The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime single/album of April 23-29. The No.1 of the week is Yoko Kanno's soundtrack album for the TV anime series Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Aporon. She works with the director of the series Shinichirou Watanabe for the third time following Macross Plus and Cowboy Bebop. Although the story is about young Japanese students who start playing Jazz, Kanno admitted that she still didn't understand the appeal of Jazz in the recent interview. She also said that she didn't know and have any popular Jazz album she could recommend to others.
*Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Aporon is now simulcasted by Crunchyroll.
Weekly Top 10 (April 23-29)
1 (new). "Kids on the Slope/Sakamichi no Aporon Soundtrack Album"
1st PV of the anime
2 (new). "Red Planet"
Akino Arai (6th album)
3 (new). "Blue Planet"
Akino Arai (7th album)
4 (new). "Hoshizora✩Destination"
Kana Hanazawa (1st solo single)
5 (new). "Kono Sekai wo Darenimo Katarasenai Yoni"
Chiaki Ishikawa (3rd album)
6 (new). "Non Stop Road"
Sphere (Natsuiro Kiseki OP)
7 (new). "Owari no Wakusei no Love Song"
Jun Maeda x Yanagi Nagi
"Muteki no Soldier"
8. "Rondo...Tsuki No Kioku wo Tadotte"
Yuuka Nanri (1st album)
9 (new). "BLEACH BEST TRAX"
various artists (4th best album)
10. "MOGRA MIX VOL.1 mixed by DJ WILDPARTY"
Source: MANTAN WEB