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  • Ozawa Luna graduates from SUPER☆GiRLS

    February 1, 2018 @ 3:07 am

    SUPER☆GiRLS member Ozawa Luna, who had put her activities on hold due to her poor health condition, has graduated from the group. To her fans, Ozawa wrote on her blog, "I've been on break from my activities due to my poor health, but since before my break, I have been mentally unstable and have caused lots of trouble." She explained, "I took this break as a time to stabilize my mentality," and continued, "I'm very sorry

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  • Ikoma Rina announces graduation from Nogizaka46

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46 member Ikoma Rina will graduate after the group's next single. On the reason for her graduation, Ikoma explained, "Since I turned 20, I thought about what I should do to live as an adult. More specifically, when I thought about my future, I realized that I am lacking something and that I have to improve myself. I began to think that this is not enough." She also mentioned that many people her age are becom

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  • Maki Yoko's contract with agency terminated

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:13 am

    Entertainment agency Flying Box has announced that they have terminated their contract with actress Maki Yoko. On the January 30th issue of 'Josei Jishin,' it was reported that the actress had been facing money problems with the agency and would be going independent. Flying Box denied a portion of the reports, saying, "We believe that we have carried out our management operations in all sincerity. Upon contract renewal, we got together

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  • Sheena Ringo's ex-husband, guitarist Yayoshi Junji passes away

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:10 am

    It's been reported that guitarist Yayoshi Junji passed away on January 26 due to an illness. He was 49 years old. His agency stated, "He had been fighting an illness for about two and a half years, but it had been withheld at his request. We apologize for this sudden announcement."Yayoshi's funeral was held in his hometown with close relatives. A public memorial service will be held in Tokyo in the coming days.Yayoshi was the guitarist for Sheena

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  • HKT48's Tanaka Yuka to graduate to focus on studies

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    HKT48 Team KIV member Tanaka Yuka has announced her graduation.On her Google+ account, Tanaka shared that she started to think about her future last summer. She explained, "I want to return to school and further my education. I am going to graduate in order to prioritize my studies." More details on Tanaka's graduation will be revealed via the group's official website.  Tanaka passed HKT48's second generation audition when she was just 12 y

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/17~1/23 2018

    January 30, 2018 @ 3:01 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 17th to January 23rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "here comes my love" - Mr.Children 02 - "Mabataki" - back number 03 - "Signal" - WANIMA 04 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 06 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 07 - "Haiiro to Ao

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  • NMB48's Ota Yuuri to go on temporary hiatus due to poor health

    January 25, 2018 @ 3:08 am

    It's been announced that NMB48 member Ota Yuuri will go on a temporary hiatus due to her poor health condition.  Ota had not been feeling well the past few months so she requested that she take a break from her activities. She commented, "I will come back once my condition has stabilized, so please wait for me a little while."A few days ago, Ota was selected as one of the senbatsu members for AKB48's new single (currently untitled) to be re

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/10~1/16 2018

    January 23, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 10th to January 16th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "ONE DAY" - RYUJI IMAICHI 02 - "Mabataki" - back number 03 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 06 - "Jupiter" - Little Glee Monster 07 - "Tomoni" - WANIM

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/16~1/18 2018

    January 23, 2018 @ 3:10 am

    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 16th to January 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: BG === 1/16 – Tuesday 09.4% – Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita (1) #START > Cast: Yoshioka Riho, Kiritani Ke

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  • Ichikawa Miori announces graduation from NMB48

    January 20, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    On January 19, NMB48 member Ichikawa Miori announced her graduation during the event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. After performing "ONEW no Uwabaki," which ranked 97th, with Shiroma Miru and Umeyama Cocona, Ichikawa remained on stage and said, "I have an announcement to make." She continued, "I, Ichikawa Miori, will graduate from NMB48 this spring. Please excuse me for making this announceme

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