The video shows Sawajiri in various states of dress and some semi-nude poses, including lying down on a bed in lingerie. The No. 1 watched music video was "Ponytail to Shushu" by AKB48.
That's... a lot! With hits like Aitakatta and Ponytail to Shushu, AKB48 has become the most popular female group in Japan. Depending how many members have left (or "graduated"), the Akihabara-based AKB48 typically has around 48 members at any given time.
So goes the opening cadenza of "RIVER," the late-2009 hit that catapulted AKB48 into the J-pop stratosphere ... the new summer single "Ponytail to Shushu," and finally—one more farewell song—"Hikoukigumo." After an hour and a half of unbridled joy.
It is rumoured that the agency might continue to pursue the matter though. AKB48 is currrently Japan’s top female pop group. Their previous single album Ponytail to Shushu has sold over 500,000 copies within a week. As a side note, the pop group will.
Not that we like to brag or anything, but we totally called the newest fashion trend to hit Japan: panty scrunchies! One year ago, we posted an article about how some Japanese net users were having a hard time seeing the difference between hair.
Contrary to popular hemming and hawing, the big problem with Oricon chart-dominating act AKB48 isn’t their music ... sounds like AKB’s “Gingham Check” mixed with “Ponytail to Shushu,” except with the peppiness reheated out.
Once all the 17,000 fans took their seats, projection mapping of 7 golden eagles symbolizing the famous AKB48 Kami 7 filled the giant ... out into the audience during the performance. “Ponytail to Shushu” and “Juuryoku Sympathy” gave opportunities.