Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's adorable retro-flavored single [Kibou Sanmyaku] has finally been released! As the theme song for popular anime series [Crayon Shin-chan], I thought that might offer a boost to their sales since exposure is good and all.
On their first day, the single sold 55423 copies, coming in #3 in the daily rankings just behind KAT-TUN and Tohoshinki. While the ranking placement is one lower than for [Hetappi Wink], that's likely attributable to the tough competition they were up against, because the number of copies sold is actually nearly double that of their previous single which sold only about 30k in the first day. That's definitely a nice improvement to see!
Let's just hope this keeps up through the end of the week and they can stay within the top three in rankings!