AKB48 36th Single “Labrador Retriever”, First Week Sales.

May 29, 2014

36th_AP_webAKB48 36th single “Labrador Retriever”, which was released on May 21st. Sold 1,662,265 copies in it’s first week of released, to ranked number on the weekly oricon singles chart. This is the election single which each version of this single will have one voting ballot, to vote for the member on you want to be senbatsu for their 37th single. Which will be released around August of this year, so you know this single will sell alot. This single was released in 9 versions, including the Theater Edition.

Video – http://vimeo.com/93483933 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type K Cover.

Limited Edition Type K Cover.

Regular Edition Type K Cover.

Regular Edition Type K Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type 4 Cover.

Limited Edition Type 4 Cover.

Regular Edition Type 4 Cover.

Regular Edition Type 4 Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 22, June 2, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Labrador Retriever – AKB48 (05/21/2014) (1,662,265).

* AKB48 23rd number one single.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

2. We Don’t Stop – Kana Nishino (05/21/2014) (20,779).WDS_JK_Syokai_ss_zpsca521d5c3. StarRingChild EP – Aimer (05/21/2014) (18,068).Y6Uc4. Love, Holiday – Tokio (05/21/2014) (17,074).seYhO5. Kenka Joutou – Kishidan (05/21/2014) (16,697).original6. Full Drive – Kana-Boon (05/21/2014) (11,468).700de4a6gw1efec3zob59j20n20mvq8p7. King & Queen & Joker – Sexy Zone (05/14/2014) (10,854) (161,440).BkxJh9XCEAAjdAD8. Kanade – Kaori Fujimiya (Sora Amamiya) (05/21/2014) (10,105).00_mikakunin_cd_chara_01_h1h49. Guts! – Arashi (04/30/2014) (9,909) (569,077).GUTS! Booklet_001210. Eejanaika – Johnny’s West (04/23/2014) (9,596) (300,542).UV9hCaur___________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Juujika ~Eiga “Gakkou no Kaidan -Noroi no Kotodama-” Version~ – Tokyo Girls’ Style (05/21/2014) (7,751).AVCD-48992_1200x1200-7513. This Game – Suzuki Konomi (05/21/2014) (7,093).NGNL-OP_CD_1200x1200-7519. Sidonia – Angela (05/21/2014) (5,779).angela_-_Sidonia22. Niji no Kakera – Natsumi Kon (05/21/2014) (5,103).717gNzLwveL__AA1500_31. Believe In Yourself – Mao Abe (05/21/2014) (3,556).abemao_BIY_jk_Master1200x1200-75_zps690cc15041. Monochrome – Dancing Dolls (05/21/2014) (2,397).jacket_SRCL08543B01A_550_1200x1200-7546. Junsui na Fujunbutsu / Spica – StylipS (05/21/2014) (2,142).81t8YPAIcDL__AA1500______________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 22, June 2, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Singing Bird – Koshi Inaba (B’z) (05/21/2014) (78,196).

* Koshi Inaba 5th solo number one album.45822837979222. Frozen Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack – Various Artist (03/12/2014) (77,698) (652,629).91DarRblt1L__AA1400_3. The Best 2008-2014 (Monument) – Flumpool (05/21/2014) (41,295).flumpool_monument_1200x1200-754. Xscape – Michael Jackson (05/21/2014) (32,827) (38,157).862DB61EA3BA58B365A03BB73DEC555. Terrace House Tunes – Various Artist (05/21/2014) (22,708).71V-N60WD9L__AA1500_6. Hikawa Kiyoshi no Shouwa no Enka Meikyoku Shu – Kiyoshi Hikawa (05/21/2014) (22,479).81PdRDABROL__AA1500_7. Ghost Stories – Coldplay (05/21/2014) (20,562).coldplay8. One Mind – ULFULS (05/21/2014) (14,931).original9. Girl – Pharrell Williams (04/30/2014) (14,114) (82,791).20140304-1800-139397336610. Hai to Diamond Anthology – Glay (05/25/2014) (13.358).61cHYfrQvQL__AA1000____________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

16. Yuruyuri 2nd Series Best Album Yuruyurizm 2 – Various Artist (05/21/2014) (6,241).PCCG_01406_itunes_1200x1200-7532. “Tenshi to Jump (TV Series)” Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (05/21/2014) (2,430).jump_kannon.ol38. Rainbow – Daiichi Uchu Sokudo (05/21/2014) (1,949).61VlqLbKxFL39. Moonlight – Daiichi Uchu Sokudo (05/21/2014) (1,937).00106888_1400218237_4797orig45. Pianism – Nikiie (05/21/2014) (1,596).717k3lzpi-L__AA1500_


Attack at AKB48 handshake event.

May 29, 2014

This happen at few days ago, when I first heard about it. I was in a shock and emotionally overwhelmed, I just didn’t want to write or talk about it. I’m still a little reluctant to do this.

As for what happen on May 25th, during an AKB48 handshake event at Iwate Industrial Culture Apio. AKB48 member Anna Iriyama and Rina Kawaei was attack by a 24 year old male, with a saw. Rina Kawaei fractured her thumb, and got slashed on her right arm. Anna Iriyama fractured her pinky finger, got slashed on her right arm and head area. A staff member was also in injured from the attrack, from protecting the members that was being attack. The three were send to the hospital, Rina and Anna had surgeries.

Anna and Rina recently updated their conditions about the incident on their google+, seems like the the 2 are doing well and are in high spirit. I Think they’re just putting a brave face for the fans.

My Best Wishes to both of them and the injured staff member.

It’s had a big impact in Japan has not just AKB48, but some Idol groups have canceled events / handshake events. In the next week or 2.

I could go on about this, it’ll just leave at this. I just hope the safety of the members always comes first, without naming names. I’ve heard you can’t be rude to the customers (Fans), they pay alot of money for this. It’s great how they have the handshake events, you can interact with the members. Because of this I’m sure they’ll make changes., I don’t really know what to say.

Right now all that matters is the 2 injured AKB48 member and the staff member. Again, My Best Wishes to them.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 21, May 26, 2014.

May 22, 2014

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 26, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. King & Queen & Joker – Sexy Zone (05/14/2014) (150,586).

* Sexy Zone 6th number one single.BkxJh9XCEAAjdAD2. Iikurashi – Team Syachihoko (05/14/2014) (34,830).825646282531_1200x1200-753. Hanamichi!! Ambitious – SUPER GiRLS (05/14/2014) (33,585).dj_tmolwmno_1200x1200-754. Bucchake Rock’n Hacchake Roll / Baby Step – Babyraids (05/14/2014) (21,275).PCCA_04021_itunes_1200x1200-755. Kagayake – Funky Kato (05/14/2014) (19,762).mucd5259_tsujo_0417_1200x1200-756. Black Bullet – fripSide (05/14/2014) (16,714).818EDeFbJyL7. Guts! – Arashi (04/30/2014) (13,897) (559,168).GUTS! Booklet_00128. Live – Superfly (05/14/2014) (12,310).sf_初回デジ_H19. Dear Stage e Yokoso – Dempa Gumi, Inc (05/14/2014) (12,046).Dear_Stage_he_youkoso_TFCC89504_iT_1200x1200-7510. Keijijou Ryuusei – BUCK-TICK (05/14/2014) (11,784).71icq-xe2YL__AA1500_______________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Kasuka na Hisoka na Tashika na Mirai – Sphere (05/14/2014) (8,112).sphere - Kasuka Na Hisoka Na Tashika Na Mirai [Single]20. Tenohira ~Show~ – Eri Kitamura (05/14/2014) (6,826).Cover122. Other World – Aldious (05/14/2014) (4,340).91HyxVCcK8L__AA1500_23. Mujina – Mai Endo (05/14/2014) (4,032)._1_~130. Seiken Nante Iranai – Yui Sakakibara (05/14/2014) (2,128).71PeJ21xtrL__AA1138_37. Loupe – Kanae Ito (05/14/2014) (1,614).81lfGghEOVL40. My Sweet Shelter – Ritsu Kawai (Kana Hanazawa), Mayumi Nishikino (Rina Sato), Ayaka Watanabe (Hisako Kanemoto). (05/14/2014) (1,348).LACM-1422942. Most Ijou No ‘Mostest’ – Eco (Mariya Ise), Silvia (Ayane Sakura), Rebecca (Marina Inoue) (05/14/2014) (1,255).812e6ISh3gL__AA1138________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 26, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Frozen Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack – Various Artist (03/12/2014) (108,956) (574,931).91DarRblt1L__AA1400_2. Love & Hate – Jun.K (2PM) (05/14/2014) (35,701).Jun__K_LOVE_&_HATE_cover3. Overdose – EXO-K (05/14/2014) (21,887) (24,719).EXO-K_-_Overdose4. Heartful Song Covers – May J. (03/26/2014) (14,694) (150,378).May_J__-_Heartful_Song_Covers_(CD+DVD)5. Overdose – EXO-M (05/14/2014) (12,562) (14,647).EXO-M_-_Overdose6. Girl – Pharrell Williams (04/30/2014) (12,050) (68,677).20140304-1800-13939733667. Gossip Girls – T-ARA (05/14/2014) (10,463).91fuUMsOBiL8. Level3 – Perfume (10/02/2013) (8,088) (253,901).PerfumeLEVEL3LTD9. 20 Flakes ~Coupling Collection~ – The Cro-Magnons (05/14/2014) (6,669).20-flakes-coupling-collection-354169_110. Vessel – Kenichi Suzumura (05/14/2014) (6,286).laca-15402-regular__________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. e’tuis – Mikako Komatsu (05/14/2014) (5,310).60b8cbf8e516. Marianne No Jubaku – Kinoko Hotel (05/14/2014) (2,789).71iLJWpNwhL__AA1126_22. “Riddle Story of Devil (TV Anime)” Character Ending Themes Kuro Kumikyoku Jyo – 10Nen Kurogumi (05/14/2014) (2,459).ジャケット30. Henshin Shoujo – Kayoko Yoshizawa (05/14/2014) (1,694).81BGcEJaeVL__AA1500_


AKB48 6th Senbatsu Election (2014), First Day Results.

May 22, 2014

Here’s the 1st day results, of AKB48 6th senbatsu general election. I don’t know why they do this 1st day result thing. Anyways, the final results will be announced on June 7th.

Some surprises here, but it’s only 1st day results. Alot of voting still to go, alot can change still. This year is it’s a Top 80.

80. Haruka Ishida (AKB48 – Team K) – 2,809 Votes.

79. Shinobu Mogi (AKB48 – Team 4) – 2,815 votes.

78. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S) – She’s a real cutie, who’s been getting some very good pushing. 2,866 votes.

77. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A) – This might be low for her, but I don’t think she’s as heavily push as she once was before. It’s only 1st day results. 2,871 votes.

76. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 2,895 votes.

75. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) – 2,904 votes.

74. Madoka Umemoto (SKE48 – Team E Co-Captain) – 2,973 votes.

73. Kana Kobayashi (AKB48 – Team K) – She’s ranked once before, not last year. She’s a 2nd Generation AKB48 member, I like lt when the older members ranks. Hope she does. – 2,998 votes.

72. Makiko Saito (SKE48 – Team E) – 3,010 votes.

71. Yuka Tano (AKB48 – Team K) – 3.206 votes.

70. Ryoka Oshima (AKB48 – Team B) – 3,030 votes.

69. Yui Takano (NMB48 – Team M) – 3,100 votes.

68. Nana Okada (AKB48 – Team 4) – 3,145 votes.

67. Rina Hirata (AKB48 – Team B) – She’s never ranked before, hope she ranks. It’s a Top 80 so she has a chance. If she ranks I will be very happy, I will do something special. Maybe, not. I should consider giving her all the 8 votes that I have for this election, that should help her chances of ranking. 3,145 votes.

66. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team B Captain) – What’s going on here, this is very low for her. No doubt she’ll rank alot higher in the final result, this worries me. This is very low for her. 3,194 votes.

65. Ami Maeda (AKB48 – Team A) – 3,209 votes.

64. Aki Takajo (AKB48 – Team B) – Talking about surprises, maybe not. I knew that JKT48 thing wasn’t a good idea, Damn you Aki-P. 3,315 votes.

63. Natsuki Uchiyama (AKB48 – Team B) – 3,324 votes.

62. Kanon Kimoto (SKE48 – Team E and HKT48 – Team KIV) – 3,332 votes.

61. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII and AKB48 Team A) – Another SKE48 member who’s been getting some good pushing. 3,354 votes.

60. Miho Miyazaki (AKB48 – Team K) – Hope she ranks in the end, she really needs this. Ok, Myao fans go nuts we need her to ranked. 3,372 votes.

59. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain) – I have faith she’ll ranked alot higher in the end. She’s so hot, she has to have alot of fans. 3,417 votes.

58. Ami Kobayashi (SKE48 – Team E) – 3,472 votes.

57. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Co-Capain) – 3,481 votes.

56. Rena Ikoma (AKB48 – Team B). – Boy, did I ever overestimated her, I predict her to ranked 9th. It’s only 1st results, alot of voting still as to come. I think she’ll be lucky to ranked in the Top 20, I though being the only Nogizaka46 member in this election. Would mean something. 3,510 votes.

55. Airi Tanigawa (NMB48 – Team M) – 3,514 votes.

54. Riho Abiru (SKE48 – Team KII) – 3,545 votes.

53. Ami Miyamae (SKE48 – Team S) – 3,599 votes.

52. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII) – 3,608 votes.

51. Saho Iwatate (AKB48 – Team 4) – 3,751 votes.

50. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain) – 3,767 votes.

49. Naoko Okamoto (HKT48 – Team H) – 3,778 votes.

48. Shu Yabushita (NMB48 – Team BII) – 3,884.

47. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team A) – Everytime I see her name in AKB48 senbatsu general election result, it doesn’t matter if it’s 1st day or final results. It always brings a smile on my face. – 3,973 votes.

46. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) – She’s suppose to the center and Ace of HKT48, she shouldn’t be this low. If their’s any hating on her, don’t blame her. 4,021 votes.

45. Rina Kawaei (AKB48 – Team A) – I’m very confident she’ll rank higher in the final result. 4,057 votes.

44. Airi Furukawa (SKE48 – Team S Captain) -4,143 votes.

43. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M) – 4,144 votes.

42. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) – 4,260 votes.

41. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain) – Talk about a surprise, for me this is a big surprise. 4,504 votes.

40. Riho Kotani (NMB48 – Team N and AKB48 – Team 4) – 4,526 votes.

39. Suzuran Yamauchi (SKE48 – Team S) – 4,734 votes.

38. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 4,821 votes.

37. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII and NMB48 Team BII) – Hope she’s not on a downfall. 4,945 votes.

36. Ayaka Umeda (NMB48 – Team BII Co-Captain) – Not looking good for Umechan. 5,000 votes.

35. Riko Sakaguchi (HKT48 – Team H) – 5,079 votes.

34. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team K) – 5,132 votes.

33. Masana Oya (SKE48 – Team S) – 5,133 votes.

32. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team 4) – 5,146 votes.

31. Mizuho Yamada (SKE48 – Team KII) – She’s a real cutie. 5,163 votes.

30. Misaki Iwasa (AKB48 – Team K) – This is very good for Wasamin, if she can maintain this ranking or higher in the final result. It would be very good result for her. 5,549 votes.

29. Tsugumi Iwanaga (SKE48 – Team E) – 5,761 votes.

28. Chihiro Anai (HKT48 – Team H) – 5,849 votes.

27. Hiroka Komada (HKT48 – Team H) – 6,054 votes.

26. Nana Yamada (NMB48 – Team M and SKE48 Team KII) – 6,100 votes.

25. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and SKE48 Team S) – Every year it seems like I always overestimate her, she seems very popular to me. I’d like know exactly how popular she is, might not be as much as I think. It’s only 1st day results. We’ll see where she’ll ranked in the end. 6,176 votes.

24. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team 4 Co-Captain) – She recently fractured her left wrist, but will continue with her activities. I guess it can’t be that bad, she probably holds the microphone with her right hand anyways. 6,359 votes.

23. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team 4) – To me this is the biggest surprise, so far. I would have never expected this, she’s never ranked before. I think it’s safe to say she’ll ranked, it’s just a matter of where. She must be very happy, I’m very happy. I like her alot, she’s so sweet. I like her quiet and shy personality. 6,437 votes.

22. Mio Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV and AKB48 Team B) – I had no idea she was this popular. 7,469 votes.

21. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B) – Wow, this is even a bigger surprise than Renacchi result. You can’t imagine how excited I just got when I saw this, I almost fell off my chair. 7,469 votes .

20. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team H Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A) – C’mon Sakura make my prediction right, I thought I was predicting you too high. 7,963 votes.

19. Kyoka Isohara (SKE48 – Team E) – 7,981 votes.

18. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E Captain) – 8,114 votes.

17. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A) – It’s always like this every year, 1st day results she’s ranked very low (Outside the top 10). I always get stressed out over it, I still got to vote. Which I will as soon as my CD arrives, and all those 8 votes will go to her. 8,177 votes.

16. Sae Miyazawa (SKE48 – Team S Captain) – 8,273 votes.

15. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K Co-Captain) – This is good I though she was on a downfall, I hope she can maintain or get a higher ranking in the end. In my predictions I considered putting her at number 20, I should have. 8, 584 votes.

14. Haruka Futamura (SKE48 – Team S) – Who the hell is this??? 8,755 votes.

13. Minami Takahashi (AKE48 – Team A Capatin) – 9,005 votes.

12. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain) – 9,505 votes.

11. Madoka Moriyasu (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 9,562 votes.

10. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K) – I shouldn’t be surprise, but I am. I should have seen this coming, I did but not to this extent. I will make a prediction here, in end she will ranked higher than this. 9,879 votes.

9. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Research Student) – I gotta check out this member, in the last 2 election she ranked pretty good. In the final result she’ll likely drop even outside of the top 16, I got to check out what’s so special about her. 12,890 votes.

8. Aya Shibata (SKE48 – Team E) – 12,340 votes.

7. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain and AKB48 Team K) – The Ace of NMB48. 14,798 votes.

6. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team E) – 14,897 votes.

5. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A) – C’mon Pruru Army, let’s make her center. 15,514 votes.

4. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 – Team N) – My AKB48 Princess. 17,266 votes.

3. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team K) – The Ace of SKE48. 23,012 votes.

2. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B) – Just maybe, looks like Mayu might just challenge for that number one spot. 25,283 votes.

1. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Tean H) – Looks like Sasshi will ran away with this again. 37,582 votes.

* Remember this is just 1st day results, some surprises there. Voting won’t end til about 2 weeks from now, alot of change can still happen. For some of us we hope so.


My Predictions For AKB48 6th Senbatsu General Election.

May 20, 2014

This is were fans can vote for who they want to be the senbatsu members, for AKB48 37th single which will be released around August of this year. Several ways you can vote, most of the votes will probably come from the voting ballot you get from buying AKB48 36th single “Labrador Retriever”. Which will have one voting ballot in each CD.  A total of 296 members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48, announce their candidacy to participate in this election. This also includes Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma, who’s a concurrent member in AKB48 Team B.

Unlike last year election which I wasn’t really to excited or cared too much about, I’m really intertesed th this year election. Mainly because I don’t know what’s going to happen , I think there will be alot of surprises this year. I think this year election will be very unpredictable, especially without Yuko Oshima, Mariko Shinoda and Tomomi Itano. Add in Rena Ikoma and Rena Nozawa this could get really intertesting.

The voting period will be from May 20 at 10:00 AM, til June 6 at 3:00 PM. Both Japan time. The final results will be announced on June 7th at Ajinomoto Stadium, Japan.

This election is a top 80 up from 64 last year, which I think is way too much. When They raised to 64, I though that was way too much.

1-16 Senbatsu Members.

17-32 Under Girls.

33-48 Next Girls.

49-64 Future Girls.

65-80 Upcoming Girls.

I will have 8 voting tickets, as soon as I get them. I will give all those 8 votes to my favorite AKB48 member, Haruna Kojima. She needs it, I want her to rank has high as possible.

I will do only a Top 20 prediction, anything more than that will be almost impossible to predict. The less the easier to predict.

My Predictions :

1. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H) :

Since she had almost 50,000 more votes from a year ago, than the next most member that’s participating in this election. Anyone else at number one should be considered an upset. With HKT48 more balance now, I doubt she’ll get anywhere the amout of votes she did a year ago. With Sasshi who know’s, anything is possible. She may even get 200,000 votes.

2. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B) :

I wasn’t going to write this, because if I’m wrong I’m gonna look like a fool. I’m likely going to be wrong than right, I think the member that will benefit the most from Yuko not participating in this year election will be Mayu. Will it be enough to overtake Sasshi, for top spot. I don’t think so, if it is. I won’t be surprise. She’s a tough for me to figure out this year, it just might be me. She doesn’t seem as popular as she once was.

3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 Team N) :

She’s not as push as she was once before, not that she was really push before. Or needs it, she’s a prominent member in AKB48 and a regular senbatsu member. Also she has a fair amount of  activities outside of AKB48, that keeps her in the spotlight. She could challenge May for that number 2 spot.

4. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team K) :

I guess this a safe prediction, as you can get.

5. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team E) :

Her and Jurina will be very close again, I think their was a reason they made her a concurrent member in Nogizaka46. Will it be enough to overtake Jurina, I think so. It work for Jurina a few years ago when they made her a concurrent member in AKB48 Team K. No, hating on Jurina. But I do hope, she ranks ahead of Jurina.

6. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A):

No doubt she will be moving up. This might be 2 spots to high to predict her, just being safe.

7. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A) :

Every year I always get stress out, on where she will ranked. I always think she’s gonna drop or drop out of the Top 10. I’m just wishing the best for her, and hope my 8 votes will help in ranking her has high as possible. Top 7 or higher and I will be very happy.

8. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A) :

I guess you can call this a safe prediction, I think I might be predicting her a little high.

9. Rina Ikoma (AKB48 – Team B) :

I might be taking a big gamble here, it’s worth the risk. She truly is a wild card in this election, being the only Nogizaka46 member  (Their’s Rena Matsui, but that’s another story) participating in this election. Wouldn’t it be great if she became “Center”, it could happen, I don’t know if I would want that. I think it would be great if does happens. I was tempted to ranked her alot higher, like Top 5 or maybe even Top 3. I assume the same thing on a particular member last year, although the circumstances is very different. And I was way off.

10. Sae Miyazawa (SKE48 – Team S) :

Every year I think she will drop, maybe even big time. But she never does. So I’m just being safe here.

11. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N and AKB48 Team K) :

Just call this a safe or not to sure prediction.

12. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team K) :

I don’t know how she does it, every year she continues to move up the rankings and get alot more votes from the year before. I like her, so I hope it continues. I’ve said so many times before about her before, that it’s getting old. She’s so greatful, she ever asking for anything and is always thankful for whatever she gets.

13. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and SKE48 – Team S) :

It seems like every year, I always overestimate her.

*I’m tempted to stop here, from here it’s hard for me to predict. I did stay I’ll do a Top 20 prediction, so I’ll continue on.

14. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team 4) :

I might be overestimating her, but she is Team 4 captain. And probably their most prominent member, putting it that way. She might ranked higher.

15. Aya Shibata (SKE48 Team E) :

She ranked 17th last year, after not ranking in the previous 2 elections. I guess she can only moved up.

16. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) :

I don’t really follow SKE48 that much, so it’s hard for me to predict SKE48 members. She seems to be very popular in SKE48.

17. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team 4) :

A former SKE48 member, who got transfered to AKB48. And became Team 4 Co-Captain, during the recent AKB’s Team shuffle. Being in Team 4 will definitely help her,  atleast I hope so. She’s a really cutie.

18. Ayaka Umeda (NMB48 – Team BII) :

Yeah she could drop, maybe even big time. Outside the Top 20, but I don’t know who else to put her.

19. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV and AKB48 – Team A).

I’ve said HKT48 is more balance now, if that’s the case. I doubt she’ll ranked this high. Being a concurrent member in AKB48 Team A should help, then again maybe not. It could work against her. I knew I should have stop at my predictions, at number 13.

20. Rena Nozawa (AKB48 – Team B) :

Here I am making one my ridiculous predictions again. I’m likely gonna be way off on this one. I’m assuming all The JKT48 fans who decide to participate in this, will all vote for her. Yes, participate is the big question. If you what I mean ($$$$).


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 20, May 19, 2014.

May 14, 2014

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 20, May 19, 2014.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Naitemo Iin da yo – Momoiro Clover Z (05/08/2014) (66,854).

Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play.php?v=510160 .

* Momoiro Clover Z 1st number one single.resize_image_zpsf8a2be422. “Love Live!” (Anime) 2nd Season Ending Theme : Donna Toki mo Zutto – M’s (05/08/2014) (45,487).c569b2c53. Guts! – Arashi (04/30/2014) (43,778) (545,271).GUTS! Booklet_00124. Rising Hope – LiSA (05/07/2014) (29,820).HRhSJeP5. Neguse – CreepHyp (05/07/2014) (13,864).プリント6. Geragerapo no Uta – King Cream Soda (04/30/2014) (12,760) (35,070).81G2kWsZ2rL__AA1400_7. Mirai to wa? – SKE48 (03/19/2014) (11,206) (496,288).

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

8. Haikei, Zarathustra – Goodmorning America (05/06/2014) (8,389).91AzwOGr3qL__AA1500_9. “Love Live! (Anime)” 2nd Season Intro Theme Song : Sora wa Bokutachi no Kiseki – M’s (04/23/2014) (6,535) (82,575).91yVRu+Q4jL__AA1500_10. Who are You ~Ai No Flower~ – Led Apple (05/07/2014) (6,277).tsujyou_________________________________________________________

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12. Blue Sky Blue / Warera Sumaaho Shokogun – N Zero (05/07/2014) (5,589).81MF3fnWHbL__AA1500_13. Jinsei! Maji Mottainai yo! – Anna S (05/06/2014) (5,345).97217. “Date A Live 2nd Season (Anime)” Intro Theme : Trust In You – sweet ARMS (05/06/2014) (4,432).uriage3586-4320. Jewel – Moumoon (05/08/2014) (3,389).original26. “Date A Live 2nd Season (Anime)” Outro Theme : Day Of Story (05/06/2014) (2,447).uriage3586-4436. Shoujo no Mama ja Irarenai – P.IDL (05/07/2014) (1,695).2_type_d_syuusei__________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 20, May 19, 2014.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Frozen Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack – Various Artist (03/12/2014) (165,888) (465,975).91DarRblt1L__AA1400_2. Heartful Song Covers – May J. (03/26/2014) (19,620) (135,684).May_J__-_Heartful_Song_Covers_(CD+DVD)3. Girl – Pharrell Williams (04/30/2014) (9,237) (56,627).20140304-1800-13939733664. Human – Masahara Fukuyama (04/02/2014) (8,313) (315,674).71uJf5eh3wL__SL1500_5. New – Paul McCartney (10/14/2013) (7,605) (85,609).tumblr_mtlqduCpfO1sx0p8no2_12806. Petit Miladia – Petit Milady (05/07/2014) (7,316).PETIT-~27. Vocalo Zanmai – Wagakki Band (04/23/2014) (4,430) (25,421).10245307_570344986406481_4602740779888596416_n8. Midnight Memories – One Direction (11/27/2013) (3,977) (262,413).Midnight_Memories_Album_Cover9. Yankee – Kenshi Yonezu (04/23/2014) (3,964) (42,437).A1pUY8e5ZpL__AA1500_10. Already – Not yet (04/23/2014) (3,851) (81,049).

Type C Cover.

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Of Interst To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

26. Sheezus – Lily Allen (05/07/2014) (1,931).lily_sheezus_standard

 


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

May 12, 2014

30. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

With Ayaka Kikuchi graduating from AKB48, last month. It open up a position here, so comes Nogizaka46 Sayuri Matsumura. I’ve considered including her in my rankings, many times before. Then put someone else instead, in the last minute. She’s a cutie, I like when she gives her big smile. tor_617535510_629. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 Team A).2596507328. Haruka Katayama (AKB48 – Team A).

She announced her graduation on April 14th, I think she’ll be graduating in late September of this year.

2 days ago May 10th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Haachan.01 - 127. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A Captain ans General Manager of The AKB48 Groups).tor_608890706_126. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Tean H).

I really enjoy watching this girl, yeah I’m really into her now.28 - 125. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).9e23d1039245d68812bbfaa5a6c27d1ed31b245024. Haruka Nakagawa (JKT48 – Team J).

She ranked third in JKT48 1st General Election, not that long ago. I didn’t realize she was that popular, I though maybe Top 5 or 4.10845342905_dc9ec2e9ac_o23. Rina Hirata (AKB48 – Team B).

I Think she’s great, she should be push. She interviewed “One Direction”, last year. Sorry, I don’t have the time to search for it, just searched it yourself. It’s very funny.29 - 122. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII).191021. Shihori Suzuki (AKB48 – Team K).IMG_372920. Aki Takajo (AKB48 – Team B).akicha19. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).tumblr_mzcaulV33G1re8hnxo2_128018. Yukiko Kinoshita (SKE48 – Team KII).23 - 117. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K Co-Captain).2a73471916. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).7b3887ba15. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).

She’s 1 of 3 AKB48 1st Generations Members that’s still in the group. Minami Takahashi and Haruna Kojima are the others, I don’t if it’s a coincidence or not, they’re all members of AKB48 sub-unit No Slleves (No3b).17_-_1_(1)14. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).0613. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).tumblr_mw5vrq_CUda1r9rhsjo2_128012. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).Iriyama Anna, Magazine-44600811. Rina Kawaei (Team A).

She’s very funny, if I can look beyond her cuteness. I think she would make great comedian. And if you look can beyond her cuteness, she really is a great dancer. When you watch her live, like I did in Wasgington D.C. You really notice it.020_02110. Yuko Oshima (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

Her last performance has a member of AKB48 at the AKB48 theater, will be on June 2nd. Then it’s Bye, Bye to AKB48.tumblr_myz79jgfFJ1qki7kio6_12809. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).f13d2e848. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and SKE48 – Team S).

She’s been dropping in my rankings abit lately, I still like her alot. I think she’s really cute, I think I’m just growing tired of her right now.tumblr_mz4gy1xBBO1soc259o2_12807. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain and AKB48 – Team K).

Read Milky’s comment above, what goes for Milky goes for Sayaka to.Sayaka8786. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).feHnyHO5. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain).

It’s official now, she’s my favorite NMB48 member. Ok, Yukirin is also in NMB48, let’s just pretend she isn’t.blog, Jonishi Kei-3938404. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team E and Nogizaka46).

And Rena is my favorite SKE48 and Nogizaka46 (atleast for now) member.Magazine, Matsui Rena-4449913. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

She’s growing up to become a beautiful young woman.tumblr_mt54ocLvor1qf4yc3o1_12802. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 – Team N).AKB48 Yuki Kashiwagi Futarikiride on Friday Magazine 0071. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

I don’t get it, she’s always been number one in my favorite ranking. But, I never write any comments on her.

* Again sorry for the lack of comments this month, I think it’s been like this for a year now. Although this month, is a little more than usual. I think doing this every month might abit much for me. Maybe instead of comments, I’ll just do a topic.

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