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  • HKT48 chosen as 'Aomori Ringo Queen'

    November 30, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    HKT48 has been chosen as the '5th Aomori Ringo Queen'. Every year, the Aomori Prefecture Apple Measure Council chooses an elegant and healthy female celebrity as the 'Aomori Ringo Queen' to make the "Aomori apple" more appealing. This year, HKT48 was chosen because "while handling a busy schedule everyday, they maintain a healthy and beautiful style. The girls, who give energy to Japan, fit the image of the healthy fruit, Aomori apple." 

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  • Suzanne reveals her maternity photos

    November 29, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Talento Suzanne (27), who is currently 8 months pregnant with her first child, has revealed her maternity photos. They are currently featured on the women's fashion website 'MUSE&Co.'. These maternity photos were taken because Suzanne once said, "I've always admired them and it would make me happy if it was fulfilled." On her first time "co-starring" with her child, she expressed, "In the middle of it (the photo shoot), the baby moved in

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  • Angela Aki announces indefinite hiatus

    November 29, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Angela Aki will be releasing her best-of album "TAPESTRY OF SONGS -THE BEST OF ANGELA AKI" on March 5, 2014. She has also announced that she will be going on an indefinite hiatus. Angela will be studying abroad at a music college in the United States starting in fall of 2014 in order to work on her Broadway Musical Project. She explained, "I didn't want to put myself in a half-hearted state. In order to make my dreams come true, I will focus

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/20~11/26

    November 27, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 20th to November 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "X'mas Love Story." - Sonar Pocket 02 - "Mamotte Agetai" - JUJU 03 - "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de [...]" - AKB48 04 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Snow Dome no Yakusoku" - Kis-My-Ft2

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/18 ~ 11/24

    November 27, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 18th to the 24th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sansei Kawaii!!" - SKE48 : 11/20 (449,003)2. "Kurukuru" - e-girls : 11/20 (69,087)3. "Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~" - Acid Black Cherry : 11/20 (59,714)4. "Mikakunin Chuugakusei X" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 11/20 (46,045)5. "Pinky Santa" - BOYFRIEND : 11/20 (35,198)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "PORN

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/22~11/24

    November 27, 2013 @ 1:31 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. TV Asahi's 11:00 pm drama on Friday, 'Toshi Densetsu no Onna 2' starring Nagasawa Masami has already come to an end after its 7th episode, which recorded a rating of 7.3% (-0.1). Its season-average of the drama is 7.51%. The 1st season did much better with an average rating of 9.7%. Meanwhile, Fuji TV'

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  • Yamada Takayuki's drama 'Yamikin Ushijima-kun' to return with second season + new movie to be released

    November 26, 2013 @ 2:17 am

    It has been announced that Yamada Takayuki's starring drama "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" will return with its second season starting in January. In addition to the TV drama, there will also be a new film "Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 2" that is scheduled to open in theaters in May of 2014. "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" is originally Manabe Shohei's manga that was serialized irregularly on Weekly Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan) since in 2004. It re

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  • Porno Graffitti tops Oricon chart for the first time in over 3 years

    November 25, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Rock band Porno Graffitti's best-of album "PORNO GRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary 'ALL TIME SINGLES'" which was released on November 20, sold 85,000 copies in the first week, topping the Oricon weekly album ranking chart. This is Porno Graffitti's first chart-topping work including both singles and albums, in 3 years and 8 months since they last topped the chart with their album "∠TRIGGER" back in 2010. "PORNO GRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary 'ALL TIM

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  • SKE48 tops Oricon weekly chart with their 13th single

    November 25, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    SKE48's 13th single "Sansei Kawaii!" which went on sale on November 20, sold 449,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This is the 9th consecutive chart-topping single, and this single also allowed them to grab the number 2 spot for the record number of consecutive chart-topping singles for a female group which ties them with Pink Lady. (AKB48 keeps the No.1 spot with 20 consecutive chart-topping singles.)C

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  • Inohara Yoshihiko and Seto Asaka welcome their 2nd child

    November 25, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    V6 member Inohara Yoshihiko and his wife, actress Seto Asaka have welcomed a new baby girl. The couple sent out a fax to media outlets reporting, "Both mother and baby are in good health. While praying that she will look like my wife, I would like the 4 of us to live happily without forgetting the feeling of appreciation. Please continue to support us."Inohara and Seto got married back in 2007 and celebrated the birth of their son in 2010.&n

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