The Billboard ... points. AKB48 went home with the same four awards that they won last year, including Artist of the Year, Top Pop Artist, Hot 100 of the Year and Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year, the latter two for "Manatsu no Sounds Good.
the crowning of a new leader of Japanese girl pop group AKB48, who was chosen by fans in a nationwide ... a copy of the group's latest single - this time with the title "Manatsu no Sounds Good," which mingles Japanese and English and roughly translates.
On November 7-8, 2017, Nogizaka46 raised the curtains on Manatsu ... AKB48”! The second day began with the excitement of a flash mob as the members of Nogizaka46 made their appearance on the stage alongside 460 backup dancers as they performed “Seifuku.
Anyone was allowed to vote in the election – as long as they bought a copy of AKB48’s most recent single “Manatsu no Sounds Good!” (a mixture of Japanese ... movement against dictator Akimoto. It may sound wild, but the movement is comparable.
and a press release for this year’s election shows that part of the Manatsu no Sounds Good! sales will go towards the earthquake recovery. However you look at it, AKB48’s Fourth Election is big news. Whether it’s for the right reasons, though.
In the spring of 2012, then-most-popular AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda announced her impending graduation from the idol institution. Her departure sparked a stretch of strong releases, starting with the last single Maeda featured on, “Manatsu no Sounds Good!”.
If Yasushi Akimoto, the marketing genius behind the phenomenon, listened carefully, he could perhaps hear the sound of his cash register jingling over the saccharine-sweet strains of the young starlets vying for the AKB48 crown. A gala show before 12,000.
That sounds like an incredibly taxing schedule, but AKB48 rose to fame on the strength of its ... Follow Casey on Twitter, where he now has “Manatsu no Sounds Good!” stuck in his head.
After all the hubbub this week over AKB48’s controversial mouth-to-mouth candy TV commercial, what a relief it is to see Japan’s number one idol group get back to what they do best: making fan-service friendly music videos! “Manatsu no Sounds Good!”.
Nogizaka46 The official rival of Japanese female idol group AKB48, Nogizaka46 debuted in 2012 ... Kazumi Takayama, Mai Shinuchi, Manatsu Akimoto, Marika Ito, Minami Hoshino, Miona Hori, Misa Eto, Reika Sakurai, Rina Ikoma, Sayuri Inoue, Sayuri Matsumura.