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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group.On July 19th, she updated her official blog and announced, "I, Kuramochi Asuka, will graduate from AKB48." Her graduation concert will be held on August 17th.Kuramochi, who was appointed as captain for Team B during the team shuffle in February of last year, explained, "As I have never experienced being a captain before, everyday was fresh and everyday was a learning ex

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  • ORESKABAND returns to U.S. for 2 shows in July

    July 18, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    Super energetic all-girl ska band ORESKABAND from Japan returns to America for 2 shows on the East Coast.ORESKABAND created anime themes for Bleach and Naruto. The members include: iCas on vocals and guitar, tae on drums, Tomi on bass, SAKI on the trumpet, HAYAMI on trombone, and morico on the saxaphone and keyboard (she is currently on hiatus). Their story began about a decade ago in Osaka, when a few middle school brass band members got togeth

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  • Johnny's groups added to 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri' line-up

    July 18, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

    Additional artists performing in Fuji TV's special music program "FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri" has been announced.The new announcement includes Johnny's groups Arashi, Kanjani8, Kis-My-Ft2, SMAP, Sexy Zone, TOKIO, V6, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Kis-My-Ft2 subunit Busaiku. Other artists include Takamiy, Ohara Sakurako, Ieiri Leo, and Chris Hart. "FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri" will broadcast on July 29th from 7:00 pm. [2015 FNS UTA NO NATSU MATSURI]Wednesday, J

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  • Sakanaction release PV for 'Slow Motion'

    July 18, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

    Sakanaction has released the PV for their song "Slow Motion".The PV was shot with an 8mm film and directed by Okayama Yoshiyuki. It portrays an imaginary late-night TV show called "Slow Motion" that features appearances by a beautiful woman and strange monsters. "Slow Motion" was the coupling track to Sakanaction's single "Rookie" which was released in March of 2011. This PV will be included in the Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD of the band's conc

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 7/14~7/16

    July 18, 2015 @ 3:26 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 14th to July 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai 2 === 7/14 – Tuesday 15.2%(?.?%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl 11.6%(?.?

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  • Sorimachi Takashi chosen to be the next partner of Mizutani Yutaka in 'Aibou' drama

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    TV Asahi's popular drama series "Aibou" will start their 14th season, and recently, it was announced that the next partner of the protagonist played by Mizutani Yutaka would be Sorimachi Takashi. "Aibou" is a detective drama that began in 2000, centering around a genius inspector named 'Sugishita Ukyo' (Mizutani), who belongs to the "special mission task force" of the Metropolitan Police Department. He solves some difficult cases

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  • Unicorn's Kawanishi Koichi suffers a stroke

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:32 am

    It's been reported that rock band Unicorn drummer Kawanishi Koichi has suffered a stroke. Consequently, the band will be canceling their appearances in festivals and events this summer. In an entry titled "Announcement of Cancellation of Summer Event Appearances" on their official website, Unicorn revealed, "According to instructions from the doctor, he requires about 2 months of recuperation. Thus we are canceling all of our appearance

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  • Hojo Tsukasa's 'Angel Heart' getting a live-action drama adaptation

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    NTV announced that they would air a live-action drama adaptation of Hojo Tsukasa's manga "Angel Heart" starting in October.Previously, "Angel Heart" was released as a TV anime, and "Angel Heart 2nd Season" is currently being serialized on Monthly Comic Zenon. This marks the first time for Hojo's work to be released as a serial drama. The characters and setting in "Angel Heart" are based on Hojo's masterpiece "City Hunter", but its story tak

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE reveal PV for 'Hard Knock Days'

    July 18, 2015 @ 3:03 am

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE have revealed the PV for their new song "Hard Knock Days"."Hard Knock Days" is being currently used as the opening theme for anime 'ONE PIECE'. It will be released as the group's new single on August 12.  

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  • Nogizaka46, Muse and more to guest on MUSIC STATION's July 24 broadcast

    July 18, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    TV Asahi has unveiled the artist line up for its July 24th broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'.Next week's episode will feature performances by 7 artists who are Kyuso Nekokami, Kondo Masahiko, DANCE EARTH PARTY+Imaichi Ryuji, Nogizaka46, Mizuki Nana, Muse, and Little Glee Monster. Check out the set list below!Kyuso Nekokami - "MEGA SHAKE IT!"Kondo Masahiko - "Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku"DANCE EARTH PARTY+Imaichi Ryuji - "BEAUTIFUL NAME"Nogizaka46 - "Tai

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