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Nana Mizuki (水樹奈々) unveiled more details for single Angel Blossom – jacket covers, full track list, and more revealed. Her 32nd single has tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. She also continues voicing the key character Fate Testarossa in the franchise’s 4th TV series. Single Angel Blossom comes on three editions hitting stores April 22nd 2015. Updated details and anime preview follow.

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Sawai Miku (沢井美空) is getting ready to release 2nd album Yuutsu Biyori. (憂鬱日和.) that includes singles, limited release songs, and new songs for 13 total tracks. Album Yuutsu Biyori. comes on one Limited edition with DVD releasing March 25th 2015. Read on for more details.

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ClariS is getting ready to release a singles compilation album SINGLE BEST 1st and unveiled the jacket covers and singles TVCM spots vol. 2. The album includes their 11 singles plus 3 limited release songs. Album SINGLE BEST 1st comes on four editions including a special version bundled with 4 types of transparent ClariS Nendroid Petit figures. All hit stores April 15th 2015 – updated details and PVs follow.

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LiSA announced new single Rally Go Round with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Nisekoi: (ニセコイ:)season 2. Her 8th single features lyrics written by LiSA and Furuya Shin. Single Rally Go Round is planned for three editions scheduled for release on May 27th 2015. Read on for more details (updated).

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Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ) unveiled more details for album A ONE – jacket covers, full track list, and more. Plus preview music video for new song The GIFT, written and performed in collaboration with Taiwan based songwriter/singer JJ Lin, revealed. Her 16th original and 17th anniversary album A ONE comes on three editions hitting stores on the anniversary of her first release April 8th 2015. Updated details and PVs follow.

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Maaya Uchida (内田真礼) is getting ready to release 3rd single Karappo Capsule (からっぽカプセル) and unveiled jacket covers, full track list, bonus details, and preview music video. The single has tie-up as theme song for anime Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (Anime de Wakaru Shinryo Naika ) plus she voices supporting character Kangoshi Himeru. Single Karappo Capsule (Empty Capsule) comes on two editions releasing April 1st 2015 – updated details and PVs follow.

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KAT-TUN tops the weekly singles chart with KISS KISS KISS selling over 153,000 copies. The popular vocal group’s 24th single has tie-up as theme song for TV Asahi adult-love drama Second Love staring member Kazuya Kamenashi.

Landing at #2 Korean vocal group SHINee with 11th Japanese single Your Number and staying at #3 is Busaiku (from Kis-My-Ft2) with single Yacchatta!! with a two week total of 130,000 copies sold. Idol group Momoiro Clover Z hits #4 with single Seishunfu featured as theme song for their new movie Maku ga Agaru (幕が上がる).

Sexy Zone tops the album chart with 3rd album Sexy Power3 selling over 101,000copies. It’s the boy idol unit’s first album since becoming a three member group half a year ago.

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

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ClariS revealed more details for their singles compilation album SINGLE BEST 1st and a TVCM spots chronicle. The album includes 11 singles plus limited release songs for 14 total tracks. A special edition of the album includes transparent versions of their of previously released ClariS Nendroid Petit (4 types) figures. Album SINGLE BEST 1st comes on four editions hitting stores April 15th 2015. Read on for more details and promo videos.

~ jacket covers and TVCM Vol 2 unveiled ~

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UVERworld announced they’ll provide the opening theme Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba (Not My Words, This is Our Word, 僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉) for upcoming anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki). The song is written and composed by group leader TAKUYA∞. Read on for more details.

~ 27th single announced ~

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Minako Kotobuki (寿美菜子) revealed more details for her new solo single “black hole” – full track list and jacket covers unveiled. Her 8th single comes on two editions hitting stores April 8th 2015. Updated details follow.

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Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) prepares to release 11th single Inochi wa Utsukushii (命は美しい) and revealed the full track list and preview music video for coupling track Gomen ne Zutto… (Nanase Nishino solo). Single Inochi wa Utsukushii (Life is Beautiful) comes on four editions releasing March 18th 2015. Updated details and PVs follow.

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