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  • 2PM's latest single tops Oricon weekly chart

    February 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    6-member Korean group 2PM released their 9th single "Guilty Love" on January 28. The single sold 98,000 copies in the first week, which was good enough to top Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This marks the group's 2nd chart-topping single since they previously topped the chart with "Winter Games" 15 months ago. Additionally, the first week sales for "Guilty Love" exceeded the previous single "Midaretemina"'s first week sales of 95,000 cop

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  • Mizushima Hiro congratulates Ayaka on her 9th anniversary since debut

    February 2, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    On February 1, actor Mizushima Hiro uploaded a photo of his wife, singer-songwriter Ayaka onto his official Instagram account and congratulated her on the 9th anniversary since her debut.Ayaka made her debut in 2006 but went on hiatus in 2009 for treatment of Grave's Disease. Mizushima wrote, "9th anniversary from her debut today. I'm so happy for you Ayaka. I wanna thank all the people who supported her along the way." He also added the hashtags

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  • Arashi's Aiba Masaki to star in next 'Getsu 9' drama

    February 2, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    On February 1, it was announced that popular idol group Arashi member Aiba Masaki would be starring in Fuji TV's next 'Getsu 9' drama.This marks Aiba's first time starring in 'Getsu 9' drama, and it will be the drama adaptation of Ikeido Jun's mystery novel "Yokoso, Wagaya e." "Yokoso, Wagaya e" is a suspenseful drama which revolves around the Kurata family. In Ikeido's original novel, the protagonist was the father of the family, but in the dra

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  • SKE48 Team KII Leader Furukawa Airi announces her graduation

    February 2, 2015 @ 12:36 am

    On February 1, SKE48's Furukawa Airi announced her graduation from the group during Team KII's stage performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi.Furukawa joined SKE48 as its 2nd generation member and is now the leader of Team KII. A message from the idol has been posted onto the group's official website stating, "This graduation is for me to head towards my new dream, so I hope to spend my time with everyone to the end with smiles. It's not a sad gradu

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa to release their 2nd PV collection

    February 2, 2015 @ 12:28 am

    Tackey & Tsubasa will release their 2nd PV collection "Taki Tsuba CLIPS Two" on March 25th.The duo's last PV collection "Taki Tsuba CLIPS" was released about 8 years ago, in March of 2007. Their upcoming release will include their PVs from 2007's ""×~Dame~ / Crazy Rainbow" to last year's "Dakinatsu", along with a PV for "Giramera" in which Takizawa Hideaki served as director and Imai Tsubasa as costume producer. This PV collection w

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Sandaime J Soul Brothers & more to perform on MUSIC STATION's February 6th broadcast

    February 1, 2015 @ 5:59 am

    TV Asahi's popular music program 'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its February 6th broadcast. Next week's episode will feature performances by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Ohara Sakurako, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Johnny's WEST, JUJU, and Nishiuchi Mariya. Check out the set list below."Hitomi" - Ohara Sakurako"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers"Zundoko Paradise" - Johnny's WEST"Hold me, Hold you" - JUJU"K

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  • Ieiri Leo to release her 3rd album, '20'

    February 1, 2015 @ 5:57 am

    Ieiri Leo's 3rd album, '20', will be released on February 25.Her new album will feature a total of 12 songs including her upcoming single "miss you" (February 11 release), "Silly", which was written as the theme song for drama 'N no Tame ni', and "Junjou", the ending theme for anime 'DRAGON BALL KAI'. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing another version of the PV and making for "miss you" and footage from her one-man live on Decemb

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  • ONE OK ROCK to join Yellowcard's U.S. tour

    February 1, 2015 @ 5:53 am

    ONE OK ROCK will be joining Yellowcard on their U.S. tour. ONE OK ROCK recently shared the stage with Yellowcard for "AP Japan x Tokyo Loud presents 'Ten hundred Miles Tour 2015'" in Japan. This time, they will travel together in Yellowcard's home country.ONE OK ROCK will be the special guest along with FINCH. The tour will kick off on April 6 at Granada Theatre in Lawrence, Kansas for a total of 9 shows. When they return to Japan, ONE OK ROCK wi

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/26~1/29

    January 31, 2015 @ 11:08 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 January 26th to January 29th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/26 – Monday 13.0%(1.2%) – 19:00-20:54 – Sekai Maru Mie! TV Tokusobu Special 11.0%(0.1%) – 21:00-21:54 – Jinsei ga K

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  • Sato Eriko announces her marriage and pregnancy

    January 31, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    On January 31, talento Sato Eriko (33) announced her marriage and pregnancy on her blog.According to Sato, her husband is a 45-year-old non-celebrity man. Sato started the blog post with, "I, Sato Eriko's real name is no longer Sato. I recently registered my marriage with someone who I have been dating, and been engaged to." She continued, "I am carrying a new life in my stomach. Both I and my husband really really wanted to have a child, and o

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