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  • Berryz Kobo's Tsugunaga Momoko to graduate from college

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    Berryz Kobo member Tsugunaga Momoko made a surprise guest appearance at an event for the PS3/PSVita game software 'Sengoku Muso 4' ('Samurai Warriors 4').With a smile, Momochi said, "Recently, a good thing happened to me." Aside from the group's 10th year anniversary and her 22nd birthday on the 6th, she announced, "My graduation from college has also been decided." She continued, "So many happy things!" and, "I'm on the winning team!" 

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  • Rihwa to release her first album in April

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:12 am

    Rihwa will be releasing her first album "BORDERLESS" on April 2. Rihwa has been gaining attention as her song is currently being used as the theme song for Miura Haruma's starring drama 'Boku no Ita Jikan'. Her first album will consist of 13 songs including the drama theme song "Harukaze", her debut single "CHANGE", "Yakusoku" which was the insert song for the movie 'TIGER & BUNNY -The Beginning-', and "Last Love" which was the inse

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to provide theme song for new 'Crayon Shin-chan' movie

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:09 am

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her 9th single "Family Party" on April 16. "Family Party" will be used as the theme song for the new 'Crayon Shin-chan' movie called 'Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo Tou-chan', which will open in theaters on April 19. Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) wrote the song to match the movie's worldview and theme "family bond". It's described as a pop song that is warm and sentimental.   Sin

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  • plenty reveal 1-hour long live footage

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:06 am

    plenty have revealed live footage onto their official YouTube channel.  The live footage features the band's live 'r e (construction)' held on December 28, 2013 at Tokyo Globe-za. They performed a total of 12 songs mainly focused around their concept album of the same name released last year. plenty is currently in the middle of their nationwide tour which overlaps with the release of their single "Korekara / Sensei no Susume

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  • DISH// to sing the ending theme for 'NARUTO' for the 2nd time

    March 5, 2014 @ 4:04 am

    DISH//'s new song "FLAME" will be used as the ending theme for TV Tokyo's anime 'NARUTO Shippuden' starting in April.  DISH//'s major debut song "I Can Hear" was previously used as the ending theme for the anime series, making this their second time teaming up with 'NARUTO'. The members commented, "It's been about a year since our debut. When we heard that we will be singing NARUTO's ending theme again, the members all jumped and screa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/28~03/02

    March 5, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. On Friday, 'Sanbiki no Ossan' (11.0%) continues to impress with surprisingly good ratings for a TV Tokyo drama. Meanwhile, TBS dominates the Friday golden time with their 'Pittanko Kan Kan' special and a rating of 15.5% and the Fuji TV drama 'Tenchu ~Yami no Shiokinin~' (6.1%; -2.1) crumbled under the comp

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  • NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi to graduate from the group

    March 5, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on March 3rd during the Kenkyuusei performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Nakagawa explained, "It's been 2 years and a half since I entered NMB48. As I carried out my activities, I saw the work of people who maintain the stage. I started to find that work attractive and an yearning to study that has budded within me." She continued, "After thin

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/1~03/2

    March 4, 2014 @ 5:35 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 1/2 01 (00) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) Kiki's Delivery Service (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Eien no Zero (Weeks: 11) 05 (04) Dakishimetai (Weeks: 05) 06 (03) Gekijouban Kamen Teacher (Weeks: 02) 07 (05) Kick-Ass

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  • MIYAVI reveal PV for 'GUARD YOU'

    March 4, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    MIYAVI has revealed the PV to his song "GUARD YOU" through his official YouTube channel.  "GUARD YOU" is a ballad number that is included in his world debut album "MIYAVI". It's based on his own experiences being away from his family and friends after the Tohoku Earthquake. The PV features MIYAVI strumming the guitar with lyrics at the bottom. It also includes pictures of skies and hands sent from fans all over the world. In the song is the mess

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  • Drama 'Kazoku Game' tops TV Life's '2013 Drama Awards'

    March 4, 2014 @ 3:03 am

    Gakken Publishing has released the results for "the 23rd Annual Drama Awards 2013". Voting for the award was conducted through the January issue of its magazine "TV LIFE" as well as through its website. Fuji TV drama "Kazoku Game" was awarded the 'Best Drama Award', beating out other popular dramas in 2013 such as NHK's "Amachan" and TBS's "Hanzawa Naoki". The drama tells the story of eccentric tutor Yoshimoto Koya whose mysterious and often viol

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