Landing in the top spot on the singles charts this week is longtime idol group Morning Musume with single “Brainstorming / Kimi sae ireba nani mo iranai”. It’s the group’s 53rd single and last song for generation 6 member Reina Tanaka (23). Selling over 94,000 copies it will be their 4th Gold single in a row and the idol group continues its highest popularity since 2004.

In the #2 spot is ClariS with “reunion” featured as the opening theme for anime Oreimo season 2. Tamura Yukari lands in #5 with “Fantastic future” with tie-in as opening theme for anime Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat. And GRANRODEO climbs into the #7 spot with single “Henai no Rondo” featured as the opening theme for anime Karneval.

Topping the album charts is vocal group E-girls with their first album “Lesson 1” selling over 57,000 copies. In the #8 spot is first album “relation” from singer/voice actress Ayahi Takagaki.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for April 15th – 21st


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Morning Musume Brainstorming / Kimi sae ireba nani mo iranai April 17th 94,037
2 ClariS reunion April 17th 24,545
3 LinQ Chime ga owareba April 17th 19,759
4 Fukuyama Masaharu  Tanjyobi ni wa Mashiro na Yuri wo / Get the groove April 10th 16,920
5 Tamura Yukari Fantastic Future April 17th 15,693
6 Naoto Inti Raymi Koisurukisetsu April 17th 12,936
7 GRANRODEO Henai no Rondo April 17th 12,616
8 GReeeeN Ikaros April 17th 9,271
9 Kazuyoshi Saito One More Time April 17th 9,165
10 NO NAME Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu April 10th 8,277


Albums for April 15th – 21st


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 E-girls Lesson 1 April 17th 57,337
2 Yusuke Ano…Deacchatterundesukedo April 17th 29,683
3 Funky Monkey Babys Funky Monkey Babys LAST BEST March 27th 23,561
4 Momoiro Clover Z 5th Dimension April 10th 19,988
5 Love Psychedelico In This Beautiful World April 17th 11,105
6 Kikkawa Koji Samurai Rock April 17th 10,497
7 coldrain The Revelation April 17th 9,738
8 Ayahi Takagaki relation April 17th 8,281
9 Fall Out Boy Save Rock ‘n’ Roll – FOB no Rock ‘n’ Roll Sengen! April 17th 7,911
10 Tokyo Symphony: Naoto Otomo HIROSHIMA Symphony #1 July 20th 2011 6,706


Source: Oricon