Who came out on top in this week’s Oricon chart? June 30th – July 6th

A lot of press and stanwars between Ayumi Hamasaki and Tomomi Itano fans, but who actually came out on top in this week’s Oricon album and single charts?

Oricon Weekly Album Charts
Rank Song Sales
1
New

Kis-My-Journey
Kis-My-Ft2
245,782
2
New

0 CHOIR
UVERworld
84,810
3
New

Oda Biyori
Oda Kazumasa
74,884
4
New
Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi All Time Best 2014 Kizutsuki Uchinomesarete mo, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi.
Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi
68,496
5
New
Colours
Ayumi Hamasaki
39,295
6
New
S×W×A×G
Tomomi Itano
19,863
7
Down
Heart Song
Chris Hart
19,458
8
Down
Frozen Soundtrack
Various Artists
18,494
9
Down
Ballada
Namie Amuro
12,900
10
New
DARKEST ANGELS
VIXX
12,332

View more at the Oricon website.

Oricon Weekly Singles Charts
Rank Song Sales
1
New

Omoidama
Kanjani∞
168,866
2
New

Last Romeo ~Kimi ga Ireba Ii~
INFINITE
47,262
3
New

Wake up!
AAA
40,708
4
New
Kimi ni Deaeta Kara
miwa
25,025
5
New
Hitorijanai
ν[NEU]
14,614
6
Down
R.Y.U.S.E.I.
Sandime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
9,402
7
New
Intro Situation
Yuikaori
8,791
8
New
Kimi no negai kanaetai!
Doll☆Elements
6,763
9
New
Wake Up! feat.ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
6,251
10
Up
Togegoe
Kouhei Fukuda
3,855

View more at the Oricon website.

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  • Comments

    • To be honest, I knew Ayu wasn’t going to get #1 for a while now, not with that competition. This isn’t a surprise. I’ve heard that she’s not in Japan right now but in LA where she spends like 70% of her time now.

      • nogicunty

        ok

      • Yuki

        I think everybody know that Ayu is not what she once was,
        She only goes to Japan to tour and promote, She spends most of her time in LA with her new husband.
        Which is odd because after the Tohoku earthquake she said she didn’t want to leave Japan again O.o

        • Yes, she did say that. If there was no 3/11, she’d probably still be married to Mannie and living in LA. I guess she figures everything is fine now?

          • Yuki

            More thank likely, Or she just used the earthquake as an excuse to divorce Mannie,

            I just find it a bit bizarre that she went on about living full time in Japan and always living there to now living in LA again and working with American producers O.o
            And she wonders why her sales have shot down.

            I think Colors was probably her worst along with “Party Queen” That was a total train wreck,
            The only song i really like is “What Is Forever Love” with Urata Naoya

            • I’m personally fond of Terminal and Merry-go-round. Terminal just reminds me a lot of gay clubs while Merry-go-round is probably her best song since BRILLANTE.

              Was the earthquake an excuse to divorce Mannie? Maybe? She said something about physical distance turning into emotional distance. So umm, why not bring him to Japan? I mean what is he doing in LA besides appearing in ads for Japanese language schools and selling copies of his partially nude photobook on EBay?

              • Yuki

                Merry-go-round…I forgot about that one, Feel the Love sucked but i do have to admit Merry-go-round is a good one, Verbal was unexpected, For some reason i could never Imagine Verbal & Ayu in the same song.

                Exactly, Common sense would say both move to Japan, but instead it was just “I miss Japan so i’m getting divorced to move back there” If you really love someone you don’t just leave them to move to another country O.o
                He was in adverts? As far as i knew he was in 2 of Ayu’s PV’s and then the naked photobook thing….Not sure who would buy that but whatever XD
                Honestly i have never actually looked at what he has done….

                • A friend of mine found him in some random commercial for a Japanese language school online. And I bought the book LOL! He autographed it and everything.

                  • Yuki

                    O.O Sorry, I have looked at the book and thought it just looks kind of…..gross, like a porn one but not….if that makes any sense?

                    • Ohh, I’m not offended at all LOL! Well it’s Leslie Kee so it is going to border on softcore porn. One his books I have actually is full on hardcore porn, like actual sex.

                      • Yuki

                        That’s where i know his name!, He was arrested for naked pictures last year i believe,
                        It took me way too long to figure out where i knew the name from XD
                        Actual sex? Wow i didn’t think he went the full way.

                      • Yeah, he was arrested for obscenity last year. One of his books has actual sex in it, Super Pornstar. It has the late gay porn star Koh Masaki in it with another gay porn star. There’s penetration, semen, everything… One of the other books has semen in it too. A lot of his books has a lot of extreme nudity.

                        It’s funny that we should be talking about that book because that book was the beginning of the end of 2 of Ayu’s relationships: her marriage to Mannie and her friendship with Leslie Kee, who was her main photographer for a few years.

                      • Yuki

                        Koh Masaki, Now that is sad that he died so young.

                        I am curious as to how he gets them published considering how strict Japanese censorship laws are O.o

                        I thought Leslie Kee did a cover shoot with Ayu after her divorce?
                        Along with her Party Queen covers,
                        Also there was rumours that Ayu helped him after he was arrested.

                      • He really shouldn’t have got them published there, hence why they are now banned there.

                        And they did patch things up after the Mannie book. They did a few more shoots and she got him out of jail. The last straw was when her dancers were nude in one of his books without her permission.

                      • Yuki

                        Ahh i see, Thank you for explaining it to me.

                        O.O He photographed her dancers nude? That is a bit disturbing considering they always seem so sweet at lives, I hope it was for a good cause of something.
                        I suppose i can understand why Ayu would be pissed, It could have reflected a lot worse on her.
                        Then again it is their choice, Most of them were known before they joined Team Ayu.

                      • It was supposedly a gift for her 15th anniversary in one of his books.

    • *yawn* So boring.

    • nogicunty

      Why is Ayumi Hamasaki’s picture the biggest when her album flopped!

      • Because she’s the biggest star there.

        • nogicunty

          Her sales being 1/6th of Kis-My-Ft2’s album obviously not

          • It’s like saying that because Ariana Grande sells more than Mariah Carey that Mariah isn’t a bigger star.

          • Rebecca Johnson

            she’s 1/7 amount of people than kanjani8 so her ratio is better imo!

            • Reileen

              Kanjani8 sells around 300K of their albums tho

      • Because an Ayu fan wrote this post obviously? hahaha.

        • Ryan

          I’m a tomochin fan too tho and she’s the smallest!

          • Well that makes sense, Tomo *is* very little. Get it? LITTLE?

            • Ryan

              omfg

      • Ryan

        I’ll use a mathematic formula next time to work out the percentages of image widths for u

      • yanderenightmares

        Probably the posters bias.

    • Babi Hong

      so sick of frozen ~__~

      • yanderenightmares

        Yea. Same.

    • OhSnap!

      LOL @ Hamasaki fans forever in denial

      • What denial? I said earlier I didn’t expect her to get to #1. As far as her being the biggest star in the picture, she is. People may not listen to her anymore but everyone knows her name and knows who she is.

        • OhSnap!

          Why you felt adressed?
          You consider yourself in denial about something? Legit question.

          • I don’t see any other Ayu fan here…

            • OhSnap!

              You’re not the only one I know…

              • Thanks for clarifying.

    • Vivaldi

      I’m impressed. Colours managed to sell worse than Bon Voyage did.

      • Kuu actually bothered to promote Bon Voyage on tv and only got 6k more.

        • yacchaitai

          Kumi’s sales were really sad for the amount of promotion and singles she had

        • lallalalalala

          C’mon, that promotion was so bad I can’t even call it promotion.

    • Guest

      I haven’t agreed with Oricon charts since 2009. Even then it was iffy. But yay Chris Hart still in the top 10.

    • Minako

      Oh my, but I’m not surprised, there was no promo for Colours. I still love the Album though.

    • Sillage

      Is Omoidama good? From what I have observed; the international fandom hates it lol

      • jestiny*

        it’s seriously not that bad. i didn’t know people hate it?! it sounds a little bit old but in a good way… it reminds me of my youth

        • Sillage

          Yes i definitely agree it has a very nostalgic feel to it. The other songs on the ep followed the same feel and i actually liked the 2nd track much much better; It was definitely much more memorable and the vocals and the instruments matched better.

          Fandom aside I can see it ranking at no.1 at-least once … But a lot of ppl in the international fandom did express their disappointment with the song.

          • Reileen

            Whyy I love it! The most among Eito’s song this yr. I like the way it was sung. It has the same feel as..i forgot the song title but the one where Ohkura died in the PV, but much more interesting.

    • jestiny*

      ayu has nothing to prove at this point in her career. she’s done it all. she worked her ass off to reach the top and now she’s enjoying her life and all the luxuries she worked so hard for. the others? not so much.

      • risa nakamura

        that’s how i feel. let her live her life in peace. heck she still even managed to chart on oricon [despite how messy her recent releases have been.]

        some fans have been saying they want CREA back but i don’t think CREA now would be able to compose the same songs as back then anyways. she’s at a different chapter in her life so just let her happily live it.

      • Guest

        I agree as well. Some people want these celebs working to their death. I was rooting for years she’d settle down with a husband and have a little family. Even though she doesn’t have kids, I still want her to relax. It seems some just want her to work, work, work!

    • yanderenightmares

      NIce for uverworld and kis my frtakjkd or whatever.

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    • VIIKIHPNERD

      ::sigh:: it’s so sad that Ayu’s album charting at #5 not coming as a surprise to many….back in the days, it was always either #1 or #2. But the quality of her music has decreased, tbh. Still supporting though!

    • Fede Rico

      It doesn’t surprise me that colours peaked “only” at #5. No promo, lame videos and lame songs. I didn’t like this album at all, except for merry go round, terminal and what is forever love. It feels like she didn’t even care about it.