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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/23~4/29

    April 30, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 23rd to April 29th. 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 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 0

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  • Yamada Ryosuke's 'Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo' to get a serial drama

    April 29, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    It was revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in NTV's new drama "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo)".This will mark the first time in 13 years for the "Kindaichi" series to get a serial drama since it was last aired in 2001 starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun. The drama is based on the popular ongoing manga (written by Amagi Seimaru and illustrated by Sato Fumiya) that has been serialized in "Weekly

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/25~4/27

    April 29, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

    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. Friday drama 'Maruho no Onna' on TV Tokyo has already found its regular audience and seems to have stable ratings just below 9%. The same can also be said about 'Alice no Toge' on TBS, which recorded the same rating of 11.9% as last week. TV Asahi's 'Shinigami-kun' 2nd episode achieved a rating of 10.

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  • Michishige Sayumi to graduate from Morning Musume.'14 & Hello! Project this fall

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    It's been reported that Michishige Sayumi will be graduating from Morning Musume.'14 and Hello! Project this fall.The news was announced on April 29 during the Yamaguchi concert of Morning Musume.'14's live tour 'Morning Musume.'14 Concert Tour Spring ~Evolution~'. Michishige, who is the member with the longest tenure in the group's history, commented, "Since I became leader about 2 years ago, I've been saying that I wanted to return Morning Musu

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  • Sendai holds a victory parade in honor of Olympic Gold Medalist Hanyu Yuzuru

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    In the '2014 Sochi Winter Olympics', Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru took home Japan's first ever gold medal for the sport. In celebration of his win, a parade was held in his honor at his hometown of Sendai City. Over 92,000 citizens cheered him on as the 19-year-old paraded through the city. Before the parade, Murai Yoshihiro (53), the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, awarded Hanyu the 'Prefecture Honorary Citizen Award'. Hanyu

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  • Fukada Kyoko to play cabin attendant in Fuji TV's special drama

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    It's been revealed that actress Fukada Kyoko will challenge herself to her first cabin attendant role in Fuji TV's special drama 'Cabin Attendant' (tentative title) scheduled to broadcast in July.  The special drama will be a remake of the popular series 'Stewardess Keiji' which aired back in 1997 on Fuji TV. It will be supported by Japan Airlines. Fukada will be one of the cabin attendants of JAL's international flights. She will be involved in

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  • Comedian Kintaro admits defeat to 'Otona AKB48' winner Tsukamoto Mariko

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    Comedian Kintaro, known for her impersonations of idol group members, recently submitted her applications for the "Otona AKB48 Auditions". However, she didn't make the cut in the end and was made fun of by fellow comedy duo FUJIWARA, who teased, "Obviously you wouldn't make it." Actually, Kintaro made it to the third and final round of the "Otona AKB" auditions, which called for a new member above 30 yeard old. On her blog, sh

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  • Idoling!!!'s Sakai Hitomi to temporarily halt her activities

    April 28, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    It's been announced that Idoling!!! member Sakai Hitomi will temporarily halt her activities due to medical treatment. This was revealed through Sakai's official blog. The staff wrote, "Due to her poor health, and as a result of examination at the hospital, she will take a rest for awhile." In addition, it was announced that she will be absent from 'Chikacchi to Mitsuko no Heya vol.3 ~Chikacchi Tanjousai~' on May 3 and 'Idol Renaissance Kouh

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  • Go Hiromi to become a father of twin boys

    April 28, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    It's been reported that singer Go Hiromi (58) will become a father of twin boys in late-July. Go has two daughters from his ex-wife, but has no sons.  In March of 2012, Go remarried former professional baseball player Tokutake Sadayuki's 2nd daughter Rina (33). Her pregnancy of fraternal twins was announced earlier in January.Source & Image: Oricon

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  • AAA's Ito Chiaki releases sexy photo book

    April 28, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    AAA's Ito Chiaki (27) held the release event for her new photo book "DESTRUCTION" at Tokyo's Fukuya Book Store Shinjuku Subnade Branch on April 27. The photo book was shot in studio at the end of January and showcases a side of Ito that is usually not seen in AAA, such as her making funny faces, close-ups of her without makeup and her dressed in grown-up lingerie. About her lingerie shots, Ito commented with a smile, "Maybe it's because I am

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