My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, April 2017.

April 30, 2017

A very sad month as 3 members in my Top 11 have graduated, 2 of them in the Top 3. A member ranked kinda high as announced her graduation.

30. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).29. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).28. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’s getting tall.27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).23. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

22. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).21. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).20. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).19. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).18. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).17. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).16. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).15. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

I think she’s becoming more confident and comfortable at being or looking sexy, not that she is or tries to be.14. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

Her group NGT48 release their 1st single “Seishun Dokei”, earlier this month. It’s pretty good, I like it.13. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Manager).

She’s also the manager and a member of AKB48 newest sister group “STU48”, where their theater is located on a cruise ship. Nana Okada is also a member of this group and also the captain of the group. I always wanted to take a cruise in Japan, have to mention this to one of my friend. Maybe next year.

This is why I Love Sasshi.12. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

She has announced her graduation earlier this month on April 12th.11. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV (was) Captain).

She graduated from HKT48 on April 10th, although I like her a lot and enjoyed following her. I really found her kinda hard to follow the last year maybe 2, she really brings fond memories in my early days as a AKB48 fan. Yeah, her and Mayu.

I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.10. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).9. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).

I ordered her first photo book a while back, still need to pick it up. Will do it tomorrow, can’t wait to get it. She really turns me on.8. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).7. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).6. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).5. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Just bought a copy of a Japanese magazine “Manga Action”, it had her on the cover.4. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Genration).

3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

She graduated from NMB48 on April 18th, I wonder what she’ll be doing. Whatever it is I will support it. And wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

Have I mention how much I love her latest photo book, I really did love it.2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

The Undisputed number one favorite member of all time graduated from AKB48 on April 19th, on her 29th Birthday. I know I should be doing some kind of tribute, but I’m not really good at that kind of thing. I wish her the ” Best of Luck”. Will continue to follow and support her, I will guarantee that.

With her graduation Minami Minegishi remains the only original member.

I still her remember the first time I saw her, although at the time I didn’t know who she was and who AKB48 where. I was just getting into J-Pop at the time.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 18, 2017.

April 29, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 18, May 1, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. I’ll Be There – Arashi (04/19/2017) (393,555).

* Arashi 47th number one single.2. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 10 Jet To The Future – Riina Tada (Ruriko Aoki), Natsuki Kimura (Kiyono Yasuno) (04/19/2017) (39,102).3. Frontiers – The Rampage from Exile Tribe (04/19/2017) (29,151).4. Fukyouwaon – Keyakizaka46 (04/05/2017) (20,708) (689,933).

5. Boyfriend – Girlfriend – lol (04/19/2017) (15,079).6. Higouriteki Katsu Teisei Funou na Omoikomi – Afilia Saga (04/19/2017) (14,227).

* This will be the last single for Kohime Lit Pucci, Miku Doll Charlotte and Yukafin doll has they will be graduating from the group on June 3rd, so they say we’ll see. Miku Doll and Yukafin are my 2 favorites in the group.7. Black Shout – Roselia (04/19/2017) (11,169).8. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (10,236) (962,759).

9. Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~ – Mai Kuraki (04/12/2017) (8,343) (38,189).10. Seishun Dokei – NGT48 (04/12/2017) (7,688) (167,959).

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Rocket Heart – Emi Nitta (04/19/2017) (6,910).15. t7s Longing For Summer Again And Again ~Harukaze~ – Tokyo 7th Sisters (04/19/2017) (4,471).16. Bite The Bullet – PassCode (04/19/2017) (3,704).19. Just Be Yourself – Wa-Suta (04/19/2017) (3,095).20. Capybara Jisoku 50km / Kimi ni Da-Da-Dan – notall (04/19/2017) (2,971).22. Empress – Hachimitsu Emperor (04/18/2017) (2,595).29. 10 Dai Koukyoukyoku – Erii Yamazaki (04/19/2017) (2,029).

* 1/2 of everying!.

32. Watashi Ga Watashi de Aru Koto – I’S wing (04/19/2017) (1,749).39. Kimi wo Mamorikiru – Flap Girls’ School (04/18/2017) (1,599).66. Boogie Back – Miyu Inoue (04/19/2017) (714).

113. Te to Te – CY8ER (04/18/2017) (376).

139. Time – OnePixcel (04/19/2017) (294).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 18, May , 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Koichi Domoto “Endless SHOCK” Original Soundtrack 2 – Koichi Domoto (04/19/2017) (76,239).

* Koichi Domoto 4th number one album.2. Party Shots – Wooyoung (From 2PM) (04/19/2017) (24,078).3. Ano… Ima Abura Notterun Desu Kedo – Yusuke (04/19/2017) (10,976).4. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (9,394) (429,601).5. Haikyu!! Complete Best – Various Artist (04/19/2017) (8,282).6. Superfly 10th Anniversary Greatest Hits “Love, Peace & Fire” – Superfly (04/04/2017) (7,618) (67,071).7. The Fate Of The Furious : The Album – Soundtrack (04/14/2017) (6,299) (13,068).8. D-Day – D-Lite (From BIGBANG) (04/12/2017) (6,192) (44,208).9. Funk A La Mode – Mitsuhiro Oikawa (04/19/2017) (4,841).10. Drama CD “Dakaretai Otoko 1i ni Odoaretemasu – Yuki Ono, Hiroku Takahashi (04/20/2017) (4,665).___________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Yokohama Koushinkyoku – Milky Holmes (04/19/2017) (3,555).103. Fever – Devil Anthem (04/18/2017) (627).


NGT48 1st Single “Seishun Dokei”, First Week Sales.

April 21, 2017

NGT48 1st single “Seishun Dokei”, which was release on April 12th. Sold 160,271 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Rika Nakai she’s a real cutie is center for this single, I like this song a lot.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-iXRXpfVTs .

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 17, April 24, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Seishun Dokei – NGT48 (04/12/2017) (160,271).

* NGT48 1st number one single.

2. Fukyouwaon – Keyakizaka46 (04/05/2017) (36,558) (669,225).

3. Anti Clockwise – After The Rain (04/12/2017) (34,396).4. Kaidoku Funo – After The Rain (04/12/2017) (34,010).5. Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~ – Mai Kuraki (04/12/2017) (29,846).6. Taiyou mo Tsuki mo – Generations from Exile Tribe (04/12/2017) (23,037).7. Saki Wafuhana – Suzuko Mimori (04/12/2017) (17,035).8. Happiness – Solidemo (04/12/2017) (14,213).9. Road Movie – Yu Takahashi (04/12/2017) (14,138).10. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (11,090) (952,523).

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Message – Sonoko Inoue (04/12/2017) (6,454).15. Gomaslipper – AyumiKuriKamaki (04/12/2017) (4,415).22. Pelo – The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY (04/12/2017) (2,840).24. World Is Beautiful – Jewel Mariee (04/11/2017) (2,305).28. Shakariki Coaster / Stay Gold / Bon Voyage – WT Egret (04/11/2017) (1,876).45. Daisuki Switch / Odocchaina! – Serena Kozuki (04/11/2017) (1,149).46. Dreamer – 8/pLanet!! (04/12/2017) (1,136).________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 17, April 24, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. D-Day – D-Lite (from BIGBANG) (04/12/2017) (38,016).

* D-Lite 2nd number one album.2. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (19,066) (420,207).3. United Shadows – FTIsland (04/12/2017) (18,861).4. Superfly 10th Anniversary Greatest Hits “Love, Peace & Fire” – Superfly (04/04/2017) (13,160) (59,453).5. Utopia – Miliyah Kato (04/12/2017) (9,337).6. The Fate Of The Furious : The Album – Soundtrack (04/14/2017) (6,769).7. Kougen – Base Ball Bear (04/12/2017) (6,408).8. Get Wild Song Mafia – TM Network (04/05/2017) (6,002) (17,515).9. Memories… Do Not Open – The Chainsmokers (04/07/2017) (5,661) (13,226).10. I Stand Alone – Glim Spanky (04/12/2017) (5,047).______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

35. Cocoon EP – Sora Toba Sakana (04/11/2017) (1,577).158. Eclipse – EXID (04/13/2017) (344).

* Korean release mini album. I will be seeing them in concert next month.179. Abnormal – Mutant Monster (04/12/2017) (293).


Keyakizaka46 4th Single “Fukyouwaon”, First Week Sales.

April 13, 2017

Keyakizaka46 4th single “Fukyouwaon”, which was release on April 5th. Sold 632,667 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Yurina Hirate is center for single as she been for all the Keyakizaka46 singles to date, this single was release almost one year (1 day less) after their 1st single.

For comparison purposes this is how it did compared to their first 3 singles, in it’s 1st week of release.

Single/Release Date/Sales.

1. Silent Majority (04/06/2016) (261,580).

2. Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai (08/10/2016) (323,066).

3. Futari Saison (11/30/2016) (442,322).

4. Fukyouwaon (04/05/2017) (632,697).

“Fukyouwaon” video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TjOWhd4t8 .

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type C Cover.

CD+DVD Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 16, April 17, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Fukyouwaon – Keyakizaka46 (04/05/2017) (632,667).

* Keyakizaka46 4th number one single.

2. Happy Party Train – Aqours (04/05/2016) (54,517).3. Deai Aishite – MYNAME (04/05/2017) (28,422).4. Bugtte Iijan – HKT48 (02/15/2017) (19,329) (245,569).

5. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (18,190) (941,433).

6. #CD ga Urenai Konna Yononaka Ja – Golden Bomber (04/05/2017) (16,043).7. Grapefruit Moon – Shiina Natsukawa (04/05/2017) (11,730).8. Rock Tha Town – Sexy Zone (03/29/2017) (10,673) (130,260).9. Into The World / Marchen – Kalafina (04/05/2017) (10,285).10. Don’t Stop – Q’ulle (04/05/2017) (9,154).____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Unmei Root no Big Bang / Genei Galactica – Kirameki Anforent (04/04/2017) (4,491).15. Ii Suta – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (04/05/2017) (4,440).47. U Na Gi No Bo Ri – Zenryoku Shoujo R (04/05/2017) (1,149).151. PPDKM / Momoiro no Jinsei! – PaiPai Dekami (04/05/2017) (245).

200. Aikyo Land – Idol Class (04/08/2017) (153).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 16, April 17, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1.Superfly 10th Anniversary Greatest Hits “Love, Peace & Fire” – Superfly (04/04/2017) (46,293).

* Superfly 7th number one album.2. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (44,367) (401,139).3. Innocent Flower – Inori Minase (04/05/2017) (17,979).4. Get Wild Song Mafia – TM Network (04/05/2017) (11,513).5. Peace Out – Pistol Takehara (04/05/2017) (9,173).6. Memories… Do Not Open – The Chainsmokers (04/07/2017) (7,565).7. Sing ~Original Motion Picture Soundtrack~ – Soundtrack (03/15/2017) (6,084) (22,896).8. La La Land Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (02/17/2017) (5,920) (75,571).9. Automaton – Jamiroquai (03/31/2017) (5,818) (13,916).10. NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (03/29/2017) (5,160) (39,815).__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. Blue Ocean Fishing Cruise – Tsuri Bit (04/05/2017) (3,091).26. Image – Maison Book Girl (04/05/2017) (2,646).

* If my memory serves me correctly I remember reading a couple of months ago that they we’re going to break up after the release of this album, recently I’ve been reading they’re promoting this album and no mention of breaking up. I don’t think my memory is very good it could have been another group, I’m sure it was them. It doesn’t look like it.105. Coloring Book – Oh My Girl (04/07/2017) (580).

* Korean release mini album.230. Brass! Brass! Brass! – Hauptharmonie und Tapferkeit (04/04/2017) (272).


Oricon Charts Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 15, 2017.

April 6, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week15, April 10, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Rock Tha Town – Sexy Zone (03/29/2017) (119,587).

* 13th number one single for Sexy Zone.2. To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises – C-ute (03/29/2017) (66,470).

* Their final single before they disband, in June I think it is. They don’t have a number one single, but ranked 2nd 5 times. Most of their singles ranked in the Top 5.3. Yume Hitotsu – Token Danshi Team Shinsen Gumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu (03/29/2017) (50,687).4. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (48,748) (923,243).

5. Bye Bye – APink (03/29/2017) (23,220).6. Ai ga Shinjirarenai Nara – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/29/2017) (22,756).7. Yesterday – Block B (03/29/2017) (18,832).8. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Treasure – Uduki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mika Jogasaki (Haruka Yoshimura), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Rina Tada (Ruriko Aoki) (03/22/2017) (12,841) (53,730).9. The Idolmaster Platinum Encore Kohaku Ouen V – 765Pro Allstars…. And You ! (03/29/2017) (10,533).10. Beside You – Dragon Ash (03/29/2017) (9,526).____________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Somrday / Haru no Uta – Sakura Fujiwara (03/29/2017) (8,088).16. Zaishou no Lucifer – Iketeru Hearts (03/29/2017) (6,162).31. Koi no Hajimari wa Itsumo Totsuzen ni – Chay (03/29/2017) (1,537).45. Mikazukiyo – Fukuoka Kanbe Girls (03/29/2017) (1,178).56. Sakura Refrain / Let It Out – Will (03/28/2017) (991).

167. Asukira! – Tokyo Illuminati (04/01/2017) (231).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 15, April 10, 2017.

Rank/Album/Release Date/Sales.

1. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers From Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (356,772).

* J Soul Brothers 6th number one album.2. NieR:Automata Original Soundtrck – Soundtrack (03/29/2017) (34,655).3. Message Bottle – amazarashi (03/29/2017) (15,607).4. Osomatsu-san Kakure Episode Drama CD “Matsunoke no Nademonai Kanji” Volume 2 – Osomatsu Matsuno, Karamatsu Matsuno, Choromatsu Matsuno, Ichimatsu Matsuno, Jushimatsu Matsuno & Todomatsu Matsuno (03/29/2017) (13,179).5. Gorilla – Pentagon (03/29/2017) (13,012).6. Seiko Jazz – Seiko Matsuda (03/29/2017) (10,763).7. Reborn – Shunsuke Kiyokiba (03/29/2017) (8,952).8. Shikisai – Wagakki Band (03/22/2017) (8,315) (50,007).

9. Automaton – Jamiroquai (03/31/2017) (8,098).10. KanColle Official Classic Style Orchestra with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra – Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (03/30/2017) (7,911)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

98. Kiss Kiss Kiss – Chihiro (03/29/2017) (744).211. Everyday #5 – Girl’s Day (03/29/2017) (333).

* Korean release mini albums. One of my favs.261. Sokyokyoku Dai Isshu – 3776 (03/29/2017) (254).


Nogizaka46 17th Single “Influencer”, First Week Sales.

April 1, 2017

Nogizaka46 17th single “Influencer”, which was released on March 22nd. Sold 874,528 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Mai Shiraishi & Nanase Nishino are center for the single.

Why are 46 CD covers usually better than 48 CD Covers.

Video – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5dvfrk .

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type C Cover.

CD+DVD Type D Cover.

CD Only Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 14, April 3, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (874,528).

* Nogizaka46 16th number one single.

2. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Treasure – Uduki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mika Jogasaki (Haruka Yoshimura), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Rina Tada (Ruriko Aoki) (03/22/2017) (40,889).3. Oh Yeah!! – Snuper (03/22/2017) (30,581).4. Promise The Star – BiSH (03/22/2017) (24,623).5. Shoot Sigh – AKB48 (03/15/2017) (22,418) (1,047,685).

6. Booyah!! – FlowBack (03/22/2017) (13,532).7. Hayaku Aitai – Dream Ami (03/22/2017) (13,457).8. Calling – VAMPS (03/22/2017) (11,610).9. Cannonball / Aoi Aka – Haraeki Stage A (03/22/2017) (8,859).10. Glorious Days – Granrodeo (03/22/2017) (7,726).___________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Bring Your Happiness – callme (03/22/2017) (4,485).

* 3/5 of “Dorothy Little Happy” when they use to have 5 members, I think Koumi so Hot.22. It’s a Show Time! – Sakidori Hasshinkyoku (03/21/2017) (3,649).23. Tenshi no Telepathy – Yufu Terashima (03/22/2017) (3,580).29. Last Desire – Maon Kurosaki (03/22/2017) (2,275).55. Mirai Shojo A – CRUiSE! (03/21/2017) (1,217).75. Kachofugetsu / Kimi to Tsukuru Monogatari – Kawasaki Junjou Komachi (03/21/2017) (846).

Sorry, Best I can do.

95. Maru Sankaku Mashikaku – feelNEO (03/21/2017) (537).

114. Mellow Dawn – Neve Slide Down (03/22/2017) (418).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 14, April 3, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Neverland – NEWS (03/22/2017) (124,133).

* NEWS 9th number one album.2. Shikisai – Wagakki Band (03/22/2017) (41,692).

3. All Time Best Album The Fighting Man – The Elephant Kashimashi (03/21/2017) (25,508).4. Hit – Daichi Miura (03/22/2017) (21,885).5. Soul Renaissance – The Gospellers (03/22/2017) (15,029).6. Theatrical Anime Detective Conan Shudaika Shu (Main Theme Song Collection) ~20 All Song~ – Various Artist (03/22/2017) (13,520).7. Sword Art Online Song Collection 2 – Various Artist (03/22/2017) (10,679).8. Tough – Mika Nakashima (03/22/2017) (9,773).9. La La Land Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (02/17/2017) (9,159) (62,560).10. 20 Shuunen Request Best + Rare Tracks – Cocco (03/21/2017) (8,681)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. 5 – Yumemiru Adolescence (03/22/2017) (5,277).20. Revolution [re:i] – Eri Kitamura (03/22/2017) (4,580).22. My Princess – Houkago Princess (03/22/2017) (3,849).36. Love / Hate – Ai Shinozaki (03/22/2017) (2,852).161. Hi! Pristin – Pristin (03/23/2017) (456).

* Korean release mini album.219. Wizard – Especia (03/22/2017) (340).

* This is their last CD release, since they just broke up recently. Which is to bad, I like them.