SNH48 3rd Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Live Streaming Tonight!

30 Jul

Not jpop, but this so watch-able! 48 fans will probably be see why 48Group and China broke up.

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SNH48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo will be happening tonight. This event will be a star-studded show with appearances from singers PSY, David Tao, Hu Yan Bin and Hunan TV host Shen Meng Chen. It will be broadcasted on Guangdong TV at 9.10pm. There will also be a live streaming on their official YouTube channel starting ~7pm.


The 3 singers will have different roles in the Sousenkyo, with PSY continuing to mentor the girls and them collaborating with him in a performance. David Tao will be writing a song for the top senbatsu while Hu Yan Bin will presenting awards to the winners.


Will top member Ju Jing Yi break Sashihara Rino’s record?

Currently placed 1st in the preliminary rankings with 120,000 votes, Ju Jing Yi aka Kiku chan will likely break Sashihara Rino’s record of 240,000 votes tonight.

She will also don a 100,000 RMB dress and transform into a “night goddess”.




1st Place: Ju Jing Yi  ~230,750 votes
2nd Place: Li Yi Tong ~170,000 votes
3rd Place: Huang Tingting ~130,000 votes

In essence, the key members of SNH48 have managed to double,triple and even quadruple their votes to reach the level AKB48 are at now, all within a year’s time. The growth of SNH48 is terrifying.

And AKS is dumb for letting them go..

Compilation of NEWS “Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e”

10 Jul

Because i love ballads…will be updated if i see more..

Love Music


The Music Day

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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.


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


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CM Kings and Queens for 1st half 2016

10 Jul

According to Nihon Monitor, the CM King and Queen so far in 2016 are Arashi’s Aiba Masaki(3rd year in a row) and Matsuko Deluxe.

In essence, Arashi continues to sweep the men’s category while AKB48 disappeared entirely.

Men’s category:
1. Aiba Masaki (12 CMs)
2. Sakurai Sho, Nishikori Kei, Ninomiya Kazunari (11 CMs)
3. Matsumoto Jun (10 CMs)
4. Ohno Satoshi, Matsuoka Shuzo (9 CMs)
5. Nishijima Hidetoshi, Yutaka Matsushige (8 CMs)
6. Abe Hiroshi, Oguri Shun, Ayumu Goromaru, Suda Masaki, Daigo, Tamaki Hiroshi, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Mukai Osamu, (7 CMs)

Women’s category:
1. Matsuko Deluxe (12 CMs)
2. Kasumi Arimura, Hirose Suzue, Yoshida Yo  (11 CMs)
3. Rola  (10 CMs)
4. Ueto Aya, Ayase Haruka, Kiritani Mirei, Matsuoka Mayu (9 CMs)
5. Ishihara Satomi, Kimura Fumino, Takei Emi, Yamomoto Mizuki (8 CMs)
6. Ann, Kanno Miho, Taira Yuna, Nanao, Honda Tsubasa, Miyazaki Aoi, Watanabe Naomi, Yoshida Saori (7 CMs)


Disappearance of 48Group from the list

In the golden years of 2011, Oshima Yuko had 19 CMs, while Maeda Atsuko and Shinoda Mariko had 17. In the Top 20, more than half would come from AKB.

“CMs are also a barometer for popularity. We can see changes in the “national idol group” which is supported by a core group of fans through this ranking.” – idol magazine writer

This change could also be felt in Fuji TV’s broadcast of the 2016 Senbatsu Sousenkyo last month. The average ratings was 8.7% in Kanto region from 7pm to 9pm. Also, there were calls for TV networks to stop broadcasting and just stream on the Internet.

“AKB has failed in its generation succession. This year, people do not know anyone below the rank of Top 6 so CM offers will probably not come in. CMs are the biggest revenue for AKB, so the management would probably work their hardest to get income from other avenues. Recently, their theaters started selling limited edition photos and also replicas of the Sousenkyo trophies.”


Artistes to lookout for in latter half 2016

Dean Fujioka
The multilingual actor rose to popularity after acting as “Godai-sama” in “Asa ga Kita”. He had zero CMs last year but clinched 6 already this year.

Atsugiri Danielson
A comedian (actually IT employee) aka American In Japan who jokes about his difficulties learning Japanese. He had 2 CMs last year, and 5 this year.

Mitsuki Takahata & Yoshine Kyoko
Both are heroines in NHK morning dramas this year. Mitsuki Takahata is currently leading “Toto Neechan” with high ratings while Yoshine Kyoko is set to takeover the same slot in October with “Beppin san”. They have 3 or 4 CMs currently.


Kinki Kids to “Bara to Taiyou” for 20th anniversary

8 Jul

Kinki Kids’ new single “Bara to Taiyou” is set to release on 20th July 2016. The composer for this song is The Yellow Monkey’s Kazuya Yoshii and the photographer for their jacket covers is actor Saito Takumi.

The Kinki members  combine their individualistic colors in their MV, with Tsuyoshi helming his guitar and Koichi showing his sleek dance. Saito Takumi also tries to link up with the nostalgic feel of the song via his photography.

A live of the song below:



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KAT-TUN to release 10th Year Anniversary Tokyo Dome Concert on DVD

8 Jul

KAT-TUN’s 10th Anniversary Live Tour “10Ks!” DVD is now available for preorder. It is set to release on 17th August 2016.

This DVD records their last live in Tokyo Dome on 1st May 2016, before they go on hiatus and enter an indefinite recharge period.

A preview of their performances can be seen in the video above.

An excerpt of what Kame said in the concert has been posted here.

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Arashi Ninomiya Kazunari dating announcer Itou Ayako

7 Jul


It’s reported that free announcer Itou Ayako(35) has been frequenting Nino’s house. Itou Ayako reports for “news every.” (Nihon TV) and is in charge of the “Culture & Sports” corner.

One weekend in June, Ninomiya(32) was seen leaving his house early in the morning for Arashi’s “Waku Waku Gakou” at Tokyo Dome. That evening, a woman in T-shirt, jeans and white sneakers appeared at the exit of his house and headed for a high class supermarket in the neighbourhood. She looked around her in a cautious manner from time to time, and returned to the house after shopping.

After finishing the event at Tokyo Dome, Nino returned home late at night.
Insider revealed “With his busy schedules, they can’t have dinner outside. She cooks for him. Especially breakfast. They seem to have breakfast together frequently.”

Itou Ayako was observed to frequent his place after work for several days straight.

The 2 first met each other in August 2012, when Ninomiya was MC for that year’s 24hr TV and Itou Ayako also appeared to promote for the show. “They got closer in May 2014, when Itou, together with other announcers appeared as a team for VS Arashi. They exchanged contacts at that time and started to communicate frequently.” – same insider

They then started their “cautious dating”, usually going to each other’s homes and never meeting outside. Last summer, they dated mainly in Nino’s house. Itou would cook and do the housekeeping, supporting her busy boyfriend.

Ninomiya was last linked to Nagasawa Masami(29) and Sasaki Nozomi(28), both of whom were younger than him.

“Itou san is the older sister type. She seems to have introduced him to her family too” – previous insider

Last November, Itou was asked by the press “Don’t you want to get married?” In reply, she said “Yes, if there’s a chance.”

“Itou san has been consulting people around her regarding marriage. To close friends there’s talk about who should emcee if a wedding reception is held. She’s 35 so she’d probably think seriously about it?” -previous insider

Update: Seems like the agency has given announcer Itou an “X” because she’s just not likeable enough for the fans. Netizens have discovered multiple hints of her relationship with Nino from her blog (actually excessive amount). An “X” means they’ll have to breakup. Those who were approved in the past were Sasaki Nozomi and Inoue Mao.