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  • Oricon weekly chart for the week of August 1st unveiled!

    July 27, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    Oricon has revealed their ranking for singles, albums, and music DVDs for the week of August 1st. Let’s see who managed to come on top! - <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” – NMB48 : 7/20 (218,441) 2. “Superstar” – Tohoshinki : 7/20 (158,870) 3. “Maru Maru Mori Mori” – Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook: 5/25 (48,797) 4. “Zenbu Suki.” – Yusuke : 7/20 (32,743) 5. “Warattetainda/NEW WORLD MUSIC” – Ikimo

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  • [Exclusive] Interview with Aoi Sola at the 6Theory office + signed polaroid giveaway!

    July 27, 2011 @ 3:33 am

    - Popular actress, Aoi Sola, was recently in town for the showing of her film, "Three☆Points," at the Japan Cuts film showcase in New York City. During her stay here, Aoi dropped by our office for an exclusive interview session with tokyohive, where she discussed her career, ideal man and more! Check out the photos + exclusive interview below and also stay tuned for tokyohive's exclusive interview with Aoi Sola and the director of Thre

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  • Vision Factory to debut a new idol group!

    July 27, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    [caption id="attachment_176782" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Top, left to right: Shimomura Mio, Hayashida Haruka, Kiyomura Kawane, Inoue Rikako. Bottom, left to right: Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora "][/caption] Vision Factory - the entertainment agency managing Amuro Namie, SPEED, and DA PUMPS’ - has announced that they will form a new idol group. The members of this idol group were carefully selected from various dan

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  • Perfume to appear in "Cars 2" CMs

    July 27, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    Recently, Perfume made their international debut with hit song, "Polyrhythm", which was used in the Disney-Pixar animated film, "Cars 2". On July 26th, it was announced that Perfume will be appearing in the CM for the movie. The CM will come in four episodes, "Cute", "Friendship", "Women Power", and "Washlet". It will start airing on July 30th, which is also the day the movie hits theatres. In the CM, the girls talk about the charm of t

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  • LM.C to release first 'best-of' album to celebrate their anniversary

    July 27, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    To celebrate their fifth debut anniversary this fall, visual kei rock unit LM.C will be releasing their first ever best-of album! "☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 SINGLES" will be released on October 12th, and contains some of their biggest hits, such as "Trailers 'GOLD'" and "Trailers 'Silver'", "88" (the opening theme for "Katekyo Hitman REBORN!") and their latest single, "Hoshi no Arika". "☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 SINGLES" will also include

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  • Check out these short PV previews of KAT-TUN's new single, "RUN FOR YOU"!

    July 27, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    A short PV preview of KAT-TUN's 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU" (scheduled to be released on August 3rd) has been revealed through TV screens nationwide! The PV sees the boys dancing in a classic black outfits against a white setting; naturally, there's some individual camera shots as well. Check out the two CMs below! Tip: you.are.mine

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  • Sweet Licious reveals a preview of their single, "The Other Side of Love"

    July 27, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_176752" align="aligncenter" width="527" caption="Sakurako (L) and Kaede (R)"][/caption] Sweet Licious, a female duo unit comprised of members Sakurako and Kaede, revealed a short preview of their 2nd digital single, "The Other Side of Love". This will be their second single since their major label debut with King Records in May of 2010. Their 1st digital single, "Destiny", placed 3rd on Recochoku's Weekly Ranking cha

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  • American-born singer JAMIL to release first album, "American Shounen"

    July 26, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    On August 3rd, American-born pop singer JAMIL will release his first album, "American Shounen"! After releasing the music video for his song "BOKUMAMA ~Mou Hitotsu no Tanjoubi~" through YouTube on July 15th, JAMIL's video raked in a ton of distinctions. It was in the weekly ranking for animated videos, was the third highest-rated video (for July 20th), ranked 18th in terms of hits (for July 21st), and topped one of Recochoku's daily ranking ch

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  • Takahashi Ai to release final photo book + solo DVD before graduation

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai will be graduating in the fall, but the idol will have a few surprises for her fans before she leaves! Takahashi will be releasing a final photo book and solo DVD before graduating from Morning Musume. The DVD will be released on September 21st, with a Blu-ray version scheduled for a release on October 13th. No date has been confirmed for the photo book, but fans can expect to see a release date around Se

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  • Google reveals its "AKB48 Members Search Ranking"

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Yahoo! Japan recently revealed their general search word ranking for the first half of 2011, but Google decided to release a more specified ranking that only focuses on search terms that include the members of AKB48. AKB48 is constantly topping the celebrity search rankings in Japan due to various big events and stories, such as their "3rd General Election" earlier this year. Therefore it would be more interesting to go more into the detai

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