On top of the single charts this week is SKE48 with their 11th single “Choco no dorei” selling big with over 539,000 units sold. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s best selling opening week single and 7th #1 in a row. Based out of Nagoya they continue to be the second most popular of the AKB48 family with the idols of NMB48 (Osaka) still in third place.

In the second spot is new boy group GENERATIONS (from EXILE Tribe) with their second single “ANIMAL” selling over 72,000 copies.

Topping the album charts is Mika Nakashima with her first album in over two years “REAL” with over 49,000 copies sold. In the 4th spot is Aoi Eir with her first album “BLAU” that includes her first three singles each featured as an anime theme song.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for January 28th – February 3rd


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 SKE48 Choko no dorei Jan 30th 538,914
2 GENERATIONS ANIMAL Jan 30th 72,226
3 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kimi ni 100% / Furisodeshon Jan 30th 21,195
4 Coda Bloody Stream Jan 30th 20,980
5 LinQ CHIKU-TAKU / Going My Way! Jan 30th 16,873
6 The Gospellers Kori no hana Jan 30th 11,354
7 Nogizaka46 Seifuku no Mannequin Dec 19th 2012 10,371
8 Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome Yolopiku Pikuyolo! Jan 30th 9,403
9 Golden Bomber Dance My Generation Jan 1st 8,330
10 Sakanaction Music Jan 23rd 7,707


Albums for January 28th – February 3rd


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Mika Nakashima REAL Jan 30th 49,098
2 One Direction Take me Home Nov 14th 2012 22,388
3 Hata Motohiro Signed POP Jan 30th 21,510
4 Aoi Eir  BLAU Jan 30th 19,967
5 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Dec 12th 2012 18,156
6 Asaki Ten niwa Jan 30th 17,150
7 Various Artists Idolm@ster Anim@tion Master Special Curtain Call Jan 30th 15,590
8 NIGHTMARE SCUMS Jan 30th 14,567
9 Mongol800 800BEST Jan 23rd 11,893
10 Rhymester Dirty Science Jan 30th 11,837


Source: Oricon