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  • 9nine holds last solo live before Budokan concert

    April 27, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    5-member girl group 9nine held their solo live at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo on April 26, 2014. This was their first concert at the same venue since their previous one in March last year. Including "Re:", the theme song for Fuji TV drama 'Legal High', and their latest single "With You/With Me", the group performed 22 songs before an audience of 2000. This year marks the 9th anniversary of the group, and they will finally fulfill thei

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  • [Goo Ranking] Most Beautiful Johnny's Talents

    April 27, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    Goo Ranking recently published its survey of 1047 monitors on who they think is most deserving of the title of the "beautiful-faced" Johnny's talents. The survey was divided into two categories: Under 25, and Between 25-35. For the "Under 25" category, Hey!Say!JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke took the top spot, followed by Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta, while NYC's Nakayama Yuma took home third place. For the "Between 25-35" category, actor and V6 member Okada

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  • Upcoming Saint Seiya movie to be shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival

    April 27, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    Animated feature film "Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary" (directed by Sato Keiichi, to be released on June 21st, 2014) will screen its world premiere at the renowned Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France on June 11, 2014 at 8pm local time. (June 12, 2014 at 3pm in JST).According to the organizers, the film is "a theatrical version of the iconic manga and television anime series from the 1980s. It was directed by the famous Japanes

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  • Intense teaser trailer for upcoming 'Lupin III' live-action film revealed

    April 27, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    The teaser trailer for the upcoming 'Lupin the Third' live-action film has been revealed. The clip features the 5 main characters of the film: Oguri Shun as Lupin, Tamayama Tetsuji as Jigen Daisuke, Ayano Go as Ishikawa Goemon, Kuroki Meisa as Mine Fujiko, and Asano Tadanobu as inspector Zenigata Koichi.'Lupin the Third' will hit theaters nationwide on August 30th. Source & Image: Comic n

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  • A.B.C-Z land their first lead role in a late-night drama

    April 27, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that A.B.C-Z will be playing the lead the role in TV Tokyo's upcoming late-night drama 'Mahou★Danshi Cherry's' which will premiere on June 21st.   This will be A.B.C-Z's first lead role in a drama. In the upcoming drama, they will play an action hero group who uses magic to protect the world. Each member is said to have a different magical power, and through teamwork, they will get rid of slashers, thieves

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  • Check out the PV for WEAVER's new song 'Kocchi wo Muite yo'

    April 27, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    WEAVER has revealed the PV for their new song "Kocchi wo Muite yo" through A-Sketch's official YouTube channel.  "Kocchi wo Muite yo" was written as the theme song for the movie 'Momose, Kocchi wo Muite.' (to open in theaters on May 10th). The PV was directed by the movie's director Yakumo Saiji. It's set in a classroom featuring a performance from the band, as well as scenes of Mukai Osamu and Hayami Akari from the movie. "Kocchi wo Muite yo" w

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for May 2nd broadcast

    April 27, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's May 2nd broadcast has been revealed.Next week's episode will feature performances by Arashi, Otsuka Ai, Ohara Sakurako (from MUSH&Co.), Superfly, and Hirai Ken.  ==="GUTS!" - Arashi"Planetarium", "More More" - Otsuka Ai"Ashita mo" - Ohara Sakurako (from MUSH&Co.)"Mangekyou to Chou" - Superfly"Kazoku no Narou yo" - Hirai Ken===Source: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/21~4/24

    April 27, 2014 @ 1:13 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. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Gokuaku Ganbo' recorded 11.3% this week, which is a 2% drop from the previous week. It seems like most of the dramas lose around 2% from the 1st to the 2nd episode this season. 'Bitter Blood', also on Fuji TV, achieved 10.0% (-2.2) on Tuesday and will most likely drop below

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  • E-girls to sing 'Odoru Ponpokorin' for Chibi Maruko-chan anime

    April 26, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    It was announced that E-girls would sing Fuji TV anime "Chibi Maruko-chan" (every Sunday at 6:00 pm)'s opening song "Odoru Ponpokorin."   Reportedly, E-girls' version of "Odoru Ponpokorin" is a pop song and more danceable than ever. Ami, Fujii Karen, Washio Reina, and Takebe Yuzuna will serve as the vocalists for the song and they will also appear in the opening animation as characters.Leader Aya commented, "I used to watch Chibi Maruko-cha

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  • Kimura Takuya's 'HERO' to return as next Getsu9 drama

    April 26, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    Fuji TV's drama "HERO" starring SMAP member Kimura Takuya will be returning to the 'Getsu9' time slot after 13 years. This marks Kimura's 10th starring Getsu9 drama since he last starred in "PRICELESS ~Aruwakeneedaro, nnamon!~" in 2012. "HERO" revolves around an unconventional prosecutor named "Kuryu Kohei" (Kimura) and other unique members of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, Jousai branch. The drama was adapted

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