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Arashi () updated the details for their new album “LOVE” – jacket covers and full track list revealed. The new album includes singles “Calling X Breathless” and “Endless Game”, member solo songs, new songs including “P A R A D O X”, plus more for 16 total tracks. Album “LOVE” comes on two editions that hit stores October 23rd 2013 – read on for updated details.

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Arashi () has announced their 12th album “LOVE” that includes singles “Calling X Breathless” and “Endless Game”, member solo songs, new songs including “P A R A D O X”, and more for 16 total tracks. Album “LOVE” comes on two editions scheduled for release on October 23rd 2013 – more details follow…

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Topping the singles charts is Arashi with their 41st single “Endless Game” that’s featured as theme for TV drama series “Kazoku Game” staring member Sho Sakurai. The single sold over 477,000 copies giving the vocal group their 37th #1 single. In the second spot is Korean group 2PM with their 6th Japanese single “GIVE ME LOVE” with tie-in as theme song for TBS TV drama “TAKE FIVE – Bokutachi wa ai wo nusumeruka” that stars Goro Inagaki of SMAP.

Last week’s #1 from the idol group AKB48, their 31st single “Sayonara Crawl” slips down to the #3 and group member Asuka Kuramochi’s debut single “Itsumo Soba ni” lands in the #4 spot.

On the album charts in the top spot is “Mekaku City Records”, the second album release from the Kagerou Project and multi-creator Jin (Shizen no Teki P). In the #2 spot is Jang Keun Suk with his 2nd album “Nature Boy”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Arashi has announced their 2nd single for 2013 “Endless Game” with title track featured as theme for TV drama series “Kazoku Game” staring member Sho Sakurai. Single “Endless Game” is the popular vocal group’s 41st single and its scheduled to be in stores May 29th 2013 – read on for more details.

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Topping the singles charts this week is the debut single from HKT48 – “Suki! Suki! Skip!” – selling over 250,000 copies. The Fukuoka based sister group of AKB48 formed in 2011 and follows other sister groups SKE48 and NMB48 which previously have released debut singles.

In the #2 spot is Korean girl group T-ARA with their 6th Japanese single “Bunny Style!” and in the #6 spot is Aimer with “RE: I AM EP” with tie-in as theme song for anime OVA Mobile Suit Gundam UC Unicorn episode 6.

On the album charts band BOOWY tops with their great hits album “THE BEST STORY”. In the #3 spot is favorite Kalafina with their 4th album “Consolation”. In the #10 spot is the anime K-ON! MUSIC HISTORY’S BOX which is a 12-CD 258 song compilation release.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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This week the singles charts are topped by the idols of Nogizaka46 with their 5th single “Kimi no na wa kibo” (君の名は希望) selling over 242,000 copies. It’s the self-appointed rival to AKB48 4th #1 single.

In the #2 spot is Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) with his new single “Kai Sera Sera”. Landing in the #5 spot is Korean boy group SHINee with their 7th Japanese single “Fire”. Pulling into the #7 spot group AAA with single “PARTY IT UP”.

Just out of the top 10 in #11 spot is group supercell with 7th major single “The Bravery” that’s featured as the opening theme for anime Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic.

On the album charts rock band Sakanaction with album “sakanaction” selling a good 82,000 copies. Vocal group AAA also lands on the album charts with compilation album “Ballad Collection” in the #4 spot. Out of the top 10 in the #15 spot is one of our favorites – idol group 9nine with their second album “CUE”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Topping the singles charts is powerful male vocal group Arashi with double-a side single “Calling X Breathless” selling a strong 756,000 copies. Both songs have tie-ins to productions that star group members (more details). In the #6 spot is unit EGOIST (ryo producing, chelly vocals) with their 4th single “All Alone With You” featured as the second ending theme for anime PSYCHO-PASS.

On the album charts its Korean power duo Tohoshinki (TVXQ) with their new Japanese album “TIME” selling over 243,000 copies (more details). In the #3 spot is Acid Black Cherry (yazu) who continues the winter season trend of cover albums with “Recreation 3”. Landing in the #9 spot is GRANRODEO with their greatest hits album “Greatest Hits ~ GIFT REGISTRY ~”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Arashi is getting ready to release their double a-side single Calling X Breathless” – cover jackets and full track list are revealed on the popular vocal group’s first single of 2013 (40th overall). Title track “Calling” has tie-in as the theme song for TV drama series “Last Hope” that stars group member Masaki Aiba. The other title track “Breathless”, described as an aggressive dance song, will be featured as theme for movie “Platinum Data” that stars member Ninomiya Kazunari. Single “Calling X Breathless” comes on three editions and hits stores March 6th 2013. More details follow.

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Arashi has announced their first single of 2013, a double a-side Calling | Breathless”. Title track “Calling” as tie-in as the theme song for TV drama series “Last Hope” that stars group member Masaki Aiba. It’s the popular vocal group’s 40th single which comes on three editions and is scheduled to be in stores March 6th 2013. Read on for more release details…

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Arashi recently announced a live DVD release that captures their “ARAFES” concert held at National Olympic Stadium Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku on September 20th & 21st. This live event featured a set list as voted for by fans from a possible 240 Arashi songs. The DVD “ARAFES” comes on two disks and features 37 songs plus additional planned footage – approximately 200 minutes of live Arashi! The release drops December 26th – read on for more details…

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Topping the singles charts are the boy idols of Kis-My-Ft2 and their 5th single “Ai no Beat” selling a strong 258,000 copies. Their streak of #1 singles continues as all 5 of their releases have charted #1. Also making a strong presence is 2PM with their delayed release “Masquerade” in the #2 spot selling over 130,000 copies. The Korean girls of T-ARA land in the 4th spot with their single “Sexy Love” that is the Japanese version of their hit Korean song.

Just out of the top 10 in the 11th spot is idol group 9nine with their double-a side release “Iiaru! Kyonshi feat. Haohao! Kyonshi Girl / Brave”.

The album charts are topped by another boy idol group, Sexy Zone with their first album “one Sexy Zone”. Landing the in the 2nd spot are the girls of KARA with “GIRLS FOREVER”. The next 3 spots mirror last weeks top 3, just pushed two spots down – double release of greatest hits from R&B singer JUJUBEST STORY ~Life~ and BEST STORY ~Love~, followed by Arashi and their 11th album “Popcorn”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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