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  • lol hold a live event in Osaka to commemorate their upcoming major debut

    July 8, 2015 @ 3:06 am

    5-member performance group lol that will be making their major debut in August, held a debut commemorative event "lol live circuit 2015 ~fire!~" in Osaka. lol consist of two men (Sato Yusuke and Komiyama Naoto) and three women (honoka, moca, and hibiki), and they are releasing their debut song "fire!" on August 12.As three of the members -- Moca, Honoka, and Komiyama-- are from Osaka, and this marked their first commemorative event in Osaka, t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/4~7/5

    July 7, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 4th/July 5th 01 (00) Avengers: Age of Ultron (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Shaun the Sheep Movie (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Mad Max: Fury Road (Weeks: 03) 05 (03) Our Little Sister (Weeks: 04) 06 (00) Sore Ike! Anpanman: Mija to Mahou no Lamp (Weeks: 01) 0

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  • Sexy Zone tops Oricon's latest weekly single ranking

    July 7, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Popular group Sexy Zone released a new single "Cha-Cha-Cha Champion" on July 1st. And after selling 108,000 copies in its first week, the single debuted at No.1 on Oricon single weekly ranking.  This is the group's 9th consecutive No.1 single since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released in November 2011).The title track has also been chosen as the theme song for volleyball tournament  'FIVB World Cup Volleyball 2015' which opens on Aug

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 achieves 5th consecutive No.1 album by selling 300,000 copies in the first week

    July 7, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    Oricon revealed that popular group Kis-My-Ft2's 5th album "KIS-MY-WORLD" (went on sale on July 1) topped their latest weekly ranking with the first week sales of 300,000 copies. This marked the group's 5th consecutive No.1 album, and also the highest first week sales for their albums.With this, they have become the first artist (including both male/female, solo/group) in 9 years to sell over 200,000 copies during the first week with 5 consecutiv

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for July 10th

    July 6, 2015 @ 3:37 am

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line up for the July 20th broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'.The July 20th episode will feature performances by NMB48, Ken Yokoyama, Conchita, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, JUJU, and Nakayama Yuma.    "Dorian Shounen" - NMB48 "I Won't Turn Off My Radio" - Ken Yokoyama"Rise Like a Phoenix" - Conchita"Summer Madness" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers"PLAYBACK" - JUJU"Tokoton Got It!" - Nakayama Yu

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  • Tsukada Emi withdraws from Pottya

    July 6, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    Tsukada Emi will withdraw from "chubby girl" idol group Pottya on July 6.On July 4th, Tsukada wrote on the group's official blog and explained her reason for the withdrawal, "I learned many things in P♡ttya. From singing to dancing, and even things that will be useful in my future. I was really able to learn various things. However, there is something that I really want to do right now. That is nursing." Tsukada also expresse

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  • BREAKERZ reveal jacket covers & track list for new album '0-ZERO-'

    July 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

    BREAKERZ have revealed the jacket covers and track list for their new album "0-ZERO" which will be released on July 29th.This will be the band's first album in about 4 years. The album's artwork portrays 2 meanings, the title's meaning of "to restart = starting from 0", and "BREAK = to create something new by breaking", which is the meaning incorporated into the band's name. It's track list will be comprised of 10 songs including their

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  • X JAPAN announce new album after 20 years

    July 5, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

    X JAPAN's new album (currently untitled) will be released worldwide on March 11, 2016.The new album announcement was made on July 4 by YOSHIKI (Dr, Piano) during the event 'Japan Expo' in Paris, France. This album comes about 19 years and 4 months after the band's last studio album "DAHLIA", which was released way back in November of 1996.  To commemorate this album's release, X JAPAN will hold a release party called "#XDAY" on March 1

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  • AKB48's upcoming single to have a 'Halloween' theme

    July 5, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    On July 4th, AKB48 appeared on NTV's special live music program "THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku wa Taiyou da.", and performed their upcoming song for the very first time. The new song is entitled "Halloween Night", and HKT48's Sashihara Rino who won the recent general election, serves as the center.It is a disco style song, and as the title says, the members do cosplay, dressing like a bat, cat, vampire, or princess, etc.Just like "Koisuru Fortune Cookie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/26~7/2

    July 5, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from June 26th to July 2nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9 Gakari 10 === 6/26 – Friday 08.4%(4.5%) – 21:00-22:54 – (Movie) Marvel's The Avengers

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