Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 21, 2018.

May 18, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Shinka Riron – Boys And Men (05/09/2018) (139,703).

* Boys And Men 3rd number one single.2. Nakenaize… Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha Lover / Kimi Dake ja Nai sa… Friends (2018 Acoustic Version) – Angerme (05/09/2018) (44,677).

* Considering how Tsubaki Factory, Juice=Juice and even Kobushi Factory did with their latest single. I expected a lot higher sales, since it’s also Musubu Funaki (Country Girl’s) and Ayano Kawamura 1st single as Angerme members. First week sales is basically their usual first week sales, give or take a few thousand.3. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (30,093) (1,244,603).4. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (24,381) (189,557).5. Kono Michi wo / Ai ni Iku / Sakamachi wo Nobotte / Chiisana Fukei – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (14,375) (38,052).6. Muteki Venus – Batten Show Jo Tai (05/09/2014) (14,291).7. Eclipse – Shouta Aoi (05/09/2018) (11,831).8. Changing Point – i Ris (05/09/2018) (10,445).9. We / Go – Sastori Shonendan (05/09/2018) (9,537).10. Chikai – Sora Amamiya (05/09/2018) (9,404)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Update – miwa (05/09/2018) (9,242).13. Born To Be Idol / Koisuru Kanzen Hanzai – Band Ja Naimon! (05/09/2018) (6,204).14. Crosswalk / Rewind – Minori Suzuki (05/09/2018) (5,952).15. So Happy – Aya Uchida (05/09/2018) (5,807).18. To See The Future – Tomori Kusunoki (05/09/2018) (4,011).27. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Anime)” Outro Theme Song Animation Derby 02 : Grow Up Shina – Spica from Uma Musume (05/09/2018) (2,003).35. Happy Party Night – Kamiyado (05/09/2018) (1,536).39. Decadence – Maon Kurosaki (05/09/2018) (1,236).44. Rin – ASCA (05/09/2018) (1,032).45. Forbidden Fruit – Lusteden (05/08/2018) (1,016).

* They’re new to me, will be paying very close attention to them.74. Aobajo Koiuta 2018 – 7Change (05/09/2018) (580).

85. Hippy Mondays EP – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (456).

184. Humanoid Human – Ivolve (05/02/2018) (176).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. LiSA BEST ~Way~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (42,325).

* LiSA 1st number one album.2. LiSA BEST ~Day~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (41,651).3. Magic – EXO-CBX (05/09/2018) (41,173).4. Ichidaiji – Polkadot Stingray (05/09/2018) (12,634).5. Makeinu ni Alcohol wa Iranai – Yorushika (05/09/2018) (8,231).6. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (7,668) (188,849).7. Woke – The Bonez (05/09/2018) (6,004).8. Hybrid Funk – Endrecheri (05/02/2018) (5,489) (82,931).9. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys (05/11/2018) (4,185).10. Voicenotes – Charlie Puth (05/11/2018) (4,035).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Pop Honeycomb – Kiss Bee (05/08/2018) (2,881).

* They’re nothing new to me, but I’ve been checking them out a lot. The last month or two, I think they’re really cute.30. Super Heroes – Non (05/09/2018) (2,209).34. Emotional Daybreak ~Singles Best~ – Yurika Endo (05/09/2018) (1,705).63. Ongaku yo Maware!! Music Go Round~ Yuru Best!~ – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (759).162. Resistance – RiViNi (05/09/2018) (338).195. I Am – (G)I-DLE (05/09/2018) (272).

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HKT48 11th Single “Hayaokuri Calendar”, First Week Sales.

May 12, 2018

HKT48 11th single “Hayaokuri Calendar”, which was release on May 2nd. Sold 165,176 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Miku Tanaka & Nako Yabuki are centers for this single, it’s a first for both as center for an HKT48 single.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gMAun5RyZA .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 20, May 14, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (165,176).

* HKT48 11th number one single.2. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (97,658) (1,214,510).3. Odd Future – UVERworld (05/02/2018) (37,347).4. Kono Michi wo / Ai ni Iku / Sakamichi wo Nobotte – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (23,677).5. Kiss Me Fire – Nine Stars (05/02/2018) (22,619).6. Straw – aiko (05/02/2018) (22,502).7. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (17,606) (1,002,439).

* Keyakizaka46 1st million seller.8. Homatsumugen ~Kochojin ~Granblue Fantasy~ – Narmaya (M A O) (05/02/2018) (14,058).9. Rasen – Sakiyama Tsubasa with Sakura Men (05/02/2018) (14,042).10. Greedy – Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (05/02/2018) (10,160)._______________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. 2 Kaime no Kokuhaku / RE:GAME – KissBeeWEST (05/01/2018) (6,097).14. Kira Kira Sunshine – SUPER GiRLS (05/02/2018) (4,279).18. BJ – Pile (05/02/2018) (3,300).19. Kaisha 5000 Man Powers – Seiza Hyakkei (05/01/2018) (3,110).26. Tteiu Hatsukoi no Oyakusoku / Happeace Love – Up Up Girls (2) (05/01/2018) (2,507).35. Mirai Connection – ReaL (05/02/2018) (1,405).39. Kiratto Start – Run Girls, Run! (05/02/2018) (1,364).41. Wish – Elisa (05/02/2018) (1,317).47. Sakurairo Cliche – aki (05/02/2018) (1,225).

* Former SKE48 Aki Deguchi.___________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 20, May 14, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hybrid Funk – Endrecheri (05/02/2018) (77,442).

* Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids) 8th number one album.2. Anfang – Roselia (05/02/2018) (25,081).3. Yummy!! – Kis-My-Ft2 (04/25/2018) (14,800) (232,128).4. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (13,296) (181,181).5. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2018) (10,861) (2,203,566).6. Piece – Monsta X (04/25/2018) (9,106) (33,069).7. Otonoe – Wagakki Band (04/25/2018) (7,332) (38,994).8. Original Tracks Vol. 1 – Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY’S (05/02/2018) (05/02/2018) (6,772).9. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,376) (233,909).10. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (6,354) (55,312).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Colorful Gift – Haruka Tomatsu (05/02/2018) (4,785).35. Idol Renaissance – Idol Renaissance (05/04/2018) (1,445).

* Here’s a group I like a lot, I don’t think they were manage very good. None of that matters anymore, they disbanded in January this year. That’s the bad news, no good news when it comes to “Idol Renaissance” disbanding. Their is some good news one of the members Riko Ishino is the new vocalist for the Girl Band “Akai Kouen” which was announced on May 4th, I’m actually very excited about this I think Akai Kouen as come to “Toronto” a couple of times. So next time they come will watch them, Riko Ishino was my favorite member in Idol Renaissance.63. Time For The Moon Night – G-Friend (05é03é2018) (828).

* G-Friend will have their first Japanese release, a Best Album on May 23rd. I think I may get that, the first and so far the only K-Pop Girl Group I`ve seen in concert.


Nogizaka46 20th Single “Synchronicity”, First Week Sales.

May 4, 2018

* 600th Post.

Nogizaka46 20th single “Synchronicity”, which was release on April 25th. Sold 1,116,852 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. It’s Nogizaka46 highest selling single in it’s first week by far by more 200,000, it’s also their first single to sell more than a million copies in it’s first week. Mai Shirashi is center for this single, believe or not it’s only her 4th time (2 solo centers). It’s Rina Ikoma last single with Nogizaka46, not sure when she’ll actually graduate from the group. She should have been center for this single, but she decline it. She was center for Nogizaka46’s first 5 singles and 6 overall all solo center position. Which is tied with Nanase Nishino who also has 6 (but only 3 solo center), for most times center for Nogizaka46 single.

And how can we forget she was also in AKB48 for more than a year (2014-2015).

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0wbnQw89J0 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 19, May 7, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (1,116,852).

* Nogizaka46 19th number one single.2. Fandango – The Rampage From Exile Tribe (04/25/2018) (29,780).3. Fiction E.P – sumika (04/25/2018) (17,302).4. Bumblebee – Lead (04/25/2018) (16,014).5. Ningen wo Kaburu – Dir En Grey (04/25/2018) (13,913).6. Nakitai Kurai – Sakurako Ohara (04/25/2018) (11,818).7. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 07 Twinkle Rhythm – Twinkle Rhythm (Iku Nakatani (Akari Harashima), Yuriko Nanao (Miku Ito), Arisa Matsuda (Rie Murakawa)) (04/25/2018) (8,944).8. Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka – NGT48 (04/11/2018) (8,881) (125,943).9. Ask Yourself – KAT-TUN (04/18/2018) (8,731) (146,628).10. Kagiana – The Raid (04/25/2018) (7,965).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Rocket Beat – Kiyono Yasuno (04/25/2018) (5,559).

* She’s coming to Toronto in a couple of weeks, it’s close to home considering going, If I am home, I might be going away for a vacation.16. Happy Thinking! – Aina Kusuda (04/25/2018) (4,657).18. Kaeru Basho ga Aru to Iu Koto – Aoi Yuki (04/25/2018) (4,067).21. Haribote – CYNHN (04/25/2018) (3,564).23. Citrus wa Kataomoi – Ci+LUS (04/25/2018) (3,537).27. “Aikatsu Friends! (Anime)” OP/ED Theme : Arigatou Daijoubu / Believe It – Best Friends! (Aine (Akane Matsunaga), Mio (Ibuki Kido), Karen (Azusa Tadokoro), Mirai (Ayaka Ohashi)) (04/25/2018) (2,832.29. TinkerBell – April (04/25/2018) (2,323).

* I think it’s safe to say they won’t be or ever will be, be the 2nd coming of “KARA”.31. Mangetsu no Yoru Nara – Aimyon (04/25/2018) (2,131).32. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Anime)” Intro Theme Song Animation Derby 01 Make Debut! – Spica from Uma Musume (04/25/2018) (1,918).53. ForL – KOBerrieS (04/25/2018) (1,043).

79. Rocksteady – Queens 04/24/2018) (653).

90. Mainichi ga Jet Coaster / Love Song wa Utawanai – @17 (04/25/2018) (547).93. Watashi wo Tengoku e Tsuretette – Aphrodite (04/25/2018) (514).

112. Sukoshi Zutsu – Shuri Uchida (04/25/2018) (389).113. Take It Luck!!!! – Monari Wakita (04/25/2018) (386).

131. Jiga Jisan ka – Flowlight (047/25/2018) (325).139. Little Deep Love Song – Drop Doll (04é25é2018) (289).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 19, May 7, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yummy!! – Kis-My-Ft2 (04/25/2018) (217,328).

* Kis-My-Ft2 8th number one album.2. Otonoe – Wagakki Band (04/25/2018) (31,662).3. Piece – Monsta X (04/25/2018) (23,963).4. “The Legend Of Zelda : Breath Of The Wind” Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (04/25/2018) (23,328).5. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (20,764) (167,885).6. Ensemble Stars! Album Series Ra*bits – Ra*bits (04/25/2018) (14,,994).7. Magic Hour – Maaya Uchida (04/25/2018) (13,095).8. Breath From The Season 2018 ~Tribute to Tokyo Ensemble Lab~ – Toshiki Kadomatsu (04/25/2018) (9,778).9. PPP In The Sky! – PPP (04/25/2018) (7,268).10. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2018) (6,799) (2,192,705).____________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

29. You & Love – Ai Shinozaki (04/25/2018) (3,014).39. Kimi ga Chiru – Yufu Terashima (04/25/2018) (2,207).49. Lonely Queen’s Liberation Party – True (04/25/2018) (1,470).66. 1985 – Megumi Mori (04/25/2018) (1,149).70. Shukusai – Ayano Kaneko (04/25/2018) (1,099).146. Healing – Lovelyz (04/25/2018) (508).151. Seventeen – Rinne Yoshida (04/25/2018) (495).

 


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, April 2018.

April 27, 2018

The AKB48 Team Shuffle that was announced at the “AKB48 12th Anniversary Concert, on December 8, 2017. Officially came into effect on April 1, 2018. So I will list the members with their new Teams, this will be irrelevant to some members. Especially those from the 46 groups.

30. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).29. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

She’s a senbatsu member for the first time on a Nogizaka46 single “Synchronicity” which was just release a few days ago.28. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizak46 – 1st Generation).27. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).26. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

The girl that looks like HKT48 member Sakura Miyawaki.25. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice Captain).24. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

I’ve been checking her out quite a bit lately, you know a lot more than usual. The last week or so.22. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

She’ll graduated from NMB48 on May 1st, I will miss her. Very few members in the AKB48 family I had fun following more than her, she always makes me happy. I wish her “The Best Luck”.

Since she’s graduating next month, I’ll include her next month, Why Not!!! It’s Lemon.21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

AKB48 Team K new captain.19. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

Former Captain of Team 4 becomes new Captain of AKB48 Team B, she’s definitely captain material.18. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).15. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).14. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).13. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).12. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).11. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).

Yeah, I bought Renacchi photo book. Was I in for a surprise it was more provocative than I would have expected, she just seems so innocent. I like it a lot, one the better photo book that I have.10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

She graduated from NGT48 on April 18th, I will miss her. Wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

If you haven’t yet you should get her photo book “Soshite”, which was release a few months ago. It’s a good one.9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).

Now that she’s a producer (=Love, maybe more to come), I don’t know if she’ll release any solo stuff anymore. Which I really want, I love her singing voice.8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).

You know if their was a competition for “Best Hair” in the AKB48 family, you know I’ll choose her has the winner. If it was done yearly, this would be her 7th straight year she would have won.6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).

With Mion joining Team A, I really like the New Team A.  For the most part (almost always) my favorite Team in AKB48 was Team B. With Rena Kato & Yui Oguri (concurrent position) also joining Team A, I think right now Team A might be my favorite Team.5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).

On March 19th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Sakura.4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

I just love her, she’s always happy and smiling. It’s looks so natural.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

I got the same shoes that she’s wearing there.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 30, 2018.

April 26, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ask Yourself – KAT-TUN (04/18/2018) (137,897).

* KAT-TUN 27th number one single.

It’s their 1st single or album release in more than 2 years. They’re down to 3 members, at least they’re still around.2. Kimi no Achoo! – Choux Cream Rockets (Last Idol) (04/18/2018) (55,672).3. Sexy Sexy / Naite Ii yo / Vivid Midnight – Juice=Juice (04/18/2018) (51,782).

* First single for Juice=Juice members Nanami Yanagawa (Country Girls) & Ruru Danbara who joined the group last year in June. Hello! Project groups have been selling very well lately. “Angerme” is next, I’m expecting around 60,000 – 65,000 in the first week.4. Take Me Under / Winding Road – Man With A Mission (04/18/2018) (24,776).5. Kagami no Naka Kara / Atashi no Nokori Zenbu Ageru – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (24,577).

* First single with new member Mio Fukase, she’s really cute.6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 16 Answer –  Mirei Hayasaka (Ayaka Asai), Nono Morikubo (Karin Takahashi), Syoko Hoshi (Satsumi Matsuda) (04/18/2018) (22,451).7. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (20,732) (978,300).8. I Love You – Kana Nishino (04/18/2018) (16,969).9. The Idolmaster Stella Master 03 Soshite Bokura wa Tabi ni Deru – Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura), Yukiho Haigawa (Azumi Asakura), Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo), Azusa Miura (Chiaki Takahashi) (04/18/2018) (9,919).10. Tameiki no Sekai wa Iranai – Dear Kiss (04/17/2018) (9,907).

* Since their last single in late 2016, they lost a member Miho Fujimoto who left the group almost a year ago. And believe or not former “GEM” members Maho Iyama will join Dear Kiss officially on April 29th, interesting fact all the members former and current have been former members of some interesting Idol groups. “GALETTe” to name one where they have 2 members from there._________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Amaharu – Dream Ami (04/18/2018) (7,022).15. Re:bellion ~Kindan no Kajitsu~ – Papi Rosier (04/17/2018) (5,252).20. Distopia – Yamakatsu (Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen) (04/17/2018) (3,051).

Well guess what “Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen” have change their name to “Yamakatsu”, that only good thing about it is it’s easier to say.21. Noisy Love Power – Ayaka Ohashi (04/18/2018) (2,924).71. Gekka no Kiseki / Hawa Hawa Hour – Chika Anzai / Yumiri Hanamori (04/18/2018) (463).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SHINee The Best From Now On – SHINee (04/18/2018) (89,489).

* SHINee 3rd number one album.2. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (38,868) (147,121).3. Ensemble – Mrs. Green Apple (04/18/2018) (15,158).4. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (13,675) (42,457).5. Startrain – Daisuke Ono (04/18/2018) (10,394).6. Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to” – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (10,339) (956,108).7. Off Road – Doberman Infinity (04/18/2018) (10,021).8. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (6,388) (2,185,906).9. This Is The Best – The Bawdies (04/18/2018) (6,307).10. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (5,810) (148,531)._________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Kimi Wazurai – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (5,456).46. APink Single Collection – APink (04/18/2018) (1,080).55. Everything Is Practice – uijin (04/18/2018) (902).

* Check these girls out, they’re worth it.80. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Game)” Starting Gate 10 – Tamamo Cross (Naomi Ozora), Sakura Bakushino (Sachika Misawa), Biko Pegaus (Aimi Tanaka) (04/18/2018) (640).

142. 35th Anniversary “Celebration” ~From Yu To You~ – Yu Hayami (04/18/2018) (351).

* I decide to include this, because I had a very pleasant experience meeting her in San Francisco at J-Pop Summit in 2016.171. The Best Of Chelsy – Chelsy (04/18/2018) (303).


NGT48 3rd Single “Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka”, First Week Sales.

April 19, 2018

NGT48 3rd single “Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka”, which was release on April 11th. Sold 109,012 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Hinata Honma is center for this single, NGT48 has had a different center for their 1st 3 singles.

I love this single I like all tracks a lot, for anyone interested Rie Kitahara graduation song “Watashi no Tame ni” is on Type A, Oh Geez, I can’t remember her graduation date. It’s coming up really soon, like in a couple of weeks or less.

* I wanted to check after I wrote that, will she just graduated on April 18th, for some reason I though it’s March. Anyways, I will talk more about her graduation soon. She should have been center for this single, they never give her the same kind of respect as they do with Sasshi. I don’t think they’re that close anymore.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YybtAuT4YE .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

CD Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 17, April 23, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka – NGT48 (04/11/2018) (109,012).

* NGT48 2nd number one single.2. One Times One – Kobukuro (04/11/2018) (35,960).3. Shanana Koko ni Oide – B2takes! (04/11/2018) (35,897).4. Xiao Yi Xiao – Momoiro Clover Z (04/11/2018) (22,034).

* First single since Momoka Ariyasu graduation, which was January 21st. I was going to write something else, I think it’s better that I don’t.5. Aerumade – B1A4 (04/10/2018) (19,817).6. Just The Way You Are – Exile Atsushi (04/11/2018) (15,662).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Master Seasons Spring! (Sakura no Kaze) – Anastasia (Sumire Uesaka), Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezaki), Yoshino Yorita (Yuki Takada) (04/11/2018) (15,602).8. Shampoo no Nioi ga Shita – 22/7 (04/11/2018) (9,691).9. Glass no Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (9,260) (957,568).10. Acacia – Exile The Second (02/22/2018) (8,982) (75,445)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Be! – Beboga! (04/11/2018) (8,967).___________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 17, April 23, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (108,253).

* Her 25th number one album.2. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (28,782).3. Ure D – GReeeeN (04/11/2018) (22,136).4. Planet Bonds – FTIsland (04/11/2018) (17,422).5. Face Yourself – BTS (04/04/2018) (12,365) (294,297).

* 3 albums in the Top 5 by K-Pop artist, I don’t know if this a first or not. Probably not, don’t have the time to go checking.6. Big Yell – Yuzu (04/04/2018) (12,226) (92,735).7. THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!! – EMPiRE (04/11/2018) (9,190).

* Looks like they may give “BiSH”, a run for their money.

I like them they’re cute, especially Midoriko.8. Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to” – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (8,956) (945,769).9. Tokiotome – Tokimeki Sendenbu (04/14/2018) (7,562).10. Blooming Days – EXO-CBX (04/14/2018) (7,562).

* 4 K-Pop artist in the Top 10, I can almost guarantee this is not the first time it’s happen. In fact I think it’s happen several times, I’m not about to go checking._________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. G-litter – Gacharic Spin (04/11/2018) (3,735).

* Glad to see the “Cheerleader”, is still in the group.145. Meaning Of Life – Spark Speaker (04/11/2018) (355).199. Qumalidepart 2 – Qumalidepart (04/11/2018) (269).238. Haru to Shura – Harunemuri (04/11/2018) (224).


NMB48 18th “Yokubomono”, First Week Sales.

April 13, 2018

NMB48 18th single “Yukubomono”, which was released on April 4th. Sold 193,740 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number one, on the weekly oricon singles charts. It’s by far their lowest first week sales, their first single to sell under 200,000 copies in it’s first week. Which is a shame, cause I think it’s a really good single I like it a lot. I like the CD covers also, I think it’s one of their better ones.

Sayaka Yamamoto is center for this single.

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUfMsIB6sJE .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover

Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 16, April 16, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yokubomono – NMB48 (04/04/2018) (193,740).

* NMB48 16th number one single.2. A Kind Of Love – Choutokkyuu (04/04/2018) (98,041).3. Oyasumi Polaris Sayonara Parallel World / Girametasu Dempa Stars – Dempa Gumi. inc (04/04/2018) (33,125).

* First single since Moga Mogami left in August last year, and first single to feature new members Rin Kaname and Nagi Nemoto of “Niji no Conquistador”. I really don’t know what’s on there with those 2.4. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 049-051 – Hiromi Seki (Saya Aizawa), Miyu Mifune (Sayaka Harada), Tomoe Murakami (Miharu Hanai) (04/04/2018) (14,487).5. Shiroi Yuki to Margaret – Jewel Neige (04/03/2018) (13,680).

* They use to be called “Jelno”, I hate groups that change their name after been active for a several years. Some J-Pop Girl Idol Groups do it way too often, for my liking.6. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (13,164) (948,308).7. Lemon – Kenshi Yonezu (03/14/2018) (10,397) (264,580).8. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 06 Cleasky – Cleasky (03/28/2018) (6,831) (39,635).9. Muishiki no Iro – SKE48 (01/10/2018) (5,812) (372,122).10. Sarase Fuyu no Arashi – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/28/2018) (4,576) (28,923).___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. Tonari Kore Arata – Zenbu Kimi to Seida (04/04/2018) (1,967).___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 16, April 16, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Face Yourself – BTS (04/04/2018) (282,032).

* BTS 3rd number one album.2. Big Yell – Yuzu (04/04/2018) (80,509).3. Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru – AKB48 (01/24/2018) (24,963) (611,056).4. Sakana Zuban – Sakanaction (03/28/2018) (15,422) (88,013).5. No Time – Jun. K (From 2PM) (04/04/2018) (14,712).6. The Idolmaster Million Live! Master Sparkle 08 – Reika Kitakami (Emi Hirayama), Erena Shimabara (Asuka Kakumoto), Kotoba Tanaka (Risa Taneda), Tomoka Tenkubashi (Kotori Koiwai) (04/04/2018) (13,736).7. New Chapter 1 : The Chance Of Love – Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (04/01/2018) (11,029) (12,519).8. Good Luck Track – Takehara Pistol (04/04/2018) (10,935).9. 092 – HKT48 (12/27/2017) (8,824) (167,037).10. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (8,453) (136,057).___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

169. Banana Allergy Monkey – Oh My Girl (04/04/2018) (367).239. Sakuraebis – Sakura Ebis (03/21/2018) (240).

* Another Stardust Promotion Idol Group.