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Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Popular group, Arashi have topped the singles chart with their 41st single, "Endless Game". This is their 30th consecutive no.1 single and their 37th no.1 single overall since "PIKA★★CHI DOUBLE" (February 2004). Groups that have previously achieved 30 no.1 singles in a row are B'z (46 consecutive no.1s), KinKi Kids (32 consecutive no.1s), and Mr.Children (30 consecutive no.1s), making Arashi only the 4th group to do so. As for overall artists, Hamasaki Ayumi is in 2nd place with 37 consecutive no.1 singles behind B'z with 46. The title track is used as the theme song to the FujiTV drama "Kazoku Game" starring member, Sakurai Sho.

In the albums chart, multicreator, Jin (Shizen no Teki P) has achieved his first no.1 ranking either in singles or albums chart with his 2nd album, "Mekaku City Records". His highest placing previously was 6th in the albums chart with "Mekaku City Days" (May last year) and 3rd in the singles chart with "Children Record" (August last year). This is the first time for a Nico Douga artist to top any Oricon chart.

Meanwhile, popular idol group, Momoiro Clover Z have reached the top 2 spots in both the music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with their live DVDs, "Momoiro Christmas 2012 ~Saitama Super Arena Taikai~ 25 Nichi Koen" and "Momoiro Christmas 2012 ~Saitama Super Arena Taikai~ 24 Nichi Koen". This is the first time they have achived this since their debut in August 2009. They are only the 3rd female artists to have achieved the top 2 spots in the DVD chart after Hamasaki Ayumi (October 2000) and AKB48 (December last year). At the same time, they have also reached the top 2 spots in the music-BD chart with the Blu-Ray versions, with "25 Koen" selling 24,108 copies (DVD+BD total is 34,982 copies), while "24 Koen" selling 24,049 copies (DVD+BD total is 34,888 copies).

Posting the top 30 singles/albums and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2013. New release in bold.

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LUNA SEA: “The End of a Dream”, The Beginning of a New Journey | Concert Review


For a band to reunite after over a decade, there’s a lot to do. First, they have to produce new songs. Then there’s the task of promoting themselves to the public they haven’t seen for so long. How do they reconnect with their fans? Do they stick to their old ways and try to retain their original fanbase (who is now 10 years older)? Or do they try to recreate themselves and attempt to increase their group of followers?

These are not easy missions to accomplish, but it looks like legendary rock band LUNA SEA’s fame has not died down one bit. With the “Luna Sea Live 2012-2013 The End of the Dream” tour receiving much love from old and new fans alike, the five members, comprising vocals Ryuichi, lead guitarist Sugizo, rhythm guitarist Inoran, bassist J, and drummer Shinya, certainly look to tear the stage apart when they end their Asian tour on the shores of our sunny Singapore.

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Source: actuallymag
According to my friend it was a really great concert, but he was disappointed they didn't sing Love Song.

Weekly Soundscan Chart: Singles/Albums

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Posting the top 20 singles and albums. The first column after the position number refers to (estimated) weekly sales. The second column refers to (estimated) total sales.

Soundscan Weekly - Singles (10/12~16/12/2012)

*1 44,854 *45,190 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya (Limited Edition A) (w/DVD)
*2 34,122 *34,357 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya (Limited Edition B)
*3 28,348 *28,375 SHINee - 1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite... (Limited Edition) (w/DVD)
*4 22,315 *22,439 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya (Regular Edition)
*5 20,105 *20,440 Lead - Still (Regular Edition)
*6 15,437 *72,281 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (TYPE-D)
*7 15,262 101,901 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (TYPE-A)
*8 11,532 *76,161 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (TYPE-B)
*9 10,653 *10,672 LUNA SEA - The End of the Dream / Rouge (First Press Limited Edition A) (w/Blu-Ray Disc)
10 10,367 *65,873 AKB48 - Eien Pressure (TYPE-C)
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Soundscan Weekly - Albums (10/12~16/12/2012)

*1 65,958 *66,099 Mizuki Nana - ROCKBOUND NEIGHBOURS (First Press Limited Edition) (w/Blu-Ray Disc)
*2 48,061 *48,229 Ketsumeishi - KETSUNOPOLIS 8 (ALBUM+DVD)
*3 46,102 669,632 Mr.Children - [(an imitation) blood orange] (First Press Limited Edition) (w/DVD)
*5 38,008 216,658 EXILE - EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE- (First Press Limited Edition) (2CD+3DVD)
*6 27,636 *27,683 Mizuki Nana - ROCKBOUND NEIGHBOURS (First Press Limited Edition) (w/DVD)
*7 23,635 108,336 YUI - ORANGE GARDEN POP (First Press Limited Edition)
*8 23,567 151,568 Matsutoya Yumi - Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to。 (Regular Edition)
*9 23,457 109,000 YUI - GREEN GARDEN POP (First Press Limited Edition)
10 23,065 *23,097 flumpool - experience (Limited Edition DVD)
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Note: Soundscan ranks sales for each version, and has a little bit smaller coverage of stores compared to Oricon. Though sometimes, Soundscan numbers can be higher than Oricon's. Soundscan also doesn't include label-owned and agency owned stores like Avex/mu-mo shops and AKB's chara-ani.

Yeah Nana gets no.1 on Soundscan! :)

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Weekly Oricon Chart: Albums/Singles/Music-DVDs

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Johnny's 4-member group, NEWS have achieved their 15th consecutive no.1 single since debut with "WORLD QUEST/Pokopon Pekorya." Including albums, this is also their 20th consecutive no.1 release. They are only the 3rd group to have achieved this after KinKi Kids last did it with "Kanashimi Blue" (May 2002) and KAT-TUN with "WHITE" (May 2011). "WORLD QUEST" is the official song for FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 in which member, Tegoshi Yuya also served as the main MC. "Pokopon Pekorya" is the theme song to the TBS midnight drama, "Hana no Zubora Meshi" in which member, Kato Shigeaki is also starring in.

In the albums chart, popular group, EXILE's double best album, "EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE-" has topped the chart for 2 weeks in a row. This is their 3rd consecutive album to have achieved 2 straight weeks at the top after "Negai no Tou" (March 2011) and "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" (January this year). As this is also the first week of Oricon chart 2013, EXILE now have extended their record for both male artists and groups to have a yearly no.1 consecutive album to 11 years. This best album comes with 2 discs; “LOVE SIDE” with love ballads and “SOUL SIDE” with uptempo numbers, including 29 of their hit songs from their debut in 2001 until 2011.

Meanwhile, popular Johnny's talent, Yamashita Tomohisa has reached the top spot in both music-DVD and overall DVD charts simultaneously with his live DVD, "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Ero P~." This is the first for Yamashita to rank first in the overall DVD chart since turning solo. It also exceeded his previous highest placing at 3rd with "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA ASIA TOUR 2011 SUPER GOOD SUPER BAD" (December 2011). The Blu-Ray version of the live DVD has also reached no.1 in the music-BD chart with 5,014 copies sold, for a DVD+BD total of 38,870 copies. This is also the first time for Yamashita to top the music-BD chart.

Posting the top 30 albums/singles and the top 10 music-DVDs. The second column in the top 10 refers to sales in 2013. New release in bold.

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Though Nana didn't get no.1, at least it's her highest first week yet I believe so congrats to her! :)

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NINKI ratings for the week of 10/12~16/12/2012

This should be the first week for Oricon 2013.
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If KHJ doesn't have any event, then Nana/flumpool/Ketsumeishi can steal the no.1 spot in albums chart I'm sure. Then it'd be a pretty race to the top between the four, I hope. Also rooting for Kou, LUNA SEA and The Cro-magnons! :)

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LUNA SEA Reveal Short PV For Their Upcoming Single

LUNA SEA has revealed two short PVs to promote their upcoming double A-side single "The End of the Dream/Rouge", their first single since their transferring to Universal Music

Their new single will be released on December 12th in 4 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C and Regular Edition.

Meanwhile check the PVs below!