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  • Flower to provide the ending theme for 'Kindaichi Case Files'

    September 15, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    Flower will release a new single titled "Hitomi no Oku no Ginga (Milky Way)". The title track will be used as the ending theme for anime "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Returns" (English title: 'Kindaichi Case Files Returns') premiering on October 3. "Hitomi no Oku no Ginga (Milky Way)" is the group's 11th single, and it's their first single  since "Blue Sky Blue" was released earlier in April. The release date and track list will be revealed at a l

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  • Kato Ai gives birth to her first child in the U.S.

    September 15, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    It's been reported that actress Kato Ai (32) has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, in the United States. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. In an announcement released by her agency, Kato expressed, "I was anxious, but now I am just full of gratitude that she was born safely and healthily. Without ever forgetting these feelings, I hope to work hard as a mother while learning things one by one." She also calle

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  • Dochin Yoshikuni reveals collaboration video with 'Gifuu Doudou!!'

    September 15, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Dochin Yoshikuni has revealed the PVs for his new songs "You&I" and "Halo". Both of these songs can be found in the singer's new album "VOWS" that's slated for release on October 21. The album will be produced in collaboration with Hara Tetsuo's comic 'Gifuu Doudou!!'. The PV for "You&I" joins the Sengoku Period, where 'Gifuu Doudou!!' is set, and the cyberpunk worldview that reminds us of the near future. Check out the PVs

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  • flumpool to sing theme song for 'Ajin' movie and TV series

    September 15, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    flumpool's new song "Yoru wa Nemureru kai?" will be used as the theme song for the anime film "Ajin Part 1: Shoudou" that's scheduled to open in theaters on November 27."Ajin" is based on a survival suspense manga by Sakurai Gamon, and it will be released in three parts. The members of flumpool have always been fans of the original manga series. Yamamura Ryuta (Vo, G) revealed the difficult songwriting process, "It was a series of trial-and-error

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  • SCANDAL to represent Japan at a music festival in Turkey

    September 15, 2015 @ 2:51 am

    It's been revealed that SCANDAL will be the Japanese representative in the music festival "ABU TV Song Festival 2015" which will be held on October 28 in Turkey. The event will be held to coincide with the General Assembly of ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union). Perfume represented Japan in 2012 in South Korea, May'n in 2013 in Vietnam, and SEKAI NO OWARI in 2014 in China. The event will showcase a performance by one artist from each of the par

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  • androp unveil PV for 'Dreamer'

    September 15, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    androp have unveiled the PV for their song "Dreamer" through their official YouTube channel."Dreamer" was included in the band's self-titled album released last month. It's a message song that conveys the difficulty of continuing to chase after a dream like a child, and the power of moving toward a goal in this limited life. Directed by Banba Shuichi, the PV follows the story of young Uchisawa Takahito (Vo, G), who chases after his

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  • Galileo Galilei to be in charge of the ending theme of anime 'Haikyu!!'

    September 14, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    Galileo Galilei's new song "Climber" has been picked up as the ending theme for the second season of anime "Haikyu!!" which will begin on October 3. "Climber" was written just for the anime by Ozaki Yuuki (Vo, G). He commented, "I've read the original 'Haikyu!!', so I immediately knew the image of the song. I am looking forward to the moment you can hear 'Climber' with the engaging characters."  At this time, it's unknown when "Climber" will be

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  • Perfume's first documentary film to be released simultaneously in Japan and the U.S.

    September 14, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    Perfume's first documentary film "WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT" will be released simultaneously in Japan and the United States on October 31. The documentary will be comprised of Perfume's world tour "Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd" that was held last year, as well as their appearance in the festival "SXSW 2015" at Austin, Texas earlier in March. This simultaneous release was materialized when the venues in New York and Los Angeles agreed

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/2~9/8

    September 13, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of September 2nd through September 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Unfair World" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo 03 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 04 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Yozora feat. Hazzie→" - miwa 06 - "EGG" - Kim

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 9/8~9/10

    September 13, 2015 @ 8:21 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 September 8th through September 10th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Tantei no Tantei === 9/1 – Tuesday 18.4%(10.0%) – 21:23-23:24 – Football: Japan vs. Afghanistan

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