Oricon Week The Ichiban (1997.04.14)

オリコンウィーク ザ1番
310 yen
released 1997.04.07

The cover has the idol group Speed.

The inside cover has a full, one page advertisement for Hayashibara Megumi's new single "don't be discouraged" that will go on sale 4/23. This is the ED song for the TV show, Slayers Try.

On page 13, in the "music news flash" section, there is a short story on Nogami Yukana. Yukana will release a single on 5/21, "Ihoujin", and an album on 5/31, "Patio - Watashi no Iru Fuukei".
[There is a small picture of Yukana.]

On page 15, in the "music news flash" section, there is some information about Nagasaki Moe (長崎萠). Moe's debut single will be released on 4/21, and she will have events all over Japan. The ones that are set right now are:

  • 4/26 - Osaka
  • 5/04 - Sendai
  • 5/10 - Tokyo (Amazing Square)
  • 5/25 - Nagoya

To go to these events and shake hands with Moe, one will have to buy the CD single at the specified stores. Call 03-3667-2662 for more information (after 4/20).

Moe will also have handshake sessions in the following record stores.

  • 4/27 - Hiroshima
  • 4/29 - Fukuoka
  • 4/29 - Fukuoka
  • 5/05 - Fukushima
  • 5/11 - Sapporo
[There is a small, but nice, closeup picture of Moe.]

On page 24, there is a full page article on Nagasaki Moe. They describe her as the "traditional" idol, which is the opposite of the "kogal" that is quite common among girls her age today. The back cover jacket of her new single "Honoo to Arashi" will be a picture of Moe in a sailor fuku.
[A VERY cute picture of Moe.]

In the album rankings, "BPM Dance (infinity)" is number 11 with 51,190 sold, first week on the charts. Other seiyuu related ones are:

11 BPM Dance (infinity) 51,190
37 Tokimeki Memorial '97 Haru no Soukangou 8310
39 Evangelion Addition 7910 179,350 total
47 Twinbee Paradise 6840
86 Oneechan to Issho 4 4280 10,760 total
89 Evangelion 4170 180,915 total
99 Evangelion II 3490 204,770 total

In the game rankings, Final Fantasy VII is blowing away the competition at total sales.

Final Fantasy VII 2,916,300
Bio Hazard 1,047,390
Rage Racer 839,640
Mario Cart 64 771,530
Pocket Monster - red 669,940
Pocket Monster - blue 646,840
Super Donkey Kong 3 624,910

By hardware, it is: PS 64.0%, SS 14.0%, SFC 10.0%, others 12.0%.

[Orion Week The Ichiban]

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