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UPDATE: Mayuyu feels defeated…

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Poor Mayuyu…she admitted defeat that her song “Kokoro no Placard” is not as popular as “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”. Pretty much feeling that the world would rather dance to KFC. Of course, the members were telling her it’ s not true and Takamina had to come in and put a positive spin to things.

On Japanese forums, fans have been scathing towards Mayu as center.  As long awaited for Mayuyu to be center, there were those who criticized Mayuyu’s dance ethic of being to sluggish, while others were upset that the song was not one of Akimoto’s best and was not suitable for Mayuyu.

One blogger went so far to write an essay (in Japanese) about why “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” did much better than “Kokoro no Placard”.

UPDATE:

Yoshinori Kobayashi has taken to his blog to offer his comments about Mayuyu’s comments yesterday and showing his support for her. Kobayashi also emphasizes that people should not blame Mayuyu for the song.

AKB48 achieves another music milestone – 18th consecutive single to sell over a million copies

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AKB48 has made another music milestone with their latest single “Kokoro no Placard” (released on August 27th).

The single becomes the 18th consecutive single to sell over a million copies (19 total million selling CD singles for AKB48).

Covers for AKB48’s upcoming single “Kokoro no Placard” and teaser video released

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Covers for AKB48’s 37th single has been unveiled as well as a teaser music video showcasing Watanabe Mayu as the lead center.  The single suits Mayuyu’s style and is a happy, upbeat pop song that will surely entice people to create more dance videos and upload them to YouTube.

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