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Kyary races to the top of the Japanese music chart

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is an extremely popular J-Pop star all around the world and this no more evident than in her home country of Japan.

Her latest release, the album “NANDA COLLECTION” has stormed to the top of the Oricon music charts in its first week of release, which by doing so also set the record for Best First Week Album Sales for Japan in 2013. The album contains 12 tracks including Fashion Monster, Invader Invader and Ninjari Ban Ban which have all previously hit number 1.

nanda collection

The Limited Edition version also ships with a DVD holding 4 music videos which can be picked up at CD RAMA and HMV stores.

Weekly anime top 10 music chart 10 June 3 -June 9

Time to have a look at the anime music charts from Tower Records, Shinjuku for this 23rd week of 2013. Taking out the top spot this time is the track, Take Your Way, from Fukase. The track stars as the OP theme for DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION and hit Japan on June 5th. The anime revolves around the massively popular DS title, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2.

Weekly Top 10 June 3-9, 2013

1 (new). “Take Your Way”

livetune adding Fukase (DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION OP)

2 (new). “RAYVE”

RAY (1st album)

“As for me” short PV (a new song for the album)

3 (new). “Owaranai Uta”

Yoko Hikasa (2nd single/Hal theme song)

4 (new). “Enjoy☆Full”

Nobuhiko Okamoto (voice actor/2nd album)


5 (new). “YURUYURI♪1st.Series Best Album Yuruyurhythm♪”


6 (new). “Kotonoha”

Piko (7th single/Katanagatari noitamina ver. ED)


7 (3). “Warai no Kamisama ga Oritekita!”

Hyadain (7th single/Waragamisama wa Totsuzenni… theme song)


8 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Cecil Aijima”

Cecil Aijima (CV: Kosuke Toriumi)


9. “Mirai Scope”

marble (4th album)


10 (7). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart May 20 – May 26

Tower Records have released the weekly look at the anime music charts Top 10. Let’s have a peek at how your favourite anime’s are doing and seeing how their OP, ED’s and everything else are doing.

In this 21st week for the year, the top spot has been taken out by four member band, nano. Their 11th single release, Sankaku EP, which features two tracks on it called “Star Chart” and “Tsuki Hana” which are both being used in the anime, The Devil Is a Part Timer!/Hataraku Maou-sama!. Coming a very close second is voice actress, Aki Toyosaki, with her 8th single release, Flip Flop.

Weekly Top 10 May 20-26, 2013

1 (new). “Sankaku ep”

nano.RIPE (11th single/Hataraku Maou-sama! ED)

 “Tsumabiku Hitori” PV (3rd song in the CD)

2 (new). “Flip Flop”

Aki Toyosaki (8th single)


3 (new). “Mirai Scope”

marble (4th album)


4 (1). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)


5 (new). “Akibaranger Season Two!/Super Sentai ☆ Hikounin Oenka”

Haruko Momoi & Nobuo Akagi (Akibaranger Season Two! OP&ED)



Nana Abe(CV: Marie Miyake)

“The Idolm@ster” ad trucks in Akihabara

7 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 020 Sachiko Koshimizu”

Sachiko Koshimizu (CV: Ayana Taketatsu)


8 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Ren Jinguji”

Ren Jinguji (CV: Junichi Suwabe)


9 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 019 Minami Nitta”

Minami Nitta (CV: Aya Suzaki)


10 (new). “Aku no Hana”

Uchuujin (Aku no Hana/Flowers of Evil song)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart May 6 – May 12

Tower Records, Shinjuku have just released their updated list for the weekly anime top 10 music charts. Topping the charts this week is “sister’s noise” from fripSide making this their 6th single. The song is currently featuring as the OP for hit anime, A Certain Scientific Railgun S. This marks the group’s first single to reach the coveted top spot as the highest they reached before was 3rd with “only my railgun” back in 2009 when they debuted a new singer.

Meanwhile, Attack of Titan’s ED theme, “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai”, performed by Yoko Hikasa, a popular voice actor, snagged the 2nd spot but it was a very narrow margin.

Weekly Top 10

1 (new). “sister’s noise”

flipSide (6th single/A Certain Scientific Railgun S OP)

Short PV

2 (new). “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai”

Yoko Hikasa (1st solo single/Attack on Titan ED)

3 (new). “Baby Sweet Berry Love”

Yui Ogura (2nd single/HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat – ED)

4 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Masato Hijirikawa”

Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)


5 (new). “Run Real Run”

May’n (7th single/TV drama Real Onigokko The Origin theme song)

6 (new). “Saint Young Men Original Soundtrack”

Keiichi Suzuki/Ryomei Shirai

Movie trailer

7 (new). “Color”

AiRI (2nd album)


8 (5). “Maji Love 2000%”

ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% OP)





10 (2). “Space Battleship Yamato”

Project Yamato 2199 (Space Battle ship Yamato 2199 OP)

Tower Records Weekly Anime Song Top 10 April 22-28

Time for a look at the world of anime music according to the top 10 charts kept by Tower Records in Shinjuku. This week, the number one song is also a track from a hugely popular anime. That anime being  Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000%, a popular Spring anime, the track is called “Maji Love 2000%,” as performed by ST☆RISH.

ST☆RISH are actually a 7 member ensemble made up of seven voice actors that are also performing in the anime. The members are Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Kisho Taniyama, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Hiro Shimono, and Kousuke Toriumi. ST☆RISH also released another single on April 23rd which saw it land on the number 3 position for the Oricon music charts. This 2nd single pushed through 50,845 units alone in its first week of release. That’s more than 3 times the amount of “Future Fantastic” from Yukari Tamura.

Weekly Top 10 (April 22-28, 2013)

1 (new). “Maji Love 2000%”

ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% OP)





3 (new). “Nanatsunoumi Yori Kimi no Umi”

Sumire Uesaka (1st single/Muromi-san OP)

4 (new). “Kono Sekai wa Bokura o Matte Ita”

Minori Chihara (17th single/Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet OP)

5 (new). “ZERO!!”

Minami Kuribayashi (29th single/Hataraku Maou-sama! OP)



StylipS (1st best album)


7 (new). “ZERO”

angela (6th album)


8 (new). “Koi wa Konton no Reichi”

Ushiro Kara Hai Yori Tai G (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OP)



9 (new). “Itsumo Kono Basho de”

Ayane (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu theme song)

Movie trailer

10 (new). “Re:Set”

Zwei (3rd album)

Tower Records Shinjuku Weekly Top 10 March 25-31

Time for another bout of weekly anime music charts, where we track what’s selling from the world of anime according to Tower Records in Shinjuku.

And taking out the top spot for the 13th week of the year is Maaya Sakamoto’s 8th album titled, “Singer Songwriter”. Maaya is also an accomplished voice actress and singer. The album was released across Japan on March 27th so it’s great feat to take the top spot for a new release. Let’s see what else got where on the charts in the Anime weekly Top 10.

1 (new). “Singer Songwriter”

Maaya Sakamoto (8th album)

2 (new). “PAX VESANIA”

Yousei Teikoku (9th album)

3 (new). “PANDORA VOXX complete”

KEMU VOXX (1st album)

4 (1). “Consolation”

Kalafina (4th album)

5 (2). “Aoi Kumo”

Sekkenya (3rd single)

6 (3). “Re:Dial”

livetune (1st best album)


7 (new). “Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Yamato Ongakudan Daishikiten”

8 (5). “J-Anison Kamikyoku Matsuri-Legend- DJ Kazu in No.1 Fumetsu MIX”

DJ Kazu (anime song remix album)

9 (new) “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure O.S.T Battle Tendency [Musik]”

Taku Iwasaki

10 (new). “Kioku no Hikari”

KOKIA (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 vol.4 ED song)

KARA Releases New Japanese Single

K-Pop girl group, KARA, are one of many Korean bands that have been fortunate enough to break into the highly competitive pop music world of Japan.

Their star keeps rising now with the news that they are about to release their 8th single in Japan called ‘Bye Bye Happy Days’. And despite what the title of the track suggests, the tune is actually a cheerful song which compliments their very cute image.



A short PV was released, which you can catch below, I’m assuming the full version will be landing soon judging by the way the track just fades out. The song will be released on March 27th.

Oricon Weekly Charts for 31/12 ~ 06/1

Time for another update from the music charts of Japan, Oricon. This is the period covering from December 31 through to January 6. Let’s see how your favourite artists did this week, AKB48 is in there, UVERworld and more, check the charts to see how they’ve started the new year.

Single Weekly Ranking

1. “Dance My Generation” – Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827)

2. “Eien Pressure” – AKB48 : 12/5/2012 (10,156)

3. “Seifuku no Mannequin” – Nogizaka46 : 12/19/2012 (10,039)

4. “Memeshikute” – Golden Bomber : 10/21/2009 (8,490)

5. “REVERSI” – UVERworld : 12/26/2012 (7,555)

Album Weekly Ranking

1. “MIRACLE” – Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 1/1/2013 (57,978)

2. “EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-” – EXILE : 12/5/2012 (38,805)

3. “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 5″ – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : 12/26/2012 (30,784)

4. “Balladon” – Ikimonogakari : 12/19/2012 (27,303)

5. “Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to.” – Matsutoya Yumi : 11/20 (21,496)

Music DVD Weekly Ranking

1. “ARASHI ARAFES” – Arashi : 12/26/2012

2. “Mr.Children TOUR POPSAURUS 2012″ – Mr.Children : 12/19/2012

3. “Sakura Nagashi” – Utada Hikaru : 12/26/2012

4. “Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Solo Live Nete mo Samete mo Yukirin World” – Kashiwagi Yuki : 1/2/2012

5. “‘Momoclo Natsu no Bakasawagi SUMMER DIVE 2012 Seibu Dome Daikai’ Live DVD” – Momoiro Clover Z : 12/24/2012

Gaon Music Charts December 2nd – December 8th

Time for the K-Pop lovers out there to check the charts and see how their favourite band and groups are doing! These are the music chart listings for the period covering December 2nd to December 8th.

Gaon are the keepers of the music charts in Korea just as Oricon in Japan, Billboard in the US and Aria in Australia.

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking

Lee Seung Gi – “Return”

2. Yang Yoseob – “Caffeine”

3. Jellyfish Entertainment Artists – “Because It’s Christmas”

4. Akdong Musician – “Don’t Cross Your Leg”

5. Nell – “White Night”

6. K. Will ft. Soyou & Jeongmin – “White Love”

7. Kim Bum Soo & Lena Park – “White Winter”


9. JUNIEL – “Bad Man”

10. Geeks ft. Soyou – “Officially missing you, too”

Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking

Shin Hye Sung – ‘WINTER POETRY’

2. TVXQ – ‘Humanoids (Repackage)’

3. KARA – ‘KARA SOLO Collection’

4. Yang Yoseob – ‘The First Collage’

5. 2NE1 – ’2012 2NE1 Global Tour Live : New Evolution’


6. Nell – ‘Holding onto Gravity (Single)’

7. Jellyfish Entertainment Artists – ‘Jelly Christmas : 2012 X 2013 Heart Project’

8. Various Artists – ‘The Great Doctor OST’

9. INFINITE’s Sunggyu – ‘Another Me’

10. G-Dragon – ‘One Of A Kind’


Online Downloads For The Week

Lee Seung Gi – “Return” – 301,153 Downloads

2. Jellyfish Entertainment Artists – “Because It’s Christmas” – 259,856 Downloads

3. Nell – “White Night” – 230,377 Downloads

4. Yang Yoseob – “Caffeine” – 229,487 Downloads

5. SECRET – “TALK THAT” – 215,883 Downloads

6. K. Will ft. Soyou & Jeongmin – “White Love” – 195,057 Downloads

7. Kim Bum Soo & Lena Park – “White Winter” – 194,666 Downloads

8. Akdong Musician – “Don’t Cross Your Leg” – 181,309 Downloads

9. JUNIEL – “Bad Man” – 162,003 Downloads

10. Ga In – “Nostalgia” – 160,949 Downloads

Great to see some of our favourites such as 2NE1 and G-Dragon still making an impression on the charts. Are your favourites on there?

U-KISS To Release 6th Japanese Single In February

Korean boyband, U-KISS, have just announced that they will be releasing their 6th Japanese single this coming February. The track is called, ‘Alone’ and will also feature the instrumental version of the song. There will also be another song on the single with the corresponding instrumental version of that song as well.


The boys have announced that there will be a second version of the single which will ship with a bonus track as well as a DVD which will have the ‘Alone’ clip and the making of the video.

Only just recently, U-KISS released their 5th track in Japan, ‘Distance…’ which took out the 3rd spot on the Japanese Oricon charts. It looks like U-KISS will be definitely staying around the Japanese music scene for a while.