Nogizaka46 3rd Single ‘Hashire! Bicycle’, First Week Sales.

August 30, 2012

My 100th Post.

Nogizaka46 release their 3rd single ‘Hashire! Bicycle’, on August 22nd. It sold 186,613 copies during it’s first week of release to rank number one, on oricon weekly singles chart. It was release in four versions.

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Regular Cover.

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type C Cover.


Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 35, September 3, 2012.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hashire! Bicycle – Nogizaka46 (08/22) (186,613).

2. Sexy, Free and Single – Super Junior (08/22) (109,821).

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3. Wild Tribe – Ace Of Spades (08/22) (63,190).

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4. Be My Shine ~Kimi wo Hanasanai~ – Boy Friend (08/22) (54,269).

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5. The Beginning – One Ok Rock (08/22) (43,752).

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6. Wanna Beeee!!! / Shake it Up – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/15) (30,511) (315,242).

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7. Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki – S/mileage (08/22) (22,866).

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8. Luxender Shokiko – Linked Horizon (08/22) (20,454).9. Uta no Prince-sama Idol song Reiji and Ai – Shotaro Morikubo and Shouta Aoi (08/22) (14,400).10. Choose Me Darling – StylipS (08/22) (10,303).

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Good Bye, Acchan.

August 28, 2012

As you all know by now, Acchan has graducated from AKB48.

I just want to thank her for everything, and wish her the Best of Luck in future.

I will still follow and support her on what ever she does.

Atsuko Maeda.

AKB48 3 Day Tokyo Dome Concert, August 24-26, 2012. Announcements.

August 28, 2012

AKB48 Big Summer concert was at Tokyo Dome August 24-26, it was a 3 day concert. I like it call this Atsuko Maeda graducation concert.

I will just stick to announcements made, if you’re interested with what song they perform or stuff like that. Just do a search on it.

1st Day (August 24) Announcements.

A surprise Team Shuffle announcements, actually I’m not surprise I though something like this wouls happen. With Acchan graducating who ever takes her place on Team A, will be a big push for that member. Since she’s always front a center when performing, that would have to be member who’s fairly kinda new. My choice would be neither Yui Yokoyama or Haruka Shimazaki, since Mayu got transfered to Team A. Looks like she’ll get it, or they can just alternate it among the members on the Team.


Anyways, here’s the new Team A (22 Members).

* Note – I’ll put the former Team they were on in brackets.

Minami Takahashi – Promoted to AKB48 General Manager.

Mariko Shinoda – New Team A Captain.

Anna Iriyama (Team 4).

Ayaka Kikuchi (Team K).

Ayaka Morikawa (Research Student).

Juri Takahashi (Team 4).

Karen Iwata (Team 4).

Marina Kobayashi (Reseach Student).

Mayu Watanabe (Team B).

Moeno Nito (Team K).

Natsuki Sato (Team B).

Riho Kotani (Team N of NMB48, still a member of NMB48).

Rina Izuta (Reseach Student).

Rina Kawaei (Team 4).

Ryoka Oshima (Reseach Student).

Sakiko Matsui (Team K).

Shiori Nakamata (Team 4).

Sumire Sato (Team B).

Tomomi Kasai (Team B).

Tomomi Nakatsuka (Team K).

Yui Yokoyama (Team K).

Yuka Tano (Team 4).


New Team K (23 Members).

Yuko Oshima – New Team K Captain.

Ami Maeda (Team A).

Amina Sato (Team B).

Asuka Kuramochi (Team A).

Chisato Nakata (Team A).

Haruka Shimada (Team 4).

Juina Matsui (Team S of SKE48, still will be with SKE48).

Kana Kobayashi (Team B).

Kaoru Mitsumune (Research Student).

Maria Abe (Team 4).

Mariya Nagao (Team).

Mayumi Uchida.

Miho Miyazaki (Team B).

Nana Fujita (Research Student).

Natsumi Matsubara (Team A).

Rie Kitahara (Team B, will also become a member of SKE48).

Rina Chikano (Team B).

Sayaka Akimoto.

Sayaka Nakaya (Team A).

Shihori Suzuki (Team B).

Tomomi Itano.

Tomu Muto (Research Student).

Yuka Masuda (Team B).


New Team B (23 Members).

Ayaka Umeda (Team K) – New Team B Captain.

Anna Ishida (Team KII of SKE48, still will be with SKE48).

Haruka Ishida.

Haruka Katayama (Team A).

Haruka Shimazaki (Team 4).

Haruna Kojima (Team A).

Mariko Nakamura (Team 4).

Mika Komori.

Miku Tanabe (Team K).

Mina Oba (Team 4).

Minami Minegishi (Team K).

Miori Ichikawa (Team 4).

Misaki Iwasa (Team A).

Misato Nonaka (Team K).

Miyu Takeuchi (Team 4).

Miyuki Watanabe (Team N of NMB48, still will be with NMB48).

Natsuki Kojima (Team 4).

Reina Fujie (Team K).

Rena Kato (Team 4).

Shizuka Oya (Team A).

Suzuran Yamauchi (Team 4).

Wakana Natori (Research Student).

Yuki Kashiwagi.


The Team Shuffle was not a surprise for me, but this was. Some members transfered to their sister group.



To HKT48.

Aika Oota (Team A) – This is a good moved although she’s one of the younger members in AKB48, she was getting push to the back. With HKT48 being a very young group she will take charged, she’ll be Sasshi sidekick.


To SNH48 (China).

Mariya Suzuki (Team B).

Sae Miyazawa (Team K).


To JKT48 (Indoneasia).

Aki Takajo (Team A) – I will miss her.

Haruka Nakagawa (Team A).


When all those changes will come into effect, I don’t know.


Day 2 (August 25) Announcements.

Minami Takahashi will release her first solo single, it’s about time. Release date and Title will be announce at a later date.


Day 3 (August 26) Annoucements.

None. Since it’s Acchan day.

Oricon Top 10 Single and Album, Week 34, 2012.

August 27, 2012

Better late than never, I just got back from a vacation.

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 34, August 27, 2012.

Rank/Album/Arist/Release Date/Sales.

1. 1830m – AKB48 (08/15) (870,621).ou ~Now and Forever~ – Keisuke Kuwata (07/18) (30,667) (684,457).3. Gift of SMAP – SMAP (08/01) (26,546) (236,953).4. A Summer Best – Ayumi Hamasaki (08/08) (22,709) (106,072).5. Believe – Che’Nelle (07/04) (15,377) (142,483).6. THE IDOLM@STER ANIM@TION MASTER Namassuka SPECIAL 01 – Takane Shijyo (Yumi Hara), Hibiki Ganaha (Manami Numalura), Miki Hoshii (Akiko Hasegawa) – (08/15) (14,098).7. The Singles – Chisato Moritaka (08/08) (12,182) (31,298).8. Up All Night – One Direction (08/08) (9,600) (26,464).9. Hoshi no shoujo to genso gakushi – cosMo@Bousou P Feat. Miku Hatsune  – GUMI (08/15) (9,315).10. Spy – Super Junior (08/08) (7,915) (13,572).


Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 33, August 27, 2012.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Wanna Beeee!!! / Shake it Up – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/15) (284,731).2. Spending all my time – Perfume (08/15) (84,607).3. Children Record – Jin (08/15) (29,642).4. Hikari e – Miwa (08/15) (27,512).5. Hohoemi no Plumage – Yukari Tamura  (8/15) (19,547).6. Kagayaku Tsuki no Yoni – Superfly (08/15) (16,504).7. Koi no Koishine – Mai Kuraki  (08/15) (16,230).8. 0 ~Zero~ – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (08/08) (15,859) (117,096).9. Virginity – NMB48 (08/08) (13,152) (328,357).10. Love Doctor – Root 5 (08/15) (13,006).

Mai Shiraishi, Birthday.

August 21, 2012

Today August 20, is Nogizaka46 member Mai Shiraishi Birthday. Happy 20th Birthday, Maiyan.

NMB48 5th Single ‘Virginity’, First Week Sales.

August 15, 2012

NMB48 release their 5th single ‘Virginity’, on August 8th. It sold 315,205 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number one on the oricon weekly singles chart. It was release in four versions, it’s their 4th number one single.

Video – ‘Virginity’

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Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.


Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 33, August 20, 2012.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Virginity – NMB48 (08/08) (315,205).

2. 0~ZERO~ – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (08/08) (101,236).

3. Keep On – V6 (08/08) (56,047).

4. One Up!!! / Ichigo Gyunyu – Idoling!!! (08/08) (42,796).

5. Crossing Field – LiSA (08/08) (39,478).

7. Top Secret – FTIsland (08/08) (34,340).

7. Mata Ashita – Yuzu (08/08) (33,421).

8. Moment – SMAP (08/01) (29,911) (166,638).

9. Tsubomi Yume Miru Rapsodia – The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 6 Ranko Kanzaki (CV:Maaya Uchida) (08/08) (22,537).

10. Marshallow Kiss – The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 8 Kira Moroboshi (CV: Rei Matsuzaki) (08/08) (18,416).

Going on vacation

August 11, 2012

Today I’m leaving for holidays won’t be back til Saturday August 25th, just in time to attend Toronto FanExpo the next day. I’ll be driving to California mainly staying in San Francisco and LA, likely stopping and checking some attractions along the way. It’s 3 or 4 days drive, I enjoy long distance driving I do this about twice a year. The first stop will Chicago later on today to attend Chicago ComicCon will be getting a Photo Op with Stan Lee and Amy Acker, and also maybe get some autographs. I’m a big Science Fiction, Superhero and comic fan, it’s a must go for me. It’s along the way, I’ll only be there for about 6 hours. Then off to California.

Since I don’t really go on the computer when I’m on holidays, I don’t know if I’ll be posting anything here during that time.