The single charts are topped this week by Mr. Children who released their first single in over three years – “Inori ~ Namida no Kidou”. The single sold over 174,000 copies and is featured as theme song for film “Bokura ga Ita”. In the second spot is INFINITE with “Be Mine” selling over 50,000 copies. Hitting the charts in five spots (4, 6-9) are character singles from the Idolm@ster game franchise – each selling over 30,000 copies.

On the album charts Naoto Inti Raymi with his newest album “Kazauta Caravan” selling 40,000 copies in the top spot. In the second spot is Def Tech with their “Greatest Hits” album with over 32,000 sold. One of our favorites ORANGE RANGE with their 10th anniversary album “NEO POP STANDARD” lands in the 5th spot.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for April 16th – 22nd

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Mr. Children Inori ~ Namida no Kidou April 18th 174,409
2 INFINITE Be Mine April 18th 50,473
3 C-ute Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku April 18th 40,060
4 Hiromi Igarashi Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 002 April 18th 37,326


1,000,000☆Smile April 18th 36,725
6 Ayaka Fukuhara Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 001 April 18th 33,453
7 Saori Hayami Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 004 April 18th 33,352
8 Yuka Otsubo Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 003 April 18th 32,116
9 Yamamoto Kibo Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 005 April 18th 30,145
10 FTISLAND NEVERLAND April 18th 28,219


Albums for April 16th – 22nd

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Naoto Inti Raymi Kazauta Caravan April 18th 40,895
2 Def Tech Greatest Hits April 18th 32,625
3 Various Artists DJ KAORI’S PARTY MIX 3 April 18th 16,485
4 Miyano Mamoru FANTASISTA April 18th 12,690
5 ClariS BIRTHDAY April 11th 10,274
6 Orange Range NEO POP Standard April 18th 8,733
7 BENI COVERS Mar 21st 8,433
8 Sekihan Exit Tunes Presents Sekihan the Treasure April 18th 6,680
9 Aobozu Nokutiruka April 18th 6,470
10 Yo Hitoto Kayoukyoku April 18th 6,122

Source: Oricon