Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 23, 2018.

June 8, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 23, June 4, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Cinderella Girl – King & Prince (05/23/2018) (576,093).

* King & Prince 1st number one single.2. Ai wo Ganbatte – Akiko Wada with Boys And Men Kenkyusei (05/23/2018) (104,803).3. Wake Me Up – Twice (05/16/2018) (40,329) (302,987).4. Mamma Mia! – SF9 (05/23/2018) (36,557).5. Over – XOX (05/23/2018) (20,166).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 17 Nothing But You – Anastasia (Sumire Uesaka), Nao Kamiya (Eriko Matsui), Yuka Nakano (Shino Shimoji), Miku Maekawa (Natsumi Takamori), Shoko Hoshi (Satsumi Matsuda) (05/23/2018) (18,490).7. Underdog – Exile Shokichi (05/23/2018) (15,102).8. Kabuto – [Alexandros] (05/23/2018) (13,565).9. Canvas – Color Creation (05/23/2018) (12,441).10. Yamato Nadeshiko Sunrise – Fes Tive (05/23/2018) (10,697).__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Hello Hello – Maaya Sakamoto (05/23/2018) (5,656).16. Ray – PassCode (05/23/2018) (5,587).21. Unlock – Yuka Iguchi (05/23/2018) (3,757).28. Distance – Rie Murakawa (05/23/2018) (2,920).31. Lonely Alice – Pyxis (05/23/2018) (2,564).32. Zenzen Tomodachi – Haruka Yamazaki (05/23/2018) (2,511).34. It’s Show Time!! – Haruka Fukuhara x Haruka Tomatsu (05/23/2018) (2,471).37. Tears Echo – Finis (Yukari Tamura) (05/23/2018) (2,121).38. Dotten Kaimei – CRUiSE! (05/22/2018) (2,103).41. Utaeba Soko ni Kimi ga Iru Kara – Konomi Suzuki (05/23/2018) (1,779).44. Like A Nettaiya – Devil ANTHEM (05/23/2018) (1,603).49. Hugtto! PreCure Character Single – Cure Yell (Rie Hikisaka), Cure Ange (Rina Honizumi), Cure Etoile (Yui Ogura) (05/23/2018) (1,400).

50. Shinka Kei Colors – Kanami Etou (Kaede Hondo), Hiyori Juujou (Saori Oonishi), Mai Yanase (Azumi Waki), Sayaka Itomi (Hina Kino), Kaoru Mashiko (Risae Matsuda), Eren Kohagura (Eri Suzuki) (05/23/2018) (1,375).53. Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai – AOP (05/23/2018) (1.303).63. Mikansei Girls / Sambaing – Fleurette (05/22/2018) (1,073).

65. Mirai Epilogue – Kanami Etou (Kaede Hondo), Hiyori Juujou (Saori Oonishi), Mai Yanase (Azumi Waki), Sayaka Itomi (Hina Kino), Kaoru Mashiko (Risae Matsuda), Eren Kohagura (Eri Suzuki) (05/23/2018) (1,049).73. Love Song – Teresa Wagner (Manaka Iwami) (05/23/2018) (919).

79. Hanky Panky Funky Punky! Feat. Miri – Bestiem (05/23/2018) (789).

92. I Am A Braver!! – Joshi Dokushin Club (05/23/2018) (643).

112. Jubilee – amiinA (05/23/2018) (474).

146. Lotus Bloom – Kawasaki Junjou Komachi (05/25/2018) (284).

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 23, June 4, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Momoiro Clover Z Best Album “Momo no Juu, Bancha mo Debana” – Momoiro Clover Z (05/23/2018) (56,412).

* Momoiro Clover Z 3rd number one album.2. Chain – NCT 127 (05/23/2018) (44,832).3. Love Yourself “Tear” – BTS (05/19/2018) (44,093) (

* This album also reach number one album on US Billboard Top 200 album chart, a first for K-Pop.4. VS 5 – A.B.C-Z (05/23/2018) (33,579).5. E.G. 11 – E-girls (05/23/2018) (31,347).6. Adam to Eve no Ringo – Various Artist (05/23/2018) (28,637).7. Blue Compass- Inori Minase (05/23/2018) (18,654).8. Complex – Chansung (From 2PM) (05/23/2018) (15,569).9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (05/23/2018) (14,593).10. Kyou Kara Watashitachi wa ~GFriend 1st Best~ – G-Friend (05/23/2018) (13,157)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

24. Progress – Ayaka Ohashi (05/23/2018) (3,264).91. Kabe no Nai Sekai – Minna no Kodomochan (05/23/2018) (607).

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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).


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


Oricon Top 100 Singles 2017.

December 26, 2017

Oricon Top 100 Singles Of 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Negaigoto no Mochigusare – AKB48 (05/31/2017) (1,391,691).

2. #SukiNanda – AKB48 (08/30/2017) (1,124,444).

3. 11 Gatsu no Anklet – AKB48 (11/22/2017) (1,113,868).

4. Shoot Sign – AKB48 (03/15/2017) (1,086,412).

5. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (1,035,502).

6. Influencer – Nogizaka46 03/22/2017) (1,028,173).

7. Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru – Nogizaka46 (10/11/2017) (961,276).

8. Fukyouwaon – Keyakizaka46 (04/05/2017) (768,141).

9. Kaze ni Fukaretemo – Keyakizaka46 (10/25/2017) (723,517).

10. Doors ~Yuki no Kiseki~ – Arashi (11/08/2017) (625,707).

11. I’ll Be There – Arashi (04/19/2017) (438,466).

12. Tsunagu – Arashi (06/28/2017) (434,722).

13. MIC Drop / DNA / Crystal Snow – BTS (12/06/2017) (365,096).

14. Igai ni Mango – SKE48 (07/19/2017) (341,517).

15. Boku Igai no Dareka – NMB48 (12/28/2016) (319,748).

16. Nagurigaki BEAT – Kangani8 (01/25/2017) (310,220).

17. Over The Top – Hey! Say! JUMP ( 02/22/2017) (300,034).

18. Precious Girl / Are You There? – Hey! Say! JUMP / A.Y.T. (07/05/2017) (285,409).

19. Give Me Love – Hey! Say! JUMP (12/14/2016) (282,652).

20. Kiseki no Hito – Kanjani8 (09/06/2017) (282,351).

21. Bagutte Iijan – HKT48 (02/15/2017) (274,545).

22. Chi, Ase, Namida – BTS (05/10/2017) (264,512).

23. Kiss wa Matsu Shikanai no Deshou ka? – HKT48 (08/02/2017) (264,512).

24. One More Time – Twice (10/18/2017) (238,972).

25. Outou Seyo – Kanjani8 (11/15/2017) (234,060).

26. Family Song – Gen Hoshino (08/16/2017) (232,350).

27. Inter Tonight / Kimi no Iru Sekai / Seven Wishes) – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/01/2017) (226,966).

28. Senaka Goshi no Chance – Kame to YamaP (Kazuya Kamenashi & Tomohisa Yamashita) (05/17/2017) (220,589).

29. The Red Light – KinKi Kids (07/12/2017) (217,471).

30. Seishun Dokei – NGT48 (04/12/2017) (207,626).

31. Pick It Up – Kis-My-FT2 (06/07/2017) (199,605).

32. Akai Kajitsu – Kis-My-Ft2 (11/29/2017) (194,427).

33. Michishirube – Busaiku (01/04/2017) (181,940).

34. Ho wo Agero! – Boys And Men (08/02/2017) (169,992).

35. Emma – NEWS (02/08/2017) (165,034).

36. Himawari – Mr. Children (07/26/2017) (162,415).

37. Hikari no Atelier – Mr. Children (01/11/2017) (161,749).

38. Seimei / Still Alive – B’z (06/14/2017) (158,519).

39. Osaka Ai Eye Ai / Ya! Hot! Hot! – Johnny’s WEST (06/21/2017) (155,167).

40. Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora Nanoka” – NGT48 (12/06/2017) (148,442).

41. Rock Tha Town – Sexy Zone (03/29/2017) (145,227).

42. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (140,746).

43. Can’t Get Enough / Hana Hirake – V6 (03/15/2017) (139,244).

44. Gyutto – Sexy Zone (10/04/2017) (138,692).

45. God’s S.T.A.R. – Quartet Night (12/21/2016) (137,068).

46. Bokura Kyou mo Ikiteiru / Kangaeru na, Moero!! – Johnny’s WEST (11/22/2017) (136,475).

47. Otoko no Zesshou – Kiyoshi Hikawa (03/07/2017) (128,919).

48. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (121,648).

49. Jamashinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindash! – Morning Musume (10/04/2017) (116,651).

50. Happy – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/08/2017) (110,033).

51. Aa, Yume Mikoshi – Matsuri nine (08/16/2017) (104,770).

52. Colors / Taiyou to Tsuki no Kodomotachi – V6 (05/03/2017) (99,798).

53. Big City Rodeo – Generations from Exile Tribe (10/25/2017) (99,072).

54. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 01 Brand New Theater! – 765 Million Allstars (07/26/2017) (96,461).

55. The Idolmaster SideM Animation Project 01 “Reason!!” – 315 Stars (Dramatic Stars, Beit, S.E.M, High x Joker, W, Jupiter) (11/15/2017) (96,429).

56. Winter Wonderland – SHINee (12/21/2016) (96,412).

57. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (94,011).

58. Shori no Gaika – Token Danshi Formation Of Mihotose (09/27/2017) (92,162).

59. My Buddy – Choutokkyuu (07/26/2017) (91,345).

60. Brand New Morning / Jealousy Jealousy – Morning Musume (03/08/2017) (89,618).

61. Green Boys – Green Boys (01/24/2017) (88,870).

62. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls little Star! Kira! Mankai Smile – Uzuki Shimamura (Ay,aka Ohashi), Miho Kohinata (Minami Tsuda), Mayu Sakuma (Yui Makino), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Teru), Anzu Futaba (Hiromi Igarashi) (04/26/2017) (85,866).

63. Rain – Sekai no Owari (07/05/2017) (82,017).

64. Sing Along Sing A Song – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (11/08/2017) (81,320).

65. Lightning – The Rampage from Exile Tribe (01/25/2017) (80,361).

66. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 09 Love Letter – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Miho Kohinata (Minami Tsuda), Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezaki) (03/01/2017) (80,109).

67. Mirai no Bokura wa Shitteiru yo – Aqours (10/25/2017) (79,178).

68. Ai ga Shinjirarenai Nara – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/29/2017) (77,976).

69. Love Quenn – E-girls (07/26/2017) (77,107).

70. Peace Sign – Kenshi Yonezu (06/21/2017) (74,625).

71. Chou Nebagiba Dance – Choutokkyuu (04/26/2017) (73,902).

72. Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~ – Mai Kuraki (04/12/2017) (72,414).

73. Seiiki – Masaharu Fukuyama (09/13/2017) (72,184).

74. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution Yes! Party Time!! – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa), Nana Abe (Marie Miyake) (01/25/2017) (71,446).

75. Happy Party Train – Aqours (04/05/2017) (70,998).

76. To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Final Curtain – C-ute (03/29/2017) (69,730).

77. Gotta Go!! – Wanima (05/17/2017) (67,194).

78. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Evermore – Mika Jougasaki (Haruka Yoshimura), Miku Maekawa (Natsumi Takamori), Shiki Ichinose (Kotomi Aihara), Ranko Kanzaki (Maaya Uchida), Asuka Ninomiya (Shiki Aoki) (02/08/2017) (67,046).

79. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Little Stars! Etude wa 1 Kyoku Dake – Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Haruna Kamijo (Mina Nagajima), Nao Kamiya (Eriko Matsui), Ranko Kanzak (Maaya Uchida), Miyu Mifune (Sayaka Harada) (05/24/2017) (66,874).

80. Tsuki Makura – Hiroshi Takeshima (01/25/2017) (65,898).

81. Taiyou no Elegy – Flower (08/23/2017) (65,516).

82. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 10 Jet To The Future – Riina Tada (Ruriko Aoki), Natsuki Kimura (Kiyono Yasuno) (04/19/2017) (65,338).

83. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 08 Beyond The Starlight – Rika Jougasaki (Nozomi Yamamoto), Chieri Ogata (Naomi Oozora), Karen Hojo (Mai Fuchigami), Mizuki (Nao Toyama), Yui Ohtsuki (Nanami Yamashita) (02/02/2017) (65,326).

84. Tokyo Girl – Perfume (02/15/2017) (64,706).

85. Itteki no Eikyou – UVERworld (02/01/2017) (64,247).

86. Hayatomo no Seto – Kaori Mizumori (05/02/2017) (63,365).

87. Yume no Melody / Dreamland – MAG!C PRINCE (10/18/2017) (63,119).

88. Dodonko Don’t Worry – Boys And Men Kenkyusei (12/21/2016)

89. Kokoro – Kobukuro (05/24/2017) (61,696).

90. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (61,219).

91. Catch The Moment – LiSA (02/15/2017) (60,692).

92. Reboot!!! – A.B.C-Z (02/01/2017) (58,999).

93. Ryudoutai ni Tsuite – Kenji Ozawa (02/22/2017) (58,859).

94. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 11 Ankira?! Kyousou Kyoku – Anzu Futaba (Hiromi Igarahi), Kiraro Moroboshi (05/31/2017) (58,659).

95. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master Treasure – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mika Jougasaki (Haruka Yoshimura), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Rina Tada (Ruriko Aoki) (03/22/2017) (58,378).

96. If You Wanna – Perfume (08/30/2017) (58,349).

97. Kamen Tairiku ~Personia~ / ISUMI ~Shikisai no Machi de~ – Kamen Joshi (01/03/2017) (57,781).

98. Silent Majority – Keyakizaka46 (04/06/2016) (56,715).

99. Blast! – Momoiro Clover Z (08/02/2017) (56,629).

100. Yume Hitotsu – Token Danshi Team Shinsen Gumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu (03/29/2017) (55,367).


Oricon Top 100 Albums Of 2017.

December 26, 2017

Oricon Top 100 Albums of 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (1,777,850).

2. SMAP 25 Years – SMAP (12/21/2016)  (1,174,338).

3. [untitled] – Arashi (10/18/2017) (774,993).

4. Thumbnail – AKB48 (01/25/2017) (632,615).

5. Encore – back number (12/28/2016) (555,480).

6. The JSB World – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/29/2017) (467,005).

7. Umarete Kara Hajimete Mita Yume – Nogizaka46 (05/24/2017) (411,625).

8. Jam – Kanjani8 (06/28/2017) (375,219).

9. Masshiro na Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (366,525).

10. Hey! Say! JMUP 2007-2017 – Hey! Say! JUMP (07/26/2017) (355,491).

11. Ambitions – One Ok Rock (01/11/2017) (347,476).

12. Yuzu Iroha 1997-2017 – Yuzu (04/26/2017) (337,484).

13. Garakuta – Keisuke Kuwata (08/23/2017) (286,573).

14. Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection ~30th Anniversary Box~ – Spitz (07/05/2017) (258,942).

15. #Twice – Twice (06/28/2017) (256,282).

16. Music Colosseum – Kis-My-Ft2 (05/03/2017) (244,758).

17. Bootleg – Kenshi Yonezu (11/01/2017) (241,754).

18. Dinosaur – B’z (11/29/2017) (228,643).

19. Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto~ – NMB48 (08/02/2017) (203,089).

20. The Gift – Hi-Standard (10/04/2017) (176,009).

21. The BEST – KinKi Kids (12/06/2017) (173,870).

22. The Ones – V6 (08/09/2017) (165,559).

23. The Kids – Suchmos (01/25/2017) (160,609).

24. Ballad Selection – KinKi Kids (01/06/2017) (158,931).

25. ALL SINGLeeeeS ~& New Beginning~ – GReeeeN (01/24/2017) (157,742).

26. Fine Collection ~Begin Again~ – Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (10/25/2017) (156,072).

27. Neverland – NEWS (03/22/2017) (141,777).

28. Way Of Glory – AAA (02/22/2017) (136,273).

29. E.G. Crazy – E-girls (01/18/2017) (134,885).

30. Namida wo Nagasenai Pierrot wa Taiyou mo Tsuki mo Nai Sora wo Miageta – Generations from Exile Tribe (07/05/2017) (128,752).

31. Kakumei no Oka – SKE48 (02/22/2017) (126,720).

32. MADE – BIGBANG (02/15/2017) (122,628).

33. The Dream Quest – Dreams Come True (10/10/2017) (117,921).

34. Fantome – Hikaru Utada (09/28/2016) (117,259).

35. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru ~Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (116,962).

36. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars (11/18/2016) (114,169).

37. Love It – Kana Nishino (11/15/2017) (113,770).

38. Tycoon – UVERworld (08/02/2017) (112,408).

39. All Time Best Hata Motohiro – Motohiro Hata (06/14/2017) (111,980).

40. Divide – Ed Sheeran (03/03/2017) (102,836).

41. La La Land ~Original Soundtrack~ – Soundtrack (02/17/2017) (101,980).

42. Superfly 10th Anniversary Greatest Hits “Love, Peace & Fire” = Superfly (04/04/2017) (95,262).

43. Mankai Kaika Segen – A3ders! (02/15/2017) (02/15/2017) (88,898).

44. Ashitairo World End – Mafumafu (10/18/2017) (85,961).

45. The Yellow Monkey Is Here, New Best – The Yellow Monkey (05/21/2017) (82,713).

46. Koichi Domoto “Endless Shock” Original Soundtrack 2 – Koichi Domoto (04/19/2017) (81,525).

47. Chubby Groove – Inaba / Salas – Chubby Groove (01/18/2017)(81,319).

48. Love Yourself ‘Her’ – BTS (09/18/2017) (81,244).

49. The Fate Of The Furious : The Album – Soundtrack (04/14/2017) (80,710).

50. Born To Be Wild – Exile The Second (03/01/2017) (80,455).51. Ken Hirai Singles Collection Utabaka 2 – Ken Hirai (07/12/2017) (79,902).

52. Oh! Sutetora!!! Yuri!!! on ICE / Original Skate Song Collection (12/21/2016) (76,968).

53. Five – SHINee (02/22/2017) (76,709).

54. Kimi no Na wa – Radwimps (08/24/2016) (76,709).

55. Ambitions (Insternational Version) – One Ok Rock (01/13/2017) (75,149).

56. Shikisai – Wagakki Band (03/22/2017) (74,465).

57. Fate / Grand Oeder Original Soundtrack 1 – Soundtrack (03/01/2017) (74,374).

58. Summerdelics – Glay (07/12/2017) (71,372).

59. Best Selection “Blanc” – Aimer (05/03/2017) (68,397).

60. Ningen Kaika – Radwimps (11/23/2017) (11/23/2016) (66,560).

61. Best Selection “Noir” – Aimer (05/13/2017) (66,075).

62. Neogene Creation – Nana Mizuki (12/21/2016) (64,493).

63. Al1 – Seventeen (05/24/2017) (64,369).

64. Joyful Monster – Little Glee Monster (01/06/2017) (64,279).

65. Girls – EXO-CBX (05/24/2017) (62,577).

66. NieR:AutomataOriginal Soundtrack – Soundtrack (03/29/2017) (59,347).

67. Blackpink – Blackpink (08/30/2017) (58,332).

68. The Best – Ariana Grande (09/27/2017) (58,257).

69. Acid Blood Cherry – Acid Black Cherry (06/21/2017) (58,184).

70. All Time Best Album The Fighting Man – The Elephant Kashimashi (03/21/2017) (56,975).

71. One More Light – Linkin Park (05/19/2017) (56,945).

72. Recreation 4 – Acid Black Cherry (01/25/2017) (56,592).

73. Reputation – Taylor Swift (11/10/2017) (56,209).

74. Fin – 10-Feet (11/01/2017) (55,907).

75. 360 ChamberZ – PKCZ(R) (08/02/2017) (54,611).

76. Come Along 3 – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/02/2017) (54,335).

77. Nando Datte, Suki ~Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai~ – HoneyWorks (02/22/2017) (54,237).

78. Kiseki Best Collection – Wagakki Band (11/29/2017) (54,064).

79. “Persona 5” Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (01/17/2017) (53,842).

80. #1 2nd Mixed By DJ Fumi Yeah! – DJ Fumi Yeah! (04/26/2017) (53,838).

81. Ebicracy – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (05/31/2017) (53,826).

82. Teen, Age – Seventeen (11/08/2017) (53,570).

83. Flame Of Love – Taemin (SHINee) (07/18/2017) (52,472).

84. I’m Home – Yutaro Miura (07/05/2017) (52,055).

85. D-Day – D-Lite (from BIGBANG) (04/12/2017) (51,724).

86. Mabataki – YUKI (03/15/2017) (51,168).

87. “We Are X” Original Soundtrack – X Japan (03/03/2017) (50,856).

88. Next Phase – Da-iCE (01/25/2017) (50,757).

89. Kuraki Mai x Meitantei Conan Collaboration Best 21 ~Shinjitsu wa Itsumo Uta ni Aru~ – Mai Kuraki (10/25/2017) (50,684).

90. The Best Of BTS ~Korean Edition~ – BTS (01/06/2017) (50,228).

91. Reimport Volume 2 – Ringo Shiina (12/06/2017) (48,974).

92. Yellow Dancer – Gen Hoshino (12/02/2015) (48,762).

93. Memories… Do Not Open – The Chainsmokers (04/07/2017) (48,055).

94. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary Edition) – The Beatles (05/26/2017) (47,717).

95. A3! First Summer EP – Various Artist (05/24/2017) (47,352).

96. TWICEcoaster – Twice (10/26/2016) (47,094).

97. Sing ~Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Soundtrack (03/15/2017) (46,976).

98. 2017 S/S – Junho (from 2PM) (07/26/2017) (46,224).

99. New Kids : Begin – iKON (08/16/2017) (45,907).

100. Ifu Dodo ~B.M.C.A.~ – Boys And Men (12/14/2016) (45,783).


AKB48 50th Single “11 Gatsu no Anklet”, First Week Sales.

December 3, 2017

AKB48 50th single “11 Gatsu no Anklet” which was release on November 22nd. Sold 1,095,240 in it’s first week of release to rank number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. This will be Mayu Watanabe last single with AKB48, so obviously she’ll be center for this single.

Video – 11 Gatsu no Anklet (Short Version) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahW-oiMOoD0 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Limited Edition Type E Cover.

Regular Edition Type E Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 49, December 4, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. 11 Gatsu no Anklet – AKB48 (11/22/2017) (1,095,240).

* AKB48 37th number one single.2. Bokura Kyou mo Ikiteiru / Kangaeruna, Moero!! – Johnny’s WEST (11/22/2017) (127,375).3. Winterdelics EP ~Anata to Ikiteyuku~ – Glay (11/22/2017) (32,045).4. The Idolmaster SideM Animation Project 01 “Reason!!” – 315 Stars (Dramatics Stars, Beit, S.E.M, High x Joker, W, Jupiter) (11/15/2017) (22,130) (83,051).5. Deadheat – Tokimeki Sendenbu (11/22/2017) (18,521).

The first single with their 2 new members Bambi Fujimoto & Sala Odaka, who join the group in June.

I like this single especially all the CD covers, they all look very mature. I especially like the way Haruka Koizumi looks, she looks so hot & sexy.6. Reportage – Yu Takahashi (11/22/2017) (13,050).7. Sayonara – Sakurako Ohara (11/22/2017) (11,983).8. Outou Seyo – Kanjani8 (11/15/2017) (10,697) (229,669).9. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 02 Fairy Stars – Fairy Stars (11/22/2017) (10,605).10. Doors ~Yuki no Kiseki~ – Arashi (11/08/2017) (9,631) (616,719)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Kunshi Ayaukumo Chikoyore – AOP (11/21/2017) (8,015).16. Koi no Senshi – Musubizm (11/21/2017) (7,506).19. Bon Appetit S / Detarame na Minus to Plus ni Okeru Blend Ko – Blend-A (Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, Anzu Haruno) (11/22/2017) (5,909).23. Hitohira no Namida / Colorful Jump – J Dee’Z (11/22/2017) (4,267).26. Fure Fure Watashi – Kana Adachi (11/22/2017) (3,685).28. Hyper Body / Passion! Tension! Soshite Sensation – Fruity (11/22/2017) (3,408).30. Super Hero ni Naritai – Non (11/22/2017) (2,694).33. Koe – ASCA (11/22/2017) (1,936).46. Kaleidoscope – Ayaka Segawa (11/22/2017) (1,310).

54. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Game)” : Endless Dream!! – Special Week (Azumi Waki), Silence Suzuka (Marika Kouno), Tokai Teio (Machico) (11/22/2017) (1,064).68. Sugar Sugar / Bubble Bath Girls – @17 (11/22/2017) (832).79. Yume wa Kokoro no Tsubasa – Zororinu (Kanako Momota from Momoiro Clover Z) with Zorori (Koichi Yamadera) (11/22/2017) (709).

104. Wingscape – Monari Wakita (11/22/2017) (474).

123. Kotoba ni Shitakute Dekinai Kotoba wo – Nodoka Kirishima (11/22/2017) (359).

144. Zutto… Ne / Yuki no Virgin Road – Asuka Kishi (11/22/2017) (285).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 49, December 4, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (158,984) (1,594,231).

* 3rd week at number one.2. Mothers – My Hair Is Bad (11/22/2017) (31,962).3. Osama no Gyunyu – M!LK (11/22/2017) (26,153).4. Soumon – Miyuki Nakajima (11/22/2017) (24,233).5. Shin, Enka Meikyoku Collection 6 ~Aoshi~ – Kiyoshi Hikawa (11/21/2017) (21,624).6. Love It – Kana Nishino (11/15/2017) (18,468) (98,302).7. Who Built The Moon? – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (11/22/2017) (12,954).

* Will he out sell is brother in Japan, has a better start.8. Bootleg – Kenshi Yonezu (11/01/2017) (11,898) (226,735).9. Request ~30th Anniversary Edition~ – Mariya Takeuchi (11/22/2017) (8,257).10. Tabi Uta Diary 2 – Naoto Inti Raymi (11/22/2017) (8,162).__________________________________________________________________________________

Only Of Interest To Me (New Releases Only) :

14. Gang Parade Takes Themselves Higher!! – Gang Parade (11/21/2017) (6,887).20. Perfect Velvet – Red Velvet (11/21/2017) (2,867).

* Korean release album.38. The Founder – Dance For Philosophy (11/22/2017) (1,813).40. Last Album – Billie Idle (11/22/2017) (1,804).82. Deaeta Keshiki – Kanae Ito (11/22/2017) (873).

117. Revolution – Momoiro Revolution (11/21/2017) (647).119. Kazehikaru Fukuro – Kazehikaru Fukuro (11/22/2017) (643).

* I think I may like this group, I think they’re worth checking out for an extended period of time.226. Kyo-mei – Spark Speaker (11/22/2017) (335).


Oricon Top Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 47, 2017.

November 18, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 47, November 20, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Doors ~Yuki no Kiseki~ – Arashi (11/08/2017) (571,386).

* Arashi 49th number one single.

2. Sing Along Sing A Song – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (11/08/2017) (71,455).

3. Kiss wa Matsu Shikanai no Deshou ka – HKT48 (08/02/2017) (28,049) (258,670).

4. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 14 – Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara), Akane Hino (Chinatsu Akasaki), Aiko Takamori (Yuuki Kaneko) (11/08/2017) (22,165).

5. Invisible Sensation – Unison Square Garden (11/08/2017) (19,553)6. Over / Hikaru Kakera – Little Glee Monster (11/08/2017) (18,900).7. Orion – APink (11/08/2017) (18,752).8. 100 Degrees – The Rampage from Exile Tribe (11/08/2017) (13,977).9. Kaze ni Fukaretemo – Keyakizaka46 (10/25/2017) (13,351) (694,869).10. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series Volume 8 Akatsuki – Akatsuki (11/08/2017) (12,103).___________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Sekai ga Cafe ni Nacchatta! – Petit Rabbit’s with Beans (11/11/2017) (8,346).16. Heart to Heart – Sphere (11/08/2017) (6,606).

* This will be Sphere last single at least until 2019, as they will going hiatus at the end of the year. I think they have gone on hiatus already.

21. Yume no Hate Made – Saori Hayami (11/08/2017) (5,080).

27. Shiranai Dareka ni Dakarete mo Ii – Yufu Terashima (11/08/2017) (3,929).

31. Swing Heart Direction – Mikako Komatsu (11/08/2017) (2,490).32. Kiseki – Uru (11/08/2017) (2,115).36. Hikari, Hikari – Yuuka Aisaka (11/08/2017) (1,916).

41. Momoiro Love Motion – Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai (11/07/2017) (1,582).

* Former Otome Shinto member Yurika Takahashi new idol group, which she is a member and also it’s producer. She’s a really cutie, nice to see her back.

44. Kirameki Lifeline – Luna Haruna (11/08/2017) (1,380).47. Play The Game – Asaka (11/08/2017).

100. Braver – ZAQ (11/08/2017) (469)

108.Koi no Himitsu – pua:re (11/08/2017) (416).

116. Existence – Malcolm Mask Maclaren (11/08/2017) (377).

169. Hajimari no Courage – Wi-Fi-5 (11/08/2017) (220).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 47, November 20, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (1,113,291).

* Namie Amuro 14th number one album.

This is the 1st album since 2004, that an album as sold more than a million copies in it’s first week of release in the oricon album charts. Expect an increase in SMAP album “SMAP 25 Years” in the next few weeks, I doubt their supporters will go down quietly. For the number one album of the year.

2. Bootleg – Kenshi Yonezu (11/01/2017) (37,055) (198,213).

3. Reputation – Taylor Swift (11/10/2017) (28,281).4. Musical “Touken Ranbu” ~Sanbyaku Nen no Komori Uta~ – Touken Danshi Formation Sanbyaku Nen (11/08/2017) (22,628).5. Teen, Age – Seventeen (11/08/2017) (18,354).

* Korean release album.6. Zenchi Zenno – Polkadot Stingray (11/08/2017) (16,900).7. [untitled] – Arashi (10/18/2017) (13,737) (749,772).

8. Cage – Akina Nakamori (11/08/2017) (7,563).9. Akina – Akina Nakamori (11/08/2017) (6,922).

10. Red Pill Blues – Maroon 5 (11/01/2017) (6,674) (16,181).____________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. High $pec – DOLL$BOXX (11/08/2017) (4,000).

* They are FUKI vocalist with the band “Light Bringer” and Gacharic Spin without their “Cheerleader”.

41. Water – She Is Summer (11/08/2017) (1,508).

46. Gu Choki Party ~Mainichi Norinori!~ – Momokurochan Z (Momoiro Clover Z) (11/08/2017) (1,464).

127. Full Moon – EXID (11/09/2017) (429).

* Korean release mini album.

212. Screaming Rhapsody – Broken By The Scream (11/08/2017) (287).

244. Yoshiki Now – Haruka Yoshiki (Party Rockets GT) (11/08/2017) (248).