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Browsing Hatsune Miku 5th Birthday BEST ~memories~


Topping the Oricon charts this week is SMAP with their 25th #1 and 48th overall single “Moment” – selling over 136,000 copies. *Its been 9 weeks in a row for male groups, duos, and solo on the top of the single charts.

In second spot is everyone’s favorite seiyuu Nana Mizuki and her double-A single BRIGHT STREAM with the theme songs for the new Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movie and Dog Days anime. In the number three spot is another anime tie-in with NO NAME the actual and fictitious AKB48 idol unit providing the voice acting and theme songs for anime AKB0048. Rounding out the top 5 is CNBLUE and their 3rd Japanese single “Come on”.

On the album charts #1 for 3 weeks in a row is – Southern All Stars member Kuwata his solo album of greatest hits “I LOVE YOU -now & forever-“ selling another 61,000 copies.

Koda Kumi who just gave birth last week saw her re-mix album “Beach Mix” come in at #4.

Celebrating Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku’s 5th birthday 3 album of various artists make it into the top 10 of the album charts.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Hatsune Miku has two anniversary albums – “5th Birthday BEST ~ memories ~” and “5th Birthday BEST ~impacts~” scheduled for simultaneous release on August 1st. We previously announced the album releases and now the full track list is official. The albums, which are a Sony Music release, celebrate the virtual idol’s popular songs released over the past 5 years. Updated details follow.

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~ updated release information – jump ~

Hatsune Miku has two albums set for simultaneous release – “5th Birthday BEST ~ memories ~” and “5th Birthday BEST ~impacts~”. The albums, which are a Sony Music release, are a compilation of many of her most important songs released over the past 5 years  – such as what is still one of the very best – “melt” by supercell. Release date for both is set for August 1st – more early release details follow.

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