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AKB48 unveiled the jacket covers and full track list for single Green Flash. Their 39th single was preformed during their Top-200 set list events held January 21st – 25th 2015 and features double-centers Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna. Single Green Flash comes on a total of 8 editions plus a theater version all releasing March 4th 2015. Read on for more details.

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2PM tops the singles charts with 9th Japanese single Guilty Love selling 98,000 copies. The Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS collaboration single Yume no Ukiuyo ni Saitemina (夢の浮世に咲いてみな) climbs into #2. And the boys of GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE hit #3 with single Sing it Loud.

GRANRODEO tops anime tie-up releases landing in #8 with PUNKY FUNKY LOVE opening theme for the 3rd season of Kuroko’s Basketball. Maaya Sakamoto lands at #9 with 25th single Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Hoho / Shikisai. Title track Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Hoho has tie-up as OP for Gourmet Girl Graffiti.

J Soul Brothers dominates the album charts with PLANET SEVEN selling over 508,000 copies. Idol unit Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku hits #2 with 2nd album KINPACHI and in the top 3 for the past three weeks – SEKAI NO OWARI slips to #3 with album Tree.

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AKB48 continues their 10th anniversary celebrations with single Green Flash. The single’s planned for 4-pairs of editions with each set featuring a different coupling track with senbatsu members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 respectively. Single Green Flash comes on a total of 8 editions plus a theater version all releasing March 4th 2015. Read on for more details.

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KAT-TUN tops the singles charts with 23rd single Dead or Alive selling over 191,000 copies. The single has tie-up as theme song for movie JOKER GAME staring member Kazuya Kamenashi. Korean vocal units JYJ with WAKE ME TONIGHT and B1A4 with Shiroi Kiseki jump into #2 and #3 respectively.

AKB48 dominates the album charts with Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! selling over 746,000 copies. Their 6th original album is tied to fan x member photo shoot events. Last week’s #1 slips only one spot to #2 – SEKAI NO OWARI with album Tree selling another 74,000 copies.

Idol unit Berryz Kobo lands at #5 with their greatest hits album Kanjuku Berryz Kobo The Final Completion Box. The longtime Hello! Project group announced they’ll go on indefinite hiatus this spring 2015.

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AKB48 releases their 6th original album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! (ここが ロドスだ、ここで跳べ!) on January 21st 2015. Also just announced their 39th single [untitled], the first of their 10th anniversary year, for release on March 4th 2015 (more details coming). New album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! comes on three editions plus the theater version. Read on for all the details including updated track lists and PVs.

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AKB48 tops the 2014 annual album rankings with their 5th album Tsugi no Ashiato selling over 1,041,000 copies. The album, in addition to containing their singles and many new songs, is tied to member 2-shot photo events. Landing at #2 is the ultra popular animated movie FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) sound track album that charted in the top 10 for an amazing 24 straight weeks.

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AKB48 dominates the annual singles ranking easily taking the top 5 spots with each of their singles selling over 1 million copies. Their 36th single Labrador Retriever with handshake event tickets and voting flyer for the group’s Senbatsu Sousenkyo takes the #1 spot.

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AKB48 unveiled more details for new album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! (ここが ロドスだ、ここで跳べ!) – jacket covers, track list, and preview music videos revealed. Their 6th album’s main CD includes 6 singles and other songs for 13 total tracks. A second CD includes new team, solo, and special unit songs. Album Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! comes on three editions plus the theater version all hitting stores January 21st 2015. Release details plus 6 new preview music videos follow.

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SKE48 tops the singles charts this week with their 16th single 12-Gatsu no Kangaroo (December no Kangaroo,12月のカンガルー) selling over 386,000 copies. The single marks the first time newer members Kitagawa Ryouha (北川綾巴) and Miyamae Ami (宮前杏実) are featured as co-centers.

LiSA leads the anime tied singles with her 7th single Shirushi landing at #3 – her best on weekly Oricon charts. The single’s featured as the second ending theme for anime Sword Art Online season 2 (SAO II). Last week Haruka Tomatsu released single courage that also landed at #3 and its featured as the second opening theme for SAO II.

Topping the album charts is duo KinKi Kids with M Album – their 14th original album and 14th #1 album. Landing at #2 is a compilation album Co Gal marking the 50th birthday of former X Japan guitarist/singer hide (suicide 1998).

Nagi Yanagi lands at #6 with her 2nd album Polyomino.

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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.

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Watanabe Miyuki updated the release details for single Yasashiku Suru Yori Kiss wo Shite (やさしくするよりキスをして) – jacket covers, track list, and live song performance unveiled. Her solo single debut came as reward for winning the AKB48 Group’s 5th Janken Taikai. Along with Milky’s solo song the single includes coupling track Harukaze Pianissimo (春風ピアニッシモ) featuring the tournament’s 2nd – 16th places. Single Yasashiku Suru Yori Kiss wo Shite comes on two editions hitting stores Christmas Eve December 24th 2014. Updated details and live performance by Watanabe Miyuki on Music Japan follow.

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