The Bestsellers: KPP's new single rocks Japan


The top charts for the week of April 26th

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week.

I think it's no surprise that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back at the top of the Japanese charts. With the debut of her new single, she's already back in the top three of the Oricon charts, and will no doubt stay there for a few weeks. Buyers have recently been voting for the same singles over and over again, which you can see in the full chart.

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier made a bigger splash than I expected, raking in $1.94 million in its opening weekend. I didn't expect the ultra-USA propaganda man to be such a big draw, but the Japanese are suckers for action flicks. Plus, if you're watching Iron Man or The Avengers, it helps to see all the other movies in the Marvel Universe.

Let's take a look at the top titles from each list:

Oricon's Top Three Songs

1. Jikuu wo Koe, Uchuu wo Koe by Morning Musume '14
2. Family Party by KPP
3. Step  by ClariS

New York Times' Top Three Manga

1. Naruto Vol. 65
2. Crimson Spell Vol. 3
3. Sword Art Online: Aincrad

Japan's Top Three Box Office Films

1. Frozen
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. Crows Explode

Check out the full lists after the jump!

Oricon Top Ten Singles for the week of April 20th

1. Jikuu wo Koe, Uchuu wo Koe by Morning Musume '14 - Week 1
2. Family Party by KPP - Week 1
3. Step  by ClariS - Week 1
4. Yes We Are by SMAP - Week 2
Peace Sunshine by Dance Earth Party - Week 1
6. Love Arigatou  by Rev. from DVL - Week 1
7. Kizuitara Kataomoi by Nogizaka46 - Week 3
Honou to Mori no Carnival by Sekai no Owari- Week 2
9. Touge Koe by Fukuda Kouhei- Week 3
10. ai  by Sonar Pocket - Week 1

Source: Oricon

New York Times Top Ten Manga for the week of April 27th

1. Naruto Vol. 65 - Week 2
2. Crimson Spell Vol. 3 - Week 1
3. Sword Art Online: Aincrad - Week 2
4. Bleach Vol. 60 - Week 2
5. Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki - Week 2
6. Attack on Titan Vol. 1 - Week 44
7. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol. 5 - Week 1
8. Attack on Titan Vol. 2 - Week 25
9. Fairy Tail Vol. 36 - Week 3
10. Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare - Week 1

Source: The New York Times

Japanese Box Office for the week of April 20th

1. Frozen - Week 6, grossed $8.05 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Week 1, grossed $1.94 million
3. Crows Explode - Week 2, grossed $1.51 million
4. L.DK - Week 2, grossed $634k
5. Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider - Week 4, grossed $560k
6. The Snow White Murder Case - Week 4, grossed $546k
7. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyo - Week 7, grossed $492k
8. Team Batista Final: Kerberos no Shozo - Week 4, grossed $372k
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Week 5, grossed $278k
10. Kamisama no Karute 2 - Week 5, grossed $222k

Source: Box Office Mojo

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