AKB48 5th Album “Tsugi no Ashiato”, First Week Sales.

January 31, 2014

AKB48_5thALBUM_初回_三方背_131210AKB48 released their 5th Album “Tsugi no Ashiato”, on January 22nd. It sold 961,531 copies in it’s first week of released, to ranked number one on the weekly oricon album charts. It’s their highest first week album sales, and 4th number one album. It was released in 4 versions, including the “Theater Edition”.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 5, February 3, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Tsugi no Ashiato – AKB48 (01/22/2014) (961,531).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

2. Tegomass no Seishun – Tegomass (01/22/2014) (65,577).8x3. Flower – Flower (01/22/2014) (61,985).AICL000002623j4. Ichii Senshin – Kashitaro Ito (01/22/2014) (15,801).Ito_Kashitaro_Ichisenshin_1_shaolanli5. The Best / Blue Impact – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/01/2014) (14,397) (2897,937).1574f5c1c542be16620964002437e322_zpsd8f1a9716. Sakerock no Kisetsu BEST 2000-2013 – Sakerock (01/22/2014) (13,638).news_large_sakerocknokisetsu_cover7. Listen To The Music 3 – Noriyuki Makihara (01/22/2014) (12,576).cover1_zps1030991c8. 2014 Grammy Nominees – Various Artist (01/22/2014) (10,025).2014 GRAMMY® NOMINEES9. Midnight Memories – One Direction (11/27/2013) (8,753) (144,622).Midnight_Memories_Album_Cover10. The Faces – Dragon Ash (01/15/2014) (7,415) (29,013).4988002662791______________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 5, February 3, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Snow Magic Fantasy – Sekai no Owari (01/22/2014) (100,041).

* 1st number one single.

1aTFCC89477_PO1A2. Colorful Days – LinQ (01/22/2014) (22,215).61wmaLQ3cAL3. Hibiki – Kanjani8 (01/15/2014) (21,424) (227,515).140593_original4. Chenmen Tengoku – Fudanjuku (01/22/2014) (20,382).91g+r0tJB+L__AA1500_5. Kamonegikkusu – NMB48 (10/02/2013) (18,964) (494,378).

Type B Cover.

6. Sustain The Truth – Dir En Grey (01/22/2014) (16,926).d2151df70652a94212a67be9b2ce447a7. STUPiG – BiS (01/22/2014) (16,478).20131203_bis5_v8. Beautiful – FTIsland (01/22/2014) (16,325).hJt4f9. Love Parade / Steppers ~Parade~ – Buck-Tick (01/22/2014) (10,877).L_ebc7c209-8292-4547-99af-e624fc159e2910. Sunrise! ~Kimi ga Kureta Kibou~ – Why Doll (01/21/2014) (7,625).81ZCMtxMknL__AA1500___________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. “No-Rin (Anime)” Insert Song and Outro Theme Maxi Single : Codeless Tere Phone / Mo Gi TaTe Fruits Girls – Ringo Kinoshita, Yuka Kusakabe (Yukari Tamura), Minori Nakazawa (Kana Hanazawa) (01/22/2014) (6,711).プリント

21. Fuyu Hanabi – Hanako Oku (01/22/2014) (3,129).sub_image26449_zpsbbddcc3c

22. Tsubomi – Flap Girls’ School (01/21/2014) (3,110).441f3975fa87a49f08366634942c2ea923. Love/Affection / Kamisama – Miliyah Kato (01/22/2014) (3,033).1aSRCL8474.BH2A 0224. Hanasaku Saikyo Legend Days – Triple Booking (01/22/2014) (2,602).812t-Y1XA7L__AA1500_29. “Nuiguruma Z (Movie Theme)” Nuiguruma Z – Tokusatsu x Shoko Nakagawa (01/22/2014) (2,264).KICM-1487_1200x1200-7534. New SPARKS! – Miyuki Hashimoto (01/22/2014) (1,990).item1


My Favorite J-Pop Idols and J-Pop Artist, January 2014.

January 29, 2014

* My 250th Post.

I do this twice a year in January and July.

My Top 22 J-Pop Idols.

22. Masaki Sato (Morning Musume).

A real cutie, whenever I see her I get some kinda feeling.Sato Masaki-43009921. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

She seems to be alot of fun to be with.5e9a4c3220. Kaede Hashimoto (Idoling!!!).

I remember when she was with ChocoLe, even back then. I though she was really cute and sexy.Cant-Get-Enough-of-Kaede-Hashimoto-橋本楓-419. Rika Mayama (Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku).

I don’t know what it is, but she has that something that attracts me to her. I find her kinda funny looking, but I think she’s really cute. When your watching her watch her closely, it just might be me. I’ve observe now and then she’ll make unusual movement or gesture, which I find very funny.2273829518. Rina Matsuno (Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku).

I didn’t really pay any attention to any of the “Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku” members, until a few months ago. When I did their were few that I really like (and one I found very annoying), everytime I check to see who I like the best, or most attractive, the cutest, etc. She was always was the one I came back to, I have a thing for tall girls. Atleast she’s the tallest one in the group.4ba9060017. Hirono Suzuki (Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku).

She’s so sweet and cute, I like her personality or character. She’s the first member in the group that I noticed, and started kinda getting into. This really sucks, she’s graduating from the group in April of ths year. Just when I’m really starting to get really into her.

Those 3 “Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku” members who I have rank in the last 3 spots, I like them all about the same. I had a hard time on where to ranked them, I decided to go with who I noticed first. I though about grouping them all into one, but I don’t do ties here. When all is said and done, and I did an analysis on this, it probably would have ended up like this anyways.ebi316. Haruka Kudo (Morning Musume).

She’s just way too cute, I really enjoy watching her.afdc93d615. Honoka Akimoto (Team Syachihoko).

Team Syachihoko Leader. I don’t think she’s a good singer, she sings really funny. She is really cute.906df24314. Seran Mizorogi (Cheeky Parade).

My new Girlfriend.溝呂木世蘭00113. Ayami Sema (Prizmmy).

Let’s just say I always fantasize about her.ayami_ph00112. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).Sayaka87711. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

She’s making me forget about “Akari Hayami”, I really do missed her.152229ecQ10. Rena Matsui (SKE48).Rena19669. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

The funny looking, Hot, Sexy Babe.d09799558. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 and AKB48).Miyuki8027. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).Mayu40026. Yukafin Doll (Afilia Saga).

It may seem like she came out of nowhere to ranked this high, since I haven’t ranked her before. I’ve know about Afilia Saga (or Afilia Saga East as they use to be called), for about two and half years. She’s the one in group I always noticed and payed attention to, I don’t follow the group that closely. I do check up on them, now and then. I even bought one of their singles, the one that had a solo cover of her. Anyways for some reason everytime I do this ranking I always overlook her, until now. I just think she’s so beautiful and sexy looking. o04800720126245590375. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Sweet, Cute, Beautiful and Adorable. And many other good things.1d7eb3694. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

“PASSPO” Captain. I think she really beautiful, I really like looking at her face. For some reason.d4a93297083a23cc099f7bd6a86211313. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).IqrD0qt2. Yurina Kumai (Berryz Koubou).

My ideal type of girl, or girlfriend. I have a thing for tall girls, they don’t get any taller than her.71lkh9n1. Haruna Konima (AKB48).Haruna3608_______________________________________________

My Top 20 J-Pop Idol Groups.

20. Yumemiru Adolescence.

A 5 member group, that used to have 6 members. They haven’t released anything that much, but I loved everthing they’ve released.img_Yumeado_Osaka_1419. Dorothy Little Happy.

A Group I enjoy watching and listening to, very much.20130619131912_018. Fairies.

They’re cute, I Wouldn’t say they’re cutesy. Like most J-Pop Idol Groups.6f8a427517. Otome Shinto.

I like this group alot, alot of fun to watch. Alot of Innocence to them.otome_shinto_0316. Babyraids.

They probably had my favorite song that was release in 2013 “Koyomi no Ue Dewa December”, along with Sanmyu “Kuchibiru Network”. That’s not the reason they made this ranking, I like them even before that, it did help. news_large_babyraids_0115. 9nine.

One of very first J-Pop Groups I ever check up, maybe even before AKB48. I really didn’t start to get really into them, until about a year later.img201308109nineidolnation1314. Team Syachihoko.

I find some of there songs and most of their videos, kind of weird. It’s fun to watch. They’re alot of fun and very playful.5e9496f613. Cheeky Parade.

Yes. I Would love to crash a “Cheeky Parade”, slumber party.Bd2WVIgCEAAtEtB12. C-ute.

2013 was a very good year for them sales wise, I hope it continues this year.C-ute-299211. SKE48.03_zps5a439c2710. NMB48.NMB14669. Nogizaka46.

Their last single sold really well like in the NMB48 territory, 2014 could be very good for them. I wouldn’t be surprise if they out sell SKE48, the way SKE48 is heading and the competition within the AKB48 family. It could happen.Nogizaka5808. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

Not to many J-Pop Idol groups I enjoy watching perform, than this is group. Earlier this month they added 2 new members Kaho Kobayashi and Riko Nakayama, which you could say is good news. Well this is bad news 3 members Mizuki (#1), Natsu Anno (#4), Hirono Suzuki (#8) will be graduating from the group in April of this year.image7. PASSPO.

They released alot of stuff last year 3 Albums, 5 Singles, and a bunch of DVD’s. None of them sold particularly well, I bough some of them. I enjoy their stuff.uvyJ7qp6. SUPER GiRLS.

I’m going to try my best, to see this group live this year. Which I really want to, Wish me Luck. It’s easier said than done.supergirls_1373062692_af_org5. Idoling!!!.

This group sure as alot of sexy members.TIF13_jkt4. Morning Musume.

I’m really into this group now, like almost big time (Maybe not that big). In some ways I’m more interested in this group than AKB, maybe not. You know were I’m heading at, right. Maybe Not. The only thing I hate is their music videos, it’s the same old thing.HmpOktz3. Momoiro Clover Z.

Read “SUPER GiRLS” comments (#6).164T33V9-02. Berryz Koubou.

Right now not much separating #2-#4, “Yurina Kumai” is the difference she’s the one keeping “Berryz Koubou” at number two. For now.Hello_Project-4110171. AKB48.

I don’t follow AKB48 anywhere the amount of time I used to, although I follow them alot more than any other J-Pop Idol groups maybe even all of them combined. That’s the bad news for me, the good news for me is. That I get to spend alot more time checking out other J-Pop Idol Groups and checking for new J-Pop Idol Groups to like.

AKB48 now is not the AKB48 in 2011 that I love.

Team B, some missing members. It's most of them.

Team B (My Favorite Team), some missing members. It’s most of them.


AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 200 2014.

January 28, 2014

AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 200 2014, was held at “Tokyo Dome City Hall”. On January 23rd- 26th, 25 song each day (101-200). The Top 100 will be on April 6th, at “Saitama Super Arena”. They’ll be doing 1-100 in one day, that’s going to be one long day.

Fans vote for their favorite AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/SDN48 original song, several ways you can vote. I thinks most of the votes will likely come AKB48 34th single (the one with the really long title, to long to write), which was released on December 11, 2013. This is the first time it’s a Top 200, previously it was a top 100. It’s an annual thing, I think they started in 2008.

Day 1 Thursday January 23, 2014 (176-200).

200. Kimi ni Tsuite (From AKB48 18th Single “Beginner”).

199. Mikazuki no Senaka (NMB48 1st Single “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo”).

198. 12/31 (NMB48 1st Album “Teppen Tottande!”).

197. Yobisute Fantasy (AKB48 Team B, AKB48 24th Single “Ue Kara Mariko”).

196. Candy (AKB48 Team B 5th Stage “Theater no Megami”).

195. Beginner (AKB48 18th Single).

194. Ponytail to Shushu (AKB48 16th Single).

193. Romance Kenjuu (AKB48 Team B, AKB48 31st Single “Sayonara Crawl).

192. Zakuro no Jitsuwa Yuutsu ga Nantsubu Tsumatte Iru? (SKE48 13th Single “Sansei Kawaii!).

191. Douki (This the ending Theme of AKB48 Drama “Maijsuka Gakuen 3”, and is sung AKB48 “Haruka Shimazaki”, This song is on AKB48 5th Album (Type B) “Tsugi no Ashiato”. Which was release a week ago).

190. River (AKB48 14 Single).

189. Himawari (Himwari Gumi (AKB48 Team A and Team K) 1st Stage “Boku no Taiyou”).

188. Saigo no Catharsis (NMB48 4th Single “Nagiichi”).

187. Mosh and Dive (AKB48 34th Single “The one with the really long title”).

186. Hajimete no Hoshi (NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage “Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru”).

185. Kimi ga Omotteru Yori (Team Surprise).

184. Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou (Team Surprise).

183. Yossha HKT! (HKT48 Himawari Gumi 1st Stage).

182. Jyuri-Jyuri Baby (SKE48 Team S, SKE48 12th Single “Utsukushii Inazuma”).

181. Halation (SKE48th 9th Single “Aishiteraburu”).

180. Omatase Setlist (SKE48 Team KII 3rd Stage “Ramune no Nomikata”).

179. Dakishimeraretara (AKB48 Team K 5th Stage “Saka Agari”).

178. Pareo wa Emerald (SKE48 6th Single).

177. Theater no Megami (AKB48 Team B 5th Stage “Theater no Megami”).

176. Wimbledon e Tsuretette (SKE48 Team S 2nd Stage “Te wo Tsunaginagara”).

Encore :

Kakushin ga Moterumono (Team A).

Kyouhansha (Team K).

Koisuru Fortune Cookie

*1st Day Announcement – AKB48 Team 8 will br formed, won’t get to any details.

 

Day 2 Friday January 24, 2014 (151-175).

175. Let’s Go! Kenkyuusei (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 7th Stage).

174. Seventeen (AKE48 ~Greatest Songs Kanzenban~ a reissued of AKB48 1st Album, this song wasn’t included in the original release).

173. Oki Doki (SKE48 7th Single).

172. Ame no Pianist (SKE48 Team S 2nd Stage “Te wo Tsunaginagara”).

171. Seifuku Resistance (AKB48 Team K 6th Stage “Reset”).

170. Darkness (SKE48 11th Single “Choco no Dorei”).

169. Aun no Kiss (SKE48 9th Single “Aishiteraburu”).

168. Oh My God! (NMB48 2nd Single”).

167. HKT48 (HKT48 Kenkyuusei 2nd Stage).

166. Te wo Tsunaginagara (SKE48 Team S 2nd Stage “Te wo Tsunaginagara”).

165. Boku no YELL (AKB48 16th Single “Ponytail to Shushu”).

164. Hazumisaki (SKE48 3rd Single “Gomen no, Summer”).

163. Sugar Rush (Disney Soundtrack “Werck It Ralph).

162. Namida no Sei Janai (AKB48 32nd Single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”).

161. Party Is Over (AKB48, AKB48 34th Single “The title that is way too long to write).

160. Yuuhi wo Miteiru Ka? (AKB48 6th Single).

159. Korogaru Ishi ni Nare (AKB48 Team K 2nd Stage “Seishun Girls”).

158. To be continued (AKB48 Team K 5th Stage “Saka Agari”).

157. Saigo no Door (AKB48 32nd Single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”, Tomomi Itano graduation song).

156. Kibou no Kariyuu (HKT48 2nd Single “Melon Juice”).

155. AKB48 Festival (Team Surprise).

154. Yume no Kawa (AKB48 27th Single “Gingham Check”).

152 (Tie). Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aida de (AKB48 5th Album “Tsugi no Ashiato”, Sayaka Akimoto graduation song).

152 (Tie). Kitagawa Kenji (NMB48 6th Single).

151. Nakama no Uta (SKE48 Team S 3rd Stage “Seifuku no Me”).

Encore:

Mae Shika Mukanee (Senbatsu) (This will AKB48 next (35th) single).

Heavy Rotation.

Koisuru Fortune Cookie.

 

Day 3 Saturday January 25, 2014 (126-150).

Miniskirt no Yosei (3 Draft Members – Rena Nishiyama, Moe Gotou, Aeri Yokoshima).

Party ga Hajimaru yo (Draft Members).

150. Oogoe Diamond (AKB48 10th Single).

149. Zannen Shoujo (AKB48 Team B 4th Stage “Idol no Yoake”).

148. Scrap & Build (AKB48 Team K, AKB48 28th Single “UZA”).

147. Pajama Drive (AKB48 Team B 3rd Stage “Pajama Drive”).

146. Reset (AKB48 Team K 6th Stage “Reset”).

145. Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru (NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage “Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru”).

144. Kataomoi Finally (SKE48 8th Single).

143. Seigi No Mikata Janai Hero (AKB48 Team B, AKB48 28th Single “UZA”).

142. Sougen no Kiseki (AKB48 Team K 3rd Stage “Nounai Paradise”).

141. Kiss made Countdown (AKB48 Team A, AKB48 33rd Single “Heart Ereki”).

140. Kamonegikkusu (NMB48 8th Single).

139. Sasameyuki Regret (AKB48 Team K, AKB48 33rd Single “Heart Ereki”).

138. Sakura no Hanabiratachi (AKB48 1st Indie Single).

137. Namekuji Heart (NMB48 1st Album “Teppen Tottande!”).

136. Utsukushii Inazuma (SKE48 12th Single).

135. End Roll (AKB48 Team K 5th Stage “Saka Agari”).

134. Omoide no Hotondo (AKB48 4th Album “1830m”).

133. Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta (NMB48, AKB48 34th Single “The title that’s way too long to write”).

132. Todokanasoude Todokumono (NMB48 7th Single “Bokura no Eureka”).

131. Enjou Rousen (AKB48 Team A 6th Stage “Mokugekisha”).

130. Only Today (AKB48 Team A 4th Stage “Tadaina Renaichuu”).

129. Pioneer (AKB48 Team A 6th Stge “Mokugekisha”).

128. Choco no Dorei (SKE48 11th Single).

127. Aozora Cafe (AKB48 32nd Single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”).

126. Chokkaku Sunshine (AKB48 4th Album “1830m”).

Encore:

Boku wa Ganbaru

Chireba ii ni ni… (AKB48 Kenkyuusei).

Mae Shika Mukanee (Senbatsu).

Koisuru Fortune Cookie.

 

Day 4 Sunday January 26, 2014.

125. UZA (AKB48 28th Single).

124. Kono Sekai ga Yuki no Naka ni Umoreru Mae ni (NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage “Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru”).

123. Plastic no Kuchibiru (AKB48 4th Album “1830m”).

122. Seifuku no Bambi (HKT48 1st Single “Suki! Suki! Skip!).

120 (tie). Kimo no C/W (Team Surprise).

120 (Tie). Iiwake Maybe (AKB48 13th Single).

118 (Tie). Kizashi (SKE48 Team KII 3rd Stage “Ramune no Nomikata”).

118 (Tie) . Sayonara Crawl (AKB48 31st Single).

117. Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi (SKE48 11th Single “Choco no Dorei”).

116. Sasae (AKB48 Team K 4th Srage “Saishuu Bell ga Naru”).

115. Sunahama de Pistol (NMB48 5th Single Virginity).

114. Nagiichi (NMB48 4th Single).

113. Through The Night (SKE48 12th Single “Utsukushii Inazuma”).

112. Hoshi no Mukougawa (AKB48 Team A 6th Stage “Mokugekisha”).

111. Glory Days (SKE48 Team S 2nd Stage “Te wo Tsunaginagara”).

110. Usotsuki na Dachou (SKE48 Team KII 3rd Stage “Ramune no Nomikata”).

108 (Tie). Teppen Tottande! (NMB48 1st Album “Teppen Tottande!”).

108 (Tie). Suitei Marmalade (AKB48 32nd Single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”).

107. Mou Hadashi ni Hanarenai (NMB48 5th Single “Kamonegikkusu”).

106. Mushi no Ballad (AKB48 Team K 5th Stage “Saka Agari”).

105. Gingham Check (AKB48 27th Single).

104. Kodoku na Runner (SDN48 1st Single “GAGAGA”).

103. Nanado mo Nerae! (NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage “Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru”).

102. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate (AKB48 Team B 4th Stage “Idol no Yoake”).

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

Encore:

Kanashiki (Team B).

Team Zaka (Team 4).

Mae Shika Mukanee (Senbatsu).

Koisuru Fortune Cookie.

* Day 4 Announcement.

A Big AKB48 Group Reshuffle will be held at Zepp Diver City Tokyo, on February 24, 2014. Which I’ll write about when the time comes.

It’s not done yet, 1-100. Will be on April 6, 2014.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 4, January 27, 2014.

January 22, 2014

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 4, January 27, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hibiki – Kanjani8 (01/15/2014) (206,091).

* Kanjani8 21st number one single.

140593_original2. Good Bye / Eureka – Sakanaction (01/15/2014).sakanaction_-_goodbye_eureka3. Rave-up Tonight – Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (01/15/2014) (19,409).0_zps2371d7524. Shout It Out – Da-iCE (01/15/2014) (14,302).DA-ICE~15. Kietaikurai – Tomomi Kasai (01/15/2014) (11,910).c0100805_52ba81f0be733_zpsb94d97b56. Evolution da – HR (01/15/2014) (11,028).91W6Q6F2K9L__AA1500_7. Lilia – Royz (01/15/2014) (10,911).81qEDqNP+FL__AA1417_8. Virginal – Shouta Aoi (01/15/2014) (10,366).a7af8c7agw1eb80ji9jjoj20m80m8di6_zps9f5d83c69. Barrette – Nogizaka46 (11/27/2013) (10,097) (496,164).

CD+DVD Type C Cover.

10. “Free! (TV Anime)” Character Song Duet Series Volume 2 – Nagisa Hazuki (Tsubasa Yonaga) & Rei Ryugasaki (Daisuke Hirakawa) (01/15/2014) (9,059).Free!_full_1656431_________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

11. Hikari Gift – Haruka Tomatsu (01/15/2014) (6,095).04_zpsde419ee518. Onna no Ko wa Nakanai – Rina Katahira (01/18/2014) (3,315).PCCA_03959_itunes_1200x1200-7539. Kono Hiroi Sora no Shita de – 7!! (01/15/2014) (1,829).jacket_ESCL04148B01A_550_1200x1200-75_________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 4, January 27, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Best / Blue Impact – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/01/2014) (22,569) (275,540).

* J Soul Brothers 4th straight week on the album charts.

b644d6434826166e0d8379b542424dd92. Hikari no Naka ni Tatteitene – Ging Nang Boyz (01/15/2014) (22,242).91EkstBOPNL__AA1500_3. The Faces – Dragon Ash (01/15/2015) (21,598).49880026627914. Beach – Ging Nang Boyz (01/15/2014) (16,023).617qmX471CL__AA1423_5. Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Movie) ~Music Box~ – Various Artist (12/18/2013) (9,626) (63,950).81tad9BsPqL__AA1420_6. Tense (Korean Release Album) – Tohoshinki (01/10/2014) (7,719) (21,614).cover-57. One Song From Two Hearts – Kubokuro (12/18/2013) (6,180) (154,438).0038. Who Am I (Korean Release Album) – B1A4 (01/17/2014) (6,069).131226_신우진영단체표지_최종49. Midnight Memories – One Direction (11/27/2013) (5,429) (135,869).Midnight_Memories_Album_Cover10. Golden Best Takajin Yashiki – Takajin Yashiki (12/17/2008) (4,894).4988002562800


Misaki Iwasa 3rd Single “Tomonoura Bojou”, First Week Sales.

January 15, 2014

Tomonoura_Bojou_promoAKB48 Team B Member Misaki Iwasa 3rd solo single “Tomonoura Bojou”, which was released on January 8th. Sold 11,928 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon single chart. It’s her first number one single, this single was released in 2 versions.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYGdrQLy76Y .

Limited Edition Cover.

Limited Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 3, January 20, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Tomonoura Bojou – Misaki Iwasa (01/08/2014) (11,928).

Regular Edition Cover.

2. Rewrite – Nightmare (01/08/2014) (11,613).91ZEvF8Rx6L__SL1500_3. “Kuroko’s Basketball (TV Anime)” Character Song: Duet Series Volume 7 – Taiga Kagami (Yuuki Ono) and Daiki Aomine (Junichi Suwabe) (01/08/2013) (8,988).173582131201401120320063351978809547_0034. 101 Kaime no Noroi – Golden Bomber (01/01/2014) (8,854) (166,514).91PB7WIVJSL__AA1400_5. “Kuroko’s Basketball (TV Anime)” Character Song: Duet Series Volume 6 – Testuya Kuroko (Kensho Ono) and Shintaro Midorima (Daisuke Ono) (01/08/2014) (7,879).812VCz9kWsL__AA1500_6. Kamonegikkusu – NMB48 (10/02/2013) (5,572) (473,437).

Type A Cover.

7. Tana Kara Botamochi – Busaiku (12/13/2013) (5,539) (188,634).234568. Nanbu Semishigure – Kouhie Fukuda (10/24/2012) (5,230) (130,151).49880034278019. Ride With Me – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/25/2013) (5,057) (182,573).CNiXIVt10. Barrette – Nogizaka46 (11/27/2013) (5,026) (486,067).

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Senkou Strings – Cyntia (01/08/2013) (4,489).elOEXyt34. Ya.Me.Te! / Aventure wa Giniro ni (01/08/2014) (1,937).especia_2ndsg_jksya42. Kiechae yo – Power Spot (01/07/2014) (1,483).81gEXuu33aL__AA1500__________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 3, January 20, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Best / Blue Impact – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/01/2014) (32,329) (252,571).b644d6434826166e0d8379b542424dd92. Riboot – RIB (01/08/2014) (18,577).Rib23. Gold Experience – Idoling!!! (01/08/2014) (14,432).5th_tsujo4. Tense (Korean Release Album) – Tohoshinki (01/10/2014) (13,895).cover-55. One Song From Two Hearts – Kubokuro (12/18/2013) (8,835) (148,258).0036. My Dear – Lee Joon Gi (01/09/2014) (8,464).0947. Artpop – Lady GaGa (11/06/2013) (8,407) (173,118).0018. Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Movie) ~Music Box~ – Various Artist (12/18/2013) (7,087) (54,324).81tad9BsPqL__AA1420_9. Kakumei Teki Broadway Shugisha Doumei – Sumire Uesaka (01/08/2014) (5,574).基本 CMYK10. DOG in The BEST – Dog In The Parallel World Orchestra (01/08/2014) (5,004).91dS5ZNPE+L__AA1500________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

24. Aoiro – Aoi Yamazaki (01/08/2014) (2,982).813K2uBWEBL_AA1423__zps6924e478


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, January 2014.

January 10, 2014

30. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team H).

In the 2012 AKB48 General Senbatsu Election she was the highest HKT48 member to ranked at number 47, in fact she was the only HKT48 member to rank. In 2013 AKB48 General Senbatsu Election, in reality she was the highest HKT48 member to ranked at number 26. OK, Sasshi. But she’s an ex-AKB48 member, that’s another story.HBF3z_Ek

29. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).tumblr_mnq48dhQ5L1rhwq4jo9_1280

28. Rina Hirata (AKB48 – Team K).

She live in Arizona, USA., for several years. That’s why she speaks good english, although she speaks with an accent sometimes (For some reason?). Talking about Arizona, I do alot of long distance driving. I do it a few times a year, I especially like driving all over the US. Arizona is probably my favorite state to go scenery driving, I highly recommend Highway 191. It might be to boring for most, if you enjoy scenery driving you’ll love it. Don’t be afraid to get lost, you’ll be surprise what you’ll find. They have some of the best National Parks and Monuments in the USA., Like Petrified Forest National Park and Grand Canyon, to name two. Also going South on Highway 89 to Page, near the Utah border. Page is must go, do a search on what’s around there (Near and not so near). I just don’t promote AKB and JPop here, I promote all kinds of stuff.ibi3QzCwLShkg6

27. Haruka Katayama (AKB48 – Team B).Haruka695

26. Miori Ichikawa (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 – Team N).190625. Haruka Nakagawa (JKT48 – Team J).Harugon524. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A, General Manager Of ALL The 48 Groups).img2013022101121480223. Shihori Suzuki (AKB48 – Team K).l_p002676268522. Ayaka Kikuchi (AKB48 – Team A).Ayaka56821. Yukiko Kinoshita (SKE48 – Team E).

The On and Off and On and Off again SKE48 Senbatsu Member, Mostly Off which sucks.BZXOW50IUAAlFng20. Aki Takajo (JKT48 – Team J and AKB48 – Team B).Aki108119. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team B).http://idolgallery.boingo.jp/18. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K).Rie2089

17. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team K).http://www.b-idol.com/bbs1/

16. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H).Rino206115. Sumire Sato (AKB48 – Team A).

Several months back she was in a few magazine spreads, which all were good. I don’t think it’ll amount to anything. A few years back she was a pretty good push AKB48 member for a good one year peroid, it didn’t result in anything of significant. Or got her anywhere.f2f6f82d14. Amina Sato (AKB48 – Team K).

Last month she announce she will be graduating from AKB48, which was very sad news for me. I’ve read that she will make her final performance at the AKB48 theater on January 15th, but will participate in all handshake events til the end of June. Exactly what that means I’m not sure, I hope she participate in AKB48 concerts.20131027-00313. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).http://www.b-idol.com/bbs1/

12. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).

Eveytime and anytime I ranked her outside the Top 10 I really hate it, and feel a little depress.Minami1928

11. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).iRDFhDvIkh6wk10. Rina Kawaei (AKB48 – Team A).

I’ve said this alot, that she might be future favorite member of mine. As much as I like her, I think this might be as high as she’ll get. She may go up a few more spots in the future, I don’t know. As always, only time will tell.0099. Yuko Oshima (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

On December 31, 2013. She announced she’ll be graduating from AKB48. No date or details yet, I think they’ll make it big. Not as big as Acchan ofcourse.Yuko42318. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).tor_666070006_37. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team H).Aika11646. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto La Belle et la Bete on BUBKA Magazine 0065. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team E Captain).Rena19714. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team N and AKB48 – Team B).Miyuki7803. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team A).20131024_WSC47_mayu022. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B).bcs46d1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team B).

I just recently bought her photobook “Kojiharu”, which was number one on the weekly Book oricon ranking. It sold about 61,000 copies. According to Oricon it’s the highest selling female solo photobook in history (Japan), about 4,000 copies more than Sasshi photobook “Sashiko”.02


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 2, January 13, 2014.

January 8, 2014

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 2, January 13, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. 101 Kaime no Noroi – Golden Bomber (01/01/2014) (157,660).

* Golden Bomber 2nd number one single.

91PB7WIVJSL__AA1400_2. Nanairo no Stardust – 3Bjunior (01/01/2014) (23,915).IMG_4326

* I’ve stop posting video links it’s just to time consuming, because I like them all. I will make an exception here. Like I’ve said before they’re all alot of fun and crazy.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhN4cJQehgQ .

3. Ride With Me – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/25/2013) (14,518) (177,516).218X53D4. Yuwaku Rhapsody – Guild (01/01/2014) (11,376).81CCXEWWv0L__AA1400_5. Tana Kara Botamochi – Busaiku (12/13/2013) (9,285) (183,095).234576. Shareotsu / Hello – SMAP (12/18/2013) (8,367) (239,304).SMAP__~17. Hyori Ittai – Yuzu (12/25/2013) (7,304) (41,170).Yuzu_zps220370c98. Barrette – Nogizaka46 (11/27/2013) (6,848) (481,041).20131125_ea1dae99ccabe156e8a9hgQmtavp29pX9. Nanbu Semishigure – Kohei Fukuda (10/24/2012) (6,500) (124,921).498800342780110. Suzukake no Ki no Michi de “Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru” to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no You ni Mono – AKB48 (12/11/2013) (5,813) (1,072.478).

Type H Cover.

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Oricon Top Albums, Week 2, January 13, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Best / Blue Impact – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (1/1/2014) (74,004) (220,542).b644d6434826166e0d8379b542424dd92. One Song From Two Hearts – Kubokuro (12/18/2013) (16,631) (139,423).0033. Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Movie) ~Music Box~ – Various Artist (12/18/2013) (12,598) (47,237).81tad9BsPqL__AA1420_4. Sutada 3Bjunior Last Daizen Shu – 3Bjunior (01/01/2013) (9,765).81tv73DTIhL__AA1280_5. Midnight Memories – One Direction (11/27/2013) (8,513) (126,598).Midnight_Memories_Album_Cover6. Batsu To Maru To Tsumi To – Radwimps (12/11/203) (8,308) (114,334).4988005799845_zpsacad33fc7. Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne (11/06/2013) (7,526) (148,247).Avril-Lavigne-new-songs8. Artpop – Lady GaGa (11/06/2013) (7,407) (164,711).0019. Cover 3 – BENI (12/18/2013) (7,370) (45,923).Covers_310. Pornograffitti 15th Anniversary “All Time Single” – Porno Graffitti (11/20/2013) (6,585) (174,965).Porno_Graffitti_All_Time_Singles_________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. Chikara no Kagiri!!!! – Seishun Gakuen (12/31/2013) (3,820).t02200220_0640064012806848706

18. Team N 1st Stage “Dareka no Tame ni” – NMB48 (Team N) (01/01/2014) (3,556).L8e8uaN_zpsb090ba0424. Team N 2nd Stage “Seishun Girls” – NMB48 (Team N) (01/01/2014) (3,247).PKCi43L_zps5dd00d4a27. Team M 1st Stage “Idol no Yoake” – NMB48 (Team M) (01/01/2014) (3,067).fmMHycz_zps63647b6e32. Team BII 2nd Stage “Tadaima Renaichuu” – NMB48 (Team BII) (01/01/2014) (2,589).oWmdVtt33. Team BII 1st Stage “Aitakatta” – NMB48 (Team BII) (01/01/2014) (2,501).nmb_aitakatta