News Kansen Rettō Film, Hyakko Game's Singles Rank #3, #4 (Updated)
posted on 2009-01-19 23:09 EST
"Yume no Tsubomi," the Remioromen trio's theme song for the live-action film adaptation of Masasumi Kakizaki's Kansen Rettō horror manga, debuted at #3 on Oricon's weekly chart of the bestselling singles in Japan for January 6-12. The CD single sold 13,231 copies, while the film itself opened at #1 at the Japanese box office. The Possible idol group entered the chart at #4 with 10,166 copies of "Shiawase no Kata," the theme song for 5pb. Games' Hyakko: Yorozuya Jiken-bo game version of Haruaki Katoh's manga. The Fujimaki Fujioka duo and Nozomi Ōhashi's title song to Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea film surged back to #18 in the previous week — thanks to its purportedly final Japanese performance on New Year's Eve. However, it then slipped back down #23 with 3,447 more songs sold. "One Love," Arashi's theme song for the Hana Yori Dango Final film based on Yoko Kamio's manga, stayed at #27 and moved 2,871 more copies. The #1 single was Hideaki Takizawa's "Ai Kakumei," which debuted with 57,414 copies.
The Exile Ballad Best CD from Exile rose back up to #1 on the weekly album chart with 53,518 more copies. The new Exile Generation television series just premiered that week with the Examurai Sengoku anime shorts. Ikimono-gakari's My song Your song album also rose back up to #2 with 43,216 copies sold. It includes the Cat Street drama theme song "Planetarium," the Naruto Shippūden anime opening song "Bluebird," and the "Kaeritaku Natta yo" theme for the Suna-dokei (Sand Chronicles) film. The Bleach Best Tunes album slipped off the top ten list after peaking at #4. It settles at #11 with 8,093 more copies. Shoko Nakagawa's Voice album slipped from #11 to #13 in its third week with 7,403 copies. The Studio Ghibli Songs album fell to #17 with 6,722 copies. Macross Frontier Nyan Tama soundtrack landed at #25 with 5,153 copies after peaking at #2 five weeks earlier.
Update: "Bluebird's" spelling corrected. Thanks, teh*darkness.
follow-up of Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh, Shugo Chara Singles Rank #2, 8, 9
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