Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best – Update

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

First, some corrections regarding the track list. Track 6 was previously listed as “Ginga Tetsudou 999,” but there was indeed a last-minute change and it’s been replaced by “Samishii Nettaigyo.” Also, “Sousei no Aquarion” had been listed as the Haruka version, but it’s actually the Nagisa version on the final release.

Also, EMI have put up the TV commercial on YouTube:
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the female dancer appeared as one of the competitors on the Natsu Monogatari 2009 DVD. A bit odd that EMI hired non-Japanese people to promote a release that’s specifically targeted at Japanese people, but maybe they were going for the irony.

As first reported at ParaParaStage, DJ Yossy/Yosshi/whatever claimed that his future in the business hedged on this release. Apparently the requirements were that Wa Euro Best either A) Sold 10,000 copies or B) Placed in the Oricon Top 100. Well, I’m happy — and quite frankly, shocked — to report that it has accomplished not one, but BOTH of those goals.

In its first week out, Wa Euro Best reached number 23 on the weekly Oricon Top 100, selling a little over 5,000 units. That’s an amazing feat for a dance compilation these days. What’s ever crazier is that in its second week it sold even better, with another 6,000+ copies sold. Keep in mind that Oricon don’t track sales from all retailers, so in all Wa Euro Best has probably sold somewhere around 15,000 copies. Hopefully that’s enough for EMI to release a 2010 edition of Natsu Monogatari, and perhaps even an Italo-Euro Best.

Update (8/26): In its third week of release Wa Euro Best sold a further 8,000 copies! That means a total of around 20,000, which is a phenomenal number.

Thanks to everyone who supported the release!

01. [3:58] Soko ni Aru Kamoshirenai… / Yoshimune Soundtrack
02. [3:57] Shangri-La / Shihori
03. [3:09] Ai wo Torimodose! / DJ Kazma
04. [4:40] Sousei no Aquarion / Nagisa
05. [3:38] Bacchikoi!!! (ParaPara Mix) / Dev Parade
06. [4:05] Samishii Nettaigyo / tears
07. [3:38] Wasureru Koto ga Setsunakute / tears
08. [3:32] True Love Forever / Rumi Itabashi
09. [3:01] Come On! (9LoveJ Remix) / Nagisa
10. [3:22] Omoide wa Yume no Naka / tears
11. [3:07] Banzai (Red Monster Hyper Mix) / Misa
12. [3:22] Koi Wazurai ~Natsu Toka Fuyu Toka~ / Sunplaza Nakano Kun feat. DJ Yossy
13. [3:05] Bye Bye Para Girl / Sunplaza Nakano Kun feat. DJ Yossy
14. [2:47] Hoshizora no Okurimono / Rumi Itabashi feat. Kazue Nakai
15. [2:55] Distance / Osu! Bancho Soundtrack
16. [4:11] Tamashii no Refrain / Miyabi
17. [3:07] United Force / Nagisa
18. [3:03] Cat’s Eye / Miyabi
19. [3:08] Kinnikuman Go Fight! / Scamp feat. Nagisa
20. [4:04] Zankoku na Tenshi no These / Shihori

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3 Responses

  1. Densetsu13 Says:

    This is great news! This would probably explain why 9LoveJ was so packed last night. It was a great vibe and people were in high spirits =)

    Also a camera crew was there again and Yosshi got myself and my friends to do interviews and they were filming us dancing throughout the night. I think they really like their gaijin and Club J ;P

  2. DanceMaster Says:

    EMI just posted a news item on the Dancemania site with a pic of some Gaijin at the release party. It’s great that you guys were there, as you seem to have made the impression that “J-Euro” is becoming popular around the world.

  3. Disco Blog » Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best Says:

    […] A. Place someplace in the Oricon Top 100 or B. Sell over 10,000 copies. As reported by blog his prayers have been answered and the release has achieved both! As of August 26th it’s sold […]

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