My J-Pop Summit in San Francisco 2017.

September 15, 2017

They had the J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco later than usually this year, on September 9th & 10th. During my birthday.

Saturday September 9, 2017.

I got here around 11:30 am cause I wanted to get Meet & Greet tickets for Babyraids Japan which 100 were available and 50 for Misakai Iwasa, the line up was long and it was going very slow. I decided to get it later I didn’t want to miss Babyraids Japan opening the J-Pop Summit festival, which was at the main stage at 12:00 pm. They perform one song, they were on stage for about 10 minutes. After that I ran back to the “Kinokuniya” booth were they were selling the mechandise, if you bought one Babyraids Japan item you got a Meet & Greet Ticket. For Misaki Iwasa buying 1 item got you an autograph if you bought 2 items you could get an autograph & a photo with her, I thought the Misaki Iwasa tickets were sold out. So I just got a Babyraids Japan CD and a picture of the group, when I was paying for it I ask if they still had any Misaki Iwasa Meet & Greet tickets they said yes, so I went to grab one of her CD and hand fan with a picture of her. When I was getting these they announced that all the Babyraids Japan tickets just sold out. Just got those in time.

Then after I bought my Meet & Greet tickets it was back to the main stage, to watch Band Maid Q & A. When that was done it was off to the VIP Lounge for May’n group photo session, it was a group photo no solo’s. I was a little disappointed about that one, it was nice meeting her. Unfortunately for her autograph session which came after the photo session, I wasn’t lucky enough to win a autograph ticket which was only 10 per day. It was the same thing for Band Maid. Then I guess around 1:30 pm at the Travel Pavilion Mini Stage I watch Azumi Inoue and Yuyu her daughter, basically it was a mini concert and Q & A sort of. Then it was back to the main stage to watch Misaki Iwasa Q & A she was so nice and cute, she couldn’t stop waving and smiling at everyone. Misaki Iwasa Q & A went on for about 20 minutes. Then I notice at the travel pavilion it look like something was happening, so I stayed to see. Luckily I did LinQ was to go on stage soon it’s actually 3 members that just graduated very recently from LinQ they were Kokoro Araki, Ayaka Ooba & Mayu Kishida. I knew they would be here and the J-Pop Summit at the Fukuoka booth I just didn’t know when and where to catch them, I think their ambassadors for Fukuoka or something. They perform 3 songs I must admit at this J-Pop Summit event watching them perform was the most enjoyable experience I had, at the Travel Pavilion mini stage their were very few people there. So basically I was in front of them to watch them perform and I was so close, it was the same thing the next day. They made me almost miss my Band Maid photo session not once but twice. Band Maid photo session was suppose to be from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm, LinQ got on stage just before 3:30 pm and perform for about 15 miniutes. Then I wanted to get their photo at their booth, it look like nothing was a happening yet. So I’ll come back later, so I went to the VIP lounge for the Band Maid photo session when I got there at around 3:50 pm they were done. I ask if I still could get my photo with the group, they said to come back at 4:05 pm. I guess I would get it before their autograph session started at 4:15 pm. So I went to back to Fukuoka booth and see if I could get a photo with LinQ, the staff person that was taken pictures with me with the group with my camera. Kinda went nuts and started taken a whole bunch of pictures which was great so I got a few photos with them, then we started chatting they’re telling me I should go Fukuoka all this and all that. Then I started to think about Band Maid photo session, luckily someone interrupted so I said my goodbye kindly. I don’t know what time I got to the VIP Lounge but Band Maid wasn’t their yet or not ready yet, anyways I got my photo with the group before they stared their autograph session.

Before heading to the main stage to watch Azumi Inoue & Yuyu, I went to the iichiko booth to catch YANAKIKU and got a picture and a autograph. Then at around 4:30 pm, it was back to main stage to watch Azumi Inoue & Yuyu mini concert. Yuyu perform an original composition that hasn’t been release so her Mom said, it was just Yuyu and a guitar. Wow, can she ever play the guitar. I was taking surprise by that, they were a lot fun watch. Before watching them I was 50/50 about getting a ticket for their Meet & Greet tommorrow, after the mini concert I decided I will to show my support for them. Then it was off to Misaki Iwasa Meet & Greet which stared at 5:00 pm, I like to be at end or near the end of the line up. Her Meet and Greet was great she was very nice always smiling took her time signing and she signing everything you had, I don’t think she had a limit on how many items you could get sign. She sign the CD cover and and the picture that came with the CD inside. I also had a big hand fan with a picture of her on it that I bought, they also had a smaller one the picture on it was the same as the CD cover so I bought the big one. I like how she wrote “I Love You” on the hand fan, which made feel real good. I think she only wrote “I Love You” on the big hand fan, I think only very few bought that one. It was cheaper buying the small hand fan and the CD, and she also dated everything which was great. When I get an autograph I usually asked it they could date it, with her she just dated it. Then got a picture taken with her, then she shook my hand. She’s the first J-Pop Idol I ever did a handshake with. This was probably my best J-Pop Meet & Greet experience, she was so nice. Her Meet & Greet was suppose to be from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm, it went way beyond that. She probably didn’t finish til after 6:30 pm. Which was a good thing, I didn’t have to kill anytime before Babyraids Japan concert started.

I’m not going to talk about what happen at the concert at the main stage for Saturday night, except that it was great and enjoyable. I actually only watch Babyraids Japan & Mayn.

The Performers for Saturday night were Zoomadanke 6:10 pm – 6:30 pm, Babyraids Japan 6:35 pm – 7:05 pm, Tokyo Gegegay 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm finally May’n 7:55 pm – 8:35 pm.

I was hoping Babyraids Japan would do “Koyomi no Ue de wa December”, they didn’t they did do “Pretty little baby”.

After May’n performance the final event of the night was J-Pop sing along! with all the guest at the main stage. Which they and we sang that Japanese song in the 1960’s that hit number one in the US “Sukiyaki”. It was a very long day a lot of walking, at the end of the night my foot was hurting actually a lot of my body was hurting.

Misaki Iwasa.

LinQ.

LinQ.

Yana from YANAKIKU.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sunday September 10, 2017.

Their were less events today, hopefully less reading for you. And less typing for me.

I arrive around noon time just in time to attend May’n photo session at the VIP Lounge, it was a group picture with about 6 fans. Then I went to buy a Azumi Inoue & Yuyu CD, so I could attend their Meet & Greet in about an hour. I enjoyed watching them at the main & mini stage the day before, just wanted to show my support for them. Then at 1:00 pm I went to the main stage to watch the Team Karaoke Face-Off! competition for about 20 minutes or so, I only went there to see Band Maid who were judging it. Then at 1:30 pm I went to Azumi Inoue & Yuyu Meet & Greet, I should had come a bit earlier. Babyraids Japan was around that area, I don’t know what they were doing there and how long they were there. They left not to long after I got there, so I just got a quick short look at them. Azumi Inoue & Yuyu Meet & Greet was great, they sign the CD Cover of the CD I bought and a postcard they were giving away. Had a handshake and a photo taken with both, meeting them was a very pleasant experience. Then after that I just watch Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi do some kind of painting show, then I just walk around the whole place for about an hour. Trying to kill time til Band Maid photo session which was to start at 2:30 pm, I went there when it started I didn’t want to be late again. Big line up so decide to come back later just before 3:00 pm and just walk around some more, I got my photo with Band Maid very pretty ladies. Then I sat around to rest for about 30 minutes, before going to watch LinQ at the mini stage. At around 3:30 pm I got to the mini stage to watch LinQ perform right at the front, 5 or 10 feet in front of them, they perform the same 3 songs they did yesterday. Of all the performance at the J-Pop Summit, I think LinQ was probably the one I enjoyed watching. Maybe, because I was soo close to them. Then I just sat down for about 30 minutes to rest, before going to Babyraids Japan Meet & Greet which was to start at 4:30 pm.

When I got to the Babyraids Japan Meet & Greet I didn’t go to the line up right away, I just watch them for about 10 or 15 minutes. No photo were allowed I managed to get a few without anyone noticing, I just stood near the photographers that were allowed to take pictures. Their Meet and Greet was one the most amazing experience I ever had at a Meet & Greet, they supplied a special postcard for the group to sign. Rikako Ooya was the first to meet she was so cute she wrote her nickname on the postcard kept saying it & pointing at it. I just nodded and smiled then I finally said “Rikopin”, she said yes I want you to remember that’s me. I think she was trying to win me over or something, she was really nice then a little talk here and there then shook her hand. Then it was Erika Denya little talk like she said Thanks for meeting us and I said Thanks for coming, then shook her hand. Then it was Manatsu Hayashi, you know what when she change her hair to blonde I really didn’t think much of it or take notice of it. Seeing her very close up was like, (Wow) she’s really gorgeous with blonde hair. Actually they were all gorgeous if you think they look really cute and pretty in their pictures, seeing them in person they look even more. I can’t really remember what happen with Nao Takami just little talk here and there I guess, then shook her hand. Then it was my favorite next Rio Watanabe I wanted to say to her “You’re the Best” in Japanese, I forgot how to say it. She was very nice and seem kind of quite very nice smile, shaking her hand felt really good. After I was done still a few fans they had to meet, so I just stood in front of their table and watch them til they were finish. I was surprise I was the only one that did this, I’ve been to a few Meet & Greet before and usually some fans hang around til they’re done. Anyways, Manatsu Hayashi notice me she smile and wave at me so I did the same thing. She did this every time in-between signing an autograph and shaking hand with a fan, I think she was just trying to win a new fan, it work. It seem like we were flirting with each other. I love Babyraids this is probably my best Meet & Greet, it ranks up there with Berryz Koubou. With Berryz it was just Yurina Kumai I was excited about, with them I was excited to meet all of them. I’m still feeling butterflies from their Meet & Greet, to me they were “Larger Than Life”. The only thing I didn’t like was I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of them.

It was still an hour away before Sunday Night concert at the main stage, so I just went outside found a place to take a nap.

Again I’m not going to talk about what happen at the concert, Sunday nights performers were Misaki Iwasa 6:10 pm – 6;35 pm she did AKB48’s Heavy Rotation & Koisuru Fortune Cookie “Enka” style, then it was YANAKIKU 6:40 pm – 7:05 pm I love them, I always enjoy their performance. Then at 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm for some reason the decide to have J-Pop Queen Drag Contest during concert night, so I sat somewhere and rested during that time. Finally Band Maid perform from 8:35 pm – 9:15 pm, add to that about 15 minutes where they were doing sound check. and fooling around with their instruments. During Band Maid performance was probably as crazy as I ever got.

The only thing I didn’t like about this year J-Pop Summit I wasn’t able to take as much pictures as I wanted for one thing you weren’t allowed to take pictures at the main stage, they didn’t mention this til Saturday afternoon. So if you were able to catch Babyraids Japan at noon to open the event on Saturday great, after that no more photos at the main stage. Also you weren’t allowed to take pictures of Babyraids and Band Maid anywhere really they had a staff member with them at all times. That may not seem like a big deal, it just that before you were free to take pictures of anything and anyone. Without anyone saying anything.

Overall I enjoy the event, just like previous 2 times I’ve attended this event.

Babyraids Japan.

Babyraids Japan.

 

 

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SNH48 4th Senbatsu Election.

August 2, 2017

SNH48 4th Senbatsu Election, which was held on July 29th, just like AKB48 election this is were fans vote on who they want in their next single.

For the 2nd time, last year top vote getter SNH48 Team N member JungYu Ju came on Top.

JingYi Ju

For total results you can check – http://stage48.net/wiki/index.php/SNH48_4th_Senbatsu_Election .

In other SNH48 news according to SNH48 official site, JiaMin Zhao is still on hiatus. It’s been a year now, like she’s ever coming back. I like their optimism, honestly I hope she does come back.


My Favorite Top 25 J-Pop Idols and Top 20 J-Pop Artist, July 2017.

August 2, 2017

I do this twice a year in January and July, Ok 1t’s the 2nd day of August. Wasn’t fast enough to get this done before August came, so you know I rush this a little bit. I just hope I didn’t overlook anyone. I don’t think I did it, although I rush this. I did check my list about 3 times to make sure who I wanted here, was here.

This will be very interesting to do since 4 of the Top 12 from the last time I did this ranking, have graduated from their respective groups. Also I had a very tough time on ranking the last 5 position, there were about 12 candidates for that position. I’m satisfied with whom I choose and where I ranked them.

25. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

I just can’t get enough of looking at her, she’s so sweet and nice. I don’t anyone that didn’t melted after meeting her, I did.24. Sakura Seta (Batten Show Jo Tai).

I’ve like her from the first time I heard about “Batten Show Jo Tai”, it was just a matter of time when she got ranked here.

23. Moe Kamikokuryo (Angerme).

Another very sweet girl, she’s the reason that I’m back to remotely being interested in Angerme (S/milage) again. Actually make that her and Rikako Sasaki.22. Mizuki Fukumura (Morning Musume).

The Leader of Morning Musume, before I met her in Houston last year. I wasn’t interested or even took notice of her. I probably wouldn’t even recognize her, after meeting her that all change. I guess she’s one of those you got to see very close in a person, to appreciate just how beautiful she is. She was the first member that I met, I think I froze for a bit. I just remember her talking to me, but wasn’t hearing anything. I just continued to stare at her, for a bit. I was very nervous about meeting the group, she had a way of making you feel more relax. Which help when I got to the other members.

Anyways after meeting her I started to really follow her and check her up quite a lot, I still do check up on her quite a bit.21. Rei Inoue (Kobushi Factory).

She’s been my favorite Kobushi Factory member right from the beginning, although earlier this year (even as soon as a couple of weeks ago) it look like Ayano Hamaura may dethrone her. But recently she has widened the gap little by little by day.

I have to say this I find her sexually appealing, always have.

A couple of weeks ago July 17th, was her Birthday. Happy Sweet 16th Belated Birthday, Rei.20. Kyouka (Yumemiru Adolescence).

She’s not as hot as Yuumi Shida, or I think as cute as Karin Ogino. She does it for me.

I rarely buy Photo Books, Buy for some reason I bough hers.19. Honoka Akimoto (Team Syachihoko).

For some reason I’m starting to get back into her, actually it’s been long a while now. I actually forgot just how pretty I thought she was.18. Misato Misaki (drop).

She seems unusual and weird, but I love her and think she’s really cute.17. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

She’s just getting prettier and prettier by the day.16. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

My interest in her and Babyraids Japan had been declining a little bit, til I found out they’re coming to J-Pop Summit this year. I’m excited right now, just thinking about seeing and meeting her.15. Risa Yamaki (Country Girls).

I’m a little confused and a little concern with what’s going on with Country Girls right now, especially members Risa and Mai Ozeki. It seems like that Country Girls activities is going to become very limited.14. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

She has announced her graduation, I’d still like to know what’s become of her sole single. That they mention a long, long time ago.13. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

July 12th, was her Birthday. Happy Belated 23rd Birthday, Kanako.

She still brings a smile to face.12. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

She’s definitely the kind of girl I want to Hangout with and has have as a companion.

11. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

It was just over a year ago, I met her at the J-Pop Summit last year. I’m feeling a little excited just thinking about it.

In about a couple of weeks August 14th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 21st Birthday in advance, Jonishi.10. Kanna Hashimoto (Rev. from DVL).

Her and Rev. From DVL have been pretty quiet this year so far, although she was in movie earlier this year.9. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

She just open a twitter account in June, just like her Goggle+ account she’s always updating it. And posting cool interesting pictures, in a way you could say she’s probably the only one I’m checking up on a regular basis. I’ve been checking her Google+ account almost everyday for about 2 years now, and now her Twitter also. I always check it before a I start work, it just makes me feel so much better.8. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).

I really like to know just how popular she is Japan now or even before, I remember several years ago reading she was by far the most popular Nogizaka46 member in Japan. But it didn’t seem like it, now it doesn’t even seem like she’s in the Top 3. Maybe her fans are just very quiet like me.7. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade)

My wife has been looking pretty Hot, very sexy lately.6. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

I’m having a very difficult time finding any new news on her, her Birthday is on the same day as Asami Watanabe.5. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

She cut her hair short very early this year, and she looks really cute with it. But I hope she grows it long again.4. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

Maria is releasing a Photo Book really soon, pre ordered it already. She’s been doing a lot of bikini shoots the last year or so, so I’m happy really happy about that. I just can’t get enough of this girl.3. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

Talking about photobooks, I bought hers earlier this year. I had a very bad experience buying it, it came to the point. I just wanted to say screw it and not get it, if it was any other idol I may have. I just had to get this.2. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

For fans of her that don’t check her Twitter, I recommend you should. She’s always updating it, and she usually post some good pictures.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).

For those of you who thought this was expected, it wasn’t. I actually considered ranking Hitomi Arai number one, yes I like Hitomi Arai that much. As for Yuki Kashiwagi I really like her just as much as always, it’s just that she’s not in the news as much as before. It shouldn’t matter, but I think it does. Hitomi Arai is not really in the news that much either, or ever was. But that’s another story._____________________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. There There Theres.

The idol group formerly know as “BELLING Girls Heart”, I’ve been a fan of BELLING Girls Heart for a few years. Anyways 3 members graduated at the end of last year, then on February of this year added 2 new members and renamed the group to it’s current name. I’m still warming up to the new members, they lost a couple of members who I really like a lot. They’re still unusual and entertaining as ever.19. Niji no Conquistador.

Fun and entertaining group, can’t wait for their summer single to come. I wasn’t into her before, I’ve getting into Nagi Nemoto the last few months. She’s hot.18. Babyraids JAPAN.

They’ll be coming to J-Pop Summit in San Francisco later on this year, I’m getting very excited about this. For the last 3 or 4 years I’ve been requesting them to invite them and Fairies over, very few idol groups I’d like to see perform more than Babyraids. Honestly I’m looking forward to seeing Rio Watanabe more than anything.17. Keyakizaka46.

Honestly, just like most people I’m also surprise how fast they’ve come to where they are now. And I like that they seem a little different than Nogizaka46, they’re like a “Dark Nogizaka46”. Unlike the 48 groups, I think this was what NMB48 was meant to be. But they got lost in their direction (or Chicken out), and just screwed it all up.16. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Ever since they decided to makes changes almost 2 years ago, I found them kinda boring. That’s nothing new for a few years when I started to get into them, I found them boring. But I like them, especially my sweetheart “Hitomi Arai”. When you added it all up, only about 15 months I didn’t find them boring. I’m exaggerating and making an inside joke, It’s not as I make it sound to be.15. Kobushi Factory.

July was not a good month for Kobushi Factory as Rio Fijii left the group on July 6th, she’s the first member to leave the group since they formed in January 2015. On July 15th Rena Ogawa when on hiatus for health reasons, her hiatus will only be for about a month.14. NMB48.

I found them hard to follow ever since Milky left, and when Kei Jonishi graduated it got a lot worse. But they still have a few members I still really like, and check on now and then.13. Fairies.

Sora Nomoto has been looking pretty hot and sexy lately.12. SKE48.

With some few new members, I think future is looking good as ever.11. Country Girls.

I’m a little worried and concern about their future, in June Momoko Tsugunaga graduated from Country Girls and Hello! Project. And also 3 members would become concurrent members with other Hello! Project groups.

Chisaki Morito will become a concurrent member with Morning Musume, I think just like Morning Musume even more.

Morning Musume with Chisaki Morito, she’s at the front in the middle.

Nanami Yanagawa will become  a concurrent member with Juice=Juice, I can’t picture this. We’ll see I guess.

Juice=Juice with Nanami Yanagawa, 3rd from the left. The one with light blue top.

Musubu Funaki will become a concurrent member with Angerme, She looks like she fits in, kind of. Hey, it’s Angerme.

Angerme with Musubu Funaki, 2nd from the left at the front. The smallest one.

As for Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki they say will be spending more time with school, well anyway you look at it. From here on their activities will be very limited, at least until further notice.10. Nogizaka46.

Thanks to Asuka Saito, my interest in Nogizaka46 has been rejuvenated. Not that I was losing interest in them, it’s just that I haven’t been feeling this way about Nogizaka46 since I started following them. Seems like she just brought some freshness in my interest in Nogizaka46.9. Tokyo Performance Doll.

They will be releasing a single next month, it looks like a good one. I wish my J-Pop Idol ranking was a Top 30, they had a few members I wanted to included, like Nana Takahashi. She can speak english, I had very short chat with her at J-Pop Summit last year. It was very short, but enough to make a memory.8. PASSPO.

I think a lot of activities, as for any mew news that you can talk about. Hard to find.7. HKT48.

From what I’m reading and hearing, they’re future doesn’t look good.6. Yumemiru Adolescence.

Rei Kobayashi has come from her hiatus in June, unfortunately Akari Yamada officially left the group in March. I liked her too.5. Cheeky Parade.

Cheeky Parade Seran Mizorogi & Momoka Kodakari left the group on June 9th, I like those 2 a lot. I kinda expected this from Seran Mizorogi for a long while now it was just a matter of when, as for Momoka Kodakari it was a complete surprise. This really sucks, it really does.

Marin Yamamoto & Mariya Suzki are still on hiatus in Los Angeles, USA. They should be coming back next year, til then Cheeky Parade will a 5 member group.4.  Momoiro Clover Z.

I still like them a lot and still find them very entertaining, but I’m not having as much fun as I was following them.3. SUPER GiRLS.

My interest in them was rejuvenated over a year ago, it’s probably at an all time now. With no signs of falling in the near future, Nana Asakawa may have something to do with this. They did lose Ami Maeshima who graduated in March, whom I really like a lot.

2. AKB48.

The AKB48 now is definitely not the same AKB48 in 2011, when I started to get into them. They’re still fun to follow, theirs quantity if not quality.1. Morning Musume.

Still not sure what to think about the 13th Generation members Kaede Kaga & Reina Yokoyama, haven’t warmed up to them yet. Then theirs the 14th Generation Member (concurrent member from Country Girls) Chisaki Morito. She really looks good as a Morning Musume, you know what “I think she’ll become Morning Musume center”.

 


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