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NEGOTO (ねごと) is getting ready to release new single Ammonite! / Tasogare no Rhapsody (アンモナイト!/ 黄昏のラプソディ) and revealed preview music video and more bonus details. Its their 9th single overall and comes on two editions releasing September 24th 2014 – PV and details follow…

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Amamiya Sora (雨宮天) announced new single Tsuki Akari (月灯り) with tie-up as then second ending theme for anime Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!). Amamiya Sora also voices lead character Akame in the dark fantasy anime. Her 2nd single Tsuki Akrai comes on three editions scheduled for release on November 19th 2014 – read on for more details…

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GIRLS’ GENERATION (SNSD) revealed a re-release of their Japanese greatest hits album THE BEST with updated track list including two new songs. Limited New Edition also includes bonus goods and more for SNSD fans. Album THE BEST New Edition and Standard Edition hit stores October 15th 2014 – more details and PV follow…

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Galileo Galilei updated the details for new EP single See More Glass – jacket cover, full tracklist and music video unveiled. The release includes seven new songs with Aimer collaborating on one song. The EP See More Glass comes on two editions hitting stores October 1st 2014 – updated details and music video for Mrs. Summer follows…

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Arashi (嵐) revealed details for new album THE DIGITALIAN planned to include three singles, member solo songs, and eight new songs for 16 total tracks. The *Limited edition includes DVD with music video for new song (untitled). Album THE DIGITALIAN comes on two editions and a special bundled set version all hitting stores October 22nd 2014 – read on for more details…

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the pillows recently announced their first original album in over two years, Moondust (ムーンダス) scheduled for release on October 22nd 2014. The album includes singles Happy Birthday (2013.09.16) and about to release About A Rock’n’Roll Band (2014.09.19) plus new songs and more for 11 total tracks. Album Moondust comes on two editions with the Limited including a DVD with two new music videos – read on for more details…

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The Sketchbook revealed their 11th single REASON with tie-up as the opening theme song for short anime Chain Chronicle. Plus the coupling track Arrive gets tie-up as the anime’s ending theme and CM song for game version Chain Chronicle ~ Kizuna no Shintairiku ~. Single REASON comes on two editions hitting stores October 8th 2014 – preview music video and release details follow…

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B1A4 just released their 4th Japanese single SOLO DAY with the songs written and composed by lead member Jinyoung*. The Korean version of the single released July 14th 2014 as the group’s 5th mini-album. Single SOLO DAY comes on three editions that hit stores September 10th 2014 – details and preview music video follow…

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Hey! Say! JUMP tops the singles charts with Weekender / Asu e no YELL selling over 184,000 copies. Their 13th single’s title tracks are both featured as theme songs for TV dramas featuring group members.

Three character song releases for anime Free! – Eternal Summer make it into the top 10.

SMAP tops the album charts with their 21st album Mr.S selling over 184,000 copies.

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

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Satomi Sato (佐藤聡美) announced her new single (untitled) with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete (失われた未来を求めて). Satomi Sato also voices supporting character Fukazawa Karin in the high school romance anime. Her 2nd single comes on three editions scheduled for release on October 22nd 2014 – read on for more details…

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ZAQ revealed details for 7th single Seven Doors featured as the opening theme for upcoming anime Trinity Seven. The single comes on two editions scheduled for release on November 19th 2014 – read on for more early details and anime PV…

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