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Attack on Titan Blu-ray sales

First week sales figures of hit anime, Attack on Titan, have begun to surface on the Oricon charts and it looks healthy. The Blu-ray home release saw sales of 37,000 units shooting it straight into the number one position on the Blu-ray charts.

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This also means that it is now the best selling Blu-ray in Japan for 2013. Previously, Girls und Panzer held the record with 36,000 units sold. Here’s a brief PV of the anime below, if you haven’t yet tuned in, make sure you do so. It’s a great show with interesting characters and an amazing OP (Opening Theme).

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.

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

Japanese Music Weekly Chart 15/4~21/4

Time to take a look at the Oricon music charts in Japan and hopefully see if your favourite J-Pop stars and idols are setting the music world alight.

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Storming up the charts and taking the coveted first position is Morning Musume with  “Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai” selling a staggering 94,037 copies since being released on the 17th of April for the singles chart. On the album front, E-girls take the top spot with their album release, “Lesson 1″. Something in there for fans of K-Pop boyband, BIGBANG, with their  ALIVE TOUR 2012 IN JAPAN SPECIAL FINAL IN DOME -TOKYO DOME, taking out the 5th spot on the music DVD chart.

Single Weekly Ranking

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1. “Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai” – Morning Musume : 4/17 (94,037)

2. “reunion” – ClariS : 4/17 (24,545)

3. “Chime ga Owareba” – LinQ : 4/17 (19,759)

4. “Tanjoubi ni wa Masshiro na Yuri wo/Get the groove” – Fukuyama Masaharu : 4/10 (16,920)

5. “Fantastic future” – Tamura Yukari : 4/17 (15,693)

Album Weekly Ranking

E-girls

 

1. “Lesson 1″ – E-girls : 4/17 (57,337)

2. “Ano..Deacchatterundesu kedo” – Yusuke : 4/17 (29,683)

3. “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST” – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS : 3/27 (23,561)

4. “5TH DIMENSION” – Momoiro Clover Z : 4/10 (19,988)

5. “IN THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD” – LOVE PSYCHEDELICO : 4/17 (11,105)

Music DVD Weekly Ranking

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1. “Kanayan Tour 2012~Arena~” – Nishino Kana : 4/17

2. “TOKIO LIVE TOUR 1718″ – TOKIO : 4/17

3. “EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE ~Inochi wo Utau~” – EXILE ATSUSHI : 4/3

4. “namie amuro 5 Major Dome Tour 2012 ~20th Anniversary Best~” – Amuro Namie : 2/27

5. “BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012 IN JAPAN SPECIAL FINAL IN DOME -TOKYO DOME 2012.12.05-” –BIGBANG : 3/20

Bigbang & 2PM Snag Best 2012 Concerts Gong

Official music chart keepers in Japan, Oricon, have recently posted their list of the best concerts to have seen in Japan for 2012. Bigbang’s Alive Tour 2012 in Japan came in at a respectable #5 while another K-Pop boyband, 2PM, came in at #6 with their 2PM Live 2012 Six Beautiful Days tour.

Amongst the positive reviews for both groups, Oricon said the following statements, first off, Bigbang: “We were amazed at the high level of performance. The strongly addictive songs and the remarkable creativity in every aspect made it clear that big artists from out of this world have arrived.”

They had equally positive comments about 2PM adding, “Although a member was injured prior to the concert so the odds were against them to perform with a 100% satisfactory performance, they were still able to achieve a handsome six-day stage. Their charms are their dancing with their strong built figures and the quality of their songs in addition to the members’ characters. They were able to shows their individual charms through their solo stages that changed each day and brought the fans to their feet. It was a large scale performance that made the stage feel cozy.”

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

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.

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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.

Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/11 ~ 18/11

Time for your weekly dose of the music charts in Japan for all you J-Pop lovers out there. The charts come straight from Oricon, the official music charts keeper in Japan. Let’s go with the show!

Single Weekly Ranking

1. “Ai no Beat” – Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/14 (258,909)

2. “Masquerade” – 2PM : 11/14 (130,242)

3. “Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~” – Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 11/14 (94,762)

4. “Sexy Love (Japanese ver.)” – T-ARA : 11/14 (40,835)

5. “White Angel” – Fairies : 11/14 (19,303)

Album Weekly Ranking

1. “one Sexy Zone” – Sexy Zone : 11/14 (86,451)

2. “Girls Forever” – KARA 11/14 (73,224)

3. “BEST STORY ~Life stories~” – JUJU : 11/7 (64,240)

4. “BEST STORY ~Lofe stories~” – JUJU : 11/7 (55,099)

5. “Popcorn” – Arashi : 10/31 (26,174)

Music DVD Weekly Ranking

1. “KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA” – KARA : 11/14

2. “DUSK and DAWN” – SiM : 11/14

3. “EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE ‘BLUE SKY’” – Yazawa Eikichi : 11/7

4. “JUMP WORLD 2012″ – Hey! Say! JUMP : 11/7

5. “2012 INFINITE CONCERT ‘SECOND INVASION’ in JAPAN” – INFINITE : 11/14

Gaon Chart Rankings November 11th – November 17th

Time for some music news update from the world of K-Pop! The Gaon music charts have just been released and for those in the dark, Gaon is the equivalent of Oricon in  Japan and Billboard in America.

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking

Lee Hi – “1, 2, 3, 4″

2. Noel – “Things I Couldn’t Say”

3. Geeks ft. Soyou – “Officially Missing You”

4. Jung Joon Young – “Emergency Room”

5. Ailee – “I’ll Show You”

6. Primary ft. Zion T – “? (Question Mark)”

7. Park Bo Young – “My Prince”

8. B1A4 – “Tried To Walk”

9. K. Will – “Please Don’t…”

10. Son Dam Bi – “Tears Are Falling”

Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking

B1A4 – ‘In The Wind’

2. Boyfriend – ‘Janus’

3. Park Jung Min – ‘Beautiful’

4. Block B – ‘Blockbuster’

5. Dal Shabet – ‘Have, Don’t Have’

6. A-JAX – ’2MYX’

7. TVXQ – ‘Catch Me’

8. Psy – ‘Psy 6th Part 1′

9. Smash – ‘I’ll Protect You’

10. G-Dragon – ‘One of A Kind’

Online Downloads For The Week

Jung Joon Young – “Emergency Room” – 237,921 Downloads

2. Lee Hi – “1, 2, 3, 4″ – 237,719 Downloads

3. Noel – “Things I Couldn’t Say” – 227,268 Downloads

4. Park Bo Young – “My Prince” – 205,734 Downloads

5. Son Dam Bi – “Tears Are Falling” – 204,401 Downloads

6. Geeks ft. Soyou – “Officially Missing You” – 204,130 Downloads

7. Primary ft. Zion T – “? (Question Mark)” – 171,153 Downloads

8. Ailee – “I’ll Show You” – 164,623 Downloads

9. B1A4 – “Tried To Walk” – 161,022 Downloads

10. DickPunks – “After The Play” – 160,914 Downloads

Japan Weekly Music Charts 5/11 – 11/11

Time to see what’s been happening on the Oricon music charts in Japan!

Single Weekly Ranking

1. “Kitagawa Kenji” – NMB48 : 11/7 (317,051)

2. THINK ‘BOUT IT! – THE SECOND from EXILE : 11/7 (106,161)

3. “UZA” – AKB48 : 10/31 (45,177)

4. “Answer” – flumpool : 11/7 (34,699)

5. “DT Suteru / Let’s Go ED” – Golden Ixion Bomber DT : 11/7 (23,047)

 Album Weekly Ranking
1. “BEST STORY ~Life stories~” – JUJU : 11/7 (104,869)

2. “BEST STORY ~Love stories~” – JUJU : 11/7 (97,567)

3. “Popcorn” – Arashi : 10/31 (77,636)

4. “LOVE” – Hamasaki Ayumi : 11/8 (64,841)

5. “COVERS 2″ – BENI : 11/7 (50,462)

Music DVD Weekly Ranking

1. “JUMP WORLD 2012″ – Hey! Say! JUMP : 11/7

2. “EIKICHI YAZAWA 40th ANNIVERSARY LIVE: BLUE SKY” – Yazawa Eikichi : 11/7

3. “Sona Pokeism SPECIAL ~Natsu no Jin~ in Nippon Budokan” – Sonar Pocket : 11/7

4. “EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH” – EXILE : 10/17

5. “EXILE TRIBE Nidaime J Soul Brothers VS Sandaime J Soul Brothers Live Tour 2011 ~Keishou~” –Nidaime J Soul Brothers + Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 11/7

Oricon Music Chart For September

Oricon are the keeps of the music charts in Japan just as Billboard is in the United States and Aria in Australia. We like to keep abreast of the music happenings from Japan when we can as there’s some really great stuff out there we normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

AKB spin-off group, SKE48 is currently sitting pretty at the top with their catchy song, ‘Kiss Datte Hidarikiki.’ It’s an awesome track which you should give a listen if J-Pop is your thing.

Single Monthly Chart

1. “Kiss Datte Hidarikiki” – SKE48 : 9/19 (547,973)

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2. “Aoppana” – Kanjani 8 : 9/5 (233,272)

3. “24karats TRIBE OF GOLD” – EXILE TRIBE : 9/5 (192,428)

4. “Fumetsu no Scrum” – KAT-TUN : 9/12 (172,287)

5. “firefly” – BUMP OF CHICKEN : 9/12 (98,886)

6. “Gingham Check” – AKB48 : 8/29 (92,799)

7. “Saigo to Kimeta Onna Dakara” – Hikawa Kiyoshi : 9/19 (68,746)

8. “Oh!” – Shoujo Jidai : 9/26 (66,253)

9. “fight” – YUI : 9/5 (52,603)

10. “Aitai Aitai Aitaina” – C-ute : 9/5 (49,459)

Album Monthly Chart

1. “ALL SINGLES BEST 2″ – Kobukuro : 9/5 (599,926)

2. “OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1973-2012~” – Yamashita Tatsuro : 9/26 (275,825)

3. “Love Place” – Nishino Kana : 9/5 (266,847)

4. “FORCE” – Superfly : 9/19 (158,779)

5. “Perfume Global Compilation: LOVE THE WORLD” – Perfume : 9/12 (149,044)

6. “Kono Hi no Chime wo Wasurenai” – SKE48 : 9/19 (125,469)

7. “Landmark” – ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION : 9/12 (71,585)

8. “KARA Collection” – KARA : 9/5 (62,748)

9. “TEN” – Tackey & Tsubasa : 9/11 (54,086)

10. “Kiss” – Carly Rae Jepsen : 9/19 (48,550)