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AKB48's 29th single Eien Pressure: All You Need To Know About the Song

Updated on July 23, 2017

The Type B version cover for Eien Pressure

On the cover for Eien Pressure, member and center Haruka Shimazaki is 3rd from left. Former member Tomomi Itano is the one on the far right.
On the cover for Eien Pressure, member and center Haruka Shimazaki is 3rd from left. Former member Tomomi Itano is the one on the far right. | Source

Background information about the song Eien Pressure

Popular girl group AKB48 has released lots of singles in their career. AKB48’s 29th single Eien Pressure is another one of them. This article covers some of the interesting facts about the song that pop music fans will enjoy. Haruka Shimazaki got the center position for Eien Pressure. The single was released on December 5, 2012. It is the follow-up to the single called UZA. Eien Pressure had four regular editions including a theater edition. I am only including the track listing for the Theater Edition.

Eien Pressure Theater Edition track listing

  1. Eien Pressure
  2. Totteoki Christmas
  3. Watashitachi no Reason (note: Haruka Nakagawa of JKT48 sang on this song).
  4. Eien Pressure (no vocals)
  5. Totteoki Christmas (no vocals)
  6. Watashitachi no Reason (no vocals)

The most popular members that sang on the single Eien Pressure

The 16 top ranking (Senbatsu) members for the single were:

  • Haruka Shimazaki
  • Mariko Shinoda
  • Yui Yokoyama
  • Moeno Nito
  • Maria Abe
  • Mayumi Uchida
  • Tomomi Itano
  • Ami Maeda
  • Natsumi Matsubara
  • Chisato Nakata
  • Yuki Kashiwagi
  • Mariko Nakamura
  • Miyu Takeuchi
  • Ayaka Umeda
  • Kasumi Ueno
  • Kanon Kimoto

A photo of Haruka Shimazaki for Eien Pressure

Haruka Shimazaki, Japanese idol singer and one of the members of pop music super group AKB48.
Haruka Shimazaki, Japanese idol singer and one of the members of pop music super group AKB48.

Interesting facts about AKB48’s 29th single

  • This marks the first time that Chisato Nakata, Mariko Nakamura, and Kasumi Ueno were selected as Senbatsu members.
  • Eien Pressure was also the last time that Matsubara, Nito, and Uchida would be selected as Senbatsu members.
  • This would be the last single for Natsuki Sato and Yuka Masuda.
  • This is the first AKB48 single that had four versions (Types A, B, C, and D).
  • This is the first time that Haruna Kojima was not ranked in the top 16. Kojima has released a photo book called Kojiharu.
  • The Theater Edition cover for the single was the first solo cover for Shimazaki.
  • Eien Pressure sold a total of 1,073,499 copies in 2012.
  • It sold 133,370 copies in 2013.
  • Eien Pressure spent 31 weeks inside the Top 200.
  • As of this writing, Eien Pressure has sold a total of 1,206,869 copies.

The song Eien Pressure (no vocals version)

What happened after the release and promotion of Eien Pressure?

Following Eien Pressure, AKB48 would release the single So Long! That single saw Mayu Watanabe get the center position. Watanabe is known as Mayuyu and she has been consistently ranked as one of AKB48’s most popular members. I’m sure that music fans in Japan know that Watanabe also works as a gravure idol. She is from Saitama like gravure idol Yoko Mitsuya. Yuria Kizaki was also featured as a member for the single Eien Pressure.


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