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Maji Desu ka Ska!
MajiDesukaSka-r
Regular Edition
Single by Morning Musume
from the album 12, Smart
Native title まじですかスカ!
Released April 6, 2011
April 23, 2011 (Event V)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V, digital download
Length 11:45
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game 44th Single (2010)
Next Only you 46th Single (2011)
Other Covers

MajiDesukaSka-la
Limited Edition A

MajiDesukaSka-lb
Limited Edition B

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Limited Edition C

MajiDesukaSka-ld
Limited Edition D

MajiDesukaSka-ev
Event V

Maji Desu ka Ska! (まじですかスカ!; Seriously? Ska!) is Morning Musume's 45th single. It was released in limited A, limited B, limited C, limited D, and regular editions, the limited editions coming with bonus DVDs. The single was originally scheduled to be released on March 23, 2011, but it was postponed to April 6 due to the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami.

This is the first single to feature ninth generation members.

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume - Maji Desu ka Ska! (MV)

Morning Musume - Maji Desu ka Ska! (MV)

Maji Desu ka Ska! (MV)

Momusu-9gen-1st-pic

Morning Musume promoting single

CDEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska!
  2. Motto Aishite Hoshii no (もっと愛してほしいの; I Want You To Love Me More)
  3. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVDEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Close-up Ver. type 1)
  2. Morning Musume 9ki Member Fukumura Mizuki Interview (モーニング娘。9期メンバー 譜久村聖インタビュー)

Limited Edition B DVDEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Dance Shot Ver. type 1)
  2. Morning Musume 9ki Member Ikuta Erina Interview (モーニング娘。9期メンバー 生田衣梨奈インタビュー)

Limited Edition C DVDEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Close-up Ver. type 2)
  2. Morning Musume 9ki Member Sayashi Riho Interview (モーニング娘。9期メンバー 鞘師里保インタビュー)

Limited Edition D DVDEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Dance Shot Ver. type 2)
  2. Morning Musume 9ki Member Suzuki Kanon Interview (モーニング娘。9期メンバー 鈴木香音インタビュー)

Event VEdit

  1. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Takahashi Ai Solo Close-up Ver.)
  2. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Niigaki Risa Solo Close-up Ver.)
  3. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Michishige Sayumi Solo Close-up Ver.)
  4. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Tanaka Reina Solo Close-up Ver.)
  5. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Mitsui Aika Solo Close-up Ver.)
  6. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Fukumura Mizuki Solo Close-up ver.)
  7. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Ikuta Erina Solo Close-up Ver.)
  8. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Sayashi Riho Solo Close-up Ver.)
  9. Maji Desu ka Ska! (Suzuki Kanon Solo Close-up Ver.)

Featured MembersEdit

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2011.03.08] Melodix
  • [2011.04.01] Happy Music
  • [2011.04.11] Music Japan

Concert PerformancesEdit

Maji Desu ka Ska!
Motto Aishite Hoshii no

Single InformationEdit

Maji Desu ka SKA!
Motto Aishite Hoshii no

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 4 5 5 5 3
3,556
5 33,698
5 17 18 17 15 16 15 16 4,464
13 44 - 44 - - - 52 1,174
- - - - - - - 117 580
- - - - - - 12 59 1,113
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2011 186 41,029
  • Total Reported Sales: 41,029

Additional VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 6th Generation member Michishige Sayumi gives a comment about the single on YouTube
  • As of February 2016, the official music video has over 3,000,000 views, making it 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • Every member has at least two full solo lines.
  • The PV is referencing the folktale of Hanasaka Jiisan. A simple old man and his wife care for a stray dog, who leads them to wealth and riches. When a jealous neighbor kills the dog, the old man sprinkles the ashes of a mochi mortar into the air and causes cherry blossoms to bloom. This pleases a traveling lord who rewards the old couple and punishes the neighbors.
  • Most of the lyrics repeat the "su-ka" sound, which is reinforced in the original lyrics in katakana. Unfortunately, this pun has been lost in translation.

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