AKB48 10th Senbatsu Election.

June 18, 2018

AKB48 10th senbatsu election was held on June 16th, at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya. This is an annual thing they’ve been doing since 2009 around this time of year.

All members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, JKT48, BNK48, TPE48 can participate in the election, had to submit their applications between March 23-27. This is the first time that AKB48 international sister groups JKT48, BHK48, TPE48 are allowed to participate in the election.

A total of 339 members participated in this election.

Some big names that didn’t enter the election this year to name a few were Anna Iriyama & Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48), Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48), Haruka Kodama & Rino Sashihara (HKT48). With Yuki, Sayaka & Sasshi out this will be a very interesting. With Sasshi on Top,  4 of the last 5 years and the last 3 years. Should be a battle between Jurina Matsui (The Favorite) and Sakura Miyawaki (The Underdog). And don’t forget Yuka Ogino (Dark Horse) who could be the surprise number one, although a lot her fans are probably predicting her to be on top.

It’s a Top 100 this year (Personally I think this too much) :

Sekai (World) Senbatsu (1-16).

Under Girls (17-33).

Next Girls (33-48).

Future Girls (49-64).

Upcoming Girls (65-80).

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

I had 4 votes from each version of the regular edition AKB48 single “Teacher Teacher” that I bought, that single had one voting ballot in the CD. This is just one of many ways you could have voted.

I don’t know what the results are I didn’t check in advance, it makes it more fun doing this post not knowing where anyone is placing.

As for my 4 votes it all went to HKT48 “Meru Tashima”.

* I’m just doing this for no apparent reason, I just feel like it. For anyone interested this who I voted for in the past.

2011 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes), Aika Oota (2 votes).

2012 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2013 – Haruna Kojima (3 votes).

2014 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2015 – Kei Jonishi (2 votes), Meru Tashima (2 votes) * Haruna Kojima didn’t participate in the election or they would have all gone to her.

2016 – Haruna Kojima (6 votes).

2017 – Meru Tashima (3 votes).

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

 

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100) :

100. Shizuka Oya (AKB48 – Team B) 14,488 votes.

She’s still in AKB48.

99. Chiho Ishida (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuusei) 14,537 votes.

Don’t follow STU48, don’t know who she is.

98. Rei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team BII) 14,985 votes.

Kei Jonishi little sister, just like her big sister she’s doing bikini shoots now.

97. Ma Chia-Ling (AKB48 – Team 4) 14,107 votes.

The winner of the AKB48 Taiwan Audition in 2015.

96. Sae Kurihara (HKT48 – Team TII) 15,149 votes.

Don’t know who she is, but she sure is pretty.

95. Nanami Yamada (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team K). 15,174 votes.

I’m always happy when a AKB48 Team 8 member ranks in the AKB48 senbatsu election.

94. Ayana Shinozaki (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 15,174 votes.

This is weird she has ranked 94th the last 3 years, but the previous 2 elections was only a Top 80.

93. Airi Mizuno (SKE48 – Team KII) 15,618 votes.

She’s cute, seems very nice.

92. Mizuki Yamauchi (AKB48 – team 4) 15,619 votes.

I think she will become a fairly push member, if she isn’t already.

91. Noe Yamada (NGT48 – Team NIII) 15,699 votes.

A cutie.

90. Sae Murase (NMB48 – Team BII) 16,594 votes.

She ranked 39th last year, she really drop big time. A Hottie.

89. Marika Tani (SKE48 – Team E) 17,027 votes.

3rd year in a row she has drop big time.

88. Miyuu Omori (AKB48 – Team 4) 17,067 votes.

I know who she is, but don’t really follow her.

87. Erena Sakamoto (HKT48 – Team TII) 17,258 votes.

I don’t know why, but I really like her name.

86. Yuuka Kato (NMB48 – Team M) 17,277 votes.

Another member who drop really big time she was 33rd last year.

85. Yuki Shimono (HKT48 – KIV) 17,351 votes.

Has been moving up the rankings in the election very slowly the last 3 years.

84. Hirona Unjo (HKT48 – Team KIV) 17,557 votes.

Who Are You?

83. Aki Toyonaga (HKT48 – Team H) 17,558 votes.

She looks like a vampire, I mean that in a very complimentary way.

82. Hitomi Honda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team B) 17,656 votes.

I just love AKB48 Team 8 members, they’re all so cute.

81. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 18,062 votes.

She’s going to be “The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku” center.

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

80. Shiori Aoki (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,265 votes.

She just miss making the Top 80 last year, by a couple of spots.

79. Eriko Jo (NMB48 – Team BII) 18,359 votes.

She’s a mystery to me, I can’t figure her out.

78. Miku Okada (SKE48 – Team S) 18,377 votes.

She just got promoted to Team S on April 28th.

77. Rena Hasegawa (NGT48 – Team NIII) 18,563 votes.

I don’t really follow NGT48, they have a few members I follow a bit. She’s not one of them. I find her kinda attractive so that may change.

76. Yuzuki Hidaka (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,818 votes.

I don’t really know who she is.

75. Satone Kubo (AKB48 – Team B) 19,009 votes.

Another member who drop big time 28 spots, she’s very young. I guarantee you wait a couple of years she going to become a real hottie, she’ll look really good in a bikini.

74. Yumiko Takino (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuuei) 19,341 votes.

The center of STU48 1st and so far only single.

73. Nene Jitoe (HKT48 – Team KIV) 19,371 votes.

Funny name, but she’s a cutie.

72. Sulhampbong Praewa (BNK48 – Team BIII) 20,106 votes.

I wonder if she’ll be the only member from overseas group to ranked, she’s pretty.

71. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) 20,321 votes.

A pretty relevant HKT48 member.

70. Maho Yamaguchi (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,664 votes.

I thought she was on the way up, I guess not.

69. Tsugumi Oguma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,913 votes.

Never heard of her.

68. Yuki Takahata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,082 votes.

Moving in the right direction.

67. Moeka Takakura (NGT48 – Team NIII) 21,182 votes.

She ranked 25th last year, what happen.

66. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII) 21,196 votes.

She’s been center for a couple of HKT48 single, right now she seems to be a very push HKT48 member. I thought she would rank a little higher, she did moved up 14 spots from last year. Unrelated to anything she’s 12 days younger than Meru Tashima.

65. Moe Goto (AKB48 – Team A).

She’ll be center for “Upcoming Girls” this year.

Up Coming Girls (65-80).

Future Girls (49-64) :

64. Ayuka Nakamura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 21,332 votes.

Just like a lot of NGT48 members, I don’t really know who she is.

63. Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 21,387 votes.

I think she’s pretty.

62. Nao Oto (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team B) 21,416 votes.

The oldest Team 8 member.

61. Hiroka Komada (HKT48 – Team H) 21,437 votes.

Although I don’t really know anything about her, she’s a 1st Generation HKT48 member.

60. Erina Oda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 21,519 votes.

Most of these Team 8 members that are ranking in this election also have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams.

59. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,606 votes.

I like her, she’s cute.

58. Rin Okabe (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 21,798 votes.

What was that with Team 8 members who have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams, not only that but she’s the Captain of Team A.

57. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 – Team M) 21,818 votes.

She has ranked in senbatsu election 4 times all “Future Girls”, she been ranked anywhere between 56 -60 (58,56,60,57). Consistent.

56. Rene Isshiki (SKE48 – Team S) 21,910 votes.

Don’t really know who she is.

55. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H) 22,050 votes.

When Madoka Moriyasu moves up she moves down and visa versa, will Madoka Moriyasu didn’t participate in this year election so it’s like her moving down. So what happens her ranking moves up from last year.

54. Kokoro Naiki (NGT48 – Team N) 22,102 votes.

Don’t know who she is, I bet she has big boobs. Almost all NMB48 members do.

53. Ayaka Tano (NGT48 – Team NIII) 22,292 votes.

I like her, she’s real cute.

52. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K) 22,662.

After ranking for the first time 3 years ago at #21, she ranks at #52 for the 2nd year.

51. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII) 23,373 votes.

I would have like her to rank higher, she did move up 5 spots. After dropping really big time last year.

50. Ayaka Oda (HKT48 – Team TII) 23,754 votes.

Their are a lot of members HKT48 I really don’t know, she’s one of them.

49. Narumi Kuranoo (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 24,228 votes.

The highest ranking AKB48 Team 8 member the last 2 years, not this year. Unless Yui Oguri failed to ranked, I hope not.

I think this is the girl, who I was trying to find. No one needs to know what I’m talking about.

She’s “Future Girls” center this year.

Future Girls (49-64).

Next Girls (33-48) :

48. Mo Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV) 24,272 votes.

Yes Meru Tashima finally managed to rank ahead of her, I haven’t seen Meru name yet.

47. Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4). 24,298 votes.

A breakthrough kind of she rank 69 last year and 70 the year before.

46. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) 24,331 votes.

She’s a Hottie.

45. Oka Suenaga (SKR48 – Team E) 24,940 votes.

She’s really cute, she someone I should pay attention to.

44. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team B) 25,045 votes.

I don’t know why I ignore her, she’s cute. How long as been now. About 4 years or so.

43. Nanako Nishimura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 25,244 votes.

A lot of these NGT48 members look so much younger than their actual age.

42. Mikoto Uchiyama (SKE48 – Team KII) 25,261 votes.

This is amazing I’m so happy for her she has participated in all 10 senbatsu election and this is the 1st time she rank. Last year she miss it by one spot (81st).

41. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48 – Team 4) 25,458 votes.

I don’t really know her, why is she so popular.

40. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48 – Team KIV) 25,977 votes.

It’s been up, down, up, down for her. No higher than 31st no lower than 40th.

39. Areekul Cherprang (BNK48 – Team BIII) 26,202 votes.

She’s the 2nd member from an overseas group to rank, both from BNK48. Will she be the highest, I’m surprise I haven’t seen a JKT48 member yet a long way to go still. Those BNK48 members are pretty at least the two that rank so far are.

38. Momoka Onishi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4) 26,363 votes.

The ever changing Momoka Onishi.

37. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII) 26,701 votes.

She drop 14 spots from a year ago, I’m very sad about this.

36. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A) 26,710 votes.

Nooooooooooo, not my baby. After moving up every year ever so slowly towards making senbatsu the last several years, she drops kinda big time.

35. Yuna Ego (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,607 votes.

Her ranking has been very consistent the last 3 years (35,36,35).

34. Yuna Obata (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,648 votes.

I’ve heard some people say she’s the future of SKE48.

33. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team B) 28,024 votes.

She’ll be “Next Girls” center this year.

Next Girls (33-48).

 

 

Under Girls (17-32).

32. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K) 29,020 votes.

With Rino Sasahihara not participating in this year election, and with Mayu Watanabe & Rie Kitahara graduation. Her and SKE48 Jurina Matsui are the only members to have rank in all 10 senbatsu election. This is by far the lowest she has ever ranked. Before this year she’s been as high as 14th and as low as 22nd.

31. Seina Fukuoka (AKB48 – Team B) 29,235 votes.

She’s pretty, moves up one spot from a year ago.

30. Minami Kato (NGT48 – Team NIII) 29,305 votes.

She’s cute after being in the 70’s the last 2 elections, she moves up big time.

29. Maya Sugawara (SKE48 – Team E) 29,413 votes.

She’s ranking for the first time, and she’s a cutie.

28. Yuki Arai (SKE48 – Team KII) 29,713 votes.

She’s not new to me, she’s someone I should pay attention to. But I don’t.

27. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S) 30,249 votes.

All that super heavy, heavy, heavy pushing she’s always been getting is finally paying off, I guess. It took about 5 years, I just hope this reality and not an anomaly. I also guess all those great bikini photo shoots she’s done the last year also help. She’s still can’t ranked ahead Nao Furuhata.

26. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) 31,111 votes.

I don’t really like it when members I like become more popular, but in Meru case I don’t mind. I hope she continues to keep moving up in the future. She finally managed to rank higher than Mio Tomonaga for the first time since the 5th senbatsu election when both made their debut. So for now Mio as a 4-2 advantage, I make such a big deal over nothing.

25. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team A) 31,359 votes.

I guess having a concurrent position in AKB48 Team A and being center for AKB48 election single “Teacher Teacher” help, as she moves up 26 spot from last year.

24. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – NGT48 Team NIII) 32,096 votes.

Those NGT48 members sure look young, even though they’re not really.

23. Yuuri Ota (NMB48 – Team BII) 33,012 votes.

I don’t really know to much about her, she seems to be one of most popular NMB48 members the last few years.

22. Saho Iwatate ((AKB48 – Team B) 33,863 votes.

I like her she seems very sweet.

21. Miharu Nara (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 33,962 votes.

She’s a really cutie, I should check her out.

20. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M) 33,970 votes.

I hate this, she drop out from senbatsu a year ago. Makes me wonder who the highest ranking NMB48 member will be, please not Akari Yoshida.

19. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team K) 36,127 votes.

She seems to do very well in the senbatsu election, she doesn’t to be a push member. Although she was kinda in the past.

18. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) 37,773 votes.

In the 9 senbatsu election she has ranked Under Girls 7 times, and senbatsu twice. She’s someone I can’t predicted when I use to do my prediction I would either overestimate or underestimate her.

17. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Team KII) 38,399 votes.

Nothing new here she ranks around here give or take a few positions. Second time she’s been “Under Girls” center in the senbatsu election.

Under Girls (17-32).

World Senbatsu (1-16) :

16. Hinata Homma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 39,241 votes.

The last 2 years NGT48 members have done very well in the senbatsu election, 2nd year as senbatsu for her. But NGT48 singles sales aren’t what you call very high.

15. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII) 45,688 votes.

Ryoha Kitagawa may have moved up big time, but Nao remains senbatsu for 2nd year in a row although she drop down one spot. She continues to be Ryoha nemesis, only if she had the kind pushing Ryoha is getting. For almost a year now she’s getting some decent pushing no where near Ryoha.

Maybe Ryoha Kitagawa needs it she’s seems quiet and shy, maybe this is management way of trying to close the gap between them.

14. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team M) 46,837 votes.

Akari Yoshida makes senbatsu for a 2nd year, so last year was no fluke this is for real. I think she maybe the highest ranking NMB48 member, I can’t see anyone else. I still think she looks like Milky.

13. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A) 47,485 votes.

Yes, she’s back as senbatsu. After being Under Girls center last year.

12. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B) 48,100 votes.

Drops down a spot from a year ago, but remains senbatsu for a 3rd year in a row.

11. Sarina Souda (SKE48 – Team KII) 48,671 votes.

Senbatsu for a 2nd year, and I still don’t know who she is. I should check her out one of these days and try to find out why she’s very popular.

10. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 50,175 votes.

Wow, this is a surprise. When did she become so popular.

9. Nako Yabuki (HKT48 – Team H) 51,620 votes.

Another big surprise being center with Miku Tanaka on HKT48 latest single “Hayaokuri Calendar” may have something to with it. Or Sasshi not participating in this year election may have help her and MIku Tanaka.

8. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) 53,998 votes.

The former AKB48 member and current SKE48 member with the big boobs, as had very good results in the election since being transferred to SKE48. She just didn’t make senbatsu this year she made Top 8.

7. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team A) 62,611 votes.

Who’s the hottest AKB48 member, “Tomu Muto”.

6. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) 67,465 votes.

Everything she gets, she deserves. She never ask for anything.

5. Nana Okada (NGT48 – Team 4 and STU48) 75,067 votes.

Maybe being a STU48 member help her also.

4. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII) 81,629 votes.

I thought she would challenge for the number one spot, I guess not.

3. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 141,106 votes.

Good result for her the highest she’s ever rank, no Sasshi, no Sayaka, no Yuki. That’s all beside the point.

2. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) 154,011 votes.

Why am I surprise when I shouldn’t be, I know she’s very, very popular.

1. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S). 194,453 votes.

First of all congratulation to Jurina for being World Senbatsu center.

No one else but her had to be number one, don’t give me no Sasshi or Mayu.

No bashing from me. Which I love to do with Jurina.

 

Queen of The World, Jurina.

 

World Senbatsu (1-16).

 

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

May 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 22, 2018.

May 29, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 22, March 28, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Wake Me Up – Twice (05/16/2018) (262,658).

* Twice 3rd number one single.2. Be In Sight – Touken Danshi Formation Of Tsuwamono (05/16/2018) (99,305).3. Teokure Caution – =Love (05/16/2018) (62,930).4. Genki Ippai – Yabai T Shirts Yasan (05/16/2018) (14,332).5. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (13,060) (1,257,663).6. Kimi no Achoo! – Choux Cream Rockets (Last Idol) (04/18/2018) (8,887) (67,417).7. Kono Michi wo /Ai ni Iku / Sakamichi wo Nobotte / Chiisana Fukei – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (7,496) (45,548).8. Diamond Dreamer – Diamondollfy (05/15/2018) (7,012).9. Yokubomono – NMB48 (04/04/2018) (6,101) (221,498).10. Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka – NGT48 (04/11/2018) (5,254) (135,585).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Divine Criminal – fripSide (05/16/2018) (4,918).14. A or A!? – Petit Milady (05/16/.2018) (3,189).24. Shoudou – Mashiro Ayano (05/16/2018) (1,972).37. Light On!! – Malcolm Mask Maclaren (05/15/2018) (1,332).42. Fantasia – Kuso Moment (05/15/2018) (1,092).59. Aozora Signal – RYUTist (05/15/2018) (841).

85. “Caligula (Anime)” Outro Theme : Hypno – Kotono Kashiwaba (Rie Murakawa), Naruko Morita (Ari Ozawa), Mifue Shinohara (Rie Takahashi), Suzuna Kagura (Minami Tanaka) (05/16/2018) (536).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 22, May 28, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Magic – EXO-CBX (05/09/2018) (14,018) (55,191).

* EXO-CBX 1st number one album.2. Buster Bros!!! VS. Mad Trigger Crew – Buster Bros!!! . Mad Trigger Crew (05/16/2018) (13,593).3. Piece – Monsta X (04/25/2018) (10,942) (46,120).4. Poly Life Multi Soul – cero (05/16/2018) (10,636).5. LiSA BEST ~Way~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (8,889) (51,214).6. LiSA BEST ~Day~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (8,631) (50,282).7. The Primals – The Primals (05/16/2018) (6,591).8. Go Around – MooNs (05/16/2018) (6,274).9. Romeo and Juliet – Super Fantasy (05/16/2018) (5,823).10. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (4,744) (193,593)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. EMUSIC 32 ~Meets You~ – Emi Nitta (05/16/2018) (2,876).29. Alight – Sora Tob Sakana (05/16/2016) (1,935).43. Z-ONE – ZAQ (05/16/2018) (1,150).69. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby” Starting Gate 11 – Winning Ticket (Yui Watanabe), Narita Taishin (Keiko Watanabe), Biwa Hayahide (Yui Kondou) (05/16/2018) (749).205. Escape The Era – Dream Catcher (05/15/2018) (246).


Nogizaka46 20th Single “Synchronicity”, First Week Sales.

May 4, 2018

* 600th Post.

Nogizaka46 20th single “Synchronicity”, which was release on April 25th. Sold 1,116,852 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. It’s Nogizaka46 highest selling single in it’s first week by far by more 200,000, it’s also their first single to sell more than a million copies in it’s first week. Mai Shirashi is center for this single, believe or not it’s only her 4th time (2 solo centers). It’s Rina Ikoma last single with Nogizaka46, not sure when she’ll actually graduate from the group. She should have been center for this single, but she decline it. She was center for Nogizaka46’s first 5 singles and 6 overall all solo center position. Which is tied with Nanase Nishino who also has 6 (but only 3 solo center), for most times center for Nogizaka46 single.

And how can we forget she was also in AKB48 for more than a year (2014-2015).

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0wbnQw89J0 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 19, May 7, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (1,116,852).

* Nogizaka46 19th number one single.2. Fandango – The Rampage From Exile Tribe (04/25/2018) (29,780).3. Fiction E.P – sumika (04/25/2018) (17,302).4. Bumblebee – Lead (04/25/2018) (16,014).5. Ningen wo Kaburu – Dir En Grey (04/25/2018) (13,913).6. Nakitai Kurai – Sakurako Ohara (04/25/2018) (11,818).7. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 07 Twinkle Rhythm – Twinkle Rhythm (Iku Nakatani (Akari Harashima), Yuriko Nanao (Miku Ito), Arisa Matsuda (Rie Murakawa)) (04/25/2018) (8,944).8. Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka – NGT48 (04/11/2018) (8,881) (125,943).9. Ask Yourself – KAT-TUN (04/18/2018) (8,731) (146,628).10. Kagiana – The Raid (04/25/2018) (7,965).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

14. Rocket Beat – Kiyono Yasuno (04/25/2018) (5,559).

* She’s coming to Toronto in a couple of weeks, it’s close to home considering going, If I am home, I might be going away for a vacation.16. Happy Thinking! – Aina Kusuda (04/25/2018) (4,657).18. Kaeru Basho ga Aru to Iu Koto – Aoi Yuki (04/25/2018) (4,067).21. Haribote – CYNHN (04/25/2018) (3,564).23. Citrus wa Kataomoi – Ci+LUS (04/25/2018) (3,537).27. “Aikatsu Friends! (Anime)” OP/ED Theme : Arigatou Daijoubu / Believe It – Best Friends! (Aine (Akane Matsunaga), Mio (Ibuki Kido), Karen (Azusa Tadokoro), Mirai (Ayaka Ohashi)) (04/25/2018) (2,832.29. TinkerBell – April (04/25/2018) (2,323).

* I think it’s safe to say they won’t be or ever will be, be the 2nd coming of “KARA”.31. Mangetsu no Yoru Nara – Aimyon (04/25/2018) (2,131).32. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Anime)” Intro Theme Song Animation Derby 01 Make Debut! – Spica from Uma Musume (04/25/2018) (1,918).53. ForL – KOBerrieS (04/25/2018) (1,043).

79. Rocksteady – Queens 04/24/2018) (653).

90. Mainichi ga Jet Coaster / Love Song wa Utawanai – @17 (04/25/2018) (547).93. Watashi wo Tengoku e Tsuretette – Aphrodite (04/25/2018) (514).

112. Sukoshi Zutsu – Shuri Uchida (04/25/2018) (389).113. Take It Luck!!!! – Monari Wakita (04/25/2018) (386).

131. Jiga Jisan ka – Flowlight (047/25/2018) (325).139. Little Deep Love Song – Drop Doll (04é25é2018) (289).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 19, May 7, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yummy!! – Kis-My-Ft2 (04/25/2018) (217,328).

* Kis-My-Ft2 8th number one album.2. Otonoe – Wagakki Band (04/25/2018) (31,662).3. Piece – Monsta X (04/25/2018) (23,963).4. “The Legend Of Zelda : Breath Of The Wind” Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (04/25/2018) (23,328).5. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (20,764) (167,885).6. Ensemble Stars! Album Series Ra*bits – Ra*bits (04/25/2018) (14,,994).7. Magic Hour – Maaya Uchida (04/25/2018) (13,095).8. Breath From The Season 2018 ~Tribute to Tokyo Ensemble Lab~ – Toshiki Kadomatsu (04/25/2018) (9,778).9. PPP In The Sky! – PPP (04/25/2018) (7,268).10. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2018) (6,799) (2,192,705).____________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

29. You & Love – Ai Shinozaki (04/25/2018) (3,014).39. Kimi ga Chiru – Yufu Terashima (04/25/2018) (2,207).49. Lonely Queen’s Liberation Party – True (04/25/2018) (1,470).66. 1985 – Megumi Mori (04/25/2018) (1,149).70. Shukusai – Ayano Kaneko (04/25/2018) (1,099).146. Healing – Lovelyz (04/25/2018) (508).151. Seventeen – Rinne Yoshida (04/25/2018) (495).

 


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

April 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 members In The AKB48 Family, March 2018.

March 21, 2018

30. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).29. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).28. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).27. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Co-Captain).26. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 – Team A).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).22. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8).19. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).15. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).14. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

It’s not as bad as it was with Jurina and SKE48, take her away from Keyakizaka46 and they’re basically faceless. I shouldn’t say that about them I don’t really follow them, what I Know about them is from following “Techi” who I do follow a lot. She’s probably in the Top 5 J-Pop Idols who I follow the most, I would put her in same group with Asuka Saito and Asami Watanabe and maybe a couple of others. Meru Tashima and Maria Makino are definitely 1 and 2.13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).12. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).11. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

I can’t wait to get and look at her first photo book, which I just ordered.10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

I think her graduation concert will be April 14th. On March 1st she perform at the AKB48 theater for the last time, joining her were almost the entire AKB48 5th Generation, including Tomomi Nakatsuka. I got to look for that a watch it, even Sasshi was there. Actually it would have been a surprise if she wasn’t, I still remember the first I started getting into AKB48, for the longest time I thought she and Sasshi were the same person.9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader and AKB48 – Team 4).

Because Ryoha Kitagawa and Saki Takeuchi look so good Together.

7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).

On March 19th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Sakura.4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).