DiVA 3rd Single ‘Lost The Way’, First Week Sales.

March 31, 2012

AKB48 subunit DiVA 3rd single ‘Lost the way’, which was release on March 21. Sold 65,352 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number three, on the oricon weekly singles Chart. This single was release in three versions.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

http://vimeo.com/38882879 .or http://play.kendincos.com/72179/Wrvrvfjdhptjnrvdhhl–pvpv-diva-lost-the-way-21-03-2012-720p-.html .

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 13, April 2.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SHE! HER! HER! – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/21) (192,937).2. Speed Up / Girl’s Power – KARA (03/21) (99,236).3. Lost the way – DiVA (03/21) (65,352).4. Go Round / YEAH-OH – Namie Amuro (03/21) (46,983).5. THE ONE ~crash to create~ – LUNA SEA (03/21) (23,764).6. Good Day – IU (03/21) (21,283).7. Wild At Heart – Arashi (03/07) (19,052) (615,477).8. Again – Yoonhak from Choshinsei (Supernova)  (03/21) (18,444).9. Be Genki <Naseba Naru!> – Berryz Koubou (03/21) (15,555).10. Picaru Koi ga shitai – Mirei Shiratori (03/21) (14,397).


AKB48 Concert at Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC., USA. Part One.

March 28, 2012

I attended the AKB48 concert at Lincoln Theatre, in Washington, DC., USA. I went to both shows 4:00 PM and the 7:30 PM show. Me being a big a AKB48 fan this was a must go. I just got the hotel now, it’s very late or very early depends how you wanna look at it. I waited for AKB48 to leave the theatre after the 7:30 PM show, glad that I did. It was a long wait, but worth it. I was standing beside the bus they were getting on. I was so close to them, that I could have touch them. I had some good pictures, not as much as I would like. It’s a good camera but takes forever to shoot in the dark, I should just have done a video. I don’t like to go on the computer when I’m on vocation, so I will makes this one a short. I’ll make a more detail post when I get back home. Likely this weekend.

Basically the show was a hour long maybe, less. they perform 10 songs plus two encore. Which I’ll get to more in detail, on Part 2.

Took some pictures and videos of the concert not to many turn out good, since no photos or video shooting were allowed. I guess I should be happy with what I got .

Some videos and pictures below (I’ll post more on mt Part 2 Post). Having trouble uploading videos, will added on part 2 when I get home.

Miichan, I'm glad this one turn out good.

Atsuko Maeda announces her graduation from AKB48, and AKB48 4th Senbatsu Election.

March 26, 2012

I’m surprise, in fact I’m in shock. Never expected this. During the final day of AKB48 concert at Saitama Super Arena March 25, Acchan made her graduation announcement. No details on her graduation , or when it will be. She’s a 1st Geneartion AKB48 member, she was 14 years old when she join she’s now 20. Hopefully she stays long enough for their 4th Senbatsu Election, which I think she will. June 6 will be day of the 4th Senbatsu Election.

Some Videos of Acchan Announcement –

http://vimeo.com/39172278 .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6usB_H9xUs .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciUeO8T-jAU .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXh6g7mXMwE .

AKB48 4th Senbatsu Election.

It’s a little different this year:

1-16 Senbatsu.

17-32 Under Girls 1.

33-48 Under Girls 2.

49-64 Under Girls 3.

You can vote for favorite member by buying their 26th single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’ which will be release May 23, each CD will have one voting ballot.  I’m only gonna get 4 CD this time, not 10 like last year. Not to sure but I think the voting will start May 23 til June 5.

Again I’m still in abit of a shock about Acchan graduation announcement, she’s the face of AKB48. AKB48 won’t be same without her. When she does leave I’ll miss her, it’ll be weird watching all those AKB48 videos and performances without her in the center.


Mayu Watanabe, Birthday.

March 26, 2012

Today March 26 is AKB48 Team B member, Mayu Watanabe Birthday. Happy 18th Birthday Mayu.

5 Members promoted to Team 4, Plus a New Member to Team K and Team B.

March 25, 2012

On March 24 during the 2nd day of AKB48 concert, at Saitama Super Arena (3 day concert). Their were a few announcements, first Team 4 are getting 5 new members they now have a total of 16 members. The 5 Research Students who got promoted are:

Juri Takahashi (14), 12th Generation.

Karen Iwata (13), 12th Generation.

Rena Kato (14), 10th Generation.

Rina Kawaei (17), 11th Generation.

Yuka Tano (15), 12th Generation.


In other announcements Jurina Matsui of SKE48 will be joining Team K, this is only temporary, she’ll still be with SKE48 how she’ll manage this who knows. And no other than NMB48 number two girl Miyuki Watanabe , will be joining Team B don’t worry she’s still with NMB48 . This is only temporary just like Jurina, I like Milky so I don’t have a problem with her being on Team B. I don’t know why they just didn’t promote 2 AKB48 Research Students for those position, instead of those 2.

Jurina Matsui.

Miyuki Watanabe.

Also a new Team, Team 8 will be added to AKB48 soon. Details to be announce at a later date.

SDN48 5th Single ‘Makeoshimi Congratulation’, First week Sales.

March 15, 2012

SDN48 5th single ‘Makeoshimi Congratulation’, their final one before they disband. The single which was release on March 7, sold 74,459 copies in it’s first week of release. It rank number two for the week on the oricon weekly singles chart, it’s SDN48 highest first week sales. This single was release in two version.

Video – http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzU5MTY1ODEy.Html . or http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=O9U716N9R1WS. Check out the video Yukirin makes an appearance.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Oricon Top 20 Singles, Week 11, March 19 ( This was a good week for new releases).

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Wild At Heart – ARASHI (03-07) (550,014).

2. Makeoshimi Congratulation – SDN48 (03/07) (74,459).3. Go my way – Sadaime J Soul Brothers (03/07) (68,291).4. Baby Baby – Yusuke (03/07) (43,462).5. Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou “mugen no Ai” – Momoiro Clover Z (03/07) (39,858).6. SAKURA, I love you? – Kana Nishino (03/07) (33,377).7. The Everlasting Guilty Crown – EGOIST (03/07) (31,074).8. Kokuhaku / Bokura no Ashiato – Supercell (03/07) (28,858).9. Alone In Love – Lee Seung Gi (03/07) (24,044).10. I, Texas – Tomohisa Yamashita (02/29) (20,886) (147,061).11. All You Need Is Love 0 JApan United with Music (03/07) (16,144).12. Synchro Tokimeki – Mayu Watanabe (02/29) (15,782) (139,019).13. Nirvana – MUCC (03/07) (14,269).14. Give Me Five! – AKB48 (02/15) (13,272) (1,404,435).15. Let’s go! Smile Pretty Cure! / Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! – Ikeda Aya / Yoshida Hitomi (03/07) (12,559).16. Rock You / Onnaji Kimichi (YMCK Rimix) – Tokyo Girls’ Style (03/07) (11,701).17. Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru – PASSPO (03/07) (11,205).18. Super Delicate – Hey! Say! Jump (02/22) (9,374) (277,996).19. Guruguru Curtain – Nogizaka46 (02/22) (7,577) (163,398).20. Roly-Poly – T-ARA (02/29) (7,359) (48,644).

AKB48 to perform in Washington, DC. USA, March 27, 2012.

March 14, 2012

This is wonderful news AKB48 will performing at Washington DC’s annual spring event “National Cherry Blossom Festival’. The event will be held from March 26 – April 27, to celebrate 100 years since Japan gift the `Cherry Blossom Trees `to the U.S.

AKB48 will be performing March 27 with 16 members, the performance will be held at the Lincoln Theatre at 4:00 pm, and again at 7:30 pm.

AKB48 members scheduled to appear are :

Team A – Aki Takajo, Asuka Kuramochi, Minami Takahashi.

Team K – Ayaka Umeda, Minami Minegishi, Reina Fujie, Sae Miyazawa, Sakiko Matsui.

Team B – Shihori Suzuki.

Team 4 – Anna Iriyama, Maria Abe, Miori Ichikawa.

Research Students – Juri Takahashi, Rina Hirata, Natsuki Kojima, Rina Kawaei.

I didn`t plan it this way, but I book a week off work that week. So I will be there.

Update (March 15) –

I said I was going to this thinking it was an outdoor concert, and wouldn’t need tickets. Then found out you do need tickets, I spent the whole day yesterday searching to get tickets no luck. I was losing sleep just thinking about this. I was in a really down mood the whole time yesterday. I’ve read the tickets for both show were sold out, anyways just now I’ve tried searching to get tickets. Guess what I manage to get 2 sets of a pair of tickets, for the 4:00 pm show. I’m on the waiting list for the 7:30 pm show only problem is I can only get 1 ticket, but I registered twice hopefully I can get two tickets. I can sleep peacefully now.