SNH48 3rd Senbatsu Election.

August 4, 2016

SNH48 3rd senbatsu election was held on July 30th, at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Several ways to vote, I think most of the votes came from SNH48 12th single “Dream Land”. A total of 166 members participated in the election, all but 4 members who were eligible participated. Unfortunately my favorite SNH48 member JiaMin Zhao who was number 1 last yaer, didn’t participate this year.

This year it’s a top 48 : 1-16 Senbastu, 17-32 Under Girls, 33-48 Next Girls. For the 1st time 2 of their sister group which was announced earlier this year, will be participating this year. Which are BEJ48 (Benjing) and GNZ48 (Guangzhou).

First of all congratulation to all the members that ranked, for those that didn’t. Just wait til next year.

48-33 Next Girls :

48. Shan Sun (BEJ48 – Team J) 11,427.8 votes..

A former SNH48 Research Student for a very short period of time, she looks really cute.SunShanBJuly201647. GuanHui Chen (SNH48 – Team SII) 11,712.6 votes.

She has ranked in all 3 SNH48 election, but as drop big time in the last 2.ChenGuanHuiSIIJune201646. JiaYi Yu (SNH48 – Team XII) 11,760.2 votes.YuJiaYiXIIJune201645. XiaoJia Wang (SNH48 – Team X) 11,839.6 votes.WangXiaoJiaXJune201644. XueCong Shao (SNH48 – Team X) 12,080.7 votes.

She drop 25 spots from last year. SNH48 Team X Sub-Captain.ShaoXueCongXJune201643. YiXuan Duan (BEJ48 – Team B) 12,477.2 votes.

Man, these BEJ48 members are really cute. Another former SNH48 Research Student.DuanYiXuanBJuly201642. YiXin Chen (SNH48 – Team HII) 12,862.6 votes.ChenYiXinHIIJune201641. Lu Wang (SNH48 – Team HII) 12,952.8 votes.

SNH48 Team HII Captain.WangLuHIIJune201640. LeiLei Xie (GNZ48 – Team G) 13,550 votes.

Top ranked and only GNZ48 member to ranked, she’s the Center and the Ace of GNZ48. A former SNH48 Research Student.XieLeiLeiGJune201639. BingYi Yang (SNH48 – Team X) 13,590.9 votes.YangBingYiXJune201638. Si Chen (SNH48 – Team SII) 14,243 votes.

She has ranked in all 3 elections, but has drop kinda big time in the last 2.ChenSiSIIJune201637. PeiXin Liu (SNH48 – Team HII) 14,571.7 votes.LiuPeiXinHIIJune201636. JiaoJun Yan (SNH48 – Team XII) 14,591.8 votes.YanJiaoJunXIIJune201635. ZiXuan Xu (SNH48 – Team SII) 14,659.2 votes.XuZiXuanSIIJune201634. HuiTing Yang (SNH48 – Team HII) 14,821 votes.YangHuiTingHIIJune201633. Yi Zhang (SNH48 – Team XII) 15,009.7 votes.

She’s Next Girls Center.ZhangYiXIIJune2016 32-17 Under Girls.

32. Shan Jiang (SNH48 – Team XII) 16,134.4 votes.JiangShanXIIJune201631. PeiYun Hong (SNH48 – Team XII) 16,288.2 votes.HongPeiYunXIIJune201630. Ni Xie (SNH48 – Team HII) 16,577.2 votes.XieNiHIIJune201629. YuZhen Yuan (SNH48 – Team SII) 17,540.4 votes.YuanYuZhenSIIJune201628. BeiTing Qian (SNH48 – Team SII) 17,694 votes.QianBeiTingSIIJune201627. Zi Li (BEJ48 – Team E) 17,821.8 votes.

Highest ranked BEJ48 member.LiZiEJuly201626. JiaAi Yi (SNH48 – Team NII) 18,046 votes.

She drop big time 18 spots, after moving up kinda big time last year.YiJiaAiNIIJune201625. XiaoYin Kong (SNH48 – Team SII) 18,989.1 votes.

So I’ve read in a few places she’s the sex pot in SNH48.

KongXiaoYinSIIJune201624. YunYu Yang (SNH48 – Team X) 19,304.5 votes.YangYunYuXJune201623. ZheHan Wu (SNH48 – Team SII and Team X) 19,588.7 votes.

She ranked 1st in SNH48 1st senbatsu election, then very early in 2015 she got into scandal and got demoted. Failed to ranked in last year election, I’m guessing it was due to the scandal.WuZheHanSIIJune201622. QinYuan Fei (SNH48 – Team XII) 20,137.9 votes.

A cutie, and she’s very young.FeiQinYuanXIIJune201621. ZhenNi Sun (SNH48 – Team HII) 20,334.1 votes.

This is very surprising since she just join SNH48 this year.SunZhenNiHIIJune201620. YuQi Li (SNH48 – Team SII) 21,894.8 votes.LiYuQiSIIJune201619. YangYuZhuo Xu (SNH48 – Team HII) 22,974.8 votes.XuYangYuZhuoHIIJune201618. XinRan Song (SNH48 – Team X) 24,965.2 votes.SongXinRanXJune201617. ShiQi Gong (SNH48 – Team NII) 25,121.2 votes.

She’s Under Girls Center.GongShiQiNIIJune2016 16-1 Senbatsu.

16. DanSan Zhang (SNH48 – Team X) 28,185.4 votes.

Highest ranked member to rank, that’s ranking for the first time.ZhangDanSanXJune201615. JiongRan Liu (SNH48 – Team HII) 34,286.2 votes.LiuJiongRanHIIJune201614. LiNa Wan (SNH48 – Team NII) 35,281.4 votes.

I think she’s suppose to be the Ace of Team N, I’m not sure if that’s still the case.WanLiNaNIIJune201613. SiYi Lin (SNH48 – Team NII) 38,786.4 votes.

I like her.LinSiYiNIIJune201612. Meng Dai (SNH48 – Team SII) 41,511.8 votes.

Captain of SNH48 Team SII, very consistent in her ranking. She has rank anywhere from 12-15 in the 3 elections.DaiMengSIIJune201611. JiaQi Xu (SNH48 – Team SII) 41,740.5 votes.XuJiaQiSIIJune201610. XinYi Qiu (SNH48 – Team SII) 45,653.5 votes.

She was 2nd in SNH48 1st senbatsu election then drop big time the following year, now she moves up a bit.QiuXinYiSIIJune20169. Yue Zhao (SNH48 – Team NII) 47,563.5 votes.ZhaoYueNIIJune20168. YuGe Zhang (SNH48 – Team SII) 66,867.5 votes.

After ranking number 5 in the First two election, she drops 3 spots this year.ZhangYuGeSIIJune20167. Ting Lu (SNH48 – Team NII) 71,639.6 votes.LuTingNIIJune20166. Han Mo (SNH48 – Team SII) 73,362.6 votes.MoHanSIIJune20165. XinDuo Feng (SNH48 – Team NII) 88,598.8 votes.

Captain of SNH48 Team NII.FengXinDuoNIIJune20164. YanFen Zeng (SNH48 – Team NII) 88,656.8 votes.ZengYanFenNIIJune20163. TingTing Huang (SNH48 – Team NII) 130,258.3 votes.

Sub-Captain of SNH48 Team NII. Moves up 1 spot from last year, when she was the highest member to rank for the first time.HuangTingTingNIIJune20162. YiTong Li (SNH48 – Team NII) 169,971.4 votes.

6,3,2 in the last 3 elections, she’s going in the right direction.LiYiTongNIIJune20161. JingYi Ju (SNH48 – Team NII) 230,752.7 votes.

4,2,1. Congratulations to JingYi Ju, she’ll be center.JuJingYiNIIJune2016

1-16 Senbatsu.

1-16 Senbatsu.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 31, 2016.

August 4, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 31, August 1, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Bara to Taiyou – KinKi Kids (07/20/2016) (193,334).

* KinKi Kids 36th number one single.ClcEtwOUYAEbpnJ2. E.G. Summer RIDER – E-Girls (07/20/2016) (59,666).e-g-summer-rider-472819_13. Paradive – Da-iCE (07/20/2016) (47,259).580813394. Aozora Jumping Heart – Aqours (07/20/2016) (47,154).ww6287p5. Antenna Rust – 10-Feet (07/20/2016) (29,958).CnuerDBUsAAsvF16. Night – BEAST (07/2016) (26,530).nightbeast-477597_17. Day – BEAST (07/20/2016) (26,242).Single 09 - DAY8. Koi no Lesson – Fuwafuwa (07/20/2016) (12,886).8111P5uvYpL__SL1500_9. Tsubasa – Eir Aoi (07/20/2016) (12,457).Print10. The Idolmaster Platinum Master 00 Happy! – 765Pro Allstars (07/20/2016) (11,265).4549767002293________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Shiny Days – PiiiiiiiN (07/19/2016) (6,174).CnwzLqyUEAEcNJU17. Spotlight – GEM (07/20/2016) (4,988).Cnt_t-JUsAEewux20. Manatsu no Maji Rocket – Party Rockets GT (07/20/2016) (4,593).manatsu-no-maji-rocket-type-b-474929_122. We Are The Idol – Gang Parade (07/19/2016) (4,104).

* This group is a little confusing, original member Kamiyasaki is a former BiS member (Which explains a lot of things). This single is their 5th, They change their name to “Gang Parade” some time this year. Before that they release 2 singles as “”POP”, and before that they release 2 singles as “Pla2me”. Although “Pl2me” was duo.ClKRCgVUgAIx_E3____________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 31, August 1, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Just LOVE – Kana Nishino (07/13/2016) (47,743).

* 2nd week at number one.14a771ae69ab90a58d892065d67d7fe42. DSMN – Junho from 2PM (07/20/2016) (45,236).4ef645daeae0dcdf967f5d9f164e64704ce86185_hq3. ABC Star Line – A.B.C-Z (07/20/2016) (31,614).Cl74yE3VAAAAb9v4. Dreams Come True The Ura BEST! Watashi Dake no Dorikamu – Dreams Come True (07/07/2016) (15,437).CmM4tmoUcAIHZfy5. This Is Me ~Ayaka 10th Anniversary Best~ – Ayaka (07/13/2016) (13,249).Clsc80HUkAAORnl6. Love & Letter – Seventeen (04/27/2016) (9,461).

* Korean release album.bf83e983-0690-48c7-a745-b4850177961b7. Walkure Attack – Walkure (07/06/2016) (8,054).201607071507152c98. HiGH & LOW Original Best Album – Various Artist (06/15/2016) (7,826).13392740_288031041543881_1173043085_n9. Next One – Glim Spanky (07/20/2016) (6,917).CoR3MxwVIAAY5ck10. Zoku Kou Utau – Kou Shibasaki (07/20/2016) (6,143).4988002717576___________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Magical Punchline – Magical Punchline (07/20/2016) (5,031).MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE - EP

Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 30, 2016.

August 2, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 30, July 25, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e – NEWS (07/13/2016) (153,777).

* NEWS 20th number single.【通常盤】恋を知らない君へ2. Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!! – Exile The Second (07/13/2016) (74,441).13501765_1040025912740726_7180494779983299646_n3. Starting Now! – Nana Mizuki (07/13/2016) (30,813).Nana_Mizuki_-_Starting_Now!4. Samba de Wasshoi! Feat. Sachiko Kuro – Arsmagna (07/13/2016) (22,386).unnamed5. Feel So Good – B.A.P (07/13/2016) (17,358).13561554_809209535848004_808900452_n6. Tsumi to Natsu – Kanjani8 (07/06/2016).Cln4iosWYAIw3x87. The Idolmaster SideM 2nd Anniversaey Disc 1 – Dramatic Stars & High x Joker (07/13/2016).CoXGN97VUAAQVBc8. This Is How We Rock – Spyair (07/13/2016).cf28c34ecf0efde456e25c4be22714d59. Post ni Koe wo Nageirete – YUKI (07/13/2016).CnPeE39VYAABTmn10. Endless Summer – N.Flying (07/13/2016).Ckv8NvVUUAAtrrL_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. Koi Nikki / Summer Mission – Yuka Ueno (07/13/2016).71Uev+PwsKL__SL1420_31. Boku Tabetamo Kimi no Subete wo – Zenbu Kimi no Seida (07/13/2016).91fcrWtYV9L__SL1500_41. Zenryoku Shoujo R!!!!!!!! – Zenryoku Shoujo R (07/13/2016).61zKRkGLZrL__________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 30, July 25, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Just LOVE – Kana Nishino (07/13/2016) (126,234).

* Kana Nishino 5th number one album.14a771ae69ab90a58d892065d67d7fe42. Dreams Come True The Ura BEST! ~Watashi Dake no Dorikamu~ – Dreams Come True (07/07/2016) (30,964) (139,761).CmM4tmoUcAIHZfy3. This Is Me ~Ayaka 10th Anniversary Best~ – Ayaka (07/13/2016) (29,473).Clsc80HUkAAORnl4. N no Hako – Yoshino Nanjo (07/13/2016) (25,231).f1da5360fec9cb0dea491b02e5573a352ca268e9_xlarge5. T-Shirt to Watashi Tachi – Ukasukaji (07/13/2016) (17,424).518Chghs5GL__SL1005_6. Otona Rock – Fumiya Fujii (07/13/2016).safe_image7. Walkure Attack! – Walkure (07/06/2016).201607071507152c98. Splatoon Live In Makuhari – Sea O’ Colors (07/13/2016).s-l10009. The Still Life – Ken Hirai (07/06/2016).CmLq7iSUoAAr53m10. Dreams Come True The BEST! Watashi no Dorikamu – Dreams Come True (07/07/2015).15UMGIM29058_1200x1200-75__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

32. No Rule My Rule – ZAQ (07/13/2016).ClcdJfaVAAAmI4M

My J-Pop Summit Experience “Coming Soon”.

August 1, 2016

I just came back from a 2 week road trip, and on July 23-24. I attended the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco, I will do a post on my experience there, hopefully by this Friday. I want to do a few post before that which I wasn’t able to do, because of my trip.

Had a great time at the J-Pop Summit was running into “Tokyo Performance Doll” a lot during the day, both days. It was good that one of them knew how to speak English.

Some Pictures –

Silent Siren.

Silent Siren.



Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.