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  • Tamori & Matsuko Deluxe to appear on '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    It's been announced that Tamori and Matsuko Deluxe will be making a special guest appearance on the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' to broadcast on December 31.  Both Tamori and Matsuko are widely active on TV as hosts and commentators. At this time, only their appearance has been announced, and it's not known exactly what they will do on the show.Stay tuned! Source & Image: natalie

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  • YUKI to provide opening theme for '3-gatsu no Lion'

    December 8, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    YUKI's new single "Sayonara Bystander" will drop on February 1. This song has been picked up as the opening theme for TV anime '3-gatsu no Lion' starting in January. "Sayonara Bystander" is described as a rock number with a sense of speed and dynamic sounds. The lyrics are said to give listeners courage to move forward. Besides the title track, the single will include a coupling song called "You can stay right here." The Limited Edition DVD

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  • BABYMETAL to be the special guest at Metallica's South Korea concert

    December 8, 2016 @ 8:58 am

    BABYMETAL will be the special guest for Metallica's concert at Gocheok Sky Dome, South Korea on January 11. This is a part of the band's 'WorldWired Tour 2017.'BABYMETAL has shared the stage with Metallica at various rock festivals, including Japan's "SUMMER SONIC" and England's "Reading and Leeds Festivals." For BABYMETAL, Metallica is one of the artists that they highly respect. They even provided a congratulatory message for Universa

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  • CHEMISTRY to resume activities after 5 years

    December 8, 2016 @ 8:57 am

    CHEMISTRY, who have been on hiatus since April of 2012, have announced that they would be resuming their activities. Kawabata Kaname and Dochin Yoshikuni became CHEMISTRY after winning the 'ASAYAN' audition in 2001. They had been active as a popular artist ever since they released their debut single "PIECES OF A DREAM" in March of 2001. At the time of their 10th anniversary, the duo decided to put a halt to their activities in order to devot

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  • AKB48's janken senbatsu unit Jankenmin's single to be titled 'Sakasazaka'

    December 8, 2016 @ 8:54 am

    AKB48 group's first janken senbatsu unit Jankenmin will release their single "Sakasazaka" on December 21.Jankenmin is comprised of the top seven members of AKB48 group's janken tournament  'AKB48 Group Unit Single Soudatsu Janken Taikai' held on October 10 at World Memorial Hall. Tanabe Miku (AKB48), Nozawa Rena (AKB48), Shibuya Nagisa (NMB48, AKB48), Komiyama Haruka (AKB48), Yumoto Ami (AKB4

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 12/2~12/5 2016

    December 7, 2016 @ 5:00 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 December 2nd to December 5th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: IQ246 === 12/2 – Friday 09.1%(1.9%) – 20:00-20:54 – Music Station 07.6%(0.1%) – 23:15-00:15 – Kaseifu no

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/28 ~ 12/4

    December 7, 2016 @ 9:27 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for November 28 to December 4. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Futari Sezon" - Nogizaka46 : 11/30 (442,322)2. "Go! Go! Let's Go!" - E-girls : 11/30 (24,170)3. "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" - SMAP : 03/05/03 (20,838)4. "Ai! wanna be with you..." - TOKIO : 11/30 (17,189)5. "Kimi e no Tegami" - Kuwata Keisuke : 11/23 (13,242)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ran

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 12/3~12/4

    December 7, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – December 3rd/4th 01 (01) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 15) 03 (03) Museum (Weeks: 04) 04 (06) In This Corner of the World (Weeks: 04) 05 (04) Shippu Rondo (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) KanColle Movie (Weeks: 02) 07 (00) Florence Foster Jenkins (Weeks: 0

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  • Cream Stew's Arita Teppei announces his marriage

    December 6, 2016 @ 9:23 am

    On December 5, during a 2-hour special of 'Shabekuri 007,' Arita Teppei of comedian duo Cream Stew announced his marriage. Arita reported that he married a comedy-loving non-celebrity woman on the 29th of last month. According to reports, Arita's wife resembles actress Takahashi Hitomi, and they were dating for about two years after meeting at a matchmaking party. During the show, Neptune's Nagura Jun asked, "What were your words o

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  • Kanjani8's first single of 2017 to be titled 'Naguri Gaki BEAT'

    December 6, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    Kanjani8 will release their new single, titled "Naguri Gaki BEAT," on January 25. Following "NOROSHI" (December 7 release), the upcoming single will serve as the theme song for Sasaki Kuranosuke and Yokohama Yu's starring film 'Hamon: Futari no Yakubyo-gami'. It will be available for purchase in three different types: Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Special New Year's Edition. For the coupling track, the Limited Edition

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