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  • AKB48 to make a second attempt at a sister group in Shanghai

    October 27, 2017 @ 7:35 am

    It's been announced that a new AKB48 sister group will be launched in Shanghai, China. Besides Japan, AKB48 already has sister groups overseas such as JKT48 in Indonesia and BNK48 in Thailand. The audition for the first generation members will begin at the end of the year with more details to come. You may already be familiar with SNH48, an AKB48 sister group that formed in Shanghai back in 2012. However, due to a breach of contract with the loca

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  • FLOWER FLOWER's yui divorced back in August

    October 27, 2017 @ 7:35 am

    It's been revealed that FLOWER FLOWER's yui (Vo, G) had gotten divorced back in August. yui married a non-celebrity man in April of 2015 and gave birth to twin boys in August of the same year. According to her agency, the divorce was finalized in August, and yui has custody of their sons. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Shibasaki Kou to release 2 all-time best albums

    October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    Shibasaki Kou will simultaneously release two all-time best albums, titled "KO SHIBASAKI ALL TIME BEST Shi" and "KO SHIBASAKI ALL TIME BEST Ei" on December 20. The track lists for both albums were selected by the singer herself. "Shi" is a 2-disc set that will include songs she's released while under Universal Music since her debut until 2014. On the other hand, "Ei" contains songs she's released under Victor Entertainment since after 2014.The ja

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  • Perfume to hold fan club tour in February and May

    October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    Perfume's fan club tour will be held in February and May of next year.This tour will be held to commemorate ten years since the launch of their official fan club "P.T.A." as well as the five years since "WORLD P.T.A." which is a fan club for their overseas fans. In February, the ladies will hold two shows in Chiba Prefecture, then in May, they are scheduled to perform nine shows in different locations across Japan. Tickets will only be available

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 10/20~10/23 2017

    October 26, 2017 @ 7:28 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 October 20th to October 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Kounodori 2 === 10/20 – Friday 13.2% – Futto Word 10 SP 08.4% – Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of A

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/21~10/22

    October 25, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – October 21st/October 22nd 01 (00) Mix (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Psychic Kusuo (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) Barry Seal (Weeks: 01) 04 (01) Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel I. presage flower (Weeks: 02) 05 (03) Outrage Coda (Weeks: 03) 06 (02) War for the Planet of the Apes (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Narratage (Weeks: 03)

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/11~10/17

    October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 11th to October 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "DIAMOND SUNSET" - HIROOMI TOSAKA 02 - "Hana no Uta" - Aimer 03 - "Te wo Tsunagu Riyuu" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Haiiro to Ao (+Suda Masaki)" - Yonezu Kenshi 05 - "Koi, Hajikemashita" - Yuzu 06 - "Hero" - Amur

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  • Nakamura Aoi announces the birth of his first child

    October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    On October 23, actor Nakamura Aoi (26) announced the birth of his first child. Nakamura wrote on his blog, "It's a personal matter, but I would like to announce that our first child was born the other day." He had not revealed his wife's pregnancy, and he explained, "I hope you understand my sudden announcement as I had been concerned about their safety." The actor shared that both mother and baby are doing fine. "Right now, I am filled wit

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  • Morning Musume to release first album in three years

    October 24, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    Morning Musume.'17 will release a new album titled "(15) Thank you, too" on December 6.Details regarding the track list is currently unknown. The album's limited edition will come with a Blu-ray containing footage from "Morning Musume Kessei 20 Shunen Kinen Event ~21nenme mo Ganbatte Ikimashoi!~", which was held in September at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST. The last original album Morning Musume released was "14shou ~The message~" about three years ago.

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  • Flower's Fujii Shuka to take a break due to cervical herniated disc

    October 24, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    Fujii Shuka of Flower and ShuuKaRen will be taking a break due to a cervical herniated disc. On the group's official website, Fujii revealed that symptoms first appeared about three years ago and had not been able to perform as she wished since E.G.family's live event "E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~" in July. As she was experiencing neck pain and numbness in her upper left arm, she went to see a doctor who found that she had a slippe

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