On top of the singles charts is idol group Nogizaka46 with their 7th single Barrette selling over 395,000 copies. Its their 6th #1 single and best opening week single by nearly 60,000 copies. The single includes coupling track Tsuki no Ookisa featured as the 14th opening theme for TV anime series NARUTO Shippuden.
In #2 is Korean duo Tohoshinki with single Very Merry Xmas selling over 116,000 copies and rounding out the top 3 is Perfume with their 19th single Sweet Refrain with tie-up as the theme song for TV Asahi drama Toshi Densetsu no Onna. Also of note is favorite voice actress group Sphere with single Sticking Places featured as opening theme for anime Yu-Sibu.
Topping the album charts is KAT-TUN with mini-album Kusabi selling over 168,000 copies. Its their first release since becoming a 4 member group after the dismissal of member Koki Tanaka for contract violations (more details). In the #5 spot is Korean group KARA with BEST GIRLS, a Japanese greatest hits compilation album. The girls simultaneously released 10th Japanese single French Kiss which hit #7 on the singles charts.
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