HAPPY NEW YEAR.

December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Off to Party.

See ya, Next year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2011.

December 29, 2011

The AKB48 family dominated the Oricon 2011 Singles yearly rankings. AKB48 alone had 9 in the Top 100, including the Top 5 singles for the year. That’s the first time that the Top 5 singles for the year, was all the same Artist.

1. AKB48 – Flying Get.

2. AKB48 – Everyday, Kachuusha.

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Oricon Top 100 Singles in 2011 (12/27/2010 – 12/12/2011).

Rank/Singles/Release Date/Sales For The Year.* – Indicates part of AKB48 Family.

1. Flying Get – AKB48 (08/24) (1,587,229).*

2. Everyday Kachuusha – AKB48 (05/25) (1,586,840).*

3. Kaze wa Fuiteiru – AKB48 (10/26) (1,418,888).*

4. Ue Kara Mariko – AKB48 (12/07) (1,198,864).*

5. Sakura no Ki ni Narou – AKB48 (02/16) (1,079,460).*

6. Lotus – Arashi (02/23) (625,923).

7. Meikyuu Love Song – Arashi (11/02) (614,131).

8. Maru Maru Mori Mori – Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook (05/25) (498,920).

9. Pareo wa Emerald – SKE48 (07/27) (466,037)*

10. Everybody Go – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/10) (441,680).

 

11. Okie Dokie – SKE48 (11/09) (434,307).*

12. Let’s try Again – Team Amuse!! (05/25) (312,666).

13. Oh My God! – NMB48 (10/19) (309,846)*.

14. Rising Sun/Itsuka Kitto… – EXILE/EXILE AT SUSHI (09/14) (305,001).

15. Over – HEY! SAY! JUMP! (06/29) (297,781).

16. Why? (Keep your Head Down) – Tohoshinki (01/26) (285,051).

17. Banzai Venus – SKE48 (03/09) (274,973).*

18. Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo – NMB48 (07/20) (263,187).*

19. T.W.L./Yellow Pansy Street – Kanjani8 (04/20) (257,932).

20. Kazoku ni Narou yo/fighting pose – Masaharu Fukuyama (08/31) (255,572).

 

21. Magic Power – HEY! SAY! JUMP! (09/21) (254,171).

22. Shumatsu Not yet – Not yet (03/16) (246,129).*

23. Eternal – Jin Akanishi (03/02) (241,630).

24. Zero – BUMP OF CHICKEN (10/19) (238,656).

25. GO GO SUMMER! – KARA (06/29) (230,082).

26. Jetcoaster Love – KARA (04/06) (225,175).

27. Dear J – Tomomi Itano (01/26) (216,781).*

28. Don’t Wanna Lie – B’z (06/01) (216,239).

29. Let me cry – Jang Geun Suk (04/27) (215,714).

30. Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone (11/16) (211,908).

 

31. ULTIMATE WHEELS – KAT-TUN (02/02) (210,749).

32. BIRTH – KAT-TUN (11/30) (209,871).

33. Flower – Atsuko Maeda (06/22) (209,781).*

34. Naminori Kakigoori – Not yet (07/06) (205,645).*

35. Pera Pera Pero – Not yet (11/16) (196,660).*

36. My Home – Kanjani8 (05/11) (190,942).

37. Greatest The Hits 2011~2011 – Maximum the Hormone (03/23) (189,659).

38. [Arigatou] ~Sekai no Doko ni Itemo~ – HEY! SAY! JUMP! (12/15/2010) (188,555).

39. Tsubusa ni koi – Kanjani8 (08/17) (186,571).

40. 365 Nichi Kazoku – Kanjani8 (06/08) (185,395).

 

41. Superstar – Tohoshinki (07/20) (184,317).

42. Anoko to Nogiku to Watashibune – Kiyoshi Hikawa (02/02) (183,300).

43. RUN FOR YOU – KAT-TUN (08/03) (179,296).

44. Sayonara Kizudarake no Hibi yo – B’z (04/13) (177,180).

45. WHITE – KAT-TUN (05/18) (174,332).

46. MR.TAXI/RUN DEVIL RUN – Girls’ Generation (04/27) (172,205).

47. Time – Kinki Kids (06/15) (171,068).

48. Yume Tamago – NYC (03/09) (151,056).

49. Saisho no Mail – French Kiss (11/22) (145,163).*

50. Anata e/Ooo Baby – EXILE/EXILE AT SUSHI (11/23) (142,927).

 

51. Kakkowarui I Love YOU! – French Kiss (05/11) (142,810).*

52. Heavy Rotation – AKB48 (08/18/2010) (140,607) (Total since release – 852,961).*

53. Asu e March/Let’s try again ~Kuwata keisuke ver.~/Hadaka DE Ondo ~Matsuri da!! Naked~ – Keisuke Kuwata (08/17) (140,466).

54. Winter ~Winter Rose/Duet-winter ver.~ – Tohoshinki (11/30) (139,130).

55. Smile – BUMP OF CHICKEN (05/11) (132,959).

56. GOOD KUCK MY WAY – L’Arc~en~Ciel (06/29) (129,046).

57. Valentine Kiss – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 (02/02) (126,916).*

58. Laser Beam/ Kasukana Kaori – Perfume (05/18) (124,613).

59. Fui ni – Tomomi Itano (07/13) (122,569)*.

60. Tomodachi no Uta – BUMP FOR CHICKEN (02/23) (121,102).

 

61. DADA – RADWIMPS (01/12) (120,786).

62. Kuchibiru Furezu… – No Sleeves (06/29) (120,593).*

63. Each Other’s Way ~Tabi no Tochuu~ – EXILE (02/29) (119,419).

64. Winter Magic – KARA (10/19) (116,558).

65. Jounetsu no Mariacchi – Kiyoshi Hikawa (09/21) (114,678).

66. Replay – SHINee (06/22) (113,584).

67. XXX – L’Arc~en~Ciel (10/12) (112,723).

68. Eni wo Yuite – Tsuyoshi Domoto (04/06) (111,523).

69. Answer – No Sleeves (03/02) (108,831).*

70. Aoi Bench – Tegomass (02/16) (108,282).

 

71. Toilet no Kamisama – Kana Uemura (11/24/2010) (107,851) (Total since release – 136,703).

72. Dewa Sanzan Kaze no Naka – kaori Mizumori (06/01) (104,045).

73. Kibou Sanmyaku – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 (11/30) (101,528).*

74. NAKED/Fight Together?Tempest – Namie Amuro (07/27) (101,082).

75. HELLO ~Paradise Kiss~ – YUI (06/01) (100,124).

76. Chance no Junban – AKB48 (12/08/2010) (97,273) (Total since release – 694,042).*

77. Koi no Super Ball/Home – Aiko (05/11) (97,249).

78. If – French Kiss (01/19) (97,113).*

79. Hetappi Wink – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 (08/03) (96,651).*

80. CORE PRIDE – UVERworld (05/11) (95,803).

 

81. FIGHTERS – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (09/07) (93,083).

82. Spice – Perfume (11/02) (90,471).

83. Hadakanbo – Tomoshita Yamashita (01/19) (89,498).

84. Ultra Lover – 2PM (11/02) (89,396).

85. Mr.Simple – SUPER JUNIOR (12/07) (88,973).

86. Niji no Uta – Tsuyoshi Domoto (09/07) (88,964).

87. It’s my Life/ You’re Heaven – YUI (01/26) (88,458).

88. Tsuki no Uragawa – DiVA (05/18) (87,276).*

89. SCARLET KNIGHT – Nana Mizuki (04/13) (87,209).

90. Kyoushinshou – RADWIMPS (02/09) (84,731).

 

91. I’m your man – 2PM (08/17) (84,298).

92. Beginner – AKB48 (10/27/2010) (83,516) (Total since release – 1,037,799).*

93. Connect – ClariS (02/02) (82,826).

94. Sexy. Honey. Bunny!/Takara no Ishi – V6 (08/24) (82,792).

95. MIN MIN MIN – SDN48 (08/17) (82,543).*

96. In My Head – CNBLUE (10/19) (81,993).

97. Bo Peep Bo Peep – T-ARA (09/28) (81,805).

98. Blue Bird – Kobukuro (02/16) (79,112).

99. Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story – Namie Amuro (12/07) (77,758).

100. Ponytail to Shushu – AKB48 (05/26/2010) (Total since release – 737,126).*


Oricon Top 100 Albums of 2011.

December 28, 2011

Oricon Top 100 Albums of 2011 (12/27/2010 – 12/12/2011).

Arashi – Beautiful World.

AKB48 – Koko ni ita Koto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rank/Album/Release Date/Sales for the Year 2011.

1. Beautiful World – Arashi (07/06) (907,589).

2. Koko ni Ita Koto – AKB48 (6/08) (829,645).

3. Negai no Tou – EXILE (03/09) (743,242).

4. Borh This Way – Lady GaGa (05/23) (658,554).

5. Girls’ Generation – Girls’ Generation (06/01) (642,054).

6. Checkmate! – Namie Amuro (0/27) (484,336).

7. Super Girl – KARA (11/23) (450,595).

8. MUSICMAN – Keisuke Kuwata (02/23) (414,725).

9. SMAP AID – SMAP (08/23) (413,943).

10. Ikimonobakari ~MEMBERS BEST SELECTION~ (11/03/2010) (397,459) (Total since release – 1,304,215).

 

11. C’mon – B’z (07/27) (383,428).

12. Matom I Aiko (02/23) (383,677).

13. Goodbye Lullaby – Avril Lavigne (03/02) (368,483).

14. Mind Travel – Superfly (06/15) (346,598).

15. Thank you, Love – Kana Nishino (06/22) (345,878).

16. Matome II – Aiko (02/23) (341,830).

17. COSMONAUT – BUMP OF CHICKEN (12/15/2010) (340,365).

18. You – JUJU (07/13) (327,809).

19. M BEST – Miliyah Kato (08/03) (304,732).

20. TONE – Tohoshinki (09/28) (293,674).

 

21. Fight – Kanjani8 (11/16) (286,537).

22. Girl’s Talk – KARA (11/24/2010) (277,306) (Total since release – 443,491).

23. Love Songs – Ayumi Hamasaki (12/22/2010) (272,653).

24. JPN – Perfume (11/30) (268,414).

25. Zettai Zetsumei – RADWIMPS (03/09) (262,404).

26. Domo – Kazumasa Oda (04/20) (252,638).

27. THE BADDEST ~Hit Parade~ (11/23) (224,992).

28. Ketsunopolis 7 – Ketsumeishi (03/06) (219,230).

29. Dejavu – Kumi Koda (03/02) (211,033).

30. FIVE – Ayumi Hamasaki (08/31) (210,652).

 

31. Luv Songs – Che’Nelle (07/20) (208,439).

32. A.N. JELL WITH TBS Kei Kinyou Dorama [Ikemen desu me] MUSIC COLLECTION – A.N. JELL (10/05) (206,915).

33. Ray Of Hope – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/10) (203,835).

34. ~Single Best~ – Shonannokaze (06/15) (199,701).

35. HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE – YUI (11/02) (192,106).

36. SENSE – Mr. Children (12/01/2010) (185,682) (Total since release – 782,594).

37. VOCALIST AND BALLADE BEST – Hideaki (04/26) (182,100).

38. K Album – KinKi Kids (11/09) (175,759).

39. 2 -NI- – Yuzu (02/16) (161,979).

40. I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers (08/31) (156,372).

 

41. SONGS FOR JAPAN – Various Artist (05/04) (152,554).

42. HOOT – Girls’ Generation  (12/22/2010) (148,761).

43. THE BEST BANG!! – Masaharu Fukuyama (11/17/2010) (145,520) (Total since release – 689,780).

44. The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa (11/18/2009) (Total since release – 604,155).

45. Gintama BEST 2 – Various Artist (06/22) (139,031).

46. JAPANESE SINGER – Ken Hirai (06/08) (137,383).

47. SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD – Tomoshita Yamashita (01/26) (135,404).

48. Daihakken – Jihen Tokyo (06/29) (133,240).

49. LIFE 6 SENSE – UVERworld (06/01) (130,901).

50. MICHEAL – Michael Jackson (12/15/2010) (130,082).

 

51. J Soul Brothers – Sandaime – J Soul Brothers (06/01) (128,084).

52. Megaphonic – YUKI (08/24) (119,980).

53. Fantasia of Life Stripe – Flumpool (01/26) (118,488).

54. Ano…Yume Motemasu kedo – Yusuke (02/02) (111,490).

55. TEST DRIVE – Jin Akanishi feat. Jason Derulo (12/07) (108,602).

56. Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOLUME 2 – Hikaru Utada (11/24/2010) (108,241) (Total since release – 442,549).

57. Greatest Hits… So Far!!! – P!NK (11/16/2010) (108,123) (Total since release – 112,814).

58. THE MUSEUM II – Nana Mizuki (11/23) (105,409).

59. Gekijou Ban Macross F ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~ netabare album the end of “triangle” – Nome Sheryl starring Mary’n and Lee Ranka = Ai Nakajima produced Yoko Kanno (03/09) (104,596).

60. No Sleeves – No Sleeves (01/01) (103,042).

 

61. Kamikyokutachi – AKB48 (04/07/2010) (102,670) (Total since release – 543,998).

62. Zankyo Reference – ONE OK ROCK (10/05) (102,410).

63. BIGBANG2 – BIGBANG (05/11) (98,854).

64. Loud – Rihanna (11/16/2010) (95,033) (Total since release – 122,085).

65. #AAABEST – AAA (09/14) (93,192).

66. TRIBAL SOUL – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (12/07) (92,654).

67. THE SOUL FOR THE PEOPLE ~Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Shien Best Album~ – DREAMS COME TRUE (06/29) (92,583).

68. DJ KAORI’S JMIX IV – Various Artist (12/15/2010) (92,181).

69. DJ KAORI’S PARTY MIX 2 – Various Artist (06/22) (89,648).

70. ADVENTURE – NAOTO INTI RAYMI (05/11) (89,590).

 

71. KARA BEST 2007-2010 – KARA (09/29/2010) (88,763) (Total since release – 206,373).

72. Marchen – Sound Horizon (12/15/2010) (86,010).

73. Burlesque Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Soundtrack (12/08/2010) (83,402).

74. Z – Unicorn (05/25) (81,871).

75. EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalonexus Feat. Miku Hatsune – Various Artist (01/19) (81,485).

76. Today is a Beautiful Day – Supercell (03/16) (80,618).

77. Road Show – Yumi Matsutoya (04/06) (80,008).

78. [You’re Beautiful] ~Japan Edition OST – Soundtrack (03/17/2010) (79,631) (Total since release – 120,625).

79. Gold Skool – Toshinobu Kubota (08/03) (78,124).

80. Dead Stock – SID (02/23) (77,077).

 

81. Documentaly – Sakanaction (09/28) (76,423).

82. DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING – BEADY EYE (02/23) (76,003).

83. Tegomasu no Mahou – Tegomass (10/19) (75,697).

84. MYLO XYLOTO – Coldplay (10/19) (74,272).

85. Kariyushi 58 Best – Kariyushi 58 (08/03) (74,033).

86. The Fame – Lady GaGa (05/20/2009) (73,945) (Total since release – 357,961).

87. SO BEAST – BEAST (08/10) (73,219).

88. CLOUD NINE – T.M. Revolution (04/20) (73,201).

89. 8EIGHT8 – Kaela Kimura (10/12) (72,748).

90. Buzz Communication – AAA (02/16) (71,744).

 

91.Enka Meikyoku Collection 14 ~Anoko to Nogiku to Watashibune~ – Kiyoshi Hikawa (06/11) (71,742).

92. THE FIRST – SHINee (12/07) (71,666).

93. FUNKY MONKEY BABY’S BEST – FUNKY MONKEY BABY’S (02/10/2010) (71,518) (Total since release – 685,121).

94. Boku no Miteiru Fukei – Arashi (08/04/2010) (70,909) (Total since release – 1,123,973).

95. THE BOYS – Girls’ Generation (10/21) (69,735).

96. Guitarissimo – Miwa (04/06) (69,401).

97. All The BEST! 1999-2009 – Arashi (08/09/2009) (69,295) (Total since release – 1,844,819).

98. COLORS – Shota Shimizu (03/09) (69,219).

99. 1969 – Yuki Saori and Pink Martini (10/12) (67,425).

100. 4 – Beyonce (06/29) (66,850).


MERRY CHRISTMAS.

December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

A few Christmas videos from AKB48.

SMAPxAKB48 Christmas Special Medley from SMAPxSMAP TV Show, December 19.

Video – http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzM0MTg5OTQw.html .

AKB48 – Noel No Yoru.

Video – http://www.videolog.tv/video.php?id=728880 .

AKB48 – Yoyaku Shita Christmas.

Video – http://facedl.com/fvideo.php?f=aikkkiwawawkuun&akb48-yoyaku-shita-christmas .

Here’s one from a group I like alot, Momoiro Clover Z ‘Santa-san’.

Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/momoiro-clover-santa-san-4ia3x_2ey5f_.html .

Here’s a christmas song that I like. Secret ‘Christmas Magic’.

Video – http://vimeo.com/32271502 .


JKT48 Perform ‘Heavy Rotation’.

December 23, 2011

JKT48 during one the handshake events.

I’m posting this only becasuse I love this song.

On December 17, AKB48 sister group JKT48 held their first performance through a TV broadcast in Indonesia. They performed AKB48’s ‘Heavy Rotation’. The following day they held two handshake events at a shopping center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v1X7cra6zQ .


AKB48 Top Artist in 2011.

December 22, 2011

Oricon ‘Artist Total Sales’ for 2011, which is based on gross total sales of CD’s (Singles and Albums), DVD’s and Blu-Ray Discs. Not sure what date oricon has it’s year end date. I assume it would be around Mid-December since they’ve already release this plus their yearly Top Singles and Albums for the year 2011. I will be posting the Top 100 Singles and Albums of the year, after Christmas. Doesn’t seem right doing it before Christmas.

Artist Total Sales Top 5:

1. AKB48 – 16,282,000,000 Yen (Approx. 209,126,008 US$).

2. Arashi – 15,369,000,000 Yen (Approx. 197,339,436 US$).

3. EXILE – 5,603,000,000 Yen (Approx. 71,964,932 US$).

4. KARA – 4,926,000,000 Yen (Approx. 63,269,544 US$).

5. Shoujo Jidai (Girls’ Generation) – 4,049,000,000 Yen (Approx0 52,005,536 US$).

Also in “The 44th Yearly Ranking 2011′, AKB48 topped 7 out of 16 categories.

The 7 categories that AKB48 topped are :

*Total Sales, By Artist – 16,280,000,000 Yen (New Record by Female Group).

*Number of copies sold for singles, By work – ‘Flying Get’ 1,587,000 copies (New Record by Female Group).

*Sum of sales for single, By Work – ‘Everyday, Kachuusha’ 2,1500,000,00 Yen.

*Sum of sales for singles, By Artist – 9,590,000,000 Yen.

*Number of copies sold for music Blu-Ray Discs, By work – ‘AKB ga Ippai’ 148,000 copies.

*Sum of sales for music Blu-Ray Discs – ‘Akb ga Ippai’ 1,010,000,000 Yen.

*Sum of sales for music Blu-Ray Discs, By Artist – 1,010,000,000 Yen.


Berryz Koubou will make an appearances in the U.S.A. Next Year.

December 18, 2011

Berryz Koubou.

J-Pop All-Female Group Berryz Koubou will make an appearances in the U.S.A, in 2012.  On June 8-10 they will attend AnimeNEXT in Somerset, New Jeresy. I will be there.

Site – http://www.animenext.org/wordpress .

Video of Berryz Koubou announcing they will attend AnimeNEXT in New Jeresy 2012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZomOLpxkDj4 .