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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/3~6/9

    June 13, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

    Recochoku updated their weekly charts for the week of June 3rd to June 9th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 02 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Crystal Kay 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 05 - "Deai no Tsuzuki" - Watanabe Mayu 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.

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  • Gesu no Kiwami Otome. unveil PV for 'Romance ga Ariamaru'

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:56 am

    Gesu no Kiwami Otome. have unveiled the PV for their 3rd single "Romance ga Ariamaru" that's slated for release on June 17. The monochrome PV begins with Kawatani Enon (Vo, G, Syn) and Chan Mari (Key) facing each other and playing the keyboard. As with their live concerts, Kawatani plays 3 instrument (guitar, keyboard, and kaossilator) in the PV. Source: natalie

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  • BABYMETAL become first Japanese artist to receive 'KERRANG!' award

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:55 am

    On June 11, BABYMETAL received the "THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE AWARD" at music magazine KERRANG!'s award ceremony for "KERRANG! AWARDS 2015" in London. "THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE AWARD" is awarded to an artist that is overflowing with the spirit of independence. BABYMETAL is the first Japanese artist to receive a "KERRANG! AWARD". After the award presenter Young Guns introduced the girls, they appeared in front of the cheering crowd. In English,

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI and AI collaborate again after 7 years

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:54 am

    It's been revealed that EXILE ATSUSHI and AI have collaborated for a song called "Be Brave". This song will be used in Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'HEAT' (premieres July 7) starring EXILE AKIRA. The two have collaborated about 7 years ago for the song "So Special", which was included in released as AI's single and included in EXILE's best-of album in 2008. "Be Brave" will be released under the name "EXILE ATSUSHI+AI" as it was written together.   R

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  • Event produced by Koda Kumi to feature Sean Paul, AK-69 and more

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:51 am

    A live event produced by Koda Kumi, called "~Koda Kumi 15th Anniversary Premium Live~", will be held on August 2 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. This will be part of the entertainment event "a-nation island", which will be held from July 31 to August 6, to commemorate Koda's 15th anniversary. The first lineup of artists include Sean Paul, AK-69, Blistah, TEEDA, and DJ HASEBE. More artists will be revealed at a later date. Source: natalie

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  • Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami gives birth to her 1st child

    June 12, 2015 @ 6:49 am

    Congratulations to Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami (B)! It's been reported that she gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on June 5.This announcement was made on June 11 by Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) on TOKYO FM's "Sakana LOCKS!". He also announced that the band would be resuming their live activities. They will kick off their long tour "SAKANAQUARIUM2015-2016" on October 3 at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. This tour will mark the band's firs

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  • V6 to release best-of album covering their 20-year career

    June 11, 2015 @ 7:32 am

    It's been announced that V6 will release a best-of album titled "SUPER Very best" on July 29. The album will be released to commemorate the group's 20th anniversary. It will come in 3 discs including all 45 singles from their debut "MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE" to their latest "Timeless". It will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Loppi・HMV Edition, which will all include brand new songs.The Limited Editions

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  • Nakayama Yuma's to release 'Tongari Corn' CM song

    June 11, 2015 @ 7:30 am

    Nakayama Yuma's new single "Tokoton Got It!" will be released on July 15.The title track is the CM song for House Foods 'Tongari Corn' CM starring Nakayama himself. It's described as an uptempo tune perfect for the summer season. As the coupling track, the Limited Edition A and B will include a love song called "Chokinbako" composed by SHOCK EYE (Shounan no Kaze). Meanwhile, the Regular Edition will include 3 coupling tracks, "Shining", "Sum

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/5~6/8

    June 11, 2015 @ 7:29 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from June 5 to the 8th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: DoS Deka === 6/5 – Friday 08.2%(1.6%) – 19:00-19:56 – Wara Gamisama wa Totsuzen ni... 10.3%(0.5%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep &

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  • Dream Ami releases cute PV for 'Dress wo Nuida Cinderella'

    June 11, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    E-girls member Ami will make solo debut under the name "Dream Ami" with the single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" on July 29. "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" is a medium-tempo love ballad. The PV, which was recently uploaded onto Avex's official YouTube channel, has the concept "the transition of a woman in love". Ami commented, "Because it's my solo debut single, I wanted to express my worldview with 'colors'." Her worldview is portrayed with the color

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