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  • Kago Ai reveals her 6 month pregnant look

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Talento Kago Ai recently revealed through her official blog that she is visiting the Southern Country with musician NAOMI. She wrote, "Just as I thought, the South is warm~. I got to do a little bit of yoga while listening to my favorite music. relax~ relax~" Kago, who is currently 6-months pregnant, also shared a photo of herself. In the photo, Kago poses in the mirror for fans to get a good look at her pregnant stomach. "I've grown

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  • Arashi reveals the short version PV for "Wild at Heart"

    February 29, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    After releasing a PV preview to Arashi's upcoming single "Wild at Heart", a short version of the PV has been released! The single is set to be released on March 7th, and it will be released in two different editions. Until the full PV is revealed, enjoy the short version below!

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for March 5th

    February 29, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their latest weekly charts for the week of March 5th! Check out the top rankings below: ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2/22 (248,778) 2. "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2/22 (136,309) 3. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (74,088) 4. "SAILING" - AAA : 2/22 (42,056) 5. "FLY HIGH" - w-inds. : 2/22 (36,232) (CHeck the full ranking here.

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  • Nakai Masahiro, Esumi Makiko & AKB48 to be the MC for TBS' new music program

    February 29, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    It was announced that SMAP's Nakai Masahiro, actress Esumi Makiko, and idol group AKB48 has been chosen as the MC for a yet-to-be-titled music program on TBS which will start in the middle of April.  The music show will feature three or four artist groups every week, and will comprise of performance and discussion segments. AKB48 member Takahashi Minami commented, "For AKB48, this is our first experience to be the regular MC for music prog

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  • Gouriki Ayame chosen as new campaign character for "Vehicle Liability Insurance"

    February 29, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    On February 28th, actress Gouriki Ayame attended a press conference for the "Mandatory Vehicle Liability Insurance PR Campaign" as its new campaign character. Although she's yet to obtain her driver's license, Gouriki commented, "I want to go to the beach by myself. On my first drive, I want my friend to be in the passenger seat. With my friend, I want to go to Hakone." The "Mandatory Vehicle Liability Insurance" covers the insured person

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  • Saeko reveals a two shot with ex-husband Darvish Yu

    February 29, 2012 @ 12:22 am

    Talento Saeko recently revealed a snapshot with her ex-husband Darvish Yu on her official blog. Saeko titled the update "BEST FRIEND", and wrote, "Although we have separated, he will always be an important person." tokyohive previously reported that Saeko and Darvish Yu filed for divorce on January 19th. However, it seems like the two are on good terms and continue to meet with each other. Saeko also revealed that Darvish often gives h

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 24th~26th

    February 28, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_223289" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 24th~26th"][/caption] The weekend dramas finally recorded some positive changes in the ratings department with surges as high as 3.3%. NTV wasn't able to repeat the success of last week's "Avatar" on Friday and therefore the ratings shifted back to normal and helped the drama 'Renai NEET' (TBS) to climb up by 1.1% again. However, TV

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  • Perfume announces label transfer + new single

    February 28, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    Electro-pop trio Perfume has announced that they have transferred to Universal Music Japan! Additionally, they've also revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "Spring of Life", this spring. The title track has already been picked up as the CM song for 'Kirin Chu-hai Hyouketsu'. For the CM, Perfume held their very first overseas shoot in Los Angeles, California. The CM will broadcast starting on February 29th. "Spring of L

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  • Mezamashi TV's main newscaster Otsuka Norikazu to leave the show in March

    February 28, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    On February 28th, Fuji TV announced that ‘Mezamashi TV’ main newscaster Otsuka Norikazu (63), who was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia last year, will take his leave from thie popular morning news program. He will be leaving this program alongside with his stand-in caster Ito Toshihiro (39), who will resign formally in March, and Miyake Masaharu (49) will take over his place as his successor. Otsuka started out his career at Fuji

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  • Japan Box Office Report – February 25th/26th

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_223162" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Always: Sunset on Third Street 3" / "In Time" / "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo""][/caption] A second win for "In Time", while "ALWAYS 3" is back in at second place. "The Twilight Saga" opened in at fourth place. "In Time" defended its first place position by recording another high weekend box office revenue of 237,673,900 Yen (2.94 mill

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