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11:06 pm - 03/13/2012

SDN48's Final Single Reaches New Heights on Oricon Weekly Charts

All 39 members of idol group SDN48 will disband and graduate by the end of this month. They have just released their 5th and final single "Makeoshimi Congratulation" on 7th Mar. Good news came in when it's revealed that they finally broke their own records on the Oricon charts with this final single.

So far all their previous 4 singles only managed to peak at #3 on the Oricon weekly charts, with their 3rd single "MIN・MIN・MIN" having the highest first week sales of 72,584 copies. However, Makeoshimi Congratulation managed to peak at #2 on the Oricon weekly charts. With 74,459 copies sold, it also sets a new record as their highest first week sales.

Before disbanding, the group is set to release 2 albums on the 14th and 28th Mar respectively. They will also release a Studio Recording CD and DVD on 28th Mar covering their Yuuwaku no Garter stage performances.

eishastan 14th-Mar-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
So happy for them <3 but sad at the same time :(
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
I really wish Aki-P is going to announce last minute that this graduation was all a joke and he was testing us. I really wish that, so they could stay around.
liime_arix 14th-Mar-2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Me too. Especially because Aki-P loves to troll the fans and the girls.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
AND ITS THE DAY BEFORE APRIL FOOLS. Maybe on April Fools he'll tell us it was all a joke... and announce a new stage for them...
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:05 am (UTC)
omg id be raging!!!!!!
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:14 am (UTC)
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:17 am (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT?! That's not acceptable at all. Boo.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
the whole situation with Cindy is very interesting. I think it's probably going to be a mass shuffle? Yukirin and Kojiharu and others moving over to SDN maybe?
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:32 am (UTC)
This was another intriguing thing. One thing I thought is "What if Cindy is coming back to AKB?" but then I thought that's probably not the case. IDK if I can see some of the more popular AKB girls moving groups though, because they're like the bread and butter of AKB right now, and AKB's popularity could suffer from moving them around. But then again, SDN's could flourish with a shuffle like that. Its all very exciting in a weird way, which is probably what Aki-P is wanting to do to the fans.
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:36 am (UTC)
omg ikr! it's intriguing! omg where have you been all my life? i've been dying for someone to speculate things with. I'm thinking perhaps they might bring back the best/most popular girls and form Team 8 or something. That would be interesting. The exciting thing about being in the AKB fandom is that you never know what to expect.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
Ooooh shit like an all star team, where the older members can go and be badasses! Even offer comebacks to those who left who are kicking themselves now and all! And then they can move some of those kenkyuusei's who have been sitting around for a while to actual teams! I never have anyone to speculate with either with AKB things so this is great right now!!!!

But I think if CinDy came back, they could put her back in B too since there's the space Hirajima left. Put her back where she belongs <3 Who's your oshi?
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:48 am (UTC)
omg yas that one would be so exciting! hahaha i wouldn't want Cindy in Team B though, she's like a decade older then some of them hahaha. I think they should just let all those young pretty under 18 lolitas in team b and shift the big stars into the all stars Team 8 or something lol.

My oshi is the Beyonce of AKB, Queen Tomochin lmao.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:53 am (UTC)
They should honestly do something with some of the older girls though, especially from SDN. It feels like wasted talent if they just let them all go, you know?

And my oshi is Akimoto Sayaka. I'm a huge Sayaka stan. But I am a fan of Tomochin's solo songs! :]
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:56 am (UTC)
OMG WE MUST BE FRANS! I LOVE SAYAKA TOO. But I'm just strangely drawn to my saber toothed ducklette. Her solo songs are what made me love her.

And yes IA, the SDN members are at a totally different level of fierceness with their performances. I watched them live and thoroughly enjoyed them even though I did not know like most of their names or personality. They just have so much energy and they are pretty good vocalists as well!
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 08:03 am (UTC)

Anywho, did you see them at the actual theater? I've never gotten to see any AKB family perform live because of my brokeness and horrid location, but I'm really upset I will probably never see SDN cause they were ones I was looking forward to. And even though I don't know most the girl's names, I do know my oshi's Nachu, Kondo Sayaka and Noro Kayo. Oh, and all the former AKB member's. Either way, their singing is *almost* better then AKB's. Depending on the singer, of course.
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 11:29 am (UTC)
i feel like nobdy is worthy of being half the lady that sayaka is. she's just too amazing. her love for the team even though she's constantly snubbed. she is definitely amazing. i really hate how she never gets featured in singles and nowadays, she doesn't even get featured in the b-side ballads. :(

i watched them in the singapore theater! omg i absolutely love Nachu too! She has so much spunk and personality, she's so original. They under utilize her so much. I don't exactly have a SDN oshi since I barely know them but I guess Yumi Fujikoso is one of my favourites. And Sayaka Kondo was stunning in real life! Her pictures don't do her justice at all.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!!! The other team captains get to be featured in the senbatsu, so why can't the team K captain represent? IDK I'm always super pressed over this, and even though I know she probably won't be in the next senbatsu, I'll still rant over it in the comments for it. She sings better then most those gurls anyways!

Man though, my love for Nachu is something else! Her spunk and style helps her stick out and develop her own personality. And she's another one who they don't use as much. I just wished she could have been in one senbatsu...
kazu_kumaguro 14th-Mar-2012 10:04 am (UTC)
people have been speculating this since the announcement tbh
but then I rather not to put my hopes up :(
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Same... or I'll try not to bring my hopes up cause now my hopes are pretty up lmao! Here's hoping for an epic announcement!!!!
calcetinita 14th-Mar-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
I think he will "save" some of the girls and that there will be a new SDN48. I mean, he put Cindy in W7 so why not do the same for some of the other girls?
kawaiiohno 14th-Mar-2012 07:13 am (UTC)
i think if they didn't release the same week as arashi, they would've gotten no.1... i really wanted them to get at least a #1 before they disband. its kinda obvious they cant beat arashi in oricon. sad for sdn48, happy for arashi
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, the charts were really busy though the past few months that they wouldn't have been able to release on a slow week until after they disbanded. I knew they weren't going to be able to defeat the massive machine that is Arashi...
funkaliciousss 14th-Mar-2012 07:18 am (UTC)
well if they had to lose to anyone i'm glad they lost to Arashi.
fictionitusxd 14th-Mar-2012 07:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, this is true. Second place here though makes them almost feel like the winners, cause they're only second to Japan's number one current boy band.
kerplunk 14th-Mar-2012 09:00 am (UTC)
Does anyone mind telling me why they're disbanding?
hina 14th-Mar-2012 09:54 am (UTC)
The 'official' reason is that all the girls decided to graduate together. But fans are speculating that it's because SDN are the lowest selling 48 group, so Aki-P is scrapping them. We'll have a better idea once they disband and Aki-P tells us what his next plan are. (Focus on the younger groups that sell more? Mass re-shuffle? Admitting the popular girls back to AKB?)

I should point out the SDN are only the lowest selling group because they get hardly any promotion compared to the other groups...
kerplunk 14th-Mar-2012 10:18 am (UTC)
I really doubting that official reason lol does aki-p expect people to believe that a group with that many members agreed to quit a paying fun job?

SKE48 and AKB48 didn't sell millions over night it took time and effort, aki-p should know that!

Thanks tho for taking the time, to lazy to google <3
kazu_kumaguro 14th-Mar-2012 12:47 pm (UTC)
it's not speculation, but the graduation by management is confirmed, lol.
how can 3rd gen who just enter the group would agree with mass graduation not to mention the management.
I think there's something lacking with current SDN though, not the girls, but either the concept or system. like instead of sexy their image is more like cheap (nothing against the group, Ohori used to be my oshi in AKB48 after Hana and Oku's graduation).
and the group doesn't really help most of the girls' popularity either.
so reconstruction is inevitable.
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