AKB48 9th Senbatsu Election, Final Results.

June 20, 2017

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

I gave all my 3 votes to HKT48 Meru Tashima.

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

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

 

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t know who she is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She drop big time from last year election 27 spots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t really know anything about her.

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, another Team 8 member gets ranked.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Girls.

 

Future Girls (49-64) :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Time ranking.

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

Don’t really know to much about her.

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

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

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

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

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

I think I need to pay more attention to her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’ll be Future Girls Center.

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

 

Next Girls (33-48) :

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

She drop from #25 last year.

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

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

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

Don’t know who she is.

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

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

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

She move up 30 spots from a year ago.

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

I think she’s kinda cute.

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

She’s really cute.

41. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – Team NIII).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’s a real cutie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’ll be Next Girls Center.

Next Girls.

 

Under Girls (17-32) :

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

Yes, I would say this a surprise.

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

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

Just Look –

Madoka Moriyasu / Natsumi Matsuoka.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think she’s really cute.

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

I really don’t anything about her.

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

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

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

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

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

Drops 5 spots, still a very good result.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An SKE48 member who usually ranks fairly high.

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

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

Under Girls.

 

Senbatsu (1-16) :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to Sasshi for the center position.

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

Senbatsu.

 

 

 


My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, May 2017.

May 22, 2017

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

30. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).

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

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

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

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

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

Anyways she’s developing into one hot sex pot.

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

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

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

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

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

3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

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

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

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


My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, April 2017.

April 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N).

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

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

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

With her graduation Minami Minegishi remains the only original member.

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


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

March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her graduation concert will be on April 10th.c2iexweusae0ua8

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

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

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


My favorite Top 25 J-Pop Idols and Top 20 J-Pop Artist, January, 2017.

January 31, 2017

I do this twice a year in January and July, although I’ve done it a couple of times in August. This was fun and interesting to do, especially trying to decide the bottom 5 in my J-Pop Artist. And the bottom 6 in my J-Pop Idols, with so many candidates to consider and with only 6 spots available.

 

My Top 25 Favorite J-Pop Idols :

* I was going include Marina Nagasawa of Houkago Princess at number 23, since she graduated from the group at the end of December last month. I decide not to, it was a last minute decision.

25. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

I guess she has Marina Nagasawa to thank for this, I’ve always like her right from the beginning. Not the best dancer in the world, but I think she’s really cute.babyraids-japan-expo-interview-07-533x800

24. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

I really do like her, she’s really cute. she’s growing up to be a very beautiful young woman. Although I think she looks really cute in short hair, I think she looks really hot with her hair longer. I like her better with her hair long, if she cuts it short again it won’t change the way I feel about her.

On February 10th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 15th Birthday in advance, Mai.c1ojkbiusaaaolo

23. Rei Kuromiya (The Idol Formerly Knows As LADYBABY).

I debated if she actually belongs here or not, I guess she done enough music stuff to qualify.cyzneryukaejipl22. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

She’s the 7th Morning Musume Member to make my favorite J-Pop Idol rankings, at one time or another. By far the most, AKB48 is next with 4 members.

I didn’t like her at first, I think it was around late 2015 that I started to take notice of her. Last year in Houston at Anime Matsuri it was a big thrill for me to meet her (Ok after the fact), she was so nice. I think it was unintentional she’s a flirt, but in a really nice and kind of way. After meeting her my interest in her just grew and grew and grew.3f96e20821. Risa Yamaki (Country Girls).

I like her, she has sex appeal. To me she’s like Yuki Kashiwagi, that I find it embarrassing to watch when she tries to be cute.c05zn4gviaakgli20. Misato Misaki (drop).

I can’t remember who now, she reminds me of a cartoon or was it a comic (or both) character. I’ve like her for a long time now, and I’ve enjoyed fantasizing about her for a long time now. She has the same birthday day as me, September 9th.ctppivhuiaauxqb

19. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).nmb48-sayaka-yamamoto-nante-suteki-na-bicho-on-anan-magazine-00518. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

She just release her 3rd Photo Book not that long ago, the 1st Photo Book I ever bought was her 1st one. Way back in 2011.akb48-mayu-watanabe-hip-on-wpb-magazine-00117. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

I must really like her cause when I went to watch Momoiro Clover Z in New York City, late last year. I was really excited about buying her T-Shirt, she really has the cutest dimples.20161117_momoclo-716. Nao Sakura ( Team Syachihoko).

Although my interest Team Syachihoko has diminished, my interest in her is just has high as it ever was at anytime. I just enjoy looking at her, I just think she’s really cute.cxojuc5vqaagosi15. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

She has sex appeal, that’s all you need to know.01%202-jonishi-seira14. Kanna Hashimoto (Rev. from DVL).

I’m getting a little restless with her, it seems like her or Rev. from DVL. Haven’t been doing that much lately.

In a few days February 3rd, it’s her Birthday. Happy 18th Birthday in advance, Kanna.24_hashimoto_kanna_00813. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I’m really pissed off about this, Meru is not a senbatsu member for HKT48 up coming single.73590bc189af7b8690386f0d4f314a0d12. Seran Mizorogi (Cheeky Parade).

Looks like my days of fantasizing about her is just about over, it was great and it was for a very long time. I’ve never enjoyed fantasizing about anyone has much as I enjoyed fantasizing about her, great memories.ctihcd-ukaaoahu11. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).nogizaka46-mai-shiraishi-megami-no-bitai-on-friday-magazine-00510. Kei Jonishi (NMB48).

Her 2nd Photo Book is going to be release next month, you know I’m getting this. It looks like it will be just as good, hot and sexy if not better than her 1st one. Which I really enjoyed looking at.s-sato2017011519uenisi-ogp_09. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

I’ve been Maria Makino crazy, since October. I always did like her, but I’ve been really into her the last few months. I’ve bought a few of her solo stuff like her Photo Book and one of her Life size tapestry the one with her wearing a bikini, which I hang in my room. I really enjoy looking at the one.

It’s only a matter of time when she’ll become my favorite Morning Musume Member, but Haruna Iikubo will be very tough for her to dethroned. Time is on her side.

In a few days February 2nd, it’s her Birthday. Happy Sweet 16th Birthday in advance, Maria.maria-0308. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

It’s become an annual thing, she has change her hairstyle again, regardless how she has it she always looks beautiful. I really can’t explain this, she’s the J-Pop Idol that I want to marry.cxb8usmvqaam8o27. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

She’s my favorite Morning Musume Member because she’s cute and funny, but mainly because she has sex appeal.xzvdmmzeqevwzjgwotfupbv-mym6. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

She hasn’t released a photobook in a long while, she needs to soon. Especially bikini shoots, cause she really looks hot in a bikini.cw9phblvqaanr_v5. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

I debated for the longest time if I should ranked her ahead of Ai Negishi or not.dad020d44. Yufakin Doll (Afilia Saga).

I don’t know what’s going with this graduation thing about her, first in late 2015 she announced she’ll be graduating from the group in 2016. Then you never heard anything about it, then I think it was a few months ago I read she’s suppose to graduate in early 2017. But I haven’t heard anything about it since, you know what they say “No News” is “Good News”.c0qnqkousaaibmeI didn’t notice this before, here’s a picture with her and “drop” Misato Misaki. I can’t confirm that’s Misato Misaki, it looks like her.cprob8tvmaay6we3. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Cute Hitomi Arai, it seems like her and Tokyo Girls’ Style get no Love and respect. Or at least not enough of it.cwom3yjwgaik_bk2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 and NGT48).12774b8c1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).

Her graduation from AKB48 is coming very soon, less than a month. February 23rd.2016120323596138313__________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 Favorite Artist :

* Debated if to include ” Doll Elements” or not, who disbanded on January 14th, not to sure exactly where they would have ranked.

20. Moso Calibration.

I’ve been liking them a couple of years now, I especially like Nia Hoshino. Kinda funny looking, but I think she’s really cute.ct4fteoviae-1tq19. Fuwafuwa.

I first heard of them early last year, I don’t know a group this big. With so many cute members, I think they’re all cute.cuxwoasusaamxzr18. Niji no Conquistador.

I’ve like them for a long time now, I don’t know if it was laziness or what. I really didn’t start to really check them out, til maybe a year or so ago. A very fun group to watch. Nagi Nemoto is definitely very nice to look at.08_nemotonagi_00617. Keyakizaka46.

I think they might be a year or two away from doing any bikini shoots, can’t wait some really cute members there. Their first single was a great I like it a lot, but the next 2 singles they release I thought was kinda boring.cyqxugdukaazzka16. Kobushi Factory.

I’ve like them right from the beginning, but lately the last several months. I’ve been really into them, I especially like Rei Inoue for some reason. To me they’re like a cheap or a “Poor Man’s” version of Morning Musume, that was a compliment.cnulyclvmae5mbz15. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Will be releasing a single, in about a month. One of the best J-Pop concerts I’ve ever seen (Top 3), was watching them at the J- Pop Summit Festival in 2014.c07drp4viaaks6814. Fairies.

Down to 5 members now, as Miria Fujita graduated from the group on January 10th. She was a cutie.cs2-gflviaegitg

13. NMB48.

Don’t follow them as much as before, with Kei Jonishi graduating soon. I’ll probably be checking them out even less.wcchw1l12. SKE48.

I never did follow them that much, they have or had a few members that I would check out regularly. But that was about it.

The 8th Generation they all look really cute, and the 7th Generation aren’t bad. So it’s looking good for SKE48.c1uk7n3vqaefpzy11. Country Girls.

They’ve been around for more than 2 years, but for some reason it seems a lot shorter. During that time they’ve had 2 members who graduated, and have added 2 members. and Momoko Tsugunaga will be graduating on June 30th. And she fitted so will with this group.

I like the fact they’re so very different from all the other Hello! Project groups, who seem to be all the same.rdxaypk10. Tokyo Performance Doll.

I think I’m still on a high from watching them at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco last year, I just bought their latest album 2 weeks go. I’m still checking them out almost regularly, just not as much as before. I still like to fantasize about Nana & Seira.c0na1u6usaafwt19. Nogizaka46.

In my opinion the most classy, professional and discipline J-Pop girl group. Don’t ask me to explain.cohvug2vmaah2ts8. Yumemiru Adolescence.

Temporarily a 4 member group, since Rei Kobayashi is on hiatus.cxnxdnfukaaugtdYumemiru Adolescence with Tokyo Girls’ Style, as Yuumi Shida & Hitomi Arai release two singles last summer.cskdxx4uaaae9qt7. HKT48.

The most fun group in the AKB48 family to watch, lately they’ve done some things that’s annoyed me. Something AKB48 would do.70de08586. PASSPO.

I’m still debating if I like as a Band, yes still.c0_nrqeuoaave2h5. Momoiro Clover Z.

My interest in them as been diminishing a little bit for a long time now, I was hoping seeing them in concert late last year in New York City. Would change that, unfortunately it didn’t. Didn’t help either that I had a bad experience with one of the staff members, I think I got spoiled with Cheeky Parade when they came to New York City. Which I was basically allowed to chat with the members. The concert was great I enjoyed myself.tumblr_ogzqsg1hgc1r6njvto1_12804. SUPER GiRLS.

My only problem with them right now is that the last couple of years, they’re not releasing anything that much. Last year my interest in them has been rejuvenated, I’m starting to have fun following them. I think that was a great move when they transferred Nana Asakawa from GEM to SUPER GiRLS in 2014.822583. Cheeky Parade.

I just enjoy following and checking them out.cxclmy2ukaaotia2. AKB48.

They’ve dropped to number 2, nothing last forever. This maybe only be temporary time will tell.cxi75-zuqae2a651. Morning Musume.

Although it was almost a year ago, I’m still on a high from watching and meeting them at Anime Matsuri in Houston. They’re so much easier and more fun to follow than AKB48, when I’m checking them out at youtube for example. I get to see all the members unlike AKB48.mm16-akimyvision-groupphoto

 

 


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

January 15, 2017

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

30. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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