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The top single for the past week was Kanjani8’s “Hibiki”, which sold 206,091 copies  and seems to be on a similar trajectory as their previous single released only seven weeks ago – “Kokoro Sora Moyou”.

There was very little competition for Kanjani8, as the number two spot was taken by Sakanaction’s “Goodbye/Eureka”, which sold 22,195 – little more than a tenth of the number Kanjani8 put up. It’s still not a good time for new releases, apparently.

Nogizaka46’s “Barrette” was the next notable single, taking #9 in its eighth week by selling 10,097 copies to push its total to the vicinity of 500k – 496,164.

At #12, Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Nanbu Semishigure” is still hanging out. It now boasts a sixty-five week total of 135,463.

Kanjani8’s “Kokoro Sora Moyou” no doubt benefited through the coattail effect from the release of the new single – it bounced from #30 to #13, selling 5,049 copies in its seventh week for a total of 230,342.

“101 Kaime no Noroi” from Golden Bomber took #14 this week with its three-week total now at 170,306.

The Busaiku team from Kis-My-Ft2 was right behind at #15, with their “Tana kara Botamochi” selling 3,733 in week six. Its total is now 192,367.

At #16, AKB48’s “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” is still adding to its formidable total after twenty-two weeks. It surpassed 1.5 million this week, reaching 1,503,487.

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Can I just skip this week? I mean, the record companies clearly did. The top single this week sold only 11,298 copies and my threshold for a mention usually requires that a single looks capable of selling 50k before dropping out of the top 30 (with exceptions made for artists I have a specific interest in). I don’t think the top single – the third solo single from AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki-san (unless I’m missing a single somewhere) – will even mange 20k before falling below #30 (though I think that the fact Iwasa-san debuted as an enka singer is fascinating). The top album was the same as the past two weeks, but I suppose we’ll get to that after I finish up the noteworthy singles.

And there were a lot of lingerers thanks to the void of strong new releases.

At the head of the pack was Golden Bomber’s “101 Kaime no Noroi” at #4. The second week of sales for it were pretty weak – just 8,854 – but that just means that it was heavily front-loaded, which is no surprise. Its total is 166,514.

NMB48’s “Kamonegikkusu” bounced from #19 to #6, selling 5,572 to bring its fifteen week total to 473,437.

The Busaiku team from Kis-My-Ft2 took #7 with their “Tana kara Botamochi” selling 5,539. Its five-week total is at 188,634.

At #8 in its sixty-fourth week, Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Nanbu Semishigure” keeps going strong and now has a total of 130,151.

“Ride With Me” from Hey! Say! Jump got #9 with 5,057 sold and a three-week total of 182,568.

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SKE48’s “Sansei Kawaii!” (賛成カワイイ!) was the top single for the past week, selling 449,003 copies. That’s less than any of their singles since the start of 2012 and significantly less than what they sold in the first week on their past three singles. I’m sure there’s probably a reason for this, though I’m not sure what it might be.

On the flip side, E-girls came close to matching the phenomenal result they had on their previous single, which was released only a month and a half ago. Taking #2, “Kurukuru” sold 69,087 copies compared to 73k for “Gomennasai no Kissing You”, and that’s still around double what they tended to sell before their breakthrouth.

Also having a very good first week, Acid Black Cherry’s “Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~” saw 59,714 copies sold at #3.

At #4, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku’s “Mikakunin Chugakusei X” looks quite strong with 46,045 sold.

“Pinky Santa” from BOYFRIEND took #5 by selling 35,198 copies.

Taking #6, 9nine’s “Re:” sold 30,934.

Kis-My-Ft2’s “Snow Dome no Yakusoku/Luv Sick” sold 21,921 copies to take #8, bringing its total to 290,303. That’s an average second week for them.

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The top single for the past week was “Snow Dome no Yakusoku/Luv Sick” from Kis-My-Ft2, which sold 268,382 copies to pass platinum certification in its first week. That’s okay. Very much . . . okay.

NMB48’s “Kamonegikkusu” jumped from #56 to #2 in its seventh week with 57,133 copies sold to bring its total to 454,044. It’s got to be an event of some kind, right?

At #3, “Ame nochi Hareruya/Mamotte Agetai” from Yuzu sold 29,960.

The Alfee’s “Glorious” took #7 with 22,785 copies sold.

Koda Kumi-san’s “Dreaming Now!” was at #9 with 21,135 sold.

A flood of Idolmaster releases pushed the rest of the releases down lower than they’d normally be.

At #20, AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” saw 10,774 copies sold in its third week, bringing its total to 1,245,228.

In its second week, Momoiro Clover Z’s “GOUNN” took #24, adding 7,150 to push its total to 84,731.

ClariS’ “Colorful” tacked on a solid 6,155 at #25, and it now has a three-week total of 60,020.

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The top single in Japan for the past week was “Sayonara☆Arigatou” from the Hottake Band (堀田家BAND) – the collaboration between Kamenashi Kazuya-kun and Tamaki Koji-san for the drama Tokyo Bandwagon. It sold 82,177 copies in its first week. It’s hard to figure out if that’s a good number for the pair or not. It’ll break 100k eventually, though, and that’s always good.

Momoiro Clover Z took #2 with “GOUNN” selling 77,581, which I believe makes it their best first week yet. Congrats to the group for their continuing momentum.

At #3, C-ute’s “Tokai no Hitori Gurashi/Aitte Motto Zanshin” saw 63,764 copies sold, which looks like the best first week for them, too. Well done!

Kalafina’s “Kimi no Gin no Niwa” sold 37,259 at #4.

The second week of sales for AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” gave it 2.5% of first week sales – a remarkably weak follow-through, even for AKB. That added 30,868 to bring the single’s total to 1,234,454.

“ANNIVERSARY” from SID was at #6 with 21,431 copies sold.

Taking #7, Ieiri Leo-san’s “Taiyo no Megami” sold 17,332 copies.

Week two for “Colorful” from ClariS brought it to #9 with a phenomenal 14,419 in sales, making the singles’s total 53,865.

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