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  • AKB48 group reveal the details on their pennant race

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On April 22nd, AKB48 revealed the details on their pennant race 'AKB48 Group Pennant Race ~AKB48 Group wa Kisoiatte Migakareru~'.The team shuffle, which was announced back in February, went into effect on April 22nd with NMB48's new Team BII's 'Saka Agari' performance. To coincide this occasion, AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu wrote on their official blog, "We've made you wait for a really long time. We would like to begin the pen

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/14 ~ 4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 5:07 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 14 to the 20th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Toki wo Koe Uchuu wo Koe / Password is 0" - Morning Musume.'14 : 4/16 (119,409)2. "Family Party" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu : 4/16 (15,762)3. "STEP" - ClariS : 4/16 (15,641)4. "Yes we are / Koko Kara" - SMAP : 4/9 (13,417)5. "PEACE SUNSHINE" - DANCE EARTH PARTY : 4/16 (13,348)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "SUPER

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi to open Yakiniku restaurant

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:41 am

    On April 22, AKB48's Uchida Mayumi announced through her Google+ account that she would be opening a yakiniku restaurant.   The restaurant will be named 'Yakiniku IWA', and it will have its grand opening in Shinjuku on the 29th. Uchida commented, "I've been thinking about owning my own restaurant from way back. As a matter of fact, I've been getting ready for it since last year." She added, "From now on, I will do my best to manage both my activ

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/19~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 19/20 01 (00) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 06) 03 (00) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Weeks: 01) 05 (02) Crows Explode (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) L-DK (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Heisei R

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/18~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. NHK is doing well again with their new morning drama 'Hanako to Anne' (starring Yoshitaka Yuriko), which so far exceeds the ratings of the previous asadora 'Gochisousan'. As for the prime time dramas, TV Tokyo maintains being on the same level as the bigger networks with their new Friday drama 'Ma

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  • Goto Maki makes surprise appearance at event for 'Monster Hunter'

    April 22, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    On April 21st, talento Goto Maki, who has been on an indefinite hiatus since December of 2011, made a surprise appearance at the 10th anniversary event for Capcom's popular game 'Monster Hunter'. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 'Monster Hunter', there will be a 'Monster Hunter Exhibition' at Shibuya Hikarie for about a month starting on August 2. As its official supporters, Golden Bomber's Utahiroba Jun and Nogizaka46 members Shi

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  • THE BAWDIES to release double A-side single

    April 22, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    It's been revealed that THE BAWDIES will release a new single titled "NICE AND SLOW / COME ON" on June 25. On New Year's Day of this year, the band celebrated their 10th year anniversary. "NICE AND SLOW / COME ON" will be their first single since releasing "THE SEVEN SEAS" about 7 months ago.   "NICE AND SLOW" is a rock and roll tune that highlights the Hammond organ, while "COME ON" was written as the CM song for credit company '

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  • Mizuki Nana grabs the No. 1 spot on Oricon weekly album chart

    April 22, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    Voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana's 10th original album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" (released on April 16) sold 76,000 copies in the first week, and it allowed her to grab the number one spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This is the first time in 4 years and 10 months for her to top the chart since she last topped it with her 7th album "ULTIMATE DIAMOND" back in June 2009.  This album contains a total of 15 songs including "Appassionato" that

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  • Morning Musume '14 top Oricon weekly single ranking 5 consecutive times for the 1st time

    April 22, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    Idol group Morning Musume '14's 56th single "Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0" (went on sale on April 16) topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking with first week sales of 119,000 copies.  This marked the first time ever for the group to top the single ranking 5 consecutive times since their debut.With this single, they have also renewed their own record (for both male/female, solo/group) of "the total number of singles ranked in top 10" to

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