After dominating its daily sales charts for five consecutive days from January 7 to 11, as expected, Poppin’Party’s double A-side 15th single „Initial / Yume wo Uchinuku Shunkan ni!“ landed on No.1 on Oricon’s weekly single sales charts by selling 27,000 units in its first week of release. It has become the first No.1 single for both the unit and the BanG Dream! franchise on the weekly charts in the unit’s five-year activities.
As one of the main units in Bushiroad’s mixed-media franchise BanG Dream!, the five-member voice actress unit Poppin’Party was formed in May 2015 and has released 15 singles and one original album. Their previous highest position on the weekly charts was fourth marked by their 10th single „Double Rainbow / Saikou!“ (July 11, 2018 release), 12th single „Kizuna Music♪“ (December 12, 2018), and 14th single „Dreamers Go! / Returns“ (May 15, 2019).
- Kasumi Toyama (vocal, rhythm guitar) – Aimi
- Sae Hanazono (lead guitar) – Sae Otsuka
- Rimi Ushigome (bass) – Rimi Nishimoto
- Saya Yamabuki (drums) – Ayaka Ohashi
- Arisa Ichigaya (keyboards) – Ayasa Ito
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The five-member unit’s first single in eight months since „Dreamers Go!/Returns“ in May 2019 includes the OP theme song „Initial“ and the ED theme song „Yume wo Uchinuku Shunkan ni!“ for the forthcoming TV anime third season to premiere in Japan on January 23, 2020.
„Initial / Yume wo Uchinuku Shunkan ni!“ CM:
„Kirakira“ version CD jacket:
„Dokidoki“ version CD jacket:
Source: Bushiroad press release, Oricon Music
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