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!”.
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!”.
t wasn't a vital referendum or a ballot on the country's destiny, but rather the quest by 200 or so young girls for supremacy within the pop group AKB48. In a country ... The latest one, Manatsu no Sounds Good!, was released before the ballot and sold.
AKB48 picked up the gong for their single "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" at the New National Theater in Tokyo on Sunday night. The win followed their success in 2011 with "Flying Get." AKB48 member Minami Takahashi took the stage to accept the award.
Round-the-clock online music channel You2Play continues to prove its worth to music lovers countrywide, as fans rush to vote for their favourite artists in the You2Play Awards 2013. There are 10 categories for which to vote and the radio reports that votes.