My Top 25 J-Pop Idols and Top 20 J-Pop Artist, July 2018.

July 31, 2018

I do this twice a year in January and July, sometimes I just don’t have the time and do it the following month.

Top 25 J-Pop Idols :

* I’ll be including their current age this time, for no other reason than to find out what the average age is for the Top 25.

Name / Age / Group.

25. Reina Yokoyama (17) (Morning Musume).

She’s a 13th Generation Morning Musume member, although in beginning I thought she was really cute and pretty. It took me a while to get into her.24. Anna Iriyama (22) (AKB48).

She’s been in Mexico for a while now, to study and to co-star in some Mexican TV Comedy “LIKE”, I think it starts airing in early September. Now I have to convince my friends that we should go to Mexico instead of Cuba, in September. Have you seen her hair lately it’s almost like how she had it 4 or 5 years ago, like she ever changes her hair. She does have the most beautiful hair in the world as far as I’m concern.23. Rei Inoue (17) (Kobuashi Factory).

Right now I have to rank her as one of the most Pretties J-Pop Idol, she just gets prettier and prettier. One of my favorite twosome for a threesome is her and Rikako Sasaki of Angerme.

Almost 2 weeks ago July 17th, was her Birthday. Happy 17th belated Birthday, Rei.22. Midoriko (EMPiRE).

I like her I think she’s really cute and pretty, It was love at first sight. I can’t find her actually age anywhere, I think she’s a lot older than I think. I don’t think she’s anywhere near 13 or 14 years old, which was what I thought at first. Every time I do this average age thing theirs always someone who’s age you I just can’t find.21. Chisaki Morito (18) (Morning Musume and Country Girls).

It doesn’t seem like’s getting that much attention or pushing as before, I don’t like it. I don’t know if I should be worried or not, I’m worried.20. Yume (Yume Hashimoto) (15) (Devil ANTHEM).

I like and think all the members of “Devil ANTHEM” are cute, when you think all the members in a group are cute and someone in particular catches your eye. You know she’s special or I think she’s special. And she’s tall, she’s one I’m definitely paying very close attention.19. Rurika Yoshizawa (14) (FuwaFuwa).

A guilty pleasure of mine, for a long time now.18. Sakura Miyawaki (20) (HKT48).

I don’t know if any of you follow that Korean show “Produce 48” I don’t really follow it. It’s like a talent show with members from the AKB48 family and K-Pop Trainees, it’s a competition where they pick 12 girls to form a new girl group. Anyways Sakura is doing very well she ranked 1st in the 1st episode, after 4 episode she’s still in the Top 5. That’s the good news ,the bad news is if she makes the 12 member group she has to stay with this group for 30 months. Sorry, But I can’t see that happen.17. Mion Mukaichi (20) (AKB48).

One of my favorites that I like to fantasize about, definitely my favorite in the AKB48 family, I think.16. Sayaka Yamamoto (25) (NMB48).

Her hair is growing very long now, I love her with long hair. I think it’s the longest I’ve ever seen it.

I just found out about this just now, I could see this coming I just tried not to think about it. On July 30th she announced her graduation, graduation date will be announced later.

15. Kanako Momota (24) (Momoiro Clover Z).

I never knew she did the Japanese voice dubbing of Shuri on Black Panther and Avengers : Infinity War, got to watch those in the Japanese version. Even though I don’t really understand Japanese.

On July 12th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Kanako.14. Seira Jonishi (21) (Tokyo Performance Doll).

I don’t think Tokyo Performance Doll is doing as much activities as before, that’s Ok. She’s keeping busy, it seems like she’s doing a lot of modeling.

In a couple of weeks August 14th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 22nd Birthday in advance Seira.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Rikako Sasaki (17) (Angerme).

What’s with Hello! Project and baseball, even she’s getting into it. I’ve mention I like to do a threesome with her and Rie Inoue, what’s better than that. With her and Maria Makino.12. Nana Asakawa (19) (SUPER GiRLS).

Keep those great bikini photo shoots coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Nao Sakura (20) (Team Syachihoko).

I love her, but I find it very frustrating to find anything current or remotely new on her. I’ll say it again, if I could choose one J-Pop Idol to out on a date or just hang out with. It would be her.10. Rio Watanabe (18) (Babyraids JAPAN).

I still remember when I first heard of “Babyraids”, she was so young and cute. She dance with two left feet and seem clumsy, her dancing got a little better over time. Babyraids JAPAN will disbanding in the near future. Which I will get to later on.9. Mai Shiraishi (25) (Nogizaka46).

I like to know what her net worth is or income, especially the last 2 or 3 years. How she ranks among Japanese female celebrities. You think it’s more than Sasshi.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Ai Negishi (25) (PASSPO).

PASSPO will be disbanding in the very near future, which I will get to later on. I hope she just doesn’t disappear, she’s so hot. I just want to see more of her, I just can’t get enough of her.

7. Asami Watanabe (23) (Cheeky Parade).

Will have to look for a new J-Pop wife very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Miki Shimomura (19) (Fairies).

I think she’s growing her hair, it seems longer now than before. I hope so I like her so much better with long hair. It gave her so much more sex appeal.5. Maria Makino (17) (Morning Musume).

Ever since Cheeky Parade Seran Mizorogi graduated more than a year ago, I haven’t had J-Pop girlfriend since. I think I will make it Maria Makino for now, she’s basically has replace Seran Mizorogi has my favorite fantasy J-Pop Idol. Ok, enough of that.

I’m actually taking a little break from Maria Makino, right I’m just getting a little sick and tired of her almost non-stop overexposure for almost 2 years. Unless your a Makino fan you may not notice it, forget a long period of time. She’s just way too hot to stay away from for even a short period of time.

 

 

 

 

4. Haruna Iikubo (23) (Morning Musume).

For a while there was barely hanging on as my favorite Morning Musume member, with me getting a little sick of Maria Makino and the release of a photo book from her not that long ago. She has put some distance, at least for now. I know I said I stop buying J-Pop stuff temporally for financial reasons, I just had to get her photo book. This was a surprise to me I didn’t know she had one coming till maybe a couple of weeks or month before it’s release, not disappointed at all. Does she ever disappoint me, no not at all.3. Yuki Kashiwagi (27) (AKB48 and NGT48).

Yeah, I Know in my AKB48 ranking I had Maiyan rank ahead of Yukirin. Here I have Yukirin ranked way higher than Maiyan, let’s just say the two rankings don’t really have anything to do with each other, they do in a way but they don’t. First of all the two of them are very close you can add Meru Tashima also, I probably like Yukirin a little more than both of them. I don’t if this is the word I’m looking but exposure and publicity, I’ll use magazine photo shoots as an example. Maiyan is basically everywhere in that department for years now, Yukirin has been doing quite a bit lately. For the longest time she was barely doing any, she has solo concert in Shanghai, coming up soon. That has nothing to with AKB48. Anyways this my ranking so be it.

2. Meru Tashima (18) (HKT48).

She needs to release a photo book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Hitomi Arai (20) (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Ok, I’m looking back again. I still remember the first I saw her about 4 years ago, I don’t think I was ever has excited about meaning anyone before. Maybe, Berryz Koubou Yurina Kumai. When I first saw her my eyes just lit up, the great thing about this “Meet & Greet” it was so personal. It lasted for about a minute or 2 the other members were also there, that’s beside the point.

* Average Age – 20.2.

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My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. Wi-Fi-5.

I like them, I really do. Especially Raimu Shiratori she’s my guilty pleasure.

* Can’t find any current  pictures with all 5 of them together, so you’ll get 2 pictures.19. There There Theres.

Very bad turnover rate, even when they were “Bellring Girls Heart”. They’re very entertaining regards of the line-up.18. Devil ANTHEM.

I like them they’re so cute, love their songs to. My interest in them is growing by day ever so slowly, since I first heard of them.17. Tsubaki Factory.

The members are cute, I like their songs. Not as much as Kobushi Factory.16. Kobushi Factory.

They have a new single that will release on August 8th, can’t wait for it. So far I love all their singles.15. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

I like them a lot, for some reason I find them very frustrating to follow.14. NMB48.

They have some members I like and I follow a bit, NMB48 better come up with something. My interest them …………. Let’s just say it’s not good.13. SKE48.

Jurina Matsui will be going hiatus for health reason, from what I hear I think it has something to do with her bashing Sakura Miyawaki. Why would she do that to sweet, cute Sakura. If they ever wanted her to get out of “Produce48”, this was it. She was actually in a good position and a good chance of making the 12 member group, I can’t remember if she has ever gone on hiatus before. I’m sure she’ll be back before next SKE48 single comes out.12. Fairies.

Don’t like their lack of relevant activities. I was never into Momoka Ito before, lately I’ve taken an interest in her.11. Nogizaka46.

Their singles as reach AKB48 level or has surpass it, I’m very curious how much their next single will sell. Not long to wait since it will be release on August 8th.10. HKT48.

I still think they’re the cutest and most fun group in the entire AKB48 family.9. PASSPO.

Bad news if your PASSPO fans as they will disband on September 22nd, they were a great to follow. Not the last couple of years, they weren’t releasing anything much.8. Tokyo Performance Doll.

Down to 6 members now as Anyu Kobayashi, Saki Shingu & Sakurako Iida Graduated on April 19th.7. Momoiro Clover Z.

I like them better as 5 member group, in fact I like them better when they were a 6 member group. That was such a long time ago. Which brings me to Akari Hayami who graduated from the group in April 2011, she’s the reason I got into this group. Then lost interest in them about 2 weeks later when I read she was graduating. I eventually I got back into them, but that’s another story. Back to Akari she’s getting married.6. Cheeky Parade.

Cheeky Parade will disband on July 31st, which is today. At least I could to see them in concert and actually met them also. Will always treasure those memories.5. Yumemiru Adolescence.

When they added those 3 new members earlier this year, I wasn’t to sure. I love this line-up.4. SUPER GiRLS.

I’m very surprise or how I manage to keep my interest them this high, for this long.3. Babyraids JAPAN.

More sad news, they will disband in late September. It was pleasure to see them in concert and meet them last year in September, at San Francisco. I’ll always remember the little flirting between me and Manatsu Hayashi.2. Morning Musume.

Haruna Ogata graduated from Morning Musume on June 20th, I will miss her. I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

She was one of my favorites, when I went to see them in Houston a couple of years ago, I was actually looking out for Maria Makino. Will Haruna Ogata was the one that caught my eyes first, I don’t know if that means anything.1. AKB48.

AKB48 are back at number one I’ve been taken a lot more than usually this year, mainly thanks to “Yui Oguri”.

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

February 15, 2018

I do this twice a year in January and July, I wasn’t able to do this one in January. I went on a holiday in the last week of January, I wanted to do it before I went on holidays wasn’t ready to. A bit busy when I got back, so wasn’t able to do it til now.

Top 25 J-Pop Idols :

25. Haruka Koizumi (Tokimeki Sendenbu).

Not to be confuse with the one in “Doll Elements”.

When I first got into “Tokimeki Sendenbu”, their were 2 members that I really like Hitoka Sakai and Haruka Koizumi. In the beginning Hitoka Sakai probably had the edge, I think she has more natural beauty. Whereas Haruka Koizumi I think is kinda funny looking but really, really cute looking. The last several months Haruka Koizumi has been pulling away, at least for now. I’m sure in the not to distance future, they’ll be fairly even again.24. Nana Takashima (Tokyo Performance Doll).

The leader of Tokyo Performance doll. I still remember when I first met her in September 2016, in San Francisco. First of all I was really surprise that she could speak English, I talk to her a little bit outside not to long after TPD open the J-Pop summit event. She was really nice and took the time to answer me, when I was talking to her I never felt the sense that she wanted me to stop talking and get lost. Like a stuck up J-Pop bitch.

I probably would rank this as one of my most memorable J-Pop experience right up there with meeting “Cheeky Parade” in New York City.23. Sakura Seta (Batten Show Jo Tai).

I’m just fascinated by her, It’s just one of those things I really can’t explain. Every time I see her I get that feeling, it’s always been this was way since the first time I heard about “Batten Show Jo Tai”. She’s the one that always catches my eye. Yes, I do think she’s really, really cute.

On February 2nd, it was her Birthday. Happy belated sweet 16th Birthday, Sakura.22. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

She just release her 2nd photo book a couple months ago, I like seeing that. It means there’s demand for solo stuff from her, and not just with what she does with Morning Musume.21. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48).

She join AKB48 as 15th Generation Kenkyuusei on June 2013, got promoted to Team 4 on April 2014. Which isn’t really that long ago, I’ve been following her fairly regularly since maybe late summer of 2013. So, to me it seems like she been with AKB48 a lot longer.20. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48).

Cute little Sakura, actually she’s not little anymore. I think she dyed her hair to light brown or reddish or something, I don’t like it. I’m not sure how she has it now, I like her with dark hair even dark brown. And Sakura don’t cut your hair too short.19. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).

It’s been a long time now, she’s keeping a low profile. I’m not following her nearly as closely has before, is there something she’s doing I don’t know about.18. Chisaki Morito (Country Girls / Morning Musume).

A 14th Generation Morning Musume Member, she’s also member of ” Country Girls” who are limited to digital releases only since June 2017. I really like her, she’s cute.

On February 19th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 18th Birthday in Advance, Chii.17. Rena Sato (MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE).

The Former Idoling!!! member, I didn’t really think much of her when she was with Idoling!!!. It wasn’t until I heard of “MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE”, I started to get into her, at first I didn’t realize that she was in the group. I think she’s really sexy, HOT!!!!!16. Rikako Sasaki (Angerme).

This is way long overdue, she’s someone who I’ve considered and wanted to include here. Since I first saw and fell in love with her, it was love at first sight. Way back in early 2015.15. Nana Asakawa (SUPER GiRLS).

Who would have imagine 3 even 2 years ago, that she would turn out like this. You can tell she’s been working out the last year or so, her body looks really fine. Her 2nd photo book which will be release next month, was shot in Los Angeles, USA. This looks like a good one, if it’s anything like her 1st photo book. Then it will definitely be a good one.I’d like to know when she was in Santa Monica, I was there in September last year. Why don’t they announce this kind of stuff.14. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

If anyone knows where I can get or buy her “Birthday Book 23”, let me know. I just can’t get enough at looking at her cute dimples.13. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

I find it very frustrating that I can’t find any new or current news of significant on her, like for a couple of years now. Maybe not that long it just seems like it, cause I’m always checking. And I can never find anything of significant.

She seems like the idol I would like to hangout the most with.12. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

I met her in September in San Francisco at the J-Pop Summit, now my life is complete. You won’t believe how much I fantasize about her, and how long it’s been. But, I’m not going to get into that.11. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

I really hate how Hello! Project is treating her and Risa Yamaki, they say it’s about concentrating on their studies more. I wasn’t going to include her in this ranking, cause “Country Girls” is limited to digital releases only. She’s just way too cute, and I like her way too much not too.

On February 10th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated sweet 16th Birthday, Mai.10. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

A cousin of Former NMB48 member Kei Jonishi and current NMB48 member Rei Jonishi, Kei sister. Before 2017 I’ve never seen a picture with her and Kei Jonishi together before, the last year or so it seems like they have seen each other a lot. Kei graduated from NMB48 in April 2017, I guess Keicchi has more free time now.9. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

She release 2 photo books 2013 & 2014, they were both pretty good. I’ve been waiting for a 3rd one for a long time now, what’s going on. She really looks good when she shows a lot of skin.8. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I’m glad about this, she’s become of significant and of importance again. Now I’m just waiting for a photo book from her, all those magazine photo shoots she’s been doing lately are great. But, I also want a photo book.7. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).

It may not seem like it cause she’s everywhere, to me it seems like she’s been keeping a low profile inside Nogizaka46.

And what’s this garbage I hear a lot of people trying to speculate when she’ll graduated, “What The Fuck” who wants her graduate. Not me.

She’s the Haruna Kojima of Nogizaka46.6. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

My wife is looking fine. She’s always changing her hair style, that’s Ok. Regardless of her hairstyle she always looks good.5. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

A few months ago she release a photo book, of course I had to get it. Not just her all the fairies members did, I never thought I would ever see her in a bikini. It could have been better, but it’s a start. I’ve been dying to see her in bikini, I hope theirs more to come.

The last few days maybe a week,  I’ve been really getting into her and checking her out a lot. I do this with Miki quite often, it’s just matter of how long this one will last. It may last a while she’s been looking very fine lately.4. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

She just release another photo book this month, getting it. She’s been everywhere for more than a year now. I was going to complain of  overexposure. But, no such thing as too much Maria Makino. Especially seeing her in a bikini.

On February 2nd, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Maria.3. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

I like her a lot she’s my favorite Morning Musume member, always has been since I really got into them in the Summer of 2012. I hope she will remain my favorite Morning Musume member until she graduates, I’m worried. I don’t know why, Maria Makino is coming behind her very fast. Although I can’t see her overtaking Haruna Iikubo, at least not in the near future.2. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

I had a dream about her a couple of weeks ago when I was on holidays, the dream was actually about “Twice” she just made a cameo appearance. I was in a restaurant with friends and families to watch Twice perform, can you imagine Twice performing in a restaurant. Anyways across where we were sitting I see Hitomi Arai walking to go somewhere, so I just yelled out her name really loud. I thought and expected her to ignore and pretend not to her me, like a stuck up J-Pop Idol bitch. Instead she came over to where I sitting and lean down and look at me in the face making eye contact, I was surprise by this and froze and was speechless for a bit. Then I said I saw you in San Francisco, I can’t remember what she said she was basically thanking me. She was so nice and her smile was so sweet just like how I would imagine it to be. Then she walk away then  few J-Pop Idol groups appeared Houkago Princess, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Koubou Berryz plus a few more that I don’t remember. Then Twice did their performance.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 / NGT48).

You don’t really see or hear about her that much anymore, I guess just enough to keep you satisfied. Also she still does a fair amount photo shoots to keep you happy._____________________________________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. Let’s Poco Poco!.

A sister group of Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!), so I thought they would be worth checking out. I’ll be honest I didn’t think I would like them, they surprise me. I like them better than Yurumerumo!, at least musically. A lot more idol like than Yurumerumo!.19. Tsubaki Factory.

It took me a little while to get into them. They have a few members who I really like, and think are really cute. Yumeno Kishimoto is my favorite member.18. Kobushi Factory.

What’s going on with them they had 3 members who left in the last half of 2017, they’re down to 5 members now. At least the members that I like are still there, Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki are looking for a group to join. Honestly I don’t know what the future holds for them, I like them. I hope everything works out OK.17. Keyakizaka46.

To the general public I think they’re way more popular and more like than Nogizaka46.16. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

My only complain about them is lack of activities, and how far in-between they are. They’re releasing a single in a couple of weeks, it looks like a good one.

I’m glad that their management or agency, or whoever does these kind of things final gave them very good cell phones. For the longest time the cell phones they had before was really shit.15. NMB48.

Nothing against Miru Shiroma she’s pretty popular, when she’s your main selling point it’s not a good thing.14. Fairies.

Ok, Momoka Ito release a photo book a couple of years ago with some nice pictures in a bikini. Anyways, each member release a photo book last year. I only got Miki Shimomura, this was group I never expected to do anything like this. They will also release a single in a couple of weeks, pre-ordered the Miki Shimomura version cover already. I know when it comes to Fairies all I talk about is Miki, But I like “Rikako Inoue” a lot also.13. SKE48.

I like the current line-up of SKE48, I’m probably having the most fun following SKE48 now than ever before. With Ryoha Kitagawa, Nao Furuhata, Saki Takeuchi and few others, just wait til Jurina Matsui graduates. I was only being funny I like to bash Jurina, I always do when the opportunity arises, I really do like Jurina a lot.12. Nogizaka46.

It’s pretty amazing when you really think about it, especially with a group this large. Since the release of their 1st single in February 2012, they had very few members of any significant who have graduated. Nanami Hashimoto being the most significant, now Rina Ikoma the center for Nogizaka46 1st 5 single announced her graduation on January 31st. When she’ll leave Nogizaka46, not sure.11. HKT48.

All I’m going to say is I’m happy that Meru Tashima is back to being a significant member again.10. PASSPO.

My interest in them is diminishing, mainly because of lack of activities. I remember a couples of years ago when they were probably the busiest idol group their was.9. Country Girls.

I wasn’t going to include them, because they’re limited to digital releases only. They did release 3 digital singles since June last year, it’s not like 1 or 2 a year. We’ll see what happens in the future. I really don’t know why they did this to Country Girls their sales was pretty good.

And I really don’t like the way they’re treating Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki, seems like they are being punish for something. And saying so they can focus on school, maybe for Mai. But Risa, I don’t think so. I’m not saying they’re not doing any activities or have any projects with Hello! Project (solo or otherwise), cause they do. I just want to know why they place 3 of the members in other Hello! Project groups, and not these two. Maybe, school is the real reason.

For Mai I think I may know why, as for Risa apart from just wanting to get rid of her. I really don’t know.8. Tokyo Performance Doll.

They will release a single next month, that’s good to know. Also Anyu Kobayashi has been on hiatus since November.

I would love a threesome with Nana and Seira, a request.

Tokyo Performance Doll with Seira Jonishi Cousin. Formber NMB48 Member Kei Jonishi.

7. Yumemiru Adolescence.

Wow, I didn’t think this would ever happen. Recently they just added 3 new members Hanon Yamagucchi, Saya Yamashita, Yuki Minase. I like the way this group looks, will be releasing a single next month.6. Momoiro Clover Z.

They’re down to 4 members as Momoka Ariyasu graduated on Janaury 18th, it just won’t be the same without her. She was a big part of the group.5. Cheeky Parade.

Marin Yamamoto and Mariya Suzuki should be back from their 2 year hiatus around the summer of this year, they went on to hiatus on June 2016. To study english in Los Angeles, USA. Hope when they rejoin the group it brings new life to them, and pick up their activities.4. SUPER GiRLS.

If SUPER GiRLS can do bikini photo shoots, why can’t Cheeky Parade, GEM, Wa-Suta do it also.

Sad to say Runa Ozawa just graduated on January 31st.3. Babyraids JAPAN.

Ever since seeing them in September last year in San Francisco, at the J-Pop Summit my interest in them has been rejuvenated big time. I don’t even know why it even decline in the first place they’re so much fun to follow. I think it stared declining when they change their name, which was around the same time Manatsu Hayashi became blonde. Talking about Manatsu being blonde I though she was less attractive I didn’t like her as a blonde it didn’t suit her, my feelings didn’t change until I saw her at the J-Pop Summit. Seeing her up close and in person, I don’t know. It did something to me, I could have just stared at her face for all eternity.

I can’t say for sure, looking back. I think Manatsu Hayashi becoming blonde had a lot to do with me losing interest in them, add the name change I think that did it. It definitely wasn’t because of Rio Watanabe.2. AKB48.

Yeah, AKB48 is definitely hard to follow. And what is AKB48 are they a whole bunch of groups in a group, You got Team A, K, B, 4, and Team 8. In reality Team 8 is like it’s on own separate group, that has really has nothing to with AKB48. Then theirs the Research Students (Kenkyuusei), and also you have the senbatsu members and whatever else their is.

Some members of Team 4.

1. Morning Musume.

Chisaki Morito is a 14th Generation Morning Musume member so she’s and official and full time member. I may have mention this before, I can’t remember. If I didn’t Haruka Kudo graduated on December 11th.

I found this very surprising not including their first year 1997, only once 2008 they had no changes in members joining or graduating. Although in 2015 Riho Sayashi graduated in the final day of the year


My J-Pop Summit in San Francisco 2017.

September 15, 2017

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

Saturday September 9, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Misaki Iwasa.

LinQ.

LinQ.

Yana from YANAKIKU.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sunday September 10, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Babyraids Japan.

Babyraids Japan.

 

 


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

August 2, 2017

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

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

25. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

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

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

23. Moe Kamikokuryo (Angerme).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. There There Theres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. AKB48.

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

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

 


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 Favorite J-Pop Idols and J-Pop Artist, August 2016.

August 30, 2016

I do this twice a year in January and July, because I went on a 2 week vacation last month. I’ve decide to this in August, I did the same thing in 2014.

My Top 25 Favorite J-Pop Idols, singers, or whatever. These days the definition of it can be very vague.

25. Haruna Ogata (Morning Musume).

When I went to see Morning Musume at Anime Matsuri in Houston earlier this year, believe it or not she was the first one that caught my eye. I always thought she was kinda cute, seeing her in person was I thought she was just super cute.

And she also looks really good in bikini.5378034424. Honoka Akimoto (Team Syachihoko).

I was really into her I guess for a couple of years or so, then I just lost interest in her. Earlier this year I’ve started to get back to kinda following her, she’s just as fun and funny and beautiful as ever.akimoto01_gravure0123. Karin Ogino (Yumemiru Adolescence).

I don’t fantasize about her anymore, those were great times. I still enjoy following her and her group.Cjsae1lUYAAMcp622. Moa Kikuchi (BABYMETAL).

I’ve always like her ever since she was with Sakura Gakuin, that seem like a long time ago.tumblr_o6g2ecJ3YC1us4326o1_128021. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).

She’s going to release a solo album, at the end of October. She will also write and compose a few songs on the album.NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto Full Throttle on Shonen Magazine 01020. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

Taking about releasing solo albums, wasn’t Mayu suppose to release a solo album this year. I haven’t heard anything about that for the longest time, same with that solo single.819. Yuna Sekine (Cheeky Parade).

I’m sorry I really can’t think of anything to write about her, except I really enjoy listening to her talk. I’m all ears when she speaks.Cno8uL-VUAAbehv18. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

She’s just absolutely beautiful and sexy, seeing her person in San Francisco at the J-Pop summit was a big thrill for me. She’s as beautiful in person as she looks  in her pictures, I think she’s a cousin of Kei Jonishi. So I’ve read in a few places.

About couple of weeks ago August 14th, was her birthday. Happy belated 20th birthday, Seira.CaxVvU0UcAEScQz17. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

Very few idols I enjoy following more than her, even when my interest in Team Syachihoko was diminishing which it was at one time. I was always checking her out. I don’t think their’s an idol I want to hang out for a good time more than her. She cut her hair short earlier this year, I prefer long hair. But she looks super cute in short hair.

Her birthday is a day after mine on September 10th. Happy 19th birthday in advance, Nao.tumblr_o34tceuBbX1trwfxdo3_128016. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

I’m really looking forward to seeing her and Momoiro Clover Z in New York City on November 19th, got my tickets already.5189500315. Kanna Hashimoto (Rev. from DVL).

Rev. from DVL haven’t release anything much this year, I guess it’s because Kanna is doing a few stuff outside of the group.13568758_647120602111183_5037919514828633532_o14. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48).

Since she graduated from NMB48 on August 9th, I wasn’t going to include her in this ranking. Since I usually do this in July and it’s Milky, what the hell. She will be missed.tumblr_o1tnxuY0dr1sgvptro6_128013. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I really enjoy following her on Google+, she always does a post everyday. She usually post good pictures and videos also.meruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu12. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

A master at fan service, maybe not quite a master yet. She really knows how to please her fans, and make new fans. Or depending who are, you may find her somewhat annoying. I think Haruna Ogata is more of a master of fan service.65204_85353_333111. Kei Jonishi (NMB48).

This really sucks, I’m not really seeing her as much as before.tumblr_nmce275UQP1rf50epo1_128010. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).

If she was to dye her hair black, that’s probably her natural hair color. Anyways if she had black hair she would look like Mayu Watanabe.20160503_1015_0189. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

I sill can’t get over how I failed to notice her when I was basically standing beside her, in Houston at Anime Matsuri. Just me and my friend with Morning Musume, for about minute. When I finally realize who I was standing beside with, and got over shock. They started to head out, talk about a miss opportunity.img201601201429064448. Seran Mizoroigi (Cheeky Parade).

I’m afraid the days of her being my J-Pop sexual fantasy girl has ended, she’s still a lot fun and very funny at least I think so. And I still find her cute, so she’s still worth following.Clyusi9UgAE0EA17. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

She has change her hairstyle again, I wonder if this will become a yearly thing. Regardless how she has her hair, I think she’s just absolutely gorgeous.CoiHEmGVMAAMJ_z6. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

My new J-Pop sexual fantasy girl, no that’s not true. No one will ever replace Seran Mizorogi in that department, I do fantasize sexual about her quite often.tumblr_o6wonbXQOa1rzneyjo2_12805. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

It seems like I’ve been following her and PASSPO for a long time, actually I guess I have. Since I first heard of them and became a fan about 3 or 4 months after I discovered J-Pop, she’s turning 24 next month. For some reason I think she’s a lot older.CoRYU2SUMAApyh84. Yukafin Doll (Afilia Saga).

I thought she was suppose to graduated from Afilia Saga earlier this year, when I saw her on the cover of Afilia Saga latest single. I was very surprise she was still in the group, I’ve been trying to find out about her graduation. It seem like it’s all been forgotten, no one is mentioning it. Which is find by me.CoYKWShUkAAW9V43. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

I was going to write something sexual about her, but I’m sorry. I just can’t say anything bad about her, it’s not bad some would say sexual feelings is healthy. But, you know what I mean.ClEs53wXIAAoE4P2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).

Does anyone know of any Yukirin news lately that’s of any relevant and worth checking out.tumblr_ntzkzoz2Pq1u1rt3jo1_12801. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).

Still no date about her graduation, but I think she’s still good for one AKB48 single. And I’m not talking about the one were fans voted you on.AKB48 Haruna Kojima Cute and Sexy on Smart Magazine 001_________________________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 Favorite J-Pop Group.

20. Babyraids JAPAN.

I’m starting to find them a little boring to follow, I hope this changes. I really enjoy this group.CmCspnFVYAAORH419. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Ever since they became a 4 member group, it seems they’ve been doing less activities. But, they are releasing a new single “Shinkai” tomorrow.CkKEBaDUgAA4Uyo18. Team Syachihoko.

My interest in them has started to pick up since earlier this year, after it was declining a little bit for a while there. Yuzu Ando is still on indefinite hiatus, I hope she comes back soon. Or, that she comes back all.CfrIeV1UIAA2maK17. C-ute.

They’ve announce they will disband in June of next year, that’s like almost a year from now. So, I won’t really say anything about this just yet. They’re sentimental favorite of mine, so this is shitty news.new-pv-release-c-ute-summer-wind16. 9nine.

Just when I was really staring to get into “Umika Kawashima” earlier this year, she graduates on July 23rd. I really like 9nine even before I really thought anything of her, cause I really didn’t before. So this shouldn’t really matter, I think it will. I will definitely miss her, for a while a couple of months ago. She was probably the J-Pop idol I was fantasizing about the most.CaiOrPdVAAABrCG15. Fairies.

Whenever theirs an Anime Convention here in North Amierica, I’m always requesting them to invite this group. I’ve even requested a couple times for them as guest at J-Pop summit in San Francisco. This group is just becoming more and more sexier, each time I see them.CjJLanZUYAIvGO314. Country Girls.

I just love this group, to me everything they do is all win. I’m very sad about about Manaka Inaba graduating on August 4th, due to health reasons.6KKuJsc13. Tokyo Performance Doll.

They’re probably ranked just a little higher than they should be, I guess because I just saw them last month at the J-Pop summit in San Francisco. I actually considered not attending, I like them but not enough to drive 3 or 4 days to see them. I like Seira Jonishi who I would love just to see, but she’s no Hitomi Arai. I’m glad I did go, had a lot of fun there with group. I’m actually following them very closely since seeing them.20160703_TPD1_offshot_toukou12. Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

My interest in them is declining a little bit, mainly due they’re not doing much activities and ain’t releasing much lately. At least it seems like it to me.91q5BdCdvAL__SL1500_11. NMB48.

I will still like NMB48, not having Milky. Will hurt.ChNeWatVEAEZESo10. SKE48.

They’ve had a lot members graduate the last several years, at least they’re being replaced by some cute members. I don’t really follow SKE48 that much, I think I like them better now. They seem a lot more fresh and fun.CnO7nd4UMAA2GuL9. Nogizaka46.

All things being equal, I think they’re very close to AKB48 level. Maybe even little above AKB48. Then again maybe not they’re having great singles sales, it’s a little misleading the same can be said about AKB48.ay6Rkqs8. Yumemiru Adolescence.

This group has it all, and Kyouka is just developing very well.CoWg5tJUMAE6qScI think this is very funny them doing the Domobics dance, which Tokyo Performance Doll keep doing at the J-Pop Summit. Or at least this is what I think it is.ConnrJHVIAE40Av7. HKT48.

Make Meru Tashima center again, I need to see more Meru.4433cb2db805443bb04503ed8ec059d46. PASSPO.

They’re doing more activities this year, last year they barely did anything. I like them, but for the longest time it was hard to find anything new on them. And is Naomi Anzai ever becoming a sexpot「NO%20MUSIC,%20NO%20IDOL」vol_110%20PASSPO☆5. SUPER GiRLS.

3 of their 4 singles in the last 3 years, have been summer singles. I was going to say find by me, bikinis on the cover. Unfortunately not this year, 3 years ago they didn’t either. Must because of those very young new members.

On June 25th Rina Katsuta and Reira Arai graduated from the group. They lose 2 members added 5 new members.img_SuperGirls_AS_2016_0348414. Momoiro Clover Z.

They will be doing a concert in New York City on November 19th, I will going to that concert.tumblr_nx54t2RaJv1r6njvto1_12803. Cheeky Parade.

For now they will be a 7 member group as Marin Yamamoto & Mariya Suzuki, I think will be on a 2 year hiatus to study in Los Angeles, USA. Also going with them will “GEM” member Maya Takeda, I wrote in one of my post she was graduated from the group. It’s not true just like the other 2 she will be just on hiatus.CqmSsptUIAECv3X2. Morning Musume.

I guess just before I went to see them in February at Houston for Anime Matsuri, my interest in them was probably as low as it ever was since I started to get to really into them during the Summer of 2012. The decline started around the end of the summer of 2014, it’s not has bad as it sounds. Although it was at the lowest its been since I started following them, it was still a lot higher than almost all the idol group I like. I guess the only bad thing about this was I really didn’t get to know the 12th generation that well. Ever since that time in Houston my interest them has been going up, it’s probably higher now than it ever was. And it hasn’t even reach it’s peak yet. Right now they’re the group I’m paying the most attention too, and this includes AKB48. I said the same thing a few times a couple of years ago, in reality that wasn’t really the case. This time it really is.BM0OOac1. AKB48.

It’s been a long, long while now. I really find them very frustrating to follow, I don’t even know where to start. If anything they have quantity if not quality.

It’s been going on almost forever but I really hate when they have other members from their sister groups on their singles, it was bad then. It’s just getting worse and worse. A lot more I could say what I don’t like, then this go on forever.

Since I don’t have a problem with AKB48 Team 8, I’ll post picture of them.

Team 8.

Team 8.

 

 


My J-Pop Summit Experience “Coming Soon”.

August 1, 2016

I just came back from a 2 week road trip, and on July 23-24. I attended the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco, I will do a post on my experience there, hopefully by this Friday. I want to do a few post before that which I wasn’t able to do, because of my trip.

Had a great time at the J-Pop Summit was running into “Tokyo Performance Doll” a lot during the day, both days. It was good that one of them knew how to speak English.

Some Pictures –

Silent Siren.

Silent Siren.

GARNiDELiA.

GARNiDELiA.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.

Tokyo Performance Doll.