Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 25, 2018.

June 16, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 18, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Innocent Days – Sexy Zone (06/06/2018) (148,284).

* Sexy Zone 15th number one single.2. Teacher Teacher – AKB48 (05/30/2018) (79,679) (1,740,717).3. Dekadonden – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (06/06/2018) (63,347).

* The last couple of years as far as singles sales goes, they’re out selling Momoiro Clover Z.4. Take My Hand – Kim Hyun Joong (06/06/2018) (44,086).5. Catharsist – Radwimps (06/06/2018) (26,097).6. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (19,082) (212,425).7. Bloom – Superfly (06/06/2018) (15,909).8. Shapeless – Tokyo Performance Doll (06/06/2018) (13,551).

* When did they become a six member group, when Saki Shingu, Sakurako Iida & Anyu Kobayashi graduated in April. What a coincidence to me it would be those three, I like them so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I like Anyu Kobayashi she was a hottie, I’ll miss her.9. U.S.A. – Da Pump (06/06/2018) (12,679).10. Cinderella Girl – King & Prince (05/23/2018) (12,653) (626,073).____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Truth – TrySail (06/06/2018) (12,524).13. Parallel World – Wonder Weed (06/06/2018) (11,144).14. The Idolmaster Shiny Colors Brilliant Wing 01 Spread The Wings!! – Shiny Colors (06/06/2018) (10,193).19. Hatsukoi Hanabi / Kaigansen no Mermaid – Nankini! (06/05/2018) (3,966).25. Color – Manami Numakura (06/06/2018) (3,016).34. Remained Dream – Minori Chihara (06/06/2018) (1,795).42. “Kimi” wa Rock You! – Task Have Fun (06/09/2018) (1,250).

* I like them a lot.48. Ashita e no Tobira – Yui Yamada (Minami Takahashi) & Tomoka Kase (Ayane Sakura) (06/06/2018) (1,012).59. First Step – Harajuku DREAM MATE (06/06/2018) (795).66. Nostalgic – Toy Smiley (06/05/2018) (703).

75. Renetto – M (Reina Ueda) (06/06/2018) (583).

87. Honey Toast – whiteeeen (06/06/2018) (468).88. Ashita e – Iris (06/06/2018) (465).98. High Fly Flow – Ivolve (06/06/2018) (370).

109. Monster – Potali (06/06/2018) (324).115. On Stage Life – Ongaku Shoujo (06/06/2018) (297).118. Real x Live – Crown Pop (06/10/20.18) (288).

122. Koi no Hen – Miara Nakase (06/07/2018) (285).

152. Nyao! – Wi-Fi-5 (06/06/2018) (220).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 25, June 18, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Future – Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe (06/06/2018) (181,550).

* J Soul Brothers 7th number one album.2. Chasing The Horizon – Man With A Mission (06/06/2018) (70,623).3. Shimetta Natsu no Hajimari – aiko (06/06/2018) (47,407).4. Wake Up – The Elephant Kashimashi (06/06/2018) (23,283).5. Mamoru Miyano Presents M&M THE BEST – Mamoru Miyano (06/08/2018) (22,468).6. Do Me A Favor – Airi Suzuki (06/06/2018) (18,916).

* 1st solo album from the former C-ute member, those sales are good it’s more than any C-ute album ever sold. Surprisingly this album is very good, I just said that cause I’m not really a Airi fan.7. GR8EST – Kanjani8 (05/30/2018) (16,816) (322,003).8. Ken Yokoyama Vs Namba69 – Ken Yokoyama / Namba69 (06/06/2018) (16,507).9. We Make You – Seventeen (05/30/2018) (144,182).10. Merry-go-round – Seiko Matsuda (06/06/2018) (12,208).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

16. Woltanative EP – Woltanative (06/06/2018) (5,885).24. Mine – Sonoko Inoue (06/06/2018) (3,183).43. Live At Umeda Club Quattro, Liquidroom – Negicco (06/06/2018) (1,537).82. To Day – Fromis_9 (06/07/2018) (653).

* I will see them in concert at Kcon USA in New York, next week.104. Buzzle – Jenni (06/06/2018) (513).160. Fukurotoji – gra-DOLL (06/06/2018) (329).

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AKB48 52nd Single “Teacher Teacher”, First Week Sales

June 12, 2018

AKB48 52nd single “Teacher Teacher”, which was release on May 30th. Sold 1,661,038 copies in it’s first week of release to rank number one, on the oricon singles chart. This is the election single where each CD has one voting ballot to vote for who youwant to be  Senbatsu, Under Girls and so on, for their next single. Which I will do a post in a couple of weeks.

Yui Oguri is center for this single, she’s so cute.

Recently for financial reasons I’ve stop buying J-Pop stuff temporally, but I did buy the 4 regular editions of this single. So I can participate in the election, I will let you know who I voted for later.

Video “Teacher Teacher” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DwAwNNHaW8 .

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 24, June 11, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Teacher Teacher – AKB48 (05/30/2018) (1,661,038).

* AKB48 39th number one single.2. Crazy Rays / Keep Going – V6 (05/30/2018) (81,338).3. Fakeshow – Da-iCE (05/30/2018) (44,736).4. Cinderella Girl – King & Prince (05/23/2018) (36,517) (613,420).5. Gang 2 – Gang Parade (05/29/2018) (28,438).

* They added 2 new members in March.6. Wake Me Up – Twice (05/16/2018) (25,486) (328,473).7. Pride – Yu Takahashi (05/30/2018) (17,467).8. The Idolmaster Million Theater Generation 08 EScape (Melty Fantasia) – EScape (Mizuki Makabe (Rika Abe), Tsumugi Shiraishi (Saki Minami), Shiho Kitazawa (Sora Amamiya)) (05/30/2018) (12,671).9. New World – Yuma Uchida (05/30/2018) (11,879).10. Daisuke de Daikirai – Code-V (05/30/2018) (10,019)._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Mada Dare mo Shiranai Ashita e – Purely Monster (05/30/2018) (6,885).14. Tomoshibi no Manima ni – Nao Toyama (05/30/2018) (6,685).19. Ashite Ii Desuka – HIGH SPIRITS (05/30/2018) (5,019).26. Taboo – Idol Chouhou Kikan LEVEL 7 (05/29/2018) (2,925).27. Hoshi no Nai Sora – LADYBABY (05/30/2018) (2,900).

* Rei Kuromiya is gone, but Rie Kaneko is still there plus 3 new members. Change name back to just “LADYBABY”.30. Change! – Kana Adachi (05/30/2018) (2,745).34. Memories / Namida wa Misenai – Comic Girls (Hikaru Akao, Kaede Hondo, Saori Onishi, Rie Takahashi) (05/30/2018) (2,047).35. Le Temps de la Rentree ~Koi no leji (Shin Gakki)~ – D Pai (Hisone Amakasu (Misaki Kuno), Nao Kaizaki (Tomoyo Kurosawa), El Hoshino (Maki Kawase), Liliko Kinutsugai (Satomi Arai), Mayumi Hitomi (Kaori Nazuka)) (05/30/2018) (1,922).44. Kimi no Tonari – halca (05/30/2018) (1,110).57. Shoujo wa Ano Sora wo Wataru – Rika Fukumoto (05/30/2018) (856).

107. Judai Hakusho – Flowlight (05/30/2018) (374).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 24, June 11, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. GR8EST – Kanjani8 (05/30/2018) (305,187).

* Kanjani8 10thy number one album.2. We Make You – Seventeen (05/30/2018) (127,985).3. Love Yourself “Tears” – BTS (05/18/2018) (123,042) (167,135).4. Ensemble Stars! Album Series Knights – Knights (05/30/2018) (46,566).5. Shin, Enka Meikyoku Collection 7 ~Shobu no Hanamichi~ – Kiyoshi Hikawa (05/29/2018) (22,529).6. Ano… Kokkara ga Yamaba Nandesu Kedo – Yusuke (05/30/2018) (10,873).7. The Story Of Light – SHINee (06/01/2018) (7,854).8. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (7,854) (2,220,242).9. Adam to Eve no Ringo – Various Artist (05/23/2018) (7,274) (35,911).10. Golden Best Deluxe Hideki Saijo – Hideki Saijo (04/28/2010) (7,118) (14,823)._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Relerases Only) :

65. Bingle Bangle – AOA (05/30/2018) (716).186. Melody – Cherrsee (05/30/2018) (260).

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 23, 2018.

June 8, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 23, June 4, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Cinderella Girl – King & Prince (05/23/2018) (576,093).

* King & Prince 1st number one single.2. Ai wo Ganbatte – Akiko Wada with Boys And Men Kenkyusei (05/23/2018) (104,803).3. Wake Me Up – Twice (05/16/2018) (40,329) (302,987).4. Mamma Mia! – SF9 (05/23/2018) (36,557).5. Over – XOX (05/23/2018) (20,166).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 17 Nothing But You – Anastasia (Sumire Uesaka), Nao Kamiya (Eriko Matsui), Yuka Nakano (Shino Shimoji), Miku Maekawa (Natsumi Takamori), Shoko Hoshi (Satsumi Matsuda) (05/23/2018) (18,490).7. Underdog – Exile Shokichi (05/23/2018) (15,102).8. Kabuto – [Alexandros] (05/23/2018) (13,565).9. Canvas – Color Creation (05/23/2018) (12,441).10. Yamato Nadeshiko Sunrise – Fes Tive (05/23/2018) (10,697).__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

15. Hello Hello – Maaya Sakamoto (05/23/2018) (5,656).16. Ray – PassCode (05/23/2018) (5,587).21. Unlock – Yuka Iguchi (05/23/2018) (3,757).28. Distance – Rie Murakawa (05/23/2018) (2,920).31. Lonely Alice – Pyxis (05/23/2018) (2,564).32. Zenzen Tomodachi – Haruka Yamazaki (05/23/2018) (2,511).34. It’s Show Time!! – Haruka Fukuhara x Haruka Tomatsu (05/23/2018) (2,471).37. Tears Echo – Finis (Yukari Tamura) (05/23/2018) (2,121).38. Dotten Kaimei – CRUiSE! (05/22/2018) (2,103).41. Utaeba Soko ni Kimi ga Iru Kara – Konomi Suzuki (05/23/2018) (1,779).44. Like A Nettaiya – Devil ANTHEM (05/23/2018) (1,603).49. Hugtto! PreCure Character Single – Cure Yell (Rie Hikisaka), Cure Ange (Rina Honizumi), Cure Etoile (Yui Ogura) (05/23/2018) (1,400).

50. Shinka Kei Colors – Kanami Etou (Kaede Hondo), Hiyori Juujou (Saori Oonishi), Mai Yanase (Azumi Waki), Sayaka Itomi (Hina Kino), Kaoru Mashiko (Risae Matsuda), Eren Kohagura (Eri Suzuki) (05/23/2018) (1,375).53. Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai – AOP (05/23/2018) (1.303).63. Mikansei Girls / Sambaing – Fleurette (05/22/2018) (1,073).

65. Mirai Epilogue – Kanami Etou (Kaede Hondo), Hiyori Juujou (Saori Oonishi), Mai Yanase (Azumi Waki), Sayaka Itomi (Hina Kino), Kaoru Mashiko (Risae Matsuda), Eren Kohagura (Eri Suzuki) (05/23/2018) (1,049).73. Love Song – Teresa Wagner (Manaka Iwami) (05/23/2018) (919).

79. Hanky Panky Funky Punky! Feat. Miri – Bestiem (05/23/2018) (789).

92. I Am A Braver!! – Joshi Dokushin Club (05/23/2018) (643).

112. Jubilee – amiinA (05/23/2018) (474).

146. Lotus Bloom – Kawasaki Junjou Komachi (05/25/2018) (284).

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 23, June 4, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Momoiro Clover Z Best Album “Momo no Juu, Bancha mo Debana” – Momoiro Clover Z (05/23/2018) (56,412).

* Momoiro Clover Z 3rd number one album.2. Chain – NCT 127 (05/23/2018) (44,832).3. Love Yourself “Tear” – BTS (05/19/2018) (44,093) (

* This album also reach number one album on US Billboard Top 200 album chart, a first for K-Pop.4. VS 5 – A.B.C-Z (05/23/2018) (33,579).5. E.G. 11 – E-girls (05/23/2018) (31,347).6. Adam to Eve no Ringo – Various Artist (05/23/2018) (28,637).7. Blue Compass- Inori Minase (05/23/2018) (18,654).8. Complex – Chansung (From 2PM) (05/23/2018) (15,569).9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack – Soundtrack (05/23/2018) (14,593).10. Kyou Kara Watashitachi wa ~GFriend 1st Best~ – G-Friend (05/23/2018) (13,157)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

24. Progress – Ayaka Ohashi (05/23/2018) (3,264).91. Kabe no Nai Sekai – Minna no Kodomochan (05/23/2018) (607).


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

May 29, 2018

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

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

Of Interest To me Only (New Releases Only) :

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

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

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

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

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


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 21, 2018.

May 18, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Shinka Riron – Boys And Men (05/09/2018) (139,703).

* Boys And Men 3rd number one single.2. Nakenaize… Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha Lover / Kimi Dake ja Nai sa… Friends (2018 Acoustic Version) – Angerme (05/09/2018) (44,677).

* Considering how Tsubaki Factory, Juice=Juice and even Kobushi Factory did with their latest single. I expected a lot higher sales, since it’s also Musubu Funaki (Country Girl’s) and Ayano Kawamura 1st single as Angerme members. First week sales is basically their usual first week sales, give or take a few thousand.3. Synchronicity – Nogizaka46 (04/25/2018) (30,093) (1,244,603).4. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (24,381) (189,557).5. Kono Michi wo / Ai ni Iku / Sakamachi wo Nobotte / Chiisana Fukei – Kazumasa Oda (05/02/2018) (14,375) (38,052).6. Muteki Venus – Batten Show Jo Tai (05/09/2014) (14,291).7. Eclipse – Shouta Aoi (05/09/2018) (11,831).8. Changing Point – i Ris (05/09/2018) (10,445).9. We / Go – Sastori Shonendan (05/09/2018) (9,537).10. Chikai – Sora Amamiya (05/09/2018) (9,404)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Update – miwa (05/09/2018) (9,242).13. Born To Be Idol / Koisuru Kanzen Hanzai – Band Ja Naimon! (05/09/2018) (6,204).14. Crosswalk / Rewind – Minori Suzuki (05/09/2018) (5,952).15. So Happy – Aya Uchida (05/09/2018) (5,807).18. To See The Future – Tomori Kusunoki (05/09/2018) (4,011).27. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Anime)” Outro Theme Song Animation Derby 02 : Grow Up Shina – Spica from Uma Musume (05/09/2018) (2,003).35. Happy Party Night – Kamiyado (05/09/2018) (1,536).39. Decadence – Maon Kurosaki (05/09/2018) (1,236).44. Rin – ASCA (05/09/2018) (1,032).45. Forbidden Fruit – Lusteden (05/08/2018) (1,016).

* They’re new to me, will be paying very close attention to them.74. Aobajo Koiuta 2018 – 7Change (05/09/2018) (580).

85. Hippy Mondays EP – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (456).

184. Humanoid Human – Ivolve (05/02/2018) (176).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 21, May 21, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. LiSA BEST ~Way~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (42,325).

* LiSA 1st number one album.2. LiSA BEST ~Day~ – LiSA (05/09/2018) (41,651).3. Magic – EXO-CBX (05/09/2018) (41,173).4. Ichidaiji – Polkadot Stingray (05/09/2018) (12,634).5. Makeinu ni Alcohol wa Iranai – Yorushika (05/09/2018) (8,231).6. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (7,668) (188,849).7. Woke – The Bonez (05/09/2018) (6,004).8. Hybrid Funk – Endrecheri (05/02/2018) (5,489) (82,931).9. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys (05/11/2018) (4,185).10. Voicenotes – Charlie Puth (05/11/2018) (4,035).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

20. Pop Honeycomb – Kiss Bee (05/08/2018) (2,881).

* They’re nothing new to me, but I’ve been checking them out a lot. The last month or two, I think they’re really cute.30. Super Heroes – Non (05/09/2018) (2,209).34. Emotional Daybreak ~Singles Best~ – Yurika Endo (05/09/2018) (1,705).63. Ongaku yo Maware!! Music Go Round~ Yuru Best!~ – Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) (05/09/2018) (759).162. Resistance – RiViNi (05/09/2018) (338).195. I Am – (G)I-DLE (05/09/2018) (272).


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

May 4, 2018

* 600th Post.

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

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

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

Limited Edition Type A Cover.

Limited Edition Type B Cover.

Limited Edition Type C Cover.

Limited Edition Type D Cover.

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

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

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

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

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

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

 


Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 30, 2018.

April 26, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ask Yourself – KAT-TUN (04/18/2018) (137,897).

* KAT-TUN 27th number one single.

It’s their 1st single or album release in more than 2 years. They’re down to 3 members, at least they’re still around.2. Kimi no Achoo! – Choux Cream Rockets (Last Idol) (04/18/2018) (55,672).3. Sexy Sexy / Naite Ii yo / Vivid Midnight – Juice=Juice (04/18/2018) (51,782).

* First single for Juice=Juice members Nanami Yanagawa (Country Girls) & Ruru Danbara who joined the group last year in June. Hello! Project groups have been selling very well lately. “Angerme” is next, I’m expecting around 60,000 – 65,000 in the first week.4. Take Me Under / Winding Road – Man With A Mission (04/18/2018) (24,776).5. Kagami no Naka Kara / Atashi no Nokori Zenbu Ageru – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (24,577).

* First single with new member Mio Fukase, she’s really cute.6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 16 Answer –  Mirei Hayasaka (Ayaka Asai), Nono Morikubo (Karin Takahashi), Syoko Hoshi (Satsumi Matsuda) (04/18/2018) (22,451).7. Glass wo Ware! – Keyakizaka46 (03/07/2018) (20,732) (978,300).8. I Love You – Kana Nishino (04/18/2018) (16,969).9. The Idolmaster Stella Master 03 Soshite Bokura wa Tabi ni Deru – Haruka Amami (Eriko Nakamura), Yukiho Haigawa (Azumi Asakura), Yayoi Takatsuki (Mayako Nigo), Azusa Miura (Chiaki Takahashi) (04/18/2018) (9,919).10. Tameiki no Sekai wa Iranai – Dear Kiss (04/17/2018) (9,907).

* Since their last single in late 2016, they lost a member Miho Fujimoto who left the group almost a year ago. And believe or not former “GEM” members Maho Iyama will join Dear Kiss officially on April 29th, interesting fact all the members former and current have been former members of some interesting Idol groups. “GALETTe” to name one where they have 2 members from there._________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Amaharu – Dream Ami (04/18/2018) (7,022).15. Re:bellion ~Kindan no Kajitsu~ – Papi Rosier (04/17/2018) (5,252).20. Distopia – Yamakatsu (Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen) (04/17/2018) (3,051).

Well guess what “Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen” have change their name to “Yamakatsu”, that only good thing about it is it’s easier to say.21. Noisy Love Power – Ayaka Ohashi (04/18/2018) (2,924).71. Gekka no Kiseki / Hawa Hawa Hour – Chika Anzai / Yumiri Hanamori (04/18/2018) (463).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 18, April 30, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. SHINee The Best From Now On – SHINee (04/18/2018) (89,489).

* SHINee 3rd number one album.2. Yuming Kara no, Koi no Uta – Yumi Matsutoya (04/11/2018) (38,868) (147,121).3. Ensemble – Mrs. Green Apple (04/18/2018) (15,158).4. What Is Love? – Twice (04/11/2018) (13,675) (42,457).5. Startrain – Daisuke Ono (04/18/2018) (10,394).6. Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to” – Yumi Matsutoya (11/20/2012) (10,339) (956,108).7. Off Road – Doberman Infinity (04/18/2018) (10,021).8. Finally – Namie Amuro (11/08/2017) (6,388) (2,185,906).9. This Is The Best – The Bawdies (04/18/2018) (6,307).10. The Greatest Showman : Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (01/17/2018) (5,810) (148,531)._________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. Kimi Wazurai – Maneki Kecak (04/18/2018) (5,456).46. APink Single Collection – APink (04/18/2018) (1,080).55. Everything Is Practice – uijin (04/18/2018) (902).

* Check these girls out, they’re worth it.80. “Uma Musume Pretty Derby (Game)” Starting Gate 10 – Tamamo Cross (Naomi Ozora), Sakura Bakushino (Sachika Misawa), Biko Pegaus (Aimi Tanaka) (04/18/2018) (640).

142. 35th Anniversary “Celebration” ~From Yu To You~ – Yu Hayami (04/18/2018) (351).

* I decide to include this, because I had a very pleasant experience meeting her in San Francisco at J-Pop Summit in 2016.171. The Best Of Chelsy – Chelsy (04/18/2018) (303).