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Shoko Nakagawa (中川翔子) provides the current ending theme DoriDori (ドリドリ) for anime Pokemon XY. She’s getting ready to release it as a single and revealed more release details plus a preview music video. Single DoriDori comes on three editions hitting stores February 18th 2015. Read on for more details and PVs.

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angela presents Shoko Nakagawa single KiraKira-go-round (キラキラ-go-round) has unveiled the jacket cover and full track list. The single is featured as the ending theme for anime movie Bodacious Space Pirates ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE – Aku no Shien. Single KiraKira-go-round comes on one CD-only edition hitting stores July 23rd 2014 – updated details follow.

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The ending theme song KiraKira-go-round sung by Shoko Nakagawa for anime movie Bodacious Space Pirates ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE – Aku no Shien will be released as a single. The song is written and composed by angela. Single KiraKira-go-round comes on one Regular edition that hits stores July 23rd 2014 – read on for more details…

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Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) new double a-side single Sakasama Sekai / Once Upon A Time ~Kibou no Uta~ includes the main theme song for 3DS game Pazudora Z and ending theme for NHK drama Once Upon a Time (Japanese version). Its her 17th single and comes on three editions. Single Sakasama Sekai / Once Upon A Time ~Kibou no Uta~ hits stores December 11th 2013 – read on for full details and audio preview.

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Shoko Nakagawa has updated the details on her new single “Zoku Konton” – jacket cover, full track list, and audio preview revealed. The single is her first since “Horoscope” (2012.01.11) and it has tie-up as theme for new web browser game from Square Enix “千年勇者~時渡りのトモシビト~”(Chitose yusha ~-ji watari no tomoshibito ~). Single “Zoku Konton” features some revealing cover art and hits stores June 5th 2013 – read on for more information.

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Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) new mini-album “nsum ~Nakagawa Shoko ga Utatte Mita!~” features song collaborations with various popular internet and Vocaloid producers like DECO*27, sasakure.UK, and others. Previously we announced this release by Shokotan and now the cover jackets illustrated by Mel Kishida are revealed. Her new mini-album hits stores August 15th – updated details follow.

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Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) has a new mini-album announced “nsum ~Nakagawa Shoko ga Utatte Mita!~” which will feature song collaborations with various popular internet and Vocaloid producers like DECO*27, sasakure.UK, and others. The release comes in two editions and will hit stores August 15th. More early details follow.

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Hard rock band MAKE-UP reunited and with Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) on vocals has provided the opening theme for anime Saint Seiya Omega. The new single “Pegasus Genso ver. Omega” comes in one anime themed version with the title track and one coupling song plus the off-vocal versions of both. The release is set to hit stores on July 11th – more release details follow.

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This week’s singles charts are topped by idol group Nogizaka46 with “Oide Shampoo” -  their 2nd single and first number one charting single with over 155,000 copies sold (release details). In second is AKB48 member Sashihara Rino’s solo release “Soredemo Sukidayo” selling a strong 124,000 copies. The third spot is YUKI with double-A side single “Playball / Sakamichi no Melody” – (release details) – the second track is featured as the opening theme song for anime Sakamichi no Apollo (Kids on the Slope).

On the album charts not many new releases and last week’s #1 remains for the second week in a row with Yuzu topping with the compilation album “YUZU YOU [2006-2011]” with another 58,000 copies sold. In second is BENI with her album “COVERS” which as been charting since being released March 21st. The third spot see new release from Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) with her best release “Shokotan☆Best ――(°∀°)――!”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,

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Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) and Kalafina hit the stage along with many other anime related singers and groups at the ANIMAX MUSIX 2011 festival held back on November 23rd 2011 at the Yokohama Area. The Kalafina fan Youtube site just uploaded a great clip of Kalafina and Shokotan together preforming Shokotan’s hit “Sorairo Days” which was featured as the opening to very popular anime “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann”.  Hit the jump for this video treat,

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Shokotan (Shoko Nakagawa) held a release event for her new single “Horoscope” January 14th at Kanagawa Lazona mall in front of 7,000 enthusiastic fans. She performed the new song and spent much time greeting as many fans as time allowed. Shokotan dedicated the event and the performance of “Horoscope” to her beloved grandmother who recently passed away on January 3rd. More information and a photos from the event follow,

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