AKB48 51st Single “Jabaja”, First Week Sales.

March 24, 2018

AKB48 51st single “Jabaja”, which was release on March 14th. Sold 1,115,843 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon charts. Nana Okada is center for this single, it’s time center for an AKB48 single.

This ain’t no AKB48 single of the 9 tracks on this singles from all versions, only 1 is entirely of AKB48 members. It even has a bunch Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46 members  on one of the tracks, then again this ain’t anything new.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjFaR-qPr0M .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Limited Edition Type E Cover.

Regular Edition Type E Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 13, March 26, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Jabaja – AKB48 (03/14/2018) (1,115,843).

* AKB48 38th number one single.2. Lemon – Kenshi Yonezu (03/14/2018) (194,788).

3. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (55,357) (888,703).4. Mugen Mirai – Perfume (03/14/2018) (44,213).5. Bokura Nari Revolution – M!LK (03/14/2018) (38,284).6. Gyutto / Close To You – Little Glee Monster (03/14/2018) (31,812).7. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 15 Sakura no Koro – Yoshino Yorita (Yuuki Takado), Sae Kobayakawa (Ricca Tachibana), Karin Domjoji (Hiyori Nitta), Ayame Hamaguchi (Masumi Tazawa), Tamami Wakiyama (Misa Kayama) (03/14/2018) (17,900).8. My Hero / Yunagi – 04 Limited Sazabys (03/14/2018) (17,144).9. Friday Night Party – X21 (03/14/2018) (16,909).10. Dirty Talk – w-inds (03/14/2018) (16,023)._____________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Wanted Girl – TrySail (03/14/2018) (12,006).13. Shiroku Saku Hana – Yui Ogura (03/14/2018) (10,964).14. Sakura – Yumemiru Adolescence (03/14/2018) (10,194).

* First single with the 3 new members Yuki Minase, Saya Yamashita, Hanon Yamaguchi. I like those 3 members.16. Trick U – Tokyo Performance Doll (03/14/2018) (7,956).

* As far as I know Anyu Kobayashi is still on hiatus since November last year.26. The Idolmaster Stella Stars 02 Seisai Stepper – Iori Minase (Rie Kugimiya), Ami Futami & Mami Futami (Asami Shimoda), Miki Hoshii (Akiko Hasegawa) (03/14/2018) (5,001).37. Storia – Tears (03/13/2018) (2,636).44. Non Stop Rock – Party Rocket GT (03/14/2018) (2,013).70. Raise A Flag – G Girls (03/14/2018) (814).

126. Ichika Bachika – Re:versed (03/14/2018) (385).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 13, March 26, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Toys Blood Music – Kazuyoshi Saito (03/14/2018) (19,875).

* Kazuyoshi Saito 1st number one album.2. No.0 – Buck-Tick (03/14/2018) (18,462).3. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (16,667) (103,109).4. Shinkukan Algorithm – Sukima Switch (03/14/2018) (16,346).5. M.S.S. Phoenix – M.S.S Project (03/14/2018) (14,312).6. Best – Daichi Miura (03/07/2018) (12,875) (80,727).7. Bootleg – Kenshi Yonezu (11/01/2017) (8,776) (319,714).8. Color Of Life – Hiro Shimono (03/14/2018) (7,124).9. Spotlight – Flower Flower (03/14/2018) (7,083).10. NCT 2018 Empathy – NCT (03/16/2018) (6,810).______________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (6,160) (2,163,319)..

* After 18 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, it finally drops out of the Top 10.19. Moso Douchuu Hizakurige ~Moso Traveling~ – Moso Calibration (03/14/2018) (3,484).22. Some Dreams – Earphones (03/14/2018) (3,099).35. Slowstart Character Song Album “Step By Step” – Various Artist (03/14/2018) (2,037).39. You & Me – Yumi Hara (03/14/2018) (1,597).41. Yuruyuri Best Album 3 : Yuru Rhythm 3 – Various Artist (03/14/2018) (1,532).52. Story – Sola Sound (03/13/2018) (1,238).

86. Mushoku Toumei – Shiho Nanba (03/14/2018) (698).

109. Kouki Aisare Stance – Sawa (03/14/2018) (502).196. The Blue – April (03/14/2018) (302).

* Probably Top 5 maybe Top 3 favorite K-Pop Idol girl group, I’ve been wanting to do a K-Pop Idol Group ranking for a long time now. I just can’t find the time, I will do one before September. I will forget, remind me.213. Cultural Mixing – Kaqriyo Terror Architect (03/14/2018) (283).

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My Favorite members In The AKB48 Family, March 2018.

March 21, 2018

30. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).29. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).28. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).27. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Co-Captain).26. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 – Team A).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).22. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8).19. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).15. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).14. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

It’s not as bad as it was with Jurina and SKE48, take her away from Keyakizaka46 and they’re basically faceless. I shouldn’t say that about them I don’t really follow them, what I Know about them is from following “Techi” who I do follow a lot. She’s probably in the Top 5 J-Pop Idols who I follow the most, I would put her in same group with Asuka Saito and Asami Watanabe and maybe a couple of others. Meru Tashima and Maria Makino are definitely 1 and 2.13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).12. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).11. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

I can’t wait to get and look at her first photo book, which I just ordered.10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

I think her graduation concert will be April 14th. On March 1st she perform at the AKB48 theater for the last time, joining her were almost the entire AKB48 5th Generation, including Tomomi Nakatsuka. I got to look for that a watch it, even Sasshi was there. Actually it would have been a surprise if she wasn’t, I still remember the first I started getting into AKB48, for the longest time I thought she and Sasshi were the same person.9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader and AKB48 – Team 4).

Because Ryoha Kitagawa and Saki Takeuchi look so good Together.

7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).

On March 19th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Sakura.4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).


Keyakizaka46 6th Single “Glass wo Ware!”, First Week Sales.

March 17, 2018

Keyakizaka46 6th single “Glass no Ware!, which was release on March 7th. Sold 833,346 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. They’re heading to Nogizaka46 territory with those sales, the way they’re going it will only be a matter of time til they will surpass Nogizaka46 in sales. Which would be unbelievable.

As usual Yurina Hirate is center for this single, just like all their previous singles. I like the CD covers, they almost always have great cool CD covers.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF2nSitbit4 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 12, March 19, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (833,346).

* Keyakizaka46 6th number one single.2. Principal no Kimi e / Dragon Dog – Johnny’s WEST (03/07/2018) (148,216).3. Shunkashuto Blooming! – A3ders! [Sakuya Sakuma, Tenma Sumeragi, Banri Settsu, Tsumugi Tsukioka (Kodai Sakai, Takuya Eguchi, Chiharu Sawashiro, Atsushi Tamaru)] (03/07/2018) (36,388).4. Whole Lotta Love / DiPROMiSE – BiS (03/07/2018) (26,103).

* Those sales seems very high, for them???.5. Haru ga Kite Bokura – Unison Square Garden (03/07/2018) (18,702).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Illusionista! – Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Mayu Sakuma (Yui Makino), Fumika Sagisawa (M.A.O), Sachiko Koshimizu (Ayana Taketatsu), Minami Nitta (Aya Suzaki) (03/07/2018) (18,236).7. Doraemon – Gen Hoshino (02/28/2018) (14,933) (159,315).8. Bright Burning Shout – Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) (03/07/2018) (12,251).9. Hachimitsu Rocket ~Ogon no 7nin~ – Hachimitsu Rocket (03/07/2018) (11,563).

* Stardust Promotion have introduce a lot of new groups, especially “Boy Groups” the last year or so. Which ain’t a bad thing, I like Stardust.10. Muishiki no Iro – SKE48 (01/10/2018) (11,236) (339,202).______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Rosetta Stone – Iketeru Hearts (03/07/2018) (10,686).

* This is old news, but I didn’t know about this til recently. Former Afilia Saga member Yukafin Doll is their new producer, that makes me really Happy.14. Fushigi na Tabi wa Tsuzukunosa – Tsuri Bit (03/07/2018) (8,847).20. Okashina Watashi to Hachimitsu no Kimi – Hachimitsu Rocket (03/07/2018) (6,435).25. We Can!! Hugtto! Precure / Hugtto! Mirai Dreamer – Hana Nono / Cure Yell (Rie Hikisaka), Saaya Yakushiji / Cure Ange (Rina Honizumi), Homare Kagayaki / Cure Etoile (Yui Ogura) (03/07/2018) (4,482).27. Standing Double / Zettai Chokkyu Shoujo Tai – Zettai Chokkyu Joshi! Playballs (03/07/2018) (4,376).34. Starlight Theater – Starlight Kukugumi (03/07/2018) (3,247).42. Hello no Buddy – callme (03/07/2018) (2,359).

* Koumi sure is gorgeous, I miss “Dorothy Little Happy”.47. Lagrima – OnePixcel (03/07/2018) (1,574).57. “Hakumei to Mikochi (Anime)” Outro Theme : Harvest Moon Night – Mikochi (Shino Shimoji) & Konju (Aoi Yuki) (03/07/2018) (1,222).

75. Start Again – YOANI 1 Nen C Gumi (03/07/2018) (858).

93. Dear My Boo – Mirei Touyama (03/07/2018) (636).

* She’s going to be Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas, in about 2 weeks. Not 100% I might be going there, if I can’t find any other place to go.

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 12, March 19, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. BEST – Daichi Miura (03/07/2018) (67,825).

* Daichi Miura 1st number one album.2. Ensemble Stars! Album Series Ryuseitai – Ryuseitai (03/07/2018) (26,018).3. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (01/17/2018) (21,575) (86,442).4. Yume no Kaika ~Yume ga Yume de Owaranaiyoni – Sungje from Choshinsei (Supernova) (03/07/2018) (16,098).5. Rainbow – Keytalk (03/07/2018) (12,595).6. The Idolmaster Million Live! Master Sparkle 07 – Hinata Kinoshita (Nao Tamura), Karen Shinomiya (Yui Kondo), Megumi Tokoro (Yukiyo Fujii), Iku Nakatani (Akari Harashima), Arisa Matsuda (Rie Murakawa) (03/07/2018) (9,724).7. H.O.T – Nulbarich (03/07/2018) (9,290).8. I – JUJU (02/21/2018) (8,761) (55,578).9. Firepower – Judas Priest (03/07/2018) (8,608).10. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (7,066) (1,157,159).______________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

19. Ato Ippo – J Dee’Z (03/07/2018) (4,075).24. Showcase – Pile (03/07/2018) (2,376).29. Musicaloid 38 – Sayaka Kanda (03/07/2018) (2,016).45. Tancobest – Tancobuchin (03/07/2018) (1,147).49. Beside U – The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY (03/07/2018) (1,086).

* Rei Kuromiya is gone, I will definitely miss her. Added 3 new members since Rei left, I like the way the group looks. They also change the name back to “LADYBABY”, I will talk more about them when they release something.105. Scramble 14 – Ruann (03/06/2018) (515).122. Campanella – Troisanges (03/07/2018) (462).126. Raise Your Fist – Tetrarkhia (03/07/2018).144. Futari de Hitotsu ~ Kokoro wo Tsunagu, Uta wo Tsugu – Yamada Shimai (03/07/2018) (421).


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 11, 2018.

March 14, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 11, March 12, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Doraemon – Gen Hoshino (02/28/2018) (144,382).

* Gen Hoshino 2nd number one single.2. Hey Hey ~Light Me Up~ – Fairies (02/28/2018) (31,213).

* For anyone asking, Yes. I did get the Miki Shimomura version.

3. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 05 GRAC&E NOCTURNE (02/28/2018) (30,263).4. Sazanka – Sekai no Owari (02/28/2018) (27,720).5. Find The Answer – Arashi (02/21/2018) (25,998) (421,203).6. Pain, Pain – E-girls (02/28/2018) (25,090).7. Try My Wings – Boyfriend (02/28/2018) (19,685).8. Jump Man – Team Syachihoko (02/28/2018) (17,522).9. Heavenly Visitor / Diamond Fusion – Trigger (02/28/2018) (17,515).10. Tsuki no Hanataba – Sayuri (02/28/2018) (13,138).______________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Sado no Ondeko – Misaki Iwasa (02/27/2018) (12,100).15. PRIMALove – ClariS (02/28/2018) (5,705).16. Killing Bites – fripSide (02/28/2018) (5,492).17. Just As I Am – Tomomi Itano (02/28/2018) (5,248).

* In the battle of former AKB48 members she got out sold by Misaki Iwasa.22. Sakura Yell – Kana Adachi (02/28/2018) (4,252).26. Suki no Skill – Wake Up, Girls! (02/28/2018) (3,273).29. Last Romance – Tokyo Girls’ Style (02/28/2018) (3,157).44. Slide Ride – Run Girls, Run! (02/28/2018) (1,749).

* A unit from “Wake Up, Girls!”.62. Beautiful – Anly (02/28/2018) (993).

88. Paradise Lost – Yukueshirezu Tsurezure (02/28/2018) (628).93. Dear Teardrop – Mia REGINA (02/28/2018) (576).

105. Kokoro wa Ugoiteru – on and Go! (02/28/2018) (505).108. Don’t Give Up!! / Raise My Flag – Firevolt from LiveRevolt (02/28/2018) (484).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 11, March 12, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (01/17/2018) (26,957) (64,867).2. Uta no Prince Sama Shining Masterpiece Show Rikorisu no Mori – Otoya Ittoki (Takuma Terashima), Tokiya Ichinose (Mamoru Miyano), Ren Jinguji (Junichi Suwabe), Cecil Aijima (Kosuke Toriumi) (08/28/2018) (22,410).3. I – JUJU (02/21/2018) (17,830) (46,817).4. Last – Candy or Whip (02/28/2018) (15,909).5. Watashi wo Someru I no Uta – CHiCO with HoneyWorks (15,807).6. And – Kumi Koda (02/28/2018) (14,538).7. Ao – Eve X Sou (02/28/2018) (12,222).8. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (11,719) (2,150,093).9. Play – Rottengraffty (02/28/2018) (8,000).10. One Heart – Unione (02/28/2018) (5,456).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Locus – PassCode (02/28/2018) (4,392).16. Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo ~My Road~ – Sakura Gakuin (03/03/2018) (4,226).20. RiESiNFONiA – Rie Murakawa (02/28/2018) (3,694).26. Momoland The BEST ~Korean Version~ – Momoland (02/28/2018) (2,745).32. Flora – Rika Tachibana (02/28/2018) (1,991).51. Juice – iri (02/28/2018) (1,286).114. Dream Your Dream – Cosmic Girls (03/01/2018) (557)


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 10, 2018.

March 4, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 10, March 5, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Find The Answer – Arashi (02/21/2018) (395,205).

* Arashi 50th number one single.2. Teion Yakedo / Shunrenka / I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~ – Tsubaki Factory (02/21/2018) (68,266).

* How did Ami Tanimoto become so pretty.

Wow, those sales are amazing who would have expected that. I doubt this is an anomaly, from what I hear and read they’re pretty popular. Especially Kiki.

I guess as far as sales are concern they’re Hello! Project number 2 group, right behind Morning Musume.3. Acacia – Exile The Second (02/22/2018) (60,907).4. Katte ni My Soul – DISH// (02/21/2018) (26,216).5. Breaking The Road – Gang Parade (02/20/2018) (25,038).6. Ref:rain / Mabayuki Bakari – Aimer (02/21/2018) (18,050).7. Mae wo Muke – Hey! Say! JUMP (02/14/2018) (15,104) (259,869).8. “Ensemble Stars” Unit Song CD Eden – Eden (02/21/2018) (12,746).9. Kurayami – STU48 (01/31/2018) (12,519) (163,468).10. Mountain Top / Shape Of Miracle – Radwimps (02/21/2018) (11,800)._________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Koi wa Tenshi no Chime Kara – Yukari Tamura (02/21/2018) (10,924).18. Memorial – I Ris (02/21/2018) (7,963).23. Maboroshi Wink – AOP (02/20/2018) (4,046).26. Mamoritai Mono no Tame ni – Miku Ito (02/21/2018) (3,730).28. Cerisier – Cerisier (02/21/2018) (3,551).34. Koko Kara, Koko Kara – Mari Tamaki (Inori Minase), Shirase Kobuchizawa (Kana Hanazawa), Hinata Miyake (Yuka Iguchi), Yuzuki Shiraishi (Saori Hayami) (02/21/2018) (2,501).39. The Girls Are Alright! – saya (02/21/2018) (1,944).46. Zenryoku Shoujo R!!!!!!!!2 – Zenryoku Shoujo R (02/231/2018) (1,436).48. Love Men Holic – Shiena Nishizawa (02/21/2018) (1,398).50. Momo Revo Red Zone! / Million Journey $ – Momoiro Revolution (02/20/2018) (1,320).52. Fly – Rei (02/21/2018) (1,252). 92. Pledge – ASCA (02/21/2018) (639).

115. “Toji no Miko (Anime)” Character Song CD Series : Miko no Uta 1 – Kanami Etou (Kaede Hondo) (424).122. “Toji no Miko (Anime)” Character Song CD Series : Miko no Uta 2 – Hiyori Joujou (Saori Onishi) (02/21/2018) (398).

144. Soul-ride ON! – Agira (Riho Iida), King Joe (Suzuko Mimori), Alien Guts (Risae Matsuda) (02/21/2018) (321).

165. Ashita no Kaze – Rico Sasaki (02/21/2017) (265).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 10, March 5, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/ Sales.

1. I – JUJU (02/21/2018) (28,987).

* JUJU 4th number one album.2. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (01/17/2018) (23,822) (37,910).3. Countdown – EXO (01/31/2018) (18,046) (116,005).4. Time – Leo Ieiri (02/21/2018) (15,284).5. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (15,188) (2,138,374).6. New Baby – Skypeace (02/21/2018) (13,150).7. XYZ=Repainting – Sexy Zone (02/14/2018) (8,778) (142,917).8. Double Rainbow – Tacoyaki Rainbow (02/21/2018) (6,499).9. Love To Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,055) (191,082).10. Everybody!! – Wanima (01/17/2018) (4,540) (190,415).___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

71. Chocolate – Girlfriend (02/21/2018) (733).88. Naniwander Land 2017 ~Oh! Circus~ Tacoyaki Rainbow (02/21/2017) (618).186. Lucky – Weki Meki (02/26/2018) (292).288. JK wa Brand – Reichi (02/21/2018) (190).