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For fans of Japanese Popular Music. From para para to visual kei and every genre inbetween!

Weekly Oricon Rankings (Ending 01-05)


Hot on the heels of the Christmas releases, here are the first results of the new year.

No surprise at all in the top spot – Golden Bomber took it by a couple of miles with “101 Kaime no Noroi” selling 157,660, which I think is roughly in-line with expectations given the group’s current growth in popularity.

Hey! Say! Jump’s “Ride With Me” took #3 by selling 14,518 additional copies to push its total to 177,511. That’s about a 9% second week, which is all right but not great, and certainly doesn’t suggest that its first week sales could have been any higher.

It might be the case that the Busaiku subunit of Kis-My-Ft2 will overtake HSJ which . . . is difficult to read. On the one hand, KMF2 is the elder group (though it debuted later), but on the other, this is just a subunit of that group…

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Author: neokeiuk

I first started listening to Japanese music when I started university in 2006. Whilst I was taken aback at the first I was soon fascinated by the new styles I heard. This passion is the basis for Neo Kei, for followers and fans of Japanese popular music. Any style of music is welcome. I am particularly enjoy r'n'b and oshare kei, but I listen to many genres such as para-para, euro beat, visual kei, electronica, hip hop, heavy metal, pop, alternative and many many more. Here I will share news on the newest releases, new videos, concert announcements and artist news. I am so working on establishing a regular club night dedicated to Japanese music in Liverpool. No music is too kawaii, dark, abstract or geeky to play! Keep a keen eye on the blogs, Facebook or Twitter as things develop. Feel free to share any bands you like, or music you want to hear on Neo Kei nights or just any J-music news you want to share.

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