The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime single/album of June 24-30. The number one album of the 26th week of year 2013 is voice actor/singer Shouta Aoi's 1st mini album "Blue Bird" which was released in Japan on June 26. He is best known for his recent voice work for Ai Mikaze in the Uta no Prince-sama series. According to the store, the majority of the purchasers were females.
He originally made his debut as "SHOWTA." in 2006, but couldn't achieve a great success. After releasing 6 singles and one album, he changed his agency and his name to "Aoi Shouta" in 2010. Ai Mikaze is his first major role as a voice actor. The CD also gets a 20th place in the Oricon weekly album ranking selling 7,899 units in the first week.
Weekly Top 10 (June 24-30, 2013)
1 (new). "Blue Bird"
Shouta Aoi (1st mini album)
Video message from Shouta Aoi
2 (new). "Aku no Kafu"
"Aku no Hana" Concept E.P including OP & ED Theme
3 (new). "Second Story"
ClariS (2nd album)
4 (new). "TV Anime/Atack on Titan Original Sound Truck"
Anime PV 1
5 (new). "Cobalt Sky"
Aoi Eir (4th single)
6 (new). "TV Anime/Aikatsu! Inserts Song Mini Album: FOURTH PARTY！"
7 (new). "Diamond Happy!/Hirari/Hitori/Kirari"
STAR☆ANIS (Aikatsu! 2nd OP/ED)
8 (new). "Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Original Soundtruck Part 2"
9 (new). "Binetsu kara Mystery"
lily white (Love Live! single)
10 (new). "THE IDOLM＠STER LIVE [email protected] PERFORMANCE 03"
Manami Numakura, Haruka Yamazaki, Rie Suegara, Shiina Natsukawa, Yui Watanabe
"Happy Darling" & "PRETTE DREAMER"
Source: Mantan Web