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With the arrival of Line Music this month, and the possible arrivals of Spotify and Apple Music on the horizon, Japan’s powerful CD industry could see some arguably necessary shakeups. Up until now, though, 2015 has been much the same in terms of sales.

Idol pop, boy bands and anime soundtracks have dominated the charts with help from the usual non-music-related gimmicks like tickets to handshake events, but June sales saw some bona fide musicians also do well: Superfly, Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Mr. Children.

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