Nogizaka46 19th Single “Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru”, First Week Sales.

October 19, 2017

Nogizaka46 19th single “Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru”, which was released on October 11th. Sold 850,824 copies in it’s first week of released to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Asuka Saito & Nanase Nishino are center for this single.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhDQ2yQ_gsw .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 43, October 23, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru – Nogizaka46 (10/11/2017) (850,824).

* Nogizaka46 18th number one single.

2. One / Hana no Uta / Rokutousei no Yoru (Magic Blur Version) – Aimer (10/11/2017) (27,644).3. Kamisama Connection – Hiroshi Kamiya (10/11/2017) (15,092).4. Egao no Kimi e – Suzuko Mimori (10/11/2017) (12,552).5. Fly – U-KISS (10/11/2017) (12,444).6. Just Meet – Silent Siren (10/11/2017) (12,243).7. U / Back Again – KNK (10/11/2017) (10,771).8. Gyutto – Sexy Zone (10/04/2017) (9,629) (128,241).9. Kokoro ni, Ame – Dreaming Monster (10/11/2017) (4,851).10. Jama Shinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi! – Morning Musume (10/04/2017) (4,436) (115,485).

* Whoo, I can’t remember sales this low at No. 10 on the weekly oricon singles chart. At least it puts “Morning Musume” in the Top 10.___________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Uchouten Traveler – Haruka Tomatsu (10/11/2017) (3,399).16. Night Terror – Rie Murakawa (10/11/2017) (3,131).23. Q.Jinsei Sore de Iinoka? – Band Ja Naimon! (10/11/2017) (2,244).33. Meramera Jumpin’ – Puti Passpo (10/11/2017) (1,291).52. “Space Battleship Yamato 2202 : Warriors Of Love (Anime)” Theme Song Single : Tsuki no Kagami – Teresa (Sayaka Kanda) (10/11/2017) (706).

129. Ticktack – edda (10/11/2017) (265).

___________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 43, October 23, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Dream Quest – Dreams Come True (10/10/2017) (69,579).

* Dreams Come True 18th number one album.2. Mada Boku wa… – Wooyoung (From 2PM) (10/11/2017) (27,040).3. The Gift – Hi-Standard (10/04/2017) (23,031) (144,893).4. Kokoro no Oto – Momoka Ariyasu (Momoiro Clover Z) (10/11/2017) (21,798).5. Kingdom – Spyair (10/11/2017) (20,166).6. Lucky & Haven – The Cro-magnons (10/11/2017) (16,041).7. 0 (Zero) – Shota Aoi (10/11/2017) (11,877).8. Fateless – coldrain (10/11/2017) (10,736).9. The Best – Ariana Grande (09/27/2017) (6,738) (40,683).10. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed By DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (5,483) (59,340).___________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. Utazaimon ~All Time Best~ – Yo Hitoto (10/11/2017) (3,676).23. Suisai ~Aquaveil~ – Miku Ito (10/11/2017) (2,855).

Advertisements

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

August 2, 2017

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

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

25. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

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

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

23. Moe Kamikokuryo (Angerme).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. There There Theres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. AKB48.

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

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

 


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

January 31, 2017

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

 

My Top 25 Favorite J-Pop Idols :

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

25. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

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

24. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Top 20 Favorite Artist :

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

20. Moso Calibration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. NMB48.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Oricon Top 100 Singles 2016.

December 31, 2016

Oricon Top 100 Singles Of 2016.

1. Tsubasa wa Iranai – AKB48 (06/01/2016) (1,519,387).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

2. Kimi wa Melody – AKB48 (03/09/2016) (1,294,962).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

3. Love Trip / Shiawase wo Wakenasai – AKB48 (08/31/2016) (1,213,660).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

4. High Tension – AKB48 (11/16/2016) (1,202,533).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

5. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (910,811).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

6. Hadashi de Summer – Nogizaka46 (07/27/2016) (851,229).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

7. I Seek / Daylight – Arashi (05/18/2016) (828,533).CgDqgHGVIAAkgMp

8. Harujion ga Saku Koro – Nogizaka46 (03/23/2016) (828,315).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

9. Fukkatsu LOVE – Arashi (02/24/2016) (541,121).20160129003603

10. Power Of Paradise – Arashi (09/14/2016) (471,619).o0864076713731918061

 

11. Futari Saison – Keyakizaka46 (11/30/2016) (467,485).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

12. Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana – SMAP (03/05/2003) (439,774).122364_2_f

13. Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai – Keyakizaka46 (08/10/2016) (392,719).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

14. Silent Majority – Keyakizaka46 (04/06/2016) (376,871).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

15. Chicken LINE – SKE48 (03/30/2016) (365,328).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

16. Boku wa Inai – NMB48 (08/03/2016) (363,583).

Type A Cover.

17. Saikou Ka yo – HKT48 (09/07/2016) (332,231).

Type A Cover.

18. Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai – SKE48 (08/17/2016) (324,415).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

19. Maji SUNSHINE – Hey! Say! JUMP (05/11/2016) (308,610).56290283

20. 74 Oku Bun no 1 no Kimi e – HKT48 (04/13/2016) (305,137).

Type A Cover.

 

21. Tsumi to Natsu – Kanjani8 (07/06/2016) (300,357).Cln4iosWYAIw3x8

22. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (296,753).

Type A Cover.

23. Sha La La Summer Time – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/24/2016) (291,365).Cqqk93wVIAAcFn9

24. Fantastic Time – Hey! Say! JUMP (10/26/2016) (288,361).cupbcocvmaa6_0o

25. Gravity – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/16/2016) (238,550).CcEghNaUcAA9FwO

26. Noroshi – Kanjani8 (12/07/2016) (232,695).3

27. Another Starting Line – Hi-Standard (10/05/2016) (220,211).oriconstyle_2079727_1

28. Yamato Dancing – Boys and Men (08/24/2016) (217,975).Cp_V7tIVMAAfQp_

29. Unlock – KAT-TUN (03/02/2016) (217,454).20d5d32d3dc01424c01b3bc7d2225802_1456768182

30. Bara to Taiyou – KinKi Kids (07/20/2016) (211,800).ClcEtwOUYAEbpnJ

 

31. Colorful Eyes – Sexy Zone (12/16/2015) (196,539).49970036

32. Koi – Gen Hoshino (10/05/2016) (190,348).hg3

33. Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana – KinKi Kids (11/02/2016) (188,815).cujicqlukaa3est

34. Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby – AKB48 (12/09/2015) (182,786).

Limited & Regular Edition Type A Cover.

35. Panorama – Kanjani8 (10/12/2016) (180,218).csjc6ofvyaaf65v

36. Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e – NEWS (07/13/2016) (178,812).【通常盤】恋を知らない君へ

37. Welcome To Tokyo – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (11/09/2016) (175,046).cupcurnwaaawluh

38. Hikari no Shizuku / Touch (NEWS (01/20/2016) (163,802).tumblr_nzggu8Iguk1rn4xp5o2_1280

39. Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / Endless Sky / One and Only – Morning Musme (12/29/2015) (153,242).Hello_Project-596364

40. Tragedy – KAT-TUN (02/10/2016) (144,954).CYfTpaHUsAEKvOM

 

41. Coming Over – EXO (12/07/2016) (140,074).14659274_1345617422117453_2863879176450998272_n

42. Mirean Gokoro – Kiyoshi Hikawa (02/02/2016) (139,241).81F5KQIRoiL__SL1500_

43 Jinsei wa Subarashii – Johnny’s WEST (07/27/2016) (137,226).front

44. Moment Ring – M’s (03/02/2016) (135,607).1200x1200-75

45. Run ~Japanese Version~ – Bangtan Boys (BTS) (03/15/2016) (133,469).vsKmn45

46. Yobisute – Sexy Zone (10/19/2016) (129,549).62819392

47. Gyakuten Winter – Johnny’s WEST (04/20/2016) (129,394).JECN-4452

48. Yoshiko-san – Keisuke Kuwata (06/29/2016) (128,904).4988002718948

49. Beautiful World – V6 (06/08/2016) (127,480).beautiful-world-cd-sbig

50. Suna no To – The Yellow Monkey (10/19/2016) (126,761).cvkaewgusae37fp

 

51. Hane – Koshi Inaba (B’z) (01/13/2016) (123,490).ed3256cea4531c1615db022a228862bb0671b749_large

52. Ukata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo Toiu Katasumi – Morning Musume (05/11/2016) (121,477).tGOKjg1

53. “Osomatsu -san (TV Anime)” Outro Theme : Six Same Faces ~Koya Wa Saiko!!!!!!~ -Voice by Iyami Feat. Osomatsu x Karamatsu x Choromatsu x Ichimatsu x Jushimatsu x Todomatsu (Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino) (12/16/2015) (118,415).s-l1000

54. Joyride ~Kanki no Drive~ – Exile (08/17/2016) (112,007).91Yz8e2YA7L__SL1500_

55. Dear Bride – BTOB (02/24/2016) (110,794).BTOB_-_Dear_Bride_reg_C

56. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 03 – Chie Sasaki (Asuka Imai), Momoka Sakurai (Haruka Terui), Nina Ichihara (Misaki Kuno). Kaoru Ryuzaki (Natsumi Haruse), Miria Akagi (Tomoyo Kurosawa) (06/22/2016) (107,720).79q1Y86

57. Shouri no Mode – Sexy Zone (05/03/2016) (106,411).56244465

58. Sexy Cat Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou Janai – Morning Musume (11/23/2016) (103,853).ggapnhr

59. BoyMen Ninja – Boys And Men (01/06/2016) (102,403).91r8sWboavL__SL1431_

60. Namida – Generations from Exile Tribe (06/29/2016) (101,447).cover

 

61. Promise (I’ll Be) ~Japanese Version~ – 2PM (10/26/2016) (101,106).71fpmd0thwl__sl1481_

62. Time Flies – Ace Of Spades x PKCZ(R) Heat. Hiroomi Tosaka (10/12/2016) (92,103).csbb2snuaai5knc

63. Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way – Flower (12/16/2015) (90,921).瞳の奥の銀河JK写_形態C_Imagination-ver

64. Kimi e no Tegami – Keisuke Kuwata (11/23/2016) (88,963).image_l

65. Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!! – Exile The Second (07/13/2016) (81,546).13501765_1040025912740726_7180494779983299646_n

66. Retun no Hatoba – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/23/2016) (81,510).71tNb5y6sOL__SL1429_

67. L.U.V – BTOB (06/15/2016) (06/15/2016) (78,836).Ck4Xt0qUgAY3xIi

68. Pierrot – Generations from Exile Tribe (11/16/2016) (78,100).cvanzqwueaa5ona

69. Koi no Naritai AQUARIUM – Aqours (04/27/2016) (77,193).0001357339

70. BiBi (Eri Ayase (Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (Pile), Niko Yazawa (Sora Tokui)) (01/20/2016) (76,905).78ea58dc97e7b5a695485f7007d21249

 

71. Soup – Sakura Fujiwara (06/08/2016) (76,497).57598507

72. Hey Ho – Sekai no Owari (10/05/2016) (76,183).crwvwsoviaahkaa

73. Six Shame Faces ~Konya mo Saiko!!!!!!~ – Voice by Totoko Feat. Osomatsu, Karamatsu. Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jushimatsu, Todomatsu (Aya Endo, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino) (03/16/2016) (75,153).o1374137981-x3zwxk6l__sl1379_

74. Aozora Jumping Heart – Aqours (07/20/2016) (72,456).ww6287p

75. Hero – Namie Amuro (07/27/2016) (72,169).4988064990351

76. Pink Champagne – E-girls (08/10/2016) (71,353).Cpdmdg7UIAAJ1RZ

77. Kimi no Sen de – SHINee (05/18/2016) (69,886).Cffpd3lXIAIVOLD

78. Echigo Suibara – Kaori Mizumori (03/29/2016) (69,795).81Axhnqj9SL__SL1500_

79. E.G. Summer Rider – E-girls (07/20/2016) (68,176).e-g-summer-rider-472819_1

80. Shimantogawa – Hiroshi Miyama (02/03/2016) (67,622).shimantogawa-hatoba-to-iu-na-no-sakaba-fuyu-ban-444497_2

 

81. Yasashisa de Afureru You ni – Flower (06/01/2016) (67,214).AICL3115_2

82. Omoide Ijyoni Naritakute – Lily White (Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori), Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida), Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda) (12/23/2015) (66,298).59083323

83. Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP! – C-ute (04/20/2016) (66,658).4942463721251

84. Wanna Be! – Boys And Men (02/03/2016) (66,053).KICM-91649初回

85. Devil / Magic – Super Junior (01/06/2016) (65,819).1cb0814f05282b68108af4e41e77690a11847c8a_hq

86. Mirai – Kobukuro (12/16/2015) (65,616).32071406_800_800

87. Universe – ShuuKaRen (10/05/2016) (64,034).cr-mkvxvyaiktiv

88. Aitai – Satoshi Hayashibe (02/24/2016) (63,994).71scnn7tyl__sl1417_

89. Dear Dairy / Fighter – Namie Amuro (10/26/2016) (62,141).ctf7gcjvyaaykxp

90. Juice Up!! – Wanima (08/03/2016) (62,006).20160714_115e10

 

91. The Golden History – Momoiro Clover Z (09/07/2016) (61,584).cpvsjfwxgaaipx

92. Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenka / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~ – C-ute (11/02/2016) (61,315).71ugfkp6chl__sl1079_

93. Dumb & Dumber – iKON (09/28/2016) (60,887).cover1400x1400

94. Ichido Dake no Koi Nara / Run ga Pika Ito Hikattara – Walkure (05/11/2016) (60,663).07

95. Loser / Number Nine – Kenshi Yonezu (09/28/2016) (58,970).59d6b4a8b866cbb875466d7f3d197706_content

96. Wings Flap – L’Arc~en~Ciel (12/23/2015) (58,680).L'Arc_-_Wings_Flap_reg

97. Love Summer – SUPER GiRLS (08/31/2016) (58,276).product_1023801

98. Cup no Naka no Komorebi – Love Crescendo (11/25/2015) (57,146).d8e6b123

99. Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru – Angerme (04/27/2016) (56,865).TsugitsugiZokuzoku-r

100. Jingle Bells ga Tomaranai – Aqours (11/23/2016) (56,444).love-live-sunshine-original-soundtrack


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 49, 2016.

December 5, 2016

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 49, December 5, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Sexy Cat no Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou Janai – Morning Musume (11/23/2016) (97,818).

* Morning Musume 18th number one single.ggapnhr2. Kimi e no Tegami – Keisuke Kuwata (11/23/2016) (70,205).image_l3. Jingle Bell ga Tomaranai – Aqours (11/23/2016) (43,789).3nhbjuzuupr9qhfiwuoo4. Sayonara no Imi – Nogizaka46 (11/09/2016) (27,421) (893,730).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

5. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 2nd Volume 05 Ryuseitai – Ryuseitai (11/23/2016) (21,256).71wsoene2ol__sl1000_6. “Token Ranbu : Hanamaru” Utayomi Shu Sono Yon – Various Artist (11/23/2016) (21,188).thcs-601147. 99 – Superfly (11/23/2016) (17,761).cvxe-qgviaayuow8. Dakedo Yume Miru – Rock A Japonica (11/23/2016) (16,000).819esq8gv4l__sl1500_9. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 2nd Volume 6 Ra*bits – Ra*bits (11/23/2016) (15,771).457143692222910. (Re)play – Daichi Miura (11/23/2016) (14,484).14716385_192627157844947_3285452747951833088_n____________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Otona Yarasete yo – Yumemiru Adolescence (11/23/2016) (10,826).

They’re a 4 member group for this single, since Rei Kobayashi has gone on hiatus. Hope she comes back soon.91nxy7fkgil__sl1500_

23. Gimme Gimme Action / Love Refrain – PASSPO (11/23/2016) (6,351).cvnivtuvmaes8j324. Kojirase Kataomoi – Say-La (11/22/2016) (6,272).81r2ulidnbl__sl1438_27. Tabidachi no Uta – AyumiKuriKamaki (11/23/2016) (5,371).cxxjbwlusaa0x3e28. Shiny Shy Girl – Dear Kiss (11/22/2016) (4,895).daknmme-17029. Kikan – Shiena Nishizawa (11/23/2016) (4,442).71358b42e434. Black Jet / How Many Kiss? – Under Beasty (11/22/2016) (3,643).cv1dqaaukaa_yts38. Hako Ippai no Present – Hakoiri Musume (11/23/2016) (3,218).cvcm2dlukaalliw39. Bokura no Frontier – Wake Up, Girls! (11/25/2016) (2,911).cvxhqgfukaanowm43. I & I – Leola (11/23/2016) (2,662).leola-i-i-1024x102444. Vermillion – Maon Kurosaki (11/23/2016) (2,634).cwhmzvzuaaaowf_48. Shakunetsu Switch – Suzumegahara Chuugaku Takkyubu (11/25/2016) (2,292).ct_ipqruaaae0qv49. Hikari Aru Basho e – May’n (11/23/2016) (2,208).mayn_-_hikari_aru_basho_e_lim79. Mada Kimi ga Suki de / Meow! / Keep Me Out Of Heaven – Chu-Z (11/23/2016) (1,141).cxts7kyvqaeowxx92. Aoi Sora to Watashi – Celeina Ann (11/23/2016) (940).cwfrp9gvqaabxwn109. Happi Kite Happippi – Happippi (11/22/2016) (720).o0537054513778290109

134. Akanesasu Kaze – Kanikapila (11/23/2016) (527).escl4759_2137. 15 / Hide & Seek – Girlfriend (11/23/2016) (487).810aw7rv-nl__sl1500_

143. Tondeke / Analoganize – ONEPIXCEL (11/23/2016) (471).cwv5_mjuuaafb7u

147. Growin’ Jewel! – SoLaMiDressing (11/23/2016) (451).

* They are members of “I Ris”.fitpp8c

______________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 49, December 5, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ningen Kaika – Radwimps (11/23/2016) (203,621).

* Radwimps 2nd number one album.rad22. Nakajima Miyuki 21st Century Best Selection “Zento” – Miyuki Nakajima (11/16/2016) (16,793) (61,898).1024x13. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars (11/18/2016) (15,752) (36,456).21a10d2c02741b9d9d62da8aa3d6de4f_1000x1000x14. Greatest Hits 1991-2016 All Singles + – Maki Ohguro (11/23/2016) (13,441).30249746e42d0dd0e7d98a56a084be36_content5. The Baddest ~Collaboration~ – Toshinobu Kubota (11/23/2016) (12,212).cvbxewxviaaclgx6. Cradle Of Eternity – Yuuko Suzuhana (Wagakki Band) (11/23/2016) (11,218).626319507. Fantome – Hikaru Utada (09/28/2016) (10,289) (550,841).v_wxjx123_com8. Dawn – AK-69 (11/23/2016) (9,745).cxevoxeveaa6jjn9. Snack JUJU ~Yoru no Request~ – JUJU (10/26/2016) (8,444) (91,895).454736627063110. Hardwired… To Self Destruct – Metallica (11/18/2016) (8,263) (31,732).metallica__________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

18. 10th Anniversary Best – Maiko Fujita (11/23/2016) (4,866).fujita10th_h1_決定_090620. Is The Order A Rabbit?? Chimame March – Chimame Tai (11/25/2016) (4,645).81zet5kzfil__sl1000_88. Funky But Chic – Dance For Philosophy (11/23/2016) (837).uxcl-100

162. Miracles Happen – Miracle Vell Magic (11/23/2016) (456).yellow197. BPM15Q All Songs – BPM15Q (11/23/2016) (373).51x1bpvzm5l__sl1063_


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

August 30, 2016

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

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

25. Haruna Ogata (Morning Musume).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Top 20 Favorite J-Pop Group.

20. Babyraids JAPAN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team 8.

Team 8.

 

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 21, 2016.

May 19, 2016

 

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 23, 2016.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Maji SUNSHINE – Hey! Say! JUMP (05/11/2016) (266,777).

* Hey! Say! JUMP 16th number one single.562902832. Utakata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi – Morning Musume (05/11/2016) (113,961).

* Kanon Suzuki last single with Morning Musume.tGOKjg13. Ichido Dake no Koi Nara / Run ga Pikatto Hikattara – Walkure (05/11/2016) (35,839).074. Puzzle – CNBLUE (05/11/2016) (28,691).CfWEqAEVIAAoVz45. My Best Friend – Little Glee Monster (05/11/2016) (23,348).CfgV-rqWsAAULr86. Genki Zenkai DAY! DAY! DAY!  – CYaRon! (05/11/2016) (22,850).9d56d25b73e6d8d84a28ea980798336b7. Amagami Hime – NMB48 (04/27/2016) (21,754) (259,463).

Type A Cover.

8. Love Hunter – The Hoopers (05/11/2016) (20,469).91sCkSEKx5L__SL1500_9. Ninelie EP – Aimer (05/11/2016) (19,557).454755704338910. High Free Spirits – TrySail (05/11/2016) (19,308).71uw+rqSC6L__AA1417_

____________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. Resonant Heart – Maaya Uchida (05/11/2016) (11,066).80845_89117814. Bokutachi no Mirai – Leo Ieiri (05/11/2016) (9,248).61sLlj8FqYL__SL1114_21. Redo – Konomi Suzuki (05/11/2016) (3,351).81TtQXCBgaL__SL1000_47. Buon! Buon! Ride On! – Hane Sakura (Reina Ueda), Rin Suzunoki (Nao Toyama), Onsa Amano (Yumi Uchiyama), Hijiri Minowa (Rikako Yamaguchi) (05/11/2016) (1,133).61lJ+xJgrQL50. Forever – ShohjyoTai (05/11/2016) (1,023).91hLs8tmr6L__SL1500____________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 23, 2016.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

2020 ~T.M. Revolution All Time Best~ – T.M. Revolution (05/11/2016) (44,021).51a6cd922. Ano Hi Ano Toki – Kazumasa Oda (04/20/2016) (30,972) (289,030).71IqINkMelL__SL1500_3. “Girls und Panzer Movie” Drama CD 5 Atarashii Tomodachi ga Dekimashita! – Drama CD (05/11/2016) (12,467).CfhcjuoUsAAdMTs4. Love Song Covers 2 ~Wakaba no Koro~ – Tomoyo Harada (05/11/2016) (6,517).img77006164412345. Kendochorai – Itowokashi (05/11/2016) (5,873).CiLB6gcUoAASQdl6. The JSB Legacy – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (03/30/2016) (5,626) (607,901).51Ugh6T4pWL__SL1351_7. Aki Kore ~MTR&Y Tour 2015~ – Tamio Okuda (05/11/2016) (5,006).akicolle_syokai8. The Best – AI (11/25/2015) (4,844) (94,367).151125%20AI%20-%20THE%20BEST_zpswfr88lao9. L’Epilogue – Kyosuke Himuro (04/13/2016) (4,353) (126,752).1200x1200-7510. The Most Beautiful Moment In Life : Young Forever – BangTan Boys (BTS) (05/08/2016) (4,027) (10,513).

* Korean release mini album.

HTTP://K2NBLOG.COM

___________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

41. I Just Wanna Dance – Tiffany (Girls’ Generation) (05/13/2016) (1,400).

* Korean release mini album.tiffany-solo-debut-i-just-wanna-dance