NGT48 Seishun Dokei

Release Date: April 12, 2017

Track Listing

NGT48 Seishun Dokei Type A

Type A

  1. Seishun Dokei
  2. Akikan Punk
  3. Shutsujin
  4. Seishun Dokei off vocal ver.
  5. Akikan Punk off vocal ver.
  6. Shutsujin off vocal ver.

NGT48 Seishun Dokei Type B

Type B

  1. Seishun Dokei
  2. Akikan Punk
  3. Junjou Yoroshiku
  4. Seishun Dokei off vocal ver.
  5. Akikan Punk off vocal ver.
  6. Junjou Yoroshiku off vocal ver.

NGT48 Seishun Dokei Type C

Type C

  1. Seishun Dokei
  2. Akikan Punk
  3. Kurayami Motomu
  4. Seishun Dokei off vocal ver.
  5. Akikan Punk off vocal ver.
  6. Kurayami Motomu off vocal ver.

NGT48 Seishun Dokei NGT Ed

NGT48 Edition

  1. Seishun Dokei
  2. Akikan Punk
  3. Shitanona de Yobeta no wa…
  4. Seishun Dokei off vocal ver.
  5. Akikan Punk off vocal ver.
  6. Shitanona de Yobeta no wa… off vocal ver.

NGT48 Seishun Dokei Special Ed

Special Edition

  1. Seishun Dokei
  2. Akikan Punk
  3. Shutsujin
  4. Junjou Yoroshiku
  5. Kurayami Motomu
  6. Shitanona de Yobeta no wa…

Review

NGT48 are the Niigata branch of the AKB48 sister groups. Formed in 2015 they are captained by long-time AKB48 member Kitahara Rie who transferred to the group upon the announcement of their formation. Seishun Dokei is their debut single and it is also the April and May 2017 theme song for COUNT DOWN TV.

Another AKB48 sister group enters the battlefield of idol music. This brings up the question of whether they get stuck with some of the more generic sounding material from the main group or not. With NGT48 you get influences from AKB48, the other sister groups and strangely enough some touches from the Sakamichi groups. (Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46)

With that in mind there isn’t really a dominant type of sound here that defines who NGT48 are. Many of the songs feel like a roll of dice to see what might stick in the future. What you may possibly enjoy will really depend on your personal taste.

Some who strictly listen to 48 groups may find that a-side dives a little too far into Nogi/Keyaki land. But if you give it a chance you’ll find Seishun Dokei is a fairly decent first effort.

The b-sides contain the more interesting and varied material with everything but Junjou Yoroshiku and Shitanona de Yobeta no wa… being worth investing some listening time in.

While the video for Junjou Yoroshiku might satisfy the fetish for those who like idols in CA outfits, the song itself follows a rather bland song template and isn’t as engaging as the other b-sides. The NGT48 YouTube site doesn’t have a video for Shitanona de Yobeta no wa… but the blandness comment can also apply to that song as well.

The release for Seishun Dokei comes in four versions: Three CD+DVD editions and the CD-only NGT48 edition. The digital release is a special edition containing all songs from the physical CDs.

Seishun Dokei (Type A)

Seishun Dokei (Type B)

Seishun Dokei (Type C)

Seishun Dokei (NGT48 Edition)

Seishun Dokei (Special Edition)