Dominating the singles charts this week is mega idol group AKB48 with their 30th single “So Long !” – selling over 1,035,000 copies. Its their 17th #1 single and sets another sales record with their 12th single (11th in-a-row) selling over one million copies. Another idol group, E-girls lands in the 2nd spot with single “The Never Ending Story” selling 40,000 copies.

Sliding into the 10th spot is ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION with their 19th single “Ima wo Ikite”.

On top of the album charts is MISIA with her compilation album “Super Best Records ~15th Celebration~” selling over 64,000 copies. Single/voice actress Kana Hanazawa lands in the 6th spot with her first album “claire

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for February 18th – 24th


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 So long ! Feb 20th 1,035,989
2 E-girls The Never Ending Story Feb 20th 40,055
3 MAN WITH A MISSION Emotions Feb 20th 30,392
4 Kis-My-Ft2 My Resistance – Tashikana mono / Unmei Girl Feb 13th 27,063
5 THE ALFEE Final Wars! Feb 20th 26,365
6 KEITA Slide ‘n’ Step Feb 20th 23,911
7 TOKIO Lyric Feb 20th 22,819
8 SKE48 Choko no dorei Jan 30th 18,600
9 Kiryu Etsu to Utsu Feb 20th 13,149
10 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Ima wo Ikite Feb 20th 13,052


Albums for February 18th – 24th


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 MISIA Super Best Records ~15th Celebration~ Feb 20th 64,679
2 V6 Oh! My! Goodness! Feb 20th 53,730
3 SUPER☆GIRLS Celebration Feb 20th 25,928
4 Brahman Chou koku Feb 20th 22,959
5 Various Artists EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalosensation feat. Hatsune Miku  Feb 20th 17,541
6 Kana Hanazawa claire Feb 20th 15,190
7 Mongol800 Good Morning Okinawa Feb 20th 12,680
8 One Direction Take me Home Nov 14th 2012 12,531
9 Atoms For Peace AMOK Feb 20th 10,958
10 Touyu Tokyo Pleasure Ground Feb 20th 7,920


Source: Oricon