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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko prepares to air new 'Puccho' CM

    November 18, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    AKB48's Shinoda Mariko will soon be gracing television screens nationwide through her special CM for gummy candy, 'Puccho'. The CM will honor her victory at the latest 'AKB48 Janken Tournament' by featuring shots of her dancing and singing to her center single, “Ue Kara Mariko” (or "Mariko From The Top"). At the end, Shinoda turns to the camera and quips, “You want to eat it, right?", giving her best “From the Top” attitude. Shinoda's

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  • French actor Jean Reno becomes Doraemon for new Toyota CM

    November 18, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    French actor Jean Reno has picked up the role to play  'Doraemon' for Toyota's new CM! Last week, Toyota released the first-ever live action adaptation of the popular anime, "Doraemon", through their CM, which also stars Tsumabuki Satoshi as 'Nobita' and Ogawa Naoya as 'Gian'. Joining Jean Reno, Yamashita Tomohisa will play 'Suneo' and Mizukawa Asami will play 'Shizuka-chan'. The CM, titled "Nobita no Barbecue", begins with Nobita and S

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  • Matsushita Yuya to release new single and album

    November 18, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    Singer Matsushiya Yuya has announced through his official website that he will be releasing a new single early next year! According to the post, the new single will be titled "Kimi e no Love Song ~10nen Saki mo~". It's currently scheduled for release on January 25th. Additionally, Matsushita has announced that he will be releasing a new album sometime in February. Stay tuned to tokyohive for more information of these upcoming releases!

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  • Kikkawa Yuu reveals PV preview for "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"

    November 18, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Kikkawa Yuu has released a PV preview for her new song, "Konna Watashi de Yokkatara"! The director utilized a 'home movie' theme, drawing upon Kikkawa's natural charm to deliver a bright, relaxed video. "Konna Watashi de Yokkatara" will be available on December 28th, but in the meantime, check out the PV preview below: Tip: Tommy van Damme

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  • Ito Atsushi & Asano Yuko added to the cast of "SPEC" movie

    November 18, 2011 @ 5:24 am

    In July, it was reported that Toda Erika and Kase Ryo would be reprising their highly loved roles as detectives chasing down offenders who possess special abilities through a movie ("SPEC~Ten") and a drama special ("SPEC~Sho"). Today, the SPEC team revealed that they've added actor Ito Atsushi and actress Asano Yuko to the movie's cast. Reportedly, Ito will play an actor who has  the special ability (or 'SPEC') to fire countless spear-shap

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  • Arashi reveals their new CMs for 'Mario Kart 7'!

    November 18, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    On November 17th, Arashi broadcasted their new CMs for Nintendo’s “Mario Kart 7”! This popular racing game will be available on December 1st in Japan and 4th in the U.S. for the Nintendo 3DS. In these endorsement videos, the members of Arashi talks about various aspects of the game while playing it themselves. Arashi fans will definitely want to check out these hilarious CMs, and even go back to an earlier post with Ninomiya Kazunari cosp

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  • Kawamoto Makoto gets hospitalized after car accident

    November 18, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Singer-songwriter Kawamoto Makoto has been hospitalized after getting into a car accident on the night of November 16th. Kawamoto has been recovering well since her admittance, however, it will be difficult for her perform due to her fractures and bruises. As a result, her live concert on November 20th at Yonago LiveHouse ONE MAKE in Tottori has been canceled. Kawamoto is also scheduled to perform at Juusho Futei Mishoku's CD release pa

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  • Nokubo Naoki denies he's in a relationship with Mizuki Alisa

    November 17, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    Earlier, it was reported that actor Nokubo Naoki (30) is in a romantic relationship with actress Mizuki Alisa (34). Nokubo later denied the relationship through his Twitter saying, "She's not my new girlfriend! It's rude to the other party to begin with. We're like brother and sister, she treats me well. That is the truth!!" Regarding the reports, Nokubo stated, "I'm surprised. Eh? Eh? Eh!! Why is it like this?" He explained their relat

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  • NTV's "Best Artist 2011" announces guest line-up

    November 17, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    On November 30th at 7:00pm, NTV will broadcast their annual music show, "Best Artist 2011". After the Tohoku Earthquake, it was decided that this year's show will have the theme, "to cheer up Japan with music". Each artist is scheduled to perform their representative songs, along with this year's hit songs. The show will also feature special medleys and collaborations. The show will be hosted by Arashi's Sakurai Sho, with Hatori Shinich

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  • Takei Emi to hold debut event on her 18th birthday

    November 17, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Takei Emi will be holding her debut event on her 18th birthday, December 25th. As we reported earlier, Takei will be making her singing debut on December 14th with the single, "Koi Suru Kimochi", written by GLAY's TAKURO. The single will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the music video and mak

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