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  • Happiness holds surprise live at Shibuya 109

    August 17, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    On August 17th, dance unit Happiness held their first surprise live in front of Shibuya 109 to celebrate the release of their third single, "Wish". At the concert, Happiness sang "Wish" and "Happy Talk" in front of 1,500 fans that consisted mainly of high school girls. KAREN expressed, "I was nervous because it was my first guerrilla live, but everyone's encouragement gave me power." MAYU also stated, "I was able to do my best with a smile

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for August 22nd

    August 17, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the results for its latest weekly ranking! Check out how your favorites did below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. “Everybody Go” – Kis-My-Ft2 : 8/10 (315,781) 2. “Cry” – DiVA : 8/10 (56,053) 3. “Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai” – Choshinsei (Supernova) : 8/10 (35,518) 4. “READY!!” – 765PRO ALLSTARS : 8/10 (26,446) 5. “Maru Maru Mori Mori!” – Kaori to Tomoki, Tama ni MUKKU : 5/25 (22,551) (Check ou

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  • Listen to a radio rip of AAA's "I4U"!

    August 17, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    AAA's "I4U" has recently been revealed on the radio! "I4U" is one of the tracks off of their new double A-side single, "CALL/I4U", and will serve as the theme song to the movie, "Prince of Tennis". It is scheduled to be released on August 31st. Listen to the song below! - Thanks to you.are.mine for the tip!

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  • ZARD's last memorial DVD top charts first time in 4 years

    August 17, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    ZARD’s memorial live DVD, “ZARD What a beautiful memory ~forever you~” officially went on sale on August 10th and sold 8,373 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly DVD Ranking for the week of August 22nd. For ZARD, it’s been four years and nine months since their last top ranking with their 15th anniversary DVD “ZARD Le Portfolio 1991 – 2006” which was released back in October 25, 2006. Since member Sakai Izumi’s death back i

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  • Tanimura Nana to release second photobook, "WILL"

    August 17, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Pop singer Tanimura Nana will be releasing her second photobook, "WILL", on August 27th. The singer released her first photobook, "Nana", in October 2010. This time, she's determined to present her 'will' for her next steps into the future. The photobook will feature Tanimura in various situations that bring out her cool and sexy charm. She will also appear boldly in body paint to tease her fans. To celebrate the release of "WILL", a ha

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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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