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9nine has titled their new single “Re:” and revealed more details. Its their 11th single and set to be featured as the opening theme for Fuji TV drama Legal High season two. Single “Re:” comes on five editions scheduled for release November 20th 2013 – read on for more details…

~ jacket covers updated ~

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nano.RIPE is getting ready to release their new single Nanairo Biyori (なないろびより) and revealed a preview music video for the title track. Their 12th single has tie-in as the opening theme for fall anime TV series Non Non Biyori. Single “Nanairo Biyori” comes on two editions that hit stores October 30th 2013 – release details and preview music video for “Nanairo Biyori” follow.

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ZAQ add more details on her upcoming 4th single “Extra Revolution” (エキストラレボリューション) and revealed the short version music video. Her new single gets tie-in as the opening theme for anime TV series Yu-Sibu, (full title Yusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita). Single “Extra Revolution” comes on two editions scheduled for release on October 23rd 2013 – read on for more details and music video…

~ jacket covers and more updated ~

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ELISA has updated the details for new single “REALISM” – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music videos revealed. Her new single has tie-in as the third ending theme for continuing anime Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) that returns for a second season this fall 2013. Single “REALISM” comes on three editions that hit stores October 23rd 2013. Updated details and preview videos follow.

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Climbing back on top of the singles charts is EXILE with single “EXILE PRIDE ~ Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame ~” selling another 112,000 copies. The single released back on April, 3rd 2013 and featured as the theme song for their ongoing 2013 major venue tour. The single’s been in and out of the chart top 10 for the past 25 weeks with approximately 915,000 sales to-date.

In the #2 spot is actress/idol Atsuko Maeda with her third single “Time Machine Nante Iranai” selling over 60,000 copies. Its her first single since graduating from idol group AKB48 a year ago. Korean idol group Girls Generation (SNSD) hits the #3 spot with their 8th Japanese single “GALAXY SUPERNOVA”. Getting into the #7 spot is rock band SCANDAL with their 17th single “OVER DRIVE”.

Topping the album charts is vocal group AAA with their 8th album “Eighth Wonder” selling over 46,000 copies. Climbing back up into #2 & #3 are a pair of greatest hits releases from Kana Nishino. Her “Love Collection ~ mint ~” and “Love Collection ~ pink ~” both added another 25,000+ copies.

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

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Acid Black Cherry (yasu) announced new single “Kuroneko ~ Adult Black Cat ~” as the 2nd release of their Project Shangri-la. The special project combines a release, live tour events, and high-touch fan meetings currently spanning 4 “seasons”. Single “Kuroneko ~ Adult Black Cat ~” tied to the 2nd season comes on three editions scheduled for release on November 20th 2013. More details on the single and Project Shangri-la follow…

~ updated details revealed ~

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Sphere recently announced their 13th single “Sticking Places” with tie-in as ending theme for upcoming anime TV series Yu-Sibu. The single is planned for three editions that hit stores November 27th 2013 – read on for more details and preview trailer for anime Yu-Sibu…

~ updated details ~

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Tommy heavenly6 (Tomoko Kawase) via her twitter account revealed the title of her planned new album TOMMY ♡ ICE CREAM HEAVEN ♡ FOREVER but also stated its release has been delayed. The album was planned to include new song “RUBY EYES” with tie-in as the theme song for Fuji TV drama Kiyoko Ranman which stars Fukuda Saki & Ishigaki Yuma. Album TOMMY ♡ ICE CREAM HEAVEN ♡ FOREVER originally scheduled for release on October 23rd 2013, new release date is undecided. Read on for more details…

~ release confirmed, updated details ~

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Marina Kawano has added more details for her 3rd single “Sono Koe wo Oboeteru” (その声を覚えてる) – full track list, jacket covers, and preview music video all revealed. The single has tie-in as the second ending theme for anime Monogatari Series Second Season. Single “Sono Koe wo Oboeteru” comes on two editions that hit stores October 9th 2013 – updated details and more follow.

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Aya Hirano is getting ready to release her 13th single “Promise” – full track list, jacket covers, and preview music video revealed. Her new single has tie-in as insert song for the upcoming re-release of very popular nature docu-drama Kita Kita Monogatari Ashite he (Red Fox Story) that originally aired 1978. The restored, re-edited film stars a new voice cast that includes Aya Hirano as mama-fox. Single “Promise” comes on two editions that hit stores October 9th 2013 – updated details and preview music video follow..

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AKB48 has revealed the title and more details for 33rd single “Heart Electric” (ハート・エレキ). The single features Kojima Haruna as center position and comes on four team editions plus a theater version with each of the team Limited editions adding a hand-shake event ticket. Single “Heart Electric” (or Heart Ereki) is scheduled to hit stores October 30th 2013 – read on for more details…

~ track list updated ~

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