CDTV Top 20 Female Lovers 2010

15 02 2010

CDTV ran it’s bi-annual chart over the weekend compiling which female music artist that Japanese men would like as their girlfriend/lover. It came up with some surprising results:

01. Kaori Mochida (Every Little Thing)
02. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48)
03. YUI
04. Ai Takahashi (Morning Musume)
05. Reina Tanaka (Morning Musume)
06. Atsuko Maeda (AKB48)
07. Nana Mizuki
08. Nocchi (Perfume)
09. A-chan (Perfume)
10. Maimi Yajima (°C-ute)
11. Kiyoe Yoshioka
12. Kana Nishino
13. BoA
14. Eri Kamei (Morning Musume)
15. Ai Otsuka
16. Kashiyuka (Perfume)
17. Ai Kawashima
18. Sayumi Michishige (Morning Musume)
19. Ayumi Hamasaki
20. Yuko Oshima (AKB48)

This is the 1st time ever for AKB48 members to appear on the list and there’s 3 of them in this chart. I’m shocked that Yukirin is no.2 and she even beats Acchan. I wonder how close she was to nabbing the top spot? I can understand how Japanese men have been won over by her charm and beauty. She’s a great girl and so nice to see a newcomer appear so high in the chart. I’m wondering how did Japanese men rate the women on – looks, personality??? If so, some of the names on the chart are a bit dubious….personality wise that is (naming no names!!).

I thought I’d make my own top 10 up. Here’s who I would have picked. My no.1 girl is obviously biased on my love for AKB48!!!

1. Yuko Oshima (AKB48)
2. Kana Nishino
3. Yui Aragaki
4. A-Chan (Perfume)
5. YUI
6. Kashiyuka (Perfume)
7. Amina Sato (AKB48)
8. Mari Yaguchi
9. Mano Erina (H!P)
10. Minami Takahashi (AKB48)

Just missing out was Tomomi Itano (AKB48) and JunJun (Morning Musume).

Who would you choose as your dream girl?





Mano Erina – Haru no Arashi PV

1 02 2010

H!P soloist Mano Erina releases her 6th major single on the 24th February called Haru no Arashi. I know I’ve been slightly critical of her past couple of singles as she had such a promising start to her career but thankfully her new song readdresses the balance. I rather enjoyed it and it’s my favorite since Lucky Aura. Definitely gets the thumbs up over her summery upbeat pop songs anyday. The PV is cute and has a couple of the H!P Eggs as her backing dancers.





Mano Erina – Love & Peace = Paradise PV

5 11 2009

I haven’t been that impressed with Mano Erina’s 4 major singles so far, in fact I think she’s taken a step backwards from her indie days but her new song (her 5th major single) Love & Peace = Paradise thankfully is a lot better than her last song. As for the PV, she’s too kawaii for words and is fabulous in the dress she wears in it. I could look at her all day long! The single is released on November 25th.





Mano Erina – Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo PV

25 08 2009

The PV for Mano Erina’s 4th major single is now out on Youtube. It’s a nice ballady song but I’m of the opinion that the songs she’s released so far just aren’t that good as her indie singles. I have to say that after watching this young lady blossom over the past year Mano Erina has to be the most beautiful of all the girls in H!P right now (sorry Ai-chan, Maimi and JunJun). She looks sensational in a light-pink dress in the PV.





Mano Erina – Sekai wa Summer Party PV

8 06 2009

Mano Erina’s 3rd major single comes out on July 29th but the PV is already out. When I heard the opening it reminded me of crappy Brit group S-Club 7’s song Reach. Sekai wa Summer Party doesn’t do anything for me I’m afraid, it’s probably her weakest single so far. She looks cute as per usual in her PV with the H!P Eggs helping out.





Mano Erina 2nd Major Single – Hajimete no Keiken PV (upbeat tune shocker!)

6 04 2009

Coming so soon after the release of her 1st major single, Dohhh Up has just released the PV to her 2nd single which is coming out on the 20th May called Hajimete no Keiken. What’s so shocking about this song is believe or not…..it’s an upbeat tune! That’s more like what I want to hear from her – I like her slow tunes but it’s nice for her to release something that the fans aren’t expecting. The song will also serve as the theme tune to the net dorama Koisure Seiza in which Mano has an acting role in it. But back to the song……I really like this one and it’s far better than Otome no Ironi. The PV also features some backing dancers – they’re all H!P eggs. Mano herself looks as cute as ever in the PV.





AKB48 – 10nen Sakura 3rd Week Sales/No Sleeves/Mano Erina

24 03 2009

Just to update you on what’s happening with AKB48 attempting to break 100k in sales with 10nen Sakura. The bad news is they didn’t manage to do it this week. They sold an additional 3,689 copies pushing the total up to 96,290 and dropping down to no.22 in the charts. Only 3,710 copies need to be sold in order to reach the magic figure and it is certainly achievable over the next couple of weeks.

No Sleeves, the splinter unit from AKB48 consisting of Takamina, Kojiharu and Miichan broke into the Top 10 with their newest single Tane. It sold 15,304 getting them to no.8 in the charts.

H!P soloist Mano Erina also released her debut major single last week and did extremely well charting in at no.5 with 20,812 copies sold of Otome no Inori. Well done!

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