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  • AKB48 Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira announces graduation

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    AKB48 Team B Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira has announced her graduation. Takahashi made the announcement herself on February 8 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "I'm pretty sure I surprised everyone with this sudden announcement, but recently, I've been troubled thinking about my future as well as my activities in AKB48. I've been anxious about a lot of things, and I didn't know what I wanted to d

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/3~2/6 2017

    February 8, 2017 @ 6:58 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 February 3rd to February 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Gekokujo Juken === 2/3 – Friday 12.3%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 SP 08.8%(?.?%) – 21:00-22:54 – (

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina suddenly passes away

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:47 am

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina has passed away. She was 18 years old.  According to reports, Matsuno did not participate in the group's concert on February 7th due to poor health. She had been receiving medical treatment at her home in Tokyo, but her condition suddenly became critical. On February 8th around 5:00 am, Matsuno's parents made a 119 emergency call, and she was transported to the hospital where she later died.Our co

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/30 ~ 2/5

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for January 30 to February 5. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Reboot!!!" - A.B.C-Z : 2/1 (55,652)2. "Itteki no Eikyou" - UVERworld : 2/1 (47,631)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 08 BEYOND THE STARLIGHT" - Jougasaki Rika (CV: Yamatoto Nozomi), Ogata Chieri (CV: Oozora Naomi), Hojo Karen (CV: Fuchigami Mai), Kawashima Mizuki (CV: Touyama Nao), Futaba An

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna to become an idol group producer

    February 7, 2017 @ 7:36 am

    Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna will become an idol group producer. Ito graduated from Idoling!!! and retired from showbiz in April of 2015. As a college student, she started up a company called TKMK last December and currently serves as its manager. Utilizing her own experiences as an idol, she will make her way backstage and produce female idol groups.  On her idol project, Ito commented, "Dream big. My goal is Nippon Budokan!

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  • LinQ members Shiira Fuuko & Maikawa Aya to graduate

    February 7, 2017 @ 7:26 am

    Shiira Fuuko and Maikawa Aya will be graduating from LinQ in March. This spring, Shiira will begin attending an university outside of Kyushu. In order to devote herself to her studies, she will end her contract with her agency in late-March. Meanwhile, Maikawa, who had moved to China last May for language learning and performance lessons, will officially start her show biz work in China this spring.  Both Shiira and Maikawa will partic

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  • Fujie Reina announces graduation from NMB48

    February 6, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    NMB48 Team BII member Fujie Reina has announced her graduation from the group. Fujie made the announcement herself on January 31 during Team BII's performance at NMB48 Theater. In a YouTube video, she explained, "After graduating, I want to become an actress. In order for many people to watch me acting, I hope to challenge myself to many different things." At the end of the video, she held up a message board telling fans that they are "prohibited

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/25~1/31

    February 6, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Hikari no Atelier" - Mr.Children 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Ai Okuri (movie ver.)" - The STROBOSCORP* 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "EXCITE" - Miura D

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  • Pikotaro meets Justin Bieber, co-stars in CM

    February 6, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

    Justin Bieber revealed a two-shot that he took with Pikotaro during his recent trip to Japan. Pikotaro made his big break after Justin Bieber shared "PPAP" on Twitter, calling it his "favorite video on the internet." Since then, Pikotaro has appeared in various CMs, and even performed during the halftime show of NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'.   In the picture, Justin is wearing a school uniform, smiling, and holding Pikotaro's chin. The two co-stars

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/31~2/2 2017

    February 4, 2017 @ 5:57 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 January 31st to February 2nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Quartet === 1/31 – Tuesday 07.8%(1.8%) – 22:00-22:54 – Quartet (3) > Cast: Matsu Takako, Mitsushima Hikar

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