Sakamichi AKB — a collaborative unit of selected members from <a href=”/music/AKB48″>AKB48</a>, <a href=”/music/Nogizaka-46″>Nogizaka 46</a> and <a href=”/music/Keyakizaka46″>Keyakizaka46</a> — released the music video for their new song, “Kokkyo No Nai Jidai,” on Thursday (March 1).
The second release by the unit features Keyakizaka46 member Neru Nagahama in the center position, with Jurina Matsui (<a href=”/music/SKE48″>SKE48</a>), Sakura Miyawaki (<a href=”/music/HKT48″>HKT48</a>), Asuka Saito and Miona Hori (Nogizaka 46) flanking her in the choreography.
TAKAHIRO, the dancer/choreographer responsible for the striking choreography for Keyakizaka46’s hit single “Silent Majority” and other songs by the J-pop girl group, worked with the collaborative unit on this song. His choreography highlights each group’s distinctive characteristics and maintains a kind of tension throughout the song, as if the girls are competing against each other for the spotlight in the visually engaging video.
The members learned their moves and rehearsed for six hours on the day of the shoot. “Kokkyo No Nai Jidai” will be included in Type E of AKB48’s new 51st single, “Ja-Ba-Ja,” to be released March 14.
Watch the “Kokkyo No Nai Jidai” music video:
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ujUiNzmn3K4″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>