Topping the singles charts this week is Sashihara Rino with her 2nd solo release “Ikujinashi Masquerade” selling over 68,000 copies. Sashihara Rino is now a member of AKB48 sister group HTK48 after she was moved from AKB48 in June due to a mild scandal involving photos released by a former boyfriend. Her popularity is still strong with fans who gave her a #1 single and she is one of the 16 Senbatsu members performing on AKB48’s upcoming 28th single “UZA”.

Landing in the second spot is KARA and their new Japanese single “Electric Boy” selling a good 57,000 copies. And just out of the top 10 in the 11th spot is Haruka Tomatsu and her single “Q&A Recital!” featured as the opening theme for anime My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun).

The album charts are dominated by KANJANI8 and their best hits album “8EST” selling a strong 298,000 copies. The album which continues their releases commemorating their 8th anniversary, comes on two CDs and includes their 19 singles through “ER” plus additional tracks including new song “Crouton”.

In the 3rd spot is popular voice actress and singer Tamura Yukari with her second compilation album “Everlasting Gift” selling over 27,000 copies. And the 5th spot is occupied by band Acid Black Cherry with their live concert album “Acid Black Cherry TOUR 2012” – they also simultaneously released a DVD with the same performances (#2 over on the DVD/Blu-ray charts).

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.


Singles for October 15th – 21st

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Sashihara Rino Ikujinashi Masquerade Oct 17th 68,403
2 KARA  Electric Boy Oct 17th 57,942
3 Various Artists: Halloween Junky Orchestra Halloween Party Oct 17th 56,582
4 TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE Road to Budokan 2012 Bad Flower Oct 17th 22,148
5 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Fashion Monster Oct 17th 21,634
6 BEAST Midnight -Hoshi o kazoeru yoru- Oct 17th 20,761
7 Yoonak (Choshinsei) WAITING 4 U Oct 17th 20,082
8 Fukuyama Masaharu Beautiful life / GAME Oct 10th 13,260
9 ClariS Luminous Oct 10th 12,998
10 The Gospellers STEP! Oct 17th 10,997


Albums for October 15th – 21st

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 KANJANI8  8EST Oct 17th 298,385
2 Tatsuro Yamashita OPUS All Time Best 1975-2012 Sept 26th 31,427
3 Tamura Yukari Everlasting Gift Oct 17th 27,572
4 Aska Scramble Oct 17th 18,509
5 Acid Black Cherry Acid Black Cherry TOUR 2012 Oct 17th 17,421
6 Various Artists The Idolm@ster Anim@tion Master Special 04 Oct 17th 13,915
7 Kobukuro All Singles BEST 2 Sept 5th 13,384
8 Yokoyama Daisuke & Takumi Mitani

NHK Okaasan to Issho Saishin Best Panpapa Pan

Oct 17th 9,983
9 Oku Hanako BEST My Letters Oct 17th 9,599
10 Carly Ray Jepsen Kiss Sept 19th 8,827

Source: Oricon