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  • SKE48's new single to be used in Matsui Jurina's starring drama

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    SKE48's new single "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be released on August 17.  This was a surprise announcement during the encore of Team S' new performance "Kasaneta Ashiato" on June 14 at SKE48 Theater. The title track "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be used in TBS' drama "Shihei -DEATH CASH-" starting in July. Matsui Jurina, who has been chosen to play the lead role in this drama, commented, "I am happy because I think there will be more opportun

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  • Actress Shirakawa Yumi passes away from heart failure

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Actress Shirakawa Yumi passed away from heart failure on June 14. She was 79 years old.  A written statement was released by her daughter Nitani Yurie, president and representative director of private tutor provider Try Group Inc. Shirakawa joined Toho Co.,Ltd. in 1956, starring in films such as "Sazae-san" and "Salaryman Shusettai Koki". More recently, she appeared in various dramas including Fuji TV's "Haken no Hinkaku" (200

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/6 ~ 6/12

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 6 to 12 below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Beautiful World" - V6 : 6/8 (115,760)2. "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48 : 6/1 (38,851)3. "NEW" - AAA : 6/8 (35,913)4. "Soup" - Fujiwara Sakura : 6/8 (31,616)5. "Strawberry Trapper" - Guilty Kiss : 6/8 (30,602)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Grateful Rebirth" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 6/8 (39,568)2. "THE SHOWCASE" - Lead : 6/8 (23,314)3. "OL

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/10~6/12

    June 15, 2016 @ 5:24 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 June 10th to June 12th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Sanada Maru (Episode 22) === 6/10 – Friday 10.4%(1.3%) – 21:00-23:29 – (Movie) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/11~6/12

    June 15, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 11th/12nd 01 (00) 64: Part II (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Zootopia (Weeks: 08) 03 (01) Evergreen Love (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Deadpool (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 03) 06 (06) 64: Part I (Weeks: 06) 07 (05) The Kodai Family (Weeks: 02) 08 (00) Money Monster (Weeks: 01) 09

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/1~6/7

    June 15, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 1st to June 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mint" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower 03 - "You & Me" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Boku no Namae wo" - back number 05 - "Amanogawa ~GALAXY~" - 2PM 06 - "Try Everything (Dream Ami Version)" - Dream

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP to release new album 'DEAR.' + tour schedule revealed

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP will release their new album "DEAR." on July 27. "DEAR." comes about a year and a month after the release of "JUMPing CAR," and it's the group's 5th original album. Its track list will be comprised of 16 songs including their single "Kimi Attraction," "Eternal," which was the CM song for Kose Cosmeport's "Clear Turn," and "Ai no Syubidova," which was used in the CM for Bourbon's "Caramel Popcorn" s

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  • YUKI to release live DVD / Blu-ray on the same day as her new single

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    On July 13, YUKI will release her live DVD / Blu-ray "YUKI LIVE dance in a circle '15".This live DVD / Blu-ray will include the complete footage of the final night of YUKI's arena tour "YUKI LIVE dance in a circle'15" from last November at Nippon Budokan. The singer performed many of her singles with a 25-man live band. The DVD / Blu-ray will be released on the same day as her new single "Post ni Koe wo Nageirete". As we previously repo

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  • Former Morning Musume's Niigaki Risa to get married

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On June 13, former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa (27) announced through her official blog that she would be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu (34) in July. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Niigaki reported, "At this time, I, Niigaki Risa, will be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu-san in July." The couple met on the set of the stage play 'Zettai Kareshi' in 2013. After two and a half years of dating, the two decided to get married. She cont

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  • Keyakizaka46's 2nd single to be titled 'Sekai ni wa Ai shika nai'

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    The title of Keyakizaka46's second single, that's slated for release on August 10, has been determined to be "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika nai". This song will be used as the theme song for the group's starring drama "Tokuyama Daigoro wo Dare ga Koroshitaka?" on TV Tokyo. It's described as a song with a sense of speed that represents the imagined landscape of a teenager through poetry reading.  Besides the single's title, it was reve

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