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  • Former Morning Musume's Fukuda Asuka starts solo activities

    December 22, 2017 @ 3:09 am

    Former Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka will be starting her solo activities in 2018. Fukuda is currently active as asuka in the vocal group PEACE$TONE under STONEProject's label Osechi RECORDS. To kick off her solo activities, she will release two songs, "Never Forget" and "Minna Tabibito," as digital singles via iTunes on February 14. "Never Forget" was the coupling track to Morning Musume's 4th single "Memory Seishun no H

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  • back number to hold their first dome tour next year

    December 22, 2017 @ 3:07 am

    back number will hold their very first dome tour in 2018. For the upcoming tour, the group is scheduled to perform at Nagoya Dome on July 29, Tokyo Dome on August 11 and 12, and Kyocera Dome Osaka on October 27 and 28. On their first dome tour, Shimizu Iyori (Vo, G) commented, "We've only been making small songs, but we are moved that through perseverance, we are able to stand on a big stage like Tokyo Dome. Above all, we pride our

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 12/16~12/17

    December 21, 2017 @ 3:01 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – December 16th/December 17th 01 (00) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side - Oni-ou no Fukkatsu (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The 8-Year Engagement (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (Weeks: 02) 05 (01) Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid w

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 12/12~12/18 2017

    December 21, 2017 @ 3:00 am

    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 December 12th to December 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Kangoku no Ohimesama === 12/12 – Tuesday 13.7% – Tuesday Surprise 13.1% – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 12.5% –

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  • SuG disbands after announcing hiatus

    December 21, 2017 @ 2:59 am

    Earlier this summer, SuG had announced that they would take an indefinite hiatus after their Budokan live in September. However, the band has decided to disband on December 20. On their official website, the members wrote, "What we have to say has already been said when we announced our indefinite hiatus and at our last live at Budokan. We would like to thank all of our fans and everyone concerned for their support over the past 10 years."

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  • Ieiri Leo's 5th album to be released in February

    December 21, 2017 @ 2:57 am

    Ieiri Leo's new album "TIME" will be released on February 21. The singer's 5th original album will be comprised of 13 tracks including previously released songs "Zutto, Futaride" and "Relax." Sugiyama Katsuhiko, Honma Akimitsu, Ozaki Yuuki (warbear, ex. Galileo Galilei), Soulife, and Sudo Yu are among the many musicians involved in the album.  "TIME" will be available for purchase in Limited Editions A & B and a Regular Edition. Li

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  • Superfly reveals orchestra version PV of 'Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo'

    December 20, 2017 @ 3:07 am

    Superfly has revealed the PV for "Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo -Orchestra Ver.-" via YouTube.  The orchestra version of Superfly's hit song is the last track included in her best-of album "LOVE, PEACE & FIRE -Special Edition-" released on December 20. The PV features live footage from Superfly's one-man live "Superfly 10th Anniversary Premium LIVE: Bloom", which was held in November at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. Source & I

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  • E-girls to release first ballad single

    December 20, 2017 @ 3:06 am

    E-girls' new single "Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta" is scheduled to drop on January 31. The title track has been picked up as the CM song for Kose's 'Fasio.' The group's very first ballad single will be released in three types: Limited Edition (CD+DVD+Photo Book), CD+DVD Edition, and CD-Only Edition. The DVD will include the full PV for "Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta." Furthermore, E-girls will release "Pain, pain," which was recently chosen a

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  • EXILE THE SECOND to release a new single on their day, February 22

    December 20, 2017 @ 3:05 am

    EXILE THE SECOND will release a new single called "Acacia" on February 22. Last year, the Japan Anniversary Association certified February 22nd, the single's release date, as 'EXILE THE SECOND DAY.' Written and composed by EXILE SHOKICHI, the title track portrays an adult's love story with thrilling lyrics. The floral language for acacia is "secret love," which gives us a hint about the song's content. Source & I

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki to hold solo live in Shanghai

    December 20, 2017 @ 3:03 am

    Kashiwagi Yuki will hold a solo live titled "YUKIRIN WORLD LIVE IN SHANGHAI 2018 Nete mo Samete mo Yukirin World ~Shanghai demo Muchuu ni Sasechauzo~" on January 23 and 24 at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base. This will be Kashiwagi's first time holding a solo live in Shanghai. On Twitter, she commented, "It's been 5 years since my first solo concert when I declared that I would aim to advance into the world... it's all thanks to everyone

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