The past week’s number one single was “Melon Juice” (メロンジュース) from HKT48, which took platinum in its first week convincingly by selling 268,897 copies.

Tohoshinki‘s “SCREAM” took #2 with 134,304 copies sold – roughly within expectations for them.

At a distant #3, “Koi Oto to Amazora” from AAA sold 37,795.

In its third week, AKB48’s “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” sold 22,654 copies at #5 to bring its total to 1,410,395.

Taking #9, EXILE’s “EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Koisuru Tame” . . . is still here. Seventeen weeks in, it sold an additional 14,963 to push its total to 774,090, continuing its bid to grab a lofty spot in the year-end ranking through . . . somewhat devious means.

“Peace & Hi-lite” from Southern All Stars got #11 this week, bringing its five-week total to 316,401.

The second week of sales for Morning Musume‘s “Wagamama Ki no mama Ai no Joke/Ai no Gundan” saw it at #12 with a reasonable 12,340 copies sold. It’s new total is 156,401.

Hikawa Kiyoshi-san’s “Manten no Hitomi” took #14, adding 8,780 in its second week to get its total to 53,977.

SHINee got #15 with the third week of sales of “Boys Meet U” bringing its total to 116,099.

Nogizaka46’s “Girl’s Rule” dropped from #13 to #16 in its tenth week with an additional 7,185 copies sold and a total of 435,681. I’m still wondering whether we’ll see a crossover between the AKB48 single and this one – it would be a remarkable indication of Nogizaka46’s broadening reach.

The fourth week for “Kimi to no Kiseki” from Kis-My-Ft2 brought it to #20 and a total just shy of 300k – it’s at 298,493.

At #21, “Shiosai no Memory” from Amano Haruko dropped quite a way from #12, but don’t count it out just yet. Its six-week total is 143,101.

Finally, Linked Horizon’s “Jiyuu e no Shingeki” isn’t out of it, either. It got #27 in its ninth week, and now boasts a total of 209,497.

On the album side, Nishino Kana-san’s two collections – “Love Collection ~mint~” and “Love Collection ~pink~” took the top two spots with practically the same sales on both – 147,376 and 146,664 respectively.

Sonar Pocket got third place with their “SUPER BEST” compilation selling 45,438.

Ayaka-san’s “Asobu Oto Kurabu ~1st grade~” was right on its tail with 45,332 copies sold.

The Amachan Song Album took #5 by adding a strong 25,465 in sales to get it within spitting distance of gold – 99,509.

Sukima Switch‘s “Popman’s World ~All Time Best 2003-2013~” was at #7 with third week sales of 8,648 and a running total of 59,336.

Popping up once again, Chris Hart’s “Heart Song” regained #8 and now has a fourteen-week total of 140,677.

Finally, Himuro Kyosuke-san’s 25th Anniversary Album tacked on 7,770 at #9 to bring its three-week total to 87,554.