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  • SKE48's Futamura Haruka to graduate in late-July

    June 23, 2017 @ 9:11 am

    SKE48 member Futamura Haruka will be graduating from the group in late-July. Futamura made the announcement on June 21 during Team S' performance at SKE48 Theater. She then wrote on her Twitter account, "Please take care of me the remaining month. I cried so much until the very end even after the performance ended." Futamura joined SKE48 as a 5th generation member in 2011. She became a senbatsu member for the first time with their 15th

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  • Kounodori to come back with a new season in October

    June 23, 2017 @ 9:10 am

    TBS drama 'Kounodori' is coming back with a new season this October.  Based on a manga that's being serialized in the manga magazine 'Morning,' 'Kounodori' is a human story that is set in an obstetrics and gynecology department. Its first season aired from October to December of 2015 starring Ayano Go, Hoshino Gen, Matsuoka Mayu, Yoshida Yo, Sakaguchi Kentaro, and Omori Nao. The cast will reprise

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  • SKE48 reveal jacket covers for 'Igai ni Mango'

    June 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am

    SKE48 have revealed the jacket covers for their new single "Igai ni Mango" to be released on July 19.Fifteen-year-old Obata Yuna will serve as the center for this single. This is also her first time to be in the senbatsu. The jacket covers and music video were shot at Penghu Island in Taiwan. The refreshing visuals show the members in yellow bikinis and white school girl outfits. Check them out below![Limited Edition Type A][Regular Edition

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/12 ~ 6/18

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 12 to 18 below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Seimei / Still Alive" - B'z : 06/14 (121,039)2. "Tonikaku HEY" -  Da-iCE : 06/14 (35,798)3. "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" - AKB48 : 05/31 (34,430)4. "Sharara! Yareru Hazusa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka" - Kobushi Factory : 06/14 (22,493)5. "Cheerleader / Koi Hanabi" - Fuwa Fuwa : 06/14 (16,510)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "ALL TIME B

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  • J-Rockers Esprit D'Air announce huge UK tour!

    June 22, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    Esprit D'Air have announced their huge UK tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming album Constellations, which is due to be released digitally on June 30. It's also hitting the shelves of retail stores a week after. Tour Dates:5 February - The Underworld Camden, London6 February - Buffalo Bar, Cardiff7 February - Mama Roux's, Birmingham8 February - Sound Control, Manchester9 February - Jumpin' Jacks, Newcastle10 February - Rockmantic Weeke

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/17~6/18

    June 21, 2017 @ 8:42 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 17th/18th 01 (01) Confession of Murder (Weeks: 02) 02 (03) Beauty and the Beast (Weeks: 09) 03 (02) Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) Innocent Curse (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (W

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  • Nisshin Cup Noodles' CM features 17-year-old Kiki from 'Kiki's Delivery Service'

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:36 am

    Nisshin Cup Noodles' new "Kiki's Delivery Service" motif CM just began airing on June 19. "Kiki's Delivery Service" was a novel written by Kadono Eiko, which revolves around a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. Back in 1989, it was adapted into an anime film by Studio Ghibli, and its live-action film was also released in 2014. The new CM "HUNGRY DAYS Kiki's Delivery Service Version" revolves around the theme "what if Kiki was a 17-year-old high school

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/7~6/13

    June 20, 2017 @ 5:34 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 7th to June 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Just You and I" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Non Fiction" - Hirai Ken 03 - "Destiny" - Che'Nelle 04 - "I need your love" - Beverly 05 - "Dirty Work Blouson Chiemi Remix" - Blouson Chiemi & Austin Mahone 06 - "Ai Koso

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  • Three former SMAP members to leave Johnny & Associates

    June 19, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    On June 18, it was announced that three former SMAP members; Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, would be leaving Johnny & Associates after September 8. The announcement was made by Johnny Kitagawa, the president of Johnny & Associates. According to the announcement, "As we accepted the requests from Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, our management contract with those three will expire on September 8."Unt

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/13~6/15 2017

    June 19, 2017 @ 5:19 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 June 13th to June 15th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: It's All About the Looks === 6/13 – Tuesday 11.7%(3.9%) – 19:00-20:54 – Tuesday Surprise 11.7%(1.8%) – 21:00-2

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