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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/14~4/17 2017

    April 20, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    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 April 14th to April 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Chiisana Kyojin === 4/14 – Friday 09.8%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 SP 10.6%(?.?%) – 21:00-22:54 – (

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  • EXILE THE SECOND to release a new single this summer

    April 19, 2017 @ 9:01 am

    EXILE THE SECOND will release their new single "Summer Lover" on June 28.This comes about four months since the release of their album "BORN TO BE WILD". Besides the title track, the single will include a number called "Body". The DVD will contain a music video; in addition, a documentary footage will be included with the EX FAMILY Official Shop, LDH Official Mobile Shop, and mu-mo Shop Editions.  [Summer Lover]CD01. Summer Lover02. Bo

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/10 ~ 04/16

    April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for April 10 to 16. Take a look below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. Seishun Dokei" - NGT48 : 04/12 (160,271)2. "Fukyou Waon" - Keyakizaka46 : 04/05 (36,558)3. "Anti-Clockwise" - After the Rain : 04/12 (34,396)4. "Kaidoku Funou" - After the Rain : 04/12 (34,010)5. "Togetsukyo ~Kimi Omofu~" - Kuraki Mai : 04/12 (29,846)(Check out the full ranking here.)=== [Album Weekly Ranking]1. "D DAY" - D

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  • GLAY to support runners in the 'Hokkaido Marathon'

    April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am

    GLAY's new song "Long Run" has been picked up as the official song for 'Hokkaido Marathon 2017' scheduled to be held on August 27. "Long Run" is described as a rock tune with a pop melody and sense of speed. TAKURO (G), who was in charge of the song's lyrics and composition, stated, "By superimposing the marathon, which will be held under the open sky in our hometown of Hokkaido, on life, we wrote a song called 'Long Run' as a supp

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  • Former NMB48 member Matsuda Shiori is married and expecting first child

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:58 am

    Former NMB48 member and model Matsuda Shiori (21) announced her marriage and pregnancy via Instagram on April 19. Matsuda uploaded a photo of herself in a wedding dress and wrote, "It's a personal matter, but on April 4, I married my boyfriend whom I had been dating for some time. And currently, I am carrying a new life in my stomach." She shared her current state of mind, "I feel lost and anxious facing new things such as marriage and

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  • UVERworld to sing the theme song for 'Gintama' live-action film

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:56 am

    UVERworld will be singing the theme song, titled 'DECIDED', for the upcoming 'Gintama' live-action film. The film is based on Sorachi Hideaki's popular manga 'Gintama' that's currently being serialized in 'Gekkan Shounen Jump'. Directed by Fukuda Yuichi, the film stars Oguri Shun as Sakata Gintoki, Suda Masaki as Shimura Shinpachi, and Hashimoto Kanna as Kagura.  On providing the theme song, TAKUYA∞ (Vo)

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  • Shimada Haruka announces graduation from AKB48 & retirement from showbiz

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    AKB48 member Shimada Haruka has announced her graduation as well as her retirement from showbiz. This announcement was made on the April 18th broadcast of 'SHOWROOM'. Shimada plans to graduate from the group sometime in September. On Twitter, she commented, "Please support AKB48's Shimada Haruka until the very end!" Shimada, born in 1992 in Shizuoka Prefecture, made her debut in 2009 after passing the audition. Besides being active as a mem

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/15~4/16

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 15th/16th 01 (00) Detective Conan Movie 21 (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Crayon Shin-chan Movie 25 (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Sing (Weeks: 05) 04 (02) Moana (Weeks: 06) 05 (03) Ghost in the Shell (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) Doraemon Movie 37 (Weeks: 07) 07 (05) Kong: Skull Island (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) ReLIFE (Wee

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  • AKB48 Team 4's Izuta Rina to transfer to BNK48

    April 18, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    AKB48 Team 4 member Izuta Rina will be transferring to overseas sister group BNK48 based in Bangkok, Thailand. This announcement was made by Izuta herself during a performance on April 13 at AKB48 Theater. Afterwards, she wrote on the group's official website, explaining, "I want to be stimulated, so I thought a lot about whether or not the current me is beneficial to myself. I decided that I wanted to challenge myself to something new.

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  • Sheena Ringo collaborates with Tortoise Matsumoto for new song

    April 18, 2017 @ 7:27 am

    Sheena Ringo and Tortoise Matsumoto's duet number "Menuki Doori" has been picked up as the theme song for the new commercial complex 'GINZA SIX' to open on April 20. "Menuki Doori" is a new song that Sheena wrote in response to requests for "a new theme song for Ginza." While writing this song, she approached Tortoise Matsumoto, who she had been wanting to work with for sometime. She also invited Saito Neko as the conductor and arranger as w

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