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  • BABYMETAL releases preview clip from 'LIVE – LEGEND I, D, Z APOCALYPSE'

    November 8, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    Japanese idol pop-metal phenomenon BABYMETAL has released a preview clip of their song "Doki-Doki Morning" (recorded live at Shibuya O-EAST in October of 2012 for their live Blu-Ray "LIVE ~ LEGEND I, D, Z APOCALYPSE~") that's scheduled for release later this month. The clip shows the high-energy stage performance and enthusiastic crowds that have built up BABYMETAL's popularity, allowing them to perform at Japan's LOUD PARK metal festival th

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for October 2013

    November 7, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for the month of October 2013.Check it out below and see who grabbed the number one spot!  =====[Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Heart Ereki"- AKB48 : 10/30 (1,203,586)2. "Kamonegikkusu" - NMB48 : 10/2 (395,382)3. "Mada Namida ni naranai Kanashimi ga/Koi ha Nihohe to Chirinuru wo" - KinKi Kids: 10/23 (193,797)4. "Bye Bye Du Bye ~See you again~/A MY GIRL FRIEND" - Sexy Zone : 10/9 (162,432)5. "Winter G

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/30~11/05

    November 7, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 30th to November 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Mamotte Agetai" - JUJU 04 - "Mottai Night Land" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 05 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 06 - "Heart

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/01~11/03

    November 7, 2013 @ 1:13 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. The final two games of the current baseball season and the following first championship win of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles completely dominated the weekend in Japan. On Saturday, TBS achieved a stunning average rating of 28.4% with the 6th game in the best-of-seven series between Rakuten and the Giant

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/28 ~ 11/3

    November 6, 2013 @ 4:08 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 28 to November 3. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 : 10/30 (1,203,586)2. "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 10/30 (67,939)3. "Colorful" - ClariS : 10/30 (39,446)4. "A Little Bit" - w-inds. : 10/30 (35,391)5. "Ai no Chiyuusai" - Team Shachihoko : 10/30 (27,269)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "LOVE" - Arashi : 10/23 (61,577

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  • Kanjani8' Okura Tadayoshi to become a doctor for new TBS drama

    November 6, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    It was announced that Kanjani8 member Okura Tadayoshi will be starring in new TBS drama "Dr. DMAT" that will begin airing in January. This is Okura's first starring serial TV drama on commercial broadcasting, and also his first role as a doctor. The drama is based on manga "Dr. DMAT ~Gareki no Shita no Hippocrates~", which is written by Takano Hiroshi and illustrated by Kikuchi Akio. It depicts the activities of a D

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for October 2013

    November 5, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Recochoku has just released the monthly download charts for the month of October. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 03 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 04 - "No Limit" - EXILE 05 - "Funa Funa Funassyi" - Funassyi 06 - "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 07 - "Neonlight Lipst

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  • girl next door's Chisa announces her pregnancy

    November 5, 2013 @ 3:26 am

    girl next door's Chisa (Vo) has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.Chisa just registered her marriage with professional swimmer Kitajima Kosuke in September. On her official blog, she wrote, "I feel very happy that there is another life within my own body and that I've been blessed with the child of the one I love."  Chisa also mentioned girl next door's last live, which will be held on December 8 at SHIBUYA-AX. After 

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  • 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' to get a live-action drama adaptation starring Matsumoto Jun

    November 5, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    Arashi member Matsumoto Jun will star in Fuji TV's next 'Getsu 9' drama "Shitsuren Chocolatier" which will begin airing in January. This will be the third time that Matsumoto is starring in a 'Getsu 9' drama after "Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku" (2010) and "Lucky Seven"(2012). "Shitsuren Chocolatier" is a live-action drama adaptation of Mizushiro Setona's popular manga of the same name, which was awarded the '36th Kodansha Manga Award' (Sh

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  • AKB48's 'Heart Ereki' becomes the group's 20th consecutive chart-topping single

    November 4, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    AKB48's 33rd single "Heart Ereki" sold 1,204,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon weekly ranking."Heart Ereki" is the group's 20th consecutive chart-topping single since "RIVER" (released in October 2009). With this single, AKB48 became the third female artist and first female group to achieve such a feat. Other 2 female artists include Matsuda Seiko and Hamasaki Ayumi.This single also marked their 14th consecutive million-selling

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