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  • Morning Musume reveals the title to their 12th album

    August 3, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Morning Musume has revealed the title to their upcoming twelfth album! The album will be titled, "⑫ Kakusan Kibou!", and will be released on October 12th. As we previously reported, Morning Musume's latest album will be the last for current leader Takahashi Ai, and will feature a PV for her solo song "Jishin Motte Yume Motte Tobidatsu Kara" on the DVD included with the limited edition 'CD+DVD' version. Keep checking tokyohive for more

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  • ONE OK ROCK reveals full PV for "NO SCARED"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has finally unveiled their PV for "NO SCARED"! The PV features the band jamming in the studio as they 'record' their new track, along with other shots of people on the street headbanging to their fast-paced song. "NO SCARED" was released as a single on July 20th, and is the theme song to the latest "Black Rock Shooter" game. Check out the video below! Thanks for the tip, Sunny_bunny18!

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami attends handshake event in Taiwan!

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    On August 2nd, AKB48 member Takahashi Minami arrived in Taipei for a handshake event. Takahashi arrived at Taiwan’s airport in the afternoon, where around 300 fans were waiting. Having an extremely short frame of only 148.5 cm (around 4’10”), the fans in the back of the crowd were forced to jump many times in order to get a glimpse of the tiny idol. At the bookstore where the handshake event was held, around 1,500 fans came to meet Tak

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  • Tsuchiya Anna teams up with Sanrio for "ANNA X KUROMI"

    August 3, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Model/singer Tsuchiya Anna made an appearance for the press conference announcing her collaboration with Sanrio, particularly its 'Kuromi' character. On August 3rd, Tsuchiya Anna traveled to the Sanrio headquarters in Tokyo, where she unveiled her special designs for the "ANNA X KUROMI" collection. The collection will utilize pieces made by EDWIN, one of the biggest clothing brands in Japan. The specialty items will include jeans, denim jack

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  • SKE48 becomes the top selling AKB-related group

    August 3, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    AKB48 sister group, SKE48, released their first single with avex back on July 27th called, “Pareo wa Emerald”. The group entered the Oricon Weekly Ranking at #1 , selling 379,000 copies. This is SKE48’s second consecutive first place win, and they've become the highest selling AKB48-related group (aside from AKB48). They have outsold NMB48’s debut single, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” (218,000 copies), and Maeda Atsuko’s solo single “Flowe

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  • ONE OK ROCK announces new album + two day live at Yokohama Arena

    August 3, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band ONE OK ROCK will be releasing their new album, "Zankyo Reference", on October 5th! The band will also be holding a two-day live at Yokohama Arena on January 21st and 22nd. Their fifth original album will include their latest songs "Answer is Near", "Re:make", and "NO SCARED". It will come in two versions: a limited edition with a special package, and a regular edition. Meanwhile, the two-day live at Yokoh

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  • GLAY to release three new singles over three months

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Rock group GLAY will be releasing three new singles back-to-back, starting in October. The first single titled, "G4・II -THE RED MOON-", will be released on October 5th. The title of the single is a sequel to 2006's "G4", and will contain four new songs that each of the members wrote themselves. The jacket covers will come with four special solo shots, where fans will get  to choose which member they want on their cover. The single will b

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki performs in her hometown for the first time

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Four and a half years ago, Kashiwagi Yuki joined AKB48 and climbed her way to becoming Team B’s captain. She and her mother packed up their entire lives and moved to Tokyo so that Kashiwagi could fulfill her dreams. However, during her time in AKB48, she has never gotten the chance to perform in her hometown of Kagoshima. Kashiwagi was initially excited that AKB48 would be heading to Kagoshima on their nationwide tour this year, however, sh

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  • Happiness unveils PV for "Wish"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Dance unit Happiness recently revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Wish", scheduled to hit shelves on August 17th. In the video, the girls display a fun and flirty dance under the summer sun. Check out the PV below, and make sure to support the girls by purchasing their single here! Thanks to Puolukka for the tip!

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  • Japan opens a special "Doraemon" train service!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Animation fans got a huge kick out of the special 'Odakyu F-Train', which features mangaka Fujiko F. Fujio's beloved characters (especially "Doraemon"!). This train began its service on August 3rd, running all the way down the Odakyu line. It was specially made to build anticipation for the September 3rd opening of the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki. An 'F-Train' is comprised of 10 cars. The designs on each car are all different, with

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