Going On Road Trip For 2 Weeks.

July 15, 2016

I will be leaving for a 2 week road trip to the USA (very soon), I’ll be in San Francisco next weekend to attend J-Pop summit. I’ll write about my experience there, when I get back. Maybe also about my road trip. I’m not as excited about the guest as I was 2 years ago, the 1st time I went. I’ll still have fun, I’m actually looking forward to seeing ” Tokyo Performance Doll”.

I probably won’t be posting anything the next 2 weeks.


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, July 2016.

July 15, 2016

30. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).

A couple of years ago she was someone who I was really into, for a couple of months for so. Then for some reason I just completely forgot all about her, basically overnight. I guess for a good month now, maybe two. I’m starting to get really interested in her again, she’s just as cute now as she was back then.08f8668f29. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H).3-16040216415428. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII).HyEyCJY27. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).fa64f75abea82b8d9905048f5378f7f726. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).AKB48 Juri Takahashi Tenshi no Yoni on EX Taishu Magazine 00525. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).79704d2d3e6f8893405fc087cf87b42f_67f908add3cf02206a2c587f02a46dcc24. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

A few days ago (July 10th), was her birthday. Happy belated 19th birthday, Renacchi. I still remember when she was 14, time flies way too quickly.


23. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).HKT48 Haruka Kodama My Sweet Sunshine on Bomb Magazine 00122. JingYi Ju (SNH48 – Team NII).weibo-150116-321. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).tumblr_nybl1jnApW1rol1m7o1_128020. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).AKB48 Yuria Kizaki Love Island on Entame Magazine 00119. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).12186_118. ZheHan Wu (SNH48 – Team SII and Team X).wuzhehan201602211842a17. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).NGT48 Rie Kitahara Birth of ___ on BLT Magazine 00616. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).HKT48 Rino Sashihara Sashihara Style on Bomb Magazine 00415. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).CaGZfPCUUAATkG214. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).AKB48 Christmas ni Be My Baby on Bomb Magazine 01913. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Haruka Shimazaki New Photobook ParU Preview 00512. JiaMin Zhao (SNH48 – Team SII).

In about a week (July 22nd), it’s her birthday. Happy 18th birthday in advance, JiaMin. 18 already I still remember when she was 14.1389680_201304803567590_2016966985_n11. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).

Hate to say it, this will likely be hopefully a very slow decline in her ranking. Regardless of what happens she will always be an sentimental favorite of mine, she has just brought too much joy for me as an AKB48 fan, especially in the  early years.OtaAikaKIV201610. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).HKT48 Sakura Miyawaki Junpaku no Sakura on Young Animal Magazine 0069. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Anna Iriyama Diamond Beauty on Shonen Champion Magazine 0058. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).

July 14th was her birthday, Happy belated 23rd birthday. Sayaka.NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto Full Throttle on Shonen Magazine 0077. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

I’m still waiting for her 6th solo single, also I think she’s suppose be releasing an album later on in the year.0036. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and AKB48 – Team B).

I think they announced the date when she’s suppose to graduate from NMB48, I just can’t remember the date. She’ll be center for NMB48 upcoming single “Boku wa Inai”, which will be release on August 3rd. It’s her first solo center, and her last single as a member of NMB48. It makes very sad just thinking about it.tumblr_nz6exqL2ed1usci4io1_12805. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).b83f048b14e4b853d38ff7d09674202a4. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain).tumblr_o3l3t8Dt1Y1slxthzo4_12803. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).a7bae9ae2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team N and NGT48 – Team NIII).

Today is her birthday, Happy 25th birthday. Yukirin.AKB48 Yuki Kashiwagi Dodo to Off on Young Magazine 0061. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).1-16012R04335


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 29, 2016.

July 15, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 29, July 18, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Tsumi to Natsu – Kanjani8 (07/06/2016) (275,471).

* Kanjani8 30th number one single.Cln4iosWYAIw3x82. Beautiful Gorgeous Love / First Liner – Exile Atsushi / Red Diamond Dogs (07/06/2016) (42,142).CklUKGEUoAAqx8_3. Kimi no Uta – Touken Danshi Team Sanjo with Kashu Kiyomitsu (07/06/2016) (41,628).81ga1YH9nFL__SL1500_4. Natsu Shiyoze! – IDOLiSH7 (07/07/2016) (21,195).0063YQs2gw1f4y4npuyzdj30m80lyqfv5. Kyouka Shock – Rock A Japonica (07/06/2016) (18,878).A1lvDfBcEXL__SL1500_6. Overflows ~Kotoba ni Dekinakute~ – Naoto Inti Raymi (07/06/2016) (15,141).CkddRUSUgAQ5qWh7. Make Me / Out Of My Life Feat. K – Kevin (From U-KISS) (07/06/2016) (15,079).Cj3GEj1UkAA_4cI_jpg-orig8. Rainbow – SE7EN (07/07/2016) (14,875).13285231_261104930920668_228296841_n9. Yoshiko-san – Keisuke Kuwata (06/29/2016) (14,822) (96,084).498800271894810. Chicken Line – SKE48 (03/30/2016) (13,011) (352,227).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.



Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Insane Dream / Us – Aimer (07/06/2016) (10,587).cover1200x120016. Kataomoi Sekkin – Riho Iida (07/06/2016) (8,907).CmsYz7yUEAEg1Im17. April Fool At Midsummer / Results – Manaminorisa (07/05/2016) (8,335).manaminorisa-type-e19. Shakunetsu Summer ~Summer King x Summer Queen~ – Shida Summer Arai Summer (07/06/2016) (6,025).

* These two are Yuumi Shida (Yumemiru Adolescence) and my “My Sweetheart” Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style), they have another single coming in a month. I think this is for this summer only collaboration thing, so support them and buy both singles, I am. A sexpot and a cutie, can’t go wrong with thses two.IMG_168420. Mae wo Muke! – Musubizm (07/05/2016) (5,668).51O7td2p29L

30. Summer Foundation – Lyrical School (07/06/2016) (3,147).CmWH4P9VYAAwNEu32. Furetara Kieteshimau – Marie Ueda (07/06/2016) (2,876).4523949082402


Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 29, July 18, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Dreams Come True The Ura BEST! Watashi Dake no Dorikamu – Dreams Come True (07/07/2016) (108,797).

* Dreams Come True 17th number one album.CmM4tmoUcAIHZfy2. Walkure Attack! – Walkure (07/06/2016) (77,527).201607071507152c93. Dr. Izzy – Unison Square Garden (07/06/2016) (37,414).Cmj_qO7VYAAyPaR4. The Still Life – Ken Hirai (07/06/2016) (34,852).CmLq7iSUoAAr53m5. Hands Of Gravity – the HIATUS (07/06/2016) (24,411).CmozkzWUkAAFOaZ6. We – Leo Ieiri (07/06/2016) (18,245).13239379_1082072401872632_7697775899648278957_n7. Kohaku Iro no Machi, Shanghai Gani no Asa – Quruli (07/06/2016) (11,906).CmmO5jfVMAAwx3x8. HiGT & LOW Original Best Album – Various Artist (06/15/2016) (11,861) (318,490).13392740_288031041543881_1173043085_n9. Eight – Def Tech (07/06/2016) (9,825).13267392_198826120511477_554033931_n10. Timeless World – Kobukuro (06/15/2016) (9,516) (168,398).72cec46a910f07cfa7399b604b8037df_content_________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. Az You Like… – Yuka Iguchi (07/06/2016) (5,755).CjQ5bWiVAAA9GLC27. It’s My Cue – Azusa Tadokoro (07/06/2016) (3,880).2a80f45a8575004ebdb4c84c1872193bad591aed_xlarge

Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 28, 2016.

July 7, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 28, July 11, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Namida – Generations from Exile Tribe (06/29/2016) (93,928).

* Generations 2nd number one single.cover

2. Yoshiko-san – Keisuke Kuwata (06/29/2016) (81,262).49880027189483. Hanakaze – VIXX (06/29/2016) (25,113).VIXX1-24. Seishun Mermaid – Houkago Princess (06/29/2016) (23,471).ClKf4cGUsAElGiv5. Spank!! – lol (06/29/2016) (23,309).91JHfN77X-L__SL1500_6. Into The Sky EP – SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] (06/29/2016) (15,588).2016021816130707. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 03 – Chie Sasaki (Asaka Imai), Monoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno), Karou Ryuzaki (Natsumi Haruse) Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa) (06/22/2016) (14,210) (103,386).79q1Y868. Sekai e Habatake! – Iketeru Hearts (06/29/2016) (8,716).ClyBkgEWMAA2HT49. Chicken Line – SKE48 (03/30/2016) (8,554) (339,126).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

10. 74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e – HKT48 (04/13/2016) (6,470) (294,673).

Type C Cover.


Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Confession – callme (06/29/2016) (5,226).callme_C_AVCD-83510_H1-4_FIXOL15. Atashi wa Atashi no Mama de / Koi no Naka – Shiori Niiyama (06/29/2016) (3,937).Ckwpkq5UgAE3Pv_17. Natsukoi – Sonoko Inoue (06/29/2016) (3,423).natsu-koi-472317_118. Harajuku Sentai! Kamiyado Ranger / Genkai Toppa Philosophy – Kamiyado (06/28/2016) (2,918).Cl2Ec7vUgAAGE9k20. Dream Flight – Everying! (06/29/2016) (2,765).81GlawkU55L__SL1500_30. Shake the DiCE – Serena Kozuki (06/28/2016) (1,631).81vNURBKALL__SL1500_____________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 28, July 11, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1.The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Cool Jewelries! 03 – Fumika Sagisawa (M.A.O), Kanade Hayami (Tomoko Iida), Arisu Tachibana (Amina Sato), Shuko Shiomi (Ru Thing), Asuka Ninomiya (Shiki Aoki) (06/29/2016) (52,447).CltK8o0UoAAiNg_

2. Made in Japan – Ayumi Hamasaki (06/29/2016) (30,269).CmCDUC_UgAEGA663. V – Sakurako Ohara (06/29/2016) (28,352).Ck1Y4pvUoAEQXTm4. Antithese – My First Story (06/29/2016) (18,924).PEvoBVNuU2v5yduOqVW3tlZo9f4TLjvB5. HiGH & LOW Original Best Album – Various Artist (06/15/2016) (16,633) (306,629).13392740_288031041543881_1173043085_n6. Real – Yoonhak from Supernova (06/29/2016) (16,432).81w-PFSfTjL__SL1500_7. I Scream – Kis-My-Ft2 (06/22/2016) (15,958) (259,829).ClJ3d69UgAATXnT8. Timeless World – Kobukuro (06/15/2016) (14,457) (158,882).72cec46a910f07cfa7399b604b8037df_content9. Hyakki Yako – Kiryu (06/29/2016) (13,245).cover10. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers (06/17/2016) (8,691) (52,055).ThdZOQA-1024x1024___________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Are You Ready 7thy Types?? – Tokyo 7th Sisters (06/29/2016) (7,971).816O5148x9L__SL1500_22. Shiki Uta Summer – BENI (06/29/2016) (4,014).BENI_-_Shiki_Uta_summer_lim25. Otome Shinto Dai Ni Maku ~Tabidachi no Uta~ – Otome Shinto (06/29/2016) (3,759).

* They’ve disbanded I think on July 3rd, I was actually broken up by this. I first heard of them very early in 2013, I really enjoyed and had fun checking up on them now and then, especially that 1st year. I actually bought a few of their singles, I surely will miss them.CmFIj5LUoAEFMKr

Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 27, 2016.

July 1, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 27, July 4, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 03 – Chie Sasaki (Asaka Imai), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno), Kaoru Ryuzaki (Natsumi Haruse), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa) (06/22/2016) (89,176).79q1Y862. High Voltage Dancer – DISH// (06/22/2016) (38,995).578844463. Take a “5” Train – A.B.C-Z (06/22/2016) (33,588).CleOXzUUgAEbgLD4. Ysuki / Hoshi – MAO from SID (06/22/2016) (21,339).34bf6fc55. Princess – miwa (06/22/2016) (17,636).Cj_vQtiUgAA94506. Silver Sky – Re:vale (06/22/2016) (14,671).1200x1200-757. Mattoyo! – HR (06/22/2016) (12,732).CjN41_XUkAArOnw8. Sanbagarasu Otoko Uta ~Granblue Fantasy~ – Soundtrack (06/22/2016) (12,211).6ab707a49. Umareta Wake – Yu Takahashi (06/22/2016) (11,765).1200x1200-7510. Lay Your Hands On Me – Boom Boom Satellites (06/22/2016) (11,274).61vzEfSF8uL__SL1000_________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. Shaki Shaki Shite! – Gacharic Spin (06/22/2016) (5,529).81K7UUe7lmL__SL1500_21. Smiley Days – Sayaka Shionoya (06/22/2016) (4,308).71FI2EY57NL__SL1421_24. Sonic Fighter – GALETTe (06/21/2016) (4,208).ClcJ4CAUkAAeLfz25. Miss Revolutionist – Ayana Taketatsu (06/22/2016) (4,193).7044f931gw1f55evc3f9lj20p00otdp2

64. Bikini Size (Super Girl)  – Cyber Japan Dancers (06/22/2016) (1,057).BIKINISIZE_COVER


74. High Spec Days – Haruna Oshima (06/22/2016) (931).Clt_dUzUYAAXhTh

81. Prism Rain – Yumi Hara (06/22/2016) (832).Clis1TxVAAEg-cC


Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 27, July 4, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. I Scream – Kis-My-Ft2 (06/22/2016) (243,871).

* Kis-My-Ft2 6th number one album.ClJ3d69UgAATXnT2. Audio Fashion – Jin Akanishi (06/22/2016) (32,761).f7u123. HiGH & LOW Original Best Album – Various Artist (06/15/2016) (32,233) (289,996).13392740_288031041543881_1173043085_n4. Timeless World – Kobukuro (06/15/2016) (30,426) (144,425).72cec46a910f07cfa7399b604b8037df_content5. 51 Emotions ~The Best For The Future~ – Tomoyasu Hotei (06/22/2016) (27,523).81K64XI5EeL__SL1500_6. Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Todomatsu & Jushimatsu “Keisatsukan” – Todomatsu Matsuno & Jushimatsu Matsuno (06/22/2016) (23,997).CldGY8KVEAEUkhm7. V Kishi – Rekishi (06/22/2016) (22,375).ClYcjT_UsAAk6wg8. Selfish – Atsuko Maeda (06/22/2016) (17,027).

* The Former AKB48 Member.CjxnTaLUgAA2avr9. The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers (06/17/2016) (16,660) (43,364).ThdZOQA-1024x102410. Meido no Miyage – SymaG (06/22/2016) (13,945).61l0obPk2-L______________________________________________________________________________

11. Best 9 – 9nine (06/22/2016) (13,650).

* Umika Kawashima is graduating from 9nine (July 23rd), after 9nine Nakano Sun Plaza Hall concert in Tokyo. Just when I was really, really getting into her.CiVyJZGUUAAmyJC12. UMA – Suiyoubi no Campanella (06/22/2016) (10,411).

* I 1st heard of them a couple ago, they’ll be at J Pop summit in San Francisco later this month. I will be going. Although they’re a group the singer Kom I is the only one that performs and you see.CkFKCDwW0AAB2gm16. Byakuya no Viola ni Idakarete – Predia (06/22/2016) (5,653).img_predia_typeA47. Try! – Haruka Chisuga (06/22/2016) (1,618).cfefb79f7a7debc1fc05ce529aecf3637fb84fb69d97f961b51f0794a375effb