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  • Kora Kengo and Yoshitaka Yuriko talk about their upcoming movie "Yokomichi Yonosuke"

    May 7, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    On May 6th, the media was invited on the set of the upcoming movie "Yokomichi Yonosuke" in Chiba, where they were able to interview two starring actors Kora Kengo and Yoshitaka Yuriko, as well as director Okita Shuichi. "Yokomichi Yonosuke" is the live-action adaptation of a novel of the same name by famed author Yoshida Shuichi ("Akunin", "Parade"). It's set in the 1980s and depicts the life of the young 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' (Kora) who mo

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  • Track lists for L'Arc~en~Ciel's upcoming tribute album and live DVD revealed

    May 7, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    Previously, we reported that L'Arc~en~Ciel would be releasing their tribute album "L'Arc-en-Ciel TRIBUTE" and live best DVD, "LIVE TWENITY" on June 13th. Now, the track lists have been revealed! For this album, various overseas artists will be covering L'Arc~en~Ciel's hit songs. These artists include BOYZ II MEN, Clémentine, Daniel Power, Eric Martin, JOHN 5, Maxi Priest, Orianthi, TLC, Vince Neil, ZEBRAHEAD, and Michael Monroe. Additio

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  • NEWS's best album to be released on June 13th

    May 7, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Back in April, NEWS announced their comeback through the release of a new single and album, now the group has finally announced the details of their upcoming album which will hit stores on June 13th! The upcoming album is titled  'NEWS BEST' and it will include their hit singles. The tracks range from their debut single "NEWS Nippon" to the latest single "Fighting Man". It will come in two versions, the limited edition will come with th

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  • Summer Internships Available! (Edgewater, New Jersey)

    May 7, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    We are currently looking for summer interns to work out of our Edgewater, NJ office. We work hard but play harder, so get ready to have fun while working in the fast paced entertainment media business. The following positions are available: Intern Writer for tokyohive (Journalism Majors) Writers are required to translate assigned stories, as well as research and utilize your own sources to report on the latest breaking news and celebr

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  • flumpool to release new single, "Because… I am"

    May 7, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Rock band flumpool has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Because... I am", on July 4th. This was announced during the flumpool's concert at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall on May 6th. The single shares the same title as the band's nationwide tour, and it was created after Yamamura Ryuta (Vo, G) sincerely confronted himself. It's described as a dynamic rock number with powerful lyrics, and it's already received a CM tie-up.

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  • Line-up for Music Japan's episode for May 13th revealed!

    May 7, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Music Japan has revealed the details for their line-up for their May 13th broadcast! In this next week's broadcast, NMB48, Kimura Kaela, AAA, and Ieiri Leo will be making their stage performance on this episode. Check out the full details on this broadcast's line-up below! === "Nagiichi" - NMB48 "Mamireru" - Kimura Kaela "Still Love You" - AAA "Shine" - Ieiri Leo === Source: Music Japan

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  • Sanmyuu's first member voting forces 2 girls to leave the group

    May 7, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    In March, we reported that entertainment company Sun Music, known for many popular idols such as Matsuda Seiko, is going to produce their first ever idol group in their 44-year-long history. On May 6th, the final candidates held their first member voting, which narrowed the group down from 18 to 16 girls. This idol training project is called 'Sanmyuu' and started through the popular online streaming site 'Nico Nico Douga' in November, 2011

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  • Check out Music Japan's performance from their May 6 broadcast!

    May 6, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    On May 6th's episode of popular music program Music Japan, SID, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, May’n, AKB48’s Sashihara Rino , and Nogizaka46 made their arrival on stage to perform their latest songs on this day. Check out their performances below! === <“Soredemo Sukidayo” – Sashihara Rino> <“Oide Shampoo” – Nogizaka46> <“Nokoriga” – SID> <“Karikeiyaku no Cinderella” – Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku>

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  • Nogizaka46 members hold handshake and talk event for 1300 people

    May 6, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    On May 5, members Ikuta Erika (15), Saito Chiharu (15), Hatanaka Seira (16), and Saito Yuuri (18) of Nogizaka46, AKB48’s publicly declared rival, appeared at a commemorative handshake event for their second single “Oide Shampoo” in Osaka. Ikuta, who had arrived in Osaka the night before, stated, “I ate okonomiyaki until my stomach was bursting.”  Saito stated, “The minced-meat cucumbers I ate there?  It is seasoned the best!” Hatanaka comic

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  • 50 Sadakos invade Shibuya on last day of Golden Week

    May 6, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Japanese horror icon Sadako has once again resorted to unique promotion methods for her upcoming 3D revival movie 'Sadako 3D' by invading Shibuya, Tokyo in multitudes on the last day of Golden Week. The promo event was dubbed the 'Daizoushoku Matsuri' (the 'Big Multiplication Festival') and featured a total of 50 Sadakos strolling around Shibuya's famous pedestrian scramble while mimicking Sadako's crawling out of the TV monitors. It is Sa

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