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  • Covers + track lists revealed for Miura Daichi's new single "Two Hearts"

    April 28, 2012 @ 2:43 am

    Last month it was announced that R&B artist Miura Daichi would be providing the theme song to upcoming drama "Answer ~Keishichou Kenshou Sousakan" starring Mizuki Alisa. The drama started on April 18th, but the single will not be released until May 2nd. He then later released a teaser of "Two Hearts" as well as revealing the full music video recently. As we get closer to the official release date, he has unveiled the covers and track l

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  • ABCHO reveals the jacket cover and track list for debut single

    April 28, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    Previously, we reported that former Dream Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi formed a new unit called ABCHO. Now, the jacket cover and track list for their first single, "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo" (May 23rd release), has been revealed! "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo" currently serves as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's anime series, 'Sengoku Collection'. It was written by Rokotsu Kit (galaxxxy), while nonSectRacdicals was in

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  • Music Station creates internet web show "Young Guns on the Web"

    April 27, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    Celebrating 25 years of being on the air, popular music program "MUSIC STATION" will have their own internet music program beginning on May 4th. The program will be free and streamed online via video streaming site, YouTube. Furthermore, the show will experiment with upcoming artists through studio lives and interviews. Titled, "MUSIC STATION Young Guns on the Web" will be on Music Station's official YouTube channel. This program is the

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  • AFTERSCHOOL announces 4th Japanese single "Lady Luck/Dilly Dally"

    April 27, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Korean pop group AFTERSCHOOL have announced their 4th Japanese single! The single will be a double A-side (two title tracks) titled "Lady Luck / Dilly Dally" and is scheduled for release on June 13th. "Lady Luck" is a 'kira kira girly' song and is the theme song to the "Samantha Thavasa ALL STARS" commercial, while "Dilly Dally" is more of a sexy, emotional dance tune so it is for the "Rexena" commercial. The coupling song "SLOW LOVE"

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  • Check out the first teaser for Abe Hiroshi's next movie "Karasu no Oyayubi"

    April 27, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    The official website for the upcoming live-action adaptation "Karasu no Oyayubi", starring Abe Hiroshi, was recently launched and today the website was updated with a first teaser. "Karasu no Oyayubi" ("Crows' Thumb") is an adaptation of Michio Shusuke's award-winning novel about two middle-aged swindlers, three strangers, and a stray cat, who end up living together in one house. Together they work on one big coup that is supposed to leave

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  • Come join us at the new tokyohive forums!

    April 27, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Up until now the tokyohive forums were shared with our other web properties, however, we've now decided to create a community exclusive to tokyohive. So, come check out the brand new JPOP community! It's a bit bare, because it's brand new, but we hope you all participate and create a vibrant and fun community. On a side note, we will be giving out random gifts, such as JPOP cd's etc. to active users of the forums. Enjoy! GO TO FOR

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  • Teaser for upcoming film 'Hold Onto the Gold and Fly'

    April 27, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    The teaser video for the film 'Hold Onto the Gold and Fly' was released on April 27th. 'Hold Onto the Gold and Fly' is a movie based on the novel by best-selling mystery and suspense writer Kaoru Takamura, and is directed by Kazuyuki Izutsu, who is best known for his movie 'Crash'. The film tells the story of six men who go on a mission to steal gold. The teaser shows a glimpse of the main characters including Satoshi Tsumabuki, Asano T

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  • Sakanaction reveals cover for "Boku to Hana"

    April 27, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Earlier this month rock band Sakanaction announced they will be providing the new theme song, "Boku to Hana" to drama series '37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku ~Kenshui Junjou Monogatari~'. Now the cover and some additional information has been released. "Boku to Hana" will contain three songs including a remix of their previous single "Rookie". The additional song will be "Neptunes" and the first press will contain a 20-page booklet. The CD ja

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  • Shibasaki Kou is the new "ICE QUEEN" for Häagen-Dazs

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    It's been reported that actress Shibasaki Kou was in Omotesando attending a Kiyokawa Asami and Häagen-Dazs collaboration event called "Bimi Saishu Häagen-Dazs x ASAMI KIYOKAWA". Kiyokawa is the well-known art director of  the photo book "Bijo Saishu" in which famous actresses transformed into plants and animals. At the event stood a model of Shibasaki as the global ice cream brand's "ICE QUEEN". The statue shows Shibasaki standing on a dress

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  • Is actress Natsuna dating football player Ogawa Yoshizumi?

    April 27, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    On April 27th, weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' reported that actress Natsuna (22) is currently in a relationship with J League (Japanese professional football team) player Ogawa Yoshizumi (27). Earlier this month, Ogawa was seen entering Natsuna's apartment after the two went shopping together at a supermarket. During an interview with the magazine, Natsuna admitted to their relationship saying, "He calls me by my first name, and I call h

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