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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/12 ~ 1/18

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 12 to 18. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Uchouten" - B'z : 1/14 (133,980)2. "Eden" - Mizuki Nana : 1/14 (43,413)3. "Flowerwall" - Yonezu Kenshi : 1/14 (19,692)4. "Rafflesia" - SOLIDEMO : 1/14 (18,776)5. "Future" - CROSS GENE : 1/14 (14,425)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Tree" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 1/14 (247,964)2. "Dream Catcher" - Hamada Sho

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  • D☆DATE's Araki Hirofumi to make his solo debut

    January 20, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

    On January 20, it was announced that D☆DATE's leader Araki Hirofumi (31) will be making his solo debut with the single "Next Stage" on April 1.He made the announcement during a live broadcast on "AmebaStudio." Last year, the members did not have that many opportunities to promote as D☆DATE, since they were busy with activities as actors.According to Araki, he was thinking what he could do as the leader, and he had a talk with the staff sayi

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/12~1/18

    January 20, 2015 @ 2:29 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 January 12th to January 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/12 – Monday (Coming of Age Day) 15.3%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 08.9%(?.?%) – 19:30-19:55 – Nippon Kikou 08

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  • Singer Sowelu reveals break-up with fiance, announces upcoming live house performance

    January 20, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    Singer Sowelu (32), who went on hiatus in May 2012, recently revealed on her blog the dissolution of her engagement to her fiancé and her plans to resume her live performance activities.   She revealed in her post, "In a turn of unfortunate events, I parted ways with my fiancé, who was the first person who I truly wanted to marry, at the end of 2014."    She also announced her live house performance at Haretara Sora ni

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI tops Oricon's album chart for the first time

    January 20, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    4-member band SEKAI NO OWARI's 2nd album "Tree" (released January 14) sold 248,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly album ranking."Tree" is the band's very first chart-topping album since they made their major debut in August 2011, as their previous album "ENTERTAINMENT" (releaed in July 2012) was ranked No.2 at best. In addition, the first week sales for this new album was a lot more than the previous one's (65,000 co

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  • B'z break records and top Oricon chart with their 1st single in 2 years and 9 months

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    Popular rock unit B'z released their come back single titled "Uchouten" on January 14 which was their first single in 2 years and 9 months.After selling 134,000 copies in the first week, the single topped Oricon's weekly single ranking and it has become their 47th consecutive chart-topping single.The total number of weeks their singles have charted has reached 64 weeks, and it broke the record of "number of weeks an artist's singles have charted"

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  • Check out the MV for Momoiro Clover Z & KISS' collaboration single

    January 19, 2015 @ 4:41 pm

    As previously reported, Momoiro Clover Z and KISS will be releasing a collaboration single titled, "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" on January 28 under the name Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS.Prior to its release, the music video to the title track has been released on YouTube. The MV was directed by Nagazoe Masatsugu who was also in charge of Momoclo's "GOUNN" music video. It features an animation part that was done by animator S

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  • Rookie actress Sugisaki Hana featured in Ieiri Leo's PV for 'miss you'

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:43 am

    New actress Sugisaki Hana is featured in the PV for Ieiri Leo's new song "miss you".  "miss you", which will be released as Ieiri's new single on February 11, is a medium-tempo tune with sad lyrics. In the PV, Sugisaki plays a girl who parts with her loved one, and sets out on a journey with a briefcase full of "memories".Source & Image: natalie

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  • Mizuki Nana announces 32nd single + summer tour

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:40 am

    Mizuki Nana has announced that she will release her 32nd single (currently untitled) on April 22 and will hold a live tour this summer. This announcement was made on January 17 and 18, which were the opening days of her 1st acoustic tour 'NANA MIZUKI LIVE THEATER 2015 -ACOUSTIC-' at Saitama Super Arena. Her new single will contain 3 tracks including the opening theme for TV anime 'Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid'. Besides Mizuki, the a

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  • Itano Tomomi & TAKAHIRO deny reports of relationship & marriage

    January 19, 2015 @ 6:38 am

    Recently, there have been some reports that singer Itano Tomomi and EXILE's TAKAHIRO will soon be getting married. On January 18, both parties denied such reports. A message titled "To everyone who support EXILE TAKAHIRO" was posted onto EXILE's official website. It stated, "From before there have been reports through various media outlets regarding relationship and marriage, but none of that is true." The message concluded, "Our sincerest apolog

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