“Futari Saison” ( Season for two(of us)) is third single by the Japanese girl idol group Keyakizaka46. It was released in Japan on 30 November 2016 and has got No.1 on the Weekly Singles Chart, with 442,000 copies sold in the first week in Japan. As a female group debuted within a year, they broke over 400,000 sales record for the first time in 20 years and became the second group in the history following Puffy, Japanese female Duo since end of 90’s, in the Japanese single chart history. It has also become No.1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 at the end of 2016.
・Appearance of this song
It is said that one of the greatest point of this song is in ”Brigde (before Chorus)”. If you listen to the tune, Keyakizaka46 fans have been fascinated it and love the group more and more. Dosen’t sound these part of the tune in the lylics, “Taiyou ga Modotte kuru maeni (English: Until the sun rises back)” and “Hana no nai Sakura wo miagete Mankaino hiwo omottakotoga attaka (Look at that flowerless cherry blossom tree Have you ever thought the day when it was full bloomed?) “beautiful? Furthermore, you can enjoy very much when you focus on “Yurina Hirate”, who has taken over the center position of the group’s formation since under the name of Keyakizaka46 had started. She has a full of spirit and amazing dance skill. She looks like as though she carries our hope and to be believed that she will bring a revolution in the Japanese music history. So why not check it out?.
On February 22, 2015, during the Nogizaka46 3rd Year Birthday Live at Seibu Dome, Nogizaka46 announced plans to recruit the first generation members for their new project. It was revealed that the new group’s name was Toriizaka46 and the recruitment was started on July 28. The final examination of the audition took place on August 21, the same day as Nogizaka46 was created, and 22 passed out of 22,509 candidates. At the same time, it was announced that the group’s name was suddenly changed to Keyakizaka46; however, its reason is unclear.
Since October 4, the group has its own Sunday television show titled Keyakitte, Kakenai? on TV Tokyo. In this show, Keyakizaka46 announced a new member Neru Nagahama on November 29. She debuted as a member of their under group Hiragana Keyaki and it’s audition was started.
On December 16, the group gave its first performance. It took place at the Fuji TV music show FNS Music Festival. The center position in the choreography was held by youngest member Yurina Hirate, 14 at the time.
In February 2016 it was revealed that Keyakizaka46 would release their first single on April 6, 2016. Its title was later revealed to be “Silent Majority”. It was also revealed that the title song would be used in a TV commercial for a mobile application named Mechakari. Unlike Nogizaka46, all members except Neru Nagahama were selected to sing the title song. It sold 261,580 copies in the first week and ranked first on the Oricon weekly chart. They also achieved a female artist’s number one sales record in the first week updating the Suki! Suki! Skip!’s record held by HKT48 for the first time in 3 years.
On April 9, Keyakizaka46 appeared in GirlsAward 2016 Spring/Summer, one of the biggest fashion and music event in Japan. In this show, Mizuho Habu made her runway debut at dazzlin stage. From April 29 to May 5, 18 candidates of Hiragana Keyaki live streamed on Showroom as a part of the audition process. On May 11, it was announced that 11 girls won the final round of the audition. They participated in the 2nd single that was released on August 10 and sang Hiragana Keyaki.
Keyakizaka46’s first featured drama Tokuyama Daigorō o Dare ga Koroshitaka? was premiered on the TX network on July 16. Each episode streamed for Amazon Prime members before airing on terrestrial television. Their 2nd single Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai was used as the theme song. From July 5 to September 27, KeyaBingo!, a variety show that is the Keyakizaka46 version of the Bingo series like AKBingo! and NogiBingo!, aired on NTV. It is also streaming on Hulu Japan with the unaired part.
On October 8, Keyakizaka46 participated in GirlsAward 2016 Autumn/Winter. At this event, Yurina Hirate, Yui Kobayashi and Risa Watanabe made their runway debut. On December 24 and 25, Keyakizaka46 performed their first solo live at Ariake Coliseum for an audience of 27,000 people.
|Name||Birth date (age)||Prefecture
|Nijika Ishimori||May 7, 1997||Miyagi|
|Yui Imaizumi||September 30, 1998||Kanagawa|
|Rina Uemura||January 4, 1997||Chiba|
|Rika Ozeki||October 7, 1997||Kanagawa|
|Nana Oda||June 4, 1998||Shizuoka|
|Minami Koike||November 14, 1998||Hyōgo|
|Yui Kobayashi||October 23, 1999||Saitama|
|Fuyuka Saitō||February 15, 1998||Tokyo|
|Shiori Satō||November 16, 1996||Tokyo|
|Manaka Shida||November 23, 1998||Niigata|
|Yūka Sugai||November 29, 1995||Tokyo|
|Miyu Suzumoto||December 5, 1997||Aichi|
|Nanako Nagasawa||April 23, 1997||Yamagata|
|Mizuho Habu||July 7, 1997||Tokyo|
|Aoi Harada||May 7, 2000||Tokyo|
|Yurina Hirate||June 25, 2001||Aichi||Youngest|
|Akane Moriya||November 12, 1997||Miyagi|
|Nanami Yonetani||February 24, 2000||Osaka|
|Rika Watanabe||May 16, 1995||Ibaraki||Oldest|
|Risa Watanabe||July 27, 1998||Ibaraki|
|Neru Nagahama||September 4, 1998||Nagasaki||Holds concurrent position in Hiragana Keyaki.|
Hiragana Keyaki (undergroup)
|Name||Birth date (age)||Prefecture
|Mao Iguchi||November 10, 1995||Niigata|
|Sarina Ushio||December 26, 1997||Kanagawa|
|Memi Kakizaki||December 2, 2001||Nagano|
|Yūka Kageyama||May 8, 2001||Tokyo|
|Shiho Katō||February 2, 1998||Tokyo|
|Kyōko Saitō||September 5, 1997||Tokyo|
|Kumi Sasaki||January 22, 1996||Chiba|
|Mirei Sasaki||December 17, 1999||Hyōgo|
|Mana Takase||September 20, 1998||Ōsaka|
|Ayaka Takamoto||November 2, 1998||Kanagawa|
|Neru Nagahama||September 4, 1998||Nagasaki||Joined on 30 Nov. 2015|
|Mei Higashimura||August 23, 1998||Nara|
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