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[Updated]Performances from Music Station Ultra Fes 2015

24 Sep

Update: Most 48 videos gone but i’ve found alternative sources. Check them out quickly if you haven’t..

This is a special episode to celebrate Music Station’s 30th anniversary. Show was 10hours long and featured many major acts including X Japan, Ayumi Hamasaki, EXILE, 48Group, Johnny’s Family etc.


48/46 Group

Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
Ikuta Erika wows with her piano solo and opera voice. What a talent wasted as an idol!

HKT48 – Melon Juice
SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald
NMB48 – Nagiichi

AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu/ Everyday, Kachuusha / Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Kimutaku center)
The biggest winner from this performance is SMAP’s Kimutaku, who was forced into the KFC performance by Sashihara. Despite the annoyance on his face, he performed the full choreography perfectly, impressing netizens with his professionalism.In the end Kimutaku said “Music Station does things like this?”

Other members who attracted most attention tonight…

Many comments from GirlsChannel on Mayuyu’s growing beauty and how she’s shaken off the idol look.


Within 48 fandom, many gushed over cute Paruru’s healthy return to senbatsu. I have to say Paruru’s signature twintails are really cute! Many are calling Payuyu the strongest combi in AKB48.


Johnny’s Family

Johnny’s performances are quite fun this time around as we have live video footage of Arashi from their Miyagi concert, and medleys where the idols are grouped according to their generation. It is quite interesting to see for example, Nishikido Ryo standing next to NEWS, and KAT-TUN performing Real Face with just 4 members. *Heart pinch*

Which Johnny’s generation do you belong to? Mine is Ikemen Generation.


Masahiko Kondo – Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku

Arashi – Hadashi no Mirai/Carnival Night part2/GUTS!


SMAP – Yozora no Mukou /Dear WOMAN / Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana

Boys Generation
Johnny’s WEST – Eejyanaika
A.B.C-Z – Za ABC~5stars~
Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
Hey!Say!JUMP – Come on a my house

Ikemen Generation
KAT-TUN – Real Face
Kanjank8 –  Zukkoke Otokomichi
NEWS – Chankapana
Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus

Ojisan Generation
Kinki Kids –  Glass no Shounen
V6 – WA ni Natte Odorou
TOKIO – Love you only


LDH Inc.


GENERATIONS – Brave it out
E-girls – Follow me


EXILE – Choo Choo Train/Rising Sun


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I.


Other acts


Fukuyama Masaharu – HELLO / Sakurazaka


Nishino Kana – Darling

Morning Musume ’15 – Love Machine


X Japan – Kurenai / Forever Love
Beautiful performance though i’m not a fan..

L’Arc~en~Ciel – HONEY

Ayumi Hamasaki – A song is born

Nogizaka46 Saito Asuka to become youngest model for “sweet” magazine

1 Aug
Nogizaka46’s Saito Asuka, who seemed to be losing her job as an exclusive model for CUTie due to the magazine’s suspension, has been offered to become a regular model for Sweet magazine starting November 2015.
“As a fashion model,she belongs on a magazine,”says the editor for Sweet.
Saito will join the ranks of Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki, who have all become cover girls for the magazine in the past. Currently, Kojima Haruna, Rola etc are the cover models for Sweet.

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Performances from The Music Day Ongaku wa Taiyou da

14 Jul

Yet another music festival! This was broadcasted on 4th July 2015 and lasted around 7 hours. My favourites this time gotta be Kanjani8’s “Wahaha” and Tackey & Tsubasa’s summer medley.


 

Johnny’s Family

Arashi – Love Rainbow/Monster/Ao sora no shita, kimi no tonari


Arashi – Troublemaker


Kinki Kids – Zenbu Dakishimete/Speak Low


KAT-TUN – Keep the faith/Kiss Kiss Kiss


Tackey & Tsubasa – Daki Natsu/Ho! Summer


V6 – Wa ni natte odorou/Music for the people/Darling/Ai nanda/Take me higher/Wait for you


NEWS – Kibou~Yell~/Chumu Chumu


Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Kira Kira Hikare


Johnny’s WEST – Very Happy


TOKIO – Ririkku/Sorafune


Kanjani8 – Mae Muki Scream/Wahaha


Johnny’s Family Medley


 

48/46 Group 


NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Coquettish Jyuutaichu
HKT48 – 12Byou
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie


AKB48 – Halloween Night/Heavy Rotation/Aitakatta


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


LDH Inc


GENERATIONS – Evergreen


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


EXILE – 24karats GOLD SOUL


EXILE – Rising Sun


E-Girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You


Crystal Kay & Flower – Koi ni ochitara


 

Others


Yuzu – Owaranai Uta


Mr Children – Starting Over


 

 

Performances from Ongaku no Hi 2015

28 Jun

‘Ongaku no Hi’ started back in 2011 after the Great Tohoku Earthquake with the concept “Let’s spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!” This will be TBS’ 5th year broadcasting the program, and it will be a special project commemorating the 60th anniversary since their establishment.

The show aired on 27th June 2015 for some 8hours and a total of 50 artistes performed.


Amuse Artistes


Rihwa – HaruKaze/ To:Summer
I love this song!

Perfume – Polyrhythm/Pick me up


Flumpool – Kimi ni Todoke


Flumpool – Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You’re Romantic~


LDH Artistes


Flower – Blue Sky Blue


E-girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You


GENERATIONS – Hard Knock Days


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I
EXILE – 24Karats Gold Soul


EXILE – Rising Sun
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness


Johnny’s Family


Kisumai – Brand New World/Kiss Tamashi/Thank you Jyan/
I love the 3rd song..it has a catchy tune and cute dance.


Sexy Zone – King & Queen & Joker/Cha Cha Cha Champion
I am not into young boys but this group has good vocals.


A.B.C-Z – Medley


SMAP – Oretachi ni Ashita wa Aru/Karei naru Gyakushu/Humor shichau yo/Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana


48/46 Group


Yamamoto Sayaka – Dakishimetai kedo


NyaKB – Idol wa Unyanya no ken


AKB48 -Ponytail to Shuhu
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
Rena’s graduation song is so underwhelming…she deserves better really.


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


Others


WaT – Boku no Kimochi


Ohara Sakurako – Thank you/Manatsu no Taiyou


Nishino Kana – Darling/Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no nara


Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku


Nogizaka46 talks about graduating Matsui Rena and new single “Taiyou Knock”

18 Jun

Nogizaka46’s new single, set to release 22nd July, will be titled “Taiyou Knock”.

This news was announced when the 10 Fukujin members attended a press event for 7-Eleven on the 13th June 2015. The 10 Fukujin members are namely Akimoto Manatsu, Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Sakurai Rei, Shiraishi Mai, Takayama Kazumi, Nishino Nanase, Hashimoto Nanami, Fukagawa Mai, Wakatsuki Yumi.

Member Ikoma Rina will be centering this single since “Kimi no Na wa Kibou”.

“This is a cute song compared to the previous summer singles. It is under production, please look forward to it” said Ikoma Rina.

She also talked about SKE48 Matsui Rena who has recently announced her graduation from the 48Group. “Her time with us was only about a year but she led us forward as a member of Nogizaka46. Honestly, it’s lonely but our time together was meaningful. We’d happy if she can come for one more live show while she’s still an idol. We will also work hard so we can collaborate after she graduates.”

On this day, they also promoted limited edition snacks in 7-Eleven which had packaging with their faces on it.

“What should i do? I’m happy but it feels like alot of Ikomas are looking at me,” said Ikoma.

Ikuta Erika said that she’d have to disguise herself as she’s embarrassed but Akimoto Manatsu declared that she’d buy the snacks without covering her face.

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Preorder their single here:

Type A

Type B

Type C

Regular Edition

 

AKB48 Janken Tournament Wrapup: Milky wins, 38th single announced

18 Sep

AKB48 group’s annual event “5th Janken Tournament” was held at the Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo today. A record number of 112 members participated in a bid to win a solo debut for themselves. In the end, it was NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki who won against AKB48 Kojima Haruna in a nerve wrecking round, making her the 9th member in the 48 group to be set for a solo debut.

As for the rest of the Top 16 winners, they would be singing the coupling track for the sololist’s single, as well as filming an MV. The center for the coupling song is 2nd placed AKB48 Kojima Haruna.

Top 16 members are: Kawamoto Saya, Owada Nana, Miyazaki Miho, Nagao Mariya,Yuki Azuma, Saho Iwatate,Arai Yuki,Sato Kiarai, Kotani Riho, Kashiwagi Yuki, Tomonaga Mio, Fukada Nana, Nakanishi Chiyori, Uchida Mayumi, Kojima Haruna(Center of Coupling), Watanabe Miyuki(Solo).

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Highlights from the Janken Tournament

-Kojima Haruna creates a subunit for herself called “Kojizaka46”

Dressed in Nogizaka-style costumes, Kojima Haruna made a grand entrance with 4 members of Nogizaka46 and danced to a snippet of Nogizaka46’s “Girls Rule”, before introducing her group as Kojizaka46. The reason for this? Her janken opponent was Nogizaka46’s Ikoma Rina so this was a most clever ploy to make things fun for fans of the 2 rival groups.

Before their match Kojiharu said “If i win, please join Kojizaka46!”
In response, Ikoma Rina said “If i win, please let me touch your chest!”
Ikoma’s wish did not come true as Kojiharu won and she was drafted into Kojizaka46. You can see her standing alongside the Kojizaka46 members throughout the tournament.

Kojiharu’s IG: The first match was against Ikoma, so i thought of setting up Kojizaka46 and using Nogizaka-style costume. Thanks to the members of Nogizaka who came for this.

AkiP’s 755 reply to fan who requested for a Kojizaka song: I’ll make it. (YES)

Kojima Haruna on All Night Nippon: In case NGZK46 members couldn’t make it, I’ll still stick w/ KOJIZAKA46 but call various famous ppl w/ Kojima surnames to come~ (Credit TKMN World)

-Shimazaki Haruka’s salty reaction when she won

In the matchup between Shimazaki Haruka and Muto Tomu, Shimazaki Haruka(Paruru) had a clear look of disdain on her face after winning.The reason – she didn’t want to win at all.

When she lost to another member in a later match, Paruru said “I’m happy and relieved”. When asked which member she was rooting for to win, she replied “Anyone is fine.” Commentators then followed up with “well she’s probably happy as long as it’s not herself”.

– Best costume: Takamina vs Sayanee?
Awhile back, Shinobu(AKB chief costume designer) had mentioned that these 2 members were the ones to look out for when it comes to costumes. Indeed, the 2 were attention grabbing especially since they were matched up to each other.

This was not only a competition between the captain of NMB48 and AKB48, but also a competition between the representatives of Osaka and Tokyo. Takamina was dressed up as a sparkly Tokyo Tower and Yamamoto Sayaka was dressed up Tsutenkaku, a famous tower in Osaka.

-The final match between Milky and Kojiharu
Both are regular senbatsu members. Watanabe Miyuki had lost a placement in this year’s senbatsu sousenkyo due to her scandal. Kojima Haruna is a 1st generation member who is ready to graduate but yet to receive a solo debut. Both are looking for that breakthrough in their careers. Before the match, Kojiharu talked about showing her true powers and desire to win after 9 years in AKB. Milky talked about making this the best present since her birthday is just a few days ahead.


Milky’s winning speech: I hope i have repaid those who supported me. I’ll work hard.
Kojiharu: If i had won this, i would have announced my graduation. I’ll work hard for a little while more.

 

-Members’ reactions on social media
Maeda Atsuko and Shinoda Mariko apparently were sitting in the audience watching the tournament unfold.

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Shinoda’s IG: Congratulations on being 2nd

Acchan’s Twitter: We came to support NyanNyan! This is the moment when NyanNyan lost. *Laugh*

Kojiharu’s IG: I lost!Thanks for the support!


Takamina on 755: I thought Kojiharu’s 2nd position was rigged.

Yuko’s Twitter: Milky Congratulations! #NyanNyan

-AKB48 38th single announced 

The anticipated single will be released on 26th November 2014.

With an expanded senbatsu to 32 members and double center system, fans were certainly surprised in many ways. Many younger generations were included in senbatsu for the first time. Members who had been making leaps in the sousenkyo this year, such as Muto Tomu, Oshima Ryoka, Tano Yuka, Takahashi Juri, Kato Rena etc were also included.

Check out the members’ reactions below


Credit : TKMN World

If you are looking for the full janken replay, check out this youtube user’s videos.

Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2014

27 Jun

A music festival featuring some major jpop artistes was held yesterday to celebrate TV Tokyo’s 50th anniversary. Guests include TOKIO/V6/Kanjani8/NEWS/AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/Nogizaka46/Morning Musume OG/Morning Musume ’14/Kahara Tomomi/Golden Bomber/Ikimonogakari/Nishino Kana/Hitoto Yo/Moriyama Naotaro/Sukima Switch/May J.

One of the highlights was Goto Maki’s return to Morning Musume OG after a hiatus of 2.5 years. Once the golden girl of Morning Musume, Goto Maki’s performance with the group brings us back to the days when Morning Musume was at its best.

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki, who is known to be a fan of Morning Musume, posted on her Google+: “Everyone in Morning Musume OG were shining brightly. My tears are coming. I like them after all! Ishikawa Rika san too! Goto Maki san is so cute!”



Morning Musume OG – Morning Coffee/ LOVE Machine/ Renai Revolution 21
Morning Musume ’14 – Password is 0



NMB48 – Ibiza Girl
The 48-group also showed up in full force, together with official rivals Nogizaka46. The new Queen of AKB48 Watanabe Mayu took up center for past hits previously centered by Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. The sister groups also showed off their new image after being reinforced with new members from this year’s grand reshuffle.


AKB48 – Labrador Retriever/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
HKT48 – Melon Juice
Another interesting performance was “Labrador Retriever”, as it was performed by the newly selected senbatsu members from the recent general elections.

 


NEWS – weeeek/ ONE -for the win-

 


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute
These guys are still popular for their one-hit “Memeshikute” and funny skits. Unfortunately, their skits are sometimes based on Japanese comedy so only the natives will get it.

 


V6 – Wa ni natte Odorou/Darling/Sexy Honey Bunny!
This is for the older Johnny’s fans. Anyone?

 


May J – Let it Go (Japanese version)
This globally popular song has been leading the karaoke charts in Japan for a very long time.

 


Kanjani8 – Zukkoke Otoko Michi/King of Otoko
Kanjani8 also went out of the studio to perform. Bringing us on a tour of TV Tokyo, they gathered a whole bunch of employees to join in on a mass dance.Even the CEO of TV Tokyo showed up.

 


Ikimonogatari – Arigatou/Love Song wa Tomaranai
This is for those who love pure Japanese music.