Jin (Shizen no TekiP)’s latest album, Mekaku City Records, has managed to top Oricon’s daily album rankings for three consecutive days with a total of 58,122 copies sold (as of May 31). Initially debuting at the number two spot, consistent sales allowed it to easily overtake the number one position the following day. The album features the use of 1st PLACE’s IA VOCALOID library.
Mekaku City Records was released on May 29 and is the final album in the highly popular Kagerou Project series. Its predecessor, Mekaku City Days, debuted at the number four spot and ranked at number six on the weekly charts.
The question is… will sales continue to be strong enough for it to top the coveted weekly rankings? Only two other VOCALOID albums have done so: EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalogenesis feat. Hatsune Miku (released May 19, 2010) and EXIT TUNES Presents Vocalonexus feat. Hatsune Miku (released January 19, 2011).
[UPDATE (06/03)] As expected, Mekaku City Records topped the weekly album rankings. Congratulations! It is now the third VOCALOID album to place first on the weekly charts in Oricon history. In addition, it now has the distinction of being the first album from a solo Nico Nico Douga artist to top the weekly charts.