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All About the Pop Music Group Called "No Sleeves"

Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

What Is No Sleeves?

It is now time to discuss a musical group which most people in Western nations most likely have never even heard of. That group is known as No Sleeves and they were active from 2008 to 2013. They have reunited to perform in in at least one instance.

The Members of No Sleeves are:

  • Minami Takahashi
  • Minami Minegishi
  • Haruna Kojima

A First Look At the Three Girls of No Sleeves

From left to right: Haruna Kojima, Minami Minegishi and Minami Takahashi.

From left to right: Haruna Kojima, Minami Minegishi and Minami Takahashi.

Where Was This Event Held?

The event was held at the venue called Shibuya Club Quattro. The former general manager of AKB48 and all of its sub groups sang 14 songs. Most of them came from her solo album called "Aishite mo Ii desu ka?" which was released in 2016.

Some Interesting Information About The Event's Title

The digits in this long number correspond to her year of birth which is 1991 followed by the numbers 04 and 08 which correspond to the month and the day of her birth. Hence, Minami Takahashi’s birthday is April 8th.

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A List of the Singles Released by No Sleeves

Note: this is not the full list of singles released by No Sleeves.

Relax!Tane (Seed)Kiss no Ryuusei (Shooting Star of Kisses)


No One But You


Without Touching Your Lips

Pedicure Day

Grasshopper People

No Sleeves Performing the Song Kingirisu Jin LIVE

Haruna Kojima


"Heart Gata Virus"

A Little Bit About No Sleeves & Their Success

As for the unit No Sleeves, this sub-unit of the very famous AKB48 group has roots from the group’s original Team A and the producer of this group is who else but Yasushi Akimoto! No Sleeves group is commonly referred to as “no3b” which is a stylized version of this group’s name. The group of three girls which are Takahashi, Haruna Kojima and Minami Minegishi made their debut in November 2008 however they were grouped together before this and they performed the songs Junai Crescendo and Bye, Bye, Bye at AKB48 shows. As of 2014, 8 of their singles have reached the top of the Japanese musical charts.

The Songs "3 Seconds" & "Christmas Present"

A Review of the Song Called Pedicure Day

Pedicure Day is the 8th single released by No Sleeves and it was released on December 28, 2011. It is one of my favorite songs from this group and stylistically, it sounds very similar to Iiwake Maybe by AKB48. Lyrically Pedicure Day is a song about a girl that has rediscovered her desire to get married. She has a new love of her love and even though she is wearing her favorite sandals, she wants to show her new boyfriend what she looks like when she is walking barefoot. She expresses that she wants to get seven inches taller just to kiss him because he is so tall. She now has hope for romance which she feels through her footsteps. Is she ready to get a pedicure now as she calls it pedicure day?

© 2019 Ara Vahanian

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