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Eir Aoi (藍井エイル) added more details and unveiled promotional videos for new single Tsunagaru Omoi (ツナガルオモイ). Her 8th single has tie-up as the theme song for TBS TV show Rank Oukoku (Rank Kingdom). Single Tsunagaru Omoi comes on two editions releasing November 12th 2014 – details and PVs follow.

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Nanjo Yoshino (南條愛乃) provides the ending theme for anime The Fruit of Grisaia (グリザイアの果実) with her 2nd solo single Anata no Aishita Sekai (あなたの愛した世界). She updated the release details unveiling the jacket covers, full track list, teaser music video, and song writing credit for coupling track Dear x Dear. Single Anata no Aishita Sekai comes on two editions hitting stores November 5th 2014 – updated details and PV follows.

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Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) unveiled the release details for new single Silly with tie-up as the theme song for TBS TV drama N no tame ni. Her 8th single also includes coupling track Yuuki no Shirushi (勇気のしるし) with tie-up as the image song for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale. Single Silly comes on three editions hitting stores November 17th 2014 – all the details plus preview music video follow.

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Aimer (エメ) recently announced her 7th single broKen NIGHT / holLow wORlD and revealed jacket covers, full track list, and more. The double a-side release contains four songs – each with a tie-up including title song broKen NIGHT as opening theme for PSVita game Fate/hollow arataxia and other title track holLow wORlD featured as an insert song for the new game. Single broKen NIGHT / holLow wORlD comes on two editions releasing December 17th 2014 – read on for more details and preview.

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Kalafina revealed more details for single believe featured as the ending theme for new adaption of anime Fate/stay night following the Unlimited Blade Works path. Their 16th single believe comes on four editions hitting stores November 19th 2014 – read on for all the details.

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ZAQ updated the details single Seven Doors – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Her 7th single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Trinity Seven. Single Seven Doors comes on two editions releasing November 19th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow.

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Konomi Suzuki (鈴木このみ) updated the details for new single Ginsen no Kaze (銀閃の風) – jacket covers, track list, and more revealed. Her 7th single has tie-up as the OP for anime Lord Marksman and Vanadis (魔弾の王と戦姫). Single Ginsen no Kaze comes on two editions hitting stores November 19th 2014 – updated details follow.

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Hitomi Harada (原田ひとみ) revealed more details for single Schwarzer Bogen – jacket covers, coupling tracks, and more unveiled. Her 8th single has tie-up as ED 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 comes on two editions hitting stores November 26th 2014 – more details and PV follow.

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Acid Black Cherry (yasu) posted a teaser promo video announcing new original album “L” (エル) with release set for early 2015. Its been nearly three years since 3rd original album “2012” released on March 21st 2012. New album “L” track list includes upcoming 19th single INCUBUS plus three other singles, new songs, and more. More early details and album promo / preview music video for INCUBUS follow.

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Nogizaka46 tops the singles charts with 10th single Nandome no Aozora ka? selling over 478,000 copies. Its their 9th #1 single and best selling opening week release. Unit Johnny WEST lands in #2 with their 2nd single Zipangu Ookini Daisakusen / Yume wo Dakishimete selling over 110,000 copies. AKB48 unit DiVA climbs to #4 with their final single DISCOVERY.

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Mamoru Miyano revealed more details for his 11th single BREAK IT! – jacket cover, full track list, and more unveiled. The title song has tie-up as the opening theme for the 5th season of anime Cardfight!! Vanguard. Mamoru Miyano joins the cast voicing new key character Ibuki Kouji. Single BREAK IT! comes on one edition releasing November 12th 2014 – read on for all the details.

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