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  • Winners of Aoi Sola autographed polaroid!

    August 1, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    Aoi Sola visited our office a few weeks ago and we had the pleasure of interviewing her. After the interview Aoi signed a few polaroids to give out to fans! The 3 lucky winners are... makiyo_u Neika niiwa Congrats! You will all receive a private message shortly with details on how to claim your prize! Thank you all for participating and being loyal tokyohive readers! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future and if you

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  • AKB48's Nakaya Sayaka & Tanabe Miku to form a new unit "BABY GAMBA"

    August 1, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    On August 1st, it was revealed that AKB48’s Nakaya Sayaka and Tanabe Miku will form a new unit, titled “BABY GAMBA”! The girls will release a DVD single named “Ee Janaika” on September 14th. In the PV for the song, the two will be featured dancing with “Gamba”, based on a children’s book written by Saito Atsuo titled, “Boukenshatachi: Gamba to 15 hiki no Nakama (Adventurer: Gamba and his 15 friends)”. “I am happy that BABY GAMBA will b

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  • knotlamp announces mini album and concert tour

    August 1, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Four member band knotlamp announced that they will be releasing a new mini album on September 13th titled, 'Bridges We've Dreamed'. Along with the release they also announced that they will embark on a national tour that will be called, 'Bridges We've Dreamed TOUR 2011'. This new mini album will be knotlamp's first release in three years since their last mini album 'Ghost of the Freedom'. This new mini album will include the headlining son

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  • Suga Shikao's performance on "Progress" at "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"!

    August 1, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter Suga Shikao made an appearance on the August 1st episode of "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ" and performed "Progress", a song part of a single released back in 2006 as the band, kokua. In a simple outfit, he performs this song with his soulful voice with the purple lights surrounding him. Check out his performance below!

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  • Itano Tomomi's performance + talk on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"!

    August 1, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    On the August 1st episode of "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ", Itano Tomomi performed her single, "Fui ni", to start off the month on a good note. She also had a long segment on this show which included comedian and singer AMEMIYA to sing a hilarious song and her father even left a heartwarming message for her. Check out the performance and the talk segment featuring AKB48's Itano Tomomi below! <"Fui ni"> <Talk>

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  • BEAST performs "BAD GIRL" on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"!

    August 1, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    On August 1st, Korean pop group BEAST performed "BAD GIRL (Japanese Version)" on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ". The members came out in wine red suits and made the regulars of this program dance with the beat as the whole studio livened up with their song. Check it out below!

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  • Oricon interviews SKE48 about their latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald"!

    August 1, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    Oricon recently conducted an interview with SKE48 members Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Izaki Yuria, and Suda Akari for their latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald". Check out the full interview below! - [caption id="attachment_178229" align="alignleft" width="296" caption="Matsui Jurina"][/caption] Interviewer: The latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald" is a perfect song for the peak of summer. Suda: When I heard this song for the first time,

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  • Which female celebrities are both beautiful and innocent at the same time?

    August 1, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    There are many beautiful and cute innocent female celebrities in the Japanese industry. However, there's not as many who have both of these qualities. So, which celebrities are both beautiful and also cute innocent at the same time? goo ranking recently pondered this question and held a poll on their site. Check out the ranking below! --- 1. Becky 2. Adachi Yumi 3. Tabe Mikako 4. Shida Mirai 5. Aoi Yu 6. Ueno Juri

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  • JUNO rates his "JUNO" photo book at its commemoration event

    August 1, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    On July 31st, Korean singer JUNO (24) attended a commemoration event for his Japanese debut photo album, “JUNO”, at the Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. He said about this photo book which focuses mostly on his sweet smiles and muscular body, “I am happy. I would rate it 60 points since this is my first [photo book]. Next time I release a photo book, I would like to show my growth. But, I think this is a cool book,” and ended his statem

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  • DiVA announces they are opening auditions for a new member

    August 1, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit DiVA has announced that they will hold auditions for a new member! The group is currently made up of Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, and Miyazawa Sae. DiVA will be the first of any AKB48 sub-units who will welcome non-AKB48 members. For this audition, applicants must be from ages 18 to 23, with dance experience. The auditions will consist of three rounds: the first round being applications,the second round is of

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