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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 9/30~10/6

    October 10, 2016 @ 1:07 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 September 30th to October 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Jimi ni Sugoi! === 9/30 – Friday 08.3%(1.1%) – 21:00-22:54 – (Movie) Heroine Shikkaku 12.7%(2.6%)

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  • AKB48's 'Majisuka Gakuen' to return with a new series titled 'Kyabasuka Gakuen'

    October 10, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

    Drama 'Kyabasuka Gakuen' starring Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48, AKB48) will premiere on October 29 from 12:55 am. 'Kyabasuka Gakuen' is the new series of AKB48's drama 'Majisuka Gakuen' that first aired back in 2010. In order to save Majisuka Jyogakuen from closing down, 'Sakura' (Miyawaki Sakura), 'Otabe' (Yokoyama Yui), 'Katsuzetsu' (Kodama Haruka), and 'Magic' (Kizaki Yuria) decide to drop out of school and aim to become the No.1 hostess along with

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  • Kikuchi Rinko and Sometani Shota announce the birth of their child

    October 8, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    Actress Kikuchi Rinko (35) has given birth to her first child. This was announced on October 8 via her husband, actor Sometani Shota's (24) official website. On his website, Sometani reported, "I would like to announce that our first child has been born safely. Both mom and baby are healthy." While he kept the baby's sex undisclosed, he expressed, "It would make me happy if you would continue to watch over us warmly."  Sometani and Kikuchi annou

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  • Details on Arashi's new album 'Are You Happy?' revealed

    October 7, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    The details on Arashi's new album "Are You Happy?", which drops in stores on October 26, have been revealed. The album will feature a total of 16 songs, including their singles "Ai wo Sakebe," "Fukkatsu LOVE," "I seek," and "Daylight," in addition to 7 brand new songs and the members' solo songs. Ninomiya Kazunari wrote the lyrics for his own solo song, and Sakurai Sho was in charge of the rap lyrics for his solo song and the group's new son

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  • 'PPAP' singer Piko Taro makes world debut

    October 7, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    All of you have probably heard the song 'PPAP' (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) by now. Well, 'PPAP' singer Piko Taro has made his world debut! Four of his songs, including 'PPAP,' is now available for download in 134 countries. Piko Taro is a mysterious singer-songwriter from Chiba Prefecture produced by comedian Kosaka Daimaou. His video for 'PPAP' is a big hit and has over 26,000,000 views on YouTube. Piko Taro commented, "I am surprised at the

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  • Akanishi Jin and Yamada Takayuki announce the disbandment of JINTAKA

    October 6, 2016 @ 9:52 am

    On October 3, Akanishi Jin and Yamada Takayuki's unit JINTAKA held a release event for their debut single "Choo Choo SHITAIN" at Toyosu PIT. There were two events held on that day, and about 5,000 lucky fans were in attendance. The event kicked off with a performance of "Choo Choo SHITAIN." During the second half of the song, Akanishi and Yamada walked towards the front of the stage and did a call and response with the crowd. After the perfo

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  • Iwasa Misaki to release a solo album in November

    October 6, 2016 @ 9:49 am

    Iwasa Misaki will release a solo album (currently untitled) on November 30. Iwasa graduated from AKB48 in March to focus on her activities as an enka singer. Her first solo album will include her singles "Mujin Eki," "Tomonoura Bojo," and "Gomenne Tokyo" as well as newly recorded cover songs. You can purchase it in a limited or regular edition, and the limited edition comes with a DVD containing PVs and other footage.  Iwasa will hold events nat

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  • GLAY's HISASHI does a guitar cover of EXILE TRIBE's 'HIGHER GROUND'

    October 6, 2016 @ 9:48 am

    GLAY's HISASHI (G) has revealed a guitar cover of EXILE TRIBE's "HIGHER GROUND feat. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike."This song was a collaboration song between EXILE TRIBE and EDM unit Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and it was used as the theme song for entertainment project HiGH&LOW's movie "HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE."HISASHI also participated as a member of ACE OF SPADES for HiGH&LOW's tour "HiGH&LOW THE LIVE."Source & I

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  • TOKIO's new single is written and composed by Nagase Tomoya

    October 5, 2016 @ 10:59 am

    TOKIO's new single "Ai! wanna be with you..." is scheduled to be released on November 30. This song has been picked up as the theme song for member Matsuoka Masahiro's starring drama 'Kaseifu no Mitazono' premiering on October 21. It's a punkish digital rock tune written and composed by Nagase Tomoya.The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the title track's PV and making-of footage. Meanwhile, the Regular Edition will include ano

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  • HKT48's Moriyasu Madoka is looking for vocalists for her 1st piano solo album

    October 5, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    HKT48 Team KIV's Moriyasu Madoka will release her first piano solo album (currently untitled), and she will be holding an audition called "HKT48×MixChannel Utahime Audition" to recruit vocalists starting October 17 at 12:00 noon. The audition will be held via video community app MixChannel. Moriyasu  will be screening videos of people singing the set piece "Sukitte Koto wa..." You can check out the audition's website for more

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