My favorite Top 25 J-Pop Idols and Top 20 J-Pop Artist, January, 2017.

January 31, 2017

I do this twice a year in January and July, although I’ve done it a couple of times in August. This was fun and interesting to do, especially trying to decide the bottom 5 in my J-Pop Artist. And the bottom 6 in my J-Pop Idols, with so many candidates to consider and with only 6 spots available.


My Top 25 Favorite J-Pop Idols :

* I was going include Marina Nagasawa of Houkago Princess at number 23, since she graduated from the group at the end of December last month. I decide not to, it was a last minute decision.

25. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

I guess she has Marina Nagasawa to thank for this, I’ve always like her right from the beginning. Not the best dancer in the world, but I think she’s really cute.babyraids-japan-expo-interview-07-533x800

24. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

I really do like her, she’s really cute. she’s growing up to be a very beautiful young woman. Although I think she looks really cute in short hair, I think she looks really hot with her hair longer. I like her better with her hair long, if she cuts it short again it won’t change the way I feel about her.

On February 10th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 15th Birthday in advance, Mai.c1ojkbiusaaaolo

23. Rei Kuromiya (The Idol Formerly Knows As LADYBABY).

I debated if she actually belongs here or not, I guess she done enough music stuff to qualify.cyzneryukaejipl22. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

She’s the 7th Morning Musume Member to make my favorite J-Pop Idol rankings, at one time or another. By far the most, AKB48 is next with 4 members.

I didn’t like her at first, I think it was around late 2015 that I started to take notice of her. Last year in Houston at Anime Matsuri it was a big thrill for me to meet her (Ok after the fact), she was so nice. I think it was unintentional she’s a flirt, but in a really nice and kind of way. After meeting her my interest in her just grew and grew and grew.3f96e20821. Risa Yamaki (Country Girls).

I like her, she has sex appeal. To me she’s like Yuki Kashiwagi, that I find it embarrassing to watch when she tries to be cute.c05zn4gviaakgli20. Misato Misaki (drop).

I can’t remember who now, she reminds me of a cartoon or was it a comic (or both) character. I’ve like her for a long time now, and I’ve enjoyed fantasizing about her for a long time now. She has the same birthday day as me, September 9th.ctppivhuiaauxqb

19. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).nmb48-sayaka-yamamoto-nante-suteki-na-bicho-on-anan-magazine-00518. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

She just release her 3rd Photo Book not that long ago, the 1st Photo Book I ever bought was her 1st one. Way back in 2011.akb48-mayu-watanabe-hip-on-wpb-magazine-00117. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

I must really like her cause when I went to watch Momoiro Clover Z in New York City, late last year. I was really excited about buying her T-Shirt, she really has the cutest dimples.20161117_momoclo-716. Nao Sakura ( Team Syachihoko).

Although my interest Team Syachihoko has diminished, my interest in her is just has high as it ever was at anytime. I just enjoy looking at her, I just think she’s really cute.cxojuc5vqaagosi15. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

She has sex appeal, that’s all you need to know.01%202-jonishi-seira14. Kanna Hashimoto (Rev. from DVL).

I’m getting a little restless with her, it seems like her or Rev. from DVL. Haven’t been doing that much lately.

In a few days February 3rd, it’s her Birthday. Happy 18th Birthday in advance, Kanna.24_hashimoto_kanna_00813. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I’m really pissed off about this, Meru is not a senbatsu member for HKT48 up coming single.73590bc189af7b8690386f0d4f314a0d12. Seran Mizorogi (Cheeky Parade).

Looks like my days of fantasizing about her is just about over, it was great and it was for a very long time. I’ve never enjoyed fantasizing about anyone has much as I enjoyed fantasizing about her, great memories.ctihcd-ukaaoahu11. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).nogizaka46-mai-shiraishi-megami-no-bitai-on-friday-magazine-00510. Kei Jonishi (NMB48).

Her 2nd Photo Book is going to be release next month, you know I’m getting this. It looks like it will be just as good, hot and sexy if not better than her 1st one. Which I really enjoyed looking at.s-sato2017011519uenisi-ogp_09. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

I’ve been Maria Makino crazy, since October. I always did like her, but I’ve been really into her the last few months. I’ve bought a few of her solo stuff like her Photo Book and one of her Life size tapestry the one with her wearing a bikini, which I hang in my room. I really enjoy looking at the one.

It’s only a matter of time when she’ll become my favorite Morning Musume Member, but Haruna Iikubo will be very tough for her to dethroned. Time is on her side.

In a few days February 2nd, it’s her Birthday. Happy Sweet 16th Birthday in advance, Maria.maria-0308. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

It’s become an annual thing, she has change her hairstyle again, regardless how she has it she always looks beautiful. I really can’t explain this, she’s the J-Pop Idol that I want to marry.cxb8usmvqaam8o27. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

She’s my favorite Morning Musume Member because she’s cute and funny, but mainly because she has sex appeal.xzvdmmzeqevwzjgwotfupbv-mym6. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

She hasn’t released a photobook in a long while, she needs to soon. Especially bikini shoots, cause she really looks hot in a bikini.cw9phblvqaanr_v5. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

I debated for the longest time if I should ranked her ahead of Ai Negishi or not.dad020d44. Yufakin Doll (Afilia Saga).

I don’t know what’s going with this graduation thing about her, first in late 2015 she announced she’ll be graduating from the group in 2016. Then you never heard anything about it, then I think it was a few months ago I read she’s suppose to graduate in early 2017. But I haven’t heard anything about it since, you know what they say “No News” is “Good News”.c0qnqkousaaibmeI didn’t notice this before, here’s a picture with her and “drop” Misato Misaki. I can’t confirm that’s Misato Misaki, it looks like her.cprob8tvmaay6we3. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Cute Hitomi Arai, it seems like her and Tokyo Girls’ Style get no Love and respect. Or at least not enough of it.cwom3yjwgaik_bk2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 and NGT48).12774b8c1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).

Her graduation from AKB48 is coming very soon, less than a month. February 23rd.2016120323596138313__________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 Favorite Artist :

* Debated if to include ” Doll Elements” or not, who disbanded on January 14th, not to sure exactly where they would have ranked.

20. Moso Calibration.

I’ve been liking them a couple of years now, I especially like Nia Hoshino. Kinda funny looking, but I think she’s really cute.ct4fteoviae-1tq19. Fuwafuwa.

I first heard of them early last year, I don’t know a group this big. With so many cute members, I think they’re all cute.cuxwoasusaamxzr18. Niji no Conquistador.

I’ve like them for a long time now, I don’t know if it was laziness or what. I really didn’t start to really check them out, til maybe a year or so ago. A very fun group to watch. Nagi Nemoto is definitely very nice to look at.08_nemotonagi_00617. Keyakizaka46.

I think they might be a year or two away from doing any bikini shoots, can’t wait some really cute members there. Their first single was a great I like it a lot, but the next 2 singles they release I thought was kinda boring.cyqxugdukaazzka16. Kobushi Factory.

I’ve like them right from the beginning, but lately the last several months. I’ve been really into them, I especially like Rei Inoue for some reason. To me they’re like a cheap or a “Poor Man’s” version of Morning Musume, that was a compliment.cnulyclvmae5mbz15. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Will be releasing a single, in about a month. One of the best J-Pop concerts I’ve ever seen (Top 3), was watching them at the J- Pop Summit Festival in 2014.c07drp4viaaks6814. Fairies.

Down to 5 members now, as Miria Fujita graduated from the group on January 10th. She was a cutie.cs2-gflviaegitg

13. NMB48.

Don’t follow them as much as before, with Kei Jonishi graduating soon. I’ll probably be checking them out even less.wcchw1l12. SKE48.

I never did follow them that much, they have or had a few members that I would check out regularly. But that was about it.

The 8th Generation they all look really cute, and the 7th Generation aren’t bad. So it’s looking good for SKE48.c1uk7n3vqaefpzy11. Country Girls.

They’ve been around for more than 2 years, but for some reason it seems a lot shorter. During that time they’ve had 2 members who graduated, and have added 2 members. and Momoko Tsugunaga will be graduating on June 30th. And she fitted so will with this group.

I like the fact they’re so very different from all the other Hello! Project groups, who seem to be all the same.rdxaypk10. Tokyo Performance Doll.

I think I’m still on a high from watching them at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco last year, I just bought their latest album 2 weeks go. I’m still checking them out almost regularly, just not as much as before. I still like to fantasize about Nana & Seira.c0na1u6usaafwt19. Nogizaka46.

In my opinion the most classy, professional and discipline J-Pop girl group. Don’t ask me to explain.cohvug2vmaah2ts8. Yumemiru Adolescence.

Temporarily a 4 member group, since Rei Kobayashi is on hiatus.cxnxdnfukaaugtdYumemiru Adolescence with Tokyo Girls’ Style, as Yuumi Shida & Hitomi Arai release two singles last summer.cskdxx4uaaae9qt7. HKT48.

The most fun group in the AKB48 family to watch, lately they’ve done some things that’s annoyed me. Something AKB48 would do.70de08586. PASSPO.

I’m still debating if I like as a Band, yes still.c0_nrqeuoaave2h5. Momoiro Clover Z.

My interest in them as been diminishing a little bit for a long time now, I was hoping seeing them in concert late last year in New York City. Would change that, unfortunately it didn’t. Didn’t help either that I had a bad experience with one of the staff members, I think I got spoiled with Cheeky Parade when they came to New York City. Which I was basically allowed to chat with the members. The concert was great I enjoyed myself.tumblr_ogzqsg1hgc1r6njvto1_12804. SUPER GiRLS.

My only problem with them right now is that the last couple of years, they’re not releasing anything that much. Last year my interest in them has been rejuvenated, I’m starting to have fun following them. I think that was a great move when they transferred Nana Asakawa from GEM to SUPER GiRLS in 2014.822583. Cheeky Parade.

I just enjoy following and checking them out.cxclmy2ukaaotia2. AKB48.

They’ve dropped to number 2, nothing last forever. This maybe only be temporary time will tell.cxi75-zuqae2a651. Morning Musume.

Although it was almost a year ago, I’m still on a high from watching and meeting them at Anime Matsuri in Houston. They’re so much easier and more fun to follow than AKB48, when I’m checking them out at youtube for example. I get to see all the members unlike AKB48.mm16-akimyvision-groupphoto




Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 4, 2017.

January 25, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 4, January 23, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hikari no Atelier – Mr. Children (01/11/2017) (100,170).

* Mr. Children 31st number one single.cx0wqpxwiaaggtx2. Monochrome / Colorful – Flower (01/11/2017) (40,485).aicl3255_23. Shisso Pendulum – M!LK (01/11/2017) (35,567).cyqzwguuuaecwrm4. We Don’t Need To Talk Anymore – w-inds (01/11/2017) (19,126).711vk3iho1l__sl1000_5. Yakimochi – Band Ja Naimon! (01/11/2017) (14,945).czjpfq1uuaalgjb6. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (14,834) (951,506).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

7. Michishirube – Busaiku (01/04/2017) (14,733) (170,767).czzzntkuoaahi958. Yatta! – Band Ja Naimon! (01/11/2017) (13,876).c12rmukukaamm759. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (11,265) (531,633).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

10. Saba Kaidou – Misaki Iwasa (01/10/2017) (10,167).

* A former AKB48 Member who graduated from the group last year.4988008244045_2____________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 4, January 23, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ambitions – One Ok Rock (01/11/2016) (232,710).

* One Ok Rock 2nd number one album.oor_-_ambitions2. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016) (59,135) (1,066,301).chomoranma-no-uta3. Encore – back number (12/28/2016) (47,272) (398,989).best_album_14. Ambitions (International Version) – One Ok Rock (01/13/2017) (37,114).31dqskkusgl__ss5005. Ballad Selection – KinKi Kida (01/06/2017) (17,337) (140,221).cy4g2mruaaaugay6. Drive-In Theater – Maaya Uchida (01/11/2017) (15,559).c1ykwhwuqaal6ee7. The End – Blue Encount (01/11/2017) (13,764).通常盤H1再入稿8. 111 – MAG!C PRINCE (01/11/2017) (12,532).cztfcuvusaa4n4s9. Mrs. Green Apple – Mrs. Green Apple (01/11/2017) (12,183).c07x9novqaaemyg10. The Idolmaster Live Theater Forward 02 Blue Moon Harmony – Various Artist (01/11/2017) (9,446).c0065146_58528588068fc__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

16. Just Bring It – Band-Maid (01/11/2017) (4,787).c14i2jhusaabebn17. RiEMUSiC – Rie Murakawa (01/11/2017) (4,753).czeqqz7uoaaxkmo40. Time Of Your Life – Party Rockets GT (01/11/2017) (1,707).c0br5ehucaef9jp52. Sweet Dolce – Yuka Ueno (01/11/2017) (1,250).czmemyjusaant_4140. Ohirefushime – Split BoB (01/11/2017) (423).nqks-1016

My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, January 2017.

January 15, 2017

I wasn’t going to this, this early. But I will going on a week vacation really soon.

30. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).5

29. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).akb48-haruka-komiyama-fuwa-fuwa-on-ex-taishu-magazine-00628. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).cperrx_vmaadaaw27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).b243910c26. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).s6_574d69cc5666e25. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).nogizaka46-nanase-nishino-tonari-no-naachan-on-manga-action-magazine-00124. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).0062kothjw1f6d5ulrgqoj31jk28p7wh23. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

On January 24th, it’ll be her birthday. Happy 19th Birthday in advance, Kojina.522. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).hkt48-natsumi-matsuoka-and-madoka-moriyasu-itsuka-otonani-narumaeni-on-entame-magazine-00121. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).akb48-juri-takahashi-kimi-wa-mada-juri-wo-shiranai-on-young-jump-magasine-00520. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).tumblr_oaw4khw78d1sppsexo2_128019. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’ll be graduating from Nogizaka46, some time around her birthday next month.0918. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).217. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).

Hate it, she’ll likely continue to drop. I like her, I think she’s really pretty and kinda cute. I just hope it’ll be a slow one, I’m just not seeing or hearing enough of her. It’s been like that for the last couple of years or so, never as bad as last year though.coiow5_umaa6oy_16. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

For the longest time when I made this the “Top 30 Favorite AKB48 Family Ranking”, for the longest time I only had 2 a few times (I think) only one member. For a little while now I’ve had 5, then their’s Yuria Kizaki a former SKE48 member. But Suuchan is a former AKB48 member who’s now in SKE48, so I guess they both cancel each other out. I’m not really liking SKE48 more now, well a lot more than in the beginning.qfb9sm715. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).akb48-yuria-kizaki-hatachi-no-seigi-on-manga-action-magazine-00514. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).ngt48-rie-kitahara-birth-of-___-on-blt-magazine-00513. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).tumblr_oe7j1ngczy1qixdtpo1_128012. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).

Another member who’ll continue to drop in my rankings, the same reason has Sumire Sato. This one I think will be a lot slower.cva-2g9ukaar03v11. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).

She graduated from AKB48 at the end of the last month, since it happen very late last month I’ll include her in this months ranking. I will surely, definitely miss her.

Good Luck, And Wishing You The Best. Paruru (I love that nickname).akb48-haruka-shimazaki-paruru-on-big-comic-spirits-magazine-00610. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

In 2 weeks on January 29th, it’ll be her birthday. Happy 19th Birthday in advance, Mion.20160602_1528_0179. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).556156238. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).hkt48-sakura-miyawaki-egao-saku-on-young-champion-magazine-0077. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).akb48-kami-bikini-cho-senbatsu-on-flash-magazine-0016. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).akb48-mayu-watanabe-encore-gravure-on-flash-magazine-0055. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

On January 7th, it was her birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Meru.050f22d50c7717d538a4a4cbcc5711674. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

I think her last single with NMB48 is “Boku Igai no Dareka”, which was release last month on December. I still don’t know when she’s actually going to leave NMB48.

I don’t know if I mention this before, probably not. Her young sister “Rei Jonishi” is a NMB48 5th Genetaion (June 2016).cm-1qzyuiaem-563. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).nogizaka46-mai-shiraishi-dont-stop-mai-on-big-comic-sprits-magazine-0032. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).tumblr_ntzl20qkip1u1rt3jo3_12801. Haruka Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

I really hate writing this, she’s graduating next month. A couple of months back I thought I would be OK with this. The closer it gets to her graduation date, how do I say it. I’m becoming more emotional.s9e8oto


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 3, January 16, 2017.

January 12, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 3, January 16, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Michishirube – Busaiku (01/04/2017) (156,034).

* Busaiku 1st number one single.czzzntkuoaahi952. Kamen Tairiku ~Personia~ / ISUMI ~Shikisai no Machi de~ – Kamen Joshi (01/03/2016) (53,382).c0_ifmhuoaaqmj03. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (11,513) (520,368).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

4. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (11,406) (244,583).hg35. Boku Igai no Dareka – NMB48 (12/28/2016) (9,990) (276,803).

Type A Cover.

6. God’s S.T.A.R. – Quartet Night (12/21/2016) (8,597) (133,447).cwqtikvukaaaq5f7. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (5,862) (936,672).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

8. Silent Majority – Keyakizaka46 (04/06/2016) (4,657) (387,922).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

9. Bokura Dake no Toushindai – Goose House (01/06/2017) (4,259).Print10. Give Me Love – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/14/2016) (3,978) (275,894).7e806eb721abc16bbeef00c9e8a6c253-1440x1437_____________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

19. Girls Be Ambitious – Honey Spice (01/03/2017) (1,964).81xixm-3nxl__sl1500_______________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 3, January 16, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ballad Selection – KinKi Kids (01/06/2017) (122,884).

* Kinki Kids 19th number one album.cy4g2mruaaaugay

2. Encore – back number (12/28/2016) (77,507) (351,717).best_album_13. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016) (64,337) (1,007,166).chomoranma-no-uta4. Joyful Monster – Little Glee Monster (01/06/2017) (40,910).

* Their sales are getting higher and higher, I would never have guess a few years ago. Their sales would even come close to what it is now.cz4aazxweaaoyds5. The Best Of BTS ~Korean Edition~ – BTS (01/06/2017) (25,601).c0k9qz3uqaac4yf6. The Best Of BTS ~Japan Edition~ – BTS (01/06/2017) (20,877).5d5f15eae772486f77ff5d5e28d57ba8d9ae5734_hq7. Fantome – Hikaru Utada (09/28/2016) (11,457) (612,694).v_wxjx123_com8. Kimi no Na wa – Radwimps (08/24/2016) (7,412) (382,343).kimi-no-na-ha-483615_19. Ningen Kaika – Radwimps (11/23/2016) (6,936) (292,360).rad210. Going Seventeen – Seventeen (12é07é2016) (6,367) (51,689).

* Korean release mini album.seventeen_-_going_seventeen_make_it_happen_ver________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

39. Angel’s Knock – AOA (01/05/2017) (1,322).

* Korean release album.aoa_1483559098_af_org246. From WJSN – Cosmic Girls (01/06/2017) (265).

* Korean release mini album, and a good one.cosmic_girls_-_from_wu_ju_so_nyeo_cover288. Prelude – April (01/06/2017) (222).

* Korean release mini album.2826894594_yasmugch_f0b940e4c714ebae941b28d936ce4ff89f5ed164

NMB48 16th Single “Boku Igai no Dareka”, First Week Sales.

January 7, 2017

c0u-_d9uaaeilwxNMB48 16th single “Boku Igai no Dareka”, which was release on December 28, 2016. It sold 266,813 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Sayaka Yamamoto is center for this single, I think this will be Kei Jonishi last single with NMB48. Since her graduation song is here.

This single was release in 5 Editions including the Theater Edition.

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type D Cover.

Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.







Oricon Top 10 Single, Week 2, January 9, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Boku Igai no Dareka – NMB48 (12/28/2016) (266,813).

* NMB48 14th number one single.

Type A Cover.

2. God’s S.T.A.R. – Quartet Night (12/21/2016) (17,085) (124,850).cwqtikvukaaaq5f3. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (13,278) (233,177).hg34. Fumetsu ni Inferno – HE VENS (12/28/2016) (11,252).d06855b3401603123df92d8c15263de6_80865. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (10,676) (508,855).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

6. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (8,282) (3,046,849).122364_2_f7. Winter Wonderland – SHINee (12/21/2016) (7,469) (95,517).888879958386d3558b3ab225202352688. Subarashiki Sekai – Pile (12/28/2016) (6,253).cxbvrqxuuaakrbl9. Give Me Love – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/14/2016) (5,642) (271,916).7e806eb721abc16bbeef00c9e8a6c253-1440x143710. Plastic 2 Mercey – Gang Parade (12/27/2016) (5,186).c0vd2dcuqaa806i______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

111. Sealing EP – Yanakoto Sotto Mute (12/28/2016) (316).cw_ic6_ukaac6y4138. Bad Satisfaction – ZiP CODE (12/28/2016) (240).c0zw6mtukaavwqk


Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 2, January 9, 2017.

* A great battle for that number one spot, I can’t remember the last time were the top 2 albums sold this well. And the difference in sales was less than 1,000 copies.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016) (275,027) (942,829).

* 2nd week at number one.chomoranma-no-uta2. Encore – back number (12/28/2016) (274,210).best_album_13. Fantome – Hikaru Utada (09/28/2016) (12,139) (601,237).v_wxjx123_com4. Oh! Suketora!!! Yuri!!! On Ice / Original Skate Song Collection – Soundtrack (12/21/2016) (11,943) (56,878).00000003535210_a015. (Live At Wembley) BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Kicks Off At The SSE Arena, Wembley – BABYMETAL (12/28/2016) (11,724).czqccxouaaesbqq6. Going Seventeen – Seventeen (12/07/2016) (10,251) (45,322).

* Korean release mini album.seventeen_-_going_seventeen_make_it_happen_ver_7. The MOBB – MOBB (Mino from Winner and Bobby from IKON) (12/28/2016) (7,938).mig8. Ningen Kaika – Radwimps (11/23/2016) (7,335) (285,424).rad29. Kimi ni Na wa – Radwimps (08/24/2016) (7,015) (374,931).kimi-no-na-ha-483615_110. Neogene Creation – Nana Mizuki (12/21/2016) (6,922) (53,726).cxwlihlukaa8rjx_____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

31. Idorock – Candy Go! Go! (12/28/2016) (1,839).idorock-cd-dvd-limited-edition-500243_1

Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 1, 2017.

January 2, 2017

Oricon Top Singles, Week 1, January 2, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. God’s S.T.A.R. – Quartet Night (12/21/2016) (107,765).cwqtikvukaaaq5f2. Winter Wonderland – SHINee (12/21/2016) (88,048).888879958386d3558b3ab225202352683. Dodonko Don’t Worry – Boys And Men Kenkyusei (12/21/2016) (57,996).o16671646138009266214. Don’t Be Afraid – L’Arc~en~Ciel (12/21/2016) (40,453).kscl-29005. Invincible Dangerous – B-Project (12/21/2016) (32,497).muteki-denjarasu6. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 2 Volume 7 Valkyrie – Valkyrie (12/21/2016) (25,119).715o5wa-qql__sl1000_7. Koi Kiramekeshon!!! – SUPER GiRLS (12/21/2016) (24,866).cyrk391weai38ng8. Give Me Love – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/14/2016) (18,669) (266,274).7e806eb721abc16bbeef00c9e8a6c253-1440x14379. “Token Ranbu : Hanamaru” Utayomi Shu Sono Roku – Token Ranbu (12/21/2016) (18,573).71miz2wtiol__sl1429_10. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (17,893) (219,899).hg3__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Kagami no Naka no Parallel Girl – X21 (12/21/2016) (10,809).4988064837427_214. Ai, Kamashitaino – Negicco (12/20/2016) (9,884).cya0nmaukaepqxp15. Sakasazaka – Janken Min (12/21/2016) (9,462).

* This is the single for the Top 14 from AKB48 Jaken Tournament (Paper, Scissors & Rock).a10gq6hgdvl__sl1500_26. Fuyu no Himitsu – Pax Puella (12/21/2016) (2,884).fuyu-no-himitsu-type-c-500923_127. Arigatou wa Honno Kimochi Dayo – Tsubomi (12/21/2016) (2,819).457148756739440. My Resolution ~Mirai e no Kizuna~ – Plasmagica (Eri Inagawa, Sumire Uesaka, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura (12/21/2016) (1,679).c0g14p_usaar2ht42. Kimi wa Watashi no… / Growing x Heart – Pixie / Mute (12/21/2016) (1,574).719a00lcl8l__sl1000_76. Fantasy – Questy (12/21/2016) (730).81zzo3vut0l__sl1403_

83. Barenai Yoni Kiss wo Shite – dela (12/26/2016) (633).

* Here’s a that never disappoint me.czfvmj6vqaaa37i

105. Ano Oka no Ue Made ~Kirari Namida Koete~ – Ultra Girl (12/21/2016).

* Another group that doesn’t to disappoint me.61t0v7t1l4l


Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 1, January 2, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016) (667,802).

* SMAP 15th number one album.chomoranma-no-uta2. Neogene Creation – Nana Mizuki (12/21/2016) (46,804).cxwlihlukaa8rjx3. Oh! Suketora!!! Yuri!!! on ICE / Original Skate Song Collection – Soundtrack (12/21/2016) (44,935).00000003535210_a014. WWDBest ~Dempa Ryoukou!~ – Dempa Gumi. Inc (12/21/2016) (34,606).1200x1200-755. MCZ Winter Song Collection – Momoiro Clover Z (12/23/2016) (23,917).cx-7rojviaar2h_6. G.S. Meets The KanLeKeez – The KanLeKeeZ (12/21/2016) (15,980).cyweln7uuaawtsi7. For Life (Special Winter Mini Album 2016) – EXO (12/21/2016) (15,470).

* Korean release mini album.exo_1482686612_af_org8. U-KISS Japan Best Collection 2011-2016 – U-KISS (12/21/2016) (14,939).u-kiss_-_u-kiss_japan_best_collection_2011-2016_2cddvd9. Going Seventeen – Seventeen (12/07/2016) (12,805) (35,071).

* Korean release mini album.seventeen_-_going_seventeen_make_it_happen_ver_10. Pink Doll – APink (12/21/2016) (11,430).cx_y1suucaazgaq_____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. Maido! Ookini! – Tacoyaki Rainbow (12/21/2016) (7,170).cxs1xpnviaevuaa-1024x86821. Live For LIVE – Saori Hayami (12/21/2016) (6,508).czys0w6uoaayypc25. Hashiridase! Chu Oh! Dolly – Chu Oh! Dolly (12/20/2016) (5,035).91bgtmonotl__sl1500_28. Magical Mystery Tour – Magical Punchline (12/21/2016) (4,479).img201611128magipun331. Doll Memories ~Best Of Doll Elements~ – Doll Elements (12/21/2016) (3,986).

* They will be disbanding in about 2 weeks, which really sucks. The last 6 months or so they’ve been one of a few J-Pop groups I’ve been really into, I’ve always been into them. It’s just that the last 6 months a lot more than before, I still remember when I first heard the news I actually cried. A week before the announcements my interest in them was at an all time high, I was checking up on them all time more than any group.

I really like this song probably maybe my 2nd favorite J-Pop song that was release in 2016. Doll Elements “Dear Future” .c0mriwswqaeuaqq54. RefRain – Reina Ueda (12/21/2016) (1,965).ddac519661. Dear (Special Album) – APink (12/19/2016) (1,723).

* Korean release album.apink_-_dear142. Zenryoku Batankyu wa Yoiko Dake – AOP (12/24/2016) (744).akoac-3

Happy New Year.

January 1, 2017

This just happens to be my 500th post.

Happy New Year.