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AKB48 stays on top of the singles chart for the second week with 40th single Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai (僕たちは戦わない) adding to its total of over 1.7million copies sold. The single includes the fan voting ticket for the group’s upcoming Senbatsu Sousenkyo (General Election) to select the top 80 members who will participate on their 41st single.

Several anime tied releases include UVERworld at #3 OP for anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki, アルスラーン戦記) single Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba  (僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉). Plus AAA at #4 with Ashita no Hikari (アシタノヒカリ) as 2nd theme for anime World Trigger.

The album chart is topped fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) with their Best Album Best Live! Collection II selling over 85,000 copies. The voice actor unit formed around anime, game, manga franchise Love Live! High School Idol Project.

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LiSA unveiled more details for single Rally Go Round – full track list, jacket covers, and preview music vdieo revealed. Her 8th single has tie-up as opening theme for anime Nisekoi: (ニセコイ:) season 2 and the title track as lyrics written by LiSA and Furuya Shin. Single Rally Go Round has three editions hitting stores on May 27th 2015. Preview music video and all the release details follow.

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LiSA announced new single Rally Go Round with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Nisekoi: (ニセコイ:)season 2. Her 8th single features lyrics written by LiSA and Furuya Shin. Single Rally Go Round is planned for three editions scheduled for release on May 27th 2015. Read on for more details.

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AKB48 tops the singles chart with their 39th single Green Flash selling just over one million copies. The single features double-centers Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna and its the first of their 10th anniversary releases. EXILE lands in #2 with single Jonetsu no Hana and Busaiku (from Kis-My-Ft2) to #3 with single Yacchatta!!.

Yui Horie climbs to #13 with single Stay With Me (ED DOG DAYS season 3).

Topping the album charts is B’z with their first original album in nearly four years EPIC DAY selling over 209,000 copies. It’s the long time hard rock duo’s 19th album and 16th #1 in a row. Flower (unit from E-girls) lands at #2 with their 2nd album Hanadokie. Climbing into #3 is LiSA with 3rd album Launcher.

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LiSA updated the release details for new album Launcher – jacket covers, full track list, and more unveiled. Her 3rd full album includes previously released songs plus 9 new for 14 total tracks. LiSA wrote or collaborated on the lyrics for 9 of the songs plus composed the music for one track. Album Launcher comes on three editions hitting stores March 4th 2015. Read on for all the details.

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LiSA revealed more details for her 3rd album Launcher set for release on March 4th 2015. The album will include 5 previously released songs plus 9 new ones for 14 total tracks. In conjunction she is launching the LiVE is Smile Always ~ Launcher tour covering 15 performances across Japan. Read on for more details on album Launcher.

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SKE48 tops the singles charts this week with their 16th single 12-Gatsu no Kangaroo (December no Kangaroo,12月のカンガルー) selling over 386,000 copies. The single marks the first time newer members Kitagawa Ryouha (北川綾巴) and Miyamae Ami (宮前杏実) are featured as co-centers.

LiSA leads the anime tied singles with her 7th single Shirushi landing at #3 – her best on weekly Oricon charts. The single’s featured as the second ending theme for anime Sword Art Online season 2 (SAO II). Last week Haruka Tomatsu released single courage that also landed at #3 and its featured as the second opening theme for SAO II.

Topping the album charts is duo KinKi Kids with M Album – their 14th original album and 14th #1 album. Landing at #2 is a compilation album Co Gal marking the 50th birthday of former X Japan guitarist/singer hide (suicide 1998).

Nagi Yanagi lands at #6 with her 2nd album Polyomino.

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LiSA recently revealed more details for single Shirushi (シルシ) – jacket covers, full track list, and more unveiled. Her 7th single with lyrics written by LiSA, has tie-up as the third ending theme for anime Sword Art Online II and coupling track No More Time Machine has been featured as the anime’s second ending theme. Single Shirushi comes on three editions hitting stores December 10th 2014 – all the details and audio preview follow.

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Haruka Tomatsu updated the release details for new single courage – jacket covers, full track list, and audio preview unveiled. Her 14th single has tie-up as the second opening theme for anime Sword Art Online season 2 (SAO II). Single courage comes on three editions hitting stores December 3rd 2014 – updated details and more follows.

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Haruka Tomatsu announced she’s providing the second opening theme – courage – for anime Sword Art Online season 2. She also continues in the key supporting roll of Asuna in the popular anime. Her 14th single courage is planned for three editions scheduled for release on December 3rd 2014 – more early details follow.

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LiSA unveiled more early details for single Shirushi (シルシ) with tie-up as the second ending theme for anime Sword Art Online II. Her 7th single will be her first ballad and second single with tie-up with anime franchise Sword Art Online! Single Shirushi comes on three editions scheduled to hit stores December 10th 2014 – more details follow.

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