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SKE48 is getting ready to release single 12-Gatsu no Kangaroo (Jyuunigatsu no Kangaroo,12月のカンガルー) and has revealed preview music videos for the title song and several coupling tracks. Single 12-Gatsu no Kangaroo comes on 4-pairs of editions plus the theater version all releasing December 10th 2014 – details and PVs follow.

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DiVA released their first and final album the self-titled DIVA on November 5th 2014. The album includes their singles plus new songs written by members and one provided by Oshima Yuko. Album DIVA comes on three editions each with a different track list – read on for more details.

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Watanabe Miyuki’s solo single debut (untitled) as reward for winning the AKB48 5th Janken Taikai has been officially announced. Along with Milky’s solo song the single includes coupling track featuring the tournament’s 2nd – 16th places. Watanabe Miyuki’s 1st single comes on two editions scheduled for release on Christmas Eve December 24th 2014. Read on for more early details.

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AKB48 added the jacket covers and full track lists for their 38th single Kiboteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン). They also revealed preview music videos for the title song and coupling track. The title song music video features the senbatsu members along with former AKB48 members Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, and Shinoda Mariko. Single Kiboteki Refrain comes on 4 pairs of editions plus the Theater version all releasing November 26th 2014 – updated details and PVs follow.

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AKB48 revealed the title for their upcoming single – Kiboteki Refrain (希望的リフレイン). Their 38th single was first announced at the end of the 5th Janken Taikai held September 18th 2014. The 31 participating members were revealed with group ace Watanabe Mayu (20) and for the first time Miyawaki Sakura (16) sharing the center position. Single Kiboteki Refrain comes on 4 pairs of editions releasing November 26th 2014 – read on for more details.

~ updated release details plus PVs revealed ~

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DiVA unveiled a preview music video for single DISCOVERY - the unit’s last single re-unites all members including: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). Single DISCOVERY hits stores October 8th 2014 – PV and more details follow.

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AKB48 announced their 38th single (untitled) at the end of their Janken Taikai (Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament) held September 18th 2014. The 31 senbatsu members were revealed for the first time with co-centers Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura (first time center position). The single comes on 4 pairs of editions scheduled for release on November 26th 2014 – read on for more details….

~ single titledKiboteki Refrain ~

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DiVA revealed more details for their last single DISCOVERY - full track list, jacket covers, and more unveiled. All members re-unite for the AKB48 unit’s 4th and final single including: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). The single comes on four editions hitting stores October 8th 2014 – updated details follow…

~ PV revealed and final album announced ~

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Hey! Say! JUMP tops the singles charts with Weekender / Asu e no YELL selling over 184,000 copies. Their 13th single’s title tracks are both featured as theme songs for TV dramas featuring group members.

Three character song releases for anime Free! – Eternal Summer make it into the top 10.

SMAP tops the album charts with their 21st album Mr.S selling over 184,000 copies.

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AKB48 tops the singles charts with 37th single Kokoro no Placard selling 1,057,774 copies – continuing their streak of first week 1 million+ selling singles now with 17 in a row! The single features the General Election (fan voting) top 16 with Watanabe Mayu as center. A total of 80 members selected to participate on the title track plus different coupling tracks included on the single’s multiple versions.

EXILE TRIBE tops album charts with REVOLUTION selling over 251,000 copies. Last week the combined EXILE x J Soul Brothers x EXILE GENERATIONS. topped the singles charts with THE REVOLUTION. Popular anime Sword Art Online II Song Collection album lands in the #6 spot.

Note: the soundtrack album for FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) ended its run in the top 10 after 24 straight weeks.

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DiVA announced they will release a 4th single (untitled) and a planned album as part of the unit’s final activities. The AKB48 unit members all return for DiVA’s dissolution: Miyazawa Sae (SNH48/SKE48), Umeda Ayaka (NMB48), Akimoto Sayaka (graduated), Masuda Yuka (graduated). The single comes on 3 Limited editions plus a mu-mo exclusive version all releasing October 8th 2014 – read on for more details…

~ updated details – single title: DISCOVERY ~

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