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The top single for the past week was “Hikaeme I Love You!” (控えめ I love you!) from HKT48, which saw 277,534 copies sold. That’s the best first week result for the group, narrowly continuing their streak of growth.
Fudanjuku was at #2 with “BE HERO” selling 32,248.
Taking #3 in its second week, “Midaretemina” from 2PM had a very good second week – selling 14,374 to pass the gold mark, reaching 109,471.
“Tokyo Victory” by Southern All Stars got #9 with 8,273 sold in its third week, and now boasts a total of 119,386 copies sold.
Right behind was Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” which now has a twelve-week total of 516,931.
Hikawa Kiyoshi-san’s “Choito Kimagure Watari Dori” took #14, selling 6,206 in week two to bring its total to 59,338.
In its second week, “Omoide Breaker” from Lead sold a solid 5,556 for a running total of 48,783 sold.
At #26, Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no YELL” added 3,351 to its total, getting it to 207,448 in its fourth week.
AKB48’s “Kokoro no Placard” is still hanging out – taking #28, now with 1,042,729 copies sold in total after five weeks.
“Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda found itself at #29, which sold 2,894 to boost its twenty-two week total to 116,285.
The album side was thinner than it has been in a while. SHINee got #1 with “I’m Your Boy”, which sold 45,053 copies.
“TRAD” from Takeuchi Mariya-san was at #2 in its third week, still going strong by selling 25,055. Its fresh total is 192,449.
Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” bounced up to #5 by selling 13,165, and its five-week total is 76,253.
The top single for the past week was . . . EXILE TRIBE’s “THE REVOLUTION” which popped up from #129 to #1 in its fifth week by selling 156,271 copies to boost its total to 483,062. Really? Well, there’s no doubt at this point that we have some crazy manipulation on this one, since this is nothing like a normal sales curve. Even if the single sold just 100k in its first week, it shouldn’t have ended up all the way out of the top 100 in just its fourth week. And just like with that EXILE single a while back, it looks like the net goal is to get in the year-end top 10 by pushing everyone else up to and including Arashi, SKE48, and Nogizaka46 down a step.
If not for the EXILE TRIBE jump, it would have been 2PM’s “Midaretemina” at the top. As it was, it had to settle for #2 with 95,097 copies sold.
Hikawa Kiyoshi-san’s “Choito Kimagure Watari Dori” took #3, selling a solid 53,132.
At #4, “Omoide Breaker” from Lead sold 43,227.
“Sayonara no Mae ni” from AAA saw 25,018 copies sold at #5.
Southern All Stars saw their latest single, “Tokyo Victory”, take #6 in its second week. It sold a very strong 18,468 to boost its total to 111,113.
In its eleventh week, Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” tacked on 6,598 in sales at #13, bringing its total to 508,856.
Taking #15 in its third week, Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no Yell” got above 200k, selling 5,528 to reach a total of 204,097 copies sold.
“Highschool Love” from E-girls took #19, selling 4,540 to bring its two week total to 65,586.
The top single for the past week was “Tokyo Victory” from Southern All Stars, which sold 92,645 copies. The group has highly variable single sales and an album-buying fanbase, so there’s no way to assess this result.
At #2 was “Highschool Love” by E-girls, which sold a solid 61,046.
B1A4 took #3 with the Japanese version of “Solo Day” selling 47,479.
“Get Up!” from Nakayama Yuma-kun started out at #4 with the sale of 34,435 copies.
Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no YELL” was at #11 in its second week, selling 14,060 to bring its total to 198,569. That’s a bit on the weak side at around 7.6% of first week sales.
In its third week, AKB48’s “Kokoro no Placard” took #14 with 7,834 copies sold and a total of 1,035,154.
Right behind their sister group at #15, SKE48 saw 6,035 more copies of their “Bukiyou Taiyou” sold, getting its seven week total to 441,680.
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” was in at #18, selling 4,619 in its tenth week to boost its total above the double platinum level to 502,258.
Taking #19 in week two, “Always with you” by Generations from EXILE TRIBE sold 4,418, which is a solid 10% of first week sales, bringing its total to 49,195.
“Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 2,914 at #25 in its twentieth week, now boasting a total of 110,138 copies sold.
At #29, Golden Bomber’s “Roller no Kizudarake” has a four-week total of 65,668.
On the album side, Takeuchi Mariya-san’s “TRAD” got the top spot, selling 118,697 copies.
WINNER took #2 with “2014 S/S -Japan Collection-” seeing 35,079 copies sold.
In week two, “Mr. S” from SMAP sold 17,716 to bring its total to 201,883.
Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” held on to #6 by selling 11,897 copies, getting its three-week total to 49,692.
Taking #8 in its third week, EXILE TRIBE’s “EXILE TRIBE REVOLUTION” sold 10,000 copies (amazing that it’s exactly 10,000) to push its total to 304,624.
The top single for the past week was Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no YELL”, which sold 184,509 copies. That pretty much splits the difference between “AinoArika” (207,469) and “Ride With Me” (162,993), so it looks like this is the new standard for HSJ singles – around 185k in the first week.
“EXCUSE ME” from B.A.P took #2, selling 50,723 copies. If Wiki’s numbers are right, this is their best result on a Japanese single to date.
In at #3 was “Always with you” from Generations from EXILE TRIBE, which sold 44,777. Seems like a certain other single and album might have taken some sales away from this one, as this is lower than I would have expected from them.
Porno Graffiti’s “”Oretachi no Celebration” took #4 with 24,697 in sales.
At #5, “Kokoro no Placard” from AKB48 sold 21,546 copies to bring its two-week total to 1,027,320. That’s at the low end of second week expectations for a -48 family unit at 2%, which is already far below the normal 8-12 % I would look for.
In its sixth week, SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” popped from #21 to #8 by selling 14,896. Its new total is 435,645.
Nogizaka46 got a smaller bump-up in week nine of sales for “Natsu no Free & Easy”, going from #26 to #15, adding 6,477 for a grand total of 497,639.
The second week of sales for “Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro” from V6 saw solid results at #16 – 6,355 more copies sold and 67,438 in total.
The top single for the past week was “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. It saw a very impressive 162,174 copies sold to take the top spot.
At #2 was DISH// with “Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME”, which sold 39,516 copies.
SHINee’s “Lucky Star” took #3, selling 35,837.
In its second week, Jin’s “daze/days” was at #7 and added 9,082 to its total, bringing it to 48,497.
UVERworld’s “Nanoka-me no Ketsui” took #12, selling an additional 4,732 to get its two-week total to 55,868.
Taking #19 in its ninth week, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 3.796 copies and now has a total of 69,636 copies sold.
“ONE ~for the win~” from NEWS found itself at #21 this week after selling 3,329, lifting its three-week total to 193,467.
At #22, it was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 3,130 and boasts a three-week total of 55,328.
Arashi’s “Dare mo Shiranai” took #23 and has a total of 516,010 after five weeks.
Spending week three at #25, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki sold 2,900 and has a total of 137,684 copies sold.
The top single for the past week was Kim Hyun-joong’s “HOT SUN”, which sold 83,307 to take #1.
That left UVERworld’s “Nanokame no Ketsui” at #2. It sold 51,136 copies in its first week.
Jin’s “daze/days” was at #3, selling 39,415.
At #7, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki did very well in its second week, with 15,483 copies sold for a total of 134,784.
In a bit of special coverage, Naoto Inti Raymi took #12 with “The World is ours!” selling 7,860.
Taking #13 in its second week, NEWS’ “One -for the win-” sold a weak 7,366 copies after a very strong first week to bring its total to 190,138. That’s only four percent of first week sales.
Passing the 50k mark at #14 this week was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 6,129 additional copies to boost its two-week total to 52,198.
Both of the recent Arashi singles are still in. “Daremo Shiranai” was at #19 with a four-week total of 512,921 copies sold, while “GUTS!” nabbed #30, now with 588,974 copies sold after eight weeks.
King Cream Soda’s “Geragerapo no Uta” took #21 and now has an eight-week total of 65,840.
“Tougegoe” snuck in at #29 for Fukuda Kouhei-san, and its twelve-week total is 65,200.
The top album was, of course, Hey! Say! JUMP’s “smart”, which sold 126,734 copies. That’s pretty much exactly what their previous album did (JUMP WORLD sold 126,578). That’s not bad but also not good. I’ve listened to the album a couple of times and, while some of it isn’t my style, at least I can see where they want to go with the music and there’s a mostly consistent trend. What they really need to do now is fire whoever makes their costumes, judging from the promotional appearances and the videos that came with the album.
X JAPAN’s compilation album “The World ~X JAPAN Hatsu no Zensekai Best~” was at #2, selling 39,009.
In its third week, Amuro Namie-san’s “Ballada” saw 32,176 copies sold to bring its total to 353,394.
At #4, “The Hunting Party” from Linkin Park sold 27,846.
The soundtrack to Frozen is finally losing steam, dropping to #5 with 25,075 sales this week, pushing its nineteen-week total to 811,578.
THE ALFEE took #6 with “Alfee Get Requests! 2”. It sold 19,102.
I would not normally review JUMParty, because it’s not a TV Show as such, but with Hey! Say! Jump graduating from Shounen Club, I admit to feeling a sense of angst about the fact that I’m covering no show where HSJ members appear. I could start covering School Kakumei, but that only features three members and it’s generally a VTR fest. Anyway, in the middle of contemplating this dismal situation, I starting seeing certain screenshots in my weibo stream that made it look like HSJ had a new show. Alas, it was only JUMParty 4 – a nice surprise, but not really what I was looking for. Well, now that it’s here, I guess we’ll run with it.
In each JUMParty, there’s some sort of competition, and this time it’s a slick kart competition around an oval track. Upfront, I’m dubious about how interesting this can be without a more sophisticated track (I’m not a NASCAR fan and prefer rally racing), but let’s see how it goes. As usual, Arioka Daiki-kun acts as MC.
The teams are as follows: the red Hey! team had Takaki, Inoo, and Yamada; the white Say! team had Chinen, Hikaru, and Keito; the blue JUMP team had Daiki, Yuto, and Yabu. At the start of activities, they note that Chinen-kun looks like he’ll be fast, but who among the HSJ members really has what it takes to drive in circles?
Will the greater experience of the older members mean that they will be the better drivers, or will the energy of the younger members win the day? Chinen-kun says that he’s actually fearful and anxious about this, but he strikes a confident pose when saying so – sort of mixed messages there.
There will be two rounds (heats, if you will), each composed of three races. In each race, three members will go head-to-head, doing ten laps. For the first round, the driver in first place gets three points, the second place finisher will get two points, and last place is worth one point. The team with the most points after both rounds wins.