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  • Kiritani Kenta welcomes the birth of his 2nd child

    February 12, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    On February 11, actor Kiritani Kenta (36) announced through his agency's website that his second child has been born. As with his firstborn, he has not revealed the baby's sex nor birthdate. In an entry titled, "With thanks to the heavens and everyone," he wrote, "It's quite sudden, but a second angel has appeared in my world." He also expressed, "Thank you for everything until now. Please continue to support me. I hope that everyo

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  • Aoyama Thelma to release mini album in April

    February 12, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Aoyama Thelma will release her mini album "PINK TEARS" on April 27."PINK TEARS" will be the sequel to the singer's concept mini album "GRAY SMOKE", which was released in September of last year. For "GRAY SMOKE", Aoyama collaborated with male artists such as Shimizu Shota, Kj, SWAY (DOBERMAN INFINITY), and ANARCHY. This time, she will collaborate with female artists to portray the various "tears" of women. As of now, it's known that 14-y

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/5~2/8

    February 11, 2016 @ 3:56 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 5th to February 8th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Kazoku no Katachi === 2/5 – Friday 09.8%(0.1%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 Special 10.4%(0.5%) – 21:00

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  • SKE48 Team E's Koishi Kumiko announces graduation

    February 11, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    On February 10, SKE48 Team E member Koishi Kumiko announced her graduation during the group's concert at SKE48 Theater.  A message by Koishi has been uploaded onto SKE48's official website explaining, "I decided to graduate as I wanted to study for my dream." On her future activities, she commented, "My last day hasn't been decided yet, but I will work harder than before, so please continue to support me until the end." More details wi

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  • Morning Musume.'16 member Nonaka Miki cancels event appearances due to fractured foot

    February 11, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    It's been reported that Morning Musume.'16 member Nonaka Miki has fractured her left foot. As such, she will require four weeks of rest and has canceled her appearances in concerts and events scheduled in February. On February 9, Nonaka fell down and injured her left foot. The doctor found that the fifth metatarsal bone was fractured along with damage to the calcaneocuboid ligament.  The following appearances by Nonaka have been c

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/1 ~ 2/7

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for February 1 to 7. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Wanna be!" - BOYS AND MEN : 2/3 (62,519)2. "Miren Gokoro" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 2/2 (44,787)3. "Next is you! / Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattanjanai" - NEXT YOU / Juice=Juice : 2/3 (41,745)4. "Mirai e" - Naoto Inti Raymi : 2/3 (13,837)5. "Sexy Young Beautiful" - Happiness : 2/3 (13,532)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Week

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  • BOOM BOOM SATELLITES to provide opening theme for anime 'Kiznaiver'

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    BOOM BOOM SATELLITES' new song (currently untitled) will be used as the opening theme for anime 'Kiznaiver' premiering in April on TOKYO MX, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, BS11, and other channels.  As it was previously reported, BOOM BOOM SATELLITES have put their concert activities on hold due to Kawashima Michiyuki's (Vo, G) recurring brain tumor. It's been about a year since the band last provided their song "BACK IN B

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  • KAT-TUN announces 10th anniversary dome tour and best-of album

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    KAT-TUN will hold a dome tour, titled "KAT-TUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR 10Ks!", beginning in April.The tour will be held to commemorate the KAT-TUN's 10th debut anniversary. It will also mark their first tour after Taguchi Junnosuke's departure from the group as a member of three. For the upcoming tour, they are scheduled to make four stops starting on April 3 at Nagoya Dome. It's also been revealed that KAT-TUN will release their first be

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  • Straightener to release new single in April

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Rock band Straightener have announced that they will release their first single of 2016 (currently untitled) on April 20.The single will come with a DVD containing the band's acoustic live "Special Talk & Acoustic LIVE 'STRAIGHDINNER' 2016.01.24 at Billboard Live TOKYO" held in January at Billboard Live TOKYO. More details on the single will be revealed soon, so stay tuned! Source & Image: natalie

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  • NMB48 to hold 5th generation audition

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    It's been revealed that NMB48 will hold their 5th generation audition. This was announced on February 9 during Team N's stage "Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru" at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. On the upcoming auditions, Yamamoto Sayaka commented, "When new members join, that means that we will have more rivals. Let's liven up NMB48 in friendly rivalry." Suto Ririka added, "As a 'senpai,' I want to become stronger."   Applicants must be betw

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