Gingham Check

"Gingham Check" (ギンガムチェック, Gingamu Chekku) is the 27th major single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. The members were chosen from their placements in the AKB48's 2012 general election. The single was released in Japan on August 29, 2012.[1] It includes the graduation song for long-time headlining member Atsuko Maeda.[2]

"Gingham Check"
Gingham Check Cover.jpg
Regular Edition Type A Cover
Single by AKB48
from the album Tsugi no Ashiato
B-side
  • "Yume no Kawa" (Type A & Theater Edition)
  • "Doremifa Onchi" (Type A)
  • "Nante Bohemian" (Type B)
  • "Show fight!" (Type B)
  • "Ano Hi no Fūrin" (Theater Edition)
ReleasedAugust 29, 2012 (2012-08-29) (Japan)
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreJ-pop
LabelYou, Be Cool! / King
Composer(s)Yūsuke Itagaki
Lyricist(s)Yasushi Akimoto
Producer(s)Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
(2012)
"Gingham Check"
(2012)
"Uza"
(2012)
AKB48 songs singles chronology
"Sugar Rush"
(2012)
Music videos
Gingham Check on YouTube
""Yume no Kawa" (preview)"
"Nante Bohemian" / Under Girls (preview) on YouTube

2012 general electionEdit

On March 26, 2012, AKB48 announced it would be holding an election to determine the lineup for its 27th major single. The field of candidates consisted of 243 members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48,[3] and the ballots were available in the group's 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds Good!"[4] The election results were announced on June 6 at Nippon Budokan and results were broadcast live on TV for the first time.[5] Yuko Oshima came first, followed by Mayu Watanabe and Yuki Kashiwagi.[4][6]

This is the first single without Atsuko Maeda in the main lineup (excluding rock-paper-scissors singles) as she did not participate as a candidate in the election, and graduated from the group two days before the single's release.[2] This is the second time Yuko Oshima became AKB48's center since "Heavy Rotation".[citation needed] This is also the last single for long-time AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai; as she would announce her graduation on December 17, 2012.[citation needed]

Promotion and releaseEdit

The single was released in three versions: Type A, Type B and Theater Edition.

Music videoEdit

The video is directed by Joseph Kahn.[7] and features actors Hideo Ishiguro (Kamen Rider Den-O), Kouhei Takeda (Hana Kimi, Kamen Rider Kiva), Dori Sakurada (Kamen Rider New Den-O)[8] and Akira Nakao.[citation needed] Yuko Oshima and Mayu Watanabe appeared in the video in two teams of black (Oshima's) and red (Watanabe's). Atsuko Maeda also makes an appearance in the video.[8]

The video consists of three story-lines that parody films: terrorists invade a police department, a schoolgirl explores a haunted hospital[citation needed] and a Golza from Ultraman Tiga[8] attacks a city. It features a battle between the Motorgirls and the Car Devils.[8]

Track listingEdit

Type AEdit

Disc 1 (CD)[n 1]
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Gingham Check" (ギンガムチェック) 5:27
2."Yume no Kawa" (夢の河)Atsuko Maeda, Minami Takahashi, Tomomi Itano, Yūko Ōshima, Haruna Kojima, Mariko Shinoda, Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe, Minami Minegishi, Jurina Matsui4:35
3."Doremifa Onchi" (ドレミファ音痴)Next Girls4:36
4."Gingham Check off vocal ver." (ギンガムチェック off vocal ver.) 5:27
5."Yume no Kawa off vocal ver." (夢の河 off vocal ver.) 4:35
6."Doremifa Onchi off vocal ver." (ドレミファ音痴 off vocal ver.) 4:36
Disc 2 (DVD)[n 1]
No.TitleLength
1."Gingham Check Music Video" (ギンガムチェック Music Video) 
2."Yume no Kawa Music Video" (夢の河 Music Video) 
3."Doremifa Onchi Music Video" (ドレミファ音痴 Music Video) 
4."27th Single Senbatsu General Election Documentary" (27thシングル選抜総選挙ドキュメント) 

Type BEdit

Disc 1 (CD)[n 2]
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Gingham Check" (ギンガムチェック) 5:27
2."Nante Bohemian" (なんてボヘミアン)Under Girls3:40
3."Show fight!" (Show fight!)Future Girls3:49
4."Gingham Check off vocal ver." (ギンガムチェック off vocal ver.) 5:27
5."Nante Bohemian off vocal ver." (なんてボヘミアン off vocal ver.) 3:40
6."Show fight! off vocal ver." (Show fight! off vocal ver.) 3:49
Disc 2 (DVD)[n 2]
No.TitleLength
1."Gingham Check Music Video" (ギンガムチェック Music Video) 
2."Nante Bohemian Music Video" (なんてボヘミアン Music Video) 
3."Show fight! Music Video" (Show fight! Music Video) 
4."AKB48 Group Members 『Self Taken Picture Courses』" (AKB48 グループメンバーによる『自撮り講座・釣り講座』) 
5."AKB48 Group Members 『Self Taken Picture Gallery』" (AKB48 グループメンバーによる『自撮り釣り写真ギャラリー』) 

Theater EditionEdit

Disc 1 (CD)[n 3]
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Gingham Check" (ギンガムチェック) 5:27
2."Yume no Kawa" (夢の河)Maeda Atsuko, Minami Takahashi, Tomomi Itano, Yūko Ōshima, Haruna Kojima, Mariko Shinoda, Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe, Minami Minegishi, Jurina Matsui4:35
3."Ano Hi no Fūrin" (あの日の風鈴)Waiting Girls4:25
4."Gingham Check off vocal ver." (ギンガムチェック off vocal ver.) 5:27
5."Yume no Kawa off vocal ver." (夢の河 off vocal ver.) 4:35
6."Ano Hi no Fūrin off vocal ver." (あの日の風鈴 off vocal ver.) 4:25

PersonnelEdit

"Gingham Check"Edit

The lineup for the title track consists of the top 16 members from AKB48's 2012 general election.[6]
Center: Yūko Ōshima

"Yume no Kawa"Edit

Atsuko Maeda's graduation song. Maeda had graduated two days prior to the single's release.[2][9]

"Nante Bohemian"Edit

Performed by Under Girls, which consist of members who ranked 17 to 32 in AKB48's 2012 general election.[6]
Center: Aki Takajō

"Doremifa Onchi"Edit

Performed by Next Girls, which consist of members who ranked 33 to 48 in AKB48's 2012 general election.[6]
Center: Misaki Iwasa

"Show fight!"Edit

Performed by Future Girls, which consist of members who ranked 49 to 64 in AKB48's 2012 general election.[6]
Center: Tomu Muto

"Ano Hi no Fūrin"Edit

Performed by Waiting Girls, which consist of members who participated as a candidate for AKB48's 2012 general election, but did not place in the top 64. There were a total of 171 members in this group.[citation needed]

  • Team A: Natsumi Matsubara
  • Team K: Mayumi Uchida, Miku Tanabe, Tomomi Nakatsuka, Misato Nonaka
  • Team B: Natsuki Satō, Shihori Suzuki, Mariya Suzuki, Rina Chikano
  • Team 4: Maria Abe, Anna Iriyama, Karen Iwata, Rena Kato, Rina Kawaei, Haruka Shimada, Juri Takahashi, Miyu Takeuchi, Shiori Nakamata, Mariko Nakamura
  • Undecided Team: Rina Izuta, Natsuki Kojima, Marina Kobayashi, Wakana Natori, Nana Fujita, Ayaka Morikawa
  • Kenkyūsei: Moe Aigasa, Maika Amemiya, Saho Iwatate, Ayano Umeta, Ryoka Oshima, Ayaka Okada, Shiori Kita, Saki Kitazawa, Erena Saeed-Yokota, Yukari Sasaki, Ayana Shinozaki, Yurina Takashima, Haruna Hasegawa, Rina Hirata, Kaoru Mitsumune, Yuiri Murayama, Shinobu Mogi, Sakura Moriyama, Nene Watanabe
  • SKE48 Team S: Rumi Kato, Yukiko Kinoshita, Mizuki Kuwabara, Shiori Takada, Aki Deguchi, Kanako Hiramatsu
  • SKE48 Team KII: Riirina Akeda, Riho Abiru, Anna Ishida, Tomoko Kato, Risako Goto, Seira Sato, Mieko Sato, Rina Matsumoto, Rieka Yamada
  • SKE48 Team E: Kyoka Isohara, Kasumi Ueno, Madoka Umemoto, Shiori Kaneko, Ami Kobayashi, Mei Sakai, Aya Shibata, Yumana Takagi, Mai Takeuchi, Rika Tsuzuki, Minami Hara, Yukari Yamashita
  • SKE48 Kenkyūsei: Shiori Iguchi, Narumi Ichino, Asana Inuzuka, Tsugumi Iwanaga, Mikoto Uchiyama, Yūna Ego, Arisa Ōwaki, Risa Ogino, Momona Kitō, Emiri Kobayashi, Makiko Saito, Nanako Suga, Sayaka Niidoi, Miki Hioki, Mizuki Fujimoto, Haruka Futamura, Nao Furuhata, Honoka Mizuno, Ami Miyamae, Mizuho Yamada
  • NMB48 Team N: Kanako Kadowaki, Rika Kishino, Haruna Kinoshita, Riho Kotani, Rina Kondō, Kanna Shinohara, Kei Jōnishi, Miru Shiroma, Shiori Matsuda, Yūki Yamaguchi, Akari Yoshida
  • NMB48 Team M: Riona Ōta, Ayaka Okita, Rena Kawakami, Momoka Kinoshita, Rena Shimada, Eriko Jo, Yui Takano, Airi Tanigawa. Ayame Hikawa, Runa Fujita, Mao Mita, Ayaka Murakami, Sae Murase, Fūko Yagura, Natsumi Yamagishi, Keira Yogi
  • NMB48 Kenkyūsei: Hono Akazawa, Hono Akazawa, Yuki Azuma, Anri Ishizuka, Yūmi Ishida, Anna Ijiri, Mirei Ueda, Mizuki Uno, Mako Umehara, Yūri Ōta, Yūka Katō, Emika Kamieda, Konomi Kusaka, Rina Kushiro, Hazuki Kurokawa, Saki Kōno, Narumi Koga, Rikako Kobayashi, Arisa Koyanagi, Sorai Satō, Nanami Sasaki, Riko Takayama, Sora Tōgō, Hiromi Nakagawa, Rurina Nishizawa, Momoka Hayashi, Riko Hisada, Arisa Miura, Kanako Muro, Shū Yabushita, Tsubasa Yamauchi, Hitomi Yamamoto
  • HKT48 Team H: Chihiro Anai, Nao Ueki, Serina Kumazawa, Haruka Kodama, Yui Komori, Yuki Shimono, Yūko Sugamoto, Natsumi Tanaka, Airi Taniguchi, Chiyori Nakanishi, Natsumi Matsuoka, Anna Murashige, Aoi Motomura, Madoka Moriyasu, Haruka Wakatabe
  • HKT48 Kenkyūsei: Kyōka Abe, Mina Imada, Sayaka Etō, Ayaka Nakanishi, Maiko Fukagawa

ChartsEdit

Oricon (Japan)Edit

Release Oricon Singles Chart Peak position Debut sales (copies) Sales total (copies)
August 29, 2012 Daily Chart 1 906,617 1,314,428
Weekly Chart 1[10] 1,181,966
Monthly Chart 1 1,181,966
Yearly Chart 3 1,303,407

G-music (Taiwan)Edit

Chart Peak Position
Combo 18[11]

Release historyEdit

Date Version Catalog Format Label
August 29, 2012 Type-A First Press Limited Edition (KIZM-90167~8)[n 4]
Regular Edition (KIZM-167~8)[n 1]
CD+DVD King Records
Type-B First Press Limited Edition (KIZM-90169~70)[n 5]
Regular Edition (KIZM-169~70)[n 2]
CD+DVD
Theater Regular Version (NMAX-1131)[n 3] CD

JKT48 VersionEdit

"Gingham Check"
 
Regular Version
Single by JKT48
from the album JKT48 Festival Greatest Hits
B-side
  • "Gingham Check
  • Utsukushii Inazuma- Kilat yang Indah -
  • Kondo Koso Ecstasy - Kali ini Ecstasy -
  • Boku wa Ganbaru - Aku Akan Berjuang -
  • Sakura no Hanabiratachi - Kelopak-kelopak Bunga Sakura -
  • Gingham Check-English Version-
ReleasedJune 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)
FormatCD single
GenrePop
LabelHits
JKT48 singles chronology
"Flying Get"
(2014)
"Gingham Check"
(2014)
"Kokoro no Placard -Papan Penanda Isi Hati-"
(2014)

"Gingham Check" is the sixth released single from the Indonesian idol girl group JKT48.

Promotion and releaseEdit

JKT48 held their first Members Election to select members that would participate for this single. The single was released in a dedicated concert on 11 June 2014.

Track listingEdit

The single has two editions: the regular version (CD+DVD)[n 6] and theater version (CD only)[n 7] (one distributed in ALFA MIDI · LAWSON and one from JKT48 theater).

Regular versionEdit

CD[n 6]
No.TitleLength
1."Gingham Check" 
2."Utsukushii Inazuma - Kilat yang Indah -" 
3."Kondo Koso Ecstasy - Kali ini Ecstasy -" 
4."Boku wa Ganbaru - Aku Akan Berjuang -" 
5."Sakura no Hanabiratachi - Kelopak-kelopak Bunga Sakura -" 
6."Gingham Check" (English version) 
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Gingham Check Music Video" 
2."Gingham Check Music Video Behind the Scenes" 

Bonus

  • Member photo
  • Member's autographed card message (First 10,000 buyers)

Theater versionEdit

CD[n 7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gingham Check"Yasushi Akimoto 
2."Utsukushii Inazuma - Kilat yang Indah -"  
3."Kondo Koso Ecstasy - Kali ini Ecstasy -"  
4."Boku wa Ganbaru - Aku Akan Berjuang -"  
5."Sakura no Hanabiratachi - Kelopak-kelopak Bunga Sakura –"  
Bonus

ALFA MIDI · LAWSON

  • Call card
  • Trump card

JKT48 Theater

  • Trump card
  • Handshake ticket

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Releases
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  2. ^ a b c "ギンガムチェック Type-B【通常盤】(マキシ+DVD複合) AKB48 エーケービーフォーティーエイト AKB48 KING RECORDS OFFICIAL SITE". Kingrecords.co.jp. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  3. ^ a b "ギンガムチェック【劇場盤】 AKB48 エーケービーフォーティーエイト AKB48 KING RECORDS OFFICIAL SITE". Kingrecords.co.jp. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  4. ^ "ギンガムチェック Type-A【数量限定生産盤】(マキシ+DVD複合) AKB48 エーケービーフォーティーエイト AKB48 KING RECORDS OFFICIAL SITE". Kingrecords.co.jp. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  5. ^ "ギンガムチェック Type-B【数量限定生産盤】(マキシ+DVD複合) AKB48 エーケービーフォーティーエイト AKB48 KING RECORDS OFFICIAL SITE". Kingrecords.co.jp. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  6. ^ a b "Discography - Gingham Check" (in Indonesian and English). JKT48. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  7. ^ a b "Discography - Gingham Check Theater Version" (in Indonesian and English). JKT48. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
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