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  • NHK announces musical line-up for '62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 30, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Fans have been waiting a long time to hear which artists will appear on NHK's 62nd 'Kohaku Uta Gassen', and that list has finally been revealed! Just a few minutes ago, the names were announced through a live stream on Kohaku's official website. Check out the list below to see if your favorite artists will be at the most highly-anticipated event of the year! - Red Team (Female) aiko Ashida Mana Ayaka Angela Aki Ikimonogakari

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  • mihimaru GT releases short PV for "One Time"

    November 30, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    mihimaru GT is gearing up to release their upcoming single, "One Time", which is due out on December 14th. Earlier, they released a 30-second preview of the PV, and now the group's label (Universal Music Japan) has shared the PV's short verion. "One Time" aims to describe the strong feelings you have when you take that first step forward. It's the theme song to movie 'Quartet', and has already been released on ChakUta on November 16th.

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  • Oricon reveals weekly chart results for December 5th

    November 30, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    Check out the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for the week of December 5th below. ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Saisho no Mail" - French Kiss : 11/22 (133,662) 2. "Anata e/Ooo Baby - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 11/23 (119,583) 3. "Yowasete Mojito" - Golden Bomber : 11/23 (51,845) 4. "Zutto" - aiko : 11/23 (46,827) 5. "oath sign" - LiSA : 11/23 (44,759) (Check out the full ranking here.) - < A

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  • SKE48 to release their 8th single in January 2012

    November 30, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    It was announced that SKE48 will be releasing a new single titled "Kataomoi Finally" on January 25th 2012.  It will be their 8th single. Though no details other than the title and the release date have not been revealed yet, we will report it when it's revealed, so stay tuned on tokyohive! Source & Image: SKE48 official site Thanks to m3gu for the tip!

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  • Nagasaku Hiromi to star in new drama with Karina

    November 30, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    It's been revealed that actress Nagasaku Hiromi will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama, "Dirty Mama!", starting January 2012. This will be the first time Nagasaku will play a lead role in a drama series after becoming a mother last year. Her last lead role was in the drama, "Yottsu no Uso", back in July 2008. Nagasaku previously played the character of a devilish woman; however this time, Nagasaku will challenge herself to a tough female d

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  • D☆DATE announces two new singles for 2012

    November 30, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    Boy idol groupD☆DATEhas announced two new singles for 2012. The first single "Love Heaven" will be released on January 11th. The second is "JOKER" and will be released in February. These consecutive releases are their fourth and fifth singles. Since next year will be their one year anniversary, the boys plan on bringing it for these upcoming singles. "Love Heaven" will be a love song written by the D-BOYS leader, Araki Hirofumi. Lee Sang

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  • Anime "Gintama" to reveal new OP & ED theme songs in January

    November 30, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Popular anime "Gintama" will get new theme songs starting in January 2012. Rock band FLiP will provide the opening song and Good Coming will provide the ending song. FLiP's song "Wonderland" is described as a positive rock tune, while Good Coming is said to contain a strong message of friendship. Both songs are considered to have slick themes fit for the anime and will air from January to March. Although Good Coming's song is currently un

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 26th/27th

    November 29, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_206833" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Suteki na Kanashibari" / "Kaibutsu-kun" / "Kaiji 2""][/caption] There are only two new entries in the top ten this weekend, "Kaibutsu-kun" and "Happy Feet Two". The movie adaption of the drama "Kaibutsu-kun", starring Arashi's Ohno Satoshi, took the box office chart by storm. 431,093 people went to see the movie over the weekend, resultin

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  • Salyu announces new single + album + tour for 2012

    November 29, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    Singer Salyu has announced that she will be releasing a new single and album in early 2012! Salyu's new single will be titled "Lighthouse", and is scheduled for release on February 1st. Meanwhile, her new album is currently untitled, and will be released on February 15th. Both the single and the album will be produced by Kobayashi Takeshi. The last time Kobayashi has produced Salyu's full album was back in January 2007 for her 2nd album

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  • 'Coming Soon' reveals guest lineup for December 5th

    November 29, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Midnight music program 'Coming Soon!' has just announced their guest lineup for December 5th. Joining Kimura Takuya on Sunday will be idol group AKB48, duo Every Little Thing, and solo singer Kuroki Meisa. Rock band flumpool and duo Yuzu will also be performing on the show. The show's official website has not announced what songs they will be performing so be sure to check back with tokyohive to find out! Source: Coming Soon! Officia

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