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  • Yu Darvish reveals that he's dating former wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    On November 18, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed through his Twitter that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. Darvish uploaded a photo of the two hugging and said, "This is a picture we took two Sundays ago." He revealed, "The two of us talked about it and we decided to date openly. Please give us your support."  Shortly after his tweet, a fan tweeted him, "Congratulations~ who ar

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  • KinKi Kids tops Oricon's weekly single chart for 34th consecutive time

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Oricon just revealed that KinKi Kids's 34th single "Kagi no Nai Hako" (went on sale on November 12) sold 152,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their weekly single ranking.This marked the duo's 34th consecutive chart-topping single since their debut single "Glass no Shounen" (released in July 1997). As their latest single topped the chart again, KinKi Kids have improved their own record for "the number of consecutive chart-topping s

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  • Nishino Kana grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon's latest album chart

    November 17, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    Nishino Kana's newest album "with LOVE" (released on November 12) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with the first week sales of 100,000 copies. This is her 4th chart-topping album, and she became the first artist who was born in the Heisei era (born after January 8 in the year 1989) to top the album chart four times."with LOVE" is her 5th original album and this was her first album release in over 2 years. It contains a total of 14 tr

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/10~11/13

    November 16, 2014 @ 3:08 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 3rd to November 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/10 – Monday 08.8%(0.4%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.8%(2.6%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kanpai 1

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  • Ueno Juri to take on her first detective role in drama 'Ouroboros'

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:38 am

    Actress Ueno Juri will be taking on her first detective role in the 2015 drama 'Ouroboros' (TBS). As previously reported, actors Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun will be teaming up in the upcoming drama, marking their first time in about 8 years since they last co-starred in Fuji TV's 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ikemen♂Paradise~' (2007). Ikuta was cast as "Ryuzaki Ikuo", a usually dull detective, but once his "switch" turns on, he d

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  • Golden Bomber drummer Darvish Kenji to undergo 2-month treatment for wrist injury

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    On November 14, Golden Bomber announced through their official blog that drummer Darvish Kenji will be undergoing treatment for his injured left wrist for 2 months.About 2 weeks ago, Darvish Kenji revealed a photo of his bandaged wrist saying, "I've injured a ligament in my left wrist lol (2 months for complete recovery wao!)." On the 13th, he and fellow member Kyan Yutaka held a baseball tournament at Yokohama Stadium; however, Darvish wasn't in

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  • THE TURTLES JAPAN welcome 2 new members into the band

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    THE TURTLES JAPAN have announced that they have welcomed 2 new members into the band. They are Remioromen's Jinguji Osamu (JINGUJI) on drums and Simon Isogai (ISOGAI) on piano and keyboard. THE TURTLES JAPAN are comprised of 3 main members; producer Kameda Seiji (KAMEDA), and flumpool's Yamamura Ryuta (YAMAMURA) and Sakai Kazuki (SAKAI).  With the new arrangement, the band will make their appearance in

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  • Oricon reveals annual 'ideal faces chosen by women' ranking

    November 14, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    ORICON STYLE has revealed the results of their 8th "ideal face chosen by women" ranking.From October 28 to November 4, ORICON STYLE held an online poll with 500 women in their teens to 40's asking them, "Which celebrity has the ideal face?" The number one spot went to actress Kitagawa Keiko, who also ranked in first place last year. Check out the top 10 "ideal faces" of this year below! [Oricon's 8th "ideal face chosen by women" ranking

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  • 'Josei Seven' reports V6 member Nagano Hiroshi and actress Shiraishi Miho's date in Yokohama

    November 13, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    On November 13, tabloid magazine 'Josei Seven' reported on V6 member Nagano Hiroshi (42) and actress Shiraishi Miho's (36) date in Yokohama.According to the magazine, the two went out for a drive in Nagano's car to Yokohama earlier this month. Then, Nagano escorted Shiraishi into a Chinese restaurant where they enjoyed a meal together. The magazine published eyewitness reports stating, "They were eating lamb kushiyaki (grilled skewer)," along wit

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  • B'z to provide the theme song for NHK drama 'Dark Suit'

    November 13, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    B'z will provide their new song "Exit To The Sun" as the theme song for NHK's drama 'Dark Suit', which will premiere on November 22.Starring Saito Takumi, 'Dark Suit' is a suspense drama that tells the story of an employee of a general electronic device manufacturing company, who exposes bribes that are taking place within the company. B'z wrote the song "Exit to the Sun" just for this upcoming drama. Regarding the song, the drama's chi

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