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  • Koda Kumi is looking for dancers for her 15th Anniversary Project

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    To commemorate her 15th anniversary in 2015, Koda Kumi has started her 'KODA KUMI 15th Anniversary Project'. The first part of this project has been revealed to be a dance audition.   To enter, participants must meet the entry requirements:1. over 18 years old2. men over 175 cm (5'8 ~5'9), women over 158 cm (5'2)3. have confidence in all genres4. have flexible schedules during rehearsal period and performance period.Entries will be acc

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  • Winner of AKB48's 5th 'Janken Tournament' to get a solo debut

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    On August 6, AKB48 revealed through their official website that their 5th 'Janken Tournament' will be held on September 17.Like previous times, regular members of AKB48, as well as AKB48 members who hold concurrent positions in other groups will automatically move on to the final round. As for AKB48 kenkyuusei, along with members of Team 8, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48, they will be participating in a preliminary round called 'AKB48 Group Natsu Matsur

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  • Mizobata Junpei & Katase Nana respond to rumors about being in a relationship

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    Recently, rumors have surfaced that actor Mizobata Junpei (25) and actress Katase Nana (32) are in a relationship. On August 6, Mizubata updated his official website stating, "Katase-san is my senpai in the entertainment industry, and she listens to my talk about work. As a result, we have become close." While Mizobata neither admitted or denied the rumors, he apologized, "I'm sorry to have caused people trouble with reports about my pe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/28 ~ 8/3

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for July 28 to August 3. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bukiyou Taiyou" - SKE48 :  7/30 (324,076)2. "Mighty Long Fall / Decision" - ONE OK ROCK : 7/30 (50,670)3. "MOON PRIDE" - Momoiro Clover Z : 7/30 (50,340)4. "Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete" - Juice=Juice : 7/30 (37,008)5. "Teii Teii Teii Terette Terete Tei Tei~Dare no Ketsu~" - Busaiku : 7/27 (27,824)(Check out the

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  • Dance & vocal group J☆Dee'Z to make their major debut

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    Dance and vocal group J☆Dee'Z, which consists of 4 junior high school girls, made their guest appearance on a dance event held at Zepp DiverCity on August 4, where they announced that they would make a major debut with a double A-side single "Beasty Girls/Let the music flow" on September 24. The group was formed in 2010 with 4 members MOMOKA (14), Nono (13), Meik (13) and ami (13). Their popularity is quite high in kids' dance field,

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  • SKE48 mark their 11th consecutive chart-topping single

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Popular idol group SKE48's 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou", which was released on July 30 (the group's 6th anniversary), sold 324,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marked the group's 11th consecutive chart-topping single since "Banzai Venus" (released in March 2011). They are the second best female group for the "number of consecutive chart-topping singles" record after AKB48 (with 23 consecutive

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN unleash full PV for 'You were here'

    August 6, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN have unleashed the full PV for their new song "You were here" through their official YouTube channel."You were here" just started its digital distribution on August 1. It's a heartwarming number that expresses their feelings for concerts and the audience. The PV includes clips from the band's Tokyo Dome live which was held on July 31. Source: natalie

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  • AKB48 reveal staff version PV for 'Kokoro no Placard'

    August 6, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    AKB48 has revealed the staff version PV for their new single "Kokoro no Placard" which will drop in stores on August 27.A staff version PV was also created for their single "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" (released August 2013), which has received nearly 10 million views on YouTube. In the PV, the staff show off their "Kokoro no Placard" dance while revealing their hopes and dreams on placards. You can also check out the digest video and jacke

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/1~8/3

    August 6, 2014 @ 1:08 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from August 1st to August 3rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 8/1 – Friday 23.6%(?.?%) – 08:00-08:15 – Hanako to Anne 06.0%(2.9%) – 20:00-20:45 – Kiwame Bito 04.0%(1.0%) – 22:00-22:50 – NHK Speci

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/2~8/3

    August 5, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 2nd/3rd 01 (00) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Godzilla (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Maleficent (Weeks: 04) 04 (03) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 03) 06 (06) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 03) 07 (07) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 04) 08 (05) Eigh

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