New week, new Oricon Weekly roundup.
This article covers the first week of December – which includes singles/albums released between 04/12/2017 and 10/12/2017.
Let’s take a look at the data.
Oricon Weekly Album ranking
NEW ENTRY: THE IDOLM@STER SideM “ORIGIN@L PIECES 09”
Another release part of IDOLM@STER SideM‘s “ORIGIN@L PIECES” series is out, and once again it shows the popularity and momentum this franchise has been riding on in the past year. “ORIGIN@L PIECES 09” had a pretty solid first week of sales with a over 10.000 units sold, earning this release a solid #11 on this week’s chart.
NEW ENTRY: I★Chu “I-chu Award 2017 Mini Album”
I★Chu released a special mini-album featuring fan-voted songs “I-chu Award 2017 Mini Album“. The mini-album was well received, achieving a comfortable #20 on Oricon Weekly after selling over 4.500 copies on its first week of sales.
Oricon Weekly Single ranking
NEW ENTRY: Ensemble Stars!’s Trickstar and Switch’s releases
As it has been tradition with this franchise, two Ensemble Stars!‘s singles were released on the same day and both chart together during the first weeks. Trickstar (Tomoaki Maeno, Tetsuya Kakihara, Showtaro Morikubo, Yuki Kaji) and Switch (Kenji Nojima, Kaito Ishikawa, Kazutomi Yamamoto) are the two units to chart this time around as they had their take on the franchise’s 3rd CD series.
Both releases are charting high and close to each other. Trickstar‘s “Ensemble Stars! Unit song CD 3rd series vol.8 Trickstar” occupies #6 and Switch‘s “Ensemble Stars! Unit song CD 3rd series vol.9 Switch” occupies #7. Both sold over 10.000 copies during their first week of sales.
NEW ENTRY: Matenrou “Matenrou -onnin rinshou”
Matenrou‘s bassy and imposing sound coated with a dark and introspective vibe not only impressed us, but a lot of people in Japan as well as overseas. With this release alone, Matenrou quickly grabbed thee spot as fan favorite crew among the 4 part of the Hypnosis Mic.
The single debuted on #27 on Oricon Weekly with over 3000 copies sold on its first week. Although this might not seem like a great feat, this is the only release part of the Hypnosis Mic project that has sold this much physically in one week. Digitally this release is charting high.
We’ve reviewed this release. You can find our review HERE.
NEW ENTRY: Takuma Terashima “ID”
Takuma Terashima made his long awaited comeback with “ID“. The single brought back Terashima‘s oldschool mix of electronica and rock sound, especially with the title track, being instantly well received by his fans. Physical sales weren’t as high as expected but still earned him a comfortable #30 with almost 3.000 copies sold.
Idolmaster SideM “Reason!!” holds its own on top 15
Idolmaster SideM‘s “Reason!!” continues on top 15 showing the franchise’s popularity. “Reason!!” dropped from #13 to #15. The single has over 100.000 copies sold and was certified gold by RIAJ last week.
We’ve reviewed this release. You can find it HERE.
Feromen “OPERA” slips on the chart
Feromen, seiyuu unit consisting of Junichi Suwabe and Kousuke Toriumi, returned two weeks ago from hiatus with the dramatic single “OPERA“. The single that initially was occupying #11 is now on #42.
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.