[Oricon Monthly] Utapri, IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, Eden and more shine in February

Oricon Monthly February’s final rankings are out.

February welcomed the heavy hitters in the 2.5D idol industry: Utapri (with their new series of CDs), STARISH, IDOLM@STER SideM, TRIGGER and IDOLiSH7. There were several comebacks as well to spice up this month: Tetsuya Kakihara, GRANRODEO, as well as a debut in the mix from Eden, unit that comes from the popular 2.5D idol franchise, Ensemble Stars!.

With a packed month of releases, what were the albums and singles that made it to this month’s chart? Find out on this special Oricon Monthly article.

Albums

#10

NEW ENTRY: Uta no prince-sama Shining Masterpiece Show “Trois”

Following the footsteps of the first release of the Uta no Prince-Sama Shining Masterpiece Show series, “Trois“ scored high ranks on Oricon Daily and Weekly, being a constant presence for several weeks in a row on both charts. Now, as we take a look at last month’s performance, “Trois” has earned itself a well deserved #10 with a solid sales month (23.000 copies sold).

#12

NEW ENTRY: Uta no prince-sama Shining Masterpiece Show “Lycolis no Mori”

And because one release of the Uta no Prince-Sama Shining Masterpiece Show series wasn’t enough to feature on this chart, “Lycolis no Mori” joined “Trois” and, with only one day of sales counted for this chart, managed to rise to top 15. A little bit over 22.000 copies sold in one day were enough to grab an impressive #12 on Oricon Monthly.

Singles

#11

NEW ENTRY: ST☆RISH “ULTRA BLAST“

ST☆RISH set a new record among male seiyuu/2.5D units with “ULTRA BLAST“. After toping Oricon Daily and Tower Record’s charts upon its release, the single went gold in just 4 days, the fastest any male seiyuu or 2.5D unit has ever managed to get a Gold Record certification. The single is still charting on Oricon Weekly, after 4 weeks since its release and hasn’t dropped from top 40.

In February this single impressed everyone with its sales upon release and the figures were steady in the following weeks. “ULTRA BLAST” had a thoroughly fantastic run in the past month, earning it a well deserved #5 on Oricon Monthly.

We reviewed this release. You can find the review HERE.

#11

NEW ENTRY: IDOLiSH7 “WiSH VOYAGE”

With an anime adaptation currently airing, IDOLiSH7‘s “WiSH VOYAGE” was caught up in a lot of momentum. The single quickly sold over 20.000 copies on its first week of sales and was a constant presence in the chart during February. By the end of the month, this release had over 31.000 copies sold, earning a solid #11 on Oricon Monthly.

We reviewed this release. You can find it HERE.

#25

NEW ENTRY: TRIGGER “Heavenly Visitor”

One of the most talked about singles released in the past month is TRIGGER‘s “Heavenly Visitor“. The single released in the last day of February and featured simultaneously on IDOLiSH7 anime series and in the spin off series “IDOLiSH7 Vibrato“, shot immediately for a safe #25 on Oricon Monthly with only one day of sales counted.

We reviewed this release. You can find the review HERE.

#31

NEW ENTRY/DEBUT: Eden “THE GENESIS”

One of the most anticipated releases in the past month was Eden‘s “THE GENESIS“. As the new unit on the block, Eden, unit coming from the Ensemble Stars!‘s franchise, features two units at its core: Adam and Eve. The two units’ joint project raised a lot of hype but it wasn’t that alone that made the release get the comfortable spot it did on this chart, the music and performances did the rest of the job.

THE GENESIS” might have not come close to the figures that usually Ensemble Stars‘ units achieve but, as a fresh unit just now debuting, this is a good result. The single occupies #31 on Oricon Monthly with a little bit over 15.000 copies sold.

We reviewed this release. You can find the review HERE.

#45

NEW ENTRY: GRANRODEO “Deadly Drive”

GRANRODEO made a fantastic comeback with “Deadly Drive“. The single occupied a top 20 place on Oricon Weekly on its first week of sales and after than, despite disappearing from the top 50 chart, quietly sold more than the initial 8.000 copies it sold on its first week. By the end of the month, “Deadly Drive” had over 11.000 copies sold, earning the band a #45 on Oricon Monthly.

You can find our review HERE.

#47

NEW ENTRY: Tetsuya Kakihara “DIAMOND BEAT”

One of the most electrifying releases in February belongs to Tetsuya Kakihara‘s party imbued “DIAMOND BEAT“. Aside from the fact that this is his best work to date, the release had pretty mild sales – physically -, quickly dropping from Oricon Daily and Weekly charts’ top 50 in an instant. Regardless of that, this release still managed to sell over 10.000 copies in three weeks, earning Kakihara a stressing but still deserved #47 on Oricon Monthly.

We reviewed this release. You can find the review HERE.

#40

NEW ENTRY: THE IDOLM@STER SideM 3rd ANNIVERSARY DISC 02

THE IDOLM@STER SideM’s 3rd ANNIVERSARY series DISC 02 had a strange month of sales. The single didn’t sold that well on its first week of sales (despite the place it was occupying on Oricon Weekly) and week after week, the sales numbers continued to drop. After a complicated run, the single occupies #40 on Oricon Monthly.

And that’s all for February’s results.

SOURCE: ORICON – albums / singles

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