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May 15, 2013

Otoya's character song takes 4th on first day of release

Wednesday means (preliminary) "report card" time for most Japanese musicians because that's the day rankings for new released singles are published. This week we have quite a number of strong competitors, with Kat-Tun [#1], T.M. RevolutionXMizuki Nana (the OP song for Valvrave the Liberator, currently airing anime) [#2], Otoya's (CV: Terashima Takuma) character song [#4], KyaryPamyuPamyu [#8], KamiYu (ED for Karneval, currently airing anime) [#16] and Shirokuma's character song (CV: Sakurai Takahiro) [#25].
I'm rather surprised that Otoya beat KPP, and I'm very proud and happy that KamiYu and Sakurai made it to the top 30. I didn't screenshot it in, but Masato's character song still stayed within the top 30, dropping down to #21.

Windows “Blue” Is Officially Called Windows 8.1 And Free

Microsoft announced on a call with shareholders overnight that the Windows Blue update will officially be called Windows 8.1, which will be a free update. It’ll be available for both Windows 8 and Windows RT.

A preview will be available to the public after the Microsoft Build conference. Windows 8.1 is expected to fix a lot of the biggest concerns users had with the Metro interface, without completely abandoning the concept.

[via Gizmodo]

Masato's character single sales hit number one again

I was met with a pleasant surprise last night when I checked the Oricon rankings and saw that Masato's character single jumped from rank 7 right up to taking the number 1 spot again! Congratulations my prince.

Here's the history of Masa's rankings in the past week.
5/8→1st 
5/9→2nd 
5/10→2nd
5/11→4th 
5/12→7th 
5/13→1st!!
I wonder how he'll go overall for the weekly sales. Also, Otoya's releasing his character single today, so my best wishes to him.

Edit: It's confirmed that Masa's single is ranked 2nd overall with over 22,000 copies sold.