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  • Konishi Manami to make her music debut with a rap song

    May 21, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    Actress Konishi Manami will be making her singing debut with a cover of KREVA's song "Tranquilizer" (released in 2014). While Konishi has released "Sunny Day" under the name 'Fujiki Kazue,' which was her role in the movie 'Sweet Rain Kamisama no Seido,' this will be her first time releasing a song under her own name.Konishi's cover of "Tranquilizer" will be included in the tribute album "monday night studio session" to be released on June 8. It w

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  • 'MUSIC STATION' artist line up for May 27 revealed

    May 21, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line up for its May 27 broadcast. Next week's episode will feature performances by AKB48, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Domoto Tsuyoshi, Nishiuchi Mariya, Hirai Ken, Porno Graffitti, Morning Musume.'16, and Moriyama Naotaro. Check out the full set list below!  AKB48 - "Tsubasa wa Iranai" Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "Sabi Medley"Domoto Tsuyoshi - "T & U"Nishiuchi Mariya - "Chu Chu"Hirai Ken - "Plus One"Porno Graffitti - "THE DA

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI to release dome tour theme song

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI's solo single "Beautiful Gorgeous Love" will drop in stores on July 6. The title track "Beautiful Gorgeous Love" is the theme song for ATSUSHI's first dome tour "EXILE ATSUSHI LIVE TOUR 2016 IT'S SHOW TIME!!", which kicks off on May 28. It's a number that incorporates swing jazz, and over 40 people participated in the recording. As the coupling track, the single will include ATSUSHI's cover of Nakajima Miyuki's song "Ito" that's cur

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  • AKB48's new song picked up for 'Zexy' CM

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:09 am

    On May 20, members of AKB48 attended Zexy's new CM and CM song presentation event in Tokyo. During this event, actress Yoshioka Riho, actor Tozuka Junki, Zexy chief editor Hirayama Ayako, and CM director Yanai Michihiko held a talk session. They talked about the CM audition, shared episodes from the CM shoot, and introduced the course of events until the CM's completion. In the CM, Yoshioka and Tozuka play the role of a married couple.

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  • Shibasaki Kou to release second cover album

    May 20, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Shibasaki Kou will release a cover album, titled "Zoku Kou Utau", in July. Last June, Shibasaki released her first cover album "Kou Utau". The upcoming album was determined after many fans voiced their wishes of a sequel. Similar to last time, the track list will be decided upon fans' request via Twitter. This time, the theme is "energetic songs." Fans can submit their requests with the artist name, song title, and hashtag #続こううたう. Subm

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  • Miura Daichi to play 'Charlie Chaplain' in drama 'Totto TV'

    May 20, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Miura Daichi will make an appearance on the 4th episode of NHK's drama "Totto TV" on May 21. "Totto TV" follows the life of 'Kuroyanagi Tetsuko', who became NHK's first actress in 1953. The protagonist is played by Mitsushima Hikari.  Miura will play the role of comedian 'Charlie Chapman', who Kuroyanagi meets in New York. This is Miura and Mitsushima's first time working together since performing together in dance and vocal unit Folde

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  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 welcomes Japanese pop art illustrator Kaori Wakamatsu as guest of honor

    May 20, 2016 @ 9:38 am

    J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world's biggest Japanese pop culture events, has announced that it will welcome pop art creator – Kaori Wakamatsu – as a Guest of Honor at this year's festival.J-POP SUMMIT 2016 will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco's Marina district. Kaori Wakamatsu is acclaimed for her vivid illustrations highlighted by delicate and stylize

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  • MIYAVI to release new album in August + short PV for 'Afraid to Be Cool'

    May 19, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    MIYAVI will release a new album (currently untitled) on August 31.This marks the musician's first original album since "The Others" was released about a year and four months ago. The album will be released in both limited and regular editions. More details will be revealed at a later date.In addition, the short music video for MIYAVI's digital single "Afraid To Be Cool", released on April 29, has been uploaded onto his official YouTube channel. L

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  • miwa reveals the title of her 20th single

    May 19, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    miwa has revealed the title of her 20th single, which will be released on June 22. The title of the single has been determined to be "Princess / Shanranran". "Princess" will be used in the CM for Morinaga starting in late-June, and "Shanranran" was picked up as the opening theme for TV anime "Flying Witch".  The single will be available for purchase in three different types: Limited Edition, Anime Edition, and Regular Edition. All vers

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/13~5/16

    May 19, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    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 May 13th to May 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Totto Terebi (1st episode) === 5/13 – Friday 09.8%(2.4%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 Special 06.3%(1.5%) – 21

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