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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 8/21~8/24

    August 28, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving 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 August 21st to August 24th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current dramas below! Screencaps: Death Note === 8/21 – Friday 08.0%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nazotoki Battle TORE! Special 09.3%(0.1%) – 21:00-23:24 – (Mo

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  • AKB48's single sells over a million copies on the first day... for the 10th time!

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    According to Oricon, AKB48's 41st single, "Halloween Night," which went on sale on August 26 sold 1,187,633 copies on its release day.This marks the group's 10th single that sold over a million copies on the first day, and it also achieved the highest first day sales among all of their 'general election' singles. The Senbatsu members for "Halloween Night" were the top 16 girls from the group's '7th general election' which was held back in June,

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  • Kalafina reveal details on 'far on the water' + to hold a Christmas live

    August 27, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Kalafina have revealed the details on their new album "far on the water" that's slated for release on September 16."far on the water" is Kalafina's fifth full-length album. The track list will feature a total of 13 songs including previously released tracks such as "One Light", which was the ending theme for anime 'Arslan Senki', and "believe", which was picked up as the ending theme for 'Fate/stay night', as well as brand new numbers.The album w

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  • BABYMETAL to hold a one-man live at Wembley Arena in April

    August 27, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    BABYMETAL have announced that they will hold a one-man live at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on April 2 of next year.The SSE Arena, Wembley is an indoor arena that was built in 1934, seating about 12,000 people. X JAPAN is also scheduled to perform at the venue in March of 2016.Last year, BABYMETAL held a one-man live at O2 Brixton Academy in London for 5,000 overseas fans. On their upcoming concert, MOAMETAL commented

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya's 4th single to be released in October

    August 27, 2015 @ 10:33 am

    It's been revealed that Nishiuchi Mariya's fourth single (currently untitled) will be released on October 28.Nishiuchi has recently been active in many different areas. Her last single "Arigato Forever...", which was released in May, was the first song she wrote and composed herself. She's currently playing the lead role in the TBS drama 'Hotel Concierge'. Her upcoming single will be released in three different versions: Limited Edition (CD+DVD+M

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka receives vocal cord surgery

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    It's been reported that NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka had surgery done on her vocal cords.Yamamoto made a live telephone appearance on the August 26 broadcast of Nippon Broadcast's "AKB48 no All Night Nippon". She revealed, "I didn't say anything because I thought that it would cause people to worry, but I received vocal cord surgery the other day." She also shared her current condition, "I am currently receiving treatment in order to recover completel

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  • Shimazaki Haruka to resume her activities

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    On August 26, AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka, who was taking a break due to asthma attacks, updated her Twitter account to let her fans know that she would be resuming her activities. Shimazaki wrote, "From the last examination, my wheezing has gotten better. However, I have not completely recovered. I still have to take medicine and use an asthma pump." She added, "I will do whatever work I can with the consultation of a doctor." While she has not rev

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  • Kanjani8 announce new album + nationwide dome tour

    August 26, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    Kanjani8 have announced that they will release their new album "Kanjani8 no Genki ga Deru CD!!" this fall. They will also hold a nationwide dome tour starting in December. This is the group's first album since "Kanjanism", which was released last November. It will contain their singles "Itta Janai ka", "CloveR", "Gamushara Koushinkyoku", "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku", and "Maemuki Scream!". More details, including the release date, will be revealed a

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  • SMAP unveil PVs for new single

    August 26, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    SMAP have unveiled the short PVs for their new single "Otherside / Ai ga Tomaru Made wa" on Victor Entertainment's official website.In the PV for "Otherside", written by LEO Imai and composed by MIYAVI, the members perform the song with their band members and dancers on a stage that represents a parallel universe. Meanwhile, the PV for "Ai ga Tomaru Made wa", a song written and composed by Kawatani Enon (Gesu no Kiwami Otome., indigo la End), foc

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  • Shimizu Shota to release his new love song in October

    August 26, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Shimizu Shota will release a new single titled "Hanataba no Kawari ni Melody wo" on October 28.The title track was previously picked up as the theme song for NHK's upcoming drama 'Designer Baby' premiering on September 22. Regarding this song, the singer commented, "It's a fantastic love song that I wrote with the thoughts, 'a love song that I can only write now after striving towards music all this time.' I want many people to listen to it.

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