Love Live!’s New Single Sells 69,633, Ranks 3rd in Oricon

μ’s latest single released on October 28 titled “Love Live! School Idol Festival Collaboration Single HEART to HEART” sold 69,633 copies in its debut week and ranked #3 on Oricon’s weekly singles chart for October 26 to November 1st week.

Love Live! School Idol Festival Single

The track is a collaboration between Love Live! School Idol Festival, the smartphone game, and the single’s title track “HEART to HEART,” which debuted as a playable song on October 15. The single also contains another song by the name of “Arashi no Naka no Koi dakara” (Because It’s a Love in the Middle of a Storm), as well as instrumental versions for both tracks.

The nine members of the idol group μ’s performed the songs. Nishioka Kazuya composed and arranged “HEART to HEART,” while Sakai Yoichi composed “Arashi no Naka no Koi dakara.” Hata Aki wrote the lyrics for both tracks.

Bushiroad released its Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game in Japan in April 2013. Bushiroad and KLab America released an English language version worldwide in May 2014. The rhythm game has more than just playing the songs, but also collectable cards that give you specialized skills and points, as well as an excessive amount of stories for both the main cast and side characters. As of September 6, the game had 12 million users in Japan. As of June 6, they now have more than 15 million players worldwide.

The Love Live! franchise is a phenomenon that inspired its own anime adaptation as well as a recent film. The franchise also offers manga, CDs, books, card games, radio performances, and live events.

Source: Anime News Network

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