Minami Minegishi demoted.

January 31, 2013

Minegishi_minami2012Minami Minegishi has been demoted to Research Student, I just found about this. Maybe it has something to do with this scandal, I don’t know http://www.tokyohive.com/2013/01/shukan-bunshun-reports-akb48s-minegishi-minami-spent-the-night-at-shirahama-alans-place/ . She’s a 1st Generation AKB48 Member, a regular senbatsu basically from the beginning and for reasons I can’t understand she’s always been kinda heavily push. Which is probably the reason she wasn’t fired or suspended, I think she’ll be back to a Team in few months. The only thing I’m worried about is the upcoming Senbatsu election, hopefully by then everything will all be forgiven and forgotten. I could never understand this no dating no boyfriend thing. Personally I couldn’t careless what she did in her personal life, has long as it doesn’t affect her performance in AKB48. Their’s been so many scandals lately, I’m sure they’re will be more. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or what, it was almost exactly 1 year ago today. That the Nacchan and Yonechan scandal happen. This scandal doesn’t change how I feel about her, she’s one of my favorite members, she’s still one of favorite members.

Here’s a video I don’t know what she’s saying, I don’t understand Japanese. It’s about her apologizing. As for her cutting her hair she said it’s was her decision, bullshit. As this video proves I don’t think it was I think she was giving a choice to leave the group or be humiliated. As this video is from official AKB48 youtube channel!. Video – http://www.youtube.com/user/AKB48?feature=watch .

Edit – The video has been taken down today (Feb.2), because during an AKB48 handshake event. Fans requested it. They took it down faster than they put it up, damn although in was painful to watch. I though she look kinda cute, with her shaved head.

I could say more about this, and what I don’t like. But, I don’t want to offend anyone.

Edit – It’s been a couple hours since I made that post, I’ve been reading what some had to say about it. Agreed or not (Liked or not) , I respect what some had some to say about it. Some say the punisiment was acceptable for the rule she broke, and made some good points. I don’t like it, but there’s alot of things I don’t understand when it somes to other culture. After reading some of other people comments maybe I was wrong about her, not cutting her own hair. Maybe it was her own decision, Look I made a big mistake. I’m punishing myself, please show some compassion. Maybe I don’t really know what the hell I’m writing about, I may not like it or a agree with it. When it comes to other culture, their’s just alot I don’t understand. I may not like it,  but I will and can accept it.

I think the bottom line is as with anything else, and this as nothing to do with culture. It all comes down to money, they have these rules nothing more than to please the watos. And watos will buy anything and everthing if they like that member. Obcourse she would to be free any kind of scandal, like a virgin. For lack of a better word. I have said more than a few times I wish I wasn’t such a big AKB48 fan (I guess I could say this about any female J-Pop Idol group), I just don’t  like some of the things the goes on. I always blame the management it’s not entirely their fault, it’s a business after all.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 5, February 4, 2013.

January 31, 2013

Oricon Top 10 singles, Week 5, February 4, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Help me!! – Morning Musume (01/23/2013) (93,286).img20130123141552506Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adKxssyO5iE .

2. Promise You – Super Junior-K.R.Y. (01/23/2013) (69,067).hqheds2kpbubVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0BCJ3hEmcg .

3. Miss you / Hohoemi no Saku Basho – AAA (01/23/2013) (39,831).AAA_MI~1Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHyU7aOoYI8 .

4. Music – Sakanaction (01/23/2013) (35,065).music5. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 013 Airi Totoki (Apple Pie Princess) – Airi Totoki (Hitomi Harada) (01/23/2013) (19,870).0036. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 011 Miho Kohinata (Naked Romance) – Miho Kohinata (Minami Tsuda) (01/23/2013) (19,159).161152ft9gd6j51bda34lk7. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 012 Kiina Tada (Twilight Sky) – Kiina Tada (Auriko Aoki) (01/23) (18,481).0bdea37f8. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 014 Mizuki Kawashima (Angel Breeze) – Mizuki Kawashima (Nao Higashiyama) (01/23/2013) (16,790).vCUcn9. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 015 Mio Honda (Mitsuboshi) – Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara) (01/23/2013) (15,271).81zuJlwRwtL__AA1500_10. Tatoeba Kimi to Boku – baroque (01/23/2013) (10,903).?????????????????????????????????????_________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 5, February 4, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Justice – Glay (01/23/2013) (57,224).sub_image10016_zps3c308e652. Guilty – Glay (01/23/2013) (56,627).sub_image10017_zpsc430d0f13. Take Me Home – One Direction (11/14/2012) (35,209) (133,994).1D_YEARBOOK_COVER WRAP.indd4. 18 – Kazuya Yoshii (01/23/2013) (30,043).news_large_yoshiikazuya_JK5. 800BEST ~Simple is the BEST!!~ – Mongol800 (01/23/2013) (24,082).1358934614207132213126. Up All Night – One Direction (08/08/2012) (16,378) (129,416).25409302_700x700min_17. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars (12/12/2012) (15,273) (66,735).Music Review-Bruno Mars8. I – Kim Jae Joong (01/18/2013) (12,786) (20,117).1358515532-39787355329. SID 10th Anniversary BEST – SID (9,845) (54,857).limitededitionmm10. Red – Taylor Swift (10/24/2012) (9,811) (162,343).image

 

 


AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100, 2013.

January 29, 2013

news_large_akb_15Not going to get to any details here like any announcements or anything like that, just the Top 100 songs. Severals ways you could have voted, but mainly from their 28th single ‘UZA’. I had 3 votes, from that single. I wasn’t going to at first, in the end after some thinking. I decided to give all those 3 votes to my favorite AKB48 song ‘Heavy Rotation’.

This was basically a 4 day concert January 24-27, 2013 at Tokyo Dome City Hall. A total of 536 songs to vote from, from singles, albums, stage songs. Songs from Sub-units and Solo Releases aren’t included.

For new AKB48 fans who may not know A2 is Team A 2nd Stage, B5 is Team B 5th stage, S2 is SKE48 team S 2nd stage, KII 1 is SKE48 Team K 1st stage, H1 is Himawari gumi 1st stage, and so on. Hope that helps.

 

Day 1 – January 24, 2013 (76-100).

100. Gomen ne, Summer (SKE48 3rd Single).

99. Boku no Yell (From AKB48 16th single ‘Ponytail to Shushu’).

98. Sougen no Kiseki (K 3).

97. Bacchikoi K – Team K.

96. Guuzen no Juujiro (from AKB48 20th single ‘Sakura no ki ni Narou).

95. Tsugi no Season (from AKB48 28th single ‘UZA’).

94. Kataomoi no Taikakusen (B 4).

93. Yobisute Fantasy – Team B (From AKB48 24th single ‘Ue kara Mariko’).

92. Hoshizora no Caravan (from NMB48 6th single ‘Kitagawa Kenji’).

91. Manazashi Sayonara (KII 3).

90. Pareo wa Emerald (SKE48 6th single).

89. Kimi to koko ni ita Koto (From AKB48 3rd Album ‘Koko ni ita Koto’).

88. Shoujotachi yo (from AKB48 3rd Album ‘Koko ni ita Koto).

87. Kesshou (from NMB48 2nd single ‘Oh my God!’).

86. Oh my God! (NMB48 2nd Single).

85. Kokoro no hashi no Sofa (K 6).

84. Sasae (K 4).

83. River (AKB48 14th single).

82. Enjou Rosen  (A 6).

81. Beginner (AKB48 18th single).

80. Ponytail to Shushu (AKB48 16th single).

79. Tenshi no Shippo (B 3).

78. Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate (B 4).

77. Kaze wa Fuiteiru (AKB48 23rd single). Big drop from a year ago, Number 7 last year.

76. Dakishimeraretara (K 5).

 

Encore:

Kirigiri Jin – No Sleeves.

Yuuhi Marie – Team K.

Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara – Misaki Iwasa.

Everyday, Katuusha.

 

Day 2 – January 25, 2013 (51-75).

75. Wimbledon he tsurete itte (S 2).

74. Seigi no Mikata janai Hero – Team B (from AKB48 28th single ‘UZA’).

73. Kiss datte Hidarikiki (SKE48 10th single).

72. Arashi no Yoru ni wa (B 5).

71. Aishiteraburu! (SKE48 9th single).

70. Two Roses (from SKE48 4th single ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!).

69. End Roll (K 5).

68. Kanojo ni Naremasu ka? (K 6).

67. Nante Bohemian (from AKB48 27th single ‘Gingham Check’).

66. Omatase Set List (KII 3).

65. Cross (KII 3).

64. Sakura Hanabiratachi (AKB48 1st Indie Single or A 1).

63. Only Today (A 4).

62. Candy (B 5).

61. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? (AKB48 6th Single).

60. Koi wa Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute (S 3).

59. Finland Miracle (KII 3).

58. Zannen Shoujo (B 4).

57. Do Re Mi Fa Onchi (From AKB48 27th single ‘Gingham Check’).

56. Kimi no C/W – Haruka Shimazaki, Aki Takajo, Mayu Watanabe (Team Surprise).

55. Maria (K 3).

54. Flying Get (AKB48 22nd Single). Number 4 last year, Big drop.

53. Choose me! – Team YJ (from AKB48 15th single ‘Sakura no Shiroi’).

52. Gyakuten Oujisama (A 6).

51. Show Fight! (from AKB48 27th single ‘Gingham Check’.

 

* I was going to do any announcements, this one is worth mentioning. AKB48 theater manager Tomonobu Togasaki has been promoted to Manager of all the 48 Groups (AKB48 and all it’s sister groups).

Encore:

Ruby – Team A.

Shortcake – Yuki Kashiwagi.

Choco no Dorei – SKE48.

Heavy Rotation.

 

Day 3 – January 26, 2013 (26-50).

50. Oogoe Diamond (AKB48 10th Single).

49. Junai no Crescendo (A 4).

48. Reset (K 6).

47. Everyday, Kachuusha (AKB48 21st Single). I’m very surprise at this one, this was the number 2 song last year. I Love this song.

46. Give Me Five! (AKB48 25th Single).

45. Scandalous ni ikou – Haruna Kojima, Yuko Oshima (from AKB48 4th Album ‘1830m’).

44. Mitsubachi Girl – Team E  (from SKE48 1st Album ‘Kono Ho no Chime wo Wasurenai’).

43. Pioneer (A 6).

42. Hazumisaki (from SKE48 3rd single ‘Gomen ne, Summer).

41. Omoide no Hotondo – Atsuko Maeda, Minami Takahashi (from AKB48 4th Album ‘1830m’).

40. Jungle Gym – Sayaka Yamamoto (From NMB48 3rd single ‘Junjou U-19’).

39. Kuru Kuru Kuru (K 3).

38. HKT48 (from HKT48 Kenkyuusei 2nd Stage).

37. Itoshisa no Accel (A 6).

36. Bird (A 3).

35. Kataomoi Finally (SKE48 8th Single).

34. Manatsu no Sounds Good! (AKB48 26th Single).

33. Nagiichi (NMB48 4th Single).

32. Otage Lullaby – Minami Takahashi (Team Surprise).

31. Gugutasu no Sora (from AKB48 26th single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’).

30. Iiwake Maybe (AKB48 13th Single).

29. Warukii – Miyuki Watanabe (from NMB48 4th single ‘Nagiichi’).

28. Seishun no Lap Time (from NMB48 1st single ‘Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo’).

27. Temodemo no Namida (B 3).

26. Dakishimecha Ikenai (from AKB48 22nd single ‘Flying Get’).

 

Encore:

After Rain.

Onegai Valentine – HKT48.

Soko de Inu no Unci fanjau ka ne? – Team B.

Sore wo Seishun to yobi Hi – Emiri Kobayashi, Kanako Hiramatsu, Kasumi Ueno, Kumi Yagami, Minami Hara, Mizuki Kuwabara, Ririna Akaeda, Shiori Ogiso and Shiori Takada.

Those 9 SKE48 members will graduating from SKE48 this spring, I’m going to miss Kanako Hiramatsu. The song will on SKE48 11th single ‘Choco no Dorei’.

Flying Get – AKB48.

Day 4 – January 27, 2013 (1-25).

25. Plastic no Kuchibiru – Mariko Shinoda (from AKB48 4th Album ‘1830m’).

24. Junjou Shugi (B 3).

23. Shonichi (B 3).

22. Omoide Ijou (S 3).

21. Kitagawa Kenji (NMB48 6th Single).

20. Abogado janee shi – Mayu Watanabe, Rino Sashihara (from AKB48 4th Album ‘1830m’).

19. Heart gata Virus (A 5).

18. Kodoku na Runner (from SDN48 1st single ‘GAGAGA’).

17. Kimi no koto ga suki Dakara (from AKB48 14th single ‘River’).

16. UZA (AKB48 28th Single).

15. Kareha no Station – Rena Matsui (S 3).

14. Gingham Check (AKB48 27th Single). A little surprise here, I though this would rank alot higher. Top 5.

13. Ookami to Pride (S 3).

12. First Rabbit (from AKB48 4th Album ‘1830m’).

11. Juuryoku Sympathy (Team Surprise).

10. Nakinagara Hohoende – Yuko Oshima (K 3).

9.Yume no Kawa (from AKB48 27th single ‘Gingham Check’).  Atsuko Maeda graducation song.

8. Yokaze no Shiwaza – Yuki Kashiwagi (B 5).

7. Team B Oshi (B 5).

6. Itoshiki Natasha (B 4).

5. Mushi no Ballad – Sayaka Akimoto (K 5).

4. Heavy Rotation (AKB48 17th Single). After 2 years in row at the Top, it drops down abit. I did my part.

3. Ue kara Mariko (AKB48 24th Single). I’m very surprise here, I’m glad it rank very high. I like this song, and the video is great.

2. Kiseki wa Maniawanai (K 6).

1. Hashire! Penguin – Team 4 (from AKB48 24th single ‘Ue kara Mariko’). I shouldn’t be surprise, I’ve heard alot of Team 4 watos was going to make this number one.news_large_akb_25

Interesting results. I wish this wasn’t the case, but this shows. That alot of the fans that voted, voted for their favorite member or favorite team. Rather than their favorite songs.

 

Encore:

AKB48 Up Coming Single –

Waiting Room (Under Girls).

So Long! (Senbatsu).

Manatsu no Sounds Good!.


No Sleeves 9th Single ‘Kirigirisu Jin’, First Week Sales.

January 24, 2013

ABdEDAKB48 sub-group No Sleeves 9th single ‘Kirigirisu Jin’, which was release on January 16th. Sold 62,790 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number two, on the weekly singles chart. This single was release in 4 versions.

First week sales of No Sleeves previous singles.

Single/Release Date/Sales/Rank.

1. Relax! (11/26/2008) (11,436) (13).

2. Tane (03/28/2009) (13,117) (9).

3. Kiss no Ryuusei (11/25/2009) (20,174) (8).

4. Lie (04/21/2010) (26,287) (5).

5. Kimi Shika (08/04/2010) (30,819) (6).

6. Answer (03/02/2011) (81,846) (2).

7. Kuchibiru Furezu… (06/29/2011) (100,039) (3).

8. Pedicure day (12/28/2011) (85,660) (2).

9. Kirigirisu Jin (01/16/2013) (62,792) (2).

‘Kirigirisu Jin’ Tracklist – http://melosnomichi.blogspot.ca/2013/01/no3b-9th-single-kirigirisu-jin.html.

Video – http://vimeo.com/57452017 .

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 4, January 28, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Catch Me ~If you wanna~ – Tohoshinki (01/16/2013) (137,028).TVXQ - Catch Me - If you wannaVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_xNkJwBz-A .

2. Kirigirisu Jin – No Sleeves (01/16/2013) (62,790).

Regular Edition Cover.

3. Ume – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (01/16/2013) (41,423).p2Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq24AeyOPG8 .

4. Whistle ~Kimi to Sugoshita Hibi~ – Miwa (01/16/2013) (29,754).miwa-whistle-limitedAVideo – http://www.wat.tv/video/miwa-kimi-to-sugoshita-5hqhl_2ey5f_.html .

5. Inochi no Rhythm – Dance Earth Party (01/16/2013) (14,713).DanceEarthParty-InochiRhythm_zps21b6e917Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/dance-earth-party-inochi-no-5jg4f_2ey5f_.html .

6. Rusty Hearts – Breakerz (01/16/2013) (13,696).531941_554978454531015_1616708468_nVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNfbk-i9KFk .

7. Mystery Virgin – Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC) (01/09/2013) (13,592) (202,454).19522963_zps518dbbabVideo – (Live) http://facebook.com/video/video.php?v=289653834488818 .

8. Silent Snow – Kana Hanazawa (01/16/2013) (12,783).hk4_tujyo_H1_RVideo – (Short Version) http://www.wat.tv/video/kana-hanazawa-silent-snow-5iqs1_2ey5f_.html .

9. Reason – Yuzu (01/09/2013) (10,292) (52,215).yz_tsujo_H1-4_FIXVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyq5bUXpnYI .

10. W.W.D / Fuyu e to Hashiridasuo! – Dempa Gumi. Inc (01/16/2013) (9,921).1356764017_4_5Video – (W.W.D) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzYvWPcYQdc .

(Fuyu e to Hashiridasuo!) – http://www.wat.tv/video/dempagumi-inc-fuyu-to-hashiridasuo-5gi5n_2ey5f_.html .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 4, January 28, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SID 10th Anniversary Best – SID (01/16/2013) (45,012).limitededitionmm2. 1-2-3 – The Bawdies (01/16/2013) (24,864).1-2-3-THE-BAWDIES3. One Piece 15th Anniversary Best Album – Various Artist (01/16/2013) (17,748).91m2A7TmyhL__AA1500_4. Take Me Home – One Direction (11/14/2012) (16,267) (98,785).```````````15. Sunny Side Story – Haruka Tomatsu (01/16/2013) (13,949).te0An_zps8b8e93ef6. Baradon – Ikimonogakari (12/19/2012) (12,869) (212,536).booklet7. Miracle – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (12/26/2012) (12,054) (228,542).Miracle_(Sandaime_J_Soul_Brothers)8. Exile Best Hits ~Love Side / Soul Side~ – Exile (10,979) (650,582).o0800071312307095894_zps987a18089. Doki Doki LGYankees!!!!!! – LGYankees!!!!!! (01/16/2013) (10,272).464902568_10010. Funky Monkey Babys 5 – Funky Monkey Babys (12/26/2012) (10,232) (139,454).mucd-8026


My Favorite J-Pop Idols and J-Pop Artist.

January 23, 2013

*This was not an easy decision for me to make, and it hurts me to do this. I’ve decided not to include AKB48 member Tomomi Nakatsuka, in this ranking. It’s complicated so I’m not even going to try to explain, some may have an idea. It’s unacceptable, but it’s my decision. If you want an idea where she would have ranked, just check out my AKB48 favorite Members ranking (January 2013). A few post back.

My Top 15 J-Pop Idols.

15. Erina Mano.

Some say she’s boring and doesn’t have a personality, add she’s sweet and cute looking. My kinda girl, I don’t really follow her that closely. I’m more of a casual fan of hers. She’s suppose to graduate from Hello! Project, sometime next month. I haven’t check for any details, I’ll find out when the time comes. Sweet%20Japanese%20girl%20Erina%20Mano%20iPad%20wallpapers%201024x1024%20(02)

14. Ayami Sema (Prizmmy).

She’s my guilty pleasure.o080005331224947093713. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

I find her very funny looking, at the same time very sexually attractive.haruna-iikubo12. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Cute, Beautiful and Adorable. She’s probably the only thing I like about Tokyo Girls’ Style, I really wanted to get into this group. Mainly, because of her, when I first found out about them. Almost 2 years ago the only problem was I don’t like their music. To me the music always comes first, they can have the cutest members in the group. Unless I like the music, I find it hard to stay interested in them. Now and then when I come across them, I can’t help but notice her. She’s becoming more and more beautiful each time, and I always give them another shot. Just to be disappointed. I even bought one of their singles, cause she look really good on the cover. Even though I really hated all the songs on the single, And I knew in advance what the songs where.http://idolgallery.boingo.jp/11. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

When it came to noticing her, I was a little slow. She’s becoming more and more beautiful by the day.nm02210. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

I always though she was pretty and I always wanted to like her, I just couldn’t. I think it had something to do with Akari Hayami, although she graduated from the group almost 2 years ago. It’s complicated I think it’s something like SKE48 Jurina vs. Rena, NMB48 Sayaka vs. Milky or AKB48 Acchan vs. Yuko. It took a long time, I’m over it.7be43b93Kanako Momota and Akari Hayami, I really miss Akarin.lY26c9. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48).0168. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).1350258715733Because they look so good together.

Sayaka and Milky.

Sayaka and Milky.

7. Rena Matsui (SKE48).i5WPkARFqbQ5Hc6. Miyabi Natsuyaki (Berryz Koubou).

Here’s Miyabi with her cousin AKB48 Member Reina Fujie.

Miyabi and Reina.

Miyabi and Reina.

5. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).2c568bae4. Momoka Ariyasu (Momoiro Clover Z).

For reasons I don’t know, here`s someone I rank way higher than I should.4776d56d3. Yurina Kumai (Berryz Koubou ).

My lovely Yurina, I`ll go almost anywhere in the world. Just to see her.img201212171208167722. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).

Her first solo single ‘Shortcake’ will be release on February 6th. Support her http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Yuki-Kashiwagi_000000000424052/

PicwxUj3a1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).90cc9534

My Top 15 J-Pop Artist.

I won’t be including any sub-groups or sub-units in this ranking, mainly because the one’s I would have included. Didn’t release or did anything much, during the last year.

15. S/mileage.

The only reason they’re here is because I couldn’t decided, who else to put here.ea37ceea1fe221c35c64921d6ad6142b14. Fairies.

A group I started to get into, last year. If you don’t know them they’re worth checking out.Fairies_-_Tweet_Dream_-_Sparkle_(promo)

13. Hime Kyun Fruit Can.

I’m kinda a new fan of their’s, I just found out about them sometime last summer. I like them, they don’t seem to be the typical Cute J-Pop female Idol group.naruupkids537012. Sakura Gakuin.

Don’t you hate it when this happens, you start getting really interested in a group. Then find out the members that you like just graduated from the group not that long ago, Ayaka Miyoshi in particular who I have a big crush on. If those members where still in the group they would rank higher. As for the current members I still like them, but…. we’ll see. Only time will tell.

Here’s a picture of Sakura Gakuin, that I like and know.1_911. Morning Musume.

It’s nice to see them do (sell) really well lately.InCaB10. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

They belong in the same agency (Stardust Promotion) as Momoiro Clover Z, and just like them they’re also alot of fun.ebichu9. C-ute.cute-38. NMB48.

These 3 members will have to do, yes that’s Yui Yokoyama. Currently she’s also a member of NMB48.1552835981-4624900_o7. SKE48.iUQjdNfSLOuVS6. PASSPO.

I like their concept, how many times must I say that.n5ohhvgc5. SUPER GiRLS.

2012 was a great year for them, I hope 2013 will be better.super_9734_girls_5025584. Idoling!!!

They have a new single coming out next month, can’t wait. They never disappoint me, in fact the first J-Pop non AKB48 CD I bough was an Idoling!!! one.

Promoting the up coming single.

Promoting the up coming single.

3. Momoiro Clover Z.

I`m a big Sailor Moon fan, so when I found that there was a new Sailor Moon Anime coming out this summer. Momoiro Clover Z was singing the theme song, I was thrilled. I can`t wait for this.b325bb33

Momoiro Clover Z in Sailor Moon cosplay.

Momoiro Clover Z in Sailor Moon cosplay.

2. Berryz Koubou.

Berryz Koubou have come to the US, the last 2 years. I hope they come again this year, I will go anywhere in the States at all cost if they do.meet_berryz_koubou_by_suusj_chan-d5bznzs1. AKB48.

It was about 2 years ago today maybe take a week, that I became a big AKB48 fan. It was watching this video, basically Tomomi Itano caught my eye. That was the start. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h02JwSMuFFk .AKBstudio-recordings-A


palet – Hello, palet (Mini Album)

January 17, 2013
Palet.

Palet.

I don’t usually promote stuff here, actually I do it all the time here. With AKB and my oricon chart post.
If you like J-pop Idol music you have to give this a listen, to me it’s the best J-pop album their is. Ok, it’s not the first I’ve said that, and it won’t be the last. But, I really do like this album alot. I just listen to this album a few days ago, I like all the songs. I love J-pop idol music it’s fun and happy, to me the music always comes first. I’m not like most Idol fans who like one member in a partiular group, or like the idol group. Because the girls are cute, and the music is just secondary.

This is a pretty new Idol group. I don’t know anything about them. Except that they’re PASSPO, sister group.

It’s all matter of taste, some of you may find this to be a piece of crap.

Here’s the Mini Album Cover.ƒvƒŠƒ“ƒgTracklist:

1. Fly Away (Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD7GvbuGyP0 ).

2. Mune no Button

3. Nijiiro Horizon

4. Yubikiri

5. Hashitemita

6. I miss you (Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbQ8_dKp1-w ).

7. Ichigo Kibun

If your interested in buying the Mini Album here’s one place you can get it http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DAKBNPP-1 .

Here’s 2 more Albums I like alot, and are worth checking out. Most the songs are mostly from their single releases. Very few new tracks, maybe less than half. Still a great Album.

Himekyun Fruit Can – Renai Romance!! (Realease Date August 1, 2012).0000031284_1347945716origShiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku – Ebichu no Zetsuban Best ~Owaranai Seishun~ (Release Date November 21, 2012).17aceacb


Misaki Iwasa 2nd Single ‘Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara’, First Week Sales.

January 16, 2013

Moshimo_Watashi_ga_Sora_ni_Sundeitara_PromoAKB48 Team B Member Misaki Iwasa 2nd single ‘Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara’, which was release on January 9th. Sold 18,929 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number 5 on the weekly oricon singles chart. This single was release in 2 versions. Just like her first it’s an enka single, as that’s the kind of music she likes.
Tracklist – Regular Edition – http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TKCA-73865 .

Limited Edition – http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TKCA-73860 .

Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/iwasa-misaki-moshimo-watashi-5ghyn_2ey5f_.html .

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Limited Edition Cover.

Limited Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 3, January 21, 2013.

This was a great week in music in Japan alot of great new releases, as far as I’m concern

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Mystery Virgin – Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC) (01/09/2013) (188,862).19522963_zps518dbbabVideo – Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE3agyyuvJ0 .

2. Deeper Deeper / Nothing Helps – One Ok Rock (01/09/2013) (43,812) .azcs2024Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcBBNB5JTOQ .

3. Reason – Yuzu (01/09/2013) (41,923).yz_tsujo_H1-4_FIXVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyq5bUXpnYI .

4. Bunbun Nine9′ – Cheeky Parade (01/09/2013) (22,176).BUNBUN_NINE9Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/cheeky-parade-bunbum-nine9-5cttj_2ey5f_.html .

5. Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara – Misaki Iwasa (01/09/2013) (18,929).

Limited Edition Cover.

6. Ijime, Dame, Zettai – BABYMETAL (01/09/2013) (18,789).GgxSQ_zps88591434Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDqaTXqCN-Q .

7. Dance My Generation – Golden Bomber (01/01/2013) (14,625) (139,452).4948722481225Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bgr76R0eeg .

8. Seifuku no Mannequin – Nogizaka46 (02/19/2012) (12,606) (276,155).

Type C Cover.

Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/nogizaka46-seifuku-no-mannequin-5dza3_2ey5f_.html .

9. Jinsei Wahaha! – Fudanjuku (01/09/2013) (11,210).fdj_A_a10. Jiku Tours – Ayana Taketatsu (01/09/2013) (9,122).002Video – http://www.alafista.com/2012/12/02/taketatsu-ayana-jiku-tours-short-pv/ .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 3, January 21, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. A Classical – Ayumi Hamasaki (01/08/2013) (25,049).A_Classical2. Uta no Prince Sama Shuffle Unit Natsuki & Tokiya – Shinomiya Natsuki (Taniyama Kisho), Miyano Mamoru (Ichinose Tokiya) (01/09/2012) (21,344).55979113541826963. Miracle – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (12/26/2012) (20,692) (216,488).Miracle_(Sandaime_J_Soul_Brothers)4. Baradon – Ikimonogakari (12/19/2012) (20,550) (199,667).booklet5. The Independent King – AK69 (01/09/2013) (18,721).K9Ezs_zps580cee966. Exile Best Hits ~Love Side / Soul Side~ – Exile (12/05/2012) (18,668) (639,603).o0800071312307095894_zps987a18087. I Got A Boy – Girls’ Generation (01/09/2012) (15,828).Girls'_Generation_-_I_Got_A_Boy8. Funky Monkey Babys 5 – Funky Monkey Babys (12/26/2012) (15,783) (129,222).mucd-80269. Yumi Matsutoya 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album ~Nihon Koi to, Yuming to~ – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (14,250) (690,190).????10. Voice – 2AM (01/09/2013) (11,664).sub_image8648_zpsd0de0549