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AKB0048's Opening Song Sells 47,000 to Rank #3

posted on 2012-08-06 23:57 EDT
Single sold with ending songs; 1 of 2 CD variants includes original anime music video

"Kibō ni Tsuite," the opening theme song to the AKB0048 anime, sold about 47,000 copies to debut at #3 on Oricon's singles ranking chart for the July 30-August 5 week. "No Name," the unit composed of AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 idols who won the chance to voice-act in AKB0048, released the "Kibō ni Tsuite" maxi-single on August 1.

Besides the title track, the single also contains the AKB0048 ending theme songs "Yume wa Nando Demo Umarekawaru" and "Niji no Ressha," as well as instrumental versions of all three songs. "Type A" of the maxi-single's limited first pressing features a DVD with a music video starring the members of No Name, while "Type B" (pictured right) features a DVD with an original animated music video.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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