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6:41 pm - 05/28/2012

AKB48’s “Manatsu no Sounds good!” breaks new record and sells over 1.61 million copies in first week

AKB48’s newest single “Manatsu no Sounds good!” topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking Chart for the week of June 4th by selling a whopping 1,617,000 copies in its first week of sales. This sales figure marked a new record, as it is the highest sales on Oricon’s single sales chart for a first week.

The girls topped the chart for 13 consecutive singles, and also sold over a million copies for 7 consecutive singles. In the Japanese music industry only two artists have longer consecutive million sale singles. B’z sold over a million for 13 consecutive singles, and Mr.Children achieved this for 8 consecutive singles. If AKB48 sells over a million for their next single, they will tie Mr.Children.

In the sales of the first day, “Manatsu no Sounds good!” sold 1,171,000 copies, and this also marked a new record as Oricon daily chart.

The learder Takahashi Minami stated “We, all member feel honor it. We feel again we could mark this new record because of fans who have been supporting us since we debut. We will do our best every day so that AKB48 will be able to advance.

“Manatsu no Sounds good!” includes the voting serial number for the 4th General Election.

Check out their sales history below.

[Top5 of AKB48's first week of sales]

1.” Manatsu no Sounds good !”…1,617,000 copies (May 23rd, 2012 released)
2. “Flying Get” …1,354,000 copies(August 24th, 2011 released)
3. “Everyday, Kachuusha” …1,334,000 copies(May 25th, 2011 released)
4. “Kaze ha Fuiteiru” …1,300,000 copies(October 26th, 2011 released )
5. “GIVE ME FIVE!” …1,287,000 copies(February 15th, 2012 released)

danceinthedark 28th-May-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh and btw who else is watching the anime? It is surprisingly good, was expecting trainwreck and it could still go that way, but it feels like it's building to something. And so much scenery porn.
liime_arix 28th-May-2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
I just finished the latest episode. And I'm just dying at Tomochin's family

I think it's good, especially art wise, because I get so lost in it, it feel like the show is over in a couple of minutes.
danceinthedark 28th-May-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Once I remembered she has a song called Clone, I lol'd even more.
riniswonderland 29th-May-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
The art style is gorgeous. The plot isn't too bad, either. Sometimes it's boring, but that's probably why we have those tiny fandom jokes to scout for, which make the anime so much more enjoyable as a fan.

Edited at 2012-05-29 12:29 am (UTC)
sheix0 29th-May-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Ep 3 won me over because I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, up till the Modern Warfare Idol edition with Beginner playing in the background lol.


That Cyborg Mayuyu too :3
Agree the scenery art is orgasmic~

kerplunk 29th-May-2012 10:21 am (UTC)
wait omg akb has an anime????


Edited at 2012-05-29 10:22 am (UTC)
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