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  • Berryz Kobo to hold a special event the day before they go on hiatus

    January 21, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Berryz Kobo will go on an indefinite hiatus after their concert at Nippon Budokan on March 3. On the day before their hiatus, March 2, they will hold a special event called 'Berryz Kobo Special Event' at Tokyo Prince Hotel.The girls are scheduled to hold two events that day. Those who purchase tickets to their concerts on February 28 and March 1 at Ariake Coliseum will be entered into a lottery to attend the first event. Meanwhile, those who

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  • Nogizaka46's 11th single to be released on March 18

    January 21, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    Nogizaka46's 11th single (currently untitled) will be released on March 18.The 18 senbatsu members for this single were announced during the January 18 broadcast of TV Tokyo's 'Nogizaka tte, Doko?', and it was revealed that Nishino Nanase will be returning as center. This single will be released in 4 different versions: Type A~C and Regular Edition. More details will be released at a later date.Source & Image: natalie

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  • ONE OK ROCK to hold 11-city arena tour

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    To commemorate the release of their new album "35xxxv", ONE OK ROCK will hold an arena tour titled "ONE OK ROCK 2015 '35xxxv' JAPAN TOUR" starting in May.The upcoming tour will be the biggest nationwide tour of the band's career as they will stop at 11 cities across Japan. It will kick off on May 9 at Ecopa Arena and will wrap up on July 12 at Saitama Super Arena for a total of 22 shows. Each show will feature a support act, which will be announc

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  • Superfly to release her 1st original album in 2 years and 8 months

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    Superfly will be releasing a new album titled "WHITE" on May 27. This is her first album in 2 years and 8 months since she last released "Force" back in September of 2012. Regarding the album, Ochi Shiho commented, "Currently, my mind is completely blank. The white can be dyed with any color. For this album, I am willing to be colored with various creators' sensitivities. By getting influenced and stirred up by those with wonderful talents, I wo

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  • Michishige Sayumi's graduation concert to be released on DVD & Blu-ray

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    Morning Musume.'14's live DVD / Blu-ray "Morning Musume.'14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~" will be released on February 11. The DVD / Blu-ray will feature the finale of the group's tour from last year held on November 26 at Yokohama Arena. This was also member Michishige Sayumi's graduation concert. While the details have not been revealed yet, you can check out the jacket covers below. [DVD][Blu-r

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/12 ~ 1/18

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 12 to 18. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Uchouten" - B'z : 1/14 (133,980)2. "Eden" - Mizuki Nana : 1/14 (43,413)3. "Flowerwall" - Yonezu Kenshi : 1/14 (19,692)4. "Rafflesia" - SOLIDEMO : 1/14 (18,776)5. "Future" - CROSS GENE : 1/14 (14,425)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Tree" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 1/14 (247,964)2. "Dream Catcher" - Hamada Sho

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  • D☆DATE's Araki Hirofumi to make his solo debut

    January 20, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

    On January 20, it was announced that D☆DATE's leader Araki Hirofumi (31) will be making his solo debut with the single "Next Stage" on April 1.He made the announcement during a live broadcast on "AmebaStudio." Last year, the members did not have that many opportunities to promote as D☆DATE, since they were busy with activities as actors.According to Araki, he was thinking what he could do as the leader, and he had a talk with the staff sayi

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/12~1/18

    January 20, 2015 @ 2:29 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 January 12th to January 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/12 – Monday (Coming of Age Day) 15.3%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 08.9%(?.?%) – 19:30-19:55 – Nippon Kikou 08

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  • Singer Sowelu reveals break-up with fiance, announces upcoming live house performance

    January 20, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    Singer Sowelu (32), who went on hiatus in May 2012, recently revealed on her blog the dissolution of her engagement to her fiancé and her plans to resume her live performance activities.   She revealed in her post, "In a turn of unfortunate events, I parted ways with my fiancé, who was the first person who I truly wanted to marry, at the end of 2014."    She also announced her live house performance at Haretara Sora ni

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI tops Oricon's album chart for the first time

    January 20, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    4-member band SEKAI NO OWARI's 2nd album "Tree" (released January 14) sold 248,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly album ranking."Tree" is the band's very first chart-topping album since they made their major debut in August 2011, as their previous album "ENTERTAINMENT" (releaed in July 2012) was ranked No.2 at best. In addition, the first week sales for this new album was a lot more than the previous one's (65,000 co

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