My Top 30 Favorite Members In The AKB48 Family, April 2016.

April 29, 2016

30. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team 4 Captain).AKB48 Yuria Kizaki and Juri Takahashi Yurijuri Nijuso on Entame Magazine 00529. Minami Takahashi (AKB48 – Team A).

Since she graduated earlier this month I’ll include her in this month’s ranking, she will be missed. I wish her the “Best Of Luck”.

With her graduating only 2 1st generation AKB48 members left Haruna Kojima & Minami Minegishi.AKB48 Minami Takahashi Sotsugyou Ryokou on Shonen Champion Magazine 00128. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

With Minami Takahashi graduating I wonder what will become of “No Sleeves (No3b)”, they haven’t released anything for the longest time, but that’s another story. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, or what. That last 3 original members of AKB48 are all members of “No Sleeves”.AKB48 Minami Minegishi Mirai no Watashi Honmono no Watashi on Young Magazine 00527. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

You know what although she’s been a regular senbatsu member right from their 1st single, I didn’t really notice her til she became center. When they made her center I though she was a new member, that they were really pushing.e828953926. Sayuri Matsmura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I think my fascination with her has “run its course”, yeah I think she’s kinda cute. With her it was always about the hair.IgvqHMl25. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48 – Team BII).CZjFoa8UEAE8pht24. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team B).

She’s such a “Good Girl”.ALL 48 Group and Sakamichi Series Kira Boshi Bishojo Senbatsu 2016 on Young Magazine 00223. JingYi Ju (SNH48 – Team NII).tumblr_nuba63I4Ep1ri7x69o1_1280

22. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48 – Team B Captain).AKB48 Yuria Kizaki and Juri Takahashi Yurijuri Nijuso on Entame Magazine 004

21. Nanami Hashimoto (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).tumblr_nybl1jnApW1rol1m7o5_128020. Haruka Kodama (HKT48 Team H and AKB48 – Team K).HKT48 Haruka Kodama After The Dance on Bubka Magazine 00119. ZheHan Wu (SNH48 -Team SII and Team X).wuzhehan201512101154e18. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S and AKB48 – Team 4).SKE48 Ryoha Kitagawa Otona Mizugi Hatsu Kaikin on Entame Magazine 00317. Rie Kitahara (NGT48 Captain – Team NIII).AKB48 Rie Kitahara Sayonara Akihabara on WPB Magazine 00416. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).tumblr_o0ud4kzgFm1usci4io1_128015. Sumire Sato (SKE48 – Team E).SKE48 Mina Oba, Sumire Sato and Marika Tani Flap Triangle Bomb Love Special Magazine 00414. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team K).

Can you believe it cute little Mion will be center, for AKB48 44th single “Tsubasa wa Iranai”. Which will be released June 1st, this is the election single.

tumblr_nqllrw5NnU1tlyfw3o1_128013. JiaMin Zhao (SNH48 – Team SII).4d141d08

12. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Haruka Shimazaki Atarashii Asa Kitaaa on Young Magazine 004

11. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain and AKB48 – Team A).

I’m very curious to see how high she’s going to ranked in AKB48 upcoming senbatsu election, which will be in about a month.EBYk40U10. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).AKB48 Christmas ni Be My Baby on Bomb Magazine 0159. Aika Oota (HKT48 – Team KIV Captain).

My interest in her is declining a little bit, it’s been a while now. Which is to bad, she’s a such a cutie. Basically another member that’s about to “run its course” with me, hopefully that’s not the case. Who knows I was feeling this way about Milky a year ago, maybe it was 2 years ago. Can’t remember now I don’t think it lasted that long, it just seem like it.18 - 18. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).

She ended her concurrent position in AKB48, on April 13th. I think it has something to do with Milky.NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto Uta to Guitar to Yamamoto Sayaka on WPB Magazine 0037. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).AKB48 Group Saikyo no Kami Mizugi Special! on Flash Magazine 0036. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48 – Team BII and AKB48 – Team B).

Very sad news she has announced her graduation on earlier this month, April 13th. No dates when yet.NMB48 Miyuki Watanabe Dappi on Big Comic Spirits Magazine 0055. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).HKT48 Meru Tashima Yatto Kimi ni Aeta on Manga Action Magazine 0044. Kei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team N Co-Captain).

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3. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).Nogizaka46 Mai Shiraishi and Mai Fukagawa Special Pictorial on UTB Magazine 0022. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

http://www.b-idol.com/

1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

On April 19th it was her, Birthday. Happy Belated 28th Birthday, Haruna.AKB48 Haruna Kojima Hatsuharu on Young Magazine 005


Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2013.

December 20, 2013

Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2013. (Sales From 12/10/2012-12/08/2013).

Rank/Singles/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Sayonara Crawl – AKB48 (05/22/2013) (1,955,162).

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

2. Koisuru Fortune Cookie – AKB48 (08/21/2013) (1,479,036).

Type A Cover.

3. Heart Ereki – AKB48 (10/30/2013) (1,260,792).

Type 4 Cover.

4. So Long! – AKB48 (02/20/2013) (1,132,853).

Type A Cover.

5. Exile Pride ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ – Exile (04/03/2013) (1,012,407).EXILE_PrideDVD6. Calling / Breathless – Arashi (03/06/2013) (881,192).arashi___calling___breathless_by_mhelaonline07-d5x07am7. Choco no Dorei – SKE48 (01/30/2013) (671,623).

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

8. Utsukushii Inazuma – SKE48 (07/17/2013) (661,557).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

9. Bokura no Eureka – NMB48 (06/19/2013) (557,802).

Type C Cover.

10. Endless Game – Arashi (05/29/2013) (557,217).EG_ (1)

11. Sansei Kawaii! – SKE48 (11/20/2013) (496,124).

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

12. Kamonegikkusu – NMB48 (10/02/2013) (457,435).

Type C Cover.

13. Girl’s Rule – Nogizaka46 (07/03/2013) (452,310).

CD+DVD Type A Cover.

14. Baretta – Nogizaka46 (11/27/2013) (423,417).

Regular Edition Cover

15. Joy!! – SMAP (06/06/2013) (395,087).498800265197916. My Resistance ~Tashikana Mono~ / Unmei Girl – Kis-My-Ft2 (02/13/2013) (377,055).kis_my_ft2___unmei_girl_by_mhelaonline07-d5v6i3f17. Peace to Highlight – Southern All Stars (08/07/2013) (339,575).Print18. Hesomagari / Kokonishikanai Keshiki – Kanjani8 (04/24/2013) (DcZkj19. Kimi to no Kiseki – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/14/2013) (309,762).Cover220. SNOW DOME no Yakusoku / Luv Sick – Kis-My-Ft2 (11/13/2013) (306,433).1984680060887123942

21. Seifuku no Mannequin – Nogizaka46 (12/19/2012) (306,430).

Type A Cover.

22. Kimi no Na wa Kibou – Nogizaka46 (03/13/2013) (306,202).

Regular Edition Cover.

23. Melon Juice – HKT48 (09/04/2013) (295,967).

Type A Cover.

24. Suki! Suki! Skip! – HKT48 (03/20/2013) (291,876).

Type A Cover.

25. Burning Up – Exile Tribe (Sandaime J Soul Brothers vs. Generations) (07/10/2013) (287,874).Burning_Up_Limited26. Namida no Kotae – Kanjani8 (06/12/2013) (286,657).???? ??B27. Ki Su U Ma I ~Kiss Your Mind~ / S.O.S (Smile on Smile) – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/27/2013) (262,737).SOS_1_~128. Come On A My House – Hey! Say! JUMP (06/26/2013) (242,314).IMG_000129. Mistake! / Battery – SMAP (02/27/2013) (235,076).MistakesmapLIMCREG30. Jiyu e no Shingeki – Link Horizon (07/10/2013) (230,810).LINKED~1

31. Mystery Virgin – Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP) (01/09/2013) (219,871).19522963_zps518dbbab32. Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga / Koi wa Nioeto Chirinuruwo – KinKi Kids (10/23/2013) (202,409).2d29e444d0704e80398a92e73fab710f33. Kokoro Sora Moyo – Kanjani8 (12/04/2013) (192,573).00134. Dance My Generation – Golden Bomber (01/01/2013) (177,565).494872248122535. Preserved Roses – T.M. Revolution x Nana Mizuki (05/15/2013) (175,828).T_M_Revolution X Nana Mizuki36. Expose – KAT-TUN (02/06/2013) (173,400).2094999937. Real Sexy! / Bad Boys – Sexy Zone (05/01/2013) (168,580).thumb38. Bye Bye Du Bye ~See You Again~ / A My Girl Friend – Sexy Zone (10/09/2013) (167,946).2013-09-30-11_17_1939. Shiosai no Memory (“Amachan” TV Series) – Haruko Amano (Kyoko Koizuma) (07/31/2013) (161,554).BPkL3jcCcAEwFrp40. Ocean – Tohoshinki (06/12/2013) (159,163).Tohoshinki_-_Ocean_(CD+DVD)

41. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan – Morning Musume (08/28/2013) (158,915).494246359802042. Catch Me ~If You Wanna~ – Tohoshinki (01/16/2013) (156,537).TVXQ - Catch Me - If you wanna43. Tanjobi ni wa Mashiro na Yuri wo / Get The Groove – Masaharu Fukuyama (04/10/2013) (154,120).a-136506772144. Give Me Love – 2PM (05/29/2013) (152,781).2PM_-_Give_Me_Love_(CD_Only)45. FACE to Face – KAT-TUN (05/15/2013) (150,310).tumblr_mlnyo6Ilos1r2mrubo1_1366645830_cover-500x50046. World Quest / Pokopon Pekorya – NEWS (12/12/2012) (148,348).WORLDQUESTB47. Scream – Tohoshinki (09/04/2013) (145,628).Tohoshinki_-_SCREAM_(CD_Only)48. Eien Pressure – AKB48 (12/05/2012) (133,370) (1,206,869 total sales since release).

Type A Cover.

49. Summer Nude ’13 – Tomohisa Yamashita (07/31/2013) (130,870).2959495_450. Hirihiri no Hana – Not Yet (09/25/2013) (127,855).

Type A Cover.

51. Short Cake – Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48) (12/06/2013) (127,530).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

52. Hey What’s Up? – Jin Akanishi (08/07/2013) (126,793).64d65b1cffb8ed3129652fa6020d41ac53. Flower Song – Exile (06/19/2013) (126,405).FlowerSongCD54. Winter Games – 2PM (10/16/2013) (125,227).6a3443cdgw1e8gbz5qt0ij21kw2421k655. RPG – Sekai No Owari (05/01/2013) (124,729).SEKAI NO OWARI RPG

55. Boys Meet U – SHINee (08/21/2013) (124,729).boysmeetudvdreg

57. Very Merry Xmas – Tohoshinki (11/27/2013) (125,227).bcffacaegw1e9xa2zm49mj21bb1bvqng58. Tonight – Kim Hyun Joong (06/05/2013) (120,321).tonightfirstpresslimitededitionacdmaxidvd59. Kakumei Dualism – Nana Mizuki x T.M. Revolution (10/23/2013) (113,170).KICM_91471_fix_092160. Ke Sera Sera – Tomohisa Yamashita (03/13/2013) (112,138).3_zpsfcb44575

61. So Right – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (12/04/2013) (110,176).t2f362. Hot Shot – Generations from Exile Tribe (10/09/2013) (109,889).Hot_Shot_by_Generations_CD63. Mabataki – Tsuyoshi Domoto (09/11/2013) (109,330).cover64. Issen Ichibyo – Exile Takahiro (06/26/2013) (107,897).1372811594_909265. Neko Chudoku – Tegomass (05/22/2013) (107,840).2041074628_T8FwWazb_EAB3A0EC9691EC9DB466. Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai – Morning Musume (04/17/2013) (106,680).morning-musume-brainstorming-kimi-sae-ireba-nani-mo-iranai-reg-A67. Winner – Supernova (08/07/2013) (104,361).71ydLvIavjL__AA1182_68. Help Me!! – Morning Musume (01/23/2013) (103,936).img2013012314155250669. Jane Doe – Minami Takahashi (AKB48) (04/03/2013) (103,066).

Type A Cover.

70. Yin Yang / Namida wo Buttobase!!/ Oishii Himitsu – Keisuke Kuwata (03/13/2013) (99,425).9614334941361433532

71. Nanbu Semishigure – Fukuda Kohei (10/24/2012) (97,041)._1_~172. Sayonara Arigato – Hottake Band (11/06/2013) (95,737).2013-10-17-070332_zps7221633073. Gomenasai no Kissing You – E-Girls (10/02/2013) (95,398).Gomennasai_no_Kissing_You_DVD74. Survivors Feat. DJ Makida from Exile / Pride – The Second from Exile (08/14/2013) (95,148).551b31fe75. No Limit – Exile (09/25/2013) (94,571).img_877004_32141710_176. NHK “Ashita e” Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Fukko Shien Song Hana wa Saku – Hana wa Saku Project (05/23/2012) (93,647).71XvezJCOuL__AA1428_77. Mirai no Museum – Perfume (02/27/2013) (92,256).Mirai_no_Museum_RE78. Love You More – Generations from Exile Tribe (05/15/2013) (90,716).Love You More 3rd Single79. Gounn – Momoiro Clover Z (11/06/2013) (90,569).BXvE63ECQAAO-p0_zps1f19d0dd80. Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB – UVERworld (08/14/2013) (90,515).SRCL7812_3_bk_h01_h04_fix

81. Tokonatsu High Touch – SUPER GiRLS (06/12/2013) (87,110).2c7b47c482. Animal – Generations From Exile Tribe (01/30/2013) (84,666).p183. Shigure no Minato / Kiyoshi no Nippon Ondo – Kiyoshi Hikawa (02/13/2013) (83,412).img_208776_31472353_684. Vitalization – Nana Mizuki (07/31/2013) (81,793).Nana Mizuki - Vitalization85. Rappa Renshuuchuu – Mayu Watanabe (AKB48) (07/10/2013) (81,752).

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

86. Greed Greed Greed – Acid Black Cherry (08/07/2013) (80,788).abc002_s_www_barks_jp87. Fuyu Monogatari – Sandaime J Soul Brothers From Exile Tribe (10/30/2013) (80,230).690ab7f9jw1ea6v1z714dj20xc0xc11f88. Spark – Sandaime J Soul Brothers From Exile Tribe (04/24/2013) (78,935).SPARK89. Time Machine Nante Iranai – Atsuko Maeda (09/18/2013) (78,834).

Type A Cover.

90. Bye Bye Happy Days! – KARA (03/27/2013) (78,325).13UMGIM25736_1200x1200-75

91. Sayonara ni Sayonara – Tegomass (03/06/2013) (78,146)._-__1_~192. Magic of Love – Perfume (05/22/2013) (78,136).21_59742_a4f738b2179d7fb93. Kirigirisu Jin – No Sleeves (01/16/2013) (77,640).

Regular Edition Cover.

94. Maji LOVE 2000% – Starish (04/24/2013) (77,330).hhf09a295. Promise You – Super Junior-K.R.Y. (01/23/2013) (76,457).hqheds2kpbub96. Birthday Wedding – Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48) (10/16/2013) (76,220).

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

97. Thank You Summer Love – KARA (07/24/2013) (75,884).Kara_-_Thank_You_Summer_Love_(CD+DVD)98. Manten no Hoshi / Ichijin no Kaze – Kiyoshi Hikawa (08/28/2013) (75,497).img_208776_32017001_199. One Song from Two Hearts / Diamond – Kobukuro (07/24/2013) (74,888).1016657_140459662826409_820783799_n100. Kurukuru – E-Girls (11/20/2013) (74,544).img20131022egirls1_zps6f249f94


No Sleeves 9th Single ‘Kirigirisu Jin’, First Week Sales.

January 24, 2013

ABdEDAKB48 sub-group No Sleeves 9th single ‘Kirigirisu Jin’, which was release on January 16th. Sold 62,790 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number two, on the weekly singles chart. This single was release in 4 versions.

First week sales of No Sleeves previous singles.

Single/Release Date/Sales/Rank.

1. Relax! (11/26/2008) (11,436) (13).

2. Tane (03/28/2009) (13,117) (9).

3. Kiss no Ryuusei (11/25/2009) (20,174) (8).

4. Lie (04/21/2010) (26,287) (5).

5. Kimi Shika (08/04/2010) (30,819) (6).

6. Answer (03/02/2011) (81,846) (2).

7. Kuchibiru Furezu… (06/29/2011) (100,039) (3).

8. Pedicure day (12/28/2011) (85,660) (2).

9. Kirigirisu Jin (01/16/2013) (62,792) (2).

‘Kirigirisu Jin’ Tracklist – http://melosnomichi.blogspot.ca/2013/01/no3b-9th-single-kirigirisu-jin.html.

Video – http://vimeo.com/57452017 .

Regular Edition Cover.

Regular Edition Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type B Cover.

Type C Cover.

Type C Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 4, January 28, 2013.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Catch Me ~If you wanna~ – Tohoshinki (01/16/2013) (137,028).TVXQ - Catch Me - If you wannaVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_xNkJwBz-A .

2. Kirigirisu Jin – No Sleeves (01/16/2013) (62,790).

Regular Edition Cover.

3. Ume – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (01/16/2013) (41,423).p2Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq24AeyOPG8 .

4. Whistle ~Kimi to Sugoshita Hibi~ – Miwa (01/16/2013) (29,754).miwa-whistle-limitedAVideo – http://www.wat.tv/video/miwa-kimi-to-sugoshita-5hqhl_2ey5f_.html .

5. Inochi no Rhythm – Dance Earth Party (01/16/2013) (14,713).DanceEarthParty-InochiRhythm_zps21b6e917Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/dance-earth-party-inochi-no-5jg4f_2ey5f_.html .

6. Rusty Hearts – Breakerz (01/16/2013) (13,696).531941_554978454531015_1616708468_nVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNfbk-i9KFk .

7. Mystery Virgin – Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC) (01/09/2013) (13,592) (202,454).19522963_zps518dbbabVideo – (Live) http://facebook.com/video/video.php?v=289653834488818 .

8. Silent Snow – Kana Hanazawa (01/16/2013) (12,783).hk4_tujyo_H1_RVideo – (Short Version) http://www.wat.tv/video/kana-hanazawa-silent-snow-5iqs1_2ey5f_.html .

9. Reason – Yuzu (01/09/2013) (10,292) (52,215).yz_tsujo_H1-4_FIXVideo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyq5bUXpnYI .

10. W.W.D / Fuyu e to Hashiridasuo! – Dempa Gumi. Inc (01/16/2013) (9,921).1356764017_4_5Video – (W.W.D) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzYvWPcYQdc .

(Fuyu e to Hashiridasuo!) – http://www.wat.tv/video/dempagumi-inc-fuyu-to-hashiridasuo-5gi5n_2ey5f_.html .

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 4, January 28, 2013.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SID 10th Anniversary Best – SID (01/16/2013) (45,012).limitededitionmm2. 1-2-3 – The Bawdies (01/16/2013) (24,864).1-2-3-THE-BAWDIES3. One Piece 15th Anniversary Best Album – Various Artist (01/16/2013) (17,748).91m2A7TmyhL__AA1500_4. Take Me Home – One Direction (11/14/2012) (16,267) (98,785).```````````15. Sunny Side Story – Haruka Tomatsu (01/16/2013) (13,949).te0An_zps8b8e93ef6. Baradon – Ikimonogakari (12/19/2012) (12,869) (212,536).booklet7. Miracle – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (12/26/2012) (12,054) (228,542).Miracle_(Sandaime_J_Soul_Brothers)8. Exile Best Hits ~Love Side / Soul Side~ – Exile (10,979) (650,582).o0800071312307095894_zps987a18089. Doki Doki LGYankees!!!!!! – LGYankees!!!!!! (01/16/2013) (10,272).464902568_10010. Funky Monkey Babys 5 – Funky Monkey Babys (12/26/2012) (10,232) (139,454).mucd-8026


Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2012.

December 29, 2012

Not much variety in this years Top 100 singles for the year, it’s mostly Idol music. The AKB48 family or Johnny’s have the Top 22 singles for the year, In fact just over half is either by the AKB48 family or Johnny Artist.

For the second year in a row AKB48 have the Top 5 singles for the year.

* Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2012 from (12/13/2011 – 12/11/2012).

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/ Yearly Sales.

1. Manatsu no Sounds Good! – AKB48 (05/23) (1,820,056).KIZM151_2_12. Give Me Five! – AKB48 (02/15) (1,436,519).GM5regA3. Gingham Check – AKB48 (08/29) (1,303,407).

Type B Cover.

4. UZA – AKB48 (10/31)  (1,215,079).

Type A Cover .

5. Eien Pressure – AKB48 (12/05) (1,073,499).

Type A Cover.

6. Wild At Heart – Arashi (03/07) (649,114).Limited Edition Cover7. Face Down – Arashi (05/09) (619,940).228201398. Kataomoi Finally – SKE48 (01/25) (592,947).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

9. Kiss Datte Hidarikiki – SKE48 (09/19) (587,993).

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

10. Aishiteraburu! – SKE48 (05/16) (581,612).tor_471562719_0

 

11. Your Eyes – Arashi (06/06) (559,412).Arashi_Your-Eyes-Regular12. Nagiichi – NMB48 (05/09) (449,098).YRCS-9001113. Virginity – NMB48 (08/08) (390,896).

Type A Cover.

14. Junjou U-19 – NMB48 (02/08) (376,302).

Type A Cover.

15. Eight Ranger – ER (Kanjani8) (07/25) (374,853).Limited A Cover16. WANNA BEEEE!!! / Shake It Up – Kis-My-Ft2 (08/15) (355,374).91283cea65cd1a37ea6d6b5bbc1f9a1917. Kitagawa Kenji – NMB48 (11/07) (353,160).

Type A Cover.

18. We never give up! – Kis-My-Ft2 (12/14/2011) (321,573).1SDFR519. Ai Deshita – Kanjani8 (06/13) (320,289).b72f74a1dbb9093d171aec20fd54b110120. Chankapana – NEWS (07/18) (305,407).chankapana_regular

 

21. Ai no Beat – Kis-My-Ft2 (11/14) (291,265).kis_my_ft2___ai_no_beat_by_mhelaonline07-d5mrmlt22. Super Delicate – Hey! Say! Jump (02/22) (290,971).tumblr_lzr1z1AG7A1qjewn5o5_128023. Inori ~Namida no Kidou / End Of The Day / Pieces – Mr. Children (04/18) (275,640).mrchildren24. All Night Long – Exile (06/20) (242,290).ALL_NIGHT_LONGCD25. She! Her! Her! – Kis-My-Ft2 (03/21) (242,034).13521033-26. Hashire! Bicycle – Nogizaka46 (08/22) (240,973).jk27. Aoppana – Kanjani8 (09/05) (239,712).LE_0128. Oide Shampoo – Nogizaka46 (05/02) (221,193).coverb29. Guruguru Curtain – Nogizaka46 (02/22) (210,513).59806195201201312153191765098255231_00130. 24karats Tribe Of Gold – Exile Tribute (Exile and Sandaime J Soul Brothers) (09/05) (205,210).tumblr_m8hgkpnGY61rbtu5so2_1280

 

31. Heat – Kin Hyun Joong (07/04) (202,672).Kim-Hyun-Joong-HEAT

32. Good Luck – Bump Of Chicken (01/18) (195,714).

4. Good Luck - BUMP OF CHICKEN (01/18) (27,416) (176,169).

33. Moment – SMAP (08/01) (187,336).SMAP-Moment

34. Go For It, Baby ~Kioku no Sanmyaku~ – B’z (04/04) (187,166).GO_FOR_ITCOVER

35. Opera – Super Junior (05/09) (184,469).Opera_DVD

36. Monsters – The Monsters (Shingo Katori (SMAP) and Tomohisa Yamashita) (11/28) (182,763).2012123_monsters

37. Sakasama no Sora – SMAP (04/25) (182,632).SMAP_-~1

38. Ikiteru Ikiteiku – Masaharu Fukuyama (03/28)  (177,365).vHoLX

39. Fumetsu no Scrum – KAT-TUN (09/12) (175,936).tumblr_ma91oorhkc1rydzluo10_1280

40. Android – Tohoshinki (07/11) (175,544).Tohoshinki_-_Android_(CD+DVD)

 

41. Beautiful Life / Game – Masaharu Fukuyama (10/10) (173,681).4d7fb91a967ba13ae97d0bacb8887990

42. Suika Baby – Not yet (05/30) (171,574).notyet_a

43 Kimi wa Boku da – Atsuko Maeda (06/20) (170,640).

Act 1 Cover.

44. To The Limit – KAT-TUN (06/27)  (170,296).1cJACA5327_TP1A.pdf

45. I, Texas – Tomohisa Yamashita (02/29) (168,315).Yamapi - Ai Texas (LE B) (1)

46. Boku no Hanbun – SMAP (12/21/2011) (165,148).4849001325647841

47. Beautiful – 2PM (06/06) (163,463).E0W18

48. Still – Tohoshinki (03/14) (160,791).TOHOSH~1

49. Speed Up / Girl Power – KARA (03/21) (158,613).KG1AY

50. Synchro Tokimeki – Mayu Watanabe (02/29) (158,132).FktcU

 

51. Soredemo Suki da yo – Rino Sashihara (05/02) (151,724).Type B Cover

52. Masquerade – 2PM (11/14) (151,227).2PM_-_Masquerade_(CD_Only)

53 Sakura – Kiyoshi Hikawa (02/08) (147,979).Sakura

54. Kawatta Katachi no Ishi – KinKi Kids (01/11) (147,508).1-12030GK41a92

55. Lady Diamond – Sexy Zone (04/11) (144,573).L4dy_D1_B

56. 0 ~Zero~ – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (08/08) (144,288).O_ZERO_D

57. Love Chase – Tomohisa Yamashita (07/04) (140,882).Tomohisa_Yamashita_-_Love_Chase_(Regular_Edition)

58. Paparazzi – Girls’ Generation (06/27) (136,181).tumblr_m6aw1nzUrm1r37r5io1_1280

59. Sexy, Single & Free – Super Junior (08/22) (123,140).sexyfreesingledvd

60. Hitori Nagaragawa – Kaori Mizumori (04/04) (122,148).133294219532313201819_hitorinagaragawa_cd_rgb72

 

61. Kiss Kiss / Lucky Guy – Kim Hyun Joong (01/25) (121,547).93290

62. Think ‘Bout It – The Second From Exile (11/07) (119,610).tumblr_mbhackehEP1rbtu5so2_1280

63. Bow & Arrows – Exile (07/25) (117,334).CD+DVD Cover

64. Pedicure Day – No Sleeves (12/28/2011) (115,763).

Regular CD Cover.

65. Spring Of Life – Perfume (04/11) (115,756).perfume-spring-of-life-02a

66. Haina! – NYC (05/25) (114,065).005

67. Seasons – Jin Akanishi (12/28/2011) (113,528).[Single]_Jin_Akanishi_-_Seasons_[2011_12_28]

68. Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu – Sexy Zone (10/03) (113,280).Sexy Zone - Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu

69. Hikaru Monotachi – Mayu Watanabe (11/21) (112,877).

Regular Edition Cover.

70. One Two Three / The Matenrou Show – Morning Musume (07/04) (110,475).205248

 

71. Dazzling Girl – SHINee (10/10) (110,230).dazzlingreg

72. Wonderful Cupid / Glass no Mahou – NYC / Yuma Nakayama (01/04) (110,132).tumblr_lwzu2qlRxJ1ql8n9uo1_1280

73. Otona Jelly Beans – Mayu Watanabe (07/25) (109,309).

Type B Cover.

74. Firefly – Bump Of Chicken (09/12) (108,296).fireflyCOVER

75. Uekara Mariko – AKB48 (12/07/2011) (106,039) (1,304,903).

Type K.

76. Otome Sensou – Momoiro Clover Z (06/27) (105,718).A_booklet_omote_ol

77. Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~ – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (11/14) (105,689).Powder_Snow_~Eien_ni_Owaranai_Fuyu~_DVD

78. Spending all my time – Perfume (08/15) (104,641).UPCP-5002

79. Bright Stream – Nana Mizuki (08/01) (102,924).77289957_o

80. Halloween Party – Halloween Junky Orchestra (10/17) (99,228).91dqm6wVTEL__AA1500__zps8636059d

 

81. Romance Privacy – French Kiss (07/18) (98,214).

Type C Cover.

82. Chase – L’Arc~en~Ciel (12/21/2011)(95,647).CHASE_regular

83. Saigo to Kimeta Hito Dakara – Kiyoshi Hikawa (09/19) (95,470).o0548048012195773819_zps5fbea016

84. Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo – Momoiro Clover Z (11/21) (94,636).Saraba Itoshiki Kanashimi tachi yo

85. 10nen go no Kimi e – Tomomi Itano (04/25) (94,059).Tomomi_Itano_-_10nen_go_no_Kimi_e_(Type-A)

86. Puripuri Summer Kiss – Super Girls (07/04) (92,559).Puripuri_Summer_Kiss_DVDB

87. Melrose ~Aisanai Yakusoku~ – Exile Atsushi (12/05) (92,168)MELROSEATSUSHI

88. Makeoshimi Congratulation – SDN48 (03/07) (90,507).Type A Cover

89. Wakuteka Take a Chance – Morning Musume (10/10) (88,977).wPBd9

90. Brave It Out – Generation (11/21) (88,230).BRAVE_IT_OUT

 

91. Crossing Field – LiSA (08/08) (85,138).crossingfieldregular

92. Oh! – Girls’ Generation (09/26) (84,814).oh-japan-1

93. Ikuji Nashi Masquerade – Rino Sashihara with AnRiRe (10/17) (84,618).

Type B Cover.

94. Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story – Namie Amuro (12/07/2011) (83,901) (161,659).SitStayWaitDownDVD

95. Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai” – Momoiro Clover Z (03/07) (83,506).7cb0f600

96. The Beginning – One Ok Rock (08/22) (81,325).TheBeginning

97. Yoake no Blues – Hiroshi Itsuki (04/25) (81,248).FKCM-26

98. Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke! – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 (05/30) (80,843).Type B Cover

99. Wild Tribe – Ace Of Spades (08/22) (80,548).c98247f4

100. The Over – UVERworld (08/29) (80,123).tumblr_m8hmvcT0Es1rbeejfo2_1280


My Favorite J-Pop Idols and J-Pop Artist.

July 17, 2012

It’s about the half way point of the year, so it’s time for this. I do this twice a year in January, and in July.

Top 10 J-Pop Idols.

10. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48).9. Rena Matsui (SKE48).8. Miyuki Watanabe (NMB48).

I really hate to rank her ahead of Sayaka, but I’m liking Milky more and more. And their’s no stopping it, believe me I’m trying to stop it. Cause I like Sayaka Yamamoto alot.7. Miyabi Natsuyaki (Berryz Koubou).

Nothing much to write about her, I just think she’s really pretty.6. Atsuko Maeda (AKB48).

5. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48).

She will release her second solo single ‘Otona Jelly Beans, on July 25. Buy it, buy all the versions, I am.

http://www.yesasia.com/us/watanabe-mayu/0-aid2902031-0-bpt.47_ss.101-en/list.html .

It’s free international shipping, you can also get it at CD Japan or HMV Japan.4. Momoka Ariyasu (Momoiro Clover Z).

I don’t like her as much as before, but I still like her alot. Honestly I don’t know why I like her so much, she just has that something? Just as I wrote in my last ranking about her, I don’t know why I have her rank this high.3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48).2. Yurina Kumai (Berryz Koubou).

The only reason she’s rank ahead of Yukirin, is I met her at AnimeNext, in New Jersey, last month. I have to say that was one of the biggest thrill in my life, she’s just absolutely gorgeous.1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48).

I can only imagine what it would be like for me, to see or meet her in person.

My Top 14 J-Pop Artist.

14. Morning Musume.

I like their songs but until recently I didn’t really care too much about this group, I like the current line up. I like the 9th and 10th Generation Members, I especially like Haruna Iikubo.13. Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.

An AKB48 sub-unit, I like former SDN48 member Kazumi Urano the temporary member. I do miss Natsumi Hirajima being in this group. To me this group is all win.12. Passpo.

I like their concept, although I think they need to improve it. Or evolve from it.11. S/mileage.

Ever since Yuuka Maeda left, I’ve really lost interest in this group. I like all their songs, and they continue to release songs I like. So I still check up on them.10. NMB48.

I like them about the same as SKE48 if not a little more, I just don’t know as many members from them as I do from SKE48. The member I do know I like alot, and I do follow them a little more than SKE48.9. SKE48.

I’m starting to check on them alot more, than before. The only reason they’re rank ahead of NMB48 is they been around longer, have more songs. Which means more songs I like, I know alot more SKE48 members than NMB48.

8. Super Girls.

AKB48 wannabe, their sales are improving big time with every release.

7. C-ute.

I’m still liking this group less and less, since I first heard of them. I really don’t know why, because I like their songs.6. No Sleeves (or No3b).

My favorite AKB48 sub-unit, these are 3 fairly push and popular members. They’re also regular AKB48 senbatsu members, not to mention that they’re also all 1st Generation AKB48 members. So why their singles don’t sell more than it should, I just don’t know why. Heck, French Kiss even sells alot more than they do.5. Idoling!!!.

In my January rankings I meant to include this group, for some reason when I was doing it. I just completely forgot about them.4. Buono!

An Hello! Project idol group that comprises of 2 members from Berryz Koubou, and one from C-ute.3. Momoiro Clover Z.

This group is alot fun and full of energy.2. Berryz Koubou.

I saw them last month at AnimeNext in New Jeresy, they’re all so beautiful. This was a must go for me, I’ll drive anywhere to see them. If I could drive to Japan I would.1. AKB48.

What’s there for me to say about AKB48.

Yeah, it’s only 4 members out of what a 1,000. It’s hard to find pictures of all the members in the same picture.

Here’s an interesting video, with alot of those groups doing ‘Heavy Rotation’, if want more info just search ‘ Yubi Matsuri – Heavy Rotation’.

Artist involved – Idoling!!!, Rino Sashihara (Sasshi organize this thing), Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Super Girls, Tokyo Girls’ Style, Nogizaka46, PASSPO, Buono!, Momoiro Clover Z and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7. This was perfom on June 25, 2012.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPhyLNbTW8o .


My Favorite J-pop Idols and J-pop Group.

January 22, 2012

I’m doing this for no apparent reason, except for my own personal records. Something I can look back at, I’ll probably do this twice a year. Now and maybe, at the half way point of the year.

My Top 10 J-pop Idols.

I wasn’t going to add any AKB48 members here, if I did that I would have trouble listing ten names. The ones at number 9 and 10 aren’t really my favorite No. 9 and 10, since I like several AKB48 members more than them. I’m only adding them for variety purposes, let’s just they’re my next favorite non-AKB48 members.

10. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N (Captain)).

I fell in love with her, the first time I saw her.

9. Rena Matsui (SKE48 – Team S).

There was a time when the only reason I like Rena, was because I hated Jurina (about the first 2 months). I like Jurina now in fact I like her alot, the more I like Jurina the more I’m liking Rena. I don’t think she has anything special, but just something about her. That attracts me to her.

8. Miyabi Natsuyaki (Berryz Koubou).

As far as I’m concern one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest J-pop Idol there is.

7. Atsuko Maeda (AKB48 – Team A).

6. Yuuka Maeda (S/mileage).

She just graduated from S/mileage and Hello! Project on December 31, 2011. To concentrate more on school, which sucks to me, since she was my favorite member in S/mileage. This might be the end of her J-pop Idol career.

5. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 – Team B).

4. Yurina Kumai (Berryz Koubou).

I didn’t really pay too much attention, or cared too much about her. Until about 2 months ago, since then I’ve been head over heels about her. I can’t wait to see her in June.

3. Momoka Ariyasu (Momoiro Clover Z).

I don’t know why I have her rank this high, yes I do think she’s very cute. That shouldn’t be enough for me to rank her this high. I guess she’s the exception to this rule.

2. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B (Captain)).

1. Haruna Kojima (AKB48 – Team A).

Was their any doubt who be number one, not for me.

Top 12 Favorite J-pop Groups.

I wasn’t going to include any sub-units or sub-groups here, since I like some them. I will.

12. Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.

AKB48 sub-unit, they’re the reason why this is a Top 12 and not a Top 10. Had to include them here,since they never disappoint me.

11. PASSPO.

I like their concept.

10. SUPER GIRLS.

AKB48 wannabe. I probably would like them better if didn’t try to be like AKB48, then again that could be the reason. I like them.

9. NMB48.

In a way I like them more than SKE48, I do follow them a bit more. Which isn’t saying alot, since I don’t really follow SKE48.

8. SKE48.

The only reason they’re rank ahead of NMB48, is they’ve been around longer. I don’t follow SKE48, but I’m trying to get to know some of the main members. It took me about 4 or 5 months to get to know all the AKB48 members (Yes, I did take my time), I’m not gonna go through that again.

7. No Sleeves.

An AKB48 sub-unit, also known as No3b.

6. C-ute.

I don’t like them as much as before, In fact I’m liking them less and less. I don’t know why, at one point last year. They were challenging for that number 2 spot.

5. S/mileage.

Now that Yuuka Maeda is gone, I don’t know if I’ll lose interest in them. They do have some cute new members and Kanon Fukuda is still there, only time will tell.

The original line up until changes started around September, 2011.

4. Buono!.

They’re known as a group I think they’re more of a Hello Project sub-group, they’re a trio with 2 members from Berryz Koubou and one from C-ute. They were my second favorite J-pop group in the beginning, until I found out they really weren’t a group or at least didn’t I think so.

3. Momoiro Clover Z.

Here’s a group I realy like in the beginning, they were the second J-pop group I got really excited about. For a few days I was all Momoiro Clover, around that time I found out Akari Hayami who was my favorite member in group at that time was leaving. I’d kinda loss interest in them in fact I actually completely forgot about them, around September I started to get back into them. When I started to get back into them (by this time they we’re known as Momoiro Clover Z),  It was like all Momoiro Clover again at least for about a week.

2. Berryz Koubou.

For the most part of 2011 they were my second favorite J-pop group, they’ll be coming to animeNEXT 2012 in New Jeresy. I’ll be there can’t wait, I’m really looking forward to this.

1. AKB48.

AKB48 is the only J-pop group I follow (or anything for that matter), and I do mean I follow them big time. I’m actually losing sleep over them, it’s not as bad as it was in the beginning.

Like I said AKB48 is the only J-pop group I follow, although I do check up on Berryz Koubou and Momoiro Clover Z now and then.


SDN48 4th Single ‘Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban’ Duet with Monta Mino and No Sleeves 8th Single ‘Pedicure Day’, First Week Sales.

January 7, 2012

SDN48 4th single ‘Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban’ Duet with Monta Mino, which was release on December 28. Sold 67,018 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number 3 in the oricon weekly singles chart. What happen this single sold 57,067 copies on it’s first day, to rank number one daily. This single was release in 2 versions.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/embed/-ffEQeD7-Yg.

Type A Cover.

Type B Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

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AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves 8th single ‘Pedicure Day, which was release on December 28. Sold 85,660 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number 2 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. This single was release in 4 versions, No3b being my favorite AKB48 sub-unit, had to buy all 4 versions. These are 3 fairly popular and push AKB48 members, I don’t know why their singles don’t sell more.Video – http://www.wat.tv/video/no-sleeves-

Regular CD Cover.

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Limited Edition A Cover.
Limited Edition B Cover.
Limited Edition C Cover.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 1, January 9, 2012.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Seasons – Jin Akanishi (12/28) (97,148).2. Pedicure Day – No Sleeves (12/28) (85,660).

3. Kudoki nagara Azabu Juuban – SDN48 Duet with Monta Mino. (12/28) (67,018).

4. Wonderful Cupid / Glass no Mahou – NYC / Yuma Nakayama (01/04/2112) (38,936)5. Please Miniskirt Postwoman! – S/mileage (12/28) (34,132).6. Fuyu no Bench – SID (12/28) (25,206).7. Celebration! – E-Girls (12/28) (18,720).8. Boku no Hanbun – SMAP (12/21) (16,499) (146,689).9. CHASE – L’Arc~en~Ciel (12/21) (11,570) (83,464).10. All My Love / You are The Reason – YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz (12/28) (11,348).