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Browsing Nana Mizuki BRIGHT STREAM


Topping the Oricon charts this week is SMAP with their 25th #1 and 48th overall single “Moment” – selling over 136,000 copies. *Its been 9 weeks in a row for male groups, duos, and solo on the top of the single charts.

In second spot is everyone’s favorite seiyuu Nana Mizuki and her double-A single BRIGHT STREAM with the theme songs for the new Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movie and Dog Days anime. In the number three spot is another anime tie-in with NO NAME the actual and fictitious AKB48 idol unit providing the voice acting and theme songs for anime AKB0048. Rounding out the top 5 is CNBLUE and their 3rd Japanese single “Come on”.

On the album charts #1 for 3 weeks in a row is – Southern All Stars member Kuwata his solo album of greatest hits “I LOVE YOU -now & forever-“ selling another 61,000 copies.

Koda Kumi who just gave birth last week saw her re-mix album “Beach Mix” come in at #4.

Celebrating Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku’s 5th birthday 3 album of various artists make it into the top 10 of the album charts.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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The cover jackets have been revealed for Nana Mizuki’s 28th single “BRIGHT STREAM”. The single has three A-side tracks – the title track “BRIGHT STREAM” is featured as the theme song for anime movie Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s and coupling track “Sacred Force” is an insert song in the movie, and second coupling track “FEARLESS HERO” is featured as opening theme for TV anime DOG DAY second season. The single is set to hit stores August 1st – updated details and new CM spot for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s  follow.

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~ Updated information reported here ~

Nana Mizuki has added more details to her previously announced single now titled – “BRIGHT STREAM”. The title track and one of the coupling tracks will be featured anime movie Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s. Plus the second track will be featured in the summer anime DOG DAYS second season. The all A-side single includes three tracks with anime tie-ins! “BRIGHT STREAM” is due out August 1st. Video CM for the anime movie featuring theme song “BRIGHT STREAM” and updated release details follow.

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~ Updated release information here ~

Singer and seiyuu Nana Mizuki has announced her 28th single, an all A-side single that will include three tracks with anime tie-ins. The single isn’t yet titled, nor are any of the three planned tracks, but it will hit stores on August 1st. Currently Nana Mizuki is busy preparing to release “Time Space” on June 6th – (release details) – which is also an all A-side single with 4 tracks that have tie-ins including the theme song for anime movie “BLOOD-C The Last Dark”. More early release information follows,

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