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  • MINMI to release best album for 10th anniversary

    June 16, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    MINMI has received continual support from her fans not only as a singer, but also as a lifestyle and fashion icon in the ten years she's been active in the entertainment industry. She has now announced that she will be releasing a new best-of album titled "MINMI BEST Ame Nochi Niji 2002-2012"! The two-disc best-of album will be released on August 22th, just one and a half months after her single "Lalala ~Ai no Uta~", which comes out on Jul

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  • Kikkawa Yu's short PV + covers for "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!" out

    June 16, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    Solo idol Kikkawa Yu has just revealed the short version of her upcoming PV for "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!" As we previously reported here on tokyohive, the idol will be releasing a brand new single titled "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!" on July 11th. The single is her first release in about seven months, and was produced by Vocaloid producer SmileR. As a result, the song is a bright, sparkling, slightly electronic tune that is perfect for the s

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  • Mano Erina holds release event for her photo book "MANO DATE"

    June 16, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    On June 15th, solo idol Mano Erina held a release event for her photo book "MANO DATE" at Space Shower TV THE DINER in Shibuya, Tokyo. The cover of her new photo book is a daringly sexy one that surprised even Mano herself. "At first I thought, 'What am I gonna do when I show my parents?'" she confessed to the crowd. "He just told me 'I bought it', and there was no other comment. He might feel more embarrassed about it than I do." A 'Ma

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  • 9nine introduce their single "Ryusei no Kuchizuke" for Kawaii Girl Japan

    June 16, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Idol group 9nine took some time out of their busy schedule to chat about themselves and their latest single "Ryusei no Kuchizuke" in a brand new Kawaii Girl Japan video interview! In their video interview, the girls cutely sum up the group, promote their new song, and talk about their upcoming live event. Make sure to watch the video below to hear about their latest tune from the adorable idols themselves! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan

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  • Tokyo Jihen to release coupling collection + live footage collection

    June 16, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Tokyo Jihen has announced that they will simultaneously release a coupling collection and live DVD/Blu-ray on August 29th! The coupling collection "Shinyawaku" will include all coupling tracks from the band's already released singles. It will also contain the audio for "Handsome Sugite", which was only released in the video clip collection, "CS Channel", and a new song called "Tadanaranu Kankei". Meanwhile, the DVD/Blu-ray, "Chinplay Ko

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  • Momoiro Clover Z endorses 'Pepsi Black'

    June 16, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has been chosen as the CM characters of SUNTORY Pepsi Cola's new product 'Pepsi Black'. The CM, titled 'MY FIRST BLACK ver.', will start airing on June 19th, the same day Pepsi Black will hit stores. As fans know, Momoiro Clover Z is usually in colorful costumes, but in the CM, they wore black outfits and smokey makeup. With a powerful dance, they express Black Pepsi's theme, 'Adult Cola'. Although leader Momota Kanako

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  • Negicco release PV for "Anata to Pop With You!"

    June 16, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Idol trio Negicco have just revealed the music video for their new song, "Anata to Pop With You!" The single, which will make its way to shelves on June 20th, is a summer tune with a pop melody, which is paired with the girls' simple white dresses and their cute mermaid-like outfits in the PV. To coincide with the release of their brand new single, Negicco will be holding a free live at the Tower Records store in Shibuya on June 16th, as

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  • Check out the teaser for Rola's debut song, "Memories"!

    June 16, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    An audio teaser for Rola's debut song, "Memories", has been revealed through Universal Music's official YouTube channel! "Memories" is the theme song to the upcoming Pokemon movie, "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo", which will open in theaters on July 14th. "Memories" will be released on July 11th. Listen to the teaser below!

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  • Kishidan's Shiratori Yukinojo cancels appearance from nationwide tour due to muscular insufficiency

    June 16, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    [caption id="attachment_246045" align="aligncenter" width="517" caption="Right end: Shiratori Yukinojo"][/caption] It's been reported that rock band Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo will be going into long-term care for muscular insufficiency in his left hand. Shiratori has canceled his appearances for the remaining 15 shows of Kishidan's nationwide tour and 2 events. Through the band's official website, he commented, "At this time, I

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  • Hirahara Ayaka reveals short PV for "Smile Smile"

    June 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    Pop singer Hirahara Ayaka has just revealed the short version of her PV for "Smile Smile" on Dreamusic's official YouTube channel! The uplifting tune is a mid-tempo pop song with an orchestral arrangement. Just as the title suggests, the music video is full of shots of Hirahara showing fans her brilliant smile as she participates in various activities. The single will be released on July 4th. Check out the short PV below! Sour

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