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French Kiss revealed more details for their 6th single Omoidasenai Hana (思い出せない花) – jacket covers and preview music video unveiled. The single is featured as the theme song for drama SAVEPOINT staring unit member Takajo Aki. Its also featured as theme for the unit’s travel variety series French Kiss no Kiss Tabi. Single Omoidasenai Hana comes on 4 editions scheduled for release on October 1st 2014 – more details and PV follow…

Track list details updated! Coupling songs feature lyrics writing by unit members and solo songs.

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StylipS updated the release details for new album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES – full track list and preview music video for new song Melancholic Sunshine unveiled. Their 3rd album includes singles and coupling tracks plus new songs for 16 total tracks. Album THE SUPERNOVA STRIKES comes on three editions releasing November 26th 2014 – updated details and PV follow…

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Tohoshinki (東方神起) is getting ready to release Japanese single Time Works Wonders and unveiled the jacket covers and preview music videos. Their 3rd single of 2014 also gets tie-up as the October 2014 theme song for NTV show Sukkiri!!. Single Time Works Wonders comes on three editions hitting stores November 5th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow….

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EGOIST officially announced new single Fallen featured as the first ending theme for anime PSYCHO-PASS season 2. It’s the unit’s 5th single and the third single by the ryo (supercell) lead group used as an ending theme for the popular anime series. Single Fallen comes on two editions scheduled for release on November 19th 2014 – more early details and anime preview follows…

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Ayana Taketatsu (竹達彩奈) unveiled jacket covers, preview music video, and more for single Kajirikake no Ringo (齧りかけの林檎) with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Denki Gai no Honya-san (デンキ街の本屋さん). She also voices supporting character Fu Girl in the comedy anime. Her 6th single Kajirikake no Ringo comes on two editions hitting stores October 15th 2014 – all the details and preview music video follows…

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Kana Nishino (西野カナ) revealed early details for new album with LOVE. Its her 5th original album and its been over two years since she released original album Love Place (2012.09.05). The new album is planned to include singles, new songs, and more for 14 total tracks (planned). Album with LOVE comes on two editions scheduled for release on November 12th 2014 – read on for more details….

~ album lead song and single unveiled – Suki ~

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Ling tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) again provides the opening theme for anime PSYCHO-PASS with new single Enigmatic Feeling. It’s the band’s 4th single and first since abnormalize (2012) which was featured as PSYCHO-PASS season 1 first opening theme. Single Enigmatic Feeling comes on two editions hitting stores November 5th 2014 – details include jacket covers, track list, and anime previews follow…

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EXILE TRIBE again tops the singles charts with THE REVOLUTION selling another 156,000 copies. The single released back on August 20th 2014 and topped with opening week sales of 321,000 copies. Its the 3rd single from the combined EXILE x J Soul Brothers x EXILE GENERATIONS.

Korean vocal group 2PM climbs into #2 with 8th single Midaretemina – released in simultaneously in Japan and Korea. Anisong artist LiSA’s 6th single BRiGHT FLiGHT / L.Miranic lands at #8.

Mariya Takeuchi tops the album charts for the second week with her first album in seven years – TRAD. YUKI lands in #2 with album FLY and Korean rock band CNBLUE climbs to #3 with their 3rd Japanese album WAVE.

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

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Maon Kurosaki (黒崎真音) updated the release details for single Rakuen no Tsubasa (楽園の翼) – jacket covers, full track list, and audio previews all unveiled. Her 7th single has tie-up as the opening theme for new anime Grisaia no Kajitsu, Le Fruit de la Grisaia (グリザイアの果実). Single Rakuen no Tsubasa hits stores October 15th 2014 – updated details and audio PVs follow…

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Nana Mizuki revealed details for new single Kindan no Resistance (禁断のレジスタンス) – full track list, jacket cover, and more unveiled. Her 30th single has tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime CROSS ANGE: Tenshi to Ryu no Rondo. The single’s coupling track BLUE also gets a tie-up as the ending theme for Space Battleship Yamato 2199 theatrical compilation version. Single Kindan no Resistance comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores October 15th 2014 – updated details and anime PV follow..

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Kalafina revealed the early details for new single believe with tie-up as the ending theme for upcoming anime Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. Their 16th single believe comes on four editions scheduled for release on November 19th 2014 – read on for more details and new anime trailer with English subtitles…

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