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Arashi tops the singles chart with 46th single Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari (青空の下、キミのとなり) selling over 501,010 copies. The single has tie-up as theme for TV series Yokoso, Wagaya he staring member Masaki Aiba.

Anisong unit Kalafina climbs into #8 with single ring your bell featured as OP for season 2 of anime Fate/stay night UBW.

The album chart is topped by another Johnny’s Entertainment male vocal unit A.B.C-Z with their 2nd album ABSea Market. T.M.Revolution lands at #2 with 10th album Ten (天) (Heaven) and Korean band FTISLAND climbs to #3 with 5th Japanese album 5….GO.

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Unit V6 tops the singles chart with first single during their 20th anniversary year Timeless selling over 93,000 copies. The single’s used as theme for drama Shin Keishicho Sosa 1 ka 9 Kakari featuring member Inohara Yoshihiko. Landing at #2 is Korean group KARA with Japanese single Summer☆Gic / Sunshine Miracle / SUNNY DAYS.

Character unit song from anime Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions Code: T.V.U. featuring Ren Jinguji (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Sho Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono), Cecil Aijima (CV: Kosuke Toriumi) climbs to #3.

Golden week in Japan limited new releases on the album charts so its mostly unchanged from last week. Hamada Shogo again tops with album Journey of a Songwriter his first album in 10 years.

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Hey! Say! JUMP tops the singles chart with 14th single Chau# / Wo I Need You selling over 146,000 copies. Perfume lands at #2 with double a-side single Relax In The City / Pick Me Up and Momoiro Clover Z climbs to #4 with single “Z” no Chikai (‘Z’の誓い) featured as theme for new Dragon Ball Z Revival ‘F’ movie.

Several other anime tied releases make the charts top 20.

Hamada Shogo (浜田省吾) tops the album chart with his first album in over 10 years – Journey of a Songwriter selling over 80,000 copies. Southern All Stars continues to chart in the top 3 with album Budo.

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HKT48 tops the singles chart with 5th single 12-Byo (12 Seconds) selling over 277,000 copies. Landing at #2 is BUMP OF CHICKEN with double a-side single Hello,world! / Colony selling over 150,000 copies. Both title songs have tie-ups: Hello,world! OP for anime Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen, 血界戦線) and Colony main theme for live-action movie Parasyte Final Chapter.

Nana Mizuki climbs to #4 with 32nd single Angel Blossom with tie-up as OP for anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from Love Live! High School Idol Project lands at #5 with single Mi wa M’usic no Mi.

Boy idol unit Johnny’s WEST tops the album charts with Paripipo (パリピポ) that celebrates the 1st anniversary of their unit’s launch.

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Sandaime J Soul Brothers top the singles chart with their live tour theme song “starting over” selling over 439,000 copies. Idol group Morning Musume’15 climbs to #2 with triple a-side single Seishun Kozo ga naiteiru / Yugure wa ameagari / Ima Koko Kara.

Popular voice actor Mamoru Miyano lands at #3 with opening theme Shine for anime Uta no Prince-sama -  Maji Love Revolutions.

Korean group 2PM tops the album charts with Japanese album 2PM OF 2PM. Landing at #4 is anisong unit ClariS with compilation album SINGLE BEST 1st.

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Idol unit Juice=Juice tops the singles chart with 6th single Wonderful World/Ca va ? Ca va ?. Landing at #2 special AKB48 group unit NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda with first single Idol wa Unyanya no Kudan (アイドルはウーニャニャの件). The single has tie-up as the 3rd ending theme for ongoing anime Yo-Kai Watch (妖怪ウォッチ).

Ending theme for anime Uta no Prince-sama -  Maji Love Revolutions sung by voice actor unit STARISH lands at #3.

Top selling male vocalist Fukuyama Masaharu tops the albums chart with solo guitar acoustic song album Tamashii Riku (魂リク). Anisong singer and voice actor Suzuko Mimori lands at #5 with her 2nd album Fantastic Funfair.

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SKE48 tops the singles chart with 17th single Coquettish Juutai Chuu with over 640,00 copies sold. Its their best selling single first week by over 100,000 copies and over 250,000 copies more than their 16th single. Landing at #2 and loosing the AKB48G single release battle is NMB48 with 11th single Don’t Look Back selling over 447,000 copies.

Southern All Stars tops the albums chart with 15th album Budo selling over 300,000 copies. Korean unit DONGHAE & EUNHYUK from SUPER JUNIOR land at #2 with album Present.

Anisong unit OLDCODEX hits #5 with mini-album pledge.

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Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles chart with 13th single Kiss Damashii selling over 356,000 copies. Country Girls (formerly Country Musume) lands at #3 with new single Itooshikutte Gomenne / Koi Dorobo. The reformed Hello!Project unit with all new members including Tsugunaga Momoko from Berryz Kobo last released a single in 2004.

EXILE tops the album chart with their first album in three years – 19 -Road to Amazing World- selling over 204,000 copies. Voice actor Ogura Yui lands at #4 with her 1st album Strawberry JAM.

Anime KanColle gets a character song and soundtrack albums on the charts.

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Nogizaka46 tops the singles chart with 11th single Inochi wa Utsukushii (命は美しい) selling over 500,000 copies. The single features member Nanase Nishino as center and is their best selling opening week single continuing the idol group’s growing popularity. Climbing into #2 is debut single Gangan☆Dance / Kimi no Tameni... from new Nagoya based idol group OS☆U.

Koda Kumi tops the album chart with her 12th original album WALK OF MY LIFE selling over 39,000 copies. Korean voical group U-KISS lands at #4 with 4th Japanese album Action. Voice actor Haruka Tomatsu climbs to #7 with 3rd album Harukarisk*Land.

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KAT-TUN tops the weekly singles chart with KISS KISS KISS selling over 153,000 copies. The popular vocal group’s 24th single has tie-up as theme song for TV Asahi adult-love drama Second Love staring member Kazuya Kamenashi.

Landing at #2 Korean vocal group SHINee with 11th Japanese single Your Number and staying at #3 is Busaiku (from Kis-My-Ft2) with single Yacchatta!! with a two week total of 130,000 copies sold. Idol group Momoiro Clover Z hits #4 with single Seishunfu featured as theme song for their new movie Maku ga Agaru (幕が上がる).

Sexy Zone tops the album chart with 3rd album Sexy Power3 selling over 101,000copies. It’s the boy idol unit’s first album since becoming a three member group half a year ago.

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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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