This week’s singles charts are topped by SKE48 with their single “Kiss Datte Hidarikiki” selling a very strong 511,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 6th #1 single in a row and their highest selling opening week selling single. The ‘48’s are just getting stronger…will Japan ever have a shortage of idols?

Also landing on the singles charts in duo Porno Graffitti and their single “Kage Boushi” in the #3 spot and Korean group 2NE1 with their newest Japanese single “I LOVE YOU” in the #5 spot.

Over on the album charts its Superfly with her 4th album “Force” showing that she is a force selling 119,000 copies. In a close second is a simultaneous release by SKE48 of their first album “Konohi no Chime wo Wasurenai” selling 110,000 copies.

Also landing on the album charts is fictional band EGOIST from anime Guilty Crown – lead by talented new composer ryo who also leads supercell – the album “Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities” made it into the #9 spot in a very tight top 10.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.



Singles for September 17th – 23rd

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 SKE48 Kiss Datte Hidarikiki Sept 19th 511,472
2 Hikawa Kiyoshi Saigo to Kimeta Onnadakara Sept 19th 56,512
3 Porno Graffitti Kage Boushi  Sept 19th 29,111
4 BUMP OF CHICKEN firefly Sept 12th 14,213
5 2NE1 I LOVE YOU Sept 19th 13,530
6 AKB48 Gingham Check Aug 29th 12,231
7 KAT-TUN Fumetsu no Scrum  Sept 12th 11,862
8 Unison Square Garden While listening “Linear Blue” Sept 19th 11,484
9 Mika Nakashima Ashita sekai ga Owarunara Sept 19th 10,746
10 SuG sweeToxic Sept 19th 10,347


Albums for September 10th – 23rd

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Superfly Force Sept 19th 119,249
2 SKE48 Konohi no Chime wo Wasurenai Sept 19th 110,613
3 Kobukuro All Singles BEST 2 Sept 5th 56,294
4 Carly Ray Jepsen Kiss Sept 19th 29,524
5 Quruli Rutsubo no Volts Sept 19th 28,433
6 Kana Nishino Love Place Sept 5th 28,266
7 10-FEET thread Sept 19th 27,464
8 Choshinsei GO FOR IT! Sept 19th 26,849
9 EGOIST Extra terrestrial biological entities Sept 19th 25,841
10 Michael Jackson BAD 25 Anniversary Ed. Sept 19th 25,753

Source: Oricon