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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/29~11/4

    November 10, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 29th to November 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 04 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 05 - "Mugi no Uta" - Nakajima Miyuki 06 - "Dragon Night" -

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  • An interview with Morning Musume。's Sayumi Michishige in NYC

    November 10, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    Last month, tokyohive had the opportunity to interview Morning Musume。's Sayumi Michishige right before the girls held their concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.Check out the Interview below! 1. As your graduation is getting closer, what can you tell us about your current feelings? Sayumi Michishige: I'm just happy every day. I'm still having a lot of fun. The overseas live [New York] is super-exciting. Every day I want to do my

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to release a winter ballad on Christmas Eve

    November 10, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Hamasaki Ayumi will release her new single "Zutto... / Last minute / Walk" on December 24. Music producers Komuro Tetsuya, Tago Kunio, and Yukumi Tetsuya are involved with the production of this single. All title tracks, "Zutto...", "Last minute", and "Walk" are said to be ballads, which Hamasaki has tweeted about them saying, "I cry just by hearing the melody," and "I want to deliver these songs [to you] soon~."  From December 29 to 31, Hamasak

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  • Artists for 'Utada Hikaru no Uta' revealed

    November 10, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    The participating artists for Utada Hikaru's covered songs album "Utada Hikaru no Uta", that's set for release on December 9, has finally been revealed."Utada Hikaru no Uta" will feature a total of 13 artists covering Utada Hikaru's songs. The participating artists are Sheena Ringo, Inoue Yosui, Okamura Yasuyuki, Hamasaki Ayumi, Hanaregumi, KIRINJI, tofubeats with BONNIE PINK, Yoshii Kazuya, Kato Miliyah, Ohashi Trio, AI, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, and J

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku announces release of new album 'Kinpachi'

    November 9, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku have announced that they will release their new album, titled "Kinpachi", on January 28, 2015. This announcement was made on November 8 during their solo live 'Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku Tozai Daigakugeikai 2014: Ebichu no Omocha Big Garage' at Kobe International House.  The girls performed the album's title track "Kinpachi" for the first time on November 3 at their Yokohama concert. On this day, they presented another track

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  • Ex. BiS Koshouji Megumi begins her idol activities again in a new group

    November 9, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    A new 4-member idol group called "Maison book girl" has been formed. The group will hold their debut live at the event '@JAM the Field vol.6' on November 24 at Roppongi Blue Theater. Maison book girl is produced by musician Sakurai Kenta, who was in charge of solo idol Izukoneko (project ended in August). The group is comprised of Koshouji Megumi (ex. BiS), Somoto Kaori, Yagawa Aoi, and Inoue Yui. Among the members, Somoto and Yagawa attracted at

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  • Sonar Pocket to release a new single early in the New Year

    November 8, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    Sonar Pocket's new single (currently untitled) will be released on January 28, 2015.The group kicked off their arena tour 'Sona Pokeism ARENA TOUR 2014 ~Nenmatsu Tokudaigou SP!!~' on November 8 at Osaka-jo Hall. It was on this stage that they announced the release of their 19th single. The single will be released in both limited and regular editions.  During their concert at Osaka-jo Hall, Sonar Pocket performed their representative songs, as we

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  • Hanae to sing the opening & ending themes for anime 'Kamisama Hajimemashita'

    November 8, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Hanae will be in charge of both the opening and ending themes for the second season of TV anime 'Kamisama Hajimemashita'. This isn't Hanae's first time to receive a tie-up with the anime. She also sang the opening and ending themes for its first season, which aired from October to December of 2012. Producer Ishiyama Keiichi commented, "In the previous season, the worldview of 'Kamisama Hajimemashita' and Hanae-san's songs matched really well

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  • INKT reveal PVs for 'Trigger' and 'Zutto'

    November 8, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    Rock band INKT have revealed the full PVs for their songs "Trigger" and "Zutto" through their official YouTube channel.INKT is comprised of 5 members; KOKI (Vo / ex. KAT-TUN), mACKAz (B / ex. HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR), SASSY (Dr / ex. HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR), Kei (G), and kissy (Key).  "Trigger" is the first track off of the band's debut album "INKT", which was released on November 8. As for "Zutto", it's one of the two songs that's only available in

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 announce new single + New Year event

    November 8, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    On November 7, Kis-My-Ft2 kicked off their 4 major dome tour 'Kis-My-Journey' at Tokyo Dome. During this concert, the group announced the release of their new single "Thank you Jyan!" on December 24, and their first New Year event called "Shinshun Kis-My-Fukubukuro ~Kotoshi mo Yoroshiku Thank you Jyan~!" from January 5 to 8 at Yokohama Arena. Kis-My-Ft2 is the fastest male artist to achieve a 4 major dome tour since their debut. At

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