SKE48 23rd Single “Ikinari Punch Line”, First Week Sales.

July 14, 2018

SKE48 23rd single “Ikinari Punch Line”, which was release on July 4th. Sold 240,126 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Jurina Matsui is center for this single.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onbgr-dNG-o .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 29, July 16, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ikinari Punch Line – SKE48 (07/04/2014) (240,126).

* SKE48 19th number one single.2. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (32,475) (245,842).3. Don’t Miss It!! – BiS2nd (07/04/2018) (17,442).4. Don’t Miss It!! – BiS1st (07/04/2018) (16,839).5. Train / Milk Tea – Kiseop & Hoon (From U-KISS) (07/04/2018) (12,409).6. Yokubomono – NMB48 (04/04/2018) (10,706) (259,835).7. Sign / Your Love – Jaejoong (JYJ) (06/27/2018) (8,147) (92,973).8. Blue – NEWS (06/27/2018) (172,708).9. Miserable Masquerade – Makoto Furukawa (07/04/2018) (7,635).10. Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours CLUB CD SET 2018 – Aqours (06/30/2018) (7,492) (35,216)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. The Idolmaster Shiny Colors Brilliant Wing 02 Hikari no Destination – Illumination Stars (07/04/2018) (7,288).20. Muteki Dancing! – WT Egret (07/03/2018) (3,211).44. Tokyo Rouge – Kawai Fujii (07/04/2018) (1,171).

* I don’t know anything about her, I think she’s an Enka singer. Which I’m not really into and don’t really listen to, except for the obvious Misaki Iwasa. Also their was this other singer several years ago I kinda followed for a little while I can’t remember her name now. Anyways, I like this Kawai Fujii person I think she’s really pretty and has sex appeal.79. Wannabe – Ivolve (07/04/2018) (587).

113. Boku no Himitsu Kiss Me – Runa Amemiya (07/04/2018) (342).

136. Chance!!! – Ciao Smiles (07/07/2018) (245).

158. Super Nova – Aibeck (07/04/2018) (196).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 29, July 16, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. V-enus – Urashimasakatasen (07/04/2018) (55,364).

* 1st number one album.2. Hatsukoi – Hikaru Utada (06/27/2018) (53,120) (256,907).3. #Cookie Jar – Red Velvet (07/04/2018) (26,124).

* I know I’ve said before, but I saw them in concert last month.4. Undivided – Wanna One (06/06/2018) (16,894) (65,041).

* Same with these guys not the same night as Red Velvet, it was at Kcon New York, last month.5. Reborn ~Umaretate no Sada Masashi~ – Masashi Sada (07/04/2018) (11,907).6. Stormblood : Einal Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (07/04/2018) (11,769).7. Eien no Hate ni ~Self Cover Best 1) – Hideaki Tokunaga (07/04/2018) (9,835).8. Elza – Elza Kanzaki Starring ReoNa (07/04/2018) (9,248).9. Tetsuya Komuro Archives “T” – Various Artist (06/27/2018) (7,508) (41,813).10. Tetsuya Komuro Archives “K” – Various Artist (06/27/2018) (7,200) (40,730)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. The Straight Light – Tokyo 7th Sisters (07/04/2018) (5,689).20. BILLIed IDLE 2.0 – Billie Idle (07/04/2018) (3,519).31. Neorder Nation – Zenbu Kimi no Seida (07/04/2018) (2,285).37. t7s Longing For Summer – Tokyo 7th Sisters (07/04/2018) (1,931).51. Takagaki Ayahi Classical Concert “Premio x Melodia” Concert CD – Ayahi Takagaki (07/04/2018) (1,348).58. One & Six – APink (07/04/2018) (1,119).271. Petit Petit Petit – Zombie Chang (07/04/2018) (199).

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My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, June 2018.

June 29, 2018

30. Maaya Wada (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).29. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII).

With Lemon ranking for the last time last month, because of graduation. Welcome HKT48 Hana Matsuoka for the first time in my ranking, I like her she seems always happy. And as the cutest smile in the whole world.28. Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).26. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

Her future in Nogizaka46 looks bright, hope it doesn’t change.24. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).22. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice Captain).21. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).

She’s a fan of Red Velvet, more like Yeri from Red Velvet. I just mention that, because I saw Red Velvet almost a week ago. At Kcon New York.20. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).19. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).18. Haruka Komiyama – Team K Captain).

Just when I thought she couldn’t get any prettier or sexier…….17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

She’s falling in my rankings faster than I expected or would like, I really like her a lot. It’s just that I find it hard to find anything good and new on her,15. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).14. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A).

Currently she’s by far the AKB48 member I check up on and follow the most, actually it’s been a few of months now. And I think it may last a long time, it’s almost like what it was with AKB48 Mion Mukaichi a few years ago. As far as J-Pop Idols go right now she’s giving Maria Makino “A Run For Her Money”, and Meru Tashima a little scare for now. Can she maintain it, or can I maintain my interest in her for a long period of time.13. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I like it when they make her more girly, which is almost never. Also she can be very cute or act cute, but you almost never see it now. That’s not completely true, but you know ……

A few days ago June 25th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Techi.12. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).11. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, and HKT48 Theater Manager).9. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Their was something I actually wanted To say about her, I can’t remember now.


AKB48 10th Senbatsu Election.

June 18, 2018

AKB48 10th senbatsu election was held on June 16th, at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya. This is an annual thing they’ve been doing since 2009 around this time of year.

All members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, JKT48, BNK48, TPE48 can participate in the election, had to submit their applications between March 23-27. This is the first time that AKB48 international sister groups JKT48, BHK48, TPE48 are allowed to participate in the election.

A total of 339 members participated in this election.

Some big names that didn’t enter the election this year to name a few were Anna Iriyama & Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48), Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48), Haruka Kodama & Rino Sashihara (HKT48). With Yuki, Sayaka & Sasshi out this will be a very interesting. With Sasshi on Top,  4 of the last 5 years and the last 3 years. Should be a battle between Jurina Matsui (The Favorite) and Sakura Miyawaki (The Underdog). And don’t forget Yuka Ogino (Dark Horse) who could be the surprise number one, although a lot her fans are probably predicting her to be on top.

It’s a Top 100 this year (Personally I think this too much) :

Sekai (World) Senbatsu (1-16).

Under Girls (17-33).

Next Girls (33-48).

Future Girls (49-64).

Upcoming Girls (65-80).

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

I had 4 votes from each version of the regular edition AKB48 single “Teacher Teacher” that I bought, that single had one voting ballot in the CD. This is just one of many ways you could have voted.

I don’t know what the results are I didn’t check in advance, it makes it more fun doing this post not knowing where anyone is placing.

As for my 4 votes it all went to HKT48 “Meru Tashima”.

* I’m just doing this for no apparent reason, I just feel like it. For anyone interested this who I voted for in the past.

2011 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes), Aika Oota (2 votes).

2012 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2013 – Haruna Kojima (3 votes).

2014 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2015 – Kei Jonishi (2 votes), Meru Tashima (2 votes) * Haruna Kojima didn’t participate in the election or they would have all gone to her.

2016 – Haruna Kojima (6 votes).

2017 – Meru Tashima (3 votes).

Before I get started congratulations to all the members that ranked, for those that didn’t try again next year.

 

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100) :

100. Shizuka Oya (AKB48 – Team B) 14,488 votes.

She’s still in AKB48.

99. Chiho Ishida (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuusei) 14,537 votes.

Don’t follow STU48, don’t know who she is.

98. Rei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team BII) 14,985 votes.

Kei Jonishi little sister, just like her big sister she’s doing bikini shoots now.

97. Ma Chia-Ling (AKB48 – Team 4) 14,107 votes.

The winner of the AKB48 Taiwan Audition in 2015.

96. Sae Kurihara (HKT48 – Team TII) 15,149 votes.

Don’t know who she is, but she sure is pretty.

95. Nanami Yamada (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team K). 15,174 votes.

I’m always happy when a AKB48 Team 8 member ranks in the AKB48 senbatsu election.

94. Ayana Shinozaki (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 15,174 votes.

This is weird she has ranked 94th the last 3 years, but the previous 2 elections was only a Top 80.

93. Airi Mizuno (SKE48 – Team KII) 15,618 votes.

She’s cute, seems very nice.

92. Mizuki Yamauchi (AKB48 – team 4) 15,619 votes.

I think she will become a fairly push member, if she isn’t already.

91. Noe Yamada (NGT48 – Team NIII) 15,699 votes.

A cutie.

90. Sae Murase (NMB48 – Team BII) 16,594 votes.

She ranked 39th last year, she really drop big time. A Hottie.

89. Marika Tani (SKE48 – Team E) 17,027 votes.

3rd year in a row she has drop big time.

88. Miyuu Omori (AKB48 – Team 4) 17,067 votes.

I know who she is, but don’t really follow her.

87. Erena Sakamoto (HKT48 – Team TII) 17,258 votes.

I don’t know why, but I really like her name.

86. Yuuka Kato (NMB48 – Team M) 17,277 votes.

Another member who drop really big time she was 33rd last year.

85. Yuki Shimono (HKT48 – KIV) 17,351 votes.

Has been moving up the rankings in the election very slowly the last 3 years.

84. Hirona Unjo (HKT48 – Team KIV) 17,557 votes.

Who Are You?

83. Aki Toyonaga (HKT48 – Team H) 17,558 votes.

She looks like a vampire, I mean that in a very complimentary way.

82. Hitomi Honda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team B) 17,656 votes.

I just love AKB48 Team 8 members, they’re all so cute.

81. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 18,062 votes.

She’s going to be “The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku” center.

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

80. Shiori Aoki (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,265 votes.

She just miss making the Top 80 last year, by a couple of spots.

79. Eriko Jo (NMB48 – Team BII) 18,359 votes.

She’s a mystery to me, I can’t figure her out.

78. Miku Okada (SKE48 – Team S) 18,377 votes.

She just got promoted to Team S on April 28th.

77. Rena Hasegawa (NGT48 – Team NIII) 18,563 votes.

I don’t really follow NGT48, they have a few members I follow a bit. She’s not one of them. I find her kinda attractive so that may change.

76. Yuzuki Hidaka (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,818 votes.

I don’t really know who she is.

75. Satone Kubo (AKB48 – Team B) 19,009 votes.

Another member who drop big time 28 spots, she’s very young. I guarantee you wait a couple of years she going to become a real hottie, she’ll look really good in a bikini.

74. Yumiko Takino (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuuei) 19,341 votes.

The center of STU48 1st and so far only single.

73. Nene Jitoe (HKT48 – Team KIV) 19,371 votes.

Funny name, but she’s a cutie.

72. Sulhampbong Praewa (BNK48 – Team BIII) 20,106 votes.

I wonder if she’ll be the only member from overseas group to ranked, she’s pretty.

71. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) 20,321 votes.

A pretty relevant HKT48 member.

70. Maho Yamaguchi (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,664 votes.

I thought she was on the way up, I guess not.

69. Tsugumi Oguma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,913 votes.

Never heard of her.

68. Yuki Takahata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,082 votes.

Moving in the right direction.

67. Moeka Takakura (NGT48 – Team NIII) 21,182 votes.

She ranked 25th last year, what happen.

66. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII) 21,196 votes.

She’s been center for a couple of HKT48 single, right now she seems to be a very push HKT48 member. I thought she would rank a little higher, she did moved up 14 spots from last year. Unrelated to anything she’s 12 days younger than Meru Tashima.

65. Moe Goto (AKB48 – Team A).

She’ll be center for “Upcoming Girls” this year.

Up Coming Girls (65-80).

Future Girls (49-64) :

64. Ayuka Nakamura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 21,332 votes.

Just like a lot of NGT48 members, I don’t really know who she is.

63. Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 21,387 votes.

I think she’s pretty.

62. Nao Oto (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team B) 21,416 votes.

The oldest Team 8 member.

61. Hiroka Komada (HKT48 – Team H) 21,437 votes.

Although I don’t really know anything about her, she’s a 1st Generation HKT48 member.

60. Erina Oda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 21,519 votes.

Most of these Team 8 members that are ranking in this election also have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams.

59. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,606 votes.

I like her, she’s cute.

58. Rin Okabe (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 21,798 votes.

What was that with Team 8 members who have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams, not only that but she’s the Captain of Team A.

57. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 – Team M) 21,818 votes.

She has ranked in senbatsu election 4 times all “Future Girls”, she been ranked anywhere between 56 -60 (58,56,60,57). Consistent.

56. Rene Isshiki (SKE48 – Team S) 21,910 votes.

Don’t really know who she is.

55. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H) 22,050 votes.

When Madoka Moriyasu moves up she moves down and visa versa, will Madoka Moriyasu didn’t participate in this year election so it’s like her moving down. So what happens her ranking moves up from last year.

54. Kokoro Naiki (NGT48 – Team N) 22,102 votes.

Don’t know who she is, I bet she has big boobs. Almost all NMB48 members do.

53. Ayaka Tano (NGT48 – Team NIII) 22,292 votes.

I like her, she’s real cute.

52. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K) 22,662.

After ranking for the first time 3 years ago at #21, she ranks at #52 for the 2nd year.

51. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII) 23,373 votes.

I would have like her to rank higher, she did move up 5 spots. After dropping really big time last year.

50. Ayaka Oda (HKT48 – Team TII) 23,754 votes.

Their are a lot of members HKT48 I really don’t know, she’s one of them.

49. Narumi Kuranoo (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 24,228 votes.

The highest ranking AKB48 Team 8 member the last 2 years, not this year. Unless Yui Oguri failed to ranked, I hope not.

I think this is the girl, who I was trying to find. No one needs to know what I’m talking about.

She’s “Future Girls” center this year.

Future Girls (49-64).

Next Girls (33-48) :

48. Mo Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV) 24,272 votes.

Yes Meru Tashima finally managed to rank ahead of her, I haven’t seen Meru name yet.

47. Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4). 24,298 votes.

A breakthrough kind of she rank 69 last year and 70 the year before.

46. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) 24,331 votes.

She’s a Hottie.

45. Oka Suenaga (SKR48 – Team E) 24,940 votes.

She’s really cute, she someone I should pay attention to.

44. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team B) 25,045 votes.

I don’t know why I ignore her, she’s cute. How long as been now. About 4 years or so.

43. Nanako Nishimura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 25,244 votes.

A lot of these NGT48 members look so much younger than their actual age.

42. Mikoto Uchiyama (SKE48 – Team KII) 25,261 votes.

This is amazing I’m so happy for her she has participated in all 10 senbatsu election and this is the 1st time she rank. Last year she miss it by one spot (81st).

41. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48 – Team 4) 25,458 votes.

I don’t really know her, why is she so popular.

40. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48 – Team KIV) 25,977 votes.

It’s been up, down, up, down for her. No higher than 31st no lower than 40th.

39. Areekul Cherprang (BNK48 – Team BIII) 26,202 votes.

She’s the 2nd member from an overseas group to rank, both from BNK48. Will she be the highest, I’m surprise I haven’t seen a JKT48 member yet a long way to go still. Those BNK48 members are pretty at least the two that rank so far are.

38. Momoka Onishi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4) 26,363 votes.

The ever changing Momoka Onishi.

37. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII) 26,701 votes.

She drop 14 spots from a year ago, I’m very sad about this.

36. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A) 26,710 votes.

Nooooooooooo, not my baby. After moving up every year ever so slowly towards making senbatsu the last several years, she drops kinda big time.

35. Yuna Ego (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,607 votes.

Her ranking has been very consistent the last 3 years (35,36,35).

34. Yuna Obata (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,648 votes.

I’ve heard some people say she’s the future of SKE48.

33. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team B) 28,024 votes.

She’ll be “Next Girls” center this year.

Next Girls (33-48).

 

 

Under Girls (17-32).

32. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K) 29,020 votes.

With Rino Sasahihara not participating in this year election, and with Mayu Watanabe & Rie Kitahara graduation. Her and SKE48 Jurina Matsui are the only members to have rank in all 10 senbatsu election. This is by far the lowest she has ever ranked. Before this year she’s been as high as 14th and as low as 22nd.

31. Seina Fukuoka (AKB48 – Team B) 29,235 votes.

She’s pretty, moves up one spot from a year ago.

30. Minami Kato (NGT48 – Team NIII) 29,305 votes.

She’s cute after being in the 70’s the last 2 elections, she moves up big time.

29. Maya Sugawara (SKE48 – Team E) 29,413 votes.

She’s ranking for the first time, and she’s a cutie.

28. Yuki Arai (SKE48 – Team KII) 29,713 votes.

She’s not new to me, she’s someone I should pay attention to. But I don’t.

27. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S) 30,249 votes.

All that super heavy, heavy, heavy pushing she’s always been getting is finally paying off, I guess. It took about 5 years, I just hope this reality and not an anomaly. I also guess all those great bikini photo shoots she’s done the last year also help. She’s still can’t ranked ahead Nao Furuhata.

26. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) 31,111 votes.

I don’t really like it when members I like become more popular, but in Meru case I don’t mind. I hope she continues to keep moving up in the future. She finally managed to rank higher than Mio Tomonaga for the first time since the 5th senbatsu election when both made their debut. So for now Mio as a 4-2 advantage, I make such a big deal over nothing.

25. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team A) 31,359 votes.

I guess having a concurrent position in AKB48 Team A and being center for AKB48 election single “Teacher Teacher” help, as she moves up 26 spot from last year.

24. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – NGT48 Team NIII) 32,096 votes.

Those NGT48 members sure look young, even though they’re not really.

23. Yuuri Ota (NMB48 – Team BII) 33,012 votes.

I don’t really know to much about her, she seems to be one of most popular NMB48 members the last few years.

22. Saho Iwatate ((AKB48 – Team B) 33,863 votes.

I like her she seems very sweet.

21. Miharu Nara (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 33,962 votes.

She’s a really cutie, I should check her out.

20. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M) 33,970 votes.

I hate this, she drop out from senbatsu a year ago. Makes me wonder who the highest ranking NMB48 member will be, please not Akari Yoshida.

19. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team K) 36,127 votes.

She seems to do very well in the senbatsu election, she doesn’t to be a push member. Although she was kinda in the past.

18. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) 37,773 votes.

In the 9 senbatsu election she has ranked Under Girls 7 times, and senbatsu twice. She’s someone I can’t predicted when I use to do my prediction I would either overestimate or underestimate her.

17. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Team KII) 38,399 votes.

Nothing new here she ranks around here give or take a few positions. Second time she’s been “Under Girls” center in the senbatsu election.

Under Girls (17-32).

World Senbatsu (1-16) :

16. Hinata Homma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 39,241 votes.

The last 2 years NGT48 members have done very well in the senbatsu election, 2nd year as senbatsu for her. But NGT48 singles sales aren’t what you call very high.

15. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII) 45,688 votes.

Ryoha Kitagawa may have moved up big time, but Nao remains senbatsu for 2nd year in a row although she drop down one spot. She continues to be Ryoha nemesis, only if she had the kind pushing Ryoha is getting. For almost a year now she’s getting some decent pushing no where near Ryoha.

Maybe Ryoha Kitagawa needs it she’s seems quiet and shy, maybe this is management way of trying to close the gap between them.

14. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team M) 46,837 votes.

Akari Yoshida makes senbatsu for a 2nd year, so last year was no fluke this is for real. I think she maybe the highest ranking NMB48 member, I can’t see anyone else. I still think she looks like Milky.

13. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A) 47,485 votes.

Yes, she’s back as senbatsu. After being Under Girls center last year.

12. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B) 48,100 votes.

Drops down a spot from a year ago, but remains senbatsu for a 3rd year in a row.

11. Sarina Souda (SKE48 – Team KII) 48,671 votes.

Senbatsu for a 2nd year, and I still don’t know who she is. I should check her out one of these days and try to find out why she’s very popular.

10. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 50,175 votes.

Wow, this is a surprise. When did she become so popular.

9. Nako Yabuki (HKT48 – Team H) 51,620 votes.

Another big surprise being center with Miku Tanaka on HKT48 latest single “Hayaokuri Calendar” may have something to with it. Or Sasshi not participating in this year election may have help her and MIku Tanaka.

8. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) 53,998 votes.

The former AKB48 member and current SKE48 member with the big boobs, as had very good results in the election since being transferred to SKE48. She just didn’t make senbatsu this year she made Top 8.

7. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team A) 62,611 votes.

Who’s the hottest AKB48 member, “Tomu Muto”.

6. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) 67,465 votes.

Everything she gets, she deserves. She never ask for anything.

5. Nana Okada (NGT48 – Team 4 and STU48) 75,067 votes.

Maybe being a STU48 member help her also.

4. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII) 81,629 votes.

I thought she would challenge for the number one spot, I guess not.

3. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 141,106 votes.

Good result for her the highest she’s ever rank, no Sasshi, no Sayaka, no Yuki. That’s all beside the point.

2. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) 154,011 votes.

Why am I surprise when I shouldn’t be, I know she’s very, very popular.

1. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S). 194,453 votes.

First of all congratulation to Jurina for being World Senbatsu center.

No one else but her had to be number one, don’t give me no Sasshi or Mayu.

No bashing from me. Which I love to do with Jurina.

 

Queen of The World, Jurina.

 

World Senbatsu (1-16).

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 25, 2018.

June 16, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 18, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Innocent Days – Sexy Zone (06/06/2018) (148,284).

* Sexy Zone 15th number one single.2. Teacher Teacher – AKB48 (05/30/2018) (79,679) (1,740,717).3. Dekadonden – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (06/06/2018) (63,347).

* The last couple of years as far as singles sales goes, they’re out selling Momoiro Clover Z.4. Take My Hand – Kim Hyun Joong (06/06/2018) (44,086).5. Catharsist – Radwimps (06/06/2018) (26,097).6. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (19,082) (212,425).7. Bloom – Superfly (06/06/2018) (15,909).8. Shapeless – Tokyo Performance Doll (06/06/2018) (13,551).

* When did they become a six member group, when Saki Shingu, Sakurako Iida & Anyu Kobayashi graduated in April. What a coincidence to me it would be those three, I like them so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I like Anyu Kobayashi she was a hottie, I’ll miss her.9. U.S.A. – Da Pump (06/06/2018) (12,679).10. Cinderella Girl – King & Prince (05/23/2018) (12,653) (626,073).____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Truth – TrySail (06/06/2018) (12,524).13. Parallel World – Wonder Weed (06/06/2018) (11,144).14. The Idolmaster Shiny Colors Brilliant Wing 01 Spread The Wings!! – Shiny Colors (06/06/2018) (10,193).19. Hatsukoi Hanabi / Kaigansen no Mermaid – Nankini! (06/05/2018) (3,966).25. Color – Manami Numakura (06/06/2018) (3,016).34. Remained Dream – Minori Chihara (06/06/2018) (1,795).42. “Kimi” wa Rock You! – Task Have Fun (06/09/2018) (1,250).

* I like them a lot.48. Ashita e no Tobira – Yui Yamada (Minami Takahashi) & Tomoka Kase (Ayane Sakura) (06/06/2018) (1,012).59. First Step – Harajuku DREAM MATE (06/06/2018) (795).66. Nostalgic – Toy Smiley (06/05/2018) (703).

75. Renetto – M (Reina Ueda) (06/06/2018) (583).

87. Honey Toast – whiteeeen (06/06/2018) (468).88. Ashita e – Iris (06/06/2018) (465).98. High Fly Flow – Ivolve (06/06/2018) (370).

109. Monster – Potali (06/06/2018) (324).115. On Stage Life – Ongaku Shoujo (06/06/2018) (297).118. Real x Live – Crown Pop (06/10/20.18) (288).

122. Koi no Hen – Miara Nakase (06/07/2018) (285).

152. Nyao! – Wi-Fi-5 (06/06/2018) (220).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 18, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Future – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (06/06/2018) (181,550).

* J Soul Brothers 7th number one album.2. Chasing The Horizon – Man With A Mission (06/06/2018) (70,623).3. Shimetta Natsu no Hajimari – aiko (06/06/2018) (47,407).4. Wake Up – The Elephant Kashimashi (06/06/2018) (23,283).5. Mamoru Miyano Presents M&M THE BEST – Mamoru Miyano (06/08/2018) (22,468).6. Do Me A Favor – Airi Suzuki (06/06/2018) (18,916).

* 1st solo album from the former C-ute member, those sales are good it’s more than any C-ute album ever sold. Surprisingly this album is very good, I just said that cause I’m not really a Airi fan.7. GR8EST – Kanjani8 (05/30/2018) (16,816) (322,003).8. Ken Yokoyama Vs Namba69 – Ken Yokoyama / Namba69 (06/06/2018) (16,507).9. We Make You – Seventeen (05/30/2018) (144,182).10. Merry-go-round – Seiko Matsuda (06/06/2018) (12,208).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

16. Woltanative EP – Woltanative (06/06/2018) (5,885).24. Mine – Sonoko Inoue (06/06/2018) (3,183).43. Live At Umeda Club Quattro, Liquidroom – Negicco (06/06/2018) (1,537).82. To Day – Fromis_9 (06/07/2018) (653).

* I will see them in concert at Kcon USA in New York, next week.104. Buzzle – Jenni (06/06/2018) (513).160. Fukurotoji – gra-DOLL (06/06/2018) (329).


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, May 2018.

May 29, 2018

With NGT48 Rie Kitahara graduation and HKT48 Natsumi Matsuoka dropping out of the Top 30, 2 new members will be joining the rankings this month.

30. Maaya Wada (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Although she’s a 1st Generation Nogizaka46 member I didn’t know who she was a month or 2 ago, that name does look familiar. I may have seen her before I don’t know, if I did I definitely didn’t take notice of her before or she didn’t caught my eye. The last month or 2 I’ve been checking her out. I like her she’s cute, it seems like she has that cute stuck up attitude. I also like her Angelina Jolie lips.29. Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Until about a couple of months ago I didn’t follow anyone from Keyakizaka46 except for Yurina Hirate, I’ve been checking Yui out quite a bit the last couple of months. I think she looks like Nana Asakawa from SUPER GiRLS.28. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).

27. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).24. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice-Captain).22. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Miori Ichikawa(NMB48 – Team N).

She graduated from NMB48 on May 1st, since she graduated on May I’ll rank her this month. I will miss her, I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

No member brought more joy (or Happiness) following than her.19. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

She’s been looking very beautiful lately, not that she wasn’t before.18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

A few days ago May 25th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Nanase.16. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team A).

She will be center for AKB48 election single “Teacher, Teacher”, which will be release tomorrow May 30th.15. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).14. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).13. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).12. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).11. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).10. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

For the first time on my favorite AKB48 ranking on this blog she has drop out of the Top 2, I really don’t know why I drop her to number 3. She’s still on singles and she still performs it just seems like for a long while now, it seems like she’s not part of the group anymore. It’s like what it was with Haruna Kojima with her last year or 2 with AK48, although it’s a lot better now than it was. Also it seem like until this year, she wasn’t doing much photo shoot. Or a least what I was accustomed to.

With Rie Kitahara graduation, Yukirin is now the only member who’s been in my favorite ranking every month (78 months) on this blog. With the exception of this month all of them in the Top 2.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 -1st Generation).1. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

She’s number one and she deserves it, she’s the only J-Pop Idol I follow almost on a daily basis. I thought it was 2 years, but it’s been almost 3 years I check.

She’s only the 3rd member to ranked number one after Haruna Kojima (66 months), Yuki Kashiwagi (11 months).

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 21, 2018.

May 18, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Shinka Riron – Boys And Men (05/09/2018) (139,703).

* Boys And Men 3rd number one single.2. Nakenaize… Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha Lover / Kimi Dake ja Nai sa… Friends (2018 Acoustic Version) – Angerme (05/09/2018) (44,677).

* Considering how Tsubaki Factory, Juice=Juice and even Kobushi Factory did with their latest single. I expected a lot higher sales, since it’s also Musubu Funaki (Country Girl’s) and Ayano Kawamura 1st single as Angerme members. First week sales is basically their usual first week sales, give or take a few thousand.3. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (30,093) (1,244,603).4. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (24,381) (189,557).5. Kono Michi wo / Ai ni Iku / Sakamachi wo Nobotte / Chiisana Fukei – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (14,375) (38,052).6. Muteki Venus – Batten Show Jo Tai (05/09/2014) (14,291).7. Eclipse – Shouta Aoi (05/09/2018) (11,831).8. Changing Point – i Ris (05/09/2018) (10,445).9. We / Go – Sastori Shonendan (05/09/2018) (9,537).10. Chikai – Sora Amamiya (05/09/2018) (9,404)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Update – miwa (05/09/2018) (9,242).13. Born To Be Idol / Koisuru Kanzen Hanzai – Band Ja Naimon! (05/09/2018) (6,204).14. Crosswalk / Rewind – Minori Suzuki (05/09/2018) (5,952).15. So Happy – Aya Uchida (05/09/2018) (5,807).18. To See The Future – Tomori Kusunoki (05/09/2018) (4,011).27. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Anime)” Outro Theme Song Animation Derby 02 : Grow Up Shina – Spica from Uma Musume (05/09/2018) (2,003).35. Happy Party Night – Kamiyado (05/09/2018) (1,536).39. Decadence – Maon Kurosaki (05/09/2018) (1,236).44. Rin – ASCA (05/09/2018) (1,032).45. Forbidden Fruit – Lusteden (05/08/2018) (1,016).

* They’re new to me, will be paying very close attention to them.74. Aobajo Koiuta 2018 – 7Change (05/09/2018) (580).

85. Hippy Mondays EP – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (456).

184. Humanoid Human – Ivolve (05/02/2018) (176).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. LiSA BEST ~Way~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (42,325).

* LiSA 1st number one album.2. LiSA BEST ~Day~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (41,651).3. Magic – EXO-CBX (05/09/2018) (41,173).4. Ichidaiji – Polkadot Stingray (05/09/2018) (12,634).5. Makeinu ni Alcohol wa Iranai – Yorushika (05/09/2018) (8,231).6. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (7,668) (188,849).7. Woke – The Bonez (05/09/2018) (6,004).8. Hybrid Funk – Endrecheri (05/02/2018) (5,489) (82,931).9. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys (05/11/2018) (4,185).10. Voicenotes – Charlie Puth (05/11/2018) (4,035).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Pop Honeycomb – Kiss Bee (05/08/2018) (2,881).

* They’re nothing new to me, but I’ve been checking them out a lot. The last month or two, I think they’re really cute.30. Super Heroes – Non (05/09/2018) (2,209).34. Emotional Daybreak ~Singles Best~ – Yurika Endo (05/09/2018) (1,705).63. Ongaku yo Maware!! Music Go Round~ Yuru Best!~ – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (759).162. Resistance – RiViNi (05/09/2018) (338).195. I Am – (G)I-DLE (05/09/2018) (272).


HKT48 11th Single “Hayaokuri Calendar”, First Week Sales.

May 12, 2018

HKT48 11th single “Hayaokuri Calendar”, which was release on May 2nd. Sold 165,176 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Miku Tanaka & Nako Yabuki are centers for this single, it’s a first for both as center for an HKT48 single.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gMAun5RyZA .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 20, May 14, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (165,176).

* HKT48 11th number one single.2. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (97,658) (1,214,510).3. Odd Future – UVERworld (05/02/2018) (37,347).4. Kono Michi wo / Ai ni Iku / Sakamichi wo Nobotte – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (23,677).5. Kiss Me Fire – Nine Stars (05/02/2018) (22,619).6. Straw – aiko (05/02/2018) (22,502).7. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (17,606) (1,002,439).

* Keyakizaka46 1st million seller.8. Homatsumugen ~Kochojin ~Granblue Fantasy~ – Narmaya (M A O) (05/02/2018) (14,058).9. Rasen – Sakiyama Tsubasa with Sakura Men (05/02/2018) (14,042).10. Greedy – Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (05/02/2018) (10,160)._______________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. 2 Kaime no Kokuhaku / RE:GAME – KissBeeWEST (05/01/2018) (6,097).14. Kira Kira Sunshine – SUPER GiRLS (05/02/2018) (4,279).18. BJ – Pile (05/02/2018) (3,300).19. Kaisha 5000 Man Powers – Seiza Hyakkei (05/01/2018) (3,110).26. Tteiu Hatsukoi no Oyakusoku / Happeace Love – Up Up Girls (2) (05/01/2018) (2,507).35. Mirai Connection – ReaL (05/02/2018) (1,405).39. Kiratto Start – Run Girls, Run! (05/02/2018) (1,364).41. Wish – Elisa (05/02/2018) (1,317).47. Sakurairo Cliche – aki (05/02/2018) (1,225).

* Former SKE48 Aki Deguchi.___________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 20, May 14, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hybrid Funk – Endrecheri (05/02/2018) (77,442).

* Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids) 8th number one album.2. Anfang – Roselia (05/02/2018) (25,081).3. Yummy!! – Kis-My-Ft2 (04/25/2018) (14,800) (232,128).4. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (13,296) (181,181).5. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2018) (10,861) (2,203,566).6. Piece – Monsta X (04/25/2018) (9,106) (33,069).7. Otonoe – Wagakki Band (04/25/2018) (7,332) (38,994).8. Original Tracks Vol. 1 – Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY’S (05/02/2018) (05/02/2018) (6,772).9. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,376) (233,909).10. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (6,354) (55,312).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Colorful Gift – Haruka Tomatsu (05/02/2018) (4,785).35. Idol Renaissance – Idol Renaissance (05/04/2018) (1,445).

* Here’s a group I like a lot, I don’t think they were manage very good. None of that matters anymore, they disbanded in January this year. That’s the bad news, no good news when it comes to “Idol Renaissance” disbanding. Their is some good news one of the members Riko Ishino is the new vocalist for the Girl Band “Akai Kouen” which was announced on May 4th, I’m actually very excited about this I think Akai Kouen as come to “Toronto” a couple of times. So next time they come will watch them, Riko Ishino was my favorite member in Idol Renaissance.63. Time For The Moon Night – G-Friend (05é03é2018) (828).

* G-Friend will have their first Japanese release, a Best Album on May 23rd. I think I may get that, the first and so far the only K-Pop Girl Group I`ve seen in concert.