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Topping the singles chart is KANJANI8 with King of Otoko! selling over 352,000 copies. Its their 25th single and 3rd of a 3-month consecutive release plan. Perhaps the lure of bonuses for purchasing all 3 singles in the plan pulled their 24th single Hibiki into the #9 spot and 23rd single Kokoro Sora Moyo into #11.

Anime tied releases – #10 is Jigoku no Sata mo Kimishidai the opening theme for Hozuki no Reitetsu and sung by many of the anime voice cast. In #12 spot is singer and voice actor Mamoru Miyano with 10th single NEW ORDER with tie-up as theme song for anime Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc, and in #19 is nano with her 4th single Born to be featured as ending theme for anime Magical Warfare.

The album chart is topped by Sexy Zone with their 2nd album Sexy Second selling 121,000 copies. Just back in the #2 spot is longtime group Yuzu with 12th album Shin Sekai selling 113,000 copies. In the #4 spot is Leo Ieiri with her 2nd album “a boy”.

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Topping the singles charts is male idol group Sexy Zone with double-A side single Bye Bye Du Bye – See You Again / A My Girl Friend selling over 144,000 copies. Its their 5th single and 5th #1. In the #2 spot another male idol group GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE with their 4th single HOT SHOT selling over 106,000 copies (their best selling single so far).

This week’s album charts find singer Superfly climbing back into the top spot with her greatest hits album Superfly BEST selling another 30,000 copies and making its three week total of over 257,000 sold. Last week’s #1 slips into the #2 – Perfume with their 4th original album LEVEL 3 selling another 27,000 copies.

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Topping the singles charts this week is SEXY ZONE with their 4th single “Real Sexy! / BAD BOYS” selling over 138,000 copies. It gives the young male vocal group their 4th #1 single out of 4 releases. In the #2 spot is SEKAI NO OWARI with “RPG” selling over 79,000 copies. The single is featured as the theme song for newest anime movie from the Crayon Shin-chan franchise.

Seiyuu group Sphere lands in the #7 spot with single “GENESIS ARIA” featured as the theme song for anime TV series Arata: the Legend. And in the #4 and #9 spots are singles from popular anime Uta no Prince-sama 2000%.  

On top of the album chart is duo Yuzu with their 11th album “LAND” selling over 89,000 copies.

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Topping the singles charts are the boy idols of Kis-My-Ft2 and their 5th single “Ai no Beat” selling a strong 258,000 copies. Their streak of #1 singles continues as all 5 of their releases have charted #1. Also making a strong presence is 2PM with their delayed release “Masquerade” in the #2 spot selling over 130,000 copies. The Korean girls of T-ARA land in the 4th spot with their single “Sexy Love” that is the Japanese version of their hit Korean song.

Just out of the top 10 in the 11th spot is idol group 9nine with their double-a side release “Iiaru! Kyonshi feat. Haohao! Kyonshi Girl / Brave”.

The album charts are topped by another boy idol group, Sexy Zone with their first album “one Sexy Zone”. Landing the in the 2nd spot are the girls of KARA with “GIRLS FOREVER”. The next 3 spots mirror last weeks top 3, just pushed two spots down – double release of greatest hits from R&B singer JUJUBEST STORY ~Life~ and BEST STORY ~Love~, followed by Arashi and their 11th album “Popcorn”.

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Sexy Zone recently updated the release details for their first album “one Sexy Zone” – cover jackets, full track list, and bonuses are official. The album includes their #1 charting singles “Sexy Zone”, “Lady Diamond”, and “Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu” plus unreleased songs and new songs for a total of 15 tracks (bonus 16th track added). Album “one Sexy Zone” comes in four editions and hits stores November 14th – more early release details follow…

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The boys from Sexy Zone have announced their first album “one Sexy Zone” which includes their #1 charting singles “Sexy Zone”, “Lady Diamond”, and “Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu”. The album will also include member solo songs, unreleased songs, and new songs for a total of 15 planned tracks. Album “one Sexy Zone” comes in four editions and is scheduled to be in stores November 14th – more early release details follow…

~ updated details – here ~

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The singles charts are topped by boy idol group Sexy Zone with their 3rd single “Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu” selling a good 85,000 copies. This gives the group their 3rd #1 single! Sexy Zone’s first two singles, “Sexy Zone” (Nov 2011) & “Lady Diamond” (April 2012), both charted #1 on the weekly Oricon singles charts.

Topping the album charts is Koichi Domoto, one half of KinKi Kids with his 3rd solo album, “Gravity” selling a nice 101,000 copies. Dropping into the second is last week’s topper Tatsuro Yamashita and his best songs compilation album “OPUS All Time Best 1975-2012” selling another 85,000 copies.

Not quite making it into the top 10 is Aimer and her first album “Sleepless Nights” selling over 8,000 copies to land in the 11th spot on the charts.

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Boy idol group Sexy Zone has announced their 3rd single “Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu” that is featured as theme song for Fuji TV series “Real Scope Z”. The release also includes coupling song “Ame Datte” sung by new unit Sexy Boyz consisting of two Sexy Zone members and 6 from Johnny’s Jr. The single is offered in 4 editions though one is only available at the Johnny’s Dome Theater venue. Release date is scheduled for October 3rd – complete information on the single follows…

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The single charts are topped this week by Sexy Zone and their second single “Lady Diamond” – (release details) – selling over 115,000 copies. Not as big a seller as their first single that topped the charts with over 300,000 copies sold but another #1 single for this shonen group. Second spot goes to the girls of Perfume with “Spring of Life” – (release details) – selling almost 94,000 copies. And rounding out the top three is veteran idol group (that’s gotten much younger) Morning Musume with “Renai Hunter” – (release details) – the single will be current leader and last from the 5th generation (2001) Niigaki Risa’s final with the group as she nears graduation.

On the album charts half of group KinKi Kids Tsuyoshi Domoto with his first solo album in over three years “Shamanippon ~Rakachinotohi~” selling over 72,000. In second lands one of our featured releases – the middle school duo of ClariS and their first album “BIRTHDAY” – (release details) – selling over 52,000 copies.

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Sexy Zone is set to release the second single “Lady Diamond” on April 11th. Much anticipated after their debut single topped the charts and eventually selling over 300,000 copies. With an average age of just 14 1/2 these boys set Oricon record for the youngest group to top the charts. Expect another possible #1 with their second single having three tie-in songs – the title track “Lady Diamond” is theme song for Fuji TV series “Real Scope Z”, coupling track “Kaze o Kitte” is the new ending theme for long running NHK anime “Nintama Rantaro”, and coupling track “High!! High!! People” is recently announced as theme song for TBS drama “Kodomo Keisatsu” . More information and release details follow,

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TV Asahi’s music show “MUSIC STATION” guest lineup for the Friday January 20th airing has just been released – Ikimonogakari, Sexy Zone, Tokyo Jihen, BIGBANG, JUN SKY WALKER(S) - are all set to perform. More details on the performances follow,

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