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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”.

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Topping the singles charts is idol group NMB48 with their 6th single “Kitagawa Kenji” – the AKB48 sister group’s 5th #1 single – selling 317,000 copies. Second spot goes to new 5-member EXILE unit The SECOND and their debut single “THINK ‘BOUT IT” with theme song tie-in to film Aku no Kyoten.

Making it into the 8th spot are the voice actresses of Sphere with their 11th single “Pride on Everyday” featured as ending theme for the 3rd season of anime Bakuman. Just out of the top 10 in the 12th spot is GRANRODEO with single “DARK SHAME” OP theme song tie-in to anime CODE:BREAKER and in the 13th spot is Eri Kitamura with her 5th new-solo single “Destiny”. A bit further back in the 20th spot is Nagi Yanagi with single “Laterality” featured as ending theme for second season of anime Jormungand.

On the album charts a double release of greatest hits from R&B singer JUJU taking the top two spots – BEST STORY ~Life~ and BEST STORY ~Love~. Last weeks #1 Arashi and their 11th album “Popcorn” dropped to the 3rd spot and in the 4th spot is pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki with “LOVE” – the first of 5-consecutive month mini-album releases to celebrate her 15th anniversary.

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You know they did it again – AKB48 with their 28th single “UZA” has given the group its 15th #1 single in a row and 10th 1 million+ selling single. The idol group continues to re-write the sales records as “UZA” sells over 1,128,000 copies.

On the album charts is another super group, the boys of Arashi and their 11th album “Popcorn” selling over 700,000 copies. Its their 8th #1 album in a row and 9th overall. The second spot is again teenager singing sensation Leo Ieiri with her first album “LEO” selling another 17,700 copies.

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Arashi has updated the release details on their 11th album “Popcorn” -  cover jackets, full track list and bonuses are revealed. The album includes their singles released since their 10th album “Beautiful World” plus 5 member solo songs and 7 new songs for a total of 16 tracks. “Popcorn” hits stores on October 31st – updated release details follow…

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Arashi has announced their 11th album “Popcorn” which includes their 4 singles released since their 10th album “Beautiful World” which came just over a year ago. Their new album tracks will also have 7 new songs and 5 member solo songs for a total of 16 tracks. “Popcorn” is scheduled for release on October 31st – more early release details follow…

* updated release info – here

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OriconLast week’s single charts are topped by KANJANI8 with their single “Ai Deshita” selling a strong 262,000 copies. The group celebrated their 8th anniversary on the single’s release date (release details). Arashi charted #1 last week with their single “Your eyes” and it drops into the second spot this week selling another 42,000 copies (release details). In the number three spot is Erena Ono making here solo debut after graduating from AKB48 in September 2010 with her single “Erepyon”. This single is featured a theme for TV series “Legal High”.

Over on the album charts top honors go to NEWS and their compilation album “NEWS BEST” selling 109,000 copies. In second spot is enka artist Kiyoshi Hikawa with his album “Enka Meikyoku Collection 16 – Sakura-“ with 40,000 sold. A familiar face in the third and fourth spots is again Mr. Children who has been charting for over a month with their now certified by the RIAJ 1million album(s) “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO”.

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OriconThe past week’s single charts are topped by Arashi with their 3rd single release of 2012 “Your eyes” selling a very strong but typical for this very popular group, 477,000 copies (release details). This single is the group’s 28th #1 charting song in a row and their 35th #1 overall. In the second spot is Korean group 2PM and their single “Beautiful” selling over 141,000 copies (release details).

Rounding out the top three is favorite voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki with her single/EP “Time Space” (release details) that includes three songs including “METRO BAROQUE” the theme song for anime movie BLOOD-C The Last Dark.

On the album charts its Hey! Say! JUMP topping with their second album “JUMP WORLD” selling over 126,000 copies (release details). Second spot are the girls from T-ARA with their first Japanese album “Jewelry box” with over 57,000 copies sold (release details). In the third and fourth spots and continuing with strong sales is Mr. Children and their compilation albums “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” each selling another 23,000+ copies.

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Topping the singles charts this past week is SKE48 and their 9th single “Aishite Love Ru!” selling over 472,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 5th #1 single and second highest selling opening week, only surpassed by their first single of 2012 “Kataomoi Finally”.

The second spot, in a very close battle, its SHINee with “sherlock” their 4th Japanese single (release details) selling 48,900 copies. Very close in the third spot is AAA with “Still Love You” (release details) with 48,200 copies sold.

On the album charts Mr. Children impressively retains the first two spots from the previously week with their simultaneous released greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling another 170,000 copies each.

In the fourth spot is FTISLAND with album “20 [twenty]”, their 2nd Japanese album (release details), selling a good 41,000 copies.

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Arashi has revealed the updated release details for their 39th single – “Your Eyes” – the track list and cover jackets are now official. This is the group’s 3rd single this year and its set for release on June 6th. The title track is used as the theme song for TV drama series “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” that features member Masaki Aiba. Updated release details follow,

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This week’s singles charts saw three big single releases but in the end it was another #1 for Arashi with “Face Down” (release details) selling over 520,000 copies. Typical strong sales for this mega group that’s only matched by a few others these days. In a strong second spot was NMB48 with “Nagiichi”  (release details) their first single not to chart #1. They sold over 375,000 copies, more than either of their #1 charting previous three did but coming out the same week as Arashi was bad luck for the idol group. Rounding out the top 3 is SUPER JUNIOR and their Japanese single “Opera” (release details) with a solid 160,000 copies sold.

May’n and her new single “Chase the world” – (release details) – featured as opening theme for anime ACCEL WORLD charted a respectable 7th and selling close to 17,000 copies.

On the album charts Mr. Children tops the first two spots with simultaneous release of greatest hits albums, “Mr. Children 2005-2010 MACRO” and “Mr. Children 2001-2005 MICRO” selling a super strong over 700,000 copies each!! Nothing else….

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Arashi has announced their 3rd single of 2012 – “Your Eyes” – which is features as theme song for TV drama series “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”. They are releasing their 38th single “Face Down” on May 9th (release details) and “Your Eyes” their 39th single is coming out less than a month later on June 6th. More release details follow,

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