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  • Mr.Children to hold a hall tour in spring

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Mr.Children have announced that they will hold a hall tour called "Mr.Children Hall Tour 2016 Niji" this spring. The tour is scheduled to kick off on April 15 at Korani Bunka Hall in Yamanashi and will wrap up on May 26 at Ibaraki Kenritsu Kenmin Bunka Center in Ibaraki for a total of 13 shows. The full schedule can be seen below.  [Mr.Children Hall Tour 2016 Niji]Friday, April 15 - Korani Bunka Hall (Yamanashi)Sunday, April 17 -&

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  • Check out flumpool's PV for 'Kaihouku'

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    The PV for flumpool's new song "Kaihouku" has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel. "Kaihouku" is the lead track off of flumpool's new album "EGG" that's slated for release on March 16. The song has the theme, "to release various emotions," and so, the PV portrays the members releasing their emotions. This song will be used as the March ending theme for NTV's "Sukkiri!". Source: natalie Thanks to mi

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  • MINMI and Wakadanna announce divorce

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    MINMI and Wakadanna have announced their divorce.The two made the announcement via their official website and blogs on February 28. Wakadanna stated, "Our feelings gradually changed from love to friendship... We will continue to help each other and make music together as friends." Meanwhile, MINMI commented, "Our encounter, the road we walked together, and what we've built up are treasures I cherish in my heart. I am filled with feelings of

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  • HKT48 reveal release date & senbatsu members for new single

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    HKT48's 7th single (currently untitled) will be released on April 13. Additionally, the senbatsu members have been announced.This news was delivered on February 28 during the group's handshake event at Marine Messe Fukuoka. The 16 senbatsu members for their upcoming single are Kodama Haruka, Miyawaki Sakura, Sashihara Rino, Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Moriyasu Madoka, Kojina Yui, Matsuoka Natsumi, Tanaka Miku, Yabuki Nako, Anai Chihiro, Ota Aika,

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  • Sheena Ringo to be in charge of music for Japan Post Insurance CM

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    Sheena Ringo will be in charge of the music for Japan Post Insurance's new CM.  The CM has the catch phrase "Jinsei wa, Yume darake" ("Life if full of dreams"), and it stars actress Takahata Mitsuki. Sheena produced an original song just for the CM. The CM will begin its broadcast on March 1. In addition, you can see the CM via its campaign website, which will open on March 1 at 10:00 am JST.Source: natalie

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  • Nakagawa Haruka to graduate from JKT48

    February 29, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    JKT48's Nakagawa Haruka has announced her graduation from the group.Nakagawa made this announcement on February 27 during "JKT48 REQUEST HOUR -SETLIST BEST 30 2016-" at Balai Sarbini in Jakarta, Indonesia. On her graduation, Nakagawa commented, "While being active in Indonesia, I became interested in experiencing many things in different countries." She continued, "I also want to learn more about the world. I wanted to take my next step, so I dec

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/27~2/28

    February 29, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 27th/28th 01 (00) Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) The Martian (Weeks: 04) 03 (02) Nobunaga Concerto (Weeks: 06) 04 (00) The Finest Hours (Weeks: 01) 05 (06) Born in the EXILE: Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki (Weeks: 03) 06 (03) Point Break (Weeks: 02) 07 (0

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  • Arashi takes 'Artist of the Year' at 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' again

    February 29, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) have announced the winners of "THE 30TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD". Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to Arashi. This is their second consecutive

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/17~2/23

    February 29, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of February 17th to February 23rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 02 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 03 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 04 - "Saraba Namida" - Ketsumeishi 05 - "BANG BANG BANG" - BIGBANG

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/23~2/25

    February 28, 2016 @ 1:16 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. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 23rd to February 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Otousan to Yobasete === 2/23 – Tuesday 15.1%(?.?%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 10.0%(?.?%) –

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