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.

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NMB48 18th “Yokubomono”, First Week Sales.

April 13, 2018

NMB48 18th single “Yukubomono”, which was released on April 4th. Sold 193,740 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number one, on the weekly oricon singles charts. It’s by far their lowest first week sales, their first single to sell under 200,000 copies in it’s first week. Which is a shame, cause I think it’s a really good single I like it a lot. I like the CD covers also, I think it’s one of their better ones.

Sayaka Yamamoto is center for this single.

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUfMsIB6sJE .

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover

Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 16, April 16, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Yokubomono – NMB48 (04/04/2018) (193,740).

* NMB48 16th number one single.2. A Kind Of Love – Choutokkyuu (04/04/2018) (98,041).3. Oyasumi Polaris Sayonara Parallel World / Girametasu Dempa Stars – Dempa Gumi. inc (04/04/2018) (33,125).

* First single since Moga Mogami left in August last year, and first single to feature new members Rin Kaname and Nagi Nemoto of “Niji no Conquistador”. I really don’t know what’s on there with those 2.4. The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 049-051 – Hiromi Seki (Saya Aizawa), Miyu Mifune (Sayaka Harada), Tomoe Murakami (Miharu Hanai) (04/04/2018) (14,487).5. Shiroi Yuki to Margaret – Jewel Neige (04/03/2018) (13,680).

* They use to be called “Jelno”, I hate groups that change their name after been active for a several years. Some J-Pop Girl Idol Groups do it way too often, for my liking.6. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (13,164) (948,308).7. Lemon – Kenshi Yonezu (03/14/2018) (10,397) (264,580).8. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 06 Cleasky – Cleasky (03/28/2018) (6,831) (39,635).9. Muishiki no Iro – SKE48 (01/10/2018) (5,812) (372,122).10. Sarase Fuyu no Arashi – Keisuke Yamauchi (03/28/2018) (4,576) (28,923).___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

21. Tonari Kore Arata – Zenbu Kimi to Seida (04/04/2018) (1,967).___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 16, April 16, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Face Yourself – BTS (04/04/2018) (282,032).

* BTS 3rd number one album.2. Big Yell – Yuzu (04/04/2018) (80,509).3. Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru – AKB48 (01/24/2018) (24,963) (611,056).4. Sakana Zuban – Sakanaction (03/28/2018) (15,422) (88,013).5. No Time – Jun. K (From 2PM) (04/04/2018) (14,712).6. The Idolmaster Million Live! Master Sparkle 08 – Reika Kitakami (Emi Hirayama), Erena Shimabara (Asuka Kakumoto), Kotoba Tanaka (Risa Taneda), Tomoka Tenkubashi (Kotori Koiwai) (04/04/2018) (13,736).7. New Chapter 1 : The Chance Of Love – Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (04/01/2018) (11,029) (12,519).8. Good Luck Track – Takehara Pistol (04/04/2018) (10,935).9. 092 – HKT48 (12/27/2017) (8,824) (167,037).10. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (8,453) (136,057).___________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

169. Banana Allergy Monkey – Oh My Girl (04/04/2018) (367).239. Sakuraebis – Sakura Ebis (03/21/2018) (240).

* Another Stardust Promotion Idol Group.


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).


My Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, February 2018.

February 28, 2018

With AKB48 Mayu Watanabe and SKE48 Sumire Sato graduation, and HKT48 Haruka Kodama going on hiatus. It opens up 2 spota.

30. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice Captain).

This is getting harder to do, I don’t think theirs 30 members in the entire AKB48 family that I follow at least on a monthly basis. Their are still members that I like that I use to follow quite often, but have only check up on them once or twice during the last year or two. I want to keep this to members I check up at the very least on a monthly basis maybe 2 months.

To Yuka Ogino I think she’s really cute, she doesn’t seem like the kind of girl that likes to show a lot of skin. But she does, she really looks good in a bikini.

Almost 2 weeks ago February 16th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 19th Birthday, Yuka.29. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

When I first saw her I thought it was Atsuko Maeda, she kinda looks like her. Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t even know who she was. She’s done a lot of photo shoots during the last year. I like her to looks really sweet.28. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).

I’ve Known who she was for a very long while, just like Asuka Saito I was very slow in noticing her. I think she looks like HKT48 Sakura Miyawaki, in fact more than a couple of times I’ve confuse her with Sakura. That’s actually how I really got into her, I think it was a few months ago. I saw some pictures of her from photo shoot I thought it was Sakura Miyawaki.27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).26. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).25. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 – Team A).24. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8).

She looks really small, but isn’t.21. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

She announced her graduation on January 19th, I believe her graduation concert will be in April.

Just more than 2 weeks ago on February 12th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Lemon.20. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team SKII).19. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).17. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).16. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).15. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Youngest Nogizaka46 1st Generation member, only because I don’t think I’ve mention that before.14. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

My fascination with her is basically over, it may start again who knows. I still like her and check up on her a lot.

She’ll be center again for Keyakizaka46 up coming single, which will be release in early March.13. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).12. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).11. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

She’s releasing her first photo book next month, really considering getting it. I’ve seen some sample, it looks like a really good one. I’ll get it, it’s Renacchi after all. Reason enough.10. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).

Talking about photo book she release one, last month. I highly recommend getting that one.9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader and AKB48 – Team 4).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).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).

This comment is related to the picture I’m about to post.

I Love Coca-Cola it’s my favorite drink, so when I saw her promoting it got me really excited and happy. I just hope she also really loves Coke.

 

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 8, 2018.

February 18, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 8, February 19, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Candy Pop – Twice (02/07/2018) (265,758).

* Twice 2nd number one single.2. Do You Remember – B1A4 (02/07/2018) (12,754).3. Life Is A Game / My Soul (Gekiya Version) – Pimm’s (02/07/2018) (8,272).4. Kurayami – STU48 (01/31/2018) (7,651) (144,107).5. Warota People – NMB48 (12/27/2017) (7,292) (313,168).6. Calypso Musume ni Hanataba wo – Negicco (02/06/2018) (6,764).7. Monster! – Super Dragon (01/31/2018) (6,683) (50,387).8. Ore Mata Yacchimatta – Vipera (02/07/2018) (6,533).9. The Idolmaster Stella Master 01 Vertex Meister – Various Artist (02/07/2018) (5,740).10. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 04 Princess Stars – Princess Stars (01/31/2018) (5,659) (29,737)._________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Haru ni Aisareru Hito ni Watashi wa Naritai – Kana Hanazawa (02/07/2018) (3,727).17. I Don’t Pu Wanna Go Back – Wareraga Puwapuwapu Wapuwa (02/06/2018) (3,683).21. You – May’n (02/07/2018) (2,883).24. Sleepland – Reina Ueda (02/07/2018) (2,715).25. Puzzle – Leola (02/07/2018) (2,684).94. Soil – There There Theres (02/10/2018) (441).

* Karin Chokura Graduated on December 31st, and Asakura Mizuho join them the same day exactly one year ago when she graduated from “Belling Girls Heart”. Asakura was an original member of Belling Girls Heart and graduated just before they change their name to “There There There’s”.

107. Session High – Irodorimidori (02/07/2018) (352).

166. Song For You – Chelip (02/07/2018) (186).176. Moirai – Aphrodite (02/07/2018).

187. Hashire! Mirai no Boku – Tsubutsubu Doll (02/07/2018) (157).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 8, February 19, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Hatachi no Morning Musume – Morning Musume (02/07/2018) (47,607).

* Morning Musume 4th number one album.2. Seventeen Special Album : Director’s Cut – Seventeen (02/07/2018) (21,015).3. Bonbai – Brahman (02/07/2018) (17,388).4. Uta no Prince Sama Shining Masterpiece Show Torowa ~Ken to Kizuna no Monogatari~ – Camus (Tomoaki Maeno), Sho Kurusu (Hiro Shimono), Ai Mikaze (Shota Aoi) (02/07/2018) (16,475).5. Our Twenty For – Winner (02/07/2018) (12,578).6. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (9,317) (2,108,838).7. The Idolmaster Million Live! Master Sparkle 06 – Julia (Aimi Terakawa), Nao Yokoyama (Yui Watanabe), Chizuru Nikaido (Kanako Nomura), Ayumu Maihama (Megumi Toda), Noriko Fukuda (Nana Hamasaki) (02/07/2018) (9,234).8. Everybody!! – Wanima (01/17/2018) (8,325) (179,455).9. Blueprint – Pandora (02/07/2018) (6,122).10. Countdown – EXO (01/31/2018) (5,864) (95,289)._________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

33. Dance Founder (Re Vocal Version) – Dance For Philosophy (02/07/2018) (1,772).69. Petbottliteracy – Mashinomi (02/07/2018) (806).103. Lucky – Lucie, Too (02/07/2018) (521).125. Innocence – Nozomi Kawaoto (Idol College) (02/10/2018) (405).217. Orange Chocolate House Made no Michinori – Hitsuji Bungaku (02/07/2018) (241).231. iDOL Can Dye Sick Rock!! – Candye Syrup (02/07/2018) (227).264. “Take Me Out” On Dec 16 – Lyrical School (02/14/2018) (192).


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

February 15, 2018

I do this twice a year in January and July, I wasn’t able to do this one in January. I went on a holiday in the last week of January, I wanted to do it before I went on holidays wasn’t ready to. A bit busy when I got back, so wasn’t able to do it til now.

Top 25 J-Pop Idols :

25. Haruka Koizumi (Tokimeki Sendenbu).

Not to be confuse with the one in “Doll Elements”.

When I first got into “Tokimeki Sendenbu”, their were 2 members that I really like Hitoka Sakai and Haruka Koizumi. In the beginning Hitoka Sakai probably had the edge, I think she has more natural beauty. Whereas Haruka Koizumi I think is kinda funny looking but really, really cute looking. The last several months Haruka Koizumi has been pulling away, at least for now. I’m sure in the not to distance future, they’ll be fairly even again.24. Nana Takashima (Tokyo Performance Doll).

The leader of Tokyo Performance doll. I still remember when I first met her in September 2016, in San Francisco. First of all I was really surprise that she could speak English, I talk to her a little bit outside not to long after TPD open the J-Pop summit event. She was really nice and took the time to answer me, when I was talking to her I never felt the sense that she wanted me to stop talking and get lost. Like a stuck up J-Pop bitch.

I probably would rank this as one of my most memorable J-Pop experience right up there with meeting “Cheeky Parade” in New York City.23. Sakura Seta (Batten Show Jo Tai).

I’m just fascinated by her, It’s just one of those things I really can’t explain. Every time I see her I get that feeling, it’s always been this was way since the first time I heard about “Batten Show Jo Tai”. She’s the one that always catches my eye. Yes, I do think she’s really, really cute.

On February 2nd, it was her Birthday. Happy belated sweet 16th Birthday, Sakura.22. Sakura Oda (Morning Musume).

She just release her 2nd photo book a couple months ago, I like seeing that. It means there’s demand for solo stuff from her, and not just with what she does with Morning Musume.21. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48).

She join AKB48 as 15th Generation Kenkyuusei on June 2013, got promoted to Team 4 on April 2014. Which isn’t really that long ago, I’ve been following her fairly regularly since maybe late summer of 2013. So, to me it seems like she been with AKB48 a lot longer.20. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48).

Cute little Sakura, actually she’s not little anymore. I think she dyed her hair to light brown or reddish or something, I don’t like it. I’m not sure how she has it now, I like her with dark hair even dark brown. And Sakura don’t cut your hair too short.19. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).

It’s been a long time now, she’s keeping a low profile. I’m not following her nearly as closely has before, is there something she’s doing I don’t know about.18. Chisaki Morito (Country Girls / Morning Musume).

A 14th Generation Morning Musume Member, she’s also member of ” Country Girls” who are limited to digital releases only since June 2017. I really like her, she’s cute.

On February 19th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 18th Birthday in Advance, Chii.17. Rena Sato (MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE).

The Former Idoling!!! member, I didn’t really think much of her when she was with Idoling!!!. It wasn’t until I heard of “MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE”, I started to get into her, at first I didn’t realize that she was in the group. I think she’s really sexy, HOT!!!!!16. Rikako Sasaki (Angerme).

This is way long overdue, she’s someone who I’ve considered and wanted to include here. Since I first saw and fell in love with her, it was love at first sight. Way back in early 2015.15. Nana Asakawa (SUPER GiRLS).

Who would have imagine 3 even 2 years ago, that she would turn out like this. You can tell she’s been working out the last year or so, her body looks really fine. Her 2nd photo book which will be release next month, was shot in Los Angeles, USA. This looks like a good one, if it’s anything like her 1st photo book. Then it will definitely be a good one.I’d like to know when she was in Santa Monica, I was there in September last year. Why don’t they announce this kind of stuff.14. Kanako Momota (Momoiro Clover Z).

If anyone knows where I can get or buy her “Birthday Book 23”, let me know. I just can’t get enough at looking at her cute dimples.13. Nao Sakura (Team Syachihoko).

I find it very frustrating that I can’t find any new or current news of significant on her, like for a couple of years now. Maybe not that long it just seems like it, cause I’m always checking. And I can never find anything of significant.

She seems like the idol I would like to hangout the most with.12. Rio Watanabe (Babyraids JAPAN).

I met her in September in San Francisco at the J-Pop Summit, now my life is complete. You won’t believe how much I fantasize about her, and how long it’s been. But, I’m not going to get into that.11. Mai Ozeki (Country Girls).

I really hate how Hello! Project is treating her and Risa Yamaki, they say it’s about concentrating on their studies more. I wasn’t going to include her in this ranking, cause “Country Girls” is limited to digital releases only. She’s just way too cute, and I like her way too much not too.

On February 10th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated sweet 16th Birthday, Mai.10. Seira Jonishi (Tokyo Performance Doll).

A cousin of Former NMB48 member Kei Jonishi and current NMB48 member Rei Jonishi, Kei sister. Before 2017 I’ve never seen a picture with her and Kei Jonishi together before, the last year or so it seems like they have seen each other a lot. Kei graduated from NMB48 in April 2017, I guess Keicchi has more free time now.9. Ai Negishi (PASSPO).

She release 2 photo books 2013 & 2014, they were both pretty good. I’ve been waiting for a 3rd one for a long time now, what’s going on. She really looks good when she shows a lot of skin.8. Meru Tashima (HKT48).

I’m glad about this, she’s become of significant and of importance again. Now I’m just waiting for a photo book from her, all those magazine photo shoots she’s been doing lately are great. But, I also want a photo book.7. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46).

It may not seem like it cause she’s everywhere, to me it seems like she’s been keeping a low profile inside Nogizaka46.

And what’s this garbage I hear a lot of people trying to speculate when she’ll graduated, “What The Fuck” who wants her graduate. Not me.

She’s the Haruna Kojima of Nogizaka46.6. Asami Watanabe (Cheeky Parade).

My wife is looking fine. She’s always changing her hair style, that’s Ok. Regardless of her hairstyle she always looks good.5. Miki Shimomura (Fairies).

A few months ago she release a photo book, of course I had to get it. Not just her all the fairies members did, I never thought I would ever see her in a bikini. It could have been better, but it’s a start. I’ve been dying to see her in bikini, I hope theirs more to come.

The last few days maybe a week,  I’ve been really getting into her and checking her out a lot. I do this with Miki quite often, it’s just matter of how long this one will last. It may last a while she’s been looking very fine lately.4. Maria Makino (Morning Musume).

She just release another photo book this month, getting it. She’s been everywhere for more than a year now. I was going to complain of  overexposure. But, no such thing as too much Maria Makino. Especially seeing her in a bikini.

On February 2nd, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Maria.3. Haruna Iikubo (Morning Musume).

I like her a lot she’s my favorite Morning Musume member, always has been since I really got into them in the Summer of 2012. I hope she will remain my favorite Morning Musume member until she graduates, I’m worried. I don’t know why, Maria Makino is coming behind her very fast. Although I can’t see her overtaking Haruna Iikubo, at least not in the near future.2. Hitomi Arai (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

I had a dream about her a couple of weeks ago when I was on holidays, the dream was actually about “Twice” she just made a cameo appearance. I was in a restaurant with friends and families to watch Twice perform, can you imagine Twice performing in a restaurant. Anyways across where we were sitting I see Hitomi Arai walking to go somewhere, so I just yelled out her name really loud. I thought and expected her to ignore and pretend not to her me, like a stuck up J-Pop Idol bitch. Instead she came over to where I sitting and lean down and look at me in the face making eye contact, I was surprise by this and froze and was speechless for a bit. Then I said I saw you in San Francisco, I can’t remember what she said she was basically thanking me. She was so nice and her smile was so sweet just like how I would imagine it to be. Then she walk away then  few J-Pop Idol groups appeared Houkago Princess, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Koubou Berryz plus a few more that I don’t remember. Then Twice did their performance.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 / NGT48).

You don’t really see or hear about her that much anymore, I guess just enough to keep you satisfied. Also she still does a fair amount photo shoots to keep you happy._____________________________________________________________________________________________________

My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. Let’s Poco Poco!.

A sister group of Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!), so I thought they would be worth checking out. I’ll be honest I didn’t think I would like them, they surprise me. I like them better than Yurumerumo!, at least musically. A lot more idol like than Yurumerumo!.19. Tsubaki Factory.

It took me a little while to get into them. They have a few members who I really like, and think are really cute. Yumeno Kishimoto is my favorite member.18. Kobushi Factory.

What’s going on with them they had 3 members who left in the last half of 2017, they’re down to 5 members now. At least the members that I like are still there, Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki are looking for a group to join. Honestly I don’t know what the future holds for them, I like them. I hope everything works out OK.17. Keyakizaka46.

To the general public I think they’re way more popular and more like than Nogizaka46.16. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

My only complain about them is lack of activities, and how far in-between they are. They’re releasing a single in a couple of weeks, it looks like a good one.

I’m glad that their management or agency, or whoever does these kind of things final gave them very good cell phones. For the longest time the cell phones they had before was really shit.15. NMB48.

Nothing against Miru Shiroma she’s pretty popular, when she’s your main selling point it’s not a good thing.14. Fairies.

Ok, Momoka Ito release a photo book a couple of years ago with some nice pictures in a bikini. Anyways, each member release a photo book last year. I only got Miki Shimomura, this was group I never expected to do anything like this. They will also release a single in a couple of weeks, pre-ordered the Miki Shimomura version cover already. I know when it comes to Fairies all I talk about is Miki, But I like “Rikako Inoue” a lot also.13. SKE48.

I like the current line-up of SKE48, I’m probably having the most fun following SKE48 now than ever before. With Ryoha Kitagawa, Nao Furuhata, Saki Takeuchi and few others, just wait til Jurina Matsui graduates. I was only being funny I like to bash Jurina, I always do when the opportunity arises, I really do like Jurina a lot.12. Nogizaka46.

It’s pretty amazing when you really think about it, especially with a group this large. Since the release of their 1st single in February 2012, they had very few members of any significant who have graduated. Nanami Hashimoto being the most significant, now Rina Ikoma the center for Nogizaka46 1st 5 single announced her graduation on January 31st. When she’ll leave Nogizaka46, not sure.11. HKT48.

All I’m going to say is I’m happy that Meru Tashima is back to being a significant member again.10. PASSPO.

My interest in them is diminishing, mainly because of lack of activities. I remember a couples of years ago when they were probably the busiest idol group their was.9. Country Girls.

I wasn’t going to include them, because they’re limited to digital releases only. They did release 3 digital singles since June last year, it’s not like 1 or 2 a year. We’ll see what happens in the future. I really don’t know why they did this to Country Girls their sales was pretty good.

And I really don’t like the way they’re treating Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki, seems like they are being punish for something. And saying so they can focus on school, maybe for Mai. But Risa, I don’t think so. I’m not saying they’re not doing any activities or have any projects with Hello! Project (solo or otherwise), cause they do. I just want to know why they place 3 of the members in other Hello! Project groups, and not these two. Maybe, school is the real reason.

For Mai I think I may know why, as for Risa apart from just wanting to get rid of her. I really don’t know.8. Tokyo Performance Doll.

They will release a single next month, that’s good to know. Also Anyu Kobayashi has been on hiatus since November.

I would love a threesome with Nana and Seira, a request.

Tokyo Performance Doll with Seira Jonishi Cousin. Formber NMB48 Member Kei Jonishi.

7. Yumemiru Adolescence.

Wow, I didn’t think this would ever happen. Recently they just added 3 new members Hanon Yamagucchi, Saya Yamashita, Yuki Minase. I like the way this group looks, will be releasing a single next month.6. Momoiro Clover Z.

They’re down to 4 members as Momoka Ariyasu graduated on Janaury 18th, it just won’t be the same without her. She was a big part of the group.5. Cheeky Parade.

Marin Yamamoto and Mariya Suzuki should be back from their 2 year hiatus around the summer of this year, they went on to hiatus on June 2016. To study english in Los Angeles, USA. Hope when they rejoin the group it brings new life to them, and pick up their activities.4. SUPER GiRLS.

If SUPER GiRLS can do bikini photo shoots, why can’t Cheeky Parade, GEM, Wa-Suta do it also.

Sad to say Runa Ozawa just graduated on January 31st.3. Babyraids JAPAN.

Ever since seeing them in September last year in San Francisco, at the J-Pop Summit my interest in them has been rejuvenated big time. I don’t even know why it even decline in the first place they’re so much fun to follow. I think it stared declining when they change their name, which was around the same time Manatsu Hayashi became blonde. Talking about Manatsu being blonde I though she was less attractive I didn’t like her as a blonde it didn’t suit her, my feelings didn’t change until I saw her at the J-Pop Summit. Seeing her up close and in person, I don’t know. It did something to me, I could have just stared at her face for all eternity.

I can’t say for sure, looking back. I think Manatsu Hayashi becoming blonde had a lot to do with me losing interest in them, add the name change I think that did it. It definitely wasn’t because of Rio Watanabe.2. AKB48.

Yeah, AKB48 is definitely hard to follow. And what is AKB48 are they a whole bunch of groups in a group, You got Team A, K, B, 4, and Team 8. In reality Team 8 is like it’s on own separate group, that has really has nothing to with AKB48. Then theirs the Research Students (Kenkyuusei), and also you have the senbatsu members and whatever else their is.

Some members of Team 4.

1. Morning Musume.

Chisaki Morito is a 14th Generation Morning Musume member so she’s and official and full time member. I may have mention this before, I can’t remember. If I didn’t Haruka Kudo graduated on December 11th.

I found this very surprising not including their first year 1997, only once 2008 they had no changes in members joining or graduating. Although in 2015 Riho Sayashi graduated in the final day of the year


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

January 24, 2018

30. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She just release her 1st photobook last month, it looks like a good one.29. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M and AKB48 – Team A)).28. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H Captain).27. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).26. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8).

She will also have a concurrent position in AKB48 Team A, which was announced on December 8, 2017. During AKB48 12th Anniversary Team Shuffle, which I didn’t find out about til recently. The official Team changes will come into effect later on this year, that may not seem like a big deal. It is if your a Yui Oguri fan.25. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).24. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team N).

She announced her graduation on January 19th, can’t say it was unexpected. Although I was waiting for this announcement for a long while now, I was hoping it would never come. She makes happy, so I’m sad about this.23. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).22. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team 4).

She will become Team K Captain when the latest AKB48 Team shuffle comes into effect.21. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 – Team H and AKB48 – Team K).

She’ll be going on hiatus due to health reasons, she’ll also be going on hiatus in my rankings after this month. When she comes back to HKT48, she will also be back here. I’ll be waiting.20. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).19. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).18. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).17. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).

Had her last handshake event on January 7th, So it’s Good-bye from Suuchan. I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.15. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).14. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).13. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).12. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

Today January 24th, it’s her birthday. Happy 20th Birthday, Jiina.11. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).9. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader and AKB48 – Team 4).

She’s been doing a lot of photoshoot, I especially like her bikini ones.8. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).7. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

In a few days January 29th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 20th Birthday in advance, Mion.6. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).5. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).

4. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

Since she graduated near the end of last month, I will include her in this months rankings.

Mayu, Thanks for the fond memories. Don’t worry I will still check up to see what your too, and will support you. “Best Of Luck”.3. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

A couple of weeks ago January 7th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 18th Birthday, Meru.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Her 2nd photobook “Passport” which was a good one, was the best selling photobook in 2017. With more than 228,000 copies sold, just over 100,000 more copies sold than Asuka Saito “Shiosai” which was No.2.1. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).