Seifuku ga Jama o Suru

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"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru"
Single by AKB48
from the album Set List: Greatest Songs 2006–2007
B-side "Virgin Love"
Released January 31, 2007 (2007-01-31)
Format CD Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:45
Label Defstar
Songwriter(s) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru"
"Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō"
"Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru"
"Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō"

"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" (制服が邪魔をする, (School) uniform is getting in the way) is Japanese idol group AKB48's fourth single, and the second major single released through DefSTAR Records, on January 31, 2007.[1] The title track was sung with 14 members,[2] 6 members less than their last single "Aitakatta".

Music video[edit]

"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" drew public attention with its controversial music video, which is a literal visualization of the lyrics, somewhat hinting at the subject of enjo kosai.[2] Even the sales copy on TV commercial was "Otousan, gomennasai" (お父さん、ごめんなさい, Sorry, dad), a comment made by Maeda, who played a key role on its video clip. As its lyrics indicates, the video clip was filmed in Shibuya.[2]

Each "Shokai Genteiban" (初回限定版, The first edition) CD also includes 2 DVDs, one is video clip and the other is "Making of "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru", as well as following premiums.[3]

  • Original Trading Cards (one of 3 different designs)
  • A flyer for premium application
  • CD sleeve in different design

There was a surprise live performance at two locations in Shibuya on the release date January 31, 2007.[4]


Since many "Aitakatta" limited editions remained unsold, the Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru limited sets were produced in a smaller quantity, making it one of the rarer to find releases.[2] The single charted 5 weeks in the top 200 with the highest rank at #7, the highest ever record for AKB48.[5] But "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" wasn’t quite as well received[2] as it only sold 21,989 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" (制服が邪魔をする) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue 4:45
2. "Virgin Love" Akimoto, Inoue 4:11
3. "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru (Instrumental)" Akimoto, Inoue 4:45
4. "Virgin Love (Instrumental)" Akimoto, Inoue 4:11
Total length: 17:57


Chart (2007) Peak
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart)[5] 7 22,000


The performers of the title track are as follows:[6]

Center: Minami Takahashi, Atsuko Maeda


  1. ^ "AKB48公式サイト|ディスコグラフィー" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "SEIFUKU GA JAMA WO SURU The birth of a new type of pop idol?". supermerlion. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ "制服が邪魔をする(初回生産限定盤)(DVD付) [Single, CD+DVD, Limited Edition, Maxi]" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  4. ^ "[AKB48] 制服が邪魔!?渋谷ストリートライブ!". natalie (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b アーティスト&楽曲検索 制服が邪魔をする (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  6. ^ Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー(2006年~2013年)" [(2006-2013) AKB48 successive single member selection]. Retrieved September 23, 2013.