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The top single for the past week was EXILE TRIBE’s “The Revolution” which sold 321,879 copies. Now, I hate to be suspicious or anything, but that’s around three times what the group normally manages on a single, so either this is a whopper of a song (I haven’t heard it), or I have to suspect something fishy is going on. I probably wouldn’t be as suspicious if not for that blatantly manipulated single from EXILE last year. If you know the story behind this single, please provide details in the comments.
Facing the opposite situation, Golden Bomber did worse than they normally do on their New Year’s singles, though we haven’t seen a single from them released on a date other than January 1st since November 2011. “Roller no Kizudarake” (ローラの傷だらけ) sold 42,845 copies to take #2.
At #3, “Get Away/The Jolly Roger” from VAMPS sold 35,777.
Tackey & Tsubasa got #4 with “Dakinatsu” (抱夏－ダキナツ－) seeing 29,246 sold.
S/mileage was at #5 with their new single “Aa Susukino/Chikyu wa Kyo mo Ai o Hagukumu” (嗚呼 すすきの/地球は今日も愛を育む) selling 28,051.
The second week of sales for Kis-My-Ft2’s “Another Future” brought it to #6 with a very strong 26,997 copies sold for a total of 241,679.
“A-ha-ha! ~Chouzetsu Bakushou Ondo~” from Super Girls took #18, tacking on 6,984 to bring its two-week total to 48,369.
Taking #23 in its third week, “ER2” from Eight Ranger – the alter-ego of Kanjani8 – sold an additional 5,084 and now has a total of 231,889.
The top single for the past week was “Another Future” from Kis-My-Ft2, which sold 214,682 copies. This comes as the new single from Kis-My-Ft2 subunit Busaiku, “Ti-Ti-Ti-Terette Teretititi ~Dare no Ketsu”, is still in the standings at #20 and boasting a four-week total of 116,466. Having the two singles this close together probably skewed the numbers down a bit, but it’s hard to say how much.
L’Arc~en~Ciel took #2 with their single “Everlasting”, which saw 54,627 copies sold.
SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” held onto #3 by selling 46,145 to bring its three-week total to 409,535. That’s a pretty strong third week, so maybe the SKE48 fans are finally getting mobilized, or were otherwise holding out until now for reasons I can’t understand.
At #4, “A-ha-ha! ~Chouzetsu Bakushou Ondo~” from Super Girls sold 41,385.
“Odoru Ponpokorin” from E-girls got #5 with 31,777 sold.
The second week for sales of “ER2” from Eight Ranger – the Kanjani8 alter ego – saw 18,523 copies sold to boost its total to 226,805.
Week six for Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” found it at #15, selling an additional 7,497 to get it to 481,533 in total.
ONE OK ROCK took #16 as their “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” sold 7,151 copies in its third week for a running total of 68,571.
The top single for the past week was “ER2” from the Kanjani8 alter-ego Eight Ranger, which sold 208,282 copies. Tough to judge this novelty act in the context of Kanjani8’s other releases.
Akanishi Jin-kun’s “Good Time” took #2, selling 39,746.
In its second week, SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” had a very strong second week for a -48 family group – selling 39,314, which was more than 11% of first week sales for a total of 363,390. If the goal among fans was to take the top spot for two consecutive weeks though (as has been mentioned, but I can’t verify), they badly miscalculated. Also, the combined first two weeks of sales for SKE48 did not match first week sales for their previous single, which initially sold 397k (which was already very weak). So, this looks like a dire situation for SKE48.
“Skeleton” from Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk was right behind at #4, selling 36,575.
At #5, STYLE FIVE’s “Future Fish” sold 32,460.
In some special coverage, Koda Kumi-san’s “HOTEL was at #7, selling 19,196 and T.M. Revolution’s “Tsuki Yabureru -Time to SMASH!” saw 13,588 copies sold at #8.
Week two for ONE OK ROCK’s “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” was very good, as it sold 10,750 copies at #12 to boost its total to 61,420.
Momoiro Clover Z’s “Moon Pride” also did relatively well in its second week, seeing 6,373 copies sold and taking #17. It now has a total of 56,713.
It’s unlikely that I will be bored during this episode of VS Arashi (VS 嵐). It’s a two-hour special pitting the Arashi members against agency rivals Kanjani8, and in case that’s not enough, there’s some baba-nuki at the end to cap things off (not with Kanjani8, though, unfortunately). Somewhere between Arashi and Kanjani8, there will be sufficient fun to keep things entertaining.
At the beginning of the show, the Arashis note that while they’re roughly the same age as Kanjani8 and entered the agency at generally the same time, they debuted five years earlier. According to Ohno-san, this makes them Kanjani8’s dai-senpai. I wonder how the Kanjani8 members will react to that.
This is the first time the entire roster of Kanjani8 is present to challenge Arashi on this show, and if they win, they want to turn the show into VS Kanjani. Or, Yokoyama-san concedes, they’ll be willing to settle for Kanjani Manabu (taking over Aiba Manabu) at worst.
Just to give it a try, the guests decide to simulate becoming the hosts, and ask Arashi to head backstage so they can do a Kanjani8 opening to the show. They even got their own VS Kanjani opening sequence.
They mostly commented on how big the set was, then called the guest team out, so Arashi could retake the stage. This is the first time on this show that Arashi has been introduced as the guest.
The top single for the past week was “NEW HORIZON” from EXILE, which sold a respectable 147,572 copies.
Taking the second spot was the second single from Busaiku – “Ti-Ti-Ti-Terette Teretititi ~Dare no Ketsu” (or something like that) – which sold 77,381.
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” got #4 in its third week, adding 16,155 copies sold to bring its total to 455,478.
Right behind was SMAP’s “Top of the World/Amazing Discovery” with 14,339 sold in week two, now with a total of 137,189.
“Cling Cling” from Perfume took #14, selling 7,055 to push its two-week total to 80,480.
King Cream Soda’s “Geragerapo no Uta” was at #22 and now has 84,733 copies sold after thirteen weeks.
Taking #26 in its third week was “KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/Happy maker!” from μ’s, which managed 3,253 in sales to get its total to 57,772.
Rounding out the singles was Kanjani8’s “Omoidama” at #30, with a new four-week total of 189,405 copies sold.
The album side continues to have a lot of substance to it. At the top this week was Shoujo Jidai’s “THE BEST”, which saw 74,921 copies sold.
At #2 was Ketsumeishi’s “KETSUNOPOLIS 9”, with 50,225 in sales.
The Frozen soundtrack popped back up to #4, partly because some of the new albums last week lost ground this time. It added 16,008 to its substantial total to breach the 900k mark. Its twenty-four week total is now at 900,315.
Oda Kazumasa-san’s “Oda Hiyori” was at #5 in its fourth week, selling 11,127 to bring its total to 133,830.
Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi-san was once again right behind Oda-san, and his “All Time Best 2014” sold 9,948 for a four-week total of 113,226.
“HEART” from TOKIO got #8, and saw a strong second week with 9,178 copies sold. Its fresh total id 50,334.
Finally, taking #9 in week five was Chris Hart’s “Heart Song II”, which added 8,576, bringing its total to 93,771. There’s a chance it’ll break gold next week.
The top single for the past week was SMAP’s “Top of the World/Amazing Discovery”, which saw 122,850 copies sold. That seems a tad light, but I hesitate to opine since I haven’t had a chance to hear this single yet.
Perfume’s “Cling Cling” took #2 with 73,425 sold.
At #3, “The Power/Hishiki Heaven” from C-ute sold 55,570 copies.
I don’t remember seeing Boudan Shounendan in the standings before, but its single “BOY IN LUV” got #4, selling 42,494.
“Yoake no Ryuuseigun” (夜明けの流星群) from SCANDAL sold 32,013 copies at #5.
Himuro Kyosuke-san’s “ONE LIFE” merited mention at #6, selling 26,857.
In its second week, “Natsu no Free & East” by Nogizaka46 sold an additional 17,701 copies at #8 to bring its total to 439,323. Fairly standard second week for the -48 family, but perhaps a little underwhelming for Nogizaka46, considering they tend to run a bit ahead of the curve.
GLAY’s “BLEEZE” sold 5,447 in its second week, putting it at #14. Its running total is 50,525.
Also in its second week, “KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/Happy maker!” from μ’s cane in very close behind GLAY, selling 5,420 for a total of 54,519.
Taking #16 in week three, Kanjani8’s “Omoidama” added 5,361 to push its total to 186,533.
E-girls got #17 with “E.G. Anthem -We Are Venus-” selling 5,106 for a two-week total of 54,313.
Sorry about not posting the last couple of days – I’m currently caught up in a project that is preventing me from watching stuff to review. Still have the time to do the Oricon update, though, so here we go:
The top single for the past week was Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy”, which sold 421,622 copies. That’s a drop from 457,837 for “Kizuitara Kataomoi”, but that was a huge jump on all their other singles, so this number is nothing to sneeze at.
At #2 was “E.G. Anthem -We Are Venus-” from E-girls, selling 49,207 copies.
There’s no end to the singles from μ’s, and they keep managing to pass my threshold. The new release this week was “KiRa-KiRa Sensaion!/Happy maker!”, which took #3 by selling 49,099. However, there was also “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” at #18, which added 2,778 in its fifth week to bring its total to 59,986. But that’s not all – “Yume no Tobira” got #23, and now has a seven-week total of 56,907. That’s three singles in seven weeks.
Taking #4 was GLAY’s “BLEEZE”, which sold 45,078.
Kanjani8’s “Omoidama” was at #7 in its second week, selling 12,306 to bring its total to 181,172.
Also in its second week, AAA’s “Wake up!” did well, taking #9 by selling 6,325 copies, boosting its total to 47,033.
“R.Y.U.S.E.I.” from Sandaime J Soul Brothers found itself at #13 this week, and it now has a three-week total of 176,285.
King Cream Soda really doesn’t want to leave the top 30. In its eleventh week, the group’s “Geragerapo no Uta” climbed from #16 to #14, selling 3,863 to push its total to 76,984.