Jang Geun Suk’s Photo Books Take Top Two Spots of Oricon Book Chart


Jang Geun Suk has taken the top two spots of this week’s Oricon Book Chart in Japan becoming the first male celebrity to achieve the feat. Oricon said on August 4th, “Top Korean actor Jang Geun Suk, who also has a huge following in Japan, has swept the photo book category of this week’s Oricon book chart.”

According to Oricon, Jang Geun Suk’s photo books, “The Romance JPLUS Photograph Collection” and “The Romance JPLUS Photograph Collection-Favorite,” each sold 11,000 and 6,000 copies respectively, placing in the top two spots of the chart.

Oricon said Jang Geun Suk became the first male celebrity to do so since they started publishing the book charts in April 2008. Oricon’s book rankings are computed by putting together sales records of all 1,711 book stores and online stores in Japan.

In addition to the two photo books, Jang Geun Suk’s DVD ranked fourth on this week’s DVD charts, after selling over 19,000 copies. It’s the third time since Lee Byun Hun and Kwon Sang Woo that a Korean celebrity has ranked in the top 5 of the DVD chart.