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  • VAMPS to cover Depeche Mode for new single

    February 10, 2017 @ 8:29 am

    The track list for VAMPS' new single "CALLING" has been revealed. Besides the title track produced by Kane Churko, the single will include a cover of Depeche Mode's "ENJOY THE SILENCE". Furthermore, the Limited Edition will contain acoustic live tracks of "THE PAST", "REPLAY", and "SWEET DREAMS" from their concert "VAMPS LIVE 2016 Tsuika Kouen -ACOUSTIC DAY-". VAMPS will release "CALLING" on March 22. [CALLING]01. CA

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  • Suzuki Mariya to graduate from AKB48

    February 10, 2017 @ 8:27 am

    AKB48 Team K member Suzuki Mariya has announced her graduation from the group. On her blog, Suzuki explained, "When I thought about how there are many junior members shouldering the next generation of AKB48, my feelings toward graduating became more certain. I decided to graduate at my birthday concert, which will be held on my birthday." She called out to her fans, "These next two and a half months in AKB48, I will continue to enjoy my youth tha

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  • Ikimonogakari's Mizuno Yoshiki is a father!

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:34 am

    It's been reported that Ikimonogakari member Mizuno Yoshiki (G) has become a father! Mizuno married a non-celebrity woman in August of 2013. According to reports, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On his Twitter account, Mizuno wrote, "My mother had two hair whorls. She handed it down to me, so I have two hair whorls too. And now, my newborn son has two hair whorls."Congratulations!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Fairies 'synchronize' in new music video

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:33 am

    Fairies have dropped the PV for their new song "Synchronized". After Fujita Miria retired from showbiz in January, Fairies have been active as a 5-member group. "Synchronized" marks the group's first single with their new formation, and it will be released on the 1st of March. In the PV, the ladies synchronize and show off their edgy dance moves. Fairies is also scheduled to hold a one-man live called "Fairies LIVE 2017 - Sync

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  • AKB48 Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira announces graduation

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    AKB48 Team B Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira has announced her graduation. Takahashi made the announcement herself on February 8 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "I'm pretty sure I surprised everyone with this sudden announcement, but recently, I've been troubled thinking about my future as well as my activities in AKB48. I've been anxious about a lot of things, and I didn't know what I wanted to d

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  • Utada Hikaru to transfer to Sony label + anticipates new release this year

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    Utada Hikaru has announced that she will transfer to Sony Music's EPIC Record Japan. Utada and Sony Music are set to seal their contract on March 1. She is anticipating a new release within this year.  Utada resumed her activities last April after a 6-year hiatus. In September, she released an original album titled "Fantôme", which marked her first album in about 8 and a half years.Source: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/3~2/6 2017

    February 8, 2017 @ 6:58 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 February 3rd to February 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Gekokujo Juken === 2/3 – Friday 12.3%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 SP 08.8%(?.?%) – 21:00-22:54 – (

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina suddenly passes away

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:47 am

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina has passed away. She was 18 years old.  According to reports, Matsuno did not participate in the group's concert on February 7th due to poor health. She had been receiving medical treatment at her home in Tokyo, but her condition suddenly became critical. On February 8th around 5:00 am, Matsuno's parents made a 119 emergency call, and she was transported to the hospital where she later died.Our co

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/30 ~ 2/5

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for January 30 to February 5. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Reboot!!!" - A.B.C-Z : 2/1 (55,652)2. "Itteki no Eikyou" - UVERworld : 2/1 (47,631)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 08 BEYOND THE STARLIGHT" - Jougasaki Rika (CV: Yamatoto Nozomi), Ogata Chieri (CV: Oozora Naomi), Hojo Karen (CV: Fuchigami Mai), Kawashima Mizuki (CV: Touyama Nao), Futaba An

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to kick off arena tour in May

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Kis-My-Ft2 will embark on a nationwide arena tour in May. The tour will kick off on May 13 at Toki Messe in Niigata and will run until August 13 at Yokohama Arena for a total of 28 shows. Check out the full schedule below!  [Kis-My-Ft2 LIVE TOUR 2017]Saturday, May 13 - Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center (Niigata)START 6:00 pm Sunday, May 14 - Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center (Niigata)[First] START 12:30 pm[Second] START 5:00

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