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  • Kojima Haruna announces graduation from AKB48

    June 20, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

    AKB48 Team A member Kojima Haruna has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on June 18 during AKB48's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. Kojima, who participated in this year's election as "mysterious member Nyannyan Kamen," ranked in at 16th place. When she was called on stage, she revealed her identity saying, "There were all kinds of reports this

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/13~6/16

    June 20, 2016 @ 1:57 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 June 13th to June 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Love Song === 6/13 – Monday 1?.?%(?.?%) – 19:56-21:00 – Sekai Maru Mie! TV Tokusobu Special 12.?%(?.?%) – 21:

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  • AKB48 45th single Senbatsu general election results!

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    On June 18, a vote counting event for AKB48's annual event "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu General Election" was held at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata. This is the 8th year for the event to be held, and same as recent years, the election was held in the candidacy system. A total of 272 members participated in the election, and the top 80 members are taking part in AKB48's upcoming 45th single (currently untitled, set for release on August

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  • Another Story to take Japanese loud rock to Canada

    June 18, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    Japanese loud rock band Another Story will be taking over the main stage at Animethon, held in Edmonton, Canada from August 5th to August 8th 2016.Another Story is a 5-member Tokyo-based loud rock band, who is known for their perfect English and unique live performances. Despite all of the members being Japanese, their English lyrics are flawless thanks to their vocalist KeiGo, who speaks fluent English. What is even more impressiv

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  • Kokubun Taichi announces his wife's pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    On June 17, TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi (41) announced on TBS' program "Hakunetsu Live Vivit" that his wife is expecting their first child. Toward the end of the program, Kokubun announced, "It's a private matter, but it looks like I'll become a dad in late-October." Soon after, the studio was filled with a warm round of applause to congratulate the father-to-be. While the baby's sex is uncertain, he shared, "I really wanted twin girls, but we wo

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  • AKB48's Shinozaki Ayana to suspend performances due to Graves' disease

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Shinozaki Ayana will be suspending her performances due to Graves' disease. Shinozaki went to see a doctor as she was feeling unwell and was diagnosed with Graves' disease. She was ordered to refrain from vigorous exercises for long periods of time, which prompted her to suspend her performances. However, she will be appearing in "AKB48 45th Single General Election" to be held on June 18 at HARD OFF

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  • Ozawa Maju announces her 2nd pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    On June 15, actress Ozawa Maju (39) updated her official Facebook page and announced that she is currently five months pregnant with her second child. Ozawa reported, "Everyone, at this time, I've been blessed with my second baby! I am currently 5 months pregnant. I am making this announcement as my morning sickness has subsided, and I have entered my stable period." She continued to express, "When I think about how we will be gaining a new

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  • GReeeeN to sing first drama theme in 3 years

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    GReeeeN's new song "beautiful days" has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's drama "Ie Uru Onna" premiering on July 13. "Ie Uru Onna" is a comedy drama that stars actress Kitagawa Keiko as real estate extraordinaire Sangenya Machi. And just for this drama, GReeeeN wrote "beautiful days." It's a love song that describes a person's love for someone they can't be with right now. Kitagawa commented, "It's a song that will li

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  • Ogura Yuko is pregnant with her 2nd child

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Talento Ogura Yuko (32) has announced her second pregnancy.In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Ogura wrote, "Since this is my second time, my stomach is getting big so fast. I'm sure some of you have already realized this, but I have my second baby inside of me!" Ogura has already entered her stable period. She shared, "My 4-year-old son is looking forward to the day he becomes a big brother. He happily talks to the baby inside my belly. My hu

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya is a father

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    On June 16, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (34) made an announcement via his official fan club "DRAGON aRROWS" that he has become a father. Fujiwara married a non-celebrity woman in September of 2013. According to his agency, the baby's name, sex, birthdate, or other personal information will not be released to the public. The actor does not plan on holding a press conference either. Below is a translated message from the actor. "It's a private matter, b

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