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  • AKB48 reveals full PV for "Flying Get"!!

    August 5, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Just a couple of days ago tokyohive shared some of the PV previews of AKB48's upcoming single, "Flying Get". Decked out in Chinese inspired outfits and movie, the girls fight villians who look like "The Crazy88" from "Kill Bill". While the group may have lost, it's Maeda Atsuko comes to the rescue and squares off with Oshima Yuko. Who will win this fierce battle? Watch the PV to find out! Thanks to everyone who submitted the tip!

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  • Longer preview of SHINee's "JULIETTE" revealed on Mezamashi TV

    August 5, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Last week, Korean group SHINee released the PV teaser for their second Japanese single, "JULIETTE". The teaser was pretty short, so earlier today a longer preview was revealed on the Enta iikamo ON corner of Fuji TV's Mezamashi TV. "JULIETTE" is scheduled to hit stores on August 29th.

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  • Which artist looks the best in swimwear?

    August 5, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Recochoku recently held a poll asking its users who they think looks the best in swimwear. The poll was divided into female and male categories. Coming in first for women is AKB48's Oshima Yuko. When asked why they chose Oshima, voters replied, "She is bright and cheerful, like the summer sun," "She has exceptional style," and "Her figure suits swimwear in her PVs, magazines, and photobooks." First place in the men's category is EXILE's

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  • PEACH JOHN reveals AKB48's CM for 'Heart Bra'!

    August 5, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    tokyohive previously reported that fashion brand PEACH JOHN would collaborate with AKB48's Oshima Yuko, Kojima Haruna and Kasai Tomomi, who became image characters for their new autumn collection, "Heart Bra". Oshima, Kojima and Kasai will appear in CMs that will air from August 8th til the day "Heart Bras" hits stores. They'll also be on the cover for the brand's autumn catalogue, "PJ", which will be available on August 29th. But before t

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami to appear in JAMIL's PV for "The Rock City Boy"

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    AKB48 member Takahashi Minami will be making an appearance in a PV for American-born pop singer JAMIL. This will be the first time Takahashi will be appearing in a PV other than her own. The PV for JAMIL's song, "The Rock City Boy", portrays a story of a man (JAMIL) who arrives in Japan and meets Takahashi. She captivates his heart dressed as a cabin attendant, shrine maiden, and college student. The two decided to work together in the vid

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  • Aki Akane releases PV preview for debut single, "antinotice" + jacket covers

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Back in May tokyohive reported that 19-year-old singer Aki Akane would be making her debut in the music industry through Toy's Factory. Akane was a singer on video streaming site NicoNico Douga, who fascinated viewers with her cover of supercell's "Koi wa sensou". She earned her the nickname "Screaming Cinderella" with her emotional vocals. Her debut single, "antinotice/Hanabira", will drop on August 17th. The song is already available on

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  • C-ute reveals jacket covers for "Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko"!

    August 5, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Back in June, idol group C-ute announced they'd be releasing their 17th single, "Sekai ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko", on September 7th. While the tracks have yet to be revealed, the girls have released the covers for all three versions of the single. Check 'em out below! - Limited Edition A ------ Limited Edition B ----- Regular Edition === Be sure to check back with tokyohive for more updates! Tip: kohri

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  • Horikita Maki travels to Jakarta to volunteer for "24 Hour Televsion"

    August 5, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Actress Horikita Maki recently visited Jakarta, Indonesia to film a report for NTV's upcoming television special, "24 Hour Television 34 ~Ai wa Chikyu wo Sukuu~". Last month, Horikita was announced as one of the charity personalities for the program, and she joined other Japanese volunteers in the area. One of their projects included a "mobile library", in which they visited children in various locations and let them enjoy Japanese pict

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  • Animated series for "HUNTER X HUNTER" reveals its official air date!

    August 5, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Weekly Shounen Jump made many fans happy when they announced that popular manga "HUNTER X HUNTER" would be returning to TVs across Japan. Now fans can finally mark their calendars with the official air date! "HUNTER X HUNTER" will be shown every Sunday at 10:55AM starting on October 2nd through Nihon TV. The animation series will be under the supervision of Koujina Hiroshi, with composition by Maekawa Atsushi and character design by Yoshi

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  • ViViD holds their first Hong Kong live

    August 5, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    On August 2nd, ViViD performed their first live in Hong Kong for 'The 13th ACGHK2011 Heart Beat Seinen Music Festival'. 'ACGHK' stands for 'Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong' , and it's a trade show that introduces the Japanese culture to the people of Hong Kong. This fun event drew in approximately 650,000 people over a span of five days. ViViD served as the closing act for the festival and rocked out to an audience of 10,000 fans. During t

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