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All About The Song Called "Green Flash" by Japanese Pop Music Group Akb48

Updated on June 15, 2020
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A little bit of information about the Song Green Flash

AKB48, Japan’s most famous girl group has become a sort of cultural phenomenon in Japan. They have released four full-length albums and they released "Green Flash" on March 4, 2015. Green Flash is AKB48’s 39th major single and it is the follow-up to the single Kibouteki Refrain. Some may wonder why this writer is writing about a song that was released now more than 5 years ago. I am just trying to inform and educate the world about the greatness of AKB48 as a pop music group. Green Flash was released by King Records. The single came in five different types. These were Types A, H, S, N and the Theater Edition. Green Flash was another single that sold over a million copies in its first week. AKB48 is amazing because they seem to attract audiences no matter what song they release!

Note: as of June 2020, I have decided to take things in a different direction with this article. Instead of discussing how AKB48 got to this point, the focus will now be about the track listing for the various versions, interesting facts about Green Flash, and what the song is about.

The track Listing for all versions of Green Flash First Starting With Type A

Track listing for Type A


  1. Green Flash
  2. Majisuka Fight
  3. Light of Spring Summer is Near
  4. Green Flash (no vocals)
  5. Majisuka Fight (no vocals)
  6. Light of Spring Summer is Near (no vocals)


Track listing for Type H Version of Green Flash


  1. Green Flash
  2. Let’s Start From Greetings
  3. Adult Train
  4. Green Flash without vocals
  5. Let’s Start From Greetings (no vocals)
  6. Adult Train (no vocals)

Track listing for Type S


  1. Green Flash
  2. Yankee Rock
  3. If the World is Crying
  4. Green Flash (no vocals)
  5. Yankee Rock (no vocals)
  6. If the World is Crying (no vocals)



"Green Flash" Music Video

Some Interesting Facts about Green Flash



  • Green Flash was the first single in which Yuki Kashiwagi took the leadership role.
  • Haruna Kojima was also named as center for this single. It was the first single for her as center since Heart Ereki.
  • Green Flash was the last single for Mitsuki Maeda and Hikari Hashimoto.
  • The song Majisuka Fight was used as the theme song for the AKB48 drama called Majisuka Gakuen 4.
  • The song Yankee Rock was used as the ending theme song for Majisuka Gakuen 4.
  • Green Flash is the 10th single in AKB48 history to have an English title.
  • Green Flash spent 22 weeks inside the Top 200 music charts.
  • This single also sees the appearance of Rina Ikoma of the group called Nogizaka 46.
  • Green Flash would be the last single for Rie Kitahara because she would transfer to the group NGT48 and become its leader.
  • Green Flash was released while Rina Kawaei was still a member of AKB48.
  • This single also sees the appearance of Jurina and Rena Matsui.
  • Sayaka Yamamoto (also known as Sayanee) joins AKB48 once again! Is there something this amazing singer hasn’t done?
  • Author, member of HKT48 and center for Koi suru Fortune Cookie Rino Sashihara also sings on Green Flash.

The Track Listings for Type N and Theater Edition

Track listing for Type N


  1. Green Flash
  2. Story of Footwear and Umbrella
  3. Punkish
  4. Green Flash (no vocals)
  5. Story of Footwear and Umbrella (no vocals)
  6. Punkish (no vocals)

Track listing for the Theater Edition


  1. Green Flash
  2. Story of Footwear and Umbrella
  3. Hatsukoi no Oshibe
  4. Green Flash (no vocals)
  5. Story of Footwear and Umbrella (no vocals)
  6. Hatsukoi no Oshibe (no vocals)

What Is the Song Green Flash About?

Now that we have discussed the other aspects of the song Green Flash what is the song about? Lyrically, the song is about what happens when two lovers break up and they have ended the relationship. The woman knew that the relationship was going to come to an end but she found it hard to see. Why was its hard to see this? She encourages her former lover to keep on going, saying that every time he gets rejected, he will find someone new. She encourages him to not cave into the feeling of anxiety and that he will get stronger. Breakups are always painful but there are also lessons that can be learned from relationships that end.

© 2016 Ara Vahanian

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