News Kansen Rettō Film, Hyakko Game's Singles Rank #3, #4 (Updated)
posted on 2009-01-19 23:09 EST by Egan Loo
"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 Sunadokei (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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