This week the singles charts are topped by the idols of Nogizaka46 with their 5th single “Kimi no na wa kibo” (君の名は希望) selling over 242,000 copies. It’s the self-appointed rival to AKB48 4th #1 single.

In the #2 spot is Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) with his new single “Kai Sera Sera”. Landing in the #5 spot is Korean boy group SHINee with their 7th Japanese single “Fire”. Pulling into the #7 spot group AAA with single “PARTY IT UP”.

Just out of the top 10 in #11 spot is group supercell with 7th major single “The Bravery” that’s featured as the opening theme for anime Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic.

On the album charts rock band Sakanaction with album “sakanaction” selling a good 82,000 copies. Vocal group AAA also lands on the album charts with compilation album “Ballad Collection” in the #4 spot. Out of the top 10 in the #15 spot is one of our favorites – idol group 9nine with their second album “CUE”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for March 11th – 17th


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Nogizaka46 Kimi no na wa kibo March 13th 242,053
2 Yamashita Tomohisa Kai Sera Sera March 13th 96,961
3 Kuwata Keisuke Yin Yang / Namida wo buttobase! March 13th 68,753
4 Arashi Calling | Breathless March 6th 63,137
5 SHINee Fire March 13th 48,906
6 E-Girls  CANDY SMILE March 13th 34,764
7 AAA PARTY IT UP March 13th 34,106
8 Berryz Koubou Asian Celebration March 13th 28,218
9 SHU-I Acha kocha SORRY March 13th 16,433
10 Spyair Sakura mitsutsuki March 13th 10,979


Albums for March 11th – 17th


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Sakanaction sakanaction March 13th 82,577
2 Bon Jovi What About Now March 13th 32,210
3 ONE OK ROCK I x life = March 6th 27,878
4 AAA Ballad Collection March 13th 19,858
5 David Bowie The Next Day March 13th 18,336
6 Tohoshinki (TVXQ) TIME March 6th 18,133
7 √5 ROOT FIVE March 13th 17,231
8 Breathe Lovers’ Voices March 13th 13,987
9 Shonan no Kaze Shonannookaze -2023- March 6th 13,068
10 150P Shuen – Re: write – March 13th 10,210


Source: Oricon