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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/3 ~ 2/9

    February 13, 2014 @ 12:19 am

    Oricon has revealed the weekly charts for February 3rd to the 9th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Aino Arika / Aisureba Motto Happy Life" - Hey!Say! JUMP : 2/5 (207,469)2. "Hide & Seek / Something" - Tohoshinki : 2/5 (107,413)3. "little" - Itano Tomomi : 2/5 (34,037)4. "fish" - back number : 2/5 (17,903)5. "Welcome to the Shuffle!!" - BEE SHUFFLE : 2/5 (16,306)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/07~02/09

    February 13, 2014 @ 12:16 am

    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. Aside from the usual prime time and night time ratings, you will also get a detailed look at the Japanese viewer ratings of the 2014 Winter Olympics similar to the previous Olympics and other big sport events. On Friday, TV Tokyo's drama 'Sanbiki no Ossan' (9.1%) came out victorious against Fuji T

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/05~02/11

    February 12, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 5th to February 11th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Maeshika Mukanee" - AKB48 02 - "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 04 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 05 - "Story Of My Life" - One Direction 06 - "Ima, Sakihokoru Hana-tachi

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  • Country Musume to hold new member auditions

    February 12, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    It's been announced that Country Musume will be holding new member auditions. A special website has been launched and is currently accepting participants until March 31.This was announced on February 11 during Hello! Project's live event 'Hello! Project 2014 WINTER ~GOiSU MODE~' at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall. During the live, Satoda Mai appeared on the stage monitor with a recorded commentary. This audition will be held as Satoda will be going to the

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  • AKB48's album sells over a million copies for 2nd consecutive time

    February 9, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    The total sales number of AKB48's 5th album "Tsugi no Ashiato" (went on sale on January 22) reached 1,001,000 copies when including the sales --1,351 copies-- from February 6. This marked their 2nd consecutive million-selling album. They achieved it 16 days after the album went on sale, and it is the fastest record for the group's history (for albums), as their previous album "1830m" reached a million copies 33 days later from the release day.Th

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  • NEWS to release Tokyo Dome live on DVD/Blu-ray

    February 8, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    It's been revealed that NEWS will release a new live DVD/Blu-ray titled 'NEWS 10th Anniversary in Tokyo Dome' on March 19th.The live DVD/Blu-ray will feature NEWS' 10th anniversary concert that was held on September 7th at Tokyo Dome. On that day, the group performed songs mainly from their latest album "NEWS", along with their hit singles.   The DVD/Blu-ray will be 3-disc set. DISC 1 and 2 will include live footage, while DISC 3 will include a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/03~02/06

    February 8, 2014 @ 8:34 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 weekly dramas. NTV variety show 'Fukaii Hanashi' (12.3%) came out on top during the Monday 9pm time slot. This show keeps going up and down every week. Monday Fuji TV drama 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' only came in second with a rating of 11.8% (-1.5). The rating isn't that bad compared to the other dramas this season, but it

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  • Kato Rosa gives birth to her 2nd child

    February 7, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

    On February 7th, it was revealed that professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke and actress Kato Rosa have welcomed their 2nd child. This was announced by Matsui through his official website. Matsui reported, "The other day, our 2nd son came into this world. I'm relieved that both mother and child are in healthy condition." He then expressed, "As husband and wife, we will continue to cooperate and help each othe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/27 ~ 2/2

    February 6, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for January 27 to February 2. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?" - Morning Musume.'14 : 1/29 (149,361)2. "Otone Nagare Tsuki" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 1/29 (46,312)3. "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie : 1/29 (42,021)4. "Takaramonoz / Paradise Live" - μ's : 1/29 (36,925)5. "Kimi no Tonari" - aiko : 1/29 (36,654)(Check out the full ranking

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  • 'Johnny's WEST' become a 7-member group with additional 3 members

    February 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    A new group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., "Johnny's WEST" announced that 3 more members have joined the group, and thus they are now a group of 7 members.The additional 3 members are Hamada Takahiro (25), Kamiyama Tomohiro (20), and Fujii Ryusei (20). They were introduced to the media during the press conference for the group's commemorative stage "Naniwazamurai Hello TOKYO!!" held at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on February 5. The creation of "Joh

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