AKB48 61st Kouhaku Special Medley

31 12 2010

The music spectacular Kouhaku is nearing its final stretch in Japan right now as we’re coming closer to 2011. Earlier on, AKB48 performed a special medley of their songs and were joined by SKE48 and NMB48. It truly was a fantastic performance by all of them which closed with them spelling out the words AKB48 – RED – V (as in victory for the Red team). The members have been popping up every now and then on the show after their medley including a wonderful collaboration on an anime song with Nana Mizuki. I think this year’s show has been amazing. Apart from AKB48, I thought Kana Uemura did a moving rendition of her song Toire no Kami Sama which nearly brought tears to my eyes.

Anyway, here’s a video of their performance below:

EDIT: The original video has been taken down so here’s another one. Not sure how long this will stay up though!





Happy New Year!

31 12 2010

I probably won’t do any more postings now until 2011 so may I wish everybody a very happy and prosperous New Year.





Kouhaku 2010 Performance Order

31 12 2010

New Year’s Eve is already here and that means tonight the annual music spectacular that is Kouhaku is on from 7.30pm on NHK. The performance order is below. Ayu is first up with AKB48 the 3rd on stage (I’m really looking forward to seeing them). SMAP has the honour of performing last.

  1. Ayumi Hamasaki – Virgin Road
  2. EXILE – I Wish For You
  3. AKB48 – Kouhaku 2010 AKB48 Kamikyoku SP
  4. NYC – Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe 100% NYC
  5. Angela Aki – Kagayaku Hito
  6. AAA – Aitai Riyuu
  7. Mitsuko Nakamura – Kawachi Otoko Bushi
  8. flumpool – Kimi ni Todoke
  9. Ayaka Hirahara – Voyagers
  10. Yusuke – Hito
  11. Natsuko Godai – Hitori Zake
  12. Takashi Hosokawa – Naniwabushi da yo Jinsei wa
  13. Porno Graffitti – Kimi wa 100%
  14. Kana Nishino – Best Friend
  15. FUNKY MONKEY BABYS – Ato Hitotsu
  16. Miyuki Kawanaka – Nirinkusa
  17. HY – Toki wo Koe
  18. Kumiko – INORI
  19. Kaori Mizumori – Matsushima Kikou
  20. Hideaki Tokunaga – Toki no Nagare ni Mi wo Makase
  21. Nana Mizuki – PHANTOM MINDS
  22. L’Arc~en~Ciel – BLESS
  23. Yoshimi Tendo – Jinsei Michizure
  24. Shinichi Mori – Erimo Misaki
  25. Hiromi Go – GO!GO!Year Kouhaku Special Medley
  26. aiko – Mukai Awase
  27. Perfume – Nee
  28. TOKIO – advance
  29. Kumi Koda – KODA KUMI 2010 Special Medley
  30. Hiroshi Itsuki – Oshiroi Hana
  31. Akiko Wada – AKKOii! Kouhaku 2010 Special
  32. Yuzo Kayama – Wakadaisho 50 Nen Special Medley
  33. Masaharu Fukuyama – Michishirube
  34. Sachiko Kobayashi – Kaachan no Hitorigoto
  35. Kobukuro – Ryusei
  36. Kana Uemura – Toilet no Kamisama
  37. Arashi – 2010 Kouhaku Original Medley
  38. Ikimono Gakari – Arigatou
  39. Sayuri Ishikawa – Amagi Goe
  40. Saburo Kitajima – Fusetsu Nagare Tabi
  41. Fuyumi Sakamoto – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru
  42. Kiyoshi Hikawa – Nijiiro no Bayon
  43. DREAMS COME TRUE – Ikite Yuku no Desu feat. The Kouhaku Special Brass Band
  44. SMAP – This is love ’10 SP Medley

Enjoy the show!





Tomochin Gets A Cut On Her Lips

30 12 2010

Yesterday saw Tomochin post an entry on her blog stating that she had cut her lips and was on the way to hospital to get it sorted. She didn’t say how she got the injury – either she fell during practice for Kouhaku or it’s due to stress.

Check out the picture below of her cut lips. She doesn’t look her best – in fact she looks really tired.





J-Pop Top 100 Songs of 2010

30 12 2010

So here it is, my favorite songs of 2010. I found this much tougher to do than last year, it could be that there was so many good songs that came out in 2010 I had a hard time choosing which were worthy to be on this countdown. Anyway, tell me what you think about the chart – whether you like what I picked or not.

100. SID – Sleep
099. Becky – Suki Dakara
098. L’arc En Ciel – Bless
097. NYC – 100% Yuuki
096. Guardians 4 – Going On!
095. Yukari Tamura – My wish my love
094. Mai Oshima – Mendokusai Aijou
093. JASMINE – Jealous
092. Elisa – Real Force
091. Backborn – Tsubasa Imai
090. Arashi – Monster
089. Kylee – Everlasting
088. Kana Nishino – Best Friend
087. Koda Kumi – Can We Go Back
086. French Kiss – Zutto Mae Kara
085. MiCHi – Together Again
084. Girls Dead Monster – Little Braver
083. Watarirouka Hashiritai – Gyu
082. Sphere – Moon Signal
081. Perfume – Fushizen na Girl
080. Flow – Sign
079. Rina Aiuchi – Hanabi
078. AI feat Namie Amuro – Fake
077. Haruka Tomatsu – Girls, Be Ambitious!
076. KAT-TUN – Change UR World
075. Buono! – Take It Easy
074. Aya Hirano – Hysteric Barbie
073. Stereopony – Hanbunko
072. Salyu – Atarashii Yes
071. D’espairs Ray – Love Is Dead
070. Garnet Crow – Over Drive
069. Watarirouka Hashiritai – Seishun no Flag
068. Lia – My Soul, Your Beats
067. 4Minute – First
066. SKE48 – Aozora Kataomori
065. fripside – Level 5 ~judgelight~
064. Ai Kawashima feat Joe Sample – I Remember
063. ICONIQ – Tokyo Lady
062. aiko – Mukiai Mukaiawase
061. Aso Natsuko – movement of magic
060. Hanako Oku – Hatsukoi
059. SKE48 (W Matsui) – Two Roses
058. UVERworld – Qualia
057. Spontania – Departures
056. Urata Naoya feat Ayumi Hamasaki – Dream ON
055. EXILE – I Wish For You
054. Namie Amuro – Break It
053. Team Dragon from AKB48 – Kokoro no Hane
052. KARA – Jumping
051. Scandal – Shunkan Sentimental
050. supercell – Sayonara Memories
049. Yamashita Tomohisa – One In A Million
048. Kanon x Kanon – Calendula Requiem
047. Daichi Miura – The Answer
046. SoulJa feat Chihiro Onitsuka – God’s Child
045. BRIGHT – Flower
044. YUI – Rain
043. Dreams Come True – Lies, Lies
042. Love – Katamoi
041. WEAVER – Hard To Say I Love You
040. SID – Melody Of The Wild Dance
039. KinKi Kids – Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto~
038. Girls Dead Monster – Ichiban no Takaramono ~Yui final ver~
037. Perfume – Nee
036. Ho-Kago Team Time – No, Thank You
035. Tohoshinki – Break Out!
034. Ayumi Sakai – ex-lover
033. Queen & Elizabeth – Love Wars
032. Sphere – Realove:Realife
031. Arashi – Troublemaker
030. No Sleeves – Lie
029. Scandal – Secret Base
028. FictionJunction – Toki no Mukuo Mabaroshi no Sora
027. Nana Mizuki – Silent Bible
026. Girl Next Door – Ready To Be Lady
025. 4Minute – Muzik
024. Ayumi Hamasaki – Last Angel
023. Hikaru Utada – Goodbye Happiness
022. SKE48 – 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!
021. AKB48 – Chance no Junban
020. Perfume – VOICE
019. Koda Kumi – Lollipop
018. AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu
017. SKE48 – Gomen, ne Summer
016. Girls’ Generation – Genie
015. Scandal – Namida no Regret
014. AKB48 – Majisuka no Rock n Roll
013. No Sleeves – Kimi Shika
012. YUI – Gloria
011. KARA – Mister
010. Nana Mizuki – Phantom Minds
009. SDN48 – Gagaga
008. AKB48 – Majijo Teppen Blues
007. JASMINE – This Is Not A Game
006. AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
005. AKB48 – Sakura no Shiori
004. Meisa Kuroki – LOL
003. JASMINE – L.I.P.S
002. MAA – Ghost Enemy
001. AKB48 – Beginner





Oricon Top 30 Charts – Week 52

29 12 2010

30  SKE48 – 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!
29  Hiroshi Kamiya – For myself
28  T.M.Revolution – Save The One, Save The All
27  KARA – Jumping
26  Girls’ Generation – GENIE
25  AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu
24  Girls Dead Monster starring marina – Last Song
23  Girls Dead Monster starring LiSA – Ichiban no Takaramono ~Yui final ver.~
22  VAMPS – MEMORIES
21  Kana Nishino – Kimitte
20  EXILE – I Wish For You
19  Tenipura All-Stars – Love Festival
18  Kaela Kimura – A winter fairy is melting a snowman
17  angela – Soukyuu
16  the GazettE – PLEDGE
15  Kana Uemura – Toilet no Kami-sama
14  Superfly – Eyes On Me
13  Girls’ Generation – Gee
12  JUJU – Kono Yoru wo Tomete yo
11  AKB48 – Beginner
10  ARASHI – Hatenai Sora
09  ZE:A – Love Letter
08  AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
07  GIRL NEXT DOOR – Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny’s star~ / Hoshizora Keikaku
06  THE RICECOOKERS – NAMInoYUKUSAKI ~TV SPECial COLLECTION
05  Daisuke Ono – Netsuretsu ANSWER
04  Kobukuro – Ryuusei
03  AKB48 – Chance no Junban
02  Hey! Say! JUMP – “Arigatou” ~Sekai no Doko ni Itemo~
01  URATA NAOYA feat Ayumi Hamasaki – Dream ON





Merry Christmas

24 12 2010

I want to wish everybody that has visited and commented on this site a very Merry Christmas.

As per 2009, coming up soon will be a Top 100 J-Pop songs for 2010 which I’m currently compiling.

Have a great day everybody and my sincerest thanks for stopping by to my blog.