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AKB48’s Everyday, Kachusha named 84th Spring Koshien intro song

by on Jan.18, 2012 @ 5:35 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien

The steering committee for the 84th Spring Koshien met today and officially decided to make AKB48's Everyday, Kachusha (Everyday、カチューシャ) this year's introduction song during the opening ceremonies.

A list of the introduction songs from the last ten tournaments (via Nikkan Sports):

2002 「明日があるさ」(坂本九、ウルフルズ、Re:Japan)

2003 「大きな古時計」(平井堅)

2004 「世界に一つだけの花」(SMAP)

2005 「君こそスターだ」(サザンオールスターズ)

2006 「青春アミーゴ」(修二と彰)

2007 「宙船(そらふね)」(TOKIO)

2008 「蕾(つぼみ)」(コブクロ)

2009 「キセキ」(GReeeeN)

2010 「My Best Of My Life」(Superfly)

2011 「ありがとう」(いきものがかり)

UPDATE @ 7:41pm - The committee also approved the list of 123 high school candidates and nine 21st Century candidates.  A final list of schools will be decided during a selection committee meeting on 1/27.

UPDATE @ 9:42pm - Some other things that were decided:

  • The slogan will remain the same as last year: Gambaro! Nippon (がんばろう!日本).  A banner with the same phrase, currently on display at the Ishinomaki City offices, will be used during opening ceremonies.
  • Elementary/Junior High School kids from Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima will throw out ceremonial first pitches on 3/24.
  • Donations for children that lost parents to the earthquake will be collected during the tournament.
  • Messages written to earthquake survivors by captains from each of the participating schools will also be put up on display.

UPDATE @ 10:57am - Daily Sports is reporting that AKB48 could be invited to the opening ceremonies.