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  • AKB48 reveal jacket covers for 'Shoot Sign'

    February 21, 2017 @ 9:45 am

    AKB48 have revealed the jacket covers for their new single "Shoot Sign" to be released on March 15. As you know, this will be Kojima Haruna's last single. She is scheduled to hold her graduation concerts on February 21 and 22. Kojima serves as center for the title track "Shoot Sign", and it is the theme song for TV Asahi's drama "Tofu Pro Wrestling". As such, the motif of the jacket covers and the music video is wrestling.Take a look at the

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  • Akimoto Manatsu wears wedding dress in first photo book

    February 21, 2017 @ 9:39 am

    Nogizaka46 member Akimoto Manatsu will release her first solo photo book "Akimoto Manatsu First Shashinshu Kiatsu Haichi" on February 28. Some of the cuts from the book have been revealed.The photos were shot in New Caledonia, where the movie 'Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Shima'  (The Closest Island to Heaven) was filmed. In the photo book, Akimoto visits the islands for her 'honeymoon', so you can see her in a wedding

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya & Yamashita Tomohisa form special unit 'Kame to Yamapi'

    February 21, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    Kamenashi Kazuya (KAT-TUN) and Yamashita Tomohisa have formed a special unit called 'Kame to Yamapi'. They will be in charge of the theme song for drama "Boku, Unmei no Hito desu." Kamenashi is set to play the lead role in "Boku, Unmei no Hito desu." The heroine will be played by Kimura Fumino, and Yamashita makes an appearance as the mystery man. It's been 12 years since Kamenashi and Yamashita formed 'Shuji to Akira' for the drama "Nobuta

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/8~2/14

    February 20, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of February 8th to February 14th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole* 02 - "TOKYO GIRL" - Perfume 03 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 04 - "JINGO JUNGLE" - MYTH & ROID 05 - "MAGIC (Original)" - AAA 06 - "Happy End" - back number 07 - "Hikari no Atel

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  • ONE OK ROCK bassist Ryota announces marriage

    February 20, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

    ONE OK ROCK's Ryota (B) has announced his marriage.  The announcement was made on February 18th during the opening day of ONE OK ROCK's tour 'ONE OK ROCK 2017 "Ambitions" JAPAN TOUR' at Shizuoka Ecopa Arena. For this tour, the band will be joined by WANIMA, Fall Out Boy, Mr.Children, Suchmos and others. It will run until May 17th at Hiroshima Green Arena. Congratulations to Ryota!Source: natalie

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  • Former NMB48 member Kishino Rika form a rock band

    February 20, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Former NMB48 member Kishino Rika has formed a rock band called Over The Top and serves as its vocalist. Kishino graduated from NMB48 in last October to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. At her graduation concert, she promised her fans that she would return to the stage. Besides Kishino, Over The Top is comprised of Sakamoto Natsuki (G, ex. Chirinuruwowaka), Nagami Kazuya (B, universe), and Tanaka Hiroki (Dr, ex. the Lamps).&nb

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/14~2/16 2017

    February 20, 2017 @ 3:22 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 14th to February 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Aibou season 15 === 2/14 – Tuesday 12.7%(1.0%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 11.2%(2.1%) –

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  • Chara & AKLO to participate in Koda Kumi's new album

    February 18, 2017 @ 10:42 am

    Koda Kumi will simultaneously release two brand new albums "W FACE ~inside~" and "W FACE ~outside~" on March 8. It's been announced that Chara and AKLO will be participating in the album.  The concept of the two works is "two-faced" as Koda intends to show her two different sides. Chara produced the sounds for "My fun", which will be included in "W FACE ~inside~", and AKLO is featured as the guest vocalist in "Cupcake", a song off

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  • X JAPAN, Hey! Say! JUMP, and more to perform on February 24th MUSIC STATION

    February 18, 2017 @ 10:40 am

    The artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's February 24th broadcast has been revealed.Next week's episode will feature performances by HKT48, EXILE THE SECOND, X JAPAN, SHISHAMO, Hirai Ken, Hey! Say! JUMP, and LiSA. Check out the setlist below! ・HKT48 - "Hug tte Iijan"・EXILE THE SECOND - "SUPER FLY"・X JAPAN - "La Venus"・SHISHAMO - "Ashita mo"・Hirai Ken - "Boku no Kokoro wo Tsukutteyo"・Hey! Say! JUMP - "OVER THE TOP"・LiSA - "Catch the Moment"Source: na

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  • NEWS to release new album in March

    February 17, 2017 @ 9:05 am

    NEWS will release their new album "NEVERLAND" on March 22. Besides their singles "EMMA" and "Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e", the album will contain brand new songs. The Limited Edition will include 11 songs, whereas the Regular Edition will come with the members' solo numbers for a total of 15 tracks. The Limited Edition will also come with a DVD including footage titled "NEVERLAND EPISODE.0", a "key to NEVERLAND," and an ID that will allow fa

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