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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.



Morning Musume - Maji Desu ka Ska! (MV)

Maji Desu ka Ska! (MV)


  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 DVD[]

  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 DVD[]

  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 DVD[]

  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 DVD[]

  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 V[]

  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 Members[]

Morning Musume promoting the single

Single Information[]

Maji Desu ka SKA!
Motto Aishite Hoshii no

TV Performances[]

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

Concert Performances[]

Maji Desu ka Ska!
Motto Aishite Hoshii no

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 4 5 5 5 3
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


  • 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.
  • This is the first single to not feature Kamei Eri since AS FOR ONE DAY. And the 8th Generation Members Junjun and Linlin since Kanashimi Twilight.

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