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UVERworld revealed the jacket covers and full track list for new single I LOVE THE WORLD. Their 28th single is part of their 10th anniversary since major debut celebrations and it includes a Memorial Track recorded before their debut. Single I LOVE THE WORLD comes on two editions hitting stores August 26th 2015.

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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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UVERworld provides opening theme for anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki, アルスラーン戦記) with new 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).  Their 27th single includes three new songs on three editions hitting stores on *May 27th 2015. More details and PVs follow.

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UVERworld revealed new single with opening theme Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba  for upcoming anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki, アルスラーン戦記). Their 27th single includes three new songs and comes on three editions scheduled for release on May 13th 2015. Read on for more details.

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UVERworld announced they’ll provide the opening theme Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba (Not My Words, This is Our Word, 僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉) for upcoming anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki). The song is written and composed by group leader TAKUYA∞. Read on for more details.

~ 27th single announced ~

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Nogizaka46 tops the singles charts with their 9th single Natsu no Free & Easy selling over 421,000 copies. Far back in 2nd and 3rd spots with only 110 copies separating idol group E-girls with single Anthem ~ WE ARE VENUS ~ and fictional idol group μ’s (Muse) from anime Love Live! with single KiRa-KiRa Sensation! / Happy maker!.

Topping the album charts is PikaPika Fantajin – the 3rd album from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu with over 47,000 copies sold.

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KANJANI8 tops the singles charts with their 26th single Omoidama (オモイダマ ) selling over 168,000 copies. The single has tie-up as the theme song for the Japan High School Baseball Championship 2014 (2014ABC) and TV Asahi program covering the games Netto Koshien (熱闘甲子園).

On top of the album charts is Kis-My-Ft2 with their 3rd album Kis-My-Journey selling over 245,000 copies.

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Korean actor/singer Kim Hyun Joong tops the singles charts with his 4th Japanese single HOT SUN selling over 83,000 copies. Rock band UVERworld lands in #2 with single 7 Kame no Ketsui (7日目の決意) – their 26th single and featured during their UVERworld ARENA LIVE 2013 winter tour.

Topping the albums chart is Hey! Say! JUMP with their 3rd album smart selling over 126,000 copies. Longtime rock group X JAPAN has a new greatest hits album in #2 and last week’s #1 from Namie Amuro, her compilation album Ballada containing her best ballad songs, slips to #3.

The original soundtrack album FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) continues its run but slipping to #5 after several weeks in the top 3. The album has now spent 15 straight weeks in the top 10.

Idol unit 9nine has their 3rd album MAGI9 PLAYLAND in the appropriate spot, #9!

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UVERworld updated the details for 8th album Ø CHOIR – jacket covers and full track list unveiled. The album includes singles Nano Second, Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB, and 7 Kame no Ketsui plus new songs and more for 14 total tracks. Album Ø CHOIR releases July 2nd 2014 – read on for all the details.

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UVERworld previously announced their 8th album and recently revealed the title Ø CHOIR. The album is planned for two editions with a Limited edition DVD containing 50 minutes of previously unreleased live performance footage and 100 minutes of documentary footage. Album Ø CHOIR hits stores July 2nd 2014 – read on for more details…

~ jacket covers and more revealed ~

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UVERworld announced their 8th album – untitled – set for release on July 2nd 2014. The album is planned for two editions with the Limited’s DVD containing 50 minutes of previously unreleased live performance footage and 100 minutes of documentary footage. Read on for more early details and pre-order…

~ updated detailsØ CHOIR~

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