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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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U-KISS new Japanese single Break up is getting ready for release. Its their 8th Japanese single and jacket covers, full track list, and audio teaser have been unveiled. The single features a 5-member U-KISS while AJ is on temporary leave to return to studies at Columbia University (USA). Single Break up comes on three editions originally scheduled for release on February 19th, now set for release on February 26th 2014. Read on for more details and preview…

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Topping the singles charts is SMAP with their 51st single Shareotsu / Hello selling over 207,000 copies. The double a-side single includes main theme song for TV series Dokushin Kizoku that stars member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi. The second title song Hello is the official song of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary.

In the #2 spot is rock group UVERworld with their 25th single Nano Second, climbing into the #3 spot are the idols of S/mileage with their 15th single Eeka!? / Iiyatsu, and in the #4 spot are the Korean group U-KISS with their 7th Japanese single Fall in Love / Shape of Your Heart.

On top of the album charts Kobukuro with their 8th original album One Song From Two Hearts selling just under 100,000 copies.

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U-KISS is preparing to release their new Japanese single Fall in Love / Shape of Your Heart. The double a-side single is their 7th Japanese single and first in nearly a year since ALONE (2013.02.13). Its also the first since member DongHo announced he would leave the group on October 16th 2013 due to personal and health reasons. New Japanese single Fall in Love / Shape of Your Heart comes on four editions that hit stores December 18th 2013. Read on for more release details and audio previews…

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Topping the singles charts for the second week in a row is idol group SKE48 and their 12th single “Utsukushi Inazuma” selling another 94,000 copies (605,000 total). The AKB48 sister group pulls of the rare feat of repeating as #1 (first repeat this year). Popular Korean female group KARA lands in the #2 spot with their 9th Japanese single “Thank You Summer Love”. Another Korean group FTISLAND climbs into the #5 spot with their 11th Japanese single “Shiawase Theory”.

Just out of the top 10 in the #13 spot is Luna Haruna with her 4th single “Ai wo utae” (ED anime Monogatari Series Second Season).

The album charts are topped by group Ikimonogakari with their 6th album “I” selling over 112,000 copies. Close in the #2 spot is Korean group SUPER JUNIOR with their first Japanese album “Hero” selling over 102,000 copies. Landing in the #3 spot is JUNHO (2PM) with solo debut album “Kimi no Koe” with songs written and produced himself.

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U-KISS has added more details for their 2nd original Japanese album “Inside of Me” and revealed promo and preview music videos. The album includes 4 Japanese singles “Dear My Friend”, “One of You”, “Distance…”, “ALONE”, and new songs including title track “Inside of Me” for 13 total songs. The album is the first Japanese release with new member AJ who participates on several new recordings of included singles. Album “Inside of Me” comes on 4 in-store editions that release July 24th 2013 – read on for more details and PV videos…

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On top the singles charts this week is boy group Kis-My-Ft2 with their 6th single “My Resistance – Tashikana mono / Unmei Girl”. Title song “My Resistance – Tashikana mono” has tie-up as theme for TV series “Nobunaga no Chef” that stars member Tamamori Yuta. The single sold over 316,000 copies and continues the group’s prefect streak of #1 singles.

In the #4 spot is Korean group U-KISS with their 6th Japanese single “ALONE” selling over 27,000 copies.

Topping the album charts is Korean group 2PM with album “LEGEND of 2PM” with over 50,000 copies sold. Dropping into the #2 spot is last weeks #1 Ayumi Hamasaki with her 14th album “LOVE again”.

Out of the top 10 in the #15 spot is Mami Kawada with her compilation album “BEST -BIRTH-”.

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U-KISS recently revealed the cover jackets and full track list for their 6th Japanese single “ALONE”. The single has tie-in with new NHK TV drama series Shotenin Michiru no Minoue Banashi and comes on 4 different editions. Single “ALONE” is scheduled to hit stores February 13th 2013 – updated release details and a pair of preview videos follow…

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Korean group U-KISS has added some details for their 6th Japanese single “ALONE” -  track list is updated and more bonuses announced. One bonus is for a special off-shoot DVD with the members playing Jenga where each piece removed corresponds to a question they must answer. A preview video of the bonus has also been revealed. Single “ALONE” is scheduled to be in stores February 13th 2013 – read on for updated release details and bonus preview video…

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Toping the single charts is NEWS with their double-A side single “WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya” both songs have tie-ins which helped push its sales over 130,000 copies. Last week’s #1 the11th 1+million selling single from AKB48, “Eien Pressure” drops into #2. Korean boy group SHINee hits #3 with “1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite…” and in the #5 spot is another Korean group U-KISS with “Distance…

Just out of the top 10 at #11 is idol group 9nine with single “White Wishes” featured as the ending theme for anime My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) – selling over 12,000 copies.

Again topping the album charts is EXILE with “Best Hits Love Side / Soul Side” compilation album selling another 98,000 copies. Just back in #2 spot is singer/voice actress Nana Mizuki with her 9th album “ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS” selling over 96,000 copies. In the #3 spot is Korean Kim Hyun Joong with his first Japanese album “unlimited” and landing in #5 spot is rock band flumpool with their 3rd album “experience”.

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Korean group U-KISS has announced their 6th Japanese single “ALONE” which will be featured as theme song for upcoming NHK TV drama series Shotenin Michiru no Minoue Banashi. The new single will be available in two editions including a Limited with bonus DVD that includes music video and making-of footage for the title track. Single “ALONE” is scheduled to be in stores February 13th 2013 – read on for more early release details…

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