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2PM revealed more details for new Japanese single Guilty Love – jacket covers, fully track list, and more bonus details unveiled. Their 9th Japanese single comes on four editions scheduled for release on January 28th 2015 – more details follow.

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Tohoshinki (東方神起) is getting ready to release Japanese album WITH on December 17th 2014. New album song Spinning gets multiple NTV show tie-ups as ending themes during December – Music Dragon, Bikkurakoita-bako, Soreyuke! Game Panther!, plus Music BB. Additionally new songs Believe in U with tie-up as ending theme for TBS TV show Hiruobi! in December and Chandelier has tie-up as ending theme for TBS TV show Arita no Yarashii. Album WITH comes on three editions plus a fan club version – all the details and PVs follow.

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Milky Holmes (ミルキィホームズ) announced new single Milky A GO GO with tie-up as opening theme for their new anime series Tantei Opera Milky Holmes TD (探偵歌劇ミルキィホームズTD). Their 10th single includes anime insert song PIECE x PEACE and is produced by Elements Garden. Single Milky A GO GO comes on two editions scheduled for release on February 18th 2015. More details and anime PV follow.

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BOOM BOOM SATELLITES previously announced they will provide the opening theme BACK IN BLACK for anime project Ninja Slayer scheduled for Spring 2015. A new promo video for the anime features the song along with distinctly Studio Trigger animation. Read on for more information and PV.

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GRANRODEO announced new single Punky Funky Love with tie-up as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) season 3. The duo continues their collaboration with the anime having provided the previous two season’s four opening theme songs. Their 22nd single comes on three editions scheduled for release on January 28th 2015 – more early details and anime PV featuring the opening theme song Punky Funky Love follow.

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KANJANI8 tops the Oricon weekly singles charts with 31st single Gamushara Koshinkyoku (がむしゃら行進曲) selling over 201,000 copies. The single has tie-up as the theme song for NTV drama Jigoku Sensei Nu~be~ staring member Maruyama Ryuhei and the 3rd and final of their 10th anniversary releases.

Anime tied releases are led by Haruka Tomatsu’s 14th single courage featured as the second opening theme for anime Sword Art Online season 2 (SAO II).

Album charts are topped by EXILE ATSUSHI solo album Love Ballade and rock band SCANDAL lands in #3 with their 6th album HELLO WORLD.

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

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Nana Mizuki added more details for her 31st single which includes song No Limit with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime DOG DAYS season 3 (DOG DAYS”) plus Shumatsu no Love Song (終末のラブソング) featured as the 2nd ending theme for anime CROSS ANGE and Necessary used as insert song for CROSS ANGE. The single’s untitled title song has tie-up as the theme for animelo mix TV-CM campaign. Her new single comes on one CD-only edition scheduled for release on January 14th 2015 – read on for more details.

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petit milady updated the release details for single Hi no Ito Rinne no GEMINI (緋ノ糸輪廻ノGEMINI) – jacket covers, full track list, preview videos, and more unveiled. The title song is distinctly ALI PROJECT who produces the new single for unit petit milady. The single gets tie-up as the opening theme for anime Seiken Tsukai no World Break (聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱<ワールドブレイク>) plus unit members Aoi Yuuki and Ayana Taketatsu voice key characters in the high school action-fantasy anime. Single Hi no Ito Rinne no GEMINI comes on two editions hitting stores January 7th 2015 – updated details and PVs follow.

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ZAQ provides the opening theme Philosophy of Dear World for upcoming anime Maria the Virgin Witch (Junketsu no Maria, 純潔のマリア). The song releases as ZAQ’s 8th solo single and as with most of her releases ZAQ is responsible for writing the song (lyrics and composer). Single Philosophy of Dear World comes on two editions scheduled for release on January 21st 2015. Read on for more details and anime preview video.

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YUIKAORI (ゆいかおり) unveiled more details for new single NEO SIGNALIFE – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video revealed. Their 10th single is an Electro dance tune coupled with a CG-effects music video. Single NEO SIGNALIFE comes on two editions releasing January 7th 2015. Read on for all the details and PV.

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Tamura Yukari (田村ゆか り) updated the details for single Anone Love me Do (あのね Love me Do) – jacket covers, bonuses, and preview music video unveiled. Her 25th solo single (30th overall) comes on two editions hitting stores on Christmas Eve December 24th 2014 – updated details and PV follow.

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