Namida Surprise!

"Namida Surprise!" (涙サプライズ!, Namida Sapuraizu!) is the 12th major single by the Japanese idol group AKB48, released on June 24, 2009.[1] The single peaked at number 2 in the Oricon weekly singles chart.[2]

"Namida Surprise!"
AKB48 Namida Surprise! (KIZM-33) cover.jpg
Regular Edition cover
Single by AKB48
from the album Kamikyokutachi
  • "Shonichi"
  • "First Love" / Erena Ono
ReleasedJune 24, 2009 (2009-06-24) (Japan)
LabelYou, Be Cool! / King
Songwriter(s)Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue
Producer(s)Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"10nen Sakura"
"Namida Surprise!"
"Iiwake Maybe"
Music video
AKB48 "Namida Surprise!" on YouTube

Track listingEdit

The single was released in two versions: Regular Edition (通常盤) (CD+DVD, catalog number KIZM-33/4) and Theater Edition (劇場盤) (CD only, catalog number NMAX-1081). The first press of the Regular Edition came with a voting card for the AKB48 election, selecting the members who would participate in the next single,[3] and a handshake event ticket.

Regular EditionEdit

1."Namida Surprise!" (涙サプライズ!)Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa InoueYoshimasa Inoue 
2."Shonichi / Team B" (初日 / teamB)Yasushi Akimoto, Mio OkadaYūichi Ichikawa 
3."First Love / Erena Ono" (First Love / 小野恵令奈)Yasushi Akimoto, Akira UmeharaYūichi "Masa" Nonaka 
4."Namida Surprise! (off vocal ver.)"Akimoto, Inoue  
Total length:19:11
1."Namida Surprise! (music video)" (「涙サプライズ!」ビデオクリップ) 
2."Making of" (メイキング映像) 
3."Bonus" (特典映像) 

Bonus (First press only)

  • AKB48 election voting card with a serial number
  • Handshake event ticket (Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo)

Theater EditionEdit


See Regular Edition CD


(Team affiliation at the time of the release.)

Center: Atsuko Maeda

It was the first selection for Moeno Nitō. Mika Komori became the first trainee to be selected for an A-side.


Chart (2009) Peak
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart) 2
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[4] 5
Japan (RIAJ Digital Track Chart) 28

Sales and certificationsEdit

Other versionsEdit

  • The Thai idol group BNK48, a sister group of AKB48, covered the song and named it "Prakai Namta Lae Roiyim" (Thai: ประกายน้ำตาและรอยยิ้ม; IPA: [prà.ka:j ná:m.ta: lɛ́ʔ rɔ:j.jím]; "Sparkle of Tears and Smiles"). It was included on the group's third single, "Shonichi – Wan Raek", released on 7 May 2018.[5]
  • The Vietnamese sister idol group SGO48 performed the song in Vietnamese at the AKB48 Group Asia Festival in Shanghai on August 24, 2019.


  1. ^ "KING RECORDS OFFICIAL SITE 涙サプライズ!(マキシ+DVD複合) 音楽" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  2. ^ "涙サプライズ! AKB48のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  3. ^ ""AKB48選抜総選挙"開票! トップ当選の前田敦子「AKBに人生捧げる!」" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  4. ^ "AKB48 Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "BNK48 เผย 16 เซ็นบัตสึ ซิงเกิ้ล 'Shonichi' พร้อมประกาศสำคัญต่าง ๆ". Bangkok: Thairath. 2017-12-25. Retrieved 2018-01-13.