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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/19~5/25

    May 28, 2014 @ 4:06 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 May 19th to May 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/19 – Monday 16.4%(2.3%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.1%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.6%(0.6%) – 20:00-20:43 –

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  • Kawaei Rina & Iriyama Anna update their Google+

    May 28, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    On May 27, AKB48 members Kawaeri Rina and Iriyama Anna, who got injured during the group's handshake event in Iwate on May 25, updated their Google+ and messaged to their fans.  Kawaei wrote with her photo, "I'm sorry everyone for worrying you. I am recovering well little by little (^^)." She also revealed that she would make an appearance via telephone on Fuji TV's live broadcasting show "Viking", which she serves as the regular membe

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/16~5/18

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:13 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 May 16th to May 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/16 – Friday 07.7%(1.9%) – 20:00-20:45 – Kitchen ga Hashiru! 03.0%(2.3%) – 22:00-23:15 – NHK Special 08.2%(0.4%) – 19

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  • Fairies' Ito Momoka to make her solo debut + M Three' 2nd single to be released

    May 25, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    It was announced on Fairies' official site that member Ito Momoka would make her solo debut this summer, and the group's sub-unit M Three's second single entitled "Your Love" is also set to be released. The details on both announcements will be revealed at a later date.Additionally, Fairies is scheduled to release their new single "Super Hero / Love Me, Love You More." soon on May 28.One of the title tracks "Super Hero" is the ending theme song

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  • AKB48 theater manager explains Kawaei and Iriyama's conditions

    May 25, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    As reported earlier, AKB48 members Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna got injured by a 24-year-old man with a saw, during the group's handshake event in Iwate. On the 25th at 9:30 pm, AKB48 Theater manager Yuasa Hiroshi explained the details on those two's conditions in front of the hospital they are currently hospitalized. According to the theater manager, Kawaei fractured her  thumb of the right hand, and got slashed on her right arm.

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  • DAZZLE VISION featured in Final Fantasy Agito battle scenes

    May 24, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Japanese hard rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will be featured in the new Square Enix smartphone game Final Fantasy Agito. The band's vocalist Maiko lends her signature shouts to the iOS/Android game during the weekend "Toubatsusen" battles where players fight together against giant bosses. Ishikawa Tsuyoshi (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) on the bass and Kanza Jin (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) also join in the BGM recording.DAZZLE VIS

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/14~5/20

    May 23, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 14th to May 20th. 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 - "Hello new me" - Hamasaki Ayumi 04 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Utada Hikaru holds her wedding ceremony in Italy

    May 23, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31) and Italian bartender Francesco Calliano (23) held their wedding ceremony in Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy on May 23.Utada wore a simple, full-length white dress with laced sleeves. It was a tightly-guarded wedding with about 7-8 bodyguards to prevent pictures from being taken. Among the chaos, the couple stepped out of the church in smiles. About 300 spectators flocked to the c

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  • exist†trace featured on REVOLVER's 'All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands'

    May 22, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    J-Rock band exist†trace has been featured on REVOLVER magazine's website as one of "Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands", showcasing the group's video for "RESONANCE".exist†trace launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND this week, and their new single "Spiral Daisakusen" will be available worldwide on iTunes and Spotify at the end of May.

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  • AKB48's 6th Senbatsu General Election to be live broadcast on Fuji TV

    May 22, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    It has been announced that AKB48's 6th Senbatsu Election (June 7), through which the members participating in the next single will be chosen, will be broadcast live on Fuji TV.  Additionally, two days later, on June 9, member Oshima Yuko's (25) graduation performance on the AKB48 stage in Tokyo will also be broadcast live on Fuji TV.This is Fuji TV's 3rd consecutive year broadcasting the senbatsu election.  Last

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