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  • Check out the rest of the main characters' visual art for 'NARUTO' stage play

    February 7, 2015 @ 3:03 am

    Since the last couple of months, we've been teased by the characters' visual art for upcoming stage play "Live Spectacle : NARUTO", and finally, the visual art for the rest of the main characters has been revealed.  As previously announced, it's a stage play adaptation of Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga of the same name, and it will cover the stories from the 1st to the 27th volume.The stage play will kick off at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo (3

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to star in TV drama adaptation of 'Flowers for Algernon'

    February 7, 2015 @ 1:36 am

    It has been announced that singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa (29) will star in TBS' new drama "Flowers for Algernon".It is a live-action drama adaptation of Daniel Keyes' world-famous masterpiece, which tells a story of a mentally disabled man with a low IQ who becomes a genius after getting a surgery. It has been adapted into movies, TV dramas, and stage plays several times in Japan, and this time, Nojima Shinji ("Seija no Koshin", "Ashit

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  • SuG's Takeru to temporary stop his activities due to the surgery to remove his tonsils

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    On February 4, rock band SuG announced on their official site that vocalist Takeru would go on hiatus for a while due to tonsil surgery. Takeru has been doing his musical activities while visiting a hospital regularly because of a continuous asthmatic response, sore throat, and high fever since last year. Recently, he was diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis, and in order for him to continue his activities, he needed to remove his tonsil

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  • Nominees for '7th CD Shop Awards' announced

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    The 10 nominated works for the '7th CD Shop Awards' have been announced.From January 8-18, sales clerks of CD stores across Japan held a final selection of works to be nominated for the award. The announcement of the winner as well as the awards ceremony will be held in early March. There are also plans for a 'CD Shop Awards SPECIAL LIVE', but no details have been set at this time. The awards ceremony and the special live will be announced o

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  • A 12-year-old 3B junior member loses consciousness after inhaling helium at recording for a variety show

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    On February 4, TV Asahi revealed at a press conference that idol group 3B junior's 12-year-old member (her name has not been revealed, described as 'A' in the article) lost consciousness at the recording for BS Asahi's variety show, and she was rushed to the emergency room. According to the TV station, the accident happened on January 28 during the filming for "3B junior no Hoshikuzu Shouji", a variety show in which the members challen

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  • SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka announce their graduation

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka have announced their graduation from the group.This was announced on February 4 during their live event 'Upcoming Stage ~Winter~' at SKE48 Theater. A comment by Ogino and Sasaki have also been posted onto the group's official website. Regarding the graduation, Ogino stated, "My graduation is a positive graduation to step toward my dream." She continued, "From before, I've said that I want to become

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  • Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seira to graduate from the group

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    It's been reported that Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seika will graduate from the group after her individual handshake event on April 4 at Port Messe Nagoya.Hatanaka has been active in Nogizaka46 for over 3 years as its 1st generation member. On her official blog, she explained, "Instead of relying on a group called Nogizaka46, I wanted to become independent and arm myself with many weapons to become an adult." Her last live as Nogizaka46 will be '3rd B

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/30~2/2

    February 4, 2015 @ 6:22 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 January 30th to February 2nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/30 – Friday 11.1%(1.2%) – 19:00-19:56 – Wara Gamisama wa Totsuzen ni... 14.7%(2.4%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/26 ~ 2/1

    February 4, 2015 @ 2:16 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 26 to February 1. Take a look at the results below the cut![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Guilty Love" - 2PM : 1/28 (98,496)2. "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" - Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS : 1/28 (58,228)3. "Sing it Loud" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE : 1/28 (56,427)4. "I'll be there" - AAA : 1/28 (46,571)5. "fighting -φ- girls" - miwa : 1/28 (18,829)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album We

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  • AKB48's Morikawa Ayaka announces her graduation

    February 4, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 Team A member Morikawa Ayaka will be graduating from the group. This announcement was made by Morikawa herself on February 3 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. After the show, she announced her graduation again via her Google+ account. "My feelings of wanting to take a step toward my future dream became stronger everyday. Right now, I'm aiming to become a model. I believe that there are a lot of thing

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