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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/21~5/22

    May 25, 2016 @ 9:49 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 21st/May 22nd 01 (01) Zootopia (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) The Magnificent Nine (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) If Cats Disappeared From the World (Weeks: 02) 04 (04) Detective Conan Movie 20 (Weeks: 06) 05 (00) After the Storm (Weeks: 01) 06 (05) 64: Part I (Weeks: 03) 07 (06) Captain America: Civil War (Weeks

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/17~5/19

    May 22, 2016 @ 7:50 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 May 17th to May 19th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru 2 (3rd episode) === 5/17 – Tuesday 13.4%(1.9%) – 21:00-22:54 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl Speci

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/11~5/17

    May 22, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 11th to May 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Try Everything (Dream Ami Version)" - Dream Ami 02 - "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Tomo yo ~ Kono Saki mo Zutto..." - Ketsumeishi 05 - "Anata no You ni" - DRE

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  • 20-year-old idol stabbed multiple times by her fan

    May 22, 2016 @ 7:33 pm

    It was reported that a 20-year-old idol Tomita Mayu who is also a third year college student, was stabbed in the neck, chest, arms and back more than 20 times by her fan on May 21 at around 5:05 p.m. Though she was taken to the hospital, she is in a critical condition.According to the metropolitan police department, they caught a 27-year-old man, reportedly named Iwazaki Tomohiro, red-handed. It is said that Tomita was receiving message

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  • Konishi Manami to make her music debut with a rap song

    May 21, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    Actress Konishi Manami will be making her singing debut with a cover of KREVA's song "Tranquilizer" (released in 2014). While Konishi has released "Sunny Day" under the name 'Fujiki Kazue,' which was her role in the movie 'Sweet Rain Kamisama no Seido,' this will be her first time releasing a song under her own name.Konishi's cover of "Tranquilizer" will be included in the tribute album "monday night studio session" to be released on June 8. It w

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  • 'MUSIC STATION' artist line up for May 27 revealed

    May 21, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line up for its May 27 broadcast. Next week's episode will feature performances by AKB48, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Domoto Tsuyoshi, Nishiuchi Mariya, Hirai Ken, Porno Graffitti, Morning Musume.'16, and Moriyama Naotaro. Check out the full set list below!  AKB48 - "Tsubasa wa Iranai" Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "Sabi Medley"Domoto Tsuyoshi - "T & U"Nishiuchi Mariya - "Chu Chu"Hirai Ken - "Plus One"Porno Graffitti - "THE DA

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI to release dome tour theme song

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI's solo single "Beautiful Gorgeous Love" will drop in stores on July 6. The title track "Beautiful Gorgeous Love" is the theme song for ATSUSHI's first dome tour "EXILE ATSUSHI LIVE TOUR 2016 IT'S SHOW TIME!!", which kicks off on May 28. It's a number that incorporates swing jazz, and over 40 people participated in the recording. As the coupling track, the single will include ATSUSHI's cover of Nakajima Miyuki's song "Ito" that's cur

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  • AKB48's new song picked up for 'Zexy' CM

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:09 am

    On May 20, members of AKB48 attended Zexy's new CM and CM song presentation event in Tokyo. During this event, actress Yoshioka Riho, actor Tozuka Junki, Zexy chief editor Hirayama Ayako, and CM director Yanai Michihiko held a talk session. They talked about the CM audition, shared episodes from the CM shoot, and introduced the course of events until the CM's completion. In the CM, Yoshioka and Tozuka play the role of a married couple.

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  • Shibasaki Kou to release second cover album

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Shibasaki Kou will release a cover album, titled "Zoku Kou Utau", in July. Last June, Shibasaki released her first cover album "Kou Utau". The upcoming album was determined after many fans voiced their wishes of a sequel. Similar to last time, the track list will be decided upon fans' request via Twitter. This time, the theme is "energetic songs." Fans can submit their requests with the artist name, song title, and hashtag #続こううたう. Subm

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  • Miura Daichi to play 'Charlie Chaplain' in drama 'Totto TV'

    May 20, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Miura Daichi will make an appearance on the 4th episode of NHK's drama "Totto TV" on May 21. "Totto TV" follows the life of 'Kuroyanagi Tetsuko', who became NHK's first actress in 1953. The protagonist is played by Mitsushima Hikari.  Miura will play the role of comedian 'Charlie Chapman', who Kuroyanagi meets in New York. This is Miura and Mitsushima's first time working together since performing together in dance and vocal unit Folde

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