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"Mae shika Mukanee"
Maeshika Mukanee TypeA Limited.jpg
Type-A Limited Edition Cover
Single by AKB48
from the album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
Released February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Format CD single
Genre J-pop
Length 4:17
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Songwriter(s) Yasushi Akimoto (lyrics)
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"Suzukake no Ki no Michi de...Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono"
(2013)
"Mae shika Mukanee"
(2014)
"Labrador Retriever"
(2014)
"Suzukake no Ki no Michi de...Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono"
(2013)
"Mae shika Mukanee"
(2014)
"Labrador Retriever"
(2014)
Music video
AKB48 "Mae shika Mukanee" on YouTube

"Mae shika Mukanee" (前しか向かねえ, "I Only Look Forward") is the 35th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It was released in Japan on February 26, 2014, by King Records. This single was first performed at AKB48's "AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014" concert. This is Yuko Oshima's last single in AKB48. The single reached number one on Oricon and Billboard's weekly charts,[1][2] and placed third overall in Oricon's year-end chart with 1,153,906 copies.[3]

Promotion and release[edit]

"Mae shika Mukanee", was first revealed to the public on January 24, 2014 at AKB48's "AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014 (Part 1)" concert at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. The title track's center performer is Yuko Oshima, and it is also her final single with AKB48.[4] The members who participated in this song have participated in the group's previous song "Heart Electric". New participants include Mako Kojima and Akari Suda, and it is Kojima's first participation on an AKB48 title track.[citation needed]

The lyrics were written by Yasushi Akimoto.[5]

The single was released in four types; Type A (Normal / Limited Edition), Type B (Normal / Limited Edition), Type C (Normal / Limited Edition), and Theater Edition. The supporting tracks on the single are done by various subgroups: "Smiling Lions", "Beauty Giraffes", "Baby Elephants", and "Talking Chimpanzees".[citation needed]

The full version of the music video lasts more than 20 minutes, and it wasn't released on YouTube; instead, an edited version of MV only with the performance of the entire song has been published.

Track list[edit]

Type A[edit]

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No. Title Music Sub-unit Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" (前しか向かねえ, "I Only Look Forward") Yasuyuki Kojo, Yusuke Itagaki   4:17
2. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" (昨日よりもっと好き, "I Love You More Than I Did Yesterday") Makoto Wakatabe Smiling Lions  
3. "Kimi no Uso o Shitteita" (君の嘘を知っていた, "I Know You Lied")   Beauty Giraffes  
4. "Mae shika Mukanee" (off vocal ver.)     4:17
5. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" (off vocal ver.)      
6. "Kimi no Uso o Shitteita" (off vocal ver.)      
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Naoto Kumazawa  
2. "Mae shika Mukanee" (Dance ver.)    
3. "Kinō yori Motto Suki"    
4. "Kimi no Uso o Shitteita"    
5. "Nakamari-Channel" (Video about Mariko Nakamura)    

Type B[edit]

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No. Title Music Sub-unit Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Kojo, Itagaki   4:17
2. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" Wakatabe Smiling Lions  
3. "Himitsu no Diary" (秘密のダイアリー "The Secret Diary") Hiroki Sasaki Baby Elephants  
4. "Mae shika Mukanee" (off vocal ver.)     4:17
5. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" (off vocal ver.)      
6. "Himitsu no Diary" (off vocal ver.)      
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Naoto Kumazawa  
2. "Mae shika Mukanee" (Dance ver.) Kumazawa  
3. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" Wataru Saito  
4. "Himitsu no Diary" Takatoshi Tsuchiya  
5. "Rina Hirata London Report" Taizo Hayashi  

Type C[edit]

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No. Title Music Sub-unit Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Kojo, Itagaki   4:17
2. "Kinō yori Motto Suki"   Smiling Lions  
3. "Konjo" (KONJO)   Talking Chimpanzees  
4. "Mae shika Mukanee" (off vocal ver.)     4:17
5. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" (off vocal ver.)      
6. "Konjo" (off vocal ver.)      
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Naoto Kumazawa  
2. "Mae shika Mukanee" (Dance ver.)    
3. "Kinō yori Motto Suki"    
4. "Kimi no Uso o Shitteita"    
5. "Konjo"    
6. "Tentōmu Chu! in Hawaii"    

Theater edition[edit]

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No. Title Music Sub-unit Length
1. "Mae shika Mukanee" Kojo, Itagaki   4:17
2. "Kinō yori Motto Suki"   Smiling Lions  
3. "Koi to ka..." (恋とか…, "Love Is...")      
4. "Mae shika Mukanee" (off vocal ver.)     4:17
5. "Kinō yori Motto Suki" (off vocal ver.)      
6. "Koi to ka..." (off vocal ver.)      

Personnel[edit]

"Mae Shika Mukanee" All Stars[edit]

source: [5][6]

"Kinou Yori Motto Suki" Smiling Lions[edit]

source: [5][7]

"Himitsu no Diary" Baby Elephants[edit]

source: [5]

  • AKB48 Team A: Ryoka Oshima, Marina Kobayashi, Yukari Sasaki, Juri Takahashi, Yūka Tano
  • AKB48 Team B: Miyuu Omori, Miyu Takeuchi
  • AKB48 Team B / NMB48 Team N: Miori Ichikawa
  • AKB48 Team 4: Moe Aigasa, Ayana Shinozaki, Yuiri Murayama
  • AKB48 Kenkyuusei: Mion Mukaichi
  • SKE48 Team KII: Mizuho Yamada
  • SKE48 Team E: Rion Azuma
  • NMB48 Team N: Rina Kondo
  • NMB48 Team BII: Yuuri Ota
  • HKT48 Team H: Chihiro Anai, Aika Ota, Aoi Motomura
  • HKT48 Kenkyuusei: Yuka Akiyoshi, Nako Yabuki

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[8] 1
Billboard Japan Hot 100[9] 1

JKT48 version[edit]

"Mae Shika Mukanee -Always Looking Straight Ahead/Hanya Lihat Ke Depan-"
Single by JKT48
B-side "Dakishimechaikenai
Kataomoi Finally
Migi e Magare!
Hashire! Penguin (Regular Edition)"
Released June 1, 2016 (2016-06-01)
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Label Hits
JKT48 singles chronology
"Beginner"
(2016)
"Mae Shika Mukanee -Always Looking Straight Ahead/Hanya Lihat Ke Depan-"
(2016)
"Love Trip"
(2016)
"Beginner"
(2016)
"Mae Shika Mukanee -Hanya Lihat Ke Depan-"
(2016)
"Love Trip"
(2016)

An Indonesian version of the song, "Mae Shika Mukanee -Hanya Lihat Ke Depan-", was released on June 1, 2016 by AKB48's sister group JKT48.

Release[edit]

The single has two versions: Regular Edition (CD+DVD) and Music Download Card.First Senbatsu of Dwi Putri Bonita, Dena Siti Rohyati and Shania Senbatsu and Undergirls decided from JKT48 13th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Ravenska Mamesah's last single.

Track listing[edit]

Regular Edition[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mae Shika Mukanee -Always Looking Straight Ahead-" Yasushi Akimoto  
2. "Dakishimechaikenai"    
3. "Kataomoi Finally"    
4. "Migi e Magare!"    
5. "Hashire! Penguin"    
6. "Always Looking Straight Ahead"    
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Mae Shika Mukanee -Always Looking Straight Ahead- Music Video"  
2. "Dakishimechaikenai Music Video"  

Music Card[edit]

Download
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mae Shika Mukanee -Always Looking Straight Ahead-" Yasushi Akimoto  
2. "Dakishimechaikenai"    
3. "Always Looking Straight Ahead"    

JKT48 Personnel[edit]

Mae Shika Mukanee[edit]

Center: Jessica Veranda

  • Team J: Dena Siti Rohyati, Gabriela Margareth Warouw, Ghaida Farisya, Jessica Veranda, Melody Nurramdhani Laksani, Nabilah Ratna Ayu Azalia, Shania Junianatha, Thalia Ivanka Elizabeth
  • Team KIII: Chikano Rina, Cindy Yuvia, Devi Kinal Putri, Dwi Putri Bonita, Priscillia Sari Dewi
  • Team T: Michelle Christo Kusnadi, Nakagawa Haruka, Shania Gracia

Dakishimechaikenai[edit]

Center: Sinka Juliani

  • Team J: Ayana Shahab, Beby Chaesara Anadila, Jessica Vania, Shinta Naomi, Sendy Ariani
  • Team KIII: Della Delila, Nadila Cindi Wantari, Natalia, Ratu Vienny Fitrilya, Riskha Fairunissa, Saktia Oktapyani, Sinka Juliani, Viviyona Apriani
  • Team T: Nadhifa Salsabila, Ni Made Ayu Vania Aurellia, Shani Indira Natio

Kataomoi Finally[edit]

Center: Melody Nurramdhani Laksani

  • Team J: Ayana Shahab, Beby Chaesara Anadila, Dena Siti Rohyati, Frieska Anastasia Laksani, Gabriela Margareth Warouw, Ghaida Farisya, Jennifer Rachel Natasya, Jessica Vania, Jessica Veranda, Melody Nurramdhani Laksani, Nabilah Ratna Ayu Azalia, Rezky Wiranti Dhike, Sendy Ariani, Shania Junianatha, Shinta Naomi, Sonia Natalia, Thalia Ivanka Elizabeth

Migi e Magare![edit]

Center: Cindy Yuvia

  • Team KIII: Alicia Chanzia, Cindy Yuvia, Della Delila, Devi Kinal Putri, Dwi Putri Bonita, Fakhriyani Shafariyanti, Jennifer Hanna, Lidya Maulida Djuhandar, Nadila Cindi Wantari, Natalia, Priscillia Sari Dewi, Ratu Vienny Fitrilya, Chikano Rina, Riskha Fairunissa, Rona Anggreani, Saktia Oktapyani, Sinka Juliani, Viviyona Apriani

Hashire! Penguin[edit]

Center: Michelle Christo Kusnadi

  • Team T: Amanda Dwi Arista, Aninditha Rahma Cahyadi, Ayu Safira Oktaviani, Chikita Ravenska Mamesah, Feni Fitriyanti, Fransisca Saraswati Puspa Dewi, Nakagawa Haruka, Maria Genoveva Natalia Desy Purnamasari Gunawan, Michelle Christo Kusnadi, Nadhifa Salsabila, Ni Made Ayu Vania Aurellia, Shani Indira Natio, Shania Gracia, Stephanie Pricilla Indarto Putri, Syahfira Angela Nurhaliza, Yansen Indiani

References[edit]

  1. ^ "【オリコン】AKB大島卒業曲で総売上3000万枚突破 女性グループ初の快挙". 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  2. ^ "AKB48「前しか向かねえ」フィジカルで大差を付けて首位獲得". Billboard Japan. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ "2014年 年間音楽&映像ランキング発表 2ページ目". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 2014-12-20. Archived from the original on 2014-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Oshima Yuko promises fans that their 'bonds are forever'". Tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d Mae Shika Mukanee - Type-B CD/DVD (CD booklet) (in Japanese). King Records. 
  6. ^ AKB48 (May 20, 2014). 【MV】前しか向かねえ / AKB48[公式] (YouTube). 
  7. ^ AKB48 (March 20, 2014). 【MV】昨日よりもっと好き ダイジェスト映像 / AKB48[公式] (YouTube). 
  8. ^ "2014年02月24日~2014年03月02日のCDシングル週間ランキング(2014年03月10日付)". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard-japan.com. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-04-07.