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Green Flash (song)

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Genre  J-pop
Label  You, Be Cool! / King
Length  4:35
B-side  "Majisuka Fight" "Haru no Hikari Chikadzuita Natsu" "Yankee Rock" "Sekai ga Naiteru Nara" "Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari" "Punkish" "Aisatsu kara Hajimeyou" "Otona Ressha" "Hatsukoi no Oshibe"
Released  March 4, 2015 (2015-03-04)
Format  CD single, digital download

"Green Flash" is the 39th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, released in Japan on March 4, 2015. This single was first revealed during the group's Request Hour 2015 concert.

Contents

The single sold 860,269 copies on the first day. It sold 1,001,393 copies in its first week, achieving number 1 on Oricon's Weekly Charts. This single is the 20th consecutive million seller single, and the 21st overall. This single is also the 26th consecutive one that topped Oricon's charts, breaking Ayumi Hamasaki's record of 25 consecutive singles.

Background

Yuki Kashiwagi and Haruna Kojima are the center performers for this single. This is Kashiwagi's first time being a center performer since her debut 9 years ago.

This single is a medium-tempo one, with Minami Takahashi and Sayaka Yamamoto rapping in the song.

This single is released in 5 types: Type A (Limited/Regular), Type S (Limited/Regular), Type N (Limited/Regular), Type H (Limited/Regular) and Theater edition.

Tie-in

"Majisuka Fight" is the theme song for the group's TV drama show Majisuka Gakuen 4. "Yankee Rock" is the ending theme song.

"Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari" was a song that was used for NHK program Minna no Uta in 2015. The music video depicts the story of two grandmothers who run neighboring shops: one that sells shoes, and the other umbrellas.

Artwork

The cover art for each CD single features head shots of four members from the 16 girls who sang on the title track. In the limited editions, the girls are looking downward, as if they were watching a sunset, and with tears streaming from their eyes. In the regular editions, the girls look directly at the camera, but still have tears in their eyes.

Type A

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type S

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type N

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Type H

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

Theater edition

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

"Green Flash"

The performers for the main single was posted with the group's short music video. The center performers are Haruna Kojima and Yuki Kashiwagi.

  • Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 Team B / NMB48 Team N)
  • Haruna Kojima (AKB48 Team A)
  • Minami Takahashi (AKB48 Team A)
  • Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 Team N / AKB48 Team K)
  • Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 Team B)
  • Rino Sashihara (HKT48 Team H)
  • Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 Team K)
  • Rena Matsui (SKE48 Team E / Nogizaka46)
  • Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 Team KIV / AKB48 Team A)
  • Jurina Matsui (SKE48 Team S / AKB48 Team K)
  • Rina Kawaei (AKB48 Team A)
  • Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 Team A)
  • Rina Ikoma (Nogizaka 46 / AKB48 Team B)
  • Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 Team 4)
  • Mako Kojima (AKB48 Team K)
  • Anna Iriyama (AKB48 Team A)
  • "Majisuka Fight"

    The performers for the song are: Anna Iriyama, Rina Kawaei, Yuria Kizaki, Haruka Shimazaki, Minami Takahashi, Sakura Miyawaki, Sayaka Yamamoto, Yui Yokoyama and Miyuki Watanabe.

    "Haru no Hikari Chikadzuita Natsu"

    The performers for the song are: Anna Iriyama, Nana Owada, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rena Kato, Rina Kawaei, Saya Kawamoto, Yuria Kizaki, Rie Kitahara, Haruna Kojima, Mako Kojima, Haruka Shimazaki, Minami Takahashi, Minami Minegishi, Mion Mukaichi, Yui Yokoyama, and Mayu Watanabe.

    "Yankee Rock"

    The performers for the song are: Natsuki Uchiyama, Ryoka Oshima, Nana Owada, Rena Kato, Mako Kojima, Miru Shiroma, Akari Suda, Juri Takahashi, Natsuki Uchiyama, Kaori Matsumura, Mion Mukaichi and Fuuko Yagura

    "Sekai ga Naiteru Nara"

    The performers for the song are: Rion Azuma, Yuna Ego, Mina Oba, Ryoha Kitagawa, Kanon Kimoto, Sumire Sato, Aya Shibata, Akari Suda, Akane Takayanagi, Marika Tani, Airi Furukawa, Nao Furuhata, Jurina Matsui, Rena Matsui, Sae Miyazawa, and Ami Miyamae.

    "Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari"

    The performers for the song are Minami Takahashi, Haruna Kojima, Mayu Watanabe, Haruka Shimazaki, Jurina Matsui, Rino Sashihara, Yuki Kashiwagi and Yui Yokoyama.

    "Punkish"

    The performers for the song are: Miori Ichikawa, Ayaka Umeda, Yuuka Kato, Riho Kotani, Nagisa Shibuya, Kei Jonishi, Miru Shiroma, Airi Tanigawa, Reina Fujie, Sae Murase, Fuuko Yagura, Shū Yabushita, Nana Yamada, Sayaka Yamamoto, Akari Yoshida, and Miyuki Watanabe.

    "Aisatsu kara Hajimeyou"

    The performers for the song are: Nagisa Sakaguchi, Yui Yokoyama, Hijiri Tanaka, Nanami Sato, Tsumugi Hayasaka, Akari Sato, Kasumi Mougi, Rin Okabe, Hitomi Honda, Ayane Takahashi, Nanase Yoshikawa, Yui Oguri, Erina Oda, Shiori Sato, Ayaka Hidaritomo, Natsuki Fujimura, Yuri Yokomichi, Yuno Hattori, Ai Yamamoto, Haruna Hashimoto, Reina Kita, Kurena Cho, Moeri Kondo, Serika Nagano, Nao Ota, Nanami Yamada, Ruka Yamamoto, Onishi Momoka, Sayuna Hama, Ikumi Nakano, Mei Abe, Kotone Hitomi, Yuri Tani, Miu Shitao, Riona Hamamatsu, Yurina Tyoten, Kaoru Takaoka, Natsuki Hirose, Rena Fukuchi, Moeka Iwasaki, Narumi Kuranoo, Miyu Yoshino, Moka Yaguchi, Karin Shimoaoki, and Rira Miyazato.

    "Otona Ressha"

    The performers for the song are: Yuka Akiyoshi, Chihiro Anai, Aika Ota, Haruka Kodama, Hiroka Komada, Riko Sakaguchi, Rino Sashihara, Meru Tashima, Miku Tanaka, Asuka Tomiyoshi, Mio Tomonaga, Natsumi Matsuoka, Sakura Miyawaki, Aoi Motomura, Madoka Moriyasu, and Nako Yabuki.

    "Hatsukoi no Oshibe"

    The performers for the song are from Tentoumu Chu! and Kabotumu Chu!:

  • Nana Okada, Ryoha Kitagawa, Mako Kojima, Nagisa Shibuya, Meru Tashima, Mio Tomonaga, Miki Nishino
  • Natsuki Uchiyama, Hikari Hashimoto, Mizuki Maeda
  • References

    Green Flash (song) Wikipedia


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