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  • BAND-MAID announces new album, UK debut

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Japanese all-girl rock group BAND-MAID have announced their upcoming album Brand New Maid set for release on May 18. The album will contain 8 songs, including the new single "alone", which has amassed over 100,000 YouTube views since its Valentine's Day debut last month. Brand New Maid will be released in 2 separate editions containing alternate bonus material. Four track titles have already been announced:・alone・FREEDOM・ORDER

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  • Eikura Nana & Kaku Kento reported to be in a relationship

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, "We have heard that they are good friends."  The two co-starred in the TBS drama "N no Tame ni" in 2014. Previously there were rumors on the internet about the couple being spotted together. However, according to reports, they started dating last spring. Reports also s

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  • DAIGO & Kitagawa Keiko to hold their wedding ceremony and reception on April 29

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    DAIGO (37) and Kitagawa Keiko (29) will hold their wedding ceremony and reception on April 29 at a hotel in Tokyo.The couple registered their marriage on January 11 at 1:11 am. On that same day, they held a press conference, where DAIGO stated, "I want to hold a reception, but since we were finally able to make this announcement, we will start thinking about it now."  Likewise, Kitagawa commented, "I've never thought about it. Between t

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  • Base Ball Bear's Yuasa Shohei leaves the band

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Base Ball Bear guitarist Yuasa Shohei has withdrawn from the band. According to the band's official website, Yuasa did not show up to the studio in mid-February for a song production. Since then, the members were unable to get a hold of him. Afterwards, through a third person, Yuasa announced that he would no longer be able to continue his activities as Base Ball Bear. The band's upcoming tour "Base Ball Bear Tour: LIVE BY THE C2", kick

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  • Abe Mao announces divorce

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Abe Mao has announced that she has gotten divorced. On March 1, the singer published a comment on her official website announcing the divorce. She wrote, "We met, fell in love, got married, and were blessed with a precious son. The past three years I was able to learn many things, and it was the most pronounced time of my life. To be frank, I can say I was both the happiest and saddest I've ever been in my life. Writing about it in this way,

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/26~2/29

    March 2, 2016 @ 2:53 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 26th to February 29th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Kaito Yamaneko === 2/26 – Friday 09.7%(2.3%) – 19:00-20:54 – Taka and Toshi no Onedari Gyuniku Takuhai

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/22 ~ 2/28

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for February 22 to 28. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Fukkatsu LOVE" - Arashi : 2/24 (485,006)2. "Dear Bride" - BTOB : 2/24 (94,230)3. "Mata Kimi to..." - Choshinsei : 2/24 (48,166)4. "Kissing to feel" - U-KISS : 2/24 (34,007)5. "Jackpot (Japanese Version)" - Block B : 2/24 (25,683)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Welcome to Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone :

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  • BREAKERZ SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK to release 3rd album

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    BREAKERZ guitarist SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK will release their third album "HERCULES ROAD" on May 11.This comes about a year and two months since the release of their last album "ATTACK" in March of 2015. It will feature 9 songs including "PROLOGUE", written and composed by Jong (B, Vo), and "WHO I AM", composed by Shunp (G, Vo). Additionally, MUSCLE ATTACK will set out on a tour called "MUSCLE ATTACK 3rd LIVE TOUR ~HERCULES ROAD~"

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  • SKE48's new single to include Miyazawa Sae's graduation song

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:49 am

    The jacket covers and track list for SKE48's new single "Chicken LINE", that's scheduled to be released on March 30, have been unveiled.The cool jacket covers correspond with the PV's worldview. As the coupling tracks, the single will include songs from each of the teams as well as Miyazawa Sae's graduation song (Type D). Titled "Tabi no Tochuu", it's a medium-tempo number that compares Miyazawa's past 10 years to a journey. On this song, she com

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  • EXILE SHOKICHI's first solo album to be released in April

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:48 am

    EXILE SHOKICHI's first solo album "THE FUTURE" will be released on April 27. The album will include a total of 17 tracks and 5 new songs such as "Rock City feat. SWAY & Crystal Kay". SHOKICHI was in charge of the lyrics for all songs. The DVD and Blu-ray will contain 5 music videos as well as a documentary movie with frequent appearances from EXILE members. The album's limited edition will enclose a photo book that was shot in SHOKICHI's hometown

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