J-pop girl group NMB48 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Aug. 12 to 18, with "Boko e Kaere!" The Osaka-based group's 21st single led this week's physical sales with 231,304 copies sold and took the top spot powered mostly by this metric.
As predicted last week, Kenshi Yonezu bows at No. 2 with "Uma to Shika," the theme song he wrote for the TBS drama series No Side Game. The song was downloaded 172,594 times during the chart week and leads the metric, while coming in at No. 4 for radio airplay and No. 18 for Twitter mentions.
Yonezu bumps RADWIMPS' "Ai ni dekirukoto wa mada arukai" down from the top spot for downloads, where it reigned for four weeks straight. Downloads for the song from the Weathering With You soundtrack fell by about 10 percent from last week's 40,325 units to this week's 36,147, but video views are still going strong with an increase of about 5 percent from 4,996,730 to 5,274,469 views. The track stays in the top 10, shifting 5-7 on the Japan Hot 100.