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  • Nogizaka46 mark their best first week sales with the 10th single

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (released on October 8) sold 479,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly single ranking! This marked their best first week sales ever. "Nandome no Aozora ka?" is the group's 9th consecutive chart-topping single, and it's the third best record (tied with Pink Lady) for a female group following AKB48 (24 singles in a row) and SKE48 (11 singles in a row). 

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa tops Oricon weekly album ranking for the first time in over 3 years

    October 14, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa's 4th original album "YOU" (released on October 8) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with first week sales of 46,000 copies.This is the first time in 3 years and 8 months for his album to top the chart since his first solo album "SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD".The album contains a total of 12 tracks including "YOUR STEP", "Brodiaea", and "Daite Senorita - 2014 version -."Source: Oricon 

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/1~10/7

    October 13, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 1st to October 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Netsujou no Spectrum" - Ikimonogakari 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 07 - "Hi

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  • Horikita Maki speaks Hakata dialect for new 'Leo Palace' CM

    October 13, 2014 @ 2:49 am

    Actress Horikita Maki will star in Leo Palace 21's new CM. Horikita plays the role of an office worker who works in Tokyo. One day, her younger brother (played by Takasugi Mahiro), who aims to enter a Tokyo university, visits her apartment. Her brother suggests that they will live together once he passes the entrance exams, to which Horikita refuses in Hakata dialect. In the end, her brother ends up moving next door to her.The second CM port

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  • E-girls & Flower member Muto Chiharu to withdraw from the group

    October 12, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    It's been announced that E-girls and Flower member Muto Chiharu will be withdrawing from both groups. Through her experience in E-girls and Flower, Muto found something that she wants to aim for. In order to grow in a brand new environment, she has decided to study abroad. On E-girls' official website, she wrote, "The relationships I have with the members, staff, and fans that I met in the past 3 and a half years are my life treasures. Although I

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/29~10/9

    October 11, 2014 @ 2:25 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 September 29th to October 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/29~10/5 – Drama Ratings Quick Overview 21.8%(?.?%) – 08:00-08:15 – Massan #START > Cast: Tamayama Tetsuji, Charlot

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  • Ohori Megumi reveals her salary during her days in AKB48

    October 10, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On October 9, talento Ohori Megumi updated her blog revealing her salary during her days in AKB48. Ohori, who shared that she visited Ueno the other day, started, "I felt nostalgic about the past when I was living in Ueno during my days in AKB48." She then revealed, "My pay back then was 45,000 yen (approximately $418 USD), so with the rent and utility bills, I was barely scraping by. There were times when I would live off of 29 yen bean sprouts

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION's new song used in CM for Shiseido's 'The Collagen'

    October 10, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    MAN WITH A MISSION's new song "falling" is being used as the CM song for Shiseido's 'The Collagen'. "falling" comes about 7 months after the band released their last album "Tales of Purefly". It's a rock ballad that was written just for the CM. Details on the song's release have not been revealed at this time.  The CM stars Goto Kumiko who shows off her beautiful back. You can check it out below. Source: natalie

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  • Yamada Yu reveals her baby picture

    October 9, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    On October 8, actress Yamada Yu revealed her own baby picture through her Instagram account.Yamada, who announced the birth of her first child earlier this month, uploaded a young picture of herself with her mom. She added the caption, "After giving birth to my child, I was able to once again feel the greatness of my mother. Thank you! Mom, you're so young! This was not too long after I was born."  Yamada married actor Oguri Shun in March o

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  • Yasu Megumi is pregnant with her 1st child

    October 8, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    It's been reported that talento Yasu Megumi (32) is currently 5-months pregnant with her first child. This was announced by her husband, comedian Azuma Takahiro's (44) through his agency on October 8. Their baby is due in March of next year.  In a FAX addressed to media outlets, he commented, "Excuse me for my personal matter, but I have something to report. At this time, my wife Yasu Megumi is pregnant and has entered her stable period. AzuMAX

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