The Japanese girl group <a href=”/music/HKT48″>HKT48</a> released their first album, 092, on Wednesday (Dec. 27).
The video is a compilation of clips from all the short films starring each member, shot by 48 different directors, which is included in the release. Entitled Toei Presents HKT48×48 Movie Directors, the total screen time of the project adds up to 11 hours and 41 minutes.
The trailer opens with a parody of the iconic Toei logo with breaking waves in the background, paying homage to the historic movie company. With the group’s new song “Hitosashiyubi No Juudan” playing in the background, clips featuring each member from the short films are teased, divided into types A through D.
The directors include such prominent names as Yuichi Fukuda (Gintama), Naoto Kumazawa (From Me to You) and Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), as well as up-and-coming talents such as 19-year-old Hana Matsumoto, who directed the music video for HKT48’s Billboard Japan Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Kiss Ha Matsu Shika Nainodeshouka?”
092 will be released as types A through D, each containing two CDs and two DVDs. Only the first disc of each version will be the same, so the total running time of all the music and videos adds up to a whopping 17 hours and 24 minutes. Although it’s now pretty much customary for Japanese “idol” groups to unleash several different versions of their albums, this massive release is unparalleled in scale, so fans will be faced with an equally huge dilemma over whether or not they should get them all.
Check out the 092 album trailer here:
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