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

October 27, 2017

30. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8).

With Ririka Sutou who graduated from NMB48 very late in August, it left a spot open.

This is way long over due, she’s someone who I’ve really like for a long time now. She’s just so cute and sweet.29. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).28. Ranze Tereda (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).26. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).23. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).22. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).21. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).20. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).19. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).18. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st generation).

I must admit although I check up on Keyakizaka46 a bit, she’s the only member I really know or care about knowing.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).

She was moving up my rankings very quickly since she first appeared here about a year ago, but she’s been in this position for a few months. She actually got as high as number 12, it look like she was heading in the Top 10. I actually thought she would get there, I think she’ll be stucked at this position for a long while. Maybe moved down a position or 2.12 Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

Sometime in Spring 2018, will be a sad day for me. She’s suppose to graduated around that time.

I may have mention this here before, I can’t remember. If I did I stand by it “I think she as the most sex appeal in the AKB48 family”, I’m only saying this cause it’s Kitarie. At one time I really though she did, actually I still do.11. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager and STU48 Manager).10. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B).

Since she graduated from AKB48 at the end of August, I’ll include her in my rankings one last time. I wish her ” The Best Of Luck”.

I sure will miss this little sexpot.Because she’s so hot, I’ll add another picture. A first here I think, I think this the first time I gave a member more than solo one picture.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. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

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Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 42, 2017.

October 12, 2017

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 42, October 16, 2017.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Gyutto – Sexy Zone (10/04/2017) (118,612).

* Sexy Zone 14th number one single.2. Jama Shinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi! – Morning Musume (10/04/2017) (111,049).

* This will be Haruka Kudo last single with the group, as she’s graduating later on this year. I think after Morning Musume Fall Tour.3. Eternal Love – Exile Takahiro (10/04/2017) (20,680).4. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series Volume 6 UNDEAD – UNDEAD (Rei Sakuma, Karou Hakaze, Koga Ogami, Adonis Otogari) (10/04/2017) (19,088).5. I Can’t Say No!!!!!!! – BiS (10/04/2017) (14,087).6. Ensemble Stars! Unit Song CD 3rd Series Volume 5 2wink – 2wink (Hinata Aoi & Yuta Aoi) (10/04/2017) (13,134).7. Jelly Beans – Fuwafuwa (10/04/2017) (11,843).8. Konya / Nami no Utage – Brahman (10/04/2017) (11,128).9. Wonderful Story – Idol College (10/04/2017) (8,343).10. 70 cm Shihou no Madobe – Rottengraffty (10/04/2017) (6,346).______________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Travelin’ Travelin’ – Osaka Shunkashuto (10/03/2017) (5,275).17. Nokotteru – Kayoko Yoshizawa (10/04/2017) (2,832).19. Naratage – adieu (10/04/2017) (2,116).

62. Heart Cleaning / Refrain Wars – Shion Arimura (Ai Kayano), Airi Mizushima (Yurika Endo) (10/04/2017) (598).

80. Talking Hits EP – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (10/04/2017) (457).

86. Kagome Kagome / Hybrid TABOO – Kaqriyo Terror Architect (10/04/2017) (435).

* A very, very new 3 member group, who I find the members rather cute. Will that be enough to make me at least check them out on a “Now & Then” basis, only time will tell.

89. Lush Star – Lush Star (Uika Atami (Kaede Hondo), Koyuki Ginzan (Maria Naganawa), Honami Shirahama (Yuna Taniguchi), Mana Wakura (Megumi Toda), Erina Ibusuk (Satsumi Matsuda)) (10/4/2017) (420).

122. U’re My Precious / Set Fire – DubStar from LiveRevolt (10/04/2017) (288).

123. ReBirth – Kotori Shigemoto (10/05/2017) (278).

* A former member of Dream5, actually the group disbanded almost a year ago. I think I got a little down when I heard they were disbanding.

186. Leaving – Neve Slide Down (08/30/2017) (169).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 42, October 16, 2017.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. The Gift – Hi-Standard (10/04/2017) (121,862).2. Identity – Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48) (10/04/2017) (36,988).3. A3! Blooming Spring EP – Various Artist (10/04/2017) (24,455).4. A3! Blooming Summer EP- Various Artist (10/04/2017) (23,499).5. Crossroads – fripSide (10/04/2017) (11,167).6. The Best – Ariana Grande (09/27/2017) (10,862) (33,945).7. Modern Times – Punpee (10/04/2017) (10,481).8. Re: Dream – Dream Ami (10/04/2017) (9,095).9. Niten Ichirtu – Kashitaro Ito (10/04/2017) (8,531).10. As You Were – Liam Gallagher (10/06/2017) (7,935).


AKB48 Group Unit Janken (Paper, Scissors & Rock) Tournament 2017.

October 1, 2017

This was held on September 24th, at Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya, Japan. I’m a week late, at that time I just got back from a long vacation and didn’t have the time to this this. Til now.

I was going to pass on this post it looks a little confusing at first, it’s a little different this year. Members can form group or units either alone or with other members, I don’t think their is a limit on the amount of members you can have on a unit.

As for the Tournament itself it’s divided up into 4 Blocks with 12 units in each Block , with the winner in each Block advancing to the Final Four.

Let The Fun Begin!!

A Block :

1st Round :

nyamm (Yuki Azuma, Narumi Koga, Mao Mita, Momoka Hayashi, Airi Tanigawa) vs. Rupurenon (Mau Takahashi, Nanako Ishimura, Yuria Kado). Winner – nyamn.

Genghis Cats (Aina Kusakabe, Reina Seiji, Fuka Murakumo) vs. HIMEPARTY (Mami Ozaki, Yui Kuroiwa, Aoi Hyodo). Winner – HIMEPARTY.

Arinon (Arisa Mineyoshi, Nonoka Shintai) vs. 16 enpi Chu! (Nanami Asai, Kaori Inagaki, Izumi Umemoto, Haruka Kurosu, Minami Sato, Nagisa Shoji, Kurumi Suzuki, Manaka Taguchi, Misaki Taya, Ayami Nagatomo, Nanami Harima, Mai Homma, Ayaka Maeda, Saki Michieda, Orin Mutou, Kana Yasuda, Mizuki Yamauchi, Suzuha Yamane). Winner – 16 enpi Chu!.

Okapers (Nao Furuhata, Tomu Muto, Nana Fujita) vs. Kokeshi Sisters (Moeka Takakura, Miori Ichikawa, Vivian Murakawa). Winner – Kokenshi Sisters.

Quarter Finals :

nyamm vs. Otsuyoi (Yuna Ego, Narumi Ichino, Makiko Saito, Mikoto Uchiyama, Nao Fukushi). Winner – nyamm.

HIMEPARTY vs. MariAnnin (Anna Iriyama, Maria Abe) * I’m cheering for these gals, I never knew Anna & Maria where that good of friends. Winner – HIMEPARTY.

16 enpi Chu! vs. Kotono Shirai (SKE48). Winner – Kotono Shirai.

Kokeshi Sisters vs. Dancing Cats (Manami Ichikawa, Ami Yumoto, Yuka Tano). Winner – Kokeshi Sisters.

Semi Finals :

nyamm vs. HIMEPARTY. Winner – nyamm.

Kotono Shirai vs. Kokeshi Sisters. Winner – Kotono Shirai.

A Block Finals:

nyamm vs. Kotono Shirai.

 

B Block :

1st Round :

Hannari Shimai (Anna Ijiri, Mirai Mizokawa) vs. Renattsun (Natsuki Kojima, Rena Kato). Winner – Hannari Shimai.

FLERI (Shino Iwahana, Moe Goto) vs. (peace) (Yuuka Kato, Chihiro Kawakami). Winner – FLERI.

Unit mei wa Nashi, Nakushi no Mama (Ayaka Morita, Megumi Matsumura, Rina Yamao) vs. IsoSari (Sarina Souda, Kanae Iso). Winner – IsoSari.

WMion (Mion Mukaichi, Mion Nakagawa) vs. Houou Masako (Kayoko Takita, Miyabi Iino, Rio Okawa, Makiho Tatsuya). Winner – Houou Masako.

Quarter Finals :

Hannari Shimai vs. Nikoichi (Asana Inuzuka, Rika Tsuzuki). Winner – Hannari Shimai.

FLERI vs. fairy w!nk (Misaki Aramaki, Hirona Unjo). Winner – fairy w!nk.

IsoSari vs. Chou (Sae Kurihara, Emiri Yamashita, Hinata Matsumoto, Sono Miyazaki, Madoka Moriyasu, Natsumi Matsuoka). Winner – IsoSari.

Houou Masako vs. Nikoniko (Satone Kubo, Ayaka Yamamoto, Hana Matsuoka, Yuna Obata). Winner – Nikoniko.

Semi Finals :

Hanna Shimai vs. fairy w!nk. Winner – fairy w!nk.

IsoSari vs. Nikoniko. Winner – IsoSaori.

B Block Finals :

fairy w!nk vs. IsoSari. Winner – fairy w!nk.

 

C Block :

1st Round :

Ueno to Shimono (Haruka Ueno, Yuki Shimono) vs. Namba Setouchi Kaizoku-dan (Maiha Morishita, Yuzuha Hongou). Winner – Namba Setouchi Kaizoku-dan.

Santarou (Mina Oba, Akane Takayanagi, Kaori Matsumura) vs. AyuKani-chan (Ayaka Tano, Ayaka Nakamura). Winner – AyuKani-chan.

Sankon (Rino Sashihara, Minami Minegishi, Yuki Kashiwagi) vs. Amarimono Senbatsu (Chiyori Nakanishi, Anna Murashige, Natsumi Tanaka, Yuka Akiyoshi). Winner – Sankon.

melody Twins (Nene Jitoue, Otoha Machi) vs. Yokonegapyon (Yoshino Kitagawa, Negai Fukai). Winner – melody Twins.

Quarter Finals :

Namba Setouchi Kaizoku-dan vs. Shinhakunan (Minami Kato, Miru Shiroma, Nako Yabuki). Winner – Namba Setouchi Kaizoku-dan.

AyuKani-chan vs. FuuSae (Sae Murase, Fuuko Yagura). Winner – FuuSae.

Sankon vs. KadoIshiIshi (Chiho Ishida, Minami Ishida, Miyuna Kadowaki). Winner – Sankon.

melody Twins vs. Song’s (Natsuko Akashi, Reina Nakano, Suzu Yamada, Rika Shimizu). Winner – Song’s.

Semi Finals :

Namba Setouchi Kaizoku-dan vs. FuuSae. Winner – FuuSae.

Sankon vs. Song’s. Winner – Sankob.

C Block Finals :

FuuSae vs. Sankon. Winner – FuuSae.

 

D Block :

1st Round :

Nagifuu (Nagisa Shibuya, Fu Yabushita) vs. HiMaCho Panda (Yui Hiwatashi, Chia-Ling Ma, Orie Cho). Winner – HiMaCho Panda).

Sakae 6 Kisei (Shiori Aoki, Reona Ida, Natsuki Kamata, Ryoha Kitagawa, Ruka Kitano, Haruka Kumazaki, Saki Takeuchi, Yuzuki Hidaka, Juna Yamada) vs. Fall in LOVE (Rinka Oshiba, Izumi Nakamura, Erina Ando, Karin Kojima). Winner – Sakae 6 Kisei.

HanTanNee (Yui Yokoyama, Sayaka Yamamoto, Sakura Miyawaki) vs. LIL (Kaho Sato, Riko Morihira). winner – LIL.

Neru Mae ni Hitsuji Kazoe Tai (Erii Chiba, Rei Nishikawa, Kokoa Kai) vs. Sakuramboo no Yousei (Riko Sugahara). Winner – Sakurambo no Yousei.

Quarter Finals :

HiMaCho Panda vs. Fluffy (Ayaha Atsumi, Marin Sakamoto). Winner – HiMaCho Panda.

Sakae 6 Kisei vs. Shika vs. Kuma (Shion Hori vs. Mizuki Uno). Winner – Sakae 6 Kisei.

LIL vs. Seiuchi (Kouko Tanaka, Yuri Torobu, Mitsuki Imamura, Marina Otani, Honoka Yano, Saki Sugahara, Seina Fukuoka0. Winner – LIL

Sakurambo no Yousei vs. Kiss no Tempura (Rie Kitahara, Miho Miyazaki, Shizuka Oya). Winner – Kiss no Tempura.

Semi Finals :

HiMaCho Panda vs. Sakae 6 Kisei. Winner – Sakae 6 Kisei.

LIL vs. Kiss no Tempura. Winner – Kiss no Tempura.

D Block Finals :

Sakae 6 Kisei vs. Kiss no Tempura. Winner – Kiss no Tempura.

 

Final Four :

Kotono Shirai vs. fairy w!nk (Misaki Aramaki, Hirona Unjo). Winner – fairy w!nk.

FuuSae (Sae Murase, Fuuko Yagura) vs. Kiss no Tempura (Rie Kitahara, Miho Miyazaki, Shizuka Oya). Winner – FuuSae.

 

Finals :

fairy w!nk (Misaki Aramaki, Hirona Unjo) vs. FuuSae (Sae Murase, Fuuko Yagura).

 

Wiiner :

fairy w!nk (Misaki Aramaki & Hirona Unjo).

Congratulations to fairy w!nk.

HKT48 Misaki Aramaki.

HKT48 Hirona Unjo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Final Four – Kotono Shiari (SKE48), FuuSae (NMB48 Sae Murase & Fuuko Yagura), Kiss no Tempura (AKB48 Shizuka Oya & Miho Miyazaki, NGT48 Rie Kitahara).
Front – fairy w!nk (HKT48 Misaki Aramaki & Hirona Unjo).

The Finals.

And The Winner is…..fairy w!nk.

AKB48 2017 Janken Champions.


My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48, September 2017.

September 30, 2017

30. Ririka Sutou, NMB48 (Team N).

She graduated last month on August 30th, since it was at the end of the month. I’ll rank her this month. I like her, I’ll miss her, I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

I know a lot of fans are pissed off about her scandal, no one needed to know. Blamed the Japanese tabloids, she’s not the first idol and won’t be the last idol to go out like this. As for her breaking the rules and not being very idol like or garbage like that, don’t tell me your that naïve about the J-Pop Idol world. She got caught, blamed the Japanese tabloids. Damned those Japanese tabloids.

I kinda wish I was Japanese Idol fan born and raised in Japan, then maybe I have better understanding of this.29. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

About a week ago, Sepember 23rd was her birthday. Happy belated 19th birthday, Ranran (that’s a funny, if not cute nickname).28. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

27. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

The last few months I’ve been seeing and hearing about her quite a bit, or at least the most it’s been in about 2 or 3 years. This makes me happy, she makes me happy.26. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).

It’s about time, she’s finally starting to get treated in SKE48 the way she deserves. She shouldn’t be second fiddle to anyone, and I’m not just talking about Ryoha Kitagawa (But, mainly).

A couple of weeks ago, on September 15th. It was her 21st birthday, happy belated birthday. Nao.25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).23. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’ll be center for Nogizaka46 upcoming single, along with Nanase Nishino.22. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).21. Haruka Komiyama (AKb48 – Team 4).

I think my infatuation with her has ended, I still think she’s really cute and sexy.

September 12th, it was her birthday. Happy belated 19th birthday, Komiharu.20. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been really taking an interest in her for some reason. Just as much if not more than Asuka Saito, I think it will be short lived. Talking about Asuka Saito, her and Ashurin will be center for Nogizaka46 upcoming single.19. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

It just might be me, I think they’re trying to give her some sex appeal or trying to do something with her. You either have sex appeal or you don’t, I don’t think she has it. I’m not saying I don’t find her attractive, because I do find her very, very attractive. Just not in a sexually kind of way.18. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 Team H and AKB48 – Team K).

September 19th, it was her birthday. Happy belated 21st birthday, Haruppi. Wow, time does really by.17. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).

On October 3rd, it’ll be her birthday. Happy 20th birthday in advance, Juri. Talking about time flying, I can still remember when she was only 14 years old.16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).15. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).14. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

She has beautiful hair, I may have mention this before I can’t remember. I rank it up there with Anna Iriyama hair.12. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader and AKB48 – Team 4).

On October 9th, it will be her birthday. Happy 19th birthday in advance, Ryoha.11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NII).

Although she won’t be graduating from NGT48 til spring next year, I’m feeling a little depress about her graduating. I was just thinking about her time in AKB48, I actually forgot that she was also a SKE48 concurrent member for a time.10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager and STU48 Manager).

I just love Sasshi, I can’t hate her. Even if I wanted to.9. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).

She did her SKE48 Graduation Theater Performance on September 28th, and will do her AKB48 Graduation Theater Performance today September 30th. I need to watch that, where ?. Will start in a couple of hours, by the time I get this post done it will be a lot less. They just announced both of those dates about a couple of weeks ago, I was on vacation for the 1st 3 weeks of September. so I didn’t find out about this til very recently.

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. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

She’s been looking very good lately.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NII).


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).


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.