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Marina Kawano will release her first album First Touch on December 11th 2013 and jacket covers, full track list, and more have been updated. Her album includes singles Morning Arch, Takaramon, Sono Koe wo Oboeteru, plus more for 12 total tracks. Album First Touch two editions hit stores on December 11th 2013 – updated details follow.

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Luna Haruna is getting ready to release new single snowdrop – jacket covers, full track list, and bonus details all revealed. Its her 5th single and it includes snowdrop (Luna Haruna x Marina Kawano ver.) featured as an ending theme for anime TV series Monogatari Series Second Season. Single snowdrop comes on two editions that hit stores December 11th 2013 – updated details and more follow.

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Yuuka Nanri has announced new single Senko no PRISONER with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Maho Senso (Magical Warfare). Its her 5th solo single with Victor (FlyingDOG) record label. Single Senko no PRISONER comes on one edition scheduled for release on February 5th 2014 – read on for more details…

~ updated, anime PV revealed ~

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SHINee is getting ready to release new Japanese single “3 2 1” and have revealed a preview music video for coupling track Everybody (Japanese ver.). Its their 9th Japanese single and the title track is featured as the theme for TV Tokyo drama Tokyo Toy Box. Single “3 2 1” comes on three editions that hit stores December 4th 2013 – more details and preview music video follow.

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On top of the singles charts are the boys of Kis-My-Ft2 with their 9th #1 and 9th single SNOW DOME no Yakusoku /  Luv Sick selling over 268,000 copies. Climbing into the #4 spot is idol group Afilia Saga with single S.M.L featured as the OP for anime My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy. And a bit further down is pop diva Koda Kumi in the #9 spot with her 56th single Dreaming Now!.

A number of other anime tie-up single releases are just out of the top 10 – In the #18 spot is OLDCODEX’s 8th single Walk featured as the ED for anime Kuroko’s Basketball. Voice actress and singer Yui Horie gets into the #19 spot with 16th single Golden Time that includes the OP and ED (Sweet & Sweet CHERRY) for anime GOLDEN TIME. Aoi Eir with her 5th single Sirius lands in the #21 spot. The song is featured as the opening theme for anime KILL la KILL.

Topping the album charts is the first album from Generations from EXILE TRIBE, GENERATIONS selling over 48,000 copies.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and album charts follow.

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Minori Chihara has updated the release details for her new album NEO FANTASIA – jacket covers, full track list, and more revealed. Also revealed is a preview video for the Limited Blu-ray/DVD contents Premium Acoustic Live feat Crustacea. Album NEO FANTASIA comes on three editions scheduled for release on December 11th 2013 – updated details and preview video follow.

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Aoi Eir has announced her 6th single Niji no Oto and its featured as the theme song for the anime OVA episode Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION that will be simulcast streamed worldwide December 31st 2013/January 1st 2014. Single Niji no Oto comes on one Limited edition scheduled for release on January 1st 2014 – read on for more details…

~ updated details, subtitled anime trailer ~

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SHINee’s new Japanese single “3 2 1” hits stores December 4th 2013 and the full track list, jacket covers and bonus details were recently revealed. Its their 9th Japanese single and featured as the theme song for TV Tokyo drama Tokyo Toy Box. Single “3 2 1” comes on three editions that all include a special scratch card with winners invited to special December 25th 2013 Christmas Party with SHINee. Updated details and more follow….

~ PV for coupling track Everybody revealed ~

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Ayana Taketatsu is getting ready to release her new single Shumatsu Cinderella and jacket covers plus bonus details revealed. Its her 4th solo single and the title track is produced by TGMX (Shutaro Tagami) of Frontier Backyard. Single Shumatsu Cinderella comes on two editions that hit stores December 4th 2013 – updated details follow….

~ PV revealed ~

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Natsuko Aso recently added the final details for her 13th single MoonRise Romance – jacket cover and full track list revealed. The title song is featured as the ending theme for TV anime series Walkure Romanze. Single MoonRise Romance hits stores November 27th 2013 – updated details and the full music video follow.

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Sphere’s new single Sticking Places hits stores on November 27th 2013 and the full track list, jacket covers, and bonus details are revealed. Its their 13th single and has a tie-in as ending theme for anime TV series Yu-Sibu. Single Sticking Places comes on three editions – updated release details follow.

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