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  • w-inds. reveal the details on their new album + PV to its lead track

    June 10, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    w-inds.' 10th album entitled "Timeless" is set for release on July 9, and its cover jacket designs, track list, and the music video to the lead track "Make you mine" have been revealed.The album will contain a total 11 tracks including singles like "A Little Bit" and "Yume de Aerunoni ~Sometimes I Cry~". Seki Kazuaki was in charge of the artwork for the cover jackets, and the MV for "Make you mine" was directed by Hariu Yuji."Timeless" will

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  • Oshima Yuko graduates from AKB48

    June 9, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    On June 9, AKB48 member Oshima Yuko held her graduation performance at AKB48 theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. With this performance, her 8 years and 2 months long activities as a member of AKB48, since she made her theater debut on April 1st of 2006, came to an end. The very last song she performed was "Heavy Rotation" which she was chosen as the center for during the "2nd AKB48 Senbatsu General Election". "This is the song you guys present

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  • Amuro Namie's 1st best-of ballad album tops Oricon weekly ranking with 1st week sales of 255,000 copies

    June 9, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album titled "Ballada" (went on sale on June 4) sold 255,000 copies during its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking in the process. This is her 7th consecutive chart-topping album, and 12th overall, since "PLAY" (released in June 2007).The first week sales for this album exceeded Fukuyama Masaharu's "HUMAN" (released on April 2, first week sales of 213,000 copies), therefore, it is now the album w

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/02~6/08

    June 9, 2014 @ 2:47 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 June 2nd to June 8th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/02 – Monday 14.2%(0.1%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 08.7%(1.1%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 12.3%(1.4%) – 20:00-20:43 –

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  • Mukai Osamu to appear in 'Otoko no Isshou'

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    On June 5, it was announced that actor Mukai Osamu (32) will appear in the film "

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  • AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election Results!

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    The event for the vote count results for AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election was held at Ajinomoto Stadium today, and the results are in! For this year's election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups announced their candidacy (AKB48: 126 girls, SKE48: 59 girls, NMB48: 62 girls, HKT48: 46 girls, JKT48: 1 girl, SNH48: 2 girls), and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48's

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  • AAA releases MV for 'Wake up!", the OP theme song for 'ONE PIECE'

    June 7, 2014 @ 1:27 am

    The music video for AAA's new song "Wake up!" has been uploaded on avex's YouTube channel. "Wake up!" is currently being used as the opening theme song to Fuji TV anime "ONE PIECE", and the MV has been created with the theme of "Journey", "Friends", and "Bonds".  This single, set to be released on July 2, will have  a"CD+DVD Edition" and "CD-only Edition", and both editions will come with "ONE PIECE design jacket version" and "AAA

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/28~6/03

    June 6, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 28th to June 3rd. 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 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 04 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Kago Ai forms 3-member girls unit + debut in July

    June 6, 2014 @ 12:04 am

    Kago Ai has formed a new 3-member girls unit called Girls Beat!!, and they will be releasing their first single "Sekai Seifuku" on July 22.   Girls Beat!! is a girls unit project in which the members, songs, lyrics, costumes, choreography, and performance will be decided by the fans. Currently, there are 3 members, who are Kago Ai, Kita Remi, and Himeno Ryona. They will hold their debut live on July 26 at Asakusa Rokku Yumemachi G

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  • Katahira Rina's 1st album to be released in August

    June 5, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

    Katahira Rina will release her first album "amazing sky" on August 6. This announcement was made during Nico Nico Douga special live broadcast program "Katahira Rina 10-Jikan Special ~Daihappyou Ari~" on June 5.Since Katahira made her major debut with single "Natsu no Yoru" on August 7th of last year, her 1st album will be released on the eve of her 1st anniversary.The album will contain a total of 13 tracks including her previous singles, as we

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