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  • Ayaka to release new single in May

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    Ayaka will release her new single "Kotonoha" on May 10. The title track was written as the theme song for NHK's drama "Tsubaki Bunguten ~ Kamakura Daishoya Monogatari~" which will premiere on April 14. It's a medium tempo number with the theme "letter" that reflects "hearts that are linked together through words." It will be released in two types (CD+DVD, CD-Only), and the DVD will contain the PV and making video for "Kotonoha". Those who purchas

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/15~3/21

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 15th to March 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kono Yami wo Terasu Hikari no Mukou ni" - Anly+Sukima Switch= 02 - "Motion" - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole* 04 - "Yattemiyou" - WANIMA 05 - "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 06 - "Tatta" - Y

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  • Goto Maki gives birth to second child

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    On March 24, Goto Maki gave birth to her second child, a baby boy. In a blog announcement the following day, Goto reflected, "It took longer, and it was more tiring, both mentally and physically, compared to the time I delivered my daughter." She continued, "The moment he let out his first cry, my tears naturally wrapped up the pain, and I was immediately full of bliss..." Then concluded, "Together with my husband, I hope to do our best and enjoy

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/21~3/23 2017

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:14 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 March 21st to March 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Aibou season 15 No Drama Prime Time Report updates during the mid-season from me until mid-April due to vacation!===

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  • AAA's urata naoya sheds a tear in PV for 'Sora'

    March 24, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    AAA leader urata naoya has revealed the PV for his new song "Sora".  "Sora" is the lead track to his upcoming album "unlock" to be released on April 26. The PV parallels one's mental conflict with the changing sky. You can see scenes of urata hanging out under an umbrella and shedding tears in a white room. Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • AKB48's Oshima Ryoka announces graduation

    March 24, 2017 @ 9:28 am

    On March 23 during AKB48 Team B's concert, member Oshima Ryoka announced her graduation from the group. Her graduation concert will be held on June 8. After the live, Oshima tweeted, "I'm now in my 6th year, and I've graduated from high school. When I thought about what I want to do, I wanted to take a step outside and try acting, so I decided to graduate." Oshima joined the group as a 13th generation member in December of 2011. I

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  • X Japan 'We Are X' In-Store Signing Event at Tower Records, Yoshiki Wows Fans With Surprise Visit

    March 23, 2017 @ 9:38 am

    X Japan held their first signing event in Japan in 29 years at Tower Records Shibuya on March 17, 2017 for 300 lucky fans who won admission through a special drawing with purchase of the chart-topping "We Are X" film soundtrack. Afterward, Yoshiki made a surprise visit to fans watching "We Are X" in Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku, and Futago Tamagawa, where he greeted film-goers, posed for photos, and answered questions about the X Jap

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/17~3/20 2017

    March 23, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    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 March 17th to March 20th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Shikaku Tantei Higurashi Tabito === 3/17 – Friday 12.0%(0.6%) – 21:00-22:54 – Kitakaze to Taiyo no Houtei >

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  • Yamamoto Yusuke's agency announced contract with him terminated

    March 23, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    Actor Yamamoto Yusuke's agency, Ever Green Entertainment, announced on their official site that the contract between them and Yamamoto has been terminated as of March 21. According to the agency, "We have discussed it with Yamamoto Yusuke countless times and pondered over it many times until today. However, considering the series of various matters up to the present, we believe that Yamamoto Yusuke did not come to meet our standards, which we th

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  • JKT48's theater manager presumed to have committed suicide

    March 22, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    On March 22, Indonesian news site reported that JKT48's theater manager Inao Jiro has passed away.According to the report, he was found hanging in a bathroom at his residence on the evening of March 21. The local police also announced that it is most likely a suicide, but they are still investigating as they don't know the motive.Nakagawa Haruka who graduated from JKT48 and AKB48 group on December 31 last year, tweeted a memorial message, "Becaus

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