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Fullmetal Alchemist THE BEST, an album collecting theme songs from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, and D-Formation, voice actress Minori Chihara's latest album, ranked #2 and #3, respectively, on Oricon's album sales chart for the week of February 27 to March 4, selling 19629 and 15031 copies, respectively. Until now, the highest weekly rank an album by Chihara has achieved was #6 for Sing All Love, released in 2010.
D-Formation was released on February 29 from Lantis's GloryHeaven label, and five singles from the album had already been released, starting with 2010's Freedom Dreamer. TERMINATED, the opening theme to Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere, is also included on the album. A special edition of the album that includes a blu-ray of Chihara's November 2011 "Minori Chihara Acoustic Live 2011" was also released.
Fullmetal Alchemist THE BEST was also released on February 29, and is a two-disc set that features 23 songs, covering every theme from the Fullmetal Alchemist series. This includes all seasons of both the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist as well as the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood television series, the 2005 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa, the 2011 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, and the Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of the Dawn Nintendo Wii game.