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  • Aragaki Yui shows off her sexy lips in CM for 'ESPRIQUE'

    November 11, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    Actress Aragaki Yui will be starring in the new CM for makeup brand Kose's 'ESPRIQUE' featuring popular band Mr.Children's new song "Melody".The CM, titled 'Torokeru Hodo, Otona Rich', features Kose's lipstick 'ESPRIQUE Rich Fondue Rogue', which will go on sale on November 16. Aragaki, who was chosen as ESPRIQUE's new image character, applies lipstick along to the pop tune "Melody". Mr.Children's new song "Melody" is the

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/29~11/4

    November 10, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 29th to November 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 04 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 05 - "Mugi no Uta" - Nakajima Miyuki 06 - "Dragon Night" -

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  • Ex. BiS Koshouji Megumi begins her idol activities again in a new group

    November 9, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    A new 4-member idol group called "Maison book girl" has been formed. The group will hold their debut live at the event '@JAM the Field vol.6' on November 24 at Roppongi Blue Theater. Maison book girl is produced by musician Sakurai Kenta, who was in charge of solo idol Izukoneko (project ended in August). The group is comprised of Koshouji Megumi (ex. BiS), Somoto Kaori, Yagawa Aoi, and Inoue Yui. Among the members, Somoto and Yagawa attracted at

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  • Sakurai Sho to play a chef in Fuji TV's New Year drama special

    November 6, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    Arashi's Sakurai Sho will star in Fuji TV's New Year drama special 'Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin'.In the past, Sakurai has challenged himself to various professions for his roles from a butler in "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de" to a private tutor in "Kazoku Game". This time, he will take on the role of a chef who works at a Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. On playing this unique role, Sakurai commented, "Not only do I need the art of cooking, b

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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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