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  • HKT48 mark their 5th consecutive No.1 single

    April 28, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    Idol group HKT48's fifth single "12 Byou", which was released on April 22, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for this single was 277,916 copies, which marked the group's highest sales for the release week. HKT48 have been the record holder for the number of consecutive chart-topping singles since debut (for female artist), but their fifth one topped the chart again, renewing their own record to 5 consecutive single

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  • ℃-ute's 3rd overseas concert to be in Mexico

    April 27, 2015 @ 1:40 am

    ℃-ute will hold a live concert called 'Cutie Circuit ~!Vamos a Mexico!~' in Mexico on September 19th. The Mexico concert was announced on April 26th during their performance at Shibuya Kokaido for their tour '9→10 (Cute) Shunen Kinen ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Haru~The Future Departure~'. The group's first overseas concert took place in July of 2013 in Paris, France, and their second in May of 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. The third overseas concert

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for May 1st

    April 26, 2015 @ 10:12 pm

    The artist line up for the May 1st broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION' has been revealed.Next week's line up will consist of performances by Gesu no Kiwami Otome., Gouriki Ayame, Nishino Kana, Perfume, Hey! Say! JUMP, Collabro, and Charlotte Kate Fox. Check out the set list below.Gesu no Kiwami Otome. - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janai no"Gouriki Ayame - "Wagamama wa Daiji na Hito"Nishino Kana - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara"Perfume - "Rela

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  • Kato Miliyah & Mineta Kazunobu to sing the theme song for movie 'Piece of Cake'

    April 26, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

    The theme song for movie 'Piece of Cake', which will hit theaters on September 5th, will be sung by Kato Miliyah and Mineta Kazunobu (GING NAN BOYZ) under the name Kato Miliyah feat. Mineta Kazunobu.'Piece of Cake' is a comedy film based on a manga by George Asakura. It's directed by Taguchi Tomorowo, who wished to collaborate with the manga artist. The theme song, titled "Piece of Cake -Ai wo Sakebou-" was written jointly by Kato and M

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  • Takano Ichigo's manga 'orange' to get a live-action film adaptation

    April 26, 2015 @ 9:27 pm

    In the latest issue of manga magazine "Monthly Action" (Futabasha) it was announced that Takano Ichigo's ongoing manga "orange" would get a live-action film adaptation. The film will be released in December, and its director and casts will be revealed later. "orange" is set in Matsumoto, Nagano, and it's a Sci-fi love story which depicts youth of 6 high school students.In the morning of a new school term, the protagonist Naho receives

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  • Odagiri Joe and Kashii Yuu's 2nd son passes away

    April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    On April 24th, it was announced that the second son of actor Odagiri Joe (39) and actress Kashii Yuu (28) had passed away at one year and 9 days old, due to strangulation ileus. The announcement was made to the media in the couple's joint names via FAX. According to their agency, their second son received emergency surgery on the 14th after being diagnosed with strangulation ileus. Though he was undergoing medical treatment therea

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/21~4/23

    April 25, 2015 @ 2:01 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 April 21st to April 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 4/21 – Tuesday 11.4%(4.5%) – 19:00-19:56 – Tuesday Surprise 12.3%(3.6%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 12.4%(3.5%)

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  • Miyazaki Aoi and Tamaki Hiroshi to appear in next 'Asadora'

    April 24, 2015 @ 3:37 am

    As reported in March, actress Haru was chosen as the next heroine for the new 'Asadora (Morning drama)' titled "Asa ga Kita".  Today, NHK introduced the other actors of the main cast and one of them is popular actress Miyazaki Aoi, who is going to play the heroine's older sister. It's a great addition to the new drama, considering that she herself already starred in the 2006 asadora "Junjo Kirari" and the 2008 taiga drama "Atsuhime".Haru is

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  • Kimaguren to disband during 10th anniversary year

    April 24, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    Kimaguren will disband after their live concert 'Kimaguren FINAL CONCERT 2015 ~LAST SUMMER DAYS~' on July 18 and 19. On their disbandment, Kimaguren explained, "This year marks 10 years since we formed. Using this opportunity, we want to each work towards our next STEP and pursue our possibilities." ISEKI (Vo, G) will continue with his music activities, while KUREI (Vo) will challenge new things in addition to music. 

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  • moumoon and PASSEPIED to hold two-man live in London

    April 24, 2015 @ 3:33 am

    moumoon and PASSEPIED will hold a two-man live on May 13 in London, England.This live will be a part of the music festival 'THE GREAT ESCAPE', which will be held from May 14 to 15 in Brighton, England. As the kick-off show to 'JAPAN RISING showcase', a showcase live featuring Japanese artists, moumoon, and PASSEPIED will perform on May 13 at The Pipeline in London. moumoon and PASSEPIED will also appear in 'JAPAN RISING showcase' i

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