Yamashita Tomohisa’s (Yamapi) new release “I, TEXAS” edges into the top spot on the singles charts with over 126,000 sold but very close in the second spot is AKB48 member Mayu Watanabe and her debut solo release “Synchro Tokimeki” with over 123,000 sold. Landing in the third spot is T-ARA with “Roly-Poly” [release details] selling over 41,000.

On the album charts no question for number one this week with popular group Ikimonogakari’s latest album “NEWTRAL” [release details] selling over 192,000. Number two goes to the anime Fullmetal Alchemist opening/ending theme (both original series and Brotherhood) compilation album (author needs to buy that album). Rounding out the top three is voice actress/singer Minori Chihara’s album “D-Formation” [release details].

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for February 27th – March 4th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Yamashita Tomohisa  I, TEXAS Feb 29th 126,175
2 Mayu Watanabe Synchro Tokimeki Feb 29th 123,237
3 T-ARA Roly-Poly Feb 29th 41,285
4 AKB48 GIVE ME FIVE! Feb 15th 29,858
5 TOKIO Haneda Kuko no Kibo/ KIBOU Feb 29th 25,590
6 GReeeeN Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka Feb 29th 22,072
7 Hey! Say! JUMP SUPER DELICATE Feb 22nd 19,844
8 Nogizaka46 Guru Guru Curtain Feb 22nd 19,512
9 NIGHTMARE MiMiC Feb 29th 15,093
10 U-KISS Forbidden Love Feb 29th 11,865


Albums for February 27th- March 4th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Ikimonogakari NEWTRAL Feb 29th 192,877
2 Various Artists Fullmetal Alchemest THE BEST Feb 29th 19,629
3 Minori Chihara D-Formation Feb 29th 15,031
4 Crazy Ken Band ITALIAN GARDEN Feb 29th 13,390
5 U-KISS A Shared Dream Feb 29th 13,138
6 Daisuke Boku ni Dekiru Koto Feb 29th 12,331
8 KAT-TUN CHAIN Feb 22nd 10,761
9 AI INDEPENDENT Feb 22nd 10,664
10 Adele 21 Jan 19th 10,180

Source: Oricon