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Nogizaka46 tops the singles charts with their 9th single Natsu no Free & Easy selling over 421,000 copies. Far back in 2nd and 3rd spots with only 110 copies separating idol group E-girls with single Anthem ~ WE ARE VENUS ~ and fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from anime Love Live! with single KiRa-KiRa Sensation! / Happy maker!.

Topping the album charts is PikaPika Fantajin – the 3rd album from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu with over 47,000 copies sold.

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

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Haruka Tomatsu added more details for her 13th single Fantastic Soda!!. – jacket covers, full track list and tie-up revealed. Coupling track In Our Hands is featured as theme song for RPG game Breath of Fire 6 “Guardians of the White Dragon”. Single Fantastic Soda!! comes on two editions releasing July 30th 2014 – updated details and audio preview follow…

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More details revealed for single FUTURE FISH – jacket cover and bonus details unveiled. The single, featured as the ending theme for the second season of anime Free! (Free! – Eternal Summer), is sung by unit STYLE FIVE consisting of the five lead voice actors. Single FUTURE FISH hits stores August 6th 2014 – updated details and audio preview follow…

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Faylan (飛蘭) has revealed more details for single Tokyo Zero Hearts. – full tracklist, jacket cover, and teaser CM spot unveiled. The single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Tokyo ESP (東京ESP). Her 18th single comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores July 30th 2014 – updated details and CM spot follow…

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nano is getting ready to release her 5th single INFINITY ≠ ZERO / SABLE and unveiled the music video for INFINITY ≠ ZERO that has tie-up as theme for movie Bakumatsu Kokosei (幕末高校生). Other title track SABLE is featured as ED2 for anime M3 the dark metal (M3 ~ Sono Kuroki Hagane ~). Double a-side single INFINITY ≠ ZERO / SABLE comes on two editions hitting stores July 23rd 2014 – more details and MV follows…

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Suzuko Mimori (三森すずこ) revealed more details for new single Seiippai, Tsutaetai! (せいいっぱい、つたえたい !) – jacket covers, bonuses, and more unveiled. Her 5th single is featured as the opening theme for anime Magimoji Rurumo (まじもじるるも) and Suzuko Mimori voices lead character Rurumo in the magical comedy anime. Single Seiippai Tsutaetai! comes on two editions hitting stores August 6th 2014 – updated details, audio preview, and more follows…

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Yurika Endo (遠藤ゆりか) updated the details for her 2nd single Futari no Chronostasis (ふたりのクロノスタシス) – jacket covers, full track list and more revealed. The single is featured as the ending theme for anime Magimoji Rurumo (まじもじるるも) plus Yurika Endo voices supporting character Kujirai Tanako in the magical comedy anime. Single Futari no Chronostasis hits stores August 6th 2014 – updated details and preview music video follow…

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NICO Touches the Walls revealed more details for new single TOKYO Dreamer – jacket covers and audio preview unveiled. Their 16th single’s title track has tie-up as the second opening theme for anime Captain Earth. Plus coupling track Bakemono (バケモノ) gets tie-up as theme song for NTV drama Satsujin Hensashi 70. Single TOKYO Dreamer comes on two editions releasing August 20th 2014 – update details and PVs follow…

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Ogura Yui (小倉唯) new single Tinkling Smile has updated track list plus bonus details and audio preview revealed. Her 4th solo single has tie-up as the ending theme anime Encouragement of Climb (ヤマノススメ, Yama no Susume) season 2. She also renews her roll as character Kokona in the anime. Single Tinkling Smile comes on two editions hitting stores August 13th 2014 – updated details and audio preview follow…

~ jacket covers and preview music video ~

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SKE48 is getting ready to release single Bukiyou Taiyou (不器用太陽) and Limited edtions now include a voting flyer for their just announced SKE48 Request Hour 2014. Their 15th single Bukiyou Taiyou comes on for 4 pairs of editions plus a Theater CD-only version all hitting stores July 30th 2014 – more details and PVs follow…

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) as fictional unit Eight Ranger are getting ready to relase single ER2  featured as the theme song for movie Eight Ranger 2. Coupling track Kagero is used as insert song for the movie that continues the story with the members as hero unit Eight Ranger. Single ER2 comes on three editions hitting stores August 6th 2014 – more details follow…

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