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Yuka Iguchi (井口裕香) announced details for new single Hey World with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Familiar Myth, Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?, ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか). Her 4th single Hey World comes on three editions releasing April 29th 2015. Read on for more details and anime preview.

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Koda Kumi (倖田來未) is getting ready to release 12th original album WALK OF MY LIFE and unveiled preview music video for the title song. Her new album includes 3 previously released songs plus 13 new for 16 total tracks. Album WALK OF MY LIFE comes on four editions hitting stores March 18th 2015. Release details and PVs follow.

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Ogura Yui (小倉唯) unveiled preview music video for new song Happy Strawberry included on her upcoming album Strawberry JAM. Also revealed an audio preview for new song Sing-a-ling-a-Harmony. Her 1st album includes singles plus new songs for 12 total tracks. Album Strawberry JAM comes on three editions releasing March 25th 2015.  Read on for all the details and song previews.

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Aoi Eir ((藍井エイル) revealed early details for new single Lapis Lazuli (ラピスラズリ) with tie-up as the ending theme for upcoming anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki). Song lyrics are a collaboration with Aoi Eir and songwriter Kato Yusuke. Her 10th single Lapis Lazuli comes on three editions scheduled for release on April 22nd 2015. More details and anime previews follow.

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NMB48 added more details for single Don’t Look Back that features graduating member Yamada Nana (山田菜々) as center (first time as solo center). Their 11th single comes on 3-sets of editions with all six having different contents. The Limited edition (types A, B, C) include DVD with footage from their 4th Anniversary Live 3-day event, different day captured on each type. Single Don’t Look Back releases March 31st 2015 – updated track list details follow.

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Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) unveiled more details for single Inochi wa Utsukushii (命は美しい) – jacket covers and music video revealed. Their 11th single features member Nanase Nishino as center (her 3rd time). Single Inochi wa Utsukushii (Life is Beautiful) comes on four editions hitting stores March 18th 2015. Read on for more details and music video.

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Yuuka Nanri ( 南里侑香) unveiled information for 2nd solo album ONE DAY that includes her singles Senko no PRISONER. and BLOODY HOLIC plus new songs and more with 13 total tracks. Album ONE DAY comes on two editions scheduled for release on April 22nd 2015. Read on for more details.

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Nanjo Yoshino (南條愛乃) announced two singles – Tasogare no Starlight (黄昏のスタアライト) and Kimi wo Sagashi ni (きみを探しに) with tie-ups as ending themes for upcoming anime The Eden of Grisaia the sequel to anime The Fruit of Grisaia. Both singles are produced by Elements Garden and come on two editions with Tasogare no Starlight releasing April 29th 2015 and Kimi wo Sagashi ni releasing June 10th 2015. Read on for more details.

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Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜) announced new album Blue Avenue and live major hall tour in conjunction. Its been a year since she released 2nd album “25”. Her 3rd album Blue Avenue is scheduled for release on April 22nd 2015 – more early release details follow. (*updated)

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Maon Kurosaki (黒崎真音) announced new single Setsuna no Kajitsu* (刹那の果実) with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Eden of Grisaia (Grisaia no Rakuen) the sequel to anime The Fruit of Grisaia. Her 8th single Setsuna no Kajitsu is produced by Elements Garden and comes on three editions scheduled to hit stores May 13th 2015. Read on for more early release details.

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U-KISS revealed music video (short version) for title track Action for their upcoming Japanese album Action. Their 4th Japanese album includes singles Sweetie (2014.12.17) and LOVE ON U (2014.07.16) plus new songs and more for 12 total tracks. Album Action comes on four editions hitting stores March 18th 2015. Read on for all the details and PVs.

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