JKT48 New Single – “Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Musim Panas Sounds Good!”
This is the first time JKT48Stuff was invited to Official JKT48’s press conference. The new single “Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Musim Panas Sounds Good!” is practically branded by Pocari Sweat, the product that was there when JKT48 was first launched two years ago.
The press conference started with the full music video playing. You can check the music video trailer below.
The music video was really great, even better than JKT48’s previous singles. The video shooting took place in Bali and Malaysia. Just like the AKB48’s original version, most of the video was shot on the beach. There are some cuts of the video that are also appeared in the recent Pocari Sweat’s new TV commercial.
The senbatsu members for the single are:
- Melody Nurramdhani (center)
- Jessica Veranda
- Shania Junianatha
- Nabilah Ratna Ayu
- Haruka Nakagawa
- Aki Takajo
- Beby Chaesara Anadila
- Devi Kinal Putri
- Ayana Shahab
- Rezky Wiranti Dhike
- Cindy Yuvia
- Rona Anggreani
- Shinta Naomi
- Ratu Vienny Fitrilya
- Noella Sisterina
- Jennifer Hanna
For Noella and Hanna, this was their first time appearing as senbatsu single members. During the press conference, Aki Takajo was unavailable and was replaced by Stella Cornelia.
Just like JKT48’s previous singles, the “Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Musim Panas Sounds Good!” single is released in two versions: Theater and Regular.
The theater version consists of 3 songs:
- Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Musim Panas Sounds Good!
- BINGO! (Team J and Team KIII)
- Kimi to Boku no Kankei – Hubungan Kau dan Aku (Melody and Nabilah)
The theater version will also include 1 individual handshake ticket and 1 trump card. Price: Rp. 40,000.00 (400 Yen).
The regular version consists the same song, with an additional English version of “Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Summer Love Sounds Good!” (the one that was played on Pocari Sweat’s TV commercial music background). The regular version also includes a DVD containing the music video and behind the scenes clips. There’s also a senbatsu member’s photo and a new type of goodie called the “Call Sounds Good!” card.
Customers may fill the form on the back of the “Call Sounds Good!” card (name and phone contact number). Mail the card to written P.O. Box or just put it in the JKT48 theater’s drop box. Customers will receive a surprise phone call from one of JKT48’s members, so be sure you have a reachable contact number. The regular version price is Rp. 80,000.00 (800 Yen).
Other topics covered during the press conference are:
- The average sales of JKT48’s recent singles and albums are 35,000 – 50,000 copies.
- Viva JKT48 movie will be in production in early 2014.
- Upcoming DVD release of JKT48’s concert in Tennis Indoor Senayan. See official page.
- Melody and Nabilah were chosen as the singers for “Kimi to Boku no Kankei” because their personas reflect the song.
The press conference then was closed with the performance of JKT48’s newest single and final photo shoot. See photos below: