July 28, 2012
It was reported on July 26th that musician Komuro Tetsuya (53) will write a song for AKB48 while AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi (56) will provide the lyrics for it. The collaboration was a result of a July 25th posting on Komuro’s Google+ account that read, “Mr. Akimoto, would you like to use a song by me? Could someone please pass him the message, something along those lines?”
Akimoto replied the next day on his Google+, “Mr. Tetsuya Komuro. I heard your message. I would dearly love to make something together with you. Why don’t we go have a drink? It will be our first time in a long time.”
Akimoto and Komuro have collaborated before on a single titled “Sonotoki no Sora” for Yashiki Takajin (62) released in November 2010.
Image: Sanspo and Akimoto’s Google+ account