NMB48 7th Single “Bokura no Eureka”, First Week Sales.

June 26, 2013

NMB48(新)+※トリミング不可です。NMB48 7th single “Bokura no Eureka”, which was released on June 19th. Sold 481,843 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. It’s their first single release in more than 7 months, it’s also their highest first week sales. This single was releases in 4 versions, including the “Theater Edition”. It’s AKB48 Team B member Miori Ichikawa (Fresh Lemon), 1st single with NMB48. As she’s also a member With NMB48’s Team N, for now.

This is NMB48 first single in which it ranked number one daily, everyday during the week.

For comparison purposes, here’s how NMB48 other singles did in it’s first week.

Single/Release Date/1st Week Sales/Daily Rank/Rank.

1. Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo (07/20/2011) (218,441) (1,2,2,1,4,4,3) (1).

2. Oh My God! (10/19/2011) (265,435) (1,3,4,1,3,3,3) (1).

3. Junjou U-19 (02/08/2012) (329,438) (1,1,2,1,1,1,1) (1).

4.Nagiichi (05/09/2012) (375,785) (2,2,2,2,1,3,2) (2).

5. Virginity (08/08/2012) (315,205) (1,2,1,1,3,3,10) (1).

6. Kitagawa Kenji (11/07/2012) (317,051) (1,2,2,1,1,2,3) (1).

7. Bokura no Eureka (6/19/2013) (481,483) (1,1,1,1,1,1,1) (1).

Tracklist – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokura_no_Eureka .

Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=581985 .

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 26, July 1, 2013.

* In my opinion I think this one the best week ever for new singles releases in Japan, since I became a JPop fan.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Bokura no Eureka – NMB48 (06/19/2013) (481,843).

Type A Cover.

2. Flower Song – Exile (06/19/2013) (107,486).FlowerSongCDVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZx07GlTGM8 .

3. I Wanna Dance – Super Junior Donghae and Eunhyuk (06/19/2013) (54,220).xPxDjuBVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07IKw89Dwjw .

4. Love & Girls – Girls’ Generation (06/19/2013) (42,796).Love & GirlsVideo – http://www.youtube.com//watch?v=XGiLwHVKG3w .

5. Upturn – Lead (06/19/2013) (41,224).385284_10151454805262005_2034989669_nVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_TdpShBeEo .

6. Golden Chinatown / Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi – Berryz Koubou (06/19/2013) (31,558).cover_zps06dbb6e6Video – “Golden Chinatown” http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=188099 .

“Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi” www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVxgxnqVzXs .

7. Megitsune – BABYMETAL (06/19/2013) (21,999).su_zpsfc3146ebVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw .

8. Namida no Kotae – Kanjani8 (06/12/2013) (17,955) (266,709).???? ??BVideo – http://vimeo.com/68260371 .

9. I Can Hear – DISH// (06/19/2013) (15,488).resize_imageVideo – http://vimeo.com/65975308 .

10. Paradise In The Summer – Lovely Doll (06/18/2013) (14,747).81uNf9RSc0L__AA1416_Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10p2uv_lovely-doll-paradise-in-the-summer-full-ver_music .

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Of Interest to Me (New Release Only):

11. Shuto Iten Keikaku – Team Syachihoko (06/19/2013) (13,643).????????????????????????????????

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

12. Walk My Way – Rurika Yokoyama (Idoling!!!)  (06/19/2013) (12,599).B13406314LL1

Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10od6k_yokoyama-rurika-walk-my-way_shortfilms .

17. Prism – Minako Kotobuki (06/19/2013) (5,807).minakitobuki_prism_01

Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=176548 .

23. Soba ni Iru yo – Elisa (06/19/2013) (3,140).elisa_tujyo_H1_FIX_

Video – http://it.musicplayon.com/play?v=122524 .

25. Kanon 100% – Kanon Nakagawa starring Nao Toyama (06/19/2013) (2,775).130503#Knn100_0303_Jckt_H1H4_A0044. 12345678 – Negaigoto (06/18/2013) (1,242).81XgtwiDWmL__AA1500_

Video – http://www.jpop-idols.com/en/negaigoto-12345678/ .

50. Soranju – Ayano Uema (06/19/2013) (1,057).COZA-772________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 26, July 1, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998 – B’z (06/12/2013) (82,572) (468,332).img1_227119_zpsff0705ed2. B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 – B’z (06/12/2013) (79,784) (457,074).610x_sub_image13027_zps35f04f433. Ii Ne! – GReeeeN (06/19/2013) (63,874).IineLIMA4. Summer Ballad Covers – May J. (06/19/2013) (46,418).Summer_Ballad_Covers_with_DVD5. Renzoku TV Shousetsu Amachan Original Soundtrack (06/19/2013) (12,088).4271f5dd6. Gyakugire Ouch!! – Red Spider (06/19/2013) (11,493).49880057695587. Exit Tunes Presents Freebum ~Freedom Ni Utatte Mita~ – __ (Underbar) (06/19/2013) (11,303).l_p00255023538. Miyavi – Miyavi (06/19/2013) (9,331).MIYAVIreg9. Heart Song – Chris Hart (06/05/2013) (8,458) (32,774).498800576972510. 13 – Black Sabbath (06/19/2013) (7,047).black_sabbath_god_is_dead___________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Release Only):

16. Erena – Erena Ono (06/16/2013) (4,578).l_p002564997223. Koi to Kakumei to Urbangarde – Urbangarde (06/19/2013) (3,211).kkujake39. Power Of Mind – Earthmind (06/19/2013) (1,771).610x_sub_image16195

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Tomomi Itano 4th Solo Single “1 %”, First Week Sales.

June 19, 2013

P-KIZM-219AKB48 Team K Member Tomomi Itano 4th solo single “1%”, which was release on June 12th. Sold 44,630 copies in it’s 1st week of release, to rank number 4 on the weekly oricon singles chart. This single was release in 4 versions, including the Theater Edition. This will likely be her last solo single as an AKB48 member, since she’ll be graduating from the group in about 2 months.

For comparison purposes, here’s how her other singles did in it’s first week:

Single/Release Date/1st Week Sales/Rank.

1. Dear J (01/06/2011) (162,871) (2).

2. Fui ni (07/13/2011) (90,103) (1).

3. 10 Nengo no Kimi e (04/25/2012) (72,911) (2).

4. 1% (06/12/2013) (44,630) (4).

“1 %” Tracklist – http://www.generasia.com/wiki/1%25 .

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWEvEib9rcE .

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 25, June 24, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Namida no Kotae – Kanjani8 (06/12/2013) (248,754).

* Kanjani8 21st Number one Single.

???? ??BVideo – http://vimeo.com/68260371 .

2. Ocean – Tohoshinki (06/12/2013) (140,872).Tohoshinki_-_Ocean_(CD+DVD)Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx1RU4MdnA .

3. Tokonatsu High Touch – SUPER GiRLS (06/12/2013) (75,937).2c7b47c4Video – http://www.tunesbaby.com/dm/?x=x107fgu .

4. 1% – Tomomi Itano (06/12/2013) (44,630).

Regular Edition Cover.

5. Uta no Prince ~Sama Maji LOVE 2000%~ Idol Song 7 – Tokiya Ichinose (Mamoru Miyano) (34,884).resize_image6. Joy!! – SMAP (06/06/2013) (30,746) (358,251).4988002651979Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10cqe6_smap-joy-2013-05-28-show-atk2-edit-in-480p_music .

7. Glory Days – D Date (06/12/2013) (23,702).81lkziubc8laa14191Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKYvPVZ-zY .

8. Colorful Life – Dorothy Little Happy (06/12/2013) (17,343).20130614113855_0Video – http://vimeo.com/67622437 .

9. Hakushi Kassai Uta Awase – Supercell (06/12/2013) (15,877).resize_imageVideo – www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXbXgblVh5Y .

10. Endless Game – Arashi (05/29/2013) (13,202) (529,418).EG_ (1)Video – “Live” http://www.yinyuetai.com/video/677171 .

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Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

11. Evolution No. 9 – 9nine (06/12/2012) (8,911).4547557016383Video – http://www.frequency.com/video/9nine-evolution-no9/93805683/-/5-440 .

18. Hitorigotobana – Luhica (06/12/2013) (3,724).SRCL-8311_zps6b2e10ee___________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 24, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998 – B’z (06/12/2013) (385,760).

*B’z 26th number one Album.

img1_227119_zpsff0705ed2. B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 – B’z (06/12/2013) (377,290).610x_sub_image13027_zps35f04f433. Rated-FT – FTIsland (06/12/2013) (32,354).c496b09334d1460eb202c82df86028014. Takahashi 40 Nen – Mariko Takahashi (06/05/2013) (12,236) (23,930).31CNBRAvQqL5. Heart Song – Chris Hart (06/05/2013) (10,198) (24,316).49880057697256. Funky Monkey Babys Last Best – Funky Monkey Babys (03/27/2013) (10,040) (375,061).FUNKY_MONKEY_BABYS_LAST_BESTReg7. All Time Best Album – Eikichi Yazawa (05/15/2013) (9,245) (156,678).00031284_1368515557_9629orig8. Iguchi no Nai Deguchi – Momoiro Clover Z (06/05/2013) (8,465) (91,613).45824652200649. Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me – Tommy February6 (06/12/2013) (7,121).DTcMPRa10. Mekau City Records – Jin (Shizen no Teki P) (05/29/2013) (7,052) (96,408).jin-2nd_0515______________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

36. Braban AKB48! – Ichiro Saito (Conductor) / Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (06/12/2013) (1,702).91WMmUJqniL__AA1500_


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 24, June 17, 2013.

June 13, 2013

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 24, Jne 17, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Joy!! – SMAP (06/05/2013) (327,505).

*This is SMAP 27th Number One single.

4988002651979Video – (Live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QcdzZIRdLs .

2. Tonight – Kim Hyun Joong (06/05/2013) (115,809).tonightfirstpresslimitededitionacdmaxidvdVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0mmdkJCtVM .

3. Sayonara Crawl – AKB48 (05/22) (54,666) (1,926,445).

Limited Edition Type K Cover.

Video – http://vimeo.com/66232117 .

4. Endless Game – Arashi (05/29/2013) (38,347) (516,216).EG_ (1)Video – (Live) http://www.yinyuetai.com/video/677171 .

5. Te wo Tsunagou / Kindan no Karma – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (06/05/2013) (34,163).resize_image_zps528eda02Video – “Te wo Tsunagou” http://www.stream.cz/uservideo/815739-shiritsu-ebisu-chuugaku-te-wo-tsunagou .

“Kindan no Karma” http://vimeo.com/66934468 .

6. Unmei / Wonderful Smile – Tokyo Girls’ Style (06/05/2013) (23,869).c7549_756_816f76c1_6148dd70Video – “Unmei ” http://pt.musicplayon.com/play?v=963026.

7. Believe – Kana Nishino (06/05/2013) (22,986).nishino kana believe coverVideo – http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=HX15BXKXSD4Y .

8. Uta no Prince ~Sama Maji LOVE 2000%~ Idol Song 6 – Cecil Aijima (Kosuke Toriumi) (06/05/2013) (22,052).232864319. 1 2 3 ~Koi Ga Hajimaru – Ikimonogakari (06/05/2013) (17,816).71458_351198438315366_903984356_nVideo – http://fr.musicplayon.com/play?v=797028 .

10. Bloody Night – Choutokkyuu (06/05/2013) (11,831).news_large_chotokkyu_bloody_limited_jkVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H80ptRXLiPA .

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Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

13. Last Love – Rihwa (06/05/2013) (7,033).news_large_rihwa_lastlove_jk_zps8bc82161

Video – (Short Version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2HqBu7gchc .

15. Owaranai Uta – Yoko Hikasa (06/05/2013) (5,789).resize_image1_zpsb6b914b316. Zoku Konton – Shoko Nakagawa (06/05/2013) (5,730).61JSXctkdSL__AA1200__zpse9d505db

Video – http://de.musicplayon.com/play?v=215863 .

25. Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn The Fire!! / Natural Born Idol – Up Up Girls (Kari) (06/05/2013) (2,791).untitled

Video – http://www.jpop-idols.com/en/up-up-girls-ginga-joujou-monogatari-burn-the-fire-natural-born-idol/ .

27. Koi no Love Sunshine – Weather Girls (06/05/2013) (2,589).1370926393_8963

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

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 24, June 17, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Koi ni Ochiru Toki – Infinite (06/05/2013) (69,647).

*This is Infinite 1st Number one Album.

infinite_koi_ni_ochiru_toki_reg2. Iguchi no Nai Deguchi – Momoiro Clover Z (06/05/2013) (69,125) (-).45824652200643. Heart Song – Chris Hart (06/05/2013) (14,118).49880057697254. Side By Side – Keita (06/05/2013) (14,056).611s4RKH1rL_AA1000__zps2202b2895. A Girl In The Wonder Land – Seiko Matsuda (06/05/2013) (13,954).cover_zps743fb7d66. Mekau City Records – Jin (Shizen no Teki P) (05/29/2013) (13,749) (89,356).jin-2nd_05157. Funky Monkey Babys Last Best – Funly Monkey Babys (03/27/2013) (12,429) (365,021)FUNKY_MONKEY_BABYS_LAST_BESTReg8. Yuruyuri 1st Series Best Album Yuruyuri (Anime Series) – Various Artist (06/05/2013) (11,727).MOs99Ni9. Takahashi 40 Nen – Mariko Takahashi (06/05/2013) (11,694).31CNBRAvQqL10. Be – Beady Eye (06/05/2013) (11,516).Beady-Eye-copertina-Be_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

25. Rayve – Ray (06/05/2013) (3,374).1366969540_1_4_de8cc14d818067f726695c862f5382d0517a4dc0


Results of AKB48 5th General Senbatsu Election.

June 11, 2013

The final results for AKB48 5th General Senbatsu Election was announce on June 8th, at Nissan Stadium.

I’m a bit late for this post I was on vacation, just got back a few days ago. Their were a couple post I wanted to do before doing this one, I don’t know what the results is yet. It makes it more fun doing this post, not knowing the results. Several ways you could have voted, most of the votes came from AKB48 31st single “Sayonara Crawl’. Each CD had one voting ballot, I had 3 votes. They all went to Haruna Kojima.

Here’s The Results :

Before I get started I would like to congratulate all the members that ranked. And for those that didn’t, their’s always nest year.

49-64 Future Girls.

64. Yuka Nakanishi (SKE48 – Team S) – She ranked 63rd last year, a former AKB48 Research Student. 11,602 votes.

63. Shiori Kaneko (SKE48 – Team E) – I don’t know who she is. 11,620 votes.

62. Natsumi Hirajima (Graduated AKB48) – 1st Generation AKB48 Member, due to a scandal she withdrew from the group in early 2012. I had a feeling she would rank, she ranked 26th in AKB48 first 3 election. 11,806 votes.

61. Suzuran Yamauchi (AKB48 – Team B) – Happy for her. 11,808 votes.

60. Sakiko Matsui (AKB48 – Team A) – I’m so happy, I like her. I had my doubts about her ranking this year. 11,961 votes.

59. Mio Tomonaga (HKT48 – Research Student) – Don’t know who she is, no wonder she’s an HKT48 Research Student. 12,128 votes.

58. Kyoka Isohara (SKE48 – Team S) – I got to get back to checking SKE48 more now, I don’t who this is. 12,319 votes.

57. Miori Ichikawa (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 Team N) – I wish Lemon ranked higher, she’s so cute. 12,616 Votes.

56. Misaki Iwasa (AKB48 – Team B) – She drop 23 spots from last year, atleast she still ranked. 15,638 votes.

55. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Research Student) – An HKT48 Research Student, no wonder I’ve never herard of her. 13,246 votes.

54. Mayu Ogasawara (NMB48 – Team N) – Happy for her. 13,460.

53. Ami Maeda (AKB48 – Team K) – I don’t think she’s as push as she once was, so you could say this a good result for her. 13,613.

52. Sumire Sato (AKB48 – Team A) – Considering she barely ranked last year after some heavy pushing, she’s not as push anywhere near like she was a yeare or more ago. She moved up 9 spots from last year, so this is good. 13,613 votes.

51. Ayaka Kikuchi (AKB48 – Team A) – This hottie has been getting some good pushing lately. She also ranked 51st last year. 13,944 votes.

50. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team N) – Happy for her. 14,684.

49. Shu Yabushita (NMB48 – Tean BII) – The 3rd NMB48 member to ranked so far, I’m sure more to come. I hoped. 14, 745 votes.

Future Girls 49-64.

Future Girls 49-64.

33-48 Next Girls.

48. Mina Oba (AKB48 – Team B and SKE48 – Team KII) – The girl with the big tits. 15,064 votes.

47. Ami Kobayashi (SKE48 – Team KII) – Happy for her. 15,533 votes.

46. Haruka Ishida (AKB48 – Team B) – She moved up from last year, so that’s good. 16,072 votes.

45. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team A) – When she ranked last last year, I didn’t even know who she was. I had to check who she was, she’s one sexy babe. 16,221 votes.

44. Fuuko Yagura (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 – Team A) – Don’t really know who she is. 16,281 votes.

43. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team H) – She’s been dropping and dropping since the 1st senbatsu election, she moved up from last year. So Lovetan definitely made the right decision, transfering to HKT48. 16,401 votes.

42. Makiko Saito (SKE48 – Team S) – Happy for her. 16,508 votes.

41. Rina Matsumoto (SKE48 – Team KII) – Don’t know her. 16,715 votes.

40. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N) – She’s never ranked before, so I’m very happy. I like her alot. 17,381 votes.

39. Madoka Umemoto (SKE48 – Team E) – Another SKE48 member, I don’t know. 17,819 votes.

38. Yuka Tano (AKB48 – Team A) – Happy for her. 18,125 votes.

37. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team A) – HKT48 young center. 18,145 votes.

36. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team K) – I think releasing her 1st solo single, during election time. Definitely cost her alot higher rank, their was a very good incentive to buy that single. 18,435 votes.

35. Mariya Nagao (AKB48 – Team K) – Happy for her. 18,978 votes.

34. Haruka Katayama (AKB48 – Team B) – If you’re an Haachan fan, you gotta be happy with this result. 19,158 votes.

33. Amina Sato (AKB48 – Team K) – When I didn’t see her name in the 1st day result, I was beginning to worry. Considering that, this is a very good result. Regardless I don’t think she’ll be to happy with this result. 19,569 votes.

Next Girls 33-48.

Next Girls 33-48.

17-32 Under Girls.

32. Reina Fujie (AKB48 – Team B) – I’m very happy she’s rank this high, it would have been better if she rank higher. 21,324 votes.

31. Kanon Kimoto (SKE48 – Team E) – She’s a cuttie, but I hate her. 21,385 votes.

30. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A) – She’s been heavily push the last year or so, so it’s not really a surprise that she ranked. It was just a matter of where. 21,385 votes.

29. Masana Oya (SKE48 – Team S) – This is the 4th year in a row she’s ranked, and every year I keep saying. I don’t know who the hell she is, Ok the the last 3 elections. 23,588 votes.

28. Nana Yamada (NMB48 – Team M) – When did she become part of Team M, anyways she’s a former Hello! Project. 23,950 votes.

27. Airi Furukawa (SKE48 – Team KII) – OK, here’s an SKE48 member. That I know. 24,990 votes.

26. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team H) – She’s really Cute. 25,760 votes.

25. Rina Kawaei (AKB48 – Team A) – The heavy pushing, is paying off. 26,764 votes.

24. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Lifetime Honorary Research Student) – What the hell does “Lifetime Honorary Research Student” mean. 27,566 Votes.

23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) – Team KII Captain, I’m surprise she didn’t ranked higher. She’s a cutie, I never fail to notice her. 29,199 votes.

22. Yuria Kizaki (SKE48 – Team S) – Happy for her.

21. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K) – I’m very surprise she drop this far. 33,121 votes.

20. Aki Takajo (AKB48 – B) – I’m very surprise she didn’t rank alot higher. 33,129 votes.

19. Ayaka Umeda (AKE48 – Team) – She didn’t drop that much from last year, so this is a good result for Umechan.36,282 votes.

18. Minami Minegishi (AKE48 – Research Student) – She almost made senbatsu, wish she did. Considering what happen earlier this year, this is a good result for Miichan. 38,985 votes.

17. Aya Shibata (SKE48- Team KII) – Under Girls Center, Happy for her. Congratulations. 39,739 votes.

Under Girls 17-33.

Under Girls 17-33.

1-16 Senbatsu.

16. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Te3am KII) – Happy for her. 43,252 votes.

15. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team N and AKB48 – Team B) – Considering the heavy pushing she was getting, I though she would rank higher. 44,116 votes.

14. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N) – I’m kinda glad she ranked ahead of Milky, after all she is the Ace of NMB48. 51,798 votes.

13. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) – Although she’s nowhere as push as she once was, she managed to moved up 2 spots from last year. She never ask for anything, and always is greatful for whatever she gets. I’m very happy for her. 53,903 votes.

12. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team ) – Good result for her, moving inthe right direction. 57,275 votes.

11. Tomomi Itano (AKB48 – Team K) – I like her, but I’m not really surprise she drop out of Top 10. 63,547 votes.

10. Sae Miyazawa (AKB48 – Team K) – Honestly I didn’t know what to expect from her, I thought this would be a boom or bust. It was neither. 65,867 votes.

9. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team B) – When I saw how low she was in the 1st day result, you can’t believe how stress out I got. Wondering where she would ranked in the end, it was the same thing the last 2 elections before this one. I wish she would have ranked higher, but I’ll take this. 67,424 votes.

8. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A) – This is about right. 68,681 votes.

7. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team S) – Damn, Jurina rank ahead of her again. 73,173 votes.

6. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S) – I bash Jurina alot, but I do like her alot. I just like Rena more. Anyways congratulations to her for ranking this high. 77,170 votes.

5. Mariko Shindo (AKB48 – Team A) – A good result for her, I always wonder where she gets her votes from every year. 92,599 votes.

4. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B) – After a drop of about 3,000 votes last year from the year before, she has about 25,000 more votes from last year. 96,605 votes.

3. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team A) – I don’t think she’ll mind finishing behind Yuko, But Sasshi. Or atleast her fans won’t like it, big time. 101, 210 votes.

2. Yuko Oshima (AKB48 – Team K) – Regardless of anything, this has to be considered a surprise an a upset. 136,503 votes.

1. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H) – Congratulations to Sasshi for being center on the next AKB48 single, She has all those HKT48 fans to thank. 150,570 votes.

Senbatsu 1-16.

Senbatsu 1-16.

Sasshi.

Sasshi.

Has for my predections (Which I posted about 2 or 3 week ago) here’s how I did:

My Predictions / Actual Rank.

1. Yuko Oshima (2).

2. Mayu Watanabe (3).

3. Yuki Kashiwagi (4).

4. Mariko Shinoda (5).

5. Rino Sashihara (1).

6. Minami Takahashi (8).

7. Haruna Kojima (9).

8. Tomomi Itano (11).

9. Jurina Matsui (6).

10. Rena Matsui (7).

11. Sae Miyazawa (10).

12. Aki Takajo (20).

13. Haruka Shimazaki (12).

14. Miyuki Watanabe (15).

15. Sayaka Yamamoto (14).

16. Rie Kitahara (21).

17. Ayaka Umeda (19).

18. Yui Yokoyama (13).

19. Amina Sato (33).

20. Akane Takayanagi (23).

21. Asuka Kuramochi (36).


My Top 30 Favorite Members in the AKB48 Family, June 2013.

June 10, 2013

Sorry for lack maybe no comments here, I’m in a rush to do this. Just got back from Dominican Republic (there go’s that trip to Paris I was planning on next month) a couple days ago, got a big post to do after this one. Ofcourse I won’t start it right away, need some sleep.

30. Shihori Suzuki (AKB48 – Team K).blog, Suzuki Shihori-254017

29. Ayaka Kikuchi (AKB48- Team A).Ayaka481

28. Yukiko Kinoshita (SKE48 – Team S).tumblr_mlidniRzdn1rr6bu8o1_128027. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).7c3d57b626. Miho Miyazaki (AKB48 – Team K).img2013041916550252225. Haruka Katayama (AKB48 – Team B).120614_AKB48KatayamaHaruka_ArtClub0224. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team B).tumblr_mgwtgxqczu1qf4yc3o1_128023. Aki Takajo (AKB48 – Team B and JKT48 – Team J).71OpXuMKvYL__AA1485_22. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K).tumblr_m4km5hgzwQ1qhd8f7o5_128021. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A, AKB48 General Manager and all it’s sister groups).img20130330203410374

20. Haruka Nakagawa (JKT48 – Team J).tor_581994755_4

19. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).9f9e543318. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).47919f9617. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team K).a48a2a4616. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).img2013011822353256515. Sumire Sato (AKB48 – Team A).BCqxIRYCEAEoXeb14. Rina Kawaei (AKB48 – Team A).20130603_0931_01313. Yuko Oshima (AKB48 – Team K Captain).20130603_0931_00212. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team H).49Dp911. Amina Sato (AKB48 – Team K).o076810241254360124610. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Research Student).51f286079. Mariko Shinoda (AKB48 – Team A Captain).216599408. Tomomi Itano (AKB48 – Team K).IqlqnjD7. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).20130603_0931_0076. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team N and AKB48 – Team B).015. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team S).9fb6b3384. Tomomi Nakatsuka (AKB48 – Team A).

Last month she as announce that she will graduating from AKB48, which was very sad news for me.tumblr_mn3rmcxSvO1s2ve5uo1_12803. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team A).Friday_20130308-15_0122. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B).http://idolgallery.boingo.jp/1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team B).Haruna3257


Asuka Kuramochi First Solo Single “Itsumo Soba ni”, First Week Sales.

June 9, 2013

AKB48 Team K Member Asuka Kuramochi 1st solo single “Itsumo Soba ni”, which was Release on May 29th. Sold 31,424 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number 4 on the weekly oricon singles chart. This single was release in 6 versions.

Tracklist – http://melosnomichi.blogspot.ca/2013/04/kuramochi-asuka-solo-debut-single.html .

Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10eo65_130528-kuramochi-asuka-itsumo-soba-ni-akbingo_music .

Limited Edition Cover.

Limited Edition Cover.

Regular Edition (B.L.T. Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (B.L.T. Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Friday Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Friday Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Weekly Big Comic Spirits Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Weekly Big Comic Spirits Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Weekly Play Boy Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Weekly Play Boy Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Young Champion Magazine Cover).

Regular Edition (Young Champion Magazine Cover).

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Oricon Top 10 Singles Chart, Week 23, June 10, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Endless Game – Arashi (05/29/2013) (477,869).

*This is Arashi 36th number one single.

EG_ (1)Video – http://www.bilibili.tv/video/av568405/ .

2. Give Me Love – 2PM (05/29/2013) (137,755).2PM_-_Give_Me_Love_(CD_Only)Video – http://vimeo.com/65327686 .

3. Sayonara Crawl – AKB48 (05/22/2013) (108,906) (1,871,779).

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Video – http://vimeo.com/66232117 .

4. Itsumo Soba ni – Asuka Kuramochi (05/29/2013) (31,424).

Limited Edition Cover.

4. Uta no Prince ~Sama Maji LOVE 2000%~ Idol Song 5 – Natsuki Shinomiya (Kisho Taniyama) (05/29/2013) (27,885).resize_image6. Denden Passion – Dempa Gumi. inc (05/29/2013) (27,207).7b8002828e95c91ac31d2df542373958_view_zps754edfffVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMHj3U3-RA4 .

7. Only You – Dream (05/29/2013) (20,745).img20130530onlyyoucddvdVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=599038 .

8. Irohanihoheto / Kodoku no Akatsuki – Ringo Shiina (05/27/2013) (17,447).RingoShiina-Irohanihoheto_zps6a0eeecdVideo – “Irohanihoheto” http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzohhw_shiina_ringo_irohanihoheto_music .

9. Aien Kien – Kiryu (05/29/2013) (15,582).0_01_zps5e3cc79010. Answer And Answer – 9mm Parabellum Bullet (05/29/2013) (11,233).coverVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=819255 .

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Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

21. Fighting Hero – Erena Ono (05/29/2013) (5,967).OnoErena-FightingHero-regular_zps435a814a

Video – http://vimeo.com/65777352 .

23. Idol Bakari Kikanaide – Negicco (05/29/2013) (5,242).20130416152819_0

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_7NrSqmIE .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 23, June 10, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Mekaku City Records – Jin (Shizen no Teki P) (05/29/2013) (75,607).jin-2nd_05152. Nature Boy – Jang Keun Suk (05/29/2013) (59,656).20130411_4084683. Hikawa Kiyoshi Enka Meikyoku Collection 18 ~Shigure No Minato~ – Kiyoshi Hikawa (05/29/2013) (26,190).l_p00255353524. Delight – Miwa (05/22/2013) (17,534) (86,600).jacket_SRXX01091B01A_550_1200x1200-755. All Time Best Album – Eikichi Yazawa (05/15/2013) (16,377) (137,539).00031284_1368515557_9629orig6. Iriguchi no Nai Deguchi – Momoiro Clover Z (06/05/2013) (14,023).45824652200647. Seventh Mission – Boyfriend (05/29/2013) (11,811).1345936147_vK5WkNPH_EBB3B4EC9DB4ED94847E28. Funky Monkey Babys Last Best – Funky Monkey Babys (03/27/2013) (10,816) (352,592).FUNKY_MONKEY_BABYS_LAST_BESTReg9. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk (05/22/2013) (10,699) (36,669).tumblr_mlexh7d93O1qbfyz9o1_128010. Idolmaster Million Live! The Idolmaster Live Theater Performance 02 – Haruka Amami, Serika Hakoboashi, Yuriko Nanao, Mogami Shizuka, Tomoka Tenkubashi (05/29/2013) (8,809).tp02_H1___________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only):

13. Girls und Panzer Drama CD (TV Anime) – Various Artist (05/29/2013) (8,039).86d9aefe30. Nakimushi Sniper – Yumemiru Adolescence (05/28) (3,108).9192M5XxEhL__AA1500_36. Chimera – Yasuha Kominai (05/29/2013) (2,304).o0768076812443474831_zps85815cf7