[NEWS] Super Junior “Already Captured Japan, Good Placing On Album Sales Chart”

Group Super Junior is gaining a fervent reaction in Japan.

The “Super Junior Japan ‘Super Show III’ Opening Commemorative Album” which was released on the 16th (of February) came in at 2nd place on Japan’s biggest music store Tower Records’ online sales charts. The limited edition which contains a DVD came in at 2nd (place) and the CD was in 10th (place).

Super Junior has not officially done any activities in Japan. People started knowing about their name just by word of mouth, and in recent years, they are gaining popularity which is enviable by any Hallyu stars. They drove the momentum and will hold their Asia Tour “Super Show III” at the Yokohama Arena on the 18th & 19th (of February)*. About 25,000** Japanese fans are expected to watch this performance.

Super Junior will open their concert at the Arena, which is a large-scale performance hall, from the first performance itself, and was able to demonstrate their ticket (selling) power. Originally only 1 session (of the concert) was expected, but because of the fervent reaction received during the pre-sale period, an extra (concert) session was added. Actually in August last year, Super Junior’s sub-unit K.R.Y. made history by opening their own concert for the first time in Japan, and upon the fans’ request for an encore, more performances were added in Kobe on the 1st and 2nd of November and later on, 1st and 2nd December in Fukuoka. There were about a total of 22,000 people who had watched the 6 sessions of the performances.

Super Junior’s Asia Tour “Super Show III” began in Seoul last year, and was also held successfully in Qingdao and Beijing. Aside from Yokohama, a total of 16 sessions of the concerts were scheduled to be held in 13 cities across Asia, including Guangzhou, Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, and more.

* Unsure whether the reporter who wrote this article was misinformed, but Super Junior actually held 3 concert sessions on the 18th, 19th and 20th of February at the Yokohama Arena.
** As Ryeowook had tweeted previously, there were actually a total of 36,000 fans who had attended the concert.

T/N: The chart which was talked about in this article is different from the one that Ryeowook had mentioned in his tweet. This is the Tower Records charts (where they came in at 2nd), and the one Ryeowook mentioned was the Oricon charts (where they came in at 3rd).

Source: sports.hankooki.com
Translated By: eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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