AKB48 recently added the title and more details for their 32nd single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” that’s tied to their 5th General Election. The General Election (fan voted) selected 64 members to participate on the title track and coupling songs for the new single. Single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” comes on three pairs of editions that hit stores August 21st 2013. Read on for more details and an early making-of video and live performance for the single’s title music video…
AKB held their 5th General Election that included 230+ idols from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48, and SNH48 at Nissan Stadium June 8th 2013. Besides learning who the top 64 members as selected by fan voting perhaps the biggest news to come out of it was the graduation announcement of founding member and 5th placed Shinoda Mariko (now set for July 22nd). The other big news was the jump by last year’s 4th place Sashihara Rino (HKT48) into the #1 or Center position (more details).
The top 16 elected members participate on the title song “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”.
5th General Election Senbatsu members
1. HKT48 / AKB48 Sashihara Rino 150,570 votes
2. AKB48 Oshima Yuko 136,503 votes
3. AKB48 Watanabe Mayu 101,210 votes
4. AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki 96,905 votes
5. AKB48 Shinoda Mariko 92,599 votes
6. SKE48 / AKB48 Matsui Jurina 77,170 votes
7. SKE48 Matsui Rena 73,173 votes
8. AKB48 Takahashi Minami 68,681 votes
9. AKB48 Kojima Haruna 67,424 votes
10. SNH48 / AKB48 Miyazawa Sae 65,867 votes
11. AKB48 Itano Tomomi 63,547 votes
12. AKB48 Shimazaki Haruka 57,275 votes
13. AKB48 Yokoyama Yui 53,903 votes
14. NMB48 Yamamoto Aya 51,793 votes
15. NMB48 / AKB48 Watanabe Miyuki 44,116 votes
16. SKE48 Suda Akari 43,252 votes
Their 32nd single comes on 3-pairs of editions with the Limited editions adding a handshake event ticket (1 of 2). The CD’s are all planned to have 3 new songs and the matching Karaoke tracks (types I, II, III coupling tracks differ). All editions include DVD with music videos and additional footage planned (types I, II, III videos and additional footage differ).
– Limited / Regular type I with DVD planned to include music videos for three new songs plus additional footage. First Press bonus photo (varies by store).
– Limited / Regular type II with DVD planned to include music videos for three new songs plus additional footage.. First Press bonus photo (varies by store).
– Limited / Regular type III with DVD planned to include music videos for three new songs plus additional footage.. First Press bonus photo (varies by store).
Full track list, jacket covers, and more will be updated when announced.
Video with center Sashihara Rino and the other Senbatsu members plus over 3,000 fans in Fukuoka filming footage for the single’s music video and behind-the-scenes footage filmed by Sashihara . Also early live performance captured off Japanese TV (watch until blocked) – both follow below.
AKB48 “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” – release date August 21st 2013