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  • Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi wins 'Nika Art Exhibition' for 3 consecutive years

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi has won in the design section for 'The 99th Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki entered her designs in the A category (free theme) and the C category ("Unicef no Katsudou" theme) and won in both categories. This is her third consecutive year winning at the 'Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki says that she made the designs while the group's performance '16-nin no Principal trois' was taking place from late-May t

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  • Oshima Yuko chosen as 5th generation character for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Actress Oshima Yuko will be appearing in the new CM for Choya Umeshu's 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' as its 5th generation character. Previous CM characters for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' were Kurotani Tomoka, Ito Misaki, Maiko, and Higa Manami. In the new CM, Oshima sings the well-known CM song and makes a toast with a large number of friends.  During an interview after the CM shoot, Oshima commented on her future activities, "I want t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/25 ~ 8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 25 to 31. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 : 8/27 (1,005,774)2. "Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro" - V6 : 8/27 (61,083)3. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Quartet Idol Song (Mariage / You're my life)" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Showtaro), Kurosaki Ranmaru (Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shouta), Camus (Maeno Tomoaki) : 8/27 (33,226)4. "Eiyuu no Shi" - THE ALFEE : 8/26 (32

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Matsushita Nao to play sisters in new Fuji TV drama

    September 3, 2014 @ 3:12 am

    Actresses Ishihara Satomi and Matsushita Nao will be playing sisters in Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Dear Sister', which will air every Thursday at 10:00 pm starting in October. 'Dear Sister' is a love comedy that depict the relationship between two sisters. This is the first time that the actresses are working together. Ishihara revealed, "Between filming [on set], I call her 'oneechan' (older sister) with familiarity." As for Matsushita, she

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki to play a hostess in drama 'Kurofuku Monogatari'

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki will be making a regular appearance on TV Asahi's upcoming drama 'Kurofuku Monogatari' as a hostess. While Kashiwagi has been extremely busy with her concurrent position in NMB48, she commented on her new challenge, "I am usually surrounded by many girls in AKB48, but I think the night life of a woman has a different atmosphere, so I want to play my part and enjoy it." The drama is based on Kurashio

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  • Tamaki Hiroshi & Fukushi Sota added to cast of drama 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu'

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    Additional cast members for the TV drama 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu' have been revealed. The role of 'Tanokura Yuto' will be played by Fukushi Sota and 'Asao Yu' by Tamaki Hiroshi. Tanokura is a college student who works for the same company as the protagonist 'Aoishi Hanae' (played by Ayase Haruka). Whereas Asao is the CEO of a company located in the same building as Hanae's company. The drama is scheduled to air on NTV every Wedn

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/25~8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:16 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 August 25th to August 31st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 8/25 – Monday 16.3%(2.1%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.0%(2.3%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 12.6%(4.9%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurub

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  • Sakai Ayana gives birth to her first child

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    It's been reported that L'Arc~en~Ciel member tetsuya's wife, actress Sakai Ayana, has given birth to their first child. This was announced on September 1 through Sakai's blog as well as a fax from her agency to media outlets.  According to sources, Sakai gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She expressed, "I've always wanted to meet him! Everyday is going to be hectic filled with things that I'm not used to. I have a lot of flaws, but I hope to bec

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  • Kanjani8 to be in charge of theme song for Nishikido Ryo's starring drama

    August 31, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    Kanjani8's song "Itta Janai ka" will be used as the theme song for TBS' drama 'Gomen ne Seishun!'. The song was composed by Mineta Kazunobu (Ginnan BOYZ) and written by Kudo Kankuro. 'Gomen ne Seishun!' is a comical school drama that is set in an all-male school. It will star Nishikido Ryo (Kanjani8), Mitsushima Hikari, Shigeoka Daiki (Johnny's WEST), Triendl Reina, Sakai Maki, Namase Katsuhisa, and Kazama Morio. Kudo is also in charge of the dra

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/20~8/26

    August 30, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 20th to August 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fight" - 2PM 02 - "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 07 - "Precious Love"

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