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  • KinKi Kids tops Oricon's weekly single chart for 34th consecutive time

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Oricon just revealed that KinKi Kids's 34th single "Kagi no Nai Hako" (went on sale on November 12) sold 152,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their weekly single ranking.This marked the duo's 34th consecutive chart-topping single since their debut single "Glass no Shounen" (released in July 1997). As their latest single topped the chart again, KinKi Kids have improved their own record for "the number of consecutive chart-topping s

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  • Ling Tosite Sigure to release their 1st best-of album + new single simultaneously

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    It was announced that Ling Tosite Sigure will release their first best-of album "Best of Tornado" and new single "Who What Who What" simultaneously on January 14. On the same day, they also announced that they would be kicking off their nation-wide tour titled "Ling Tosite Sigure Hyper Tornado Tour 2015" starting in February (11 cities, 15 shows in total) which will be their first time in 2 years. The best-of album will contain 15 tracks in

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI unleashes PV for 'Anata wo Mamoru Tame ni...'

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI has unleashed the PV for his new song "Anata wo Mamoru Tame ni...". "Anata wo Mamoru Tame ni..." will be included in EXILE ATSUSHI's new album "Love Ballade" which will be released on December 3. It was written by EXILE ATSUSHI and composed by Harukawa Hitoshi, who also composed EXILE's hit number "Tada... Aitakute". 

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  • Nishino Kana grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon's latest album chart

    November 17, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    Nishino Kana's newest album "with LOVE" (released on November 12) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with the first week sales of 100,000 copies. This is her 4th chart-topping album, and she became the first artist who was born in the Heisei era (born after January 8 in the year 1989) to top the album chart four times."with LOVE" is her 5th original album and this was her first album release in over 2 years. It contains a total of 14 tr

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  • Hilcrhyme announce 2nd tour for 2015 + new single in February

    November 17, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    Hilcrhyme will hold a nationwide tour starting in March of 2015.Previously, Hilcrhyme announced that they will hold their live tour 'Itta Koto Nai.' from January 12 to March 15 of next year. The tour that they've announced at this time will kick off on March 29 at Aichi-ken Geijutsu Gekijou, and will wrap up on May 17 at NHK Hall for a total of 16 shows. In addition, Hilcrhyme will release a new single (currently untitled) in February. This

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  • Nakama Yukie chosen as the presenter for 'Japan Record Awards' for the first time

    November 17, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    On November 16, it was announced that actress Nakama Yukie has been chosen as the presenter for TBS' annual music awards show, "Japan Record Awards." Though she has hosted NHK's "Kohaku Uta Gassen" on four occassions, this will be the first time for her to host the Record Awards.Along with Nakama, TBS announcer Azumi Shinichiro will also serve as the presenter for the 3rd consecutive year.Additionally, two more announcers, Masuda Erina and Yoshid

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to release a collaboration single with KISS

    November 16, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z and KISS would release a collaboration single (currently untitled) on January 28, 2015. The single will be released under the name "Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS." Reportedly, this collaboration happened as KISS was interested in Momoclo, and it will be the very first time for KISS to collaborate with Japanese artist. The title track, sang by Momoclo, and composed and played by KISS, will also be released digitally in 120 countries o

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/10~11/13

    November 16, 2014 @ 3:08 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 November 3rd to November 9th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 11/10 – Monday 08.8%(0.4%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.8%(2.6%) – 20:00-20:43 – Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kanpai 1

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  • NTV reveals artist line up for 'Best Artist 2014'

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:39 am

    NTV has revealed the artist line up for its special music program 'Best Artist 2014' which will broadcast on November 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:54 pm. The 31 artists who have been announced at this time include Arashi, EXILE TRIBE, Mr.Children, SEKAI NO OWARI, aiko, Ikimonogakari, Golden Bomber, Johnny's WEST, Superfly, Tackey & Tsubasa, Nogizaka46, Perfume, and May J. The 3-hour program will feature a special medley by the Johnny's groups, as well as

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  • Ueno Juri to take on her first detective role in drama 'Ouroboros'

    November 16, 2014 @ 1:38 am

    Actress Ueno Juri will be taking on her first detective role in the 2015 drama 'Ouroboros' (TBS). As previously reported, actors Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun will be teaming up in the upcoming drama, marking their first time in about 8 years since they last co-starred in Fuji TV's 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ikemen♂Paradise~' (2007). Ikuta was cast as "Ryuzaki Ikuo", a usually dull detective, but once his "switch" turns on, he d

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