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  • More artists revealed to appear at 'a-nation 2011'!

    July 3, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    As if this celebration couldn't get any bigger! Record label Avex's annual summer concert series a-nation will be returning this year with a vengeance, as the huge event celebrates its 10th year running under the the new name, "a-nation for Life". Although we here at tokyohive previously posted an extensive list of artists appearing at the concerts, we have some more goodies for everyone, as the website recently updated to include many mo

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  • Radio rip of Amuro Namie's "Tempest" revealed!

    July 3, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Hip-pop powerhouse Amuro Namie recently unveiled ambitious details of releasing a brand new triple A-side single, "NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest" at the end of July. The triple threat includes the sweeping ballad, "Tempest", which was revealed earlier to be the theme song for a drama of the same title. Although many weeks from the release of the single, we've already obtained previews of the first two A-sides, and now we're sharing a full rad

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi turns 20 years old!

    July 3, 2011 @ 5:09 am

    On July 3rd, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi made an entry on her official blog that she turned 20 years old! As being 20 is considered being an adult in Japan, Itano wrote, “Wow~~~~~ I turned 2o years old today! Adult~…not really (laugh).” She continued, “I will do my best to become a splendid adult. Please treat ‘Itano’ well from now on!” Fans commented, “You are finally 20!”, “I will support you!”, and “Tomochin, I’ll send you a present!” Cong

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  • Narimiya Hiroki to feature in the drama "Hi Wa Mata Noboru" as a criminal

    July 3, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    On July 2nd, it was revealed that actor Narimiya Hiroki will star in the drama, “Hi Wa Mata Noboru” (“The Sun Will Rise Again”), which is set to start this month. He will reprise his role as the criminal, Yagisawa Takahiro, which was a character from the special drama, “Saigo no Bansan ~Keiji Toono Kazuyuki to Shichinin no Yogisha~”. In the climax scene in the story, Narimiya showed his strong acting in the special drama and was asked to tak

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  • KARA performs "Go Go Summer!" on CDTV!

    July 3, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    On July 3rd, Korean pop group KARA made an appearance at Countdown TV to perform their new single, "Go Go Summer!" Before their performance, Hang Seung Yeon explained, "'Go Go Summer!' is KARA's first summer song. The highlight of this song is that it has refreshing and bright melody to it. Also, our dance routine features a 'para para' dance called, 'KARA Para' so everyone please sing along with us." Check out the 'KARA para' dance bel

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  • AKB48 shows off their sexy dance moves!

    July 3, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    On July 1st, AKB48’s Kuramochi Asuka (21), Sato Amina (20), Sato Natsuki (21), and Oya Shizuka (19) made an appearance for their starring play, “DUMP SHOW”. In this play, the four members of AKB48 and various members of SDN48 will be showcasing their ‘sexy dance moves’ with their pole dancing and chest grabbing routines, using a night club as their setting for the play. The four members will be separated into two groups: Star Team (Kuramoch

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  • Listen to the audio rip for S/mileage's upcoming song, "Uchouten LOVE"!

    July 3, 2011 @ 12:03 am

    Back in June, S/mileage released a short preview for their new song, "Uchouten LOVE". Recently, a longer, 4-minute audio rip of "Uchouten LOVE" was revealed! The audio features an energetic eurobeat feel and would be perfect on a summer party at a beach. This single is scheduled for release on August 3rd. Check out the audio below! Tip: Alyssa

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  • Buono!'s audio preview for "Natsu Dakara!"

    July 2, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Earlier, tokyohive reported on the preview PV and tracks for Buono!'s "Natsu Dakara!" and its B-side single. Today, a 3-minute audio track for "Natsu Dakara!" was released! Check it out below! Tip: Alyssa

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  • HANGRY & ANGRY-f's performance at "Japan Expo" in France!

    July 2, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Back in May, tokyohive reported that HANGRY & ANGRY-f, a unit which consists of Dream Morning Musume’s Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi, would be making an appearance at French anime convention, “Japan Expo”. On July 1st, HANGRY & ANGRY-f had a collaboration event with h.NAOTO, a fashion designer, at the main stage of this convention. The group performed their upcoming new single, “Reconquista” in front an audience of 3,000 people. A

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  • PV for HANGRY & ANGRY-f's new single, "Reconquista" revealed!

    July 2, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Dream Morning Musume's duo group, HANGRY & ANGRY-f (Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi)'s PV for their new single, "Reconquista" has been released! In this PV, the girls, with their white Gothic Lolita outfits and vibrant hair, are featured as marionette puppets who eventually break the 'control' that is holding them behind the wires and nets. This single is scheduled for release on August 10th and will also be on iTunes for worldwi

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