My Top 30 Favorite Members in The AKB48 Family, June 2016.

June 29, 2016

30. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Co-Captain).3-16040216412829. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K Captain).峯岸みなみ-728. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).AKB48 Juri Takahashi Determination on Gravure The Television Magazine 00127. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII).CaYLAJ5UAAAPPOe26. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).Nogizaka46 Nanase Nishino Nanase on WPB Magazine 00225. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).4df6e1853aa8f35dae784ebfcc9cf5f6_d241c8d712151cde2e219eda5fc60efb24. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).AKB48 Rena Kato Venus Come in January on Manga Action Magazine 00723. JingYi Ju (SNH48 – Team NII).

Almost 2 weeks ago June 18th, was her Birthday. Happy Belated 22nd Birthday, Ju.tumblr_nt3j04ZdkC1ri7x69o2_128022. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).HKT48 Satr 4 Shooting on Bomb Magazine 01121. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).tumblr_nybl1jnApW1rol1m7o6_128020. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).tumblr_nmq1u2mzvA1usci4io2_128019. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).o08531280p18. ZheHan Wu (SNH48 – Team SII and Team X).wuzhehan201511051745a17. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

Almost a week ago June 24th, was her Birthday. Happy Belated 25th Birthday, Kitarie.

NGT48 Rie Kitahara Life Goes On on Bomb Magazine 00816. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).HKT48 Rino Sashihara Living Legend on WPB Magazine 00315. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).CfAnz88UIAAEYU_14. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

Can’t believe she’s only been with AKB48 for about 3 years, it seems alot longer than that.AKB48 WPB Selected Members Heroines be Spotlighted on WPB Magazine 00213. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).tumblr_nmq1u2mzvA1usci4io1_128012. JiaMin Zhao (SNH48 – Team SII).zhaojiamin201509121148a11. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).HKT48 Sakura Miyawaki Chozetsu Fresh on Flash Magazine 00110. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Anna Iriyama Sweet Emotion on Young Jump Magazine 0039. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).EJyNbjn8. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto Full Throttle on Shonen Magazine 0057. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).tumblr_o44r7mvOoY1u88k6xo4_12806. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and AKB48 Team B).NMB48 Miyuki Watanabe Femme Fatale on WPB Magazine 0065. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).6fcc647aba6121e799d69618221dbc354. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain).e32fbdc93. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).oth734995795d8de97bc062941a898263be4fef490ef09032. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).AKB48 Yuki Kashiwagi Gravure Art Vol_4 on Big Comic Spirits Magazine 0071. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

She announced her graduation on June 18th, I’m not really feeling anything right now. When the time comes I’ll obviously will be more emotional, I’ll wait til then before I say anything more about this.AKB48 Haruna Kojima Cute and Sexy on Smart Magazine 002


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 26, 2016.

June 22, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 26, June 27, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. L.U.V – BTOB (06/15/2016) (76,591).

* BTOB 1st number one single.Ck4Xt0qUgAY3xIi2. Toy (Japanese Version) – Block B (06/15/2016) (46,025).SRbeXTW3. Tsubasa wa Iranai – AKB48 (06/01/2016) (32,530) (1,512,092).

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

4. Soup – Sakura Fujiwara (06/08/2016) (15,659) (47,275).575985075. Chu Shitai – Tsuri Bit (06/15/2016) (13,497).Ck8kMtvVAAAXYQE6. K S K – Daigo (06/15/2016) (12,598).ClIMcAjVAAEHQ8E7. Beautiful World – V6 (06/08/2016) (6,636) (122,396).beautiful-world-cd-sbig8. Monochrome Dandy – Aaron (06/15/2016) (6,507).l_p00531643959. Samama Festival! – Mrs. Green Apple (06/15/2016) (6,204).eabddf8104de22793a0bd978ebb237bd_content10. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (6,151) (287,664).

Type A Cover.


Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Kioku no Hate – And Crazy (06/15/2016) (5,908).91IFv5zsjNL__SL1500_19. 7 ~Seven~ – Papi Rosier (06/14/2016) (3,729).91G1qvSAXgL__SL1500_39. Ano Natsu e Kaerou – With Love (06/15/2016) (1,281).l_p005349307849. Yume Biyori – Ayaka Segawa (06/15/2016) (961).81iumOzUgVL__SL1500_______________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 26, June 27, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

HiGH & LOW Original Best Album – Various Artist (06/15/2016) (257,763).13392740_288031041543881_1173043085_n2. Timeless World – Kobukuro (06/15/2016) (113,699).72cec46a910f07cfa7399b604b8037df_content3. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Passion Jewelries! 03 – Yuki Himekawa (Mako Morino), Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno), Sanae Katagiri (Azumi Waki), Yui Otsuki (Nanami Yamashita), Yumi Aiba (Juri Kimuara) (06/15/2016) (36,790).CldcY3XVAAAi5GK4. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers (06/17/2016) (26,704).ThdZOQA-1024x10245. Shin, Enka Meikyoku Collection 3 ~Miren Gokoro~ – Kiyoshi Hikawa (06/14/2016) (25,047).l_p00533206946. A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead (06/15/2016) (17,348).radiohead_67. Galaxy Of 2PM – 2PM (04/24/2016) (16,103) (121,771).2pm8. Exact (Korean Version) – EXO (06/13/2016) (06/13/2016) (15,454) (18,678).

* Korean release album.CkwkC79UkAAt7hl9. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (9,032) (346,994).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_10. Sorezore no Isu – Nogizaka46 (05/25/2016) (7,875) (307,883).

Limited Edition Type D Cover.


Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Tomatsu Haruka Best Selection ~Sunshine~ – Haruka Tomatsu (06/15/2016) (6,287).news_large_tomatsuharuka_jkt201606_sunshine_limited13. Tomatsu Haruka Best Selection ~Starlight~ – Haruka Tomatsu (06/15/2016) (6,031).goods_pic1_53638985_20160525104343

73. Blue Forest – Yoko Hamasaki (Urbangarde) (06/15/2016) (898).Ck5duyfUYAAKz_O

82. Miracle 4U – Ultra Girl (06/14/2016) (814).SPRL-86


AKB48 8th Senbatsu Election, Final Ressults.

June 20, 2016

The final results for AKB48 8th senbatsu election was announce on Saturday June 18th, at Hard Off ECO Stadium in Niigata. That’s along ways from Tokyo, it’s actually where NGT48 is base.

This is were fans get to vote on the members who they want on AKB48 45th single, title and release date to be announce later. 1-16 Senbatsu (Number 1 being the Center), 17-32 Under Girls, 33-48 Next Girls, 49-64 Future Girls, 65-80 Upcoming Girls. A total of 271 members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, participated in the election. This is the 1st time that NGT48 members have participated in the election. I guess you can included SNH48 also, since Mariya Suzuki is also a members with SNH48. The only members that’s not participating in this years election that’s of any significant to me, are NMB48 members Milky and Kei Jonishi, and Lovetan from HKT48. Yeah, it really sucks.

Several ways you could have voted one of them was buying AKB48 44th single “Tsubasa wa Iranai”, each CD had 1 voting ballot. Which is how I voted, The voting period was from May 31st – June 17th. I was a little worried I was in “Las Vegas” for several days not that long ago, and I had to go pick up the CD at my old address. I voted in time, so everything is good.

I can’t say I was looking forward or really into this election, as I was in the previous elections. But more so than I was in 2013 or was it 2014 can’t remember, were I just really wasn’t interested in that one. I’ve been kinda busy the last year or so, so I’m not really checking on AKB48 as much as before. Actually I’m still kinda checking on the older members quite abit, as for the newer members not really at all. Unless ofcourse I think she’s really super cute or hot. I got a feeling there’s going to be a fair amount of members that made it in the Top 80, that I’ve never heard of.

I had 6 voting ballots, and they all went to no other than “Haruna Kojima”.

First of all congratulations to all the members that ranked, for those that didn’t. Their’s always next year.

I didn’t check to see the final results before doing this so if their’s any surprises, I will be surprise. I’m actually getting very excited now, and maybe a little stress also. A couple of members I like alot could drop big time, I’m hopping it doesn’t happen.


The Final Results :

65-80 Upcoming Girls :

80. Anna Murashige (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 13,058 votes.

She wasn’t guaranteed to ranked, so this is a good result for her.016_size9

79. Yuzuki Hidaka (SKE48 – Team KII) – 13,204 votes.

Her first time ranking.015_size9

78. Miho Miyazaki (AKB48 – Team A) – 13,366 votes.

I’m so happy for Myao, I almost forgot she was still in AKB48.014_size9

77. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team N) – 13,512 votes.

The girl who I think looks like Milky.013_size9

76. Minami Kato (NGT48 – Team NII) – 13,571 votes.

A member from NGT48 that’s not Kitarie or Yukirin ranks, I’m sure she won’t be the only one. Their should be more than a few coming up.012_size9

75. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E) – 13,657 votes.

Last years Future Girls Center, drops big time. Can’t say I’m surprise.011_size9

74. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48 – Team E) – 13,882.

She’s a cutie, she ranked almost at the same spot as she did last year.010_size9

73. Miyu Omori (AKB48 – Team 4) – 14,177 votes.

A kinda semi push member, or atleast she used to be.009_size9

72. Yuka Akiyoshi (HKT48 – Team H) – 14,544 votes.

Her 4th election she has participated in, and it’s her 1st time ranking. So she’s happy.008_size9

71. Suzuran Yamauchi (SKE48 – Team S) – 14,550 votes.

A member who I use to see a lot of, but not anymore. Maybe it has something to do with that transfer to SKE48.007_size9

70. Nagisa Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team 8 and Team B) – 14,950 votes.

A Team 8 member makes it she’s such a cutie, actually all Team 8 members are all a bunch of cuties. I guarantee she won’t be the only Team 8 member to rank.006_size9

69. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team A) – 14,950 votes.

I think she kinda resembles Yui Yokoyama, Ok, maybe not.005_size9

68. Kanon Kimoto (SKE48 – Team E) – 15,057 votes.

Here, I go again. I think she’s really cute, but I don’t like her.004_size9

67. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) – 15,600 votes.

When I first saw her name I though it was “Haruka Shimazaki”, that gave abit of a scare. Doesn’t she look like Rena Matsui.003_size9

66. Rika Kishino (NMB48 – Team N) – 15,697 votes.

A 1st Generation NMB48 member, who’s ranking for the first.002_size9

65. Ami Miyamae (SKE48 – Team S) – 15,716 votes.

She’s Upcoming Girls Center, this year.001_size9

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49-64 Future Girls :

64. Ryoka Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4) – 15,793.

Even with all that heavy pushing still, it’s been going on for about 3 years now. She still can’t move up, well she did move up 2 spots from last year. I was hoping this would be the year.016_size9

63. Mae Sekai (SKE48 – Team E) – 15,994 votes.

Her 6th election she’s participating in, and it’s her first time ranking. So she’s one happy girl.015_size9

62. Nana Owada (AKB48 – Team A) – 16,246 votes.

The girl that can’t act, but she’s a cutie.014_size9

61. Miki Nishino (AKB48 – Team 4) – 16,548 votes.

Here’s a name I haven’t seen for a while.013_size9

60. Hiroka Komada (HKT48 – Team H) – 16,691 votes.

She ranked 2 years ago, didn’t last year. She’s back this year.012_size9

59. Riko Sakaguchi (HKT48 – Team H) – 16,839 votes.

Although she drop big time from last year, she as ranked the last 3 years.011_size9

58. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 17,898 votes.

I always remember her face, but not her name.010_size9

57. Ayaka Okada (AKB48 – Team A) – 18,524 votes.

Her 1st time ranking, so I’m happy for her.009_size9

56. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 – Team BII) – 19,140 votes.

Moved up 2 spots from a year ago.008_size9

55. Marika Tani (SKE48 – Team E) – 19,274 votes.

A year ago she was the highest 1st time rank member at number 23, so she drop really big time this year.007_size9

54. Mai Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team S) – 19,326 votes.

After ranking for the 1st time last year, from not ranking the 4 previous election. She moves up 22 spots from a year ago, she’s moving the right direction.006_size9

53. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H) – 19,377 votes.

I think she has sex appeal.005_size9

52. Yuuri Ota (NMB48 – Team N) (19,534).

I though she has ranked before, I guess I was wrong.004_size9

51. Saho Iwatae (AKB48 – Team 4) – 20,021 votes.

She didn’t Ranked last year, but did 2 years ago.003_size9

50. Madoka Moriyasu (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 20,228 votes.

I though she was more popular than this, this is the second year in row she has drop from the previous election. I wonder if this has something to do with Natsumi Matsuoka. You probably all know this, but she can really play the piano really good.002_size9

49. Haruka Futamura (SKE48 – Team S) – 20,618 votes.

She’s been dropping the last 2 years, but she’s Future Girls Center.001_size9

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33-48 Next Girls :

48. Yuriya Inoue (HKT48 – Team H) – 20,643 votes.

A cutie, and 1st time ranker.016_size9

47. Shinobu Mogi (AKB48 – Team K) – 20,913 votes.

One of the hottest girls in the entire AKB48 family, she looks really good in a bikini.015_size9

46. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H) – 20,980 votes.

While Madoka Moriyasu has been dropping, she been moving up. I think their’s a connection there.014_size9

45. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) – 21,009 votes.

Another HKT48 cutie, HKT48 seems to doing pretty well in this AKB48 election. And more to come.013_size9

44. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team N) – 21,559 votes.

NMB48 future Ace, if not already. OK, maybe not, sorry Sayaka.012_size9

43. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) – 21,864 votes.

Ohhh Shit, I was afraid of this. I though she was 1 of 2 members that I like that could drop big time or kinda big time, and she did. What happen?011_size9

42. Asuka Tomiyoshi (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 21,881 votes.

I’ve never heard of her, although that’s the first I’ve said that here. She’s not the only one, a few members here already I’ve heard of before.010_size9

41. Reina Fujie (NMB48 – Team M) – 22,429 votes.

Regardless of what happens or the situation, she never really drops, or moves up for that matter.009_size9

40. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 22,995 votes.

Nothing against her, but what’s with all these HKT48 member I don’t really pay any attention to ranking ahead of Meru. Sakura and Haruka Kodama (You to Sasshi) I’m OK with, but the others.008_size9

39. Shu Yabushita (NMB48 – Team Team BII) – 23,251 votes.

It seems like NMB48 is doing pretty well in this years election unlike the previous 2 election, especially last year. Hope I’m not saying that to soon.007_size9

38. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team A) – 24,059 votes.

3rd year in row she has rank, she moved up 12 spots from a year ago. So that’s good for her.006_size9

37. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B).

She drop big time, I must admit I’m very surprise.005_size9

36. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 25,613 votes.

Last year she just made it at number 80, she moves up 44 spots this year. 2 years she was at 48 then drops 32 spot the following year.004_size9

35. Yuna Ego (SKE48 – Team KII) – 25,963 votes.

She’s ranking for the 1st time, sorry to say I don’t have clue who she is. Although she been an SKE48 senbatsu member for their 3 singles.003_size9

34. Narumi Kuranoo (AKB48 – Team 8) – 26,152 votes.

A Team 8 cutie, she’s really cute. Eh. I really love those Team 8 members.002_size9

33. Fuuko Yagura (NMB48 – Team M) – 27,487 votes.

Next Girls for a 4th year in a row, but this year she’s Next Girl Center.001_size9

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17-32 Under Girls :

32. Ryoka Oshima (AKB48 – Team B) – 28,620 votes.

She was at number 80 two years ago, didn’t rank last year. So this is a very good result for her.016_size9

31. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII) – 28,282 votes.

Here’s an SKE48 member I was really into a couple of years back, then I just completely forgot about her. I actually forgot just how cute she really is, I will be definitely getting back to checking her out. She could become one of my favorite SKE48 members in the very near future, not that it’s saying a lot.015_size9

30. Sarina Souda (SKE48 – Team KII) 28,369 votes.

Wow, a lot of SKE48 members in this years election. I should get a total of SKE48 members in this years election compared to AKB48. Last year there were more SKE48 members than AKB48, so it’s nothing new.014_size9

29. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII) – 28,553 votes.

If Nao can rank this high, why can’t Ryoha Kitagawa.013_size9

28. Nako Yabuki (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team B) – 28,706 votes.

A 1st time rank member, a few members ranking for the 1st time in the Under Girls position.012_size9

27. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48 – Team 4) – 29,213 votes.

Finally an AKB48 member, I can say I’ve heard of her. She’s also a 1st member ranking in the election.011_size9

26. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B) – 29,333 votes.

Oh, My Baby. As been consistent around this position the last 3 years. She’s been moving from the previous elections each time, although very little. But still moving up.010_size9

25. Ayaka Okita (NMB48 – Team N) – 29,517 votes .

A 1st Generation NMB48 ranking for the 1st time, this is her 6th AKB48 election that she has participated in.009_size9

24. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 Team A) – 29,983 votes.

She’s hot, and she has big boobs too. A lot of NMB48 members have big boobs, but that’s another story. You got to see her in a bikini.

I don’t know if she’s going to be the highest ranking NMB48 member after Sayaka Yamamoto, I can’t see any other. Regardless NMB48 is doing way better in this election compared to last year when only Sayaka Yamamoto and Milky ranked in the Top 33.008_size9

23. Mio Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV) – 31,314 votes.

I don’t hate her, I just don’t know why she always ranks ahead of Meru Tashima. She has ranked in all 4 elections she has participated in (59,27,21,23).007_size9

22. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) – 32,118 votes.

This is good I would have never have though she would rank anywhere this high, I don’t know if anyone has benefited from Group transfer more than she has. Those SKE48 fans must like girls with big tits.006_size9

21. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4) – 32,886 votes.

She’s the highest rank 1st time member, in this years election. She looks kinda sexy.

The highest is number 14 by Rina Ikoma during the 6th senbatsu election, I don’t know if she counts. At the time she was a Nogizaka46 member who had a concurrent position in AKB48. So we’ll say Aya Shibata of SKE48 who was rank at number 17, in the 5th senbatsu election .005_size9

20. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) – 33,176 votes.

I’m happy about this, she dropped maybe even kinda big time. She was so high last year, that it was unexpected. So she was likely to drop, I wish she should have made senbatsu. She’s in the top 20 so it’s good.004_size9

19. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team 4) – 33,524 votes.

I know this Team 4 member, I’m a little surprise about her making the Top 20. Ok she was at 26 last year, at 36 the year before. So she had a chance, still surprise. I didn’t think she was this popular.003_size9

18. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A) – 39,894 votes.

She really does have beautiful hair.002_size9

17. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K) – 40,011 votes.

She was so low at the 1st day results at number 65 I was really worried, But she’s Under Girls Center. She’s Participated and as ranked in all 8 senbatsu election, her ranking as been very consistent. She’s been as high as number 14 and as low as number 22.001_size9

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1-16 Senbatsu :

16. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A) – 40,071 votes.

I was hoping she wouldn’t drop (kinda big time to) but she did, although I’m not really surprise. At least she made senbatsu, and she also he announced her graduation here (Again not really surprise). For the last several months now, all the signs were there that this could happen, I was hoping not. I don’t want to talk about this, just yet.ClO9yNHVAAEd5op

15. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4) – 40,648 votes.

Wow, I’m so glad about this. I though she had a chance at a Top 20. But not senbatsu.1170362_1200

14. Nana Okada (AKB48 – Team 4) – 43,318 votes.

How the hell did she become so popular so fast, in the last election she has ranked 51,29,14.1170363_1200

13. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K) – 47,094 votes.

I though a Top 20 was a possibility, I never imagine her ranking this high.2b58812f9cd97167ec26333ac2d00f8d0638e87d

12. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 – Team NIII) – 50,190 votes.

The Captain of NGT48, I was hoping she would ranked higher than this. In the 8 senbatsu election she has participated in on 5 occasion she has been ranked between 11-13 spot.19f759dd0e5b6da9b5df71badce57402

11. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) – 58,610 votes.

I can’t believe she drop out of the Top 10, I don’t know why. She’s only been there once, and that was last year.2d12347ee365fdd3

10. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team K) – 58,624 votes.

Wow. She’s improve her rank in every election she’s been in, I didn’t think she would make Top 10. What’s next for her, Top 5. She has ranked in every election she has participated in (49,45,24,16,10).

I think she’s the sexies girl in the AKB48.20160618_155831_size640wh_3050

9. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K) – 60,591 votes.

This is a surprise for me, which I’m happy about. I expected her to make senbatsu, but not Top 10. That should been for next year.CiABkcyUYAAhSXu

8. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A) – 68,126 votes.

She moves up one spot, from last year. That’s the good news.20160601-00000335-oric-000-view

7. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) – 69,159 votes.

What happen to her last year she moves up big time this year, from dropping kinda big time last year. This is what should have happen last year. I know she’s very a popular member in SKE48. Still, I’m surprise she’s rank this high.fIrB3hD2YHE9pF2_AgEt4_406

6. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV and AKB48 – Team A) – 78,279 votes.

You just know she’s going to have a “Break Through” one year, in this election. I’ve been waiting for it the last 2 years, it didn’t happen this year. The good news is she improved one spot from last year.1170371_1200

5. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B – NGT48 – Team NIII) – 92,110 votes.

Who would have guess or predicted this, not me. This is the lowest she has ranked, since the 2nd senbatsu election. What happen to all those NGT48 fans.1170372_1200

4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N) – 110,411 votes.

This is very good rank for her, I think this the highest she could have ranked.1170373_1200

3. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S) – 112,341 votes.

Talk about “Break Throughs”, maybe not. Then again, this is Jurina we’re talking about.

This makes me wonder if their’s some kind of battle going on between SKE48 and NMB48, so far SKE48 has won every time.1170374_1200

2. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B) – 175,613 votes.1170375_1200

Mayu gave it a good fight, but she fell just short. She’s the only member who’s rank in the Top 5 in all 8 senbatsu election.

  1. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H) – 243,011 votes.

* First of all congradulation  to Sasshi for being voted “Senbatsu Center”.

Holy Cow! Can you believe those vote counts, she’s the first 3 time winner and the first to rank number 1 in 2 consecutive years. Only Sasshi can do all those.1170376_1200



How did I do in my predictions, not to good. I was confident in my predictions for this year.

If interested, My Predictions –

My Prediction / Member / Actual Rank.

  1. Yuki Kashiwagi (5)

2. Rino Sashihara (1)

3. Mayu Watanabe (2)

4. Sayaka Yamamoto (4)

5. Sakura Miyawaki (6)

6. Jurina Matsui (3)

7. Rie Kitahara (12)

8. Haruka Shimazaki (8)

9. Haruna Kojima (16)

10. Yui Yokoyama (11)

11. Akane Takayanagi (20)

12. Tomu Muto (10)

13. Haruka Kodama (9)

14. Akari Suda (7)

15. Nao Furuhata (29)

16. Minami Minegishi (17)

17. Yuki Kizaki (37)

18. Mio Tomonaga (23)

19. Marika Tani (55)

20. Mion Mukaichi (13)




Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 25, 2016.

June 15, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 25, June 20, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Beautiful World – V6 (06/08/2016) (115,760).

* V6 28th number one single.beautiful-world-cd-sbig2. Tsubasa wa Iranai – AKB48 (06/01/2016) (38,851) (1,479,562).

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

3. New – AAA (06/08/2016) (35,913).CD only4. Soup – Sakura Fujiwara (06/08/2016) (31,616).575985075. Strawberry Trapper – Guilty Kiss (Riko Sakuraucji (Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi), Mari Ohara (Aina Suzuki)) (06/08/2016) (30,602).CjUQlprUoAAt3Wx

6. Ai no Fushigi – Erabareshi (06/08/2016) (10,322).

* A Sub-group of “Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome”.CkZ_tkSWsAAHqQ5

7. Devil / Magic – Super Junior (01/06/2016) (9,581) (65,819).1cb0814f05282b68108af4e41e77690a11847c8a_hq8. Brother – Funky Kato (06/08/2016) (7,975).ファンキー加藤_ブラザー_0419_書き出し9. Saikyou Junjou DNA / Kimi wa Naniiro? – Maboroshi Karen GeNE (06/07/2016) (7,494).mabokare_TypeA10. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (7,251) (2,704,717).122364_2_f__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15 Ray Of Hope – Tsubasa Fly (06/07/2016) (5,028).81liIG1lLiL__SL1417___________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 20, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Grateful Rebirth – Tsuyoshi Domoto (06/08/2016) (39,568).

* Tsuyoshi Domoto 7th number one album.o07500750136481057512. The Showcase – Lead (06/08/2016) (23,314).lead_box_a3. Oldcodex Singles Collection “Fixed Engine” – Oldcodex (06/08/2016) (21,978).CkTNFnLUgAAXBum4. Pure McCartney – Paul McCartney (06/10/2016) (14,212).Pure%20McCartney5. Shining Star – Seiko Matsuda (06/08/2016) (12,819).71kSG03UFNL__SL1380_6. Sorezore no Isu – Nogizaka46 (05/25/2016) (10,002) (300,008).

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

7. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Cute Jewelries! 003 – Frederica Miyamoto (Asami Takano), Shiki Ichinose (Kotomi Aihara), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Yuka Nakano (Shino Shimonoji), Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezaki) (06/01/2016) (9,881) (42,817).s-l16008. Love & Letter – Seventeen (04/27/2016) (9,625) (29,524).

* Korean release album.bf83e983-0690-48c7-a745-b4850177961b9. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (8,323) (337,962).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_10. Ai Iro Music – Indigo La End (06/08/2016) (7,755).in2__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Little Trip – Ray (06/08/2016) (4,699).CkKMmMIUgAEJ8Bt25. Fun Fan Vox – Yui Watanabe (06/08/2016) (2,667).71xI9fFCxxL__SL1417_

88. Startline – Fun x Fam (06/08/2016) (663).81GrKLPsZwL__SL1400_

AKB48 44th Single “Tsubasa wa Iranai”, First Week Sales.

June 11, 2016

20160602-00010008-etalent-000-viewAKB48 44th single “Tsubasa wa Iranai”, which was released on June 1st. Sold 1,440,711 copies in it’s first week of release, to ranked number one on the weekly oricon singles chart. This is the election single, where one voting ballot is included in the CD. Mion Mukaichi is center for this single, first time she’s been center.This single was released in 7 versions, including the Theater Edition.

I think this a great single, I like every track on this single. It’s been along while since I can say that about an a AKB48 single.

How this single did compared to previous AKB48 election singles, since 2011 (First Week Sales) :

Release Date/Single/First Week Sales.

2016/06/01 – Tsubasa wa Iranai (1,440,711).

2015/05/20 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai (1,673,211).

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

2013/05/22 Sayonara Crawl (1,762,873).

2012/05/23 Manatsu no Sounds Good! (1,616,795).

2011/05/25 Everyday, Katyusha (1,333,969).

Video – .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.













Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 24, June 13, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Tsubasa wa Iranai – AKB48 (06/01/2016) (1,440,711).

* AKB48 31st number one single.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

2. Yasashisa de Afureru You ni – Flower (06/01/2016) (49,090).AICL3115_23. Gilder – Boyfriend (06/01/2016) (39,841).tumblr_o74w4ujCb91srpclpo5_12804. Muteki no Uta – Tokimeki Sendenbu (06/01/2016) (21,850).news_xlarge_tokimekisendenbu_jkt201606_beauty5. Daisuki – Sakurako Ohara (06/01/2016) (15,872).folder6. 1st Love Story – Luce Twinkle Wink (06/01/2016) (13,563).71R8Xy9ztfL__SL1015_7. I Seek / Daylight – Arashi (05/18/2016) (13,271) (799,642).CgDqgHGVIAAkgMp8. Kimi to Boku to Natsu no Monogatari – Kiss Bee (05/31/2016) (12,313).91LOOaYakYL__SL1500_9. Ready Smile!! – I Ris (06/01/2016) (12,208).813dGKqzBWL__SL1500_10. AIM – 04 Limited Sazabys (06/01/2016) (12,107).CjEFxatUgAAJ0BM_________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. One – Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen (05/31/2016) (9,293).one-shiro-ban-469203_113. Sweet Sensation / Baby, My First Kiss – Rie Murakawa (06/01/2016) (7,717).81tMy-oKagL__SL1322_14. Atarashii Uta – Kana Hanazawa (06/01/2016) (6,503).be6bb56417. Chichinpuipui – Moso Calibration (06/01/2016) (5,073).SRCL-9058

23. Ha wo Kuishibare! / Charming Shoubu Sedai – You Kikkawa (06/01/2016) (3,965).Cjv7TxCUUAA1MKs

36. Fly High / Five Star Stories – ILoVU (05/31/2016) (2,241).QAFC-10401_640

49. Chi Chi Chi Cheer Girl – Nao Kiyama (Nao Toyama) (06/03/2016) (1,558).med-cd2-21327___________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 24, June 13, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Cute Jewelries! 003 – Frederica Miyamoto (Asami Takano), Shiki Ichinose (Kotomi Aihara), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Yuka Nakano (Shino Shimomoji), Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezuki)) (06/01/2016) (32,936).s-l16002. Cheer Up! – Boys And Men (06/01/2016) (22,186).cheerup-jk-tujyo3. Sorezore no Isu – Nogizaka46 (05/25/2016) (15,133) (290,006).

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

4. KPP Best – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (05/25/2016) (10,887) (63,162).m1000x10005. Spotlight – UP10TION (04/20/2016) (9,074) (16,008).

* Korean release mini album.NEOIMP-121846. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (8,831) (329,639).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_7. Xignature – XIA (JYJ) (05/31/2016) (7,672).

* Korean release album.13315242_1041403809240147_2665530178999669026_n8. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande (05/20/2016) (7,022) (39,783).dangerous-woman-pre-order9. Progress – Kokua (06/01/2016) (6,843).498800271526810. 27 – Super Beaver (06/01/2016) (6,231).4571483876650__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Cheeky Parade II – Cheeky Parade (06/01/2016) (4,627).1200x1200-7550. Bokutachi no Mainichi ga Eien ni Naru – Lagoon (06/01/2016) (1,017).LAGOON_BOKU_H1-S

68. Youthful Days – Dreaming Monster (05/31/2016) (774).81AJnTqcBpL__SL1417_

Nogizaka46 2nd Album “Sorezore no Isu”, First Week Sales.

June 4, 2016

160525%20Nogizaka46%20-%20Sorezore%20no%20Isu%20_zps27b9z360Nogizaka46 2nd album “Sorezore no Isu”, which was release on May 25th. Sold 274,873 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly singles chart. This album was release in 5 versions.

I’m not surprise by the sales I expected somewhere around 250,000+, it kinda makes me wonder just how popular they actually are. Compared to NMB48, maybe their fans are just to cheap to buy albums. I bought a couple of editions of this album, I Love Nogizaka46. But overall this albums sucks, I like their 1st album.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.







Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 23, June 6, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Sorezore no Isu – Nogizaka46 (05/25/2016) (274,873).

* Nogizaka46 2nd number one album.

Regular Edition Cover.

2. KPP Best – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (05/25/2016) (52,275).m1000x10003. Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Karamatsu & Todomatsu “Bengoshi” – Karamatsu Matsuno & Ichimatsu Matsuno (05/25/2016) (40,106).Cg47JA-U8AIj_7m4. Perfect Human – Radio Fish (05/25/2016) (17,939).81rvwnb1fdL__SL1500_5. Sail Canvas – TrySail (05/25/2016) (15,495).160525%20TrySail%20-%20Sail%20Canvas_zpsrj2lz9hc6. Live Love Laugh – Saori Hayami (05/25/2016) (13,676).Cg-D4slUoAEe78g7. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (13,258) (320,808).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_8. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande (05/20/2016) (11,950) (32,761).dangerous-woman-pre-order9. May Dream – Aiko (05/18/2016) (10,482) (79,166).146158623801699600177_maydream_h1_B10. Funk, Dunk, Punk – X4 (05/25/2016) (8,159).通常盤-111823102__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Tea For Three – Negicco (05/24/2016) (4,260).61Q0qJ-f3tL__SL1200_17. ChouCho ColleCtion “Bouquet” – ChouCho (05/25/2016) (3,716).ChouCho_-_ChouCho_ColleCtion_bouquet_lim43. Virtual – PassCode (05/25/2016) (1,656).160525%20PassCode%20-%20VIRTUAL_zpspfpa0ijs66. Refrain – Petit Pas! (05/25/2016) (1,080).CjRdJrdUYAACnFf


Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 23, June 6, 2016.

* As far as I’m concern this is week was a very good for new singles releases. In a long, long time. Maybe more than a year.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. I Seek / Daylight – Arashi (05/18/2016) (48,420) (786,681).

* Arashi 2nd week at number one.CgDqgHGVIAAkgMp2. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress – Egoist (05/25/2016) (30,341).71nhDYsYotL__SL1492_3. Kyo no Tsuzuki ga Mirai ni Naru – The Alfee (05/25/2016) (27,954).kyo-no-tsuzuki-ga-mirai-ni-naru-468447_14. The Day – Porno Graffitti (05/25/2016) (27,853).po25. Celebration ~Kimi ni Kakeru Hashi~ – Super Junior Kyuhyun (05/25/2016) (26,472).

* Former AKB48 member Rina Kawaei is in his video, how Ricchan ended up in this K-Pop guy video. I don’t really Know, but she looks really great.

* Sorry, I was going to post the video. Can’t find a good one, with her in it.e1463482709516_8170_116. Boku no Namae wo – Back Number (05/25/2016) (25,220).Chh5eZNUgAA1HwR7. Torikoriko PLEASE! – Azalea (Kanan Matsuura (Nanaka Suwa), Dia Kurosawa (Arisa Komiya), Hanamaru Kunikida (Kanako Takatsuki)) (05/25/2016) (24,621).ChCA8ukUcAEm_tG8. Xenotopia – Suzuko Mimori (05/25/2016) (20,379).CgL_3GnWEAAd85A9. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (18,628) (279,766).

Type A Cover.

10. Zero Ichi Kiseki – Yoshino Nanjo (05/25/2016) (15,079).

* For some reason HMV Japan gave a promotional poster for this single, when I didn’t even buy this single. All I bought was the Nogizaka46 album and a Morning Musume ’16 single. It’s a picture poster.




Of interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Senkou Believer – Babyraids JAPAN (05/25/2016) (14,950).初回A_0418_babyrids_lv4_f_ol_ブックレット_H1H416. Bicolor no Koigokoro – Dorothy Little Happy (05/25/2016) (7,884).Print18. Chu Chu / Hello – Mariya Nishiuchi (05/25/2016) (7,318).chu-chu-hello-cd-dvd-limited-edition-469103_119. Sexy Beach Honeymoon – Ebisu Muscats (05/25/2016) (6,406).CgoPdFBU4AQlRub27. Ripple Effect – Luna Haruna (05/25/2016) (4,482).Luna_Haruna_-_Ripple_Effect_(Limited_Edition)29. Punch Mind Happiness – Happy Clover (05/25/2016) (4,371).81QdxnjUdwL__SL1500_30. The Asterisk War – Shiena Nishizawa (05/25/2016) (4,359).Nishizawa_Shiena_-_The_Asterisk_War31. Cotona MODE / Hatsukoi Hello Chuiho – AOP (05/25/2016) (4,251).81Vhv3AUXLL__SL1500_33. Hoshi Furu Yoru no Tooriame – CoverGirls (05/24/2016) (4,057).CjJkHMbUgAA2lYo35. Ashita de Iikara – Happy Clover (05/25/2016) (3,608).817uLZaJjxL__SL1500_36. Sorede Shiawase – Chay (05/25/2016) (3,547).sorede-shiawase-470525_1

41. Galaxy Express 999 – Cupitron (05/25/2016) (2,862).RPK-104444. Mebae no Hru – I’S9 (05/24/2016) (2,614).914R-OJWHvL__SL1500_

51. 1! 2! 3! – Pax Puella (05/25/2016) (1,712).116d352430a826cacddfe4657bad0723

84. Asu e no Hanataba – Miniature Garden (05/25/2016) (797).81mR30oWHSL__SL1487_

88. Amber Dawn Bokura wa Kokokara Arukidasu – Shibuya DOMINION (05/24/2016) (776).81ILhW9c6CL__SL1424_

90. My Love ~Koto Nation~ – Mai Kotone (05/24/2016) (732).img20160512kotonemai