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20 June 2014

AKB48 Tops Oricon First Half 2014 Ranking

Oricon has released its rankings for the best selling releases of the first half of 2014. As expected AKB48 takes the Top3 spots with [Labrador Retriever] on #1. #4 and #5 are taken by Arashi but on #6 Nogizaka46 already makes an appearance with [Kizuitara Kataomoi] ranking higher than any AKB48 sister group singles. 

In the album ranking AKB48 also took the top.

All 48/46 relevant rankings are:

1. Labrador Retriever- AKB48 1,764,489
2. Mae Shika Mukanee- AKB48 1,151,372
3. Suzukake Nanchara- AKB48 1,086,491
6. Kizuitara Kataomoi- Nogizaka46 538,090
7. Mirai to wa?- SKE48 502,835
9. Takane no Ringo- NMB48 443,069
11. Sakura, Minna de Tabeta- HKT48 322,186
30. Barette- Nogizaka46 91,800
39. Sansei Kawaii!- SKE48 72,887
50. Koi Suru Fortune Cookie- AKB48 55,626

1. Tsugi no Ashiato- AKB48 1,036,751
25. already- Not yet 85,844

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