It’s been a while since KARA had anything significant to celebrate in Japan, but it looks like the original Japanese hallyu-dols are finally back on top again.

The group’s new Japanese singleĀ “Summer Gic/Sunshine Miracle/Sunny Days” (which is falsely promoted as a triple A-side despite containing just one PV!) just hit No. 1 on Oricon’s Daily Singles chart with sales of 28,497 copies.

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The last time KARA topped the daily chart was 2012’s “Electric Boy,” which sold just a few hundred copies more than “Summergic’s” first day numbers.

To put this further into perspective, KARA’s last Japanese single, “Mamma Mia,” sold 25,702 copies in its entire first WEEK. “Summeric” beat that in just one DAY.

“Summergic” also destroys the sales of Girls’ Generation’s latest Japanese single, “Catch Me If You Can,” which only soldĀ 20,835 copies in its first week.

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Basically, KARA’s back, bitch. I knew that the kind and intelligent Japanese public would forgive the kweens for Nicole and Jiyoung’s departures and finally succumb to living doll Hara’s charms once again.

Now let’s hope that Nicole’s upcoming Japanese solo debut can be a stunning success too. I need every member of KARA, past and present, #winning in Japan like it’s still 2011.

  • KingBeaArthur

    Beyond happy for them, but I’m just going to chalk KARA’s success up to princess Youngji’s relationship with Jackson.

    GOT7 saved KARA’s career.

    *JYP whisper*

    • Marhaebwa

      this. No matter what people say, at least 50% of Kara’s re-interest has been generated because of YoungSlay.

      • Nana’s Disco Stick

        i’d say 75%, much as i’d like to prove otherwise we all know Hara’s alien kween charms has rubbed off most people… specially since she had stopped doing variety… Youngji filled that void that Hara used to fill in many variety shows…

        *looks back to infinite youth*

        • Marhaebwa

          Yep, I’d agree. The question now is: would any other new addition to Kara have done this, or is it because Youngji is just Youngji , and people like her?

  • This makes me pumped for everyone’s upcoming promotions. Also, surprised to see you use a gif of Youngji looking pretty, and not Gyuri basking in self love

    https://imgflip.com/gif/l3c1w

  • MolkangMolkang

    The song is bad but I’m glad they’re doing well. Just waiting for their next comeback to bring the goods.

  • Nana’s Disco Stick

    now where are those smart-ass bishes sayin’ Kara’s career is done and buried under? …i’d like to shove them down that grave they made and bury them all while listening to this blessing titled Summer*Gic…

    sidenote: does anyone know who that guy in the mv is? he’s one hot rabbit.

  • alifan

    Wow, and Youngji is more well received in Korea than Japan..looking forward to their Korean comeback at the end of the month!

  • obviously the eternal goddess of truth & beauty youngji feat. the karas slay this song but the title, summergic, irks me. it sounds fine in the chorus but on paper, it sounds like a prescription allergy medicine

  • KARA and Rainbow already have a more JAPANESE sound even in their Korean singles. So to me it’s not surprising to see that they are outselling Girls’ Generation.