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  • Kuwata Keisuke receives 'Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon' Award

    November 3, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    Kuwata Keisuke has been awarded the Shiju Hosho (also known as "Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon") for fall 2014. The Shiju Hosho is awarded in spring and fall for meritorious services in the fields of science, art, and sports. Singer Matsutoya Yumi received the same award in spring 2013. Regarding the award, Kuwata commented, "If I, who have always wanted to stand out ever since my debut and have continued to do extremely ordinary music, were

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  • Itano Tomomi says she has no plans for Christmas

    November 2, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

    On November 1, former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi attended a lighting ceremony for 'Tokyo Sky Tree Town Dream Christmas 2014' at Tokyo Sky Tree.  Itano appeared at the event showing off her beautiful legs in a red dress. She excitedly talked about the upcoming holiday season, "I love illuminations and the Christmas season," "I want to have a big Christmas party," and "I love the night view, so I want to go on a night view date." However, when aske

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/27~10/30

    November 2, 2014 @ 11:52 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 October 27th to October 30th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/27 – Monday 13.7%(0.6%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 09.0%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 14.5%(3.2%) – 20:0

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  • Kitagawa Ryoha and Miyamae Ami to be the center for SKE48's new single

    November 2, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On November 2, SKE48 wrapped up their event 'SKE48 Request Hour Set List Best 242 2014' at Nagoya Congress Center where they announced the senbatsu members for their new single "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" which will be released on December 10.For the first time, the "double Matsuis", Matsui Jurina and Matsui Rena, will be stepping down from the center position. Consequently, 6th generation member Kitagawa Ryoha (16) and 5th generation member Miyamae A

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  • Ikimonogakari release PV for new song 'GOLDEN GIRL'

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    Ikimonogakari have released the PV for their new song "GOLDEN GIRL" which will drop in stores on November 12."GOLDEN GIRL" is a pop number that Yoshioka Kiyoe (Vo) wrote as the theme song for the TBS drama 'Onna wa Sore wo Yurusanai'. In the PV, Yoshioka dances a cute dance while dressed as an office worker, a teacher, and a housewife.  The last single that was written and composed by Yoshioka was 2008's "Kimi ga Iru". As the coupling track, the

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/22~10/28

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 22nd to October 28th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 03 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 05 - "Zero-G" - Arashi 06 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle

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  • Kuraki Mai to provide new opening theme for 'Meitantei Conan'

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    Kuraki Mai's new song "DYNAMITE" has been picked up as the opening theme for TV anime 'Meitantei Conan' ('Case Closed'). It will be used in the anime starting with its 757th episode airing on November 1.  "DYNAMITE" is one of the tracks off of Kuraki's best-of album "MAI KURAKI BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" scheduled to be released on November 12. Regarding the song, she commented, "The heart that awakened from 'Wake me up' and became strong through

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  • Angela Aki to release her last Nippon Budokan live on Blu-ray and DVD

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Angela Aki's live Blu-ray / DVD 'Angela Aki Concert Tour 2014 TAPESTRY OF SONGS - THE BEST OF ANGELA AKI in Budokan 0804' will be released on December 17th. The Blu-ray / DVD will feature Angela's Nippon Budokan live that was held back in August. As a special footage, it will also include a history movie called "ANGELA AKI 2005-2014" tracing the singer's 10-year career.   To commemorate the release of the Blu-ray / DVD,

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  • Maeda Atsuko has 8 cats and 6 dogs

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    On November 1, Maeda Atsuko attended a talk show for Hada Labo presents 'Hada・Uruoi Festa'. Maeda, who often posts pictures of her pets on Twitter, surprised the crowd by revealing, "Right now, I have 14 pets; 8 cats and 6 dogs." Maeda claims that she feels comfort from being together with her pets. "My mom is obsessed with cats so they keep multiplying without me knowing it," she said, "They get along with each other really well."  Besides talk

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  • Goto Maki dresses up as Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    A picture of Goto Maki dressed up as Sally from Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was revealed via social curation magazine 'Alifis'. Goto, who is known to be very particular about things, took about 3 hours in makeup to complete Sally's look. She even placed an order with her stylist to perfect the costume.Goto serves as the chief curator for 'Alifis'. The photo shoot and inside stories are expected to be revealed via 'Alifis' at a l

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