Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 27, 2018.

July 1, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 27, July 2, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Summer Love – MAG!C PRINCE (06/20/2018) (84,527).

* MAG!C PRINCE 1st number one single.2. THE New Era – GOT7 (06/20/2018) (55,200).3. Golden Encore! – BRBRookies! (Chikage Utsuki (Wataru Hatano), Kumon Hyodo (Tasuku Hatanaka), Azami Izumida (Seiya Konishi), Gai, (Satoshi Hino)) (06/20/2018) (20,784).4. Mou Aenai Kedo, Heiki Desuka? ~Our Days~ – Solidemo (06/20/2018) (18,299).5. Echo – Dean Fujioka (06/20/2018) (14,033).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 18 Mouretsu Yonaoshi Guilty! – Yuko Hori (Eri Suzuki), Sanae Katagiri (Azumi Waki), Shizuku Oikawa (Yuri Noguchi) (06/20/2018) (13,593).7. Date – Soma Saito (06/20/2018) (13,502).8. Sister – Luz (06/20/2018) (13,028).9. Nanatsuiro REALiZE – IDOLiSH7 (06/20/2018) (10,094).10. Koigoromo – Sastoshi Hayashibe (06/20/2018) (9,357)._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Haikei, Shonen yo – Hump Back (06/20/2018) (6,139).26. Kiss wa Agenai – Tokyo Girls’ Style (06/20/2018) (2,616).

* How did this get by me, I guess I haven’t been checking up on “Tokyo Girls’ Style” for a little while.27. Elude – Maison Book Girl (06/20/2018) (2,598).29. Magic Rendez-vous – Mellow Mellow (06/20/2018) (2,468).37. Tomare no Susume – Yuri Komagata (06/20/2018) (2,232).

42. Full Color – Majipanch (06/19/2018) (1,619).53. WA ni Natte, Berichoko Step! – Aozora Sorano (06/20/2018) (1,130).57. Spicy The Life – Pili Peppers (Yukari Anzai, Akane Fujita, Yuri Noguchi) (06/20/2018) (1,041).62. Ienai Koto wa Uta no Naka – Ena Fujita (06/20/2018) (984).

95. Heart Confusion – Ortensia (06/20/2018) (470).

104. Over Heat, Over Heart – Misty (Yukari Tamura) (06/20/2018) (422).111. Brilliant Wings – Stellamais (06/20/2018) (405).

121. Koisuru Otome wa Ame Moyou – alom (06/20/2018) (348).125. Mahou Shoujo Site Character Song (Believe Again) – Tsuyuno Yatsumura (Himika Akaneya) (06/20/2018) (329).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 27, July 2, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hashiridasu Shumkan – Hiragana Keyakizaka46 (06/20/2018) (154,517).

* They are Keyakizaka46 under groups. Anyways it’s Hiragana Keyakizaka46 1st number one album or Keyakizaka46 2nd number one album. It’ all the same to me.2. The Ashtray – Suchmos (06/20/2018) (32,105).3. Shishamo 5 – Shishamo (06/20/2018) (11,110).4. Jukebox – Fairies (06/20/2018) (9,805).5. Future – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (06/06/2018) (7,687) (211,369).6. Best Love Maco – Maco (06/20/2018) (6,347).7. Chasing The Horizon – Man With A Mission (06/06/2018) (5,834) (89,377).8. Femme Fatale – Miliyah Kato (06/20/2018) (4,833).9. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (4,012) (2,236,434).10. World’s End – Lyrical School (06/19/2018) (3,981)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Square Up – BLACKPINK (06/22/2018) (3,890).23. Jumping Summer – Wa-Suta (The World Standard) (06/20/2018) (2,506).

* They’re helping to “soften the blow” about Cheeky Parade disbanding in the very near future. Actually not al all, but I will write more about that sometime next month. That was just my way of saying I’m warming up a bit to Wa-Suta.41. 5th Album – Up Up Girls (Kari) (06/19/2018) (1,333).128. Hibi Rinrin – Ai Higuchi (06/20/2018) (483).

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

June 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

May 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

May 12, 2018

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

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

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

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

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

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

* Former SKE48 Aki Deguchi.___________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

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

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

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


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

April 27, 2018

The AKB48 Team Shuffle that was announced at the “AKB48 12th Anniversary Concert, on December 8, 2017. Officially came into effect on April 1, 2018. So I will list the members with their new Teams, this will be irrelevant to some members. Especially those from the 46 groups.

30. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).29. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

She’s a senbatsu member for the first time on a Nogizaka46 single “Synchronicity” which was just release a few days ago.28. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizak46 – 1st Generation).27. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).26. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

The girl that looks like HKT48 member Sakura Miyawaki.25. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice Captain).24. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

I’ve been checking her out quite a bit lately, you know a lot more than usual. The last week or so.22. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

She’ll graduated from NMB48 on May 1st, I will miss her. Very few members in the AKB48 family I had fun following more than her, she always makes me happy. I wish her “The Best Luck”.

Since she’s graduating next month, I’ll include her next month, Why Not!!! It’s Lemon.21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

AKB48 Team K new captain.19. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

Former Captain of Team 4 becomes new Captain of AKB48 Team B, she’s definitely captain material.18. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).15. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).14. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).13. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).12. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).11. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).

Yeah, I bought Renacchi photo book. Was I in for a surprise it was more provocative than I would have expected, she just seems so innocent. I like it a lot, one the better photo book that I have.10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

She graduated from NGT48 on April 18th, I will miss her. Wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

If you haven’t yet you should get her photo book “Soshite”, which was release a few months ago. It’s a good one.9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).

Now that she’s a producer (=Love, maybe more to come), I don’t know if she’ll release any solo stuff anymore. Which I really want, I love her singing voice.8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).

You know if their was a competition for “Best Hair” in the AKB48 family, you know I’ll choose her has the winner. If it was done yearly, this would be her 7th straight year she would have won.6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).

With Mion joining Team A, I really like the New Team A.  For the most part (almost always) my favorite Team in AKB48 was Team B. With Rena Kato & Yui Oguri (concurrent position) also joining Team A, I think right now Team A might be my favorite Team.5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).

On March 19th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Sakura.4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

I just love her, she’s always happy and smiling. It’s looks so natural.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

I got the same shoes that she’s wearing there.


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 30, 2018.

April 26, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ask Yourself – KAT-TUN (04/18/2018) (137,897).

* KAT-TUN 27th number one single.

It’s their 1st single or album release in more than 2 years. They’re down to 3 members, at least they’re still around.2. Kimi no Achoo! – Choux Cream Rockets (Last Idol) (04/18/2018) (55,672).3. Sexy Sexy / Naite Ii yo / Vivid Midnight – Juice=Juice (04/18/2018) (51,782).

* First single for Juice=Juice members Nanami Yanagawa (Country Girls) & Ruru Danbara who joined the group last year in June. Hello! Project groups have been selling very well lately. “Angerme” is next, I’m expecting around 60,000 – 65,000 in the first week.4. Take Me Under / Winding Road – Man With A Mission (04/18/2018) (24,776).5. Kagami no Naka Kara / Atashi no Nokori Zenbu Ageru – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (24,577).

* First single with new member Mio Fukase, she’s really cute.6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 16 Answer –  Mirei Hayasaka (Ayaka Asai), Nono Morikubo (Karin Takahashi), Syoko Hoshi (Satsumi Matsuda) (04/18/2018) (22,451).7. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (20,732) (978,300).8. I Love You – Kana Nishino (04/18/2018) (16,969).9. The Idolmaster Stella Master 03 Soshite Bokura wa Tabi ni Deru – Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura), Yukiho Haigawa (Azumi Asakura), Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo), Azusa Miura (Chiaki Takahashi) (04/18/2018) (9,919).10. Tameiki no Sekai wa Iranai – Dear Kiss (04/17/2018) (9,907).

* Since their last single in late 2016, they lost a member Miho Fujimoto who left the group almost a year ago. And believe or not former “GEM” members Maho Iyama will join Dear Kiss officially on April 29th, interesting fact all the members former and current have been former members of some interesting Idol groups. “GALETTe” to name one where they have 2 members from there._________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Amaharu – Dream Ami (04/18/2018) (7,022).15. Re:bellion ~Kindan no Kajitsu~ – Papi Rosier (04/17/2018) (5,252).20. Distopia – Yamakatsu (Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen) (04/17/2018) (3,051).

Well guess what “Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen” have change their name to “Yamakatsu”, that only good thing about it is it’s easier to say.21. Noisy Love Power – Ayaka Ohashi (04/18/2018) (2,924).71. Gekka no Kiseki / Hawa Hawa Hour – Chika Anzai / Yumiri Hanamori (04/18/2018) (463).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SHINee The Best From Now On – SHINee (04/18/2018) (89,489).

* SHINee 3rd number one album.2. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (38,868) (147,121).3. Ensemble – Mrs. Green Apple (04/18/2018) (15,158).4. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (13,675) (42,457).5. Startrain – Daisuke Ono (04/18/2018) (10,394).6. Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to” – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (10,339) (956,108).7. Off Road – Doberman Infinity (04/18/2018) (10,021).8. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (6,388) (2,185,906).9. This Is The Best – The Bawdies (04/18/2018) (6,307).10. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (5,810) (148,531)._________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Kimi Wazurai – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (5,456).46. APink Single Collection – APink (04/18/2018) (1,080).55. Everything Is Practice – uijin (04/18/2018) (902).

* Check these girls out, they’re worth it.80. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Game)” Starting Gate 10 – Tamamo Cross (Naomi Ozora), Sakura Bakushino (Sachika Misawa), Biko Pegaus (Aimi Tanaka) (04/18/2018) (640).

142. 35th Anniversary “Celebration” ~From Yu To You~ – Yu Hayami (04/18/2018) (351).

* I decide to include this, because I had a very pleasant experience meeting her in San Francisco at J-Pop Summit in 2016.171. The Best Of Chelsy – Chelsy (04/18/2018) (303).


NGT48 3rd Single “Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka”, First Week Sales.

April 19, 2018

NGT48 3rd single “Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka”, which was release on April 11th. Sold 109,012 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Hinata Honma is center for this single, NGT48 has had a different center for their 1st 3 singles.

I love this single I like all tracks a lot, for anyone interested Rie Kitahara graduation song “Watashi no Tame ni” is on Type A, Oh Geez, I can’t remember her graduation date. It’s coming up really soon, like in a couple of weeks or less.

* I wanted to check after I wrote that, will she just graduated on April 18th, for some reason I though it’s March. Anyways, I will talk more about her graduation soon. She should have been center for this single, they never give her the same kind of respect as they do with Sasshi. I don’t think they’re that close anymore.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YybtAuT4YE .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

CD Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 17, April 23, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka – NGT48 (04/11/2018) (109,012).

* NGT48 2nd number one single.2. One Times One – Kobukuro (04/11/2018) (35,960).3. Shanana Koko ni Oide – B2takes! (04/11/2018) (35,897).4. Xiao Yi Xiao – Momoiro Clover Z (04/11/2018) (22,034).

* First single since Momoka Ariyasu graduation, which was January 21st. I was going to write something else, I think it’s better that I don’t.5. Aerumade – B1A4 (04/10/2018) (19,817).6. Just The Way You Are – Exile Atsushi (04/11/2018) (15,662).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Master Seasons Spring! (Sakura no Kaze) – Anastasia (Sumire Uesaka), Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezaki), Yoshino Yorita (Yuki Takada) (04/11/2018) (15,602).8. Shampoo no Nioi ga Shita – 22/7 (04/11/2018) (9,691).9. Glass no Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (9,260) (957,568).10. Acacia – Exile The Second (02/22/2018) (8,982) (75,445)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Be! – Beboga! (04/11/2018) (8,967).___________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 17, April 23, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (108,253).

* Her 25th number one album.2. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (28,782).3. Ure D – GReeeeN (04/11/2018) (22,136).4. Planet Bonds – FTIsland (04/11/2018) (17,422).5. Face Yourself – BTS (04/04/2018) (12,365) (294,297).

* 3 albums in the Top 5 by K-Pop artist, I don’t know if this a first or not. Probably not, don’t have the time to go checking.6. Big Yell – Yuzu (04/04/2018) (12,226) (92,735).7. THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!! – EMPiRE (04/11/2018) (9,190).

* Looks like they may give “BiSH”, a run for their money.

I like them they’re cute, especially Midoriko.8. Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to” – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (8,956) (945,769).9. Tokiotome – Tokimeki Sendenbu (04/14/2018) (7,562).10. Blooming Days – EXO-CBX (04/14/2018) (7,562).

* 4 K-Pop artist in the Top 10, I can almost guarantee this is not the first time it’s happen. In fact I think it’s happen several times, I’m not about to go checking._________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. G-litter – Gacharic Spin (04/11/2018) (3,735).

* Glad to see the “Cheerleader”, is still in the group.145. Meaning Of Life – Spark Speaker (04/11/2018) (355).199. Qumalidepart 2 – Qumalidepart (04/11/2018) (269).238. Haru to Shura – Harunemuri (04/11/2018) (224).