September 16th, 2015

Chinen: musing

fanclub numbers

I saw this the other day, and I was excited that the JUMP fanclub had grown since I last saw a listing like this in June. This isn't really something that needs translating, but for ease of looking at the information, I'll throw a quick translation here anyway:

Most Recent Ranking as of September 2015

1. Arashi (1,794,000 members)
2. SMAP (995,000 members)
3. KinKi Kids (490,000 members)
4. Kanjani 8 (440,000 members)
5. Kis-My-Ft2 (320,000 members)
6. V6 (261,000 members)
7. Hey! Say! JUMP (230,000 members)
8. NEWS (157,000 members)
9. KAT-TUN (156,000 members)
10. Tackey & Tsubasa (120,000 members)
11. TOKIO (109,000 members)
12. Sexy Zone (107,000 members)
13. Yamashita Tomohisa (73,000 members)

I forget exactly the numbers I saw in June, but I think JUMP gained maybe 20,000 members since then or something, so I'm really happy about that ♥

I'm not sure how they get these numbers. My best guess is that they're from the most recent people to join the club at any given time. There were a number of groups with no change since June (SMAP, KAT-TUN, Sexy Zone, YamaPi, if I recall…), so I'm not sure the significance, but I presume that there'd be no way to know if people quit the fanclub if this is just gleaned from the numbers new members are receiving… but I'm really not sure. At any rate, I'm happy for JUMP!