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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/13~2/16

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:39 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 February 13th to February 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/13 – Friday 13.0%(1.0%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 15.2%(4.7%) – 21:00-23:04 – (Movie) Ponyo on

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  • miwa to release a new album after 2 years

    February 19, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    miwa will release her 4th album "ONENESS" on April 8.This comes about a year and 11 months after miwa released her last album "Delight" in May of 2013. Through music, miwa hopes to build connections between many people. As such, she titled her upcoming album "ONENESS", a word that signifies unity and harmony."ONENESS" will contain her already released singles as well as brand new songs. More details regarding the track list will be revealed at a

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  • Nogizaka46's Nishino Nanase becomes house model for 'non・no' magazine

    February 19, 2015 @ 7:24 am

    Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase has become the house model for women's fashion magazine 'non・no'. This was announced on February 18 during Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 no All-Night Nippon ~Nogizaka46・Nishino Nanase SP~'. During the program, Nishino expressed, "I hope to gain more female fans. I don't have the ideal model figure, and I'm still very inexperienced as a model. Utilizing that, I hope to do my best to become closer to the readers."

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 13th single to be released in March

    February 19, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    Kis-My-Ft2's 13th single "Kiss Tamashii" will be released on March 25.The title track has been picked up as the CM song for Glico's 'Watering KISSMINT'. As the coupling track, it will include "Shake Body!!", which will be used as the CM song for Kowa's 'Mushiyoke Touban'. The album will be available for purchase in 5 different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular Edition, Seven & I Limited Edition, and KissMy SHOP Edition

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  • 2PM's Wooyoung serenades fans in his short MV for 'Happy Birthday'

    February 19, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    2PM's Wooyoung has revealed the short music video for "Happy Birthday" from his debut solo album 'R.O.S.E'."Happy Birthday" is one of three tracks, including the title song "R.O.S.E", on the single album, which saw a successful response on Japan's Tower Records' pre-order chart. In the above MV, Wooyoung sits down at the piano and serenades a special someone.Wooyoung will be making his official solo debut with t

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 2/9 ~ 2/15

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:18 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for February 9 to 15. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba" - Shibutani Subaru : 2/11 (101,315)2. "Seven Deadly Sins" - MAN WITH A MISSION : 2/11 (40,802)3. "Konna ni mo" - Dream : 2/11 (18,878)4. "Never say never" - Afilia Saga : 2/11 (18,796)5. "Hana no Arch / Brand Boy" - Chu-Z : 2/11 (13,824)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "35xxxv" - ONE OK

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  • Oshima Yuko to become a detective in new TBS drama

    February 18, 2015 @ 1:55 am

    Former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko (26) will be starring in upcoming TBS drama "Yamegoku ~Yakuza Yamete Itadakimasu~." This is her first time taking on a lead role for serial drama. The protagonist is Nagamitsu Bakushu (Oshima), a detective in charge of "helpline for people trying to depart from Yakuza organization (commonly called 'Ashinuke Call')" which belongs to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Organized Crime Division, Section 3

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  • ℃-ute announce their 1st triple A-side single that will be released in April

    February 17, 2015 @ 4:29 pm

    Idol group ℃-ute will be releasing their 27th single "Gamusha-LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~" on April 1.This will be the first triple A-side single for the group. One of the title tracks "Gamusha-LIFE" was written by SHOCK EYE from Shonan no Kaze, and it was composed by SHOCK EYE and KOUGA who was selected in "Million Renpatsu Ongaku Sakka Juku", the audition project on TV Asahi's "music ru TV

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/14~2/15

    February 17, 2015 @ 1:43 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 14th/15th 01 (00) Terrace House: Closing Door (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 09) 03 (02) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Mortdecai (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) Fifty Shades of Grey (Weeks: 01) 06 (05) Annie (Weeks: 04) 07 (06) Joker Game (Weeks: 03) 08 (00) Itamu Hit

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  • Suzuki Shihori announces her graduation from AKB48

    February 17, 2015 @ 4:21 am

    AKB48 Team K's Suzuki Shihori has announced her graduation from the group.Suzuki explained her reason for graduating, "I've found a new dream, and [I'm graduating] in order to work towards that (in order to job hunt)." While she originally joined AKB48 in pursuit of modeling, she revealed, "After joining AKB, I've experienced many different jobs and my dream has changed." As this year marks the group's 10th year since formation, she thought it wa

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