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  • Country Girls' Inaba Manaka graduates from the group

    August 5, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    Idol group Country Girls member Inaba Manaka (18), who has been on hiatus due to asthma since this April, has graduated from the group as of August 4. On Hello! Project's official site, the announcement says that Inaba had asthma since she was a child, and it's gotten worse after she moved to Tokyo. As it started affecting her activities, she decided to go on hiatus. However, "her condition has not been getting good enough to join the group's ac

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi and Maiko to get married

    August 4, 2016 @ 9:46 am

    Actor Tsumabuki Satoshi (35) and actress Maiko (31) will be getting married. The couple made the big announcement on August 4. According to their agencies, Tsumabuki and Maiko met in the summer of 2012. They hit it off during a get-together for the drama "Higashino Keigo Mysteries" in which they co-starred in. Tsumabuki proposed to Maiko in the spring of this year, and they plan on submitting their marriage registration in the near future. They h

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/25 ~ 7/31

    August 4, 2016 @ 9:44 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for July 25 to 31. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Hadashi de Summer" - Nogizaka46 : 7/27 (728,189)2. "Jinsei wa Subarashii" - Johnny's WEST : 7/27 (122,345)3. "Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Orawa Ninkimono" - Kobushi Factory : 7/27 (39,662)4. "WE ARE GO / ALL ALONE" - UVERworld : 7/27 (36,683)5. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 04 Seizon Honnou V

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 7/29~8/1

    August 4, 2016 @ 9:43 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 July 29th to August 1st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Soshite, Dare mo Inaku Natta === 7/29 – Friday 10.9%(0.7%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 Special 10.4%(0.5%)

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  • Ohkuchi Kengo announces his retirement as an actor

    August 3, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    Ohkuchi Kengo, who appeared in the Tokusatsu drama "Ressha Sentai ToQger" as the Emperor of Darkness Z, has announced on his blog that he'll be retiring as an actor after this summer. The 34-year-old actor wrote, "Though this is sudden, I have an announcement to make to you all. Due to a personal circumstance, I will be retiring as an actor, which I have been for 15 years, after the 2016 summer tour for musical 'Annie'."He added, "I am not famou

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/30~7/31

    August 3, 2016 @ 9:36 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 30th/31st 01 (00) Godzilla Resurgence (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Finding Dory (Weeks: 03) 03 (01) One Piece Film: Gold (Weeks: 02) 04 (00) The Legend of Tarzan (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Pokemon the Movie XY&Z (Weeks: 03) 06 (04) Independence Day: Resurgence (Weeks: 04) 07 (05) HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE

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  • Nogizaka46's recent single sells over 720,000 copies in the 1st week

    August 2, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

    Nogizaka46's 15th single "Hadashi de Summer" which went on sale on July 27, sold 728,000 copies during its debut week, topping Oricon's most recent weekly ranking. This is the group's 14th No.1 single, and for a female group, placing them fourth overall for all female groups. The group also renewed the "number of consecutive No.1 singles" which they stand in at third place following AKB48 (31 consecutive singles) and SKE48 (15 consecutive single

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP set a new sales record with their latest album

    August 2, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Oricon recently revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP topped their latest weekly album ranking with their 5th album 'DEAR.,' released on July 27. 'DEAR.' is the 5th consecutive No.1 album for the idol group since 'JUMP NO.1' (released in July 2010), and the first week sales reached 258,000 copies. This is the highest selling album for the group.The album contains a total of 16 tracks, including CM tie-up songs like "Ai no Shubiduba" and "Eternal."Source:

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  • Kojima Yoshio reveals a two-shot with his wife

    August 2, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    On July 31, comedian Kojima Yoshio attended a release event for his DVD Book 'Kojima Yoshio no Yattemi Taisou'. This marked his first public appearance after announcing his marriage to an office worker 7 years his junior. At the event, he revealed a two-shot of him and his new wife, Ai. The photo was taken from Ai's Instagram post from last month. Her caption reads, "It's a personal matter, but I married Kojima Yoshio-san on July 18, 2017."

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  • Tamura Yukari signs with Amuleto

    August 2, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Tamura Yukari has signed with MAGES. affiliated production company Amuleto.  Tamura officially withdrew from I'm Enterprise on July 31 and transferred to Amulet as of August 1. Fans can look forward to how she will carry out her activities under the new company. Source & Image: natalie

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