AKB48 26th Single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’, First Week Sales.

May 31, 2012

Promoting The Single.

AKB48 26th Single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’, which was release on May 23. Sold 1,616,795 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number one on the oricon weekly single chart. It’s AKB48’s 13th Number one single, and 8th million seller. It’s the highest first week sales ever, AKB48 now have the top 5 highest first week sales ever. And 6 of the top 7 highest first week sales ever, according to the oricon charts. This single was release in 5 versions : 2 regular edition CD+DVD (Type A and Type B), 2 limited edition CD+DVD (Type A Type B). A limited CD Only Theater edition, which I think you can only get at there theater. This being the single to vote for your favorite member in their 4th senbatsu election, I bought 3 each of both regular edition and 1 each of both limited edition. For a total of 8 CD’s. This is Atsuko Maeda last AKB48 single, since she’ll be graduating from AKB48 in a couple of months. Acchan withdrew from the election about a month, I think this single could have sold close to 2 million copies if she didn’t.

This is my favorite AKB48 single in the sense that I love every single songs on this single.

Video : Manatsu no Sounds Good! –  http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=B6367447ANS6 . or http://www.alafista.com/2012/04/22/akb48-manatsu-no-sounds-good-pv/ .

Video : Mittsu no Namida – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=533K5NO63WB1 . or http://vimeo.com/42835460 . (Finally some Tomomi Nakatsuka screen time, not that much. But it’s the most I’ve seen her in any AKB48 music video’s, that she appears on.)

Video : Choudai Darling! (Type A) – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=N9MXMWU7D22U . or http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=X7XR8BYNUW4B .

Video : Gugutasu no Sora (Type B) – http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=G54YW719YARB . or http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=663WNW5BNUO8. (Wow. Talk about a big push, Haruka Ishida was basically the star in this video. Hope this is start of something good.)

Regular Edition Type A Cover

Regular Edition Type B Cover

Limited Edition Type A Cover

Limited Edition Type B Cover

Theater Edition Cover

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 22, June 4.

Rank/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Manatsu no Sounds Good! – AKB48 (05/23) (1,616,795).2. Haina! NYC (05/25) (91,082).

That guy with the blue tie is Yuma Nakayama, NMB48’s Nana Yamada Brother.

3. Bible – GLAY (05/23) (49,323).4. Aishiteraburu! – SKE48 (05/16) (49,031) (521,358).5. With You – Yuzu (05/23) (35,544).6. Watashitachi – Kana Nishino (05/23) (28,003).7. Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos – Ushiro Kara Haiyori Tai G (05/23) (24,914).8. Face Down – Arashi (05/09) (20,643) (586,164).9. Lovey-Dovey – T-ara (05/23) (19,245).10. Stupid Love / Come Back To Me – Supernova (05/23) (16,299).

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AKB48 1st Day Preliminary Results, for 4th Senbatsu Election.

May 24, 2012

Here’s the 1st day preliminary results for the 4th senbatsu election, I don’t why they do this. After this, results won’t be announce til the final results on June 6.

AKB48 26th single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’ which was release yesterday, sold 1,170,554 copies on it’s first day. It’s the highest first day sales ever.

Just for comparsion purposes, here’s how AKB48 last 5 single sold on it’s first day.

Give Me Five! (02/15/2012) – 966,529.

Ue Kara Mariko (12/07/2011) – 959,280.

Kaze wa Fuiteiru (10/26/2011) – 1,045,937.

Flying Get (08/24/2011) – 1,025,952.

Everyday, Katyusha (05/25/2011) – 942,475.

 

1st Day Preliminary Results.

 

Future Girls (49-64)

64. Miku Tanabr (Team K) 616 votes.

63. Yuka Nakanishi (SKE48 Team S) 618 votes.

62. Sayaka Eto (HKT48 Research Student) 641 votes.

61. Ayaka Kikuchi (Team K ) 653 votes.

60. Misato Nonaka (Team K) 701 votes. Yes, she has a chance of making it. Please, Please.

59. Miori Ichikawa (Team 4) 702 votes. Who would have predicted her to be this low, it’s only 1st day results.

57. Yukiko Kinoshita (SKE48 Team S) 750 votes. I love this member, please, please let her rank.

57. Natsumi Matsubara (Team A) 750 votes.

56. Mina Oba (Team 4) 786 votes.

55. Ami Maeda (Team A) 810 votes.

54. Aina Fukumoto (NMB48 Team N) 846 votes.

53. Mariya Nagao (Team 4) 818 votes.

52. Aika Oota (Team A) 912 votes. Nooooooooooooooooooo. I can’t stand to see Lovetan cry.

51. Haruka Katayama (Team A) 955 votes.

50. Shizuka Oya (Team A) 964 votes.

49. Miho Miyazaki (Team B) 970 votes. Noooooooooooooooooooooo. Not her, Please.

 

Next Girls (33-48)

48. Haruka Ishida (Team B) 985 votes.

47. Suzuran Yamauchi (Team 4) 988 votes.

46. Kanako Hiramatsu (Ske48 Team S) 988 votes.

45. Misaki Iwasa (Team A) 1,023 votes.

44. Kanon Kimoto (SKE48 Team E) 1,039 votes.

43 Kana Kobayashi (Team B) 1,110 votes. I didn’t realise she was this popular.

42. Nana Yamada (NMB48 Team N) 1,136 votes.

41. Reina Fujie (Team K) 1,166 votes.

40. Chisato Nakata (Team A) 1,188 votes.

39. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 Research Student) 1,194 votes.

38. Haruka Nakagawa (Team A) 1,244 votes.

37. Miki Yakata (SKE48 Team KII) 1,345 votes.

36. Sayaka Nakaya (Team A) 1,348 votes.

35. Yuria Kizaki (SKE48 Team KII) 1,624 votes.

34. Asuka Kuramochi (Team A) 1,653 votes.

33. Kumi Yagami (SKE48 Team S) 1,671 votes.

 

Under Girls (17-32)

32. Sayaka Akimoto (Team K) 1,743 votes. ????????

31. Mayu Ogasawara (NMB48 Team N) 1,746 votes.

30. Tomu Muto (AKB48 Research Student) 1,757 votes. Who are you, I got to pay more attention to. AKB48’s Research Students.

29. Shiori Ogiso (SKE48 Team KII) 1,788 votes.

28. MasanaOya (SKE48 Team S) 1,919 votes.

27. Manatsu Mukaida (SKE48 Team KII) 1,948 votes.

26. Akari Suda (SKE48 Team S) 2,149 votes.

25. Yuka Masuda (Team B) 2,182 votes.

24. Sawako Hata (SKE48 Team KII) 2,312 votes.

22. Haruka Shimazaki (Team 4) 2,340 votes. What did you expect from the Ace of Team 4.

22.  Airi Furukawa (SKE48 Team KII) 2,340 votes.

21. Amina Sato (Team B) 2,392 votes.

20. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 Team K) 2,471 votes.

19. Miyuki Watanabe  (NMB48 Team N) 2,976 votes. Wow. Looks like Milky is going to challenge Sayaka for Top NMB48 member.

18. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 Team N) 3,218 votes.

17. Tomomi Kasai (Team B) 3,227 votes.

 

Senbatsu (1-16)

16. Rie Kitahara (Team B) 3,302 votes.

15. Mina Minegishi (Team K) 3,396 votes.

14. Ayaka Umeda (Team K) 3, 484 votes. Talk about having a good last year, since last years election. It looks like it will continue.

13. Aki Takajo (Team A) 3,661 votes.

12. Yui Yokoyama (Team K) 4,301 votes.

11. Haruka Kojima (Team A) 5,334 votes. Not Good. Not looking good at all, well she was at number 10 after the 1st day result last year. Got a final rank at number 6, also I still have to vote. I hope all those votes I give her, will make a difference.

10. Sae Miyazawa (Team K) 6,280 votes.

9. Tomomi Itano (Team K) 6,595 votes.

8. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 Team S) 7,795 votes. I guess being in AKB48 Team K temporarily did help.

7. Rena Matsui (SKE48 Team S) 8,460 votes.

6. Marika Shinoda (Team A) 8,619 votes.

5. Minami Takahashi (Team A) 8,955 votes.

4. Rino Sashihara (Team A) 9,337 votes.

3. Mayu Watanabe (Team B) 11,329 Votes. C’mon Mayuyu keep it up, you’re challening for the top.

2. Yuki Kashiwagi (Team B) 12,654 votes.1. Yuko Oshima (Team K) 15,093 votes.Remember this is only 1st day results, the nest results annouce will be the final results. June 6, 2012.


SKE48 9th Single ‘Aishiteraburu!’, 1st Week Sales.

May 24, 2012

SKE48 9th single ‘Aishiteraburu!, which was release on May 16. Sold 472,327 copies in it’s week of release, to rank number one on the oricon weekly singles chart. It’s SKE48’s 5th number one single, this single was release in four versions.

Video – http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=MO97D3K2AUOK . or http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=SGH3B8W35NN2.

CD+DVD A Cover.

CD+DVD B Regular Cover.

CD+DVD C Regular Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 28.

Rank/Artist/Release Date/ Sales.

1. Aishiteraburu! – SKE48 (05/16) (472,827).2. Sherlock – SHINee (05/16) (48,990).3. Still Love You – AAA (05/16) (48,284).4. Face Down – Arashi (05/09) (39,415) (565,521).5. My Time To Shine – Dreams Come True (05/16) (30,511).6. Real – ViViD (05/16) (20,845).7. Shine – Leo Ieiri (05/16) (19,645).8. Nagiichi – NMB48 (05/09) (16,823) (392,608).9. Mamireru – Kaela Kimura (05/16) (12,742).10. Everything – JUNO (05/16) (11,646).


My Predictions for AKB48 4th Senbatsu Election.

May 22, 2012

It’s that time of year again, AKB48 4th Senbatsu Election. To determine who will be in AKB48 27th single, release date and title to be announce at a later date. It will be held on June 6, at Nippon Budokan. Voting will be from May 23 to June 5, you can get a voting ballot to choose which member you like. Voting ballots will be available from AKB48 26th single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’, which will be release May 23. Each single will have one voting ballot.

It’s a little different this year, as they increase it from 40 to 64. The participating members for this election will be 237, from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 plus Kenkyuusei members from all the groups.

1-16 Senbatsu.

17-32 Under Girls.

33-48 Next Girls.

49-64 Future Girls (which I think is kinda funny since there will be some members there, who have been around for while).

I will have 6 voting ballots which all will go to my favorite member AKB48 Team A Haruna Kojima, maybe 2 more voting ballots coming. If it arrives on time, if it does then 1 more to Haruna Kojima. Not sure who to give the other one to will likely be Rina Kawaei or NMB48’s Kei Jonishi, we’ll see I won’t decide til the moment I vote. For anyone interested last year was my first time participating I had 10 voting ballots 8 went to Haruna Kojima the other 2 to Aika Oota.

 

My Predicitions.

Senbatsu (1-16).

1. Yuko Oshima (Team K) – This looks like a sure thing, but Acchan won’t be competing this year. Whether that will have an effect or not, I don’t know, maybe. Anyone other than Yuko at number one should be considered a big surprise and a big upset.

2. Yuki Kashiwagi (Team B) – The Big surprise last year, she could be the big surprise this year.

3. Mariko Shinoda (Team A) – Although I think Mayu will rank ahead of her, her fans always comes through for her, I shall not underestimate her fans.

4. Mayu Watanabe (Team B) – She always felt she’s Top 3, this might be the year.

5. Rino Sashihara (Team A) – Some would say her moving up 10 spots to number 9, last year was a surprise. Some would say considering the pushing she was getting, it was expected. Some would say a Top 5 this year would be a surprise, some would say considering the super pushing she’s been getting it was expected. I think she could rank has high as number 3. With Sasshi anything is possible even number 2.

6. Minami Takahashi (Team A) – She will get some sentimental Votes.

7. Haruna Kojima (Team A) – Last year I was so stress out at the possibility of her ranking outside the top 8, for a little while it look like she would. She actually moved up from the year before, I’m hoping for a Top 5. For this to happen no surprise from Sasshi, which is possible. I like to think all the votes, I’m giving her will make a difference.

8. Rena Matsui (SKE48 Team S) – A wild card.

9. Tomomi Itano (Team K) – Hate to say it, she’s on a downfall. If she can stay in the Top 8, it will be a good result for her.

10. Aki Takajo (Team A) – Just a feeling. My head tells me to rank Sae Miyazawa here. I’m going with my heart.

11. Sae Miyazawa (Team K) – Could drop should drop from a year ago, I wouldn’t bet on it.

12. Yui Yokoyama (Team K) – All that pushing.

13. Rie Kitahara (Team B) – My head tells me number 13, My heart tells me number 12.

14. Minami Minegishi (Team K) – For a 1st Generation member, who seems to have alot of fans. And is a pretty push member I’m surprise she never ranks higher than she should, 16,14,15 in the last 3 elections.

15. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S, AKB48 Team K – Temporarily) – I honestly think the reason she was place in AKB48 Team K temporarily, is so she doesn’t drop from last year rank. After all she is the Ace of SKE48.

16. Tomomi Kasai (Team B) – She drop big time last year, she should consider herself very fortunate if she can say in senbatsu (Top 16). Since last year election she’s been getting some push, a bit of Good Luck. Me along with alot of others, would hate to see her drop.

 

Under Girls (17-32).

17. Sayaka Akimoto (Team K) – 3 years in a row at number 17.

18. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 Team N) – She’s the Ace of NMB48, so she could rank even higher. Maybe, get into senbatsu.

19. Amina Sato (Team B) – Just going to wish her the best of luck, hope she ranks as high as possible.

20. Asuka Kuramochi (Team A) – Being in French kiss, will help her.

21. Yuka Masuda (Team B) – A Dark Horse, as far as I’m concern.

22. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 Team KII) – The most popular member in SKE48 outside of the Matsui’s.

23. Ayaka Umeda (Team K) – Although I think she could rank higher, I can’t see her ranking ahead of those rank ahead of her. Another Dark Horse for me.

24. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 Team N, AKB48 Team B – Temporarily) – I think I’m being generous, or I’m being bias ranking her this high. I honestly think the reason she was place on AKB48 Team B temporaily, was so she could get rank as high as possible.

25. Haruka Nakagawa (Team A) – I think she will surprise.

26. Aika Oota (Team A) – I hope she doesn’t drop again, I can’t stand to see Lovetan cry. She’s likely to drop (maybe big time), rather than moved up.

27. Shizuka Ooya (Team A) – On the rise.

28. Sakiko Matsui (Team K) – Shouldn’t be underestimated, she belongs to good agency.

29. Sumire Sato (Team B) – She’s had some good pushing, let’s see if it’s paid off.

30. Miori Ichikawa (Team 4) – I might be overestimating her, just like last year. When she barely made the Top 40.

31. Nana Yamada (NMB48 Team N) – I don’t know why I’m ranking her this high, I got a feeling she’ll rank nowhere this high.

32. Miho Miyazaki (Team B) – Another member I don’t know why I’m predicting to rank this high, maybe wishful thinking. She drop big time last year, this year could be even bigger. Their’s no doubt she’ll rank this year, it just won’t be in the Top 32.

There should be maybe 2 more SKE48 members inside the Top 32, instead of those last 2 members.

Yeah it’s a Top 64, I’ll just predict the Top 32.


Atsuko Maeda will graduate after Tokyo Dome Concert.

May 18, 2012

On May 17th Yasushi Akimoto has posted on Google +, that Acchan will graduate from AKB48. After the Tokyo Dome Concert and the AKB theater performance, the following day. Dates for these have not yet been announced, also her second solo single ‘Kimi wa Boku da’ will be release June 20. I don’t want to say I’m a know it all (Check my April 5, 2012 post), but this was logically the best time for her to graduate. The Tokyo Dome concert, is their big summer concert.


NMB48 4th Single ‘Nagiichi’, First Week Sales.

May 17, 2012

NMB48 4th single ‘Nagiichi’, which was release on May 9. Sold 375,785 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number two on the oricon weekly singles chart. It’s their highest first week sales, this single came in 4 versions.  Bought 3 of the singles version,  I would have like to get the theater Edition also. Since I think you can only get that at there theater, it’s almost impossible for me to get. Great single, So far I’ve love every single NMB48 has release. Not just the Title track, but almost all of the songs in the singles.

Video – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=WORMYX4RMRND . or http://d3.stream.cz/uservideo/677074-nmb48-nagiichi-hd.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 20, May 21.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Face Down – Arashi (05/09) (526,106).

2. Nagiichi – NMB48 (05/09) (375,785).3. Opera – Super Junior (05/09) (159,789).4. S – SID (05/09) (23,406).5. Inori ~Namida no Kidou / End of the day / Pieces – Mr.Children (04/18) (21,977) (253,117).6. Oide Shampoo – Nogizaka46 (05/02) (21,863) (177,540).7. Chase the world – May’n (05/09) (16,990).8. Soredemo Suki da yo – Rino Sashihara (05/02) (15,088) (139,571).9. Itsumo, itsumademo – Tube (05/02) (11,174).10. Sakasama no Sora – SMAP (04/25) (7,575) (161,622).


Sasshi vs. Nogizaka46, Oricon Single Chart. Week 19.

May 11, 2012

AKB48 Team A Member Rino Sashihara first solo single ‘Soredemo Suki Dayo’ which was release May 2. Sold 124,483 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number 2 on the weekly oricon single Chart. The Single was release in 4 versions.

Video – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=DUXN7OYMAS56.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Event Edition Cover.

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Nogizaka46 an all female idol group that AKB48 founder Yasushi Akimoto created last year, to rival AKB48. They release their 2nd single ‘Oide Shampoo’, on May 2. It sold 155,677 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number one on the oricon single chart that week. It’s their first number one single, The single was release in 4 version.

Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/nogizaka46-oide-shampoo-4zryb_2ey5f_.html .

Regular Edition Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

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Here’s the Sasshi and Nogizaka46 daily figures breakdown according to oricon, yeah the numbers don’t add up. Don’t ask me why.

Sasshi – 56,879 (2nd), 29,528 (1st), 12,323 (1st), 7,718 (1st), 6,049 (1st), 5,456 (1st), 2,904 (1st) = 120,857.

Nogizaka46 – 111,222 (1st), 21,552 (2nd), 8,238 (2nd), 5,092 (2nd), 4,123 (2nd), 2,993 (3rd), 2,354 (2nd) = 155,574.

If you ask me this was more of a battle between Sasshi wota vs. Sasshi haters.

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 19, May 14.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Oide Shampoo – Nogizaka46 (05/02) (155,677).

2. Soredemo Suki Da yo – Rino Sashihara (05/02) (124,483).3. Playball – YUKI (05/02) (21,461).4. Inori ~Namida no Kidou / End of Day / Pieces – Mr. Children (4/18) (20,588) (231,140).5. Nokoriga – SID (05/02) (20,299).6. Dot Bikini – S/mileage (05/02) (20,043).7. Kari Keiyaku no Cinderella – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (05/02) (19,935).8. Sakasama no Sora – SMAP (04/25) (18,749) (154,047).9. Two Heatrs – Daichi Miura (05/05) (16,618).10. Gekkou – Kazuyoshi Saito (05/02) (14,416).