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  • Nanao poses with short hair on set for 'Siren'

    November 24, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    On November 23, actress/model Nanao uploaded a photo of herself with short hair onto her official Instagram account. Nanao took the photo while on set for the drama "Siren: Keiji x Kanojo x Kanzen Akujo". She wrote, "Almost no makeup with a medium wig tied in the back... I'm completely a young boy lol." With her new transformation, she joked, "Does anyone want to date Nanao-kun? Lol."In the drama, Nanao plays a wicked woman na

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  • Former FUNKY MONKEY BABYS member Mon Yoshi becomes a father

    November 24, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    Former FUNKY MONKEY BABYS member Mon Yoshi's (36) first child, a baby boy, was born earlier this month. Mon Yoshi married a non-celebrity woman in January of 2010. According to sources, after the group dissolved in June of 2013, Mon Yoshi has been taking a break from music to recharge himself. Funky Kato congratulated his fellow member on Twitter, "Mon Papa, congratulations!" He continued, "Also, please start working soon lol." Funky K

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  • Fudanjuku's Midorikawa Kyouhei to graduate from the group

    November 23, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Fudanjuku's Midorikawa Kyouhei has announced his graduation from the group.This announcement was made on November 22nd during their special live "DUOS" at Nicofarre in Tokyo. In association with "Ii Fufu no Hi" ("Good Couples Day"), the members paired up to perform songs during this live. Right before the encore, Akazono Kojiro made the introduction, "Midorikawa Kyouhei-san has an announcement for everyone." Then, Midorikawa stepped up and announ

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  • Kiritani Mirei to play 65-year-old woman in drama 'Sumika Sumire'

    November 23, 2015 @ 7:49 am

    Actress Kiritani Mirei will star in TV Asahi's Friday night drama "Sumika Sumire" starting in January.The drama is based on Takanashi Mitsuba's popular manga series of the same title. Kiritani will play the role of a 65-year-old woman named 'Sumi' who has never experienced love in her life. One day, she turns back into a 20-year-old college student. She relives her youth going by the name 'Sumire'. Kiritani commented, "I've never imagined myself

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  • Yoshizawa Hitomi marries on November 22nd

    November 23, 2015 @ 1:25 am

    Former Morning Musume member Yoshizawa Hitomi registered her marriage on November 22nd.In Japan, November 22nd is known as "Ii Fufu no Hi" ("Good Couples Day") as the date (11/22) can be pronounced as "ii fufu" ("good couple").  Yoshizawa released an official statement saying, "Today marks the new start for us. While supporting each other, we hope to build a cheerful family that's full of smile and kindness." She continue

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 11/17~11/19

    November 23, 2015 @ 1:08 am

    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 November 17th to November 19th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Mutsu === 11/17 – Tuesday 16.8%(4.1%) – 21:10-23:14 – Football: Cambodia vs. Japan 09.1%(1.4%) – 2

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  • Fukada Kyoko to play single and unemployed woman in new TBS drama

    November 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    Nakahara Aya's popular manga series "Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai" will be receiving a TV drama adaptation early next year. The main cast for the drama was recently announced.Fukada Kyoko will play the protagonist 'Shibata Michiko', a single and unemployed woman who is around 30-years-old. DEAN FUJIOKA will play 'Kurosawa Ayumu', Michiko's former boss who is now the owner of a cafe. Michiko's co-worker 'Mogami Daichi' w

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 11/13~11/16

    November 19, 2015 @ 4:54 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 November 13th to November 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Shitamachi Rocket === 11/13 – Friday 10.1%(2.2%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 11.3%(1.0

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  • Sowelu receives surgery to remove a polyp

    November 18, 2015 @ 10:33 am

    On November 17, singer Sowelu revealed through her Instagram account that she had surgery to remove a polyp.Sowelu uploaded a photo of herself in a hospital bed and wearing a mask. She announced, "I was actually diagnosed with a polyp. I've been in the hospital since yesterday, and I received surgery this morning. Thanks to prayers and encouraging messages from my friends and family, I was able to get through it."  "It was my first anesthes

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/9 ~ 11/15

    November 18, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for November 9 to 15. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Saigo mo Yappari Kimi" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/11 (191,328)2. "Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi " - ANGERME : 11/11 (39,787)3. "Love Me Right ~romantic universe~" - EXO : 11/4 (30,699)4. "No Poi!" - No Rabbit's : 11/11 (22,902)5. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 2nd Season 06 (Nagareboshi Kiseki / Ko

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