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  • Momoiro Clover Z get their first ever chart-topping single

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z's new song "Naitemo Iindayo" (went on sale on May 8) grabbed No.1 spot on Oricon's latest weekly single ranking with the first week sales of 67,000 copies.This marked their first ever chart-topping single since they made their indie debut back in August 2009. Although they have topped the album weekly ranking with their 2nd album "5TH DIMENSION" (released in April 2013), their best ranking for singles was No.2

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/2~5/8

    May 12, 2014 @ 5:57 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. Golden Week holidays heavily influenced the ratings of the last week and the weekend before last. Friday began with low ratings, but drama 'Alice no Toge' hung in there with 11.3% (-0.6). The 'Akumu-chan' special did surprisingly bad with only a rating of 9.9%. However, NTV didn't really do much to pro

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  • Idoling!!!'s Goto Kaoru to graduate from the group

    May 10, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    It's been announced that Idoling!!! member Goto Kaoru will be graduating from the group.   This announcement was made on May 10 during the event 'PonyCan! Idol Club Kanshasai ~Idol Survival~' at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo. Due to person reasons, Goto will graduate on June 7 after the live '25-gou Kaorun no Atarashii Tabidachi Takusan no Omoide Gocchan Desungu!!!' at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. Source & Image: natalie

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  • VAMPS to release a photo book on Friday the 13th

    May 9, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    VAMPS will release a photo book titled 'VAMPS 13 Photography by TAKAYUKI OKADA' from Parco Publishing on Friday, June 13. In addition, there will be a photo exhibition at Parco Museum from June 6 to the 16. 'VAMPS 13' is a large collection of photographs taken in 2013 in New York by photographer Okada Takayuki. Pre-orders are currently ongoing via mail order site 'VAMPROSE STORE'.   Meanwhile, the photo exhibition will feature photos from their

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  • Rola sheds tears in CM for 'Aesthetic TBC'

    May 9, 2014 @ 4:53 am

    Model/talento Rola will be appearing in the CM for 'Aesthetic TBC' where she challenged herself to a crying scene. She said that this was her first crying performance, "I absolutely thought I couldn't cry, so I'm amazed."The theme of the new CM is a woman who aims for beauty and a new love after getting over an old love. In the CM, Rola looks out of a train moving along the coast while trying to get over a broken heart. Rola was asked to start cr

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/30~5/7

    May 7, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 30th to May 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 04 - "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 05 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 06 - "Let It Go

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/28 ~ 5/4

    May 7, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 28th to May 4th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "GUTS!" - Arashi : 4/30 (501,493)2. "Mystery Night / Eighteen Emotion" - S/mileage : 4/3 (34,340)3. "Uta no☆Prince Sama♪Idol Song Kotobuki Reiji (Itoshiki Hito e)" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Shotaro) : 4/30 (23,555)4. "Gera Gera Po no Uta" - KING CREAMSODA : 4/30 (22,310)5. "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 028 Hojou Karen (Hak

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  • 10 graduate members appear in the MV for Oshima Yuko's graduation song

    May 6, 2014 @ 12:42 am

    On May 5, AKB48's soon-to-be graduate member Oshima Yuko held her solo event "Oshima Yuko Thanksgiving Festival" at Intex Osaka, and there, she revealed the music video to her graduation song "Kyou made no Melody" for the first time.In the MV, not only the current members, but also 10 graduate members, who were 2nd generation members like Oshima, make their appearances.The 16 current members who sing the song along with Oshima are Umeda Ayaka, Ka

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/28~5/1

    May 3, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at prime time ratings, with a focus on the weekly dramas. On Monday, TV Asahi topped the 9pm time frame with Ikegami Akira's coverage of the ferry incident in South Korea on his show 'Koko ga Point!'. This accelerated the decline of viewers for Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Gokuaku Ganbo', which dropped by 2.2% to 9.1%. Tuesday marked "Showa Day" in Japan, a publi

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/21 ~ 4/27

    May 2, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    Oricon's weekly charts for April 21 to the 27th has been revealed. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Eejanaika" - Johnny's WEST : 4/23 (262,154)2. "NEVER LET YOU GO" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE : 4/23 (86,442)3. "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" - μ's : 4/23 (65,930)4. "Truth" - CNBLUE : 4/23 (35,602)5. "Departure" - SCANDAL : 4/23 (30,953)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "already" - Not yet : 4/23 (

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