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  • Koda Kumi to release new remix album

    February 9, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Singer Koda Kumi has announced that she'll be releasing a new remix album in March titled, 'Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4'. This album is the fourth installment in her remix series, and it will include 17 tracks. Fans will find remixes of "you", "Suki de, Suki de, Suki de.", "Ai wo Tomenaide", "Love Me Back", and 13 others. 'Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4' will be released on March 14th -- the same day that a live album ('KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2011

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for the week of February 13th

    February 9, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of February 13th. According to the report, one series has sold nearly two million copies! Check out the top 5 comics of the week below: === 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 65 – Oda Eiichiro : (1,934,961) 2. “NARUTO”, Volume 59 – Kishimoto Masashi : (668,680) 3. “Kimi ni Todoke”, Volume 15 – Shiina Karuho : (226,529) 4. “Gintama”, Volume 43 – Sorachi Hideaki : (209,760)

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  • BRIGHT unveils full PV for "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~"

    February 9, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Last month, pop group BRIGHT released a preview of their upcoming song, "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~". The single, which serves as the theme song to BeeTV drama 'Kiss x kiss x Kiss chapter 2', will be released on February 15th. tokyohive has already reported on the jacket covers and tracks, so check out the full music video below! - Tip: sergel02

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  • KAT-TUN reveals jacket covers for "CHAIN"

    February 9, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Earlier this month, Johnny's group KAT-TUN revealed the full track list for their upcoming album, "CHAIN". Scheduled to drop on February 22nd, 'CHAIN' contains 17 tracks; its limited edition also includes a DVD with the music video for "LOCK ON". Now you can check out the covers to KAT-TUN's "CHAIN" below! - < Limited Edition > - < Regular Edition > - Tip: jojolala

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  • Nagasawa Masami to unravel urban legends and bust crime in new drama

    February 9, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    It's been announced that actress Nagasawa Masami will star in a new TV Asahi drama called 'Toshi Densetsu no Onna'! Nagasawa has taken up the the role of 'Otonashi Tsukiko', an unconventional female detective for the MPD's Criminal Investigations Division 1. Otonashi has a mania for urban legends, and only became a detective because she wanted to prove or bust the legends. Somehow, she always manages to find a connection between unresolved

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  • SCANDAL releases full PV for upcoming single, "HARUKAZE"

    February 9, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    As reported previously, SCANDAL will be releasing their 12th single "HARUKAZE" on February 22nd. The single is currently being used as the opening theme song for TV Tokyo's popular anime series, 'BLEACH'. The girls have just released the full PV for the song, so check it out below! Thanks to Monkae for the tip!

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  • AKB48's Special Girls A & B reveals their songs from "GIVE ME FIVE!"

    February 9, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    AKB48's Special Girls A and B gave fans a special treat recently by airing songs from their highly-anticipated single, "GIVE ME FIVE!". Special Girls A delivered "NEW SHIP", a song that features an upbeat and energetic vibe with a rock and brass beat that's perfect for the upcoming spring weather. Meanwhile, Special Girls B revealed "Hitsujikai no Tabi", a song with a calming melody and lyrics that express one's feelings on graduation and

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  • miwa announces new album + first hall tour

    February 9, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    Singer-songwriter miwa has announced that she will be releasing a new album entitled "guitarium" on March 14th. miwa has also revealed that she will be embarking on her first hall tour in May. miwa's second original album will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage from miwa's one-man live held on December 24th at the Zepp Tokyo. Additional details will be revealed thr

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  • Listen to the radio rip of Yamashita Tomohisa's new single, "Ai, Texas"!

    February 9, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Recently, TOKYO FM radio played Yamashita Tomohisa's upcoming fifth single, "Ai, Texas", live on air. A savvy listener was able to record the broadcast, giving fans worldwide a sample of what Yamashita's new single sounds like. This 3-minute radio rip features Yamashita's smooth voice along with an alternative beat. "Ai, Texas" is also the theme song for the drama, “Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~". The single will be rele

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  • DIR EN GREY to halt their activities

    February 8, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    DIR EN GREY has announced that they will be putting a halt to their activities due to the health of vocalist Kyo. tokyohive previously reported that Kyo was diagnosed with vocal cord nodule and voice disorder. As a result, the band canceled their North American tour which was scheduled for this spring. At the moment, Kyo's disorder does not pose a major obstacle to his day-to-day life. However, he must refrain from using his voice, and

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