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  • Goto Mariko announces hiatus

    February 15, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    Goto Mariko has announced that she will put a halt to her music activities.The singer made the announcement on February 13 via TwitCasting. Goto caused a stir when most of her live performances were canceled after her remark during her one-man live on January 23 at Akasaka BLITZ. "I wanted to say it with my own mouth," she said.  When the TwitCast began, she apologized, "I'm sorry for causing you to worry," and "I'm sorry for canceling my lives.

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  • NMB48 reveals the title & center for their upcoming single

    February 13, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

    On February 13, idol group NMB48 appeared on TV Asahi's music program "Music Station." On the show, they revealed that their upcoming single would be titled "Don't look back!" and Yamada Nana who is scheduled to graduate from the group on April 3, will be the center for the single. As reported earlier, NMB48 and SKE48 will be releasing a new single on the same day on March 31, and the center for SKE48's single will be Matsui Jurina and Matsui Re

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  • Double Matsui to be the center for SKE48's new single

    February 13, 2015 @ 3:42 am

    SKE48 will release their 17th single (currently untitled) on March 31. The senbatsu members for this single were announced on February 11 during a handshake event for their 16th single "12-gatsu no Kangaroo" at Makuhari Messe. The 21 senbatsu members are Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Kitagawa Ryoha, Suda Akari, Shibata Aya, Takayanagi Akane, Tani Marika, Miyazawa Sae, Furuhata Nao, Azuma Rion, Oba Mina, Sato Sumire, Kimoto Kanon, Oya Masana, F

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  • DIR EN GREY to hold European tour in May

    February 13, 2015 @ 2:27 am

    DIR EN GREY will hold their European tour called 'TOUR15 THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE' in May. They will also perform in 2 rock festivals "DER RING - Grune Holle Rock" and "ROCKAVARIA" in Germany. DIR EN GREY will travel to Europe after wrapping up their nationwide tour. The upcoming European tour will kick off on May 17 at Minsk RE:PUBLIC in Belarus, then they will make stops in Poland, Germany, England, France, and the Netherlands. You can check out th

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/6~2/9

    February 13, 2015 @ 2:25 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 February 6th to February 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/6 – Friday 12.0%(2.7%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 10.5%(4.4%) – 21:00-22:54 – (Movie) Journey 2: The Myst

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  • Serina poses in bunny headwear and bikini

    February 12, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Talent Serina recently uploaded a photo of herself in a bunny headwear and bikini onto her official Instagram account. In the picture, Serina poses in a red polka dot bikini, a bunny headwear, and a pink fluffy bunny tail. She explained via hashtag that it's an old picture and some fans seemed to be familiar with the picture commenting "how nostalgic". Other fans commented on her beautiful figure, "This is the former SDN!!" and "Cute!" Seri

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  • Hoshino Mari announces her first pregnancy

    February 12, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    On February 12, actress Hoshino Mari (33) announced that she and husband, announcer Takano Takahiro (35) are expecting their first child. Hoshino and Takano married back in September of 2011. Through her blog, the actress reported, "At this time, we have been blessed with a new life. I'm currently five months pregnant and expecting to give birth this summer."  Hoshino revealed that she's in healthy condition, "Our child is very conside

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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria expresses her wishes of studying abroad

    February 12, 2015 @ 2:39 pm

    AKB48's Kizaki Yuria held a press conference for her first photo book 'Peace' on her birthday, February 11.During the press conference, Kizaki declared, "I will graduate from being an 'obaka character' (uneducated)," and expressed her wishes of studying English abroad. When asked, "Can you say something in English?", she responded with President Obama's slogan, "We we can!" She continued by comparing herself to her "rival" Kawaei Rina, who is als

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  • The members of AKB48 shed real tears for their new single 'Green Flash'

    February 12, 2015 @ 2:46 am

    AKB48 have finished shooting the PV for their new single "Green Flash", which will hit stores on March 4.The group's new song is a medium-tempo ballad with the theme "green flash," which is an optical phenomena that one can see right after sunset. It features a rap part by Takahashi Minami and Yamamoto Sayaka. The centers for this single are Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna. Nine years into her career, this will be Kashiwagi's first time tak

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  • Check out the short PV for Sheena Ringo's 'Shijou no Jinsei'

    February 12, 2015 @ 2:43 am

    The PV for Sheena Ringo's new single "Shijou no Jinsei", slated for release on February 25, has been completed.  The PV portrays the parallel worlds of "Shijou no Jinsei" and its coupling track "Donzoko Made". The first half of the PV, featuring "Shijou no Jinsei", has been uploaded onto the singer's YouTube channel. The full PV, including "Donzoko Made", will be revealed in the near future.Source & Image: natalie

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