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SHERBET 14th on Oricon weekly chart

On weekly Oricon album chart August 20.-26. Buono! with their mini-album “SHERBET” reached to the 14th place. First week sales were 6472 units. I think that’s not very much and I believe that Buono! has actually more fans is the western world than the number which this mini-album has sold in Japan.

Buono!s previous mini-album “Partenza” (2011) wasn’t a best seller either. Only 5050 units were sold during it’s release week.

I’m quite sure that the low sales volumes in this case are a result of lousy promotion. Sure Up-Front has been busy with promoting Berries in Thailand and such but would be nice if even Buono!s releases could have more attention & promotional effort from Up-Front.

Here are “SHERBET” rankings on Oricon daily chart:
21.8. 10.
22.8. 14.
23.8. 17.
24.8. 12.
25.8. 22.
26.8. 30.

Christmas greetings form the past

Here’s a couple of official collector’s photo sets from the recent past years.


SPHM – So funny looking Santa’s elf

SPHM – Can’t be Santa, must be Miya’s Peace dog.

SPHM – Silhouettes of Santa, two so incredibly small Rudolps and of course sledge.


SPHM – Very stylish Christmas trees by Chii.

SPHM – Always happy smiling self portrait drawing by Maa with huge hairdo.

SPHM – That pinku peach with teensy reindeer antlers.

SPHM – Smiling Christmas trees by Captain.

SPHM – Eye blinking Kuma-chan full of Christmas spirit with cool Kumai-chan.

* [SPHM = Special Honorable Mention]

This year’s Berryz Christmas official goods @ H!P official store.