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SKE48 revealed the title and participating members for new single Bukiyou Taiyou (不器用太陽) – their 15th single. First time SKE48 Senbatsu members include Miyazawa Sae, Sato Sumire, Watanabe Miyuki, and Yamada Nana with 20 members total for the title song. Single Bukiyou Taiyou comes on for 4 pairs of editions with the Limited including the handshake event ticket and all set for release July 30th 2014 – read on for more details and video with senbatsu announcement…

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KAT-TUN tops the singles chart with In Fact selling over 145,000 copies. Their 22nd single has tie-up as the theme song for Fuji TV drama FIRST CLASS featuring member Yuichi Nakamaru.

At #3 anime tied release from idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学) 6th single Butterfly Effect with a strong 53,000 copies sold. The single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Nanana’s Buried Treasure.

Topping the albums chart is Namie Amuro with compilation album Ballada containing her best ballad songs. In #2 is high school duo ClariS with 3rd album PARTY TIME.

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On top of the singles charts is Arashi (嵐) with 44th single Daremo Shiranai (誰も知らない) selling over 461,000 copies. The single is featured as the theme song for drama Shinigami-kun (死神くん) staring member Ohno Satoshi (大野智). Dropping into #2 is last week’s topper and 1+ million selling single Labrador Retriever from AKB48

Topping the albums chart is aiko with her 11th original album Awa no Yona Ai Datta selling over 82,000 copies.

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Scoring another #1 and 1+ million selling single AKB48 tops the singles charts with 36th single Labrador Retriever. The celebration is muted by the injuries sustained by members Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina when attacked by a fan with a knife during a group handshake meeting on May 25th 2014.

Topping the albums chart is solo release by Koshi Inaba of rock group B’z with his 5th album Singing Bird.

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AKB48 has revealed more details for summer-themed single Labrador Retriever – jacket covers, full track list, and preview music video unveiled. Its their 36th single that includes voting card for the 6th General Election that determines the 37th single senbatsu. Single Labrador Retriever hits stores May 21st 2014 – updated details and preview music video follow…

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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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