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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/10~11/13

    November 16, 2014 @ 3:08 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 November 3rd to November 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/10 – Monday 08.8%(0.4%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.8%(2.6%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kanpai 1

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  • NTV reveals artist line up for 'Best Artist 2014'

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:39 am

    NTV has revealed the artist line up for its special music program 'Best Artist 2014' which will broadcast on November 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:54 pm. The 31 artists who have been announced at this time include Arashi, EXILE TRIBE, Mr.Children, SEKAI NO OWARI, aiko, Ikimonogakari, Golden Bomber, Johnny's WEST, Superfly, Tackey & Tsubasa, Nogizaka46, Perfume, and May J. The 3-hour program will feature a special medley by the Johnny's groups, as well as

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  • Ueno Juri to take on her first detective role in drama 'Ouroboros'

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:38 am

    Actress Ueno Juri will be taking on her first detective role in the 2015 drama 'Ouroboros' (TBS). As previously reported, actors Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun will be teaming up in the upcoming drama, marking their first time in about 8 years since they last co-starred in Fuji TV's 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ikemen♂Paradise~' (2007). Ikuta was cast as "Ryuzaki Ikuo", a usually dull detective, but once his "switch" turns on, he d

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  • angela to release new 'Soukyuu no Fafner EXODUS' single & best-of album

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    angela's new single "Exist" will be released on February 11."Exist" has been picked up as the opening number for the anime 'Soukyuu no Fafner EXODUS' ('Fafner in the Azure EXODUS') which will air on MBS, TBS, CBC, and BS-TBS' "animeism" time slot beginning in January of 2015. Besides the title track, the single will include the anime's ending song "Anya Kouro" and an instrumental track for each song. The release of this single was announced

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  • Sakai Noriko confesses to lip-syncing

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:24 am

    On November 14, actress/singer Sakai Noriko made a live appearance on Tokyo MX TV's '5-ji ni Muchuu!'. According to Sakai's official website, this marked her first TV appearance since making her comeback to the entertainment industry. When asked if she's ever lip-synched during her idol days, Sakai confessed, "I've done it before." With her popularity overseas, there were times when she had to sing in Chinese, "I've been told to lip-sync so I don

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  • Hashimoto Kanna holds a handshake event for her 1st photobook

    November 15, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    On November 15, Rev. from DVL member Hashimoto Kanna held a handshake event for her first photobook, "Little Star ~KANNA 15~."  This long-awaited photobook of Hashimoto who is known as the "once in a 1000-year idol" or "too angelic idol," was photographed by renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee, and it brought out a new side of Hashimoto. Hashimoto said that her favorite photo in the photobook was the one where she wore Yu

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  • Ieiri Leo announces her 4th nationwide tour

    November 15, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Ieiri Leo will hold her fourth nationwide tour starting in May of next year. The upcoming tour will kick off at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall as Ieiri's first solo outdoors live. She will also be making stops in Kagoshima, Ishikawa, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Hyogo for the first time. Her new single "Silly" (November 19 release) will enclose a serial number for ticket pre-reservations.The tour schedule can be seen below.  [2015 Iei

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  • Miura Daichi reveals short PV for 'Fureau Dake de ~Always with you~'

    November 15, 2014 @ 2:28 am

    Miura Daichi has revealed the short PV for his new song "Fureau Dake de ~Always with you~" through Avex's official YouTube channel."Fureau Dake de ~Always with you~" is one of the title tracks to Miura's new double A-side single, which will be released on December 3. This song has been receiving a great response since it began airing as the CM song for NI­VEA. 

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  • Golden Bomber drummer Darvish Kenji to undergo 2-month treatment for wrist injury

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    On November 14, Golden Bomber announced through their official blog that drummer Darvish Kenji will be undergoing treatment for his injured left wrist for 2 months.About 2 weeks ago, Darvish Kenji revealed a photo of his bandaged wrist saying, "I've injured a ligament in my left wrist lol (2 months for complete recovery wao!)." On the 13th, he and fellow member Kyan Yutaka held a baseball tournament at Yokohama Stadium; however, Darvish wasn't in

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to sing the opening theme for anime 'Koufuku Graffiti'

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    It's been revealed that Sakamoto Maaya will be in charge of the opening theme for TV anime 'Koufuku Graffiti' which will begin airing on TBS and BS-TBS in January of 2015. The title of the opening theme is "Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru 5-tsu no Houhou". Additional information regarding the song will be announced later.  'Koufuku Graffiti' tells the story of 'Machiko Ryo', a junior high school student

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