Where’s Natsuki? Certainly not in ‘French Kiss.’
June 28, 2010

Watanabe Entertainment is now coming out with their first AKB48 sub-group!  They’re calling it ‘French Kiss‘ (フレ ンチ・キス), and their first single will come out this fall and is titled ‘Zutto Mae Kara.’  Included in the sub-group are members Kuramochi Asuka, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Takajo Aki.  Seeing as it was announced by Kashiwagi, and of course noting her popularity, it’s fair to assume she’ll be leading the unit.

Their first single will be the ending theme of the baseball anime ‘Major‘ and its TV version will be premiered on July 3rd, this Saturday.

On the topic of Natsuki, I’m really unhappy with this unit.  Since the only two girls left (besides Nacchu) are Natsuki and Shizuka, I highly doubt they’ll be getting into units any time soon.  One of my big reasons for being excited for Natsuki getting into such a highly-prized agency was that she might get into some sort of unit.  With ‘French Kiss’ in the way,  I don’t think that is going to happen.

This all sounds selfish, I know, but I hope this unit ends after their ending theme, so the girls are back into Watanabe’s pool of AKB girls and another unit can spring up.  Natsuki would be perfect next to Mocchi in a Kashiwagi-led unit, and she’d be equally great aside Shiichan in a Takajo-centered one.  If only this could happen.

Well, you know, I’m totally still hoping for a solo career from Natsuki.

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Shibuya AX 2010 Top 100 Day 4
January 24, 2010

The last day of Shibuya AX 2010 is over!

For fans of Natsuki, this isn’t a very exciting setlist.  She only performed in Aitakatta and Korogaru ishi ni Nare, as well Sakura no Shiori in the encore.  This brings her total to sixteen songs.

The winner of this year’s popularity contest is Iiwake Maybe, the single that allowed fans to decide which girl got which position.  Today’s encore was AKB48’s new single Sakura no Shiori and the B-Side that was performed last night, Majisuka Rock’n’Roll.  The only full group song from SDN48 to make the list was Kodoku no Runner, which in this performance not only featured the usual sixteen girls but brought out the extra two Stage members and the five unders to put all twenty one girls on stage.  No3b performed two songs, including 3 Seconds, a song that has been exclusively performed on the TV drama they were featured in, Men-dol.  Last year’s number one, Shounichi, dropped to eight place, and this year’s runner-up song was the Under Girls’s Kimi no Koto Suki Dakara.

Announcer – Maeda At

25 – Kuroi Tenshi (Fujie, Maeda At, Takajo)

24 – Kodoku no Runner (Akita, Ito, Imayoshi, Umeda H, Urano, Okochi, Ohori, Kato, Kochi, Kondo, Sato Y, Serina, Qu, Nishikunihara, Noro, Hatakeyama, Mitsui, Kaida, Kohara, Tezuka, Nacchu) (SDN48)

23 – Tenshi no Shippo (Nakatsuka, Oota, Nakaya)

22 – Kataomoi no Taikakusen (Komori, Nito, Yonezawa with Maeda Am, Oya S, Ishida H, Matsui S, Suzuki M, Iwasa dancing)

21 – Aitakatta (Itano, Kitahara, Sato A, Shinoda, Nakata, Maeda At, Miyazaki, Akimoto, Oku, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Kobayashi, Sato N, Chikano, Masuda, Miyazawa, Kashiwagi, Katayama, Sashihara, Tanabe, Hirajima, Watanabe M)

20 – End Roll (Matsubara, Oshima Y, Umeda, Noro)

18 – Relax! (Takahashi, Kojima, Minegishi) (No Sleeves)

MC – Umeda, Oshima Y, Matsubara, Noro

18 – Only Today (Team A + Iwasa, Suzuki M, Nonaka)

17 – Zannen Shoujo (Nakatsuka, Watanabe M, Uchida)

16 – Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate (Oota, Kashiwagi, Hirajima)

15 – Korogaru ishi ni Nare (Team K + Kikuchi)

14 – Tsundere! (Sato A, Itano, Kitahara)

MC – Akita, Qu, Kato, Umeda H, Serina

13 – Baby! Baby! Baby! (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Sato Y, Shinoda, Takahashi, Maeda At, Minegishi, Miyazawa, Akimoto, Umeda, Oshima Y, Ohori, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Chikano, Miyazawa, Nito, Watanabe M)

12 – Temodemo no Namida (Kashiwagi, Takajo)

MC – Fujie, Miyazaki, Matsui J, Matsui R, Chikano)

11 – Naki Nagara Hohoen de (Oshima Y)

10 – Bird (Shinoda, Takahashi, Miyazawa)

MC – Shinoda, Maeda At, Masuda, Akimoto

09 – 3 Seconds (Takahashi, Kojima, Miyazawa) (No Sleeves)

08 – Shounichi (Team B + Uchida, Komori)

07 – Heart Gata Virus (Kitahara, Kojima, Takajo)

MC – Nacchu

06 – Namida Surprise! (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Shinoda, Takahashi, Fujie, Maeda, Minegishi, Miyazawa, Oshima Y, Ono E, Kasai, Miyazaki, Kashiwagi, Sashihara, Nito, Watanabe M, Matsui J, Matsui R, Komori)

05 – RIVER (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Maeda At, Shinoda, Takahashi, Minegishi, Miyazaki, Akimoto, Oshima Y, Ono E, Kasai, Miyazaki, Kashiwagi, Watanabe M, Matsui J)

04 – Oogoe Diamond (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Sato Y, Maeda At, Shinoda, Takahashi, Minegishi, Miyazaki, Fujie, Akimoto, Oshima Y, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Miyazaki, Kashiwagi, Sashihara, Watanabe M, Matsui J)

MC – Takahashi

03 – 10nen Zakura (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Shinoda, Takahashi, Fujie, Maeda T, Minegishi, Miyazaki, Akimoto, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Miyazaki, Kashiwagi, Sashihara, Watanabe M, Matsui J, Matsui R)

MC – Sato Y, Urano

02 – Kimi no Koto Suki Dakara (Sato A, Takajo, Fujie, Oku, Kuramochi, Oota, Katayama, Sashihara, Nakagawa, Nito, Matsui R, Ishida H, Kikuchi, Komori, Sato S, Maeda Am) (Under Girls)

MC – Noro, Ohori

01 – Iiwake Maybe (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Sato A, Sato Y, Shinoda, Maeda At, Takahashi, Minegishi, Miyazaki, Akimoto, Oshima y, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Miyazawa, Urano, Oota, Kashiwagi, Watanabe M, Matsui J)

E1 – Sakura no Shiori (all 50 members)

MC – Takahashi, Maeda At, Noro, Urano, Ohori, Sato Y

E2 – Majisuka Rock’n’Roll (Itano, Kojima, Shinoda, Takahashi, Maeda At, Akimoto, Oshima Y, Ono E, Kashiwagi, Watanabe M, Matsui J, Matsui R)

Announcer – Takahashi

Team A – (Itano, Kitahara, Kojima, Sato A, Sato Y, Shinoda, Takahashi, Takajo, Nakata, Fujie, Maeda, Minegishi, Miyazaki)

Team K – (Akimoto, Umeda, Oshima, Ohori, Oku, Ono E, Kasai, Kuramochi, Kobayashi, Sato N, Chikano, Noro, Masuda, Matsubara, Miyazawa)

Team B – (Urano, Oota, Kashiwagi, Katayama, Kohara, Sashihara, Tanabe, Nakaya, Nakatsuka, Nakagawa, Nito, Hirajima, Yonezawa, Watanabe)

Team RS – (Iwasa, Suzuki M, Ishida H, Oya S, Uchida, Sato S, Nonaka, Matsui S, Kikuchi, Komori)

Team S – (Matsui J, Matsui R)

SDN48 – (Akita, Ito, Imayoshi, Umeda H, Urano, Okochi, Ohori, Kato, Kochi, Kondo, Sato Y, Serina, Qu, Nishikunihara, Noro, Hatakeyama, Mitsui, Kaida, Kohara, Tezuka, Nacchu)

Source: Memolist