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The singles charts for the past week are topped by NMB48 with their 8th single Kamonegikkusu (カモネギックス) selling over 374,000 copies. It’s the AKB sister group’s 7th #1 single. In the #2 spot is idol group E-Girls with their 6th single Gomennasai no Kissing You selling over 73,000 copies.

Korean idol group AFTERSCHOOL makes a return to Japan after a year absence with their 5th Japanese single Heaven landing in the #7 spot. Sliding into the #10 spot is Kalafina with single Hallelujah featured as the theme song for anime movie The Garden of Sinners recalled out summer (Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin).

Topping the album charts is Perfume with their 4th original album LEVEL 3 selling over 165,000 copies. Last week’s #1 from singer Superfly with her greatest hits album Superfly BEST! slips one spot. In the #3 spot is band SCANDAL with their 5th album STANDARD.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and album charts follow.

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SCANDAL’s celebrating their 5th year since major label debut with their 5th original album “STANDARD” and revealed the full track list and jacket covers. The album includes tracks from their three 2013 singles “Awanai Tsumori no, Genkidene”, “Kagen no Tsuki”, and upcoming “OVER DRIVE” plus new songs for 13 total tracks. Album “STANDARD” comes on three editions that hit stores October 2nd 2013 – read on for more details.

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