Dareka no Tame ni (1 February 2014) First-Time Report

Richardson Kilis

Richardson H. Kilis is a U.S.-educated Indonesianist who studies the relationship of technology and cultural exchange.

4 Responses

  1. To-Mr-Killis says:

    “Moving on from the unit songs, I was caught off guard in “Seragam Ini Sangat Mengganggu” (“Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru”) because I did not know the song was performed with only eight members”.
    Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru in Dareka no Tame ni setlist (A3, N1, J2) is considered as a UNIT song and it’s performed by 8 members. On the other hand, Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru AKB48 single version is considered as a GROUP song and it’s performed by 14 or 16 people.
    In AKB concert, Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru is sometimes performed as a unit song (8 members) and other times as a group song (14/16 members).

    • Oh, thank you. I didn’t realize Seifuku was designed to be a unit song. It was very confusing at first because I had expected the other 8 members to come out at some point and was disappointed.

  2. Great Ape says:

    IMHO, this setlist is by far my least favorite. The pacing isn’t quite as good as Pajama Drive, the general vibe of the songs isn’t as glamorous as RKJ, and it’s nowhere as fun-inducing as Boku no Taiyou (my favorite JKT48 setlist so far). Maybe it’s just me, but I really think that JOT made a misjudgment here, I was really hoping for Idol no Yoake, but as it turned out, they decided to go with this dull setlist.
    A little out of topic, JOT made an even worse decision by ending Boku no Taiyou too damn soon, that’s literally the only setlist that kept me cheering for the girls. JOT better come up with a better setlist than Dareka no Tame ni to replace Boku no Taiyou, or my theatre visiting days is going to be over. Oh well, maybe not that extreme. As long as Yona’s still around…

    P.S.: The moaning part from Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru really made me cringe. I don’t think the girls themselves are quite comfortable performing that particular song, as I can see that some of them clearly didn’t. Call me an uptight, but I really think that the song is too naughty to be performed by a bunch of really young girls from Indonesia. Some of them are not even 18 years old, for God’s sake!

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