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Watanabe Mayu is No.1 in AKB48 Thailand General Elections 2017

8 Jun

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Thailand has been holding unofficial elections prior to the real one since 2013, making this their 5th time. The voting period was from 3rd May to 4th June and 12,625 online votes were cast. The results are below:

  1. Watanabe Mayu (5th straight win) 1988 votes
  2. Kato Minami 1463 votes
  3. Miyawaki Sakura 946 votes
  4. Oguri Yui 504 votes
  5. Matsui Jurina 467 votes
  6. Kato Rena
  7. Yokoyama Yui (Team 8)
  8. Okada Nana
  9. Shitao Miu
  10. Chouku Rena
  11. Kashiwagi Yuki
  12. Omori Miyu
  13. Taniguchi Megu
  14. Tashima Meru
  15. Yokoyama Yui (Captain)
  16. Tanaka Natsuki

Izuta Rina who transferred to Bangkok48 was ranked 34th.

Source

Thailand Site

Nogizaka46 2nd Photobook “1 Jikan Okure no I love you”

15 Aug

Idol group Nogizaka46 2nd photobook “1 Jikan Okure no I love you” released on 5th August 2016 came in top in the Books section of Oricon Chart, with 41,000 sales.

Filming took place overseas in Guam. The girls donned themselves in beach fashion and were filmed having fun under the skies and in the sea. A highlight is also their swimwear fashion.

Sample pics below:

 


You can purchase their photobook below:

CDJAPAN

Nogizaka46 take selcas for “Hadashi de Summer” single covers

10 Jul

[Updated with MV]

Nogizaka46 15th single “Hadashi de Summer” will be released on 27th July 2016.

The MV was filmed in Okinawa in the middle of June, mainly around Nago and Ginoza. It portrays the girls aiming for the skies with their own strengths, while enjoying themselves irregardless of the time.

Their jacket covers feature selfies of the members, showing their natural selves.

Center is Saito Asuka.

Source

I dun really like the sound but these girls look beautiful…great styling efforts here!

 


Preorder their new single below:


Limited Type A


Limited Type B


Limited Type C


Limited Type D

 


Regular Edition

Performances from The Music Day 2016

2 Jul

The Music Day is an annual music festival by Nihon TV. This year it featured some 71 acts spanning 11 hours.
Highlights include: Johnny’s shuffle medley, NEWS and Arashi’s new song.

The show was simultaneously aired on cable channel GEM throughout Asia. Hopefully those with the channel watched it!


 

NEWS – Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e [NEW SONG!!!!]

Hey!Say!JUMP – Weekender/Maji Sunshine

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone

Kanjani 8 – Medley

Kinki Kids – Flower/Bara to Taiyo


Arashi – One Love/Happiness

Arashi – Power of the Paradise [NEW SONG!!!!]

Johnny’s Shuffle Medley

NMB48 – Boku wa Inai

 

SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald

AKB48 – Love Trip

Nogizaka46/Keyakizaka46 – Dream Collaboration

 

Kobukuro – Mirai

 

CDTV Premier Live 2015~2016: Highlights

1 Jan

The 5 hour show took place last night with artistes singing their usual hits.


Johnny’s Family

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone/Colourful Eyes
I love Colorful Eyes!

Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!/AAO

SMAP – Battery/$10/Stay/Otherside/Original Smile


 

LDH Inc.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kd5kf_e-girls-special-medley-160101-cdtv-premier-live-2015-2016_music
E-girls – Dance Dance Dance
Happiness – Holiday
Flower – Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way
Dream – Blanket Snow
E-girls – Dance with me now!

EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul/Choo choo train/Rising Sun

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Unfair World/Summer Madness/R.Y.U.S.E.I.

GENERATIONS – Never let you go/All for you

 


48Group

SKE48 – Mae no Meri
Ryoha takes Rena’s center position! I love Ryoha!

NMB48 – Durian Shonen

Nogizaka47 – Girls Rule/Ima Hanashitai Dare ka ga Iru

AKB48 – 365nichi no Kamihikouki/Namida Surprise/Kuchibiru ni Be my Baby


 

Others

Leo Ieiri – Kimi ga kureta natsu

Perfume – Star Train/Laser Beam

Miwa – Hikari e

 

Highlights from FNS Kayousai 2015(Part 2)

17 Dec

Continuing from Part 1 

This time we have a dream collaboration between the girl groups in Japan!

AKB48 / Momoiro Clover Z / Nogizaka46 / SKE48 / Morning Musume 15 / ℃-ute / Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku / NMB48 / Team Syachihoko

1. Heavy Rotation
2. Love Machine
3. Chai Maxx
4. Aitakatta
5. Seifuku no Mannequin (Keyakizaka46 debut)
6. Renai Revolution 21
7. Oogoe Diamond
8. Ikuze Kaito Shoujo
9. Koisuru Fortune Cookie


Johnny’s

NEWS – Hikari no Shizuku (theme song for upcoming Fuji drama)

I wanted to add in KAT-TUN’s performance but it’s nowhere to be found.


 

LDH Inc

E-girls – Dance dance dance / Follow Me
Happiness –  Holiday
Flower – Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way
Dream – Blanket Snow


48/46 Group

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ibz61_ske48-nba48-t-m-revolutionxminami-takahashi-2015-fns-kayousai-the-live-2015-12-16_music

SKE48 – Oki Doki
NMB48 – Nagiichi
T.M. Revolution x Takamina – Hot Limit


Other artistes

Ohara Sakurako – Kimi wo Wasurenai yo


Crystal Kay – Nando demo (Insert song for Otona Joshi drama)


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Mondai Girl


 

 

Highlights from FNS Kayousai 2015(Part 1)

3 Dec

The 4hour show last night featured some nostalgic songs which brings us back to the days of classic Jpop. This is just Part 1 of the show, and Part 2 airs 2 weeks later on 16th December 2015.


 

Selected classics


Boa & Tomomi Kahala – Meri Kuri
It’s been quite awhile since Boa appeared on Japanese TV. In terms of vocals, no one is better than Boa! Some netizens thought Tomomi Kahala’s singing was better but i think her vocal style is too old school.


Motohiro Hata x AI – Story


EXILE Vocalists – Last Christmas


Yamamoto Sayaka x Leo Ieiri – Kimi ga kureta natsu


Nakayama Miho – Sekai chuu no dare yori kitto

Ayumi Hamasaki – Seasons


 

46/48 Group

Nogizaka46 – Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru

AKB48 – 365nichi no kami hikouki/Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby
I’m glad AKB48 is ending the year promoting 2 great songs. I didn’t like Kuchibiru as much as 365nichi earlier on. However, the cute choreography,costumes and perhaps the members’ enthusiasm for this song is making it shine. Takamina looks cute now with her slanted pigtails. Jurina looks gaunt in Love Crescendo but in this song she’s just 18 like she should be.


AKB48 x Shinji Tanimura- Rudolph the red nosed reindeer


 

Johnny’s Family

SMAP – Yuki ga Futte kita/Otherside

Kis-my-ft2 – Everybody Go/Saigo wa Yappari Kimi
It might be the stage setting or their glittering suits, but i think they look especially cool today on skates.

TOKIO – Tokyo Drive

Hey!Say!JUMP – Christmas Song

Hey!Say!JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Kimi Attraction

Arashi – Wish/GUTS!/Ai wo Sakebe
I’ve never seen collaborations of Arashi with girl groups so this is a first! Momoiro Clover Z did a great job dancing for Arashi.