Kibouteki Refrain

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Single by AKB48
Type A Cover

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Single by AKB48
Type B Cover

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Single by AKB48
Type C Cover

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Single by AKB48
Type D Cover

Released: November 26, 2014
Genre: J-Pop
Format: CD Single, CD+DVD
Label: You, Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
Producer: Akimoto Yasushi
Limited Edition Covers

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Single by AKB48
Limited Type A Cover

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Single by AKB48
Limited Type B Cover

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Single by AKB48
Limited Type C Cover

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Single by AKB48
Limited Type D Cover

AKB48 Singles Chronology
Previous:
Kokoro no Placard
37th Single
(2014)
Next:
Green Flash
39th Single
(2015)

Theater Edition

【MV】希望的リフレイン_Short_ver._AKB48_公式

【MV】希望的リフレイン Short ver. AKB48 公式

Kibouteki Refrain (MV)

【MV】希望的リフレイン_-LIVE_ver.-_Short_ver._AKB48_公式

【MV】希望的リフレイン -LIVE ver.- Short ver. AKB48 公式

Kibouteki Refrain Live Ver. (MV)

Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン Hopeful Refrain?) is the 38th major single (40th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in November 26, 2014.

Tracklist

  1. Kibouteki Refrain
  2. Ima, Happy
  3. Juujun na Slave
  4. Kibouteki Refrain (Off-vocal)
  5. Ima, Happy (Off-vocal)
  6. Juujun na Slave (Off-vocal)

  1. Kibouteki Refrain PV
  2. Kibouteki Refrain PV -Live ver.-
  3. Ima, Happy PV
  4. AKB48 Group Janken Taikai 2014 Weakest Queen Play-off Part 1

  1. Kibouteki Refrain
  2. Ambulance
  3. Hajimete no Drive
  4. Kibouteki Refrain (Off-vocal)
  5. Ambulance (Off-vocal)
  6. Hajimete no Drive (Off-vocal)

  1. Kibouteki Refrain PV
  2. Kibouteki Refrain PV -Live ver.-
  3. Ambulance PV
  4. AKB48 Group Janken Taikai 2014 Weakest Queen Play-off Part 2

  1. Kibouteki Refrain
  2. Utaitai
  3. Loneliness Club
  4. Kibouteki Refrain (Off-vocal)
  5. Utaitai (Off-vocal)
  6. Loneliness Club (Off-vocal)

  1. Kibouteki Refrain PV
  2. Kibouteki Refrain PV -Live ver.-
  3. Utaitai PV
  4. Team 8 Ha・Ji・Me・Te・No Throbbing One-Shot Lip Collection!

  1. Kibouteki Refrain
  2. Seifuku no Hane
  3. Me o Aketa Mama no First Kiss
  4. Kaze no Rasen
  5. Kibouteki Refrain (Off-vocal)
  6. Seifuku no Hane (Off-vocal)
  7. Me o Aketa Mama no First Kiss (Off-vocal)
  8. Kaze no Rasen (Off-vocal)

  1. Kibouteki Refrain PV
  2. Kibouteki Refrain PV -Live ver.-
  3. Seifuku no Hane PV
  4. Kaze no Rasen PV

  1. Kibouteki Refrain
  2. Ima, Happy
  3. Reborn
  4. Kibouteki Refrain (Off-vocal)
  5. Ima, Happy (Off-vocal)
  6. Reborn (Off-vocal)

Included Members

AKB48 Promoting Single

"Kibouteki Refrain"

Senbatsu (選抜) (32 Members) (Watanabe Mayu & Miyawaki Sakura Center, Media Senbatsu in bold)

"Ima, Happy"

Baragumi (ばら組) (16 Members) (Sakaguchi Nagisa & Okada Nana Centers)

"Ambulance"

Yurigumi (ゆり組) (16 Members) (Sato Sumire Center)

"Utaitai"

Katareagumi (カトレア組) (26 Members) (Shibata Aya Center)

"Juujun na Slave"

Team A (チームA) (24 Members) (Kojima Haruna & Takahashi Minami Centers)

"Hajimete no Drive"

Team K (チームK) (21 Members) (Matsui Jurina & Yamamoto Sayaka Centers)

"Loneliness Club"

Team B (チームB) (23 Members) (Kashiwagi Yuki & Watanabe Mayu Centers)

"Me wo Akete Mama no First Kiss"

Team 4 (チーム4) (23 Members) (Kato Rena & Kizaki Yuria Centers)

"Seifuku no Hane"

Team 8 (チーム8) (47 Members) (Nakano Ikumi Center)

"Kaze no Rasen"

Kojizaka46 (こじ坂46) (16 Members) (Kojima Haruna Center)

"Reborn"

Team Surprise (チームサプライズ) (19 Members) (Izuta Rina Center)

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
1,017,160
1
37,812
1
20,473
1
14,839
1
13,362
2
15,110
1 1,130,312
4 10 4 3
2,665
2
2,377
3
2,616
3
3,328
3 26,394
5 13 8 8 8 6 5 9 12,545
5 20 9 5 10 6 8 11 6,897
17 24 22 15 12 11 13 20 4,411
14 10 10 11 12 11 13 14 3,581
11 27 24 20 22 19 21 27 2,412
16 34 30 24 24 28 23 31 1,716
11 35 40 31 25 27 21 32 1,916
22 - 35 25 25 42 45 35 2,067
28 - - - - - 41 62 1,113
17 43 38 24 15 23 48 29 1,899
- - - - - - - 88 710
- - - - - - - 161 381
- - - - - - - 131 484
- - - - - - - 139 348
- - - - - - - 158 296
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 149 281
- - - - - - - 120 322
- - - - - - - 186 194
2 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 171 244
- - - - - - - 159 299
11 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 182 295
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 174 312
Year Month Rank Sales
2014 November 1 1,130,312
2014 December 8 50,247
January 36 11,692

Total Reported Sales: 1,199,429*

Trivia

Covers Combined

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AKB48
Members
Team A

Iriyama Anna | Okabe Rin (Captain) | Okumoto Hinano | Oguri Yui | Kato Rena | Sato Minami | Shitao Miu | Shinozaki Ayana | Suzuki Kurumi | Taguchi Manaka | Chiba Erii | Nishikawa Rei | Maeda Ayaka | Michieda Saki | Miyazaki Miho | Mukaichi Mion | Yamane Suzuha | Yokoyama Yui | Yoshida Karen

Team K

Ichikawa Manami | Okada Rina | Oda Erina | Kuranoo Narumi | Kobayashi Ran | Komiyama Haruka (Captain) | Shimoguchi Hinana | Nagatomo Ayami | Hashimoto Haruna | Harumoto Yuki | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Minegishi Minami | Muto Orin | Muto Tomu | Mogi Shinobu | Yasuda Kana | Yamada Kyoka | Yumoto Ami | Yokoyama Yui

Team B

Iwatate Saho (Captain) | Otake Hitomi | Omori Maho | Oya Shizuka | Okuhara Hinako | Kashiwagi Yuki | Kawahara Misaki | Kitazawa Saki | Kubo Satone | Saito Haruna | Sasaki Yukari | Sato Akari | Shimizu Maria | Takita Kayoko | Taniguchi Megu | Nakanishi Chiyori | Hattori Yuna | Fukuoka Seina | Honda Hitomi | Yamabe Ayu | Yoshikawa Nanase

Team 4

Asai Nanami | Inagaki Kaori | Utada Hatsuka | Omori Miyuu | Okada Nana | Onishi Momoka | Kawamoto Saya | Gyouten Yurina | Kurosu Haruka | Sakaguchi Nagisa | Sato Kiara | Takaoka Kaoru | Takahashi Ayane | Takahashi Sayaka | Tatsuya Makiho | Tada Kyoka | Nagano Serika | Hama Sayuna | Hirano Hikaru | Ma Chia-Ling | Miyazato Rira | Murayama Yuiri (Captain) | Yamauchi Mizuki

Team 8

Hokkaido & Tohoku : Sakaguchi Nagisa | Yokoyama Yui | Nunoya Riru | Inoue Miyuu | Mitomo Mashiro | Sato Akari | Hasegawa Momoka | Kanto: Okabe Rin | Honda Hitomi | Shimizu Maria | Takahashi Ayane | Yoshikawa Nanase | Oguri Yui | Oda Erina | Shiobara Karin | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Chubu: Utada Hatsuka | Suzuki Yuka | Hattori Yuna | Matsumura Miku | Hashimoto Haruna | Sakagawa Hiyuka | Hirano Hikaru | Takahashi Sayaka | Kansai: Nagano Serika | | Fukutome Mitsuho | Onishi Momoka | Hama Sayuna | Chugoku & Shikoku: Tokunaga Remi | Okuhara Hinako | Kamachi Yukina | Okumoto Hinano | Shitao Miu | Harumoto Yuki | Gyoten Yurina | Takaoka Kaoru | Rissen Airi | Kyushu: Yoshida Karen | Kawahara Misaki | Onoue Mizuki | Kuranoo Narumi | Yamada Kyoka | Uemi Sorano | Fujizono Rei | Miyazato Rira

Kenkyuusei
Kenkyuusei

Homma Mai | Ishiwata Sena | Kuramoto Miyuu | Suenaga Yuzuki | Nagano Megumi | Furukawa Nazuna | Honda Sora | Yoshihashi Yuzuka

Discography
Indie Singles 1. Sakura no Hanabiratachi | 2. Skirt, Hirari
Major Singles 1. Aitakatta | 2. Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru | 3. Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou | 4. Bingo! | 5. Boku no Taiyou | 6. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? | 7. Romance, Irane | 8. Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008 | 9. Baby! Baby! Baby! | 10. Oogoe Diamond | 11. 10nen Zakura | 12. Namida Surprise! | 13. Iiwake Maybe | 14. RIVER | 15. Sakura no Shiori | 16. Ponytail to Shushu | 17. Heavy Rotation | 18. Beginner | 19. Chance no Junban | 20. Sakura no Ki ni Narou | 21. Everyday, Katyusha | 22. Flying Get | 23. Kaze wa Fuiteiru | 24. Ue Kara Mariko | 25. GIVE ME FIVE! | 26. Manatsu no Sounds Good! | 27. Gingham Check | 28. UZA | 29. Eien Pressure | 30. So long! | 31. Sayonara Crawl | 32. Koi Suru Fortune Cookie | 33. Heart Ereki | 34. Suzukake Nanchara | 35. Mae Shika Mukanee | 36. Labrador Retriever | 37. Kokoro no Placard | 38. Kibouteki Refrain | 39. Green Flash | 40. Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai | 41. Halloween Night | 42. Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby | 43. Kimi wa Melody | 44. Tsubasa wa Iranai | 45. LOVE TRIP/Shiawase wo Wakenasai | 46. High Tension | 47. Shoot Sign | 48.Negaigoto no Mochigusare | 49. #SukiNanda | 50.11-gatsu no Anklet | 51. TBA
Best Albums 1. Set List ~Greatest Songs 2006-2007~ | 2. Kamikyokutachi | 3. Koko ni Ita Koto | 4. 1830m | 5. Tsugi no Ashiato | 6. Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! | 7. Zero to Ichi no Aida | 8. Thumbnail | 9. TBA
Stage Albums
Team A 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" | 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" | 3rd Stage "Dareka no Tame ni" | 4th Stage "Tadaima Ren'aichuu" | 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jourei" | 6th Stage "Mokugekisha" | 7th Stage "M'T. ni Sasagu"
Team K 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" | 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls" | 3rd Stage "Nonai Paradise" | 4th Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru" | 5th Stage "Saka Agari" | 6th Stage "RESET"
Team B 1st Stage "Seishun Girls" | 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" | 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive" | 4th Stage "Idol no Yoake" | 5th Stage "Theater no Megami"
Himawari-gumi 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou" | 2nd Stage "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team 4 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou" | 2nd Stage "Idol no Yoake"
Concerts
DVDs 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42
Filmography
Movies Densen Uta | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The Time Has Come
Dramas Majisuka Gakuen | Majisuka Gakuen 2 | Sakura Kara no Tegami | Majisuka Gakuen 3 | So Long! | Sailor Zombie | Majisuka Gakuen 4 | Majisuka Gakuen 5 | Cabasuka Gakuen | Crow's Blood | Tofu Pro Wrestling
Anime AKB0048
Events
Sousenkyo 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 13th Single "Kamisama ni Chikatte Gachi Desu"
2nd Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 17th Single "Kaasan ni Chikatte, Gachi Desu"
3rd Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 22nd Single "Kotoshi mo Gachi Desu"
4th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 27th Single "Fan ga Erabu 64 Giseki"
5th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 32nd Single "Yume wa Hitori ja Mirarenai"
6th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 37th Single "Yume no Genzaichi ~Rival wa Doko da~"
7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 41st Single
8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 45th Single
9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 49 Single
Janken Taikai

1st Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 19th Single
2nd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 24th Single
3rd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 29th Single
4th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 34th Single
5th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - Solo Debut + 38th Single

Group Draft Meeting

AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2013
AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2015

Units & Other Groups
Soloists Matsui Sakiko (Piano) | Iwasa Misaki (Enka) | Watanabe Mayu | Kashiwagi Yuki | Takahashi Minami | Itano Tomomi | Sashihara Rino | Kuramochi Asuka (Gachi Uma 2) | Kasai Tomomi (Gachi Uma - Former member) | Maeda Atsuko (Former member) | Oshima Mai (Former member) | Hoshino Michiru (Former member) | Oku Manami (Former member) | Ohori Megumi (Former member) | Ono Erena (Former member) | Hayano Kaoru (Former member)
Units No Sleeves | Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 | French Kiss | Not yet | DiVA
One-Shot Units NO NAME | YM7 | YJ7 | Ojarumaru Sisters | Team KISHIN from AKB48 | Sukeban Girls | Team Dragon from AKB48 | Honegumi from AKB48 | ICE from AKB48 | Crayon Friends from AKB48 | AKBIdoling!!! | Queen & Elizabeth | Natto Angels | Natto Angels Z | Okashina Sisters | Team Z | BABY GAMBA | Mini Skirt | Porrima from AKB48 | Team Surprise | Team BS
Sister Groups SKE48 | SDN48 (Disbanded) | NMB48 | HKT48 | JKT48 | TPE48 | SNH48
Rival Group Nogizaka46
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