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  • Maeda Atsuko apologizes for causing a minor car accident

    July 20, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    On July 20, actress Maeda Atsuko updated her Twitter account and apologized for a recent minor car accident that she caused.She wrote, "At this time, I would like to sincerely apologize for troubling and worrying persons involved in a minor car accident caused by my vehicle. I'm am terribly sorry for causing this trouble."According to reports, the accident happened on July 19 around 5:15 pm at Sotobori Street in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. The front pas

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  • Inoue Waka gives birth to a baby girl

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    Actress Inoue Waka (35) has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. This was announced on July 19th by Inoue's agency via fax. According to the announcement, Inoue's daughter was born on the 18th weighing 3,108 grams (6 lbs 13 oz). Both mother and baby are in healthy condition.  Inoue married film director Iizuka Ken (36) in May of 2012. This January, she revealed, "We as a couple have been blessed with a new l

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group.On July 19th, she updated her official blog and announced, "I, Kuramochi Asuka, will graduate from AKB48." Her graduation concert will be held on August 17th.Kuramochi, who was appointed as captain for Team B during the team shuffle in February of last year, explained, "As I have never experienced being a captain before, everyday was fresh and everyday was a learning ex

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 7/14~7/16

    July 18, 2015 @ 3:26 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. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from July 14th to July 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai 2 === 7/14 – Tuesday 15.2%(?.?%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl 11.6%(?.?

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  • Sorimachi Takashi chosen to be the next partner of Mizutani Yutaka in 'Aibou' drama

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    TV Asahi's popular drama series "Aibou" will start their 14th season, and recently, it was announced that the next partner of the protagonist played by Mizutani Yutaka would be Sorimachi Takashi. "Aibou" is a detective drama that began in 2000, centering around a genius inspector named 'Sugishita Ukyo' (Mizutani), who belongs to the "special mission task force" of the Metropolitan Police Department. He solves some difficult cases

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  • Unicorn's Kawanishi Koichi suffers a stroke

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:32 am

    It's been reported that rock band Unicorn drummer Kawanishi Koichi has suffered a stroke. Consequently, the band will be canceling their appearances in festivals and events this summer. In an entry titled "Announcement of Cancellation of Summer Event Appearances" on their official website, Unicorn revealed, "According to instructions from the doctor, he requires about 2 months of recuperation. Thus we are canceling all of our appearance

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  • Hojo Tsukasa's 'Angel Heart' getting a live-action drama adaptation

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    NTV announced that they would air a live-action drama adaptation of Hojo Tsukasa's manga "Angel Heart" starting in October.Previously, "Angel Heart" was released as a TV anime, and "Angel Heart 2nd Season" is currently being serialized on Monthly Comic Zenon. This marks the first time for Hojo's work to be released as a serial drama. The characters and setting in "Angel Heart" are based on Hojo's masterpiece "City Hunter", but its story tak

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  • Hirosue Ryoko announces the birth of her 3rd child

    July 17, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been reported that actress Hirosue Ryoko (34) has given birth to her 3rd child.Hirosue made the announcement via her agency on July 17. Below is a translated message from the actress. "At this time, I would like to announce that I was able to give birth to a baby girl safely.Having this brand new life in front of my eyes, I am once again reminded of the beauty of this world.While being grateful for the many people who support me, and b

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's Takagi Reni fractures her left hand

    July 17, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    It's been revealed that Momoiro Clover Z member Takagi Reni has fractured her left hand.During rehearsals for the group's one-man lives scheduled to be held on July 31 and August 1 at Ecopa Stadium, Takagi fell down and fractured the distal end radius of her left hand. After a visit to the doctor, she was told that she would need about 4 months for complete recovery.  The group's public recording of TV Asahi's 'Momoclo Chan' on July 18 at Roppon

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/8~7/14

    July 16, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 8th to July 14th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Summer Madness feat. Afrojack" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "PLAYBACK" - JUJU 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen 05 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J

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