My Pure·Happiness – Bokura no Eureka 1st Day Sales

The 1st day sales figure of NMB48’s 7th single Bokura no Eureka are out and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. On its first day, the single has sold 420,906 copies. Previously, the best 1st day sales for a NMB single were the 280,367 copies sold of Junjou U-19 on its 1st day. Not only that, Bokura no Eureka is already the best-selling NMB single in terms of 1st week sales, surpassing last year’s summer single Nagiichi, which sold 375,785 copies in in its first week of release.

I am happily surprised that Bokura no Eureka managed to sell over 420K copies in one day, with the AKB senbatsu election less than two weeks ago. With all the money and time spent on the election, I was expecting a little bit of a lull on 48 single buying. I was still expecting good sales figures for NMB’s 7th single, but this exceeded even my expectations. Guess NMB wota (and myself) have more money that I previously thought.

Hoping that Bokura no Eureka continues to sell well. Maybe even hit that 500K spot in the 1st week. Congratulations, NMB48!

My Pure·Delight – Teppen Tottande! 1st Week Sales

It’s been a week since NMB48’s 1st album Teppen Tottande! was released and the album has taken off to impressive sales. In the 1st week of sales for Teppen Tottande!, the album has sold 328,436 copies, ranking #1 in Oricon’s weekly album chart.

I got my copies last week and I’m really enjoying everything about the album types. The songs, the concert footage, the full HA! PV. So much NMB goodness. So happy and proud of NMB and hopefully this album is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of success for the group. Congratulations, NMB48!

My Pure·Delight – Teppen Tottande! 1st Day Sales

Teppen Tottande!

Finally, the day has arrived. February 27th. The release of NMB48’s 1st album Teppen Tottande!

And it looks like the album is going to be another great seller for NMB. Oricon shows the 1st day sales of album have totaled 247,047 copies, ranking it 1st on the Oricon daily album chart. When I first heard that NMB was getting their 1st album, I couldn’t even think of a ballpark estimate figure that the album would sell. But seeing 247,047 copies of the album sold on its 1st day alone is pretty amazing to me. It certainly makes me feel very proud of NMB and extremely happy for their success. Can the group reach 300,000 copies sold for the week? Or maybe even more? We will find out as the week goes by. Congratulations, NMB48!

My Pure·Pride – Kitagawa Kenji 1st Week Sales

Another NMB48 release, another #1 single. After its first week, NMB48’s 6th single Kitagawa Kenji has sold 317,051 copies and taking the #1 on Oricon’s weekly chart.  That is up from the 315,205 1st week sales of NMB’s previous single Virginity. Kitagawa Kenji is NMB’s second straight #1 single in a row and their 5th #1 single overall.

While the sales of Kitagawa Kenji didn’t reach the 1st week sales of Junjou U-19 or Nagiichi, I’m still very pleased with the sales numbers. Kitagawa Kenji is a great single and I’m happy to see it get #1. With the sudden rash of graduations and the formation of a new team, the group is still ever changing and evolving. I repeat it all the time, but it’s the truth: there’s still more great things to come from NMB. (I mean just look at HA!) And with the introduction of NMB LODs, hopefully more people will see just how wonderful NMB is.

Congratulations on another #1 single, NMB48!

My Pure·Pride – Nagiichi 1st Week Sales

The weekly battle between NMB48’s Nagiichi and Arashi’s Face Down has seemed to come to a conclusion and Arashi has finished the week on Oricon as #1. I tip my hat to them and congratulate them for taking the #1 spot.

But even though I’m a bit sad that NMB48 finished #2 for the week, I’m still proud of NMB and the sales Nagiichi was able to make. The theater copies midweek surge finally occurred on Saturday, leading to 91,990 copies sold for the day, the lone day NMB48 was #1 on the daily Oricon chart over Arashi and Super Junior. While it is not the 4th #1 single for NMB48, it is another NMB single outselling its predecessor. The Saturday theater edition surge helped Nagiichi exceed Junjou U-19‘s 1st week sales of 329,438 copies sold. Nagiichi has sold almost 376,000 copies in its 1st week.

I think it shows that NMB48’s popularity has not peaked yet. I will always think that NMB48 is awesome, but there is still untapped potential in them. Can’t wait to see what NMB has in store for the future.

And Aki-P, please get N3 going and allow LODs, so I can watch it already.

My Pure·Look – Nagiichi 1st Day Sales

The 1st day sales figures for NMB48’s 4th single Nagiichi are out and NMB48 find themselves in 2nd place. Not completely unexpected, of course, but I’m slightly concerned after with the first day sales figures. Nagiichi sold 231,200 copies on its first day, trailing Arashi’s Face Down, which sold 250,415 copies. Also, it’s a drop from the 280,367 1st day copies sold of NMB48’s previous single Junjou U-19.

It’s unsure if the theater editions of Nagiichi were sold and counted first day like Junjou U-19 or if we’ll see a midweek surge like Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo and Oh My God!. Of course, I’m hoping it’s the latter.

As I said before, I’m still concerned for the single, but 231,200 copies is nothing to sneeze about and I’m still hopeful that Nagiichi will gain momentum and eventually pass Junjou U-19‘s sales. I always want to see NMB48 to do well because they’re so amazing, so let’s go NMB48!

My Pure·NMB48 – Nagiichi’s Battle for #1

I’m not sure how coherent or what purpose this post will have. But I just felt like writing something.

With this week’s Oricon single battle seemingly over between Nogizaka46 and Sashihara Rino (Sasshi), my focus turns to the next ***48 single set to release on May 9th: NMB48’s 4th single Nagiichi.

A little under 10 months ago, on July 20th, 2011, NMB48 released their debut single Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo. Releasing on the same week was Tohoshinki’s 2nd Japanese single Superstar. There was real doubt that NMB48 would be able to debut at #1, but the group announced that if they didn’t end up #1 for the week, they would wear bloomers at one of their theater performances. Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo would go on to sell 131,654 copies on its first day, eventually ending up with 218,441 sold copies for the week and the #1 weekly slot on Oricon.

NMB48’s 2nd and 3rd singles Oh My God! and Junjou U-19 would continue NMB48’s success, which each outselling its predecessor’s 1st week sales and gaining the #1 spot for the week. And now NMB48’s Nagiichi will go against Arashi’s Face Down for #1. I admit wholeheartedly that I really don’t know anything about Arashi other than the fact that their previous single Wild at Heart sold 550,014 copies in its first week.

The belief is that Arashi will prevent NMB48 from getting their 4th consecutive #1 single, but I’m keeping my faith in NMB48 and I’m doing my best to support NMB. I myself have bought Type A & B & C of Nagiichi, the very first ***48 single I’ve bought all three types of. To me, Nagiichi is another great NMB single and I’m hoping that the single sells really well.

So yeah, in the end, all I wanted to say really was this. Go NMB48!

My Pure·Delight – Oide Shampoo/Soredemo Suki da yo 1st Day Sales

The first day sales figures are in for the long-awaited battle between Nogizaka46’s 2nd single Oide Shampoo and Sashihara Rino’s (Sasshi) debut solo single Soredemo Suki da yo. Nogizaka46 came out in 1st place for the day with 111,222 copies sold. Sasshi finished the day in 2nd place with 56,789 copies sold.

Really impressed with the sales numbers for both Nogizaka46 and Sasshi. I think the huge promotion of the Nogizaka46/Sasshi feud worked out really well. I know some people feel that this result is a disappointment for Sasshi, but the 56,789 copies sold is more than the 1st day sales of Itano Tomomi’s (Tomochin) last two singles and Watanabe Mayu (Mayuyu) debut single. And with the AKB election coming up, I think Sasshi’s fans might have been saving up their money to vote for her. And I think the result is more about how Nogizaka46 is gaining a lot of popularity and I’m happy to see it. A really nice increase from the 1st day sales of Guruguru Curtain. Let’s see how the sales numbers for the rest of the week come out.

My Pure·Delight – Junjou U-19 Outsells Oh My God!

100th post and of course, it’s about more NMB success. With Saturday’s sales and not including weekly adjustments yet, NMB48’s 3rd single Junjou U-19 has sold a total of 322,685 copies so far this week. The first NMB48 single to sell over 300,000 in its first week. Unsurprisingly, in terms of total sales, it looks like Junjou U-19 has overtaken Oh My God! as NMB48’s best selling single to date. Once again, congratulations NMB48!

My Pure·Wonder – Junjou U-19 2nd Day Sales

Going to update on Junjou U-19’s first week sales continuously here on this post.

Second day figures for NMB48’s 3rd single Junjou U-19 have been released and NMB is still #1. The single sold 18,903 copies on its second day. After two days, the single has sold 299,270 copies. Almost at the 300,000 mark and I expect another surge to boost sales. So yeah, I think things are looking good for Junjou U-19 and NMB.