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Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 09-21)

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

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.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 08-24)

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

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.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 08-17)

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

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.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 07-13)

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

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.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 07-06)

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

The top single for the past week was Kanjani8’s “Omoidama”, which saw 168,866 copies sold. That seems shockingly low for the group, as I normally expect to see a 2- handle on their numbers. This didn’t happen when “Ai Deshita” closely preceded the “ER” release, so I have no idea what’s going on this time.

INFINITE’s “Last Romeo ~Kimi ga Ireba ii~” took second place with 47,262 sold.

At #3 was “Wake up!” from AAA, which sold 40,708 copies.

“Kimi ni Deaeta kara” from miwa was in at #4, selling 25,025.

Last week’s top single took #6 this week. Sandaime J Soul Brothers’ “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” sold an additional 9,402 copies to boost its two-week total to 171,576.

Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Tougegoe” shot up to #10 from #28 in its fourteenth week, selling 3,855 to bring its total to 71,790. As expected, it’s not going to leave the top 30 without a fight or another Fukuda Kouhei single to take its place.

That pop was nothing compared to the one for NMB48’s “Takane no Ringo”, which went from #112 to #11 in its fifteenth week, selling 3,820 to reach 448,262 copies sold in total.

Jin’s “daze/days” was at #12 with 3,808 copies sold and a three-week total of 52,305.

Taking #16 in its tenth week, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda now boasts a total of 73,121.

After four weeks, Hoshino Gen-san’s “Crazy Crazy/Sakura no Mori” found itself at #23 with a running total of 49,236.

UVERworld took #25 as “Nanoka-me no Ketsui” sold an additional 2,447 in week three and reached a total of 58,315 copies sold.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 05-04)

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

The top single for the past week was Arashi’s “GUTS!”, which sold 501,493 copies. Well, at least it got that double platinum right away.

S/mileage was at #2 with their “Mystery Night!/Eighteen Emotion” selling 34,340.

It was one of those weeks with a flood of Idolmaster releases – those took number 5, 7, 8, 11, and 12, pushing everything else down.

NMB48’s “Takane no Ringo” took #6, bouncing up from #41 by selling 16,952 copies. Its six-week total is now 439,475.

Johnny’s WEST’s début single “Ee ja nai ka” got #10 in its second week, tacking on 15,174 in sales to bring its total to 277,328. Not a great second week, but that’s typical of a highly anticipated idol single, and this single had been anticipated since the beginning of the year.

At #13 was “Kizuitara Kataomoi” from Nogizaka46, which saw 11,519 copies sold and now has a five-week total of 518,185. It’s really holding up very well.

Right below it was “Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki” by μ’s, now with a two-week total of 76,040.

Taking #15 in its seventh week was SKE48’s “Mirai to wa?”. It sold 7,834 copies and brought its total to 485,082.

SEKAI NO OWARI’s “Honoo to Mori no Carnival” continued its march to gold, selling 7,665 at #16 in its fourth week. Its total is now 91,570, so just a week or two away from 100k.


Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 04-20)

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 by tylerraiz No Comments

The top single for the past week was Morning Musume’s “Toki wo Koe, Sora wo Koe/Password is 0” (時空を超え 宇宙を超え/Password is 0) , which saw 119,409 copies sold. I’d normally think 時空 would be read jikuu (space-time) and 宇宙uchuu (universe), but Wikipedia says different. Anyway, this is a significant drop from the results on the group’s previous two singles – both of which scored in the 140k range in their first week.

SMAP’s “Yes we are/Koko kara” took #4, selling an additional 13,417 copies to bring its two-week total to 152,385. That’s a solid second week for the group after a lackluster first week.

At #7, “Kizuitara Kataomoi” from Nogizaka46 sold 12,734 in its third week and now boasts a total of 495,239 copies sold. It will probably pass 500k next week.

Taking #8 in its second week, Sekai no Owari’s “Honoo to Mori no Carnival” saw a very strong 11,575 copies sold and its total is now 78,044.

“Mirai to wa?” from SKE48 was at #11, selling 8,354 for a five-week total of 473, 937.

There were a lot of new releases populating the middle section of the top 30.

Going all the way to #24, we find HKT48’s “Sakura, Minna de Tabeta” at a six-week total of 300,450.

At #29 was “Takane no Ringo” from NMB48, which now has 420,835 copies sold after four weeks.