Topping the singles charts this week is the debut single from HKT48 – “Suki! Suki! Skip!” – selling over 250,000 copies. The Fukuoka based sister group of AKB48 formed in 2011 and follows other sister groups SKE48 and NMB48 which previously have released debut singles.

In the #2 spot is Korean girl group T-ARA with their 6th Japanese single “Bunny Style!” and in the #6 spot is Aimer with “RE: I AM EP” with tie-in as theme song for anime OVA Mobile Suit Gundam UC Unicorn episode 6.

On the album charts band BOOWY tops with their great hits album “THE BEST STORY”. In the #3 spot is favorite Kalafina with their 4th album “Consolation”. In the #10 spot is the anime K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX which is a 12-CD 258 song compilation release.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for March 18th – 24th

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Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 HKT48 Suki! Suki! Skip! March 20th 250,147
2 T-ARA Bunny Style! March 20th 56,785
3 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Ninjyari Bang Bang March 20th 26,648
4 S/mileage Tabidachi no haru ga kita March 20th 22,560
5 Arashi Calling | Breathless March 6th 21,888
6 Aimer RE: I AM EP  March 20th 14,544
7 Kuwata Keisuke Yin Yang / Namida wo buttobase! March 13th 14,426
8 TOKIO Tegami March 20th 14,271
9 Nogizaka46 Kimi no na wa kibo March 13th 13,083
10 Alice Nine Daybreak March 20th 9,437


Albums for March 18th – 24th


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 BOΦWY THE BEST “STORY” March 21st 38,271
2 Sakanaction sakanaction March 13th 27,550
3 Kalafina Consolation March 20th 19,578
4 Various Artists Winter Sonata Memorial Album March 20th 14,922
5 ONE OK ROCK I x life = March 6th 14,135
6 Girls Generation (mix) Best Selection Non-stop Mix March 20th 13,238
7 Various Artists DR KAORI x EXILE TRIBE MIX March 20th 12,296
8 Bon Jovi What About Now March 13th 11,842
9 GARNET CROW Terminus March 20th 11,043
10 K-ON! Various Artists K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX  March 20th 10,266


Source: Oricon