AKB48‘s first sister group SKE48 which is based in Sakae, Nagoya announced on today’s Team S performance, as well as posting a video to their official YouTube channel, that the release date for the group’s 20th single has been decided!
The video showcases clips from SKE48‘s music videos for their previous 19 singles followed by text that says that the group’s 20th single will be released on August 17th of this year. In addition to the release date, the title for the single will be Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (金の愛、銀の愛) which roughly translates to Golden Love, Silver Love. The song will also act as the Theme Song for the upcoming TBS Horror TV Drama DEATH CASH (死幣) which will star the group’s Ace Matsui Jurina as well as veteran actor Totsugi Shigeyuki.
The synopsis for DEATH CASH states:
A number of strange deaths are connected to an urban legend, that there exists a cursed 10,000 yen bill, and whoever spends that 10,000 yen bill would die. Matsui Jurina plays an university student who can foresee the death of other people, and she will team-up with police detective (played by Totsugi Shigeyuki) to solve the mysterious “DEATH CASH” case.
DEATH CASH (死幣) will begin airing on July 13th, 2016.
SKE48 was initially announced back at the end of July, 2008 while they made their debut later on in the year on October 5th. However it wasn’t until August 5th, 2009 that the group finally released their debut single Tsuyokimono yo. Since then group gained a lot of popularity, especially it’s double centers Matsui Jurina & Matsui Rena who were known as WMatsui (pronounced Double Matsui) by the fans. However Matsui Rena announced her graduation on June 11th of last year making the group’s 18th single Maenomeri Rena’s graduation single. Rena eventually graduated from the group at the end of August of last year making the group’s previous single, Chicken Line the first without their famous WMatsui in a SKE single line-up.