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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/31~11/2

    November 5, 2014 @ 5:00 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 October 31st to November 2nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/31 – Friday 16.3%(0.3%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 08.8%(2.2%) – 19:30-19:55 – Tokuho Shutoken 06.1%(0.5%) – 20:0

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  • V6 to make their first CM appearance in 14 years

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    V6 have been chosen as the CM character for AGF. They will be appearing in the CM for AGF's campaign 'Dri Colle!' which will begin airing on November 21. On November 1, V6 entered the 20th year since their debut. This will be the first time in about 14 years that all 6 members appeared in a CM together. Their last group appearance was for 'Kansai Cellular' from 1999 to 2000.  The upcoming CM begins with Okada Junichi bringing over a basket full

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/27 ~ 11/2

    November 5, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 27 to November 2. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Dan Dan Dubi Zuba!" - Dream 5 + Buri Taicho : 10/29 (66,450)2. "Matsuri Bayashi de Geragerapo / Hatsukoi Toge de Geragerapo" - King Cream Soda : (62,105)3. "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 10/29 (42,353)4. "Sayonara wa Emotion / Hasu no Hana" - Sakanaction : 10/29 (20,638)5. "Mugi no Uta" - Nakajima Miy

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  • New Country Musume to debut this winter

    November 5, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Country Musume have changed their name to 'Country Girls'. The group will start their activities with six members who are Berryz Kobo's Tsugunaga Momoko, Hello Pro Kenshuusei's Inaba Manaka and Yamaki Risa, and Morning Musume 12th generation audition participants Ozeki Mai, Shimamura Uta, and Morito Chisa.Tsugunaga, who joined Country Girls as playing manager, commented, "Using the experience I gained in Berryz Kobo, I will do my best not to

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  • Kuwata Keisuke receives 'Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon' Award

    November 3, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    Kuwata Keisuke has been awarded the Shiju Hosho (also known as "Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon") for fall 2014. The Shiju Hosho is awarded in spring and fall for meritorious services in the fields of science, art, and sports. Singer Matsutoya Yumi received the same award in spring 2013. Regarding the award, Kuwata commented, "If I, who have always wanted to stand out ever since my debut and have continued to do extremely ordinary music, were

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/27~10/30

    November 2, 2014 @ 11:52 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 October 27th to October 30th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/27 – Monday 13.7%(0.6%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 09.0%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 14.5%(3.2%) – 20:0

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/22~10/28

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 22nd to October 28th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 03 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 05 - "Zero-G" - Arashi 06 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle

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  • Goto Maki dresses up as Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    A picture of Goto Maki dressed up as Sally from Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was revealed via social curation magazine 'Alifis'. Goto, who is known to be very particular about things, took about 3 hours in makeup to complete Sally's look. She even placed an order with her stylist to perfect the costume.Goto serves as the chief curator for 'Alifis'. The photo shoot and inside stories are expected to be revealed via 'Alifis' at a l

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/24~10/26

    October 31, 2014 @ 1:23 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. You can check out the most recent ratings from October 24th to October 26th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/24 – Friday 16.6%(2.3%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 06.6%(1.3%) – 19:30-20:45 – Friday Eye 09.7%(0.6%) – 21:00-22:00 – News Wat

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  • Watanabe Mayu to undergo treatment for acute tonsillitis

    October 31, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    It's been reported that AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been diagnosed with acute tonsillitis and will devote herself to medical treatment for about 10 days.  Consequently, Watanabe will not be participating in the big handshake event for AKB48's single "Kokoro no Placard" Theater Edition (called "AKB48 'Kokoro no Placard' Gekijouban Hatsubai Kinen Dai Akushukai") that's scheduled to be held on November 3 at Makuhari Messe. The future course of action

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