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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri talk about Nadeshiko Japan at press conference for "The Smurfs"

    July 20, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    On July 19th, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri attended a press conference for the upcoming 3D animated movie, “The Smurfs”, which they both voice acted for in the Japanese dubbed version. Commenting on the huge FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the national Japanese women's soccer team, Nadeshiko Japan, Chinen said, “Since the Smurfs and [Nadeshiko Japan] are both blue, I want to continue to stir up Japan with this momentu

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for July 25th

    July 20, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of their single, album, and music DVD rankings for the week of July 25th! Check out the rankings below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Fui ni" - Itano Tomomi : 7/13 (90,103) 2. "Maru Maru Mori Mori" - Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook. : 5/25 (66,549) 3. "Episode.0" - GACKT : 7/13 (28,643) 4. "BLUE" - ViViD : 7/13 (18,391) 5. "Naminori Kakigoori" - Not yet : 7/6 (18,229) (Check out

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  • Mizuki Nana to release new live DVD this fall

    July 20, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Popular seiyuu/singer Mizuki Nana has just announced that she will be releasing a brand new live DVD! "NANA MIZUKI LIVE GRACE -ORCHESTRA-" will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray on October 5th, and features footage from the first day of her two-day live last January, where she was backed by a full orchestra. The release also includes bonus footage, but no details about this have been released so far. Check out the track list for "NANA MIZ

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  • Hayami Kentaro to suspend all activities after causing fatal accident

    July 20, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    On July 16th, singer Hayami Kentaro caused a car accident which resulted in a death of a 78-year-old woman in Saitama.Three days later, on the 19th, Hayami announced through his official blog that he will be withdrawing from all activities. He wrote, "I did something that can't be undone. From now on, I will suspend all my activities." Stay tuned to tokyohive for more updates. Source: Sanspo

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  • KREVA to release new album, "GO"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    Hip-hop artist KREVA has just announced the release of his fifth original album, "GO"! The album will be released on September 8th, but few details have been released at this time. September 8th is an important day for KREVA, however, as his last full album "Shinzou" was released on the same date back in 2009. Additionally, KREVA will be holding a two-day concert at Tokyo's Nihon Budokan to promote his new album. "KREVA CONCERT 2011 'GO'".

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  • Mizuki Nana unveils PV for "Juketsu Paradox"!

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Today Mizuki Nana, a popular seiyuu and singer, unveiled the full PV for "Juketsu Paradox"! The single is being used as the ending theme song for anime "Blood-C" and will be released on August 3rd.  The PV features the singer in a lotus flower inspired setting wearing traditional Japanese clothing.  In addition to the gorgeous visuals, her powerful voice  is something that should not be missed! Check out the 4-minute PV below! http:/

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  • Utada Hikaru congratulates Nadeshiko Japan + corrects the media

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    On July 17th, Utada Hikaru made a comeback on twitter with a series of tweets pertaining to the FIFA Women's World Cup. Hikki, who seems to be a soccer fan herself, congratulated Nadeshiko Japan with, "They won! It's been awhile since I've been this impressed, I cried. The spiritual strength of Japanese women is amazing!!" She even sent out a reply to an international fan saying, "I'm watching the women's World Cup Finals (soccer), Japan V

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka cries at her surprise birthday party

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    On July 19th at the filming of “Meitantei Conan: Kudou Shinichi no Chousenjou” at Saitama Prefecture, a surprise event occurred for AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka’s 23rd birthday. After she received her unexpected present from Mizobata Junpei and the staff, she said, “How wonderful… this is my first time celebrating my birthday during filming,” and began crying from the surprise. Akimoto, whose birthday actually is on the 26th, said, “I think id

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  • S/mileage introduces their single "Uchouten LOVE" for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Idol group S/mileage is the subject of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest video interview, giving the girls a chance to introduce their latest single "Uchouten LOVE"! In the video, the girls introduce themselves, describe the song, talk about Ogawa Saki's out-of-control appetite, and their new member audition. Check out the video below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 16th/17th

    July 19, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    [caption id="attachment_174317" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!" / "Harry Potter" / "Kokuriko-zaka Kara""][/caption] "Harry Potter" and Japan's latest animated treasures completely replaced the top 3 of the box office chart during a long weekend that was perfect for a family trip to the closest cinema. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" already opened on Frida

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