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  • Hirosue Ryoko attends event for 'InRed' magazine

    May 22, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    On May 20th, actress Hirosue Ryoko attended an event for women's fashion magazine, 'InRed', at Shibuya Hikarie. The event, titled 'InRed Joshiryoku Up Lesson', invited 500 women in their 30s to have a talk session with Hirosue. "When I hear women's [voices], I become excited," the actress said. Hirosue, who claims she's satisfied with both her private and public lives, shared, "The key is to spend cute, fun, and happy times without lett

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  • ART-SCHOOL transfers labels + release new album

    May 22, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Rock band ART-SCHOOL has transferred to Ki/oon Music, and will be releasing a new album this summer. After bassist Uno Takeshi and drummer Suzuki Hiroyuki left the band, ART-SCHOOL was left with vocalist Kinoshita Riki and guitarist Todaka Masafumi. On May 21st, the band held a free live, 'DAY OF THE DEAD', at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO with their new support members, bassist Nakao Kentaro and drummer Fujita Isamu. ART-SCHOOL's first album af

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  • Kamikawa Takaya's drama 'Iryu Sousa' to come back with new cast members

    May 22, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    It was announced on May 20 that actor Kamikawa Takaya's TV Asahi's drama 'Iryu Sousa' will come back with a new series starting in July. This will be the second season of 'Iryu Sousa' as the first season was aired during April to June 2011. The detective drama tells the story of detective Itomura Satoshi (Kamikawa), who can "hear" voices of the dead from things left behind at crime scenes. Though a detective, he is bad at sensing mood.

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya to attend Japan Expo 2012 for "Switch Girl!!

    May 22, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Model and "Pikaru no Teiri" regular Nishiuchi Mariya, one of the stars of Fuji TV's original drama "Switch Girl!!", will be appearing at the Japan Expo 2012 convention, which is being held in France from July 5th through 8th. The drama itself will be broadcasting in France beginning in July. The current plans are to air it on KZTV, a specialty channel dedicated to Japanese anime and comics, followed by availability on the on-demand channel

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  • Full PV for EXILE's "ALL NIGHT LONG" revealed

    May 22, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    EXILE has released the full PV to their upcoming 39th single "ALL NIGHT LONG"! Earlier tokyohive reported, their costumes were designed by Zaldy Goco. This is the second time Zaldy has provided designs for EXILE. The first time was their live tour costumes back in 2010. Also, this is Zaldy's first time designing costumes for the music video and/or CD jackets of a Japanese artist. Leader HIRO stated ""ALL NIGHT LONG" is the song that EXI

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to star in CM for 'SK-II'

    May 22, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    Singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu will be starring in the new CM for skin care brand, 'SK-II'. 'SK-II' is known for featuring beautiful actresses including Momoi Kaori, Koyuki, and Ayase Haruka. With this, Fukuyama will become the first male celebrity to star in the brand's CM. Fukuyama recently wrote a "support song for women", and it's currently being used in the CM for 'SK-II'. He sings the song a capella in the brand's latest CM, which

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  • plenty announces new release + one-man tour

    May 22, 2012 @ 3:27 am

    Rock band plenty has announced that they will be releasing a new CD (currently untitled) on August 1st. They will also be holding an one-man tour starting late-September. August will mark 6 months after the release of plenty's self-titled album. Their upcoming CD will feature 3 songs. The title and track list will be revealed at a later date. To coincide this new release, plenty will be holding shows in 9 cities. On the final night, the

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  • ABCHO performs debut single "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo"

    May 22, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    Idol unit ABCHO, which is formed by former Dream Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi attended the social game event 'Sengoku Collection Kanshasai' on May 20th in Tokyo. The unit performed their debut single "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo" (release on May 23rd) and the coupling song "Kuusou Discotheque" in front of over 250 fans. ABCHO is an abbreviation for 'ABSTRACT CHOP', meaning 'Super evolution unit who chop the happenin

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  • Oscar Promotion's new unit 'Model Girls' to debut

    May 22, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    On May 21st, Oscar Promotion held a presentation event for their new girls unit, 'Model Girls'. Out of 6,000 girls, 8 top models with the average height of 175 cm (5 ft. 9 in.) were chosen to form this unit. They will aim to spread "Model Gymnastics", a method to obtaining a beautiful figure. Along with photo books and DVDs, the girls will also make their CD debut under Sony Group in October. Model Girls is comprised of Nakamura Sakura,

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  • Check out the PV preview for EXILE's upcoming single "ALL NIGHT LONG"

    May 22, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    EXILE has just revealed the PV preview of their upcoming single "ALL NIGHT LONG". The PV tells the tale of 14 kings (EXILE members) who are fighting against 1,000,000 enemies trying to destroy the human world. Their costumes were designed by Zaldy Goco who is a famous for designing costumes for Lady Gaga. Check out the preview and stay tuned to tokyohive for the full PV!

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