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angela has updated new single Sidonia (シドニア) revealing the jacket cover and audio preview. The single is featured as the opening theme for anime TV series Knights of Sidonia. Single Sidonia comes on one edition hitting stores May 21st 2014 – updated details and audio preview follow…

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Eri Kitamura (喜多村英梨) has updated the release details for new single 掌 -show- jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Her 7th single has tie-up as the ending theme for anime Knights of Sidonia. Eri Kitamura also voices supporting character Honoka Series in the sci-fi mech anime. Single 掌 -show- comes on two editions hitting stores May 14th 2014 – updated details and previews follow….

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fripSide has revealed the jacket covers and preview music video for 8th single black bullet. The title track has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Black Bullet, plus coupling track pico scope -SCALA- has tie-up as the theme for the animated PR video for the SCALA (XFEL) x-ray laser research facility. Single black bullet comes on two editions hitting stores May 14th 2014 – updated details and previews follow…

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angela recently announced new single Different colors with tie-up as the theme song for anime movie K MISSING KINGS. The group previously provided the opening theme KINGS for the original anime K that aired fall 2012. Single Different colors comes on one edition scheduled for release on July 12th 2014 – read on for more details and anime movie trailer…

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NICO Touches the Walls has officially announced new single Tenchi Gaeshi (天地ガエシ) with tie-up as the ending theme for anime Haikyu!! (ハイキュー!!)  Their 15th single comes on two editions scheduled for release on June 11th 2014. More details and Tenchi Gaeshi audio preview follows…

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SMAP tops the singles charts with their 52nd single Yes we are / Koko Kara selling over 138,000 copies. Performance group SEKAI NO OWARI lands in #2 with Hono to mori no Carnival with over 66,000 copies sold. Last week’s #1 from Nogizaka46 – their 8th single Kizuitara Kataomoi (気づいたら片想い) drops into #3.

On top of the album charts for the second week in a row is Fukuyama Masaharu with his 11th album HUMAN selling another 43,000 copies. Voice actress and singer Eri Kitamura climbed into the #7 spot with her 2nd album SHOMEI (証×明).

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

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Ayahi Takagaki (高垣彩陽) has announced new single Kaze ni Naru (風になる) with the title song featured as the opening theme for PSP game Jyuza Engi – Engetsu Sangokuden 2. Plus the single’s coupling track Soredemo yume ga tsuzuku nara (それでも夢が続くなら) is used at the game’s ending theme. Her 7th solo single Kaze ni Naru comes on two editions scheduled for release on May 28th 2014 – read on for more details…

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ClariS has announced new album PARTY TIME that includes singles Colorful, CLICK, and STEP plus 9 new song for 12 total tracks planned. Their 3rd album comes on three editions including a Limited with a pair of Nendoroid Petit reunion version figures. Album PARTY TIME releases June 4th 2014 – details follow…

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Kana Nishino (西野カナ) has announced new single We Don’t Stop with tie-up as the theme song for NTV comedy/drama Hanasaki Mai ga Damatteinai (花咲舞が黙ってない). The single is her first of 2014 and composed by Giorgio Cancemi. Single We Don’t Stop comes on two editions scheduled for release May 21st 2014 – details follow…

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Ayana Taketatsu (竹達彩奈) recently announced new single Wonderful World described as a fun pop-tune perfect for summer. Her 5th single is a collaboration with Kato Kanako (lyrics) and Kobayashi Shuntaro (music). Single Wonderful World comes on two editions schueduled for release on June 4th 2014 – more details follow…

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Arashi (嵐) recently announced new single Daremo Shiranai (誰も知らない) featured as the theme song for drama Shinigami-kun (死神くん) staring member Ohno Satoshi (大野智). Their 44th single and 3rd in 2014 comes on two editions scheduled for release on May 28th 2014. Read on for more details and trailer for the new drama…

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