AKB48 9th Senbatsu Election, Final Results.

June 20, 2017

AKB48 9th senbatsu election was held on June 17th, this is where fans got to vote on the members they want on their upcoming single 1-16 Senbatsu, 17-32 Under Girls, 33-48 Next Girls, 19-64 Future Girls, 65-80 Upcoming Girls. Several ways you could have voted to numerous for me to write, I had 3 votes. Which I got from their latest single “Negaigoto no Mochigusare”, as I bought 1 copy each of the regular edition. That single as 1 voting ballot on each CD.

I gave all my 3 votes to HKT48 Meru Tashima.

370 members participated in this election, from AKB48 (128), SKE48 (75), NMB48 (58), HKT48 (52), NGT48 (25), STU48 (31) and Rina Izuta who got transferred to BNK48 in April this year.

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

 

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

80. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII) 15,396 votes.

She was center for HKT48 “Saikou ka yo”, which was release in September last year. No relation to Natsumi Matsuoka.

79.  Aki Toyonaga (HKT48 – HKT48 Kenkyuusei) 15,598 votes..

She’s only been with HKT48 for less than a year, and she manage to ranked.

78. Yuki Takahata (SKE48 – Team E) 15,804 votes.

Don’t know who she is.

77. Yuria Kado (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 15,990 votes.

She’s the first of what I think maybe a lot of NGT48 to get ranked, judging from the from the 1st Day Results.

76. Moe Goto (AKB48 – Team B) 16,097 votes.

It’s her first time ranking, although I though she had ranked before. I guess not.

75. Miyu Omori (AKB48 – Team 4) 16,162 votes.

She has ranked in the last 3 election , all as Upcoming Girls.

74. Shinobu Mogi (AKB48 – Team K) 16,393 votes.

She drop big time from last year election 27 spots.

73. Yui Hiwatashi (AKB48 – Team A) 16,492 votes.

I never knew she was a former member of karat, I like that group. She’s a cutie.

72. Yuna Obata (SKE48 – Team KII) 16,511 votes.

She’s so cute, she has change a lot since she first join SKE48. She’ll be center for SKE48 upcoming single “Igai ni Mango”, which will be release in July.

71. Minami Kato (NGT48 – NGT48 NII) 16,641 votes.

2 years in row ranking for her, she moves up 5 position from last year.

70. Aya Miyajima (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 16,930 votes.

Don’t really know anything about her.

69. Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 – Team 8) 17,303 votes.

I’m always happy when someone from Team 8 gets ranked, they’re all so cute. She ranked almost at the same spot from last year.

68. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E) 17,320 votes.

I’d like to see her rank higher, as long as she gets ranked I’m happy.

67. Serika Nagano (AKB48 – Team 8) 17,662 votes.

Yes, another Team 8 member gets ranked.

66. Marika Tani (SKE48 – Team E) 17,744 votes.

3 years ago she was the highest member to rank, that wasn’t rank before. Since then she’s been dropping.

65. Nao Ota (AKB48 – Team 8) 17,757 votes.

She’ll be Upcoming girls Center, and it’s AKB48 Team 8 member.

Upcoming Girls.

 

Future Girls (49-64) :

64. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S) 18,052 votes.

Since she join SKE48 she as been push like no other, still with no results. You just know that the heavy pushing will still continue, which is OK by me. I like her, I think she’s really pretty and so sweet. She has been stuck around this position the last 3 years.

63. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) 18,299 votes.

She’s has ranked in the last 3 election, and as moved up each time.

62. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) 18,363 votes.

In the last 4 election it’s been up, down, up, down for her. She’s pretty.

61. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N) 18,814 votes.

Yes, Lemon managed to rank. Not really surprise I think she was kinda promoted a little bit just before the election started.

60. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 – Team M) 19,263 votes.

Future Girls the last 3 election, she really looks good in a bikini.

59. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H) 19,372 votes.

Dropped 13 spots from last year, still a good result for her.

58. Yuki Arai (SKE48 – Team KII) 19,467 votes.

First Time ranking.

57. Airi Tanigawa (NMB48 – Team N) 19,752 votes.

Don’t really know to much about her.

56. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII) 19,919 votes.

This sucks, I though this was the year Saki had a good chance of making senbatsu or at least come close to it. What happen she drop 25 spots, is she in a scandal I don’t know about. I just may have overestimated her.

55. Orin Muto (AKB48 – AKB48 Kenkyuusei) 20,356.

I’ve never herad of her, is she related to Tomu. This very high for AKB48 16th Generation (December 8, 2016) member to rank.

54. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 20,640 votes.

I think I need to pay more attention to her.

53. Maho Yamaguchi (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,816 votes.

Doesn’t she look like that member at #70 Aya Miyajima.

52. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4) 20,910 votes.

I wish she would have rank higher, she dropped 31 spots from last year. Last year she came out of nowhere to rank where she did, I didn’t expect a repeat or an improvement from last year. But, I didn’t think she would drop this much.

51. You Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8) 21,296 votes.

I’m always happy when a AKB48 Team 8 member gets rank, this girl is so cute. I’m surprise she hasn’t rank before. I’m just waiting to see her in a bikini, she’s gonna look so hot. She’s about at that age.

50. Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 21,472 votes.

First time ranking. I think she looks like a particular member, who I can’t put my finger on right now.

49. Riko Sakaguchi (HKT48 – Team H) 21,643 votes.

She’ll be Future Girls Center.

Future Girls (Doesn’t Ryoha Kitagawa look so fine there).

 

Next Girls (33-48) :

48. Ayaka Okita (NMB48 – Team BII) 22,264 votes.

She drop from #25 last year.

47. Satone Kubo (AKB48 – Team K Draft Kenkyuusei) 22,895 votes.

She was drafted by Team K, 2 years ago. When she’ll join Team K I don’t know, I never realize how young she is. She won’t be 14 years old, til late this year. I guess no rush for her to join Team K.

46. Rara Goto (SKE48 – Team E) 23,225 votes.

Don’t know who she is.

45. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team A) 23,304 votes.

I’ll be honest she ranked last year, and she’s done a lot of stuff. I don’t know anything about her, or I just didn’t notice her. I’ve been pretty selective the last 2 years or so.

44. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48 – Team E) 24,108 votes.

She move up 30 spots from a year ago.

43. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team A) 24,276 votes.

I think she’s kinda cute.

42. Saho Iwata (AKB48 – Team 4) 24,303 votes.

She’s really cute.

41. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – Team NIII).

I like her, I’m happy she manage to rank this high.

40. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) 24,458 votes.

She was like #82 on the 1st Day Results, after going this far without seeing her name. I was very worried, I would have been very sad is she didn’t ranked. Still I would really love to see her rank a lot higher, I’ll take this.

39. Sae Murase (NMB48 – Team BII) 24,585 votes.

I’ve seen her name a few a times, but I really don’t know to much about her.

38. Asuka Tomiyoshi (HKT48 – Team KIV) 24,996 votes.

Not much, but she did move up 4 spots from last year.

37. Nako Yabuki (HKT48 – Team H) 25,364 votes.

She’s a real cutie.

36. Yuna Ego (SKE48 – Team KII) 25,731 votes.

Drops 1 spot from a year ago, SKE48 sure has a lot cute members.

35. Mio Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV) 25,733 votes.

I have nothing against her, I just don’t like that she almost always ranks higher than Meru Tashima.

34. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48 – Team KIV) 25,900 votes.

Her election results are fairly consistent the last 3 years, around 30-40.

33. Yuuka Kato (NMB48 – Team M) 25,988 votes.

She’ll be Next Girls Center.

Next Girls.

 

Under Girls (17-32) :

32. Seina Fukuoka (AKB48 – Team B) 26,444 votes.

Yes, I would say this a surprise.

31. Madoka Moriyasu (HKT48 – Team KIV) 27,384 votes.

Yes, this is more like it. She’s been dropping the last 2 election, after ranking pretty high before that. Might just be a coincidence, but why is it when she moves up, Natsumi Matsuoka moves down and vise versa. This year she moves up 19 spot and Natsumi Matsuoka drops 13 spots.

Just Look –

Madoka Moriyasu / Natsumi Matsuoka.

2017 (31) (+19) / (59) (-13).

2016 (50) (-7) / (46) (+5).

2015 (43) (-18) / (51) (+13).

30. Narumi Kuranoo (AKB48 – Team 8) 28,037 votes.

The highest ranking AKB48 Team 8 member for the second year in a row. Can’t wait to see in her a bikini, does Team 8 do any bikini shoots. I don’t think I’ve seen any yet.

29. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48 – Team 4) 28,118 votes.

She drops 2 spots, but a very good result for her.

28. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 28,555 votes.

I think she’s really cute.

27. Yuuri Ota (NMB48 – Team BII) 28,452 votes.

I really don’t anything about her.

26. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) 28,554 votes.

Ever since she got transferred to SKE48 she’s had great results in the election, in the 20’s.

25. Moeka Takakura (NGT48 – Team NIII) – 28,623 votes.

I don’t know why, but I think her name is kinda funny. She is really cute, though.

24. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team 4) 29,695 votes.

Drops 5 spots, still a very good result.

23. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII) 29,903 votes.

The center of NGT48, at least for their 1st single.

22. Masana Oya (SKE48 – Team S) 30,236 votes.

A very popular SKE48 member, she failed to rank in the 1st election. Since then she has rank in every election all in the Top 30, except last year when she didn’t participate.

21. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B) 30,282 votes.

Cute Renacchi, slowly but as improve her ranking. Since ranking for the first time a few years ago.

20. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team NIII) 31,779 votes.

She improve 24 spots from last year, I wonder if this has something to do with Sayaka Yamamoto not participating in this years election. Then again I thought she was going to ranked a lot higher last year.

19. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K) 34,668 votes.

Miichan continues to rank pretty high, she never really seems move up or down. Even when she had that scandal.

18. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Team KII) 34,977 votes.

An SKE48 member who usually ranks fairly high.

17. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A) 35,204 votes.

She drop 4 spots from last year and just failed to make senbatsu this year, those NGT48 members. At least she’s Under Girls Center, makimg senbatsu would have been better.

Under Girls.

 

Senbatsu (1-16) :

16. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team M) 35,540 votes.

Who would have ever guest that Akari Yoshida would ever make senbatsu, she does look like Milky at least I think so. And the good news for NMB48 fans is that she’s no even the highest ranking NMB48 member.

15. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) 38,576 votes.

She moves up 5 spots to get back to senbatsu for the 2nd time in the senbatsu election, otherwise she’s been Under Girls 6 times.

14. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII) 40,202 votes.

I must admit this a surprise for me, I thought she’ll be close to making senbatsu. But making it, I didn’t think so. I shouldn’t be surprise she seems very popular and has quite a following. I think this is the reason that Ryoha Kitagawa is having trouble moving up (Don’t look too deeply into that).

13. Hinata Homma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 41,230 votes.

Don’t really know anything about her since NGT48 haven’t been around that long, I’ve just started checking out NGT48 a bit few months ago. I like what I’ve seen so far.

12. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M) 41,491 votes.

The highest ranking NMB48 member, last year she was the highest ranking NMB48 members (Outside of Sayaka Yamamoto who’s not participating this year).

And the year before that she was the highest ranking NMB48 member (Outside of Sayaka & Milky).

I like her she’s a sexpot, who seems to like to show a lot of skin. I used to enjoy fantasizing about her and Milky.

11. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4) 42,663 votes.

She’s been moving up every year, since she first ranked 4 elections ago.

10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 – Team NIII) 45,684 votes.

She’s been very close many times, but this is the 1st time she has ranked in the top 10 in the senbatsu election. I’m not going to bother checking, but I think she’s 1 of 5 members who has ranked in all 9 senbatsu election.

9. Nana Okada (AKB48 – Team 4) 48,143 votes.

Talk about someone moving up quickly in a short time, last year she made senbatsu. This years she makes the Top 10. She has moved significantly in the last 4 senbatsu election.

8. Sarina Souda (SKE48 – Team KII) 52,475 votes.

To me this a real big surprise, maybe even bigger than Akari Yoshida making senbatsu.

7. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) 58,314 votes.

Their was never any doubt she would make senbatsu, maybe even Top 10. I’m actually little surprise she ranked this high.

6. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) 63,124 votes.

She moved up 1 spot from last year, I sill can’t understand why she’s so popular. I know a few that are really crazy about her.

5. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII) 73,368 votes.

The highest ranking NGT48 member, seeing her in the lead in the 1st day results with a big margin from the #2 member was a surprise. She’s the highest member to rank for the first in the senbatsu election, not just this year but all of them.

She’s one of my favorite NGT48 members, I’ve been checking her up a little bit the last couple of months. She’s a real cutie.

4. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 82,803 votes.

Moves up 2 spots from last year, Thanks to Sayaka Yamamoto & Yuki Kashiwagi.

3. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S) 113,615 votes.

Interesting she has almost the same amount of votes as she had last year.

2. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B) 149,132 votes.

She’s the only member to ranked in the top 5 in all the 9 senbatsu election.

1.Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H) 246,376 votes.

Congratulations to Sasshi for the center position.

This is 3 years in row that she has come up on Top and 4th overall in the senbatsu election, just like last year in wasn’t even close.

Senbatsu.

 

 

 


My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, May 2017.

May 22, 2017

Since they graduated in latter half of last month, I’ve decide to include Haruna Kojima and Kei Jonishi this month. This will be the last for both of them in this ranking.

30. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).

With Aika Oota graduation last month a spot open up, so comes Rika Nakai NGT48 center. I’ve been following her for quite a while now I think she’s really cute, right now not including Yuki Kashiwagi and Rie Kitahara she’s the only member in NGT48 I find sexual appealing. I was surprise to find out how old she really was, I thought she was a lot younger. I also like her cause she’s not afraid to show a lot of skin.29. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).28. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).

Her hair is long again, she cut it kinda short last year. I like better with long hair.27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I’ve always thought she was cute, but I really didn’t start really getting into her till a few months ago. I honestly didn’t think it was going to last this long, I just find her really intriguing. I’m really attractive to her in a weird kind of way, that I find really hard to understand.24. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).23. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).

I think she’s starting to look a bit like Rena Kato.22. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).21. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).20. Juri Takahasi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).19. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).18. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team K and AKB48 – Team K).17. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).16. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).15. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).14. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 Leader – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

Leader, when did she become leader of SKE48 not sure what that means. I can’t picture it, from the time she join SKE48 it seems like she’s getting special privileges.

Anyways she’s developing into one hot sex pot.

OK, I did little search after I wrote this, she’s not the leader of SKE48. But SKE48 Teams S new leader, I still can’t picture it. She seems shy and quiet.

13. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).12. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manger and also STU48 Manager).11. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

Announced her graduation last month, when she’ll actually graduated no date yet.10. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

9. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).8. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N).7. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team H Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).6. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).5. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).4. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Looking like Mayu in the picture below, she really does look like Mayu.

3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

She graduated from NMB48 last month on April 18th, but I decide to include her this month for the last time. I just bought and watch her DVD, it was pretty good.2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

She’ll have to wait one more month.1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

She’s been number one every month since I started doing this, this will be her last month at number one. That’s a total of 66 months (76 months if you include my old blog).


My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, April 2017.

April 30, 2017

A very sad month as 3 members in my Top 11 have graduated, 2 of them in the Top 3. A member ranked kinda high as announced her graduation.

30. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).29. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).28. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’s getting tall.27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).23. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

22. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).21. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).20. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).19. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).18. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).17. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).16. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).15. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).

I think she’s becoming more confident and comfortable at being or looking sexy, not that she is or tries to be.14. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

Her group NGT48 release their 1st single “Seishun Dokei”, earlier this month. It’s pretty good, I like it.13. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Manager).

She’s also the manager and a member of AKB48 newest sister group “STU48”, where their theater is located on a cruise ship. Nana Okada is also a member of this group and also the captain of the group. I always wanted to take a cruise in Japan, have to mention this to one of my friend. Maybe next year.

This is why I Love Sasshi.12. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

She has announced her graduation earlier this month on April 12th.11. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV (was) Captain).

She graduated from HKT48 on April 10th, although I like her a lot and enjoyed following her. I really found her kinda hard to follow the last year maybe 2, she really brings fond memories in my early days as a AKB48 fan. Yeah, her and Mayu.

I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.10. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).9. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).

I ordered her first photo book a while back, still need to pick it up. Will do it tomorrow, can’t wait to get it. She really turns me on.8. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).7. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).6. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).5. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Just bought a copy of a Japanese magazine “Manga Action”, it had her on the cover.4. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Genration).

3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

She graduated from NMB48 on April 18th, I wonder what she’ll be doing. Whatever it is I will support it. And wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

Have I mention how much I love her latest photo book, I really did love it.2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

The Undisputed number one favorite member of all time graduated from AKB48 on April 19th, on her 29th Birthday. I know I should be doing some kind of tribute, but I’m not really good at that kind of thing. I wish her the ” Best of Luck”. Will continue to follow and support her, I will guarantee that.

With her graduation Minami Minegishi remains the only original member.

I still her remember the first time I saw her, although at the time I didn’t know who she was and who AKB48 where. I was just getting into J-Pop at the time.


Keyakizaka46 4th Single “Fukyouwaon”, First Week Sales.

April 13, 2017

Keyakizaka46 4th single “Fukyouwaon”, which was release on April 5th. Sold 632,667 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Yurina Hirate is center for single as she been for all the Keyakizaka46 singles to date, this single was release almost one year (1 day less) after their 1st single.

For comparison purposes this is how it did compared to their first 3 singles, in it’s 1st week of release.

Single/Release Date/Sales.

1. Silent Majority (04/06/2016) (261,580).

2. Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai (08/10/2016) (323,066).

3. Futari Saison (11/30/2016) (442,322).

4. Fukyouwaon (04/05/2017) (632,697).

“Fukyouwaon” video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TjOWhd4t8 .

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

CD+DVD Type B Cover.

CD+DVD Type C Cover.

CD+DVD Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 16, April 17, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Fukyouwaon – Keyakizaka46 (04/05/2017) (632,667).

* Keyakizaka46 4th number one single.

2. Happy Party Train – Aqours (04/05/2016) (54,517).3. Deai Aishite – MYNAME (04/05/2017) (28,422).4. Bugtte Iijan – HKT48 (02/15/2017) (19,329) (245,569).

5. Influencer – Nogizaka46 (03/22/2017) (18,190) (941,433).

6. #CD ga Urenai Konna Yononaka Ja – Golden Bomber (04/05/2017) (16,043).7. Grapefruit Moon – Shiina Natsukawa (04/05/2017) (11,730).8. Rock Tha Town – Sexy Zone (03/29/2017) (10,673) (130,260).9. Into The World / Marchen – Kalafina (04/05/2017) (10,285).10. Don’t Stop – Q’ulle (04/05/2017) (9,154).____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Unmei Root no Big Bang / Genei Galactica – Kirameki Anforent (04/04/2017) (4,491).15. Ii Suta – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (04/05/2017) (4,440).47. U Na Gi No Bo Ri – Zenryoku Shoujo R (04/05/2017) (1,149).151. PPDKM / Momoiro no Jinsei! – PaiPai Dekami (04/05/2017) (245).

200. Aikyo Land – Idol Class (04/08/2017) (153).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 16, April 17, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1.Superfly 10th Anniversary Greatest Hits “Love, Peace & Fire” – Superfly (04/04/2017) (46,293).

* Superfly 7th number one album.2. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (44,367) (401,139).3. Innocent Flower – Inori Minase (04/05/2017) (17,979).4. Get Wild Song Mafia – TM Network (04/05/2017) (11,513).5. Peace Out – Pistol Takehara (04/05/2017) (9,173).6. Memories… Do Not Open – The Chainsmokers (04/07/2017) (7,565).7. Sing ~Original Motion Picture Soundtrack~ – Soundtrack (03/15/2017) (6,084) (22,896).8. La La Land Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (02/17/2017) (5,920) (75,571).9. Automaton – Jamiroquai (03/31/2017) (5,818) (13,916).10. NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (03/29/2017) (5,160) (39,815).__________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. Blue Ocean Fishing Cruise – Tsuri Bit (04/05/2017) (3,091).26. Image – Maison Book Girl (04/05/2017) (2,646).

* If my memory serves me correctly I remember reading a couple of months ago that they we’re going to break up after the release of this album, recently I’ve been reading they’re promoting this album and no mention of breaking up. I don’t think my memory is very good it could have been another group, I’m sure it was them. It doesn’t look like it.105. Coloring Book – Oh My Girl (04/07/2017) (580).

* Korean release mini album.230. Brass! Brass! Brass! – Hauptharmonie und Tapferkeit (04/04/2017) (272).


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

March 28, 2017

30. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).29. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

With Nogizaka46 Nanami Hashimoto graduation from the group last month, it opens up a spot. She was the only one that really came to mind, she’s the first Keyakizaka46 member to ranked here. She’s Keyakizaka46 center, I’ve been checking her out quite a bit the last month or two. I really do like her she seems so sweet and fresh, very recently I’ve just notice she kinda looks like and reminds me of former AKB48 member Haruka Shimazaki.28. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).23. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).22. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).21. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).

I still remember it very well it was 5 years ago, when I first saw her. When AKB48 (or least 16 members) did a concert in Washington, D.C.20. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).19. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).18. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).17. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).15. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).14. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).13. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).12. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).11. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).

She’ll be graduating from the group next month on April 10th.10. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

I had a dream about her not that long ago, In the dream I was just chasing her around. I had this magazine with her on the cover, I wanted to autograph it.9. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).

I pre-ordered her 1st Photo Book “Utsukushii Tsumi” ealier this month, I think it’s suppose to be release around this time, I can’t wait to get it.

More like yesterday, it was 5 years ago. That I really started to notice and really got to liking her, after seeing her in Washington, D.C.8. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co Captain and AKB48 – Team A).

March 19th was her Birthday. Happy belated 19th Birthday, Sakura.7. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).6. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

A couple of days ago March 26th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 23rd Birthday, Mayuyu.5. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).4. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

I bought her 2nd Photo Book “21K”, which was release last month. I have to say this the best $25 ( or whatever the cost was), I ever spent on anything. After looking at it, it’s probably my favorite Photo Book that I bought.

She’ll be graduating from NMB48 on April 10th, is that the same date that Lovetan is graduating from HKT48.

Earlier this month on March 18th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 22nd Birthday, Keicchi.2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team ).

She’s graduating from AKB48 on April 19th, I don’t know how I’m feeling now. Definitely not happy.


SKE48 2nd Album “Kakumei no Oka”, First Week Sales.

March 4, 2017

c23wxayusaa-jb0SKE48 2nd album “Kakumei no Uta”, which was release on February 22nd. Sold 99,646 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number2, on the weekly oricon album charts. It’s a great album, I just bought the Type A Edition.

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Way To Glory – AAA (02/225/2017) (107,969).

* 5th number one album for AAA,  SKE48 gave them a scare during the weekend.15877382_1423057587706423_9071900561938317312_n2. Kakumei no Oka – SKE48 (02/22/2017) (99,946).

Type A Cover.

3. Five – SHINee (02/22/2017) (68,102).初回盤スリーブ4. Nando Datte, Suki ~Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai~ – HoneyWorks (02/22/2017) (33,688).21702121512150_3155. Splash World – miwa (02/22/2017) (31,347).4eecc0342a8cbcc66a20cb4add3500d36. MANKAI Kaika Sengen – A3ders! (02/15/2017) (23,766) (37,723).c3cxwk8ueaakusj7. Too Many People – Aska (02/22/2017) (21,989).c2smdtuveaa7bxl8. Shishamo 4 – Shishamo (02/22/2017) (13,583).

* I didn’t think they would ever make the Top 10 ever, I kinda like them. At least music wise.c1bbm8uuuaarl5m9. Osomatsu-san Kakure Episode Drama CD “Matsunoke no Nandemonai Kanji” Volume 1 – Osomatsu Matsuno, Karamatsu Matsuno, Choromatsu Matsuno, Ichimatsu Matsuno, Jushimatsu Matsuno & Todomastu Matsuno (02/22/2017) (13,282).148593027810. Owari to Hajimari – Team Syachihoko (02/22/2017) (12,870).c4_r-dyueaeofca______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Opportunity – Kana Hanazawa (02/22/2017) (8,359).c5kwbonvyaah25w25. Re:STUPiD – BiS (02/22/2017) (4,964).c5mkqrouyaajfhm44. Around the True – True (02/22/2017) (2,256).true-around-the-true-758x75846. SxW – Luna Haruna (02/22/2017) (2,157).c22wcdxucaakfjn96. Tokyo Days, Tokyo Nights – Spica no Yoru (02/22/2017) (803).c3pghohvcaa2rjp

104. Prizmmy The Best!! – Prizmmy Prism Mates (02/22/2017) (735).c3qabkvuyaegckp119. Do_S – Shishido Kavka (02/22/2017) (653).1200x1200-75151. Antino Mi deology ~Kaishiki~ – Yukuetsurezure (02/22/2017) (519).

* This is re-recorded version of their “Antino Mi deology” 1st mini album. Which was release last year.c9044670

245. Artless – Predianna (02/22/2017) (312).c41x4lzvyaabe8o

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

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Over The Top – Hey! Say! JUMP (02/22/2017) (271,945).

* Hey! Say! JUMP 19th number one single.c3fbo-suyaagjqm2. Ryudoutai ni Tsuite – Kenji Ozawa (02/22/2017) (37,752).c5izkhevmaeu-bb3. Hatsukoi Sunrise / Just Try! / Uruwashi no Camellia – Tsubaki Factory (02/22/2017) (35,241).1bEPCE7278_FH1A_H1-4_prep.pdf4. Super Fly – Exile The Second (02/22/2017) (34,632).c5pawvaukaaecit5. Inochi ni Fusawashii – amazarashi (02/22/2017) (15,927).inochi-ni-fusawashii-508985_16. Kimi no Na wa (English Version) – Radwimps (02/22/2017) (13,804).6d4139abbf334c6e39a35fd7689ebada7. I Miss You – Boyfriend (02/22/2017) (13,067).c3_hai0wyaibgdn8. Makenaizo – LinQ (02/22/2017) (11,570).49880645513619. Catch The Moment – LiSA (02/15/2017) (11,248) (38,620).c2mxm3cucaavmt210. Bagutte Iijan – HKT48 (02/15/2017) (11,147) (221,217).

Type B Cover.

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Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Shirotsumekusa – The Hoppers (02/22/2017) (9,328).c5mo8fnvcai868o17. Los! Los! Los! – Tanya Degurechov (Aoi Yuuki) (02/22/2017) (6,795).cover-224. Disco Rettou Ukiyo no Yume – Fes Tive (02/22/2017) (3,958).tkca-7448225. Gabriel Dropkick – Gabriel (Miyu Tomita), Vignette (Saori Onishi), Satanichia (Naomi Ozora), Raphiel (Kana Hanazawa) (02/22/2017) (3,937).711jhctklnl__sl1008_30. Hallelujah Essaim – Gabriel (Miyu Tomita), Vignette (Saori Onishi), Satanichia (Naomi Ozora), Raphiel (Kana Hanazawa) (02/22/2017) (3,604).c4ige3guoaahpb2_176440997358a6bc552b054-800x79335. Yumeji Labyrinth – Rabirinnzu (Chiya (Sayaka Harada), Kon (Kaede Hondo), Koume (Yurika Kubo), Nono (Haruka Yoshimura) (02/22/2017) (2,872).71tqykwo4vl__sl1015_45. Flawless – Pyxis (02/22/2017) (2,266).c3ofagzvyaexzk748. Yumei ni, Nyaritai – Wa-Suta (02/22/2017) (1,984).91bzq4phdul__sl1500_-1200x120058. Chaos Syndrome – Konomi Suzuki (02/22/2017) (1,739).chaos59. Natsuoto ~Fushigi na Iro / Cat-Cat Romance – Clover / f*f (02/22/2017) (1,736).c2lrixcucaasdqq64. Shiny Ray – YURiKA (02/22/2017) (1,535).c0sshrguqae8sgr72. Northside / Only For You – Arisa Takigawa (02/22/2017) (1,321).c3fpqlaucaaf2ny78. Tokugawake Kakun – Joshi Dokushin Club (02/22/2017) (1,193).tokugawake-kakun-cd-dvd-limited-edition-506373_1

94. Sweet Cutie Lovely Deluxxx (02/21/2017) (799).scld_1stsingle_jkt2-300x300108. Puzzle / Hanabira – Natsume Mito (02/22/2019) (639).4547366291889

150. Respect – with (02/22/2017) (410).c5olb_iumaa8mes177. Icchokusen – Girlfriend (02/22/2017) (315).71xz831oo4l__sl1004_


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