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  • Avex Group tops Oricon's 'Yearly Market Report' total sales by record label

    January 18, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Oricon revealed the "Yearly Market Report" which summarized the total sales for music and software for the year of 2012. This year, Avex Group Holdings Inc. has topped the "market share by record label" category with the total sales figure of ¥48,660,000,000 ($540,366,183 USD and 14.9% of the market share) which is an improvement of 116.8% over 2011. This is the first time in 4 years for Avex to top the ranking. In 2011, there were 4 wo

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  • AKB48 tops Oricon's 'Yearly Market Report' total sales

    January 18, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    It was revealed on Oricon’s 2012  “Yearly Market Report,” which summarized the total sales for music and software, that AKB48 has for the second time in a row topped the "market share by artist" category with approximately ¥19,100,000,000 ($212,104,276 USD) or 5.9% of the market share in sales. Last year, AKB48 topped the 2011 chart with ¥16,280,000,000 ($180,788,357) in sales, but this new report shows that they increased their sales by

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for January 7 ~ 13

    January 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for January 7th to the 13th. Check out which mangas made it into the top 5 below! === 1. "Natsume Yuujinchou", Volume 15 - Midorikawa Yuki : (135,185) 2. "Sukitte Iina yo.", Volume 10 - Hazuki Kanae : (127,385) 3. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", Volume 11 - Robiko : (118,829) 4. "NARUTO", Volume 63 - Kishimoto Masashi (93,181) 5. "HUNTER×HUNTER", Volume 32 - Togashi Yos

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/7 ~ 1/13

    January 16, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for January 7th to the 13th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Mystery Virgin" - Yamada Ryosuke : 1/9 (188,862) 2. "Deeper Deeper / Nothing Helps" - ONE OK ROCK : 1/9 (43,812) 3. "REASON" - Yuzu : 1/9 (41,923) 4. "BUNBUN NINE9'" - Cheeky Parade : 1/9 (22,176) 5. "Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara" - Iwasa Misaki : 1/9 (18,929) (Check out

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  • 19 works from AKB48 simultaneously rank on Oricon's 'TOP 100' weekly album chart

    January 10, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    19 works by popular idol group AKB48 have simultaneously ranked on Oricon's latest 'TOP 100' album chart for the week of January 14.  This set a new record, beating out Michael Jackson and The Beatles past records of 16 works ranking simultaneously in the TOP100. The 19 works includes 18 of their “studio recordings collection” released on January 1st and their “1830m” album released back in August 2012. 11 of the “studio recordings col

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for December 31 ~ January 6

    January 10, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Oricon has just revealed its weekly comic chart for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "NARUTO", Volume 63 - Kishimoto Masashi : (287,331) 2. "HUNTER×HUNTER", Volume 32 - Togashi Yoshihiro : (264,810) 3. "Natsume Yuujinchou", Volume 15 - Midorikawa Yuki : (227,945) 4. "Ao no Exorcist", Volume 10 - Kato Kazue : (225,518) 5. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 2 - Matsui Yusei : (146,75

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/31 ~ 1/06

    January 9, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Dance My Generation" - Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827) 2. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5/2012 (10,156) 3. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19/2012 (10,039) 4. "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber : 10/21/2009 (8,490) 5. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26/2012 (7,555) (Check

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/24 ~ 12/30

    January 7, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 24th to the 30th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "ROCK YOUR SOUL" - V6 : 12/26 (55,155) 2. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26 (40,608) 3. "Masaka" - Kasai Tomomi : 12/26 (32,582) 4. "Kitagawa Kenji" - NMB48 : 11/7 (30,683) 5. "'Bokura no Century' Momoiro Christmas 2012 ~Saitama Super Arena Taikai~ Limited Edition Single" - Momoiro Cl

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for December 17th to the 23rd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19 (232,961) 2. "Robot" - CNBLUE : 12/19 (42,563) 3. "WANT!" - Berryz Kobo : 12/19 (24,622) 4. "Rinkaku" - DIR EN GREY : 12/19 (22,881) 5. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5 (21,265) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <Album Weekly

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Oricon has just released their weekly comic chart for December 17th to the 23rd! Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "Meitantei Conan", Volume 78 - Aoyama Gosho : (352,174) 2. "To LOVE Ru -Trouble- Darkness", Volume 6 - illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro / written by Hasemi Saki : (178,817) 3. "Daiya no A", Volume 34 - Terajima Yuji : (144,560) 4. "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (20th Anniversary Series)", Volume 3 - writt

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