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  • Matsuyama Kenichi attends a fan gathering in Iwate Prefecture for "Taira no Kiyomori"!

    August 27, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    On August 26th, actor Matsuyama Kenichi attended a fan gathering of 300 in the disaster-stricken area of Oshu, Iwate Prefecture. The gathering held to celebrate the filming of his 2012 NHK Taiga drama, “Taira no Kiyomori”. Matsuyama, who just started filming for this drama on the 19th, showed up wearing his samurai costume for the first time in public. Speaking about his character, he stated, “Kiyomori has the strength to laugh away the h

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  • Check out Hamasaki Ayumi's full song for "BRILLANTE"!

    August 27, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    J-Pop queen Hamasaki Ayumi is gearing up to release her new mini-album "FIVE" on August 31st, and as the days wind down, her new tracks are slowly being revealed one after the other. tokyohive already revealed the full track for "ANother song (feat. URATA NAOYA)" and "Why (feat. JUNO)", and now we're back with another! This time, we have "BRILLIANTE", a beautiful track with some Gregorian influences and a very Gothic appeal. Check it o

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  • Sakanaction reveals jacket cover + track list for "DocumentaLy"

    August 27, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Rock band Sakanaction has finally revealed the jacket cover and track list for their upcoming album, "DocumentaLy"! The jacket cover features an impressive design of a human silhouette made up of English words. The artwork was done by  design team, Hatos. "DocumentaLy" will contain a total of 12 songs including their singles, "Identity", "Rookie", and "Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiita Sei Desu". Additionally, the limited editions of th

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  • Morning Musume's Sayashi Riho holds release event for her first solo photobook

    August 27, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    On August 27th, Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho held a release event for her very first solo photobook at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. During last month's tour, Sayashi felt pain in her lower back and so she made a visit to a doctor, who diagnosed her with sciatica. While this forced her to withdraw from her activities, Sayashi made her public appearance at the release event with a smile. Sayashi reported, "I've gotten a lot

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  • Sakurai Sho and Miyazaki Aoi attend stage greeting for new movie, 'Kamisama no Karute'

    August 27, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    On August 27th, Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actress Miyazaki Aoi attended a stage greeting event for their new movie, 'Kamisama no Karute', along with their other cast members. Sakurai commented, "I'm very happy that everyone will finally get to see this film which holds a lot of memories and love in it. I'm very happy right now." Miyazaki reflected, "It's been a year since we filmed this movie and I'm relieved that we were able to reach this

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  • Tohoshinki reveals track list + song preview for new album, "TONE"

    August 27, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Last month, we reported that Tohoshinki would be releasing a new album on September 28th. The duo have just revealed the title and track list through their official website! Titled "TONE", this will be Tohoshinki’s first Japanese album as a duo. The album will come in three different versions: two 'CD+DVD' editions and a 'CD-only' edition. Check out the full track list and a preview for their song "B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)" below! - <

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  • Kanjani8's Okura Tadayoshi to pose in the nude for upcoming issue of "anan"

    August 27, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    Kanjani8's Okura Tadayoshi (26) will be taking it all off for the August 31st issue of 'anan' magazine. This will be the magazine's annual sex special issue, which has featured Mukai Osamu and Ikuta Toma in the past. During an editorial conference, it was asked, "Who would readers want to see nude?", and Okura was selected for the next issue. Before the shoot, Okura expressed his doubts, saying, "Am I okay for this? I thought there woul

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  • Recochoku names Top 5 "broken heart" songs that made listeners cry the most

    August 27, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    Recochoku recently held a poll on their site, asking users about heart-break songs that made them cry the most. Though there are thousands of songs that croon about a broken heart, users picked Sonar Pocket's hit song "Suki da yo. ~100-kai no Koukai~", which had already ranked in 2nd place on Recochoku's top list of digital singles for the first half of 2011. Fans of the song commented: "The lyrics described my feelings perfectly after my

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  • Matsushita Yuya reveals PV for "Lonely Rain"!

    August 27, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Matsushita Yuya has just revealed the PV for "Lonely Rain", a song from his latest single "SUPER DRIVE". This PV features the singer singing soulfully by the beach about regrets and longing for a loved one. Check out this PV below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcZcFpbyNDk Tip: Kanki

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu's time travel CM for "DUNLOP" revealed!

    August 27, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    Just yesterday, Fukuyama Masaharu announced that he will be meeting his great-great-grandchild (child actor Hamada Tatsuomi) in his new CM for tire company 'DUNLOP'. Now, the "Time Travel: Future" CM officially broadcasted throughout Japan. Check out his interaction with his great-great-grandchild below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-xZ8Vuuqh0

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