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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE tops Oricon album ranking once again

    February 24, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    7-member vocal and dance unit GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with their 2nd album "GENERATION EX" (released on February 18) with first week sales of 64,000 copies.As their previous self-titled album "GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE" released in November 2013 grabbed No.1 spot on the chart, this marked the 2nd consecutive chart-topping album. Also, the first week sales was 15,000 copies more than the previous

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  • SMAP top Oricon weekly single ranking for 32nd time

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    SMAP's 54th single "Kareinaru Gyakushu / Humor Shichauyo" which went on sale on February 18, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking, selling 160,000 copies in the first week.This is their 21st consecutive chart topping single, and 32nd overall. When including the sales for this single, the group's total number of singles and albums sold have reached 35,158,000 copies. They are the 4th male artist to reach the 35 million sale threshold, following

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  • Yu Darvish announces girlfriend Yamamoto Seiko's pregnancy

    February 23, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    On February 23rd, major league baseball player Yu Darvish (28) announced through his blog that his girlfriend, former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko (34) is expecting their child. Darvish reported, "This is a private matter, but Yamamoto Seiko-san, whom I have been in a relationship with for some time now, and I have been blessed with a new life." He continued, "We learned about this late last year, but we w

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  • Watanabe Mayu to play bookstore clerk in new Fuji TV drama

    February 23, 2015 @ 6:02 am

    Watanabe Mayu (AKB48) and Inamori Izumi will star in Fuji TV's new drama series 'Tatakau! Shoten Girl' that's scheduled to premiere in April. Watanabe, who will be starring in her first 'golden prime-time' slot, showed confidence in her acting, "In the future, I want to become an actress who can play a wide variety of roles, so this is a big step towards my dream. Please look forward to the actress Watanabe Mayu, instead of the idol 'Mayuyu'!" Th

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  • Goto Maki holds wedding ceremony, blessed by fellow former Morning Musume members

    February 22, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    On February 22nd, former Morning Musume member Goto Maki (29) held a wedding ceremony and reception party with her husband who she married last July.Apparently, 200 people attended the party including her fellow former Morning Musume members like, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Takahashi Ai, and Tsuji Nozomi, who blessed the couple.Regarding her wedding dress, Goto said, "I chose this dress, be

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/17~2/19

    February 22, 2015 @ 9:41 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 February 17th to February 19th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/17 – Tuesday 15.2%(?.?%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 11.9%(1.8%) – 21:00-22:54 – Kaiketsu! Ninety-Nine S

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/11~2/17

    February 21, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 11th to February 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 02 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "My One" - Lead 05 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - c

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  • KANA-BOON sings the new CM song for 'ANESSA'

    February 20, 2015 @ 2:44 am

    KANA-BOON's new song "Nandemonedari" has been chosen as the new CM song for Shiseido's 'ANESSA'."Nandemonedari" was written with the theme "a woman who wants everything and a man who makes fun of that." It's an uptempo tune that was written especially for the CM. KANA-BOON commented on how they felt when the tie-up was first decided, "We were very happy! We thought, 'We have to prevent our skin from damage too!'" Source: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/13~2/16

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:39 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 February 13th to February 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/13 – Friday 13.0%(1.0%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 15.2%(4.7%) – 21:00-23:04 – (Movie) Ponyo on

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 2/9 ~ 2/15

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:18 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for February 9 to 15. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba" - Shibutani Subaru : 2/11 (101,315)2. "Seven Deadly Sins" - MAN WITH A MISSION : 2/11 (40,802)3. "Konna ni mo" - Dream : 2/11 (18,878)4. "Never say never" - Afilia Saga : 2/11 (18,796)5. "Hana no Arch / Brand Boy" - Chu-Z : 2/11 (13,824)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "35xxxv" - ONE OK

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