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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami diagnosed with kidney cyst

    June 21, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    On June 20, it was revealed on AKB48's official blog that a member Minegishi Minami developed kidney cyst. The blog post read, "Team 4's Minegishi Minami canceled her appearance on today's theater performance due to her poor health, and after the examination at a hospital, she was diagnosed with kidney cyst. So, she will be focusing on the treatment for a while."It is uncertain when she will be able to return at this moment.Source & Image: O

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  • The Gifu's representative in AKB48 Team 8 announces her graduation from the group

    June 19, 2014 @ 3:09 am

    On June 18, idol group AKB48 Team 8 member Okubora Chinatsu, who is Gifu prefecture's representative, announced her graduation from the group.She explained the reason for her graduation on the team's official site, "It's been about 2 months since our activities began, and it was getting difficult for me to continue the activities while coping with my schoolwork, so I started feeling that I would not be able to stay as the way I am in fr

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  • Do As Infinity's Van Tomiko gives birth to her first child

    June 19, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    On June 18, Do As Infinity's vocalist Van Tomiko (35) announced through her fan club website the birth of her first child.   According to the announcement, Van gave birth to a 3,450 gram (7lbs 9oz) baby boy on June 13. She joyfully stated, "Both my son and I are healthy. It was past the due date, but there were no big troubles. He was born safely in the presence of my husband. My heart is full of happiness of being able to hold our long-awaited

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/13~6/15

    June 19, 2014 @ 2:14 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from June 13th to June 15th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/13 – Friday 07.2%(?.?%) – 19:30-20:45 – 2014 FIFA World Cup Special 05.3%(1.1%) – 22:00-22:50 – Doctor G 08.4%(4.2%) – 19

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  • Oricon Music DVD Ranking for the first half of 2014

    June 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    Oricon has revealed their music DVD ranking for the first half of 2014, so check below for the TOP 25 that made the cut! =====[Music DVD TOP25]1. "ARASHI ARAFES  '13 NATIONAL STADIUM 2013" - Arashi : (532,232)2. "KANJANI8 LIVE TOUR JUKE BOX" - Kanjani8 : (216,283)3. "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku IN TOKYO DOME 2013.11.16" - Kis-My-Ft2 : (197,089)4. "namie amuro FEEL tour 2013" - Amuro Namie : (118,208)5. "EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 'EXILE PRIDE' 9.27 FINAL" -

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  • Oricon Album Ranking for the first half of 2014

    June 17, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    Check out the TOP25 of Oricon's album ranking released for the first half of 2014 below to see if your favorite artists made the cut!   =====[Album TOP25]1. "Tsugi no Ashiato" - AKB48 : (1,036,751)2. "Anna to Yuki no Joou (Frozen) Original Sound Track" - Various Artists : (754,407)3. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Masaharu : (329,285)4. "THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : (323,798)5. "HIT! HIT! HIT!" - Kis-My-Ft2

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  • Oricon Single Ranking for the first half of 2014

    June 17, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

    Oricon has released the single ranking for the first half of 2014.Below are the TOP 25 songs that made it, check it out! =====[Single TOP 25]1. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : (1,764,489)2. "Maeshika Mukanee" - AKB48 : (1,151,372)3. "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono" - AK

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  • Former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi gives birth to her first child

    June 17, 2014 @ 3:10 am

    Former AKB48 / SDN48 member Ohori Megumi has given birth to her first child on June 16.  According to her official blog, Ohori gave birth to a 2,956 gram (6lbs 8oz) baby girl. She revealed that she was finally able to give birth about two days after her water broke. "Our child, who was doing her best in my stomach for 10 months, was so precious that I held her and said, 'You did your best.' From now on, together with my husband, we hop

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  • Amuro Namie grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:36 am

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album "Ballada" which went on sale on June 4, topped Oricon's weekly album ranking 2 weeks in a row.The album sold 66,000 copies this week, and the accumulated total is now 321,000 copies. Including both solo and group, this is the first time this year that a female artist has topped the album ranking 2 consecutive weeks."Ballada" includes the top 15 of Amuro's popular ballads voted by her fans such as "Lo

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  • Matsui Jurina injures her fingers during the rehearsal for SKE48's special live

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    On June 16, idol group SKE48 member Matsui Jurina was injured during the rehearsal for the group's "AiiA SKE48 Special live" held at AiiA Theater Tokyo, leading to the cancellation of her appearance on the live.According to a source close to the group, Matsui injured the middle finger and ring finger of her right hand, but it's unknown if those fingers are fractured. At the beginning of the live, Matsui appeared on the st

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