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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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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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