I was very happy to see the cover art for the new AKB48 single “Kimi wa Melody” (君はメロディー). This will be the group’s 43rd single, and it will commemorate their 10th Anniversary. The single, will have eleven total versions (5 limited editions + 5 regular edition) + 1 Theater edition.
You know me, I get whatever is cheapest on eBay about six months later. Ha Ha. Just kidding. These covers look great!
This 10th Anniversary single also features the return of graduated members Atsuko Maeda, Yuko Oshima, Tomomi Itano, and Mariko Shinoda.
The single is deeply philosophical regarding the graduated members’ return. As seen above — Yuko kissing Acchan represents the leaving of the old guard, with Sakura-tan’s stardom on the rise in the background. The sisterly love is overwhelming. I will leave it to future AKB Historians to debate further hidden meanings.
See more kimono screen shots on the AKB48 Daily blog. Thank you Paul — you are an AKB Scholar!!!
Better watch it quick.
Starlight: Hey Acchan and Yuko — your kiss may not be as bad as the “lesbian” scene in “The Color Purple” … but I’m still not buying it!