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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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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION reveals details on their best-of album

    November 29, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has revealed the details for their upcoming best-of album! The band's first best-of album will be titled "BEST HIT AKG", and is slated for release on January 18th. For the album, they have selected 16 songs from their 6 full length albums and 2 mini-albums. It will also contain their latest single, "Marching Band", for a total of 17 tracks. The limited edition will come with a DVD titled "Return To The

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 25th~27th

    November 29, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_206811" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Asano Tadanobu in "Yonimo Kimyo na Monogatari 2011 Fall SP" (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a tough Saturday for the monsters of "Yokai Ningen Bem", the grand finale of "Gou – Himetachi no Sengoku", and yet another nose dive of "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday was a rather ordinary day

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  • KinKi Kids announce 32nd single "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi"

    November 29, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Online music shop CD Japan has listed that Johnny's group KinKi Kids will be releasing a new single on January 11th titled, "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi". This will be the duo's 32nd single. The song will be a ballad written by AKB48 mastermind Akimoto Yasushi and will be composed by Mashiko Tatsuro. The limited edition will have a DVD that includes the title track music video and will have a 6-page jacket enclosed. - Regular Edition

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  • Nakama Yukie attends press conference for upcoming 3D movie, "Tempest"

    November 29, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    On November 28th, actress Nakama Yukie attended a press conference for the upcoming 3D film, "Tempest". Set in the late Edo period, the film portrays the story of a woman named Mazuru, who disguises herself as Son Neion to protect the Ryukyu Kingdom. It started off as a stage play back in February, and was later adapted into a drama series in July. As her third time starring in this production, Nakama expressed, "I've been playing the s

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  • Music Station announces guest lineup for December 2nd

    November 29, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Music program 'Music Station' has announced their music guest lineup for December 2nd. This Friday's program will host six artists that include KAT-TUN, Koda Kumi, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, JUJU, Perfume, and Yuzu. Perfume will perform a special medly including a track from their upcoming album "JPN", which is due out November 30th. Check out the line up below! - KAT-TUN - 'BIRTH' Koda Kumi - 'Love Me Back' Sandaime J Soul Broth

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  • Koda Kumi performs at 2011 MAMA

    November 29, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Last week we reported that Koda Kumi would perform at the “2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)” and she put on a great performance representing Japan. On November 29th, Korea's Mnet hosted its 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards ('MAMA') at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, attracting stars and performers from both Korea and around the world. This year, the committee invited some platinum names from the international music community to come perfor

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  • Shibasaki Kou holds her first live concert at Nippon Budokan

    November 29, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    On November 28th, actress/singer Shibasaki Kou held her first live concert at the Nippon Budokan. The Nippon Budokan was the final stage in her nationwide tour for her latest album, "CIRCLE CYCLE"; the tour was held in 17 locations (18 stages). In the beginning, Shibasaki looked at the 8,000-member audience, and told them, "I've heard that there is a demon living at the Budokan, but its true identity was your love. I will try my best pu

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