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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Song of the Week Flying Get (フライングゲット) by AKB48

This week’s number one single on the Japanese Jpop Oricon charts is Flying Get (フライングゲット) by AKB48.

AKB48 is a Japanese idol girl group created and produced by Yasushi Akimoto. AKB48 are one of the most popular groups in Japan and have achieved the feat of having their last 8 singles top the Jpop Oricon chart.

AKB48 was formed in 2005 and is named after Akihabara, the famous electronic area in Tokyo, where the groups own theatre is located on the 8th floor of a Don Quijote Store. The idea behind the group was to create a theatre based idol group, whose fans could see the girls perform live on a daily basis. AKB48 still performs at the theatre every day, but tickets to the event are hard to come by due to the great demand of fans.

AKB48 Official Website

Watch the music video for the single Flying Get (フライングゲット) by AKB48


  1. ∮Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na~♪
    AKB is very powerful idol group now.

    I'm a Japanese. But I fully enjoyed reading your blog.I'm looking forward to reading next one.


  2. A performance every day. Guess that's why they need such a big group. For rotation.

  3. Thanks Hide, very catchy :) AKB48 are very popular now and are still going strong. Hope to post soon and look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thanks Lina, that is true. They are huge and have so many different groups and sub-groups it can get confusing :)

  4. Great blog, a different perspective on Japan.
    I never heard of AKD48 but will keep an eye on them!
    Greetings :)

  5. Thanks DeeBee L, Glad you enjoy the blog :)


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