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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/13~10/16

    October 19, 2014 @ 9:30 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 October 13th to October 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/13 – Monday (Health and Sports Day) 19.3%(2.5%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 15.4%(6.0%) – 19:30-20:00 – NHK News 7

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  • Actress Nakagawa Anna passes away from endometrial cancer

    October 19, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    On October 18, it was reported that actress Nakagawa Anna passed away from endometrial cancer (also referred to as uterine cancer). She was 49 years old.According to reports, Nakagawa passed away on October 17 at 8:40 am at a Tokyo hospital. She had been fighting against cancer while receiving treatment from her home. Her wake and funeral will be held with close relatives. Nakagawa made her acting debut in 1988 with the movie 'Tonko' ('The Silk R

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  • Former Idoling!!!'s Takiguchi Mira gives birth to her first child

    October 18, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    Former Idoling!!! member Takiguchi Mira (25) gave birth to her first child. This was announced through a fax to media outlets by her agency on October 18. According to the announcement, Takiguchi gave birth to a 2952 gram (6 lb 8 oz) baby boy on October 17. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. Takiguchi's husband, professional baseball player Moriyama Makoto (33) was there to witness the birth of their son. On h

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  • Maeda Atsuko to guest star in drama 'Nobunaga Concerto'

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

    It's been revealed that former AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be making a guest appearance in Fuji TV's 'Getsu 9' drama 'Nobunaga Concerto'.'Nobunaga Concerto' is a historical drama that follows the story of a high school student named 'Saburo' (played by Oguri Shun) who aims to unify the country as "Oda Nobunaga" after slipping back into the Sengoku Era. Maeda will play the role of 'Oharu', a village girl from Sengoku daimyo Imagawa Yoshimoto's terri

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  • Tsunku♂ undergoes surgery after being diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    It's been revealed that Tsunku♂ has been diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time.Tsunku♂ went on hiatus in March for laryngeal cancer treatment. Then in September, he announced that he was getting better after getting the cancer removed. On October 17, he updated his official website, "I would like to make a revised announcement." He revealed that he started experiencing swelling and pain in his vocal cords, and noticed hi

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  • Takenouchi Yutaka & Kurashina Kana are in a relationship

    October 17, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Takenouchi Yutaka (43) and actress Kurashina Kana (26) are in a relationship. After weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' leaked the info on its October 17 issue, both parties admitted to the reports. Through his agency, Takenouchi commented, "I am sorry to have caused trouble at this time. I am in a close relationship with Kurashina-san. I'd be grateful if you would watch over us warmly."  Kurashina's agency also stated

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  • Former Otona AKB48 Tsukamoto Mariko makes her modeling debut

    October 17, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Former 'Otona AKB48' Tsukamoto Mariko, also known as "Mariri", made her modeling debut on the December issue of 'Be ST' which was released on October 17. Earlier in April, the the 38-year-old mother of two was chosen out of 5,066 applicants to become 'Otona AKB48'. Until her "graduation concert" on September 1, she participated in CMs, concerts, and handshake events.  In the magazine's interview, Tsukamoto reflected, "I don't have

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/10~10/12

    October 16, 2014 @ 5:11 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 October 10th to October 12th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/19 – Friday 14.6%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:32 – NHK News 7 06.8%(?.?%) – 19:32-19:58 – Tokuho Shutoken 03.3%(?.?%) – 20:00

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  • Enjoy love stories with GACKT in his new app!

    October 16, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    GACKT's game app 'P.S. I LOVE U GACKT' is available for free download via App Store and Google play. Inspired by GACKT's new song "P.S. I LOVE U", the app allows users to enjoy love stories with various situations and settings. Currently, there are 15 different story patterns. The ending will change depending on the choices that you make throughout the story. Within the app, users will also have access to photos with voice clips as wel

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  • NMB48's Yamada Nana to graduate from the group

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been reported that NMB48 Team M and SKE48 TeamKII member Yamada Nana will be graduating from the group on her 23rd birthday, April 3, 2015. Since October 14, NMB48 has been holding their 4th anniversary lives at Osaka International Convention Center. Yamada's graduation announcement was made by the idol herself during the concert on October 15. She revealed that she has found a new goal while being active in NMB48 for 4 years. "I've decided

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