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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 8/26~8/29

    August 31, 2016 @ 6:08 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 26th to August 29th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: NTV 24h TV Special Drama "Moumoku no Yoshinori Sensei" === 8/26 – Friday 10.0%(2.4%) – 19:00-19:56 – Futto

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  • Miura Daichi to be in charge of the theme song for new 'Kamen Rider' series

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Miura Daichi will be in charge of the theme song for the new Kamen Rider series "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid" premiering on TV Asahi on October 2. "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid" is the 18th installment of the Heisei Kamen Rider series. The protagonist 'Houjou Emu' is a physician who transforms into 'Kamen Rider Ex-Aid' to protect the lives of human beings. Houjou will be played by Iijima Hiroki who was selected as the grand prix for the "28th Junon Super Boy C

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  • Sexy Zone to release a medium-tempo ballad as their next single

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Sexy Zone's new single "Yobisute" is scheduled to drop in stores on October 19. The title track is Sexy Zone's first medium-tempo ballad to be released as a single. It's a love song that focuses on a person's feelings when they call the person they admire without an honorific title (i.e. ~san) for the first time. As the coupling track, the single will include "Kimi Dake FOREVER," which will be used as the theme song for member Nakajima Kento

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  • Nogizaka46's Nishino Nanase to release her 2nd photo book

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase will release her new photo book, titled "Kaze wo Kigaete," on September 27. Following "Fudangi" (released February 2015), "Kaze wo Kigaete" marks the idol's second photo book. This time, she traveled to Malta and Italy with photographer Kawashima Kotori for an all-film shoot. The final designs were done by Sobue Shin, and at the end of the book, you will find a travel log written by Nishino herself. &nbs

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  • Maison book girl to make their major debut

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Maison book girl will release their major debut single "river (cloudy irony)" on November 30 through Tokuma Communications. On August 30, the group appeared at the event "ekoms presents Yoake no Tsuki to Kemuri vol.1," sponsored by music producing company ekoms, at Aoyama Moonromantic. It was on this stage that they made the announcement of their major debut.Their major debut single will include three brand new tracks, such as "cloudy i

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/22 ~ 8/28

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for August 22 to 28. Check out the results below the cut!  [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Sha la la☆Summer Time" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 8/24 (266,799)2. "YAMATO☆Dancing" - BOYS AND MEN : 8/24 (210,973)3. "Yume Kataru Yori Yume Utaou" - Aqours : 8/24 (40,054)4. "Shut up!! Shut up!! Shut up!!" - EXILE THE SECOND : 8/24 (32,670)5. "Swan" - [Alexandros] : 8/24 (23,081)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Week

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  • Nogizaka46's new single to be released in November

    August 31, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Nogizaka46's 16th single (currently untitled) will be released on November 9.This was announced on August 30 during the encore of their live concert "Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2016 ~4th Year Birthday Live~" at Meiji Jingu Stadium. On the upcoming release, group captain Sakurai Reika commented, "The details have not been determined yet, but please look forward to what kind of song it will be and which members will be singing it." More deta

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/27~8/28

    August 30, 2016 @ 5:40 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 27th/28th 01 (00) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) The Secret Life of Pets (Weeks: 03) 03 (02) Godzilla Resurgence (Weeks: 05) 04 (00) Black Widow Business (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Aozora Yell (Weeks: 02) 06 (05) Finding Dory (Weeks: 07) 07 (04) Ghostbusters (Weeks: 02) 08 (06) The Jungle

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu & Fukiishi Kazue are expecting their first child

    August 30, 2016 @ 9:16 am

    On August 28, actress Fukiishi Kazue (33) and singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu (47) announced that they are expecting their first child.Fukiishi wrote on her official blog, "Some of you may have already heard from reports, but please allow me to make this announcement. At this time, we have been blessed with a baby." She continued, "I have entered my stable period. Every day is filled with surprise as well as hope and joy toward this unknown encoun

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka to hold a Zepp tour in November

    August 29, 2016 @ 6:17 pm

    NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka will be holding a solo tour in November.As previously reported, Yamamoto is scheduled to release her first solo album (currently untitled) on October 26. Shortly after the album's release, she will embark on a Zepp tour in November. The tour will kick off on November 2 at Zepp Nagoya, and will wrap up on November 21 and 22 at Zepp Namba. The full tour schedule can be seen below. [Yamamoto Sayaka Solo Tour]Wednesday, Novemb

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