HKT48 Gets Serious with Majisuka Spin-Off & Collaboration with Kishidan for New Single “Shekarashika!”
At the national handshake on October 11, 2015, it was announced that there will be a Majisuka Gakuen spinoff featuring HKT48 members, and that HKT48 will release their 6th single on November 25, 2015.
During the scavenger hunt mini game, members were tasked to find a “rebellious person” in the audience, and Rino Sashihara and Aika Ota came back on stage with Sho Ayanokoji, the leader of Kishidan.
Then a video was played to reveal that a Majisuka Gakuen spin-off was approved, and that it will feature HKT48 as the main cast with Kishidan as supporting cast. The theme song to the spin-off series, “Shekarashika!”, is HKT48’s 6th single and it will also be a collaboration with Kishidan. It will be released on November 25, 2015. Members who did not know about the drama production and the collaboration single were as surprised as the 6000 fans at the venue.
After all the Kishidan members came on stage, Ayanokoji called the collaboration “most powerful ever” and gave each of the 6th single senbatsu members a tokkofuku coat with an embroidery of the member’s name.
Detailed information regarding Majisuka Gakuen spin-off and HKT48’s 6th single will be announced in the near future.
Comments from Rino Sashihara:
HKT48 will be working with Kishidan for the new single and the drama. I have just heard about this recently and I’m really surprised. We are really looking forward to it, and we hope you are too!
Comments from Sho Ayanokoji:
Lately the news is all about celebrities getting married, so we want to approach this collaboration as if HKT48 and Kishidan are getting married to become one and create the best entertainment there is. Please give us your continued support.
(When asked about whether or not this is a shot at returning to NHK Kouhaku Utagassen)
Well, it would be great if we can return to NHK with this song, but we will need help from everyone. Please help this guy return to NHK! Akimoto-sensei, we’re counting on you!
(Ayanokoji received a lifetime ban from NHK when he performed at the 57th NHK Kouhaku Utagassen in 2006 as DJ Ozma, with dancers wearing unitards painted to resemble the nude female body)
HKT48 6th Single
HKT48 feat. Kishidan “Shekarashika!”
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Type A/B/C/Theater Edition
6th single Senbatsu Members
Chihiro Anai, Aika Ota, Yui Kojina, Haruka Kodama, Riko Sakaguchi (first time in senbatsu), Rino Sashihara, Meru Tashima, Miku Takana, Mio Tomonaga, Mai Fuchigami, Natsumi Matsuoka, Sakura Miyawaki, Aoi Motomura, Madoka Moriyasu, Nako Yabuki, and Emiri Yamashita (first time in senbatsu)
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