K-On!! Image Songs Rank #9, 10, 11 on Weekly Singles Chart (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The K-On!! Character Image Songs releases for the anime characters Azusa Nakano, Ritsu Tainaka, Tsumugi Kotobuki ranked #9, #10, and #11, respectively, on Oricon's CD singles chart for the November 15-21 week. Azusa's CD sold 23,000 copies (rounded to the nearest thousand), while Ritsu and Tsumugi's CDs each sold about 20,000 copies.
This was actually the first time that a K-ON! or K-ON!! CD single did not rank in the top 10; all the previous K-On! singles were #10 or higher. On the other hand, it was the first week in 2010 that all the top-10 singles sold 20,000 copies or more.
An official band score (sheet music) collection and CD, Band Yarō yo!! ~Let's Music 3~ "Ho-kago Tea Time" Hen (Band Score Tsuki), will ship on December 22. The CD singles for the next three Character Image Songs from Ui Hirasawa, Nodoka Manabe, and Jun Suzuki will ship simultaneously on January 19. The official website of the anime posted a promotional video for the current three Character Image Songs.
Update: Ui's name corrected. Thanks, SirSlarty.
Update 2: Oricon reports that the three CD singles sold 22,587, 20,153, and 19,847 copies, respectively.
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