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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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21st Single
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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.

  • Sakura no Ki ni Narou MUSIC CLIP
  • Guuzen no Juujiro MUSIC CLIP
  • Kiss Made 100 Mile MUSIC CLIP
  • 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.

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

  • Sakura no Ki ni Narou (桜の木になろう)
  • Guuzen no Juujiro (偶然の十字路) (Undergirls)
  • Ougon Center (黄金センター) (team Kenkyuusei)
  • Sakura no Ki ni Narou off vocal ver.
  • Guuzen no Juujiro off vocal ver.
  • 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 Iwatate Saho | Otake Hitomi | Okada Nana | Okabe Rin | Komiyama Haruka | Saito Haruna | Shimizu Maria | Takahashi Sayaka | Chiba Erii | Nakanishi Chiyori | Nagano Serika | Honda Hitomi | Ma Chia-Ling | Michieda Saki | Mitomo Mashiro | Mukaichi Mion (Captain) | Muto Orin | Yoshihashi Yuzuka
    Team K Ichikawa Manami | Uemi Sorano | Onishi Momoka | Okuhara Hinako | Oda Erina | Kobayashi Ran | Shimoguchi Hinana | Takahashi Ayane | Taguchi Manaka (Captain) | Hattori Yuna | Hama Sayuna | Muto Tomu | Mogi Shinobu | Yamauchi Mizuki | Yamane Suzuha | Yamabe Ayu | Yumoto Ami
    Team B Asai Nanami (Captain) | Ishiwata Sena | Inagaki Kaori | Omori Maho | Oguri Yui | Kashiwagi Yuki | Kitazawa Saki | Sakaguchi Nagisa | Sato Minami | Shinozaki Ayana | Suzuki Kurumi | Tokunaga Remi | Nagano Megumi | Hashimoto Haruna | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Hirano Hikaru | Fukutome Mitsuho | Fujizono Rei | Yamada Kyoka
    Team 4 Utada Hatsuka | Omori Miyuu | Okada Rina | Kawahara Misaki | Gyoten Yurina | Kuranoo Narumi (Captain) | Kurosu Haruka | Sakagawa Hiyuka | Sasaki Yukari | Sato Kiara | Shitao Miu | Takaoka Kaoru | Tada Kyoka | Taniguchi Megu | Nagatomo Ayami | Murayama Yuiri | Yoshikawa Nanase | Yoshida Karen
    Team 8 Hokkaido & Tohoku: Sakaguchi Nagisa | Mitomo Mashiro | Kanto: Okabe Rin | Honda Hitomi | Shimizu Maria | Takahashi Ayane | Yoshikawa Nanase | Oguri Yui | Oda Erina | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Chubu: Utada Hatsuka | 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 | Shitao Miu | Gyoten Yurina | Takaoka Kaoru | Kyushu: Yoshida Karen | Kawahara Misaki | Kuranoo Narumi | Yamada Kyoka | Uemi Sorano | Fujizono Rei
    Kenkyuusei Ota Yuki | Kohama Kokone | Sato Airi | Hashimoto Eriko | Hasegawa Niina | Hatakeyama Nozomi | Hirata Yuki | Hotei Moka | Masai Mayuu | Mizushima Miyuu | Yamazaki Sora
    Former Members
    Team A Usami Yuki | Orii Ayumi | Hoshino Michiru | Masuyama Kayano | Oe Tomomi | Komatani Hitomi | Tojima Hana | Nakanishi Rina | Narita Risa | Kawasaki Nozomi | Oshima Mai | Maeda Atsuko | Sato Natsuki | Nito Moeno | Kasai Tomomi | Nakatsuka Tomomi | Shinoda Mariko | Nakamata Shiori | Kikuchi Ayaka | Katayama Haruka | Morikawa Ayaka | Kawaei Rina | Matsui Sakiko | Nishiyama Rena | Takahashi Minami | Iwata Karen | Hirata Rina | Maeda Ami | Ogasawara Mayu | Shimazaki Haruka | Owada Nana | Nakamura Mariko | Kojima Haruna | Shimada Haruka | Tano Yuka | Goto Moe | Maeda Ayaka | Honda Sora | Yokoyama Yui | Kato Rena | Iriyama Anna | Furukawa Nazuna | Nishikawa Rei | Miyazaki Miho
    Team K Uemura Ayako | Imai Yu | Takada Ayana | Hayano Kaoru | Naruse Risa | Ono Erena | Yonezawa Rumi | Mitsumune Kaoru | Masuda Yuka | Nakaya Sayaka | Matsubara Natsumi | Akimoto Sayaka | Oshima Yuko | Sato Amina | Uchida Mayumi | Itano Tomomi | Takajo Aki | Nagao Mariya | Ishida Haruka | Aigasa Moe | Nakata Chisato | Suzuki Mariya | Fujita Nana | Nozawa Rena | Kojima Mako | Yahagi Moeka | Minegishi Minami | Yasuda Kana
    Team B Watanabe Shiho | Inoue Naru | Noguchi Reina | Matsuoka Yuki | Saeki Mika | Oku Manami | Hirajima Natsumi | Komori Mika | Nonaka Misato | Hashimoto Hikari | Kuramochi Asuka | Uchiyama Natsuki | Kobayashi Kana | Iwasa Misaki | Umeta Ayano | Yokoshima Aeri | Oshima Ryoka | Tanabe Miku | Kizaki Yuria | Watanabe Mayu | Kojima Natsuki | Takahashi Juri | Takeuchi Miyu | Hiwatashi Yui | Oya Shizuka | Takita Kayoko | Kubo Satone
    Team 4 Mori Anna | Takashima Yurina | Kobayashi Marina | Maeda Mitsuki | Tsuchiyasu Mizuki | Natori Wakana | Nishino Miki | Okada Ayaka | Iino Miyabi | Okawa Rio | Taya Misaki | Kawamoto Saya | Tatsuya Makiho | Homma Mai | Kuramoto Miyuu
    Team 8 Okubora Chinatsu | Moriwaki Yui | Iwasaki Moeka | Fujimura Natsuki | Yamamoto Ai | Kita Reina | Kondo Moeri | Yoshino Miyu | Fukuchi Rena | Tani Yuri | Hamamatsu Riona | Abe Mei | Mogi Kasumi | Hirose Natsuki | Hayasaka Tsumugi | Shimoaoki Karin | Yaguchi Moka | Cho Kurena | Noda Hinano | Yokomichi Yuri | Hitomi Kotone | Nakano Ikumi | Tanikawa Hijiri | Sato Shiori | Yamada Nanami | Ito Kirara | Sato Nanami | Terada Misaki | Ota Nao | Yamamoto Ruka | Nunoya Riru | Inoue Miyuu | Shiobara Karin | Rissen Airi | Hasegawa Momoka | Sato Akari | Matsumura Miku | Kamachi Yukina | Miyazato Rira | Onoue Mizuki | Suzuki Yuka | Harumoto Yuki Yokoyama Yui | Okumoto Hinano
    Kenkyuusei Nishizawa Sara | Katano Yurie | Iinuma Yurina | Kaneko Satomi | Kozuka Rina | Yoshioka Saki | Watanabe Marie | Deguchi Aki | Yamada Mizuho | Ishiguro Remi | Suzuki Nae | Arima Yuka | Tomita Mayu | Hatayama Arisa | Saotome Miki | Uriya Akane | Katono Mizuho | Komatsu Mizuki | Hayashi Ayano | Nishikawa Nanami | Muranaka Satomi | Asai Madoka | Ishii Ayaka | Ishibe Aya | Kaku Grace | Komizu Nanami | Sakamoto Rio | Sugiyama Miku | Tomite Ami | Miki Nikoru | Ito Ayaka | Imai Yurie | Fujimoto Sara | Ishiguro Atsuki | Kinumoto Momoko | Takamatsu Eri | Ueki Asaka | Sano Yuriko | Iwasaki Hitomi | Toyoda Saki | Okazaki Chinami | Kawakami Marina | Kanazawa Yuuki | Ushikubo Sara | Yamaguchi Nau | Suzuki Rika | Amemiya Maika | Kita Shiori | Hasegawa Haruna | Moriyama Sakura | Watanabe Nene | Saeed Yokota Erena | Eguchi Aimi | Takahashi Kira | Noguchi Nanami | Nomura Nao | Harasawa Otohi | Kamiyama Riho | Shoji Nagisa | Umemoto Izumi | Harima Nanami | Sato Shiori | Suenaga Yuzuki
    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. Jabaja | 52. Teacher Teacher | 53. Sentimental Train | 54. NO WAY MAN | 55. Jiwaru DAYS | 56. Sustainable | 57. Shitsuren, Arigatou | 58. Ne mo Ha mo Rumor | 59. Moto Kare desu
    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. Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru |
    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