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  • EXILE TRIBE's latest single sells over 320,000 copies in the first week

    August 25, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    EXILE TRIBE's newest song "THE REVOLUTION" (went on sale on August 20) sold 322,000 copies during the first week of its release, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking. It exceeded the first week sales of their previous single "BURNING UP" (released in July 2013) which sold 288,000 copies, and this is their 2nd consecutive chart-topping single. TAKAHIRO, NESMITH, SHOKICHI from EXILE, Imaichi Ryuji and Tosaka Hiroomi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers

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  • flumpool to hold school festival tour & fan club tour

    August 25, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    flumpool will hold a school festival tour called 'Just My Broken'roll Tour' this fall. In addition, they will hold a fan club tour in December.This will be flumpool's first time to hold a school festival tour. It will kick off on October 11 at Kawasaki Gakuen in Okayama, and they are scheduled to participate in a total of 10 school festivals.Meanwhile, the fan club tour will start on December 2 at OSAKA MUSE, where the band was based during their

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  • Shoujo Jidai to hold their first solo concert at Tokyo Dome

    August 25, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    It's been revealed that Shoujo Jidai will hold their first solo concert at the prestigious Tokyo Dome on December 9.Shoujo Jidai first performed in Japan 4 years ago, on August 25, 2010 at Arikake Coliseum. Last month the ladies released their first best-of album "THE BEST", which topped the charts for 2 consecutive weeks. They are expected to perform their representative songs as well as their new songs in their upcoming Tokyo Dome concert.  To

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/18~8/21

    August 23, 2014 @ 10:04 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 August 18th to August 21st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 8/18 – Monday 21.0%(?.?%) – 08:00-08:15 – Hanako to Anne 14.2%(0.8%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 07.7%(1.1%) – 19:30-20:

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/13~8/19

    August 23, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 13th to August 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro

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  • Utada Hikaru tweets about the first anniversary of her mother's death

    August 23, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    On August 23, singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru expressed her thoughts about the first anniversary of her mother's death.   A year has gone by since Utada's mother, enka singer Fuji Keiko passed away on August 22, 2013. Regarding the first anniversary of her mother's passing, Utada revealed via Twitter that she was initially troubled, "I wasn't sure how to spend it, or what kind of feelings I should have." She shared that she as

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  • Tohoshinki's new single to be a fall ballad

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    Tohoshinki will release their new single "Time Works Wonders" on November 5.Unlike their summer tune "Sweat", "Time Works Wonders" will be a fall ballad that expresses melancholy. The single will be available in 4 different versions. Tohoshinki will also release a live DVD / Blu-ray titled 'Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2014~TREE~' on August 27. This will feature their concert at Tokyo Dome from May. [CD+DVD]<CD>01. Time Works Wonders02. Baby don't cry03.

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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho pours ink over himself for ALS

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho (Vo-karu) has uploaded a video onto YouTube regarding the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.Kiryuin, who was nominated by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho, stated, "I wanted to pour ice water over myself, but Golden Bomber is in the middle of a nationwide tour, and I don't want to catch a cold, so I will not [pour ice water]." He then declared that he would be donating money to the cause. However, as a performer himse

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  • Kago Ai's girls unit Girls Beat!! to release 2nd single

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    3-member girls unit Girls Beat!!, comprised of Kago Ai, Kita Remi, and Himeno Ryona, will release their 2nd single "Mada, Yareru" on September 10.Girls Beat!! made their debut in July with their single "Sekai Seifuku". Their upcoming single is said to be a punk rock tune with the catch phrase "What is the important thing? The road will still continue. Listen to the girls scream!" As the coupling track, the single will include a son

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  • Perfume to release their world tour on DVD/Blu-ray

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    Perfume will release their live footage "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" on DVD and Blu-ray on October 1.The DVD/Blu-ray will feature the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (London) show of Perfume's first European tour they held last year. The first press edition of both DVD and Blu-ray will enclose a sticker that has the same design as the jacket cover.In addition, Perfume's DVD "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st", which was released last year, will be released in Blu-ray

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