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  • Every Little Thing performs "Ai ga aru" on CDTV!

    August 31, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Pop group Every Little Thing guested on this week's episode of  'Countdown TV'! The duo performed their newest single, "Ai ga aru", but before that, fans voted online for their favorite ELT song. You can check out the top 5 fan favorites  and their performance below:

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  • 50,000+ people attend massive anime song festival at Saitama Super Arena

    August 31, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    From August 27th to the 28th, Saitama Super Arena hosted a massive anime song live festival called ‘Animelo Summer Live 2011 –rainbow’, which attracted approximately 53,500 people in two days! Artists like Mizuki Nana, Momoiro Clover Z, and BREAKERZ participated in this festival, and secret guests Mizuki Ichirou and T.M Revolution also took the stage as well. This 7th anniversary event starred 32 musicians and 65 artists, who all delivere

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  • Okada Masaki & Eikura Nana receives the Innovation Award at the Montreal World Film Festival

    August 31, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_186438" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Director Zeze Takahisa, Okada Masaki, and Eikura Nana"][/caption] On August 29th, director Zeze Takahisa received the 'Innovation Award' for his film “Anotoki no Inochi” at the 35th Montreal World Film Festival in Canada, and attended a press conference for this honor in Tokyo on the 30th. The film's two main stars, Okada Masaki (22) and Eikura Nana (23), appea

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  • Kiritani Mirei graduates from "Seventeen" magazine

    August 31, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    On August 30th, model/actress Kiritani Mirei (21) appeared at the ‘Seventeen Natsu no Gakuensai 2011’ event at Pacifico Yokohama, where she formally graduated from fashion magazine “Seventeen”. Kiritani will be seen for last time on “Seventeen” magazine's December issue, which will be released on November 1st. She plans to expand her activities as an actress from now on. During this event, model/actress Takei Emi (17) delivered her fare

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  • Sugimoto Aya marries her partner of 13 years

    August 31, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    It's been revealed that actress Sugimoto Aya (43) got married in April to a man of the general public. She made the announcement via fax to the media. In the fax, she wrote, "I'd like to take the time to make an announcement that after a 13-year relationship, I have married a man who I have seen as a business partner." Sugimoto made the decision to get married in February of this year, and filed for marriage in April. However, due to th

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  • Gravure idol unit G☆Girls to make their CD debut

    August 31, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    On September 14th, gravure idol unit "G☆Girls" will make their official CD debut with the single "Mahou wo Kakete Love Me Do"! The group was formed through the audition "Miss FLASH", which was sponsored by the weekly magazine "FLASH". The "G" in their name stands for the word "gravure", but the girls plan to win over fans through their motto of "enchanting with singing, dancing, and gravure". Members Kuroda Arisa (23), Saitou Marina (19)

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  • Sukima Switch announces new album "musium" + tour

    August 31, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    During their performance at the "Odaiba Gasshukoku 2011 Mezamashi Live" on August 30th, Sukima Switch announced that they will be releasing a new album in October! The duo performed to an enthusiastic crowd, playing  popular songs like "Guarana" and"Golden Time Lover". "Thank you very much!," they said to the audience before continuing with "Sentimental Hometown", "view", and the ballad "Saigo no Hi". By the time they wrapped up their mini-c

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  • Yamaguchi Moe files for divorce from husband Ozeki Shigeo

    August 31, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    It's been reported that talento Yamaguchi Moe (34) had filed for divorce from her husband, businessman Ozeki Shigeo (36). According to her agency, they submitted divorce papers at the ward office early last week. Yamaguchi and Ozeki married in November of 2005, and had their first daughter in June of 2007. In June of this year, Ozeki was arrested for running an unauthorized club, and was charged with a 500,000 yen fine. Yamaguchi has ta

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  • Check out performances from 'MTV ZUSHI FES 2011'!

    August 31, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    For three days, music channel MTV hosted a huge open-air music festival called "MTV ZUSHI FES 2011". The festival ran from August 12th to August 14th with 18 performances from many of Japan's top artists like AAA, BENI, Crystal Kay, SCANDAL, Shimizu Shota, and many more. tokyohive has got all the highlighted performances below, so be sure to check 'em out and tell us your favorite! - < AAA - 'Sunshine' > - < Jamos

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for September 5th

    August 31, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly charts for the week of September 5th! Check out the top ranking releases for this week below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Flying Get" - AKB48 : 8/24 (1,354,492) 2. "Sexy. Honey. Bunny! / Takara no Ishi" - V6 : 8/24 (63,594) 3. "ViVi Natsu" - PASSPO☆ : 8/24 (40,283) 4. "Memeshikute / Nemutakute" - Golden Bomber : 8/24 (38,202) 5. "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 8/10 (20,209) (

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