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Netizens reach to AKB48, SKE48, Nogizaka46 and Arashi dominating the singles charts on Twitter



Netizens commented on their displeasure of the singles ratings featured on CDJAPAN.

AKB48 and Nogizaka46 dominated the singles charts for 2015 but for non-idol fans, to see AKB48, SKE48, Nogizaka46 and Arashi dominating the charts may have been too much for them.

As for the album charts, Arashi took the #1 spot ahead of Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE and Dreams Come True’s best album coming third.

Former SKE48 members Kuwabara Mizuki, Ogiso Shiori and Yagami Kumi reunite

When SKE48 members Kuwabara Mizuki, Ogiso Shiori and Yagami Kumi graduated from SKE48, many fans were saddened by their departure.  Especially when they were among the three popular members outside of the two Matsui’s (Jurina and Rena).

But the three reunited recently for a special essay book which will be released in early December as well as a mobile fan site.

Source Tokyo Popline

Idol no Namida: Documentary of SKE48 to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9th


On September 9th, “Idol no Namida DOCUMENTARY of SKE48” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Complete box will come with four discs which include a director’s cut (259 minutes long), stage greeting, trailer, theme song music video and more.

To celebrate the new release, on September 3rd, SKE48 members Oba Mina, Takayanagi Akane and Shibata Aya will be at TOHO Cinemas in Nagoya Bay for a special screening.

J-POP 365 (July 26, 2015)


Today I am listening to AKB48’s 40th CD single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” (Type-A, B, C, D & the theater edition).

And then I had the urge to listen to SKE48’s first album “Kono Hi no Chime o Wasurenai”.

And then afterward, I started to listen to Tomatsu Haruka’s third album “Harukarisk*Land”.

And I ended the day with Perfume’s first best album “Perfume ~Complete Best~”.

SKE48 Matsui Rena confirms graduation


On June 10th, SKE48 member Matsui Rena announced on All Night Nippon that she will be graduating and her final will be at the end of August.

Matsui plans to pursue her career as an actress.



Matsui Rena graduating from SKE48?


A variety of sources are reporting that SKE48’s Matsui Rena (23) has decided to graduate.

Back in 2008, Matsui joined SKE48 (as part of the formation of the first AKB48G expansion group) and part of  the “Double Matsui” duo, along with Matsui Jurina (18), and the two have become the popular faces representing the group and also part of AKB48.

This year, Matsui declined to take part of the general election which was surprise to many fans.

May 19, 2015 – AKB48 General Election Voting Day Begins!


In Japan, many AKB48G (AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48) fans are purchasing the latest CD single “Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai” for a voting ticket for the upcoming AKB48 General Election of who will be in the top 16 but most importantly, who will become the next center for the 41st CD single.

Many fans are known to go super crazy with purchases and some buying hundreds to thousands of singles.  Here are photos that are circulating throughout the Internet and social media today:





And the #1 song for AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015 is….


Today marked the final day of AKB48 Request  Hour Set List Best 1035 2015!

Featuring 1035 songs from AKB48G, theater songs, subunits, solo singles and albums and now the final 25 songs were announced..

#25 Choose Me! (AKB48 “Sakura no Shiori” c/w song)

#24 Waruki (NMB48 – “Nagaichi” c/w song)

#23 Nusumareta Kuchibiru (AKB48 – “Ponytail to Shushu” c/w song)

#22 Dakishimetaikedo (Yamamoto Sayaka – NMB48 second album

#21 Naki nagara hohoen de (K3rd – Oshima Yuko)

#20 Kono namida wo kimi ni sasagu (No Name 2nd single)

#19 Natsu no Mae (HKT48 – Hikaeme I Love You! c/w)

#18 Temodemo no Namida (Team B3rd – Kashiwagi Yuki)

#17 Escape (Suzukake c/w single – SKE48)

#16 Watashi wa Watashi (no3b album – Takahashi Minami)

#15 Kareha no Station (Team S-3rd – Matsui Rena)

#14 Eien no Pressure (AKB48)

#13 Watashi wa Blue Berry Pie (HKT48 – Hikaeme I Love You! c/w)

#12 Hikaeme I Love You! (HKT48)

#11 47 no suteki na machi e (“Kokoro no Placard” c/w – Team 8)

#10 Seijun no Philosphy (“Heart Ereki” c/w – Team 4)

#9 Koko de Ippatsu (“Sansei Kawaii” c/w – Suda Akari & Matsumura Kaori)

#8 Ice no Kuchizuke (“Flying Get” c/w)

#7 Kiseki wa ma ni awanai (SKE48 – K6th)

#6 Kokoro no Paracard (AKB48 37th single)

#5 Kibouteki Refrain (AKB48 38th single)

#4 Koisuru Fortune Cookie (AKB48 32nd single)

#3 Jane Doe (Takahashi Minami)

#2 Kiss no Ryusei (NMB48 – Rashikunai c/w)

#1 Suzukake no Ki no Michi de ‘Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru’ to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa D? Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Y? na Mono  (AKB48 34th single)