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Aoi Eir (藍井エイル) updated the release details for new album D’AZUR – jacket covers, full track list, more details revealed. Her 3d album includes 14 tracks and Aoi Eir write the lyrics for 9 of the songs. Album D’AZUR comes on three editions set for release on June 24th 2015. Updated details follow.

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Minori Chihara provides the ending theme Arigato, Daisuki (ありがとう、だいすき) for anime The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. Plus Minori Chihara renews her roll as lead character Nagato Yuki in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise’s 3rd TV anime series. Her 22nd single Arigato, Daisuki comes on two editions releasing June 24th 2015. Read on for more release details and preview music video.

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OLDCODEX updated the release details for new single single Lantana – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Their 10th single has tie-up as the 3rd ending theme for season 3 of anime Kuroko’s Basketball. Single Lantana comes on two editions hitting stores June 10th 2015. Updated details and PVs follow.

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Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花) revealed the details and preview music video for new single DREAMLESS DRIVER. Her 11th single and part of her 5th anniversary celebrations has tie-up as ending theme for anime Battle Spirits Burning Soul. Single DREAMLESS DRIVER comes on one CD-only editions hitting stores May 27th 2015. All the details and PVs follow.

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Arashi tops the singles chart with 46th single Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari (青空の下、キミのとなり) selling over 501,010 copies. The single has tie-up as theme for TV series Yokoso, Wagaya he staring member Masaki Aiba.

Anisong unit Kalafina climbs into #8 with single ring your bell featured as OP for season 2 of anime Fate/stay night UBW.

The album chart is topped by another Johnny’s Entertainment male vocal unit A.B.C-Z with their 2nd album ABSea Market. T.M.Revolution lands at #2 with 10th album Ten (天) (Heaven) and Korean band FTISLAND climbs to #3 with 5th Japanese album 5….GO.

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GRANRODEO recently updated the release details for new single Memories – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Their 23rd single is featured as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball 3 starting with the Seirin vs. Rakuzan arc. Single Memories comes on three editions scheduled for release June 3rd 2015. Updated details and PVs follow. (*anime jacket cover updated)

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angela’s new album ONE WAY is about to release. Their 7th original album includes new songs, limited release songs, and singles released since album 6th album ZERO (2013.04.24). Album ONE WAY comes on two editions set to hit stores May 20th 2015. Read on for more details.

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fripSide is getting ready to release single Luminize and unveiled teaser preview music video. Their 9th single has tie-up as opening theme for ongoing anime Future Card Buddyfight 100. Plus coupling track unlimited destiny has tie-up as theme for web game Chou Ginga Sendan (超銀河船団). Single Luminize comes on three editions hitting stores May 20th 2015. All the details and PVs follow.

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Unit V6 tops the singles chart with first single during their 20th anniversary year Timeless selling over 93,000 copies. The single’s used as theme for drama Shin Keishicho Sosa 1 ka 9 Kakari featuring member Inohara Yoshihiko. Landing at #2 is Korean group KARA with Japanese single Summer☆Gic / Sunshine Miracle / SUNNY DAYS.

Character unit song from anime Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions Code: T.V.U. featuring Ren Jinguji (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Sho Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono), Cecil Aijima (CV: Kosuke Toriumi) climbs to #3.

Golden week in Japan limited new releases on the album charts so its mostly unchanged from last week. Hamada Shogo again tops with album Journey of a Songwriter his first album in 10 years.

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NEGOTO (ねごと) revealed the final details for single DESTINY with tie-up as the first ending theme for anime Gintama (Gintama°, 銀魂°) season 4. Their 10th single DESTINY comes on three editions releasing June 3rd 2015. Read on for all the details and PVs.

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OLDCODEX provides the 3rd ending theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball season 3 with new single Lantana. Their 10th single comes on two editions scheduled for release on June 10th 2015. Read on for more details.

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