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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 8/11~8/13

    August 16, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from August 11th to August 13th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: 37.5°C no Namida === 8/11 – Tuesday 11.0%(1.2%) – 19:00-19:56 – Tuesday Surprise 13.7%(1.9%) – 19:56-20:54 –

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  • Nishino Kana reveals collaboration video with 'Heroine Disqualified'

    August 15, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    Nishino Kana has collaborated with movie 'Heroine Disqualified' (original: 'Heroine Shikkaku') for the PV for her new song "Torisetsu". 'Heroine Disqualified' is a love comedy that's based on an original comic by Kouda Momoko. Scheduled to drop in theaters on September 19, the movie stars Kiritani Mirei as the heroine, a high schooler named 'Matsuzaki Hatori'. The collaboration PV plays the theme song "Torisetsu" in the background

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu, SKE48, and more to perform on MUSIC STATION's August 21 episode

    August 15, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line-up for the August 21 broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'.Next week's episode will feature performances by Ieiri Leo, SKE48, Fukuyama Masaharu, Porno Graffitti, Mr.King vs Mr.Prince, miwa, and MONGOL800. Check out the full set list below!Ieiri Leo - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu"SKE48 - "Maenomeri"Fukuyama Masaharu - "Squall", "I am a HERO"Porno Graffitti - "Oh! Rival"Mr.King vs Mr.Prince - "Summer Station"miw

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  • Kamikawa Takaya to play Saeba Ryo in 'Angel Heart' live-action drama adaptation

    August 15, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    As previously announced, Hojo Tsukasa's manga "Angel Heart" will be released as live-action serial drama, and it has now been revealed that Kamikawa Takaya will be the one to play "Saeba Ryo". The characters and setting of "Angel Heart" are based on Hojo's masterpiece "City Hunter", but its story takes place in a parallel world. Kamikawa's role of Saeba Ryo, who was the protagonist in the "City Hunter", is a highly skilled "sweeper", though he s

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  • MAY'S transfer labels + to release a new album

    August 14, 2015 @ 10:32 am

    MAY'S have transferred to Nippon Crown's label 'CROWN VenuS'. They will release their first album "Traveling" under this label on September 2.The album will be released in two different versions: TYPE A and TYPE B. Including the bonus tracks, the CD will contain a total of 13 songs. TYPE A will also come with a DVD consisting of 5 PVs. Check out the album's jacket covers and track list as well as the PV for the lead track "Kimi no Subete wo

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  • Kanno Miho & Sakai Masato welcome their first child

    August 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    On August 13, actress Kanno Miho (37) announced through her agency that she gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, this month. "He was born healthily. I am full of happiness that we have gained a new family member," she commented. As a new mother, Kanno expressed, "I am grateful from the bottom of my heart that I was supported by many people during my pregnancy period, and that I was able to give birth with the help of everyone

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  • DIR EN GREY to hold a 2-day live at Nippon Budokan next year

    August 14, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    It's been revealed that DIR EN GREY will hold a 2-day live at Nippon Budokan on February 5 and 6 of next year.The upcoming lives will be titled after their latest album "ARCHE". Members of the band's official fan club 'a knot' can preorder an 'Exclusive Ticket' that comes with a reserved seat and an original good. There will also be an 'a knot' enrollment campaign in which fans will be able to preorder tickets for the show. DIR EN GREY will relea

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to release a new single for two consecutive months

    August 14, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Kis-My-Ft2 will be releasing a new single in October and November. Both singles will serve as the theme song for member Tamamori Yuta's starring works.  The first single (currently untitled), that's scheduled to be released on October 14, will be used in NTV's drama 'Seishun Tantei Haruya' premiering in October. The drama will be a detective story based on Fukuda Eiichi's novel 'End Credit ni Saiteki na Natsu'. Besides Tamamori, it will star Shin

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/5~8/11

    August 14, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of August 5th to August 11th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu 02 - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo 03 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 04 - "ANTI-HERO" - SEKAI NO OWARI 05 - "Summer Madness feat. Afrojack" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06

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  • 2015 J-POP SUMMIT successfully evolves into a ticketed event and attracts thousands to annual San Francisco Japanese Pop culture celebration

    August 13, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    The J-POP SUMMIT, the annual Japanese pop culture event held in San Francisco, returned for its seventh consecutive year and drew more than 32,000 people to various festival-related events held around the city this past weekend.  The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT marked an important new step in its continuing evolution as it was presented for the first time as a ticketed attraction and was held in several new locations around Sa

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