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Nagi Yanagi (やなぎなぎ) updated the release details for new single Haru Modoki (春擬き) – jacket covers and teaser music video revealed. Nagi writes the lyrics for her 10th single with tie-up as opening theme for the 2nd season of anime My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. Single Haru Modoki comes on two editions set to hit stores on June 3rd 2015. Updated details and PVs follow.

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Aki Toyosaki (豊崎愛生) revealed title and a few early details for new single Uh-LaLa. Her 13th solo single is planned for two editions scheduled to hit stores June 24th 2015. Read on for more details.

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FTISLAND commemorates the fifth anniversary of their career in Japan with new album 5….GO. They unveiled a song preview video for all 10 tracks plus previously revealed the music video for new song Primavera (produced with Taka from ONE OK ROCK). Album 5….GO comes on four editions hitting stores May 13th 2015. All the release details and PVs follow.

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LiSA unveiled more details for single Rally Go Round – full track list, jacket covers, and preview music vdieo revealed. Her 8th single has tie-up as opening theme for anime Nisekoi: (ニセコイ:) season 2 and the title track as lyrics written by LiSA and Furuya Shin. Single Rally Go Round has three editions hitting stores on May 27th 2015. Preview music video and all the release details follow.

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AAA revealed more details for single Ashita no Hikari (アシタノヒカリ) – jacket covers unveiled. Their 47th single has tie-up as 2nd theme song for ongoing anime World Trigger. Single Ashita no Hikari comes on two editions scheduled for release on May 27th 2015. Read on for more details.

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NEGOTO (ねごと) updated the details for single DESTINY – jacket covers, full track list, and more revealed. Their new single has tie-up as the first ending theme for anime Gintama (Gintama°, 銀魂°) season 4. Single DESTINY comes on three editions hitting stores June 3rd 2015. Updated details follow.

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HKT48 tops the singles chart with 5th single 12-Byo (12 Seconds) selling over 277,000 copies. Landing at #2 is BUMP OF CHICKEN with double a-side single Hello,world! / Colony selling over 150,000 copies. Both title songs have tie-ups: Hello,world! OP for anime Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen, 血界戦線) and Colony main theme for live-action movie Parasyte Final Chapter.

Nana Mizuki climbs to #4 with 32nd single Angel Blossom with tie-up as OP for anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from Love Live! High School Idol Project lands at #5 with single Mi wa M’usic no Mi.

Boy idol unit Johnny’s WEST tops the album charts with Paripipo (パリピポ) that celebrates the 1st anniversary of their unit’s launch.

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

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AAA is about to release new single GAME OVER? with tie-up as theme song for TV Asahi drama 7-Ri no Idol GoGo! and smartphone game Puyo Puyo Quest!! CM. Their 46th single continues their 10th anniversary celebration and 7-consecutive single releases. Single GAME OVER? comes on one CD-only edition releasing April 29th 2015. Preview music video and more details follow.

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Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ) is about to release 15th single “Z” no Chikai (‘Z’の誓い) with tie-up as the theme song for anime movie Dragon Ball Z Revival ‘F’ (Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F). The group members will make guest voice acting appearance in the anime movie. Single “Z” no Chikai comes on two editions hitting stores April 29th 2015. Preview music video and details follow.

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UVERworld provides opening theme for anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki, アルスラーン戦記) with new single Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba  (僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉).  Their 27th single includes three new songs on three editions hitting stores on *May 27th 2015. More details and PVs follow.

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Kanon Wakeshima (分島 花音) unveiled audio preview of coupling track Mayday! included on her new single RIGHT LIGHT RISE. Her 7th solo single’s title track is featured as the ED for anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?. Single RIGHT LIGHT RISE comes on two editions releasing April 29th 2015. All the details and song preview videos follow.

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