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  • FLOW to release a new single this summer

    March 30, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    FLOW have announced that they will release their new single "Kaze no Uta / BURN" this summer. This was announced on March 26 during the finale of FLOW's nationwide tour "FLOW LIVE TOUR 2016『#10』" at Zepp Tokyo. "Kaze no Uta" has been picked up as the theme song for the TV anime "Tales of Zestiria the X" scheduled to air this summer, whereas "BURN" will be used as the opening theme for Playstation game software "Tales of Berseria". The releas

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/21 ~ 3/27

    March 30, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly rankings for March 21 to 27. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Harujion ga Saku Koro" - Nogizaka46 : 3/23 (749,706)2. "Gyakkou X Raisan" - Tokyo Performance Doll : 3/23 (39,335)3. "Fine! ~fly for the future~" - GEM : 3/23 (25,558)4. "Mirai" - Kobukuro : 12/16 (21,495)5. "Ruten no Hatoba" - Yamauchi Keisuke : 3/23 (19,639)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Rankin

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  • Kataoka Ainosuke & Fujiwara Norika register their marriage

    March 30, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been reported that kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke (44) and actress Fujiwara Norika (44) have registered their marriage. On March 30, the couple made the announcement via fax to several media outlets. They are scheduled to appear together at a press conference on March 31 to announce the marriage. In May of last year, a tabloid magazine reported that the two were living together to which Kataoka responde

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/22~3/28

    March 29, 2016 @ 6:53 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 March 22nd to March 28th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Sumika Sumire === 3/22 – Tuesday ??.?%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! Special ??.?%(?.?%) – 21:

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  • Perfume launch special site for 'COSMIC EXPLORER' & official Instagram account

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    To commemorate the release of their new album "COSMIC EXPLORER", Perfume have launched a special website called "Minna de Tsukuru Liner Notes: COSMIC EXPLORER". In addition, they have joined Instagram under the account name @prfm_official. The special website introduces comments from people that fit the themes of the album's 14 tracks. On the first day of the website's launch, a comment by music producer Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) was posted.

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  • Takahashi Minami to release her first solo album this fall

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    It's been revealed that Takahashi Minami will release her first solo album (currently untitled) this fall. Takahashi announced this to her fans on March 27 during "Takahashi Minami Graduation Concert" at Yokohama Stadium. Besides the fall release, we currently know that Kishitani Kaori, Takamizawa Toshihiko (THE ALFEE), and Makihara Noriyuki will be lending their hands for the album. Stay tuned for more details on her first solo album!&

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  • Amuro Namie's new single is the theme song for Ito Hideaki's starring drama

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Amuro Namie's new single "Mint" is slated to drop in stores on May 18.The title track will serve as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Boku no Yabai Tsuma" premiering on April 19. It's a suspense drama that revolves around a husband and wife (played by Ito Hideaki and Kimura Yoshino). The drama's production team approached Amuro and asked her to provide the theme song. On "Mint", the singer commented, "By singing this thrilling tra

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  • NEWS chosen as main personality for this year's '24-Hour Television'

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    NEWS has been chosen as the main personality for NTV's "24-Hour Television 39 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" that's scheduled to broadcast this summer. The theme for this year's "24-Hour Television" is "Ai ~Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi~", which roughly translates to "Love ~This is the Path I Live~". This will be NEWS' second time serving as the main personality for the program; the last time was back in 2009.  For the program, members Koyam

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's new single is a summer song about a boy in love

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    Hey! Say! JUMP's new single "Maji SUNSHINE" will hit stores on May 11.The title track has already been picked up as the CM song for Kose Cosmeport's "Sun Cut". It's a summer song that describes the feelings of a boy in love.As the coupling track, Limited Edition 1 will contain Hey! Say! 7's new song "Party Monster", and its DVD will include the PV and making for "Maji SUNSHINE". Meanwhile, the coupling track for Limited Edition 2 will be&nbs

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  • Kobukuro to release new album 'TIMELESS WORLD'

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Kobukuro will release a new album, titled "TIMELESS WORLD", on June 15.This will mark Kobukuro's first album release in about two and a half years. It will feature a total of 15 tracks including "Mirai", the theme song for the movie "orange" released last December, and "STAGE", which was written as the theme song for the upcoming drama "Keishicho・Sousa Ikkachou" (premieres April 14 on TV Asahi). The album is named after "NAMELESS WORLD", Ko

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