AKB48 26th Single ‘Manatsu no Sounds Good!’, which was release on May 23. Sold 1,616,795 copies in it’s first week of release, to rank number one on the oricon weekly single chart. It’s AKB48’s 13th Number one single, and 8th million seller. It’s the highest first week sales ever, AKB48 now have the top 5 highest first week sales ever. And 6 of the top 7 highest first week sales ever, according to the oricon charts. This single was release in 5 versions : 2 regular edition CD+DVD (Type A and Type B), 2 limited edition CD+DVD (Type A Type B). A limited CD Only Theater edition, which I think you can only get at there theater. This being the single to vote for your favorite member in their 4th senbatsu election, I bought 3 each of both regular edition and 1 each of both limited edition. For a total of 8 CD’s. This is Atsuko Maeda last AKB48 single, since she’ll be graduating from AKB48 in a couple of months. Acchan withdrew from the election about a month, I think this single could have sold close to 2 million copies if she didn’t.
This is my favorite AKB48 single in the sense that I love every single songs on this single.
Video : Manatsu no Sounds Good! – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=B6367447ANS6 . or http://www.alafista.com/2012/04/22/akb48-manatsu-no-sounds-good-pv/ .
Video : Mittsu no Namida – http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=533K5NO63WB1 . or http://vimeo.com/42835460 . (Finally some Tomomi Nakatsuka screen time, not that much. But it’s the most I’ve seen her in any AKB48 music video’s, that she appears on.)
Video : Gugutasu no Sora (Type B) – http://alive.in.th/watch_video.php?v=G54YW719YARB . or http://vid48.com/watch_video.php?v=663WNW5BNUO8. (Wow. Talk about a big push, Haruka Ishida was basically the star in this video. Hope this is start of something good.)
Oricon Top 10 Singles, Week 22, June 4.
3. Bible – GLAY (05/23) (49,323).4. Aishiteraburu! – SKE48 (05/16) (49,031) (521,358).5. With You – Yuzu (05/23) (35,544).6. Watashitachi – Kana Nishino (05/23) (28,003).7. Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos – Ushiro Kara Haiyori Tai G (05/23) (24,914).8. Face Down – Arashi (05/09) (20,643) (586,164).9. Lovey-Dovey – T-ara (05/23) (19,245).10. Stupid Love / Come Back To Me – Supernova (05/23) (16,299).