SKE48 Adds 3 New Members

27 02 2010

3 new additions to SKE48 have been added over the past couple of days.

Shiori Ogiso joins Team KII

Yukiko Kinoshita and Akira Suda join Team S.

All 3 of them will be appearing in SKE48’s new single Aozora Kataomoi which is released on the 24th March.

Is AKB48 Member Yuko Oshima A Pervert?

27 02 2010

This very funny clip from Downtown DX has Yuko being put on the spot after a letter is sent in to Hamada & Matsumoto regarding an incident at Ueno Station between Yuko and Kojima. I won’t spoil what the letter contains so just watch it. Miki Fujimoto also appears in the clip.

AKBingo 24th February Summary

25 02 2010

Another round of Shojiki Shouji and perhaps one of the most entertaining ones we’ve ever had.

First up is Myao vs Acchan

Questions asked to Acchan

Honestly, the group huddle before performances is annoying.
Even though you’ve been studying English lately, you’t can’t write ‘Thursday’ in English.
You think that Hollywood star Robert Pattinson has fallen in love with you.
Takahashi Minami’s fashion is bad but, Oshima Yuko’s (who ridicules her for it) is also bad.

She only passed the first question. The 2nd question to Acchan was hilarious as she wrote SATH DAY for Thursday!! Yuko also copped it for the last question but worse was to follow for her!

Questions asked to Myao

Honestly, within AKB48, you don’t admire any of your senpai.
You like horror movies but you actually can’t go to the toilet alone at night.
Honestly, you are rebellious at home.

Myao was cool as ice and didn’t fail on any therefore she won this 3-0

The 2nd Shojiki participants was “idol cyborg” Mayuyu and Kojima.

Questions asked to Kojima

Frankly speaking, you dislike Oshima Yuko.
Frankly speaking, you want to become like Kendo Kobayashi.
You think that by being the cutesy girl, any guy will fall for you.

Kojima was forced to say she doesn’t like Yuko. Poor Yuko. I don’t know how anybody can dislike her. The look on Yuko’s face was priceless. I hope Kojima makes up with her!

Questions asked to Mayuyu

On the day that No Sleeves’ new single came out, you bought an anime song CD.
Honestly, coming from a person that’s called a CG, Takahashi Minami’s idol antics are NG.
You’ve been talking to Minegishi Minami often lately but, there’s no aspect that you respect.

Mayuyu failed with all her questions so Kojima won. Seeing the camera pan on the faces of Takamina, Yuko and Miichan was funny! Takamina always gets picked on in the Shojiki segments. It’s not fair, leave Takamina alone!!!!

Next up was a brand new segment – Haru Natsu Aki skit. In this skit Akicha pretends to be a nice cute idol in front of guests with Sata as her helper but when the guests leave her room she turns into a yankii. This was kinda fun to watch.

It’s promotion time after the skit as it shows several members picking material for a new necktie for what purpose I didn’t understand properly and more publicity for Acchan’s new PB.

We have a live performance from the recent Shibuya AX concerts of Majisuka Rock n Roll before the preview of next week’s episode which is a retrospective of previous shows.

This was a really good episode today with many truths being exposed by the lying machine on Shojiki Shougi. I felt sorry for Yuko and Takamina though. Disappointing to know that there won’t be a proper episode next week.

AKB48 To Release Greatest Hits CD

25 02 2010

Mark your diairies down for the 7th April 2010 as that will be the day that AKB48 will be releasing their Greatest Hits CD which comes along with a bonus DVD which includes making-of footage. The CD is expected to have 15 tracks in total. The CD will also contain 2 new songs – no titles as of yet. In case you’re thinking that this is a greatest hits album right from the very beginning when they debuted then your sadly mistaken. This will be more of a greatest hits for the last 2 years or so after they moved from Defstar to King Records.

Oricon Top 10 Charts – Week 8

25 02 2010

I’ve had to shorten this week’s charts to feature just the Top 10 as the website where I usually get the information about the Top 30 hasn’t updated plus I’m not good enough in Japanese to translate song titles from the official Oricon website. If I manage to find another site with the full Top 30 countdown in English I’ll update this post.

Onto this week’s charts. As if we didn’t know already but at least it’s official AKB48 destroyed the opposition as it bulldozed it’s way to the top spot. Final sales figures for the week were 318k and it was no.1 in the daily rankings for the entire week. Will it stay at no.1 next week. Probably not but I have high hopes it might stay in the Top 10. There’s 6 new entries in the Top 10 including an awful song Banana Mango High School by an AV idol group called Ebisu Muscats at no.8. Whilst the girls involved are great to look at in the PV, the song itself has to be one of the worst I’ve ever heard as they really can’t sing properly. Stick to your day job girls! How this got into the Top 10 I cannot fathom! The only new tune I really like in the Top 10 is fripside’s new tune LEVEL5~Judgelight which came in at no.4.

The Top 10 rundown is as follows:

10 Yuya Matsushita – Trust Me
09 Angelo – Hikari no kioku
08 Ebisu Muscats – Banana Mango High School
07 Nana Mizuki  –  Silent Bible
06 Sata andagi – Yanbaru kuina ga ton da
05 YUKI – Ureshikutte dakiau yo
04 fripSide – LEVEL5-judgelight-
03 Hannya, fruits punch – Onara hazukashikunaiyo / Pirameki taiso
02 KAT-TUN – Love yourself ~Kimi ga kirai na kimi ga suki~
01 AKB48  –  Sakura no Shiori

And this week’s RASC Top 30 video countdown

AKB48 – Sakura no Shiori 6th Day Sales

22 02 2010

No significant drop in sales today as AKB48 sold 9,171 copies of Sakura no Shiori today bringing the grand total now to 311,376. The next target for the girls is to try and overtake KAT-TUN’s total for their last single which stands at 354,231. If sales continue to be steady in the 2nd week there’s a good chance that they could overtake KAT-TUN and become the highest selling single of 2010 so far.

SKE48 Member Injured – Out For 6 Months

22 02 2010

SKE48 member Yui Matsushita is out for what could be approximately 6 months after she injured her foot during a recent performance with Team S. It’s pretty serious as she may need surgery. I’m not really sure what happened during the performance for her to get this injury but I hope she gets well very soon.