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The top single for the past week was, of course, AKB48’s “Labrador Retriever”, which sold 1,662,265 copies. That’s roughly the standard number for an AKB single containing election voting tickets.

At a very, very distant #2, Nishino Kana-san’s “We Don’t Stop” sold 20,779 copies.

TOKIO’s “LOVE, HOLIDAY” took #4, selling 17,074.

Taking #7 in its second week, “King & Queen & Joker” from Sexy Zone sold 10,854 to boost its total to 161,440. That’s a bit on the weak side compared to first week sales, but not bad considering their other recent singles.

At #9, Arashi’s “GUTS!” saw 9,909 copies sold this week to bring its four-week total to 569,077.

Johnny’s WEST’s “Ee ja nai ka” actually gained a few spots in its sixth week, ending up right behind Arashi at #10, selling 9,596 to get its total to 300,542 after five weeks.

That wasn’t the most spectacular rise, though. Nakayama Yuma-kun must have had something going on, because his “High Five” went from #150 to #17 in its eighth week, tacking on 6,234 to its total to finally cross the 50k mark. Its total is now 52,372.

“Mirai to wa?” from SKE48 had a similar rise – giong from #121 to #20 by selling 5,516 so that it could finally cross 500k – it now boasts a ten week total of 502,202 copies sold.

Rounding out the singles, week three of sales for Momoiro Clover Z’s “Naite mo Iin da yo” took it to #30 with 3,707 copies sold and a total of 79,637.

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There’s no avoiding it – May starts out very slow for releases. I must be missing some stuff, since the only noteworthy release I can see on May 7th – the first regular release date of the month – is Weaver’s “Kocchi wo Muite yo”. So, if you know of a release I should add, please mention the artist and title in a comment, and I’ll add it on. As it is, the list looks a little thin until later on, where we get the two big names – AKB48 and Arashi – as well as a number of releases I would be curious to see the numbers on. I’m still rooting for KAT-TUN to make a comeback and SZ to get a boost from their new programs.

As usual, more complete listings are available on merchant websites, and I use the CD Japan ones to generate this list.

May 7th

Weaver – Kocchi wo Muite yo

Creephyp – Neguse

May 8th

Momoiro Clover Z – Naitemo Iindayo

moumoon – Jewel

May 14th

Sexy Zone – King & Queen & Joker

Superfly – Live

Funky Kato – Kagayake

BABYRAIDS – Bucchake Rock’n Hacchake Roll/Baby Step

SUPER GiRLS – Hanamichi! Ambitious

Yoshikuni Dohchin – Samenagara Miru Yume

BUCK-TICK – Keijijo Ryusei

DEMPA GUMI.inc – Dear Stage e Yokoso

BREATHE – Tomorrows

USAGI – Hello / USAGI ~Fumaina Story~

THE NOVEMBERS – Kyou mo Ikita ne

Tokyo Karankoron – Koi no Machine Gun

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The Oricon rankings last week were sort of depressing to look at, but October offers a revival of sorts – a fresh influx of new and exciting singles, though only a smattering of albums (though certainly at least one that I’m excited about). There’s plenty to talk about in this month.

This list has selected single and album releases for the month, not all of them (i.e. releases from groups that I’m interested in tracking or at least recognize). My apologies if I missed a significant release  – please mention the artist and title in a comment and I’ll update the list.

More complete listings are available on merchant websites (I use CD Japan’s list).

October 2nd

NMB48 – Kamonegikkusu

Akanishi Jin – Ainaru Ho e

flumpool/flumpool x Mayday – Tsuyoku Hakanaku/Belief – Haru wo Matsu Kimi e –

Berryz Kobo – Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta/ROCK Erotic

E-girls – Gomennasai no Kissing You

Perfume – LEVEL3 (album)

Kalafina – Allelujah

October 9th

Sexy Zone – Bye Bye Dubai – See You Again -/A My Girl Friend

SKE48 (team S) – Party ga Hajimaru yo (album)

SKE48 (team KII) – Aitakatta (album)

SKE48 (team E) – Pajamas Drive (album)

SKE48 (team E) – Sakaagari (album)

Generations from EXILE TRIBE – Hot Shot

misono – symphony with misono BEST (mini-album)

Otsuka Ai – Re: Name

T.M.Revolution – Geisha Boy – Anime Song Experience – (album)

Galileo Galilei – ALARMS (album)

Yamashita Tatsuro – Hikari to Kimi e no Requiem

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After an August where we had a lack of strong album releases (especially late in the month), September seems to be full of new albums. On the downside, I don’t see anything I’m particularly excited about.

This list has selected single and album releases for the month, not all of them (i.e. releases from groups that I’m interested in tracking). My apologies if I missed a significant release  – please mention the artist and title in a comment and I’ll update the list.

More complete listings are available on merchant websites (I use CD Japan’s list).

September 3rd

Sonar Pocket – Sonapokeizm SUPER BEST (album)

September 4th

HKT48 – Melon Juice

AAA – (Title TBA)

Tohoshinki – Scream

Nishino Kana – Love Collection – pink – (album)

Nishino Kana – Love Collection – mint – (album)

Cute – Queen of J-POP (album)

Chris Hart – Heart Song -Special Edition- (album)

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June looks like a pretty solid month in terms of new releases, including at least one release that I’ve been pining for.

As always, these are selected single and album releases for the month, not all of them (i.e. releases from groups that I’m interested in tracking). My apologies if I missed a significanta release (particularly those likely to sell 50k or more) – please mention the artist and title in a comment and I’ll update the list.

More complete listings are available on merchant websites (I use CD Japan’s list).

June 5th

SMAP – Joy!! (five versions – Shocking Pink; Lemon Yellow; Vivid Orange; Lime Green; Sky Blue)

Momoiro Clover – Iriguchi no Nai Deguchi (album)

Ikimonogakari – 1 2 3 – Koi ga Hajimaru

Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku – Te wo Tsunago / Kindan no Karma

Nishino Kana – Believe

June 12th

Kanjani8 – Namida no Kotae

Tohoshinki – Ocean

MONKEY MAJIK – Story

Itano Tomomi – 1%

B’z – B’z The Best XXV 1988-1998 (album)

B’z – B’z The Best XXV 1999-2012 (album)

9nine – Evolution No.9

An Cafe – Bee Myself Bee Yourself […]

SUPER GiRLS – Tokonatsu High Touch

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