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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/29~10/9

    October 11, 2014 @ 2:25 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 29th to October 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/29~10/5 – Drama Ratings Quick Overview 21.8%(?.?%) – 08:00-08:15 – Massan #START > Cast: Tamayama Tetsuji, Charlot

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  • Rake collaborates with BONNIE PINK for new single

    October 11, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    Singer-songwriter Rake will release a new single titled "YaMeTa!!!" on November 26. "YaMeTa!!!" is a party tune that was written by Rake featuring BONNIE PINK as a guest vocalist. The two worked together in the Tohoku Earthquake recovery event 'MIYAGI POKERUN' held in August of this year. Afterwards, Rake asked BONNIE PINK to work with him once again, which led to this collaboration.  The single's release was announced by Rake dur

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  • Details on Mayama Rika's solo debut single revealed

    October 11, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    The details on Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Mayama Rika's solo debut single "Liar Mask" has been revealed.The title track "Liar Mask" was picked up as the opening theme for the tv anime 'Akame ga Kill!'. As the coupling song, the single will include "Shinkirou" composed and arranged by Kitagawa Katsutoshi (ROUND TABLE). "Shinkirou" is a ballad that was written in the image of 'Akame ga Kill!' characters Tatsumi and Mine, which was an idea

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  • Miura Daichi to release double A-side single in December

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    It's been revealed that Miura Daichi will release a double A-side single called "Fureau Dake de ~Always with you~ / IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" on December 3.Both title tracks, as well as the coupling track have all received tie-ups. "Fureau Dake de ~Always with you~" was picked up as the CM song for Kaou's 'Nivea', while "IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" was chosen as the ending theme for NTV's late-night anime 'Kisejuu: Sei no Kakuritsu'. As for the coupling trac

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  • JUJU to release new cover album + to hold tour in early summer

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:46 am

    It's been revealed that JUJU will release her new cover album "Request II" on December 3. This announcement was made by the singer herself of on 'JUJU Day', October 10 at 10:10 pm during Nippon Broadcast's 'JUJU no All Night Nippon GOLD'. JUJU's last cover album "Request", which was released in September of 2010, held the number 1 spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking for 2 consecutive weeks. JUJU is reportedly currently in th

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION & ONE OK ROCK to guest in Hoobastank's Japan concerts

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    American rock band Hoobastank will hold concerts in Japan next month. These concerts will feature guest performances by Japanese bands. Hoobastank is scheduled to hold 3 concerts in Japan; on November 25 at Umeda AKASO (Osaka), and on November 26 and 27 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Tokyo). Among these dates, MAN WITH A MISSION will guest on the 26 and ONE OK ROCK on the 27. In addition, NoisyCell, MAKE MY DAY, and COUNTLOST have been decided as the

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko and Arashi to host this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On October 10, NHK made an official announcement that actress Yoshitaka Yuriko and popular group Arashi will host 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Arashi will host the white team for the 5th consecutive year, while Yoshitaka will make her debut as the host for the red team. In addition, announcer Udo Yumiko will be the general host. Yoshitaka played the lead in this year's NHK morning drama

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  • 'FRIDAY' reports Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is secretly meeting with NEWS' Tegoshi Yuya

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:40 am

    On the October 10 issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been secretly meeting with NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya.According to the magazine, the two were spotted in mid-September coming out of Tegoshi's apartment in Tokyo and getting into a taxi together. They visited a yakiniku restaurant owned by an acquaintance and came out of the restaurant with several friends after the meal.  The hea

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  • Ohori Megumi reveals her salary during her days in AKB48

    October 10, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On October 9, talento Ohori Megumi updated her blog revealing her salary during her days in AKB48. Ohori, who shared that she visited Ueno the other day, started, "I felt nostalgic about the past when I was living in Ueno during my days in AKB48." She then revealed, "My pay back then was 45,000 yen (approximately $418 USD), so with the rent and utility bills, I was barely scraping by. There were times when I would live off of 29 yen bean sprouts

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  • Kanjani8, Sandaime J Soul Brothers and more to perform on October 17 broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'

    October 10, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    TV Asahi's music program 'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its October 17 broadcast. Next week's episode will feature performances by 7 artists; Kanjani8, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, SEKAI NO OWARI, Naoto Inti Raymi, Nishino Kana, Nogizaka46, and Hata Motohiro. You can check out the full set list below.  ==="Itta Janai ka" - Kanjani8"C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers"Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI"LIFE" - Naoto

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