Charts: Akanishi’s LANDS, GReeeeN
This week’s #1 single was “BANDAGE,” the theme song for the upcoming movie of the same name. The song was released last week by the unit LANDS (named after the fictional band from the movie), which consists of KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi as the vocalist with support from music producer Takeshi Kobayashi on keyboard and RIZE’s Nobuaki Kaneko on drums. The single sold an impressive 211,000 copies.
BUMP OF CHICKEN had to settle for the #2 spot, even though their new single also saw strong sales of 147,000 copies. Porno Graffitti ranked #3 with 51,000 in sales. Other new releases in the top ten were a “Hetalia: Axis Powers” character single (#6), the AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves (#8), GIRL NEXT DOOR (#9), and Remioromen (#10).