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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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  • the HIATUS to hold their first Budokan live in December

    July 24, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    It's been revealed that the HIATUS will hold a live called 'Closing Night - Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2014 -' on December 22 at Nippon Budokan.   The band just wrapped up their tour 'Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2014' on July 23. Their upcoming Nippon Budokan live was announced by Hosomi Takeshi (Vo, G) during the show, and it will serve as an additional date to the tour. This will be the HIATUS' first time holding a live at Nippo

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  • VAMPS reveal jacket covers + teaser for 'GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER'

    July 24, 2014 @ 1:52 am

    VAMPS have revealed the jacket covers for their new single "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" which is scheduled to be released on August 20. The jacket covers for this single was designed by Rockin' Jelly Bean who is known for his erotic graphics. This collaboration took place when HYDE, who was originally a fan of Rockin' Jelly Bean's illustrations, requested him to design the jacket covers. Each version of the single (Limited Edition

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  • Check out the PV for ONE OK ROCK's 'Mighty Long Fall'

    July 24, 2014 @ 1:50 am

    The PV for ONE OK ROCK's new song "Mighty Long Fall" has been revealed through their official YouTube channel."Mighty Long Fall" is the theme song for the film "Rurouni Kenshin:Kyoto Taika-hen" which will open in theaters on August 1. It will be released together with "Decision" as a double A-side single on July 30. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 7/18~7/21

    July 23, 2014 @ 6:01 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 18th to July 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 7/18 – Friday 15.5%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.2%(?.?%) – 19:30-19:55 – Tokuho Shutoken 05.3%(2.8%) – 20:00-20:45

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  • DAIGO to release new single in September

    July 23, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    It's been revealed that DAIGO will release his new single titled "CHANGE!! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo" on September 10.  This will mark DAIGO's first single since releasing "BUTTERFLY / Ima Aitakute..." about 9 months ago. His upcoming double A-side single will consist of the rock tune "CHANGE!!" and "Shinpaishou na Kanojo" which is said to resemble J-pop from the 90's. Arranged by SHINPEI (BREAKERZ), "CHANGE!!" is the official song for t

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