Domoto Tsuyoshi-san had the best-selling single last week, as his “Matataki” (瞬き) sold a very strong 95,472 copies – tantalizingly close to that 100k mark.

At #2, Juice=Juice had a single with an obnoxiously long title (no offense meant to the young group, of course). In Japanese, it’s “ロマンスの途中/私が言う前に抱きしめなきゃね(MEMORIAL EDIT)/五月雨美女がさ乱れる(MEMORIAL EDIT)”. The first bit is “Romance no Tochuu”, and that’s what I’m going to call it. Anyway, it managed 37,213 in sales.

I don’t get the “EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Koisuru Tame” thing. Are they still giving it away to everyone who buys a ticket to a show? I mean, it’s back at #3! In its 18th week! It sold another 29,756 to bring its total to 803,846. I probably wouldn’t be so upset if I wasn’t an Arashi fan who sees this as a cynical attempt to push the Arashi singles down one slot in the year-end charts (and everyone else except for AKB48, of course).

Porno Graffiti‘s “Seishun Hanamichi” (青春花道) started out at #4 with 26,853 in sales.

“Koisuru Fortune Cookie” from AKB48 is still in the top 10 in its fourth week. It took #7 with 13,271 copies sold for a total of 1,423,666.

The previous week’s top single, HKT48’s “Melon Juice” was at #9 this time. It’s new total is 279,929.

SHINee’s “Boys Meet U” climbed from #15 to #12, and now has a four-week total of 123,518.

At #13, Tohoshiki’s “SCREAM” added 6,353 for a total of 140,657 after two weeks.

“Peace & Hi-lite” from Southern All Stars took #14, tacking on 5,980 to bring its six-week total to 322,381.

Hikawa Kiyoshi-san saw his “Manten no Hitomi” take #16 in its third week. It now boasts a total of 58,802.

It doesn’t look like Nogizaka46’s “Girl’s Rule” will cross above AKB48’s single after all. It dropped to #20 in its eleventh week with 439,395 copies sold.

“Kimi to no Kiseki” from Kis-My-Ft2 passed the 300k mark, selling an additional 3,391 at #23 for a five-week total of 301,884.

Then we have two singles that simply don’t want to leave the top 30: “Shiosai no Memory” from Amano Haruko at #25 with 145,956 copies sold in seven weeks and Linked Horizon’s “Jiyuu e no Shingeki” at #26 with 212,338 in sales after ten weeks.

Okay, the album side held sort of a surprise, with Spitz beating out Yamashita Tomohisa-kun for #1. Spitz’s “Chiisana Ikimono” (小さな生き物) sold an impressive 76,643 while Yamapi’s “A NUDE” took #2 with 63,486 copies finding new owners.

Nishino Kana-san’s two compilation albums, “Love Collection ~mint~” and “Love Collection ~pink~” took #3 and #4 respectively in their second week, selling 51,841 and 49,859 to reach running totals of 199,217 and 196,523.

At #5, Ayaka-san’s “Asobu Oto Kurabu ~1st grade~”  sold 17,661 in its second week to bring its total to 62,993.

Sonar Pocket’s “Sonar Pokeism SUPER BEST” saw 13,480 in sales at #6, also in its second week, and it now has a total of 58,918.

Close behind at #7, the Amachan compilation album from various artists had 13,288 copies sold. It’s three-week total is 112,797.

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