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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/6~5/12

    May 16, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 6th to May 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 04 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 05 - "Anata" - Ikimonogakar

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  • Sheena Ringo's 'Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku' wins 'Music Jacket Award 2015'

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:52 am

    The winners of 'Music Jacket Award 2015' sponsored by Music Jacket Promotion Committee have been announced.This year's grand prix went to Sheena Ringo's self-cover album "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku". The runner-ups were Aimer's "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP" and Pink Floyd's "TOWA". The special prize went to Denki Groove's "25".  [Sheena Ringo - "Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku][Aimer - "Dare ka, Umi wo. EP"][Pink Floyd - "TOWA"][Denki Groove

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  • Fujimoto Toshifumi and Kinoshita Yukina are expecting their 2nd child

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:51 am

    On May 14, comedian Fujimoto Toshifumi (44) and talento Kinoshita Yukina (27) sent a fax to media outlets announcing that they are expecting their second child. The couple reported, "At this time, the Fujimoto family will be gaining a new family member." They also called out to their fans, "The whole family is looking forward to becoming more lively. We will work even harder, so please continue to support us." Kinoshita is currently 4-month

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  • Original character produced by HYDE to be sold as a stuffed toy

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:49 am

    Original character 'CHUPACABRA' that's designed and produced by HYDE will be sold as a stuffed toy at amusement facilities nationwide beginning later this month. The toy will come in 2 different versions; both about 20 cm in size. Would you buy one of these "scary, but cute" toys? Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Itano Tomomi to release an exciting party tune this summer

    May 15, 2015 @ 4:48 am

    Itano Tomomi will release her 7th single "Gimme Gimme Luv" on July 1.The title track of the singer's new single will be a party tune like her last single "COME PARTY!" released in December. It's described as an exciting EDM number with Latin flavor that's perfect to listen to at the beach, during a long drive, or at a BBQ. The song will make its radio debut on the May 16th broadcast of Itano's regular program "Itano Tomomi no Utajo ~Girl's Music

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  • Katsuji Ryo to release his 1st CD as an Enka singer

    May 14, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Katsuji Ryo will release his debut CD as an Enka singer named "Katsu Katsujiro." Though he has released 2 digital-only songs before, this will be his first CD release. His first single is entitled "Ofuro wa Nurume no Katsujiro" which is produced by scriptwriter Kudo Kankuro, and composed by Yokoyama Ken of Crazy Ken Band. Katsuji's previous two songs were also produced by Kudo. Both songs were made from a popular se

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  • Matsuda Yusaku's daughter Yuki to make her CD debut in June

    May 14, 2015 @ 4:49 am

    Late actor Matsuda Yusaku's daughter Yuki will be making her CD debut next month. Yuki will debut with electronic musician JEMAPUR as electronic duo Young Juvenile Youth by releasing their mini album "Animation" on June 3. The duo formed back in 2012 after she learned of JEMAPUR's music through YouTube.  This year, Young Juvenile Youth was selected for iTunes' "NEW ARTIST Spotlight". Their album "Anim

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  • the HIATUS' Hosomi Takeshi forms a new band

    May 14, 2015 @ 4:05 am

    Hosomi Takeshi (the HIATUS / Vo, G) have formed a new band called MONOEYES. They will release their first CD titled "My Instant Song E.P." on June 24.MONOEYES is comprised of 4 members who are Hosomi, Ichise Masakazu (ASPARAGUS、the HIATUS / Dr), Scott Murphy (Scott & Rivers / B, Cho), and Todaka Masafumi (ART-SCHOOL / G). "My Instant Song E.P." will include a total of 3 songs written and composed by Hosomi, including the title track "My Inst

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  • Watanabe Mayu reveals jacket covers for 'Deai no Tsuzuki'

    May 14, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Watanabe Mayu has revealed the jacket covers for her new single "Deai no Tsuzuki" that's scheduled to hit stores on June 10. The theme of the jacket covers is "an encounter that happens among passing people". In the jacket covers, Watanabe encounters just one person among the crowd at an intersection in Shibuya and stares back at him. The single will be released in 4 different types: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Regular

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/7~5/11

    May 13, 2015 @ 1:19 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 May 7th to May 11th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/7 – Thursday 11.3%(1.0%) – 19:00-19:56 – Ano News de Tokusuru Hito Sonsuru Hito 15.7%(5.3%) – 19:56-20:54 – Guru-Guru Ninety

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