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KARA is getting ready to release new Japanese single Summer☆Gic / Sunshine Miracle / SUNNY DAYS. The triple a-side single is their 2nd single in Japan since under going a line-up change in 2014. Track Summer☆Gic (Summer Magic) gets tie-up as theme song for Fuji TV series Uchikuru!?. KARA’s 12th Japanese single comes on 7 editions releasing May 5th 2015. All the details and preview video follow.

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GIRLS’ GENERATION (少女時代) is getting ready to release new Japanese single Catch Me If You Can and unveiled both Limited editions packaging contents via video plus announced a bonus lottery. The Japanese version of single Catch Me If You Can comes on two Limited editions hitting stores April 22nd 2015 and a special 12” vinyl via limited outlets now also on April 22nd 2015. The Korean version of the song dropped April 10th 2015. All the details plus packaging and preview music videos follow.

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GIRLS’ GENERATION (少女時代) unveiled the Japanese and Korean music videos for new single Catch Me If You Can. The video features the strong dance tune with gritty outdoor location at a mining site. The Japanese single Catch Me If You Can comes on two Limited editions releasing on April 22nd 2015 plus a special 12” vinyl releases May 27th 2015. The Korean version of the song released April 10th 2015. More details and PVs follow.

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GIRLS’ GENERATION (SNSD) announce details for new Japanese single Catch Me If You Can. The title song, promoted as a highly addictive dance tune, comes coupled with a medium ballad song. A full-length outdoor dance music video is also included. Single Catch Me If You Can comes on two Limited editions plus a special analog vinyl (different release date) scheduled for release on April 22nd 2015. Read on for more details.

~ more details and PVs revealed ~

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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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SHINee is getting ready to release new Japanese single Your Number and unveiled a preview music video. Their 11th Japanese single comes on two editions hitting stores March 11th 2015. All the details and PV follows.

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AFTERSCHOOL releases their first BEST album in Japan that includes 12 of their best songs plus 3 alternate version for 15 total tracks. The Limited “LIVE” edition includes DVD that captures their event November 22nd 2014 Laforet Museum Roppongi (21 songs). The AFTERSCHOOL BEST album comes on four editions hitting stores March 18th 2015. Read on for all the details and preview music video for SHINE.

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SHINee revealed the details for new single Your Number. Their first Japanese single of 2015 comes on two editions scheduled for release on March 11th 2015. Read on for jacket covers, full track list, and more details.

~ preview music video unveiled ~

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Tohoshinki (東方神起, TVXQ) revealed more details for new Japanese single Sakuramichi (サクラミチ) – jacket covers and preview music video unveiled. The title song has tie-up as the theme for Fuji TV drama Hanayome Noren (花嫁のれん) season 4 plus coupling track Kimi no Inai Yoru gets tie-up as theme for long running TBS TV talk show Osama no Buranchi (Feb-March). Single Sakuramichi comes on three editions hitting stores February 25th 2015. Updated details and PV follows.

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B1A4 just released 5th Japanese single Shiroi Kiseki (白いキセキ) and unveiled the full music video for fans. Single Shiroi Kiseki comes on three editions that hit stores January 21st 2015. All the details and full music video follows.

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Kim Hyun Joong revealed the track list, jacket covers, and bonus details for Japanese album Imademo (今でも). His 2nd Japanese album includes singles, coupling tracks, and new songs for 12 total tracks. Album Imademo comes on four editions hitting stores February 11th 2015 – read on for more details.

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B1A4 is getting ready to release new Japanese single Shiroi Kiseki (白いキセキ). Jacket covers, full track list, bonuses, and audio preview all revealed for their 5th Japanese single. Single Shiroi Kiseki comes on three editions hitting stores January 21st 2015. Read on for all the details and PVs.

~ full MV revealed ~

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Tohoshinki (東方神起, TVXQ) revealed details for new Japanese single Sakuramichi (サクラミチ) – a cherry-blossom themed mid-tempo ballad. Their first single of 2015 has tie-up as the theme song for Fuji TV drama Hanayome Noren (花嫁のれん) season 4. Single Sakuramichi comes on three editions scheduled for release on February 25th 2015. Read on for more details.

~ jacket covers and preview music video ~

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2PM revealed more details for new Japanese single Guilty Love – jacket covers, fully track list, and more bonus details unveiled. Their 9th Japanese single comes on four editions scheduled for release on January 28th 2015 – more details follow.

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Tohoshinki (東方神起) is getting ready to release Japanese album WITH on December 17th 2014. New album song Spinning gets multiple NTV show tie-ups as ending themes during December – Music Dragon, Bikkurakoita-bako, Soreyuke! Game Panther!, plus Music BB. Additionally new songs Believe in U with tie-up as ending theme for TBS TV show Hiruobi! in December and Chandelier has tie-up as ending theme for TBS TV show Arita no Yarashii. Album WITH comes on three editions plus a fan club version – all the details and PVs follow.

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U-KISS revealed the details for their new Japanese single Sweetie plus just unveiled a teaser music video. Their 10th Japanese single will be the featured POWER PLAY on NTV Music Dragon and coupling song “If…” will be used as the NANTA 2015 Japan Tour official cheer song. Single Sweetie comes on two editions plus a fanclub version with release set for December 17th 2014 – all the details and PVs follow.

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