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Nogizaka46 tops the singles charts with 8th single Kizuitara Kataomoi (気づいたら片想い) selling over 457,000 copies. Its their 7th #1 single plus best opening week single by over 60,000 copies (for the second time in a row). Note: for the 4th week in a row and 5 of the past 6 weeks an AKB48 affiliated group tops the singles charts.

Korean band FTISLAND lands in #5 with their 13th Japanese single Mitaiken Future.

Topping the album chart is top male singer Fukuyama Masaharu with his 11th album HUMAN selling over 213,000 copies. In the #2 spot is last week’s topper Kis-My-Ft2 with singles compilation album HIT! HIT! HIT! selling another 26,000 copies. Anime tied group OLDCODEX lands in #5 with their 3rd album A Silent within The Roar and voice actress Suzuko Mimori hits #9 with her 1st album Suki (好きっ).

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Topping Oricon album charts for 2013* is Arashi with their 12th album LOVE that topped the charts for two consecutive weeks with over 780,000+ sold. In the #2 & #3 spots are long time duo B’z with their best compilation albums B’z The Best XXV 1988 – 1998 & B’z The Best XXV 1999 – 2012.

In the #4 spot is FUNKY MONKEY BABYS with compilation album LAST BEST which is the only album in the top 20 which didn’t debut at #1. The album was #2 behind Kis-My-Ft2’s Good Ikuse! (#13) but the following week it climbed into #1 and charted in the top 10 for 11 consecutive weeks.

In the #5 spot is NMB48 with their first album Teppen Tottande! and they are the only idol group in the top 20 albums this year.

*Oricon Charts 2013 annual spans December 10th 2012 – December 8th 2013

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Namie Amuro is getting ready to release her 42nd single TSUKI with tie-up as the theme song for movie Dakishimetai ~Shinjitsu no Monogatari~ starring Keiko Kiagawa and Ryo Nishikido (KANJANI8). She recently added the jacket covers and more details for her first single of 2014. Single TSUKI’s two editions hit stores January 29th 2014 – more details and preview videos follow…

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Namie Amuro has announced her first single of 2014, TSUKI with tie-up as the theme song for movie Dakishimetai ~Shinjitsu no Monogatari~ starring Keiko Kiagawa and KANJANI8 member Ryo Nishikido. Its her 42nd single overall and includes previously released digital only singles Ballerina (2013.10.13) and Neonlight Lipstick (2013.10.16). Single TSUKI comes on two editions scheduled for release on January 29th 2014 – release details and teaser PV for Neonlight Lipstick follow…

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On top the singles charts this week is Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi) with single “SUMMER NUDE ‘13” featured as theme for TV series of the same name which he also stars in. In the #3 spot is singer/voice actress Nana Mizuki with her 29th single “Vitalization” with title track featured as the theme song for anime Symphogear G. Korean band CNBLUE climbs into #4 spot with their 6th Japanese single “Lady“.

The album charts are topped by rock band MAXIMUM THE HORMONE with their 6th album “Yoshu Fukushu” selling over 157,000 copies. In the second spot is rock band The Yellow Monkey (1993-2004) with a fan selected greatest hits album “Iemon” that celebrates their 20th anniversary nearly 10 years since they broke-up..

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Topping the singles charts for the second week in a row is idol group SKE48 and their 12th single “Utsukushi Inazuma” selling another 94,000 copies (605,000 total). The AKB48 sister group pulls of the rare feat of repeating as #1 (first repeat this year). Popular Korean female group KARA lands in the #2 spot with their 9th Japanese single “Thank You Summer Love”. Another Korean group FTISLAND climbs into the #5 spot with their 11th Japanese single “Shiawase Theory”.

Just out of the top 10 in the #13 spot is Luna Haruna with her 4th single “Ai wo utae” (ED anime Monogatari Series Second Season).

The album charts are topped by group Ikimonogakari with their 6th album “I” selling over 112,000 copies. Close in the #2 spot is Korean group SUPER JUNIOR with their first Japanese album “Hero” selling over 102,000 copies. Landing in the #3 spot is JUNHO (2PM) with solo debut album “Kimi no Koe” with songs written and produced himself.

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Topping the singles charts this week is idol group SKE48 with their 12th single “Utsukushi Inazuma” selling over 510,000 copies. It’s the AKB48 sister group’s 3rd single in a row to sell over half a million opening week and 8th #1. In the 2nd spot is aiko with her 13th single “Loveletter / 4 Gatsu no ame” and in the #4 spot is character single 01 from anime Symphogear G featuring the voices of Yoko Hikasa and Nana Mizuki.

The album charts are topped by male vocal group NEWS with their 5th original album “NEWS” selling over 100,000 copies. Last week’s top drops into the #2 spot -  Namie Amuro with her 11th original album “FEEL”. Just out of the top 10 making her second appearance on the charts is singer/voice actress Yoko Hikasa with her first solo album “Glamorous Songs” in the #11 spot.

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Topping a packed singles charts this week is the combined EXILE TRIBE (EXILE Generations vs. J Soul Brothers) with single “BURNING UP” selling over 263,000 copies. In the #2 spot is Linked Horizon (REVO) with the new project’s second single “Jiyu e no shingeki” with song featured as OP for anime Attack on Titan. With so many new singles dropping (Mayu Watanabe, C-ute, Haruka Tomatsu, T-ARA, NICO Touches the Walls, Ikimonogakari, and more) the list is expanded to the top 15 this week.

On the album charts its Namie Amuro with her 11th original album “FEEL” selling over 247,000 copies. Dropping one spot each are the BUMP OF CHICKEN pair of greatest hits albums BUMP OF CHICKEN I [1999-2004] and BUMP OF CHICKEN II [2005-2010] selling an additional 32,000 and 29,000 copies respectively.

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Namie Amuro has revealed a preview music video for song “Contrail” that’s part of her 11th original album “FEEL”. Her new album’s track list includes single “Big Boys Cry”, unreleased single “Can You Feel This Love”, and new songs for 12 total tracks. Album “FEEL” comes on three editions that will hit stores July 10th 2013 – release details and PV for “Contrail” follow…

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Namie Amuro has announced her 11th original album “FEEL” and revealed a promo video plus nearly all the release details including jacket covers. The album’s track list includes single “Big Boys Cry”, digital single “Contrail”, unreleased single “Can You Feel This Love”, and atleast 7 new songs plus more for 12 total tracks. Album “FEEL” is planned for three editions and will hit stores July 10th 2013 – read on for more details and PV video featuring new song “Alive”…

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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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