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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/25 ~ 8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 25 to 31. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 : 8/27 (1,005,774)2. "Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro" - V6 : 8/27 (61,083)3. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Quartet Idol Song (Mariage / You're my life)" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Showtaro), Kurosaki Ranmaru (Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shouta), Camus (Maeno Tomoaki) : 8/27 (33,226)4. "Eiyuu no Shi" - THE ALFEE : 8/26 (32

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  • Kanjani8 to release their new single on October 15

    September 3, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

    To commemorate the 10 year anniversary since their CD debut, Kanjani8 started their independent label 'INFINITY RECORDS' on August 25. The first release from this label will be a double A-side single titled "Itta Janai ka / CloveR" and it will be released on October 15. "Itta Janai ka" was picked up as the theme song for member Nishikido Ryo's starring drama 'Gomen ne Seishun!' premiering on TBS in October. It was composed by Mineta Kazunobu (G

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Matsushita Nao to play sisters in new Fuji TV drama

    September 3, 2014 @ 3:12 am

    Actresses Ishihara Satomi and Matsushita Nao will be playing sisters in Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Dear Sister', which will air every Thursday at 10:00 pm starting in October. 'Dear Sister' is a love comedy that depict the relationship between two sisters. This is the first time that the actresses are working together. Ishihara revealed, "Between filming [on set], I call her 'oneechan' (older sister) with familiarity." As for Matsushita, she

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki to play a hostess in drama 'Kurofuku Monogatari'

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki will be making a regular appearance on TV Asahi's upcoming drama 'Kurofuku Monogatari' as a hostess. While Kashiwagi has been extremely busy with her concurrent position in NMB48, she commented on her new challenge, "I am usually surrounded by many girls in AKB48, but I think the night life of a woman has a different atmosphere, so I want to play my part and enjoy it." The drama is based on Kurashio

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  • Tamaki Hiroshi & Fukushi Sota added to cast of drama 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu'

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    Additional cast members for the TV drama 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu' have been revealed. The role of 'Tanokura Yuto' will be played by Fukushi Sota and 'Asao Yu' by Tamaki Hiroshi. Tanokura is a college student who works for the same company as the protagonist 'Aoishi Hanae' (played by Ayase Haruka). Whereas Asao is the CEO of a company located in the same building as Hanae's company. The drama is scheduled to air on NTV every Wedn

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  • 2014 version of 'Maru Maru Mori Mori!' revealed

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    The 2014 version of Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook's song "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" has been revealed.Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook, comprised of Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku, was formed for the drama 'Marumo no Okite' which aired back in 2011. Both the drama and its theme song "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" became a big hit. The 2014 version of the song was made for 'Marumo no Okite Special 2014' that will broadcast on Fuji TV on September 28. Kaoru to Tomoki,

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  • Superfly to sing theme song for JAPAN FM LEAGUE's joint project + tour

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:17 am

    Superfly has written the 2014 version theme song for JFL's (JAPAN FM LEAGUE) joint project 'FOR THE NEXT'. JFL is an organization that is made up of 5 radio stations FM NORTH WAVE, J-WAVE, ZIP-FM, FM802, and cross fm. 'FOR THE NEXT' is a project that started last year to commemorate JFL's 20th anniversary. Last year's theme song was sung by Saito Kazuyoshi. Superfly wrote this year's theme song with the theme "LIFETIME MUSIC". The song will air o

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/25~8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from August 25th to August 31st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 8/25 – Monday 16.3%(2.1%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.0%(2.3%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 12.6%(4.9%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurub

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/30~8/31

    September 2, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 30th/31st 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 04) 02 (00) Lupin the Third (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Lucy (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Hot Road (Weeks: 03) 05 (03) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 05) 06 (05) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 04) 07 (06) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 07) 0

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  • Kuraki Mai to release best-of album in November

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    Kuraki Mai will release her best-of album "MAI KURAKI BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" on November 12.Kuraki's third best-of album will be a 2 disc set with the concepts "LOVE" and "HOPE". "LOVE" will feature a total of 15 medium-tempo tunes and ballads such as "Stay by my side" and "Secret of my heart". Meanwhile, "HOPE" will come with a total of 15 uptempo numbers such as "Love, Day After Tomorrow" and "Stand Up". The limited editions will also come wi

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