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  • Ishihara Satomi to be the heroine for Matsumoto Jun's new 'Getsu 9' drama

    November 24, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    It was revealed that actress Ishihara Satomi has been chosen to be the heroine for "Shitsuren Chocolatier", Fuji TV's next "Getsu 9" drama starring Arashi member Matsumoto Jun. As previously reported, it is a live-action drama adaptation of Mizushiro Setona's popular manga of the same name.=====The protagonist "Koyurugi Sota" (Matsumoto) is a student at a confectionary school. He has been in love with a girl one year older than him, named "Saeko

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  • SKE48's Niidoi Sayaka and Kitahara Yuna to graduate from the group

    November 23, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    SKE48 Team S member Niidoi Sayaka (19) and Kenkyuusei Kitahara Yuna (15) have announced their graduation from the group in order to focus on their studies. This was announced on November 22nd through the group's official website. Niidoi, whose last stage will be on November 30th, reminisced, "It's been 2 short years since I became a member, but those days were all valuable experiences that I will never again come across. I was way too immature si

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/18~11/21

    November 23, 2013 @ 7:19 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. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Umi no Ue no Shinryojo' (8.9%; -3.2) dropped below the 10% mark for the first time, which was caused by the strong line-up from the other networks. One of the competitors was the TBS special drama 'Tokeiya no Musume' starring Sawajiri Erika, who can be happy about another solid

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  • Nominees & winners for the '55th Japan Record Awards' announced

    November 22, 2013 @ 2:31 am

    The list of nominees and winners for the annual music awards show, The 55th Japan Record Awards, has been revealed.As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be selected among the winners of "Best Song" category, while "Best New Artist" will be selected among the winners of "New Artist" category.  Both winners for these awards will be announced on "The 55th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards " that will air live

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  • 'TRICK' to air its final drama special in January

    November 21, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    Previously, we reported that popular "TRICK" series starring Nakama Yukie and Abe Hiroshi would conclude with a fourth feature-length film titled 'TRICK: Last Stage' (to be released on January 11th), and now it was announced that its final drama special would also be aired in January. 'TRICK' is a comedy/mystery series that revolves around a self-appointed popular magician "Yamada Naoko" (Nakama) and the big-headed, self-proclaimed genius p

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/13~11/19

    November 20, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 13th to November 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Ame Nochi Hallelujah" - Yuzu 03 - "Dreaming Now" - Koda Kumi 04 - "Sayonara☆Arigatou" - Hotta-ke BAND 05 - "Kurukuru" - e-girls 06 - "Ima, Sakihokoru

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/11 ~ 11/17

    November 20, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 11 to the 17th. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "SNOW DOME no Yakusoku / Luv Sick" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 11/13 (268,382)2. "Kamonegikkusu" - NMB48 : 10/2 (57,133)3. "Ame Nochi Hallelujah / Mamotte Agetai" - Yuzu : 11/13 (29,960)4. "S.M.L☆" - Afilia Saga : 11/13 (28,796)5. "Ima, Tsutaetai Koto" - CODE-V : 11/13 (27,257)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "GENERAT

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  • SKE48' Matsui Jurina to appear in 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya SP' as a secretary

    November 20, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    As we reported previously, Ohno Satoshi's starring drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" will air as a special drama on January 3rd, and recently, it was announced that SKE48 member Matsui Jurina will be making an appearance in the drama.  Matsui's role will be of a 21-year-old secretary of the shrewd lawyer "Serizawa" (played by Sato Koichi). Matsui, after attending the filming with Ohno, Sato and Toda Erika, revealed, "There were words that I

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/15~11/17

    November 19, 2013 @ 4:26 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. Not many surprises happened over the weekend. The TBS drama 'Kurokochi' made a nice little jump of 1.6% and recorded a rating of 8.8% on Friday. NHK's mini drama 'Jikken Keiji Totori 2' starring Mikami Hiroshi aired its 6th and final episode on Saturday. The final achieved a new personal record of

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  • Former Melon Kinenbi member Shibata Ayumi to resume her activities as a solo artist

    November 19, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    On November 18, it was announced that Shibata Ayumi, a former member of idol group Melon Kinenbi (disbanded in May 2010), will resume her activities as a solo artist after she transfers agencies.  Currently, she will use "Shibata Ayumi" for her activities in entertainment, but she will start to use "ayumi shibata" for her activities as an artist. On May 31 of this year, her contract with "Trick Function"expired and on her

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