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Negicco unveiled jacket covers, full track list, and full music video for new single Nee Vardia (Nee Bardia, ねぇバーディア). Their 16th single title track is written and composed by Rekishi (Ikeda Takafumi, 池田貴史) and coupling track Oyasumi written by MEG and composed by group producer connie. Single Nee Vardia comes on five editions hitting stores August 11th 2015.

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Sonar Pocket unveiled the jacket covers and full track list for new single HERO / Good bye Taisetsu na Hito.. They also revealed preview music video for track HERO featured as ending theme for anime Ushio & Tora (うしおととら). Their 21st single HERO / Good bye Taisetsu na Hito. (Good bye 大切な人) comes on four editions hitting stores August 19th 2015.

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Minako Kotobuki (寿美菜子) recently announced her 9th single (untitled) that releases simultaneously with live DVD/Blu-ray of her Minako Kotobuki 3rd LIVE TOUR 2015 Tick Tick Tick. The live captured at her May 5th 2015 Kanagawa performance. Both new releases hit stores September 16th 2015.

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Amazarashi updated the release details for single Speed to Masatsu (スピードと摩擦) – jacket covers, full track list, and more unveiled. Their 2nd major label single has tie-up as opening theme for anime Game of Laplace (Rampo Kitan Game of Laplace, 乱歩奇譚 Game of Laplace) that honors the 50th anniversary of the famous author Edogawa Rampo’s passing. Single Speed to Masatsu comes on three edition hitting stores August 19th 2015.

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GARNiDELiA revealed more details for new album BiRTHiA that includes 15 tracks from their independent era. The album includes some songs written and composed by toku before GARNiDELiA official formed in September 2010. Album BiRTHiA comes on two editions scheduled for release on August 26th 2015.

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FLOW revealed more details for new single Niji no Sora (虹の空) – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Their 28th single has tie-up as 34th ending theme for anime NARUTO Shippūden. Coupling track Hikari Oikakete (光追いかけて) is used as image song for the Live Spectacle NARUTO stage play. Single Niji no Sora comes on three editions hitting stores August 12th 2015.

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9nine recently announced 14th single MY ONLY ONE with tie-up as second ending theme for anime Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyōshi, 電波教師). They just revealed new artist photo and more release details. Single MY ONLY ONE comes on four editions scheduled for release on August 26th 2015.

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Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) recently announced new album FOLLOW ME UP as another part of her 20th anniversary celebration. Her 9th original album planned for 15 tracks includes new songs  Korekara – (theme song for the Tamayura Sotsugyo Shashin series of four anime movies) and Arco (アルコ) featured as new theme song for Code Geass Akito the Exiled movies. Album FOLLOW ME UP comes on two editions scheduled for release on September 30th 2015.

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Natsumi Kon (昆夏美) is getting ready to release new single ISOtone and unveiled a preview music video. The song with a sound reminiscent of rock band Evanescence has tie-up as opening theme song for new anime Chaos Dragon Sekiryū Sen’eki (ケイオスドラゴン 赤竜戦役). Single ISOtone comes on three editions hitting stores August 5th 2015.

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Nana Mizuki (水樹奈々) is getting ready to release 33rd single Exterminate and revealed a preview music video and bonus details. Her new single has tie-up as opening theme for anime Symphogear GX ((戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX) plus she continues voicing key character Kazanari Tsubasa in the 3rd season of the musical-action anime. Single Exterminate comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores July 22nd 2015.

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Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) unveield the preview music video for new single Kimi ga Kureta Natsu (君がくれた夏). Her 10th single has tie-up as theme song for Fuji TV drama Koinaka (恋仲).  Single Kimi ga Kureta Natsu comes on three editions releasing August 19th 2015. Details and PVs follow.

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