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  • Sheena Ringo reveals details on her upcoming arena tour

    July 28, 2014 @ 5:45 am

    Sheena Ringo has revealed the details on her upcoming arena tour which will be held between November and December. The tour will kick off on November 29 and 30 at Saitama Super Arena, followed by concerts at Osaka-jo Hall on December 9 and 10, and Marine Messe Fukuoka on December 21. In response to her early-summer tour 'Chotto Shita Recohatsu 2014', the upcoming tour was tentatively titled 'Chanto Shita Yatsu 2014'. At this time, the title

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  • SMAP announce new album + nationwide tour

    July 28, 2014 @ 5:41 am

    It's been revealed that SMAP will release their new album "Mr.S" on September 3. Starting the day after, September 4, the group will embark on a nationwide tour called 'Mr.S -SAIKOU DE SAIKOU NO CONCERT TOUR-'. Both the album and tour have been established under the theme "Mr.S -SAITEI DE SAIKOU NO OTOKO-". The theme represents a mysterious man who has an adult dandyism who can change the atmosphere on the spot, and who can capture not only women

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 7/22~7/24

    July 27, 2014 @ 4:56 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 July 22nd to July 24th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 7/22 – Tuesday 22.7%(?.?%) – 08:00-08:15 – Hanako to Anne 09.5%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 11.1%(0.7%) – 21:00-

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  • Kahara Tomomi covers LUNA SEA & Nakamori Akina for movie 'Kuime'

    July 27, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    Kahara Tomomi's covers of Nakamori Akina's "Nanpasen" and LUNA SEA's "ROSIER" have been chosen as the image songs for the movie 'Kuime' which will open in theaters on August 23.   'Kuime' is the latest horror film by Takashi Miike that stars Ichikawa Ebizo. Kahara's covers of "Nanpasen" and "ROSIER" were chosen as they had the image of the movie's theme "love of a single-minded person". It will be used in a 15-second TV spot video.Sour

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  • BREAKERZ to hold their first countdown live

    July 26, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

    BREAKERZ will hold a countdown live called 'BREAKERZ COUNTDOWN LIVE 2014-2015' on December 31 at Pacifico Yokohama.This was announced on July 26 during the live event 'BATTLE ROYALE ZEPP 2014~Dai 1kkai BREAKERZ Solo Houkokukai~' at Zepp Tokyo. On this day, BREAKERZ members DAIGO (Vo), AKIHIDE (G), and SHINPEI (G) each took the stage with their solo units. At the end, they got together and performed 3 songs such as "Shakunetsu". Dur

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  • T.M.Revolution to release new single in September

    July 26, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been revealed that T.M.Revolution will release a new single titled "Phantom Pain" on September 3. "Phantom Pain" is a ballad that was created as the CM song for Ikedamohando's 'Delicare M's' starring Nishikawa Takanori himself. It will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing the PV and TV spot for the title track. Prior to releasing "Phantom Pain", T.M.Revolution will release his

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  • Koda Kumi to release new single 'HOTEL' + short PV

    July 26, 2014 @ 2:05 am

    It's been revealed that Koda Kumi will release her single "HOTEL" on August 6.Koda's 56th single is said to be a medium tempo number with a mix of reggae, soul, R&B, and hip hop. Through her vocals, the singer attempts to break new grounds. Regarding the song, Koda commented, "If you think about it, the second song 'MONEY IN MY BAG' is more 'the Koda Kumi', but I thought it would be boring if I was within the expectations. In that sense, I don't

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  • YANAKIKU win over fans at J-Pop Summit

    July 26, 2014 @ 2:04 am

     J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU made their USA debut at San Francisco's J-Pop Summit last weekend, giving American fans their first opportunity to see YANAKIKU's high-energy performance and comedic MC. The duo gave a special name to the packed audience in San Francisco's Japan Town, proclaiming "You are the lettuce, we are the meat!" before beginning their live set which included recent releases "FUJIYAMA DISCO" and an English version of their u

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/16~7/22

    July 25, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 16th to July 22nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari 03 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE

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  • HKT48's Sashihara Rino to release her first book in August

    July 24, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    It has been announced that HKT48's Sashihara Rino (21) will release her first book "Gyakutenryoku ~Pinch wo Mate~" (Kodansha, ¥800) on August 11. Sashihara talks about how she came to shine as a talented character despite being bullied as a girl. Her character shines even though she was not the best singer or dancer, and the fact that she did not have the best looks in AKB48. Her life as an idol has been quite turbulent like her scandal that led

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