Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku Member Rina Matsuno Passes Away.

February 9, 2017

migThis is very hard for me to do, very sad news. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Rina Matsuno, passed away on Wednesday February 8.

R.I.P. Rina.

My condolence to her family and friends.

For more info you can check here : http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news,2017-02-07/shiritsu-ebisu-chugaku-idol-rina-matsuno-passes-away-at-18/.111983 .


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

 

 


Momoiro Clover Z in New York City.

November 26, 2016

I just got back from a week vacation in New York City, in which I attended Momoiro Clover Z concert at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Last Saturday November 19th, this was the main reason I took the week off so I could attend the concert. Bought a Kanako T-shirt, since she’s my favorite member had to get it. The concert was great the crowd was really into it, it lasted pretty long more than 2 hours. I wasn’t able to take pictures of their performance security was basically almost beside me, my friend manage to take some pretty good pictures. My friend watch the concert at the side, I watch their performance where I was it had a better view of the stage. So I could see Kanako Momota pretty cute face and cute dimples, and if Shiori Tamai body was as nice as I thought it would be and it was. After the concert we walk around a bit at Time Square, had a very late dinner and check out some stores that was still open. At almost midnight we started to head back to New York Penn Station to leave, since the PlayStaion was on the way back we check if Momoiro Clover Z had left the Theater yet. To my surprise since fans was still there, I knew they hadn’t left so I waited. It seem like a long wait since it was cold and hail was coming down. They didn’t leave the theater til after midnight, it was worth the wait I manage take a video of them leaving the theater.

I’m a big Hockey fan watch a “Rangers” game the next day, then went to Atlantic City for a couple of days. Then back to New York City to watch the “Thanksgiving Parade”.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 42, October 17, 2016.

October 16, 2016

Top 10 Singles, Week 42, October 17, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Another Starting Line – Hi-Standard (10/05/2016) (135,707).oriconstyle_2079727_12. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (102,326).hg33. Hey Ho – Sekai no Owari (10/05/2016) (59,433).crwvwsoviaahkaa4. Universe – ShuuKaRen (10/05/2016) (55,482).

* E-Girls Shuuka Fujii (Flower) & Karen Fujii (Happiness), they’re sisters. They also have a brother Ryusei Fujii who’s a member of Johnny’s WEST.cr-mkvxvyaiktiv5. Namida no Nai Sekai – AAA (10/05/2016) (47,048).crvtv3-vmaaqhd66. Over The Rainbow – MAG!C PRINCE (10/05/2016) (40,639).cskxrpbueaedjxr7. Maji Love Legend Star – STARISH (10/05/2016) (19,956).ctib7cyueaejuuu8. Saikou ka yo – HKT48 (09/07/2016) (15,020) (308,662).

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9. Yui -Miwa (10/05/2016) (13,413).Print10. The Idolmaster SideM 2nd Anniversary Disc 03 – Jupiter & W (10/05/2016) (11,868).ct-eee5uiaakkxy_____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Sa Tomoni! ~Story Of Yours~ – Stella Beats (10/04/2016) (6,667).81clxpd032l__sl1500_29. Arakajime Ushinawareta Bokura no Ballad – Earphones (10/05/2016) (2,205).arakajime-ushinawareta-bokura-no-ballad-cd-dvd-limited-edition-486625_132. Magic Hour / Kakko Warui Furare Kata ~Ririsuku no Baai~ – Lyrical School (10/05/2016) (1,942).6d892b9244. My Song Is You!! – Plasmagica (Eri Inagawa, Sumire Uesaka, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura) (10/05/2016) (1,254).cuan4ojukaabzvy85. Zenryoku! Free Girl – Gradoru Bunkasai (10/04/2016) (498).zenryoku-free-girl-type-a-487331_1

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 42, October 17, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Fantome – Hikaru Utada (09/28/2016) (103,854) (356,435).

* 2nd week at number one.v_wxjx123_com2. Two Of Us – Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (10/05/2016) (27,951).crrudtuvyaaqw9_3. Extreme Best – Exile (09/27/2016) (24,261) (202,662).aeee536e49453b6b62020c29ca6ed3fe4. Day Breaks – Norah Jones (10/05/2016) (18,494).ob_6c6284_aaaabcndd5. Infinite Synthesis 3 – fripSide (10/05/2016) (18,436).crv6ntfukaa4mmc6. Kimi no Na wa – Radwimps (08/24/2016) (17,697) (263,489).kimi-no-na-ha-483615_17. KiLLER BiSH – BiSH (10/05/2016) (13,036).killerbish_cd_main_jacket_avcd934548. Revolution Radio – Green Day (10/07/2016) (12,099).d237a46df49440eb11f6b30654de6792c49665c2_hq9. 4 My Baby – X4 (10/05/2016) (11,141).4-my-b110. Walkure Trap! – Walkure (09/28/2016) (8,291) (64,034).0829-11_________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Chouchou – Mone Kamishirai (10/05/2016) (5,877).k227. White Place – Mashiro Ayano (10/05/2016) (2,746).ct78kbqvuaaqv1s189. Frontier – Kaori Sawada (10/05/2016) (328).cpexxgtusaak3ca285. Bobby Doll – Song Ji Eun (Secret) (09/28/2016) (2260.

* Korean release mini album.song_ji_eun_-_bobby_doll


My Favorite J-Pop Idols and J-Pop Artist, August 2016.

August 30, 2016

I do this twice a year in January and July, because I went on a 2 week vacation last month. I’ve decide to this in August, I did the same thing in 2014.

My Top 25 Favorite J-Pop Idols, singers, or whatever. These days the definition of it can be very vague.

25. Haruna Ogata (Morning Musume).

When I went to see Morning Musume at Anime Matsuri in Houston earlier this year, believe it or not she was the first one that caught my eye. I always thought she was kinda cute, seeing her in person was I thought she was just super cute.

And she also looks really good in bikini.5378034424. Honoka Akimoto (Team Syachihoko).

I was really into her I guess for a couple of years or so, then I just lost interest in her. Earlier this year I’ve started to get back to kinda following her, she’s just as fun and funny and beautiful as ever.akimoto01_gravure0123. Karin Ogino (Yumemiru Adolescence).

I don’t fantasize about her anymore, those were great times. I still enjoy following her and her group.Cjsae1lUYAAMcp622. Moa Kikuchi (BABYMETAL).

I’ve always like her ever since she was with Sakura Gakuin, that seem like a long time ago.tumblr_o6g2ecJ3YC1us4326o1_128021. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).

She’s going to release a solo album, at the end of October. She will also write and compose a few songs on the album.NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto Full Throttle on Shonen Magazine 01020. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

Taking about releasing solo albums, wasn’t Mayu suppose to release a solo album this year. I haven’t heard anything about that for the longest time, same with that solo single.819. Yuna Sekine (Cheeky Parade).

I’m sorry I really can’t think of anything to write about her, except I really enjoy listening to her talk. I’m all ears when she speaks.Cno8uL-VUAAbehv18. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

She’s just absolutely beautiful and sexy, seeing her person in San Francisco at the J-Pop summit was a big thrill for me. She’s as beautiful in person as she looks  in her pictures, I think she’s a cousin of Kei Jonishi. So I’ve read in a few places.

About couple of weeks ago August 14th, was her birthday. Happy belated 20th birthday, Seira.CaxVvU0UcAEScQz17. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

Very few idols I enjoy following more than her, even when my interest in Team Syachihoko was diminishing which it was at one time. I was always checking her out. I don’t think their’s an idol I want to hang out for a good time more than her. She cut her hair short earlier this year, I prefer long hair. But she looks super cute in short hair.

Her birthday is a day after mine on September 10th. Happy 19th birthday in advance, Nao.tumblr_o34tceuBbX1trwfxdo3_128016. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

I’m really looking forward to seeing her and Momoiro Clover Z in New York City on November 19th, got my tickets already.5189500315. Kanna Hashimoto (Rev. from DVL).

Rev. from DVL haven’t release anything much this year, I guess it’s because Kanna is doing a few stuff outside of the group.13568758_647120602111183_5037919514828633532_o14. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48).

Since she graduated from NMB48 on August 9th, I wasn’t going to include her in this ranking. Since I usually do this in July and it’s Milky, what the hell. She will be missed.tumblr_o1tnxuY0dr1sgvptro6_128013. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I really enjoy following her on Google+, she always does a post everyday. She usually post good pictures and videos also.meruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu12. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

A master at fan service, maybe not quite a master yet. She really knows how to please her fans, and make new fans. Or depending who are, you may find her somewhat annoying. I think Haruna Ogata is more of a master of fan service.65204_85353_333111. Kei Jonishi (NMB48).

This really sucks, I’m not really seeing her as much as before.tumblr_nmce275UQP1rf50epo1_128010. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).

If she was to dye her hair black, that’s probably her natural hair color. Anyways if she had black hair she would look like Mayu Watanabe.20160503_1015_0189. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

I sill can’t get over how I failed to notice her when I was basically standing beside her, in Houston at Anime Matsuri. Just me and my friend with Morning Musume, for about minute. When I finally realize who I was standing beside with, and got over shock. They started to head out, talk about a miss opportunity.img201601201429064448. Seran Mizoroigi (Cheeky Parade).

I’m afraid the days of her being my J-Pop sexual fantasy girl has ended, she’s still a lot fun and very funny at least I think so. And I still find her cute, so she’s still worth following.Clyusi9UgAE0EA17. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

She has change her hairstyle again, I wonder if this will become a yearly thing. Regardless how she has her hair, I think she’s just absolutely gorgeous.CoiHEmGVMAAMJ_z6. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

My new J-Pop sexual fantasy girl, no that’s not true. No one will ever replace Seran Mizorogi in that department, I do fantasize sexual about her quite often.tumblr_o6wonbXQOa1rzneyjo2_12805. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

It seems like I’ve been following her and PASSPO for a long time, actually I guess I have. Since I first heard of them and became a fan about 3 or 4 months after I discovered J-Pop, she’s turning 24 next month. For some reason I think she’s a lot older.CoRYU2SUMAApyh84. Yukafin Doll (Afilia Saga).

I thought she was suppose to graduated from Afilia Saga earlier this year, when I saw her on the cover of Afilia Saga latest single. I was very surprise she was still in the group, I’ve been trying to find out about her graduation. It seem like it’s all been forgotten, no one is mentioning it. Which is find by me.CoYKWShUkAAW9V43. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

I was going to write something sexual about her, but I’m sorry. I just can’t say anything bad about her, it’s not bad some would say sexual feelings is healthy. But, you know what I mean.ClEs53wXIAAoE4P2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).

Does anyone know of any Yukirin news lately that’s of any relevant and worth checking out.tumblr_ntzkzoz2Pq1u1rt3jo1_12801. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).

Still no date about her graduation, but I think she’s still good for one AKB48 single. And I’m not talking about the one were fans voted you on.AKB48 Haruna Kojima Cute and Sexy on Smart Magazine 001_________________________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 Favorite J-Pop Group.

20. Babyraids JAPAN.

I’m starting to find them a little boring to follow, I hope this changes. I really enjoy this group.CmCspnFVYAAORH419. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Ever since they became a 4 member group, it seems they’ve been doing less activities. But, they are releasing a new single “Shinkai” tomorrow.CkKEBaDUgAA4Uyo18. Team Syachihoko.

My interest in them has started to pick up since earlier this year, after it was declining a little bit for a while there. Yuzu Ando is still on indefinite hiatus, I hope she comes back soon. Or, that she comes back all.CfrIeV1UIAA2maK17. C-ute.

They’ve announce they will disband in June of next year, that’s like almost a year from now. So, I won’t really say anything about this just yet. They’re sentimental favorite of mine, so this is shitty news.new-pv-release-c-ute-summer-wind16. 9nine.

Just when I was really staring to get into “Umika Kawashima” earlier this year, she graduates on July 23rd. I really like 9nine even before I really thought anything of her, cause I really didn’t before. So this shouldn’t really matter, I think it will. I will definitely miss her, for a while a couple of months ago. She was probably the J-Pop idol I was fantasizing about the most.CaiOrPdVAAABrCG15. Fairies.

Whenever theirs an Anime Convention here in North Amierica, I’m always requesting them to invite this group. I’ve even requested a couple times for them as guest at J-Pop summit in San Francisco. This group is just becoming more and more sexier, each time I see them.CjJLanZUYAIvGO314. Country Girls.

I just love this group, to me everything they do is all win. I’m very sad about about Manaka Inaba graduating on August 4th, due to health reasons.6KKuJsc13. Tokyo Performance Doll.

They’re probably ranked just a little higher than they should be, I guess because I just saw them last month at the J-Pop summit in San Francisco. I actually considered not attending, I like them but not enough to drive 3 or 4 days to see them. I like Seira Jonishi who I would love just to see, but she’s no Hitomi Arai. I’m glad I did go, had a lot of fun there with group. I’m actually following them very closely since seeing them.20160703_TPD1_offshot_toukou12. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

My interest in them is declining a little bit, mainly due they’re not doing much activities and ain’t releasing much lately. At least it seems like it to me.91q5BdCdvAL__SL1500_11. NMB48.

I will still like NMB48, not having Milky. Will hurt.ChNeWatVEAEZESo10. SKE48.

They’ve had a lot members graduate the last several years, at least they’re being replaced by some cute members. I don’t really follow SKE48 that much, I think I like them better now. They seem a lot more fresh and fun.CnO7nd4UMAA2GuL9. Nogizaka46.

All things being equal, I think they’re very close to AKB48 level. Maybe even little above AKB48. Then again maybe not they’re having great singles sales, it’s a little misleading the same can be said about AKB48.ay6Rkqs8. Yumemiru Adolescence.

This group has it all, and Kyouka is just developing very well.CoWg5tJUMAE6qScI think this is very funny them doing the Domobics dance, which Tokyo Performance Doll keep doing at the J-Pop Summit. Or at least this is what I think it is.ConnrJHVIAE40Av7. HKT48.

Make Meru Tashima center again, I need to see more Meru.4433cb2db805443bb04503ed8ec059d46. PASSPO.

They’re doing more activities this year, last year they barely did anything. I like them, but for the longest time it was hard to find anything new on them. And is Naomi Anzai ever becoming a sexpot「NO%20MUSIC,%20NO%20IDOL」vol_110%20PASSPO☆5. SUPER GiRLS.

3 of their 4 singles in the last 3 years, have been summer singles. I was going to say find by me, bikinis on the cover. Unfortunately not this year, 3 years ago they didn’t either. Must because of those very young new members.

On June 25th Rina Katsuta and Reira Arai graduated from the group. They lose 2 members added 5 new members.img_SuperGirls_AS_2016_0348414. Momoiro Clover Z.

They will be doing a concert in New York City on November 19th, I will going to that concert.tumblr_nx54t2RaJv1r6njvto1_12803. Cheeky Parade.

For now they will be a 7 member group as Marin Yamamoto & Mariya Suzuki, I think will be on a 2 year hiatus to study in Los Angeles, USA. Also going with them will “GEM” member Maya Takeda, I wrote in one of my post she was graduated from the group. It’s not true just like the other 2 she will be just on hiatus.CqmSsptUIAECv3X2. Morning Musume.

I guess just before I went to see them in February at Houston for Anime Matsuri, my interest in them was probably as low as it ever was since I started to get to really into them during the Summer of 2012. The decline started around the end of the summer of 2014, it’s not has bad as it sounds. Although it was at the lowest its been since I started following them, it was still a lot higher than almost all the idol group I like. I guess the only bad thing about this was I really didn’t get to know the 12th generation that well. Ever since that time in Houston my interest them has been going up, it’s probably higher now than it ever was. And it hasn’t even reach it’s peak yet. Right now they’re the group I’m paying the most attention too, and this includes AKB48. I said the same thing a few times a couple of years ago, in reality that wasn’t really the case. This time it really is.BM0OOac1. AKB48.

It’s been a long, long while now. I really find them very frustrating to follow, I don’t even know where to start. If anything they have quantity if not quality.

It’s been going on almost forever but I really hate when they have other members from their sister groups on their singles, it was bad then. It’s just getting worse and worse. A lot more I could say what I don’t like, then this go on forever.

Since I don’t have a problem with AKB48 Team 8, I’ll post picture of them.

Team 8.

Team 8.

 

 


J-Pop Summit 2016, San Francisco.

August 5, 2016

I did my annual 2 weeks summer road trip, on July 16-30th. I work it around the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco, which was held from July 22- 24th. It actually started on Saturday July 23rd, on Friday July 22nd it was just the “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” concert (Which I didn’t attend). So me and a friend left for the trip Saturday morning a week before, so we had lots of time to get there. On the way there we visit a few National Parks which I’m not going to get into, we got to San Francisco Thursday night. Went to an Outlet Mall, did some shopping for a few hours. Then had dinner in San Francisco Chinatown, everything there closes early lucky we found one that close late.

Friday July 22nd

On Friday we were just checking out San Francisco, the 1st place we check out was Japantown. The J-Pop Summit was held there 2 years ago when I attended it for the first time, it’s bigger than I though. They had this neat big book store there, where you can buy Japanese CD’s and magazines. They had Sakura Miyawaki 1st Photo Book on sale there at a pretty good price, which I was thinking of getting. Which I didn’t, I should have. Then we went to the “Golden Gate Bridge” after that, and we walk across it. The further we got the colder it got, was ever freezing. Then it was off to “Fisherman’s Wharf”, is parking ever expensive there. I didn’t know what to expect, I love it there. My friend is into checking out those kind of places, or he knows about those kind places more than me. We had a late lunch there I and got a good view of Alcatraz Island. If you go to San Francisco and never been there before, the “Fisherman’s Wharf” is a place I highly recommend you visit. We were there for a few hours, then went to Chinatown for dinner. I book 2 nights in advance at some Hotel in San Francisco near Fort Mason Center, which is the place where J-Pop Summit is held. Or so I thought, first of all I was not to happy with the hotel which I’m not going to get into. I had to find my own public parking which I found 2 blocks away, and it wasn’t cheap for the 2 nights parking there. Second of all the hotel was nowhere near Fort Mason Center, I though this would be only be a 15 minute walk or so, it was a 15 minute drive maybe more. I’m usually pretty good at planning this kind of stuff, I don’t know how I screw up on this one.

Saturday July 23rd

I didn’t know this would be a 15 minute drive rather a 15 minute walk til the night before, when I was checking where we where and where Fort Mason Center was.

I got up early, because I wanted to get there before 11 am. So I could see Tokyo Performance Doll do their Domobics with Domo, to start the day. They’re doing it both days for about 15 minutes maybe abit more. We got there just before 11 am, then when to pick up my VIP Pass, I got the VIP pass only because of the Meet & Greet. Fort Mason Center was a lot smaller place than I thought. We made in time to see Tokyo Performance Doll doing Domobics with Domo, I was surprise that one of them could speak very good English. It was an entertaining show, they really look a lot cutier and prettier in person. After that it was Q & A with Silent Siren I ilke them so I was looking forward to this, they’re really cute. Then we went to check out the Food Park, I’m not into eating. But my friends loves to eat, so this was the best part of the event for him. In one of the food trucks we ran into Tokyo Performance Doll talk little a bit with Nana Takashima, she’s the one that can speak English. Then ask if I could get my picture taken with the group, then she said how about just the 6 us. 3 of them then didn’t want to get their picture taken, at first I thought 1 of those 3 was Seira Jonishi. She’s my favorite member so I was glad she wasn’t,  I went to check it out later. Looking at her pictures on the internet I really didn’t find Nana to attractive, when I saw her in person I had a change in opinion. Everytime I saw her the more attractive I though she was. Not to long after meeting them at the food park we ran into “Yanakiku”, who were also at the J-Pop Summit 2 years ago in which they won me over. Had My picture taken with them also, then ma and my friend just walk around checking out the place. Then around 1:00 pm went to watch Tokyo Performance Doll, at the NHK World booth. Or 4 members Nana had to be there since she speaks english, Seira Jonishi was also there teaching the audience how to do that Domobics dance. They did this for about 30 minutes, then went to eat lunch had a “Sushi Hot Dog”. Then later on met and had a picture taken with Una she’s a Japanese model / singer or something, she was here 2 years ago also. Then had a Meet & Greet with GARNiDELiA, they’re cool and very nice. Then around 3:45 pm it was back at the NHK World booth went to watch “Dining With The Chef” Tatsuo Saito and his assistance Yu Hayami (an Oldie but a Hottie), in which I won a cook book. Holy shit I just realize who she is, I thought that name look familiar. A very funny and entertaining team, winning the cook book got me a picture with her and the chef. Just after 4:30 pm I went to Silent Siren Meet and Greet had a picture taken with them, and had my first handshake with a J-Pop Artist. They were so nice and cute. Then went to see and say Hello to YanaKiku, they kinda had their own booth. Before going off to watch Go-Torch Characters perform on stage, which I though was kind of silly.

For tonight their were 3 concerts at the main stage, Tokyo Performance Doll was the 1st to perform their show started around 5:40 pm. They started off with that Domobics dance then got change into their sexy outfits and perform til about 6:15 pm, they delivered as expected. Since this was the group I came to watch I love their performance the best, they’re really great dancers.

Then it was Wednesday Campanella next she started around 6:30 pm, I knew what her music was like. Wow, her performance was very unpredictable. She did a lot of crazy shit like running into the audience, and ending her show by getting inside a giant big ball ballon that went into the audience. She really knew how work an audience, her performance went til around 7:00 pm. This was my friends favorite performance at the J-Pop Summit, probably the most entertaining performance of all of them. I think most fans would agree with that, for me it was Tokyo Performance Doll.

That last to perform that night was GARNiDELiA which got on stage around 7:10 pm and perform til around just before 8:00 pm. I thought they were great, MARiA has a very powerful voice. Yes she’s as pretty as she looks or you think. It seems like they had a big following there.

A cutie.

A cutie.

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Yana of YanaKiku.

Yana of YanaKiku.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Wednesday Campanella.

Wednesday Campanella.

Wednesday Campanella.

Wednesday Campanella.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday July 24th

I wasn’t able to catch Tokyo Performance Doll Domobics dance this morning, unlike yesterday had trouble finding parking. We ended up parking far, far away. A little disappointed but not too much, I knew I will be able to watch them again a few more times at the NHK World booth. Got there in time for GARNiDELiA Q & A they were both pretty funny, then after that. I run to NHK World booth to watch Tokyo Performance teaching the audience how to do the Domobics dance actually only 4 members, of course Nana had to be there. Then around 12:30 pm went to the Tokyo Performance Doll Fan Experience, which is just basically getting your picture taken with the whole group. Then after that me and my friend just hang out at VIP lounge for about an hour, and took a little nap. Then at 2:00 pm it was back to NHK World booth to watch Tokyo Performance Doll again, or at least Nana and 3 others members. While there had a picture taken with Domo. Then we just walk around trying to kill time, then at 3:45 pm went to watch Q & A with World Order this went til around 4:00 pm. My friend stayed for the whole thing, I only stayed for about 5 minutes. I needed to go to the NHK World booth at 4:00 pm to watch Tokyo Performance Doll this time the whole group was there, previously when they did this with only 4 members it was only about 15 minutes. This one was 30 minutes, got pretty close to the group and took some good pictures. This might be my last time seeing them so wanted take full advantage of this, their crew was taking a lot pictures and filming this. So I just basically tried to get as close to them as possible, beside them behind them everywhere I could with them. I just basically remember Futaba Tachibana waving at my face and smiling a lot, actually she did that to me a lot during the 2 days when I saw her. A lot more than the other members. I was just looking at some of my pictures I took during that session, did I ever take a lot of solo shot of that beautiful and sexy babe “Seira Jonishi”. Then at 4:40 pm I went to VIP lounge for Silent Siren Meet and Greet , which started 4:00 pm. Wasn’t able to get a ticket for that, but they let me in anyways. Had my picture taken with them and a handshake, since tonight concert won’t start til 6:10 pm. Me and my friend had more than a hour to kill, again we spotted Tokyo Performance Doll near the Fort Mason Center entrance so more photo opportunity. Then we just went to the food park and had diiner, I had some kind of Japanese fried chicken.

For tonight 3 concerts Yanakiku was the 1st to perform they started around 6:15 pm, they were probably weakest of the 6 performers at this years J-Pop summit. I’ve seen them perform before, I find them very entertaining. And a lot of fun to watch.

Then it was World Order at around 7:00 pm, I though they were like Exile or something like that. But no, actually I’m not sure what they were. But they were very entertaining, after seeing them. I kinda wish I went to their Meet & Greet, I saw some of their Meet & Greet pictures and they look a lot of fun.

Then around 8:00 pm Silent Siren came out to perform, just before their performance 3 members of Tokyo Performance Doll came out to watch the show. I can’t remember who they were, I think Nana was one of them. Silent Siren sure knows how to rock, My friend didn’t like that singer sounded like “Minnie Mouse”, I thought she sounded cute. They perform for about 40 minutes I guess. Then right their performance security started to kick everyone out as fast as they could. We had a very long walk to my car, and it was freezing.

GARNiDELiA.

GARNiDELiA.

YanaKiku.

YanaKiku.

YanaKiku.

YanaKiku.

World Order.

World Order.

3 members of Tokyo Performance Doll watching Silent Siren.

3 members of Tokyo Performance Doll watching Silent Siren.

Silent Siren.

Silent Siren.

 

 

 

 

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Overall it was a great experience I though I would just get to watch Tokyo Performance Doll perform and get a picture taken with them, I didn’t think I would be seeing them meeting them and running in to them a lot during the 2 days. They really do look a lot more prettier and cute in person .And the GARNiDELiA & Silent Siren Meet & Greet, although it was short it was pleasant experience.


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.

GARNiDELiA.

GARNiDELiA.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.