The top single for the past week was “Another Future” from Kis-My-Ft2, which sold 214,682 copies. This comes as the new single from Kis-My-Ft2 subunit Busaiku, “Ti-Ti-Ti-Terette Teretititi ~Dare no Ketsu”, is still in the standings at #20 and boasting a four-week total of 116,466. Having the two singles this close together probably skewed the numbers down a bit, but it’s hard to say how much.
L’Arc~en~Ciel took #2 with their single “Everlasting”, which saw 54,627 copies sold.
SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” held onto #3 by selling 46,145 to bring its three-week total to 409,535. That’s a pretty strong third week, so maybe the SKE48 fans are finally getting mobilized, or were otherwise holding out until now for reasons I can’t understand.
At #4, “A-ha-ha! ~Chouzetsu Bakushou Ondo~” from Super Girls sold 41,385.
“Odoru Ponpokorin” from E-girls got #5 with 31,777 sold.
The second week for sales of “ER2” from Eight Ranger – the Kanjani8 alter ego – saw 18,523 copies sold to boost its total to 226,805.
Week six for Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” found it at #15, selling an additional 7,497 to get it to 481,533 in total.
ONE OK ROCK took #16 as their “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” sold 7,151 copies in its third week for a running total of 68,571.
Still hanging out, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda saw 4,374 to take #26. Its total is inching toward 100k, now at 95,921.
“New Horizon” from EXILE got #28 and its four-week total is 166,424.
Rounding out the top 30, Momoiro Clover Z’s “Moon Pride” took the final slot by selling 3,356 in week three to bring its total to 60,069.
The number one album for the week was NMB48’s “Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya ~Namba Jichiku~” which sold 325, 249. That’s pretty much matching what they did on their previous album, which was also their debut, so NMB48 is either holding steady or growing (since debut albums always get an extra boost).
Taking #2 was “Rise [+ Solar & Hot]” by Sol from BigBang. I’m not exactly sure how the album title is supposed to be written and styled, but it managed 48,460 in sales in its seventh week to get its total to 56,274. That means this album only averaged around 1k in sales per week through its first six weeks, then got this huge jump. I suppose there must have been an event of some sort or other cause for sudden awareness?
In its twenty-seventh week, the soundtrack to Frozen took #6 by selling 11,601 copies. Its total is now 936,040 with the million mark expected in six to seven weeks.
At #7 was Shoujo Jidai’s “The Best” with a four-week total of 131,330.
Johnny’s WEST’s debut album “go WEST Yo-idon!” got #8 with 7,317 sold in its second week, boosting its total to 90,204.