Today, YG Entertainment officially announced that TREASURE’s Japanese debut album THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT topped Oricon’s album chart for the week of March 29 to April 4.

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The members of TREASURE humbly stated that they were shocked to find out that their album was #1 on Oricon’s weekly albums chart. They were extremely grateful for their fans’ love and support.

We wanted to give comfort and strength to people who were going through hard times with this album, which centers on the theme of hope and love. We are overwhelmed with emotion that we were able to convey those feelings, even if only to a small degree.

—TREASURE

Before topping the weekly album chart, the album topped Oricon’s daily album chart for four consecutive days directly after its release on March 31. The album has also been #1 on Line Music‘s Top 100 chart for the past week.

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THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT includes the Japanese versions of all 12 songs TREASURE released in Korean, as well as their original track “BEAUTIFUL.” This song also happened to become the new theme song for the anime series Black Clover.

Watch TREASURE’s successful Japanese debut below!