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Release Date: August 3, 2016

Track Listing

Type A

  1. Boku wa Inai
  2. Ima Naraba (SayaMilky)
  3. Sora Kara Ai ga Futtekuru (Love is Raining Down from the Sky) (Team N)
  4. Boku wa Inai off vocal ver.
  5. Ima Naraba off vocal ver.
  6. Sora Kara Ai ga Futtekuru off vocal ver.

Type B

  1. Boku wa Inai
  2. Ima Naraba (SayaMilky)
  3. Saigo no Goshakudama (The Last Firework) (Team M)
  4. Boku wa Inai off vocal ver.
  5. Ima Naraba off vocal ver.
  6. Saigo no Goshakudama off vocal ver.

Type C

  1. Boku wa Inai
  2. Ima Naraba (SayaMilky)
  3. Mousou Machine 3gouki (Daydream Machine 3) (Team BII)
  4. Boku wa Inai off vocal ver.
  5. Ima Naraba off vocal ver.
  6. Mousou Machine 3gouki off vocal ver.

Type D

  1. Boku wa Inai
  2. Ima Naraba (SayaMilky)
  3. Short Cut no Natsu (The Summer of My Short Cut) (Suto Ririka solo)
  4. Boku wa Inai off vocal ver.
  5. Ima Naraba off vocal ver.
  6. Short Cut no Natsu off vocal ver.

Theater Edition

  1. Boku wa Inai
  2. Ima Naraba (SayaMilky)
  3. Yume no Nagori (Traces of Dreams) (Watanabe Miyuki solo)
  4. Boku wa Inai off vocal ver.
  5. Ima Naraba off vocal ver.
  6. Yume no Nagori off vocal ver.

Review

Boka wa Inai is NMB48’s 15th single release and the last for Watanabe Miyuki as a member of the group.

The final single for Milky is one that has a bittersweet tone to it and is not exactly the type of song that one would expect to leave the group with. However, it is because of that dichotomy that the song leaves a stronger lasting impact than say a happier, celebratory type of summer single.

Boku wa Inai does sound more suited to SKE48 who do these emo type of songs more often, but it’s nice to hear NMB48 change it up every once in a while.

For those who wanted something a little more upbeat, you can take comfort in at least getting a disgusting bikini version of the video with plenty of Milky to take in.

The primary b-side Ima Naraba features the pairing of NMB48’s long-time top 2 members performing another parting song. Unlike the a-side this one seems more optimistic and the emo dial is turned down significantly. It also seems to be rather fitting of the years these two have spent together as the PV for this song displays.

What about the rest of the b-sides in this package? Well the team songs aren’t anything to write home about to be honest. They follow the blueprint of NMB48 styled idol songs faithfully. Whichever one appeals to you depends on which NMB team(s) you like.

The only other b-side worth expanding on is Suto Ririka’s solo song Shortcut no Natsu. It is also a prototypical NMB48 idol song but Ririka’s squeaky and cutesy vocals make this a fun listen. Too bad there’s no video for this one.

Boku wa Inai (Type A)

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Boku wa Inai (Type B)

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Boku wa Inai (Type C)

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Boku wa Inai (Type D)

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