The single charts for the week of May 2nd are topped by SMAP with their 47th single “Sakasama no Sora” selling over 135,000 copies. The single is a collaboration is famous composer Yoko Kanno and is featured on the TV drama “Ume-chan Sensei”. Landing in the second spot is solo release by AKB48 member Tomomi Itano with 72,000 copies sold. Seiyuu group Sphere and their single “Non stop road / Ashita e no Kaerimichi” that features the opening and ending theme to the anime “Natsuiro Kiseki” developed specifically for the group of singers/seiyuus hits the #6 spot on the charts.

On the album charts its Yuzu topping with a compilation album “YUZU YOU [2006-2011]” with nearly 150,000 copies sold. In the second spot is Hilcrhyme with the Gold version of their best hits release “Best of Hilcrhyme ~GOLD~” selling 18,000 copies. Their Silver version “Best of Hilcrhyme ~SILVER~” also charted in the #7 spot with over 15,000 copies sold (release details).

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,



Singles for April 23rd – 29th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 SMAP Sakasama no Sora April 25th 135,298
2 Tomomi Itano 10 Nengo no Kimi e April 25th 72,911
3 Mr. Children Inori ~ Namida no Kidou April 18th 36,143
4 Ikimonogakari Haruuta April 25th 35,044
5 TM Network I am April 25th 21,483
6 Sphere Non stop road April 25th 20,868
7 Kana Hanazawa Hoshizora Destination April 25th 15,315
8 GReeeeN Orange April 25h 14,066
9 Sonar Pocket Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin do Nichi April 25th 9,248
10 SE7EN LOVE AGAIN April 25th 8,320


Albums for April 23rd – 29th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Yuzu YUZU YOU [2006-2011] April 25th 149,586
2 Hilcrhyme Best of Hilcrhyme ~Gold~ April 25th 18,533
3 Naoto Inti Raymi Kazauta Caravan April 18th 18,062
4 Various Artists BLEACH BEST TRAX April 25th 17,532
5 Def Tech Greatest Hits April 18th 17,184
6 Jun Maeda X Nagi Yanagi Owari no Wakusei no Love Song April 25th 15,779
7 Hilcrhyme Best of Hilcrhyme ~Silver~ April 25th 15,515
8 Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts April 25th 11,689
9 Various Artists DJ KAORI’S PARTY MIX 3 April 18th 11,307
10 SuG Lollipop Kingdom April 25th 9,353

Source: Oricon