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  • Fairies 'synchronize' in new music video

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:33 am

    Fairies have dropped the PV for their new song "Synchronized". After Fujita Miria retired from showbiz in January, Fairies have been active as a 5-member group. "Synchronized" marks the group's first single with their new formation, and it will be released on the 1st of March. In the PV, the ladies synchronize and show off their edgy dance moves. Fairies is also scheduled to hold a one-man live called "Fairies LIVE 2017 - Sync

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  • AKB48 Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira announces graduation

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    AKB48 Team B Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira has announced her graduation. Takahashi made the announcement herself on February 8 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "I'm pretty sure I surprised everyone with this sudden announcement, but recently, I've been troubled thinking about my future as well as my activities in AKB48. I've been anxious about a lot of things, and I didn't know what I wanted to d

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  • Utada Hikaru to transfer to Sony label + anticipates new release this year

    February 9, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    Utada Hikaru has announced that she will transfer to Sony Music's EPIC Record Japan. Utada and Sony Music are set to seal their contract on March 1. She is anticipating a new release within this year.  Utada resumed her activities last April after a 6-year hiatus. In September, she released an original album titled "Fantôme", which marked her first album in about 8 and a half years.Source: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/3~2/6 2017

    February 8, 2017 @ 6:58 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 3rd to February 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Gekokujo Juken === 2/3 – Friday 12.3%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 SP 08.8%(?.?%) – 21:00-22:54 – (

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina suddenly passes away

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:47 am

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku member Matsuno Rina has passed away. She was 18 years old.  According to reports, Matsuno did not participate in the group's concert on February 7th due to poor health. She had been receiving medical treatment at her home in Tokyo, but her condition suddenly became critical. On February 8th around 5:00 am, Matsuno's parents made a 119 emergency call, and she was transported to the hospital where she later died.Our co

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/30 ~ 2/5

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for January 30 to February 5. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Reboot!!!" - A.B.C-Z : 2/1 (55,652)2. "Itteki no Eikyou" - UVERworld : 2/1 (47,631)3. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 08 BEYOND THE STARLIGHT" - Jougasaki Rika (CV: Yamatoto Nozomi), Ogata Chieri (CV: Oozora Naomi), Hojo Karen (CV: Fuchigami Mai), Kawashima Mizuki (CV: Touyama Nao), Futaba An

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to kick off arena tour in May

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    Kis-My-Ft2 will embark on a nationwide arena tour in May. The tour will kick off on May 13 at Toki Messe in Niigata and will run until August 13 at Yokohama Arena for a total of 28 shows. Check out the full schedule below!  [Kis-My-Ft2 LIVE TOUR 2017]Saturday, May 13 - Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center (Niigata)START 6:00 pm Sunday, May 14 - Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center (Niigata)[First] START 12:30 pm[Second] START 5:00

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  • Graduation concerts for NMB48's Jonishi Kei, Fujie Reina & Yabushita Shu to be held in April

    February 8, 2017 @ 8:44 am

    The date and venue for NMB48 members Jonishi Kei, Fujie Reina, and Yabushita Shu's graduation concerts have been announced. This surprise announcement was made on February 7 during SHOWROOM's program 'NMB48 no Oshirase Namahousou!'. Jonishi's graduation concert will be held on April 10th followed by Yabushita's on the 11th, then finally Fujie's on the 17th. All concerts will be held at Orix Theater in Osaka. Fujie will also hold a gradu

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/4~2/5

    February 7, 2017 @ 5:47 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 4th/5th 01 (00) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Doctor Strange (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Kiseki: Sobito of That Day (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 24) 05 (00) Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) A Loving Husband (Weeks: 02) 07 (09) In This

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  • Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna to become an idol group producer

    February 7, 2017 @ 7:36 am

    Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna will become an idol group producer. Ito graduated from Idoling!!! and retired from showbiz in April of 2015. As a college student, she started up a company called TKMK last December and currently serves as its manager. Utilizing her own experiences as an idol, she will make her way backstage and produce female idol groups.  On her idol project, Ito commented, "Dream big. My goal is Nippon Budokan!

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