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  • Hit drama 'Marumo no Okite' to return as a special drama this fall

    June 5, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On June 4, it was revealed that hit Fuji TV drama "Marumo no Okite" will return as a special drama after 3 years. The drama tells a story of a single office worker (played by Abe Sadawo) who raises the twin children (played by Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku) left behind by his best friend's death. The drama series aired back in 2011, and there was also a special drama that aired in the same year. Not only the drama itself, but its theme song, sung

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/31~6/01

    June 5, 2014 @ 1:52 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 31/June 1st 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 12) 02 (00) X-Men: Days of Future Past (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Monsterz (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Seiten no Hekireki (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Thermae Romae II (Weeks: 06) 07 (04) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sn

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/26 ~ 6/1

    June 4, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts during May 26th to June 1st. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi : 5/28 (461,622)2. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (62,802)3. "Yume no Tobira" - μ's : 5/28 (40,710)4. "FiNAL DANCE / nerve" - BiS : 5/28 (33,706)5. "ADRENALINE" - BEAST :  5/28 (32,023)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Awa no youna Ai Datta" - aiko : 5

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  • 6-member idol unit Chu-Z to make their major debut with an album

    June 4, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    6-member idol unit Chu-Z produced by PaniCrew's YOHEY, will be making their major debut with album "Chu-Z My Music" on July 9. Their major debut album will contain some re-recorded songs from their indie days, like "Choose My Life" and "Bow Wow", as well as a new song "Summer Dreamer".It will come in 3 different types: Type-A, Type-B, and Type-C. Type-A will come with a DVD which contains the PV and making-of "GIRLS ON THE RUN", and the footage

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/30~6/01

    June 3, 2014 @ 6:25 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. NTV topped the Friday 9/10pm time slot with the TV premiere of the movie 'Wara no Tate' (13.0%). It doesn't take a popular anime for NTV to actually achieve a high rating on Fridays after all. Second place went to Fuji TV and their Friday drama special (11.9%). This time it was a drama titled 'Shi no H

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  • UVERworld to release new album in July

    June 3, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    It's been revealed that UVERworld will release a new album (currently untitled) on July 2.   The album announcement was made on May 31 during the band's live 'UVERworld LIVE TOUR 2014 Warm-UP Gig' at Shibuya eggman in Tokyo. This will be their first album after the addition of Seika (Manipulator, Sax). The new album will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition DVD will contain 50-minutes worth of live footage, as we

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  • Kitagawa Keiko wishes for her upcoming historical special drama to become a big hit

    June 3, 2014 @ 1:50 am

    On June 2, Kitagawa Keiko and TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro visited Kanda Shrine in Tokyo, and wished for their starring historical special drama "Miwotsukushi Ryoricho" to become a big hit. Looking at Kitagawa who attended the press conference in a Kimono, Matsuoka commented, "Women who look great in Kimomo are nice. They turn cute to beautiful which is really wonderful. For a quite a while, my heart was beating fast looking at the nape of her neck

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  • Zombie manga 'I Am a Hero' to get live-action film adaptation

    June 3, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    It was announced that Hanazawa Kengo's best-selling Zombie manga "I Am a Hero" will be getting a live-action film adaptation starring popular actor Oizumi Yo. The film will be directed by Sato Shinsuke, and Arimura Kasumi and Nagasawa Masami are cast as Oizumi's co-stars. "I Am a Hero" is an ongoing manga on Big Comic Spirits that won the Shogakukan Manga Award (general category) in 2012. It is set in present Japan where people are infected with

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  • Arashi's 44th single grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking

    June 2, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    Popular group Arashi's 44th single "Dare mo Shiranai" (went on sale on May 28) sold 462,000 copies during the first week, and it topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This is the group's 33rd consecutive chart-topping single since "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released in February 2004), and it is also their 40th in total. With this single, Arashi became the 2nd artist (including both male/female, group/solo artists) to achieve 40 chart-topp

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/26~5/29

    May 31, 2014 @ 7:55 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. On Monday, TBS and its drama achieved the usual ratings, but Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Gokuaku Ganbo' lost more viewers again. The latter currently stands at an average rating of 10.3%, which would be the lowest ever for the network's "Getsu 9" time slot if it was the end of the season. Tuesday was al

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