Atsuko Maeda 3rd Single “Time Machine”, First Week Sales.

September 25, 2013

Atsuko Maeda 3rd Single “Time Machine Nante Iranai”, which was released on September 18th. Sold 60,687 copies in it’s first week of release, to ranked 2nd on the weekly oricon singles chart. This single was release in 4 versions, bought 1 of each version. I really like this single alot, I like almost all the tracks on the single. If you’ve heard her previous singles, I think you’ll like this one. It’s more or less almost the same as her other 2 singles.

It’s her first single since she graduated from AKB48, just over a year ago.

For comparison purposes, here’s how her other singles did. In it’s 1st week of release :

Single/Releas Date/Sales/Daily Ranking/Rank.

1. Flower (06/22/2011) (176,967) (1,1,1,1,1,1,1) (1st).

2. Kimi wa Boku da (06/20/2012) (136,212) (1,2,2,1,1,1,2) (2nd).

3. Time Machine Nante Iranai (60,687) (09/18/2013) (2,2,3,1,3,3,1) (2nd).

* Flower 176,967 first week copies sold is the highest  by a solo AKB48 Member or an AKB48 sub-unit.

Video – “Time Machine Nante Irana” (Short Version) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1364tr_time-machine-nante-iranai_tech .

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type D Cover.

Type D Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 39, September 30, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Exile Pride ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ – Exile (04/03/2013) (112,280) (916,126).

* A 2nd week at number one for this single, it was also number one on week 15 of this year. When it sold 565,335 copies, that week.

EXILE_PrideDVDVideo – http://www.jpopasia.com/group/exile/lyrics/no-limit/exile-pride-konna-sekai-wo-aisurutame::160289.html .

2. Time Machine Nante Iranai – Atsuko Maeda (09/18/2013) (60,687).

Type A Cover.

Video – “Live” http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14ofmn_maeda-atsuko-time-machine-nante-iranai-ms-130913-mini-opening-live-talk-ending_music. She starts to sing around the 2:25 minute mark, if you don’t to see the talking part in the beginning.

3. Galaxy Supernova – Girls’ Generation (09/18/2013) (50,793).Girls'_Generation_-_GS_(CD+DVD)Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6FPJOgfCkc .

4. Green Days / Strings – Lead (09/18/2013) (41,178).k4qxxo9_zps776baf2fVideo – “Green Days” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qETckv36Gw .

5. Tomo ~Tabidachi no Toki~ – Yuzu (09/18/2013) (28,441).6432afe8gw1e8imoh1i9bj20wt0xcqe4Video – http://fr.musicplayon.com/play?v=308230 .

6. Danso Revolution – Fudanjuku (09/18/2013) (17,209).d1ca85d271Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFRPVpGs_wQ .

7. Over Drive – SCANDAL (09/18/2013) (15,957).scandal-over-drive-dvdVideo – http://vimeo.com/74227824 .

8. Fly / Hi – BiS (09/18/2013) (14,572).130816_BiS_5thSG_JK_fVideo – “Fly” http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=736223 .

9. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G Character Song 8 – Miku Kohinata (Yuka Iguchi) (09/18/2013) (12,044).001Video – “Waikyou Shenshou Jing” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr-Y4KWB7xY .

10. Always – Kazuyoshi Saito (09/18/2013) (9,541).news_large_saitokazuyoshi_JKVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=606312 .

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Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

42. O.P.E.N Fantasy – Please & Secret (Pile & AINA) (09/18/2013) (1,487).3ef27952Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DlBEBmToBw .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 39, September 30, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Eighth Wonder – AAA (09/18/2013) (46,006).

* 2nd number one Album for AAA.

girlsnews102322-32. Love Collection ~Mint~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (26,770) (225,987).Kana_Nishino_-_Love_Collection_~Mint~_(CD+DVD_Limited_Edition)3. Love Collection ~Pink~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (25,292) (2215,815).Kana_Nishino_-_Love_Collection_~Pink~_(CD+DVD_Limited_Edition)4. Tsumabiku Utagoe ~Kobukuro Songs, Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals~ – Kentaro Kobuchi (Kobukuro) (09/18/2013) (22,494).49436741503805. Chiisana Ikimono – Spitz (09/11/2013) (17,721) (94,364).-13736141086. Passage – Mamoru Miyano (09/18/2013) (17,424).7D84DF6CF3967E20C781479D989197CD3FA5C94C6A645_800_800_zps6a6819627. Ayumi Hamasaki 15th Anniversary Tour ~A Best Live~ – Ayumi Hamasaki (09/18/2013) (15,218).AVCD-38789_600x600-758. The IdolMaster 765Pro Allstars+ Greatest Best! ~The IdolMaster History~ – 765Pro Allstars+ (09/18/2013) (14,117).91AB1gq+jnL__AA1500_9. The Singles Collection – FTIsland (09/18/2013) (12,793).The_Singles_Collection_International_cover10. Dream Theater – Dream theater (09/18/2013) (11,847).resize_1379362037_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

12. “Amachan (TV Series)” Original Soundrack 2 – Various Artist (09/18/2013) (10,612).VICL-6407342. Date Course – Lyrical School (09/18/2013) (2,132).81Zllgs1q2L__AA1500_


Babyraids “Koyomi no Ue Dewa December”.

September 22, 2013
Babyraids.

Babyraids.

I don’t usually promote J-Pop Idol groups outside of the AKB48 family here, since I’m promoting a great drama also. It’s OK. I just have to write about this little story.

About a month ago when I was ordering Morning Musume, HKT48 and Atsuko Maeda latest single online. I came across “Babyraids”, which I found kinda interesting. I didn’t know they were releasing a single, I’m usually up to date on that kind of stuff with Idol groups I like and kinda follow (Babyraids is one of them). I was thinking didn’t they just release a single not that long ago, so I was surprise by this. Since it was cheap I decide to order it to, It has only one song “Koyomi no Ue Dewa December”. I just listen to the song, I’ve heard this song before, couldn’t remember where. So I did some research on the song, and found it’s from the Japanese TV drama “Amachan”. Which is pretty hot in Japan now. I downloaded the Soundtrack “Amachan Uta no Album”, a month or 2 ago. That’s where I first heard it from, I love that song.

I’m just guessing here, but I think this is how the single came about. I’m not going to get into what the the drama is about, but their’s this Idol group there who had a number one single with that song (Koyomi no Ue Dewa December). Anyways, I can’t remember the date, I think it was in June. That song was number one on the daily Recochoku and itunes. So I guess Babyraids management or agency, started to see $$$$$ signs. Not to long after that it was revealed that Babyraids with Voice Actress Inori Minase, are the ones singing that song. Anyways Babyraids recorded it again just them and release as their 5th single.

As for the TV Drama “Amachan”, watch it. I highly recomment it, I promise you. You won’t be disapponted.

Babyraids “koyomi no Ue Dewa December” Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14qkd7_babyraids-koyomi-no-ue-december_music .

Inside the Babyraids “Koyomi no Ue Dewa December’ single, I got a Rio Watanabe card photo. I like her, so I’m happy about that. HMV japan where I oredered The CD from also send me 2 Babyraids Group card photo.

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Acchan Single “Time Machine Nante Iranai”, is amazing especially Type A, B & C. Very nice small photobook came with it and it was all different, also nice photo of her came with it.


Results of AKB48, 4th Janken Tournament.

September 19, 2013

AKB48 held their 4th Janken (Rock, Paper and Scissors) Tournament, Wednesday September18th, at Nippon Budokan. A total of 83 members participated, in the tournament. 53 AKB48 Members plus 4 Research Students, 8 SKE48, 7 NMB48, 3 HKT48 and also members that are serving a concurrent position. 2 withdrawals NMB48 “Rikako Kobayashi”, due to injury. And AKB48 “Shiori Nakamata” who announce she will graduate from AKB48, not that long ago. I’m not sure, but I think her last AKB48 activity will be on September 23rd.

The Top 16 will be the “Senbatsu Members”, for AKB48 34th single. Which will be release in December of this year. Previous  Janken Tournament Winners are Mayumi Uchida in 2010, Mariko Shinoda in 2011 and Haruka Shimazaki in 2012.

This is great fun for the girls, alot fun for the fans to watch. Congratulations to the members who made “Senbatsu”, for those that didn’t. Hey, their’s always next year.

 

1st Round :

Jurina Matsui vs. Tomu Muto – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Kana Kobayashi vs. Haruka Shimada – Winner : Haruka Shimada.

Mako Kojima vs. Karen Iwata – Winner : Mako Kojima.

Mai Takeuchi vs. Haruka Ishida – Winner : Haruka Ishida.

Ayaka Okita vs. Aki Takajo – Winner : Ayaka Okita.

Honoka Mizuno vs. Mariya Nagao – Winner : Mariya Nagao.

Ami Maeda vs. Juri Takahashi – Winner : Juri Takahashi.

Miho Miyazaki vs. Marina Kobayashi – Winner : Marina Kobayashi.

Mizuki Tsuchiyasu vs. Mariya Suzuki – Winner : Mizuki Tsuchiyasu.

Rena Kato vs. Chisato Nakata – Winner : Chisato Nakata.

Miori Ichikawa vs. Haruka Kodama – Winner : Miori Ichikawa.

Emika Kamieda vs. Natsumi Tanaka – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

Rina Izuta vs. Mayumi Uchida – Winne : Rina Izuta.

Sakura Miyawaki vs. Sakiko Matsui – Winner : Sakura Miyawaki.

Sumire Sato vs. Miyuu Omori – Winner : Miyuu Omori.

Mikoto Uchiyama vs Ami Miyamae – Winner : Mikoto Uchiyama.

Anna Iriyama vs. Misato Nonaka – Winner : Misato Nonaka.

Rina Matsumoto vs. Haruka Katayama – Winner : Rina Matsumoto.

Suzuran Yamauchi vs. Rikako Kobayashi (Withdrew) – Winner : Suzuran Yamauchi.

Yuko Oshima vw. Miru Shiroma – Winner : Miru Shiroma.

Seira Sato vs. Narumi Ichino – Winner : Narumi Ichino.

 

2nd Round :

Jurina Matsui vs. Fuuko Yagura – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Haruka Shimada vs. Yui Yokoyama – Winner : Haruka Shimada.

Mako Kojima vs. Miyuki Watanabe Winner : Mako Kojima.

Mizuki Uno vs. Nana Owada Winner : Mizuki Uno.

Haruka Ishida vs. Mio Tomonaga – Winner : Mio Tomonaga.

Yuka Tano vs. Ayaka Murakami – Winner : Yuka Kano

Ayaka Okita vs. Natsuki Kojima – Winner : Ayaka Okita.

Nao Furuhata vs. Ayaka Morita – Winner : Nao Furuhata.

Mariya Nagao vs. Ayaka Morikawa Winner : Ayaka Morikawa.

Juri Takahashi vs. Maria Abe – Winner : Maria Abe.

Marina Kobayashi vs. Rie Kitahara – Winner : Rie Kitahara.

Nana Fujita vs. Minami Takahashi – Winner : Minami Takahashi.

Mizuki Tsuchiyasu vs. Miyu Takeuchi – Winner : Mizuki Tsuchiyasu.

Mayu Watanabe vs. Yuki Kashiwagi – Winner : Mayu Watanabe.

Chisato Nakata vs. Rina Hirata – Winner : Rina Hirata.

Rena Nozawa vs Haruna Kojima – Winner : Haruna Kojima.

Miori Ichikawa vs. Rina Kawaei – Winner : Miori Ichikawa.

Emika Kamieda vs. Shiori Nakamata (Withdrew) – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

Rina Izuta vs. Rina Chikano – Winner : Rina Chikano.

Amina Sato vs. Reina Fujie – Winner : Reina Fujie.

Sakura Miyawaki vs. Ayaka Kikuchi – Winner : Ayaka Kikuchi.

Miyuu Omori vs. Kyoka Isohara – Winner : Kyoka Isohara.

Mikoto Uchiyama vs. Yukari Sasaki – Winner : Yukari Sasaki.

Haruka Shimazaki vs. Miku Tanabe – Winner : Haruka Shimazaki.

Misato Nonaka vs. Wakana Natori – Winner : Wakana Natori.

Rina Matsumoto vs. Misaki Iwasa – Winner : Rina Matsumoto.

Suzuran Yamauchi vs. Ayaka Umeda – Winner : Ayaka Umeda.

Mariko Nakamura vs. Ami Yumoto – Ami Yumoto.

Miru Shiroma vs. Ryoka Oshima – Winner : Ryoka Oshima.

Mina Oba vs. Asuka Kuramochi – Winner : Mina Oba.

Narumi Ichino vs. Arisa Koyanagi – Winner : Arisa Koyanagi.

Shihori Suzuki vs. Shizuka Oya – Winner : Shizuka Oya.

 

3rd Round (The Winner in this Round will be a “Senbatsu Member”) :

Jurina Matsui vs. Haruka Shimada – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Mako Kojima vs. Mizuki Uno – Winner : Mizuki Uno.

Yuka Tano vs. Mio Tomonaga – Winner : Yuka Tano.

Ayaka Okita vs. Nao Furuhata – Winner : Nao Furuhata.

Ayaka Morikawa vs. Maria Abe – Winner : Maria Abe.

Rie Kitahara vs. Minami Takahashi – Winner : Rie Kitahara.

Mizuki Tsuchiyasu vs. Mayu Watanabe – Winner : Mizuki Tsuchiyasu.

Rina Hirata vs. Haruna Koijima – Winner : Rina Hirata.

Miori Ichikawa vs. Emika Kamieda – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

Rina Chikano vs. Reina Fujie – Winner : Reina Fujie.

Ayaka Kikuchi vs. Kyoka Isohara – Winner : Ayaka Kikuchi.

Yukari Sasaki vs. Haruka Shimazaki – Winner : Yukari Sasaki.

Wakana Natori vs. Rina Matsumoto – Winner : Wakana Natori.

Ayaka Umeda vs. Ami Yumoto – Winner : Ami Yumoto.

Ryoka Oshima vs. Mina Oba – Winner : Mina Oba.

Arisa Koyanagi vs. Shizuka Oya – Winner : Shizuka Oya.

 

4th Round :

Jurina Matsui vs. Mizuki Uno – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Yuka Tano vs. Nao Furuhata – Winner : Yuka Tano.

Maria Abe vs. Rie Kitahara – Winner : Maria Abe.

Mizuki Tsuchiyasu vs. Rina Hirata – Winner : Rina Hirata.

Emika Kamieda vs. Reina Fujie – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

Ayaka Kikuchi vs. Yukari Sasaki – Winner : Ayaka Kikuchi.

Wakana Natori vs. Ami Yumoto – Winner : Wakana Natori.

Mina Oba vs. Shizuka Oya – Winner : Mina Oba.

 

Quarter Finals:

Jurina Matsui vs. Yuka Tano – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Maria Abe vs. Rina Hirata – Winner : Rina Hirata.

Emika Kamieda vs. Ayaka Kikuchi – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

Natori Wakana vs. Mina Oba – Winner : Mina Oba.

 

Semi Finals :

Jurina Matsui vs. Rina Hirata – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

Emika Kamieda vs. Mina Oba – Winner : Emika Kamieda.

 

Finals :

Jurina Matsui vs. Emika Kameida – Winner : Jurina Matsui.

2013 Janke Queen.

2013 Janken Queen.

* Congratulations to “Jurina Matsui”, for becoming center on AKB48 34th single.

 

The Senbatsu Members for AKB48 34th Single are :

Shizuka Oya (AKB48 Team B) – A 2nd time for her.

Mina Oba (AKB48 Team B and SKE48 Team KII) – A 1st Timer.

Ami Yumoto (AKB48 Research Student) – A 1st Timer.

Wakana Natori (AKB48 Team B) – A 1st Timer.

Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 Team A) – A 1st Timer.

Ayaka Kikuchi (AKB48 Team A) – A 1st Timer.

Reina Fujie (AKB48 Team B) – A 2nd Time, she was 2nd in 2011.

Emika Kamieda (NMB48 Team BII) – A 1st Timer.

Rina Hirata (AKB48 Team K) – A 1st Timer.

Mizuki Tsuchiyasu (AKB48 Research Student) – A 1st Timer.

Rie Kitahara (AKB48 Team K) – A 2nd Time.

Maria Abe (AKB48 Team K) – 2 years in a row.

Nao Furuhata (SKE48 Team E and AKB48 Team K) – A 1st Timer.

Yuka Tano (AKB48 Team A) – A 1st Timer.

Mizuki Uno (NMB48 Research Student) – A 1st Timer.

Jurina Matsui (SKE48 Team S and AKB48 Team K) – A 1st timer.

Wow, so many 1st timer compared to the last 2 Janken Tournament. It’s so balance , makes me wonder….? What I like about this is apart from maybe 2 members, this will be the only time they’ll ever get a chance to become a senbatsu member on an AKB48 single.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 38, September 23, 2013.

September 18, 2013

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 38, September 23, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Mabataki – Tsuyoshi Domoto (09/11/2013) (95,472).coverVideo – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14gr6h_tsuyoshi-domoto-mabataki_music .

2. Romance no Tochuu / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareu – Juice=Juice (09/11/2013) (37,213).Juice_Juice_-_Romance_no_Tochuu_CVideo – “Romance no Tochuu” http://vimeo.com/72401588 .

3. Exile Pride ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ – Exile (04/03/2013) (29,756) (803,846).EXILE_PrideDVDVideo – http://www.jpopasia.com/group/exile/lyrics/no-limit/exile-pride-konna-sekai-wo-asurutame::160289.html .

4. Seishun Hanamichi – Porno Graffitti (09/11/2013) (26,853).l_p0026689497Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=461177 .

5. Otome! Be Ambitious! – THE Possible (09/11/2013) (15,191).名称未設定-3Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=919267 .

6. Koyomi no Ue deha December – Babyraids (09/11/2013) (13,899).01JK_zpsf23ac75bVideo – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14qkd7_babyraids-koyomi-no-ue-dewa-december_music .

with SMAP http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=UGH71K51RX2S .

7. Koisuru Fortune Cookie – AKB48 (08/21/2013) (13,271) (1,423,741).

Type A Cover.

Video – http://vimeo.com/72441637 .

8. Kaze wa Nishi Kara – Tamio Okuda (09/11/2013) (11,970).ot_‰‰ñ_ƒXƒŠƒbƒvƒP[ƒXVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=395806 .

9. Melon Juice – HKT48 (09/04/2013) (11,032) (279,929).

Type B Cover.

Video – http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/HKT48—Melon-Juice/e6004faf8393e1bf4b525e5af19cbe05 .

10. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G Character Song 7 – Kirika Akatsuki (Ai Kayano) (09/11/2013) (10,861).kirika-akatsuki-gokugama-igarima___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

11. Zenryoku Jump! – HR (09/11/2013) (8,344).33281-andltahrefhttpwwwjpo-fkt4Video – http://www.jpopasia.com/group/hr/videos/zenryoku-jump::37242.html .

15. Monday Afternoon – IU (09/11/2013) (5,924).IU_-_Monday_Afternoon_(CD+DVD_B)Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVhqsVCZzY8 .

21. “Takanashi Rikka Kai ~Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! (Movie)~ Theme Song Pack” – Rikka Takanashi (Maayu Uchida) (3,647).LACM-1413233. Kizuna no Yukue – Jupiter Sisters (09/11/2013) (2,274).XftRQSEVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGkMszKzcsk .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 38, September 23, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Chiisana Ikimono – Spitz (09/11/2013) (76,643).-13736141082. A Nude – Tomohisa Yamashita (09/11/2013) (63,486).2013-08-22-14_35_273. Love Collection ~Mint~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (51,841) (199,217).aabd5f1ajw1e89n5jps3wj20xc0x2qnq4. Love Collection ~Pink~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (49,859) (196,523).Kana_Nishino_-_Love_Collection_~Pink~_(CD_Only_Regular_Edition)5. Yu-on Club ~1st Grade~ – Ayaka (09/04/2013) (17,661) (62,993).811vD+4G1YL__AA1417_6. Sonapokeism Super Best – Sonar Pocket (09/03/2013) (13,480) (58,918).Sonar_Pocket_-_Sonapokeism_Super_Best_(2CD_Edition)7. Amachan Uta no Album – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (13,288) (112,797).ddc870298. Kishidan Nyuumon – Kishidan (09/11/2013) (11,165).large9. The Recording at NHK CR-509 Studio – Asian Kung-Fu Generation (09/11/2013) (10,506).00310. Resplendent – Straightener (09/11/2013) (8,875).718c47A3j5L__AA1500_


HKT48 2nd Single “Melon Juice”, First Week Sales.

September 11, 2013

MelonJuice_artworkHKT48 2nd Single “Melon Juice”, which was release on September 4th. Sold 268,897 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. It’s HKT48 2nd number one single, selling just abit more than their 1st single “Suki! Suki! Skip!”. Which sold 250,147 copies in it’s first week of release.

I don’t like this single at all, I like their 1st single alot so my expectations for this single was high. Anyways, this single was release in 4 versions, including the Theater Edition.

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 37, September 16, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Melon Juice – HKT48 (09/04/2013) (268,897).

* HKT48 2nd number one single.

Type A Cover.

Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1414fv_pv_hkt48-2nd-melon-juice_music .

2. Scream – Tohoshinki (09/04/2013) (134,304).Tohoshinki_-_SCREAM_(CD_Only)Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB2suQg2rV4 .

3. Koi Oto to Amazora – AAA (09/04/2013) (37,795).プリントVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=189101 .

4. Mugendai Shoujo A – Cheeky Parade (09/04/2013) (28,340).TAfEaoRVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=760420 .

5. Koisuru Fortune Cookie – AKB48 (08/21/2013) (22,654) (1,410,395).

Type K Cover.

Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=637867 .

6. Faraway / Kiss You – Miwa (09/04/2013) (22,479).SRCL000008348j_zps8880f4b4Video = “Faraway” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQgPyVKNKc .

‘Kiss You” http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=300965 .

7. TV Anime “Free!” Character Song Volume 3 – Rin Matsuoka (Mamoru Miyano) (09/04/2013) (18,698).rin-chara-cd-coverVideo – “Break our Balance” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Eg5nP3r6Q .

8. TV Anime “Free” Character Song Volume 5 – Rei Ryugasaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) (09/04/2013) (15,021).l_p0026625877Video – “Dive & Fly” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2zMoRmQ6rc .

9. Exile Pride ~Konna Sekai wa Aisuru Tame~ – Exile (04/03/2013) (14,863) (774,090).EXILE_PrideDVDVideo – http://www.jpopasia.com/group/exile/videos/exile-pride-konna-sekai-wo-aisurutame::33056.html .

10. TV Anime ‘Free” Character Song Volume 4 – Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga) (14,283).nagi-chara-cd-coverVideo – “Fun!!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSx3GtLldQ8 .

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Of Interest To Me (Nre Releases Only) :

13. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G Character Song 6 – Chris Yukine (Ayahi Takagaki) (09/04/2013) (11,787).003213pccroqoqzrfder3gVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZnK-MUSyt4 .

19. “Doki Doki! PreCure (Anime Series)” Outro Theme (09/04/2013) (5,238).61IvJ0Jn46LVideo “Love Link” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCmF2a6UcI .

23. Glory Glowing Days – Milky Holmes (09/04/2013) (4,061).81DBrPN4yhL__AA1429_47. Samurai Girls / Waidoru Seven – Up Up Girls (Kari) (09/04/2013) (1,829).20130730173129_0Video – “Samurai Girls” http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12qypt_up-up-girls-kari-samurai-girls-9%e6%9C%8818%E6%97%A5%E7%99%BA%E5%A3%B2_music .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 37, September 16, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Love Collection ~Mint~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (147,376).

* Kana Nishino 3rd number one album.

Kana_Nishino_-_Love_Collection_~Mint~_(CD+DVD_Limited_Edition)2. Love Collection ~Pink~ – Kana Nishino (09/04/2013) (146,664).Kana_Nishino_-_Love_Collection_~Pink~_(CD+DVD_Limited_Edition)3. Sonapokeism Super Best – Sonar Pocket (09/03/2013) (45,438).Sonar_Pocket_-_Sonapokeism_Super_Best_(2CD_Edition)4. Yu-on Club ~1st Grade~ – Ayaka (09/04/2013) (45,332).811vD+4G1YL__AA1417_5. Amachan Uta no Album – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (25,465) (99,509).ddc870296. 8 Queen of J-POP – C-ute (09/04/2013) (11,731).20138301127552777. Popman’s World ~All Time Best 2003-2013~ – Sukima Switch (08/21/2013) (8,648) (59,336).AUCL-136_zps6996f36f8. Heart Song – Chris Hart (06/05/2013) (8,525) (140,725).49880057697259. Kyousuke Himuro 25th Anniversary Best Album Greatest Anthology – Himuro Kyosuke (08/21/2013) (7,770) (87,554).CD表1-4基本台紙201210. AM – Arctic Monkeys (09/04/2013) (7,425).dj_oafezkuq_1200x1200-75_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

18. Dear Friends – Ro-Kyu-Bu! (09/04/2013) (4,952).81xDMqEdi731. Kavkanize – Shishido Kavka (09/04/2013) (3,086).Kavkanize_CD33. Full Bloom – KARA (09/04/2013) (3,010).Kara Damaged Lady42. PreCure Vocal Best Box – Various Artist (09/04/2013) (2,536)130903_precure_vocal_best20(2)


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 36, September 9, 2013.

September 4, 2013

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 36, September 9, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan – Morning Musume (08/28/2013) (144,061).

* Morning Musume 14th Number one single.

4942463598020Video – “Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zMEE0ADUKM .

“Ai no Gundan” http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=911816 .

2. Koisuru Fortune Cookie – AKB48 (08/21/2013) (57,309) (1,387,741).

Type B Cover.

Video – “Live” http://vimeo.com/69519962 .

3. Ige Museun Iriya ~Nande? Doshite?~ – B1A4 (08/28/2013) (47,646).PCCA03895Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u5RTAfOA3M .

4. Manten no Hoshi / Ichijin no Kaze – Kiyoshi Hikawa (08/28/2013) (45,197).img_208776_32017001_15. Boys Meet U – SHINee (08/21/2013) (19,786) (108,523).boysmeetudvdregVideo – http://vimeo.com/71665930 .

6. Exile Pride ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ – Exile (04/03/2013) (17,594) (759,227).EXILE_PrideDVDVideo – http://fr.musicplayon.com/play?v=713723 .

7. Thoughts – Luna Sea (08/28/2013) (16,682).LUNA-SEAVideo – http://vimeo.com/71937878 .

8. Peace & Hi-Lite – Southern All Stars (08/07/2013) (14,228) (303,679).PrintVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=616583 .

9. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G Character Song 5 – Shirabe Tsukiyomi (Yoshino Nanjyou) (08/28/2013) (11,193).2614531210. Robinson / Taiyou no 5 Nin – The Gospellers (08/28/2013) (9,771).large_zps5518c5c5Video – “Robinson” http://fr.musicplayon.com/play?v=205988 .

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Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

16. Cheeky – Aki Toyosaki (08/28/2013) (7,092).59210bebVideo – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=364694 .

24. Hey Now!! – Predia (08/27/2013) (4,794).o070907101262603406440. Gyo-za Pary – Tochiotome25 (08/28/2013) (2,824).1236504_575814719143281_606505150_nVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaPXIizHDY .

43. Homenobi Jyapanda / Amai Mint – Links (08/27/2013) (2,516).DAKJH-344. Senkou Hanabi – Shiori Tomita (08/28/2013) (2,365).20130719130229_0Video – http://es.musicplayon.com/play?v=753621 .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 36, September 9, 2013.

Rank/ Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Amachan Uta no Album – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (74,044).ddc870292. What Turns You On? – CNBLUE (08/28/2013) (43,492).CNBLUE_-_What_turns_you_on_Limited_B3. Fantastic Girls – KARA (08/28/2013) (40,680).iM2Ba1fyd9o9q4. Kyosuke Himuro 25th Anniversary Best Album Greatest Anthology – Himuro Kyosuke (08/21/2013) (17,723) (79,784).CD表1-4基本台紙20125. Popman’s World ~All Time Best 2003-2013~ – Sukima Switch (08/21/2013) (15,588) (50,688).AUCL-136_zps6996f36f6. Melodies (30th Anniversary Edition) – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/28/2013) (11,965).wa_11539_ja_f_4c(2)ill7. Anata wo Suki na Watashi – Mao Abe (08/28/2013) (11,736).large8. 2CELLOS2 ~IN2ITION~ – 2CELLOS (11/07/2012) (9,538) (-).2812013950559809. Yoshuu Fukushuu – Maximum The Hormone (07/31/2013) (9,421) (239,085).maximumthehormone10. Haruko no Heya ~Amachan 80’s Hits~ Victor Hen – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (9,199).81sYBorlO-L__AA1500__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

12. Haruko no Heya ~Amachan 80’s Hits~ Sony Music Hen – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (7,300).8facf12egw1e6qzd7l0fnj21a519r11314. The Idolmaster Live Theater Performance 5 – Various Artist (08/28/2013) (6,350).LACA-15315


AKB48 New Team 4.

September 3, 2013

On August 24th, on AKB48 3rd day Tokyo Dome concert. It was announced that a New Team 4 will be formed, with all the 13th and 14th Generation Research Students getting promoted to that Team. And Minami Minegishi who got demoted to a Research Student very early this year, due to a scandal. Also has been promoted to the Team, and will be the Captain of the new Team 4.

Didn’t AKB48 formed a Team 4 before, on June 2011. Just to disband them on October 2012.

If this Team is in effect yet or not, I’m not sure.

 

The Members that got promoted are :

1st Generation.

Minami Minegishi – Team 4 Captain, 20 years old.35_2_thumb

13th Generation.

Moe Aigasa, 15 years old.Ken-aigasa_moeSaho Iwatate, 18 years old.003Saki Kitazawa, 16 years old.066

Shinobu Mogi, 16 years old.010

Yuri Murayama, 16 years old.069

Ayaka Okada, 14 years old.AKB48_Okada_Ayaka_2013Ayana Shinozaki, 17 years old.007Yurina Takashima, 16 years old.AKB48_Takashima_Yurina_2013Ayana Umeta, 14 years old.004

14th Generations.

Hikari Hashimoto, 16 years old.AKB48_Hashimoto_Hikari_2013Mako Kojima, 16 years old.img20130706akb4810Mitsuki Maeda, 14 years old.016Miki Nishino, 14 years old.AKB48_Nishino_Miki_2013Nana Okada, 15 years old.Ken-okada_nanaNatsuki Uchiyama, 17 years old.Ken-uchiyama_natuki