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  • Berryz Kobo's Tokunaga Chinami opens Twitter account

    July 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Berryz Kobo member, Tokunaga Chinami recently opened a Twitter account! According to her tweets, she is currently in Thailand. She's been updating fans with photos taken overseas. If you are fan of Tokunaga, make sure to follow her! Image: Tokunaga Chinami Twitter Thanks to miyo for the tip!

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  • Kalafina appears in Tokyo for special live and commemorative sales event

    July 17, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    On July 16, three-woman group Kalafina appeared in Tokyo at a special live performance to commemorate the release of “to the beginning” (released on April 18th), the opening theme song for the TV anime “Fate/Zero.” The trio performed in front of 3,500 fans and revealed the song “moonfesta” (to go on sale starting July 18), which is currently being broadcasted on NHK’s “Minna no Uta” program during June to July, for the first time. The

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  • Former SDN48 member Kohara Haruka appears at event for her first DVD

    July 17, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On July 16, former SDN48 member Kohara Haruka (24) appeared at a commemorative sales event for her first DVD “Koharun Biyori” in Tokyo. All members of SDN48 graduated on March 31, and the following day, Kohara flew to Bali, Indonesia to film the DVD. She revealed that "Koharun Biyori" is packed with memories from her graduation, and that there are many sexy scenes in the DVD. She also acknowledged that her recent troubles stem from love

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  • Eikura Nana jokingly calls announcer Tanaka Minami "Fool~!" at 'Kuro no Onna Kyoshi' press conference

    July 17, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    Actress Eikura Nana (24) attended a press conference on Jul 16th for her upcoming drama 'Kuro no Onna Kyoshi'. Announcer Tanaka Minami (25) was the emcee for the event and had a number of slip-ups, forgetting to introduce one of the attendees and making several off-the-mark comments. Eikura wittily responded to Tanaka's snafu, calling her "Fool~!", which is the signature phrase of Eikura's character from the drama. Sugisaki Hana (14), who'

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  • Kuroki Meisa's last pre-childbirth CM to air starting July 17th

    July 17, 2012 @ 5:56 am

    Actress Kuroki Meisa (24), who happens to be singer Akanishi Jin’s (28) wife and an expecting mother, will see her last pre-childbirth CM “KATE” for Kanebo cosmetics air starting July 17th. In the CM, she stars as the heroine of the fictional stage play titled “Kumo Onna to Chou” (“Spider Lady and Butterfly”). There will be 2 patterns for the CM; “Spider line” and “-lady”, and Kuroki transforms into the fascinating “Kumo Onna” (or “Spider Lad

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  • Amuro Namie's latest album "Uncontrolled" tops Oricon weekly chart for 3 consecutive weeks

    July 17, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    Popular singer Amuro Namie (34)'s 9th original album "Uncontrolled" held the top position on the Oricon weekly Chart for three consecutive weeks. In 2008, her best-of album "BEST FICTION" topped the Oricon weekly charts for six straight weeks, but this is the first time her original album has achieved such a record. This is great news for Amuro who will be welcoming her 20th anniversary in the industry in September. It's been 3 years and 9

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  • Full trailer released for the upcoming epic film 'Nobou no Shiro'

    July 17, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Nobou no Shiro' (English title: 'The Floating Castle') was recently revealed online and impressed with superb performances, a gigantic set, and a great theme song by Elephant Kashimashi. 'Nobou no Shiro' is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryo and is based on true events that happened during the Sengoku period. It's a co-production of the two major movie distributors

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  • Listen to a preview of FLOWER's upcoming song, "forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~"

    July 17, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    A short preview of FLOWER's upcoming song "forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~" has just been revealed! As tokyohive previously reported, FLOWER will be releasing their third single on August 22nd. The song is currently serving as the new ending theme for "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE", which aired using FLOWER's song recently. Check out a preview of the song below and let us know what you think! Thank you to Foreverstorm90 for the tip!

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  • UNISON SQUARE GARDEN reveals short PV for "Ryuusei no Squall"

    July 17, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    UNISON SQUARE GARDEN has just revealed the short PV for the title track off their upcoming single, "Ryuusei no Squall"! As tokyohive previously reported, the band will be releasing their sixth single on July 25th. The single is the first release by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN since their third album "Populus Populus" last July. Check out the short PV below! Source: TOYS FACTORY Official YouTube Channel

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  • Racehorse christened by AKB48's Shinoda Mariko wins two consecutive races

    July 16, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    Lei Carla is a racing horse named by AKB48's Shinoda Mariko during a segment of Fuji TV's horse racing variety show,"Uma Pro". On July 15th, Lei Carla tied for first place in a race held in Niigata. Previously, the racehorse emerged victorious in a race held on April 7th. It's rider Uchida Hiroshi commented on Lei Carla's race, "Even though Lei Carla wasn't in good condition, it became the winner with its willpower and spirit." Maybe the luc

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