Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 8, February 23, 2015.

February 19, 2015

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 8, February 23, 2015.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Dae/Sales.

1. Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba – Subaru Shibutani (Kanjani8) (02/11/2015) (101,315).

* His 1st solo number one single.

kioku-kokoro-odoreba-cd-dvd-limited-edition-396269_22. Seven Deadly Sins – Man With A Mission (02/11/2015) (40,802).MWAM_front_A3. Konnanimo – Dream (02/11/2015) (18,878).Dream_-_Konna_ni_mo_(CD_Only)4. Never Say Never – Afilia Saga (02/11/2015) (18,796).11000893_810198732394446_5367376500992357545_n5. Hana no Arch / Brand Boy – Chu-Z (02/11/2015) (13,824).81H2344RHsL__SL1430_6. Kiss Me Happy – Ange Reve (02/10/2015) (10,410).81kHxpHgG5L__SL1500_7. Exist – angela (02/11/2015) (9,636).150211angela-Exist_zps8f0ab0c18. Sadomazo – R Shitei (02/11/2015) (9,223).71w1tfxHuSL__SL1380_9. Jounetsu Continue – Sphere (02/11/2015) (8,172).Sphere_-_Jounetsu_CONTINUE_LE10. Attakaindakara – Kumamushi (02/04/2015) (7,250) (19,076).81hLog4gcmL__SL1500______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Miss You – Leo Ieiri (02/11/2015) (7,199).81KyUlyAOPL__SL1500_12. Tokimeki Sparking – Papimache (02/11/2015) (6,514).DAKPMCD-648. Renai WARS / Koi Gokoro – Bitter & Sweet (02/11/2015) (1,334).81S4rKl-OJL__SL1500_

59. Battery – Cupitron (02/11/2015) (1,076).TYPE_01_1230_100089. Koi no BRKN!! – Barikyun!! (Hime Kyun Fryit Can & Bary-san) (02/11/2015) (601).00106888_1423012659_6078orig

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 8, February 23, 2015.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. 35xxxv – One Ok Rock (02/11/2015) (164,640).

* 1st number album for One Ok Rock.

61zMi8LEbSL__SL1500_2. Planet Seven – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/28/2015) (62,034) (680,187).RZCD-59827_1200x1200-753. Imademo – Kim Hyung Joong (02/11/2015) (28,189).71zaUrZJF3L__SL1258_4. Loveable People – Noriyuki Makihara (02/11/2015) (19,135).45711133201645. Tree – Sekai no Owari (01/14/2015) (15,770) (398,089).20141202CD_H1-4_ol6. @Che’Nelle World – Che’Nelle (02/11/2015) (15,531).715p6owFJ-L__SL1500_7. Sphere – Sphere (02/11/2015) (11,318).spherebest8. Dream5 ~5th Anniversary~ Single Collection – Dream 5 (02/11/2015) (10,666).00106888_1423040554_6763orig9. Vocalist 6 – Hideaki Tokunaga (01/21/2015) (9,097) (87,133).1110527_120010. TV Anime / Data Carddass “Aikatsu!” 2nd Season Best Album 2 : Shining Star – Star Anis (02/11/2015) (8,941).619k88MLgJL________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Ishumeru – Aoi Yuuki (02/11/2015) (5,282).VTZL-9218. Pripara Idol Song Collection – Various Artist (02/11/2015).912ayyx9TqL__SL1500_

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My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, February 2015.

February 16, 2015

30. JiaMin Zhao (SNH48 – Team SII).

This is long overdue, she’s the first SNH48 member to be ranked here. She’s always been my favorite SNH48 member, right from the beginning. In the beginning I was checking up on SNH48, quite often. Until about the time YuXi Jiang left the group, who I also like alot. Since then til the start of this year, I’ve only check up on them a few times. For more than a good month now, I’m actually getting back to SNH48, I’m checking up on them quite often now. I almost forgot how beautiful and cute JiaMin is.

Here’s SNH48 version of “Give Me Five”, their latest single. I think it’s pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB4c1hV1m2M .zhaojiamin_givemefive_wp201501

29. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).HKT48 Haruka Kodama and Sakura Miyawaki Flowers on Entame Magazine 00328. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S).akb48m.blogspot.com27. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A Captain and General Manager of AKB48 Group).

She’s been slowly dropping in my rankings, I still like and respect her alot.fa24ed55fc2302c88185cab8f9db95a326. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka 46 – 1st Generation).

I’m glad nothing really happen to her, from her scandal a few months ago. Which is basically forgotten for now, I think she’s really cute.1125. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team 4).

I’m glad she’s getting abit of attention now, or atleast it seems like it. She was kinda semi-heavily push member a few years ago, then disappeared for more than year. Or it seem like it to me. Anyways I’m seeing alot more of her now, the most since late 2012.adrvqkk24. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team 4).

Just like Minami Takahashi she’s also dropping in my rankings slowly, but I still like her alot. I’ve read somewhere the she has the 2nd most Theater performances by an AKB48 member, Kana Kobayashi as the most.AKB48 Minami Minegishi Amai Karada on Friday Magazine 00123. Shihori Suzuki (AKB48 Team K).

I’ve mention this before, I saw her perform in Washington, DC. In March 2012, I still remember her there. Not just her the other members also.

Tomorrow (February 17th) is her Birthay. Happy 21st Birthay, Shihorin.

Edit (Feb. 17) : She announced her graduation on February 16th, I can’t say I’m surprise. It’s sad news, I just wanna cry. I probably will, when she actually leaves.

IMG_567522. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team 4).

Wow, she been doing alot of photo shoots, and their all good.

I forgot to wish her a happy Birthay last month, I’ll do it now. January 28th, was her Birthay. Happy Belated 17th Birthday, Mion.AKB48 Mion Mukaichi Tenshi ga Itandaga on UTB Magazine 00621. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII).

Several days ago (February 12), was her Birthday. Happy Belated 21st Birthday, Lemon.14032401_0620. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

On February 20th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 22nd Birthday in advance, Nanamin.quarterly3a

19. Aki Takajo (AKB48 – Team B).AKB48 Aki Takajo Akiiro Akicha on Young Champion Magazine 002

18. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).

Holy Shit!!! How did she get so tall (Yes, I just noticed). She obviously grew several inches, the last couple of years. She used to be one of the smaller members, now she’s one of the tallest in HKT48. She’s almost the same height as Yukirin, next to those smaller members she used to be the same height with she looks like a giant.

I noticed it when I saw photo shoot recently of her an Haruka Kodama, Haruppi used to be taller than her, it looks like Sakura has almost couple inches on her now.5125-117. Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).French Kiss Girls Meet Again on Entame Magazine 00616. Rie Kitahara (AKB48 – Team K Co-Captain).JtJ4j6Tzbb2ibKMI9ZyBf8ZhD6k15. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).HKT48 Rino Sashihara AKB55 Gravure Sousenkyo 1 on Shukan Gendai 00114. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).13 - 113. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).tumblr_n5qjiwS9us1qki7kio1_128012. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Anna Iriyama Hikari no Sasuhoue on Flash Magazine 00211. Rina Kawaei (AKB48 – Team A).

Several days ago February 12th, was her Birthday. Happy Belated 20th Birthday, Ricchan.tumblr_n6jktwQdbL1rckaavo3_128010. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).02 - 19. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).MhYMSoy8. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and SKE48 – Team S).bcs1b7. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain and AKB48 – Team K).NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto The Grafism on Young Jump Magazine 0016. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team E and Nogizaka 46).hSXulPTlQF9ovuBAQrX3vKrRpCc5. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain).

Recently on some show she was the winner of having the best belly button, in The AKB48 family.

Check out the videos it’s pretty funny – http://www.yumeki.org/criticas-a-fujitv-por-mejor-ombligo-concierto-en-yakarta-y-news-48/ .8SArKmx4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).AKB48 Himitsu no Mayunyaon Jo on Young Jump Magazine 0033. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).yg22. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NMB48 – Team N).8xYBToE1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Haruna Kojima Siretto Provence on Young Magazine 003

 


Stuff I’ve Ordered or Purchase December 2014, January 2015.

February 13, 2015

This is only purchases that concerns J-Pop.

I’ve never done this before here, I’ll try to make this a monthly thing. I usually make orders once a month, I don’t buy J-Pop stuff as much as I used do. I usally order from HMV Japan atleast the last year or so, CD Japan is probably the best, but it’s costing me about $30 (Canadian) more each order.

For this post I’ll do my December 2014 and January 2015 purchases.

We’ll start with my December orders, which I did early that month. Which I didn’t received til Mid January, cause it included Nogizaka46 1st album. I’ll start with earlies released date.

Rev. from DVL – Real / Koi Iro Passion.

Their was a reason why I bought this, a stupid one which I don’t want to write about. It had nothing do to with Kanna Hashimoto and how much I like her, if I could do it again. I wouldn’t make this purchase, what’s done is done.

That picture on the bottom right is Honami Kouya, it came with the CD. I don't know anything about her, as Kanna is only one I really know in the group.

That picture on the bottom right is Honami Kouya, it came with the CD. I don’t know anything about her, as Kanna is only one I really know in the group.

SKE48 – 12 Gatsu no Kangaroo (Limited Edition Type D).

Believed it or not this is the first SKE48 CD, I’ve bought in more than a year. I don’t believed it myself, there was a time when I bought all their version of a single, a long long time ago.

The picture on the bottom left is Kanon Kimoto the picture came with the single, the one on the right is Nana Yamada that's from HMV Japan.

The picture on the bottom left is Kanon Kimoto the picture came with the single, the one on the right is Nana Yamada that’s from HMV Japan.

Miyuki Watanabe – Yasashiku Suru Yori Kiss wo Shite (Limited Edition).

Milky first solo single, overall this single seems cheap. Like they really didn’t care too much of putting out a good product, I’m not talking about the music.IMG_0278 (1280x853)Nogizaka46 – Toumei na Iro (Type A).

Nogizaka46 1st album, this was very good it came with very nice photo booklet with great solo shots which seem like all the members of the group. The incentive to buy the album is a “12′ Album Cover’, with nothing inside. Which is pretty useless to me, a poster would have been better.IMG_0290 (1600x1067)

12' Album Cover (Front).

12′ Album Cover (Front).

12' Album Cover (Back).

12′ Album Cover (Back).

 

 

 

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For this one I ordered these in Mid January, which I received in Late January.

AKB48 – Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! (Regular Edition Type A, Type B).

When it comes to AKB48 I always order all the version, if the track list are different. Some how I forgot to order the Limited Edition Type A, will order it later I guess. Compared to their previous albums, the photo booklet on this one is a disappointment.

Regular Edition Type A, I got a Haruna Kojima picture with this. So I'm Verry Happy.

Regular Edition Type A, I got a Haruna Kojima picture with this. So I’m Verry Happy.

Type B I got a Sakura Miyawaki picture, I may have to check. I think this might be the first I got Sakura Miyawaki Photo.

Type B I got a Sakura Miyawaki picture, I may have to check. I think this might be the first I got Sakura Miyawaki Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

I also got make that 2 Haruka Shimazaki Poster.

I also got make that 2 Haruka Shimazaki Poster.

Berryz Koubou – Kanjuku Berryz Kobo The Final Completion Box (Limited Edition A).

Their final album before their definite histus, it comes with very nice photo booklet. I got the Limited Edition Type A (3CD+2Blu-ray), so checking this out was very entertaining and interesting.IMG_0360 (1387x2080)

I also got this. Which was an incentive  to get it. Not That I needed it.

I also got this. Which was an incentive to get it. Not That I needed it.

Lately I also started getting magazines, every time I make an order I’ll probably included one magazine.

Girlpop (2015 Winter).

I think this is a quarterly magazine, 4 times a year. For my money this is the best magazine about J-Pop Girl Group Idol groups. That poster of “Tokyo Girls’ Style”, I got the group to sign in San Francisco at the J-Pop Summit Festival 2014. Was from 2014 Summer Edition, I got it not knowing I would be getting it. If I did I wouldn’t have bought their album, this was cheaper.

Nogizaka46 on The Cover.

Nogizaka46 on The Cover.

Nylon Japan (iDOL Street Special Fashion Book).

I didn’t know what to expect here, glad I got it. It features only iDOL Street Artist, mainly only SUPER GiRLS, Cheeky Parade and GEM. The last few pages features their other groups, which I don’t think have debut yet. Atleast nationally. Great magazine one of my better buys.

With the magazine I got a picture of Nana Asakawa of SUPER GiRLS. You Know who I would have wanted instead.

With the magazine I got a picture of Nana Asakawa of SUPER GiRLS. You Know who I would have wanted instead.

Marquee (Volume 106).

I only got this magazine because it had “Yumemiru Adolescence” on the cover, I didn’t even think this was an Idol magazine. Til’ I open it and saw PASSPO, Lovely Doll to name two in it. This is the only one I’ve gotten of this magazine so far, from what I see I would ranked this along with Girlpop as the best. When it comes J-Pop Idol Girl Groups. They got something about SUG here, interesting.IMG_0345 (1067x1600)

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 7, February 16, 2015.

February 11, 2015

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 7, February 16, 2015.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Zundoko Paradise – Johnny’s WEST (02/04/2015) (97,439).

* Johnny’s WEST 3rd number one single.410659412. Taikibansei / Otome no Gyakushuu – Angerme (S/mileage) (02/04/2015) (43,104).

* They used to be called S/mileage they change it to Angerme, that new name really sucks. They also added 3 new members, Rikako Sasaki is a real cutie. Anyways, I basically lost interest in this group when Yuuka Maeda left, it seems like a long, long time ago. It was.ANGERME_-_Taikibansei_lim_A3. Sakura no Kisetsu – Exile Atsushi (02/04/2015) (17,392).プリント4. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 31 Fumika Sagisawa – Fumika Sagisawa (M.A.O) (02/04/2015) (14,673).91KpsIDvOQL__SL1500_5. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 32 Yuki Himekawa – Yuki Himekawa (Mako Morino) (02/04/2015) (13,568).91-NJrKjanL__SL1500_6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 34 Kanade Hayami – Kanade Hayami (Yuko Iida) (02/04/2015) (13,523).81kIPaDPPsL__SL1500_7. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 35 Nina Ichihara – Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno) (02/04/2015) (13,079).81oHRT1iyBL__SL1500_8. Hitosuji no Hikari – Customize (05/04/2015) (12,421).Booklet_mitsuori9. Kimi no Namida – Cyclamen (02/04/2015) (11,896).61adT7dZGAL10. Attakaindakara – Kumamushi (02/04/2015) (11,826).81hLog4gcmL__SL1500__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 33 Miyamoto Frederica -Frederica Miyamoto (Asami Takano) (02/04/2015) (11,793).91z0zLlK3-L__SL1500_15. Francois ~Todokanai Kataomoi~ – 10color’s (02/03/2015) (6,693).61PD23LUs+L19. Otome Kakumei – Heisei Kotohime (02/03/2015) (4,015).81cukmaNlQL__SL1500_42. Blade of Hope – Sweet ARMS (02/04/2015) (2,034).81dod+o5auL__SL1500_50. Still Sis – Kaori Sadohara (02/04/2015) (1,429).81COFBZEaPL__SL1500_

93. Dream Rainbow ~Tsugi no Stage e Issho ni Ikou!~ – KRD8 (02/04/2015) (609).91IELUVU-rL__SL1500_

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 7, February 16, 2015.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Planet Seven – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/28/2015) (109,816) (618,153).

* 2nd Week at number one.RZCD-59827_1200x1200-752. Tree – Sekai no Owari (01/14/2015) (24,594) (382,319).20141202CD_H1-4_ol3. The Blue Hearts 30th Anniversary All Time Memorials ~Super Selected Songs~ – The Blue Hearts (02/04/2015) (18,444).MECR-3034 Duo_FC4. Singing Rib – Rib (02/04/2015) (18,335).49880026858515. Vocalist 6 – Hideaki Tokunaga (01/21/2015) (12,006) (78,036).1110527_12006. Best Of Vocal Works [nZk] – Hiroyuki Sawano (02/04/2015) (11,043).45604297285737. Shiawase ga Afuretara – indigo la End (02/04/2015) (8,648).191993889414212986138. Outside of Melancholy – Fhana (02/04/2015) (7,329).d12222-5-302885-09. Vitium – Sukekiyo (02/04/2015) (7,098).s_pera_jk10. Howdy!! We Are ACO Touches the Walls – NICO Touches the Walls (02/04/2015) (6,854).jacket_KSCL02545B01A_550_1200x1200-75_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Glanzend – Hitomi Harada (02/04/2015) (3,620).71GqVvzWoxL__AA1038_50. Vanilla Beans 4 – Vanilla Beans (02/03/2015) (1,386).51zrKSp1LzL


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Albums, Week 6, February 9, 2015.

February 4, 2015

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 6, February 9, 2015.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Guilty Love – 2PM (01/28/2015) (98,496).

* 2PM 2nd number one single.Cover2. Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mina – Momoiro Clover Z vs. KISS (01/28/2015) (58,228).

* Momoiro Clover Z does a pretty job of singing, KISS classic “Rock and Roll All Nite”. Which is on the single. Here’s a pretty good video of some guy playing along with it, who’s obviously a big fan of Momoka Ariyasu. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tV8KDmfYno .

KIZM-321_1200x1200-753. Sing It Loud – Generations from Exile Tribe (01/28/2015) (56,427).RZCD_59657B_bkl_h01_h04_fix_07224. I’ll Be There – AAA (01/28/2015) (46,571).Print5. Fighting Girls – Miwa (01/28/2015) (18,829).B607wlcCUAIpMIg6. Clear – Kazuya Yoshii (01/28/2015) (16,022).81HozyQ5IFL__SL1500_7. Rashikunai – NMB48 (11/05/2014) (14,825) (489,322).

Type A Cover.

8. Punky Funky Love – Granrodeo (01/28/2015) (11,758).0757ccd69. Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru 5-tsu no Houhou / Shikisai – Maaya Sakamoto (01/28/2015) (10,394).h1_ok

10. Wake Me Up Tonight – JYJ (01/21/2015) (9,787) (143,343).Scan-150124-0007 copy

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Tsugi x Hagi Maker – SiAM & POPTUNe (01/28/2015) (8,965).o080008001317318295813. 7 Wonders – Mariya Nishiuchi (01/28/2015) (8,519).CJHswZt19. The Tragic Macho Man – nanoCUNE (01/28/2015) (5,764).91vMxDmaR9L__SL1500_21. Kimi Iro Signal – Luna Haruna (01/28/2015) (4,733).runa_200x20032. Colorful – Miku Sawai (01/28/2015) (2,340).1aSRCL8678.BH1A43 Kawaiiya-san – Mikichu (01/27/2015) (1,662).51owXShxQ6L_____________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 6, February 9, 2015.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Planet Seven – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (01/28/2015) (508,337).

* Sandaime J soul Brothers 3rd number one album.RZCD-59827_1200x1200-752. Kinpachi – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (01/28/2015) (37,703).DFCL2117-BL-h1_4-R3. Tree – Sekai no Owari (01/14/2015) (35,589) (357,725).20141202CD_H1-4_ol4. Vocalist 6 – Hideaki Tokunaga (01/21/2015) (15,933) (66,030).1110527_12005. Utahime 4 ~My Eggs Benedict~ – Akina Nakamori (01/28/2015) (15,483).original6. Rock On – nano (01/28/2015) (13,734).91Y2fYm48dL__SL1500_7. Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! – AKB48 (01/21/2015) (13,651) (760,368).

Type B Edition Cover.

8. E.G. Time – E-Girls (01/01/2015) (11,532) (231,001).71Yg6-YwCKL__SL1389_9. “The Idolmaster Million Live!” The Idolmaster Live Theater Harmony 7 – Birth (01/28/2015) (10,136).81ILJ53GtbL__SL1065_10. “The Idolmaster Million Live!’ The Idolmaster Live Theater Harmony 8 – Mix Nuts (01/28/2015) (9,936)._1_~1_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. Blue Snow – Trident (01/28/2015) (5,424).VTCL-60389_1200x1200-7522. Trust – Trustrick (01/28/2015) (4,531).91q4IGj-44L__SL1500_29. Anata ga Neteru Ma ni – Yuko Ando (01/28/2015) (3,748).00106888_1421908033_9843orig