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  • Sakamoto Maaya to celebrate her 20th anniversary with a tribute album & live

    December 1, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has announced a project to commemorate the 20th anniversary since her debut! In spring of 2015, she will release a tribute album called "REQUEST", and on April 25, she will hold her 20th anniversary live "FOLLOW ME" at Saitama Super Arena.The participating artists for her tribute album will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, it was revealed that her 20th anniversary live will feature appearances from Kanno Yoko and 

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  • Yamamoto Mizuki talks about her accomplishments for 2014

    December 1, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    On November 30 , model / actress Yamamoto Mizuki held a handshake event in Tokyo to commemorate the release of '2015 Yamamoto Mizuki Calendar'. Before the event, Yamamoto had an interview with reporters and reflected on the year 2014, "I had a goal of going outside rather than shutting myself indoors. I think I was able to meet and talk to many different people." She then set a goal for the coming year, "I want to use those experiences in my acti

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  • Base Ball Bear announce new live series + nationwide tour

    December 1, 2014 @ 3:35 am

    Base Ball Bear will hold their new live series, entitled 'LIVE IN LIVE', on February 4, 2015 at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO. They will also embark on their nationwide tour 'Nijyukyusai+一' in March. 'LIVE IN LIVE' is a live series that was designed for the band to thoroughly perform their songs they've released thus far. Regarding the new live series, Koide Yusuke (Vo, G) commented, "Right now, we might be able to perform songs we've made during our teen

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  • PE'Z to disband at the end of 2015

    December 1, 2014 @ 3:31 am

    Jazz band PE'Z will be disbanding at the end of 2015.According to the band, the disbandment was decided "after talking with the 5 members, and eventually talking with the staff." They explained, "The members' passion for music hasn't faded at all. It was a positive decision for us."  At this moment, PE'Z is scheduled to hold their customary year-end lives 'EN-MUSUBI2014 ~Chisoutte Iu Gurai Dakara Sore wa Mou~' and their live house tour 'REALIVE

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  • New 'NARUTO' ending theme to be sung by American singer Diana Garnett

    December 1, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    American singer Diana Garnett's new song "Spinning World" has been picked up as the new ending theme for anime 'NARUTO Shippuden'. She will be the first foreign female solo artist to sing a theme song for the popular series. Ever since she was a child, Diana loved watching Japanese animes and started learning Japanese. In particular, she's a huge fan of the 'NARUTO' series, and have read the manga in both English and Japanese. "It's like a dream.

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE to release 2nd album + hold world tour

    November 30, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE will release their 2nd album "GENERATIONS EX" on February 28, 2015. This will be GENERATIONS' next original album after releasing their self-titled album in November of 2013. It will be available for purchase in 3 different types: CD+Blu-ray, CD+DVD, and CD-Only.  Additionally, GENERATIONS will hold a world tour, as well as a nationwide tour in 2015. More details on both the album and tours will be revealed at a late

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/19~11/25

    November 30, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 19th to November 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Silly" - Ieiri Leo 04 - "Fall" - Makihara Noriyuki 05 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 06 - "Parade" - BUMP OF CHICKEN 07 - "Ai wo Karada ni

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  • Kimura Kaela reveals pictures of herself when she was 12 years old

    November 30, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    On November 28, singer Kimura Kaela updated her Instagram, revealing pictures of herself from when she was 12-years-old. Kimura commented on the photo, "For a TV interview, I dug up polaroids from my nostalgic cut modeling days. I'm a child lol." In the polaroids, Kimura sports a checkered blouse with a big ribbon and an unique hairstyle.  Instagram users who saw Kimura's post left comments such as "Too cute", "Angel", "You haven't changed!", an

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/24~11/27

    November 30, 2014 @ 5:53 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 November 24th to November 27th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/24 – Monday 15.5%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 06.7%(5.9%) – 19:30-20:45 – NHK Special on Walt Disney Animat

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  • UNISON SQUARE GARDEN to hold their first Nippon Budokan live in July

    November 30, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    On November 29, rock band UNISON SQUARE GARDEN wrapped up their nationwide tour at Nakano Sun Plaza.The band was welcomed on stage with loud cheers from the crowd. Vocalist Saito Kosuke called out, "Welcome!! It's been awhile Tokyo!! You can use this place however you want to today, so let's enjoy it freely until the very end." They performed numbers such as "Sakura no Ato (all quartets lead to the?)" and "harmonized finale" from their latest alb

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