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And the #1 song for AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015 is….


Today marked the final day of AKB48 Request  Hour Set List Best 1035 2015!

Featuring 1035 songs from AKB48G, theater songs, subunits, solo singles and albums and now the final 25 songs were announced..

#25 Choose Me! (AKB48 “Sakura no Shiori” c/w song)

#24 Waruki (NMB48 – “Nagaichi” c/w song)

#23 Nusumareta Kuchibiru (AKB48 – “Ponytail to Shushu” c/w song)

#22 Dakishimetaikedo (Yamamoto Sayaka – NMB48 second album

#21 Naki nagara hohoen de (K3rd – Oshima Yuko)

#20 Kono namida wo kimi ni sasagu (No Name 2nd single)

#19 Natsu no Mae (HKT48 – Hikaeme I Love You! c/w)

#18 Temodemo no Namida (Team B3rd – Kashiwagi Yuki)

#17 Escape (Suzukake c/w single – SKE48)

#16 Watashi wa Watashi (no3b album – Takahashi Minami)

#15 Kareha no Station (Team S-3rd – Matsui Rena)

#14 Eien no Pressure (AKB48)

#13 Watashi wa Blue Berry Pie (HKT48 – Hikaeme I Love You! c/w)

#12 Hikaeme I Love You! (HKT48)

#11 47 no suteki na machi e (“Kokoro no Placard” c/w – Team 8)

#10 Seijun no Philosphy (“Heart Ereki” c/w – Team 4)

#9 Koko de Ippatsu (“Sansei Kawaii” c/w – Suda Akari & Matsumura Kaori)

#8 Ice no Kuchizuke (“Flying Get” c/w)

#7 Kiseki wa ma ni awanai (SKE48 – K6th)

#6 Kokoro no Paracard (AKB48 37th single)

#5 Kibouteki Refrain (AKB48 38th single)

#4 Koisuru Fortune Cookie (AKB48 32nd single)

#3 Jane Doe (Takahashi Minami)

#2 Kiss no Ryusei (NMB48 – Rashikunai c/w)

#1 Suzukake no Ki no Michi de ‘Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru’ to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa D? Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Y? na Mono  (AKB48 34th single)

Kojima Haruna and Kashiwagi Yuki to be the new double center for AKB48’s 39th single “Green Flash”


It was announced at the end of AKB48 Request Hour that the 39th AKB48 CD single will be titled “Green Flash” and Kojima Haruna and Kashiwagi Yuki will be the double centers.

Selected for the new single are Takahashi Manaimi, Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino, Yokoyama Yui, Matsui Rena, Miyawaki Sakura, Matsui Jurina, Kawaei Rina, Shimazaki Haruna, Ikoma Rina, Kizaki Yuria, Kokima Mako and Iriyama Anna.

Are you ready for NTG48 (Niigata 48)



It was announced at the end of AKB48 Request Hour 2015 that a new AKB48G would be created.

NGT48 was a surprise because most people anticipated the next group to be in Sapporo or Okinawa, but the reason Niigata was chosen was because the big city has prospered since early Japan.

To run NGT48 will be Imamura Etsuro, who was the theater manager for SKE48.

Kikuchi Ayaka – Wedding time!


Aki-P and Maquia shared a photo from Kikuchi Ayaka’s wedding.  The former AKB48 member got married on January 17th and is also pregnant!

AKB48 member Suzuki Mariya also posted photos from the ceremony.

Congratulations Ayaka!!!

Are you following the “AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035” or is it overkill?

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AKB48 Request Hour Set List has been posted on YouTube which includes AKB48G releases including solo singles/albums, sub-unit singles/albums and AKB48G albums as well.  While some like the new format, others feel it’s overkill?  What do you think?

Azuma Rion competes in piano competition in KANJANI8 TV Special


SKE48’s Azuma Rion recently competed in piano competition on a KANJANI8 TV special.

Hopefully we will see Azuma Rion also compete in TEPPEN!

Okuda Tamio, The Verbs will perform two historical shows in L.A.

Very first performance for Japanese rock legend Okuda Tamio in the U.S.!



American rock band, The Verbs, with members Meegan Voss (vo), Steve Jordan (dr), Okuda Tamio(gt), and Willie Weeks(ba) get together making two rare appearances in Los Angeles to kick off the beginning of 2015.

This also marks Okuda Tamio’s first ever live performance in the U.S. since becoming an official member of The Verbs!

Their first appearance will be at the 26th Annual Guitar Center Drum-off Finals in which the band will play a special set at the Club Nokia on Jan 17th.
In addition, The Verbs will perform at the world renowned venue, The Hotel Café in Hollywood on Jan 19th.

26th Annual Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015
Club Nokia, Los Angeles

The Verbs @ The Hotel Café
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 7:00 PM

[About Okuda Tamio]
Born 12 May 1965 in Hiroshima.Okuda is one of the top selling artists in Japan- a singer, songwriter and producer. After the band Unicorn disbanded, he kicked off his solo career, and in 1994, in full swing with the single, ‘Ai no Tame ni’. His first solo album, ‘29’ sold millions. Ever since, he’s written and produced many artists such as PUFFY AMIYUMI, Kaela Kimura and collaborated with Yosui Inoue. In 2009, Unicorn got together again and they are even more active now.

Okuda’s music style varies from acoustic performance in his hometown baseball stadium, and in Miyajima/Itsukushima Shrine to recording and touring as a member of The Verbs with worldwide musicians, such as Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino. In March 2010, he started a tour, which he named “Okuda Tamio Extremely Ingenious Hitori Cantabile” where he tours by himself recording on stage. He is a true musicians’musician.

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Majisuka Gakuen 4 to be streamed on Hulu (Japan)


It was announced that “Majisuka Gakuen 4” in addition to being aired on television, will also be streamed on Hulu.

Also, the opening theme is titled “Majisuka Fight” and the ending theme is “Yankee rock” by AKB48.