AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss released their 4th single, “Saisho no Mail“, on November 22nd, and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking by selling over 134,000 copies in its first week!
Since their debut in September 2010, this is the very first time for French Kiss to top the Oricon charts. With this achievement, the group has also set a new record for their first week sales.
French Kiss is a 3-member group comprised of Kashiwagi Yuki, Takajo Aki, and Kuramochi Asuka. Until now, their 2nd single, “If“, and their 3rd single, “Kakko Warui I love you!“, held the highest position in 2nd place. Meanwhile, the best record for first week sales was achieved by “Kakko Warui I love you!”, with a total of 113,000 copies.
Member Kashiwagi expressed her joy saying, “We’re in our second year since French Kiss formed. To take first with this song, I am very happy to achieve one of our goals!”
Additionally, French Kiss has become the the 4th AKB48 sub-unit to top the weekly single charts, following Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, Team Dragon from AKB48, and Not yet.