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Studio album by After School
Released March 14, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Pop, dance
Length 39:46
Label Avex Trax
Producer Masato Matsuura (executive)
After School chronology
The Best of After School 2009-2012
(2013)The Best of After School 2009-20122013
Singles from Playgirlz
  1. "Bang!"
    Released: August 17, 2011
  2. "Diva"
    Released: November 23, 2011
  3. "Rambling Girls/Because of You"
    Released: January 25, 2012

Playgirlz is the debut Japanese album of South Korean girl group After School, released on March 14, 2012 in Japan under Avex Trax.[1] The album was released in three versions, a CD & DVD Limited Press Edition, a CD & DVD Edition and a regular CD Edition.[2][3] It was preceded by the singles "Bang!", "Diva" and double A-side "Rambling Girls/Because of You".


The album was released in three different editions: CD & DVD Limited Press Edition, CD & DVD Edition, and the Regular CD Edition.

The CD & DVD Limited Press Edition contains the CD album, and a DVD containing the "Japan Premium Party -Bang! Bang! Bang!- Live at AKASAKA BLITZ" show, along with Playcards[4] and 1 trading card randomly selected out of 9 different styles.

The CD & DVD Edition contains the CD album and a DVD containing the 5 Original Japanese Version music videos, and three Japanese Dance Edit Version music videos of Bang!, Diva and Rambling Girls. It all comes in a cardboard slipcase, once again including 1 trading card out of 9 different styles along with other trading cards. The DVD also includes Bonus Content including the original Shanghai Romance Korean music video, and miscellaneous After School special footage.[5]

The CD Regular Edition of Playgirlz contains only the CD album itself, along with a Japanese Version of Orange Caramel's "Shanghai Romance" as a bonus track.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Rip off" H.U.B. Joleen Belle, William "Bleu" McAuley, Windy Wagner 2:58
2. "Rambling girls" Harumi Ano Bhagavan, Peter Wennerberg, Mathias Venge, Gary Jangfeldt 3:29
3. "Broken Heart (Feat. Jung-A, Raina, Nana, E-Young)" Kaji Katsura Michelle Lewis, Khris Lorenz 3:21
4. "Diva" (Japanese Version) Mizue Brave Brothers 3:21
5. "Just In Time" Hanai Yusuke Itagaki 3:30
6. "Shampoo" (Japanese Version) Maika Sato, Kaoru Daishi Dance 4:38
7. "Because of You" (Japanese Version) Mutsumi, Kana Yabuki Brave Brothers 4:09
8. "Gimme Love" Harumi Fraktal, Masamichi Kono 3:42
9. "Miss Futuristic (Feat. Kahi, Juyeon, U-ie, Lizzy)" Shoko Fujibayashi Nao Tanaka 3:11
10. "Bang!" (Japanese Version) H.U.B., Bekah Kim Tae Hyun 3:22
11. "Tell Me" Kanata Okajima Yusuke Itagaki 4:09
Total length: 39:46

Chart performance[edit]

Oricon chart[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 14, 2012 Daily Album Chart 6 16,286 (Weekly)
22,737 (Monthly)
28,489 14 weeks
Weekly Album Chart 8
Monthly Album Chart 28

Other charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Billboard Japan Top Albums [6] 8

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan[3] March 14, 2012 CD+DVD Limited Edition, CD+DVD, CD only Avex Trax
Hong Kong May 8, 2012 CD+DVD, CD only


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  2. ^ "After School to release first Japanese album "Playgirlz"". Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Playgirls AFTERSCHOOL (CD)". CD Japan. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Playgirlz AFTERSCHOOL (w/ DVD, Limited Edition)". CD Japan. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Playgirlz AFTERSCHOOL (CD+DVD)". CD Japan. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums 2012/03/26付け" (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012.