Topping the Oricon charts this week is KANJANI8 credited as Eight Ranger with single “ER” that is featured as theme song for movie “Eight Ranger” which stars all the members of Kanjani8. The single sold over 330,000 copies to easily top the charts. In the second spot is another popular male group – EXILE with their single “BOWS & ARROWS” selling over 95,000 copies.

Making it to the 8th spot is U-KISS with single “Dear My Friend” featured as the ending theme for anime Arashi no Yoru ni.

On the album charts last weeks #1 remains in the top spot – Southern All Stars member Kuwata his solo album of greatest hits “I LOVE YOU -now & forever-“ support another 120,000 copies. In the second spot is Yamashita Tomohisa and his album “Ero” selling over 80,000 copies. Landing in the 5th spot is Eri Kitamura with her 1st album “RE; STORY” selling a good 16,000 copies.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.


Singles for July 23rd – 29th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Eight Ranger (KANJANI8) ER July 25th 330,854
2 EXILE  BOWS & ARROWS July 25th 95,250
3 Mayu Watanabe  Otona Jelly Beans July 25th 87,993
4 AAA  777 ~We can sing a song~ July 25th 35,806
5 Various artists Shining Star All Star CD Prince-sama July 25th 35,015
6 Berryz Koubou cha cha SING July 25th 29,099
7 Kana Nishino GO FOR IT !! July 25th 27,169
8 U-KISS  Dear My Friend July 25th 22,503
9 Fairies Tweet Dream / Sparkle July 25th 20,981
10 NEWS Chankapana July 18th 8,458


Albums for July 23rd – 29th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Kuwata I LOVE You – now & forever – July 18th 120,470
2 Yamashita Tomohisa  Ero July 25th 80,648
3 THE ALFEE Alfee Get Requests! July 25th 22,573
4 Che’Nelle Believe July 4th 17,640
5 Eri Kitamura  RE; STORY  July 25th 16,747
6 Namie Amuro Uncontrolled June 27th 15,977
8 SHU-I NEXTAGE July 25th 12,095
9 GILLE I AM GILLE July 18th 10,671
10 Slipnot Hell’s Antenna July 25th 9,649

Source: Oricon