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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/28 ~ 4/3

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for March 28 to April 3. Take a look at the results below the cut!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Chicken LINE" - SKE48 : 3/30 (257,095)2. "Harujion ga Saku Koro" - Nogizaka46 : 3/23 (22,238)3. "THE IDOLMaSTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STRAIGHT MASTER 01 Snow Wings" - Shimamura Uzuki (CV: Ohashi Hayaka), Shibuya Rin (CV: Fukuhara Ayaka), Honda Mio (CV: Hara Sayuri), Ootsuki Yui (CV: Yamashita N

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  • Budo Grape Celebrates Drummer in 5th Set of Digital Singles, Announces 3rd UK Tour

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Japanese new wave band Budo Grape have released their 5th set of digital singles worldwide on iTunes, featuring a contrast of melancholy ("Jikansaryouomoi") and insanely upbeat ("Go! Go! Taichi!", named for the band's manic, forever-smiling drummer).The current releases mark the achievement of 10 new songs over the course of a year, the result of the band's desire to keep connected to their fans in Japan and abroad."After creating the album Amste

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/29~4/4

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    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 March 29th to April 4th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Sanada Maru (previous week's 12th episode) === 3/29 – Tuesday ??.?%(?.?%) – 19:00-21:00 – Tuesday Surprise ?

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/2~4/3

    April 5, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 2nd/3rd 01 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 05) 03 (03) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Weeks: 02) 04 (07) Chihayafuru: Kaminoku (Weeks: 03) 05 (06) The Good Dinosaur (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Kamen Rider 1 (Wee

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  • Hannya's Kawashima Akiyoshi reveals he had surgery for kidney cancer

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    On April 4, comedian duo Hannya made an appearance on TV Asahi's "Shikujiri Sensei Ore Mitai ni Naruna!! 2-jikan Special". During this program, Kawashima Akiyoshi revealed that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in November of 2014. Kawashima received surgery for kidney cancer at the end of 2014. The surgery was a success, and he returned to work the next month. Kanada Satoshi commented on his feelings when his partner returned to work

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN's song picked up for 'Calpis Water' CM

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN's song "Houseki ni Natta Hi" has been picked up as the CM song for "Calpis Water". "Houseki ni Natta Hi" was included in the band's latest album "Butterflies" released on February 10. In the CM, new image character Nagano Mei runs along the coast as "Houseki ni Natta Hi" plays in the background. You can check out the 15-second CM below.Source & Image: natalie

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  • NIGHTMARE to go on temporary hiatus at the end of the year

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    NIGHTMARE have announced that they will be taking a temporary hiatus at the end of the year. This was announced on April 2 during the opening day of their tour "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2016 Awakening of Clowns" at Sendai PIT in Miyagi. On the reason of their hiatus, YOMI (Vo) explained, "In preparation for our 20th anniversary, we thought about how we want to spend it with our fans and decided to take a temporary break." He continued, "It's not

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to be in charge of new 'NARUTO' opening theme

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's new song "Blood Circulator" will be used as the opening theme for anime "NARUTO Shippuden" starting in May.  This is the band's third time providing a theme song for the anime series. The first time was back in 2003 with "Haruka Kanata" as the opening theme for "NARUTO" followed by "Soredewa, Mata Ashita" for the 2012 movie "ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-". On this tie-up, Goto Masafumi (Vo, G) commented, "

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  • AKB48 Team 8's Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai and Iwasaki Moeka announce graduation

    April 4, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

    AKB48 Team 8 members Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai, and Iwasaki Moeka have announced their graduation from the group. This announcement came on the first day of Team 8's concert "Team 8 Kessei 2 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Okinawa Mensore! Haru no Eight Matsuri" at Nakagusuku Castle in Okinawa. Fujimura and Iwasaki have graduated from the group as of April 3. As for Yamamoto, her graduation concert will be held in the coming days at AKB48 The

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to tour the United States

    April 4, 2016 @ 5:04 pm

    On April 2, Momoiro Clover Z wrapped up their dome tour "MOMOIRO CLOVER Z DOME TREK 2016: AMARANTHUS/Hakkin no Yoake" at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama. During this performance, it was announced that the girls would be touring the United States. The concert kicked off with the album lead song "WE ARE BORN" followed by "Monochro Dessan", "Gorilla Punch", and "Buryou Tougen Nakayoshi Monogatari". Some of the highlights of the concert included Tamai

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