The top spot on the Oricon weekly singles charts is Korean group CNBLUE with their first single of 2012 “Where are you” with over 60,000 sold. Just making it into the #2 spot as predicted in our chart preview is ClariS and their 4th single “Naisho no Hanashi” currently featured as the ending theme song for anime Nisemonogatari . The Middle School duo just edged SKE48 who landing in the 3rd spot with last week’s #1 “Kataomoi Finally” with 32,000 sold.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for January 30th – February 5th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 CNBLUE Where are you Feb 1st 60,398
2 ClariS Naisho no Hanashi Feb 1st 34,706
3 SKE48  Kataomoi Finally Jan 25th 32,671
4 Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi Hitotsu Feb 1st 26,126
5 Misaki Iwasa Mujin Eki Feb 1st 23,773
6 S/mileage Chotomate Kudasai Feb 1st 19,700
7 miwa Kataomoi Feb 1st 15,634
8 SuG Fukanzen Beautyfool Days Feb 1st 14,863
9 Kim Hyun Joong KISS KISS/Lucky Guy Jan 25th 8,945
10 Chatmonchy Mangetsu ni Hoero Feb 1st 8,116


The album charts see 3 new releases in the top spots – #1 is the long awaited release from ayakaThe beginning” with over 108,000 sold, the #2 spot sees YUKI and her album “POWERS OF TEN” with over 72,000 sold, and the 3rd spot gets long time alternative rock group Spitz and their album “Orutana” with over 48,000 sold.

Albums for January 30th – February 5th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 ayaka The beginning Feb 1st 108,176
2 YUKI POWERS OF TEN Feb 1st 72,405
3 Spitz Orutana Feb 1st 48,575
4 Koda Kumi JAPONESQUE Jan 25th 24,813
5 SUPER☆GiRLS EveryBody JUMP!! Feb 1st 24,474
6 Sonar Pocket Sona Poke Ism 3 – Kimi To no 365 Nichi Jan 25th 21,758
7 Pink Martini & Saori Yuki 1969 Oct 12th, 2011 17,201
8 EXILE EXILE JAPAN/Solo Jan 1st 16,865
10 Various Artists Idolm@ster animation Master 07 Feb 1st 14,322

Source: Oricon