My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, February 2017.

February 28, 2017

30. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

With Haruka Shimazaki graduation late in December of last year, it opens a spot. So enter Ranze Terada she’s someone I’ve like her for a while now, she has come close to ranking here a couple of times before (Before I change my mind in the last minute). I first saw her early last year about the same time keyakizaka46 release their 1st single, at first I thought she was a Keyakizaka46 member. I was hoping she was, then I would have been checking out Keyakizaka46 a lot more than I was.

In Nogizaka46 up coming single she’ll be a senbatsu member, the first time she’s been a senbatsu for an Nogizaka46 single.9526af67452eb23dce15478859d4179c29. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).spa_21062016_voz48_0728. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

I’m very late, better late than never. On February 12th, was her birthday. Happy belated 23rd birthday, Lemon.crknfk0vuaiuiro

27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).2798f6f6c3fa2d2ae9af47de3a253d4626. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).akb48-haruka-komiyama-and-saya-kawamoto-ma-cherie-on-bomb-magazine-00525. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).424. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).tumblr_odujhcf4lj1usci4io2_128023. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).hkt48-natsumi-matsuoka-10dai-saigo-no-natsu-on-manga-action-magazine-00322. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).421. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).akb48-juri-takahashi-extra-photos-for-ex-taishu-magazine-00120. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

I’ve said this before, because I feel it is so I’ll say it again. She really has the best body in the entire AKB48 family, I’m so mesmerize by her body I sometimes forget how pretty her face is. I’m a hair guy and I just love her hair, almost as much as I love Anna Iriyama hair.

I was at the Toronto Auto Show on Sunday, and I saw this girl that look like her. But that’s another story.9597755557d07c3cf2e1e56d66bb74b119. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).tumblr_o96j61jbyu1sppsexo3_128018. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).01817. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She graduated from Nogizaka46 about a week ago, on her birthday. She’s the 1st significant member in the group to graduate, I wish her the “Best of Luck”.

February 20th, was her birthday. Happy belated 24th birthday, Nanamin.416. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).315. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

I never realise how tall she was, she’s not really that tall. A little taller than I thought.ca895028

14. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

On February 11th, was her birthday. Happy Belated 21st birthday, Yuria. Better late than never.tumblr_n92k4m3k9s1rnh655o2_1280

13. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).cwg9ezavmaejwd012. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).111. Aika Oota (HKT48 – KIV Captain).

She announced her graduation last month, her graduation concert will be on April 10th. As far as I’m concern she graduated when she got transferred to HKT48, if you know what I mean.culae7zusaaul1s10. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).akb48-mion-mukaichi-lock-on-on-monthly-young-gangan-magazine-0059. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).cou-5nnueaa9ysg8. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).20160907_1447_0027. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).nmb48-sayaka-yamamoto-hello-new-stage-on-young-magazine-0036. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).watanabemayushiranaiuchini245. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Right now I’m a little worried about her future in HKT48.4e613683fcfaa00ab7c2ce40ef67415d4. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

Her graduation concert will be on April 10th.c2iexweusae0ua8

3. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

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2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).pomu_matomemato_me_pomu_matomemato_me_livejupiter_1469429615_73081. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

I think her final Theater performance will on April 19th, on her 29th Birthday. Then I guess it’s Bye, Bye.akb48-haruna-kojima-kiseki-no-bitai-on-friday-magazine-010


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 7, 2017.

February 10, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 7, February 13, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Reboot!!! – A.B.C-Z (02/01/2017) (55,652).

* A.B.C-Z 2nd number one single.c0wbj5xucaa7o9j2. Itteki no Eikyou – UVERworld (02/01/2017) (47,631).1cd6384f94711b33be693d26da92be3c_content3. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 08 Beyond The Starlight – Rika Jougasaki (Nozomi Yamamoto), Chieri Ogata (Naomi Oozora), Karen Hojo (Mai Fuchigami), Mizuki Kawashima (Nao Toyama), Yui Ohtsuki (Nanami Yamashita) (02/01/2017) (44,316).e0114270_203334574. Hitorisekai x Hitorhythm – 10-Feet (02/01/2017) (24,510).15306714_1151409634966757_5999691419814461440_n5. The Idolmaster SideM “Beyond The Dream” – Various Artist (02/01/2017) (21,518).1200x1200-756. Green Boys – Green Boys (01/24/2017) (18,359) (62,966).c2wyjwausaa_o947. Naguri Gaki Beat – Kanjani8 (01/25/2017) (18,257) (292,150).c3bhpk-ueaicdhm8. Snow Sound / Ima Made Kimi ga Naita Bun Torimodosou – [Alexandros] (02/01/2017) (15,355).4988031205464_29. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girks Viewing Revolution Yes! Party Time!! – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa), Nana Abe (Marie Miyake) (01/25/2017) (10,522) (56,117).91gx45ltill__sl1500_10. Sayonara Bystander – YUKI (02/01/2017) (8,774).201612071310580__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Tokimeki Experience – Poppin’ Party (02/01/2017) (8,212).a143ae88bb53bab05bcde42db8069fe013. True Destiny / Chain The World – Nao Toyama (02/01/2017) (7,255).c3ghzvivyaawxir15. New Me – Osaka Shunkashuto (01/31/2017) (6,590).

* Here’s a group I haven’t heard about for a long time, I actually forgot about them.c1dpakpukaaycaq23. Tomorrow – Machico (02/01/2017) (3,231).c0bl7xouaaafkob34. Kimi ni Waltz / No More Cry – Kiyosumi Koko Mah-jong Bu (02/01/2017) (1/910).158d7f4d012b44c44. Nonstop Discotheque – Sakinon (Dear Kiss) (01/31/2017) (1,315).c0bp3gkuaaalzhq132. Nai Nai Nai – Lily’s Blow (02/01/2017) (273).c3q0bnbvcaaqbfh

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 7, February 13, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. ALL SINGLeeeeS ~& New Beginning~ – GReeeeN (01/24/2017) (21,676) (70,367).

* GReeeeN 4th number one album.c0aacznuuaao3xg2. The Kids – Suchmos (01/25/2017) (21,294) (96,051).dk9exp267hb55ga_a1ntp_4853. Unofficial – The Oral Cigarettes (02/01/2017) (21,016).cyalclfuaaamngy4. Encore – back number (12/28/2016) (14,501) (462,907).best_album_15. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016) (13,476) (1,120,231).chomoranma-no-uta6. Uso to Bonno – Kreva (02/01/2017) (11,298).20c0b951fe2bff7a214c93e33a3e2804_content7. I – Dance Earth Party (02/01/2017) (11,143).c3gdaeuvcaelkq38. Ambitions – One Ok Rock (01/11/2017) (9,887) (297,707).oor_-_ambitions9. Thumbnail – AKB48 (01/25/2017) (9,499) (619,064).

Type B Cover.

10. The Idolmaster Side M Original Pieces 03 – Tsubasa Kashiwagi (Taku Yashiro), Shiki Iseya (Sho Nogami), Soichiro Shinonome (Kohei Amasaki), Kanon Himeno (Ayumu Murase), Chris Koron (Wataru Komada) (02/01/2017) (9,394).798______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. ISM – Sphere (02/01/2017) (8,710).sphere_-_ism_lim_dvd18. Calendar no Koibito – Aina Kusuda (02/01/2017) (5,122).c3jehspukaakbum23. Eternalbeat – Negoto (02/01/2017) (3,227).negoto_-_eternalbeat_reg33. Note 3 – Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen (01/31/2017) (1,953).6f6d06a7237141056d78_w630_h630_v1485183602_fitcrop43. Rookie – Red Velvet (02/05/2017) (1,438).

* Korean release mini album.c3l_ujgueaaw07w159. Bootleg – Ougon Jidai (02/01/2017) (358).81mi-uey2rl__sl1422_


AKB48 8th Album “Thumbnail”, First Week Sales.

February 6, 2017

nekopop-akb48-morning-musume-thumbnail-promo1AKB48 8th album “Thumbnail”, which was release on January 25th. Sold 609,565 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon album charts. This album was release in 3 versions including the Theater Edition.

I actually like this album, on one of the tracks “Get You!” Sasshi Teams up with Morning Musume. It’s pretty good.

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 6, February 6, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Thumbnail – AKB48 (01/25/2017) (609,565).

* AKB48 7th number one album.

Type A Cover.

2. The Kids – Suchmos (01/25/2017) (74,757).dk9exp267hb55ga_a1ntp_4853. ALL SINGLeeeeS ~& New Beginning~ – GReeeeN (01/24/2017) (48,691).c0aacznuuaao3xg4. Next Phase – Da-iCE (01/25/2017) (46,858).49880311997495. Recreation 4 – Acid Black Cherry (01/25/2017) (41,867).c3hdqt2ucae_g-d6. Walkure ga Tomaranai – Walkure (01/25/2017) (23,970).36621950_800_8007. Yours Forever – Yoonhak & Sunje (from Supernova) (01/25/2017) (21,633).c25pohkusae_km78. Encore – back number (20,194) (12/28/2016) (448,406).best_album_19. Ambitions – One Ok Rock (01/11/2017) (16,598) (287,820).oor_-_ambitions10. Fairy Castle – ClariS (01/25/2017) (16,207).disc_______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

26. Nijiyoubi – Eriko Matsui (01/25/2017) (3,938).71zkgqcdzgl__sl1000_40. Mistic – Sayaka Shionoya (01/25/2017) (2,183).%e5%a1%a9%e3%83%8e%e8%b0%b7%e6%97%a9%e8%80%b6%e9%a6%99-mist-ic______________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 6, February 6, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Naguri Gaki Beat – Kanjani8 (01/25/2017) (273,893).

* Kanjani8 33rd number one single.c3bhpk-ueaicdhm2. Lightning – The Rampage from Exile Tribe (01/25/2017) (72,090).cz_mrwwuuaalm3m3. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution Yes! Party Time!! – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara) , Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa), Nana Abe (Marie Miyake). (01/25/2017) (45,595).91gx45ltill__sl1500_4. Green Boys – Green Boys (01/24/2017) (44,607).c2wyjwausaa_o945. Dead End in Tokyo – Man With A Mission (01/25/2017) (34,836).16123324_250582922034444_7663773432043012096_n6. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 2nd Volume 10 Trickstar – Trickstar (01/25/2017) (20,093).c14psspvqaaicez7. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 2nd Volume 9 fine – fine (01/25/2017) (18,174).c1y1elhucaaxfdu8. Mahou no Chocolate Densetsu – Afilia Saga (01/25/2017) (14,945).

* Yes, Yukafin Doll is still in the group. Just like all their previous singles, I always get the one with her on the cover. I just can’t understand why I can’t get into Afilia Saga, the members are cute and I like their music. This just puzzles me.91cr3zo6xdl__sl1500_9. Kindan no Masquerade – Predia (01/25/2017) (11,470).c2_rutbuaawliat10. Astro – Keytalk (01/25/2017) (10,974).czhbyqquoaaop1j____________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

31. Unmei Dilemma – Azusa Tadokoro (01/25/2017) (2,007).tadokoro_azusa_-_unmei_dilemma_artist38. Shunkan Happening – Hikari Tsuneki (Ayane Sakura) (01/25/2017) (1,672).9434525133140161367. If You… – Yumi Hara (01/25/2017) (844).61hetqzc6ol__sl1000_73. Mankai Revolution – Momoiro Revolution (01/24/2017) (777).mowo-202


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

 

 


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, January 2017.

January 15, 2017

I wasn’t going to this, this early. But I will going on a week vacation really soon.

30. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).5

29. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).akb48-haruka-komiyama-fuwa-fuwa-on-ex-taishu-magazine-00628. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).cperrx_vmaadaaw27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).b243910c26. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).s6_574d69cc5666e25. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).nogizaka46-nanase-nishino-tonari-no-naachan-on-manga-action-magazine-00124. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).0062kothjw1f6d5ulrgqoj31jk28p7wh23. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

On January 24th, it’ll be her birthday. Happy 19th Birthday in advance, Kojina.522. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).hkt48-natsumi-matsuoka-and-madoka-moriyasu-itsuka-otonani-narumaeni-on-entame-magazine-00121. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).akb48-juri-takahashi-kimi-wa-mada-juri-wo-shiranai-on-young-jump-magasine-00520. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).tumblr_oaw4khw78d1sppsexo2_128019. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’ll be graduating from Nogizaka46, some time around her birthday next month.0918. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).217. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).

Hate it, she’ll likely continue to drop. I like her, I think she’s really pretty and kinda cute. I just hope it’ll be a slow one, I’m just not seeing or hearing enough of her. It’s been like that for the last couple of years or so, never as bad as last year though.coiow5_umaa6oy_16. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

For the longest time when I made this the “Top 30 Favorite AKB48 Family Ranking”, for the longest time I only had 2 a few times (I think) only one member. For a little while now I’ve had 5, then their’s Yuria Kizaki a former SKE48 member. But Suuchan is a former AKB48 member who’s now in SKE48, so I guess they both cancel each other out. I’m not really liking SKE48 more now, well a lot more than in the beginning.qfb9sm715. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).akb48-yuria-kizaki-hatachi-no-seigi-on-manga-action-magazine-00514. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).ngt48-rie-kitahara-birth-of-___-on-blt-magazine-00513. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).tumblr_oe7j1ngczy1qixdtpo1_128012. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).

Another member who’ll continue to drop in my rankings, the same reason has Sumire Sato. This one I think will be a lot slower.cva-2g9ukaar03v11. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).

She graduated from AKB48 at the end of the last month, since it happen very late last month I’ll include her in this months ranking. I will surely, definitely miss her.

Good Luck, And Wishing You The Best. Paruru (I love that nickname).akb48-haruka-shimazaki-paruru-on-big-comic-spirits-magazine-00610. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

In 2 weeks on January 29th, it’ll be her birthday. Happy 19th Birthday in advance, Mion.20160602_1528_0179. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).556156238. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).hkt48-sakura-miyawaki-egao-saku-on-young-champion-magazine-0077. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).akb48-kami-bikini-cho-senbatsu-on-flash-magazine-0016. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).akb48-mayu-watanabe-encore-gravure-on-flash-magazine-0055. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

On January 7th, it was her birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Meru.050f22d50c7717d538a4a4cbcc5711674. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

I think her last single with NMB48 is “Boku Igai no Dareka”, which was release last month on December. I still don’t know when she’s actually going to leave NMB48.

I don’t know if I mention this before, probably not. Her young sister “Rei Jonishi” is a NMB48 5th Genetaion (June 2016).cm-1qzyuiaem-563. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).nogizaka46-mai-shiraishi-dont-stop-mai-on-big-comic-sprits-magazine-0032. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).tumblr_ntzl20qkip1u1rt3jo3_12801. Haruka Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

I really hate writing this, she’s graduating next month. A couple of months back I thought I would be OK with this. The closer it gets to her graduation date, how do I say it. I’m becoming more emotional.s9e8oto

 


Oricon Top 10 Total Artist Sales 2016.

December 31, 2016

Total Artist Sales (Singles, Albums, DVD, Blu-ray).

1. Arashi (12,183,300,000 Yen).

2. Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (8,256,100,000 Yen).

3. Nogizaka46 (7,437,200,000 Yen).

4. AKB48 (6,946,500,000 Yen).

5. Kanjani8 (4,788,100,000 Yen).

6. Kis-My-Ft2 (4,249,000,000 Yen).

7. BIGBANG (3,844,600,000 Yen).

8. Exile (3,460,400,000).

9. Hey! Say! JUMP (3,458,700,000 Yen).

10. M’s (2,543,600,000 Yen).


Oricon Top 100 Singles 2016.

December 31, 2016

Oricon Top 100 Singles Of 2016.

1. Tsubasa wa Iranai – AKB48 (06/01/2016) (1,519,387).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

2. Kimi wa Melody – AKB48 (03/09/2016) (1,294,962).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

3. Love Trip / Shiawase wo Wakenasai – AKB48 (08/31/2016) (1,213,660).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

4. High Tension – AKB48 (11/16/2016) (1,202,533).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

5. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (910,811).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

6. Hadashi de Summer – Nogizaka46 (07/27/2016) (851,229).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

7. I Seek / Daylight – Arashi (05/18/2016) (828,533).CgDqgHGVIAAkgMp

8. Harujion ga Saku Koro – Nogizaka46 (03/23/2016) (828,315).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

9. Fukkatsu LOVE – Arashi (02/24/2016) (541,121).20160129003603

10. Power Of Paradise – Arashi (09/14/2016) (471,619).o0864076713731918061

 

11. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (467,485).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

12. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (439,774).122364_2_f

13. Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai – Keyakizaka46 (08/10/2016) (392,719).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

14. Silent Majority – Keyakizaka46 (04/06/2016) (376,871).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

15. Chicken LINE – SKE48 (03/30/2016) (365,328).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

16. Boku wa Inai – NMB48 (08/03/2016) (363,583).

Type A Cover.

17. Saikou Ka yo – HKT48 (09/07/2016) (332,231).

Type A Cover.

18. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai – SKE48 (08/17/2016) (324,415).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

19. Maji SUNSHINE – Hey! Say! JUMP (05/11/2016) (308,610).56290283

20. 74 Oku Bun no 1 no Kimi e – HKT48 (04/13/2016) (305,137).

Type A Cover.

 

21. Tsumi to Natsu – Kanjani8 (07/06/2016) (300,357).Cln4iosWYAIw3x8

22. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (296,753).

Type A Cover.

23. Sha La La Summer Time – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/24/2016) (291,365).Cqqk93wVIAAcFn9

24. Fantastic Time – Hey! Say! JUMP (10/26/2016) (288,361).cupbcocvmaa6_0o

25. Gravity – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/16/2016) (238,550).CcEghNaUcAA9FwO

26. Noroshi – Kanjani8 (12/07/2016) (232,695).3

27. Another Starting Line – Hi-Standard (10/05/2016) (220,211).oriconstyle_2079727_1

28. Yamato Dancing – Boys and Men (08/24/2016) (217,975).Cp_V7tIVMAAfQp_

29. Unlock – KAT-TUN (03/02/2016) (217,454).20d5d32d3dc01424c01b3bc7d2225802_1456768182

30. Bara to Taiyou – KinKi Kids (07/20/2016) (211,800).ClcEtwOUYAEbpnJ

 

31. Colorful Eyes – Sexy Zone (12/16/2015) (196,539).49970036

32. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (190,348).hg3

33. Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana – KinKi Kids (11/02/2016) (188,815).cujicqlukaa3est

34. Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby – AKB48 (12/09/2015) (182,786).

Limited & Regular Edition Type A Cover.

35. Panorama – Kanjani8 (10/12/2016) (180,218).csjc6ofvyaaf65v

36. Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e – NEWS (07/13/2016) (178,812).【通常盤】恋を知らない君へ

37. Welcome To Tokyo – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (11/09/2016) (175,046).cupcurnwaaawluh

38. Hikari no Shizuku / Touch (NEWS (01/20/2016) (163,802).tumblr_nzggu8Iguk1rn4xp5o2_1280

39. Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / Endless Sky / One and Only – Morning Musme (12/29/2015) (153,242).Hello_Project-596364

40. Tragedy – KAT-TUN (02/10/2016) (144,954).CYfTpaHUsAEKvOM

 

41. Coming Over – EXO (12/07/2016) (140,074).14659274_1345617422117453_2863879176450998272_n

42. Mirean Gokoro – Kiyoshi Hikawa (02/02/2016) (139,241).81F5KQIRoiL__SL1500_

43 Jinsei wa Subarashii – Johnny’s WEST (07/27/2016) (137,226).front

44. Moment Ring – M’s (03/02/2016) (135,607).1200x1200-75

45. Run ~Japanese Version~ – Bangtan Boys (BTS) (03/15/2016) (133,469).vsKmn45

46. Yobisute – Sexy Zone (10/19/2016) (129,549).62819392

47. Gyakuten Winter – Johnny’s WEST (04/20/2016) (129,394).JECN-4452

48. Yoshiko-san – Keisuke Kuwata (06/29/2016) (128,904).4988002718948

49. Beautiful World – V6 (06/08/2016) (127,480).beautiful-world-cd-sbig

50. Suna no To – The Yellow Monkey (10/19/2016) (126,761).cvkaewgusae37fp

 

51. Hane – Koshi Inaba (B’z) (01/13/2016) (123,490).ed3256cea4531c1615db022a228862bb0671b749_large

52. Ukata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo Toiu Katasumi – Morning Musume (05/11/2016) (121,477).tGOKjg1

53. “Osomatsu -san (TV Anime)” Outro Theme : Six Same Faces ~Koya Wa Saiko!!!!!!~ -Voice by Iyami Feat. Osomatsu x Karamatsu x Choromatsu x Ichimatsu x Jushimatsu x Todomatsu (Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino) (12/16/2015) (118,415).s-l1000

54. Joyride ~Kanki no Drive~ – Exile (08/17/2016) (112,007).91Yz8e2YA7L__SL1500_

55. Dear Bride – BTOB (02/24/2016) (110,794).BTOB_-_Dear_Bride_reg_C

56. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 03 – Chie Sasaki (Asuka Imai), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno). Kaoru Ryuzaki (Natsumi Haruse), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa) (06/22/2016) (107,720).79q1Y86

57. Shouri no Mode – Sexy Zone (05/03/2016) (106,411).56244465

58. Sexy Cat Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou Janai – Morning Musume (11/23/2016) (103,853).ggapnhr

59. BoyMen Ninja – Boys And Men (01/06/2016) (102,403).91r8sWboavL__SL1431_

60. Namida – Generations from Exile Tribe (06/29/2016) (101,447).cover

 

61. Promise (I’ll Be) ~Japanese Version~ – 2PM (10/26/2016) (101,106).71fpmd0thwl__sl1481_

62. Time Flies – Ace Of Spades x PKCZ(R) Heat. Hiroomi Tosaka (10/12/2016) (92,103).csbb2snuaai5knc

63. Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way – Flower (12/16/2015) (90,921).瞳の奥の銀河JK写_形態C_Imagination-ver

64. Kimi e no Tegami – Keisuke Kuwata (11/23/2016) (88,963).image_l

65. Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!! – Exile The Second (07/13/2016) (81,546).13501765_1040025912740726_7180494779983299646_n

66. Retun no Hatoba – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/23/2016) (81,510).71tNb5y6sOL__SL1429_

67. L.U.V – BTOB (06/15/2016) (06/15/2016) (78,836).Ck4Xt0qUgAY3xIi

68. Pierrot – Generations from Exile Tribe (11/16/2016) (78,100).cvanzqwueaa5ona

69. Koi no Naritai AQUARIUM – Aqours (04/27/2016) (77,193).0001357339

70. BiBi (Eri Ayase (Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (Pile), Niko Yazawa (Sora Tokui)) (01/20/2016) (76,905).78ea58dc97e7b5a695485f7007d21249

 

71. Soup – Sakura Fujiwara (06/08/2016) (76,497).57598507

72. Hey Ho – Sekai no Owari (10/05/2016) (76,183).crwvwsoviaahkaa

73. Six Shame Faces ~Konya mo Saiko!!!!!!~ – Voice by Totoko Feat. Osomatsu, Karamatsu. Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jushimatsu, Todomatsu (Aya Endo, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino) (03/16/2016) (75,153).o1374137981-x3zwxk6l__sl1379_

74. Aozora Jumping Heart – Aqours (07/20/2016) (72,456).ww6287p

75. Hero – Namie Amuro (07/27/2016) (72,169).4988064990351

76. Pink Champagne – E-girls (08/10/2016) (71,353).Cpdmdg7UIAAJ1RZ

77. Kimi no Sen de – SHINee (05/18/2016) (69,886).Cffpd3lXIAIVOLD

78. Echigo Suibara – Kaori Mizumori (03/29/2016) (69,795).81Axhnqj9SL__SL1500_

79. E.G. Summer Rider – E-girls (07/20/2016) (68,176).e-g-summer-rider-472819_1

80. Shimantogawa – Hiroshi Miyama (02/03/2016) (67,622).shimantogawa-hatoba-to-iu-na-no-sakaba-fuyu-ban-444497_2

 

81. Yasashisa de Afureru You ni – Flower (06/01/2016) (67,214).AICL3115_2

82. Omoide Ijyoni Naritakute – Lily White (Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori), Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida), Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda) (12/23/2015) (66,298).59083323

83. Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP! – C-ute (04/20/2016) (66,658).4942463721251

84. Wanna Be! – Boys And Men (02/03/2016) (66,053).KICM-91649初回

85. Devil / Magic – Super Junior (01/06/2016) (65,819).1cb0814f05282b68108af4e41e77690a11847c8a_hq

86. Mirai – Kobukuro (12/16/2015) (65,616).32071406_800_800

87. Universe – ShuuKaRen (10/05/2016) (64,034).cr-mkvxvyaiktiv

88. Aitai – Satoshi Hayashibe (02/24/2016) (63,994).71scnn7tyl__sl1417_

89. Dear Dairy / Fighter – Namie Amuro (10/26/2016) (62,141).ctf7gcjvyaaykxp

90. Juice Up!! – Wanima (08/03/2016) (62,006).20160714_115e10

 

91. The Golden History – Momoiro Clover Z (09/07/2016) (61,584).cpvsjfwxgaaipx

92. Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenka / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~ – C-ute (11/02/2016) (61,315).71ugfkp6chl__sl1079_

93. Dumb & Dumber – iKON (09/28/2016) (60,887).cover1400x1400

94. Ichido Dake no Koi Nara / Run ga Pika Ito Hikattara – Walkure (05/11/2016) (60,663).07

95. Loser / Number Nine – Kenshi Yonezu (09/28/2016) (58,970).59d6b4a8b866cbb875466d7f3d197706_content

96. Wings Flap – L’Arc~en~Ciel (12/23/2015) (58,680).L'Arc_-_Wings_Flap_reg

97. Love Summer – SUPER GiRLS (08/31/2016) (58,276).product_1023801

98. Cup no Naka no Komorebi – Love Crescendo (11/25/2015) (57,146).d8e6b123

99. Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru – Angerme (04/27/2016) (56,865).TsugitsugiZokuzoku-r

100. Jingle Bells ga Tomaranai – Aqours (11/23/2016) (56,444).love-live-sunshine-original-soundtrack