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Johnny’s WEST tops the singles chart with 4th single Bali Happy (バリ ハピ) selling over 100,000 copies.

Ayahi Takagaki (高垣彩陽) lands at #10 with 9th single Rebirth-day featured as ED for the 3rd season of anime Symphogear (戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX). Anisong unit ClariS hits #13 with 12th single Anemone featured as ED anime Classroom☆Crisis.

V6 tops the album charts with 20th anniversary greatest hits album that includes all leading tracks from their 45 singles. DREAMS COME TRUE slips to #2 after topping for 3 weeks in a row. Aimer lands at #4 with 3rd album DAWN.

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Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ) announced they are bringing their 3rd and 4th original albums out together in early 2016. The albums aren’t yet titled and track lists not revealed. Its been over two years since the idol group released 2nd album 5th DIMENSION (2013.04.10). Their 3rd and 4th albums both come on two editions and all scheduled for release on February 17th 2016.

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9nine updated the release details for new single MY ONLY ONE – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Their 14th single has tie-up as second ending theme for anime Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyōshi, 電波教師). Single MY ONLY ONE comes on four editions scheduled for release on August 26th 2015.

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sweet ARMS revealed more details for single Invisible Date – jacket cover and preview video of live performance content including with Limited edition unveiled. Their 6th single has tie-up as theme song for anime movie Date A Live Mayuri Judgment plus unit members return to voice supporting characters Yoshino/Hermit (Nomizu Iori) and Tobiichi Origami (Togashi Misuzu). Single Invisible Date comes on two editions hitting stores August 19th 2015.

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TrySail revealed the jacket covers and teaser music video for new single Cobalt (コバルト). The unit’s 2nd single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Classroom☆Crisis plus member Amamiya Sora voices key character Shirasaki Iris in the high-school sci-fi anime. Single Cobalt comes on three editions releasing August 19th 2015.

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Ayano Mashiro (綾野ましろ) unveiled a preview music video along with jacket covers and full track list for her new single infinity beyond. Her 3rd single has tie-up as theme song for new MMO game Gunslinger Stratos Reload franchise and she previously provided the opening theme for the Gunslinger Stratos anime adaption. Single infinity beyond comes on three editions hitting stores August 19th 2015.

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) recently revealed the jacket covers, full track list, and preview music videos for new single Maemuki Scream! (前向きスクリーム!). Their 33rd single features special unit Canjani8 (キャンジャニ∞) of all members transformed into girls and singing coupling track CANDY MY LOVE. Single Maemuki Scream! comes on three editions hitting stores August 5th 2015.

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T.M.Revolution (T.M.R.) is getting ready to release single DOUBLE-DEAL and recently revealed the jacket covers and more release details. The single celebrates T.M.R.’s 10th year providing theme songs for the long running Sengoku BASARA game and anime franchise. Single DOUBLE-DEAL comes on two editions hitting stores August 5th 2015.

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UVERworld revealed the jacket covers and full track list for new single I LOVE THE WORLD. Their 28th single is part of their 10th anniversary since major debut celebrations and it includes a Memorial Track recorded before their debut. Single I LOVE THE WORLD comes on two editions hitting stores August 26th 2015.

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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.

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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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