In last nights J-Melo show, Nikkei Entertainment! Editor-in-Chief, Hirozumi Yoshioka commented about today’s teenage pop groups. He mentioned that AKB48 is one of the famous pop groups in Japanese pop music. He also mentioned SKE48 as AKB48’s little sister. He then said that these sister groups have probable rivals and these are Hello! Project’s S/Mileage, and Stardust Promotion’s Momoiro Clover.
According to Yoshioka, these teenage pop groups (not only the said groups above), would need to produce big hit songs or singles for them or generally, Japanese pop, not die. He commented more about AKB. He said that AKB48 is currently on top of all the Pop groups this year with their high selling single, “Beginner”.
*They showed short portions of each groups’ singles in this order, SKE48, S/Mileage, Momoiro Clover then AKB48 (with Beginner).
Watarirouka Hashiritai’s newest single, “Gyu” was also showed in yesterday’s J-Melo with a little comment from the members about the single.