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Aki Toyosaki (豊崎愛生) is getting ready to release single Portrait (ポートレイト) and revealed the jacket covers, full track list, and more. Her 12th solo single Portrait comes on two editions hitting stores November 12th 2014 – updated details follow.

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) tops a packed singles charts with their 30th single Ittajanaika / CloveR selling over 271,000 copies. Title track Ittajanaika (言ったじゃないか) is featured as theme song for TV series Gomenne Seishun! (ごめんね青春!) starring member Ryo Nishikido and track CloveR has tie-up as theme song for movie Clover starring member Tadayoshi Okura.

Many anime tie-up releases hit the charts including Nana Mizuki’s Kindan no Resistance #5, Ikimonogakari’s Netsujo no Spectrum #10, Ayana Taketatsu’s Kajirikake no Ringo #15, Maon Kuroskai’s Rakuen no Tsubasa #16, and Kanon Wakeshima’s world’s end, girl’s rondo #17.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.

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EGOIST updated the release details for single Fallen – jacket covers, full track list, and more unveiled. The unit’s 5th single has tie-up as the first ending theme for anime PSYCHO-PASS season 2. Single Fallen comes on two editions hitting stores on November 19th 2014 – updated details follow.

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Vanilla Beans announced new single Uchouten Girl (有頂天ガール) and revealed all the release details plus the full music video. Their 12th single features songs from late composer Inoue Daisuke (1941-2000) including the previously unreleased title track produced as a 2014 fight-song. Single Uchouten Girl comes on two editions hitting stores November 11th 2014 – read on for all the details and MV.

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NMB48 updated the details for single Rashikunai (らしくない) – full track list, jacket covers, and preview music videos revealed. Their 10th single for the first time features co-centers Yagura Fuuko (矢倉楓子) and Shiroma Miru (白間美瑠). Single Rashikunai comes on three editions plus a theater version hitting stores November 5th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow.

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Amamiya Sora (雨宮天) revealed more details and audio preview for single Tsuki Akari (月灯り) with tie-up as then second ending theme for anime Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!). Amamiya Sora also voices lead character Akame in the dark fantasy anime. Her 2nd single Tsuki Akrai comes on three editions hitting stores November 19th 2014 – updated details follow.

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StylipS, getting ready to release album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES, revealed the jacket covers and more details. Their 3rd album includes three singles and coupling tracks plus new songs for 16 total tracks. Album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES comes on three editions hitting stores November 26th 2014 – all the details and PV follow.

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FLOW x GRANRODEO collaboration single 7 -seven- has more details revealed – jacket covers, full track list, and more unveiled. The single has tie-up as the ending theme for anime The Seven Deadly Sins (七つの大罪, Nanatsu no Taizai). Single 7 -seven- featuring three interwoven vocals comes on three editions hitting stores November 26th 2014 – more details follow.

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Eir Aoi (藍井エイル) added more details and unveiled promotional videos for new single Tsunagaru Omoi (ツナガルオモイ). Her 8th single has tie-up as the theme song for TBS TV show Rank Oukoku (Rank Kingdom). Single Tsunagaru Omoi comes on two editions releasing November 12th 2014 – details and PVs follow.

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Nanjo Yoshino (南條愛乃) provides the ending theme for anime The Fruit of Grisaia (グリザイアの果実) with her 2nd solo single Anata no Aishita Sekai (あなたの愛した世界). She updated the release details unveiling the jacket covers, full track list, teaser music video, and song writing credit for coupling track Dear x Dear. Single Anata no Aishita Sekai comes on two editions hitting stores November 5th 2014 – updated details and PV follows.

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Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) unveiled the release details for new single Silly with tie-up as the theme song for TBS TV drama N no tame ni. Her 8th single also includes coupling track Yuuki no Shirushi (勇気のしるし) with tie-up as the image song for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale. Single Silly comes on three editions hitting stores November 17th 2014 – all the details plus preview music video follow.

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