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10:16 pm - 01/09/2013

Yamada Ryosuke's Solo Debut Oricon Sales + Kindaichi SP


Yamada Ryosuke sold 87,555 on first day of release, totally toppling NYC's standard sales, and managing 2/ 3 of Hey! Say! Jump's recent singles' first day sales.

That is a LOT for a solo effort. Congrats Yamada!

Yamada Ryosuke Puts “Body and Soul” for his 1st Solo Single

Last Jan 9th, Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke attended the preview event for NTV’s “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~“. The said event happened at Imperial Theater, which is the same venue for “Johnny’s World” stage play.

Yamada Ryosuke engaged in a “talk-show” with fellow JUMP member Arioka Daiki, who also co-starred with Yamada in Kindaichi. Yamada also performed the drama’s theme song,”Mystery Virgin“, which was also released as his debut solo single the same day. Afterwards, Yamada surprised his fans with a janken tournament and handshake meeting that delighted 1,200 fans who attended the event.

Yamada recognized his growth from his 1st solo single, “It was uneasy at first since I’ll be alone and not with the group, my voice have changed and I have to appear sultry as well.” Nevertheless, Yamada is proud of his first solo single, “I put my body and soul for the song,” he said with confidence.

“Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~” will air this Jan 12th, 9:00PM (JST) on NTV.

Oversease Broadcast Time & Channel (Jan 12)

TVB J2 Channel January 12(Sat) 21:35~

VIDEOLANDB January 12(Sat) 22:00~

SBS Plus January 12(Sat) 23:00~

E-CITY Channel of StarHub January 12(Sat) 20:00~

TV JAPAN January 12(Sat) 21:20~

source: Oricon Sanspo, 47news, amirena
credits: MIKU at Jnewseng

I waited 3 years for this solo to happen okay, nothing can make me disappointed. Now please go & make that HSJ single next Yamachan

stopbus 9th-Jan-2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
lol i waited since 2006? back then, when Tantei Gakuen Q was just released... =DDD up till now, I am glad that he was given that role =DD

looking forward to Kindaichi!!! & omedetou~~
gigabytexx 9th-Jan-2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
ee? so HSJ's sales is basically Yamachan's. If Yamada isn't there, then they're doomed. Reminds me of the other group...
gray_fairy 9th-Jan-2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
Well, in my case, I buy HSJ's singles because I like the group's music, and I bought Yamada's single because I also liked his work as a soloist very much. I'd never buy a single or CD if I don't like the songs, even as a fan.
gigabytexx 9th-Jan-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
For Johnnys, I bought for the artist. I'm pretty much never touch/open/download their songs after I buy the CD. I dont put their songs in my playlist. I just simply buy a CD to support the artist.

Are we standing in a different side of customers? lol
gray_fairy 9th-Jan-2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
Really? You buy the album or single even if you don't like their music? ._. I'd never do that, tbh. I'm a fan precisely because I like them and their music/their performances. If I liked them just as human beings, I'd download their shows to watch them, but I wouldn't waste my money if I didn't like their music, honestly :/
gigabytexx 9th-Jan-2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
I buy their CDs for the package actually. Even if I like an artist's musics if I'm not a fan of him/her, I wouldn't buy it. UNLESS I have excess money & the package of the CD looks good, I probably would buy :)))

gray_fairy 9th-Jan-2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in the end (or at least in my case) is a mix of both things. I buy their CDs because I like their music and I also love them as people ^^
rim1789 9th-Jan-2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Which other group ?

And not really, as stated by the person before me, even if Yamada is super popular that doesn't mean the band is going to be doomed. They have enough famous and well loved members.

Lots of HSJ fans not necesseraly his fans bought the CDs, as NEWS fan did with Yamapi before he left the band. (and as you can see, their sales went up, his went down afterwards.) Also people such as me, who are casual HSJ fans, meaning that won't buy every single release but just what we like, bought this single because it was really good.
crystalluvshun 10th-Jan-2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
on the subject of Yamapi & NewS...although NewS' debut single as 4-nin sold over 200k within the first week while Yamapi's solo single sold significantly less, NewS' sales for their latest single dropped considerably to about 130k in the first'll be interesting to see how well they'll maintain their sales, and how much Yamapi's next solo single will sell...
rim1789 Sorry, it ended super long 11th-Jan-2013 06:08 am (UTC)
I am here speaking as a both of them :) I love equally, but I don't think you can actually judge by how much Chankapaana sold compared to World quest.

World quest : they didn't have any TV promotion. They did BEST Artist prior to the release. That's it. Since then, they sang it during the soccer final... Not that many saw it, therefore, as I don't think it was even on TV. ... I m not sure that they did it for Johnny's Countdown on TV... I know that prior to the TV filming,they did Full Swing and Weeek for us...

Chankapaana had a MAD promotion going on, though not that mad...Just ''normal'' but compared to World Quest, that's A LOT.

Chankapaana was 6 versions ''debut'' (treated as a debut by JE fans also). World Quest was what ? 4 versions ? One of which only available in Japan :) and therefore to JE fans as we got the news from an email from JE.

All things compared, I don't think it is representative. At least that s my opinion.^^'

I wonder how their DVD will sell...Seeing how expansive it's going to be. I do hope a lot :DDD though xDD

Yamapi sells have dropped in both DVD, albums, CDs...

I m really hopping his next single (seems it's going to be fore Goro new drama, and it sounds SO good! ) will sell MUUUUUCH more than what he sells right now :((((( Hopefully, they will choose a way better single that what they did for Ero-P UGH. He had so many great songs...Anyway, back to the explanation :))

You can also compare on the venue they did. This year, Arashi was the most expansive when it comes to resold tickets (as always anyway...). NEWS was the second. To find a ticket under 40,000 yen (but Sapporo but Sapporo is cheap whatever the band even Arashi) for NEWS for venue such as an arena in Niigata for example (quite a small city) was almost impossible.

Even in shops, Yamapi tickets were one of the cheapest ( Sexy Zone Summary cost much more at the time) even for Tokyo. A good seat, almost arena, or where you could shake his hand was around 10000 yen...

Also, the original poster was speaking about how a band sold significantly less immedialty when its forefront man left...Which isn't the case here ?

The only other band I can see to which they refer is KAT-TUN...And there, it's not even the same case ( KAT-TUN fan too here ;D) as there wasn't just ONE super popular, but two with Kame. So there goes the theory about this band :)

The three others were pretty much not known to the general public, with few solo projects. When Jin left, the band had to change not only its balance (pairings, forefront men etc) but also how they work (stated by them during Coming Soon for example) and also their music. Loosing Jin's voice was a blow, despite many of them having a good voice ...

Jin did sell a lot though, waaaaay much thank KAT-TUN. But that s not to say that he was the only very known person of the band...Anyone who says that Kamenashi was not more known of the general public, or at least equally popular within the band as Jin, would be strongly mistaken. KAT-TUN drop of sells have lots to do with : lack of promotion, change of music style etc and the thing that came with it :))
crystalluvshun Re: Sorry, it ended super long 11th-Jan-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
Jin did sell a lot though, waaaaay much thank KAT-TUN

wait, did you mean Jin sold alot thanks to KT, or Jin sold more than KT? Because I don't think it's the latter, Jin's sales have not been more than KT's I think. and Jin's CDs sales had been dropping considerably and his last cd didn't even sell over 90k in the first week...although Jin fans argue there was very little promo with the cd & it was all in english, but Jin has many stans who would buy his cds regardless. Whereas KT's 'To the Limit' also had very little promo, and it sold about 150k in the first week. I don't see how Jin could sell more than KT when KT has had much more releases & good sales also.

anyway, this topic is about Yamada Ryosuke's solo debut, not KT & Jin, so let's not get carried away with the off-topic =)

Although I see your point about Yamapi & NewS sales.

but why am I not surprised seeing some people already starting to compare Yamada's sales with HSJ? Although this case is different since Yamada is not leaving HSJ or anything, but him releasing a solo single still give some people the excuse to compare his sales to that of the band in which he is a member of...I guess, people use it as an excuse to see just how much Yamada's popularity contributes to HSJ's sales.

Edited at 2013-01-11 12:48 pm (UTC)
rim1789 Re: Sorry, it ended super long 11th-Jan-2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
Haha you're right :) My comment about KAT-TUN and Jin was mainly about the OP who was commenting on either NewS or KAT-TUN but didn't develop their ideas. And you are right, Jin last single numbers dropped, but the first one compared to KAT-TUN at the time (I m not speaking of their recent sales) was way higher.

Anyway, as you said it's not the matter here :))

Ugh, I know right ? It s completely different Oo And this is totally the reason, to maybe show that without him the rest of the band is ''nothing''. *Sigh*

For the time being, it is clear that Yamada has no express desir to leave anyway, seeing how much he spoke of JUMP anyway even in his own Making Of and not just during the promotion...

Lol we are actually on the same page :) I agree with everything xD
crystalluvshun Re: Sorry, it ended super long 11th-Jan-2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
but the first one compared to KAT-TUN at the time (I m not speaking of their recent sales) was way higher.

I'm guessing you're referring to his first solo single that was the themesong for his movie 'Bandage' right? That single only sold about 27k more than KT's 'Going!', but that single was a tie-in with a movie that became commercially successful, so I don't think that's a fair comparison...and besides, that single came out before he 'officially' left KT, so he was still 'officially' a member of KT back then...his sales started to drop after he officially left the group.
Only 2 of Jin's solo CDs ever sold more than KT's (his first 2 releases), however not even by much...but all his other subsequent releases afterwards all sold significantly less than KT.

anyway, I think it's common when it comes to JE groups, that people like to compare the sales whenever a member decides to leave a group or just release a solo single. mainly when there's a group that has 1 or 2 members who seem to be much more popular & profitable than the rest of the group, like in the case of KT and NewS...I think people are just interested to see just how popular these members are and just how much their popularity actually contribute to the group's sales. So in the case of Yamada releasing his debut solo single, it's no different...people are interested to know how much he could sell as a solo act, and how much his popularity actually contributes to HSJ's sales.
But yeah I don't think the sales are really all that reliable in determining one's popularity within a group...I mean, although I don't follow HSJ, someone mentioned that Yamada's single is selling at about the same amount that HSJ's singles normally sell at this rate...because of this, now there's some people who probably think much of HSJ's sales is because of Yamada's popularity & that without him, HSJ would be in trouble etc...but that's not necessarily so, because we do know that some of the other HSJ members are also quite popular too, like Chinen.
So just because Yamada's single is currently selling at around a similar amount at this rate, it doesn't necessarily mean he's the main pillar of HSJ that draws in all the sales. Although it would be interesting to see how much the other HSJ members could sell if they were to release a solo single themselves also...

Edited at 2013-01-11 04:10 pm (UTC)
aozoras 9th-Jan-2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
owned it
gray_fairy 9th-Jan-2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'm so proud of him. He's a hardworker, talented and sweet person and he totally deserves this success. But the most important is that he definitely loves HSJ, since he even mentioned the members's names one by one in the making off. Those people who said he was going to flop or leave the group can stfu.
yamaapero 10th-Jan-2013 12:16 am (UTC)
agree with this
ashiya25 10th-Jan-2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
Agree! Thank you!
So proud of him! He really deserved it!
and he loves JUMP so much..
nikattun 10th-Jan-2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
MTE. I love you for saying this. ♥ YAY for Yamachan!
rim1789 11th-Jan-2013 06:10 am (UTC)
This! Thank you!
ambersolle 9th-Jan-2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats Yamada-kun =)
arara_chan 9th-Jan-2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
Wow amazing! I wonder how the first week sales will be :)
rim1789 9th-Jan-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Congrats ^^ I m really happy for him, this is well deserved. ^O^
blackdevil2722 9th-Jan-2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Happy for Yamachan and can't wait till my CDs arrive! & I really second your opinion OP, HSJ really needs a new single. It's been what, a year since SUPER DELICATE D:
xanithofdragons 9th-Jan-2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's pretty high for one day.
neitaro 9th-Jan-2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy and proud of this kid! He deserves it all <333333
urubaby21 9th-Jan-2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
So this will be on next weeks oricon? Congrats to Yamada. He's not my favorite but I actually like the song. I also like the dance. didn't watch the vid yet so idk bout that, but good for him. And One ok rock as numba 2, pretty awesome stuff right there.
sakana93 9th-Jan-2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats baby. Don't follow him as much as before but will always support him
sakana93 9th-Jan-2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, and also congrats to the babies at no2. At this point they can pull off The Beginning's number :3

Edited at 2013-01-09 06:49 pm (UTC)
urubaby21 9th-Jan-2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
On another note, that drama has a long ass name. Got tired from reading it.
bee_ichigo 9th-Jan-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
congrats Yama-chan <3
and happy for one ok rock in no 2~
yamaapero 10th-Jan-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
he deserved this..
congrats yama-chan!!
so proud as his fan...
now, I need HSJ new single...
vickjiji 10th-Jan-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
wow it's a good number, congrats yamachan!
thank god for ai no katamari. it's my favorite kinki kids song <3
whited_79 10th-Jan-2013 09:14 am (UTC)
He's so gonna get even more solo singles next. With that sales, I can see possibly another 1-2 more this year.
kyaamii 10th-Jan-2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
Wow~ nice to see One ok rock up there....the difference in figures.
Watched the making, the way he talks about Jump is so cute, so much Takaki praising too.
I think he nailed it pretty well, definitely gonna buy this.
gray_fairy 11th-Jan-2013 01:40 am (UTC)
so much Takaki praising too
Yamada seems so in love with Takaki, seriously ._.
yama_nya 14th-Jan-2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
bigredunderpant 10th-Jan-2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
I had a dream that he would split from HSJ and NYC just like what Yamapi split from NEWS and Akanishi with KAT-TUN. Hopefully this bad dream doesn't come true:(:(

Anyway thumbs up to yamada:) Looking forward to 4th gen Kindaichi on Saturday!!
memorialhime 11th-Jan-2013 05:15 am (UTC)
Wait Singapore cable tv will also be airing tml night!? Omg I didn't know. Thanks for the heads up
stole_away 11th-Jan-2013 10:24 am (UTC)
not bad~~
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