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Johnny’s WEST tops the singles chart with 4th single Bali Happy (バリ ハピ) selling over 100,000 copies.

Ayahi Takagaki (高垣彩陽) lands at #10 with 9th single Rebirth-day featured as ED for the 3rd season of anime Symphogear (戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX). Anisong unit ClariS hits #13 with 12th single Anemone featured as ED anime Classroom☆Crisis.

V6 tops the album charts with 20th anniversary greatest hits album that includes all leading tracks from their 45 singles. DREAMS COME TRUE slips to #2 after topping for 3 weeks in a row. Aimer lands at #4 with 3rd album DAWN.

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Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) tops the singles chart with single Taiyō Knock (太陽ノック) selling a strong 609,000 copies. Their 12th single features Ikoma Rina as the center position.

Nana Mizuki climbs to #3 with her 33rd single Exterminate featured as opening theme for anime Symphogear GX ((戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX). Band SCANDAL lands at #5 with 21st single Stamp!.

DREAMS COME TRUE tops the album charts for the 3rd week in a row with greatest hits album DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! with over 560,000 copies sold. Nanjo Yoshino lands at #5 with her first solo album Tokyo 1/3650.

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NMB48 tops the singles chart with summer-themed single Durian Shōnen (ドリアン少年) selling over 371,000 copies. The single features first-time center Sutō Ririka (須藤凛々花) who joined the idol group in 2013 as part of the AKB48 Group 1st Draft Conference..

Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) for the 3rd week in a row lands at #2 with a single featuring in their anime movie Love Live! The School Idol Movie. They impressively have three singles in the top 10 this week. Plus a combined over 315,000 copies sold the past thee weeks must be some kind of record!

DREAMS COME TRUE again tops the album charts with greatest hits album DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! with a two week total over 460,000 copies sold.

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J Soul Brothers tops the singles charts with Summer Madness selling over 194,000 copies. Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) lands at #2 with single SUNNY DAY SONG/?←HEARTBEAT – both songs featured their new anime movie Love Live! The School Idol Movie. Last week’s #2 featuring different members of μ’s (Muse) only slips to #5 giving it a two week total of over 100,000 copies sold.

Other anime tied release lands at #7 – the first character song release for anime Symphogear GX. The release features song sung in character voice by combi of Yoko Hikasa x Nana Mizuki.

DREAMS COME TRUE tops the album charts with greatest hits album DREAMS COME TRUE THE BEST! selling over 344,000 copies. Landing at #2 is Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids) with 4th solo album Spiral.

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Sexy Zone tops the singles charts with 9th single Cha-Cha-Cha Champion selling over 108,000 copies. The song has tie-up as theme for FIVB World Cup Volleyball 2015. Fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) lands at #2 with single Angelic Angel / Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete – both songs featured their new anime movie Love Live! The School Idol Movie.

Rev. from DVL climbs to #4 with 5th single Kimi wo Mitsuketa Ano hi Kara Boku no Omoi wa Hitotsudake.

Kis-My-Ft2 tops the album chart with 4th album KIS-MY-WORLD selling over 300,000 copies. Korean actor/singer Kim Hyun Joong lands at #6 with compilation album The Best of Kim Hyun Joong.

Two weeks in a row for male idol groups topping both the single and album charts!

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NEWS tops the singles charts with 2nd single of 2015 Chumu Chumu (チュムチュム) selling over 124,000 copies.

Hey! Say! JUMP tops the album chart with 2nd album JUMPing CAR selling over 176,000 copies. Landing at #4 is Aoi Eir with 3rd album D’AZUR.

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BTS (Bangtan Boys) tops the singles chart with Japanese single FOR YOU selling over 72,000 copies. Idol units Shiritsu Ebishu Chugaku and DENPA GUMI.inc battled it out for the #2 and #3 spots. Performance and idol group 9nine lands at #8 with their first single in over a year HAPPY 7 DAYS.

Voice actor and singer Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) with CORNELIUS released single Anata wo Tamotsu Mono / Mada Ugoku landing at #18. The songs are featured as the OP for TV anime series Ghost in the Shell ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECHTURE and theme for anime movie Ghost in the Shell New Movie (Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban).

Theatrical band Golden Bomber tops the album chart with NO MUSIC NO WEAPON – their first album in three and a half years. Mr. Children stays in the top 2 for the third week in a row with album REFLECTION now with over 490,000 copies sold.

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B’z tops the singles chart with RED selling over 157,000 copies. It’s the longtime group’s 52nd single and has tie-up as image song for professional baseball player Kuroda Hiroki. Landing at #2 is AKB48 idol Watanabe Mayu with Deai no Tsudzuki her first solo single in about two years. The single has tie-up as theme for TV drama Fighting Bookstore Girl in which she stars.

Group OLDCODEX climbs to #10 with single Lantana with tie-up as 3rd ending theme for anime Kuroko’s Basketball.

Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) tops the album charts with her 11th album _genic selling over 160,000 copies. Last week’s #1 Mr. Children with album REFLECTION slips to #2 with a two week total of over 430,000 copies sold.

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KANJANI8 tops the singles chart with Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku selling over 156,000 copies. The song has tie-up as theme for TV drama DoS Deka starring member Tadayoshi Okura.

Several anime tied include Aimer at #4 with Brave Shine opening theme for Fate/stay night UBW.

Mr. Children top the albums chart with REFLECTION selling over 355,000 copies.

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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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AKB48 tops the singles chart with 40th single Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai selling over 1.6million copies. 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 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] at #10 with 3rd single X.U. | scaPEGoat tie-up as opening and ending themes respectively for anime Seraph of the End. At #11 fripSide with 9th single Luminize OP Future Card Buddyfight 100 and at #18 unit ryo (supercell) feat. chelly bring new single Great Distance with tie-up as theme for popular game BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER.

The album chart is topped by album TU solo release from Tsuyoshi Domoto (Kinki Kids). Anisong unit angela lands at #10 with 7th album ONE WAY.

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