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6:46 am - 04/17/2012

JKT48 to star in their first Japanese CM



On April 16th, AKB48 sister group JKT48 attended a press conference for Tokiwa Pharmaceutical’s skincare product “Nameraka Honpo Bihaku Series“, as its newest CM character.

As their first time starring in a CM in Japan, member Shania Junianatha commented, “I’m excited to be able to star in a Japanese CM.” When asked about the CM shoot, Cleopatra shared, “In the CM, we all have to raise our heads together. We had a hard time doing it in unison, so we had about 50 retakes.”

Regarding the result of the CM, Melody Nurramdhani Laksani said, “It took about 50 tries, but I think it turned out really good. Through this CM, I hope more people will get to know JKT48.”

In the CM, the girls of JKT48 sing AKB48’s hit song, “Heavy Rotation“, in Indonesian. Under the blazing sun, the members innocently run across the beach, and hug the product character ‘Mochimochi-kun’. The CM will broadcast starting April 16th.

The 12 members who were present at the press conference performed an Indonesian version of “Heavy Rotation“. Although JKT48 has not made their CD debut yet, Melody strongly stated, “We will continue to do our best, and be able to have our own songs.” When asked about their debut, she responded, “If possible, within this year.”



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Source: mantan-web translated by tokyohive

it seems that the cameraman likes Melody
helios_blue 17th-Apr-2012 09:56 am (UTC)
yeah I wonder if the AKB fans here are still patiently waiting for this sister group of theirs.
And with the gazillion of local K-pop group wannabees showing up on TV everyday, I'm worried people will be too fed up with this kind of music/group format when JKT actually release something.
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