It's a very huge performance on Japan Billboard!
Japan music Charts have been dominated by One Piece anime movie - One Piece Film: Red - since its release in August, in Japan. But this show has a lot more to go on as the releases still happen around the word. The production, organization and distribution is being done by Toei Company Ltd. . The major impact songs are played by Ado. In Total, the soundtrack album of the film has 7 sounds played by Ado, occupying the Japan Hot 100 of this week.
The Top leading song is [New Era] ( 新時代 ).
“New Era” is still number one in streaming, video, and karaoke, with a total of 7 streaming, 5 video, and 4 karaoke hits. It’s especially popular in streaming, where it’s been played 11,939,263 times this week. That’s about 3 million times more than "I am the strongest" in second place on the same Chart. The radio Chart also shot up from 12th place last week to 5th place this week, so it looks like they’ll be staying in the top spot for a while.
For the ones that don’t know, What is One Piece:
Uta is the most beloved singer in the world, and she's about to reveal her identity to the world for the first time at a live concert. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as "otherworldly." As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with a shocking fact when Luffy reveals that she is Red-Haired Shanks' "daughter" and his childhood friend.
Official website : https://www.onepiece-film.jp/uta/
Official music video:
[New Era] ( 新時代 ). - (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) - Ado
A little of the lyrics:
“The new era is this future
If we change the whole world, if we change
Eliminate the annoying things
Let's metamorphose with this world
Music, the magic you make
If I close my eyes, the future opens
So that the end never comes
i will sing this song
Do you wanna play?”
Personal Japan billboard Review:
The music is Catchy!
However, I get the feeling it has more modern rhythm but doesn’t have a real value!
It makes me wonder, If One Piece wasn’t one of the favourite Anime and Manga to do cosplay around the world, Would the songs have so much hit since the movie release?!
And one thing visible on Japan Billboard is the fluctuation and the influence Pop Culture has in its music. Sometimes end up staying for 3 months on Chart.
Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post!
Who are Ado ?
Recently, singer "Ado" has gained a lot of followers on YouTube and Twitter. Its identity is shrouded in secrecy, but its incredible singing ability and stage presence has generated a lot of interest. In particular, the songs produced by famous Vocaloid P have seen a surge in viewership. For example, "Osmanthus fragrans" produced by Whale and participated by Ado has racked up over 10 million views on YouTube.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ado1024imokenp
Official Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/c/Ado1024
Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne?
On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week.
[I am the strongest] (私は最強)by Ado - Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED
I love bugs (好きだ虫) - NMB48
NMB48's 27th single, which was released on September 21st, topped the list with sales of 191,244 copies To commemorate the release of this single, NMB48 plans to hold a real individual autograph session with 14 selected members on October 16th.
NMB48 is a Japanese idol group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. The group was named after the Namba district in Osaka city of Osaka Prefecture, where they performed. The group had their own theater located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, Osaka.
Youtube official channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnhrIe3jZNmqDEL_zSBXADQ
Official Website : http://www.nmb48.com/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmb48_official/?hl=ja
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmb48_official
JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (28 SEPT 2022) 1st place [last week position 2] "New era (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)" Ado (- 10,622 DL, 11,939,263 views) 2nd place [last week position 3] "I am the strongest (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM ) RED)” Ado (-・3,954DL・9,073,846 views) 3rd place [NEW] “Sukida Mushi” NMB48 (194,885 sheets・-・-) 4th place [last week position 4] “Uta Katarabai (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)” Ado (-・1,601DL・8,126,554 views) 5th place [last week position 5] ``Backlight (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED)'' Ado (-・2,464DL・7,674,513 views) 6th place [last week position 6] "W/X/Y" Tani Yuuki（ -・2,464DL・7,674,513 views) -・3,127DL・7,430,912 views) 7th place [last week position 1] ``TraceTrace'' King & Prince (30,463 copies ・-・-) 8th place [last week position 7] "Mixed nuts" Official HIGE DAN dism (-・3,766DL 5,442,156 views) 9 Rank [last week position 8] “Habit” SEKAI NO OWARI (-・2,250DL・5,475,481 views) 10th place [last week position 26] “Overdose” Natori (-・1,576DL・7,084,241 views)
*[last week position or new]