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AKB48 announced their 38th single (untitled) at the end of their Janken Taikai (Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament) held September 18th 2014. The 16 senbatsu members were revealed for the first time with co-centers Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura (first time center position). The single comes on 4 pairs of editions scheduled for release on November 26th 2014 – read on for more details….

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Uesaka Sumire revealed details for new single Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran (閻魔大王に訊いてごらん) with tie-up as the ending theme for OAD episodes of anime Hozuki no Reitetsu. Uesake Sumire also continues in the supporting roll of Peach Maki in the dark-comedy anime. Single Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran has music by Iwahashi Seima (岩橋星実) (Elements Garden) and comes on three editions releasing December 10th 2014 – more early details and new anime trailer follow…

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DiVA revealed more details for their last single DISCOVERY - full track list, jacket covers, and more unveiled. All members re-unite for the AKB48 unit’s 4th and final single including: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). The single comes on four editions hitting stores October 8th 2014 – updated details follow…

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Southern All Stars tops the singles charts with Tokyo VICTORY the theme song for the TBS TV coverage of the 2014 Asian Games. Idol and dance unit E-girls lands in #2 with single Highschool Love and Korean vocal group B1A4 gets #3 with 4th Japanese single SOLO DAY – Japanese ver. -.

Composer and performer SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] (Sawano Hiroyuki) hits #9 with his first single A/Z | aLIEz the ending theme(s) for anime Aldnoah.ZERO.

Mariya Takeuchi tops the album charts with TRAD, her first album in seven years, selling over 118,000 copies. fripSide lands in #3 with infinite synthesis 2 and Sawano Hiroyuki hits the charts again with the original sound track album for anime Aldnoah.ZERO.

Favorite voice actor and singer Minori Chihara gets #9 with her 10th anniversary BEST album SANCTUARY.

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

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AAA is getting ready to release album GOLD SYMPHONY as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations and in conjunction with their current AAA Arena Tour 2014 -Gold Symphony- . Their 9th original album includes singles and coupling tracks, plus new songs and more for 11 total tracks. Album GOLD SYMPHONY comes on three editions releasing October 1st 2014 – all the details and audio preview for new songs follows…

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