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The top single for the past week was “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. It saw a very impressive 162,174 copies sold to take the top spot.

At #2 was DISH// with “Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME”, which sold 39,516 copies.

SHINee’s “Lucky Star” took #3, selling 35,837.

In its second week, Jin’s “daze/days” was at #7 and added 9,082 to its total, bringing it to 48,497.

UVERworld’s “Nanoka-me no Ketsui” took #12, selling an additional 4,732 to get its two-week total to 55,868.

Taking #19 in its ninth week, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 3.796 copies and now has a total of 69,636 copies sold.

“ONE ~for the win~” from NEWS found itself at #21 this week after selling 3,329, lifting its three-week total to 193,467.

At #22, it was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 3,130 and boasts a three-week total of 55,328.

Arashi’s “Dare mo Shiranai” took #23 and has a total of 516,010 after five weeks.

Spending week three at #25, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki sold 2,900 and has a total of 137,684 copies sold.

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The top single for the past week was Kim Hyun-joong’s “HOT SUN”, which sold 83,307 to take #1.

That left UVERworld’s “Nanokame no Ketsui” at #2. It sold 51,136 copies in its first week.

Jin’s “daze/days” was at #3, selling 39,415.

At #7, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki did very well in its second week, with 15,483 copies sold for a total of 134,784.

In a bit of special coverage, Naoto Inti Raymi took #12 with “The World is ours!” selling 7,860.

Taking #13 in its second week, NEWS’ “One -for the win-” sold a weak 7,366 copies after a very strong first week to bring its total to 190,138. That’s only four percent of first week sales.

Passing the 50k mark at #14 this week was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 6,129 additional copies to boost its two-week total to 52,198.

Both of the recent Arashi singles are still in. “Daremo Shiranai” was at #19 with a four-week total of 512,921 copies sold, while “GUTS!” nabbed #30, now with 588,974 copies sold after eight weeks.

King Cream Soda’s “Geragerapo no Uta” took #21 and now has an eight-week total of 65,840.

“Tougegoe” snuck in at #29 for Fukuda Kouhei-san, and its twelve-week total is 65,200.

The top album was, of course, Hey! Say! JUMP’s “smart”, which sold 126,734 copies. That’s pretty much exactly what their previous album did (JUMP WORLD sold 126,578). That’s not bad but also not good. I’ve listened to the album a couple of times and, while some of it isn’t my style, at least I can see where they want to go with the music and there’s a mostly consistent trend. What they really need to do now is fire whoever makes their costumes, judging from the promotional appearances and the videos that came with the album.

X JAPAN’s compilation album “The World ~X JAPAN Hatsu no Zensekai Best~” was at #2, selling 39,009.

In its third week, Amuro Namie-san’s “Ballada” saw 32,176 copies sold to bring its total to 353,394.

At #4, “The Hunting Party” from Linkin Park sold 27,846.

The soundtrack to Frozen is finally losing steam, dropping to #5 with 25,075 sales this week, pushing its nineteen-week total to 811,578.

THE ALFEE took #6 with “Alfee Get Requests! 2”. It sold 19,102.


Lots of noteworthy new releases this week. The top single for the past week was NEWS’ “ONE -for the win-“, which saw a very strong 182,772 copies sold. I like sporty NEWS in general, so I’m glad this one did well.

Tohoshinki’s “Sweat/Answer” was at #2, selling 119,301 copies.

There’s another μ’s single already!? “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” sold 46,069 at #3, which seems like what all of these μ’s single end up doing.

At #4 was Hoshino Gen-san’s “Crazy Crazy/Sakura no Mori”, which had 36,390 in sales in its first week.

“Nettaigyo no Namida” (熱帯魚の涙) from Flower took #5, selling 34,316.

Choutokkyuu’s “BelievexBelieve” was at #6, and sold 32,748.

In its third week, “Dare mo Shiranai” from Arashi got #11, adding 10,426 to its total to get above the double platinum level. It’s now at 507,800.

The top single last week, KAT-TUN’s “In Fact”, had a dismal second week, falling to #14, selling 6,997 to bring its total to 152,869. That’s less than 5% of first week sales – unusual for a Johnny’s group.

The previous μ’s single, “Yume no Tobira”, has only been out for three weeks and is still hanging out at #18, with a running total of 49,984.

At #19, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold an additional 4,295 copies to bring its total to 61,594.

Taking #20 in its fourth week, AKB48’s “Labrador Retriever” tacked on 4,251 for a grand total of 1,768,740 copies sold.

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The top single for the past week was SKE48’s “Utsukushii Inazuma” (美しい稲妻 – Lovely Lightning), which is another double platinum for the group, selling 510,673 copies. That’s a little lighter than their previous single, “Choco no Dorei”, but well within the expected range.

At #2, aiko-san’s “Loveletter/Shigatsu no Ame” (Loveletter/4月の雨) sold 43,682.

Linked Horizon’s “Jiyuu e no Shingeki” continued to go very strong, adding 29,747 – more than 20% of first week sales – to score a two-week total of 158,857 at #3.

Bouncing up from #9 to #5, Nogizaka46’s “Girl’s Rule” tacked on 15,894 to bring its three-week total to 370,688.

After a striking first week, “Burning Up” from EXILE TRIBE (Sandaime J Soul Brothers vs GENERATIONS) floated back down to a much more normal EXILE second week – selling 10,498 more for a total of 274,123 at #7. That has me wondering if there was something interesting going on with the first week sales – 4% on the second week raises some questions. Still, it could just be that everybody rushed to get it immediately.

Ikimonogakari had a very strong 20%+ second week with “Egao” at #9. The single’s total is now 39,836.

Also in its second week, Watanabe Mayu-san’s “Rappa Renshuchu” was at #10 and has a 75,379 copy sales total.

EXILE TAKAHIRO’s “Issen-ichi Byou” stayed in the standings in its fourth week, passing gold at #18. It now has a total of 102,087.

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Wow, there are a lot of interesting releases for July – there’s good stuff every week. We haven’t had a month like this in ages.

As always, 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 as long as I can confirm it’s for sale.

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

July 3rd

Nogizaka46 – Girls Rule



Shounentai – Wangan Skiyer

Shounentai – Ai to Chinmoku

Shounentai – Jounestu no ichiya

(Original Soundtrack) – PLAYZONE ’13 SONG & DANC ‘N. PART III (album)

VAMPS – (A)head / Replay

GACKT – Best Of The Best vol.1 -Mild- (album)

GACKT – Best Of The Best vol.1 -Wild- (album)

flumpool – Taisetsuna Mono wa Kimi Igai ni Miataranakute / Binetsu Refrain

Angela Aki – Yume no Owari Ai no Hajimari

S/mileage – Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan

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