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  • Koda Kumi to simultaneously release 2 albums

    January 27, 2017 @ 7:56 am

    Koda Kumi has announced she will come out with two brand new albums on March 8. Titled "W FACE ~inside~" and "W FACE ~outside~", the albums' concept is "two-faced" with intentions to show two different sides of the singer. Her new artist photo also depicts this concept; half of her face with a mild expression representing "W FACE ~inside~" and the other half represents "W FACE ~outside~" with a powerful expression. "On my way", whi

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  • Hoshino Gen to hold first nationwide arena tour

    January 26, 2017 @ 8:14 am

    Hoshino Gen will hold his first nationwide arena tour "Hoshino Gen LIVE TOUR 2017: Continues" starting this May. The tour will kick off on May 21 and 22 at Marine Messe Fukuoka and will run until August 25 and 26 at Nippon Gaishi Hall for a total of 18 shows in 9 locations across Japan. General ticket sales will begin on April 15.You can check out the tour schedule below! [Hoshino Gen LIVE TOUR 2017 "Continues"]Sunday, May 21 - Marine Messe

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  • Kojima Haruna to open pop-up shop in Osaka, Tokyo, and Aichi

    January 26, 2017 @ 8:13 am

    AKB48 member Kojima Haruna has produced a pop-up shop called "22;market" and will open sequentially in Osaka, Tokyo, and Aichi starting February 6.In addition to original goods, "22;market" will showcase collaboration items with artists such as Daichi Miura and NO PANTIES. On opening the shop, Kojiharu commented, "It's a small store, but it will be packed with collaboration items, original goods, and all of my favorite things. Regardles

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  • AAA show their 'MAGIC' in new PV

    January 26, 2017 @ 8:09 am

    The PV for AAA's new song "MAGIC" has been unveiled. "MAGIC" is the theme song for TV Asahi's drama "Ubaiai, Fuyu" and will be released as AAA's new single on February 8. The dark and chic music video was created with the concept of going to another world with magic. Together with the PV, AAA have revealed the track list for their new album "WAY OF GLORY" (February 22 release), which can be seen below.  [MAGIC]===[WAY OF GLOR

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  • Kato Miliyah to sing ending song for Japanese-dubbed version of 'Moana'

    January 26, 2017 @ 8:03 am

    Kato Miliyah will be singing the ending song for the Japanese-dubbed version of Disney's latest animated film "Moana." "Moana" was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the '74th Golden Globe Awards.' It is scheduled to open in theaters in Japan on March 10 (Japanese title: Moana to Densetsu no Umi).  As the Japanese version ending song, Kato will sing "Dokomademo ~How Far I'll Go~." The singer expressed, "I've been doing music f

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI's band reveal PV shot in Hawaii

    January 26, 2017 @ 7:58 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI's band RED DIAMOND DOGS will release a new single titled "Stand By Me" on February 15. The PV has been uploaded onto Avex's official YouTube channel. ATSUSHI formed RED DIAMOND DOGS last year with PHEKOO (Key), Duran (G), and FUYU (Dr). On their brand new song, ATSUSHI commented, "I hope you can think about 'the person who supports you as you chase your dreams' through the lyrics and feel 'comfort' through the rhythm

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/20~1/23 2017

    January 25, 2017 @ 3:46 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 January 20th to January 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Super Salaryman Saenai-shi === 1/20 – Friday 12.6%(0.6%) – 19:00-19:56 – Futto Word 10 18.5%(5.8%) – 21:00

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/16 ~ 1/22

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for January 16 to 22. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV Main Theme Song: EXCITE" - Miura Daichi : 1/18 (29,789)2. "Akashi -soul mate-" - Fudanjuku : 1/18 (24,146)3. "Hikari no Atlier" - Mr.Children : 1/11 (20,207)4. "Futari Sezon" - Keyakizaka46 : 11/30/16 (19,970)5. "Garasu no Hitomi" - SID : 1/18 (12,547)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranki

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/21~1/22

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:03 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 21st/22nd 01 (02) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 22) 02 (01) Honnoji Hotel (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Shinjuku Swan 2 (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Silence (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) The Accountant (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Weeks: 05) 07 (08) In This Corner of the World (Weeks: 11) 08 (05)

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  • Esumi Makiko to retire from showbiz at age 50

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    On January 23, actress Esumi Makiko's (50) attorney released a statement that she would be retiring from showbiz. The statement also denied reports of the actress being involved in an extramarital affair. It explained, "It appears that there will be reports about Esumi being involved in an affair, but the person she is meeting is someone who is discussing repayment of investments with her. They are only meeting for the purpose of discussion

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