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  • Which idol group captivates with their dancing?

    August 17, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Idol girl groups are becoming more and more prominent in the J-Pop scene, and consequently, there's fierce competition in singing, personality, and dancing. That being said, which idol groups possess dancing skills that captivate and leave you glued to the screen? This recent goo Ranking gave us the answers from the votes taken from their users. Check out the 10 selected idol groups below! ---- 1. KARA 2. Shoujo Jidai/SNSD

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  • MIYAVI kicks off his new international collaboration project

    August 17, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Rock star MIYAVI has started a new collaboration project that includes both Japanese and international artists. The first collaboration song is scheduled to be released as a new single on October 5th. While MIYAVI has not revealed who he will be working with, his official website will report daily progress about the new song. Keep checking back to tokyohive for more information on this upcoming release! Source: natalie

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  • TOKIO to release new live DVD!

    August 17, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    It's been revealed that TOKIO will be releasing their live DVD, "OVER/PLUS", on September 14th! This will be TOKIO's first live DVD in five years, and will feature footage from their tours during that period of time. The DVD will come in both regular and limited editions.The regular edition will come with two discs, while the limited edition will come with three. DISC 1 contains footage from "TOKIO LIVE TOUR OVER 30's WORLD", which was

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  • Berryz Koubou and C-ute reveals official title for their joint tour

    August 17, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    Back in June, we reported that Hello! Project groups Berryz Koubou and C-ute would be teaming up once again for a tour this fall. While the concert was temporarily titled, "Berryz Koubou & C-ute Nakayoshi Battle Fall Concert Tour 2011", it's been revealed that the official title will be "Berryz Koubou & C-ute Collaboration Concert Tour 2011 Fall ~Berikyuu Island~". Check out the tour dates below! - October 22nd - NHK Osaka

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  • EXILE's "I Wish For You" gets picked up for Xbox 360 Kinect game

    August 17, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    On August 16th, it was announced that EXILE's "I Wish For You" will be included in the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 Kinect game, "Dance Central 2". The game is the sequel to the popular dance game, "Dance Central", available exclusively on the Kinect. "Dance Central 2" is scheduled to be released in Europe on October 21st, in the States on the 25th, and in Japan on the 27th. Make sure to keep an eye out for EXILE's song in "Dance Central

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  • Mukai Osamu, Takei Emi, Nakayama Yuma, and Ashida Mana to star in annual Fuji TV summer drama

    August 17, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    It's been revealed that Mukai Osamu, Takei Emi, NYC's Nakayama Yuma, and Ashida Mana will be starring in this year's Fuji TV summer drama, "Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi". "Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi" is a horror mystery series that started in 1998, based on haunted stories from all over Japan. The narrator for this series is SMAP's Inagaki Goro, and he will introduce four stories as the manager of 'Honkowa Club'. This will be the first

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  • After School to collaborate with Hello Kitty!

    August 17, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    On August 16th, it was revealed that Korean group After School will be collaborating with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty as part of their promotions for their Japanese debut single, “Bang!”. The new Hello Kitties will be based on the single's style concept. The characters will wear the same marching band outfits from the girls' promotional pictures, as well as the same hairstyles. For this project, the officials from Sanrio offered this plan to

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  • DOMINO to release their first full album

    August 17, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Pop trio DOMINO will finally release their first full album, "20!!!", on September 7th. This will be DOMINO's second consecutive release, as they've just released their mini-album "GO GiRL" on August 3rd. To symbolize their age, the album was named "20!!!". The intro, "WE ARE DOMINO ~intro~" and outro, "WE ♥ U ~outro~" was produced by popular Korean artist DEEZ, who also worked on the tracks for "GO GiRL". Additionally, the lyrics for

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  • AKB48's documentary "To Be Continued" to have special U.S. premiere!

    August 17, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    Earlier this year, AKB48 fans in Japan got to watch a special documentary about their idols in theatres across the nation. Now, fans in the U.S. and Canada will get the same opportunity, thanks to NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, who recently licensed the film for those two countries. Titled "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 - To Be Continued", the film follows the unstoppable all-female idol group, giving an insightful glimpse into the challenges the member

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  • Kimura Takuya attends interview conference in Beijing on behalf of SMAP

    August 17, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    On August 16th, SMAP’s Kimura Takuya (38) attended a press conference in Beijing, where SMAP will be performing their first overseas performance on September 16th. Dressed in a black suit with a crimson necktie, he expressed his gratitude to China for the aid received after the Tohoku earthquake. He  commented, “Right now, Japan is still trying to recover [from the earthquake and tsunami]. We are taking steps to accomplish with all our pow

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