Sakura no Ki ni Narou

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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
Theater Edition Cover

Released: February 16, 2011
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 Edition A Cover

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Single by AKB48
Limited Edition B Cover

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Chance no Junban
19th Single
(2010)
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Everyday, Katyusha
21st Single
(2011)
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Sakura no Ki ni Narou (MV)

Sakura no Ki ni Narou (桜の木になろう; Let's Become a Cherry Tree) is the 20th major-label single (22nd overall) released by AKB48. It was released in five versions: a limited type-A CD+DVD edition, a regular type-A CD+DVD edition, a limited type-B CD+DVD edition, a regular type-B CD+DVD edition, and a limited CD-only theater edition. The limited type-A and type-B editions came with a national handshaking event ticket, while the theater edition came with a "Sakura no Ki ni Narou" handshaking event ticket and one member picture at random. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama Sakura Kara no Tegami~AKB48 Sorezore no Sotsugyou Monogatari~, which starred all AKB48 members. The single sold 655,344 copies on its first day of release, which is the most that any artist has sold in a single day since Oricon started reporting daily sales in March 2009.

Tracklist

  1. Sakura no Ki ni Narou (桜の木になろう)
  2. Guuzen no Juujiro (偶然の十字路) (Undergirls)
  3. Kiss Made 100 Mile (キスまで100マイル) (MINT)
  4. Sakura no Ki ni Narou off vocal ver.
  5. Guuzen no Juujiro off vocal ver.
  6. Kiss Made 100 Mile off vocal ver.

  1. Sakura no Ki ni Narou MUSIC CLIP
  2. Guuzen no Juujiro MUSIC CLIP
  3. Kiss Made 100 Mile MUSIC CLIP
  4. Members' Personal Clothes Fashion Show (Type-A) (ガチ私服ファッションショー(Type-A))

  1. Sakura no Ki ni Narou (桜の木になろう)
  2. Guuzen no Juujiro (偶然の十字路) (Undergirls)
  3. Area K (エリアK) (DIVA)
  4. Sakura no Ki ni Narou off vocal ver.
  5. Guuzen no Juujiro off vocal ver.
  6. Area K off vocal ver.

  1. Sakura no Ki ni Narou MUSIC CLIP <Complete Version> (桜の木になろう MUSIC CLIP<完全版)
  2. Guuzen no Juujiro MUSIC CLIP
  3. Area K MUSIC CLIP
  4. Members' Personal Clothes Fashion Show (Type-B) (ガチ私服ファッションショー(Type-B))

  1. Sakura no Ki ni Narou (桜の木になろう)
  2. Guuzen no Juujiro (偶然の十字路) (Undergirls)
  3. Ougon Center (黄金センター) (team Kenkyuusei)
  4. Sakura no Ki ni Narou off vocal ver.
  5. Guuzen no Juujiro off vocal ver.
  6. Ougon Center off vocal ver.

AKB48 Promoting Single

Selected Members

Sakura no Ki ni Narou

★ Senbatsu (16 Members) (Maeda Atsuko Center (in italic), Front Members in bold)

Guuzen no Juujiro

Undergirls (アンダーガールズ) (18 Members) (Kimoto Kanon & Yokoyama Yui Centers)

Kiss Made 100 Mile

MINT (5 Members) (Maeda Atsuko Center)

Area K

DIVA (18 Members) (Akimoto Sayaka Center)

Ougon Center

Kenkyuusei (研究生) (24 Members) (Takeuchi Miyu Center)

TV Performances

  • [2011.02.13] Music Japan
  • [2011.02.16] Happy Music
  • [2011.02.18] Music Station

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- #1
655,344
#1
101,304
#1
51,196
#1
53,206
#1
30,801
#1
27,180
1 942,479
#1
11,449
3
10,743
3
7,187
3
4,743
3
5,156
3
7,625
2
7,438
3 55,484
2
4,089
8 6 6 6 4 5 6 24,519
4 14 11 10 8 3
1,435
3
1,694
8 11,105
3
808
x x x x x x 9 5,973
4 10 10 4 4 4 3
1,344
4 6,753
3
992
5 5 5 5 6 3 5 5,987
5 x x x x x x 17 4,794
x x x x x x x 11 7,382
x x x x x x x 14 3,880
x x x x x x x 45 1,931
x x x x x x x 34 2,105

Total Reported Sales: 1,081,886
Total Sales in 2011: 1,079,460 (#5 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2012: 2,226*
Total Charting Weeks: 31

  • 7th consecutive single to debut at #1 in the Weekly Oricon rankings.

Trivia

  • After Chance no Junban, this single comes back with the same release pattern Beginner introduced. There are 2 Limited Editions and 2 Regular Editions, with the National Handshaking Events being part of the Limited Editions only.
  • This single was released exactly 1 year after the last "sakura themed" single, Sakura no Shiori.
  • Following Chance no Junban, the Theater Edition will once again include a new song. This brings the total of new songs included in this single to five. The new song was once again a Team Kenkyuusei Original Song.
  • Once again, recognized artists were in charge of the artwork of this single. The covers were designed by artist Morimoto Chie (森本千絵), while the PV was directed by the famous director Koreda Hirokazu (是枝裕和).
  • This single was originally planned to have a 21-nin Senbatsu, but was changed later on to the same 16-nin Senbatsu used for Beginner.
  • The first time in AKB48 had included the exact same Members as Senbatsu for 2 Singles consecutively.
  • This single outsold Beginner's first week, marking it as the highest first week numbers for AKB48 release so far.
  • The single sold 655,344 copies on its first day of release. At the time this record was the most that any artist has sold in a single day, since Oricon started reporting daily sales in March 2009.
  • This was Oku Manami's last single before graduating AKB48. 
  • This is the second AKB48 single after Beginner to sell 1,000,000 copies. 

Videos

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 | Furukawa Nazuna | 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 | Nagano Megumi | Hashimoto Haruna | Harumoto Yuki | Hidaritomo Ayaka | 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 | Shimizu Maria | Takita Kayoko | Taniguchi Megu | Nakanishi Chiyori | Hattori Yuna | Fukuoka Seina | Honda Hitomi | Yamabe Ayu | Yoshikawa Nanase

Team 4

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

Team 8

Hokkaido & Tohoku : Sakaguchi Nagisa | Yokoyama Yui | Mitomo Mashiro | Kanto: Okabe Rin | Honda Hitomi | Shimizu Maria | Takahashi Ayane | Yoshikawa Nanase | Oguri Yui | Oda Erina | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Chubu: Utada Hatsuka | Suzuki Yuka | Hashimoto Haruna | Hirano Hikaru | Sakagawa Hiyuka | Takahashi Sayaka | Hattori Yuna | 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 | Kyushu: Yoshida Karen | Kawahara Misaki | Onoue Mizuki | Kuranoo Narumi | Yamada Kyoka | Uemi Sorano | Fujizono Rei | Miyazato Rira

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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