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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/21~1/22

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:03 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 21st/22nd 01 (02) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 22) 02 (01) Honnoji Hotel (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Shinjuku Swan 2 (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Silence (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) The Accountant (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Weeks: 05) 07 (08) In This Corner of the World (Weeks: 11) 08 (05)

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  • Esumi Makiko to retire from showbiz at age 50

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    On January 23, actress Esumi Makiko's (50) attorney released a statement that she would be retiring from showbiz. The statement also denied reports of the actress being involved in an extramarital affair. It explained, "It appears that there will be reports about Esumi being involved in an affair, but the person she is meeting is someone who is discussing repayment of investments with her. They are only meeting for the purpose of discussion

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  • Kalafina to release first double A-side single

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    Kalafina will release a single, titled "into the world / Marchen", on April 5.This will be Kalafina's first double A-side single. One of the title tracks "into the world" is the ending theme for NHK Sogou's historical program "Rekishi Hiwa Historia", while "Marchen" is being used as the ending theme for OVA's "Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai".  The single will be released in five different types: Regular Edition, Limited Edit

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  • Sugai Yuka appointed captain of Keyakizaka46

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:17 am

    On January 21, Keyakizaka46 announced the captain and vice captain at their handshake event at Makuhari Messe. During the live portion of the event, the stage suddenly became dark, and the screen showed "Birth of a Captain" in big letters. The crowd of 15,000 people cheered as Sugai Yuka was appointed captain of the group. To the surprise announcement, Sugai commented, "I'm not sure if I'm the right person, but because I was chosen, I have t

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  • SPYAIR announce new ballad single + summer live at Fuji-Q

    January 24, 2017 @ 9:52 am

    SPYAIR will release their new single "Be with" on March 29. This announcement was made on January 21 at the finale of the band's tour "SPYAIR ARENA TOUR 2016-2017: Mafuyu no Dai Circus" at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. "Be with" is a ballad with the theme of "love,"  and the band gave a sneak peek of it at their concert.  Additionally, SPYAIR will hold a outdoor live called "JUST LIKE THIS 2017" on July 29 at Fuji-Q Highland's Conife

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  • Nakamura Aoi announces marriage to non-celebrity woman

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    On January 21, actor Nakamura Aoi (25) updated his official blog and announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Nakamura introduced his wife saying, "We have been dating for about 6 years, and she has secretly been supporting me." As the years went by, he started to "naturally think about marriage. We decided to register our marriage on the day we started dating 6 years ago, January 21."Nakam

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  • NGT48 to release debut single in April

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    NGT48 will release their debut single (currently untitled) on April 12.This was announced on January 20 during their concert "NGT48 1 Shunen Kinen Concert in TDC ~Max Tokimekasechatte Iidesuka?" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. The senbatsu members will be the 16 girls of Team NIII, and the center will be Nakai Rika.  Nakai, who learned that she would be taking on the center position on that day, commented, "I am anxious about whethe

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  • miwa and Sakaguchi Kentaro's band to appear on 'MUSIC STATION'

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line up for MUSIC STATION's January 27th broadcast.The next show will feature performances by E-girls, Kanjani8, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kuraki Mai, The STROBOSCORP (miwa and Sakaguchi Kentaro's band), and Minato Kaworu. Check out the set list below! ・E-girls - "All Day Long Lady"・Kanjani8 - "Nagurigaki BEAT"・Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "Harajuku Iyahoi"・Kuraki Mai - "YESTERDAY LOVE"・The STROBOSCORP - "Ai Okuri" ・Mi

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/11~1/17

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:01 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 11th to January 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Hikari [Ray Of Hope MIX]" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Nandemo Nai ya (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "We are" - O

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/17~1/19 2017

    January 21, 2017 @ 4:09 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 January 17th to January 19th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Tokyo Tarareba Musume === 1/17 – Tuesday 13.3%(?.?%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 11.0%(?.?%) – 2

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