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  • Oshima Yuko to make her stage acting debut

    September 13, 2014 @ 3:09 am

    On September 10, Oshima Yuko appeared on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 All Night Nippon' where it was announced that she would be making her stage acting debut.At the beginning of the show, program writer Suzuki Osamu made a guest appearance and sounded out Oshima's opinions of acting on stage. He had already received permission from Akimoto Yasushi who advised him to ask Oshima in person. According to Suzuki, Oshima will play one of the roles in a t

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  • Nakashima Mika to release 2 best-of albums

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    It's been revealed that Nakashima Mika will simultaneously release two best-of albums "DEARS" and "TEARS" on November 5. "DEARS" and "TEARS" will contain 20 songs each, totaling to 40 songs that Nakashima has released since her debut song "STARS" to her latest collaboration single with Kato Miliyah, titled "Fighter / Gift". The two albums will have the concept "two tears" with the theme "tears for tomorrow" for "DEARS" and the theme "tears f

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  • MONKEY MAJIK announce new album for 2015, 'Colour by Number'

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    MONKEY MAJIK has announced that they will release their new album "Colour by Number" on February 4, 2015. 2015 will mark MONKEY MAJIK's 15th anniversary year. "Colour by Number" will be their first original album in about a year and 4 months. It will be available for purchase in 3 different types: CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray, and CD-Only. The DVD and Blu-ray will feature the band's concert from April 5 at Orix Theater, which was a part of their nationwide

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  • Sakanaction to release new double A-side single in October

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    It's been revealed that Sakanaction will release a double A-side single, titled "Sayonara wa Emotion / Hasu no Hana", on October 29.Sakanaction's 10th single will include "Sayonara no Emotion" which was used as the CM song for 'Toushin 2013 Zenkoku Touitsu Koukousei Test Zenkoku Touitsu Chuugakusei Test', and "Hasu no Hana" which will serve as the theme song for Yamashita Tomohisa's starring movie 'Kinkyori Renai'. "Hasu no Hana" is said to be a

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brother's Iwata Takanori to star in serial drama 'Dear Sister'

    September 13, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On September 11, it was announced that Iwata Takanori (25), EXILE's newest member and member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, will appear in the Fuji TV serial drama "Dear Sister". The drama will start airing on October 16 and run on Thursdays at 10 PM; this is Iwata's first ever serial drama. In April, he joined EXILE through a performer audition. He will be on tour with EXILE TRIBE and concurrently film for the drama through t

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  • Members of EXILE TRIBE's new unit revealed

    September 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    On September 12, the 16 members of EXILE TRIBE's new unit 'THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE' were revealed during the final event of 'Musha Shugyo'. 'Musha Shugyo' is a quest that members of EXILE TRIBE must undergo prior to their debut. This time, 16 winners from the audition (ages 15 - 23) held 35 concerts for about 32,000 people in 17 locations nationwide. On this day, 2,400 people out of 10,000 applicants participated in the event. Ther

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  • Nogizaka46's Ito Nene, Research Students Yada Risako & Yonetoku Kyoka to graduate from the group

    September 12, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that 1st generation member Ito Nene, and Research Students Yada Risako and Yonetoku Kyoka will be graduating from the group.Ito, who has been with the group since they first formed, explained, "During my activities, I was able to make my dream job come true, and I found what I want to do next. These two were the biggest deciding factors." She will part ways with the group after concluding handshake events for their 9th si

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  • Artist line up for MUSIC STATION's 3-hour special revealed

    September 12, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    The artist line up for TV Asahi's 'MUSIC STATION 3-Hour Special' has been revealed.At this time, it's been revealed that Arashi, AKB48, JUJU, Superfly, SEKAI NO OWARI, Sexy Zone, and Porno Graffitti will be performing on the upcoming broadcast.   The show will announce the results of 'MUSIC STATION BEST Performance Chosen by Artists'. Also, as a part of Arashi's 15th anniversary project, MUSIC STATION's official website is currently asking its vi

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  • DIVA reveal details on their last single

    September 12, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    DiVA has revealed the details on their last single that's slated for released on October 8.Previously, it was announced that DiVA will disband within the year. Prior to releasing their album this fall, they will release their last single titled "DISCOVERY" written, composed. and arranged by Komuro Tetsuya. It's described as a dance tune with a positive message. The coupling tracks, "Believe in myself", "Surrender", and "WOW WAR TONIGHT ~Toki

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/4~9/7

    September 12, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from September 4th to September 7th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/4 – Thursday 15.8%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 11.8%(0.5%) – 19:30-19:56 – Close-Up Gendai 07.4%(1.2%) – 20:00-20:

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