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  • Aqua Timez to provide the theme song for Nakama Yukie's new drama

    September 14, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    Aqua Timez will release their new single "Ikite" on December 3. "Ikite" will be used as the theme song for Nakama Yukie's starring drama 'SAKURA ~Jiken wo Kiku Onna~' premiering on TBS on October 20. It's said to have a melody with a sense of drive, along with a positive message. Aqua Timez recently kicked off their tour 'Shoes and Stargazing Tour 2014' on September 13. They are scheduled to hold a total of 20 shows with their finale on Nov

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/3~9/9

    September 14, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of Septemebr 3rd to September 9th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hontou no Koi" - May J. 02 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Omoide Breaker" - Lead 04 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 05 - "Tokyo Victory" - Southern All Stars 06 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 07 - "Himawari no

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/8~9/11

    September 14, 2014 @ 2:55 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 September 8th to September 11th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/8 – Monday 16.5%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.9%(2.8%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 14.6%(2.3%) – 20:

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  • Miura Daichi to sing for Ichihara Hayato's new drama

    September 13, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    Miura Daichi's new song "Bring It Down" will be used as the theme song for the drama 'Hang' that's scheduled to begin on September 20 via dVideo. Based on a detective novel by Honda Tetsuya, 'Hang' is a mystery that portrays detectives who confront authority. Miura fell in love with the novel and wrote "Bring It Down" after reading the drama's script. You can hear a portion of the song in the drama's trailer below. The protagonist is played by I

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  • Oshima Yuko to make her stage acting debut

    September 13, 2014 @ 3:09 am

    On September 10, Oshima Yuko appeared on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 All Night Nippon' where it was announced that she would be making her stage acting debut.At the beginning of the show, program writer Suzuki Osamu made a guest appearance and sounded out Oshima's opinions of acting on stage. He had already received permission from Akimoto Yasushi who advised him to ask Oshima in person. According to Suzuki, Oshima will play one of the roles in a t

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brother's Iwata Takanori to star in serial drama 'Dear Sister'

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On September 11, it was announced that Iwata Takanori (25), EXILE's newest member and member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, will appear in the Fuji TV serial drama "Dear Sister". The drama will start airing on October 16 and run on Thursdays at 10 PM; this is Iwata's first ever serial drama. In April, he joined EXILE through a performer audition. He will be on tour with EXILE TRIBE and concurrently film for the drama through t

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  • Nogizaka46's Ito Nene, Research Students Yada Risako & Yonetoku Kyoka to graduate from the group

    September 12, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that 1st generation member Ito Nene, and Research Students Yada Risako and Yonetoku Kyoka will be graduating from the group.Ito, who has been with the group since they first formed, explained, "During my activities, I was able to make my dream job come true, and I found what I want to do next. These two were the biggest deciding factors." She will part ways with the group after concluding handshake events for their 9th si

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/4~9/7

    September 12, 2014 @ 1:02 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. You can check out the most recent ratings from September 4th to September 7th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/4 – Thursday 15.8%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 11.8%(0.5%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 07.4%(1.2%) – 20:00-20:

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/1 ~ 9/7

    September 10, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 1 to 7. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Weekender / Ashita e no YELL" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 9/3 (184,509)2. "EXCUSE ME" - B.A.P - 9/3 (50,723)3. "Always with you" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE : 9/3 (44,777)4. "Bokutachi no Celebration" - Porno Graffitti : 9/3 (24,697)5. "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 : 8/27 (21,546)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Mr.S"

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/28~9/2

    September 7, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 27th to September 2nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI 03 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 04 - "24WORLD" - EXILE TRIBE 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro 07 - "R.Y.

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