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  • Two new members to join LinQ

    March 4, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    LinQ has announced that BudLaB's Seto Kaede and Kaizuki Rana will be joining the group.  This was announced on March 3 during "LinQ Supreme Talk" on LINE LIVE by members Ichinose Miku and Ooba Ayaka. At the end of the program, a video started playing and introduced the two new members. Seto and Kaizuki are members of kenkyuusei group BudLaB, and they will be promoted to LinQ on March 13 when they hold their debut concert at Tenjin

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  • Kimura Kaela becomes image character for 'naive'

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:43 am

    Kimura Kaela is the new image character "naiveee" for skin care brand 'naive'.  This spring, 'naive' will be undergoing a renewal, and their new line up of products will hit stores on March 11. In the recently unveiled photos, Kimura wears a bubble dress and pig's nose as the brand's newest image character. "naiveee" is set to appear in many of the brand's upcoming promotions.  Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • ONE OK ROCK's new song 'Always coming back' to be used in CM for NTT Docomo

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    ONE OK ROCK's new song "Always coming back" has been picked up as the CM song for NTT Docomo. Following "Wherever you are" and "Cry out", this is ONE OK ROCK's third song to be used in NTT Docomo's CMs. "Always coming back" will be available for download via iTunes Store, dHits, and dMusic on March 11. In other news, ONE OK ROCK are getting ready to set out on their U.S. tour with Issues and Crown The Empire starting Marc

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  • Utada Hikaru to be in charge of theme song for 'NEWS ZERO'

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO'. The singer's brand new song for 'NEWS ZERO' will be played on the program starting April 4. This is also the day when NHK will begin its broadcast of new morning drama 'Toto Nee-chan' with the theme song also provided by Utada. On Twitter, her staff wrote, "On April 4, it will be a HIKKI matsuri (festival) from morning to night!" Source: natalie, U

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  • BAND-MAID announces new album, UK debut

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Japanese all-girl rock group BAND-MAID have announced their upcoming album Brand New Maid set for release on May 18. The album will contain 8 songs, including the new single "alone", which has amassed over 100,000 YouTube views since its Valentine's Day debut last month. Brand New Maid will be released in 2 separate editions containing alternate bonus material. Four track titles have already been announced:・alone・FREEDOM・ORDER

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  • Eikura Nana & Kaku Kento reported to be in a relationship

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, "We have heard that they are good friends."  The two co-starred in the TBS drama "N no Tame ni" in 2014. Previously there were rumors on the internet about the couple being spotted together. However, according to reports, they started dating last spring. Reports also s

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  • DAIGO & Kitagawa Keiko to hold their wedding ceremony and reception on April 29

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    DAIGO (37) and Kitagawa Keiko (29) will hold their wedding ceremony and reception on April 29 at a hotel in Tokyo.The couple registered their marriage on January 11 at 1:11 am. On that same day, they held a press conference, where DAIGO stated, "I want to hold a reception, but since we were finally able to make this announcement, we will start thinking about it now."  Likewise, Kitagawa commented, "I've never thought about it. Between t

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  • Base Ball Bear's Yuasa Shohei leaves the band

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Base Ball Bear guitarist Yuasa Shohei has withdrawn from the band. According to the band's official website, Yuasa did not show up to the studio in mid-February for a song production. Since then, the members were unable to get a hold of him. Afterwards, through a third person, Yuasa announced that he would no longer be able to continue his activities as Base Ball Bear. The band's upcoming tour "Base Ball Bear Tour: LIVE BY THE C2", kick

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  • Abe Mao announces divorce

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Abe Mao has announced that she has gotten divorced. On March 1, the singer published a comment on her official website announcing the divorce. She wrote, "We met, fell in love, got married, and were blessed with a precious son. The past three years I was able to learn many things, and it was the most pronounced time of my life. To be frank, I can say I was both the happiest and saddest I've ever been in my life. Writing about it in this way,

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/26~2/29

    March 2, 2016 @ 2:53 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 February 26th to February 29th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Kaito Yamaneko === 2/26 – Friday 09.7%(2.3%) – 19:00-20:54 – Taka and Toshi no Onedari Gyuniku Takuhai

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