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Kis-My-Ft2 Debut at No. 1 & YOASOBI at No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

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Courtesy of Billboard Japan

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Kis-My-Ft2’s “Fear” bows at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Sept. 13 to 19.

The theme of a suspense drama series starring member Hiromitsu Kitayama sold 137,484 copies in its first week to top physical sales and look-ups, which counts the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer. The track also came in at No. 3 for Twitter mentions and No. 34 for streaming.

Debuting at No. 2 this week is YOASOBI’s new single called “Taishou Roman.” The breakout duo’s latest track was written based on the winning story in a creative writing contest -- hosted by the online creative writing site monogatary.com that launched YOASOBI’s career and Futabasha Publishers Ltd. -- which invited submissions for the next narrative to inspire the J-pop pair’s new song. The winning story by Natsumi was expanded into a novel with the same title as YOASOBI’s new track and published on Sept. 16.

“Taisho Roman” was digitally released on Sept. 15 and racked up 28,042 weekly downloads to rule the metric, while also coming in at No. 20 for streaming (4,045,151 streams) and No. 8 for video views (1,084,171 views), having only five days during the chart week.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and karaoke data.

Check out the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, dated Sept. 13 to 19, here.