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  • Sakamoto Miu reveals audio preview medley for upcoming album, "I'm yours!"

    July 6, 2012 @ 3:32 am

    Sakamoto Miu recently revealed a preview medley of her upcoming album "I'm yours!" through her official YouTube channel, giving fans a taste of what's to come this August when her new album hits stores! As tokyohive previously reported, Sakamoto will be releasing her seventh album "I'm yours!" on August 8th. The medley uploaded onto her YouTube channel features previews of her songs for fans who absolutely can't wait for her newest release.

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  • Full PV for Koda Kumi's new song "Whatchu Waitin' On?" unveiled

    July 6, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Previously we reported that Koda Kumi revealed a teaser for her new song "Whatchu Waitin' On?" through avex’s official YouTube channel, and to follow up, she has now revealed the full PV. This new summer song will be included in her remix album 'Beach Mix' which is scheduled to hit stores on August 1st. The PV incorporates the use of CG with colorful and eye catching visuals. Koda stated "The music video has been created perfectly for

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  • Kikkawa Yu unveils short Miku Miku Dance PV of "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!"

    July 6, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    Solo idol Kikkawa Yu has just revealed a 'Miku Miku Dance' version of her latest PV "Koko Kara Hajimaru n da!", featuring a model based on the singer herself! The video was created by the popular MMD producer @Masataka P, while the character's design was provided by illustrator TNSK. Since the song was also produced by Vocaloid producer SmileR, it makes perfect sense to combine Kikkawa's bright and sparkly new summer tune with an MMD video.

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  • AKB48's Kitahara Rie holds handshake event in Taiwan

    July 5, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On July 4th, AKB48 member Kitahara Rie held a handshake event in Taiwan to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of AKB48 Official Shop Taiwan. Kitahara arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport, where she was welcomed by over 300 fans and 12 media companies. When she walked out into the airport lobby, the crowd excitedly called out, "Rie-chan!" and "I love you!". In response, Kitahara said, "Thank you!" During the press conference, Kitahara gree

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  • Morning Musume talks about their 50th single with Kawaii Girl Japan!

    July 5, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    Kawaii Girl Japan has just uploaded a new video interview onto their official YouTube channel, featuring the girls of Morning Musume! In the video, members Tanaka Reina, Sayashi Riho, Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki, Kudou Haruka, and Suzuki Kanon talk about the beloved idol group's fiftieth single, "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show". The members talk about their line-up change, the upcoming eleventh generation, and more. Check out their Eng

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  • the HIATUS announces permanent hiatus of Horie Hirohisa + hall tour

    July 5, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Rock band the HIATUS has announced that they will be holding a hall tour starting in November in addition to announcing that member Horie Hirohisa (Key) will be withdrawing from the band after this tour. The hall tour will kick off on November 12th at Sapporo Shimin Hall, and will wrap up on December 6th at NHK Hall for a total of 10 shows. Ticket details will be announced at a later date. The reason why Horie will be leaving the band i

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  • Aoi Yuu and Suzuki Kosuke appear to be in a relationship

    July 5, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    On July 5th, newspaper Sports Hochi has reported that actress Aoi Yuu (26) and actor Suzuki Kosuke (37) appear to be in a serious relationship. Aoi and Suzuki are said to have become friends while performing the play 'Sono Imouto' together on stage in December last year. Since then, they have often been spotted going out for meals together. Aoi's previous relationship with actor Omori Nao (40) has just ended last summer, while Suzuki was r

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  • goo users pick their most memorable spring drama

    July 5, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    On July 5th, NTT's popular Internet portal and search engine goo released the results from their recent mobile poll that asked users to pick their most memorable drama from the past spring season. If we were only to look at the ratings, then Fuji TV would be the winner with their Monday drama 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya', closely followed by 'ATARU' (TBS) and - falling a bit behind - '37-sai de Ishani Natta Boku' (Fuji TV). The best first rating

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  • Koda Kumi releases PV teaser for "Whatchu Waitin' On?"

    July 5, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Koda Kumi has released a PV teaser for her new song, "Whatchu Waitin' On?", through Avex's official YouTube channel! "Whatchu Waitin' On" will be included in Koda's upcoming remix album, "Beach Mix", which is slated for release on August 1st. This uptempo tune sounds like the perfect dance song for this summer. Check out the teaser below!

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  • Sashihara Rino performs with HKT48 for the first time

    July 5, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    On July 5th, former AKB48 member Sashihara Rino performed with the Fukuoka-based 48 group HKT48 for the very first time during the Team H song "Te wo Tsunaginagara". As we previously reported on tokyohive, producer Akimoto Yasushi stated early in the morning on June 16th that Sashihara would be switching from AKB48 to HKT48 to give the idol a fresh new start after her scandal. About twenty days after the shocking news, Sashihara has finall

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