[Oricon Weekly] FLOWxGRANRODEO, Hiroyuki Yoshino and more featured on this week’s roundup

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We’re back with a new Oricon Weekly roundup.

This article covers the fourth week of January – which includes singles/albums released between 22/01/2018 and 28/01/2018.

Let’s take a look at the data.

Oricon Weekly Album ranking

NEW ENTRY: Hiroyuki Yoshino “Emotional”

Hiroyuki Yoshino made his comeback with the mini-album “Emotional“. The mini-album explored rich instrumentals, and embraced a simplistic acoustic sonority without forgetting to add its entertaining/brighter moments. The mini-album’s carefully crafted performances managed to grab the attention of his fans, shooting the release to a comfortable #20 on this Week’s chart.

NEW ENTRY: Boyfriend (Kari) Project Music Album Fujiki Gakuen # 02

The new release part of the Boyfriend (Kari) franchise had a rather quiet first week of sales. The album featuring songs performed by the members of Fujiki Gakuen ranked on #27 with a little over 3.000 copies sold.

Oricon Weekly Single ranking

NEW ENTRY: FLOWxGRANRODEO “Howling”

FLOW and GRANRODEO teamed up once again for a special release. The joint single “Howling” received a warm welcome by fans of both bands, ranking high on Oricon Daily as soon as it was released. By the end of the week “Howling” sat comfortably on #12.

Jupiter, HighxJoker and DRAMATIC STARS fall on the chart

If last week Jupiter, HighxJoker and DRAMATIC STARS were ruling Oricon’s Weekly chart, this week is quite the opposite. Surprisingly, in just one week all three releases fell almost 30 places on the chart.

In what was a mellow sales week for these three IDOLM@STER SideM units, we can find HighxJoker‘s “Sunset★Colors” on #46, followed by Jupiter‘s “Over AGAIN” that ranked on #49 and DRAMATIC STARS‘ “ARRIVE TO STAR” on #50.

THE IDOLM@STER SideM 3rd ANNIVERSARY drops out of top 10

After a strong first week of sales, the hype surrounding THE IDOLM@STER SideM’s 3rd ANNIVERSARY series DISC 01 has toned down. The single dropped from #8 to #36, with a little over 1.800 copies sold in the past week (over 12.000 cumulative).

SOURCES: Oricon official websitealbums / singles

If there aren’t sales figures on the prints we’ve posted it’s because the music label behind that artist doesn’t want to disclose that information. The Oricon charts only count physical copies. Digital figures and ranks might be different.

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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