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  • Sheena Ringo's ex-husband, guitarist Yayoshi Junji passes away

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:10 am

    It's been reported that guitarist Yayoshi Junji passed away on January 26 due to an illness. He was 49 years old. His agency stated, "He had been fighting an illness for about two and a half years, but it had been withheld at his request. We apologize for this sudden announcement."Yayoshi's funeral was held in his hometown with close relatives. A public memorial service will be held in Tokyo in the coming days.Yayoshi was the guitarist for Sheena

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  • HKT48's Tanaka Yuka to graduate to focus on studies

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    HKT48 Team KIV member Tanaka Yuka has announced her graduation.On her Google+ account, Tanaka shared that she started to think about her future last summer. She explained, "I want to return to school and further my education. I am going to graduate in order to prioritize my studies." More details on Tanaka's graduation will be revealed via the group's official website.  Tanaka passed HKT48's second generation audition when she was just 12 y

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/27~1/28 2018

    January 31, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 27th/January 28th 01 (00) The Crimes That Bind (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Geostorm (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) The Lies She Loved (Weeks: 02) 04 (04) / Paddington 2 (Weeks: 02) 05 (03) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Weeks: 07) 06 (05) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Weeks: 04) 07 (06) The 8-Year Engagement (Wee

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  • Sexy Zone to be the main personality for '24 Hour Television'

    January 30, 2018 @ 3:03 am

    Sexy Zone has been selected as the main personality for NTV's '24-Hour Television Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu' scheduled to air on August 25th and 26th.  This was revealed on the January 27th broadcast of NTV's 'Arashi ni Shiyagare.' This will be Sexy Zone's first time serving as the main personality for the charity program. When Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari gave the news, Nakajima Kento stated that it was his dream to host '24-Hour Television' as

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  • Keyakizaka46 to release 6th single in March

    January 30, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    Keyakizaka46 will release their 6th single (currently untitled) on March 7.The group's last single "Kaze ni Fukaretemo" was released four months prior in October. Their upcoming release will be available in Types A ~ D and a Regular Edition. Stay tuned for more details!Source: natalie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/17~1/23 2018

    January 30, 2018 @ 3:01 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 17th to January 23rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "here comes my love" - Mr.Children 02 - "Mabataki" - back number 03 - "Signal" - WANIMA 04 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 06 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 07 - "Haiiro to Ao

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/23~1/25 2018

    January 30, 2018 @ 3:00 am

    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 January 23rd to January 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita === 1/23 – Tuesday 08.5% [0.9] – Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita (2) > Cast: Y

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  • Fairies light up in PV for new single

    January 27, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    Fairies have revealed the PV for their new single "HEY HEY ~Light Me Up~" that's slated for release on February 28.  For this single, Fairies cover 1990s Eurobeat. They performed the song live for the first time in December, and its choreography gained attention as it was arranged by akane coach, who was in charge of the "bubbly dance" for Osaka's Tomioka High School in the national dance championships.Source & Image: Oricon 

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's new song to be used in 'Crayon Shin-chan' movie

    January 27, 2018 @ 3:01 am

    Momoiro Clover Z's new song "Xiao Yi Xiao" will be used in the movie 'Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~' that's scheduled to open in theaters on April 13. Momoiro Clover Z is now a 4-member group after Ariyasu Momoka's graduation on January 21. In association with the movie's theme of kung fu, the group's new single means 'to smile' in Chinese. The group's outfits as well as the song's lyrics were also made to m

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  • Kintaro stars in parody version PV for BoA's song 'Jazzclub'

    January 27, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    BoA will release her new album "Watashi Konozama de Iinokana" on February 14. It's been revealed that Kintaro stars in the parody version PV for one of the tracks "Jazzclub.""Jazzclub" gained much attention after BoA performed it at her live event "BoA THE LIVE in Billboard Live" last May. The original PV was directed by Benny Boom who directed the biographic film of late rapper 2Pac "All Eyez On Me." In its parody version PV, Kintaro, who ranked

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