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Hitomi Harada (原田ひとみ) unveiled a preview music video for 8th single Schwarzer Bogen. The single has tie-up as the ending theme for anime Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Madan no O to Vanadis,魔弾の王と戦姫). She also voices supporting character Valentina in the action-fantasy anime. Single Schwarzer Bogen releases November 26th 2014 – details and preview music video follow.

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞), getting ready to release album Kanjanizm (関ジャニズム), revealed the jacket covers, full track list, and more. Its their 8th original album and the second of three consecutive releases commemorating their 10th anniversary. Album Kanjanizm comes on three editions scheduled for release on November 5th 2014 – read on for more details.

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Tohoshinki (東方神起) announced a new Japanese album WITH that will include singles Sweat / Answer and upcoming Time Works Wonders plus more (full track list not yet revealed). Album WITH comes on three editions plus a fan club version all scheduled for release on December 17th 2014 – read on for more early details.

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Aki Toyosaki (豊崎愛生) is getting ready to release single Portrait (ポートレイト) and revealed the jacket covers, full track list, and more. Her 12th solo single Portrait comes on two editions hitting stores November 12th 2014 – updated details follow.

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) tops a packed singles charts with their 30th single Ittajanaika / CloveR selling over 271,000 copies. Title track Ittajanaika (言ったじゃないか) is featured as theme song for TV series Gomenne Seishun! (ごめんね青春!) starring member Ryo Nishikido and track CloveR has tie-up as theme song for movie Clover starring member Tadayoshi Okura.

Many anime tie-up releases hit the charts including Nana Mizuki’s Kindan no Resistance #5, Ikimonogakari’s Netsujo no Spectrum #10, Ayana Taketatsu’s Kajirikake no Ringo #15, Maon Kuroskai’s Rakuen no Tsubasa #16, and Kanon Wakeshima’s world’s end, girl’s rondo #17.

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

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