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  • ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon to graduate from the group and Hello! Project

    May 22, 2015 @ 4:48 am

    ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) member Fukuda Kanon announced that she would graduate from the group and Hello! Project. She made the announcement on Hello! Project's YouTube program "Hello! Sta#118", which was released on May 20. Fukuda also released her comment on ANGERME's official site. She wrote regarding her graduation, "Now that it's been about 6 years since I joined S/mileage, I began facing sincerely with a big theme, graduation. When

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  • DAIGO nominated as charity marathon runner for this year's '24-Hour Television'

    May 22, 2015 @ 2:54 am

    On May 19 during the live broadcast of NTV's "Shiawase! Bonbi Girl", DAIGO was nominated to be the charity marathon runner for this year's "24-Hour Television 38 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" (August 22 and 23 broadcast). This nomination was made by the program's MC TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya. "The person we want to see running is... DAIGO-san!" he called out.  Prior to the nomination, DAIGO had said, "One thing I know is 'ON' ('Ore wa nai' = not me). I

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/15~5/18

    May 21, 2015 @ 5:39 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 May 15th to May 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Tenshi to Akuma === 5/15 – Friday 08.9%(1.5%) – 19:56-20:54 – Zero Ichi! 10.8%(1.6%) – 21:00-22:54 – Tsurube mo Goukyu

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  • AKB48's latest single sells over 1.47 million copies on the first day

    May 21, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

    AKB48's 40th single "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" (released on May 20) sold 1,472,000 copies on the first day!The first day sales for this single exceeded their own record of 1,462,000 copies which they achieved last year with "Labrador Retriever." This is the 9th single for the group to sell over a million copies on the release day, and the 2nd single for Shimazaki Haruka to surpass the million mark as the center. "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" i

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  • Golden Bomber to release a new album after 3.5 years

    May 21, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    It's been revealed that Golden Bomber will release a new album titled "No Music No Weapon" on June 17.Golden Bomber's last album "Golden Album" was released about 3 and a half years ago in January of 2012. Their upcoming album will feature a total of 13 tracks including their already released singles "Rola no Kizudarake" and "101 Kaime no Noroi" as well as "Suki Dake Ja Tarinakute", which is the CM song for Honda Motor Co.'s motorcycle, and "Shin

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  • Preliminary results of AKB48's 7th general election revealed

    May 21, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    On May 20, the preliminary results of AKB48's "the 7th AKB48 General Election", which is to decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's upcoming 41st single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. Below is the list of Top 80 girls. Considering the interim report, who do you think will be the No.1 this year? The final result will be announced at the vote counting event at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome on June 6. =

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/13~5/19

    May 20, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 13th to May 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakari 02 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 04 - "I know" - 2PM 05 - "Hapimari" - Silent Siren 06 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Cryst

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  • AAA reveal trailer movie for 'Ashita no Hikari'

    May 20, 2015 @ 5:06 am

    AAA have revealed the trailer movie for their new single "Ashita no Hikari" that's scheduled to hit store shelves on May 27. The video includes live footage and off-shots of the group's first Asia tour 'WAKUWAKU JAPAN Presents AAA ASIA TOUR 2015 -ATTACK ALL AROUND- Supported by KOJI'. Member Atae Shinjiro reflected on the Asia tour, saying, "I was surprised to see that many people know about AAA." "Ashita no Hikari" is the 5th part of A

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  • A9 to hold an anniversary live this summer

    May 20, 2015 @ 5:04 am

    Earlier this year, it was reported that Alice Nine will restart their activities as A9. They've announced that they will hold an 11th anniversary live called "Alice Nine 11th Anniversary Live: Re:birth-Hishou-" on August 23 at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo. It will be about a year since the band last held a live concert. Ticket pre-reservations are already available for members of their recently launched fan club 'NUMBER SIX.'. Source: natal

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  • WEAVER unveil PV for new song 'Beloved'

    May 20, 2015 @ 5:02 am

    WEAVER have unveiled the PV for their new song "Beloved" through their official YouTube channel. "Beloved" is a love song that was written for Suzuki Anju's starring film 'Raia no Inori'. It's the coupling track to the band's new single "Kuchizuke Diamond", which was released on May 20. Directed by Suto Kanji, the PV features Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano) singing while taking a stroll alongside the pier at night. Source: nat

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