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  • Amuro Namie unleashes PV for "Only You"!

    May 21, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    Popular singer Amuro Namie has finally revealed the music video for her upcoming single, "Only You"! Amuro stands out against the rugged terrain of the video as she sings along to her latest song in flowing, bright yellow and red dresses. The PV also includes several black-and-white shots of Amuro riding on a horse and plenty of close-ups, a perfect accompaniment to her mature, yet refreshing, new pop tune. Check out the music video for

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  • Tokyo Girls' Style to hold one-man live at Nippon Budokan

    May 21, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    Idol group Tokyo Girls' Style revealed on May 20th that they would be holding a solo live at Nippon Budoukan on December 22nd. The surprise announcement was made during the girls' live event at Hibiya Kokaido concert hall, causing member Yamabe Miyu to burst into tears with joy. "I don't know what to do. My head's all in a panic," she said, causing the approximately 3,000 fans who gathered at the event to give her a big cheer. A video m

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's Fujigaya Taisuke to star in first solo CM for "Shinikare"

    May 21, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    It has just been revealed that Kis-My-Ft2's Fujigaya Taisuke will be starring in first solo commercial for NOTTV's mobile drama "Shinikare"! Fujigaya Taisuke, who's seen a huge increase in his popularity, will be challenging his first commercial on his own to promote the upcoming drama. Two versions will air on TV in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyushu, and Okinawa - a "feeling" version and a "sleeping" version. Dressed completely i

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  • PASSPO reveals jacket covers + short PVs for 4th single, "Next Flight"!

    May 21, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Idol group PASSPO has just revealed the jacket covers and short PV for their upcoming fourth single, "Next Flight"! As tokyohive previously reported, PASSPO will be releasing their latest single on June 13th. Fans can purchase one of five different versions of the single: Limited Edition A 'First Class Version' (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B 'Business Class Version' (CD+DVD), 'Economy Class Version' (CD-only), and two versions exclusive to th

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  • Ono Erena makes her first public appearance after 1.5 years

    May 21, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    On May 20th, former AKB48 member Ono Erena held a release event for her photo book "Tsunere! ~Kaette Kita Erepyon (18)~" at a book store in Tokyo.  This was her first public appearance in about one and a half years, so she told the 250 fans in attendance, "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting for one and a half years!   I'm back!"  Then the fans gave her a big "Welcome back!" and warm applause. Ono passed the "The 2nd AKB48 additional member

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  • PV preview for Arashi's upcoming single "Your Eyes" revealed!

    May 21, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    On May 21st, a short PV review for Arashi’s upcoming single, “Your Eyes” (to be released on June 6th), was unveiled nationwide through ZIP!, Nihon TV’s news show. This music video features a black and white theme to match with the song’s motif – light and dark. Check out this one-minute preview below! == ==

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  • Nakama Yukie to star as a ghost in new NTV drama 'Ghost Mama Sousasen'

    May 20, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    On May 20th, NTV announced a new drama for the upcoming summer season called 'Ghost Mama Sousasen ~Boku to Mama no Fushigi na 100 Nichi~' starring actress Nakama Yukie in the role of a ghost. Nakama is going to play a police woman working at a Community Safety Department called Uehara Choko. Uehara has a very bright and obliging personality and cannot look away when other people are in trouble. She's living a happy family life together wit

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  • Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi to star in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama

    May 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced their Monday drama ('Getsu 9') for the upcoming summer season and it's going to star Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi in a modern Japanese version of 'Pretty Woman' called 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. Oguri plays a billionaire and manager of a major IT company. Similar to the life of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, he had become a billionaire when his website, which started out only as a hobby, gradually started t

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  • Check out the performances from the May 20th broadcast of Music Japan!

    May 20, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Performances from Music Japan's May 20th broadcast have now been revealed! This latest episode featured artists, YUI, SKE48, Ashida Mana, and NYC who performed their latest singles. Check out the performances below! === <“fight” – YUI> <“Aishite Love Ru!” – SKE48> <“Zutto Zutto Tomodachi” – Ashida Mana> <“Haina!” – NYC> ===

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko takes a break from Twitter

    May 20, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    On May 19th, AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko announced that she would be taking a break from Twitter. As usual, Shinoda frequently updated her Twitter throughout the day. When night came, she suddenly announced, "I will briefly take a break from Twitter." Followers were both surprised and confused, and started showing concern for the idol. Although Shinoda will be taking a break, fans can rest assured because she won't be quitting Twitter. "I

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