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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Erika Toda!... Yuko Oshima... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Masami Nagasawa!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!
Also these days(mid-2017) have many posts for Korean actresses, dramas and films that are worth checking out as over the years have become a much bigger fan of Korean dramas versus the ones from Japan.
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New item on the right is the 'Featured Post of the Day', will be putting some fabulous oldie posts which some of you may have missed the first time around, all will be at least one year old.
Monday, November 7, 2016
C-ute: Few new cards plus Tower Records mini concert pics and video
Kind of a quiet last few days, that's okay as like some of my faves think I need a slower day too now and again. This is the only post but maybe it'll draw a few more people to view one about C-ute, for as many as I've done for them the group posts don't attract many views though the solo ones for Airi and especially Maimi are always popular.
The group has been appearing on so many music shows as of late and have done a few promo events for their new single "Mugen Climax". Bit unsure what the actual sales figures are, Oricon after four days has the total at about 55,000 or so copies sold which means they'll sell about 65,000 for week one which is about their usual average.
However Billboard Japan has the singles total at 96,827 copies sold, seems as though more people are following their numbers as Oricon has become quite strict on what sales they count. Meanwhile Soundscan reported sales of 90,221 and if the official total is 90.000+ it would be a new personal record for the group. The highest selling single for them has been "Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell" which has sold a bit over 73,000 copies, that was their 28th single while the new one is #30. Not many new cards have come out over the last month that I haven't posted but have a few new ones here.
On November 4th the group appeared at Tower Records in Shibuya to promote the new single, they always do a mini concert for every release along with most other H!P groups. At the mini concert where they performed the three sings off the new single Maimi was asked who does she think will be replacing her as the leader of the Hello Project groups.
She naturally didn't know but if it was up to her then her choice would be Ayaka Wada who is the leader of ANGERME, they were formerly called S/Mileage. Hadn't thought of her until I read that but it makes sense as she'd be a fine leader though unsure how much responsibility they do have over the groups. Plenty of pics from the mini concert here and following them is a video that all C-ute fans will enjoy from the event which includes an interview along with some of the songs.