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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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KANJANI8 tops the Oricon weekly singles charts with 31st single Gamushara Koshinkyoku (がむしゃら行進曲) selling over 201,000 copies. The single has tie-up as the theme song for NTV drama Jigoku Sensei Nu~be~ staring member Maruyama Ryuhei and the 3rd and final of their 10th anniversary releases.

Anime tied releases are led by Haruka Tomatsu’s 14th single courage featured as the second opening theme for anime Sword Art Online season 2 (SAO II).

Album charts are topped by EXILE ATSUSHI solo album Love Ballade and rock band SCANDAL lands in #3 with their 6th album HELLO WORLD.

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AKB48 tops the weekly singles charts with Kiboteki Refrain selling over 1.1 million copies. Their 38th single keeps the mega idol group’s amazing streak of 1+million selling singles going. E-girls lands in #2 with single Mr. Snowman and anime/game Love Live! character unit lily white climbs into #3 with Aki no Anata no Sora Toku.

Special collaboration FLOW X GRANRODEO single 7 -seven- lands at #10 – the title song is featured as the ending theme for popular anime The Seven Deadly Sins.

Korean group BIGBANG tops the album charts with BEST OF BIGBANG 2006-2014 (Japan) selling over 120,000 copies. Kana Nishino with her 5th original album with LOVE stays at #2. Greatest hits album from SPYAIR lands in #3 and character song album from unit HoneyWorks consisting of voice actors such as Aki Toyosaki, Hiroshi Kamiya, and many others climbs to #4.

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Sexy Zone tops the charts with single Kimi ni HITOMEBORE selling over 336,000 copies. The title song is featured as the theme song for TV series Kurofuku Monogatari starring member Nakajima Kento and Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48). Landing in #2 is Mr. Children with single Ashioto – Be Strong featured as the theme song for the TV drama series Nobunaga Concerto.

Anime tied releases are lead by EGOIST with single Fallen in #9 (ED PSYCHO-PASS 2) and Kalafina in #10 with single believe (ED Fate/stay night – Unlimited Blade Works -).

Album charts are topped by British vocal group One Direction with album FOUR selling over 67,000 copies. Last week’s #1 slips to #2 – Kana Nishino with her 5th original album with LOVE.

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Kinki Kids tops the singles charts with 34th single Kagi no Nai Hako selling over 152,000 copies. Its been a over a year since the popular duo released a single and they continue a perfect streak with 34 #1 singles. Idol unit Berryz Kobo lands in #2 with their 36th single Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta.

Kana Nishino tops the album charts with her 5th original album with LOVE selling over 100,000 copies.

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NMB48 tops the singles charts with 10th Rashikunai selling over 420,000 copies. The single features first time co-centers Yagura Fuuko (矢倉楓子) and Shiroma Miru (白間美瑠). Landing at #2 is Korean duo Tohoshinki (TVXQ) with Time Works Wonders selling over 106,000 copies. Upcoming idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku hits #3 with great support for their single Haitateki!.

Anime tied releases have Ling Tosite Sigure with 4th single Enigmatic Feeling (OP PSYCHO-PASS 2) landing in #8 and Sonar Pocket with single Egao no Riyu. / GIRI GIRI at #12 (GIRI GIRI, OP World Trigger).

KANJANI8 tops the album charts with album Kanjanizm selling over 294,000 copies. Idol unit DiVA’s final album DIVA lands at #8.

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Dream5 (+ Buri Taicho) tops the singles charts with Dan Dan Dubi Zuba! featured as the ending theme for anime Yo-kai Watch. Oricon noted that it’s been 40 years since an all teen band has topped the weekly singles charts. Landing at #2 is King Cream Soda with single Matsuri Bayashi de Geragerapo / Hatsukoi Toge de Geragerapo – both tracks are used as theme songs for Yo-kai Watch 3DS game series.

Eri Kitamura climbs to #10 with 8th single RinRei (凛麗) featured as ending theme for anime CROSS ANGE.

D-LITE (from BIGBANG) tops the album charts with solo album Delight (でぃらいと). Last week’s #1 from Arashi slips to #2 with album THE DIGITALIAN.

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V6 tops the singles charts with 44th single Sky’s The Limited selling over 95,000 copies. This their first #1 since 2012 but none of their singles have be less than #3 since their debut in 1995. Acid Black Cherry’s 19th single INCUBUS climbs into #2. Korean unit GOT7 debuts in Japan with single Around the World landing at #3.

Anime tie-up release -  voice actor and singer Maaya Uchida’s 2nd single Gimme! Revolution with tie-up as OP for anime Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! lands at #12.

Arashi tops the album charts and affirms their top boy band status with album THE DIGITALIAN selling a huge 660,000 copies. Arashi should again get the top selling album for the year (2014) with this release.

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KANJANI8 (関ジャニ∞) tops a packed singles charts with their 30th single Ittajanaika / CloveR selling over 271,000 copies. Title track Ittajanaika (言ったじゃないか) is featured as theme song for TV series Gomenne Seishun! (ごめんね青春!) starring member Ryo Nishikido and track CloveR has tie-up as theme song for movie Clover starring member Tadayoshi Okura.

Many anime tie-up releases hit the charts including Nana Mizuki’s Kindan no Resistance #5, Ikimonogakari’s Netsujo no Spectrum #10, Ayana Taketatsu’s Kajirikake no Ringo #15, Maon Kuroskai’s Rakuen no Tsubasa #16, and Kanon Wakeshima’s world’s end, girl’s rondo #17.

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Nogizaka46 tops the singles charts with 10th single Nandome no Aozora ka? selling over 478,000 copies. Its their 9th #1 single and best selling opening week release. Unit Johnny WEST lands in #2 with their 2nd single Zipangu Ookini Daisakusen / Yume wo Dakishimete selling over 110,000 copies. AKB48 unit DiVA climbs to #4 with their final single DISCOVERY.

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Sexy Zone top the singles charts with Otoko never give up selling over 125,000 copies. Their 7th single and 7th #1 includes coupling song Keep The Challenge the image song for Fuji TV’s coverage of the Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014.

AKB48 unit French Kiss 6th single, first in over two years – Omoidasenai Hana (思い出せない花) climbs into #2. Sound producer Revo’s group Sound Horizon is just back in #3 with single Vanishing Starlight. Idol unit Juice=Juice climbs into #4 single Senobi / Date Janai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa.

Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from game, anime, music franchise Love Live! hits #5 with single Shangri-la Shower featured as theme song for PS Vita game. Voice actor Kana Hanazawa lands at #12 with 6th single Hohoemi Mode.

Group AAA tops the album charts with 9th album GOLD SYMPHONY selling over 59,000 copies.

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