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  • AKB48's Iwata Karen to graduate from the group

    January 5, 2016 @ 3:33 pm

    On January 5, AKB48 member Iwata Karen announced her graduation during the "Eve wa Adam no Rokkotsu" stage performance held at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Iwata who is looking to become a stage actress, explained that she would be focusing on her acting studies.After the stage performance, she also announced her graduation via Twitter, saying, "I have announced my graduation. I'm sorry to surprise you guys with a sudden announcement, but

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  • Recochoku's yearly download charts for 2015

    January 5, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Recochoku, one of the biggest online and mobile music download portals in Japan, recently released the 2015 yearly download charts for the period from December 1st, 2014 until November 30th, 2015. Check out the top ranking for single, albums and more over the past 12 months below! - < Recochoku Ranking > 01 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi

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  • PASSPO☆'s Makita Sako graduates from the group

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    On PASSPO☆'s blog, it was announced that member Makita Sako (22) graduated from the group as of December 30. Makita has been on hiatus after the group's concert on May 31 due to poor health. Makita explained on the blog that now is the best timing for her to make a fresh start as she will be graduating from college in March. She wrote, "During the hiatus, I've learned by seeing and feeling a lot of things, which I realized how optimistic I was.

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  • Voice actress Hikasa Yoko announces her marriage

    December 31, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    On December 30, popular voice actress Hikasa Yoko announced on her blog that she got married sometime this year. In the blog post, she started by looking back on 2015 and wrote, "There was one more change. I'm sorry for this late announcement! I got married in this year. You fans have always been supportive and pushed my back to get married. Thank you!"Hikasa is known for voicing "Akiyama Mio" in K-ON!, and she has also voiced for many other ani

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/23~12/29

    December 30, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 23rd to December 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Christmas Song" - back number 02 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 03 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 04 - "Ki-mi-ni-mu-chu" - EXILE 05 - "What You Want" - JUJU 06 - "Mirai" - Kobukuro

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  • Tokyo Girls' Style member Konishi Ayano to leave the group + retire from showbiz

    December 30, 2015 @ 10:20 am

    TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE member Konishi Ayano will be graduating from the group and retiring from the showbiz industry. Konishi has been on hiatus since June in order to concentrate on treating her back issues. Regarding the reason for her graduation, Konishi explained, "I lost my confidence to keep up with the group who is aiming further ahead. It doesn't feel right to be part of it with this half-hearted attitude. I could even st

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  • Do As Infinity's Van Tomiko announces the birth of her 2nd baby

    December 29, 2015 @ 10:31 am

    Do As Infinity's vocalist Van Tomiko announced on the official site that she gave birth to her second baby. Van commented, "I gave birth to a baby boy. Both I and the baby are in healthy condition, and I'm just feeling relieved with my husband. I will do my best at child care and work, so please continue to support me."Van announced her marriage with a non-celebrity 4 years her junior in September 2012, and the couple welcomed their first son ba

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  • Ayumikurikamaki cancel live performances for this year due to a car accident

    December 29, 2015 @ 10:29 am

    Three-member idol unit Ayumikurikamaki was involved in a car accident. According to their official site, it occurred on December 27. The members were in a vehicle that rolled over because of a rear burst tire.After some detailed examinations, the girls were diagnosed with sprains and bruises on several parts of their bodies. Because their doctor forbid them from exercising and prescribed medical treatment with rest, they have canceled their appea

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  • Fukase & Masuwaka Tsubasa reported to be in a relationship

    December 28, 2015 @ 12:04 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI's Fukase (30) and talento Masuwaka Tsubasa (30) are in a romantic relationship.According to reports, the romance bloomed this fall. Reports also stated that they have been visiting each other's homes, and Masuwaka's son from her previous marriage is attached to Fukase. In an ORICON STYLE interview, Masukawa's agency commented on the reports, "We let her handle her private life."  Fukase was formerly in a relationship wit

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 12/18~12/24

    December 26, 2015 @ 4:22 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 December 18th to December 24th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Shitamachi Rocket === 12/18 – Friday ??.?%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futtou Word 10 Special 14.1%(4.2%) – 2

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