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Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) announced new single Kimi ga Kureta Natsu (君がくれた夏) with tie-up as theme song for Fuji TV drama Koinaka (恋仲) staring Fukushi Sōta and Honda Tsubasa. Her 10th single comes on three editions scheduled for release on August 19th 2015.

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Ray revealed a preview music video for 6th single secret arms plus the full track list. Her new single has tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd. Single secret arms comes on two editions scheduled to hit stores July 29th 2015.

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Mami Kawada recently announced new single Gardens featured as ending theme for upcoming anime To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd. She writes the lyrics for her first single in a year and a half. Her 15th single Gardens comes on one CD-only edition scheduled for release on August 5th 2015.

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Ray added more release details for new single secret arms with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd. Bonus and audio preview for her 6th single revealed. New single secret arms comes on two editions releasing July 29th 2015.

~ PV unveiled ~

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Maon Kurosaki (黒崎真音) revealed early details for new single Harmonize Clover with tie-up as ending theme song for upcoming anime School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!, がっこうぐらし!). For her 9th single Maon Kurosaki writes the lyrics and collaborates with Cross Katsuhiko (黒須克彦) who has composed and arranged songs for many artists including Sphere, Aya Hirano, LiSA, Nogizaka46, Aoi Eir, and more. Single Harmonize Clover comes on two editions releasing August 19th 2015.

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BTS (Bangtan Boys) tops the singles chart with Japanese single FOR YOU selling over 72,000 copies. Idol units Shiritsu Ebishu Chugaku and DENPA GUMI.inc battled it out for the #2 and #3 spots. Performance and idol group 9nine lands at #8 with their first single in over a year HAPPY 7 DAYS.

Voice actor and singer Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) with CORNELIUS released single Anata wo Tamotsu Mono / Mada Ugoku landing at #18. The songs are featured as the OP for TV anime series Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECHTURE and theme for anime movie Ghost in the Shell New Movie (Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban).

Theatrical band Golden Bomber tops the album chart with NO MUSIC NO WEAPON – their first album in three and a half years. Mr. Children stays in the top 2 for the third week in a row with album REFLECTION now with over 490,000 copies sold.

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May’n revealed more details for new single Yamaidare darlin’ (ヤマイダレdarlin’) – jacket covers and full track list revealed. Her 11th single is a collaboration with Yoko Kanno and has tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Aquarion Logos. Single Yamaidare darlin’ comes on two editions hitting stores July 22nd 2015. Release details and 2nd anime trailer featuring the opening theme Yamaidare darlin’ follow.

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Sphere updated the release details for new single vivid brilliant door! – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Their 17th single has tie-up as the second opening theme for anime Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyōshi, 電波教師). Plus member Aki Toyosaki voices character Araki Kōtarō in the comedy anime. Single vivid brilliant door! comes on three editions hitting stores July 15th 2015.

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Minori Chihara is getting ready to release new single Arigato, Daisuki (ありがとう、だいすき) with tie-up as ending theme for anime The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. She also continues her roll as lead character Nagato Yuki in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise’s 3rd TV anime series. Her 22nd single Arigato, Daisuki comes on two editions hitting stores June 24th 2015. Updated details and PV follows.

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nano.RIPE provides the opening theme Kodama Kotodama (こだまことだま) for the upcoming second season of anime Non Non Biyori. The title track for their 14th single Kodama Kotodama that comes on two editions scheduled to hit stores July 22nd 2015. Release details, preview music video, and new anime trailer follow.

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Aimer (エメ) added more details for her new album DAWN – jacket covers, full track list, and digest preview video unveield. Her 3rd original album includes three singles, two limited release songs, four new songs, and more for 13 total tracks. Album DAWN comes on three editions hitting stores July 29th 2015. Read on for more details and album preview video.

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