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

August 30, 2017

30. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team N).29. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).28. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

On August 27th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 25th Birthday, Sayuri.

26. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Way back on August 10th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 19th Birthday, Asuka.

24. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).

On August 23rd, was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Rika.23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

Way back on August 8th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 21st Birthday, Natsu.

21. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).20. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).19. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).18. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).17. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).15. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).14. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

12. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

She announced her graduation on August 21st, her gradation is suppose to be in Spring nest year.10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager and STU48 Manager).9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

I’m still not sure when she’s graduating from AKB48, I’ve read somewhere that it will be September. That’s next month, it wasn’t official so I don’t really know. Anyways, she had her last handshake event on August 13th.8. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).7. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).6. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).5. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N).

Ever since she started to grow her hair long again, I’ve been really taking an interest and been really paying attention to her. I like her so much better with long hair, I hope she keeps it this way. Yes, my interest in her right now is very high.4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

It seems like she announced graduation a long, long time ago. But, it was only a little more than 2 months ago.3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

She been getting some photo shoots lately, one in particular that looks really good. I just got to get.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I wish people will stop talking about her graduating, I’ve been seeing it quite a bit lately. Too much for my liking, if you ask me she’s the Haruna Kojima of Nogizaka46.

August 20th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 25th Birthday, Maiyan.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

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Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 35, 2017.

August 26, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 35, August 28, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Family Song – Gen Hoshino (08/16/2017) (191,811).

* Gen Hoshino 1st number one single.2. Aa, Yume Mikoshi – Matsuri nine (08/16/2017) (100,627).3. Nigemizu – Nogizaka46 (08/09/2017) (51,736) (931,754).

4. Bokutachi ga Yarimashita – DISH// (08/16/2017) (36,815).5. Eiyu Unmei no Uta – Egoist (08/16/2017) (21,709).6. Genjitsu Kara Nigeru Kara Genjitsu ga Tsurainda – X21 (08/16/2017) (16,224).7. Yoake Mae, Niji ga Sasu – Lovely Doll (08/15/2017) (12,632).8. Hikari no Symphony – Lovely Doll (08/15/2017) (12,405).9. Uchiage Hanabi – Daoko (08/16/2017) (10,743).10. Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ Character Song 6 – Shirabe Tsukiyomi (Yoshino Nanjo) (08/16/2017) (10,692)._______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

13. SunSunSunrise / Yurutopia – 9nine (08/16/2017) (6,240).19. Kaiun! Shofuku! Entenka – Earth Star Dream (08/16/2017) (3,738).23. Kizuna Hero – Pile (08/16/2017) (2,964).24. Kimi to Shiru / Kung Fu Otome – Fullfull Pocket (08/16/2017) (2,920).35.  Sun! x3 / Ninoashi Dancing – Up Up Girls (2) – 08/15/2017) (1,680).36. 100% Motivation – Kapushiki Gaisha Hyper Motivation (08/15/2017) (1,583).40. Donnani… / Have A Good Day! – Ayaka Segawa (08/18/2017) (1,300).194. Stamp EP – Yanakoto Sotto Mute (08/16/2017) (226).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 35, August 28, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. New Kids : Begin – iKON (08/16/2017) (34,998).

* IKON 1st number one album.2. Black Train – Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (08/16/2017) (31,510).3. The Ones – V6 (08/19/2017) (11,141) (139,845).4. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Tv Soundtrack – Various Artist (08/16/2017) (6,957).5. Love to Pop ~Sukidatta Hito wo Omoidasu Uta ga Aru~ Mixed by DJ Kazu – DJ Kazu (08/09/2017) (6,661) (12,541).6. Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection ~30th Anniversary Box~ – Spitz (07/05/2017) (6,471) (226,611).7. Tycoon – UVERworld (08/02/2017) (6,176) (99,837).8. Hey! Say! JUMP 2007-2017 I/O – Hey! Say! JUMP (07/26/2017) (5,949) (338,177).9. Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (5,880) (336,822).

10. Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto~ – NMB48 (08/02/2017) (5,681) (170,034).


HKT48 10th Single “Kiss wa Matsu Shikanai no Drshouka” and NMB48 3rd Album “Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto”, First Week Sales.

August 12, 2017

HKT48 10th single “Kiss wa Matsu Shikanai no Deshou ka”, which was release on August 2nd. Sold 199,504 copies in it’s first week of release, to ranked number one on the weekly oricon singles charts. It’s their first single to sell less than 200,000 copies in it’s week of release, just missed it by about 500 copies. Hana Mstsuoka is center for this single, I thought this was her first. It’s her second I forgot that she was also center for the single “Saikou ka yo”, glad to see Meru Tashima back has senbatsu.

A very good single overall.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkDyX5S37rE .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 33, August 14, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Kiss wa Matsu Shikanai no Deshou ka – HKT48 (199,504).

* HKT48 10th number one single.

2. Ho wo Agero! – Boys And Men (08/02/2017) (165,305).3. Blast! Momoiro Clover Z (08/02/2017) (50,012).4. “Love Live! Sunshine” Duo Trio Cpllection CD Volume One : Summer Vacation – Aqours (08/02/2017) (26,277).5. Easy Love – SF9 (08/02/2017) (25,023).6. Himawari – Mr. Children (07/26/2017) (16,962) (138,241).7. Datte Atashi no Hero – LiSA (08/02/2017) (15,399).8. U – Daichi Miura (08/02/2017) (12,430).9. Egao no Orchestra! – Hello, My World (08/02/2017) (11,126).10. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 01 Brand New Theater! – 765 Million Allstars (07/26/2017) (10,564) (81,171).________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! / Wadachi – Ciao Bella Cinquetti (08/02/2017) (9,701).15. Futurism – Ayahi Takagaki (08/02/2017) (7,176).16. Dry Ai – Q’ulle (08/02/2017) (6,603).

* Manako is so cute, I don’t know why I don’t check up on her at all, I may need to change that.17. Maru Maru Maru Maru Maru – Babyraids JAPAN (08/02/2017) (5,961).

* In about a month I’ll be in San Francisco for J-Pop Summit, to see Babyraids Japan among others. I’m especially excited in seeing and hopefully meeting Rio Watanabe, for those interested former AKB48 member Misaki Iwasa will also be there.23. Sukatto Samaraba – Tsubomi (08/02/2017) (3,926).24. Oshiete Darwin – Purely Monster (08/02/2017) (3,582).29. You & I – Ayaka Ohashi (08/02/2017) (2,327).52. Ningen no Tochi – Lovely Summer Chan (08/02/2017) (1,055).58. Jikan wa Mado no Mukogawa – yanaginagi (08/02/2017) (1,018).

76. Kimi wa Rock wo Kikanai – Aimyon (08/02/2017) (748).

170. Love & Sweet – Celeina Ann (08/02/2017) (234).

172. Kibou no Kakera – Now On Air (08/02/2017) (228).

195. Innocent Angel – Amatsuka (08/02/2017) (182).

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NMB48 3rd album “Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto, which was release on August 2nd. Sold 159,387 copies in it’s first week of release, to ranked number one on the weeklr oricon album charts. When it comes to new materials I thought Keyakizaka46 album was bad (I double check it, it wasn’t that Bad), this one is even worse. This one is really bad it has only 3 new songs on all versions combine, 4 if you include the Theater Edition.

Limited Edition Type N Cover.

Limited Edition Type M Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 33, August 14, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto~ – NMB48 (08/02/2017) (159,387).

* NMB48 3rd number one album.

2. Tycoon – UVERworld (08/02/2017) (82,153).3. 360 ChamberZ – PKCZ(R) (08/02/2017) (42,004).4. Come Along 3 – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/02/2017) (28,382).5. Hey! Say! JUMP 2007-2017 I/O (07/26/2017) (25,126) (322,267).6. This Love – Mamoru Miyano (08/02/2017) (18,708).7. Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru – Keyakizaka46 (07/19/2017) (13,781) (321,107).

8. “GIGS” Case Of Boowy ~The Original~ – Boowy (08/07/2017) (11,699).9. #Twice – Twice (06/28/2017) (11,486) (219,376).10. Come Along 2 – Tatsuro Yamashita (08/02/2017) (10,541).________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Zenith – PassCode (08/02/2017) (3,881).30. Seishun Wasshoi! – Seishun Gakuen (08/01/2017) (2,399).66. Why Doll – Why Doll (08/01/2017) (904).104. Bestiem – Bestiem (08/02/2017) (562).105. Parallel – G-Friend (08/03/2017) (562).

* Korean release mini album, I think they’re suppose to be releasing a Japanese single later this year. Another great release from them, the first K-Pop Girl Group I saw in concert.152. Ryuto Geigi – RYUTist (08/01/2017) (410).170. Seishun Bitansan – Let’s Poco Poco (08/02/2017) (373).

222. Canvas – Yunchi (08/02/2017) (303).249. Kirameki ~Best~ – Hime Kyun Fruit Can (08/02/2017) (262).

265. Prequel – Dream Catcher (08/01/2017) (248).

* Korean release mini album.


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 Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, July 2017.

July 25, 2017

30. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team N).

She’ll be graduating from the group, I think in late August.

29. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).28. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

This is good, lately I’ve been hearing and seeing her quite a bit. The most in about couple of years.

27. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).26. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).25. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

21. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).20. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).19. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

18. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).17. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).15. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).14. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

About a couple of weeks ago July 10th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 20th Birthday, Renacchi.13. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).12. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager and STU48 Manager).9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).8. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).7. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).

July 14th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Sayaka.6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Happy to see that she’s back as senbatsu for HKT48 up coming single.

2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

July 15th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 26th Birthday, Yukirin.


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

June 26, 2017

With NMB48 Kei Jonishi & AKB48 Haruna Kojima ranking for the last time last month, we get 2 new members here.

30. Ririka Sutou (NMB48 – Team N).

For this spot it was a tough one it was between 2 members, it was very close it could have gone either way. I choose NMB48 Ririka Sutou for no other reason than that I’m liking her just a little more than other member “RIGHT NOW!”.

I actually also considered not including her since she announced her graduation on June 17th, she’s getting married. She’s suppose to graduated just before she gets married, no date for either one yet. I actually find this kinda laughable not that she’s graduating, the whole thing and also they say she’s not pregnant. I don’t think we’ll ever know the whole truth or story about this, I’m a little suspicious of the whole thing. I think Aki-P is getting a little soft, he offered her to stay in the group as a married woman. That would have been very interesting, I think it had more to do with her agency who owns the NMB48 theater.

I’m very curious how this whole thing is going to turn out, down the road. From past experience what management and the member say right now, is usually all rubbish.29. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’s someone who I’ve wanted and considered ranking the last couple of months, I guess I started to really get into her early this year. I’ve been really into her big time the last few months, I just think she’s really gorgeous and really cute and all so sweet. I’ve known who she was for a year or so now, when it came to really noticing her I was very, very slow.28. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).27. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NII).26. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).25. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).

I just want to congratulate her for making senbatsu, in AKB48 9th senbatsu election. That was a big surprise for me.24. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation.

June 25th, was her Birthday. Happy belated Sweet 16th Birthday, Yurina.21. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).

She’s looking more and more like Rena Kato.20. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).

19. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).

Bad, Bad Juri. I think she should have keep her mouth shut, about Ririka Sutou. I had my doubts, I guess she is captain material after all.17. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).16. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).15. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).14. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).13. Yui Kojina  (HKT48 – Team H).12. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

June 24th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 26th Birthday, Kitarie.10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager and also STU48 Manager).9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

She announced her graduation on April 12th, I think she’s going to graduate from the group in late September.8. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).7. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).6. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team H Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

This really sucks for all Mayuyu fans, she announced her graduation on June 17th. My guess is she’ll graduated in December this year.

When she does leave I’ll surely miss her, very few members I enjoyed more than following than I did her.3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

She been at number 2 for the longest time, since 2011. She finally made to number one.


AKB48 9th Senbatsu Election, Final Results.

June 20, 2017

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

I gave all my 3 votes to HKT48 Meru Tashima.

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

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

 

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t know who she is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She drop big time from last year election 27 spots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t really know anything about her.

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, another Team 8 member gets ranked.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Girls.

 

Future Girls (49-64) :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Time ranking.

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

Don’t really know to much about her.

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

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

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

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

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

I think I need to pay more attention to her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’ll be Future Girls Center.

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

 

Next Girls (33-48) :

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

She drop from #25 last year.

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

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

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

Don’t know who she is.

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

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

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

She move up 30 spots from a year ago.

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

I think she’s kinda cute.

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

She’s really cute.

41. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – Team NIII).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’s a real cutie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She’ll be Next Girls Center.

Next Girls.

 

Under Girls (17-32) :

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

Yes, I would say this a surprise.

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

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

Just Look –

Madoka Moriyasu / Natsumi Matsuoka.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think she’s really cute.

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

I really don’t anything about her.

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

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

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

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

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

Drops 5 spots, still a very good result.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An SKE48 member who usually ranks fairly high.

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

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

Under Girls.

 

Senbatsu (1-16) :

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

Who would have ever guest that Akari Yoshida would ever make senbatsu, she does look like Milky at least I think so. And the good news for NMB48 fans is that she’s not even the highest ranking NMB48 member.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to Sasshi for the center position.

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

Senbatsu.