Kokoro no Placard

"Kokoro no Placard"
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Type-A Regular Edition Cover
Single by AKB48
from the album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
B-side
  • "Dareka ga Nageta Ball"
  • "Hito Natsu no Hankouki"
  • "Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko"
  • "Chewing Gum no Aji ga Naku Naru Made"
  • "Sailor Zombie"
  • "Oshiete Mommy"
  • "47 no Suteki na Machi e"
ReleasedAugust 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
GenreJ-pop
Length4:06
LabelYou, Be Cool! / King
Songwriter(s)Yasushi Akimoto (lyrics)
AKB48 singles chronology
"Labrador Retriever"
(2014)
"Kokoro no Placard"
(2014)
"Kibōteki Refrain"
(2014)
Music video
AKB48 "Kokoro no Placard" on YouTube

"Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード, Kokoro no Purakādo, "The Heart's Placard") is the 37th single by the Japanese idol group AKB48. It was released in Japan on August 27, 2014.[1] It was the 5th best-selling single of the year in Japan, with 1,058,059 copies.[2]

2014 general election[]

The lineup for the title track and supporting B-sides was determined by the results from the AKB48's 2014 general election.[3] Mayu Watanabe of AKB48's Team B received the most votes and became the center, or headlining performer, for the single.[1][3][4]

Promotion and release[]

The single was released in five types: Type A (two versions: regular and limited), Type K (regular and limited), Type B (regular and limited), Type D (regular and limited) and the Theater Edition.

The lyrics of the song were written by Yasushi Akimoto, the music composed by Yusuke Itagaki.

The full version of MV has not been released along with the single "Kibouteki Refrain", and due to the delay, was released a week later, on December 1.

Reception[]

The single debuted at number one in the Oricon Daily Singles Chart with 871,923 copies sold on the first day.[4][5][6] It reached number-one on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[7]

Track list[]

Type A[]

All lyrics are written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No.TitlePerforming unitsLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード)  
2."Kokoro no Placard 1half" (心のプラカード 1half)  
3."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (誰かが投げたボール)Under Girls (アンダーガールズ) 
4."Hito Natsu no Hankouki" (ひと夏の反抗期)Next Girls (ネクストガールズ) 
5."Kokoro no Placard" (off vocal ver.)  
6."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (off vocal ver.)  
7."Hito Natsu no Hankouki" (off vocal ver.)  
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard (music video)" 
2."Dareka ga Nageta Ball (music video)" 
3."Hito Natsu no Hankouki (music video)" 
4."Kokoro no Placard Dance Tutorial" 

Type B[]

All lyrics are written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No.TitlePerforming unitsLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード)  
2."Kokoro no Placard 1half" (心のプラカード 1half)  
3."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (誰かが投げたボール)Under Girls (アンダーガールズ) 
4."Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko" (性格が悪い女の子)Future Girls (フューチャーガールズ) 
5."Kokoro no Placard" (off vocal ver.)  
6."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (off vocal ver.)  
7."Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko" (off vocal ver.)  
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard (music video)" 
2."Dareka ga Nageta Ball (music video)" 
3."Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko (music video)" 
4."Kokoro no Placard Dance Tutorial" 

Type C[]

All lyrics are written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No.TitlePerforming unitsLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード)  
2."Kokoro no Placard 1half" (心のプラカード 1half)  
3."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (誰かが投げたボール)Under Girls (アンダーガールズ) 
4."Chewing Gum no Aji ga Naku Naru Made" (チューインガムの味がなくなるまで)Upcoming Girls (アップカミングガールズ) 
5."Kokoro no Placard" (off vocal ver.)  
6."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (off vocal ver.)  
7."Chewing Gum no Aji ga Naku Naru Made" (off vocal ver.)  
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard (music video)" 
2."Dareka ga Nageta Ball (music video)" 
3."Chewing Gum no Aji ga Naku Naru Made (music video)" 
4."Kokoro no Placard Dance Tutorial" 

Type D[]

All lyrics are written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No.TitlePerforming unitsLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード)  
2."Kokoro no Placard 1half" (心のプラカード 1half)  
3."Sailor Zombie" (セーラーゾンビ)Milk Planet 
4."Oshiete Mommy" (教えてMommy)  
5."Kokoro no Placard" (off vocal ver.)  
6."Sailor Zombie" (off vocal ver.)  
7."Oshiete Mommy" (off vocal ver.)  
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard (music video)" 
2."Sailor Zombie (music video)" 
3."Oshiete Mommy (music video)" 
4."Kokoro no Placard Dance Tutorial" 

Theater ion[]

All lyrics are written by Yasushi Akimoto.

CD
No.TitlePerforming unitsLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (心のプラカード)  
2."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (誰かが投げたボール)Under Girls (アンダーガールズ) 
3."47 no Suteki na Machi e" (47の素敵な街へ)Team 8 
4."Kokoro no Placard 1half" (心のプラカード 1half)  
5."Kokoro no Placard" (off vocal ver.)  
6."Dareka ga Nageta Ball" (off vocal ver.)  
7."47 no Suteki na Machi e" (off vocal ver.)  

Personnel[]

"Kokoro no Placard"[]

The lineup for the title track consists of the top 16 members from AKB48's 2014 general election.[3] The center performer for the track is Mayu Watanabe

"Dareka ga Nageta Ball"[]

Performed by Undergirls, which consist of members who ranked 17 to 32 in AKB48's 2014 general election.[3]

"Hito Natsu no Hankouki"[]

Performed by Next Girls, which consist of members who ranked 33 to 48 in AKB48's 2014 general election.[3]

"Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko"[]

Performed by Future Girls, which consist of members who ranked 49 to 64 in AKB48's 2014 general election.[3]

"Chewing Gum no Aji ga Naku Naru Made"[]

Performed by Upcoming Girls, which consist of members who ranked 65 to 80 in AKB48's 2014 general election.[3]

JKT48 Version[]

"Kokoro no Placard -Papan Penanda Isi Hati-"
Single by JKT48
from the album JKT48 Festival Greatest Hits
B-side"Iiwake Maybe"

"Kurumi to Dialogue" "Lucky Seven"

"Message on a Placard"
Released27 August 2014
Recorded2014
Genre
Length4:43
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Yasushi Akimoto
  • Shintaro Ito
  • Yo Keigo
  • Hiroshi Uesugi
Producer(s)Yasushi Akimoto
JKT48 singles chronology
"Gingham Check"
(2014)
"Kokoro no Placard -Papan Penanda Isi Hati-"
(2014)
"Kaze wa Fuiteiru -Angin Sedang Berhembus-"
(2014)

JKT48 released their 7th single Papan Penanda Isi Hati -Message on a Placard- on 27 August 2014 with Shania Junianatha as this single's center. This CD (JKT48 Theater and Rakuten version) has tickets to Pensi JKT48 (Art Show).

Track listing[]

The single has three versions: Regular Edition distributed by CD Shops (CD+DVD), Regular Edition distributed by JKT48 Theater and Rakuten (CD+DVD), and Theater Edition (CD only).[8]

Regular ion[]

Digital download – EP[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Papan Penanda isi Hati"4:04
2."Dialog Kenang Kenari"3:21
3."Lucky Seven"3:41
4."Alasan Maybe - Iwake Maybe"4:09
5."Message no Placard"4:02
CD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (Papan Penanda Isi Hati) 
2."Kurumi to Dialogue" (Dialog dengan Kenari) 
3."Lucky Seven" 
4."Iiwake Maybe" (Alasanku Maybe) 
5."Kokoro no Placard -English Ver.-" (Papan Penanda Isi Hati -English Ver.-) 
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Papan Penanda Isi Hati Music Video" 
2."Papan Penanda Isi Hati Behind the Scenes" 

Bonus

Theater ion[]

CD
No.TitleLength
1."Kokoro no Placard" (Papan Penanda Isi Hati) 
2."Kurumi to Dialogue" (Dialog dengan Kenari) 
3."Lucky Seven" 
4."Iiwake Maybe" (Alasanku Maybe) 
Bonus

Personnel[]

Charts[]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100 1
Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1

References[]

  1. ^ a b "AKB48「心のプラカード」企業版、第1弾はGMOインターネットグループ(動画)". RBB Today. 2014-08-27.
  2. ^ "2014 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking TOP50". toykohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. December 20, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "「AKB48 37thシングル 選抜総選挙」開票結果はこちら" ["AKB48 37th single selection general election" vote counting result is here]. AKB48 Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  4. ^ a b "AKB新曲「心のプラカード」、「恋チュン」超えず 初日CD売上で指原、まゆゆに大勝利". J-Cast News. 2014-08-28.
  5. ^ "AKB48握手会警備強化に苦情も、売り上げに影響なし? 「心のプラカード」初日87万枚でミリオン安泰か?". Livedoor News. 2014-08-28.
  6. ^ "【エンタがビタミン♪】AKB48"渋谷で一日『心のプラカード』祭り!"に様々な反応。「デモ行進?」「見に行きたかった」". Techinsight Japan. 2014-08-28.
  7. ^ "2014年08月25日~2014年08月31日のCDシングル週間ランキング(2014年09月08日付)". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "JKT48 Discography".
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/id/album/papan-penanda-isi-hati-message-on-a-placard-ep/1171378429