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  • Title & tracklist for Oda Kazumasa's new album revealed

    May 28, 2014 @ 1:28 am

    The title and tracklist to Oda Kazumasa's new release set for July 2 have been revealed.The album, "Oda Biyori", is Oda's first original album in 3 years and 2 months, and it will contain numerous tracks that were made as theme songs for dramas/movie/CM, as well as the Japanese version of "Finally Home" which he provided for Nathan East, titled "mata-ne".Oda has not used a self-photo for the cover arts for his albums after "MY HOME TOWN" rel

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  • Yoshida Akimi's manga 'Umimachi diary' to get a live-action film adaptation

    May 28, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    It has been announced that Yoshida Akimi's manga "Umimachi diary" will get a live-action film adaptation for release in early summer of 2015, and it will be directed by Koreeda Hirokazu ("Dare mo Shiranai", "Soshite Chichi ni Naru"). "Umimachi diary" is being serialized on Monthly flowers (Shogakukan) non-periodically. The manga won the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival's Excellent Prize (for manga category), and Manga Taisho 2013.Set in Kamak

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  • BABYMETAL to attend Canada's 'HEAVY MONTREAL'

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    3-member metal & dance unit BABYMETAL would attend Canada's "HEAVY MONTREAL" (August 9th & 10th).  "HEAVY MONTREAL" is the largest metal festival in Montreal, Canada. This year, many big names like METALLICA and SLAYER are attending the festival, and BABYMETAL's appearance will be on the 9th.As announced in April, BABYMETAL will also be making an appearance in England's big rock festival 'Sonisphere Festival UK'. Source & I

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/16~5/18

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:13 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 16th to May 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/16 – Friday 07.7%(1.9%) – 20:00-20:45 – Kitchen ga Hashiru! 03.0%(2.3%) – 22:00-23:15 – NHK Special 08.2%(0.4%) – 19

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  • Fairies' Ito Momoka to make her solo debut + M Three' 2nd single to be released

    May 25, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    It was announced on Fairies' official site that member Ito Momoka would make her solo debut this summer, and the group's sub-unit M Three's second single entitled "Your Love" is also set to be released. The details on both announcements will be revealed at a later date.Additionally, Fairies is scheduled to release their new single "Super Hero / Love Me, Love You More." soon on May 28.One of the title tracks "Super Hero" is the ending theme song

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  • AKB48 theater manager explains Kawaei and Iriyama's conditions

    May 25, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    As reported earlier, AKB48 members Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna got injured by a 24-year-old man with a saw, during the group's handshake event in Iwate. On the 25th at 9:30 pm, AKB48 Theater manager Yuasa Hiroshi explained the details on those two's conditions in front of the hospital they are currently hospitalized. According to the theater manager, Kawaei fractured her  thumb of the right hand, and got slashed on her right arm.

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  • AKB48's Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna slashed at a handshake event in Iwate

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    It was reported that there was an injury case during AKB48's handshake event held at Iwate Industrial Culture Center Apio on May 25, and members Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna, and a staff member were injured.  According to the source, all three individuals injured on their hands, and transported to a hospital. It is unknown how serious their injuries are, but they are all conscious, and it does not seem to be life-threatening.The spon

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  • Track list for Kimura Kaela's best-of album revealed

    May 24, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    Kimura Kaela has revealed the track list for her best-of album "10years" which will be released on June 25.The track list for this album was decided by the fans' votes. Kimura gave an interim report on April 29 via Nico Nico Namahousou, drawing attention to the content. As a result of the votes, "happiness!!!" came in 1st place followed by "Magic Music" and "Rirura Riruha". It will include the top 17 songs, along with an unreleased track called "

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  • DAZZLE VISION featured in Final Fantasy Agito battle scenes

    May 24, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Japanese hard rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will be featured in the new Square Enix smartphone game Final Fantasy Agito. The band's vocalist Maiko lends her signature shouts to the iOS/Android game during the weekend "Toubatsusen" battles where players fight together against giant bosses. Ishikawa Tsuyoshi (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) on the bass and Kanza Jin (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) also join in the BGM recording.DAZZLE VIS

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  • May'n to release her 2nd single of 2014

    May 24, 2014 @ 1:15 am

    May'n's new single "Re:REMEMBER" will be released on June 18.The singer's 2nd single of 2014 is currently the opening theme for the TV anime 'M3 ~Sono Kuroki Hagane~'. It's described as a heartrending love ballad with a waltz arrangement. As the coupling tracks, the single will include "Dare ga Tame ni" and a Japanese cover of Taiwanese singer Jay Chou's "Katatsumuri". In addition, May'n will hold events to commemorate the single's release. They

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