Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!; Surprise Tears!) is AKB48's 12th single. It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition with a handshaking event ticket and a voting card (with a serial #) for August's AKB48 single; and a theater edition. The jacket art was illustrated by artist Murakami Takashi.
「お誕生日に歌いたい歌がある」 ("OTanjoubi ni Utaitai Uta ga aru")
Translation: "I have a song I want to sing for my birthday"
- Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!)
- Shonichi (初日) / team B
- FIRST LOVE / Ono Erena
- Namida Surprise! (off vocal ver.) (涙サプライズ!)
- [2009.06.10] AKBINGO
- [2009.06.20] MelodiX!
- [2009.06.26] Music Fighter
- [2009.06.28] MUSIC JAPAN
- [2009.07.13] Chichinpuipui
- Team A: Maeda Atsuko, Fujie Reina, Kojima Haruna, Miyazaki Miho, Minegishi Minami, Takahashi Minami, Kitahara Rie, Itano Tomomi, Shinoda Mariko
- Team K: Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Miyazawa Sae,Kasai Tomomi
- Team B: Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki, Nito Moeno, Sashihara Rino
- Team S: Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena
- Kenkyuusei: Komori Mika
Oricon Chart Positions
Total Reported Sales: 168,826*
Total Sales on 2009: 145,503
Total Sales on 2010: 17,133
Total Sales on 2011: 6,190*
- Chart Records (Oricon)
- The fifth best-selling single of July 2009.
- The 39th best-selling single of 2009.
- First AKB48 single to rank second in both the Weekly and Daily Categories of the Oricon Charts.
- First AKB48 Single to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week.
- Following the trend set by 10nen Zakura, this single outsold all the previous AKB48 singles only in its first week.
- Namida Surprise! - 8th Music Video to reach 20,000,000 views on YouTube
- The first time a solo song was included in an AKB48 Single.
- The first time an AKB48 single had an illustrated CD cover.
- Following Oogoe Diamond and 10nen Zakura, this was the third single in a row to be composed by Inoue Yoshimura.
- The release day of this single happened to be Kitahara Rie's 18th Birthday.
- A famous "ikemen" (hot guy) actor Ito Hideaki appears in the MV.
- The first AKB48 single to have a Kenkuusei as a Senbatsu member: Komori Mika; which became a hot topic.
- This was the second birthday-themed song by AKB48. The first one was Tanjoubi no Yoru from A3.
- AKBINGO! Episode 187