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Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles chart with 11th single Another Future selling over 214,000 copies. The single celebrates the 3rd anniversary since their major label debut plus its featured as the theme for drama series Chef of Nobunaga 2 staring member Tamamori Yuta. In the #2 spot is L’Arc-en-Ciel with special single EVERLASTING, a new song performed live during their March 21st 2014 National Stadium concert.

Staying in the #3 spot is SKE48 with 15th single Bukiyou Taiyou (不器用太陽) having spent 3 weeks on the top 10.

NMB48 tops the album charts with 2nd album Sekai no Chushin wa Osaka ya ~ Namba Jichiku ~ (世界の中心は大阪や~なんば自治区~) selling over 325,000 copies. Original soundtrack album FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) continues its run on the charts with 23 straight weeks in the top 10.

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NEGOTO (ねごと) unveiled more details for 9th single Ammonite! / Tasogare no Rhapsody (アンモナイト! / 黄昏のラプソディ) – jacket covers and bonus details revealed. The double a-side is their first for 2014. Single Ammonite! / Tasogare no Rhapsody has two editions hitting stores September 24th 2014 – updated details follow…

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SHINee announced their 3rd Japanese album I’m Your Boy planned to include singles BOYS MEET U, 3 2 1, and LUCKY STAR plus new songs for 12 total tracks. Album I’m Your Boy comes on three editions scheduled for release on September 24th 2014 – more details and members album announcement video follow…

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Unit Negipecia is getting ready to release single Girl’s Life and revealed the jacket covers plus music videos for title and coupling songs. Local idol groups Negicco and Especia formed the special combined unit Negipecia for the single and live events leading up to its release. Single Girl’s Life hits stores August 26th 2014 – all the details and music videos follow…

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Yoko Ishida (石田燿子) provides the opening theme Connect Link for upcoming anime OVA Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 1 Saint Trond no Raimei. The song will be released as Yoko Ishida’s 19th single and comes on one edition scheduled for release September 24th 2014. Read on for more details and trailer for the OVA episode featuring OP Connect Link

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