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  • B'z to Ustream their North American concert!

    July 12, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Fans of the famous rock band, B’z, will be excited to hear that the boys plan to Ustream their final concert stop from the ‘B’z LIVE – GYM 2011 – long time no see-‘ tour on the night of July 24th. This concert will be held in Los Angeles, and marks the final show for the band's mini North American tour. They will be performing at Vancouver and San Francisco, before they head down to L.A. What's particularly exciting is that the concerts ar

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  • Members of AKB48 to become travel agents?

    July 12, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    On July 11th, it was announced that members of AKB48 will be featured on a CM for travel agency company, “H.I.S.” endorsing their second Super Summer Sale. For this CM, the chosen members of AKB48 will become travel agents and serve customers. This CM even features the hard-working Oshima Yuko (22) talking so fast that the customers are constantly cut off during their conversation. Other members selected to participate in this CM are T

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  • [Recap] An overview of 'Anime Expo 2011' at L.A.'s Convention Center & L.A. Live!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Welcome to our first post for tokyohive's special series of recaps for the '2011 Anime Expo' (AX)! Anime Expo – one of America’s top leading anime conventions - held its 20th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Convention Center with its biggest turnout in its history. Over 47,000 unique attendees took over the L.A. Live and L.A. Convention halls during the course of the four-day event over the Fourth of July weekend. To celebrate their 20th

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  • B'z to appear in new "Pepsi Nex" CM!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    Rock duo B'z will appear in the latest set of "Pepsi Nex" CMs! For their latest endorsement, B'z will give a dynamic performance to express the deliciousness and appeal of the drink. The commercial shows B'z performing on a street corner, where their live drams in person after person to the area. Filming for the commercial reportedly utilized a huge residential set 1.4 times the size of Nihon Budoukan, in addition to using a large crowd of ext

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  • Perfume glitters for new 'Kirin Chu-hai Hyouketsu' CM

    July 12, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    Techno-pop unit Perfume have been chosen as the image characters for "Kirin" once again. In their past CMs, the girls expressed sweet 20 year-old women, but this time, they plan to present a sensation with their sharp dancing. The new CM will feature Perfume's new song, "GLITTER", making this their third song tie-up with Kirin. Through their ever-evolving sounds, Perfume appeals to the youthful and refreshing aspects of the product.

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  • Koike Teppei + AAA's Nishijima Takahiro to star in new mobile drama

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Actors Koike Teppei and Nishijima Takahiro (AAA) will be starring in BeeTV's new mobile drama, titled "Shounan☆Natsukoi Monogatari". The drama is about two unpopular boys named Nonomura Yosuke (Koike) and Kawai Akira (Nishijima), who meet at a beach house after searching for a place to fit in. Usuda Asami and Kinami Haruka will also co-star in this bittersweet summer love story. Koike and Nishijima play two very different roles in th

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  • miwa to sing theme song for "Ouran High School Host Club"

    July 12, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Singer-songwriter miwa will have her song, "FRiDAY-MA-MAGiC", be used as the theme song for the upcoming drama "Ouran High School Host Club"! The drama is a live-action adaptation of Hatori Bisco's popular manga series, which revolves around a poor student named Haruhi (Kawaguchi Haruna) who enters Ouran Gakuen. She accidently breaks a vase and is forced to join the school's "Host Club" by the club president, Tamaki Suo (Yamamoto Yusuke). Dait

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  • Tokyo Girls Style reveals PV teaser for "We Will Win!"

    July 12, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Idol group Tokyo Girls Style has just revealed a preview for their upcoming song, "We Will Win!" "We Will Win!" is the second A-side to their new single "Limited addiction / We Will Win! -Kokoto no Baton de Popon no Po~n-", and features the girls dressed up as adorable cheerleaders. Check out the PV teaser below! Thanks for the tip, Stephanie A.!

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  • Check out the PV for Choshinsei's new song, "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai"!

    July 12, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    Choshinsei has revealed the PV for their song, "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai"! This pure, medium-tempo ballad song is about one's unwavering feelings for someone dear to you. The single for "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai" will be simultaneously released with "Meki Love". Check out the video below! Tip: fallenangelmae

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  • Amuro Namie stuns in new CM for 'Kose Esprique'!

    July 12, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    KOSE has just revealed its latest CM, featuring none other than stunning beauty Amuro Namie! To show the dramatic allure of Kose's "Esprique" line of products, Amuro Namie gives off the air of a goddess as she lays on a bed to the tune of her new song, "Naked". Check out the CM below!

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