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.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 21, 2016.

May 19, 2016

 

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 23, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Maji SUNSHINE – Hey! Say! JUMP (05/11/2016) (266,777).

* Hey! Say! JUMP 16th number one single.562902832. Utakata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi – Morning Musume (05/11/2016) (113,961).

* Kanon Suzuki last single with Morning Musume.tGOKjg13. Ichido Dake no Koi Nara / Run ga Pikatto Hikattara – Walkure (05/11/2016) (35,839).074. Puzzle – CNBLUE (05/11/2016) (28,691).CfWEqAEVIAAoVz45. My Best Friend – Little Glee Monster (05/11/2016) (23,348).CfgV-rqWsAAULr86. Genki Zenkai DAY! DAY! DAY!  – CYaRon! (05/11/2016) (22,850).9d56d25b73e6d8d84a28ea980798336b7. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (21,754) (259,463).

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8. Love Hunter – The Hoopers (05/11/2016) (20,469).91sCkSEKx5L__SL1500_9. Ninelie EP – Aimer (05/11/2016) (19,557).454755704338910. High Free Spirits – TrySail (05/11/2016) (19,308).71uw+rqSC6L__AA1417_

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Resonant Heart – Maaya Uchida (05/11/2016) (11,066).80845_89117814. Bokutachi no Mirai – Leo Ieiri (05/11/2016) (9,248).61sLlj8FqYL__SL1114_21. Redo – Konomi Suzuki (05/11/2016) (3,351).81TtQXCBgaL__SL1000_47. Buon! Buon! Ride On! – Hane Sakura (Reina Ueda), Rin Suzunoki (Nao Toyama), Onsa Amano (Yumi Uchiyama), Hijiri Minowa (Rikako Yamaguchi) (05/11/2016) (1,133).61lJ+xJgrQL50. Forever – ShohjyoTai (05/11/2016) (1,023).91hLs8tmr6L__SL1500____________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 23, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

2020 ~T.M. Revolution All Time Best~ – T.M. Revolution (05/11/2016) (44,021).51a6cd922. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (30,972) (289,030).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_3. “Girls und Panzer Movie” Drama CD 5 Atarashii Tomodachi ga Dekimashita! – Drama CD (05/11/2016) (12,467).CfhcjuoUsAAdMTs4. Love Song Covers 2 ~Wakaba no Koro~ – Tomoyo Harada (05/11/2016) (6,517).img77006164412345. Kendochorai – Itowokashi (05/11/2016) (5,873).CiLB6gcUoAASQdl6. The JSB Legacy – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/30/2016) (5,626) (607,901).51Ugh6T4pWL__SL1351_7. Aki Kore ~MTR&Y Tour 2015~ – Tamio Okuda (05/11/2016) (5,006).akicolle_syokai8. The Best – AI (11/25/2015) (4,844) (94,367).151125%20AI%20-%20THE%20BEST_zpswfr88lao9. L’Epilogue – Kyosuke Himuro (04/13/2016) (4,353) (126,752).1200x1200-7510. The Most Beautiful Moment In Life : Young Forever – BangTan Boys (BTS) (05/08/2016) (4,027) (10,513).

* Korean release mini album.

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

41. I Just Wanna Dance – Tiffany (Girls’ Generation) (05/13/2016) (1,400).

* Korean release mini album.tiffany-solo-debut-i-just-wanna-dance


Morning Musume at Anime Matsuri, Houston, 2016.

March 2, 2016

Anime Matsuri at Houston, Texas was on February 26-28. So I just took a vacation that week, before heading to Houston me and a friend went to New Orleans and stayed there for about 3 days. But I’m not gonna get into that, except that I’ve never been there before and really enjoyed and had fun during my time there.

Back to Anime Matsuri I wanted to get there just after it open on Friday around noon, because I wanted to get an Autograph ticket for Morning Musume. You had to buy a Morning Musume T-shirt and that got you a raffle ticket, I think their was only 400 tickets available. Only 120 winning tickets available for that, I don’t think they sold out. To find out if you had a winning number you had to go there on Sunday at the autograph booth to find out, they had a list of the winning numbers there. The line up to buy the T-shirt to get the ticket wasn’t as long as I expected, but I was in line for about 2 hours. Which was a good thing the Opening Ceremonies wasn’t til 3:00pm, so I really didn’t have that much time to kill. I wanted to see the Opening Ceremnies because Morning Musume was going to be there, they introducted them last or near it. I was very thrilled too see them they look so much better, prettier and cuter in person. That lasted just over and hour, Morning Musume had Q & A in the same room around 5:00pm. I attended that my friend didn’t, the Q & A was just under an hour. Later on the day, or night I had a funny experience with Morning Musume. Where I was standing basically with Morning Musume, without knowing it. After Morning Musume Q & A I decided not to attend the J-Fashion show which was schedule for 8:00pm, since everything was running late and I still had to check in to the hotel we were staying near the convention center. Back to my story, after Morning Musume Q & A. Me and my friend walk all over the convention center where Anime Matsuri was held just to see what was there for about an hour or more. Anyways we’re heading to the 1st floor to leave, I see these cute looking asian girls they look like they were waiting to go to a room or something. So I go up to were they are, to see what they’re lining up for. Then my friend tells me “isn’t that your group”, so I took a closer look. I was like “Oh Shit”, that’s Haruna Iikubo. I froze and was in shocked for abit, just when I was about to do or say something. Someone opens the door that was infront on them, I didn’t know it was an exit door, they were leaving to go somewhere I guess. How I failed to notice them at first, I really don’t know. They had staff members with them there, I guess that threw me off.

Now to Saturday, I went there around noon. I wanted to get Kelly Hu autograph and get a picture taken with her, who I’m a fan of. Then we went to the auto show spent almost an hour there. Then around 1:30pm I went to see Morning Musume do there autograph session with the super pass people, so I just watch it went for more than an hour. Maria Makino was just to cute, my eyes were on her most of the time. She really has nice legs. After that me and my friend just walk around the vendors area to see what was available for sale, and take pictures of some of the cosplay people. After a couple of hours we went back to the hotel, to rest for Morning Musume concert later on. Morning Musume concert was suppose to start at 7:00pm, as with everything else it started way later than it was schedule to start. Considering how far back we were in the line up, I thought we would in up near the back. It was a really big room, We were actually not to far from the stage, Had a great and kinda close view. I’m not going to talk about the concert what they did and sang, or this could be very long. I had a great time best J-Pop concert I’ve seen so far.

How to Sunday, Morning Musume had an autograph session for the raffle ticket winners. This was schedule for 10:00am, I knew it would be starting late so I was planning on going at 10:30am. We check out at the hotel, then headed down to the convention center. We got there just after 10:00am, went to check to see if I had a winning ticket, and I did. I was near the end of the line, there’s advantages of being at the end or near the end of the line up. The closer I got to getting Morning Musume autograph, the more nervous I became, I brought a poster with me for them to sign. I guess I’ll do a little summary of my experience of each member, on getting there autograph.

Mizuki Fukumura – 1st up was Mizuki, I was so nervous in front of her. She was asking me where I wanted her to sign,  I was a little nervous to understand what she was saying. After few times asking me I finally figured out what she was saying, yeah there is good. To where she was pointing at, after that I loosen up abit.

Erina Ikuta – It just might be me of all the members, I observed. She made the least eye contact to the fans and smiled the least, she rarely waved. So when it came to getting get her autograph, I was a little scared. Then She said “Hi”, then gave me the biggest and sweetest smile “Thanks, for seeing us”. It made me melt and loosen me up even more. She really took her time signing my poster, when she was done she gave me that big smile again.

Kanon Suzuki – All I really remember about her is she was cheerful, and she seem really thrilled any happy to meet you. She made you feel really relaxed, so it made it easy to talk to her. Before I left I said something, which I can’t remeber now. Which was my way of saying I’ll miss you when you graduate.

Haruna Iikubo – When I got to her was just so pretty, that I got all nervous and shaky. I could barely say anything, I could have I just stared at her all day.

Ayumi Ishida – She kept on saying calendar a few times , so I just smiled and nodded my head. Then I realise she was talking about my poster, I never noticed it before. It’s also a calendar. Kanon Suzuki also mention it, I didn’t know what she was taking about. I had trouble finding her in the poster.

Misaki Sato – I had no trouble at all pointing her out in the poster, and showing her were to sign. A joy to watch always smiling and a really sweet cute voice.

Haruka Kudo – Had alittle nice conversion with her, after I pointed out she wrote her name in english.

Sakura Oda – She seems like the most sincere, of all of them. Had a nice little talk with her, she really is beautiful.

Haruna Ogata – You just got to see this girl in person, she is really cute. I really feel bad about this I hoped she wasn’t hurt by this, when it came for her to sign I couldn’t figure out who she was in the poster. My hand was shaking trying to find her, then she pointed to where she was “that’s me”. After she sign my poster she pointed to Miki in the poster, she’s next. And she did in a really sweet way, has not to offend me. She was really sweet and sincere.

Miki Nonaka – She said lived in the US for 8 years, so her english is pretty good. We had a little talk about her injury, they wheeled her around in a wheelchair.

I forgot to mention this, even with her injury she still perform in the concert. She just had to sit a chair.

Maria Makino – She’s so cute, in the 3 days when I attended a Morning Musume event here. My eyes were on her most of the time, she really knows how to please her fans. She’s was very easy to talk to.

Akane Haga – She’s seems like a really quite girl, I kinda feel bad about her. She’s always sit at the end and with Maria Makino beisde her, let’s just say she gets really overshadowed by Maria. But, she was really nice to talk to and very sweet. I think I may have spent the longest time talking with her. She has smile that just makes you melt.

Some Pictures :

Opening Ceremonies.

Opening Ceremonies.

Morning Musume Q & A.

Morning Musume Q & A.

Akane and Maria during Saturday autograph session. Isn't Maria so cute. Akane you're cute to.

Akane and Maria during Saturday autograph session. Isn’t Maria so cute. Akane you’re cute to.

Akane and Maria, I just think this picture funny.

Akane and Maria, I just think this picture funny.

After the autograph session on Sunday.

After the autograph session on Sunday.

The poster I had them sign.

The poster I had them sign.