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AKB48's Hana-Kimi Theme Wins Japan Record Award 2011

posted on 2011-12-30 08:40 EST by Egan Loo
"Flying Get" earns idol group its 1st top prize in annual awards

"Flying Get," the Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e ~Ikemen Paradise 2011 theme song performed by the all-female idol group AKB48, won the top honor in the 53rd Japan Record Awards on Thursday. This is the first time that AKB48 has received this award.

The song "Flying Get" was named after the Japanese online slang for getting an item before it is officially released. The top 21 vote-getters in AKB48's most recent "general election" poll in June sang the group's 22nd single, which was was released on August 24. "Flying Get" sold 1,587,229 copies and edged out AKB48's 21st single, "Everyday, Katyusha" (1,586,840 copies), as Japan's top-selling CD of the year.

Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e ~Ikemen Paradise 2011 was the second Japanese live-action series inspired by Hisaya Nakajo's Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e (Hana-Kimi) shōjo school romance manga. AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda played the lead role of Mizuki, who was played by Maki Horikita in the 2007 live-action version.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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