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Ray unveiled a preview music video with her in maid costume plus jacket covers for new single Hajimete Girls! (初めてガールズ!). Her 7th single has tie-up as theme song for anime Wakaba*Girl (わかば*ガール) and includes version of the title song by the anime’s four voice cast members as unit First-Year Wisteria Class (一年藤組). Single Hajimete Girls! comes on two editions hitting stores August 26th 2015.

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AKB48 revealed preview music video and more details for new single Halloween Night. The ‘70’s disco inspired song features the 16 members elected in their Senbatsu Sousenkyo with Sashihara Rino as center. Single Halloween Night comes on 4 pairs of editions plus a theater version releasing August 26th 2015.

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CNBLUE announced details for new Japanese album colors – jacket covers and early track list details unveiled. Their 4th Japanese album includes two songs from single WHITE and 9 new songs including lead track Supernova. Album colors comes on three editions plus a fan club version all hitting stores September 30th 2015.

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Mami Kawada is getting ready to release single Gardens and revealed the jacket cover and full track list. Her 15th single for which she writes the lyrics has tie-up as ending theme for anime To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd. Single Gardens comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores August 5th 2015.

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Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) tops the singles chart with single Taiyō Knock (太陽ノック) selling a strong 609,000 copies. Their 12th single features Ikoma Rina as the center position.

Nana Mizuki climbs to #3 with her 33rd single Exterminate featured as opening theme for anime Symphogear GX ((戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX). Band SCANDAL lands at #5 with 21st single Stamp!.

DREAMS COME TRUE tops the album charts for the 3rd week in a row with greatest hits album DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! with over 560,000 copies sold. Nanjo Yoshino lands at #5 with her first solo album Tokyo 1/3650.

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

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SKE48 added the full track list and revealed preview music videos for the team songs for single Mae Nomeri (前のめり). Their 18th single features graduating key member Matsui Rena (松井玲奈) as center and comes on 4-pairs of editions plus a theater version all releasing August 12th 2015.

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FTISLAND revealed details for new Japanese single PUPPY that continues their 5th anniversary celebrations. Their 15th single comes on three editions plus a fan club version. Single PUPPY is scheduled for release on September 16th 2015.

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Yōusei Teikoku (妖精帝國) is getting ready to release album SHADOW CORPS[e] and revealed music video for lead track Shadow Corps. The album includes 10 new original songs plus a cover of Tainai Tokei Toshi Orrery from anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. Their 6th original album SHADOW CORPS[e] comes on one Limited edition originally scheduled for release on July 8th 2015 now hits stores August 5th 2015.

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Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Los Angeles announces the addition of singer and voice actress BECCA as a performance guest of honor at its inaugural event August 1st & 2nd 2015. She will be performing as part of the entertainment for the KKS Audition 2015 finals hosted by Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi.

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Aqua Timez is getting ready to release new single Saigo Made II (最後まで II). Their 17th single is featured as 2nd ending theme for the new season of anime Gintama. Single Saigo Made II comes on two editions hitting stores August 5th 2015. Release details and music video follow.

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Maon Kurosaki (黒崎真音) unveiled the jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video for single Harmonize Clover featured as ending theme for new anime School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!, がっこうぐらし!). Her 9th single Harmonize Clover comes on two editions releasing August 19th 2015.

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