Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 38, 2017.

September 17, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 38, September 18, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1.Kiseki no Hito – Kanjani8 (09/06/2017) (252,409).

* Kanjani8 34th number one single.2. Otoko no Zesshou – Kiyoshi Hikawa (09/05/2017) (35,264).3. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (27,937) (1,013,362).

4. Kimi wa Mujaki na Natsu no Joo ~This Summer Girl Is An Innocent Mistress~ / Jump! / Natsu no Yoru wa Mijikasugiru Kedo… – Niji no Conquistador (09/05/2017) (21,195).5. King & Queen / Montage – Porno Graffitti (09/06/2017) (21,026).6. Fukuro no Koe ga Kikoeru – Kenji Ozawa & Sekai no Owari (09/06/2017) (20,958).7. Yoake wa Mada / Hikari Tatsu Ame – Soma Saito (18,983).8. =Love – =Love (09/06/2017) (18,746).

* A group produce by Rino Sashihara, it’s actually more than just Sasshi’s. But, that’s another story.9. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (17,665) (3,108,581).10. Ame Nochi Kanjouron – Wagakki Band (09/06/2017) (15,959).____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

16. Fight On! – Luce Twinkle Wink (09/06/2017) (11,089).18. That Is How I Roll! – Afterglow (09/06/2017) (10,332).20. Kaito Blackcats – Erabareshi (09/06/2017) (7,652).22. Kizuna Mix – Ayumikurikamaki (09/06/2017) (5,246).25. Floatin’ Like The Moon – Ai Shinozaki (09/06/2017) (3,225).36. Generation Gap – Gacharic Spin (09/06/2017) (1,906).39. Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro – Shiori Niiyama (09/06/2017) (1,810).42. Egao de Thank You – everying! (09/06/2017) (1,675).52. Nanairo Starlight – Hashida Rose Miyu (N Zero) (09/05/2017) (1,279).

167. Natsu Iro Dreamer – Yumefuwa Macaron (09/06/2017) (299).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 38, September 18, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Moonlight Cats Radio Show Vol. 1 – Shogo Hamada & The J.S. Inspirations (09/06/2017) (22,549).2. The Moonlight Cats Radio Show Vol. 2 – Shogo Hamada & The J.S Inspirations (09/06/2017) (22,456).3. Garakuta – Keisuke Kuwata (08/23/2017) (19,849) (226,726).4. Nomad – SID (09/06/2017) (16,623).5. Saboten Museum – Tamio Okuda (09/06/2017) (12,843).6. Mannaka no Koto – Super Beaver (09/06/2017) (10,993).7. The War (Korean Version) – EXO (07/21/2017) (10,266) (32,881).

* Korean release mini album.8. “Onna Joshu Naotora (TV Drama)” Kinkyu Toku Ban : Tsuru no Uta – TV Original Soundtrack (08/23/2017) (9,431) (11,926).9. Takusan no Shiawase – Masashi Sada (09/06/2017) (8,919).10. Thunderbolt ~Kaettekita Thunderbolt~ – Rize (09/06/2017) (7,729)._________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

33. Re:Start – LoVendoR (09/06/2017) (1,953).36. Egoistic Eat Issues – Zenbu Kimi no Seida (09/06/2017) (1,806).

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My J-Pop Summit in San Francisco 2017.

September 15, 2017

They had the J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco later than usually this year, on September 9th & 10th. During my birthday.

Saturday September 9, 2017.

I got here around 11:30 am cause I wanted to get Meet & Greet tickets for Babyraids Japan which 100 were available and 50 for Misakai Iwasa, the line up was long and it was going very slow. I decided to get it later I didn’t want to miss Babyraids Japan opening the J-Pop Summit festival, which was at the main stage at 12:00 pm. They perform one song, they were on stage for about 10 minutes. After that I ran back to the “Kinokuniya” booth were they were selling the mechandise, if you bought one Babyraids Japan item you got a Meet & Greet Ticket. For Misaki Iwasa buying 1 item got you an autograph if you bought 2 items you could get an autograph & a photo with her, I thought the Misaki Iwasa tickets were sold out. So I just got a Babyraids Japan CD and a picture of the group, when I was paying for it I ask if they still had any Misaki Iwasa Meet & Greet tickets they said yes, so I went to grab one of her CD and hand fan with a picture of her. When I was getting these they announced that all the Babyraids Japan tickets just sold out. Just got those in time.

Then after I bought my Meet & Greet tickets it was back to the main stage, to watch Band Maid Q & A. When that was done it was off to the VIP Lounge for May’n group photo session, it was a group photo no solo’s. I was a little disappointed about that one, it was nice meeting her. Unfortunately for her autograph session which came after the photo session, I wasn’t lucky enough to win a autograph ticket which was only 10 per day. It was the same thing for Band Maid. Then I guess around 1:30 pm at the Travel Pavilion Mini Stage I watch Azumi Inoue and Yuyu her daughter, basically it was a mini concert and Q & A sort of. Then it was back to the main stage to watch Misaki Iwasa Q & A she was so nice and cute, she couldn’t stop waving and smiling at everyone. Misaki Iwasa Q & A went on for about 20 minutes. Then I notice at the travel pavilion it look like something was happening, so I stayed to see. Luckily I did LinQ was to go on stage soon it’s actually 3 members that just graduated very recently from LinQ they were Kokoro Araki, Ayaka Ooba & Mayu Kishida. I knew they would be here and the J-Pop Summit at the Fukuoka booth I just didn’t know when and where to catch them, I think their ambassadors for Fukuoka or something. They perform 3 songs I must admit at this J-Pop Summit event watching them perform was the most enjoyable experience I had, at the Travel Pavilion mini stage their were very few people there. So basically I was in front of them to watch them perform and I was so close, it was the same thing the next day. They made me almost miss my Band Maid photo session not once but twice. Band Maid photo session was suppose to be from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm, LinQ got on stage just before 3:30 pm and perform for about 15 miniutes. Then I wanted to get their photo at their booth, it look like nothing was a happening yet. So I’ll come back later, so I went to the VIP lounge for the Band Maid photo session when I got there at around 3:50 pm they were done. I ask if I still could get my photo with the group, they said to come back at 4:05 pm. I guess I would get it before their autograph session started at 4:15 pm. So I went to back to Fukuoka booth and see if I could get a photo with LinQ, the staff person that was taken pictures with me with the group with my camera. Kinda went nuts and started taken a whole bunch of pictures which was great so I got a few photos with them, then we started chatting they’re telling me I should go Fukuoka all this and all that. Then I started to think about Band Maid photo session, luckily someone interrupted so I said my goodbye kindly. I don’t know what time I got to the VIP Lounge but Band Maid wasn’t their yet or not ready yet, anyways I got my photo with the group before they stared their autograph session.

Before heading to the main stage to watch Azumi Inoue & Yuyu, I went to the iichiko booth to catch YANAKIKU and got a picture and a autograph. Then at around 4:30 pm, it was back to main stage to watch Azumi Inoue & Yuyu mini concert. Yuyu perform an original composition that hasn’t been release so her Mom said, it was just Yuyu and a guitar. Wow, can she ever play the guitar. I was taking surprise by that, they were a lot fun watch. Before watching them I was 50/50 about getting a ticket for their Meet & Greet tommorrow, after the mini concert I decided I will to show my support for them. Then it was off to Misaki Iwasa Meet & Greet which stared at 5:00 pm, I like to be at end or near the end of the line up. Her Meet and Greet was great she was very nice always smiling took her time signing and she signing everything you had, I don’t think she had a limit on how many items you could get sign. She sign the CD cover and and the picture that came with the CD inside. I also had a big hand fan with a picture of her on it that I bought, they also had a smaller one the picture on it was the same as the CD cover so I bought the big one. I like how she wrote “I Love You” on the hand fan, which made feel real good. I think she only wrote “I Love You” on the big hand fan, I think only very few bought that one. It was cheaper buying the small hand fan and the CD, and she also dated everything which was great. When I get an autograph I usually asked it they could date it, with her she just dated it. Then got a picture taken with her, then she shook my hand. She’s the first J-Pop Idol I ever did a handshake with. This was probably my best J-Pop Meet & Greet experience, she was so nice. Her Meet & Greet was suppose to be from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm, it went way beyond that. She probably didn’t finish til after 6:30 pm. Which was a good thing, I didn’t have to kill anytime before Babyraids Japan concert started.

I’m not going to talk about what happen at the concert at the main stage for Saturday night, except that it was great and enjoyable. I actually only watch Babyraids Japan & Mayn.

The Performers for Saturday night were Zoomadanke 6:10 pm – 6:30 pm, Babyraids Japan 6:35 pm – 7:05 pm, Tokyo Gegegay 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm finally May’n 7:55 pm – 8:35 pm.

I was hoping Babyraids Japan would do “Koyomi no Ue de wa December”, they didn’t they did do “Pretty little baby”.

After May’n performance the final event of the night was J-Pop sing along! with all the guest at the main stage. Which they and we sang that Japanese song in the 1960’s that hit number one in the US “Sukiyaki”. It was a very long day a lot of walking, at the end of the night my foot was hurting actually a lot of my body was hurting.

Misaki Iwasa.

LinQ.

LinQ.

Yana from YANAKIKU.

 

 

 

 

 

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Their were less events today, hopefully less reading for you. And less typing for me.

I arrive around noon time just in time to attend May’n photo session at the VIP Lounge, it was a group picture with about 6 fans. Then I went to buy a Azumi Inoue & Yuyu CD, so I could attend their Meet & Greet in about an hour. I enjoyed watching them at the main & mini stage the day before, just wanted to show my support for them. Then at 1:00 pm I went to the main stage to watch the Team Karaoke Face-Off! competition for about 20 minutes or so, I only went there to see Band Maid who were judging it. Then at 1:30 pm I went to Azumi Inoue & Yuyu Meet & Greet, I should had come a bit earlier. Babyraids Japan was around that area, I don’t know what they were doing there and how long they were there. They left not to long after I got there, so I just got a quick short look at them. Azumi Inoue & Yuyu Meet & Greet was great, they sign the CD Cover of the CD I bought and a postcard they were giving away. Had a handshake and a photo taken with both, meeting them was a very pleasant experience. Then after that I just watch Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi do some kind of painting show, then I just walk around the whole place for about an hour. Trying to kill time til Band Maid photo session which was to start at 2:30 pm, I went there when it started I didn’t want to be late again. Big line up so decide to come back later just before 3:00 pm and just walk around some more, I got my photo with Band Maid very pretty ladies. Then I sat around to rest for about 30 minutes, before going to watch LinQ at the mini stage. At around 3:30 pm I got to the mini stage to watch LinQ perform right at the front, 5 or 10 feet in front of them, they perform the same 3 songs they did yesterday. Of all the performance at the J-Pop Summit, I think LinQ was probably the one I enjoyed watching. Maybe, because I was soo close to them. Then I just sat down for about 30 minutes to rest, before going to Babyraids Japan Meet & Greet which was to start at 4:30 pm.

When I got to the Babyraids Japan Meet & Greet I didn’t go to the line up right away, I just watch them for about 10 or 15 minutes. No photo were allowed I managed to get a few without anyone noticing, I just stood near the photographers that were allowed to take pictures. Their Meet and Greet was one the most amazing experience I ever had at a Meet & Greet, they supplied a special postcard for the group to sign. Rikako Ooya was the first to meet she was so cute she wrote her nickname on the postcard kept saying it & pointing at it. I just nodded and smiled then I finally said “Rikopin”, she said yes I want you to remember that’s me. I think she was trying to win me over or something, she was really nice then a little talk here and there then shook her hand. Then it was Erika Denya little talk like she said Thanks for meeting us and I said Thanks for coming, then shook her hand. Then it was Manatsu Hayashi, you know what when she change her hair to blonde I really didn’t think much of it or take notice of it. Seeing her very close up was like, (Wow) she’s really gorgeous with blonde hair. Actually they were all gorgeous if you think they look really cute and pretty in their pictures, seeing them in person they look even more. I can’t really remember what happen with Nao Takami just little talk here and there I guess, then shook her hand. Then it was my favorite next Rio Watanabe I wanted to say to her “You’re the Best” in Japanese, I forgot how to say it. She was very nice and seem kind of quite very nice smile, shaking her hand felt really good. After I was done still a few fans they had to meet, so I just stood in front of their table and watch them til they were finish. I was surprise I was the only one that did this, I’ve been to a few Meet & Greet before and usually some fans hang around til they’re done. Anyways, Manatsu Hayashi notice me she smile and wave at me so I did the same thing. She did this every time in-between signing an autograph and shaking hand with a fan, I think she was just trying to win a new fan, it work. It seem like we were flirting with each other. I love Babyraids this is probably my best Meet & Greet, it ranks up there with Berryz Koubou. With Berryz it was just Yurina Kumai I was excited about, with them I was excited to meet all of them. I’m still feeling butterflies from their Meet & Greet, to me they were “Larger Than Life”. The only thing I didn’t like was I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of them.

It was still an hour away before Sunday Night concert at the main stage, so I just went outside found a place to take a nap.

Again I’m not going to talk about what happen at the concert, Sunday nights performers were Misaki Iwasa 6:10 pm – 6;35 pm she did AKB48’s Heavy Rotation & Koisuru Fortune Cookie “Enka” style, then it was YANAKIKU 6:40 pm – 7:05 pm I love them, I always enjoy their performance. Then at 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm for some reason the decide to have J-Pop Queen Drag Contest during concert night, so I sat somewhere and rested during that time. Finally Band Maid perform from 8:35 pm – 9:15 pm, add to that about 15 minutes where they were doing sound check. and fooling around with their instruments. During Band Maid performance was probably as crazy as I ever got.

The only thing I didn’t like about this year J-Pop Summit I wasn’t able to take as much pictures as I wanted for one thing you weren’t allowed to take pictures at the main stage, they didn’t mention this til Saturday afternoon. So if you were able to catch Babyraids Japan at noon to open the event on Saturday great, after that no more photos at the main stage. Also you weren’t allowed to take pictures of Babyraids and Band Maid anywhere really they had a staff member with them at all times. That may not seem like a big deal, it just that before you were free to take pictures of anything and anyone. Without anyone saying anything.

Overall I enjoy the event, just like previous 2 times I’ve attended this event.

Babyraids Japan.

Babyraids Japan.

 

 


AKB48 9th Single “#SukiNanda”, First Week Sales.

September 7, 2017

* I’m suppose to be driving to San Francisco right now, your probably wondering how I manage to do this post. I decided to fly down instead, leaving Friday Morning. Found a cheap package deal.

AKB48 49th single “#SukiNanda”, which was release on August 30th. Sold 1,089,729 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. This is the single where fans got to vote on who they wanted to participate in the single 1-16 Senbatsu, 17-32 Under Girls, 33-48 Next Girls, 49-64 Future Girls, 65-80 Up Coming Girls. The member with most votes gets the center spot, which is Rino Sashihara. Although this is an AKB48 single fans could vote from members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48 and STU48.

I really like this song, I’ve mention this a few times here. I really like Sasshi singing voice.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK_e8mCa5H0 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Limited Edition Type E Cover.

Regular Edition Type E Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 37, September 11, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. #SukiNanda – AKB48 (08/30/2017) (1,089,729).

* AKB48 36th number one single.

I like this solo cover of Sasshi, she looks really Hot.

2. If You Wanna – Perfume (08/30/2017) (49,067).3. Brand New Days ~Donna Mirai wo~ – BTOB (08/30/2017) (47,693).4. Kimi Iro – Da-iCE (08/30/2017) (31,393).5. Popcorn – Dance Earth Party (08/30/2017) (24,776).6. Squall – 04 Limited Sazabys (08/30/2017) (20,638).7. Nesshoku Starmine – Roselia (17,374).8. Kumo – Tokio (08/30/2017) (17,035).9. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (15,768) (985,425).

10. Kokyuu – Masaki Suda (08/30/2017) (12,192).______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Kono Sekai ni Maho Nante Naiyo / Hajimete no Season – Junjou no Afilia (Afilia Saga) (08/30/2017) (12,062).

* First single since Kohime Lit Pucci, Yukafin Doll and Miku Doll Charlotte graduation. They’ve also change their from Afilia Saga to Junjou no Afilia.14. Fuwari, Korori, Karan, Koron – Shiina Natsukawa (08/30/2017) (9,106).18. Abanchu! / Natsu Love – Akishibu Project (08/30/2017) (6,740).19. Feel Fine! / Mr. Lonely Boy – La PomPon (08/30/2017) (6,279).

* Finally, it’s been so long since they’ve release anything.26. Dokkin Fuwaffu – Kiss Bee (08/29/2017) (3,854).27. Start Line / Stay Gold – 777 Sisters (08/30/2017) (3,807).30. draw(A)drow – Seiko Oomori (08/30/2017) (2,625).32. Egao no Tsukurikata ~Kimchi~ / Kokoro Harete – Kana Adachi (08/30/2017) (2,567).42. Sora mo Toberu Hazu / All Right – Negoto (08/30/2017) (1,382).50. Viva Mugamuchu – Over The Top (08/30/2017) (1,012).

* Former NMB48 member Rika Kishino is the singer of the group.149. Rooting For You – 8/pLanet!! (08/30/2017) (337).

155. IZA! – Yoani 1 Nen C Gumi (08/30/2017) (327).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 37, September 11, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. BLACKPINK – BLACKPINK (08/30/2017) (39,100).

* BLACKPINK 1st number one album.2. Garakuta – Keisuke Kuwata (08/23/2017) (38,401) (206,877).3. Kick! – Kick The Can Crew (08/30/2017) (19,716).4. 2Re:M – Yoonhak & Sunje (from Supernova) (08/30/2017) (18,072).5. Bisenritsu ~Best Tune Takamiy~ – Takamiy (08/30/2017) (13,024).

* Everytime I see this guy Beverly Crusher from Star Trek always comes to mind.6. Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Album (Re:Start) – Various Artist (08/30/2017) (7,752).7. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,701) (25,318).8. B’z Complete Single Box – B’z (08/30/2017) (5,333).9. The Idolmaster SideM “Cybernetics Wars ZERO ~Negai wo Yadosu Kikai no ko~” – Various Artist (08/30/2017) (5,189).10. Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection ~30th Anniversary Box~ – Spitz (07/05/2017) (4,252) (235,611).______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. 3B junior Haru no Zenryoku Review 2017 Harukanaru Apollon no Kanata e Soundtrack – 3B junior (08/30/2017) (3,173).23. 4th Album – Up Up Girls (Kari) (08/29/2017) (2,569).45. Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi Feat. Primember – Tancobuchin (08/30/2017) (1,339).49. Shall We Dance? – Asibuto Penta (08/30/2017) (1,134).214. Fifth Harmony – Fifth Harmony (08/23/2017) (283).

* Hey, I like Fifth Harmony. Anyways they’re down to 4 members now._______________________________________________________________________________________

On the oricon photo book rankings, Morning Musume Member Maria Makino Photo Book “Senko Hanabi” ranked number 9 with 1,697 sales. You know I got this one, is this better than the one she release last year. About the same, I expected more since this was her 1st major photo book release. I definitely wasn’t disappointed by this. Although I thought the price was a bit much for this.

Now I can’t wait to get Tomomi Itano latest photo book which I think was release a week earlier than Maria’s. It looks pretty good, I didn’t find out about it til later on. So I order it a bit later than Maria’s which I pre-ordered in late July, I know your interested so. Tomomi Itano photo book is rank number 6 with 2,490 sales, last week it ranked 2nd with 5,105 sales.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 36, 2017.

September 1, 2017

* This might be my last post for a few weeks, as I will be going on a vacation in a couple of days. I’m actually taking 2 vacations in the next 3 weeks or so, first to San Francisco. You all know why I’m going there, will do post about it when I get back. Will have a lot of catching to do here when I get back, don’t really know when I will be able to post it up.

After that I will be home for a couple of days, then off to another vacation for a week. No one needs to know where I’m going for this one.

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week36, September 4, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1.Taiyou no Elegy – Flower (08/23/2017) (57,865).

* Flower 1st number one single.2 Beautiful – Monsta X (08/23/2017) (47,294).3. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (37,903) (969,657).

4. The Idolmaster Master Primal Rockin’ Red – Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura), Chihaya Kisaragi (Asami Imai), Takane Shijou (Yumi Hara), Ritsuko Akizuki (Naomi Wakabayashi) (08/22/2017) (31,320).5. Paradise – FTIsland (08/23/2017) (18,518).6. Beautiful Day – Lead (08/23/2017) (17,541).7. Family Song – Gen Hoshino (08/16/2017) (17,045) (208,856).8. Bojou – Miyuki Nakajima (08/23/2017) (14,453).9. My Cherry Pie (Koiki na Cherry Pie) / My Hamburger Boy (Uwaki na Hamburger Boy) – Ayaka Sasaki (Momoiro Clover Z) (08/23/2017) (13,454).10. Bright / Swing Swing Sing – Fukumimi (08/23/2017) (9,515).__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. 4 Moji Melody – Beboga! (Niji no Conquistador Yellow Group) (08/22/2017) (9,149).12. Odore! / Yui ga Doku Sai – KRD8 (08/23/2017) (7,623).14. Desir – GARNiDELiA (08/23/2017) (6,442).19. Clione no Akari / Starting Days!! -aki (08/23/2017) (4,102).

* Former SKE48 member Aki Deguchi.20. Aurora to Peace – Pinky! Noora & Petra (08/23/2017) (3,998).

* They are Ayane Fujisaki from Dempa Gumi.inc and 2 Finnish girls from J-Pop Idol group Dear Stars.22. Another World – AOP (08/23/2017) (3,115).32. LAYon-theLINE – D-Selections (08/23/2017) (2,153).

* They are Mayu Yoshioka & Yoshino Aoyama of Wake Up, Girls!, and Azuki Shibuya & Yuuki Wakai of i Ris. And Tatsuyuki Kobayashi.33. Tekina Sunrise – Yumeoi (08/23/2017) (2,143).35. Deal With The Devil – Tia (08/23/2017) (2,136).45. “Tenshi no 3P! (Anime)” Outro Theme : Kusabi – Baby’s Breath (Jun Goto (Yuko Ono), Nozomi Momijidani (Yurika Endo), Sora Kaneshiro (Aoi Koga)) (08/23/2017) (1,564).61. Kaleidoscope / Usubeni no Tsuki – ChouCho (08/26/2017) (1,210).

83. Still – Irodorimidori (08/23/2017) (730).

88. Million Smile / 101 Pikime no Hitsuji – Machico / Aqua (Sora Amamiya), Megumin (Rie Takahashi), Darkness (Ai Kayano) (08/23/2017) (688).

105. Kotravellling – Koto (08/22/2017) (578).

152. NE-PPA-PPA – G Girls (08/23/2017) (332).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 36, September 4, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Garakuta – Keisuke Kuwata (08/23/2017) (168,476).2. The Idolmaster Million Live! Master Sparkle 01 – Mirai Kasuga (Haruka Yamazaki), Tsumugi Shiraisi (Satsuki Minami), Momoko Suo (Keiko Watanabe), Fuka Toyokawa (Rie Suegara), Yuriko Nanao (Miku Ito) (08/23/2017) (16,052).3. Tailwind – TrySail (08/23/2017) (14,800).4. Quna – Quna (Eri Kitamura) (08/23/2017) (7,550).5. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~Mixed by DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,076) (18,617).6. Black Train – Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (08/16/2017) (5,404) (36,914).7. “Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~ (Anime)” Character Song Kanmusu no Uta Volume 2 – Various Artist (08/23/2017) (5,373).8. Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection ~30th Anniversary Box~ – Spitz (07/05/2017) (4,748) (231,359).9. Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (3,961) (340,783).

10. I’m – The Beat Garden (08/23/2017) (3,771)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Nesshou Summer – Akari Koen (08/23/2017) (3,162).

* Akari Koen vocalist Chiaki Sato left the group after the release of this album, the rest of the members will continue on. So for they’ll be a 3 piece band.57. Invincible – Kamen Rider GIRLS (08/23/2017) (1,090).107. Nekuraroido no Aishikata – Akari Nanawo (08/22/2017) (566).

111. TrySail no TRYangle Harmony Radio Dandisk 6 – TrySail (08/25/2017) (547).141. Schxxl Out – Pristin (08/25/2017) (424).

* Korean release mini album.183. Stay Fool!! – Rinne Yoshida (08/23/2017) (336).

* I Love this girl.


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, August 2017.

August 30, 2017

30. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team N).29. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).28. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

On August 27th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 25th Birthday, Sayuri.

26. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Way back on August 10th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 19th Birthday, Asuka.

24. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).

On August 23rd, was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Rika.23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

Way back on August 8th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 21st Birthday, Natsu.

21. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).20. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).19. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).18. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).17. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).15. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).14. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

12. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

She announced her graduation on August 21st, her gradation is suppose to be in Spring nest year.10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager and STU48 Manager).9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

I’m still not sure when she’s graduating from AKB48, I’ve read somewhere that it will be September. That’s next month, it wasn’t official so I don’t really know. Anyways, she had her last handshake event on August 13th.8. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).7. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).6. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).5. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N).

Ever since she started to grow her hair long again, I’ve been really taking an interest and been really paying attention to her. I like her so much better with long hair, I hope she keeps it this way. Yes, my interest in her right now is very high.4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

It seems like she announced graduation a long, long time ago. But, it was only a little more than 2 months ago.3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

She been getting some photo shoots lately, one in particular that looks really good. I just got to get.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I wish people will stop talking about her graduating, I’ve been seeing it quite a bit lately. Too much for my liking, if you ask me she’s the Haruna Kojima of Nogizaka46.

August 20th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 25th Birthday, Maiyan.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 35, 2017.

August 26, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 35, August 28, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Family Song – Gen Hoshino (08/16/2017) (191,811).

* Gen Hoshino 1st number one single.2. Aa, Yume Mikoshi – Matsuri nine (08/16/2017) (100,627).3. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (51,736) (931,754).

4. Bokutachi ga Yarimashita – DISH// (08/16/2017) (36,815).5. Eiyu Unmei no Uta – Egoist (08/16/2017) (21,709).6. Genjitsu Kara Nigeru Kara Genjitsu ga Tsurainda – X21 (08/16/2017) (16,224).7. Yoake Mae, Niji ga Sasu – Lovely Doll (08/15/2017) (12,632).8. Hikari no Symphony – Lovely Doll (08/15/2017) (12,405).9. Uchiage Hanabi – Daoko (08/16/2017) (10,743).10. Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ Character Song 6 – Shirabe Tsukiyomi (Yoshino Nanjo) (08/16/2017) (10,692)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. SunSunSunrise / Yurutopia – 9nine (08/16/2017) (6,240).19. Kaiun! Shofuku! Entenka – Earth Star Dream (08/16/2017) (3,738).23. Kizuna Hero – Pile (08/16/2017) (2,964).24. Kimi to Shiru / Kung Fu Otome – Fullfull Pocket (08/16/2017) (2,920).35.  Sun! x3 / Ninoashi Dancing – Up Up Girls (2) – 08/15/2017) (1,680).36. 100% Motivation – Kapushiki Gaisha Hyper Motivation (08/15/2017) (1,583).40. Donnani… / Have A Good Day! – Ayaka Segawa (08/18/2017) (1,300).194. Stamp EP – Yanakoto Sotto Mute (08/16/2017) (226).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 35, August 28, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. New Kids : Begin – iKON (08/16/2017) (34,998).

* IKON 1st number one album.2. Black Train – Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (08/16/2017) (31,510).3. The Ones – V6 (08/19/2017) (11,141) (139,845).4. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Tv Soundtrack – Various Artist (08/16/2017) (6,957).5. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed by DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,661) (12,541).6. Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection ~30th Anniversary Box~ – Spitz (07/05/2017) (6,471) (226,611).7. Tycoon – UVERworld (08/02/2017) (6,176) (99,837).8. Hey! Say! JUMP 2007-2017 I/O – Hey! Say! JUMP (07/26/2017) (5,949) (338,177).9. Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (5,880) (336,822).

10. Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto~ – NMB48 (08/02/2017) (5,681) (170,034).


Nogizaka46 18th Single “Nigemizu”, First Week Sales.

August 20, 2017

Nogizaka46 18th single “Nigemizu”, which was release on August 9th. Sold 880,018 in it’s first week of released, to rank number one on the weekly oricon singles chart. It’s Nogizaka46 highest first week sales so far, just a bit more than their last single “Influencer”. Momoko Ozono and Yuki Yoda are centers for this single, it’s the first for both members being centers for a Nogizaka46 single. They’re both 3rd Generations Nogizaka46 members, so it’s almost a year since they debuted with Nogizaka46.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrRz1XymgL0 .

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 34, August 21, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (880,018).

* It’s Nogizaka46 17th number one single.

2. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series Volume 2 Knights (Article Of Faith) – Knights (08/09/2017) (32,735).3. 10% Roll, 100% Romance – Unison Square Garden (08/09/2017) (27,431).4. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 12 Inochi Moyashite Koiseyo Otome – Kaede Takagaki (Saori Hayami), Shin Sato (Yumiri Hanamori), Miyu Mifune (Sayaka Harada), Nana Abe (Marie Miyake, Sanae Katagiri (Azumi Waki) (08/09/2017) (25,032).5. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Master Seasons Summer! – Various Artist (08/09/2017) (23,418).6. Call Me Now – SudannaYuzuYully (08/09/2017) (17,144).

* Happiness members Anna Suda & Yurino, and Yuzuna Takebe. They’re also all with E-girls.7. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series Volume 1 Ryuseitai (SUPER NOVA REVOLU5TAR) – Ryuseitai (08/09/2017) (16,028).8. My Favorite Jewel – Sakurako Ohara (08/09/2017) (13,667).9. Hyakka Ryouran – Kalafina (08/09/2017) (13,374).10. Igai ni Mango – SKE48 (07/19/2017) (12,289) (304,228).

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Aimaimoko – Inori Minase (08/09/2017) (10,803).13. Shamrock – The Hoopers (08/09/2017) (9,986).14. Parade wa Tsuzuku Sunset – MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE (08/09/2017) (8,801).

* I didn’t bother with them at all, until I found out former “Idoling!!!” member Rena Sato was in the group.18. One In a Billion – Wake Up, May’n (08/09/2017) (4,450).

* Wake Up, Girls! and May’n, May’n will be at J-Pop summit in San Francisco in about 3 weeks. She was also there in 2014, she wasn’t suppose to perform just to promote and upcoming concert. She did perform that was bonus, and Wake Up, Girls! came to Los Angeles for Anime Expo in early July this year. I didn’t go to that one, 2 cross country trips in a couple of months I thought was too much for me to do. Wake Up, Girls! also was at Anime Central in Chicago in 2014, I remember this at this time I was desperate just too see anything that J-Pop related. It was almost 2 years since I saw Berryz Koubou, which was the last J-Pop thing I attended. I really considered going and “Wake Up, Girls” was one reason, the only one actually. I didn’t go I think going to the J-Pop Summit in a couple months for the first time, may had something to do with my decision not to go.23. Nagisa no Dance Party – Shojotai (08/08/2017) (3,199).

27. Maybe The Next Waltz – Mikako Komatsu (08/09/2017) (2,972).28. One Time – callme (08/09/2017) (2,945).53. Caste Room – ZAQ (08/09/2017) (976).

69. Hokutoshichisei – Anly (08/09/2017) (732).

90. Loud Asymmetry – Yukueshirezu Tsurezure (08/09/2017) (553).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 34, August 21, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Ones – V6 (08/09/2017) (128,704).

* V6 12th number one album.2. Voyage – Jang Keun Suk (08/09/2017) (33,912).3. Summer Calling – Jung Yong Hwa (from CNBLUE) (08/09/2017) (21,310).4. “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” Ultimate Best – Various Artist (08/09/2017) (13,501).5. Tycoon – UVERworld (08/02/2017) (11,508) (93,661).6. “GIGS” Case Of Boowy ~The Original~ – Boowy (08/07/2017) (10,017) (21,686).7. Hey! Say! JUMP 2007-2017 I/O – Hey! Say! JUMP (08/07/2017) (10,017) (332,228).8. Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (9,835) (330,942).

9. The Idolmaster SideM Original Pieces 06 – Toma Amagase (Takuma Terashima), Haruna Wakazato (Yusuke Shirai), Seiji Shingen (Takuya Masumoto), Suzaku Akai (Takeaki Masuyama), Michiru Enjoji (Daiki Hamano), Sora Kitamura (Fumiyoshi Shioyani) (08/09/2017) (9,328).10. Come Along 3 – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/02/2017) (9,000) (37,382)._______________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. Holiday Nights – Girls’ Generation (08/09/2017) (4,786).

* Korean release mini album.30. Maegami ga Yureru – Idol Renaissance (08/09/2017) (2,323).120. My Decade – Jessica (08/14/2017) (476).

* Korean release mini album from the former of Girls’ Generation.288. Weme – Weki Meki (08/14/2017) (221).

* Korean release mini album.

If your into K-Pop a group to look into, not that it really matters. They belong in the same agency as Hello Venus.