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  • Momoiro Clover Z releases the PV for 'MOON PRIDE'

    July 19, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z recently revealed the music video to their upcoming single "MOON PRIDE" (to be released on July 30). The song is the opening theme song to anime "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal."The MV is made with full original animation which was supervised by Sakai Munehisa and created by Toei Animation just like the anime itself. In the video, you can see the transformation scenes of Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter,

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 7/14~7/17

    July 19, 2014 @ 10:02 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 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 7/14 – Monday 07.5%(5.2%) – 19:30-20:43 – 2014 FIFA World Cup Highlights 08.4%(4.2%) – 21:00-22:00 – News Watch 9 04.3%(2.

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  • Straightener to release double A-side single in September + tour in November

    July 19, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    Straightener have announced that they will release a double A-side single titled "Fuyu no Taiyou / The World Record" on September 17. The new single will come just 3 months after releasing the last single "Super Magical Illusion". More details will be announced at a later date. In addition, it's been announced that Straightener will hold their tour 'Swimming City Flying Circus TOUR' in November. They will perform at CLUB QUATTRO venues

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  • DAIGO and L'arc-en-Ciel's ken to join VAMPS for 'BEAST PARTY 2014'

    July 19, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    The opening acts for VAMPS' upcoming outdoor live concert "VAMPS LIVE 2014 BEAST PARTY" to be held on August 23-24 at Niigata's Echigo Hillside National Government Park have been announced!On August 23, artist DAIGO will open for VAMPS from 16:40 onward. Meanwhile, ken (L'arc-en-Ciel) will appear as a special guest on August 24. ken had joined VAMPS' summer outdoor concert as a surprise guest in 2012 and 2013. This is his first time as an officia

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  • E-girls unleash PV for 'Odoru Ponpokorin'

    July 19, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    E-girls have unleashed the short PV for their new song 'Odoru Ponpokorin' through avex's official YouTube channel. "Odoru Ponpokorin" is scheduled to be released on August 13, and it's the opening theme for Fuji TV's anime 'Chibi Maruko-chan'. In the PV, the girls can be seen wearing costumes representing the four seasons and dancing in a colorful train. The girls are scheduled to hold a collaboration event called 'Chibi Maruko-chan×E-girls

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  • More cast members announced for Kanjani8 Shibutani Subaru's starring movie

    July 19, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    Idol group Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru will play his first lead role in the movie "Misono Universe" with actress Nikaido Fumi as the heroine. It was recently announced that the band Akainu, talent Suzuki Sarina, and comedian Kawahara Katsumi from the duo Tenjiku Nezumi are joining as additional cast members for the movie. The movie is set in Osaka. Shibutani will play "Pochio", a young man who has lost all of his memories exce

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/9~7/15

    July 19, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    Recochoku has just updated its weekly charts for the week of July 9th to July 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari 02 - "Precious Love" - EXILE ATSUSHI 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Top Of The Wor

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  • SMAP goes bald for FNS's 27-Hour TV

    July 18, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    The poster and CM for Fuji TV's upcoming special program "FNS no Hi 27-Hour TV" (July 26 6pm onwards) has revealed the program's main personality, SMAP, completely bald.  This is the first time the quintet are hosting a program together. However, they did not actually shave their heads. The bald look was created with special makeup that took about 1.5 hours to complete. According to SMAP, they want to show that, "SMAP and Fuji TV have retur

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  • Inaugural issue of Idol magazine "LIVE Idol Collection" to feature 28 groups in swimsuits!

    July 18, 2014 @ 2:28 am

    Japan's entertainment industry has entered what is called the "Idol Warrior Era" with idol groups saturating the market. On top of idol groups that have made their major debut, there are also many groups known as "underground idols" who focus on live performances instead of making media appearances. The magazine "LIVE Idol Collection" by Gum Publishing will exclusively cover these underground idols. The inaugural issue, to be released on Jul

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  • 'Otona AKB48' Tsukamoto Mariko makes theater debut on her 38th birthday

    July 18, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    Tsukamoto Mariko, the winner of "Otona AKB48 Audition", turned 38 on July 16, and celebrated with her theater debut during the Team 4 performance "Idol no Yoake" held at AKB48's theater in Tokyo's Akihabara.Tsukamoto, nicknamed "Mariri", introduced herself with the catchphrase, "Maririri, Maririri, the Pager of Lover is ringing!", and performed 12 out of the 16 songs that day, even shedding tears during the last song, "Arigatou". During her

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