The top single for the past week was SKE48’s “Utsukushii Inazuma” (美しい稲妻 – Lovely Lightning), which is another double platinum for the group, selling 510,673 copies. That’s a little lighter than their previous single, “Choco no Dorei”, but well within the expected range.
At #2, aiko-san’s “Loveletter/Shigatsu no Ame” (Ｌｏｖｅｌｅｔｔｅｒ/４月の雨) sold 43,682.
Linked Horizon’s “Jiyuu e no Shingeki” continued to go very strong, adding 29,747 – more than 20% of first week sales – to score a two-week total of 158,857 at #3.
Bouncing up from #9 to #5, Nogizaka46’s “Girl’s Rule” tacked on 15,894 to bring its three-week total to 370,688.
After a striking first week, “Burning Up” from EXILE TRIBE (Sandaime J Soul Brothers vs GENERATIONS) floated back down to a much more normal EXILE second week – selling 10,498 more for a total of 274,123 at #7. That has me wondering if there was something interesting going on with the first week sales – 4% on the second week raises some questions. Still, it could just be that everybody rushed to get it immediately.
Ikimonogakari had a very strong 20%+ second week with “Egao” at #9. The single’s total is now 39,836.
Also in its second week, Watanabe Mayu-san’s “Rappa Renshuchu” was at #10 and has a 75,379 copy sales total.
EXILE TAKAHIRO’s “Issen-ichi Byou” stayed in the standings in its fourth week, passing gold at #18. It now has a total of 102,087.
In its fifth week, NMB48’s “Bokura no Eureka” hit 510,450 in sales.
As a special mention, Sako Tomohisa-kun’s “Bye-bye” (バイバイ) took #25, selling 2,472 copies.
Right behind, C-ute’s “Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma” had an even bigger second week drop than the EXILE TRIBE single – adding only 2,446 to its total, bringing it to 63,038.
Taking #28, “AHEAD/REPLAY” from VAMPS has a three-week total of 58,345.
Hey! Say! JUMP‘s “Come On A My House” took #29 in its fourth week. Its total is now 235,718, and it doesn’t look like we’ll see it pass 250k before it drops below the top 30, though it’ll definitely be certified platinum.
In the world of albums, NEWS took the top spot with their self-titled re-debut album, barely eking out gold by selling 100,114 copies. Gold is gold, I guess, but I wouldn’t call this a good number for the group.
Amuro Namie-san’s “FEEL” saw solid second week sales of 52,007 at #2, bringing its two-week total to 299,696.
Sada Masashi-san’s “Appare ~All-Time Best~” continues to climb in the standings – moving from #7 to #2 by selling 25,241 additional copies. In four weeks it’s sold 93,971, and we’ll probably see it break 100k next week. This is all very surprising, since Sada Masashi-san is a known quantity – why are people only discovering the album now, in its fourth week?
At #5, AI-san’s “Moriagaro” sold 19,640 copies.
“Summer Ballad Covers” from May J. continues to do spectacularly well, holding its position at #6 and selling 14,330 more copies to bring its total to 122,721 in its fifth week.
The two Bump of Chicken compilation albums – (1999-2004) and (2005-2010) – took #7 and #9 respectively, now boasting three-week totals of 218,086 and 209,810.
The album splitting the two Bump of Chicken albums up was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s “Nanda Collection”. Its fresh four-week total is 205,029.
Finally, Chris Hart’s “Heart Song” held in at #10 and its total is 84,481 copies sold after seven weeks.