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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/26~3/27

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 26th/27th 01 (00) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Kamen Rider 1 (Weeks: 01) 05 (02) Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Weeks: 02) 06 (03) The Good Dinosaur

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  • AKB48 to form sister groups based in Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand

    March 27, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    AKB48 will form sister groups TPE48 in Taiwan, MNL48 in Manila, Philippines, and BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand.  This was announced on March 26th during AKB48's concert at Yokohama Stadium. When the announcement was made, the audience congratulated the members on stage with loud cheers and a warm round of applause. The new group projects are is slated to begin this year.Source: natalie

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  • Yoshiki's Charity Auction Closing Bid at 604 Million JPY

    March 27, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    X Japan's leader, Yoshiki auctioned his premier special edition of signature TAMA drumset to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 14th JST. The last hour of the auction saw a bidding war that spiked the closing bid to JPY6.04 million ($53,870 USD). There were some 766 bids made worldwide and the proceeds will be donated in their entirety to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through the J

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  • BABYMETAL drop PV for 'THE ONE'

    March 27, 2016 @ 11:21 pm

    BABYMETAL have dropped the PV for their new song "THE ONE".  "THE ONE" will be included in BABYMETAL's new album "METAL RESISTANCE" which will be released worldwide on April 1. It's a number with the member's thoughts "to make the world 'one' with BABYMETAL's music." The PV is comprised of footage from BABYMETAL's live concert "BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 in JAPAN -THE FINAL CHAPTER OF TRILOGY-" held back in December at Yokohama Arena. T

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  • URBANGARDE announces solo projects and Live-limited album

    March 25, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    Riding on the momentum from their latest album 'Showa 90,' Japanese trauma-techno-pop band URBANGARDE has announced a series of new projects for 2016.URBANGARDE's vocalist Yoko Hamasaki will release a solo album, 'Blue Forest,' on June 15, which will be her second since the Film Noir EP released 6 years ago. Hamasaki herself will produce the project, without lyrics from URBANGARDE leader Tennma Matsunaga, to create a completely different musical

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  • Itano Tomomi plays princess and old woman in PV for 'HIDE & SEEK'

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    The PV digest for Itano Tomomi's new song "HIDE & SEEK" has been uploaded onto YouTube."HIDE & SEEK" will be released as Itano's new single on April 20. It has already received a tie-up with the film "Nozokime" that's scheduled to open in theaters on April 2. In the PV, Itano plays two roles, a princess and an old woman. It's a fantasy-filled video that is set at a Western-style castle.The single's Limited Edition A will contain the

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  • Sheena Ringo sings the CM song for Shiseido's 'Ma Cherie'

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Sheena Ringo's song "MA CHERIE" has been picked up as the CM song for Shiseido's "Ma Cherie".  On the song, Sheena commented, "It's a magical tune that any girl can become beautiful by humming it in front of the mirror." The CM stars actress Komatsu Nana, who also made an appearance in Sheena's PV for "Jiyuu e Michizure". Source: natalie

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  • 'Kung fu dance' is the concept for Perfume's latest PV

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    The short version PV for Perfume's new song "FLASH" has been revealed.  "FLASH" was released digitally on March 16. The PV has the concept "kung fu dance," and its full version will be included in the Blu-ray and DVD of their new album "COSMIC EXPLORER."Source: natalie

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  • Arashi to release new double A-side single in May

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Arashi will release a new single, titled "I seek / Daylight", on May 18.One of the title tracks, "I seek", is the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's starring drama "Sekaiichi Muzukashii Koi". This drama will premiere on NTV starting April 13 at 10:00 pm. Meanwhile, "Daylight" will be used as the theme song for Matsumoto Jun's starring drama "99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi-", which will begin on April 17 at 9:00 pm on&nb

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/18~3/21

    March 24, 2016 @ 6:29 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 March 18th to March 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Seirei no Moribito Season 1 === 3/18 – Friday 11.0%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke Speci

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