[GENERAL] The AKB48 Thread

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Kyobu, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. David61

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    @TiduShoko I've successfully joined the new Hashira No Kai FC and applied for tickets for the spring concerts so I'm happy to say that it's possible. :)

    I used to be a member of the old 'Twin Pillars' FC for which I got an AKB48 Group ID. When it closed I didn't join the AKB48 Mobile FC as I had no plans to visit Japan while the country remained closed to tourists.

    When the new FC was recently announced I joined it because I'm now planning to visit Japan. I'm sorry I can't remember the exact joining method but ISTR I went to https://www.akb48.co.jp/hashiranokai, I entered my Group ID and password, and then I went through the joining procedure which wasn't too difficult.

    As for applying for tickets I had to link my Ticket Center account to my new one for the FC. It's far from helpful but I did find some instructions that said that for the time being only 'AKB48 Mobile' appears in the Ticket Center but it *does* include Hashira No Kai. Anyway, I found myself at this page:

    https://www.akb48.co.jp/hashiranokai/ticket/benefits

    On the next page there's two blue buttons - click on the lower one, then you need to log in again. You then go through a linking procedure which was reasonably straightforward for me but it won't let me do it again so I can't exactly explain it, however I soon found myself back at the Ticket Center main page.

    In spite of doing that nothing had changed - my membership wasn't showing and I still couldn't apply for tickets. I tried logging out of the Ticket Center and back in again - and all was well! My membership was showing and I was able to apply for tickets.

    Hopefully all will go well for you - Good Luck and please send me a DM if you need any help.

    EDIT: I've remembered you asked about credit cards - I used my UK AMEX card for the FC membership without any problems. I also had to enter it for the ticket applications and again it was accepted. (Payment is only taken for successful applications.)
     
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  2. TiduShoko

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    I used my friend's credit card and I could pay and also could link my Ticket Center account to my AKB48 Mobile! So I just applied YAY thank you for explaining about it! If both win let's meet there! (I only applied for AKB48 concert. I don't know if there are more possibilities if you only apply for one concert.)

    I don't know which problem they had with my credit card, though...
     
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    If only AKB48 could get viral on Tiktok like Fujii Kaze
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    JKT48 is hyping again in Indonesia because their songs going viral on Tiktok
     
  5. David61

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    Hiichan, Miion and Erii send greetings to AKB48 Team SH on their 4th Anniversary in the first 30 seconds of this video which involves other 48 groups:

    EDIT: Video was deleted and re-uploaded:

     
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  6. gvstavvss

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    That's exactly what they need, but DH and Akimoto-sensei need to deliver a TikTok friendly song first :/
     
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    So, they have to find a way to sneak HS tickets with digital release.
     
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    Did you see his latest showa-ish girl group, Blueberry Soda? How can such person understand what is tiktok friendly?
    DH got it so wrong when it hired BTS' choreographer. It should have hired BTS' music producer instead.
     
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    Didn't they get a semi-viral thing going on with Saikyou Twintail but management, to no one's surprise, failed to capitalize on it?

    Haven't recent polls have shown that there are still some interest in AKB from young women demographic? The pop up AKB cafe in Shibuya had young ladies lining up.

    Sometimes it just feels management is not trying anymore.
     
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  11. gvstavvss

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    This.
     
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    They tried so hard to make Rumor a tiktok hit and it kind of was but not at the level of a “viral” sensation.
     
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    What's a Tiktok friendly song anyway?

    JKT48 version of Koichun got viral on Indonesian Tiktok last year. Thanks to a Tiktok celebrity who used the song on a video of her
     
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    Generally, it's a song with catchy melody and easy choreography, specially "hand choreography", that's how most songs go viral on Tiktok, by doing these so-called "challenges". These songs are also usually shorter (3:30 min max) as well, that's why "Hisashiburi no Lipgloss" promotions with SNS-like MVs and short videos looks a bit counter-productive as the song has more than 5 minutes. As it was previously noted on this thread, TikTok is huge in Japan right now and most artists invited to Kouhaku this year went viral on TikTok so DH shouldn't underestimate the app's utility. AKB has a TikTok account, but I don't think they also need a "TikTok-friendly a-side" to better promote themselves. It's not that easy to go viral on such a huge platform, but at least they should try it.
     
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    To think about it. In comparison to T-pop or K-pop system, being semi-viral usually means more festival performance gigs or tie-in online contents or something in those veins.
    Tie-in online content does not seem to be a thing in J-pop. J-pop is badly lacking in online content game to begin with.
    I don't follow the group close enough to the point of knowing performance gig schedules but, the group might already have some? I also don't really know about COVID restriction in Japan.

    One has to be more popular for anything more substantial such as, serious endorsement/sponsorship, significant fandom growth, appearances on popular TV shows.

    In my opinion, DH has tried but not enough nor well-coordinated. An example is Hisashiburi Lip Gloss.

    - DH chose the girl more popular on SNS, among young girls especially, as the center. But, nothing else about this single seemed SNS or young girls friendly. The song is unusually long, not upbeat and sounds dated. And, where is fashionable costume? Also, has AKB been more active on SNS and Youtube? How can one make use of online marketing when it is not active on SNS?
     
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    The vertical MV was fun and cute, but have to agree they need to modernize the music to be a bit more catchy either for a side or b side. I was hoping something that have the same spirit as Keyaki Futari Saison/IVE After like/Stayc Poppy. Those are rlly catchy without needing to do girl crush/dance type of song
     
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    I listened to this

    and compared to this


    You can hear that the song will sound brighter and catchier just by placing the vocal key higher. However, a high vocal key is difficult to sing, especially with dancing on top of it, and much vocal training will be needed. (You may not be aware how high the key is until you try singing along.)
     
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    I listened to the Cho Tokimeki Sendenbu song, but I'm failing to see how it's similar at all. It's a good song, so I appreciate the recommendation, but I don't understand the comparison. How does that song make you think a higher key would've worked better on Hisalip?
     
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    Don't try to understand. He's arguing a song can't be good without high notes.
     
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