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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/23~1/25

    January 27, 2015 @ 1:13 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 January 23rd to January 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/23 – Friday 12.3%(1.8%) – 19:00-20:54 – Zurui Yatsura wo Hanasunai! Special 11.4%(3.1%) – 21:00-22:54 – (Movie) Lup

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  • KAT-TUN achieve their 23rd consecutive No.1 single

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    Popular group KAT-TUN released their 23rd single "Dead or Alive" on January 21, and they've found themselves at the top of Oricon's single ranking. The new single's first week sales reached 192,000 copies, and it allowed the group to grab the No.1 spot on Oricon's single weekly ranking."Dead or Alive" is their 23rd consecutive chart-topping single since their debut song "Real Face" (released in March 2006), and they are ranked in second place for

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  • AKB48's new album sells over 740,000 copies in the first week

    January 27, 2015 @ 2:22 am

    Popular idol group AKB48's 6th album "Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!" (went on sale on January 21) sold 747,000 copies during the release week, and it topped Oricon's latest album weekly ranking.This is the group's 3rd consecutive album that marked the first week sales of over 700,000 copies. This is also their 4th consecutive album to hit No.1 after "Koko ni Ita Koto" (June 2011), "1830m" (August 2012), and "Tsugi no Ashiato" (January 2014),

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  • NMB48 members appear as guests at cooking competition finals

    January 27, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    On January 25, NMB48 members Kishino Rika (20), Kinoshita Haruna (16), and Ishizuka Akari (17) appeared as guests for the final round of the national parent-child cooking competition. The competition was held at the hu+gMUSEUM in Nishi-ku, Osaka.    The trio joined 15 pairs of parent-child duos in making Ehou-maki (Sushi roll). Ishizuka included ham and corn in her roll which served as the "ehou-maki center". She expressed her desire to make

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna talks about her forehead complex

    January 26, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

    On January 26, actress Kawaguchi Haruna uploaded a photo from her photo book "haruna3" (February 10 release) onto her official blog. Kawaguchi reflected on the photo shoot and revealed her unexpected complex, "There were a lot of times when I had to show my forehead, which I have a complex about." In the picture, she shows off her forehead with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, "You have to love what you are complex about. So recently, I'v

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  • AKB48's 'young members' to hold a nationwide tour

    January 26, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    It's been revealed that the "young members" of AKB48 will hold a nationwide tour.This surprise announcement was made on January 25 during AKB48's annual event 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. After the announcement, the members look at each other with an confused expression and asked, "What is young? And what is old?" The dividing line between "young" and "old" was not revealed during this event. General manag

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  • B'z announce new album + stadium tour

    January 25, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

    B'z will release a new album, titled 'EPIC DAY', on March 4. The duo have also announced the 2nd part of their live tour "B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-".B'z officially resumed their activities after releasing their latest single "Uchouten" on January 14. 'EPIC DAY' will be their 19th album and it will come about 3 years and 8 months since their last album 'C'mon' was released in July of 2011. Besides "Uchouten", the track list will consist

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  • Details on GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new album revealed

    January 25, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    The details on GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new album "GENERATION EX" have been revealed.Scheduled for release on February 18, the group's upcoming album will include 13 tracks including their singles "NEVER LET YOU GO", "Always with you", and "Sing it Loud". The 2nd disc, which will be included with the CD+DVD Edition and CD+Blu-ray Edition will contain PVS, as well as a documentary footage called "GENERATIONS Document Movie" over 60 minu

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  • SKE48 and NMB48 to release a new single on March 31

    January 25, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

    During 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015', it was announced that SKE48 and NMB48 will simultaneously release a new single on March 31. In the past, Sashihara Rino's solo debut single and official rival group Nogizaka46's 2nd single were released simultaneously. This will be the first time for sister groups to go head to head with each other. During the event, a VTR of a conference between the two groups was shown. SKE48's

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  • Kojima Haruna & Kashiwagi Yuki chosen as the center for AKB48's 39th single

    January 25, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

    On January 25, at the final day of AKB48's "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL, the group performed their upcoming 39th single "Green Flash" (to be released on March 4) for the first time.For the single, Kashiwagi Yuki (23) and Kojima Haruna (26) will be the center, and as for Kashiwagi, this marks her very first time to be the center since 9 years of her career. The new single is homage to 1986 Fr

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