AKB48‘s 8th studio album Thumbnail was released on January 25th, 2017. Included on the tracklist is a special collaboration between HKT48 member Rino Sashihara and Morning Musume ’17.
Titled Get You!, the girls formed a temporary unit called Sashining Musume. This is the first song to feature Morning Musume’s 13th generation members Reina Yokoyama and Kaede Kaga, both girls officially became members of Morning Musume in December 2016. This is a dream collaboration for Rino, she has looked up to Morning Musume and Hello!Project since she was a child, commenting once on how she used to avidly follow their activities via the online textboard 2ch. For Rino’s debut solo single Soredemo Suki da yo she even covered Yeah! Meccha Holiday, one of the signature hits from Aya Matsuura, a former Hello!Project soloist.
Perhaps this will open up the opportunity for more collaborations between the 48 family and H!P? Listen to Get You! under the cut.