The top single for the past week was SEKAI NO OWARI’s “Snow Magic Fantasy”, which managed to grab gold in its first week by selling 100,041 copies. This is easily their strongest single to date.
Below the top spot, all the significant singles in the top 30 were the usual suspects.
Kanjani8’s “Hibiki” took #3 with a respectable 21,424 copies sold to bring its two week total to 227,515.
At #5, “Kamonegikkusu” from NMB48 is back up again, bouncing from #32. It sold 18,964 in its seventeenth week, pushing its total to 494,378.
In its fourth week, Golden Bomber’s “101 Kaime no Noroi” got #11, now with 177,234 copies sold in total.
Taking #13 in its ninth week, Nogizaka46’s “Barrette” finally did it – it moved past the double platinum by selling 5,786 at #13. That got its total to 501,950.
Kanjani8’s “Kokoro no Sora Moyou” is also hanging out. It was at #14 in its eighth week with a total of 235,750.
Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Nanbu Semishigure” is still here in its sixty-sixth week. Selling 4,762 at #15, its total is now 140,225.
At #18 in its tenth week, “Sansei Kawaii” from SKE48 keeps adding to its total. It reached 561,385 this past week.
There’s only one AKB48 single in the top 30! When was the last time that was true? Seems like it’s been ages. Anyway, “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” took #20, adding 3,331 to bring its twenty-three week total to 1,506,818.
Southern All Stars’ “Peace & Hi-lite” looks like its boost will fade out soon as it went to #27 this week. After twenty-five weeks, it boasts a total of 355,551.
“Tana kara Botamochi” from the Busaiku team from Kis-My-Ft2 fell to #28 and now has a seven-week total to 194,698.
On the album side, it was AKB48 at the top with “Tsugi no Ashiato” selling 961,531. That’s their best first week on an album to date, but roughly in-line with the expected range set by their previous album.
Taking #2, “Tegomasu no Seishun” from Tegomass sold 65,577 copies. That seems stronger than the 50k range I normally expect from them.
Flower was close behind at #3 with their self-titled debut album, which sold 61,985.
Sandaime J Soul Brothers’ “The Best/Blue Impact” dropped to #5 after four weeks at #1, selling 14,397. Its five-week total is 289,837.
Finally, One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” held #9, tacking on 8,753 for a nine-week total of 144,622.