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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/6~2/7

    February 8, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 6th/7th 01 (00) The Martian (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Nobunaga Concerto (Weeks: 03) 03 (02) Saraba Abunai Deka (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Weeks: 08) 05 (05) The Inerasable (Weeks: 02) 06 (07) Youkai Watch Movie 2 (Weeks: 08) 07 (06) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger

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  • SKE48 to release first single in 6 months

    February 8, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    SKE48's new single (currently untitled) will be released on March 30.The announcement was made on February 6 during SKE48 sub-unit Love Crescendo's handshake event at Toki Messe in Niigata. This will mark the group's 19th single following "Maenomeri" which was released last August. On their upcoming single, Matsui Jurina commented, "This will be SKE48's first single after Matsui Rena-chan's graduation. In that sense, we want to give it our all fo

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  • Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon to graduate from the group & Hello! Project

    February 7, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon will graduate from the group and Hello! Project after the spring concert tour. Since joining the group in 2001 as a 9th generation member, Suzuki has been loved by the fans with her nickname "Zukki." She served as one of the centers for the group's last single "Oh my wish!", and her diet success of over 10 kilograms also caught people's attention.On Hello! Project's official site, Suzuki re

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/2~2/4

    February 6, 2016 @ 6:05 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 2nd to February 4th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Fragile === 2/2 – Tuesday 13.4%(1.2%) – 21:00-22:54 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl Special 08.0%(?.?%) –

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  • MUSIC STATION's February 12 episode to feature Momoiro Clover Z, WaT and more

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's February 12 broadcast has been unveiled.Next week's episode will feature performances by KAT-TUN, Teshima Aoi, Hata Motohiro, MAN WITH A MISSION, Momoiro Clover Z, and WaT. Take a look at the set list below!  KAT-TUN - "TRAGEDY"Teshima Aoi - "Ashita e no Tegami"Hata Motohiro - "Sumire"MAN WITH A MISSION - "Memories"Momoiro Clover Z - "WE ARE BORN"WaT - "Hajimari no Toki", "Boku no Kimochi"Source: natal

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  • Keyakizaka46 to release their debut single on April 6

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    It's been announced that Keyakizaka46 will release their debut single (currently untitled) on April 6.This announcement was made on February 6 via a video on the group's official website. Details on their debut single have not been revealed at this time. Keyakizaka46 will also hold handshake events to commemorate the release of this single. They are scheduled to make several stops throughout Japan starting on April 17 at Makuhari Messe. The

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  • Kitagawa Yujin and Takashima Aya are expecting their 2nd child

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:05 am

    Yuzu leader Kitagawa Yujin's wife, freelance announcer Takashima Aya, is pregnant with their second child. On Yuzu's official website, Kitagawa wrote, "We will be gaining a new family member." He added, "As before, I hope to tackle my musical activities with all my might and continue to make good music as we anticipate our 20th anniversary." Kitagawa and Takashima registered their marriage in October of 2011 and welcomed their firs

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  • Yamashita Yukari announces graduation from SKE48

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    SKE48 Team KII member Yamashita Yukari has announced that she will be graduating from the group.  This was announced on February 4 during Team KII's performance at SKE48 Theater. Following the concert, Yamashita uploaded a message on the group's official website, stating, "I had been thinking about it since 2 years ago, and last year, I talked about it with many different people. I wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible, so that we

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  • SCANDAL to Release Seventh Album 'YELLOW' Ahead of World Tour and Tenth Anniversary

    February 5, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Barely days after completing their domestic arena tour, SCANDAL – one of Japan's strongest all-female forces in rock – have announced the international release of their upcoming seventh album, YELLOW. The 13-track record is their first to be entirely self-produced and will be released in the UK and Europe on March 11, 2016 through JPU Records ahead of the band's tenth anniversary and second world tour. It will be available in thre

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