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  • Perfume reveal cover art + teaser for 'Cling Cling'

    June 12, 2014 @ 2:20 am

    Perfume have revealed the cover art and teaser for their 20th single "Cling Cling", which is set for release on July 16. The title track has already been picked as the CM song for Eisai's "Chocola BB", and one of its coupling tracks "Hold Your Hand" was also used as the theme song for NHK drama "Silent Poor".In addition to a limited edition, the single will come in a complete production edition called 'Okkii Hako no Naka Shiyou', for which y

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/07~6/08

    June 11, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 7th/8th 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 13) 02 (02) X-Men: Days of Future Past (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) Monsterz (Weeks: 02) 04 (04) Seiten no Hekireki (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) Pompeii (Weeks: 01) 06 (05) All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Need for Speed (Weeks: 01) 08 (06)

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  • Sexy Zone to hold summer concerts at Saitama Super Arena & World Memorial Hall

    June 11, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    It's been revealed that Sexy Zone will hold summer concerts called 'Sexy Zone Summer Concert 2014'. The concert will be held on July 23 at Saitama Super Arena (Saitama) and on August 5 and 6 at World Memorial Hall (Hyogo). The boys will hold 3 shows at Saitama Super Arena, and two shows each at World Memorial Hall. The schedule is as follows:  [Sexy Zone Summer Concert 2014]Wednesday, July 23 - Saitama Super Arena (Saitama)1st -&n

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/2 ~ 6/8

    June 11, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for June 2nd to the 8th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "In Fact" - KAT-TUN : 6/4 (145,872)2. "BACK TO THE FUTURE" - EXILE SHOKICHI : 6/4 (61,804)3. "Butterfly Effect" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 6/4 (53,913)4. "Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni / Futsuu, Idol 10-nen Yatterannaidesho!?" - Berryz Kobo : 6/4 (44,219)5. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (39,422)(Check out the full ranking h

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  • Check out the PV for Sheena Ringo's new single 'NIPPON'

    June 11, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    Sheena Ringo has uploaded the PV for her new song "NIPPON" onto her official YouTube channel.  "NIPPON" will be released on June 11, and it's the theme song for NHK's 2014 soccer broadcast. It's described as a rock number depicting the "strong attitude of someone who is going for the win in a win or lose situation of life". Take a look above.Source & Image: natalie

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  • w-inds. reveal the details on their new album + PV to its lead track

    June 10, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    w-inds.' 10th album entitled "Timeless" is set for release on July 9, and its cover jacket designs, track list, and the music video to the lead track "Make you mine" have been revealed.The album will contain a total 11 tracks including singles like "A Little Bit" and "Yume de Aerunoni ~Sometimes I Cry~". Seki Kazuaki was in charge of the artwork for the cover jackets, and the MV for "Make you mine" was directed by Hariu Yuji."Timeless" will

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  • Oshima Yuko graduates from AKB48

    June 9, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    On June 9, AKB48 member Oshima Yuko held her graduation performance at AKB48 theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. With this performance, her 8 years and 2 months long activities as a member of AKB48, since she made her theater debut on April 1st of 2006, came to an end. The very last song she performed was "Heavy Rotation" which she was chosen as the center for during the "2nd AKB48 Senbatsu General Election". "This is the song you guys present

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  • Amuro Namie's 1st best-of ballad album tops Oricon weekly ranking with 1st week sales of 255,000 copies

    June 9, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album titled "Ballada" (went on sale on June 4) sold 255,000 copies during its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking in the process. This is her 7th consecutive chart-topping album, and 12th overall, since "PLAY" (released in June 2007).The first week sales for this album exceeded Fukuyama Masaharu's "HUMAN" (released on April 2, first week sales of 213,000 copies), therefore, it is now the album w

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/02~6/08

    June 9, 2014 @ 2:47 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 June 2nd to June 8th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/02 – Monday 14.2%(0.1%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 08.7%(1.1%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 12.3%(1.4%) – 20:00-20:43 –

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  • Mukai Osamu to appear in 'Otoko no Isshou'

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    On June 5, it was announced that actor Mukai Osamu (32) will appear in the film "

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