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DiVA unveiled a preview music video for single DISCOVERY - the unit’s last single re-unites all members including: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). Single DISCOVERY hits stores October 8th 2014 – PV and more details follow…

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the pillows are getting ready to release album Moondust (ムーンダス) and updated the release details revealing the jacket covers and more. Its their first original album in over two years and includes singles Happy Birthday (2013.09.16) and just released About A Rock’n’Roll Band (2014.09.19) plus new songs for 11 total tracks. Album Moondust comes on two editions releasing October 22nd 2014 – all the details follow…

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) updated the release details for single Ittajanaika / CloveR – jacket covers revealed. Their double a-side and 30th single has double tie-up, Ittajanaika (言ったじゃないか) featured as theme song for TV series Gomenne Seishun! (ごめんね青春!) starring member Ryo Nishikido and CloveR featured as theme song for movie Clover starring member Tadayoshi Okura. The single, part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, comes on three edtiions hitting stores October 15th 2014 – updated details follow…

*new album announced – Kanjanizm (関ジャニズム) – release date November 5th 2014 (more details coming)

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Ikimonogakari (いきものがかり) revealed more details for double-a side single Netsujo no Spectrum / Namida ga Kierunara  (熱情のスペクトラム /  涙がきえるなら)  – jacket cover and preview music video plus CM spot unveiled. Their 28th single features track Netsujo no Spectrum with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai). The single comes on one CD-only edition that hits stores October 15th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow…

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Ayahi Takagaki (高垣彩陽) recently revealed more details for single Ai no Hi (愛の陽) – jacket covers, full track list, and bonuses unveiled. Her 8th single includes two new songs and a cover of Over The Rainbow plus it’s the first without a game or anime tie-up. Single Ai no Hi comes on two editions hitting stores October 8th 2014 – updated details and more follow…

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Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花) revealed more details for single CHIASTOLITE - jacket covers and full track list unveiled. Her 10th single has tie-up as the ending theme for new anime GARO Hono no Kokuin and Sasaki Sayaka wrote the lyrics for both songs on her new release. Single CHIASTOLITE comes on two editions releasing October 29th 2014 – updated details and new extend anime preview follow…

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GACKT is getting ready to release single Akatsuki Tsukiyo – DAY BREAKERS (暁月夜 – DAY BREAKERS) and recently revealed the jacket covers plus preview music video. The single, part of GACKT’s 15th anniversary celebrations, comes on two editions hitting stores October 1st 2014 – all the details and PV follow…

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French Kiss revealed more details for their 6th single Omoidasenai Hana (思い出せない花) – jacket covers and preview music video unveiled. The single is featured as the theme song for drama SAVEPOINT staring unit member Takajo Aki. Its also featured as theme for the unit’s travel variety series French Kiss no Kiss Tabi. Single Omoidasenai Hana comes on 4 editions scheduled for release on October 1st 2014 – more details and PV follow…

Track list details updated! Coupling songs feature lyrics writing by unit members and solo songs.

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StylipS updated the release details for new album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES – full track list and preview music video for new song Melancholic Sunshine unveiled. Their 3rd album includes singles and coupling tracks plus new songs for 16 total tracks. Album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES comes on three editions releasing November 26th 2014 – updated details and PV follow…

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Tohoshinki (東方神起) is getting ready to release Japanese single Time Works Wonders and unveiled the jacket covers and preview music videos. Their 3rd single of 2014 also gets tie-up as the October 2014 theme song for NTV show Sukkiri!!. Single Time Works Wonders comes on three editions hitting stores November 5th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow….

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EGOIST officially announced new single Fallen featured as the first ending theme for anime PSYCHO-PASS season 2. It’s the unit’s 5th single and the third single by the ryo (supercell) lead group used as an ending theme for the popular anime series. Single Fallen comes on two editions scheduled for release on November 19th 2014 – more early details and anime preview follows…

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