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Kokoro no Placard

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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
Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード; Placard of the Heart)
Released
2014.08.27
Catalog Number
KIZM-90297~8 (Limited Edition Type-A)
KIZM-297~8 (Regular Edition Type-A)
KIZM-90299~300 (Limited Edition Type-B)
KIZM-299~300 (Regular Edition Type-B)
KIZM-90301~2 (Limited Edition Type-C)
KIZM-301~2 (Regular Edition Type-C)
KIZM-90303~4 (Limited Edition Type-D)
KIZM-303~4 (Regular Edition Type-D)
NMAX-1170 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Type-A, B, C, D)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
Type-A CD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード)
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball (誰かが投げたボール; The Ball Someone Threw) (Under Girls)
  3. Hitonatsu no Hankouki (ひと夏の反抗期; One Rebellious Summer) (Next Girls)
  4. Kokoro no Placard short ver.
  5. Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
  6. Dareka ga Nageta Ball off vocal ver.
  7. Hitonatsu no Hankouki off vocal ver.
Type-A DVD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard MUSIC VIDEO
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball MUSIC VIDEO
  3. Hitonatsu no Hankouki MUSIC VIDEO
  4. Kokoro no Placard Choreography Footage A
Type-B CD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード)
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball (誰かが投げたボール) (Under Girls)
  3. Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko (性格が悪い女の子; Her Personality is a Bad Girl) (Future Girls)
  4. Kokoro no Placard short ver.
  5. Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
  6. Dareka ga Nageta Ball off vocal ver.
  7. Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko off vocal ver.
Type-B DVD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard MUSIC VIDEO
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball MUSIC VIDEO
  3. Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko MUSIC VIDEO
  4. Kokoro no Placard Choreography Footage B
Type-C CD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード)
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball (誰かが投げたボール) (Under Girls)
  3. Chewing Gum no Aji ga Nakunaru Made (チューインガムの味がなくなるまで; Until the Chewing Gum Flavor Runs Out) (Upcoming Girls)
  4. Kokoro no Placard short ver.
  5. Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
  6. Dareka ga Nageta Ball off vocal ver.
  7. Chewing Gum no Aji ga Nakunaru Made off vocal ver.
Type-C DVD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard MUSIC VIDEO
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball MUSIC VIDEO
  3. Chewing Gum no Aji ga Nakunaru Made MUSIC VIDEO
  4. Kokoro no Placard Choreography Footage C
Type-D CD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード)
  2. Sailor Zombie (セーラーゾンビ) (Milk Planet)
  3. Oshiete Mommy (教えてMommy; Tell Me Mommy)
  4. Kokoro no Placard short ver.
  5. Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
  6. Sailor Zombie off vocal ver.
  7. Oshiete Mommy off vocal ver.
Type-D DVD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard MUSIC VIDEO
  2. Sailor Zombie MUSIC VIDEO
  3. Oshiete Mommy MUSIC VIDEO
  4. Kokoro no Placard Choreography Footage D
Theater Edition CD Tracklist
  1. Kokoro no Placard (心のプラカード)
  2. Dareka ga Nageta Ball (誰かが投げたボール) (Under Girls)
  3. 47 no Suteki na Machi e (47の素敵な街へ; To 47 Great Cities) (Team 8)
  4. Kokoro no Placard short ver.
  5. Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
  6. Dareka ga Nageta Ball off vocal ver.
  7. 47 no Suteki na Machi e off vocal ver.


Information

"Kokoro no Placard" is the 37th major single (39th overall) released by AKB48.

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

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single

Members for this single were decided by the AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo, which allowed fans to vote for the members who would participate in the single. The top 80 members were divided into five groups of sixteen, with the top-ranking member of each group at the center position for the song's music video. Listed in parentheses are the members' rankings in the election.

Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Type-C Cover
Type-D Cover
Theater Edition Cover
  • Front: "Kokoro no Placard" 16 Senbatsu Members

"Kokoro no Placard"

Members who ranked 1st to 16th performed the single's title track.

(Center: Watanabe Mayu)

"Dareka ga Nageta Ball"

Members who ranked 17th to 32nd performed a coupling track as Under Girls.

Artist: Under Girls (アンダーガールズ)

(Center: Matsumura Kaori)

"Hitonatsu no Hankouki"

Members who ranked 33rd to 48th performed a coupling track as Next Girls.

Artist: Next Girls (ネクストガールズ)

(Center: Fujie Reina)

"Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko"

Members who ranked 49th to 64th performed a coupling track as Future Girls.

Artist: Future Girls (フューチャーガールズ)

(Center: Iwasa Misaki, Kimoto Kanon)

Although Iwasa Misaki is the official center of "Seikaku ga Warui Onna no Ko," a double center format is used in the song's choreography and dance formation.

"Chewing Gum no Aji ga Nakunaru Made"

Members who ranked 65th to 80th performed a coupling track as Upcoming Girls.

Artist: Upcoming Girls (アップカミングガールズ)

(Center: Nagao Mariya)

"Sailor Zombie"

Artist: Milk Planet (ミルクプラネット)

(Center: Watanabe Mayu)

"Oshiete Mommy"

(Center: Tsukamoto Mariko)

"47 no Suteki na Machi e"

Artist: Team 8

(Center: Nakano Ikumi)

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Itagaki Yusuke
Other Information
Arrangement: Muto Seiji

Disambiguation

There are currently three versions of "Kokoro no Placard" to be found in AKB48's discography. These versions are:

Kokoro no Placard (Original)
Found on the "Kokoro no Placard" single as track #1 and the first disc of the Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! album as track #9.
Kokoro no Placard short ver.
Found on the "Kokoro no Placard" single as track #4. This is a shortened version of the full-length song.
Kokoro no Placard off vocal ver.
Found on the "Kokoro no Placard" single as track #5. 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 1 1 1,005,774
1 12 6 6 5 3 5 5 21,546
6 17 11 10 12 10 11 14 7,834
6 24 22 13 18 16 15 22 4,257
26 29 23 18 18 18 19 28 3,318
9 26 23 26 23 23 22 28 2,133
15 33 24 13 10 11 14 25 2,552
10 21 23 18 19 20 14 20 2,820
19 47 43 21 14 31 - 34 2,344
39 - - - - 47 41 65 931
38 - - - 47 31 28 52 1,353
27 - 38 48 21 25 39 41 1,757
- - - - - - - 170 408
- - - - - - - 126 604
- - - - - - - 150 428
- - - - - - - 165 351
- - - - - - - 140 385
- - - - - - - 134 436
- - - - - - - 80 574
- - - - - - - 130 330
- - - - - - - 157 259
- - - - - - - 186 212
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 166 246
- - - - - - - 147 318
- - - - - - - 105 590
OUT 6 weeks
- - - - - - - 161 216
Year Month Rank Sales
2014 August 1 1,005,774
2014 September 12 36,955
2014 October 43 10,780

Total Reported Sales: 1,061,976*
Total Sales of 2014: 1,058,059 (#5 single of the year)
Total Sales of 2015: 3,917*

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 26

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