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Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai

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Genre  J-pop dance-pop
Length  5:26
A-side  "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai"
B-side  "Summer Side" (Types A, B, C, and the Theater Edition) "Danshi wa Kenkyū Taishō" (Type A) "Kafka to Dendenmu Chu!" (Type B) "Kegarete Iru Shinjitsu" (Type C) "Barebare Bushi" (Type D) "Kimi no Dai Ni Shō" (Type D) "Deai no Hi, Wakare no Hi" (Theater Edition)
Released  May 20, 2015 (2015-05-20)
Format  Maxi single digital download

"Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" (僕たちは戦わない, "We Won't Fight") is the 40th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It was released in Japan on May 20, 2015.

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Background

Haruka Shimazaki serves as choreography center of this single's title song. It is also the last AKB48 single featuring member Rina Kawaei and SKE48 member Rena Matsui, who left the AKB48 group after the release of this single.

Release

The single was released in several versions: Type A (two editions: limited and regular), Type B (limited and regular), Type C (limited and regular), Type D (limited and regular), and a version called the "Theater Edition". All versions, except the Theater Edition, include a DVD with several music videos.

The first presses of the single came with a ticket to vote in the AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Election (to choose the members to be featured in the next AKB48's single, to be released in the summer.)

Music video

The music video for the title track was directed by Keishi Ōtomo, best known as the director of the Ruroni Kenshin movie series. Unlike other Summer-themed AKB48 singles, this single's MV does not have a paradise scenery and girls in bathing suits. Instead, they focused more on action and most complex choreography that had been set aside in "Kibōteki Refrain".

Reception

The single debuted at number one on Oricon's daily singles chart for the day of May 19, 2015, with sales of 1,472,375 copies. It also topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart on the June 1 week, selling 1,673,211 copies. In addition, it also reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.

Type A

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type B

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type C

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type D

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Theater Edition

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

"Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai"

The sembatsu (member selection) for the song consists of 32 members. The center is Haruka Shimazaki.

  • AKB48 Team A: Nana Owada, Rina Kawaei, Haruna Kojima, Haruka Shimazaki, Minami Takahashi, Yui Yokoyama
  • AKB48 Team K: Yuka Tano, Minami Minegishi, Mion Mukaichi, Tomu Muto
  • AKB48 Team B: Ryoka Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rena Kato, Yuria Kizaki, Mayu Watanabe
  • AKB48 Team 4: Nana Okada, Saya Kawamoto, Mako Kojima, Juri Takahashi
  • AKB48 Team 8: Ikumi Nakano, Nagisa Sakaguchi
  • SKE48 Team S: Ryoha Kitagawa, Jurina Matsui
  • SKE48 Team E: Akari Suda, Rena Matsui
  • NMB48 Team N: Sayaka Yamamoto
  • NMB48 Team BII: Miyuki Watanabe
  • HKT48 Team H: Haruka Kodama, Rino Sashihara
  • HKT48 Team KIV: Sakura Miyawaki
  • SNH48 Team SII: Sae Miyazawa
  • Nogizaka46: Rina Ikoma
  • "Summer Side"

    The song is performed by a unit called Selection 16, consisting of 16 members.

  • AKB48 Team A: Nana Owada
  • AKB48 Team K: Yuka Tano, Minami Minegishi, Tomu Muto
  • AKB48 Team B: Ryoka Oshima
  • AKB48 Team 4: Nana Okada, Saya Kawamoto, Mako Kojima, Juri Takahashi
  • AKB48 Team 8: Ikumi Nakano, Nagisa Sakaguchi
  • SKE48 Team S: Ryoha Kitagawa
  • SKE48 Team E: Akari Suda
  • NMB48 Team BII: Miyuki Watanabe
  • HKT48 Team H: Haruka Kodama
  • SNH48 Team SII: Sae Miyazawa
  • "Barebare Bushi"

    The song is performed by a unit called Wonda Sembatsu (WONDA選抜), consisting of 5 members.

  • AKB48 Team A: Haruka Shimazaki, Minami Takahashi, Yui Yokoyama
  • AKB48 Team B: Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe
  • "'Danshi' wa Kenkyū Taishō"

    The song is performed by a unit called Tentōmu Chu! (てんとうむChu!), consisting of 7 members.

  • AKB48 Team 4: Nana Okada, Mako Kojima, Miki Nishino
  • SKE48 Team S: Ryoha Kitagawa
  • NMB48 Team BII: Nagisa Shibuya
  • HKT48 Team H: Meru Tashima
  • HKT48 Team KIV: Mio Tomonaga
  • "Kafka to Dendenmu Chu!"

    The song is performed by a unit called Dendenmu Chu! (でんでんむchu!), consisting of 7 members.

  • AKB48 Team A: Nana Owada, Megu Taniguchi
  • AKB48 Team K: Mion Mukaichi
  • AKB48 Team 4: Yuiri Murayama, Saya Kawamoto
  • HKT48 Team H: Nako Yabuki, Miku Tanaka
  • "Kegarete Iru Shinjitsu"

    The song is performed by selected members from AKB48's Team 8 (チーム8選抜}, "Team 8 Sembatsu").

  • AKB48 Team 8: Nagisa Sakaguchi, Yui Yokoyama, Hijiri Tanikawa, Nanami Sato, Hitomi Honda, Yuri Yokomichi, Serika Nagano, Nanami Yamada, Ikumi Nakano, Narumi Kuranoo
  • "Kimi no Dai Ni Shō"

    It is Kawaei Rina's graduation song.

  • AKB48 Team A: Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, Haruna Kojima, Haruka Shimazaki, Minami Takahashi, Yui Yokoyama
  • AKB48 Team B: Yuki Kashiwagi, Yuria Kizaki, Mayu Watanabe
  • AKB48 Team 4: Juri Takahashi
  • SKE48 Team S: Jurina Matsui
  • NMB48 Team N: Sayaka Yamamoto
  • HKT48 Team H: Rino Sashihara
  • "Deai no Hi, Wakare no Hi"

    The song performed by the duet Gensō & Jikisō (ゲンソー&ジキソー).

  • AKB48 Team A: Minami Takahashi, Yui Yokoyama
  • References

    Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai Wikipedia


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