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12:23 pm - 03/07/2012

Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

Popular trio, Ikimonogakari reached the top spot in the albums chart with their 5th studio album, "NEWTRAL." This is their 4th consecutive no.1 album. This album includes the theme song to Fuji TV's Mezamashi Terebi, "NEW WORLD MUSIC" for a total of 12 songs.

Meanwhile, former NEWS member, Yamashita Tomohisa has topped the singles chart with his 5th solo single, "I, Texas." This is also his 5th consecutive no.1 single, which makes him only the 4th male soloist to have achieved this, joining Kondo Masahiko, Domoto Tsuyoshi (including his works as ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI), and Kuwata Keisuke. The title track is currently being used as the theme song to the TBS drama starring himself, "Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~."

In the music-DVD and Blu-Ray charts, popular Korean girl group, KARA achieved the no.1 spot simultaneously with "KARA BEST CLIPS II & SHOWS." This work has sold 20,000 copies of Blu-Ray Disc, totalling 74,000 copies of music-DVD and BD sold.

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2012. New release in bold.

Oricon Weekly - Albums (27/2/2012~4/3/2012)

*1 192,877 192,877 Ikimonogakari - NEWTRAL
*2 *19,629 *19,629 Fullmetal Alchemist - Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi THE BEST
*3 *15,031 *15,031 Chihara Minori - D-Formation
*4 *13,390 *13,390 CRAZY KEN BAND - ITALIAN GARDEN
*5 *13,138 *13,138 U-KISS - A Shared Dream
*6 *12,331 *12,331 Daisuke - Boku ni Dekiru Koto
*7 *10,857 *10,857 GARNET CROW - GOODBYE LONELY ~Bside collection~

*8 *10,761 120,816 KAT-TUN - CHAIN
*9 *10,664 *31,219 AI - INDEPENDENT
10 *10,180 *81,198 Adele - 21


11 **9,761 Yuki Saori & Pink Martini – 1969
12 **9,281 Tommy february6 & Tommy heavenly6 - FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY
13 **8,602 Hirahara Ayaka - Doki!
14 **8,527 Do As Infinity - TIME MACHINE

15 **7,422 ayaka - The beginning
16 **7,040 Whitney Houston – Ultimate Whitney
17 **6,505 L'Arc~en~Ciel - BUTTERFLY
18 **6,272 Tokyo Jihen - Tokyo Collection
20 **5,415 Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
21 **4,628 KARA - Super Girl
22 **4,429 Sean Paul - Tomahawk Technique
23 **4,072 chatmonchy - chatmonchy BEST ~2005-2011~
24 **3,994 LGYankees - GO! GO! LGYankees!!!
25 **3,883 DJ Kazu - J-Anison Kamikyoku Matsuri [DJ Kazu in No. 1 Muneatsu MIX]
27 **3,841 POLYSICS - 15th P
28 **3,824 Various Artists – Grammy Nominees 2012
29 **3,768 Spitz - Orutana
30 **3,626 YUKI - POWERS OF TEN

Oricon Weekly - Singles (27/2/2012~4/3/2012)

*1 126,175 *,126,175 Yamashita Tomohisa – I, TEXAS
*2 123,237 *,123,237 Watanabe Mayu - Synchro Tokimeki
*3 *41,285 *,*41,285 T-ARA - Roly-Poly (Japanese Ver.)

*4 *29,858 1,391,163 AKB48 - GIVE ME FIVE!
*5 *25,590 *,*25,590 TOKIO - Haneda Kuko no Kibo / KIBOU
*6 *22,072 *,*22,072 GReeeeN - Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka

*7 *19,844 *,268,622 Hey!Say!JUMP - SUPER DELICATE
*8 *19,512 *,155,821 Nogizaka46 - Guruguru Curtain
*9 *15,093 *,*15,093 NIGHTMARE - mimic
10 *11,865 *,*11,865 U-KISS - Forbidden Love


11 *11,426 Yanagi Nagi - Bedoro Moyou
12 **9,801 FLOWER - SAKURA Regret
13 **9,756 Plastic Tree – Joumyaku
14 **8,950 Takahashi Hideyuki (Project.R) / Nazo no Shin unit STA☆MEN - Busters ready Go! / Kizuna ~Go-Busters
15 **8,810 LinQ - Sakura Kajitsu / Sakura Monogatari

16 **7,914 Hikawa Kiyoshi – Sakura
17 **7,816 Secret - Korekurai no Sayonara
18 **7,423 Tachibana Hibiki (CV: Yuki Aoi) – Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character song series 2 (Gekisou. Gungnir)
19 **7,019 Fujimaki Ryota – Hikari wo Atsumete
20 **6,311 Ms.OOJA – Be…

21 **5,382 w-inds. - FLY HIGH
22 **4,282 V6 - Baribari BUDDY!
23 **4,098 Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi - Hitotsu
24 **4,011 SKE48 – Kataomoi Finally
25 **3,915 AKINO with bless4 - Kimi no Shinwa ~Aquarion Dai Ni Shou
26 **3,878 BONNIE PINK - Tsumetai Ame
27 **3,767 ALTIMA – ONE
29 **3,634 AAA - SAILING
30 **3,428 Nakagawa Kanon starring Toyama Nao - Sakurairo Sotsugyou / Barebare Valentine

Oricon Weekly - Music-DVDs (27/2/2012~4/3/2012)

*1 54,117 54,117 KARA – KARA BEST CLIPS II & Shows
*2 24,010 24,010 Tackey & Tsubasa – Tackey & Tsubasa TOUR2011 OUR FUTURE
*3 18,312 18,312 Bank Band with Great Artists – ap bank fes ’11 Fund for Japan

*4 16,120 75,251 Hi-STANDARD - Live at AIR JAM2011
*5 *7,582 47,586 Fukuyama Masaharu – 『Ikiteru Ikiteku』TV Ver. with Masaaki & Fukurajo
*6 *5,571 *5,571 2NE1 – 2NE1 1st Japan Tour ‘NOLZA in Japan’
*7 *4,798 *4,798 BEAST – The Special Selection of BEAST Premium Edition
10 *3,985 *3,985 Nakashima Mika – MIKA NAKASHIMA CONCERT TOUR 2011 THE ONLY STAR

Congrats, Iki! It's probably going to sell as much as Hajimari no Uta in the end (500k+), and it's fine by me! XD

I LOL at the albums chart, seeing how much Iki outsold the others. Anyway, pretty close race between Yamapi and Mayuyu in the singles chart and it has been entertaining. I just wish that TOKIO and FLOWER would do better though. :( However, glad to see GReeeeN selling more this time around compared to their other singles post-hiatus. And the song is doing very well digitally too. :)

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
kat_tunluver90 7th-Mar-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
yay congrats to kara and u-kiss ^^
ohprecioustime 7th-Mar-2012 04:51 am (UTC)
lol KAT-TUN second week sales,that is a huge drop

wish Tomoko did better,happy Ms.Ooja did well
deepriver888 7th-Mar-2012 04:58 am (UTC)
12 **9,801 FLOWER - SAKURA Regret

kerplunk 7th-Mar-2012 11:43 am (UTC)

kelbel93093 7th-Mar-2012 05:11 am (UTC)
*5 *13,138 *13,138 U-KISS - A Shared Dream
10 *11,865 *,*11,865 U-KISS - Forbidden Love

Congrats U-Kiss, you deserve it! I can't wait to get my copies in the mail :)
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
they've done better with Tick Tack though...
lelouchikaru 7th-Mar-2012 05:15 am (UTC)
album sales is far from #1 and #2
kame_94 7th-Mar-2012 05:16 am (UTC)
Yamapi's single is "Ai, Texas" not "I, Texas", right??
Sad at the drop in Kat-tun sales, but Chain is still an epic album. ^_^
Congratz, Ikimonogakari!!
rorychan 7th-Mar-2012 05:21 am (UTC)
Actually, on the CD case it says "I, Texas".
cheekmunk0409 7th-Mar-2012 06:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's written "I, Texas" on the CD. I think it's supposed to be a play on words or something.
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 08:05 am (UTC)
I wrote Ai, Texas previously, but I, Texas is on the covers so...
kame_94 7th-Mar-2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Oh okay. I've just seen everyone else (myself included) use "Ai, Texas" because of the lyrics and how it's used. But, makes sense I guess. ^^ Sorry.
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
no problem! :)
arashic5 7th-Mar-2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I feel you OP :(
TOKIO and FLOWER need more love.
Congratz pi and iki!
And KARA is the only relevant kpop group on that chart <3
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 08:20 am (UTC)
TOKIO and FLOWER need more love.

they deserve it! :(
fatgyaru 7th-Mar-2012 05:27 am (UTC)
*3 *41,285 *,*41,285 T-ARA - Roly-Poly (Japanese Ver.)
luv it

congrats to kara, yamapi and ikimonogakari!
i wish tomoko sold more
edneichon 7th-Mar-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
after that close fight for the 1st place ...TOMO!!! yeahhh yeahhh (screaming like in the nino cam from ages)
indeed Tokio needs more love....the single is fantastic
minam_shi 7th-Mar-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
TakiTsuba are 2nd ! :)
daifannihao Congrats7th-Mar-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
IKI is good.
I feel sorry for Mayu.Her single should be the#1
love323able 7th-Mar-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
happy for Ikimonogakari^^

BUT ISM didn't make the top 30 o.O
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 08:43 am (UTC)
BUT ISM didn't make the top 30 o.O

yeah I just realized that...:(

they're at 48th:

2,205 ISSA × SoulJa
aoiblue_kun 7th-Mar-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
*silently cheers for t-ara*
But congrats to everyone who made it in the chart. Was surprised Tokio didnt chart higher.
meiachii 7th-Mar-2012 06:46 am (UTC)
Sheer win by Yamapi (yay) but I wish Bonnie Pink and Hirahara Ayaka could have charted higher.
Anyway OP,
Yanagi Nagi - Bedoro Moyou , the right translation is Vidro Moyou iirc
whited_79 7th-Mar-2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Yanagi Nagi - Bedoro Moyou

yeah I went by CDJapan's translation since I had no idea what Vidro is lol...but it's in katakana so the pronounciation is still there...:)
hime_no_sora 7th-Mar-2012 06:53 am (UTC)
Congrats U-KISS
title or description

aaaaw KAT-TUN ><
cheekmunk0409 7th-Mar-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Yay! No need for emergency handshake this time for Pi, lol. It sure was an intense week for Mayu and Yamapi fans though. They kept alternating the #1 daily spot and just when I thought Pi had a good lead, Mayu's online/international sales almost made her catch up! And it's ironic that Mayu beat Pi on the first day's chart by 3k and he turns around and gets number 1 weekly by that same amount. I think the competition did good for their sales though. Anyways, congrats to everybody.
megamisama_ann 7th-Mar-2012 07:50 am (UTC)
Kara....! :)
lilly0 7th-Mar-2012 08:07 am (UTC)
I'm happy for Yamapi ^^ I guess I'm one of the very few fans who like his song
Also like Mayu's by the way.

I agree with you OP:
I'm glad that TOKIO at least made 5th place... though I want them to be higher in the charts again.
And I wish Flower will do better next time.

I'm glad for Takkitsuba, though I wish for them to rank Nr. 1 again. Well, but after their 3-years (how should I call it?) break (?), it's quite clear that they won't sell that much anymore.
falling_cookie 7th-Mar-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
So happy for Yamapi! Keep that streak! Whoa at the album chart tho! the rest of the top 10 combined is still less than Iki :/ that's sad
yuyaryopi 7th-Mar-2012 09:36 am (UTC)
It was a tough week for P fans ..
after getting no,2 in the first day sales
Very happy for him though this single was not his best ..
song_jihyuk 7th-Mar-2012 09:48 am (UTC)
poor flower ;A; sakura regret is so flawless japan needs to appreciate it more
tha_x 7th-Mar-2012 09:55 am (UTC)
Chain needs more love, wth is wrong with people
star_chuu 7th-Mar-2012 10:26 am (UTC)
hey, at least they had #1 streak record that has been maintained since their debut
and their CHAIN tour concert is sold-out
and we agree that their album contain fabulous music, and that honey, is something deserve to celebrate ^_^
extinctserpent 7th-Mar-2012 11:33 am (UTC)
mah mah~ KAT-TUN have stepped out of their glorious time so I don't think their sale will ever be as goos as before.
star_chuu 7th-Mar-2012 11:52 am (UTC)
i disagree, since no one knew what future holds...
but one thing for sure, they're my first and always my fav japanese idol
extinctserpent 7th-Mar-2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
optimism, I see XD
star_chuu 7th-Mar-2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
yeah...that's my middle name
along with "KAT-TUN never dies" and "stay away from my kame"
sho0osh1 7th-Mar-2012 10:46 am (UTC)
Yay for KARA ^^
___varying 7th-Mar-2012 11:22 am (UTC)
IKI <33 I love their album.
kerplunk 7th-Mar-2012 11:49 am (UTC)
EXILE is still going very strong, the legs on this one are great.

Flower :'( needs more recognition.

congrats ikimonogakari
weed_pi 7th-Mar-2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
Triple yay for Pi. :D Also, yay for KARA, FLOWER(;__; whyyyy) and Mayuyu <3
shunluv 7th-Mar-2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
awww Tokio need more love than this:(
that band is so awesome and i always love their song and all the members so lovable<3
well im still glad at least they and GREEN still in top 10 ^_^

wow tight competition with Pi and the girl xD

awwww KAT-TUN sales drop so big T_T

anyway congrats Iki<333333333
nalty7 7th-Mar-2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Here for TOKIO.They need more love but I didn't enjoy this single tbh.
Mayuyu is doing really good as a solo artist.
I listened to February & Heavenly and I really liked it!
tsumi_riina717 7th-Mar-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
mayuyu!! congrats~
poor kat-tun ;__;

Edited at 2012-03-07 02:33 pm (UTC)
poleenc 7th-Mar-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for nagi!!!! She needs more love :>

Also, pi and mayuyu, I don't love your singles but they're actually quite enjoyable. GG!!

(PS. Daisuke is super!! ^^)
kikyo619 7th-Mar-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think i'm the only one happy about KT's sales xD
since this is their second week on the charts so far
their sales are 120,816...yeah kinda low but at least they
broke the 100k mark (: and hopefully 150k eventually >_<

*8 *10,761 120,816 KAT-TUN - CHAIN
They are still at the top since 1-7 are all new releases
I wasnt expecting them to be in the top 5 etc but still they are
right behind this weeks NEW releases ^^

So yay for KT ^^ this album is pure love ♥ and no numbers will change
the fact that I am proud to have purchased both copies (^_^)v

Edited at 2012-03-07 07:32 pm (UTC)
blahblah 8th-Mar-2012 11:23 am (UTC)
KAT-TUN still selling~
I still don't understand why Tackey & Tsubasa don't sell more... They're so great!!! It's a pity that I can't buy CDs/DVDs for more than one artist, since it's so much money to shippment (to the other side of the world) and taxes (60%)...
len0314 7th-May-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
omedetou yamapi kun
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