AKB48 31st Single “Sayonara Crawl” Music Video Unveiled! (Pre-Sousenkyo Single)

  April 30, 2013

MV teaser of AKB48’s 31st single “Sayonara Crawl” (pre-election single, means it contains voting ticket for the general election) is unveiled on 30th April. (The single goes on sale on May 22).

All the visuals for the single is directed by photographer and videographer Ninagawa Mika.

The shoot was took place Okinawa, and naturally is turned out to have girlish and psychedelic worldview of the renowned photographer infused with tropical air of Okinawan beaches and pools.

First performed in public on 28th’s concert, this single has 4 of AKB48 members as Center: Watanabe Mayu, Shimazaki Haruka, Oshima Yuko and Itano Tomomi.

The shoot was took place in Okinawa in March, and the choreography of  the song includes movements inspired from Swimming (Crawl in Japanese always means the swimming stroke) and Synchronized Swimming. 

One of the highlight of the video, where 32 Senbatsu members in Swimsuits accentuated by flowers and blue ocean, is stunning. 

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5 of the Senbatsu members are selected for Senbtasu team for the first time:

Yamada Nana, Yagura Fuko, Nagao Mariya, Tomonaga Mio, Tashima Meru

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さよならクロール MV 初解禁 – Youku

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Where can I see the Nip Slip!!

  • cksdayoff

    omg Yuihan…omg Sayanee’s butt…

    Heavy Rotation in a beach/pool setting? Could be the best MV. EVAR.

    • http://twitter.com/kevinMario Kevin Mario

      You had me at “Sayanee’s butt”

  • Kram

    Could be this the most sexiest video after Heavy Rotation????

    • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

      Hebirote + ManaGu

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358220711 John Francis Basanez

        ManaGu isnt that sexy(especially when I remember that blood scene..xD)

  • http://twitter.com/kevinMario Kevin Mario

    Hebirote + Kachuusha + Ponishuu = Sayonara Crawl ??? ♥

    BTW DAT YUKIRIN FACE…. BAHAHAHAHAHA
    ( http://www.akb48wrapup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/54f07096-300×168.jpg )

    • cksdayoff

      loool.herpderpin yukirin. wish you guys had the gif of Jurina taking a bite out of Takamina’s cotton candy too

  • Mark 5

    damn caption i can’t see rena’s beauty! and aki-p why you didn’t include one KII representative in this song!

    • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

      yeah, i want to see churi or airi there, but its already too crowded though

      • Mark 5

        too much akb members that’s why it is crowded.. yeah, I know this is an akb album that’s why they’re is so many I understand that but at least he should put someone from KII.. Oh! There’s a KII representative Rie but the master troll decided to take her back. :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

          ummhh this is isn’t akb album but single. Im an SKE wota
          but i prefer AKB single to be full of AKB members than
          sister group members, SKE/NMB/HKT have their own
          singles for a reason

          • Mark 5

            single rather..hehe i like your idea but do you think this will be dull in the long run?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474287634 Pratima Sunuwar

    Mayuyu face looks so small against paruru

  • king makan

    this is the reason why i’m afraid of pretty girls #nosebleed…. please help me!! i need doctor now!!! i lose too much blood here. hey who the one that call police. i’m asking doctor not police. LOL

  • MayuMayuFan

    Mayuyu So cute xD
    Sayo nara Cra wl

  • remon1989

    I LOVE IT ALREADY!!! THE COLORS!!!!!

  • Kram

    For the first time since I become a wota, I’m going to see Jurina and Rena in swimsuits. I don’t know how I am going to endure this.

    • cksdayoff

      Rena’s beach body is perfect

      • Kram

        yay! I think I will savor the moment and wait for the full video to come out!

  • Namjoo

    Heavy Rotation 2.0. The PV saved the song for me. At least they didn’t make a random drama again which involves members puking blood and dying lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

      you forgot a 64 minutes PV

  • Kram

    At least AKB48 is going back on the sexy track, their sexiest since since Manatsu no Sounds Good! and Heavy Rotation a few years ago. They are getting back to sexy after the departure of Acchan. Sexy is back.

    • http://twitter.com/kevinMario Kevin Mario

      Well they always do it this way on every summer single… it’s not like they didn’t want to do it, it’s just that with Gingham Check & UZA it was during Autumn / Winter , Eien Pressure being a Janken single and with So Long it was during the Sakura season (hence the term Sakura Song)

      • Kram

        thank you very much for this info! Now i know…

  • Name

    Notice the 4shot of the centers
    paruru always a iittle in front of the others and casting shadow on Mayuyu face
    Paruru will be center watch out

    • MayuMayuFan

      Dont say that to mayu
      Bish *w*

  • Kram

    Haruka is getting to be one of the prominent members of the ground. Perhaps she could be the next center.

  • wpr8748

    Thank aki-p to much like Paruru….i love Paruru…Paruru.Fighting….now must buy and vote Paruru sousenkyo….(^_^)

  • http://kumikokids.tumblr.com/ asudja

    as long as sae is included in a PV, I won’t complain…. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003680762857 Christian Leder

      Yeah, me too but I wish she had more screentime… Hopefully she gets a good rank in Sousenkyo so we can see more from her, especially since she’s back in Team K :) :)

      • http://kumikokids.tumblr.com/ asudja

        hopefully.. oh GOD please make her into the top7 this year!! arghhh!!

        • cksdayoff

          maybe, Akimoto fans will give Saechan their votes

          • http://kumikokids.tumblr.com/ asudja

            akimoto never rally her fans to vote for saechan directly rite? but I hope her fans have a clue who to vote for their beloved akigori.. xD

    • cksdayoff

      love the part where she flips over in the tube

      • http://kumikokids.tumblr.com/ asudja

        I love every part she’s in the screen xD

  • Saki -chan

    Everyone looks good in this PV. But…
    WHERE’S OUR SMALL SOUCHAN? I WANT MORE!! MORE!!
    And yeah, nip slip XD

    • Xhide

      unfortunately Takamina barely appears in the last pvs :/
      at this point i hope she graduate and focus in her solo career

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

    Non, Meru and Mio clothes is so LOLOLOLOL it must been awkward for,
    them can we still call what their wearing a bikini. Well atleast they have a
    lot of flowers on them ^^

    • cksdayoff

      They’re getting the Jurina treatment. Even Jurina is still getting the Jurina treatment after all these years lol

      • Namjoo

        well Jurina will be legal next year right? So I guess next year she’ll be wearing a real bikini that time. lol

        • cksdayoff

          I dunno what the legal age is in Japan, I think Jurina turned 16 this year so she might have a long ways to go. But I’m sure she’s been doing photoshoots in bikinis for a while now. Not sure. And I saw the Rena gif you posted. DEM HIPS!

          • Namjoo

            Yeah she’s been doing photoshoots in bikinis but idk, I’ve read somewhere that it all depends on them if they want to wear revealing outfits in the PV. Takamina was like that before. And yeah, that Rena gif sure is a gold too bad it was removed lol, she definitely got the best curves amongst the senbatsu members imo

          • Raf

            Anyone under 20 is considered a minor in Japan. When young people reach 20, they will attend an Adult Ceremony on a specific day each year then they become legally adult.

    • Namjoo

      They look like a flower stand or something lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

        lol, my thoughts exactly. i was laughing so hard
        when i seen that gifs from gekirena-san tumblr

        • Namjoo

          yeah when I saw that gif too, I just lol’ed. I was trying hard to spot Mio and see her clothes but I didn’t even see her in that preview. Sadly.

  • Zennedy

    This song probably will be one hell of mess to performed live..
    Too many members..

    • Namjoo

      If you’ve watched the stream or their performance of this song on budokan then you’ll see how chaotic and messy it was.

      • Zennedy

        I’ve watched it..albeit with lag due to bad connection..
        but as its choreography quite messed up..
        It still looks fine due to the center stage..
        It’ll be whole lot chaotic in normal stages..such in MJ or other programs

        • cksdayoff

          don’t you think they’ll narrow it down to 16 members instead of 30 plus for performances on shows? Probably rotate them

          • Namjoo

            well if we looked at ManaGu’s performances, they did narrow it down on some shows.

          • cksdayoff

            yup, just watched the latest perf on a tv show and it was 16 members, sadly no HKT members though :/

          • Namjoo

            It was the Kayou Kyoku perf right? Well, there is one HKT member haha. Though I’m surpised they used AnRiRe instead of Ricchan lol but why is it still messy? Maybe they need to lessen it down more haha

          • cksdayoff

            Yes. I agree, the choreography is all over the place, i think they need new costumes too, way too basic and tacky looking, makes the performance look cheap :/

          • Zennedy

            That’s a possibility..
            logistically, that’s the only logical way..

      • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

        just like what i expected to happen, its too crowded seriously
        and yuria also fall performing it

    • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

      and its actually scary to think that a 30-32nin senbatsu might become
      a permanent thing in AKB

  • winxred12

    This is a cute music video its a mix oh Heavy rotation and baby baby!
    Is haruppi in this one?

    • Namjoo

      Yeah, Haruppi is included in this PV. You just have to repeat the PV to be able to see a glimpse of her lol. I saw a glimpse of her at 0:22 on the first vid. Dancing beside nyannyan. You just have to be repeat the PV for you to be able to see your oshimen because they have like 32 girls in this PV

      • winxred12

        Ah I saw her!! Thank you (she is not my oshi..I’m oshiless for now but I like HKT48) She looked adorable

        • Namjoo

          Try to give her a chance. She’s my HKT oshi together with Mio(the cutest one), and i can definitely say that she’s adorable, cute and really hardworking. If you’ve got the time, try to read this post on stage48. It tells about the life and story of Haruppi. Its a long read but it definitely is worth it lol

          http:// stage48. net/ forum/ viewtopic. php?f=44&t=4590&p=673171#p673171

          just remove the spaces. xD

          • winxred12

            That was really touching, She is a very intersting and strong girl. For me to say that somebody is my oshi is a very strong commitment, to support her till the end but I haven’t seen all of the members and what they have to offer yet, for me to be able to choose. So I will wait, she is definitively one of my favorite members along with Anya, but it will take me time to be able to label someone my oshi

          • Namjoo

            The person who posted that really is a dedicated Haruppi fan lol. I was pretty surprised to know how strong Haruppi is when I read that post. Anya is interesting too, I definitely see her as MIcchan in HKT, loves camera time so much lol

          • winxred12

            to me, is not the fact that she loves it. I see it as if she is fighting not be forgotten in the background. Being a halfie is not easy and she has to work much harder to have attention and be able to retain it. It makes me sad when she is brushed off as annoying or just playing around [kind of like a sad clown? that appears to be smiling on the outside but not so much on the inside]. Sometimes in between her gags I see a little bit of sadness in her for not being able to be seen as a regular idol. I don’t know why I have an attachment to her(she is not my oshi though.. not yet) I think it must be because she kind of reminds me of Maachan

          • Namjoo

            yeah, I think its probably because there are a lot of promising members in HKT that if she just stayed as a halfie and a regular cute idol just like Maachan and Yukko she’ll just be pushed in the background.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

            Their just wasting yukko in SKE, good looks, decent voice and
            Super good at dancing that girl have everything and yet she’s
            Always on the back. I think she needs to develop a variety character
            She’s funny but that’s just only when she’s teasing member close
            to her, rumi have more talking skills than her

          • cksdayoff

            god i hope for a YuiHaru bonding

        • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

          haruppi is awesome, although i also love meru i still
          prefer haruppi over her

          • winxred12

            that she is. I don’t know I don’t usually go for the pushed members I like to get to know the members before I declare who I like the most. Haruppi is cute in shows, I love her lisp ^^

          • Namjoo

            Her lisp is definitely one of her charm point lol. HKT has a lot of interesting members tbh, they remind me of the old akb so much.

          • winxred12

            yes! she is really cute. I hope that they can rise above them someday! ^^

          • Namjoo

            As much as I want them to rise above AKB they won’t be able to do that. The management will always find a way to block the rise of the sister groups.

          • winxred12

            well we are just speculating. Who knows what the future holds, but there’s no reason not to hope.

          • http://twitter.com/sayanee_chan Kayla Haruna(◍•ᴗ•◍)ノ

            SAD FACT. sistergroups these day are more interesting. hkt with their loli concept and reality show. NMB with their comedy show . SKE with their dance ability, JKT with their vocal ability. i still dont find snh colour yet

            AKB used to have those things but now they are getting bland. the music, the reality show, the girls. why do they shove someone who put “i dont give a damn- why am i here-oh so bored’ face all the time to our face -,- i hope they will push karren , ricchan, yagi, hillary , tomu and another interesting girl soon

          • Namjoo

            Hillary will definitely be one of the future aces in AKB. We can’t do anything about Paruru’s push now, we just have to ignore her and just focus on the other pushed girls. Ricchan is getting a push right now together with Renacchi and AnRire, I think they’ll be the ones most likely to succeed the Kami-7/8 positions although as what you’ve said they are still lacking in talent unlike the original kami 8. Sadly, Karen, Yagi and Tomu aren’t that pushed much though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

            i used to say the same thing as you weeks ago, but with
            the attention she’s having (she’s like freaking everywhere)
            i dont think ignoring her would be easy and beside its fun
            seeing two sides arguing with each other, its making AKB
            more interesting

          • Namjoo

            lol if you’re going to hate on her, then you better hate on AnRire and Renacchi too. Those 3 are a set haha, all of them are just cute but got no talents to back up their push. lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

            Lol, i also dont like those two although i love ricchan,
            you’ll probably know who im talking about if you read
            this “eyecandy ojou-sama girls”

          • Namjoo

            Well tbh amongst the pushed new gen akb members Ricchan and Mayuyu are the only ones that deserves the fame and recognition they’re getting right now. Sadly, those new gen akb members with skills and talents are getting pushed back because they are not as cute as the others.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.marvell.980 Wendy Marvell

            if only management would push the right member then this
            hate would never exist in the first place, if only they would
            push Karen, Tomu, Yuka, Juri, Hilarry and other young gen
            who have personality, talented and dedicated to their job
            instead of those eyecandy annoying ojou-sama girls

  • Guest

    :o

  • Guest

    :)

  • 6Theoriee

    I’m so in love with the song but my strong dislike for Paruru is preventing me from watching this MV. If only there was more Takamina…

  • Clow

    is it just me or paruru shows more expression on this pv??

    • cksdayoff

      Just you

    • Hashire

      not only you :)

  • MayuMayuFan

    I dont know why is paruru here #23
    Akimoto#20
    32 senbatsu member
    Akimoto has been in the group longer and graduating soon and like nothing happen

  • Kittycat_999

    I am definetly buying this album !!!!!!!!!!!! “beside for voting, I Iike the colorful theme ;)”

  • RicJava

    4 Centers for only 1 music??? AkiP’s crazy and desperate. All this has a guilt: “THE ANTIs”. They made our ACE (the real Ace/Center) leave us. Now everybody misses her including the “Antis”. ANTIs = BAKA-NIN

  • http://www.facebook.com/dionysius.b.sencaki Dionysius Bryan Sencaki

    Can’t wait to watch Meru in this PV!!!!

  • Mayuyuzuki

    Finally a single put Mayuyu, Paruru, and Ricchan together :”), that’s it my life is complete not to mention the song is great ><

  • Visitor

    Full MV unveiled here

    www*youtube*com/watch?v=EyiGHIuWl1s

  • chenoodles

    Oshiri sisters FTW!

  • chenoodles

    I’m getting distracted by Kojinyan’s jiggling breasts -_-