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  • AKB48's Takajo Aki produces pet fashion brand

    March 1, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

    On March 1st, AKB48 member Takajo Aki attended an event to commemorate the launch of her pet fashion brand 'Vivre' at Venus Fort in Tokyo. Takajo attended the event carrying her two chihuahuas. She explained that the brand name in French means "to live together". She spoke passionately, "My dogs are like children to me." After introducing the clothing for spring and summer, she stated, "I'm not praising myself, but I'm very satisfied because

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  • Check out the PV for Dempagumi.inc's new single 'Sakura Appareshon'

    March 1, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    Dempagumi.inc has revealed the PV for their new song "Sakura Appareshon" which will be released on March 12.  The PV was directed by Shiga Takumi who was also in charge of the PV for their 7th single "Denden Passion". It features the girls dancing, running around, and playing games as cherry blossoms fall around them. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/24~02/27

    March 1, 2014 @ 1:51 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. Last week, TV Tokyo has beaten TBS during the golden time at 8pm for the first time in 22 years. While TV Tokyo's variety show 'Shujii ga Mitsukaru Shinryojo' continued to gain good ratings (9.9%; -0.4) this week, TBS witnessed a bigger viewer loss for their drama 'Inpei Sousa' (6.3%; -0.9) and stayed

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  • Ishikawa Sayuri teams up with Sheena Ringo for her 115th single

    February 28, 2014 @ 11:18 pm

    It's been revealed that Ishikawa Sayuri's 115th single "Anya no Shinjudate" will be released on April 2nd. Her new song "Anya no Shinjudate" is written, composed, and produced by Sheena Ringo, and arranged by Saito Neko. In addition, Ishikawa and Sheena harmonize in the coupling track "Naute no Dorobou Neko". The single's type B and C will include a DVD containing the PV for "Anya no Shinjudate" directed by Kodama Yuichi.   Ishika

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  • Minami Akina and Hamaguchi Masaru are dating

    February 28, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    On February 27th, Hamaguchi Masaru (42) of comedian duo Yoiko and talento Minami Akina (24) announced that they are in a relationship. Hamaguchi made a guest appearance on Fuji TV's 'Waratte Iitomo!'. At the beginning of the program, he declared, "I am dating her!" Then as his partner Arino Shinya (42) raised his left hand, he repeated "I am dating her" with a smile.  A picture of Hamaguchi and Minami was published in the tabloid magazine 'Josei

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  • Juice=Juice reveal jacket covers & PV for 3rd single

    February 28, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    Juice=Juice has revealed the jacket covers and PV for new single "Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai!".Juice=Juice's 3rd single is slated for release on March 19th. It's a double A-side including "Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS", which they first performed during 'Helo Pro Kenshusei Happyokai 2014 ~2-gatsu・3-gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~', and their new song "Are Kore Shitai!". It will be released in 5 different types: Limite

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  • Angela Aki takes off her signature glasses for best-of album

    February 28, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    Angela Aki is getting ready to release her first best-of album "TAPESTRY OF SONGS -THE BEST OF ANGELA AKI" on March 5. It's been revealed that the limited edition version of the album will feature the singer without her signature glasses. The limited edition will come with a transparent sleeve that has glasses drawn on it. When you take off the sleeve, you can see Angela without the glasses. Aside the jacket cover, there will be two other pi

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers to release a 'sakura song'

    February 28, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers' new single "S.A.K.U.R.A." will be released on March 26.  The group's first single of 2014 will be the first of their "spring, summer, fall, winter series". It's described as a "sakura song that portrays a totally new Sandaime J Soul Brothers.""S.A.K.U.R.A." will be used as the ending theme for TV Asahi's 'Onegai! Ranking' for March. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Maeda Atsuko to hold concerts in Tokyo & Osaka

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

    Maeda Atsuko will hold live concerts on April 3rd at Zepp Tokyo and on the 4th at Zepp Osaka.  The two concerts will be held to commemorate the release of her new single "Seventh Chord" which will hit stores on March 5th. This will be Maeda's first time performing alone at venues of the Zepp class. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 22nd. Those who purchase a copy of "Seventh Chord" will have the chance to pre-reserve tickets

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  • Nonaka Misato announces her graduation from AKB48

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    AKB48 Team B's Nonaka Misato has announced her graduation from the group.This was announced on February 28th during NOTTV's 'AKB48 no Anta, Dare?'. Nonaka was assigned to transfer to Team K at the event 'AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri' held on the 24th at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. However, she announced on the 27th that she would be remaining in Team B.   Regarding her graduation, Nonaka said, "I was thinking about graduating from a little while ago

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