Topping this week’s singles charts is new unit The MONSTERS with debut single “MONSTERS” selling over 160,000 copies. The unit consists of Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) and Katori Shingo of SMAP and the song is featured as theme song for TBS drama MONSTERS in which Yamapi and Katori are co-staring.

Fourth spot goes to FTISLAND with their 9th single “Polar Star” (full music video revealed) and landing in the 7th spot is Luna Haruna with her 2nd “Overfly” featured as the new ending theme for popular anime Sword Art Online.

Topping the album charts is Mr. Children with new album “[(an imitation) blood orange]” selling a strong 530,000 copies its opening week. In the third spot is Girls Generation with their second Japanese album “Girls Generation II ~Girls & Peace~” and in fourth is rock band UVERworld with “THE ONE” that includes upcoming single “REVERSI” featured as theme song for anime movie Blue Exorcist.

Landing in the 8th spot is Shiro Sagisu with his new sound track album for the iconic anime and new movie EVANGELION 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO that opened November 17th in Japan.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for November 26th – December 2nd


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 The MONSTERS MONSTERS Nov 28th 160,139
2 Kobukuro Kami Hikoki Nov 28th 40,068
3 BOYFRIEND Kimi to Dance Dance Dance Nov 28th 37,800
4 FTISLAND Polar Star Nov 28th 35,260
5 Gen Hoshino Shiranai Nov 28th 26,856
6 S/Mileage Samui ne Nov 28th 18,308
7 Luna Haruna Overfly Nov 28th 18,519
8 Mayu Watanabe Hikaru mono tachi Nov 21st 16,498
9 Momoiro Clover Z Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo Nov 21st 14,038
10 FLOWER Koibito ga Santa Claus Nov 28th 13,851


Albums for November 26th – December 2nd


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Mr. Children [(an imitation) blood orange] Nov 28th 530,235
2 Yumi Matsutoya 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nov 21st 138,888
3 Girls Generation Girls Generation II ~Girls & Peace~  Nov 28th 116,963
4 UVERworld THE ONE Nov 28th 95,441
5 Shota Shimizu MELODY Nov 28th 28,848
6 JUJU BEST STORY ~LIFE~ Nov 7th 20,570
7 Miliyah Kato True Lovers Nov 21st 19,850
8 Shiro Sagisu Music from EVANGELION 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO Nov 28th 19,635
9 JUJU BEST STORY ~LOVE~ Nov 7th 18,603
10 Taylor Swift RED Oct 24th 14,446


Source: Oricon