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Sexy Zone top the singles charts with Otoko never give up selling over 125,000 copies. Their 7th single and 7th #1 includes coupling song Keep The Challenge the image song for Fuji TV’s coverage of the Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014.

AKB48 unit French Kiss 6th single, first in over two years – Omoidasenai Hana (思い出せない花) climbs into #2. Sound producer Revo’s group Sound Horizon is just back in #3 with single Vanishing Starlight. Idol unit Juice=Juice climbs into #4 single Senobi / Date Janai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa.

Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from game, anime, music franchise Love Live! hits #5 with single Shangri-la Shower featured as theme song for PS Vita game. Voice actor Kana Hanazawa lands at #12 with 6th single Hohoemi Mode.

Group AAA tops the album charts with 9th album GOLD SYMPHONY selling over 59,000 copies.

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GACKT is getting ready to release single Akatsuki Tsukiyo – DAY BREAKERS (暁月夜 – DAY BREAKERS) and recently revealed the jacket covers plus preview music video. The single, part of GACKT’s 15th anniversary celebrations, comes on two editions hitting stores October 1st 2014 – all the details and PV follow.

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GACKT has announced more details for new single Akatsuki Tsukiyo – DAY BREAKERS (暁月夜 – DAY BREAKERS). His 45th single is part of GACKT’s 15th anniversary celebrations and a special premium edition comes with a life-size hug-pillow. Single Akatsuki Tsukiyo – DAY BREAKERS is scheduled for release on October 1st 2014 – read on for more details…

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GACKT has revealed a teaser PV and CM spot for his new single P.S. I LOVE U. The title track gets tie-up as the CM song for GACKT x VARTIX campaign plus coupling song RIDE OR DIE has tie-up as CM song for GACKT x kissmark season 3 campaign. Single P.S. I LOVE U comes on two editions hitting stores February 12th 2014 – full details and teaser PV follow.

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GACKT recently announced new single P.S. I LOVE U with tie-up as the CM song for GACKT x VARTIX campaign. The single is GACKT’s first in over a year and includes coupling song RIDE OR DIE with tie-up as CM song for GACKT x kissmark season 3 campaign. GACKT’s 44th single P.S. I LOVE U comes on two editions scheduled for release on February 12th 2014 – read on for more details….

~ PV and jacket covers revealed ~

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The single charts are topped this week by idol group Nogizaka46 and their 6th single “Girls Rule” selling over 337,000 copies. The group’s success continues with their 5th #1 single and best opening week sales by nearly 100,000 over their 5th single. EXILE jumps into the 2nd spot with a huge surge in sales for their previously #1 single released April 3rd “EXILE PRIDE Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame” selling over 157,000 copies for the week and over 740,000 total.

On the album charts its BUMP OF CHICKEN with a pair of greatest hits albums BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] and BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010] selling over 172,000 and 168,000 copies respectively. The double greatest hits albums are definitely a trend with an amazing 3 different groups each having a pair of greatest hits on the album charts this week!

Group B’z continues to chart for the 3rd straight week with their pair of greatest hit albums in the #5 & #6 spots. Popular singer/actor GACKT hits the #8 & #9 spots with his pair of greatest hit albums BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD- & BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-.

Inbetween all of the greatest hits albums is the Nagi Yanagi with her first album “Euaru”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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GACKT has revealed the full track list and jacket covers for his two best albums “BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD-“ and “BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-“. Also revealed is the preview music video for new song “CLAYMORE”. The albums each come on three editions and two combined editions which will all hit stores July 3rd 2013. Updated details and preview video follow.

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GACKT is releasing two greatest hits albums “BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -MILD-“ and “BEST OF THE BEST vol.1 -WILD-“. The albums will hit stores together and each comes on three editions and two combined editions. GACKT’s greatest hits albums are scheduled for release July 3rd 2013 – read on for more details…

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Toping the single charts idol group Nogizaka46 with their 4th single “Seifuku no Mannequin” which has tie-in as ending theme song for anime Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic. The single is the group’s third #1 single after it sold over 232,000 copies. In the #2 spot is Korean rock band CNBLUE with their 4th Japanese single “Robot” and in third is idol unit Berryz Koubou with single “WANT!”.

In the 7th spot is GACKT with new ballad song “WHITE LOVERS – Shiawase na Toki” and in the 10th spot is singer/voice actress Aki Toyosaki with her 7th solo single “Orion to Supankoru”. And just out in the 11th spot is supercell with single “Giniro Kamihikoki” featured as theme song for anime movie Nerawareta Gakuen.

The album charts are topped by group Ikimonogakari with their compilation album of best ballad songs “Balladon”. The album sold over 107,000 copies and give the group their 5th #1 album (interestingly they have never had a #1 single).

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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GACKT is getting ready to release his 43rd single – “WHITE LOVERS – Shiawase na Toki” and has now revealed a teaser preview of the title track’s music video. The single, written and composed by GACKT, has a tie-in as the CM theme song for the GACKT x kissmark project “Rouge et Noir” snowboards and gear. Single “WHITE LOVERS – Shiawase na Toki” hits stores December 19th – release details and teaser video follow.

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The release details have been updated for the compilation album “SKET DANCE Theme Collection THE BEST DANCE” – cover jacket revealed and track list updated. Popular anime SKET DANCE had theme songs contributed by French Kiss, the pillows, GACKT, ChocoLe, The Sketchbook, and more. Album “SKET DANCE Theme Collection THE BEST DANCE” contains 18 theme songs on two editions and hits stores December 19th – updated release details follow.

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