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  • Matsuzaki Shigeru to be the temporary vocalist for SuG

    March 6, 2015 @ 2:54 am

    It was previously reported that an unknown vocalist named SHIGERU will temporarily join the band while Takeru is on hiatus. That unknown vocalist has been revealed to be singer Matsuzaki Shigeru, and he's participating in the TV spot CM for the band's new album "BLACK", which was released on March 4. In the band, Matsuzaki wears a blonde wig as well as clothes that will remind you of Takeru. "Because I have experience in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/27~3/2

    March 5, 2015 @ 3:59 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 February 27th to March 2nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/27 – Friday 08.1%(3.1%) – 19:00-19:56 – Wara Gamisama wa Totsuzen ni... 10.2%(1.0%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Se

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  • Ito Misaki announces her 2nd pregnancy

    March 5, 2015 @ 5:56 am

    On March 5, it was reported that actress/model Ito Misaki (37) is pregnant with her second child.The actress released a comment through her agency, which stated, "I'm currently 6 months pregnant and my due date is the same day as my first born. My family and I are spending everyday feeling the nobility of life, especially joyous." Ito plans to continue her activities while paying close attention to her health. "While my life will be cen

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for February 23 ~ March 1

    March 4, 2015 @ 2:34 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for February 23 to March 1. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sakura" - Arashi : 2/25 (465,381)2. "Sakura Michi" - Tohoshinki : 2/25 (136,466)3. "Lil'Infinity" - AAA : 2/25 (46,597)4. "Like a Cat" - AOA : 2/25 (19,356)5. "360°" - miwa : 2/25 (19,160)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "White" - NEWS : 2/25 (114,972)2. "L" - Acid Black Cherry : 2/25 (113,774)3. "M

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  • Maeda Atsuko becomes a twin?

    March 3, 2015 @ 3:43 pm

    Actress Maeda Atsuko becomes a "twin" in Fujiya's new 'Country Ma'am' CM.Maeda and her "twin" appear in the CM sitting on a seesaw and eating the 'Country Ma'am' cookies. The one wearing the white dress eats the vanilla flavor cookie, while the one wearing the black dress eats the cocoa flavor cookie. At the end of the CM, they ask, "Which one do you like?" Source & Image: Oricon

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  • NEWS tops Oricon album ranking for 7th consecutive time

    March 3, 2015 @ 3:03 am

    Popular group NEWS released their 6th original album "White" on February 25."White" is the group's first album in a year and 7 months, and it contains a total of 11 tracks (15 tracks for the regular edition) including their previously released singles like "ONE -for the win-" and "KAGUYA". After selling 115,000 copies during the first week, the album topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking. This marks NEWS' 7th consecutive No.1 albu

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  • Arashi top Oricon's weekly single, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc rankings

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    Popular group Arashi's 45th single "Sakura" (released on February 25) sold 465,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon weekly single ranking. "Sakura" is the group's 34th consecutive (and 41st in total) No.1 single, so the fans may not be surprised with the result. However, this week, the group also topped both weekly DVD and Blu-ray Disc rankings with their starring movie "PIKA☆★☆NCHI LIFE IS HARD Tabun HAPPY" which went on sal

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  • Abe Mao announces pregnancy, tour will go as planned

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:14 am

    On March 3, Abe Mao announced her pregnancy through her official website.Abe announced to her fans, "This is a private matter, but at this time, I've been blessed with a new life inside of me. I'm currently 3 months pregnant. Both mother and child are healthy. This was unexpectedly a 'marriage with a blessing'."  Regarding her upcoming nationwide tour "2015-nen Zenkoku Tour 'Abe Mao Live No.6'", which will kick off on March 10, she commented, "I

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  • Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' for 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD'

    March 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    The winners of "THE 29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" have been revealed.The awards are held annually by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which is considered to be the 'grand prize', went to Arashi. This is their first time

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  • 49 girls selected as the candidates for AKB48 group's upcoming 'Draft Kaigi'

    March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    On March 1, the third screening audition to select the candidates who will advance to the "AKB48 Group the 2nd Draft Kaigi" was held. A total of 83 girls who passed through the first paper screening, and the second interview screening, went on the third screening which was to examine their dancing and singing skills. A total of 49 girls were selected as the candidates for the upcoming Draft Kaigi. The youngest candidates are nine girls

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