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Browsing Yamashita Tomohisa LOVE CHASE

OriconThis past week the Oricon single charts are topped by Tohoshinki (TVXQ) with their new single “ANDROID” selling over 150,000 copies. Check out the release details and preview video for their 2nd single of 2012. In the second spot is one of our favorites SCANDAL with “Taiyo Scandalous” selling a good 31,500 copies – more details on this single including information on the 2 special band units formed for the coupling songs can be found in a previous report.

Another favorite, Minori Chihara (singer/seiyuu) gets her latest single “ZONE//ALONE” in the #6 spot on the charts. This single is featured as the opening theme for anime “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II” – hit this link for more details and preview music video.

The weekly album charts again find pop-diva Namie Amuro with album “Uncontrolled” at the top for the 3rd week in a row – selling another 44,000 copies (release details). In the 3rd spot is favorite seiyuu group Sphere and their third album “Third Planet” with 21,000 sold. Check out the release details.

SUPER JUNIOR gets their import mini-album “Sexy, Free & Single” into the 5th spot on the album charts. They are releasing this song with Japanese lyrics as their new Japanese single on August 22nd – more details here.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,

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OriconThe single charts are topped by Kim Hyun Joong with his 2nd Japanese single “HEAT” selling over 183,000 copies (release details) – its his first #1 Japanese single! 

The 2nd spot goes to Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) with his single “LOVE CHASE” that is featured as ending theme for anime Toriko – it sold over 118,000 copies (release details). Landing in 3rd spot is longtime idol group Morning Musume with “One Two Three / The Matenro Show” -  one of their better selling singles in some time – with over 100,000 copies sold. The 4th spot goes to SUPER☆GiRLS and 5th spot is the combined 2PM+2AM with “OneDay” tied-in to their documentary film (release details).

The weekly album charts aren’t much changed from last week and again are topped by pop-diva Namie Amuro with album “Uncontrolled” – selling another 79,000 copies of her 7th #1 album (release details). Second spot still finds GReeeeN with their very long titled album “Utautai……” selling another 34,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,

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Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) has revealed the jacket cover art for his new single “LOVE CHASE”. The single will be released July 4th and is currently featured as the 4th ending theme for ongoing anime Toriko. Previously posted here are early release details and information on the anime tie-in. Yamashita has also just announced his 2nd album “Ero” for release on July 25th – more details to be posted! The updated release details on his new single follows.

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Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) has announced his new single “LOVE CHASE” which will be released July 4th. The song “LOVE CHASE” is currently featured as the 4th ending theme for ongoing anime Toriko and was produced by MONKEY MAJIK. The single is offered in three editions, two Limited and a Regular CD-only that includes a bonus track written and composed by Yamashita. More release details follow,

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