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  • Fukushi Sota to star in next 'Getsu 9' drama

    May 18, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    It was announced that Fukushi Sota (21) will be starring in the next 'Getsu 9' drama, "Koinaka (tentative title)."  This drama is said to be a pure love story. After grabbing attention in TV Asahi's "Kamen Rider Fourze", Fukushi has been appearing in various works, however, this marks his first time to star in a serial drama on prime time. Regarding that, Fukushi says, "I'm not really worried, nor feeling pressure. It's more like curio

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  • May'n cancels her tour due to vocal cord polyp treatment

    May 18, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    May'n has announced that she will cancel the remainder of her tour "May'n Road to 10th Anniversary Acoustic Tour 2015: Hang jam vol.2" in order to treat her vocal cord polyps.  May'n was diagnosed with polyps on both sides of her vocal cords in late April. She decided to prioritize treatment to prevent her condition from worsening. Thus, all 7 of her upcoming shows have been canceled and ticket refunds will be issued. Below are the list of conce

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/12~5/14

    May 16, 2015 @ 4:33 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 12th to May 14th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below!Screencaps: Mother Game === 5/12 – Tuesday 12.2%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:56 – Tuesday Surprise 12.5%(?.?%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Go

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/6~5/12

    May 16, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 6th to May 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 04 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 05 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakar

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  • Sheena Ringo's 'Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku' wins 'Music Jacket Award 2015'

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:52 am

    The winners of 'Music Jacket Award 2015' sponsored by Music Jacket Promotion Committee have been announced.This year's grand prix went to Sheena Ringo's self-cover album "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku". The runner-ups were Aimer's "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP" and Pink Floyd's "TOWA". The special prize went to Denki Groove's "25".  [Sheena Ringo - "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku][Aimer - "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP"][Pink Floyd - "TOWA"][Denki Groove

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  • Fujimoto Toshifumi and Kinoshita Yukina are expecting their 2nd child

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:51 am

    On May 14, comedian Fujimoto Toshifumi (44) and talento Kinoshita Yukina (27) sent a fax to media outlets announcing that they are expecting their second child. The couple reported, "At this time, the Fujimoto family will be gaining a new family member." They also called out to their fans, "The whole family is looking forward to becoming more lively. We will work even harder, so please continue to support us." Kinoshita is currently 4-month

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  • Original character produced by HYDE to be sold as a stuffed toy

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:49 am

    Original character 'CHUPACABRA' that's designed and produced by HYDE will be sold as a stuffed toy at amusement facilities nationwide beginning later this month. The toy will come in 2 different versions; both about 20 cm in size. Would you buy one of these "scary, but cute" toys? Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/7~5/11

    May 13, 2015 @ 1:19 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 7th to May 11th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/7 – Thursday 11.3%(1.0%) – 19:00-19:56 – Ano News de Tokusuru Hito Sonsuru Hito 15.7%(5.3%) – 19:56-20:54 – Guru-Guru Ninety

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  • Funky Kato announces the birth of his son

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:59 am

    Funky Kato has announced the birth of his first child, a baby boy.On May 13, Funky Kato updated his official blog and revealed that he had welcomed his son in mid-February. He reported on the status of his child, "He is very healthy."  Funky Kato was able to witness the birth of his son. "I was able to see the miracle of the birth of life before my own eyes. I am overflowing with feelings of gratitude," he commented. Finally, he said, "I wa

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  • Hamada Shogo tops Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:53 am

    Singer-songwriter Hamada Shogo's latest original album "Journey of a Songwriter" released on April 29 sold 24,000 copies this week, topping the Oricon weekly album ranking. As it was also ranked No.1 last week, this is the second consecutive week for the album to top the chart. With this, Hamada has become the oldest artist to top Oricon's chart (for both singles and albums) 2 weeks in a row. Up until now, Takeuchi Mariya was the olde

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