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Love Live! Film Puts 3 CD Singles in Top 10 in the Same Week

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st anime characters with 3 weekly singles in Top 3; 3rd single also sets franchise sales record

"Boku-tachi wa Hitotsu no Hikari"/"Future Style," the July 15 CD single with two insert songs from Love Live! The School Idol Movie, sold about 96,000 copies in its first week of sales. It ranked #2 on Oricon's singles ranking chart for the July 13-19 week. It has topped the franchise record for the single or album with the most copies sold in its first week.

The single is the third of three weekly singles with insert songs from the movie. It features "Boku-tachi wa Hitotsu no Hikari" (We Are A Single Light) the anime's nine-girl idol group μ's, and "Future Style" by the group's three second-year students — Emi Nitta as Honoka Kōsaka, Aya Uchida as Kotori Minami, and Suzuko Mimori as Umi Sonoda.

Lantis released the first of the weekly singles, "Angelic Angel," on July 1. That single contains the songs "Angelic Angel," and "Hello, Hoshi o Kazoete" (Hello, Count the Stars). The single sold 14,000 copies in its third week (for a current total of around 114,000 copies), and went down from its #5 slot last week to #9 this week.

Lantis released the second of the weekly singles, "SUNNY DAY SONG"/"?←Heartbeat," on July 8. That single contains the songs "SUNNY DAY SONG," and "?←Heartbeat." The single sold 20,000 copies in its second week (for a current total of around 107,000 copies), and went down from its #2 slot last week to #6 this week.

All three singles debuted at #2 on the weekly chart in their first week. The μ's idols are the first in-anime characters to release three weekly singles and have all reach the top 3.

The Recording Industry Association of Japan certified μ's' Best Album Best Live Collection II album as gold in June.

The film topped the Japanese box office for tickets sold for its first three weeks in theaters since June 13. As of July 13, 30 days since its premiere, it has earned a total box-office gross of 1.65 billion yen (about US$13.4 million).

The film will premiere in select cities in the United States on September 12. The film will also screen in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, and Indonesia.

Source: Oricon Style

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Mr. Oshawott

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