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NMB48 tops the singles charts with 10th Rashikunai selling over 420,000 copies. The single features first time co-centers Yagura Fuuko (矢倉楓子) and Shiroma Miru (白間美瑠). Landing at #2 is Korean duo Tohoshinki (TVXQ) with Time Works Wonders selling over 106,000 copies. Upcoming idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku hits #3 with great support for their single Haitateki!.

Anime tied releases have Ling Tosite Sigure with 4th single Enigmatic Feeling (OP PSYCHO-PASS 2) landing in #8 and Sonar Pocket with single Egao no Riyu. / GIRI GIRI at #12 (GIRI GIRI, OP World Trigger).

KANJANI8 tops the album charts with album Kanjanizm selling over 294,000 copies. Idol unit DiVA’s final album DIVA lands at #8.

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Dream5 (+ Buri Taicho) tops the singles charts with Dan Dan Dubi Zuba! featured as the ending theme for anime Yo-kai Watch. Oricon noted that it’s been 40 years since an all teen band has topped the weekly singles charts. Landing at #2 is King Cream Soda with single Matsuri Bayashi de Geragerapo / Hatsukoi Toge de Geragerapo – both tracks are used as theme songs for Yo-kai Watch 3DS game series.

Eri Kitamura climbs to #10 with 8th single RinRei (凛麗) featured as ending theme for anime CROSS ANGE.

D-LITE (from BIGBANG) tops the album charts with solo album Delight (でぃらいと). Last week’s #1 from Arashi slips to #2 with album THE DIGITALIAN.

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V6 tops the singles charts with 44th single Sky’s The Limited selling over 95,000 copies. This their first #1 since 2012 but none of their singles have be less than #3 since their debut in 1995. Acid Black Cherry’s 19th single INCUBUS climbs into #2. Korean unit GOT7 debuts in Japan with single Around the World landing at #3.

Anime tie-up release -  voice actor and singer Maaya Uchida’s 2nd single Gimme! Revolution with tie-up as OP for anime Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! lands at #12.

Arashi tops the album charts and affirms their top boy band status with album THE DIGITALIAN selling a huge 660,000 copies. Arashi should again get the top selling album for the year (2014) with this release.

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Arashi (嵐) revealed the full track list and jacket covers for new album THE DIGITALIAN. Their 13th original album includes singles, member solo songs, and eight new songs including lead song Zero-G. Album THE DIGITALIAN comes on two editions releasing October 22nd 2014 – read on for all the details.

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Arashi (嵐) revealed details for new album THE DIGITALIAN planned to include three singles, member solo songs, and eight new songs for 16 total tracks. The *Limited edition includes DVD with music video for new song (untitled). Album THE DIGITALIAN comes on two editions and a special bundled set version all hitting stores October 22nd 2014 – read on for more details…

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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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Idol group Momoiro Clover Z tops the singles chart with 11th major label single Naitemo Lindayo selling over 66,000 copies. It’s the idol group’s first #1 after two consecutive #2 charting singles. In the #2 spot is fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) with Donnatoki mo Zutto featured as the ending theme for anime Love Live! season 2. The nine voice actresses perform the songs in addition to voicing the characters in the anime.

In #4 is LiSA with her 5th solo single Rising Hope featured as the opening theme for anime The irregular at magic high school.

For the second week in a row the albums chart is topped by the FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) original soundtrack selling another 165,000 copies. The popular animated movie sound track as been in the top 10 for 9 weeks in a row since it released in Japan on March 12th 2014.

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Arashi (嵐) has updated the details for their 44th single Daremo Shiranai (誰も知らない) – jacket covers and full track list revealed. Featured as the theme song for drama Shinigami-kun (死神くん) which stars member Ohno Satoshi (大野智) its their 3rd single of 2014. Single Daremo Shiranai comes on two editions hitting stores May 28th 2014 – updated details and trailer for the new drama follow.

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Arashi (嵐) tops the singles chart with their 43rd single GUTS! selling over 501,000 copies. The single has tie-up as the theme song for NTV drama Yowakute mo Katemasu ~ Seiji Sensei to Heppoko Koko Kyuji no Yabo ~ starring member Ninomiya Kazunari.

SPYAIR lands in the #9 spot with their 14th single Imagination with tie-up as the opening theme for new anime Haikyu!!.

The albums chart is topped by the FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) original soundtrack selling another 152,000 copies. The popular animated movie sound track as been in the top 10 for 8 weeks in a row since it released in Japan on March 12th 2014.

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Arashi (嵐) recently announced new single Daremo Shiranai (誰も知らない) featured as the theme song for drama Shinigami-kun (死神くん) staring member Ohno Satoshi (大野智). Their 44th single and 3rd in 2014 comes on two editions scheduled for release on May 28th 2014. Read on for more details and trailer for the new drama…

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