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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to provide theme song for movie 'Kuragehime'

    September 24, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    It's been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI will be providing their song "Mermaid Rhapsody" as the theme song for the movie 'Kuragehime' that's scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on December 27. 'Kuragehime' is based on a manga series by Higashimura Akiko. It will star Nounen Rena, Suda Masaki, Ohta Rina, Babazono Azusa, and Shinohara Tomoe. SEKAI NO OWARI visited the movie's set upon receiving the offer to sing its theme song. There, they were

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  • 53 girls recruited for 'Baito AKB' + to appear in CM

    September 24, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    53 girls have been recruited for 'Baitoru' and AKB48's collaboration project 'Baito AKB'.  The project was announced on August 10 which is also known as 'Baitoru Day'. Successful candidates will sign part time contract with AKS and will participate in concerts and handshake events as a member of AKB48 for 1,000 yen per hour. Out of 13,246 applicants, 53 of them passed the 1st, 2nd, and final examinations. They are scheduled to appear in a new CM

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/15 ~ 9/21

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 15 to 21. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE : 8/20 (156,271)2. "Midaretemina" - 2PM : 9/17 (95,097)3. "Choito Kimagure Wataridori" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 9/17 (53,132)4. "Omoide Breaker" - Lead : 9/17 (43,227)5. "Sayonara no Mae ni" - AAA : 9/17 (25,018)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "TRAD" - Takeuchi Mariya : 9/10 (

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 9/15~9/21

    September 24, 2014 @ 1:03 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 September 15th to September 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 9/15 – Monday 17.2%(0.7%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 09.9%(1.0%) – 19:30-19:57 – Nippon Kiko 10.1%(4.5%) – 20:00

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki to release digital single 'Dilemma'

    September 24, 2014 @ 4:21 am

    Kuriyama Chiaki's digital single "Dilemma" will be released via iTunes Store, Recochoku, and other music distributing sites on October 1. It's been roughly a year since Kuriyama released her last single "0" in October of 2013. "Dilemma" has been picked up as the CM song for Zenyaku Kogyo Company's cold medicine 'Jikinin IP'. Regarding the song, Kuriyama commented, "This time, it's a rock song with a sense of speed. I think the sound matches the i

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  • FLOW and GRANRODEO to release collaboration single '7 -seven-'

    September 24, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    FLOW and GRANRODEO will release their collaboration single "7 -seven-" on November 26.The title track "7 -seven-" will be used as the ending theme for the MBS / TBS anime 'Nanatsu no Daizai' beginning October 5. As the coupling tracks, the single will include a new song called "New World" and a live track of "GO!!!", which the two bands performed together during 'Animelo Summer Live 2014 -ONENESS-'. The limited edition will come with a DVD c

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  • Kimura Kaela reveals jacket cover and track list for 'TODAY IS A NEW DAY'

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    Kimura Kaela has revealed the jacket cover and track list for her upcoming single "TODAY IS A NEW DAY" which will be released on October 22.The title track is described as a rock tune that's filled with a sense of speed. In addition, the single will include an edgy song called "c'mon" and a remix version of "Yellow" by Ushio Kensuke. All songs are composed by Watanabe Shinobu (ASPARAGUS).The limited edition DVD will contain Kimura's performance f

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  • FLOWER FLOWER to sing the ending theme for a zombie drama

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    FLOWER FLOWER will be singing the ending theme for TV Tokyo's late-night drama 'Tamagawa Kuyakusho OF THE DEAD' premiering on October 3. The drama stars Hayashi Kento and is directed by Kawahara Masahiko. It's a horror-comedy that follows the struggles of 'Akabane Shinsuke' a ward office worker who is in charge of capturing zombies. The supporting cast is made up of Hirose Alice, Kaneko Nobuaki, Katagiri Jin, and Toyota Ellie. FLOWER FLOWER will

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  • Perfume unleash 'FAKE IT' video from London show

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    The ladies of Perfume are preparing to release their live DVD / Blu-ray "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" on October 1. At this time, they have unleashed a live video of "FAKE IT".The video begins with A~chan shouting out "Let's have fun!" and features a performance of "FAKE IT" from their concert at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. Check it out below. Source: natalie

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  • Nishino Kana to release her 5th album in November

    September 24, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Nishino Kana will release her new album "with LOVE" on November 12. Nishino decided to title her 5th original album "with LOVE" because she "wanted to make an album that quietly stays close besides everyone during their daily lives." It will be filled with songs that are full of "LOVE" including her latest single "Darling"."with LOVE" will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing

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