Sunday, October 24, 2010

"GAGAGA" to be released simultaneously in Japan and Korea

So, did something catch your ear while listening to GAGAGA?  Something like, Korean lyrics, plus a sound that seems to borrow from KPOP?

Well, there's an app for that a good reason for that:

AkiP (otherwise known as Akimoto Yasushi, the general producer of the official ◯◯◯48 groups, has announced that GAGAGA will be released simultaneously in both Japan and Korea.  Planning for that, he had a Korean composer work on the song, and also added in the Korean rap section you all heard (or maybe will keep an ear out for now).  The concept of the song was "JPOP that's aiming for KPOP".

Well, I'm not sure how well they'll do in Korea (of course I wish them success), and I'm frankly more concerned with how they'll be received in Japan, but good luck with your international debut, SDN48!

Wow, I didn't think I'd be saying "international debut" so soon. XD

Thursday, October 21, 2010

GAGAGA PV is out!

Before I get into the main part of this entry, I'd first like to say that we have the type A & B covers, thanks to Jasey at S48 for the heads up.

On the left, we have type A, and on the right, type B.

I... kind of want to do color correction on them. XDD

Now, back to your regularly scheduled entry.
So, the GAGAGA PV was finally released.

Seriously, go, check it out if you haven't already. I'll be here, you can come back when you're done.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GAGAGA PV preview!


SDN48's PV for "GAGAGA" will premiere on today (Wednesday's) "PON!", which airs on Nihon TV (日本テレビ) at 10:25 AM JST.  Check it out if you're able!

Why did I have to go and have a class on Tuesday night again? >.>

GAGAGA radio preview

Well, we've FINALLY gotten a radio preview, and let me just say...

You guys.

This. Is. AMAZING.

I should have seen it coming when the president of UMJ told them not to lose to the Korean groups.

They're going to try and beat them at their own game.

If you're interested in checking out the song for yourself, I suggest trying the SDN48 section of one of the big overseas AKB48 forums.  You could also try YouTube, but they're so fast at getting stuff removed, I wouldn't place my bets there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A proper UMJ website and a (95%) finalized tracklist!

If you haven't seen it already:

In addition to this, we finally get a full, 100% complete tracklist for the single.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More 1st single news!

Oh my, two updates already this morning!  Well, to be fair, I could have tacked this onto my last one, but whatever. :P

The titles for the type-exclusive songs on SDN48's 1st single have been revealed!

"Eros no Trigger" - Undergirls A
"Sado he Wataru" - Undergirls B

We've got a (very short) preview of "GAGAGA"!

I happened to run across this as I was checking out videos of AKB48's "Aki Matsuri".  This should stay up since it's an official press video.  At 2:32, we get a (short, roughly 40 second) preview of "GAGAGA".  I've purposely linked it a few seconds before that if you're like me and need a couple seconds for Flash to get all nice and happy before everything runs super smoothly.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

SDN48 debut single! And the title is...

SDN48 performed their first single on Saturday as part of the AKB48 Aki Matsuri.  The title of their single is "GAGAGA".  We also have a peek at the outfits, and an idea of the choreography.

Monday, October 4, 2010

1st single senbatsu and Sakuran update

Since Sakuran is retiring, Togasaki announced that based on "a general evaluation of performance, visuals and motivation", that Chen Qu will take the place of Fukuyama Sakura for the single.

He also noted that he's been getting a lot of questions from fans about whether Sakuran is (permanently) graduating from SDN or just taking a break.  He said that he'll let Sakuran's will take precedence, and as soon as a decision is made, he'll inform the fans.

Friday, October 1, 2010

October's girls

This month, I'll be giving you an (unintentionally) intimate look at SDN48's October birthdays.  Why do I say "(unintentionally) intimate"?  Well, to answer the first part...

... there are only two October birthdays. ^^;;;

As for why it's a more intimate look, well...