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Browsing Kuroko’s Basketball

The first semifinal match is between Shutoku and Rakuzan.
The game of fluctuating high level offense and defense changes as it enters the second quarter.

Hayama, one of the Uncrowned Kings, and overwhelms Miyaji with his amazing dribbling.


GRANRODEO unveiled jacket covers and preview music video for new single Punky Funky Love. Their 22nd single has tie-up as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) season 3. Single Punky Funky Love comes on three editions releasing January 28th 2015. Read on for release details and PVs.

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Fo’xTails revealed more details for their debut single GLITTER DAYS with tie-up as the ending theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball season 3. The single’s coupling track Hotarubi (蛍火) gets tie-up as the ending theme for game Kaleido-Eve. Single GLITTER DAYS comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores February 4th 2015. Release details and full music video follow.

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GRANRODEO announced new single Punky Funky Love with tie-up as the opening theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) season 3. The duo continues their collaboration with the anime having provided the previous two season’s four opening theme songs. Their 22nd single comes on three editions scheduled for release on January 28th 2015 – more early details and anime PV featuring the opening theme song Punky Funky Love follow.

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SMAP tops the singles charts with their 52nd single Yes we are / Koko Kara selling over 138,000 copies. Performance group SEKAI NO OWARI lands in #2 with Hono to mori no Carnival with over 66,000 copies sold. Last week’s #1 from Nogizaka46 – their 8th single Kizuitara Kataomoi (気づいたら片想い) drops into #3.

On top of the album charts for the second week in a row is Fukuyama Masaharu with his 11th album HUMAN selling another 43,000 copies. Voice actress and singer Eri Kitamura climbed into the #7 spot with her 2nd album SHOMEI (証×明).

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.

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