One week after the release of 7th Story “Märchen”, the concert tour entitled “7th Story Concert “Märchen” ~Kimi ga ima waratte iru, mabayui sono jidai ni~” (In these dazzling times where you’re now smiling) has started on December 22nd in Yokohama, at the Pacifico Yokohama National Big Hall.

According to some reports provided by attendees, the show began with Ido e itaru Mori e itaru Ido (starting from the point where März screems as he falls inside the well) following with Märchen, which last song ended with the beginning of Hikari to Yami no Märchen, when the kids find the book by the well, and the story repeats itself. Also, the bonus track from the single was played as an interlude before Sei to Shi wo wakatsu kyoukai no Furuido, the middle song of the 7th Story.

A LIVE DVD from this concert tour is expected to be released during 2011, although an official announcement hasn’t been done yet.

Märchen has made it to the 2nd place in the Oricon Weekly Charts!

Now that the release week has passed, we can clearly see that the new album has been doing very well in the charts.

Although it is far from its direct competitor (BUMP OF CHICKEN’s COSMONAUT), it has passed its first week with a sales total of 57,391. That’s the highest sales ever achieved by Sound Horizon in such a short period.

First day sales: 24,816 (43% of the weekly sales)
Ranking peaks: 2nd (Daily); 2nd (Weekly)
Day-by-day: 2-2-2-5-5-9-9-19-15-14-16-16-16-20-15