDING THE AKB48 BRAND

AKIMOTO: Because news of AKB48 has spread by way of our website, people say they want to see the performances live, that's why we created new teams with people who were born in Nagoya and Osaka. Kids in those areas can audition as well.

AKIMOTO: People in Indonesia were interested in AKB48. That is why we decided to try it in Jakarta. Kids watched AKB on the internet and they want to do the same, but they don't know whether they have talent. Also it's difficult [for them] to go to Japan to audition.

ON RESPONDING TO CRITICISM ABOUT HIS LYRICS

AKIMOTO: I was often asked how someone like me who is over 50 can write songs for young kids. I remember what it was like when I was a teenager. When I look back, there were sexual things and other things around that interested me. I change them to be not dirty, but more romantic in my lyrics.

AKIMOTO: Unless I take up the issues the girls are facing, as a songwriter, the issues won't get addressed. There are kids out there who want to take off their school uniforms and misbehave, and I am depicting realities in their lives in which they wonder whether it's ok to think that way. I'm not forcing them. I'm picturing their private lives partly based on my imagination or newspaper articles or TV news. I watch what their generation is doing, the issues of bullying, suicides and sugar-daddy traps and turning them to my song themes.

ON AKB48'S ROLE IN JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF OPERATION

AKIMOTO: Japan is in pain and AKB48 wants to spread energy to everyone, first and foremost. And of course, we would like to continue our support activities. Among other things, I would like to send a message with AKB48 that you can make your dreams come true. I would like to deliver this message not only to Japan but also to people all over the world. Dreams do come true, but how it is realized might be more or less than what you had expected.

Highlights of Yasushi Akimoto's interview with ‘Talk Asia' will be available online at www.cnn.com/talkasia (http://www.cnn.com/talkasia).

http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/757/ (http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/757/)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: SomethingWild on October 28, 2012, 10:10:37 AM
The boss gets a book of his own this time! It's about... Food!  :lol:

Full title: Akimoto Yasushi Oishii Travel - Gyōkai kitte no shokutsū ga kanarazu tachiyoru totte oki no o mise

Quote
一通りの食べ歩きを経験し、グルメサイトや情報誌レベルの情報に飽き足らない30代以上の男女がターゲット。日本全国を隈なく飛び回る秋元氏が、絶対の自信をもってお薦めするその土地で一番居心地がいい宿と一番の美味。日本有数のハイクオリティ誌『メルセデスマガジン』で連載され大好評を博した、とっておきの情報を特別に公開します。

It's targeted at 30 year olds who feel the current food magazines do not provide enough information. Aki-P recommends places to eat from all over Japan. 

96 pages
ISBN-10: 4418122478
ISBN-13: 978-4418122479
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Price: 1260 yen

Order:
- Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E7%A7%8B%E5%85%83%E5%BA%B7%E3%81%AE%E3%81%8A%E3%81%84%E3%81%97%E3%81%84%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB-%E6%A5%AD%E7%95%8C%E3%81%8D%E3%81%A3%E3%81%A6%E3%81%AE%E9%A3%9F%E9%80%9A%E3%81%8C%E5%BF%85%E3%81%9A%E7%AB%8B%E3%81%A1%E5%AF%84%E3%82%8B%E3%81%A8%E3%81%A3%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8A%E3%81%8D%E3%81%AE%E3%81%8A%E5%BA%97-%E7%A7%8B%E5%85%83-%E5%BA%B7/dp/4418122478)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: winner on October 28, 2012, 10:49:16 AM
Saw him on the new Iron Chef. What's with all the sudden food-related appearances. :lol:
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on February 02, 2013, 08:21:09 AM
CROSS-POSTING!

Worlds collide.

(http://i.imgur.com/gDjwxl.jpg)

Source: http://ameblo.jp/tsunku-blog/image-11421696639-12319020512.html (http://ameblo.jp/tsunku-blog/image-11421696639-12319020512.html)

Random YouTube browsing somehow lead me to this clip from 2010.

秋元康とつんく♂の対談 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa7S88ybfUY#ws)


Backup -
秋元康とつんく♂の対談 —在线播放—优酷网,视频高清在线观看 (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA4MDYzNTcy)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Jul3 on February 26, 2013, 10:30:08 AM
New book about Aki-P:

(http://i.imgur.com/JcO8TOU.jpg)

Something like "Strategy of AKB48! Artwork of Akimoto Yasushi"

http://bizmakoto.jp/makoto/articles/1302/26/news006.html (http://bizmakoto.jp/makoto/articles/1302/26/news006.html)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/o/ASIN/4776207621/itmedia-biz-22/ref=nosim/ (http://www.amazon.co.jp/o/ASIN/4776207621/itmedia-biz-22/ref=nosim/)

There's an interesting translation about a part where Aki-P talks about why he chose Acchan as the centre here: http://bilingual48.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/why-was-maeda-atsuko-center.html (http://bilingual48.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/why-was-maeda-atsuko-center.html)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Jul3 on February 27, 2013, 11:40:26 PM
Akimoto Yasushi becomes the most commercially successful lyricist in Japan

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It was announced that the total number of sales for singles which were written by lyricist Akimoto Yasushi has reached a whopping 68,591,000 copies, which made him the most commercially successful lyricist in Japan.

After including the sales from the latest Oricon weekly ranking, Akimoto surpassed late lyricist Aku Yu’s record of 68,319,000 copies by 272,000 copies.

Akimoto has written the lyrics for many artists such as Onyanko Club, Tunnels, the late Misora Hibari, and in recent years, he’s known for contributing lyrics for AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and more. Reportedly, Akimoto wrote the lyrics for 506 singles so far, and among all the singles he wrote, the best selling single was AKB48’s 26th single “Manatsu no Sounds good!” (released in May 2012) which sold 1,822,000 copies in total. Moreover, about 30% (19,987,000 copies) of his total sales have come from songs he wrote for AKB48.

Akimoto left the comment, “Thank you. Even after getting No.1 in sales, I still can’t hold a candle to other great senior lyricists, but taking this (record) is very encouraging, I would like to continue to devote myself.”

Akimoto made his debut as a lyricist with “Kotoba ni Shitakunai Tenki” (The coupling track for THE ALFEE’s single ‘Toori Ame‘) in October of 1981. His first chart topping single was Kikuchi Momoko’s “Sotsugyou” (released in February 1985), and a total of 87 singles which Akimoto contributed the lyrics, have topped the chart ever since. 87 chart topping singles is also a record for lyricists, number 2 is Inaba Koshi with 52 singles.

Below is the list of TOP 5 lyricists with their total number of single sales (the parentheses show the best selling singles from the lyricist).

=====

1. Akimoto Yasushi…68,591,000 copies (AKB48 ‘Manatsu no Sounds good!’ 1,822,000 copies)
2. Aku Yu…68,319,000 copies (Pink Lady ‘UFO’ 1,554,000 copies)
3. Matsumoto Takashi…49,838,000 copies (KinKi Kids ‘Glass no Shounen’ 1,792,000 copies)
4. Komuro Tetsuya…42,224,000 copies (Amuro Namie ‘CAN YOU CELEBRATE?’ 2,296,000 copies)
5. Inaba Koshi…37,594,000 copies (B’z ‘Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi dake wo Kizutsukenai’ 2,021,000 copies)

http://www.tokyohive.com/2013/02/akimoto-yasushi-becomes-the-most-commercially-successful-lyricist-in-japan/ (http://www.tokyohive.com/2013/02/akimoto-yasushi-becomes-the-most-commercially-successful-lyricist-in-japan/)
Title: Re: [The Boss] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: YKT on April 23, 2013, 01:26:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Rs5T1AP.jpg)
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Jul3 on August 20, 2014, 05:33:09 PM
Aki-P does the ice bucket challenge!

ALSアイスバケツチャレンジ(秋元康) / AKB48[公式] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9tXRzGG1sY#ws)
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on February 26, 2015, 04:12:20 AM
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Akimoto Yasushi: Next is New York

AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi and TeamB member Nozawa Rena had a conversation on 755 at 24 February 2015, and Akimoto Yasushi mentioned his next target is New York.

Nozawa Rena: Mr. Akimoto, I am Nozawa Rena who is transferred to Team B from JKT. Jakata's Collaboration LIVE, I am really happy. Thank you very much for such of LIVE project. The LIVE was very high, and fulfilled the dream of LIVE in Jakarta. Thank you very much indeed. I will keep going as 48G overseas representative.

Akimoto Yasushi: Thank you for your hard work. I heard Jakarta's concert is very good, thank you very much. Because next is New York, therefore keep going.



Akimoto Yasushi original 755 post:
http://7gogo.jp/lp/0lwsnpA3SdaWkVIvojdMdG==/5889 (http://7gogo.jp/lp/0lwsnpA3SdaWkVIvojdMdG==/5889)
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/02/akimoto-yasushi-next-is-new-york.html (http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/02/akimoto-yasushi-next-is-new-york.html)
- http://7gogo.jp/lp/0lwsnpA3SdaWkVIvojdMdG==/5889 (http://7gogo.jp/lp/0lwsnpA3SdaWkVIvojdMdG==/5889)
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on May 13, 2015, 04:20:12 PM
CROSS-POSTING!!

Aki-P gets interviewed (presumably on a Taiwanese show) regarding the auditions:

秋元康インタビュー映像「AKB48台湾オーディション」 / AKB48[公式] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsuDdTGexQo)
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on May 19, 2015, 04:10:00 AM
akb48-daily.blogspot.ca - Akimoto Yasushi celebrates his birthday with AKB48 founding members (http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/05/akimoto-yasushi-celebrates-his-birthday.html)
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/05/akimoto-yasushi-celebrates-his-birthday.html
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on May 21, 2015, 04:12:56 AM
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Early AKB48 members celebrate Akimoto Yasushi's 57th birthday
May 20, 2015

The early members of AKB48 recently celebrated general producer Akimoto Yasushi's 57th birthday.

On May 18, former member Maeda Atsuko updated her Twitter with a photo of Akimoto holding a birthday cake while being surrounded by Maeda, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Minegishi Minami, and Shinoda Mariko. She wrote, "Akimoto-san's birthday party. Happy Birthday. We were finally able to get together."

Shinoda, who is another former member, also updated her official Instagram account with a group shot. "At the suggestion of AtsuMina, we celebrated Akimoto-sensei's birthday," she said.

Fans were excited to see the early members reunite and left comments such as, "AKB family," "It's been so long. It's making me cry," and "the early members are the best!"


Source: Model Press (http://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1487982)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/05/early-akb48-members-celebrate-akimoto-yasushis-57th-birthday
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Ruka Kikuchi on May 22, 2015, 03:46:10 AM
Does ANYONE have this guy's email address? xD Please! Someone tell me!
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on August 05, 2015, 04:47:22 AM
CROSS-POSTING!!

akb48-daily.blogspot.ca - Watanabe Mayu and Akimoto Yasushi taking part in Shimizu Nobuyuki 35th Anniversary Album (http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/08/watanabe-mayu-and-akimoto-yasushi.html)
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/08/watanabe-mayu-and-akimoto-yasushi.html
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on December 10, 2015, 12:43:48 AM
akb48-daily.blogspot.ca - Akimoto Yasushi's Singles Total Sales over 100 million copies (http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/12/akimoto-yasushis-singles-total-sales.html)
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/12/akimoto-yasushis-singles-total-sales.html
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2063584/full/
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: Oshi~ on February 16, 2016, 01:57:13 PM
Please dont be offended as I mean no harm.. im just innocent as I heard some rumors...


urmm so I heard he has some favorites among the girls... and he would put them as center  or someone close by center


Is it true??
Title: Re: [STAFF] AKI-P ~ The Akimoto Yasushi Thread
Post by: JFC on July 09, 2017, 07:56:33 AM
AramaJapan.com - Yasushi Akimoto To Create Survival Reality Show to Form 7-Member Girl Group (http://aramajapan.com/news/yasushi-akimoto-create-survival-reality-show-form-7-member-girl-group/78171/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/yasushi-akimoto-create-survival-reality-show-form-7-member-girl-group/78171/
- https://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2017/07/08/0010351080.shtml



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