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- 2023 begins Today - Let's remember what was 2022 like...
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- Yonezu's [kick back] overcomes the points in J01's Mary poppins (Week 42/52) Japan billboard top
Japan billboards report said ""KICK BACK" was a fierce battle driven by download and streaming, and "SuperCali" was driven by single points. " The new music from the TV animation "Chainsaw Man" opening theme is played by Kenshin Yonezu, consider one of the main singers for the Japanese Pop culture. The music name KICK BACK gain the leader position at the billboard Hot 100 by accumulating points as the leader of the downloads and views. Here are a bit of the lyrics : "Bye-bye with this for stubborn oil stains Who is the voice calling out in my head I want that I want this I'm singing Want to be happy I want to enjoy my life I want to hold it in my hand in your chest fill me with happiness Let's go to rest in peace The hell I once saw is also a good place" For more information about Kenshin Yonezu, check out the post " Lemon (Kenshi Yonezu)- The longest remaining song on Billboard Japan Hot100 charts" Kenshin Yonezu - Kick Back - My Personal Japanese music review: I personally dont like the music. It's to fast beat for me ! But if you enjoy it let me know on comments! The reason I dont like it, its because I can not really dance with it . I can not feel anything for the music. Jumping to number 2 on the Billboard we have J01 with [SuperCali] as in "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" ... yeah you read that right,Mary Poppins's "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"!!! They basically made a concept around Mary Poppins, However I found it to be a little bit more Spooky. J01 were very close to achieve the leader position by 30 points. Due to the conquest of 4 crowns as the leader in Singles, Lookup , Twitter and Radio. J01 are an eleven-member Japanese boy group formed by the top contestants of the programme Produce 101 Japan, owned by LAPONE ENTERTAINMENT. Their first single, 'PROTOSTAR', was released on March 4th, 2020. The MTV VMA Japan awarded J01 the "star on the rise" award in 2020. JO1 OFFICIAL Social: [website ] https://jo1.jp [Twitter] https://twitter.com/official_jo1 [Instagram] http://instagram.com/official_JO1 Here is a bit of the Lyrics: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Forget the mirage of the past Woo A desolate desert Even if it swirls, it's a sandstorm (Danm) Even if you can't see it, it's a milestone (Yeah yeah) I know I can find the way Up and down (hey) prowling sun (hey) Ore wo always (woo) why?" My personal review to J01 ' supercali' : Of course, this is a more modern perspective of the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! For the concept, I was expecting a little more narrative in the music video ! Also they lost their smile, in spite of more hair colors! [JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (19 OCT 2022) 1st place [NEW] "KICK BACK" Kenshi Yonezu (-・61,510 DLs, 12,556,627 views) 2nd place [last week position 34] "SuperCali" JO1 (602,958 copies, 19,331 DLs, 4,270,143 views) 3rd place [NEW] "Subtitle" Official HIGE DANdism (-- 31,546 DL, 9,905,294 plays) 4th place [NEW] "grace" Fujii Kaze (-- 34,756 DLs, 4,961,815 plays) 5th place [ last week position 3] "New Era (Uta from ONE ) PIECE FILM RED)” Ado (-・6,964DL・9,412,552 views) 6th place [last week position 2] “Blessing” YOASOBI (-・22,669DL・6,896,925 views) 7th place [last week position 4] “Overdose” Natori (-・2,163DL・8,789,992 views) ) 8th place [last week position 5] “I am the strongest (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)” Ado (- 2,899DL 7,619,207 views) 9th place [last week position 7] “W/X/Y” Tani Yuuki (- 3,428DL 7,461,065 Play) 10th place [NEW] "Space Drive" Super Express (42,491 sheets--2,893,595 plays)
- It's a [Be selfish] thats coming close to the [one piece] week 33/52 - Japan music charts
The music of the charismatic Uta with Ado's voice is starting to lose leverage and point's. This week, the number of points that kept them in the leader position decreased around 1000 points. Has Star Uta stopped shining ✨️? It might lose the leader position by the end of October. Uta’s Song is dominating the first spot on the number of streams , Youtube video views in Japan and Karaoke music selection. It did not dominate the number of downloads ( 3rd place), the number of broadcasts in Radios( 18th place) and twitter ( 49th place). The second leader position was taken by a new single "Be Selfish" by [=LOVE]. This Single is their twelve. In numerology terms, It means they may have completed a cycle , or the next one, may have an unlucky result or the biggest result ever. The number 13 is a mystery by itself, we have to stand by and watch their future performances. "Be Selfish" dominated the top single with the 1st place, which can give a lot of points to the artist, or group, when entering in the chart. Short version of the Lyrics translated: “Stop asking for love, and let me pick one out of my troubles. I want you to go on as you are I want you to live as you are I'm just being selfish with only your favourite colour I won't let anyone get in my way” ----- Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post! Personal Japan Billboard review: I love seeing the Alice in wonderland adaptation in a modern context. It's very innovative! Despite being organised and managed by a former member of AKB48, I must say it was very smart not keeping the same size and structure. And the image of the girls seems more individual than in a group formation, which is even better because it demonstrates they all have different personalities. As for the music, it's a modern and more remixed version of Typical Japanese music. I look at them as fresh and inspiration for the future of Japanese pop music! I am surprised the Japan billboard reports barely mention them… is it on purpose or accident? Who is [=LOVE]? The twelve-person group =Love (イコールラブ Ikōrurabu, pronounced "equal love", stylized as =LOVE) is produced by former AKB48 and HKT48 member Rino Sashihara and is signed under Sacra Music. The group comprises voice actors from the Yoyogi Animation Academy and is known for their positive and upbeat music. Their members are Emiri Ōtani Hana Ōba Risa Otoshima Kiara Saitō Nagisa Saitō Maika Sasaki Hitomi Takamatsu Shōko Takiwaki Iori Noguchi Sana Morohashi Anna Yamamoto ＝LOVE - official social media --- Official Homepage：https://equal-love.jp/ Official YouTube：https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv7V... Official Twitter：https://twitter.com/Equal_LOVE_12 Official TikTok：https://www.tiktok.com/@equal_love_12 Official Instagram：https://instagram.com/equal_love.offi... Official Shop：https://store.plusmember.jp/equallove/ 大谷 映美里 (Emiri Otani) https://twitter.com/otani_emiri https://www.instagram.com/otani_emiri/ 大場 花菜 (Hana Oba) https://twitter.com/hana_oba 音嶋 莉沙 (Risa Otoshima) https://twitter.com/otoshima_risa https://www.instagram.com/otoshima_risa/ 齋藤 樹愛羅 (Kiara Saito) https://twitter.com/saitou_kiara 齊藤 なぎさ (Nagisa Saito) https://twitter.com/saito_nagisa https://www.instagram.com/saitou_nagisa/ 佐々木 舞香 (Maika Sasaki) https://twitter.com/sasaki_maika 髙松 瞳 (Hitomi Takamatsu) https://twitter.com/takamatsuhitomi 瀧脇 笙古 (Shoko Takiwaki) https://twitter.com/shoko_takiwaki https://www.instagram.com/takiwaki_sh... 野口 衣織 (Iori Noguchi) https://twitter.com/noguchi_iori 諸橋 沙夏 (Sana Morohashi) https://twitter.com/morohashi_sana https://www.instagram.com/morohashi_s... 山本 杏奈 (Anna Yamamoto) https://twitter.com/yamamoto_anna_ https://www.instagram.com/yamamoto_an... JAPAN HOT 100 - Billboard Japan Top Chart (05 OCT 2022) 1st place  "Shinjidai (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (-・9,195DL・11,070,803 views) 2nd place [NEW] "Be Selfish" = LOVE (195,863 sheets・-・-) 3rd place  "I am the strongest (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (-・3,779DL・8,578,538 views) 4th place [NEW] "SOUVENIR" BUMP OF CHICKEN (-・29,576DL・- ) 5th place  "W/X/Y" Tani Yuuki (- 3,273 DL 7,428,308 plays) 6th place  "Uta Katarabai (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (- 1,385 DL 7,499,819 plays ) 7th place  "Overdose" Natori (- 1,903 DL 8,254,427 plays) 8th place  "Backlight (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (- 2,103 DL 6,848,466 plays) 9th place  “Mix Nuts” Official Bearded Man dism (-・4,030DL・5,417,772 views) 10th place  “Once again” Tani Yuuki (-・5,803DL・5,972,867 views) * [ ] is the ranking of the previous week
- Let's see [One Piece] of the Japan music Charts - (week 39/52) Japan Billboard review
It's a very huge performance on Japan Billboard! Japan music Charts have been dominated by One Piece anime movie - One Piece Film: Red - since its release in August, in Japan. But this show has a lot more to go on as the releases still happen around the word. The production, organization and distribution is being done by Toei Company Ltd. . The major impact songs are played by Ado. In Total, the soundtrack album of the film has 7 sounds played by Ado, occupying the Japan Hot 100 of this week. The Top leading song is [New Era] ( 新時代 ). “New Era” is still number one in streaming, video, and karaoke, with a total of 7 streaming, 5 video, and 4 karaoke hits. It’s especially popular in streaming, where it’s been played 11,939,263 times this week. That’s about 3 million times more than "I am the strongest" in second place on the same Chart. The radio Chart also shot up from 12th place last week to 5th place this week, so it looks like they’ll be staying in the top spot for a while. For the ones that don’t know, What is One Piece: Uta is the most beloved singer in the world, and she's about to reveal her identity to the world for the first time at a live concert. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as "otherworldly." As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with a shocking fact when Luffy reveals that she is Red-Haired Shanks' "daughter" and his childhood friend. Official website : https://www.onepiece-film.jp/uta/ Official music video: [New Era] ( 新時代 ). - (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) - Ado A little of the lyrics: “The new era is this future If we change the whole world, if we change Eliminate the annoying things Let's metamorphose with this world Music, the magic you make If I close my eyes, the future opens So that the end never comes i will sing this song Do you wanna play?” Personal Japan billboard Review: The music is Catchy! However, I get the feeling it has more modern rhythm but doesn’t have a real value! It makes me wonder, If One Piece wasn’t one of the favourite Anime and Manga to do cosplay around the world, Would the songs have so much hit since the movie release?! And one thing visible on Japan Billboard is the fluctuation and the influence Pop Culture has in its music. Sometimes end up staying for 3 months on Chart. ----- Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post! Who are Ado ? Recently, singer "Ado" has gained a lot of followers on YouTube and Twitter. Its identity is shrouded in secrecy, but its incredible singing ability and stage presence has generated a lot of interest. In particular, the songs produced by famous Vocaloid P have seen a surge in viewership. For example, "Osmanthus fragrans" produced by Whale and participated by Ado has racked up over 10 million views on YouTube. Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ado1024imokenp Official Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/c/Ado1024 Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne? On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week. 2nd position [I am the strongest] (私は最強)by Ado - Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED 3rd position I love bugs (好きだ虫) - NMB48 NMB48's 27th single, which was released on September 21st, topped the list with sales of 191,244 copies To commemorate the release of this single, NMB48 plans to hold a real individual autograph session with 14 selected members on October 16th. NMB48 is a Japanese idol group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group was named after the Namba district in Osaka city of Osaka Prefecture, where they performed. The group had their own theater located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, Osaka. Youtube official channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnhrIe3jZNmqDEL_zSBXADQ Official Website : http://www.nmb48.com/ Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmb48_official/?hl=ja Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmb48_official JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (28 SEPT 2022) 1st place [last week position 2] "New era (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (- 10,622 DL, 11,939,263 views) 2nd place [last week position 3] "I am the strongest (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM ) RED)” Ado (-・3,954DL・9,073,846 views) 3rd place [NEW] “Sukida Mushi” NMB48 (194,885 sheets・-・-) 4th place [last week position 4] “Uta Katarabai (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)” Ado (-・1,601DL・8,126,554 views) 5th place [last week position 5] ``Backlight (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)'' Ado (-・2,464DL・7,674,513 views) 6th place [last week position 6] "W/X/Y" Tani Yuuki（ -・2,464DL・7,674,513 views) -・3,127DL・7,430,912 views) 7th place [last week position 1] ``TraceTrace'' King & Prince (30,463 copies ・-・-) 8th place [last week position 7] "Mixed nuts" Official HIGE DAN dism (-・3,766DL 5,442,156 views) 9 Rank [last week position 8] “Habit” SEKAI NO OWARI (-・2,250DL・5,475,481 views) 10th place [last week position 26] “Overdose” Natori (-・1,576DL・7,084,241 views) *[last week position or new]
- Culture in Japan
Japan's culture is extremely deep in nature as it also dates back to the year 2500 BC and over the time span of it's life as a country spanning many islands Japan has gone through a lot of time periods even being influenced by China's culture when some of the chinese writing and characters were introduced to the Japanese. The Japanese since then has been deeply involved with their culture and their traditions where in cities such as Kyoto where you can for a substantial price drink with a Geisha or as they are called more commonly now Geiko in a bar or more commonly traditional teahouses around the city. As we go further into the culture of Japan it would be ill mannered if we were not to mention the Samurai and their effect on the current culture outlook of the Japanese as they helped establish the culture of Japan. The samurai were the original warrior class of the Japanese people especially around the medieval and the edo period of Japan's history, even through the Samurai are no longer exist in the same manner as they did during those time the art of bushido, "the way of the warrior" still exists in deep in the culture of respect in Japan.
- Top 10 Things To Do In Akihabara
From Anime Stores to Maid Cafe & even renting a boyfriend here are the Best Things to Do in Akihabara Tokyo Our list of the top 10 places to visit in Akihabara Tokyo from us here at Shidoome Group Being only a 25 minute drive from our office in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo we love heading to Akihabara in our free time and on breaks. So we decided to make you a list on our top 10 places. Why Akihabara? Akihabara is a buzzing shopping hub with electronics retailers and a wide range of Anime & Manga stores. Anything nerdy you want you can find! 1. Yodobashi Camera Akihabara: A Large-Scale Electronics Emporium Yodobashi Camera Akihabara is a nine-story electronics emporium selling all the gadgets and tech products one could ever ask for and more. From Japanese rice cookers to beauty products, Yodobashi Camera Akihabara offers electronic items that are very popular among its customers—both local and overseas. In addition to home electronics, Yodobashi Camera Akihabara also offers brand-name fashion, as well as a food court located above the main store. With plenty to see and buy, it is easy to spend all day in this building located conveniently in front of Akihabara Station. 2. Shop for Otaku Goods at AKIBA CULTURES ZONE AKIBA CULTURES ZONE is a six-story department store containing a large number of shops catering to those interested in otaku culture. There are subculture stores such as ACOS, which specializes in cosplay goods, to Rashinban and Animate both offering anime merchandise. Hands down, this is a unique combination of shops you'll only find in Akihabara. On the first floor, you'll find the AKIBA CULTURE Gekijo, which is a theater where underground idols hold live musical shows. You might catch a sneak peek of the next big idol in Japan when watching the next performance. 3. Pose With Adorable Owls at Akiba Fukurou Cafe Animal-lovers can take photos and interact with the friendly owls at the Akihabara's Akiba Fukuro Cafe: an owl cafe with raving reviews in Japan. In comparison to other typical animal-based cafes in Japan, the Akiba Fukurou Cafe uses a reservation only system that provides customers with an intimate and fun experience. This system also ensures the safety and well-being of the owls. There are also written instructions and close supervision from staff on proper handling of the owls. 4. Little TGV: Dine at a Railroad-Themed Cafe While maid cafes are a well-known mainstay in Akihabara, there are other quirky themed cafes in the kitschy electronic and otaku district. Take Little TGV for example. This railroad-themed cafe merges Akihabara’s maid cafe culture with staff clad in train conductor outfits serving up tasty creations. Not to mention that the restaurant is set in a fictional train company coined the New Akihabara Electric Railway. Customers are seated in booths that were once original train seats where they can order rolled omelets (tamagoyaki) shaped as train carriages and cocktails that mirror the colors of Tokyo train lines, like Cassis Orange for the Ginza Line. 5. Cosplay and Photo Shoot at Studio Crown Yearning to try out Japanese cosplay, or costume-play, in Japan but are unsure of how to do it? Look no further than the photo shoots at Studio Crown in Akihabara. Suitable for beginners and veteran cosplayers alike, you can choose from a range of cosplay photography plans, with services that including pre-made costumes, personalized makeup support, and selecting the appropriate props. After getting into costume and makeup, Studio Crown will also provide professional photography services that make a great keepsake. Visitors interested in cosplay should make a reservation, which can be booked via the Studio Crown website. 6. Pray at Kanda Myojin Shrine Take a break from shopping and visit the Kanda Myojin Shrine, boasting a history of nearly 1300 years, that is believed to house deities that protect the city of Tokyo. Easily accessible from Akihabara, a visit here is a great way to experience a Japanese shrine firsthand. Due to its close proximity to Tokyo's electronics and anime hub, the shrine itself offers unique anime collaboration merchandise, including a Love Live! School Idol Project good-luck talisman. Not surprisingly, you can also buy a charm that blesses electronic devices! 7. Don Quijote Akihabara Don Quijote is a Japanese discount chain store with a large selection of products ranging from snacks to cosmetics and clothes to bicycles. Each store has a unique marketing strategy targeting particular customers depending on the location. Don Quijote Akihabara sells comics, anime products, costumes, and also has an idol theatre called AKB Theatre, where one of the most popular girls idol group AKB48 held their first performance in 2005. If you are interested in Japanese idol, it is definitely a must-visit place! Don Quijote is also a great place for buying the best souvenirs to take home. 8. Super Potato Akihabara Super Potato Akihabara is a store that specialises in selling second-hand video games. Japanese video games are surprisingly popular and have a numerous number of fans all over the world. You can find old video games that will bring back childhood memories and that you probably won’t get to play back in your country, so many people end up spending more time there than they originally expected! On the fifth floor Super Potato also has a vintage video game arcade, a fun activity on a rainy day or any day really. 9. Kyusyu Jangara Ramen It may sound surprising, but Akihabara has a number of ramen restaurants and is a very competitive ramen area to other famous ramen areas in Tokyo. Kyusyu Jangara Ramen is ons of the most popular among them, and has received many good reviews from (foreign) customers. What makes them special is a menu that includes some vegan ramen such as and Vegan Sho-yu (soy sauce) Ramen. They have only limited number of seats (18 seats in total), so you might have to wait a little bit outside, but it is definitely well worth it! Kyusyu Jangara Ramen Official Website 10.30am – 11pm ¥600 – ¥1.200 10. Akihabara Gachapon Hall Gachapon is a vending machine that sells toys in a plastic capsule, another fun souvenir to bring home. You can find it almost everywhere in Japan, especially in amusement arcades or big shopping malls. You can get tiny, good quality toys from ¥100 up to ¥500. You can’t choose which one you will get, so it’s all up to luck, which makes it more exiting! Akihabara Gachapon Hall is a small shop filled with Gachapon machines, and always crowded with Gachapon fans. Don’t forget to bring a lot of 100-yen coins as bills cannot be used for Gachapon machines!
- Love, someone like me - Japan Billboard (week 23/52) Japan Music charts review
Mixed Nuts and Ultraman song are still fighting for the Throne. However, The Hinatazaka46 were better scoring and took the throne for themselves. “Hinatazaka46's 7th single lead song "Bokunanka" won the first single with 478,142 sales in the first week and the first look-up with a total of two crowns. In other indicators, it was ranked 8th in download, 42nd in streaming, 7th in Twitter, and 50th in radio, showing its presence not only physically but also digitally, and won the overall top position. The first week single sales of the previous work "Tteka" was 432,829 pieces, and this work has increased by about 40,000 pieces, and the appeal power is steadily increasing.” Billboard Japan Official music video: Something like me ( 僕なんか) - Hinatazaka46 (日向坂46) A little of the lyrics: “I'm not qualified to love you ... The flowers that bloomed there Straddle without noticing I later thought it was beautiful I didn't ignore it, I was busy living When I looked back, I knew your existence. It didn't look like I was attracted to that personality and finally I realized that I was the ideal girlfriend. “ Personal Japan billboard Review: I love the music video ! It really shows a storytelling side which I find marvelous. The Song about Love both inside and outside , or for ourselves and for the one we love the most.It was very well capture. ----- Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post! Who are Hinatazaka46 ? Hiragana Keyakizaka46 became an independent group on February 11, 2019, and was renamed Hinatazaka46. The new name is an alternate reading of Hyūgazaka (日向坂) street in Minato-ku, Tokyo, following the custom of naming groups after hills or sloping streets in the Sakamichi Series. The group's variety show changed its name to Hinatazaka de Aimashō. They also announced in a Showroom live broadcast that their fandom name would be Ohisama (おひさま), a slang for the Sun, stating that "just like a sunny place (日向, hinata) cannot exist without the Sun, [Hinatazaka46] cannot exist without the fans". Their first single, "Kyun", was released on March 27, 2019, and surpassed 476,000 copies sold within the first week. The single became the best-selling debut single by a female artist in Japan, a record previously held by Keyakizaka46's "Silent Majority". "Kyun" also won the Best Choreography award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. On September 24, a rhythm game titled Uni's On Air was released that featured Keyakizaka46 and Hinatazaka46. Hinatazaka46 attended the 70th NHK Kōhaku Utagassen for the first time in the group's history, where they performed "Kyun". On January 16, 2020, the members of Hinatazaka46 were featured in a television series titled Dasada, with Nao Kosaka as the main protagonist. On February 16, 2020, three members were added to the third generation from the remaining unassigned members of the 2018 Sakamichi Series joint audition, bringing that generation up to four people. On July 31, 2020, Hinatazaka46 live streamed a concert titled Hinatazaka46 Live Online, Yes! With You!, where they announced that their first studio album will be released on September 23. Their mascot character, a sky blue bird named Poka, was introduced at the live streamed Hinakuri (Hina Christmas) 2020 concert on December 24. On March 7, 2022, the group announced an audition for the group's fourth generation with applications starting that day and screening taking place on April 4. On March 30–31, they held their third anniversary concert at the Tokyo Dome, attended by around 100,000 people over two days. 「僕なんか」特設サイト：https://www.hinatazaka46.com/7th_single/ 日向坂46 OFFICIAL HP：http://www.hinatazaka46.com/ 日向坂46 OFFICIAL Twitter：https://twitter.com/hinatazaka46/ 日向坂46 OFFICIAL TikTok：https://www.tiktok.com/@hinatazakanews Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne? On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week. 2nd position [mixed nuts] by Official Hige Dandism ( Official髭男dism). The band was formed in 2012. Their first album was released in 2015 making their debut that same year. In April 2018, he made his major debut with Major 1st Single "No Doubt". With music rooted in various genres, including black music, it continues to gain support from all generations. Since the members are all responsible for the creative work, there is no group leader position. Official website https://higedan.com/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@official_hige_dandism Twitter https://twitter.com/officialhige Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialhigedandism/?hl=ja 3rd position Born March 10, 1991, in Tokushima Prefecture, also known as Hachi in many released works. From 2009, he started posting original songs to Nico Nico Douga and released works such as "Matryoshka", "Panda Hero", and "Yuinde Kaiite Rasetsu Toku". In the VOCALOID scene, he has an outstanding track record of opening a presence with addictive rock sound and attracting attention from all over the world, In addition, he also worked on illustrations and videos himself, and released two albums "Hanataba to Suisou" and "OFFICIAL ORANGE" in 2010. Official website: http://reissuerecords.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/hachi_08 OFFICIAL CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/08yakari [JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (08 JUN 2022) 1st place  "Something like me" Hinatazaka 46 (478,142 sheets, 4,957DL, 2,528,324 playback) 2nd place  "Mixed nuts" Official Higeo dism (-・ 12,893DL ・ 9,798,836 3rd place  "M 87" kenshi Yonezu (3,668 sheets, 13,748DL, 5,271,509 playback) 4th place  "Habit" SEKAI NO OWARI (-, 4,742DL, 7,727,308 playback) 5th place  "W / X / Y" Tani Yuuki (-・ 2,718DL ・ 8,400,582 playback) 6th place  "Cinderella Boy" Saucy Dog (-・-・ 6,718,740 playback) 7th place  "Betelgeuse" Yuri (-・ 2,105 ) DL ・ 6,027,742 playback) 8th place [-] “I like it” YOASOBI (-・ 12,558DL ・ 2,623,457 playback) 9th place  “Dried flower” Yuri (-・ -4,789,202 playback) 10th place  “Zankyosanka” Aimer (-・ 2,999DL ・ 4,412,989 playback) *[last week position or new] Special Note Hi everyone, sorry for the delay on this post. New Job and a Thesis about Japan suicide is taking a lot of time, But I don’t forget you!
- Billboard Japan – New songs highlight (1 JUN 2022) Japan music charts
Jpop is only a genre of music in JAPAN, this genre is the most known genre but its only kind Japan has. They need to be more visible Because Japanese Music is not only Jpop, but it also has all kind of genres. This week, the Japan Billboard has brought us 8 new Japan songs to the charts. It's not a competition or about making money, but rather about artistic freedom and awareness for a healthy music industry. On 1st position: [area] by Hey! Say! JUMP Please verify the Wednesday post : Mr. Housekeeper has a theme song - Japan Billboard (week 22/52) Japan Music charts review On 2nd position : [That child complex(あの子コンプレックス)] by = LOVE “A new idol project "= LOVE" by Rino Sashihara has started. In order for Rino Sashihara to produce her own ideal idol, an audition was held to determine the initial members of the new "voice actor idol" who received "voice actor education" by Yoyogi Animation Gakuin, which boasts the industry's best history and achievements as a voice actor school. Did. On April 29th, the final audition screening was held, and Rino Sashihara himself announced that the group name would be "= LOVE". The name "= LOVE" is filled with the idea that "idols must be loved by fans, and the job of idols must also be loved by myself." Rino Sashihara talks about his enthusiasm as follows when producing the ideal idol for the first time.” Translated from the original website Official website : https://equal-love.jp/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Equal_LOVE_12 Rina Sashihara official Twitter: https://twitter.com/345__chan On 9th position: [Outdated Rock'n'Roll Band( 時代遅れのRock'n'Roll Band)] by Keisuke Kuwata feat. Motoharu Sano, Masanori Sera, Char, Goro Noguchi ( 桑田佳祐 feat.佐野元春,世良公則, Char,野口五郎) -- save the children campaign On 10th position, Free Style by Swordsman formation of Paraiso (刀剣男士 formation of パライソ) official website: https://musical-toukenranbu.jp/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/musical_touken On 28th position: dance hall (ダンスホール) by Mrs. GREEN APPLE Mrs. GREEN APPLE is a three-member Japanese rock band from Tokyo that made its major debut in 2015 with EMI Records. They are known for performing the ending theme to the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V as well as their first full album, Twelve, which placed 10th on the Japanese national Oricon charts. Their song "Inferno" is used as the opening theme for the first season of the anime Fire Force. Official website: https://mrsgreenapple.com/ https://twitter.com/AORINGOHUZIN/ https://www.instagram.com/mgaband/ https://www.facebook.com/Mrs.GREENAPPLEofficial/ On 36th position: BYE BYE for the last dance by BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a Japanese rap, vocal and dance boy group formed and managed by LDH JAPAN and signed to the record label rhythm zone. BALLISTIK BOYZ is part of the collective supergroup EXILE TRIBE and composed of 7 members who are all holding microphones while performing, being the first for an EXILE TRIBE group. The group was formed in 2018 as a collaboration of EXILE HIRO and DOBERMAN INFINITY during the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 5 and its members were chosen from the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 5 and PROJECT TARO. They made their major debut on May 22, 2019, with a self-titled album. BALLISTIK BOYZ on… Website https://m.tribe-m.jp/Artist/index/195?_bdld=2ezpGC.nSeCWFZ.1642761723 Instagram：https://www.instagram.com/ballistik_fext/?hl=ja Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/ballistik.boyz.official/ TikTok：https://firstname.lastname@example.org?lang=ja-JP On 50th position : PAJAMA PARTY by Genki Iwahashi(岩橋玄樹) born in Tokyo. He got his start signed to Johnny's Entertainment and is a former member of the Johnny's idol group King & Prince. After joining Johnny's in October 2010, he debuted as an actor through 2013's "Kasuka na Kanojo". In 2014, he became a part of the Sexy Zone brother group Sexy Boyz. In 2016, he was a part of the group Prince before going on to become a member of King & Prince. In 2018, he made his CD debut. However, later that year, he announced he had a panic disorder and suspended activities with the group. He officially left the group and Johnny's on March 31, 2021. In April, he opened his official Instagram account. In July, his official website was opened. Official website: https://genkiiwahashi.com/ On 83th Position : 545 by The cause lies in me.( 原因は自分にある。) One month after its debut on July 7, 2019, Stardust's new unit has been renewed from "BATTLE STREET" and transformed into a new unit name "The cause is me." As an avant-garde unit that continues to make an impact, like the sound of this name, by positively grasping the word "cause" that means "something, something that causes a certain state / change." Make a leap forward and create a new era of entertainment. The Band is a group of 7 male-members Sora Okura, Mitsusaki Koizumi, Masaya Sakuragi, Ryota Nagano, Jun Muto, Kazuto Mokudai and Yoshizawa Kaname. Official website: https://genjibu.jp/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnjb_official/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/genjibu_sdr
- Billboard Japan Hot 100: May 2022 songs and artists [review]
Another month over, And the Japan music charts, did it Surprise you? Let’s recap on post, the May Billboard Top Chart in Japan. While doing this post, I also check the Global Top 200 Chart to verify if Japan’s music is making an impact on the world. Are the Japanese billboard leaders conquering the world step by step? Short answer, the May Japan Billboard leaders didn’t make it to the Global Top 200 Chart. However, as the days pass by, in April, March’s Leaders marked presence on the Global Chart. May Leaders: Naniwa Boys, Enphyn (Korean), Official HIGE DANdism and Kenshin Yonezu. During May, we had one Billboard Japan Hot 100 non-leader reaching and marking presence in the Global 200. Gen Hoshino stayed between the 70 and the 190 even went in a roller coaster due to the exist and the re-entry on the Billboard. [Comedy] by Gen Hoshino. Gen Hoshino is a Japanese singer, songwriter, musician actor and writer. Indeed, a man of many labours. From 2000 until 2015, was part of the band Sakerock, in total the band released 10 albums. As a Solo artist, he has been active since 2010 with his first physical single being released in 2011. Official Page : https://www.hoshinogen.com/ Youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPKlrgZXnnb89nSeITvTdGA Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/genhoshino.official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gen_senden Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgenhoshino/ Anyway, let’s remember who the Japan Billboard leading songs were, did any reach the Global 200? On the first week, we had the cold but sweet [Answer] by Naniwa Boys. We thought we had the answer for the billboard promise during that week. However they didn’t make it on the Billboard Global chart. Who are Naniwa Boys ( なにわ男子)? Naniwa Boys, or Naniwa Dashi, is a 7-member male idol group from the record company is J Storm. The group was formed in 2018. They were the first group in 4 years to be formed by Kansai Johnny's Jr. They were unveiled with the performance "Fall in LOVE ~ I'm in love with Autumn Kanju ~". On November 12, 2021, the debut single " Hatsushin LOVE " was released. Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naniwadanshi728official/ On the second week, we have the summer vibes from ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) 'Tamed-Dashed' (Japanese version). I didn’t saw them on the Global chart, so if they were there, they gave a soft wave. However, being a summer vibe song might make them reach the top on the next months. Who are ENHYPEN (엔하이픈)? Like the Japanese groups – J01, INI and OWV – The ENHYPEN are the result of a TV show that sought talent in South Korea. 7 Kpop group members of the survival show I-LAND under BE: LIFT Lab, a joint label created by HYBE and CJ E&M Entertainment. The group consists of Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki. ENHYPEN is a mix of an en dash and a hyphen that connects different words to create new meaning, members of ENHYPEN will connect, discover each other, and grow together. OFFICIAL WEBSITE https://ENHYPEN.com OFFICIAL YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/ENHYPENOFFICIAL OFFICIAL FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/officialENHYPEN OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/enhypen OFFICIAL TIKTOK https://www.tiktok.com/@enhypen OFFICIAL JAPAN WEBSITE https://enhypen-jp.weverse.io/ OFFICIAL JAPAN TWITTER https://twitter.com/ENHYPEN_JP On the third week, the Japan Billboard got nuts and gave us the ultimate month position fighter, [mixed nuts] by Official Hige Dandism ( Official髭男dism). Official Hige Dandism's "Mixed Nuts" is the opening theme song of the TV anime "SPY x FAMILY", also available on Netflix. Main Plot: an undercover spy, Lord Forger aka Twilight marries a beautiful city hall worker Yor, and together they adopt a daughter, Anya, and a dog. And they marked presence all month at the Global 200 Chart, and currently at the 92 position, which make them awesome!! Who are Official Hige Dandism ( Official髭男dism)? The band was formed in 2012. Their first album was released in 2015 making their debut that same year. In April 2018, he made his major debut with Major 1st Single "No Doubt". With music rooted in various genres, including black music, it continues to gain support from all generations. Since the members are all responsible for the creative work, there is no group leader position. On April 22, 2015, the first mini album was released and officially debuted. In February 2016, went to Tokyo to start activities. On April 11, 2018, the first single " Undoubted " was officially released and entered the Billboard Japan Hot 100 for 16 consecutive weeks. This single is also the theme song of Fuji TV's nine-month drama " Credit Fraud Master JP ". On October 18, 2018, the second mini-album "Stand by You EP" was officially released. On May 15, 2019, the second single " Pretender " was officially released, and it was also the theme song for the movie " Credit Fraudster JP: Hong Kong Romance ". On July 31, 2019, the third single " Fate " was officially released. On October 10, 2019, the first mainstream release album " Traveler " was officially released. On December 31, 2019, he appeared in the 70th NHK Red and White Song Battle, making his debut in Red and White , singing "Pretender". Official website https://higedan.com/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@official_hige_dandism Twitter https://twitter.com/officialhige Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialhigedandism/?hl=ja And finally, on the fourth week, after so much romance the heart stop and he had to [M87 (M八七) ] by Kenshi YONEZU( 米津玄師). It’s the theme song "Shin Ultraman”, a part of the Japanese alien superhero “Ultraman”. In more modern terms, Ultraman is avenger’s saga but in Japan and has decades of existence before you knew Bruce banner was Hulk. The song also made presence at the 69 positions before dropping to the 132 position, this week, at the Global 200 chart. Who is Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師 ) ? Born March 10, 1991, in Tokushima Prefecture, also known as Hachi in many released works. From 2009, he started posting original songs to Nico Nico Douga and released works such as "Matryoshka", "Panda Hero", and "Yuinde Kaiite Rasetsu Toku". In the VOCALOID scene, he has an outstanding track record of opening a presence with addictive rock sound and attracting attention from all over the world, In addition, he also worked on illustrations and videos himself, and released two albums "Hanataba to Suisou" and "OFFICIAL ORANGE" in 2010. Official website: http://reissuerecords.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/hachi_08 OFFICIAL CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/08yakari Did you like them, or did you hate them? Do you believe it was fair? Do you believe other groups or music’s tells which ones? Tell us on comment or in the website forum.
- Mr. Housekeeper has a theme song - Japan Billboard (week 22/52) Japan Music charts review
From the Japanese Drama「Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono (Kaseifu no Mitazono) season 5」, the theme song “a r e a “played by Hey! Say! JUMP is the new Japan billboard hot 100 leader. The original plot from the drama: Mitazono Kaoru is a housekeeper who excels at his job, impressing both his clients and boss. However, what they don't know is that Mitazono is using his position to learn all the family's secrets. He then uses this information to break up relationships and tear the family apart. While this may seem cold, it's the push the family needs to start fresh and solve their underlying problems. “Hey! Say! JUMP's first triple A-side single title song "area" sold 232,265 copies in the first week and was number one in the single and number one in the lookup. Other indicators were 16th on Twitter and 100th on the radio, with physical points as the main axis and taking the lead overall. The first week sales of the previous work "Sing-along" was 200,355, and this time it is about 30,000 more.” Billboard Japan Official music video: Hey! Say! JUMP - a r e a A little of the lyrics: “I can't hide my confusion, I can't hide my feelings of leaning, and I can't escape from the ideals created by the times. Fragments of contradiction (you) Don't pick it up anymore (more) Just go on the path you've decided on Even in the headwind If you turn around in this changing world, you should be able to see the tears shed by a small, closed area ...” Personal Japan billboard Review: I wish I could say I enjoy it, But I didn’t! Video and music seem too generic and there is a lack of feeling storytelling behind the concept of this music. There is almost no dance. The only movement most do is touch the head or facial and slowly point to the camera. In 2 words: too format. There is no identity visible. Unlike previous works this year. This is the worst! Like they were forced to do it. In my opinion would have been better with more remix … maybe! All I know I felt nothing in the song. I feel there will be at least 20 positions to fall next week. Or in other words a big free fall! ----- Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post! Who are Hey! Say! JUMP? Like many coming from Jstorm, they do not have any information on their group page and even the group page doesn’t have their own domain. Hey! Say! JUMP is an eight-member Japanese boy band under the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates. The group is split into two sub-groups: Hey! Say! BEST and Hey! Say! 7. In Japan they sold more than 10 million physical copies. During a KAT-TUN spring concert on April 3, 2007, Yuya Takaki, Daiki Arioka, Ryosuke Yamada, Yuto Nakajima and Yuri Chinen were announced to become part of a temporary group called Hey! Say! 7. The name refers to the Heisei period during which all members were born, as well as to the year 2007 as the group's formation year. On September 24, the five members of Hey! Say! 7 were joined by Kota Yabu, Kei Inoo, Hikaru Yaotome, Keito Okamoto and Ryutaro Morimoto, all represented by Johnny's Jr's. The ten-member group was organized into two sub-groups of five, with the older members forming Hey! Say! BEST and the younger members in Hey! Say! 7 Hey! Say! JUMP originally debuted with ten members, the largest group in Johnny's history. In 2011, Ryutaro Morimoto was indefinitely suspended from the group following an underage smoking scandal. On April 11, 2021, Keito Okamoto announced that he would be leaving the group to pursue a career in acting but remained under Johnny & Associates. Website: https://www.j-storm.co.jp/s/js/artist/J0007?ima=0000 Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne? On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week. 2nd position Kenshi Yonezu "M87" was the leader last week. This week is on the second position still burning with strength, since last week was the first week of the release, the numbers of the physical albums start to decrease. However, probably due to the hit of the movie "Shin Ultraman" used as the theme song, sales of 19,726 DL this week were 2nd for download, 5th for streaming with 6,180,534 playbacks, 2nd for video playback, and 3rd for radio. Born March 10, 1991, in Tokushima Prefecture, also known as Hachi in many released works. From 2009, he started posting original songs to Nico Nico Douga and released works such as "Matryoshka", "Panda Hero", and "Yuinde Kaiite Rasetsu Toku". In the VOCALOID scene, he has an outstanding track record of opening a presence with addictive rock sound and attracting attention from all over the world, In addition, he also worked on illustrations and videos himself, and released two albums "Hanataba to Suisou" and "OFFICIAL ORANGE" in 2010. Official website: http://reissuerecords.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/hachi_08 OFFICIAL CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/08yakari 3rd position [mixed nuts] by Official Hige Dandism ( Official髭男dism). The band was formed in 2012. Their first album was released in 2015 making their debut that same year. In April 2018, he made his major debut with Major 1st Single "No Doubt". With music rooted in various genres, including black music, it continues to gain support from all generations. Since the members are all responsible for the creative work, there is no group leader position. Official website https://higedan.com/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@official_hige_dandism Twitter https://twitter.com/officialhige Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialhigedandism/?hl=ja [JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (01 JUN 2022) 1st place [New] "area" Hey! Say! JUMP (232,265 sheets ・-・-) 2nd place  "M87" Yonezu Genshi (8,036 sheets ・ 19,726DL ・ 6,180,534) 3rd place  "Mixed Nuts" Official Beard Man dism (-・ 13,248DL ・ 9,911,154 playback) 4th place [NEW] "That child complex" = LOVE (191,447 sheets ・-・ 2,399,798 playback) 5th place  "Habit" SEKAI NO OWARI (-・ 4,755DL ・ 7,457,850 playback) 6th place  "W / X / Y" Tani Yuuki (-・ 3,103DL ・ 8,683,848 playback) 7th place  "Bye-Good-Bye" BE: FIRST (7,853 sheets, 1,404DL, 5,019,933 playback) 8th place  "Cinderella Boy" Saucy Dog (-, 1,237DL, 6,777,631 playback) 9th place [NEW] "Old-fashioned Rock'n'Roll Band" Keisuke Kuwata feat. Motoharu Sano, Kiminori Sera, Char, Goro Noguchi (-・ 20,473DL ・-) 10th place [New] "Free Style" Swordsman formation of Paraiso (57,800 sheets ・-・-) *[last week position or new]
- Billboard Japan Hot100 Charts (25 MAY 2022) – New songs only edition - Japan music charts
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 is a music chart that ranks the best-selling songs in Japan. It is published by Billboard magazine, and a new chart is compiled and published every Thursday. The chart is based on sales of physical singles and digital downloads. These doesn’t mean music outside of Japan stays out of Japan Billboard, very much the opposite. Although the American music industry has always been a dominant presence in global popular culture, Japanese music has been steadily gaining attention in recent years. J-pop and J-rock are two genres of Japanese music that have become increasingly popular outside of Japan. J-pop has been successful in Korea, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. While the rise in popularity of Japanese music can be partially attributed to the spread of globalization and the internet, there are also specific elements of these genres that have made them appealing to listeners. However, I only focus on Japan’s artists and songs, even If I enjoy S-Korean music from artists like Ailee and Song Ji Eun. Maybe in the Future who knows! Because Japanese Music is not only Jpop, but it also has all kind of genres. This week, the Japan Billboard has brought us 10 new Japan songs to the charts. It's not a competition or about making money, but rather about artistic freedom and awareness for a healthy music industry. Position 3 It is a former boyfriend ( 元カレです ) - AKB48 The AKB48 has 5 teams - Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4 and Team 8. the group consists of 98 members, divided among several teams: Team A with 20 members, Team K with 20 members, Team B with 21 members, and Team 4 with 25 members, Team 8 with 42 members, the last of which have 30 members serving concurrently with other AKB48 teams. Akihabara is the district of Tokyo where the AKB48 theatre has been located since the group debuted in 2015. A common abbreviation for "Akihabara" in Japanese is "Akiba", and taking the first letter of each syllable you get: A, K B. The names of the other groups arose in a similar fashion. In the beginning, it had 16 members per team, 3 teams in total ( 16 plus 3 = 48), that work in rotation in the theatre, where they performed daily. By rotating, the teams had enough time to rest before the next performance. But as you can see the number 48 meaning lost its importance. AKB48 has sisters-groups as I mentioned before, one of them is Nogizaka46. But there are many others across Asia : SKE48: Sakae, Japan. Known for being good dancers. Sometimes called "S Gay E 48" because of the lesbian undertones in some of their songs. NMB48: Namba, Japan. Known for being interesting on variety shows. HKT48: Hakata, Japan. Originally the youngest group, but NGT is now the youngest. NGT48: Niigata, Japan (new group) Keyakizaka46: ???, Japan (new group, sister group of Nogi46) JKT48: Jakarta, Indonesia (international group, sings in Indonesian and English). Very popular in their country, to my knowledge. SNH48: Shanghai, China (international group, sings in Mandarin Chinese). Not very popular in their country, to my knowledge. They have a ton of sponsorships, though. Position 61 Rhyme ( 韻波句徒) - CHEHON A big tune with a unique flow created by sticking to the skill of "speaking while rhyming" since holding the microphone in the early 2000s, and recording the early representative song "Midori", the first mini with the same name as his own name. It was in 2006 that the album was released to the world. He travelled the world and gained a reputation for his unique perspective. In recent years, he has participated in many MC battles, starting with his appearance in the Freestyle Dungeon. His years of experience and unique style of self-sampling and fighting his own songs has made him a force to be reckoned with in new scenes. Official website : http://chehon.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CHEHON_Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHEHONinfo/ Position 70 Trippin - Nissy (西島隆弘/ Takahiro Nishijima) Takahiro Nishijima (西島 隆弘, born September 30, 1986, in Sapporo, Hokkaido) is a Japanese singer and actor who is the main vocalist of the group AAA. He also performs as a solo singer known as Nissy. ◇ Instagram：https://www.instagram.com/nissy_nissystaff/ ◇ Twitter：https://twitter.com/NissyStaff ◇ LINE https://lin.ee/N8oLEvg ◇ Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/NissyStaff/ ◇ Website：https://nissy.jp/ Position 75 ETA - Kenshi YONEZU ( 米津玄師 ) Born March 10, 1991, in Tokushima Prefecture, also known as Hachi in many released works. From 2009, he started posting original songs to Nico Nico Douga and released works such as "Matryoshka", "Panda Hero", and "Yuinde Kaiite Rasetsu Toku". In the VOCALOID scene, he has an outstanding track record of opening a presence with addictive rock sound and attracting attention from all over the world, in addition, he also worked on illustrations and videos himself, and released two albums "Hanataba to Suisou" and "OFFICIAL ORANGE" in 2010. Official website http://reissuerecords.net Twitter https://twitter.com/hachi_08 OFFICIAL CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/08yakari Position 76 Yummy!! – INI Like the 11-member group J01 formed by Produce Japan 101 season 1 , INI is another 11-member group also formed by the TV show Produce Japan 101 season 2. The INI group is formed by Ikezaki Rihito, Ozaki Takumi, Kimura Masaya, Goto Takeru, Sano Yudai, Xu Fengfan, Takatsuka Hiromu, Tajima Shogo, Nishi Hiroto, Fujimaki Kyosuke, and Matsuda Jin. They debuted on November 3, 2021, under the label Lapone Entertainment. They won the Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as MAMA) In 2021 as the award for Favorite Asian Artist. 〈INI OFFICIAL SNS〉 [YouTube] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-itdQHxLvUlPrDxIiSJrA [Twitter] https://twitter.com/official__INI [Instagram] https://www.instagram.com/official__ini/ [TikTok] https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSJxLA87A/ [Weibo] https://weibo.com/7624202468 Position 92 Glare ( 眩光 ) - WANIMA Official website: https://wanima.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WANIMA_OFFICIAL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wanima_wanima/ Position 97 HOPE - Dai Hirai (平井大) FOLLOW "HIRAIDAI" Website : https://hiraidai.com/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hirai_dai_official/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/hiraidai LINE : https://line.me/R/ti/p/%40hiraidai TikTok : https://www.tiktok.com/@hiraidai Position 98 I (わたし) - SixTONES SixTones (ストーンズ) is a Japanese idol boy band formed by Johnny & Associates in 2015, consist of Jesse, Kyomoto Taiga, Matsumura Hokuto, Kochi Yugo, Morimoto Shintaro, and Tanaka Juri. The group was previously a sub-unit of Johnny & Associates' pre-debut trainee group, Johnny's Jr. SixTones made their official debut on January 22, 2020. SixTones' pre-debut songs recorded on Japanese Society for rights of authors, composers and publishers (JASRAC) . Official web site: https://www.sixtones.jp Twitter: https://twitter.com/SixTONES_SME YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SixTONES_official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sixtones_official/ Position 99 Partner - Yuka ( 有華) Official HP: https://www.yuka-song.com/ Instagram： https://www.instagram.com/yuka__song/ TikTok： https://www.tiktok.com/@yuka__song? Twitter： https://twitter.com/yuka__99 Position 100 Self-revolution (自分革命)- GReeeeN Official website: http://greeeen.co.jp/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ganso_greeeen Lillith message: I am sorry for this delay everyone! I was very busy yesterday doing a paper for my master’s degree and I lost the track of time. 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- Ultraman leads the music - Japan Billboard (week 21/52) Japan Music charts review
The original Ultraman appeared on the same decade as the men landed on the moon. Yes! Is that old! Also, a very good symbol of the Japanese pop culture before there as a sailor moon. The theme song of the movie "Shin Ultraman", "M 87", recorded two crowns in the first place in download and lookup. Single 2nd place, streaming 4th place, radio 2nd place, video playback 3rd place, Twitter 6th place, marking high points in each index, won the first place. Why does Ultraman song call M87? On the original series and story, Ultraman comes from Galaxy M78. As the story was told throughout the years, the Ultraman also evolve. To be honest, Ultraman is like a Family or community name. There are Ultraman king, Ultraman with many second names like Ultraman 80 or Ultraman Saga. M87 is also refer to the light sword, or beam energy sword. Official music video: M87 (M八七) - Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師 ) A little of the lyrics: “Because the distant star shined so bright I trembled as I ran after its light In a cracked mirror, I stared at a reflection of my past self I wanted to be strong, in awe of everything You looked up at a hat fluttering in the wind As you went on a long and short journey Traces of bygone days If you so wish, he’ll come to your aide with everything he has For now, fear nothing and be the only one to understand the meaning of pain A flower about to wilt said its last words to me “Though you may no longer see me, I’ll watch over you from afar” “ Personal Japan billboard Review: I Have to say the music is not Different from what we hear from Kenshi Yonezu! This is the perfect is not a surprise but is not bad either. The melody with the lyrics combination makes a good song to just close the eyes and hear it in full mode. ----- Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post! Who is Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師 ) ? Born March 10, 1991, in Tokushima Prefecture, also known as Hachi in many released works. From 2009, he started posting original songs to Nico Nico Douga and released works such as "Matryoshka", "Panda Hero", and "Yuinde Kaiite Rasetsu Toku". In the VOCALOID scene, he has an outstanding track record of opening a presence with addictive rock sound and attracting attention from all over the world, In addition, he also worked on illustrations and videos himself, and released two albums "Hanataba to Suisou" and "OFFICIAL ORANGE" in 2010. Official website http://reissuerecords.net Twitter https://twitter.com/hachi_08 OFFICIAL CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/08yakari Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne? On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week. 2nd position Bye-Good-Bye -- BE: FIRST “BE: FIRST's "Bye-Good-Bye" recorded 2nd place on radio and Twitter, 2nd place on video playback, 3rd place on single, download, streaming, and lookup, and 2nd place overall. This song, which has been in the 100th place for 11 weeks since the top of the chart released on March 16th, will be added points for singles and lookup indicators with the release of the single, and from the 41st place in the previous week in the 11th week. “Billboard-Japan Be:First is a 7 member Jpop group under and produced by BMSG. They were formed through the audition program BSMG AUDITION – THE FIRST 21, along 231 aspiring stars. They released 2 pre debut singles, and they officially debuted on November 3, 2021, with the single album ‘Gifted’. The group's motto: "Reach the top, but don't kick others down". On YouTube, the licensing was done by AVEX INC, on behalf of the main company B-me, which is the short version of BMSG. This happens because B-ME was co-founded by AVEX. ＜BE:FIRST SNS＞ Official Website：https://befirst.tokyo/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/BEFIRSTofficial Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/befirst__official/ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/BEFIRSTofficial TikTok : https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSJnapbvM/ YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/BEFIRSTOfficial 3rd position "It's a former boyfriend" (元カレです) - AKB48 “AKB48's "Motokaredesu", the 59th major single lead song, recorded the 1st single with 418,710 sales in the first week, but it was 7th in lookup, 9th in Twitter, 18th in radio, and 52nd in download. “ Billboard-Japan This seems to be a little different from the previous styles?! What are they trying to do ? The AKB48 has 5 teams - Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4 and Team 8. the group consists of 98 members, divided among several teams: Team A with 20 members, Team K with 20 members, Team B with 21 members, and Team 4 with 25 members, Team 8 with 42 members, the last of which have 30 members serving concurrently with other AKB48 teams. Akihabara is the district of Tokyo where the AKB48 theatre has been located since the group debuted in 2015. A common abbreviation for "Akihabara" in Japanese is "Akiba", and taking the first letter of each syllable you get: A, K B. The names of the other groups arose in a similar fashion. In the beginning, it had 16 members per team, 3 teams in total ( 16 plus 3 = 48), that work in rotation in the theatre, where they performed daily. By rotating, the teams had enough time to rest before the next performance. But as you can see the number 48 meaning lost its importance. AKB48 has sisters-groups as I mentioned before, one of them is Nogizaka46. But there are many others across Asia : SKE48: Sakae, Japan. Known for being good dancers. Sometimes called "S Gay E 48" because of the lesbian undertones in some of their songs. NMB48: Namba, Japan. Known for being interesting on variety shows. HKT48: Hakata, Japan. Originally the youngest group, but NGT is now the youngest. NGT48: Niigata, Japan (new group) Keyakizaka46: ???, Japan (new group, sister group of Nogi46) JKT48: Jakarta, Indonesia (international group, sings in Indonesian and English). Very popular in their country, to my knowledge. SNH48: Shanghai, China (international group, sings in Mandarin Chinese). Not very popular in their country, to my knowledge. They have a ton of sponsorships, though. [JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (25 MAY 2022) 1st place [ Last week Position - 2] "M 87" Genshi Yonezu (241,867 sheets, 43,795DL, 7,375,856 playback) 2nd place [ Last week Position - 41] "Bye-Good-Bye" BE: FIRST (162,492 sheets, 11,809DL ・ 9,997,340 playback) 3rd place [new] "It's a former boyfriend" AKB48 (418,710 sheets ・-・-) 4th place [Last week Position - 1] "Mixed nuts" Official Beard Man dism (-・ 14,842DL ・ 9,826,352 playback) 5th place [Last week Position - 4] "W / X / Y" Tani Yuuki (-・ 5,108DL ・ 8,826,930 playback) 6th place [Last week Position - 6] "Habit" SEKAI NO OWARI (-・ 4,416DL ・ 6,719,588 playback) 7th place [Last week Position - 5] "Cinderella Boy" Saucy Dog (-・-・ 6,985,237 playback) 8th place [Last week Position - 7] "Comedy" Hoshino Gen (-・ 7,209DL ・ 5,189,277 playback) 9th place [Last week Position - 8] "Betelgeuse" Yuri (-・ 1,913DL ・ 6,263,643 playback) 10th place [Last week Position - 11] "Dried flower" Yuri (-・ 1,272DL ・ 4,952,702 reproduction)