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  • EXILE ATSUSHI grabs No.1 spot on Oricon chart for the first time

    December 9, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    EXILE ATSUSHI's new album "Love Ballade" which was released on December 3, sold 81,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly album ranking. This marks his first chart-topping work as a solo artist including both singles and albums. Previously, his best ranked works reached second on the charts including, "MELROSE ~Aisanai Yakusoku~" (single: released in December 2012) and "Music" (album: released in March 2014).This album contains 14

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN release full PVs for 'Fighter' and '3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN'

    December 9, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    BUMP OF CHICKEN have released the PVs for their songs "Fighter" and "3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN"."Fighter" was written as the theme song for Umino Chika's manga '3-gatsu no Lion'. The PV was directed by Bamba Shuichi who has worked with BUMP OF CHICKEN many times in the past.As for "3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN", the video only available for viewing by those who purchased the special edition of '3-gatsu no Lion' Volume 10. How

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu denies retirement reports

    December 9, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Recently, some media outlets have reported that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will announce her retirement on 'Kouhaku Uta Gassen' later this month. On December 8, the singer denied the retirement reports through her official Twitter.Both Kyary and SEKAI NO OWARI are scheduled to appear in 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Some media reports have reported that Kyary and FUKASE will share a kiss and announce their marriage on live TV. Fans asked her, "It's a

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  • Koda Kumi to hold 15th anniversary arena tour

    December 9, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    Koda Kumi will hold her nationwide arena tour 'Koda Kumi 15th Anniversary Live Tour 2015 supported by Mercedes-Benz' from April to June of next year.On the first day of her 15th anniversary year, December 6, Koda held a fan club members only live called 'Koda Kumi 15th Anniversary First Class 2nd LIMITED LIVE' at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST. The upcoming arena tour will also be held to commemorate the singer's 15th anniversary. Regarding her activities

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  • Kimura Kaela to voice a dog character in 'Moomins' movie

    December 9, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    It's been revealed that Kimura Kaela will be lending her voice in the animated film 'Gekijouban Moomins Minami no Umi de Tanoshii Vacances' (February 13 release).The movie will commemorate the 100th anniversary of 'Moomins' author Tove Jansson's birth. Kimura voices the character 'Pimple', a dog that Moomin and his friends meet during their vacation. This is Kimura's first time voice acting in a feature-length anime film. Kimura will also provide

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami announces her graduation from the group

    December 8, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    On December 8, AKB48 held their "9th anniversary special theater performance" at AKB48 theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. During the performance, the general manager of the 48 groups, Takahashi Minami announced her graduation from AKB48 which will come by the group's 10th anniversary (December 8, 2015).Below is the speech made by Takahashi. "During 2014, so many things happened to AKB48 which included farewells with the members, and also a crisis

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to release a Christmas single

    December 8, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z will release a limited edition single titled "Hitotsubu no Egao de... / Chai Maxx ZERO" on December 24. This single will be released to commemorate the group's Christmas live 'Momoiro Christmas' which will be held on December 24 and 25 at Saitama Super Arena. "Hitotsubu no Egao de..." is the theme song for 'Momoiro Christmas 2014' and "Chai Maxx ZERO" is the CM song for ebook comic service 'comico'. Besides the two titl

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  • Rihwa to greet her fans with a nationwide tour

    December 7, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    From February to March, Rihwa will hold a nationwide tour "Greeting Tour 2015".For her previous tour "Rihwa 'BORDERLESS' TOUR 2014", Rihwa performed at venues in 5 locations nationwide. This time, she will visit 21 locations from February 5 at Yokohama BAYSIS to March 23 at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO. Check out the full tour schedule below. [Greeting Tour 2015]Thursday, February 5 - Yokohama BAYSIS (Kanagawa)Saturday, February 7 - HEAVEN'S RO

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  • Nakazawa Yuko is pregnant with her 2nd child

    December 7, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    On December 7, talento Nakazawa Yuko (41) updated her official blog and announced that she is pregnant with her 2nd child. Nakazawa reported the happy news in a blog entry titled "An announcement to everyone." She expressed, "My husband and I are happy that a younger brother or sister will be born to our daughter, who is growing quickly and energetically.  Nakazawa revealed, "I've entered my 5th month and my stomach is starting to show," and con

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 12/01~12/04

    December 7, 2014 @ 5:33 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 December 1st to December 4th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 12/01 – Monday 13.6%(1.9%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 09.7%(3.0%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 12.7%(6.0%) – 20:0

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