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  • Maki Yoko to have a cooking battle in Fuji TV drama 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant'

    November 23, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    Actress Maki Yoko will be taking on the lead role in Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant' that's scheduled to begin its broadcast in January. Produced by the staff of 'Saikou no Rikon', 'Mondai no Aru Restaurant' is a comedy drama that is set at a restaurant run by women. Maki will play the role of the restaurant's leader, a former office worker named "Tamako". The women of the restaurant unite to bring down rival restaurants made

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/17~11/20

    November 23, 2014 @ 7:52 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 November 17th to November 20th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/17 – Monday 10.8%(2.0%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 12.6%(0.8%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kanpai

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  • Singer hitomi gives birth to her 2nd child

    November 23, 2014 @ 4:21 am

    On November 23, singer hitomi announced through her official blog that she has given birth to her 2nd child.According to the announcement, hitomi gave birth to a 3,062 gram (6lb 12oz) baby boy on November 22. She expressed, "The delivery was more than I expected, but I'm grateful that he was born safely. I'm also relieved." She also revealed her ambitions for the future, "With plenty of love, I want to do my best with childcare. Also as hitomi, I

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  • Sashihara Rino gets involved with a 'Scandal'

    November 23, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    On November 23, HKT48's Sashihara Rino (22) completed the DVD CM narration for American drama "Scandal" (goes on sale December 3 via Walt Disney Studios Japan) in Tokyo.    The series follows the actions of one of the most powerful female fixers (éminence grise) in history; incidentally, Sashihara appeared wearing pants in the same style as the series' heroine. Sashihara, who was transferred from AKB48 to HKT48 after a love scandal in June of 20

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  • Yu Darvish denies reports of remarriage

    November 21, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    A few days ago, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. While he only stated that they're dating, tabloid press Josei Seven reported that Darvish had made an announcement to his close friends that he would be getting remarried.  On November 21, Darvish responded to the reports via Twitter. "The Josei Seven article, there were no intervie

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  • Oricon reveals annual 'ideal faces chosen by men' ranking

    November 21, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    Last week, Oricon revealed its annual "ideal faces chosen by women" ranking, and now, the "ideal faces chosen by men" ranking has been revealed. For 5 straight years, actor/singer Fukuyama Masaharu held the the number 1 spot, but this year, that spot went to actor Mukai Osamu. Mukai was scouted while working as a bartender and made his acting debut in 2006. While he's starred in many dramas, movies, and stage plays, it wasn't until his role in NH

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko to get married

    November 21, 2014 @ 1:24 am

    On November 20, it was reported that actor Mukai Osamu (32) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) will be getting married. They are expected to register their marriage next month. The two started dating after co-starring in Fuji TV's drama 'Hungry!' in 2012. From the very beginning of their relationship, they were already taking marriage into consideration. According to a relevant person, "they've talked about marriage before, about 2 years a

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  • Nishijima Hidetoshi to marry a 27-year-old non-celebrity woman

    November 20, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    On November 19, actor Nishijima Hidetoshi (43) announced that he would be getting married. Nishijima released his comment through his agency, and according to him, the partner is a 27-year-old former office worker. They met through the introduction of a friend, and have been dating since 3 years ago.As the partner is not a celebrity, he said that he would not reveal the details on her including her name and photo, but on the announcemen

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/14~11/16

    November 19, 2014 @ 1:37 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 November 14th to November 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/14 – Friday 06.2%(0.8%) – 20:00-20:45 – Kitchen ga Hashiru! 07.6%(0.7%) – 22:00-22:50 – Family History 07

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/10 ~ 11/16

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 10 to 16. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kagi no Nai Hako" - KinKi Kids : 11/12 (152,412)2. "Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta" - Berryz Kobo : 11/12 (77,285)3. "Akikaze no Answer" - Flower : 11/12 (41,844)4. "Atashi no Mukou" - aiko : 11/12 (41,357)5. "Kimi wa Dou?" - BEAST : 11/14 (39,820)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "with LOVE" - Nishino Kana :

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