Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best – Update

Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best
Release Date: 8/5/09
Price: 1886 yen

Interesting discussion going on at ParaParaStage. It seems that DJ Yosshi, the producer of the Natsu Monogatari series, may be forced to retire if Wa Euro Best doesn’t sell well. Seeing as how Natsu Monogatari is basically the only thing keeping the Dancemania brand alive, this is very dire news. If DJ Yosshi goes, then we can say goodbye to Natsu Monogatari 2010 and effectively to Dancemania as well.

According to the thread, Wa Euro Best either has to A) Sell 10,000 copies or B) Place in the Oricon Top 100. The first thing is pretty unlikely, especially if it’s true that he wants it to sell that much in a week. As for placing in the Top 100, let’s take a look at the history of Summer Story’s highest chart placements:

Natsu Monogatari 2007 – 82
Natsu Monogatari 2008 – 162
Natsu Monogatari 2009 – 215

Yeah, not looking all that great. Super Eurobeat hasn’t even broken the top 100 since SEB 190, and the last eurobeat FARM compilation to do well was VIP Hybrid (139th place). The latest Love Para didn’t even break the top 300. 🙁

What sales are necessary to get into the Top 100? Well, it varies. Last week, the 100th album sold a little under 1,500 copies. However, a few weeks ago #100 only sold 1,000 copies. So, somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 copies is the bare minimum for Wa Euro Best to reach the Top 100.

Remember, CDJapan has a coupon for 500 yen off a 3,000 yen order. If you have any interest in seeing Dancemania continue, please consider buying Wa Euro Best.

Keep in mind that the track list below is still subject to change. Although, this is EMI we’re talking about, so don’t expect any miracles.

01. “Yoshimune Soundtrack” ~ Soko ni Aru Kamoshirenai…
02. “Osu! Bancho Soundtrack” ~ Distance
03. “Hokuto no Ken” ~ Ai wo Torimodose! / DJ Kazma
04. “Shin Seiki Evangelion” ~ Tamashii no Refrain / Shihori
05. “Shin Seiki Evangelion” ~ Zankoku na Tenshi no These / Shihori
06. “Soukyuu no Fafner” ~ Shangri-La / Shihori
07. “Sousei no Aquarion” ~ Sousei no Aquarion / Haruka
08. “Ginga Tetsudou 999” ~ Ginga Tetsudou 999 / Scamp
09. “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu” ~ God knows… / Mi->Na
10. “Cat’s Eye” ~ Cat’s Eye / Suzumi
11. “Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula” ~ United Force / Nagisa
12. “Rozen Maiden Träumend” ~ Seishoujo Ryouiki / Miyabi
13. Hoshizora no Okurimono / Rumi Itabashi feat. Kazue Nakai
14. Bye Bye Para Girl / Sunplaza Nakano Kun feat. DJ Yossy
15. Banzai / Misa
16. Ichinichi / Misa
17. Natsu Monogatari ~Summer Story~ / Misa
18. Voice-2-Voice / Nagisa
19. Come On! / Nagisa
20. Omoide wa Yume no Naka / tears
21. Koi Wazurai ~Natsu Toka Fuyu Toka~ / Sunplaza Nakano Kun feat. DJ Yossy
22. Wasureru Koto ga Setsunakute / tears
23. Up! / Nagisa

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3 Responses

  1. shawaazu Says:

    From my understanding, the SEB anniversaries are the ones that sell the most, so that’s not really surprising that it hasn’t hit the top 100 since 190.

    The tracklist looks pretty horrible though, especially since the Scamp cover of Galaxy Express 999 is there >.<

  2. DanceMaster Says:

    There was a time when even the non-anniversary editions would break the top 100, though that was admittedly years ago. Even the anniversary editions aren’t doing too well now. They’ll pop up in the top 100 for a week, but they quickly fade away in a few weeks. If the leading eurobeat brand can barely make it into the top 100, I don’t see how Wa Euro Best stands a chance.

  3. DJ Tomoe Says:

    The information page for the album is up in the Dancemania homepage.
    Interesting thing is that they uploaded 2 covers of the album.
    One says “Download Selection”.

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