[Oricon Weekly] Takuya Sato, STYLE FIVE, A3! troupes and more on this week’s roundup

New week, new Oricon Weekly roundup.

This article covers the first week of November – which includes singles/albums released between 06/11/2017 and 12/11/2017.

Let’s take a look at the data.

Oricon Weekly Album ranking

HEAVENS slip on this week’s chart

HEAVENS are still charting on Oricon after losing almost 40 spots on the chart. The mini-album was charting at #8 last week and now occupies #43.

We’ve reviewed this release. You can find our review HERE.

A3! troupes comfortable on top 30

The A3! franchise is still charting on Oricon. Autumn and Winter troupe’s releases dropped a couple of spots since last week. “Blooming AUTUMN” ranked #24 and “Blooming WINTER” ranked #26 on Oricon Weekly.

You can read our review of “Blooming SpringHERE. Our review of “Blooming AUTUMN” can be found HERE.

Oricon Weekly Single ranking

Ensemble stars: consistency is key

Another month, more of the same. Ensemble Stars show their consistency on the Oricon Charts with two new releases entering top 15 last week. Akatsuki and Ra*bits releases occupy #10 and #13, respectively. Both physical and digital sales are going smoothly for both groups.

NEW ENTRY: STYLE FIVE enter top 20

STYLE FIVE mark their return with the single “FREE-STYLE SPIRIT“. STYLE FIVE are within top 15 on Animelo’s charts (for digital downloads), performing surprisingly well whereas on the physical sales department, the single entered top 20 with a total of 5.454 copies sold, making this release the unit’s worst chart performing single.

We reviewed this single. You can find it HERE.

NEW ENTRY: Takuya Sato rocking the digital sales tops but with lukewarm response on physical sales

Takuya Sato‘s “Monologue” has been one of the most talked about releases among Japanese fans. The single is performing incredibly well on Animelo’s charts (top 10 on digital downloads) but it seems that the response to the physical release is not quite the same, as seen by its sales figures. Even if those sales figures aren’t ideal, “Monologue” sits currently as Sato‘s highest ranking release on Oricon Weekly at #33 (previous record was held by “DAY & NIGHT” – #34).

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 Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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