Topping the singles charts this week is idol group SKE48 with their 12th single “Utsukushi Inazuma” selling over 510,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 3rd single in a row to sell over half a million opening week and 8th #1. In the 2nd spot is aiko with her 13th single “Loveletter / 4 Gatsu no ame” and in the #4 spot is character single 01 from anime Symphogear G featuring the voices of Yoko Hikasa and Nana Mizuki.

The album charts are topped by male vocal group NEWS with their 5th original album “NEWS” selling over 100,000 copies. Last week’s top drops into the #2 spot -  Namie Amuro with her 11th original album “FEEL”. Just out of the top 10 making her second appearance on the charts is singer/voice actress Yoko Hikasa with her first solo album “Glamorous Songs” in the #11 spot.

The complete top 10 singles and album charts follow.

Singles for July 15th – 21st


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 SKE48 Utsukushi Inazuma July 17th 510,673
2 aiko Loveletter / 4 Gatsu no ame July 17th 43,682
3 Linked Horizon Jiyu e no shingeki July 10th 29,747
4 cv:Yoko Hikasa x cv: Nana Mizuki  Symphogear G Character song 01 July 17th 16,078
5 Nogizaka46 Girls Rule July 3rd 15,894
6 OLDCODEX Rage on July 17th 15,487
7 Ultra Chotokkyu Starlight July 17th 11,119
8 EXILE TRIBE BURNING UP July 10th 10,489
9 Ikimonogakari Egao July 10th 8,512
10 Mayu Watanabe Rappa Renshuchu July 10th 8,050


Albums for July 15th – 21st


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 NEWS NEWS July 17th 100,114
2 Namie Amuro FEEL July 10th 52,007
3 Masashi Sada Appare ~All Time Best ~ June 26th 25,241
4 Hideaki Tokunaga Statement July 17th 20,018
5 AI Moriagaro July 17th 19,640
6 May J. Summer Ballad Covers June 19th 14,330
7 BUMP OF CHICKEN BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] July 3rd 13,081
8 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda Collection June 26th 13,057
9 BUMP OF CHICKEN BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010] July 3rd 11,654
10 Chris Hart Heart Song July 10th 10,011
11 Yoko Hikasa Glamorous Songs July 17th 8,046


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Source: Oricon