While there are some notable Johnny’s releases in April, the release list looks quite a bit thinner than it was in March, so I guess the release flood is abating. Still, there’s plenty to talk about for Johnny’s fans – headline groups SMAP and Arashi both have singles, Johnny’s West has their début single with no way to predict the results there, and the potential sales for Nakayama Yuma-kun’s new single are similarly difficult to guess.

This list has selected single and album releases for the month, not all of them (i.e. releases from groups that I’m interested in tracking or at least recognize). I know I must have missed important ones, so please mention the artist and title in a comment and I’ll update the list.

More complete listings are available on merchant websites (I use CD Japan’s list).

April 2nd

Nogizaka46 – Kizutara Kataomoi

Nakayama Yuma – High Five

MISIA – New Morning (album)

Hirai Ken – Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie

Sada Masashi – ZAN SHUN

Fukuyama Masaharu – Human (album)

Nakagawa Shoko – 9lives (album)

IDOLING NEO – Sakura Horizon

April 9th

SMAP – Yes we are/Koko Kara

SEKAI NO OWARI – Hono to Mori no Carnival

April 16th

Morning Musume ’14 – Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe/Password is O

Sonar Pocket – (Title TBA)

ClariS – STEP

Shibasaki Kou – Love Searchlight

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Family Party

April 23rd

Johnny’s West – Ee ja nai ka

Generations from EXILE TRIBE – Never Let You Go

Dream5 – Break Out/Yokai Taiso Dai Ichi

Not yet – already (album)

SCANDAL – Departure

April 30th

Arashi – GUTS!

Sukima Switch – 10th Anniversary ‘Symphonic Sound of Sukima Switch’ (album)

S/mileage – Mystery Night!/Eighteen Emotion

May 7th

Weaver – Kocchi wo Muite yo

May 8th

Momoiro Clover Z – Naite mo Iin da yo