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  • Ayaka shows her 9-month belly

    May 24, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    On May 21st, Ayaka updated her official blog and shared a photo of her 9-month pregnant belly.The singer began the entry stating, "I haven't written in awhile, but I'm doing fine." She then reported, "My belly is so tight!! It's so tight that I don't think it can go anymore than this lol." Ayaka revealed that recently she has been "moderately exercising, eating good things, and going out to buy necessities..." She continued, "I need to spend

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  • Kanjani 8, Ikimonogakari and more to guest on MUSIC STATION's May 29th broadcast

    May 24, 2015 @ 5:18 am

    TV Asahi's music program 'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its May 29th broadcast.Next week's guests include Ikimonogakari, Kanjani8, Superfly, Hoshino Gen, BREAKERZ, and Golden Bomber. BREAKERZ and Golden Bomber will go head-to-head in MUSIC STATION's 3rd 'VS LIVE'. Check out the full set list below!   Ikimonogakari - "Anata"Kanjani8 - "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku"Superfly - "Beautiful"Hoshino Gen - "SUN"VS LIVE Part 3BR

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  • Miura Daichi's 'music' chosen as CM song for Nihon Kogakuin + PV

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

    Miura Daichi's new song "music" has been chosen as the CM song for Nihon Kogakuin. He has also revealed the PV for the song on YouTube."music" will be released as Miura's new single on June 17. It's a pop tune conveying the universal message of music in a straightforward manner.  [CD Edition][Choreo Video Edition][Music Video Edition][Digital Edition]Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/19~5/21

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:40 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 19th to May 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Kokoro ga Pokitto ne === 5/19 – Tuesday 15.1%(2.6%) – 19:00-21:54 – Monomane Grand Prix 16.3%(3.4%) – 22:00-23:00 – Shi

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  • 21-year-old idol Maruyama Karin passes away due to lung cancer

    May 23, 2015 @ 11:39 pm

    Solo idol Maruyama Karin passed away on May 22nd due to lung cancer. She was 21 years old. Maruyama had been battling a malignant brain tumor ever since it was found during her 2nd year of elementary school. More recently, the brain tumor had spread to her lungs and she had been receiving treatment for it. In 2012, Maruyama was chosen as the semi-finalist for 'Miss iD2013', then started her solo activities that summer. Although she was constantl

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  • Nanao shows off her abs on Instagram

    May 22, 2015 @ 8:05 am

    On May 21, model/actress Nanao uploaded a photo of her abs onto her official Instagram account. The day before, Nanao revealed on Instagram that she had been sick, "Being sick is no fun. Anyhow, I'm glad my fever has gone down." Then on the 21st, she shared that she is on her way to recovery, "Everyone, my fever has gone down! Thank you for the many comments! However, my cough won't go away. Because of the violent coughing, my abs have been

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  • Arashi provide CM song for 'Zexy'

    May 22, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    Arashi have provided their new song "Ai wo Sakebe" as the CM song for wedding information magazine 'Zexy'.According to creative director Yanai Michihiko, this collaboration came about as he wanted "the 5 members of Arashi to sing 'a national song of celebration' that everyone can sing together during a wedding reception." In response to Yanai's request, Arashi put together a cheerful and uptempo wedding song that's sung from the point of view of

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  • Yamada Yu says she wants 5 kids

    May 22, 2015 @ 4:50 am

    On May 22, model Yamada Yu attended a girls talk event for movie 'Shinjuku Swan' at Shinjuku Station Square.Yamada and her husband actor Oguri Shun welcomed their first child last September. "I want 5 kids. I want a lot," she expressed during the event. Reporters asked Yamada when are moments she realizes that she's become a mother. "The moment she learns something new," she shared. She continued to express her wishes of building a large fam

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  • ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon to graduate from the group and Hello! Project

    May 22, 2015 @ 4:48 am

    ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) member Fukuda Kanon announced that she would graduate from the group and Hello! Project. She made the announcement on Hello! Project's YouTube program "Hello! Sta#118", which was released on May 20. Fukuda also released her comment on ANGERME's official site. She wrote regarding her graduation, "Now that it's been about 6 years since I joined S/mileage, I began facing sincerely with a big theme, graduation. When

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  • DAIGO nominated as charity marathon runner for this year's '24-Hour Television'

    May 22, 2015 @ 2:54 am

    On May 19 during the live broadcast of NTV's "Shiawase! Bonbi Girl", DAIGO was nominated to be the charity marathon runner for this year's "24-Hour Television 38 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" (August 22 and 23 broadcast). This nomination was made by the program's MC TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya. "The person we want to see running is... DAIGO-san!" he called out.  Prior to the nomination, DAIGO had said, "One thing I know is 'ON' ('Ore wa nai' = not me). I

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