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  • Ito Nene appears at premiere of her starring horror film

    June 22, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    On June 22, Nogizaka46's Ito Nene (18) appeared at the Cinemart Shinjuku for the premiere of her starring film "Sugisawa Mura Toshi Densetsu Gekijouban" (opens June 28, directed by Torii Yasutake.)Ito laughed bitterly as she spoke about taking on the challenge of starring in a horror film which she says she is not good at, as her first starring film. She said, "It was difficult for me to even read the script." However, she spoke about her hopes t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/16~6/19

    June 21, 2014 @ 7:30 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 16th to June 19th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/16 – Monday 14.9%(0.0%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 09.8%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.4%(1.9%) – 20:00-20:43

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/11~6/17

    June 21, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 11th to June 17th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "FEEL" - JUNHO (From 2PM) 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 06 - "RHYTHM OF THE SUN" - Ketsum

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami diagnosed with kidney cyst

    June 21, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    On June 20, it was revealed on AKB48's official blog that a member Minegishi Minami developed kidney cyst. The blog post read, "Team 4's Minegishi Minami canceled her appearance on today's theater performance due to her poor health, and after the examination at a hospital, she was diagnosed with kidney cyst. So, she will be focusing on the treatment for a while."It is uncertain when she will be able to return at this moment.Source & Image: O

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  • Oshima Yuko opens a Twitter account

    June 20, 2014 @ 1:51 am

    On June 19, Oshima Yuko, who just graduated from AKB48 on the 9th, opened her Twitter account.There used to be a fake account which had 600,000 followers (already suspended), but this account is the verified one, and her agency also admitted that's real. Within 8.5 hours of opening it, her followers count reached over 200,000. With Oshima's graduation from AKB48, her Google+ account has been closed, and there will be much less opportunities

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/14~6/15

    June 19, 2014 @ 4:42 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: 14) 02 (00) Noah (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Climbing to Spring (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Monsterz (Weeks: 03) 05 (02) X-Men: Days of Future Past (Weeks: 03) 06 (04) Seiten no Hekireki (Weeks: 04) 07 (06) All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa (Weeks: 03) 08 (08) T

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  • Goto Maki to perform with other former Morning Musume members on TV Tokyo's special music program

    June 19, 2014 @ 3:13 am

    Former Morning Musume member Goto Maki, who just announced her return from 2 and a half years of hiatus, will be appearing on TV Tokyo's special music program "Teleto Ongakusai (Hatsu)", which will broadcast live on June 26. On the live program, she will make an appearance along with other former Morning Musume members like Abe Natsumi and Nakazawa Yuko, and they will perform "LOVE Machine", "Happy Summer Wedding", and "Renai Revolution 21."For

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  • The Gifu's representative in AKB48 Team 8 announces her graduation from the group

    June 19, 2014 @ 3:09 am

    On June 18, idol group AKB48 Team 8 member Okubora Chinatsu, who is Gifu prefecture's representative, announced her graduation from the group.She explained the reason for her graduation on the team's official site, "It's been about 2 months since our activities began, and it was getting difficult for me to continue the activities while coping with my schoolwork, so I started feeling that I would not be able to stay as the way I am in fr

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  • Kago Ai blogs about Tsuji Nozomi's birthday party with 2-shot photos with her

    June 19, 2014 @ 3:06 am

    On June 18, Kago Ai blogged about Tsuji Nozomi's birthday party, which she attended yesterday on the 17th. The two were both 4th generation members of Morning Musume and were a part of sub-unit Minimoni as well. They also formed a duo called "W" together.With a two-shot photo of her and Tsuji holding microphones, she wrote, "We sang and danced to the songs from our 'W' and 'Musume' times for the first time in 10 years!! Though we d

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  • Do As Infinity's Van Tomiko gives birth to her first child

    June 19, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    On June 18, Do As Infinity's vocalist Van Tomiko (35) announced through her fan club website the birth of her first child.   According to the announcement, Van gave birth to a 3,450 gram (7lbs 9oz) baby boy on June 13. She joyfully stated, "Both my son and I are healthy. It was past the due date, but there were no big troubles. He was born safely in the presence of my husband. My heart is full of happiness of being able to hold our long-awaited

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