AKB48 – Ponytail, bikini, sunshine & beach

Music video for Ponytail to Shushu (ポニーテールとシュシュ, lit. Ponytail & Scrunchy) by Japanese pop group AKB48. The MV was filmed in Guam, with plenty of bikinis, sunshine and beaches; plus a slightly NSFW prelude and a weird doggy.

Contrary to their conservative neighbours, it’s pretty common for mainstream Japanese idols to don in bikinis for MV/pictorials beside the fact that most of them are doing so at teen age. It’s almost a cultural thing, as you can hardly find a popular Japanese female star who has never shot a bikini video or photobook.

The single is doing well with over 500,000 copies sold in the first week after it was released (on May 26). It’s one of the year’s best selling singles to date.

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Comments

  1. Arashi’s Troublemaker and Arashi’s Monster are the #1 and #2 in the yealy top 10 so far!!!

  2. Yein Jee says:

    J… you are right. Thanks for the correction.

  3. bikini ftw!!!

  4. Nice beach ^.^

  5. mind you, i’m a cassiopeia. this is my comment.. “So this is what beat XIAH Junsu’s single..”

  6. Yein Jee says:

    lol felice. Yeah, they are the one that beat Xiah, who can count himself unlucky as his sales figure could have top the chart probably 7 out of 10 times.

  7. if akb48 wasn’t on it? but there are 48 girls in here against only 1 junsu. that’s pretty awesome. is there really 48 in the PV? cuz it doesnt look it… *watches the pv again and counting*

  8. there isn’t 48 of them in the pv… but they’re broken down to like 3 subgroups, right?

  9. Yein Jee says:

    They rarely featured all the members in a single project. They are divided into three major sub groups but the members are normally mix matched for each project.

  10. best akb video!!!

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