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  • Grandpa idol group from Kochi Prefecture rise to popularity

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Five-member grandpa group Jii POP have been rising to popularity in Japan.The group's average age is 67 with the eldest member being 80 and the youngest being 58. The remaining three members are in their 60s. Through their activities, the group aims to publicize their hometown of Kochi Prefecture, which has the second biggest aging population in Japan, while showing that aging can be a cool thing. And their debut song "Kourei Banzai!" ("Hooray, O

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/19~3/20

    March 22, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 19th/20th 01 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 03) 02 (00) Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) The Good Dinosaur (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) Chihayafuru: Kaminoku (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Everest: The Summit of the Gods (Weeks: 02) 06 (00) Precure All Stars Movie: Minna

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  • Ikuta Toma to play a transgender woman in Ogigami Naoko's new movie

    March 22, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    It was announced that Ikuta Toma would star in Ogigami Naoko's ("Kamome Shokudo", "Megane") new film titled "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa," and play the role of a transgender woman. "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa" is Ogigami's first film in 5 years, whose works receive a lot of support from women. The protagonists are Rinko (played by Ikuta) -- a transgender woman --, Tomo -- a neglected girl --, along with Makio --Rinko's lover and Tomo's

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  • Actress Matsuoka Mayu joins Morning Musume.'16?

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:17 am

    Morning Musume.'16 will be making an appearance in TV Tokyo's new drama "Sono 'Okodawari', Watashi ni mo Kure yo!!". In the drama, the girls will give a performance with actress Matsuoka Mayu. This was revealed on March 20 during the event "Hello! Project Hime Fes 2016" at Pacifico Yokohama. During the press conference, the members of Morning Musume.'16 and Matsuoka made an appearance and spoke about working together on the drama. Matsuoka,

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  • This year's 'AKB48 General Elections' to be held in Niigata + Mukaichi Mion announced center for 44th single

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:15 am

    "AKB48 45th Single General Election" ("The 8th AKB48 General Election" will take place on June 18th at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata City. This became known on March 21 during a photo session event for "AKB48 0 to 1 no Aida" at Pacifico Yokohama. As many of you may know, this is AKB48's biggest annual event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members from 5 groups are eligible to enter to be in the running for senbatsu for AKB48's

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  • AAA announce first single of the year

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:13 am

    AAA have announced their first single release of the year! Titled  "NEW", the title track is an uptempo tune that's fit for the summer season. It will be released on June 8th in three different versions: CD-Only, CD+DVD, and Fan Club Edition. AAA will also be holding a nationwide arena tour this year called "AAA ARENA TOUR 2016 -LEAP OVER-". The tour logo and schedule can be seen below. [AAA ARENA TOUR 2016 -LEAP OVER-]Wednesd

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/15~3/17

    March 19, 2016 @ 5:27 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 March 15th to March 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Fragile === 3/15 – Tuesday 08.2%(3.0%) – 21:00-22:54 – Sekai! Kyokugen Artist Best 20 14.4%(0.1%) – 2

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/9~3/15

    March 19, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 9th to March 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "No more" - EXILE ATSUSHI + AI 03 - "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version)" - AI 04 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 05 - "Kimi wa Melody" - AKB48

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