Being described as “The first time in AKB48’s history! A performance of “48 members” with the neatly lined up chorus scene a highlight!” on the oricon site, I found out that AKB48 are doing a CM! It starts airing tomorrow, Thursday 11th Feb, in Japan and features their new single Sakura no Shiori. This is only a short preview of it I found, the site promoting this ad itself has the full CMs and more.
The company they’re promoting, strangely enough, is AOKI, a suit store. They’ve even been given their own AOKI x AKB48 site for the event! Perhaps this means they’ll be doing a series of ads for them? There will be 2 different ones this time around.
The site’s main theme is 「スーツデビュー、おめでとう。」 “Congratulations on your suit debut” and their name is 「フレッシャーズ48コーデ」 which could either mean “48 Suit Coodinations For A Freshmen Employee” or “48 Suit Coodinations For A Newbie.” Basically this is a promotion for those who are new at buying and wearing suits.
There’s a desktop wallpaper you can download from the site where it says “PRESENT!”, if that’s your thing. They’ve only got 12 of the members on the wallpaper though. I was really happy that Sae-chan is one of them, even if I’m not downloading it for myself. (^w^)
When you click on “AKB48 MESSAGE x フーズコーデ” you get sent to a page with pictures of the 48 girls. When you click on a girl, you get a message and photo of them as well as the suit options that they’ve coordinated and are recommending. I’ve only checked a few out, and I do wonder how much help the girls got in coordinating these so that they didn’t choose the same thing as someone else >.<
Oh yeah and in the slim chance that you’re a guy or girl living in Japan and you need to buy a suit like now, then you can download coupons and then get a free clear file with a picture of the AKB48 girls on the front if you buy something. I love the little notice underneath it that says “Only 1 per person”…Sadly, I can imagine someone going in to buy a dress shirt or suit or accessory just to get some of those (＠_＠;)
When you click on the CM Report, you’ll see that in the left box, TV-CM, you have the choice to watch both of the CMs. The one on the left is the New Life Ver, the one on the right is the My First Suit ver. Either way Acchan is as Acchan always is, the focus. In fact, she’s got more screen time then the suits, I think >.<!
To the right you can watch the Making Of movie, or look at the report which has a few pictures. I love the Making Of, I think it’s adorable!! I just wish they’d focus a little less on Acchan all the time. The reaction when the girls walk into room full of suits for the first time is pure lol.
Anyway check it out, even though its only a transparent ploy to promote AKB48’s new single which is out very soon… Oh well, let’s just enjoy it for what it is ^.^