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  • Yokoyama Rurika announces her first solo album

    February 11, 2014 @ 5:23 am

    It's been revealed that Idoling!!! member Yokoyama Rurika will be releasing her first album "lapis lazuli" on March 19.Yokoyama made the album release announcement on February 9 during a release event for her 3rd single "Mega Raba". The album will be released just 9 months after her solo debut. Aside her 3 singles "Walk My Way", "Your Voice, My Life", and "Mega Raba", the album will include 8 brand new numbers for a total of 13 songs.  The

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  • Check out the MV for EXILE ATSUSHI's 'Real Valentine' + the details on his upcoming album

    February 10, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    EXILE ATSUSHI will be releasing his second full album "Music" on March 12! The album will contain not only his hit tunes, but also many new songs, as well as his collaboration songs with Tsujii Nobuyuki, and Hisaishi Joe.The first press limited luxury editions come with a special bonus CD which he self-covered the masterpieces from the EXILE first chapter era. Furthermore, the limited editions also include a live DVD/Blu-ray which recorded h

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  • Nakagawa Shoko reveals jacket covers for new album '9lives'

    February 10, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    Nakagawa Shoko has revealed the jacket covers for her new album "9lives" that's scheduled for release on April 2. The album's title is derived from a common saying that's related to cats. In association with this, the jacket covers features her own cat Mamitas. The photo shoot was held at a studio near her home taking into consideration of Mamitas' physical condition. Nakagawa is currently holding talk & live events to commemorate t

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to hold student-only event

    February 10, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will hold her first student-only event, titled 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Gakuen Goudou Sotsugyoushiki' on February 25 at SHIBUYA-AX.  This event will be held to commemorate the release of Kyary's first graduation song "Yume no Hajimarinrin" on February 26. To attend, you must be a student wearing an uniform (students in middle & high school, university, junior college, vocational school). The event will feature a surprise sta

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release new single in March

    February 10, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    It's been revealed that NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing their new single "Rawhide" on March 5.The band just released their first best-of album "NICO Touches the Walls no Best" on February 5th. Aside the title track, their upcoming single will include "Taiyou ga Warattera" which is the theme song for Shirahama Alan's (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE) starring movie 'Seven Days Report' and a cover of Yamaguchi Momoe's "Imitation Gold".&n

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  • AKB48's album sells over a million copies for 2nd consecutive time

    February 9, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    The total sales number of AKB48's 5th album "Tsugi no Ashiato" (went on sale on January 22) reached 1,001,000 copies when including the sales --1,351 copies-- from February 6. This marked their 2nd consecutive million-selling album. They achieved it 16 days after the album went on sale, and it is the fastest record for the group's history (for albums), as their previous album "1830m" reached a million copies 33 days later from the release day.Th

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  • Natsuna holds a release event for her 1st photo book

    February 9, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

    On February 9th, actress Natsuna held a release event for her photo book 'The Gravure' in Tokyo.In this photo book, Natsuna shows off her "last bikini pictures". After rating the photo book "100%", she commented, "I felt sad. My expressions and body shows how much I've experienced as a 24-year-old... I've gotten older. When I compare myself now to myself in 'GANTZ', I don't have that youthfulness."  When asked about her Valentine's Day plan

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  • HKT48 reveal title & senbatsu members for 3rd single + to appear on 'MUSIC STATION'

    February 9, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    On February 8th, HKT48 held the Nagasaki show of their 'HKT48 Kyushu 7-ken Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~'. During this concert, the group announced the senbatsu members for their 3rd single which will be released on March 12th.HKT48's first tour kicked off on January 11th at iichiko Grand Theater in Oita. They are scheduled to hold 12 shows in 7 prefectures in Kyushu. During the noon concert at Nagasaki, Sashihara Rino appeared in a tuxed

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  • NEWS to release Tokyo Dome live on DVD/Blu-ray

    February 8, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    It's been revealed that NEWS will release a new live DVD/Blu-ray titled 'NEWS 10th Anniversary in Tokyo Dome' on March 19th.The live DVD/Blu-ray will feature NEWS' 10th anniversary concert that was held on September 7th at Tokyo Dome. On that day, the group performed songs mainly from their latest album "NEWS", along with their hit singles.   The DVD/Blu-ray will be 3-disc set. DISC 1 and 2 will include live footage, while DISC 3 will include a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/03~02/06

    February 8, 2014 @ 8:34 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 weekly dramas. NTV variety show 'Fukaii Hanashi' (12.3%) came out on top during the Monday 9pm time slot. This show keeps going up and down every week. Monday Fuji TV drama 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' only came in second with a rating of 11.8% (-1.5). The rating isn't that bad compared to the other dramas this season, but it

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