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  • Arashi to release new double A-side single in May

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Arashi will release a new single, titled "I seek / Daylight", on May 18.One of the title tracks, "I seek", is the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's starring drama "Sekaiichi Muzukashii Koi". This drama will premiere on NTV starting April 13 at 10:00 pm. Meanwhile, "Daylight" will be used as the theme song for Matsumoto Jun's starring drama "99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi-", which will begin on April 17 at 9:00 pm on&nb

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/18~3/21

    March 24, 2016 @ 6:29 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 March 18th to March 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Seirei no Moribito Season 1 === 3/18 – Friday 11.0%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke Speci

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  • Amuro Namie to sing theme song for NHK's broadcast of Rio Olympics & Paralympics

    March 24, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Amuro Namie's new song "Hero" has been picked up as the theme song for NHK's broadcast of the Rio 2016 Olympics & Paralympics. NHK requested Amuro to sing the theme song because "her powerful voice has the ability to make an impression in people's hearts," and also because "she has supporters from many generations." The singer commented, "I'm very honored. I want to sing this song with a feeling of support." Imai Ryosuke&n

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  • Kikkawa You announce new single + birthday tour

    March 24, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Kikkawa You will release a new single (currently untitled) on June 1. This will be Kikkawa's first single since "Hana" was released last May. Details on her new single will be revealed on March 28 on SHOWROOM's program "Kikkawa You no Showroom de Haishin Shitemikka!". Kikkawa is also scheduled to hold release events starting April 9, and similarly, more information on this will also be unveiled through the program. In addition, Kikkawa

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/14 ~ 3/20

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for March 14 to 20. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Gravity" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 3/16 (212,940)2. "RUN -Japanese Ver.-" - Boudan Shounendan : 3/15 (124,501)3. "SIX SHAME FACES ~Konya mo Saikou!!!!!!~" - Totoko feat. Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jushimatsu, Todomatsu (CV. Aya Endo, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino)

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  • Grandpa idol group from Kochi Prefecture rise to popularity

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Five-member grandpa group Jii POP have been rising to popularity in Japan.The group's average age is 67 with the eldest member being 80 and the youngest being 58. The remaining three members are in their 60s. Through their activities, the group aims to publicize their hometown of Kochi Prefecture, which has the second biggest aging population in Japan, while showing that aging can be a cool thing. And their debut song "Kourei Banzai!" ("Hooray, O

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/19~3/20

    March 22, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 19th/20th 01 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 03) 02 (00) Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) The Good Dinosaur (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) Chihayafuru: Kaminoku (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Everest: The Summit of the Gods (Weeks: 02) 06 (00) Precure All Stars Movie: Minna

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  • Ikuta Toma to play a transgender woman in Ogigami Naoko's new movie

    March 22, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    It was announced that Ikuta Toma would star in Ogigami Naoko's ("Kamome Shokudo", "Megane") new film titled "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa," and play the role of a transgender woman. "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa" is Ogigami's first film in 5 years, whose works receive a lot of support from women. The protagonists are Rinko (played by Ikuta) -- a transgender woman --, Tomo -- a neglected girl --, along with Makio --Rinko's lover and Tomo's

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  • Actress Matsuoka Mayu joins Morning Musume.'16?

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:17 am

    Morning Musume.'16 will be making an appearance in TV Tokyo's new drama "Sono 'Okodawari', Watashi ni mo Kure yo!!". In the drama, the girls will give a performance with actress Matsuoka Mayu. This was revealed on March 20 during the event "Hello! Project Hime Fes 2016" at Pacifico Yokohama. During the press conference, the members of Morning Musume.'16 and Matsuoka made an appearance and spoke about working together on the drama. Matsuoka,

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  • This year's 'AKB48 General Elections' to be held in Niigata + Mukaichi Mion announced center for 44th single

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:15 am

    "AKB48 45th Single General Election" ("The 8th AKB48 General Election" will take place on June 18th at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata City. This became known on March 21 during a photo session event for "AKB48 0 to 1 no Aida" at Pacifico Yokohama. As many of you may know, this is AKB48's biggest annual event. For this year's election, a total of 80 members from 5 groups are eligible to enter to be in the running for senbatsu for AKB48's

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