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Limited Edition Type-A Cover
Regular Edition Type-A Cover
Limited Edition Type-B Cover
Regular Edition Type-B Cover
Limited Edition Type-C Cover
Regular Edition Type-C Cover
Limited Edition Type-D Cover
Regular Edition Type-D Cover
Theater Edition Cover
Artist
AKB48
Single
Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン; Hopeful Refrain)
Released
2014.11.26
Catalog Number
KIZM-90311~2 (Limited Edition Type A)
KIZM-311~2 (Regular Edition Type A)
KIZM-90313~4 (Limited Edition Type B)
KIZM-313~4 (Regular Edition Type B)
KIZM-90315~6 (Limited Edition Type C)
KIZM-315~6 (Regular Edition Type C)
KIZM-90317~8 (Limited Edition Type D)
KIZM-317~8 (Regular Edition Type D)
NMAX-1181 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Types A, B, C, D)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
Type-A CD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン)
  2. Ima, Happy (今、Happy; Right Now, Happy) (Baragumi)
  3. Juujun na Slave (従順なSlave; Obedient Slave) (Team A)
  4. Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
  5. Ima, Happy off vocal ver.
  6. Juujun na Slave off vocal ver.
Type-A DVD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video
  2. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video -Live Ver.-
  3. Ima, Happy Music Video
  4. AKB48 Group Bottom Janken Taikai 2014 Weakest Queen Match Part 1 (AKB48グループ 裏じゃんけん大会2014 最弱女王決定戦 Part1)
Type-B CD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン)
  2. Ambulance (Yurigumi)
  3. Hajimete no Drive (初めてのドライブ; The First Drive) (Team K)
  4. Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
  5. Ambulance off vocal ver.
  6. Hajimete no Drive off vocal ver.
Type-B DVD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video
  2. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video -Live Ver.-
  3. Ambulance Music Video
  4. AKB48 Group Bottom Janken Taikai 2014 Weakest Queen Match Part 2 (AKB48グループ 裏じゃんけん大会2014 最弱女王決定戦 Part2)
Type-C CD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン)
  2. Utaitai (歌いたい; I Want to Sing) (Cattleya-gumi)
  3. Loneliness Club (ロンリネスクラブ) (Team B)
  4. Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
  5. Utaitai off vocal ver.
  6. Loneliness Club off vocal ver.
Type-C DVD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video
  2. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video -Live Ver.-
  3. Utaitai Music Video
  4. Team 8 F-i-r-s-t Heart-Pounding One-Shot Lip Collection! (Team 8は・じ・め・て・のドキドキワンショットリップ集!)
Type-D CD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン)
  2. Seifuku no Hane (制服の羽根; Wings of a Uniform) (Team 8)
  3. Me wo Aketa Mama no First Kiss (目を開けたままのファーストキス; First Kiss with Eyes Wide Open) (Team 4)
  4. Kaze no Rasen (風の螺旋; Spiral of the Wind) (Kojizaka46)
  5. Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
  6. Seifuku no Hane off vocal ver.
  7. Me wo Aketa Mama no First Kiss off vocal ver.
  8. Kaze no Rasen off vocal ver.
Type-D DVD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video
  2. Kibouteki Refrain Music Video -Live Ver.-
  3. Seifuku no Hane Music Video
  4. Kaze no Rasen Music Video
Theater Edition CD Tracklist
  1. Kibouteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン)
  2. Ima, Happy (Baragumi)
  3. Reborn (Team Surprise)
  4. Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
  5. Ima, Happy off vocal ver.
  6. Reborn off vocal ver.


Information

"Kibouteki Refrain" is the 38th major single (40th overall) released by AKB48.

The single is certified Million for shipment of 1,000,000 copies.

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single
Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Type-C Cover
Type-D Cover
Theater Edition Cover

"Kibouteki Refrain"

(Center: Watanabe Mayu, Miyawaki Sakura)

Former AKB48 members Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Maeda Atsuko make appearances in the music video.

"Ima, Happy"

Artist: Baragumi (ばら組; Rose Group)

(Center: Okada Nana, Sakaguchi Nagisa)

"Ambulance"

Artist: Yurigumi (ゆり組; Lily Group)

(Center: Sato Sumire)

"Utaitai"

Artist: Cattleya-gumi (かとれあ組; Cattleya Group)

(Center: Shibata Aya)

"Juujun na Slave"

Artist: Team A

(Center: Kojima Haruna, Takahashi Minami)

"Hajimete no Drive"

Artist: Team K

(Center: Matsui Jurina, Yamamoto Sayaka)

"Loneliness Club"

Artist: Team B

(Center: Ikoma Rina)

"Me wo Aketa Mama no First Kiss"

Artist: Team 4

(Center: Kato Rena, Kizaki Yuria)

"Seifuku no Hane"

Artist: Team 8

(Center: Nakano Ikumi)

"Kaze no Rasen"

Artist: Kojizaka46 (こじ坂46)

(Center: Kojima Haruna)

"Reborn"

Artist: Team Surprise (チームサプライズ)

(Center: Izuta Rina)

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Inoue Yoshimasa
Other Information
Arrangement: Inoue Yoshimasa

Disambiguation

There are currently two versions of "Kibouteki Refrain" to be found in AKB48's discography. These versions are:

Kibouteki Refrain (Original)
Found on the "Kibouteki Refrain" single as track #1 and the first disc of the Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! album as track #1.
Kibouteki Refrain off vocal ver.
Found on the "Kibouteki Refrain" single as track #4. This is the standard version without the main vocals.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1,130,312
4 10 4 3 2 3 3 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
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 149 281
- - - - - - - 120 322
- - - - - - - 186 194
OUT 2 weeks
- - - - - - - 171 244
- - - - - - - 159 299
OUT 11 weeks
- - - - - - - 182 295
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 174 312
Year Month Rank Sales
2014 November 1 1,130,312
2014 December 8 50,247
2015 January 36 11,692

Total Reported Sales: 1,199,429*
Total Sales of 2014: 1,156,706 (#2 single of the year)
Total Sales of 2015: 42,723* (#160 single of the year)

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 24

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