AKB48 has once again made history with their latest single, "Idol Nanka Janakattara." The single surpassed its predecessor, "Doushitemo Kimiga Sukida," which sold 327,000 copies in its first week, by selling a remarkable 368,000 copies. As a result, in the latest "Oricon Weekly Singles Ranking" released on October 3rd, the song made its debut at the number one spot.
With this achievement, AKB48 has secured the top spot on the singles chart for the 49th consecutive time, starting from their single "RIVER" on November 2, 2009. This remarkable feat sets a new record for the highest number of consecutive singles ranked first by a female artist, both in terms of "consecutive singles ranked first" and "total singles ranked first." Additionally, their "consecutive singles ranked in the top 10" also reached 60, another self-breaking record. The first-week sales of 368,000 copies also established a record for "consecutive singles with first-week sales exceeding 300,000 copies."
In their 62nd single, AKB48 brings to life the theme of "loving idols" as Yui Oguri takes on the center role for the second time in five years. The song delivers a heartfelt love story set to an energetic, up-tempo melody. Through its music video, the members courageously grapple with the complexities of their emotions, balancing their devotion to being idols with their hidden feelings of love. It's a touching portrayal of their determination, sincerity, and unwavering spirit as they navigate the challenges of their idol lives.