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NMB48 tops the singles chart with 9th single Takane no Ringo selling over 405,000 copies. Its their 2nd best opening week selling single for the AKB48 sister group. In 2nd spot is J Soul Brothers with single S.A.K.U.R.A. selling over 109,000 copies and in 3rd is last week’s #1 from SKE48 their 14th single Mirai Towa selling another 55,000 copies.

Topping the album chart is Kis-My-Ft2 with a singles compilation album HIT! HIT! HIT! selling over 217,000 copies.

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Not yet updated the release details for their 1st album “already” – jacket covers, full track list, and PV revealed. The album includes their five singles, coupling tracks, plus new songs ands more for 30 different tracks spread over three editions. Album “already” releases April 23rd 2014 – updated details and album promo video follow…

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Not yet recently announced album “already” that includes their five singles and coupling tracks, plus new songs and more for 30 different tracks spread over three editions. The Limited and Regular editions all include lead new song Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete with tie-up as the CM song for Forex online Foreign Exchange trading ads featuring Oshima Yuko. Album “already” comes on three editions and a Playbutton version all hitting stores April 23rd 2014. Read on for more details and TVCM spots…

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AKB48 has announced their 36th single (untitled) that includes voting card for the 37th single Senbatsu Sousenkyo aka 2014 6th General Election. The new single also includes Oshima Yuko’s graduation song Kyou Made no Melody (今日までのメロディー)  as the main coupling track. Their 36th single comes on 4-paired editions with the Limited versions adding a handshake event card – all hit stores May 21st 2014. Read on for more details and pre-order…

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HKT48 tops the singles chart with their 3rd single Sakura Minna de Tabeta selling over 276,000 copies – its also their 3rd #1 single. Acid Black Cherry lands in the #2 spot with 18th single Kimi ga Inai, Anohi Kara…

Anime tied releases are lead at #4 with 9nine with 12th single With You / With Me – ED2 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic. Yui Horie with her 17th single The♡World’s♡End (OP2 GOLDEN TIME) in #9 spot and Tia with single Heart Realize lands at #17 – her 2nd single is featured as the ending theme for anime Noragami.

BUMP OF CHICKEN tops the album chart with 7th original album RAY selling over 182,000 copies and close in the #2 spot is ATSUSHI from EXILE with solo album Music selling over 173,000 copies.

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Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles charts with 10th single Hikari no Signal selling over 202,000 copies. The boy idol group is 10 for 10 charting #1 and this single has tie-up as the theme song for anime movie Doraemon shin Nobita no dai Makyou. Idol group C-ute lands in #2 with 24th single Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all.

ex-AKB48 idol Maeda Atsuko’s 4th single Seventh Chord lands in #4 and Korean group T-ARA climbs into #8 with new Japanese double a-side single Lead the way / LA’booN.

Tohoshinki (TVXQ) tops the album charts with their Japanese album TREE selling over 224,000 copies. The re-mastered re-release of Utada Hikaru’s debut album First Love lands in the #8 spot. The special SHM-CD with bonuses celebrates her 15th anniversary since the release of the album (originally March 10th 1999). It officially releases on March 10th but early deliveries make it on to this chart.

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AKB48 tops the singles chart with their 35th single Mae Shika Mukanee that continues their streak of 17 #1 singles selling over 1,000,000 copies. Its also the final single for center Oshima Yuko who graduates with her final concerts at the end of March.

Voice actress group SPHERE lands in the #5 spot with their 5th anniversary single Eternal Tours.

The album chart is topped by Koda Kumi with her 11th album Bon Voyage. Voice actress Kana Hanazawa hits #8 with her 2nd album “25”.

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On top of the singles chart is Arashi with single Bittersweet selling over 511,000 copies. The title track has tie-up as the theme song for Fuji TV drama Shitsuren Chocolatier staring member Matsumoto Jun. In the #2 spot is idol group SUPER GiRLS with single Sorairo no Kiseki.

In the #5 spot is T.M.Revolution and SCANDAL collaboration single Count ZERO / Runners high with both songs having tie-up with new PS3 game Sengoku BASARA4. And slipping into #10 is GRANRODEO with 21st single Hengenjizai no Magical Star featured as OP2 for anime Kuroko’s Basketball season 2.

The album chart is topped by Tsuyoshi Domoto with solo album Shamanippon ~ Roinochinoi. Tsuyoshi Domoto and Koichi Domoto form unit KinKi Kids. In the #2 spot is MAN WITH A MISSION special compilation album Beef Chicken Pork with English tracks to support the group’s USA debut.

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Topping the singles chart is Hey! Say! JUMP with their 12th single AinoArika / Aisureba Motto Happy Life selling over 207,000 copies. The title track has tie-up as theme song for TV series Dark System Koi no Oza Ketteisen. In the #2 spot is Korean duo Tohoshinki (TVXQ) with Japanese single Hide & Seek / Something selling over 107,000 copies. Landing in #3 is idol Itano Tomomi with 5th single little, her first since graduating from AKB48 in September 2013.

The anime tied releases are topped by Tamura Yukari in #6 with her 24th single Himitsu no Tobira Kara ai ni Kite featured as OP for anime No-Rin. Maaya Sakamoto’s 23rd single SAVED / Be mine! lands in #7 with the title tracks featured as ED for Inari KonKon Koi Iroha and OP for anime World Conquest Zvezda Plot respectively.

The album chart is topped by 5-member sub-group from EXILEThe SECOND from EXILE with first album The II AGE and in #2 is Korean group CNBLUE with Korean Best Album ‘Present’.

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AKB48 is getting ready to release new single Mae Shika Mukanee and revealed a preview music video plus all details. It’s the last single with center Oshima Yuko (25) who is set to graduate at the end of March at special Oshima Yuko Kanashasi concert. Their 35th single comes on 3-pairs of editions with Limited versions adding a handshake event ticket. Single Mae Shika Mukanee hits stores February 26th 2014 – read on for full details and PV…

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A very full week of new single releases are topped by long-running idol group Morning Musume with their 55th single with triple title songs Egao no Kimi wa Taiyo sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE selling over 149,000 copies. The group continues a resurgence having again their best opening week seller since 2002 and their best run of #1 single releases since the beginning of the previous decade.  In the #3 spot is longtime pop/R&B singer Namie Amuro with her 42nd single TSUKI.

The anime tied releases are topped by fictional idol group μ’s from anime Love Live! in the #4 spot with single Takaramonozu / Paradise Live featured in their new smartphone game and ClariS with their 9th single CLICK featured as opening theme for anime Nisekoi. Charts expanded to top 21 to cover all the other releases of interest.

Topping the album charts is Korean group 2PM with their 3rd Japanese album GENESIS OF 2PM with over 63,000 copies sold. In the #2 spot are the voice actors for anime Uta no Prince-sama with album from theatrical play Gekidan Shinning Tenka Muteki no Shinobimichi and last weeks topper AKB48 with their 5th original album Tsugi no Ashiato slips down to the #3 spot.

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