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All About the Pop Music Song Called "Mae Shika Mukanee" Performed by Japanese Girl Group Akb48

Updated on November 23, 2021
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About the Song Mae Shika Mukanee

“Mae Shika Mukanee” is the 35th major single released by girl group AKB48. The single had four different types or editions. These were types, A,B, C and a Theater Edition. The jacket covers for the single were released in February 2014. Mae Shika Mukanee (I Only Look Forward) was released on February 26, 2014. It was the last single to feature Yuko Oshima as a member of AKB48. She was also named as center for that song. Here is the track listing for each type:

The Jacket Cover for Mae Shika Mukanee Type A Version


Type A Limited & Regular Edition for the Song Mae Shika Mukanee

Type A

1. Mae Shika Mukanee

2. Kino yori Motto Suki (ILove You More Than I Did Yesterday)

3. Kimi no Uso o Shitteita (I Know You Lied)

4. Mae Shika Mukanee (no vocals)

5. Kino yori Motto Suki (no vocals)

6. Kimi no Uso o Shitteita

Type B & Type C Versions of the Song

Type B track listing

  1. Mae Shika Mukanee
  2. Kino yori Motto Suki (I Love You More Than I Did Yesterday)
  3. Himitsu no Diary (The Secret Diary)
  4. Mae Shika Mukanee (no vocals)
  5. Kino yori Motto Suki (no vocals)
  6. Himitsu no Diary (no vocals)

Type C track listing

  1. Mae Shika Mukanee
  2. Kino yori Motto Suki (I Love You More Than I Did Yesterday)
  3. KONJO
  4. Mae Shika Mukanee (no vocals)
  5. Kino yori Motto Suki (no vocals)
  6. KONJO (no vocals)

Theater Edition Songs List

Mae Shika Mukanee

Kino yori Motto Suki (I Love You More Than I Did Yesterday)

Koi to Ka

Mae Shika Mukanee (no vocals)

Kino yori Motto Suki (no vocals)

Koi to Ka (no vocals)

Trivia about Mae Shika Mukanee

  • This was also the last time that Yuko Oshima was one of the Senbatsu (top ranking members).
  • Misato Nonaka and Ayaka Kikuchi participated for the last time as AKB48 members before they graduated.
  • This was also the last single for Ayaka Umeda as an AKB48 member. Umeda transferred to NMB48 after the single’s release.
  • Mae Shika Mukanee has sold 1,153,906 copies in 2014.
  • It spent 22 weeks in the Top 200 musical charts.
  • This was the first time that Mako Kojima was named as a Senbatsu girl.

The Type C Limited and Regular Edition Jacket Cover

The top ranking members for Mae Shika Mukanee are:

  1. Yuko Oshima (center)
  2. Minami Takahashi
  3. Rina Kawaei
  4. Yui Yokoyama (She was named the General Manager of AKB48 and its other groups in 2016 and after).
  5. Mayu Watanabe (She is known as Mayuyu).
  6. Yuki Kashiwagi
  7. Haruna Kojima
  8. Haruka Shimazaki
  9. Mako Kojima
  10. Minami Minegishi
  11. Jurina Matsui
  12. Akari Suda
  13. Rena Matsui
  14. Rino Sashihara
  15. Miyuki Watanabe
  16. Sayaka Yamamoto

What Happens in the Music Video for Mae Shika Mukanee?

Note: there were both limited and regular editions that were released for this song. The music video for this song has a rock type of feel to it. The girls are seen wearing the same type of multi colored shirts as they are seen passionately throwing their arms up into the air. Three notes of a guitar are plucked or played before the song really begins and what results is a hard rocker type of high energy song even though it is sung by a pop music group. You could almost say that this song is a hybrid mix of hard rock and pop combined into one song.

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