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  • Sakanaction reveal PV for "Boku to Hana"!

    May 19, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    Sakanaction has just unveiled the music video for their latest song "Boku to Hana" through Victor Entertainment's official YouTube channel! The band teased fans with a peek at the filming of the music video during their May 2nd live broadcast on Ustream, that had left fans with more questions than answers. The product is a unique music video that uses the title "Boku to Hana" (Me and a Flower) as its theme along with trick art for an inter

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  • Arashi's "Face Down" tops Billboard's JAPAN HOT 100 chart

    May 19, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    The top three spots of this week's Billboard JAPAN HOT 100 was dominated by new releases, with Arashi's "Face Down" (May 9th) coming out on top! With NMB48's "Nagiichi" and SUPER JUNIOR's "OPERA" trailing closely behind Arashi on the charts, they set a record with 20 consecutive titles to grab the number one spot since the Billboard JAPAN charts were created. "Face Down" is being used as the theme song to the Fuji TV ongoing drama "Kagi

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  • Jacket covers for Kanjani8's upcoming single "Ai Deshita." revealed

    May 19, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    Kanjani8 just revealed jacket covers for their new single "Ai Deshita", which will be released on June 13th. "Ai Deshita" will also be the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama 'Papadol!'. The single will be available in two versions. The limited edition has the title track, a coupling song "Midare Sake Romance", and a DVD. The regular edition includes two songs on top of the title track and "Midare Sake Romance". Check out the jack

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  • Check out the PV for Hirai Ken's upcoming single "Kokuhaku"

    May 19, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    The PV of Hirai Ken's upcoming single "Kokuhaku" has been released. The single, which will hit stores on May 30th, is currently a theme song for TV Asahi’s drama, “W no Higeki“, which stars actress Takei Emi. With the theme of "Neo Japonesque Butou(dance)", old Japanese traditions such as Kabuki, Awaodori and Shishimai have been grafted into a modern dance. In the PV, the dancers, who are in Kimonos, hold fans as they dance around Hirai.

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  • Crystal Kay appears alongside Far*East Movement at "Dirty Bass" release party + preview of their track "Where The Wild Things Are"

    May 18, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    In celebration of the release of their second album "Dirty Bass", Far*East Movement held a world premiere release party at Shibuya's Club Camelot on May 16th. The venue was fiercely enthusiastic even before the party started, with approximately 800 fans, media people, and others packed into Club Camelot. Once Far*East Movement appeared on stage, the excitement of the crowd shot up all at once, threatening to break down the barriers set up

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  • BIGBANG to perform at Tokyo Dome + release new album

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    Korean boy band BIGBANG has revealed that they will be performing at Tokyo Dome for the very first time on December 5th! The performance will be the final stop of their Japanese tour, which begins on the 17th at Nagoya's Nihon Gaishi Hall. The tour had originally been planned for thirteen stops in five different cities across Japan for a total of 150,000 tickets, but applications for tickets were much higher than expected. The tickets sold

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  • Sakanaction reveals PV for "Boku to Hana"

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction has revealed the PV for their upcoming single, "Boku to Hana"! In the PV, Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) plays the protagonist and the "flower spirit" is played by dance performer Honaga Yoko. It's directed by Yamaguchi Yasuyuki, who was also in charge of "Document". Sakanaction will release "Boku to Hana" on May 30th. The day after, they will kick off their Zepp tour, 'SAKANAQUARIUM 2012 "ZEPP ALIVE"'. Check out the

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  • Maeda Atsuko reveals covers + details for new single, "Kimi wa Boku da"

    May 18, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    AKB48's Maeda Atsuko, who recently announced that she will be graduating from the group following their concert at Tokyo Dome, has just unveiled the covers and track lists for her upcoming second single "Kimi wa Boku da"! As tokyohive previously reported, the single will be released on June 20th and has been picked up as the theme song to the upcoming movie "LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!" (which opens in theaters on June 23rd). The title track is

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  • Morning Musume announces 50th single, "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show"!

    May 18, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Hello! Project has just updated their official discography page with a page for Morning Musume's 50th single! According to the website, the double A-side single is titled "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show" and will be released on July 4th in a whopping seven editions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD-only), Limited Edition C (CD+DVD), Limited Edition D (CD-only), Limited Edition E (CD+DVD), Limited Edition F (CD-only), an

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  • Check out the performances from May 18th's MUSIC STATION

    May 18, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    On the May 18th broadcast of Music Station, a variety of artists such as NYC, Kimura Kaela, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Saito Kazuyoshi, AKB48's Sashihara Rino, and Shounan no Kaze took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! "Soredemo Sukidayo" - AKB48's Sashihara Rino "Haina!" - NYC "CANDY CANDY" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Mamireru" - Kimura Kaela "Enten Natsu" - Shounan no Kaz

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