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  • Odagiri Joe & Kashii Yuu celebrate the birth of their 2nd child

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 am

    It's been reported that actor Odagiri Joe's (38) wife, actress Kashii Yuu (27), gave birth to their second child, a baby boy.   Kashii's agency announced that she hopes to return to work as soon as possible while adjusting her physical condition and child-rearing situation. The couple do not plan on revealing the birth date, time, location, and name of their new son. Odagiri and Kashii got married on their birthday, February 16 of

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Yes we are / Koko Kara" - SMAP : 4/9 (138,968)2. "Honoo to Mori no Carnival" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 4/9 (66,469)3. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (24,668)4. "Shimane Koi Tabi" - Mizumori Kaori : 4/9 (15,891)5. "TOKI" - Da-iCE : 4/9 (15,107)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Ma

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/9~4/15

    April 16, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 9th to April 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • NMB48's Akazawa Hono graduates from the group

    April 16, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    It's been announced that NMB48 Team BII's Akazawa Hono has graduated from the group as of April 16.Akazawa explained, "Since a few months ago, I've been carrying out my activities with uneasiness in my health," continuing with, "The manager and staff suggested options such as taking a break or do my best while watching my condition. However, I didn't have the confidence to enrich every day while carrying this uneasiness of not knowing when I woul

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/7~4/13

    April 16, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. Some mediocre drama premieres happened during last week. Fuji TV's Tuesday drama 'Black President' (starring Sawamura Ikki) only recorded 8.3%, which is pretty low considering that the competition will be tougher once all networks go back to their regular schedules. Meanwhile, NHK's 'Silent Poor' (sta

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  • Katayama Haruka to graduate from AKB48

    April 14, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    AKB48 Team B member Katayama Haruka has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on April 14th during Team B's performance at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Katayama wrote on her blog, "During my 7 years in AKB48, I learned a lot of things and found my dream of becoming a musical actress. I really want to star in musicals!! I decided to graduate because I had strong feelings to become a full-fledged actress." The last ha

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  • AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka announces her graduation

    April 13, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    It's been announced that AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka will be graduating from the group on April 21st.  This was announced on April 13th during Team A's performance. She explained, "I want to move forward not as an idol, but by finding things that I want to do such as fashion and modeling. I made this decision after carefully thinking about it." Kikuchi made her stage debut as a member of Team B in 2007, and has been a part of Team A since November of

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/2~4/8

    April 10, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 2nd to April 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 04 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/31 ~ 4/6

    April 10, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for March 31st to April 6th.Check it out. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (457,837)2. "NO MERCY" - B. A. P : 4/2 (40,026)3. "High Five" - Nakayama Yuma : 4/2 (34,377)4. "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken : 4/2 (30,064)5. "Mitaiken Future" - FTISLAND : 4/2 (22,197)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Mas

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  • MEGARYU announce their hiatus

    April 9, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Reggae unit MEGARYU has put a stop to activities as of April 7.  This was revealed through the unit's official website. Regarding the reason for their hiatus, they explained it was "to improve RYUREX's voice condition and because of our different visions in music." They also commented on their future, "Through our own individual activities, we will do our best to return on stage as a MEGARYU that shines even more." Sourc

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