October 23, 2012

AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki to release her 2nd solo single in January

On October 20th, AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki held an award ceremony for “‘Mujin Eki’ Photo Contest” at Aqua City Odaiba in Tokyo.
To celebrate the success of her solo debut single, “Mujin Eki” (released in February), Iwasa held a photo contest featuring empty train stations nationwide. Out of over 1,000 photos that were collected during a two and a half month period, 40 of them were given awards.
At the ceremony, Iwasa handed certificates to the winners one by one. She then held a mini-live where she sang “Mujin Eki” and the enka version of “Heavy Rotation“. She reflected, “February 1st seems like it was just yesterday. It doesn’t feel like 9 months have passed. In AKB48 and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, we don’t sing the same song for a long period of time. But because this is enka, I’m able to sing ‘Mujin Eki’ for a long time. It’s wonderful to think about how everyone will listen to it.
In the middle of the event, there was a surprise announcement that Iwasa’s 2nd solo single will be released in January of next year. She said, I have to work even harder for the 2nd one. I want to make it a hit that will surpass ‘Mujin Eki’.
Stay tuned for more details on Iwasa’s 2nd solo single!
Source & Photos: natalie

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