My Top 25 J-Pop Idols and Top 20 J-Pop Artist, July 2018.

July 31, 2018

I do this twice a year in January and July, sometimes I just don’t have the time and do it the following month.

Top 25 J-Pop Idols :

* I’ll be including their current age this time, for no other reason than to find out what the average age is for the Top 25.

Name / Age / Group.

25. Reina Yokoyama (17) (Morning Musume).

She’s a 13th Generation Morning Musume member, although in beginning I thought she was really cute and pretty. It took me a while to get into her.24. Anna Iriyama (22) (AKB48).

She’s been in Mexico for a while now, to study and to co-star in some Mexican TV Comedy “LIKE”, I think it starts airing in early September. Now I have to convince my friends that we should go to Mexico instead of Cuba, in September. Have you seen her hair lately it’s almost like how she had it 4 or 5 years ago, like she ever changes her hair. She does have the most beautiful hair in the world as far as I’m concern.23. Rei Inoue (17) (Kobuashi Factory).

Right now I have to rank her as one of the most Pretties J-Pop Idol, she just gets prettier and prettier. One of my favorite twosome for a threesome is her and Rikako Sasaki of Angerme.

Almost 2 weeks ago July 17th, was her Birthday. Happy 17th belated Birthday, Rei.22. Midoriko (EMPiRE).

I like her I think she’s really cute and pretty, It was love at first sight. I can’t find her actually age anywhere, I think she’s a lot older than I think. I don’t think she’s anywhere near 13 or 14 years old, which was what I thought at first. Every time I do this average age thing theirs always someone who’s age you I just can’t find.21. Chisaki Morito (18) (Morning Musume and Country Girls).

It doesn’t seem like’s getting that much attention or pushing as before, I don’t like it. I don’t know if I should be worried or not, I’m worried.20. Yume (Yume Hashimoto) (15) (Devil ANTHEM).

I like and think all the members of “Devil ANTHEM” are cute, when you think all the members in a group are cute and someone in particular catches your eye. You know she’s special or I think she’s special. And she’s tall, she’s one I’m definitely paying very close attention.19. Rurika Yoshizawa (14) (FuwaFuwa).

A guilty pleasure of mine, for a long time now.18. Sakura Miyawaki (20) (HKT48).

I don’t know if any of you follow that Korean show “Produce 48” I don’t really follow it. It’s like a talent show with members from the AKB48 family and K-Pop Trainees, it’s a competition where they pick 12 girls to form a new girl group. Anyways Sakura is doing very well she ranked 1st in the 1st episode, after 4 episode she’s still in the Top 5. That’s the good news ,the bad news is if she makes the 12 member group she has to stay with this group for 30 months. Sorry, But I can’t see that happen.17. Mion Mukaichi (20) (AKB48).

One of my favorites that I like to fantasize about, definitely my favorite in the AKB48 family, I think.16. Sayaka Yamamoto (25) (NMB48).

Her hair is growing very long now, I love her with long hair. I think it’s the longest I’ve ever seen it.

I just found out about this just now, I could see this coming I just tried not to think about it. On July 30th she announced her graduation, graduation date will be announced later.

15. Kanako Momota (24) (Momoiro Clover Z).

I never knew she did the Japanese voice dubbing of Shuri on Black Panther and Avengers : Infinity War, got to watch those in the Japanese version. Even though I don’t really understand Japanese.

On July 12th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Kanako.14. Seira Jonishi (21) (Tokyo Performance Doll).

I don’t think Tokyo Performance Doll is doing as much activities as before, that’s Ok. She’s keeping busy, it seems like she’s doing a lot of modeling.

In a couple of weeks August 14th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 22nd Birthday in advance Seira.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Rikako Sasaki (17) (Angerme).

What’s with Hello! Project and baseball, even she’s getting into it. I’ve mention I like to do a threesome with her and Rie Inoue, what’s better than that. With her and Maria Makino.12. Nana Asakawa (19) (SUPER GiRLS).

Keep those great bikini photo shoots coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Nao Sakura (20) (Team Syachihoko).

I love her, but I find it very frustrating to find anything current or remotely new on her. I’ll say it again, if I could choose one J-Pop Idol to out on a date or just hang out with. It would be her.10. Rio Watanabe (18) (Babyraids JAPAN).

I still remember when I first heard of “Babyraids”, she was so young and cute. She dance with two left feet and seem clumsy, her dancing got a little better over time. Babyraids JAPAN will disbanding in the near future. Which I will get to later on.9. Mai Shiraishi (25) (Nogizaka46).

I like to know what her net worth is or income, especially the last 2 or 3 years. How she ranks among Japanese female celebrities. You think it’s more than Sasshi.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Ai Negishi (25) (PASSPO).

PASSPO will be disbanding in the very near future, which I will get to later on. I hope she just doesn’t disappear, she’s so hot. I just want to see more of her, I just can’t get enough of her.

7. Asami Watanabe (23) (Cheeky Parade).

Will have to look for a new J-Pop wife very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Miki Shimomura (19) (Fairies).

I think she’s growing her hair, it seems longer now than before. I hope so I like her so much better with long hair. It gave her so much more sex appeal.5. Maria Makino (17) (Morning Musume).

Ever since Cheeky Parade Seran Mizorogi graduated more than a year ago, I haven’t had J-Pop girlfriend since. I think I will make it Maria Makino for now, she’s basically has replace Seran Mizorogi has my favorite fantasy J-Pop Idol. Ok, enough of that.

I’m actually taking a little break from Maria Makino, right I’m just getting a little sick and tired of her almost non-stop overexposure for almost 2 years. Unless your a Makino fan you may not notice it, forget a long period of time. She’s just way too hot to stay away from for even a short period of time.

 

 

 

 

4. Haruna Iikubo (23) (Morning Musume).

For a while there was barely hanging on as my favorite Morning Musume member, with me getting a little sick of Maria Makino and the release of a photo book from her not that long ago. She has put some distance, at least for now. I know I said I stop buying J-Pop stuff temporally for financial reasons, I just had to get her photo book. This was a surprise to me I didn’t know she had one coming till maybe a couple of weeks or month before it’s release, not disappointed at all. Does she ever disappoint me, no not at all.3. Yuki Kashiwagi (27) (AKB48 and NGT48).

Yeah, I Know in my AKB48 ranking I had Maiyan rank ahead of Yukirin. Here I have Yukirin ranked way higher than Maiyan, let’s just say the two rankings don’t really have anything to do with each other, they do in a way but they don’t. First of all the two of them are very close you can add Meru Tashima also, I probably like Yukirin a little more than both of them. I don’t if this is the word I’m looking but exposure and publicity, I’ll use magazine photo shoots as an example. Maiyan is basically everywhere in that department for years now, Yukirin has been doing quite a bit lately. For the longest time she was barely doing any, she has solo concert in Shanghai, coming up soon. That has nothing to with AKB48. Anyways this my ranking so be it.

2. Meru Tashima (18) (HKT48).

She needs to release a photo book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Hitomi Arai (20) (Tokyo Girls’ Style).

Ok, I’m looking back again. I still remember the first I saw her about 4 years ago, I don’t think I was ever has excited about meaning anyone before. Maybe, Berryz Koubou Yurina Kumai. When I first saw her my eyes just lit up, the great thing about this “Meet & Greet” it was so personal. It lasted for about a minute or 2 the other members were also there, that’s beside the point.

* Average Age – 20.2.

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My Top 20 J-Pop Artist :

20. Wi-Fi-5.

I like them, I really do. Especially Raimu Shiratori she’s my guilty pleasure.

* Can’t find any current  pictures with all 5 of them together, so you’ll get 2 pictures.19. There There Theres.

Very bad turnover rate, even when they were “Bellring Girls Heart”. They’re very entertaining regards of the line-up.18. Devil ANTHEM.

I like them they’re so cute, love their songs to. My interest in them is growing by day ever so slowly, since I first heard of them.17. Tsubaki Factory.

The members are cute, I like their songs. Not as much as Kobushi Factory.16. Kobushi Factory.

They have a new single that will release on August 8th, can’t wait for it. So far I love all their singles.15. Tokyo Girls’ Style.

I like them a lot, for some reason I find them very frustrating to follow.14. NMB48.

They have some members I like and I follow a bit, NMB48 better come up with something. My interest them …………. Let’s just say it’s not good.13. SKE48.

Jurina Matsui will be going hiatus for health reason, from what I hear I think it has something to do with her bashing Sakura Miyawaki. Why would she do that to sweet, cute Sakura. If they ever wanted her to get out of “Produce48”, this was it. She was actually in a good position and a good chance of making the 12 member group, I can’t remember if she has ever gone on hiatus before. I’m sure she’ll be back before next SKE48 single comes out.12. Fairies.

Don’t like their lack of relevant activities. I was never into Momoka Ito before, lately I’ve taken an interest in her.11. Nogizaka46.

Their singles as reach AKB48 level or has surpass it, I’m very curious how much their next single will sell. Not long to wait since it will be release on August 8th.10. HKT48.

I still think they’re the cutest and most fun group in the entire AKB48 family.9. PASSPO.

Bad news if your PASSPO fans as they will disband on September 22nd, they were a great to follow. Not the last couple of years, they weren’t releasing anything much.8. Tokyo Performance Doll.

Down to 6 members now as Anyu Kobayashi, Saki Shingu & Sakurako Iida Graduated on April 19th.7. Momoiro Clover Z.

I like them better as 5 member group, in fact I like them better when they were a 6 member group. That was such a long time ago. Which brings me to Akari Hayami who graduated from the group in April 2011, she’s the reason I got into this group. Then lost interest in them about 2 weeks later when I read she was graduating. I eventually I got back into them, but that’s another story. Back to Akari she’s getting married.6. Cheeky Parade.

Cheeky Parade will disband on July 31st, which is today. At least I could to see them in concert and actually met them also. Will always treasure those memories.5. Yumemiru Adolescence.

When they added those 3 new members earlier this year, I wasn’t to sure. I love this line-up.4. SUPER GiRLS.

I’m very surprise or how I manage to keep my interest them this high, for this long.3. Babyraids JAPAN.

More sad news, they will disband in late September. It was pleasure to see them in concert and meet them last year in September, at San Francisco. I’ll always remember the little flirting between me and Manatsu Hayashi.2. Morning Musume.

Haruna Ogata graduated from Morning Musume on June 20th, I will miss her. I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

She was one of my favorites, when I went to see them in Houston a couple of years ago, I was actually looking out for Maria Makino. Will Haruna Ogata was the one that caught my eyes first, I don’t know if that means anything.1. AKB48.

AKB48 are back at number one I’ve been taken a lot more than usually this year, mainly thanks to “Yui Oguri”.

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Oricon Top 10 Singles and Top 10 Albums, Week 31, 2018.

July 31, 2018

Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 31, July 30, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Gyakuten Lovers – KEN Tackey (07/18/2018) (104,306).

* KEN Tackey 1st number one single.2. Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Kon’ya Dake Ukaretakatta – Tsubaki Factory (07/18/2018) (58,170).3. Hard Hit – The Rampage from Exile Tribe (07/18/2018) (51,392).4. Ikinari Punch Line – SKE48 (07/04/2018) (21,763) (272,277).5. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Master 19 “With Love” – Kyoko Igarashi (Atsumi Tanezaki), Yuuki Otukura (Yuki Nakashima), Yukari Mizumoto (Akane Fujita), Kirari Moroboshi (Rei Matsuzaki), Yuki Himekawa (Mako Morino) (07/18/2018) (20,116).6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls CG Stars Live “Stage by Stage” – Uzuki Shimamura (Ayaka Ohashi), Rin Shibuya (Ayaka Fukuhara), Mio Honda (Sayuri Hara) (07/18/2018) (18,760).7. Mosquito Bite – [Alexandros] (07/18/2018) (15,418).8. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (13,472) (259,535).9. Love – Kis-My-Ft2 (07/11/2018) (13,234) (188,889).10. Parade – Shiina Natsukawa (07/18/2018) (12,807)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Summer Mermaid – Misako Uno (AAA) (07/18/2018) (9,403).16. Hoshi no Dialogue – Starlight Kukugumi (07/18/2018) (5,685).34. Akaku, Zetsubou no Hana – Junna (07/18/2018) (2,128).47. Color Color – Electric Ribbon (07/17/2018) (1,384).194. Ningen Kosaten Gozen 10 Ji 40 Pun – hy4_4yh (07/18/2018) (153).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 31, July 30, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Cast – KAT-TUN (07/18/2018) (128,374).

* KAT-TUN 10th number one album.2. All Time Best – UVERworld (07/18/2018) (79,698).3. Fling Posse VS Matenrou – Fling Posse / Matenrou (07/18/2018) (55,694).4. You Make My Day – Seventeen (07/18/2018) (35,906).5. Summer Nights – Twice (07/11/2018) (21,713) (48,310).6. Hatsukoi – Hikaru Utada (06/27/2018) (20,233) (305,137).7. Splatoon 2 Original Soundtrack ~Octotune~ – Soundtrack (07/18/2018) (19,210).8. Milestone – Lead (07/18/2018) (12,922).9. Fumiya Fujii Anniversary Best “25/35” R Ban – Fumiya Fujii (07/18/2018) (11,696).10. Fumiya Fujii Anniversary Best “25/35” L Ban – Fumiya Fujii (07/18/2018) (11,667).______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. Nanjo Yoshino Best Album The Memories Apartment ~Anime~ – Yoshino Nanjo (07/18/2018) (10,881).12. Nanjo Yoshino Best Album The Memories Apartment ~Original~ – Yoshino Nanjo (07/18/2018) (9,443).19. Aya Uchida Complete Box ~50 Songs~ – Aya Uchida (07/18/2018) (3,166).231. Red Moon – Mamamoo (07/18/2018) (232).

 


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

July 22, 2018

30. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H).

It’s her first time ranking here, I don’t know why. I keep thinking she used to be a member of AKB48, I Like her she’s a really cutie.29. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII).28. Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).26. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

In A few days July 26th, it’s her Birthday. Happy 19th Birthday in advance, Zukki.24. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).22. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – NGT48 Team NIII Vice-Captain).19. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).18. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).17. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain).16. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).15. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team G).14. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).13. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A).12. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H and HKT48 Theater Manager).11. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

She’s going to center for Nogizaka46 upcoming single, which will be release next month. It’s her 2nd time, both singles are summer singles.10. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).9. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).

Earlier this month on July 10th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 21st Birthday, Renacchi.8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).5. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).

On July 14th, it was her Birthday. Happy 25th belated Birthday, Sayaka.3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

A week ago on July 15th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 27th Birthday, Yukirin.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

 


SKE48 23rd Single “Ikinari Punch Line”, First Week Sales.

July 14, 2018

SKE48 23rd single “Ikinari Punch Line”, which was release on July 4th. Sold 240,126 copies in it’s first week of release to ranked number one, on the weekly oricon singles chart. Jurina Matsui is center for this single.

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onbgr-dNG-o .

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 C Cover.

Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 29, July 16, 2018.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Ikinari Punch Line – SKE48 (07/04/2014) (240,126).

* SKE48 19th number one single.2. Hayaokuri Calendar – HKT48 (05/02/2018) (32,475) (245,842).3. Don’t Miss It!! – BiS2nd (07/04/2018) (17,442).4. Don’t Miss It!! – BiS1st (07/04/2018) (16,839).5. Train / Milk Tea – Kiseop & Hoon (From U-KISS) (07/04/2018) (12,409).6. Yokubomono – NMB48 (04/04/2018) (10,706) (259,835).7. Sign / Your Love – Jaejoong (JYJ) (06/27/2018) (8,147) (92,973).8. Blue – NEWS (06/27/2018) (172,708).9. Miserable Masquerade – Makoto Furukawa (07/04/2018) (7,635).10. Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours CLUB CD SET 2018 – Aqours (06/30/2018) (7,492) (35,216)._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

11. The Idolmaster Shiny Colors Brilliant Wing 02 Hikari no Destination – Illumination Stars (07/04/2018) (7,288).20. Muteki Dancing! – WT Egret (07/03/2018) (3,211).44. Tokyo Rouge – Kawai Fujii (07/04/2018) (1,171).

* I don’t know anything about her, I think she’s an Enka singer. Which I’m not really into and don’t really listen to, except for the obvious Misaki Iwasa. Also their was this other singer several years ago I kinda followed for a little while I can’t remember her name now. Anyways, I like this Kawai Fujii person I think she’s really pretty and has sex appeal.79. Wannabe – Ivolve (07/04/2018) (587).

113. Boku no Himitsu Kiss Me – Runa Amemiya (07/04/2018) (342).

136. Chance!!! – Ciao Smiles (07/07/2018) (245).

158. Super Nova – Aibeck (07/04/2018) (196).

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Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 29, July 16, 2018.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. V-enus – Urashimasakatasen (07/04/2018) (55,364).

* 1st number one album.2. Hatsukoi – Hikaru Utada (06/27/2018) (53,120) (256,907).3. #Cookie Jar – Red Velvet (07/04/2018) (26,124).

* I know I’ve said before, but I saw them in concert last month.4. Undivided – Wanna One (06/06/2018) (16,894) (65,041).

* Same with these guys not the same night as Red Velvet, it was at Kcon New York, last month.5. Reborn ~Umaretate no Sada Masashi~ – Masashi Sada (07/04/2018) (11,907).6. Stormblood : Einal Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack – Various Artist (07/04/2018) (11,769).7. Eien no Hate ni ~Self Cover Best 1) – Hideaki Tokunaga (07/04/2018) (9,835).8. Elza – Elza Kanzaki Starring ReoNa (07/04/2018) (9,248).9. Tetsuya Komuro Archives “T” – Various Artist (06/27/2018) (7,508) (41,813).10. Tetsuya Komuro Archives “K” – Various Artist (06/27/2018) (7,200) (40,730)._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

12. The Straight Light – Tokyo 7th Sisters (07/04/2018) (5,689).20. BILLIed IDLE 2.0 – Billie Idle (07/04/2018) (3,519).31. Neorder Nation – Zenbu Kimi no Seida (07/04/2018) (2,285).37. t7s Longing For Summer – Tokyo 7th Sisters (07/04/2018) (1,931).51. Takagaki Ayahi Classical Concert “Premio x Melodia” Concert CD – Ayahi Takagaki (07/04/2018) (1,348).58. One & Six – APink (07/04/2018) (1,119).271. Petit Petit Petit – Zombie Chang (07/04/2018) (199).


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

June 29, 2018

30. Maaya Wada (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).29. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII).

With Lemon ranking for the last time last month, because of graduation. Welcome HKT48 Hana Matsuoka for the first time in my ranking, I like her she seems always happy. And as the cutest smile in the whole world.28. Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).27. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).26. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).25. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).

Her future in Nogizaka46 looks bright, hope it doesn’t change.24. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).22. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice Captain).21. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).

She’s a fan of Red Velvet, more like Yeri from Red Velvet. I just mention that, because I saw Red Velvet almost a week ago. At Kcon New York.20. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).19. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).18. Haruka Komiyama – Team K Captain).

Just when I thought she couldn’t get any prettier or sexier…….17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).16. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).

She’s falling in my rankings faster than I expected or would like, I really like her a lot. It’s just that I find it hard to find anything good and new on her,15. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).14. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A).

Currently she’s by far the AKB48 member I check up on and follow the most, actually it’s been a few of months now. And I think it may last a long time, it’s almost like what it was with AKB48 Mion Mukaichi a few years ago. As far as J-Pop Idols go right now she’s giving Maria Makino “A Run For Her Money”, and Meru Tashima a little scare for now. Can she maintain it, or can I maintain my interest in her for a long period of time.13. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

I like it when they make her more girly, which is almost never. Also she can be very cute or act cute, but you almost never see it now. That’s not completely true, but you know ……

A few days ago June 25th, it was her Birthday. Happy belated 17th Birthday, Techi.12. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).11. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).10. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, and HKT48 Theater Manager).9. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).1. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

Their was something I actually wanted To say about her, I can’t remember now.


AKB48 10th Senbatsu Election.

June 18, 2018

AKB48 10th senbatsu election was held on June 16th, at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya. This is an annual thing they’ve been doing since 2009 around this time of year.

All members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, JKT48, BNK48, TPE48 can participate in the election, had to submit their applications between March 23-27. This is the first time that AKB48 international sister groups JKT48, BHK48, TPE48 are allowed to participate in the election.

A total of 339 members participated in this election.

Some big names that didn’t enter the election this year to name a few were Anna Iriyama & Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48), Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48), Haruka Kodama & Rino Sashihara (HKT48). With Yuki, Sayaka & Sasshi out this will be a very interesting. With Sasshi on Top,  4 of the last 5 years and the last 3 years. Should be a battle between Jurina Matsui (The Favorite) and Sakura Miyawaki (The Underdog). And don’t forget Yuka Ogino (Dark Horse) who could be the surprise number one, although a lot her fans are probably predicting her to be on top.

It’s a Top 100 this year (Personally I think this too much) :

Sekai (World) Senbatsu (1-16).

Under Girls (17-33).

Next Girls (33-48).

Future Girls (49-64).

Upcoming Girls (65-80).

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

I had 4 votes from each version of the regular edition AKB48 single “Teacher Teacher” that I bought, that single had one voting ballot in the CD. This is just one of many ways you could have voted.

I don’t know what the results are I didn’t check in advance, it makes it more fun doing this post not knowing where anyone is placing.

As for my 4 votes it all went to HKT48 “Meru Tashima”.

* I’m just doing this for no apparent reason, I just feel like it. For anyone interested this who I voted for in the past.

2011 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes), Aika Oota (2 votes).

2012 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2013 – Haruna Kojima (3 votes).

2014 – Haruna Kojima (8 votes).

2015 – Kei Jonishi (2 votes), Meru Tashima (2 votes) * Haruna Kojima didn’t participate in the election or they would have all gone to her.

2016 – Haruna Kojima (6 votes).

2017 – Meru Tashima (3 votes).

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

 

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100) :

100. Shizuka Oya (AKB48 – Team B) 14,488 votes.

She’s still in AKB48.

99. Chiho Ishida (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuusei) 14,537 votes.

Don’t follow STU48, don’t know who she is.

98. Rei Jonishi (NMB48 – Team BII) 14,985 votes.

Kei Jonishi little sister, just like her big sister she’s doing bikini shoots now.

97. Ma Chia-Ling (AKB48 – Team 4) 14,107 votes.

The winner of the AKB48 Taiwan Audition in 2015.

96. Sae Kurihara (HKT48 – Team TII) 15,149 votes.

Don’t know who she is, but she sure is pretty.

95. Nanami Yamada (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team K). 15,174 votes.

I’m always happy when a AKB48 Team 8 member ranks in the AKB48 senbatsu election.

94. Ayana Shinozaki (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 15,174 votes.

This is weird she has ranked 94th the last 3 years, but the previous 2 elections was only a Top 80.

93. Airi Mizuno (SKE48 – Team KII) 15,618 votes.

She’s cute, seems very nice.

92. Mizuki Yamauchi (AKB48 – team 4) 15,619 votes.

I think she will become a fairly push member, if she isn’t already.

91. Noe Yamada (NGT48 – Team NIII) 15,699 votes.

A cutie.

90. Sae Murase (NMB48 – Team BII) 16,594 votes.

She ranked 39th last year, she really drop big time. A Hottie.

89. Marika Tani (SKE48 – Team E) 17,027 votes.

3rd year in a row she has drop big time.

88. Miyuu Omori (AKB48 – Team 4) 17,067 votes.

I know who she is, but don’t really follow her.

87. Erena Sakamoto (HKT48 – Team TII) 17,258 votes.

I don’t know why, but I really like her name.

86. Yuuka Kato (NMB48 – Team M) 17,277 votes.

Another member who drop really big time she was 33rd last year.

85. Yuki Shimono (HKT48 – KIV) 17,351 votes.

Has been moving up the rankings in the election very slowly the last 3 years.

84. Hirona Unjo (HKT48 – Team KIV) 17,557 votes.

Who Are You?

83. Aki Toyonaga (HKT48 – Team H) 17,558 votes.

She looks like a vampire, I mean that in a very complimentary way.

82. Hitomi Honda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team B) 17,656 votes.

I just love AKB48 Team 8 members, they’re all so cute.

81. Nao Ueki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 18,062 votes.

She’s going to be “The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku” center.

The 10th AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Kinen Waku (81-100).

Upcoming Girls (65-80) :

80. Shiori Aoki (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,265 votes.

She just miss making the Top 80 last year, by a couple of spots.

79. Eriko Jo (NMB48 – Team BII) 18,359 votes.

She’s a mystery to me, I can’t figure her out.

78. Miku Okada (SKE48 – Team S) 18,377 votes.

She just got promoted to Team S on April 28th.

77. Rena Hasegawa (NGT48 – Team NIII) 18,563 votes.

I don’t really follow NGT48, they have a few members I follow a bit. She’s not one of them. I find her kinda attractive so that may change.

76. Yuzuki Hidaka (SKE48 – Team KII) 18,818 votes.

I don’t really know who she is.

75. Satone Kubo (AKB48 – Team B) 19,009 votes.

Another member who drop big time 28 spots, she’s very young. I guarantee you wait a couple of years she going to become a real hottie, she’ll look really good in a bikini.

74. Yumiko Takino (STU48 – STU48 Kenkyuuei) 19,341 votes.

The center of STU48 1st and so far only single.

73. Nene Jitoe (HKT48 – Team KIV) 19,371 votes.

Funny name, but she’s a cutie.

72. Sulhampbong Praewa (BNK48 – Team BIII) 20,106 votes.

I wonder if she’ll be the only member from overseas group to ranked, she’s pretty.

71. Aoi Motomura (HKT48 – Team KIV) 20,321 votes.

A pretty relevant HKT48 member.

70. Maho Yamaguchi (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,664 votes.

I thought she was on the way up, I guess not.

69. Tsugumi Oguma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 20,913 votes.

Never heard of her.

68. Yuki Takahata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,082 votes.

Moving in the right direction.

67. Moeka Takakura (NGT48 – Team NIII) 21,182 votes.

She ranked 25th last year, what happen.

66. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team TII) 21,196 votes.

She’s been center for a couple of HKT48 single, right now she seems to be a very push HKT48 member. I thought she would rank a little higher, she did moved up 14 spots from last year. Unrelated to anything she’s 12 days younger than Meru Tashima.

65. Moe Goto (AKB48 – Team A).

She’ll be center for “Upcoming Girls” this year.

Up Coming Girls (65-80).

Future Girls (49-64) :

64. Ayuka Nakamura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 21,332 votes.

Just like a lot of NGT48 members, I don’t really know who she is.

63. Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 21,387 votes.

I think she’s pretty.

62. Nao Oto (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team B) 21,416 votes.

The oldest Team 8 member.

61. Hiroka Komada (HKT48 – Team H) 21,437 votes.

Although I don’t really know anything about her, she’s a 1st Generation HKT48 member.

60. Erina Oda (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 21,519 votes.

Most of these Team 8 members that are ranking in this election also have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams.

59. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48 – Team E) 21,606 votes.

I like her, she’s cute.

58. Rin Okabe (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team A) 21,798 votes.

What was that with Team 8 members who have concurrent position on other AKB48 Teams, not only that but she’s the Captain of Team A.

57. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48 – Team M) 21,818 votes.

She has ranked in senbatsu election 4 times all “Future Girls”, she been ranked anywhere between 56 -60 (58,56,60,57). Consistent.

56. Rene Isshiki (SKE48 – Team S) 21,910 votes.

Don’t really know who she is.

55. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48 – Team H) 22,050 votes.

When Madoka Moriyasu moves up she moves down and visa versa, will Madoka Moriyasu didn’t participate in this year election so it’s like her moving down. So what happens her ranking moves up from last year.

54. Kokoro Naiki (NGT48 – Team N) 22,102 votes.

Don’t know who she is, I bet she has big boobs. Almost all NMB48 members do.

53. Ayaka Tano (NGT48 – Team NIII) 22,292 votes.

I like her, she’s real cute.

52. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K) 22,662.

After ranking for the first time 3 years ago at #21, she ranks at #52 for the 2nd year.

51. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII) 23,373 votes.

I would have like her to rank higher, she did move up 5 spots. After dropping really big time last year.

50. Ayaka Oda (HKT48 – Team TII) 23,754 votes.

Their are a lot of members HKT48 I really don’t know, she’s one of them.

49. Narumi Kuranoo (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team K) 24,228 votes.

The highest ranking AKB48 Team 8 member the last 2 years, not this year. Unless Yui Oguri failed to ranked, I hope not.

I think this is the girl, who I was trying to find. No one needs to know what I’m talking about.

She’s “Future Girls” center this year.

Future Girls (49-64).

Next Girls (33-48) :

48. Mo Tomonaga (HKT48 – Team KIV) 24,272 votes.

Yes Meru Tashima finally managed to rank ahead of her, I haven’t seen Meru name yet.

47. Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4). 24,298 votes.

A breakthrough kind of she rank 69 last year and 70 the year before.

46. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48 – Team E) 24,331 votes.

She’s a Hottie.

45. Oka Suenaga (SKR48 – Team E) 24,940 votes.

She’s really cute, she someone I should pay attention to.

44. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48 – Team B) 25,045 votes.

I don’t know why I ignore her, she’s cute. How long as been now. About 4 years or so.

43. Nanako Nishimura (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 25,244 votes.

A lot of these NGT48 members look so much younger than their actual age.

42. Mikoto Uchiyama (SKE48 – Team KII) 25,261 votes.

This is amazing I’m so happy for her she has participated in all 10 senbatsu election and this is the 1st time she rank. Last year she miss it by one spot (81st).

41. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48 – Team 4) 25,458 votes.

I don’t really know her, why is she so popular.

40. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48 – Team KIV) 25,977 votes.

It’s been up, down, up, down for her. No higher than 31st no lower than 40th.

39. Areekul Cherprang (BNK48 – Team BIII) 26,202 votes.

She’s the 2nd member from an overseas group to rank, both from BNK48. Will she be the highest, I’m surprise I haven’t seen a JKT48 member yet a long way to go still. Those BNK48 members are pretty at least the two that rank so far are.

38. Momoka Onishi (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 – Team 4) 26,363 votes.

The ever changing Momoka Onishi.

37. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII) 26,701 votes.

She drop 14 spots from a year ago, I’m very sad about this.

36. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A) 26,710 votes.

Nooooooooooo, not my baby. After moving up every year ever so slowly towards making senbatsu the last several years, she drops kinda big time.

35. Yuna Ego (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,607 votes.

Her ranking has been very consistent the last 3 years (35,36,35).

34. Yuna Obata (SKE48 – Team KII) 27,648 votes.

I’ve heard some people say she’s the future of SKE48.

33. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48 – Team B) 28,024 votes.

She’ll be “Next Girls” center this year.

Next Girls (33-48).

 

 

Under Girls (17-32).

32. Minami Minegishi (AKB48 – Team K) 29,020 votes.

With Rino Sasahihara not participating in this year election, and with Mayu Watanabe & Rie Kitahara graduation. Her and SKE48 Jurina Matsui are the only members to have rank in all 10 senbatsu election. This is by far the lowest she has ever ranked. Before this year she’s been as high as 14th and as low as 22nd.

31. Seina Fukuoka (AKB48 – Team B) 29,235 votes.

She’s pretty, moves up one spot from a year ago.

30. Minami Kato (NGT48 – Team NIII) 29,305 votes.

She’s cute after being in the 70’s the last 2 elections, she moves up big time.

29. Maya Sugawara (SKE48 – Team E) 29,413 votes.

She’s ranking for the first time, and she’s a cutie.

28. Yuki Arai (SKE48 – Team KII) 29,713 votes.

She’s not new to me, she’s someone I should pay attention to. But I don’t.

27. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S) 30,249 votes.

All that super heavy, heavy, heavy pushing she’s always been getting is finally paying off, I guess. It took about 5 years, I just hope this reality and not an anomaly. I also guess all those great bikini photo shoots she’s done the last year also help. She’s still can’t ranked ahead Nao Furuhata.

26. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H) 31,111 votes.

I don’t really like it when members I like become more popular, but in Meru case I don’t mind. I hope she continues to keep moving up in the future. She finally managed to rank higher than Mio Tomonaga for the first time since the 5th senbatsu election when both made their debut. So for now Mio as a 4-2 advantage, I make such a big deal over nothing.

25. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team A) 31,359 votes.

I guess having a concurrent position in AKB48 Team A and being center for AKB48 election single “Teacher Teacher” help, as she moves up 26 spot from last year.

24. Marina Nishigata (NGT48 – NGT48 Team NIII) 32,096 votes.

Those NGT48 members sure look young, even though they’re not really.

23. Yuuri Ota (NMB48 – Team BII) 33,012 votes.

I don’t really know to much about her, she seems to be one of most popular NMB48 members the last few years.

22. Saho Iwatate ((AKB48 – Team B) 33,863 votes.

I like her she seems very sweet.

21. Miharu Nara (NGT48 – NGT48 Kenkyuusei) 33,962 votes.

She’s a really cutie, I should check her out.

20. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M) 33,970 votes.

I hate this, she drop out from senbatsu a year ago. Makes me wonder who the highest ranking NMB48 member will be, please not Akari Yoshida.

19. Mako Kojima (AKB48 – Team K) 36,127 votes.

She seems to do very well in the senbatsu election, she doesn’t to be a push member. Although she was kinda in the past.

18. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII) 37,773 votes.

In the 9 senbatsu election she has ranked Under Girls 7 times, and senbatsu twice. She’s someone I can’t predicted when I use to do my prediction I would either overestimate or underestimate her.

17. Kaori Matsumura (SKE48 – Team KII) 38,399 votes.

Nothing new here she ranks around here give or take a few positions. Second time she’s been “Under Girls” center in the senbatsu election.

Under Girls (17-32).

World Senbatsu (1-16) :

16. Hinata Homma (NGT48 – Team NIII) 39,241 votes.

The last 2 years NGT48 members have done very well in the senbatsu election, 2nd year as senbatsu for her. But NGT48 singles sales aren’t what you call very high.

15. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII) 45,688 votes.

Ryoha Kitagawa may have moved up big time, but Nao remains senbatsu for 2nd year in a row although she drop down one spot. She continues to be Ryoha nemesis, only if she had the kind pushing Ryoha is getting. For almost a year now she’s getting some decent pushing no where near Ryoha.

Maybe Ryoha Kitagawa needs it she’s seems quiet and shy, maybe this is management way of trying to close the gap between them.

14. Akari Yoshida (NMB48 – Team M) 46,837 votes.

Akari Yoshida makes senbatsu for a 2nd year, so last year was no fluke this is for real. I think she maybe the highest ranking NMB48 member, I can’t see anyone else. I still think she looks like Milky.

13. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A) 47,485 votes.

Yes, she’s back as senbatsu. After being Under Girls center last year.

12. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B) 48,100 votes.

Drops down a spot from a year ago, but remains senbatsu for a 3rd year in a row.

11. Sarina Souda (SKE48 – Team KII) 48,671 votes.

Senbatsu for a 2nd year, and I still don’t know who she is. I should check her out one of these days and try to find out why she’s very popular.

10. Miku Tanaka (HKT48 – Team H) 50,175 votes.

Wow, this is a surprise. When did she become so popular.

9. Nako Yabuki (HKT48 – Team H) 51,620 votes.

Another big surprise being center with Miku Tanaka on HKT48 latest single “Hayaokuri Calendar” may have something to with it. Or Sasshi not participating in this year election may have help her and MIku Tanaka.

8. Mina Oba (SKE48 – Team KII) 53,998 votes.

The former AKB48 member and current SKE48 member with the big boobs, as had very good results in the election since being transferred to SKE48. She just didn’t make senbatsu this year she made Top 8.

7. Tomu Muto (AKB48 – Team A) 62,611 votes.

Who’s the hottest AKB48 member, “Tomu Muto”.

6. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48 – Team A) 67,465 votes.

Everything she gets, she deserves. She never ask for anything.

5. Nana Okada (NGT48 – Team 4 and STU48) 75,067 votes.

Maybe being a STU48 member help her also.

4. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII) 81,629 votes.

I thought she would challenge for the number one spot, I guess not.

3. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV) 141,106 votes.

Good result for her the highest she’s ever rank, no Sasshi, no Sayaka, no Yuki. That’s all beside the point.

2. Akari Suda (SKE48 – Team E) 154,011 votes.

Why am I surprise when I shouldn’t be, I know she’s very, very popular.

1. Jurina Matsui (SKE48 – Team S). 194,453 votes.

First of all congratulation to Jurina for being World Senbatsu center.

No one else but her had to be number one, don’t give me no Sasshi or Mayu.

No bashing from me. Which I love to do with Jurina.

 

Queen of The World, Jurina.

 

World Senbatsu (1-16).

 


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

May 29, 2018

With NGT48 Rie Kitahara graduation and HKT48 Natsumi Matsuoka dropping out of the Top 30, 2 new members will be joining the rankings this month.

30. Maaya Wada (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Although she’s a 1st Generation Nogizaka46 member I didn’t know who she was a month or 2 ago, that name does look familiar. I may have seen her before I don’t know, if I did I definitely didn’t take notice of her before or she didn’t caught my eye. The last month or 2 I’ve been checking her out. I like her she’s cute, it seems like she has that cute stuck up attitude. I also like her Angelina Jolie lips.29. Yui Kobayashi (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).

Until about a couple of months ago I didn’t follow anyone from Keyakizaka46 except for Yurina Hirate, I’ve been checking Yui out quite a bit the last couple of months. I think she looks like Nana Asakawa from SUPER GiRLS.28. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48 – Team KII).

27. Mizuki Yamashita (Nogizaka46 – 3rd Generation).26. Sayuri Matsumura (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).25. Miona Hori (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).24. Ranze Terada (Nogizaka46 – 2nd Generation).23. Yuka Ogino (NGT48 – Team NIII Vice-Captain).22. Miru Shiroma (NMB48 – Team M).21. Nao Furuhata (SKE48 – Team KII).20. Miori Ichikawa(NMB48 – Team N).

She graduated from NMB48 on May 1st, since she graduated on May I’ll rank her this month. I will miss her, I wish her “The Best Of Luck”.

No member brought more joy (or Happiness) following than her.19. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48 – Team K Captain).

She’s been looking very beautiful lately, not that she wasn’t before.18. Juri Takahashi (AKB48 – Team B Captain).17. Nanase Nishino (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).

A few days ago May 25th, was her Birthday. Happy belated 24th Birthday, Nanase.16. Yui Oguri (AKB48 – Team 8 and AKB48 Team A).

She will be center for AKB48 election single “Teacher, Teacher”, which will be release tomorrow May 30th.15. Rika Nakai (NGT48 – Team NIII).14. Yui Kojina (HKT48 – Team H).13. Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46 – 1st Generation).12. Yurina Hirate (Keyakizaka46 – 1st Generation).11. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48 – Team KII).10. Rena Kato (AKB48 – Team A).9. Rino Sashihara (HKT48 – Team H, HKT48 Theater Manager).8. Ryoha Kitagawa (SKE48 – Team S Leader).7. Anna Iriyama (AKB48 – Team A).6. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48 – Team A).5. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48 – Team KIV Co-Captain).4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48 – Team N Captain).3. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48 – Team B and NGT48 – Team NIII).

For the first time on my favorite AKB48 ranking on this blog she has drop out of the Top 2, I really don’t know why I drop her to number 3. She’s still on singles and she still performs it just seems like for a long while now, it seems like she’s not part of the group anymore. It’s like what it was with Haruna Kojima with her last year or 2 with AK48, although it’s a lot better now than it was. Also it seem like until this year, she wasn’t doing much photo shoot. Or a least what I was accustomed to.

With Rie Kitahara graduation, Yukirin is now the only member who’s been in my favorite ranking every month (78 months) on this blog. With the exception of this month all of them in the Top 2.2. Mai Shiraishi (Nogizaka46 -1st Generation).1. Meru Tashima (HKT48 – Team H).

She’s number one and she deserves it, she’s the only J-Pop Idol I follow almost on a daily basis. I thought it was 2 years, but it’s been almost 3 years I check.

She’s only the 3rd member to ranked number one after Haruna Kojima (66 months), Yuki Kashiwagi (11 months).