Sashihara Rino 2nd Single "Ikujinashi Masquerade" wins Oricon Chart + 1 more on Kitahara Rie

  October 23, 2012

1. Sashihara Rino 2nd Single “Ikujinashi Masquerade” (意気地なしマスカレード) won Oricon Weekly Chart

2. Kitahara Rie to become a PR face of “eye talk”, a cosmetic product to make attractive double eyelids

3. Kitahara Rie at Press conference for “eye talk” – Photo colllection

The sales went down by half, but she won the chart. Is this a good news for Sashi Ota, or a bad news?

It's like other music acts avoided to release their single this week as they considered Sashihara as a strong opponent, but actually both Sashihara and KARA left surprisingly low sales numbers…

She stars Variety TV shows, Movies, Dramas and win the top spot in singing. That's awesome, isn't it?

You can even call her, No.1 Solo Idol in this business.

↑It's more like Avex tried to avoid other popular music act, so as to they can make Sashihara's sinigle win Oricon chart.

But it just means Avex really cares about her as an artist.

I think Sassy can forge a decent career as a singer as she has a decent singing skill.

  Soredemo  Ikujinashi
M  (12,000)  —,— 
T  *56,879  *28,197 
W  *29,528  *20,176 
T  *12,323  **4,666 
F  **7,718  **3,967 
S  **6,049  **3,986 
S  **5,456  ***,*** 
Total. 129,953  *60,992 
1Week. 136,483  *68,000 

Last week's ranking

1 145,225 Fukuyama Masaharu
2 *97,111 SHINEEE
3 *81,682 Morning Musume。

↑Maeda may be categorized as an exception as she only released her single like once a year.

What I realized from this chart is the fact how awesome Itano is.

Probably it's tough for Mayuyu to surpass the sales of Itano's 3rd single, considering the short span between each release.

Now she is thriving and have literally no time to take a rest. Far busier than before the scandal. Probably we can say she is now even busier than Maeda Atsuko at her peek period in AKB48.

But still, the sales of her single goes down….

↑Probably now there're few people who buy multiple copies of her single.

Many of Sashi Ota around me was not as enthusiastic as before with regards to sales of CD.

I think it would be better for her career if she holds more “Talk and Live event”.

Current situation looks like she is just discharging the obligations of contract with Avex.

Don't dance to someone else's tune! Take the initiative yourself!

Well, it's expected that she will decrease the sales. Last time, Kayokyoku and Akbingo featured the battle of Sashihara and Nogizaka. She updated her blog 100 times in Shukan AKB48, plus Yubi Matsuri.

This time, some people have stopped supporting her after the scandal, and literally none of promotion this single got.

You can tell, this pretty much tells the real number she can get from her fans.

What will be talked in the future is the fact she won the Oricon chart, not the sales number.

It's very important to achieve the most important result, and this time, it's winning the chart.

Plus, they could give much of exposure to ANRIRE.

It was actually quite a successful single I think.


  1. cryt says:

    lol I just watched a youtube video that featured Eye Talk to correct uneven eyelids

  2. Cao Nash says:

    Thinking about Sasshi´s ambitions (become a tv personality), more than the numbers, her number 1 position is more than enough. She will be mentioned in the morning shows, headlines of news outlets, etc. There are others indicators that shows that she is walking a solid path: she is appearing in bazilions shows this week, from prime time shows, late night shows, local morning shows, evening shows, in different tv stations. Tonight, per example, she will be on prime TV for three hours straight, in three different shows (Nasebanaru, Kayoukyoku and Lincoln).

    • Ji says:

      I think many people still have complex feeling about alienating Rinochan in the performance as she herself expressedat first it was tough to accept it.

  3. Anon. says:

    ↑Maeda may be categorized as an exception as she only released her single like once a year.

    What I realized from this chart is the fact how awesome Itano is.

    Probably it’s tough for Mayuyu to surpass the sales of Itano’s 3rd single, considering the short span between each release.”

    This. x 100000000000000000000000000000000000000

  4. adaphon says:

    To the ignorant people who blaimed ANRIRE:
    意気地なしマスカレード (SG+DVD) (Type-A) / 指原莉乃 with アンリレ  17,520
    意気地なしマスカレード (SG+DVD) (Type-B) / 指原莉乃 with アンリレ  16,628
    意気地なしマスカレード (SG+DVD) (Type-C) / 指原莉乃 with アンリレ  12,730


    • Hh says:

      I bought type-A and type-B because of A: if no Mousou and B: MV, but my favorite single jacket artwork is Type-C…..

  5. Mario Medves says:

    That video of Yubi Matsuri it’s a TV rip?