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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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  • Hamasaki Ayumi launches her official Facebook page!

    August 31, 2011 @ 3:24 am

    Pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi has just opened up her official Facebook page! Her  Facebook page mainly revolves around her upcoming mini-album, "FIVE", with a special application for fans who purchase the first press version of the CD. Make sure to "like" her page here! Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in!

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  • aiko wraps up her 'Love Like Pop vol.14' tour in Sendai

    August 31, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    On August 29th, singer-songwriter aiko wrapped up her nationwide tour, "Love Like Pop vol. 14", at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall. This live was previously postponed due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake, but aiko had promised that, "I will make this live like an extra edition!", and so true to her word, she prepared a special set list different from the performances at other venues. Additionally, during a special segment of the concert, aiko gathe

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu makes a colorful appearance in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    August 30, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

    Japan's summer pop sensation, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (who was produced by Nakata Yasutaka himself), made a colorful appearance in the weekly shonen manga/pictorial magazine, 'Big Comic Spirits'. She teamed up with Kawashima Kotori, an acclaimed photographer who's known for his original and powerful photobooks, and recently was responsible for Weekly Playboy's corner called "AKB48-chan". Together, they created some very lively pictures, featurin

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  • Takei Emi shines on the October issue of "with"!

    August 30, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    On the October issue of fashion magazine “with”, actress and model Takei Emi shined as the cover girl for this issue. This issue of “with” will be their 30th anniversary from their first issue. To commemorate such event, they asked actress Takei Emi to be their cover girl for this issue. Takei, who is known for her adult-like face despite being only 17 years old, wore Tiffany diamond jewelry for this issue. In her interview, she spoke o

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  • [Exclusive] One on One with CHEMISTRY

    August 30, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Last month power house duo CHEMISTRY came to the U.S. and performed in front of hundreds of fans in Baltimore, MD. They attended one of America's biggest animation conventions, OTAKON and met with their U.S. fans for the first time. CHEMISTRY held an autograph session and a Q&A panel with fans. Although the duo had a really busy schedule, they still made time to sit down with tokyohive for a little one on one. Find out about their though

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