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  • Mr.Children to provide theme song for movie 'Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai'

    April 22, 2017 @ 9:51 am

    Mr.Children's new song "himawari" will be used as the theme song for the movie "Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai".The movie is an adaptation of Sumino Yoru's best-selling novel. Hamabe Minami will play 'Yamauchi Sakura', a high school student with a pancreatic disease, and Kitamura Takumi (//DISH) will play 'Boku', Sakura's classmate and the only person who knows of her illness. In addition, Oguri Shin will play 'Boku' 12 years into the future, and

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  • AI to release new album + hold nationwide hall tour

    April 21, 2017 @ 8:16 am

    AI will release a new album, titled "Wa to You", on June 7.This is the singer's first original album in about four years. It will include "Saigo wa Kanarazu Seigi ga Katsu", which is the theme song for drama 'Kinkyuu Torishirabeshitsu' (TV Asahi; starts April 20), and "FEEL IT", which is the CM song for GLOBAL WORK. More details will be revealed at a later date.To coincide with this album's release, AI will hold a nationwide hall tour starti

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  • Details on AKB48's 48th single revealed

    April 21, 2017 @ 8:11 am

    The details on AKB48's 48th single "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" have been revealed.Types A~C will come in both limited and regular editions.  Along with a theater edition, there will be a total of 7 versions for this single. All versions will include "Imapara", with Sashihara Rino as center, as the couple track. In addition, the theater edition will contain a song by newly-formed group STU48. Furthermore, each type will come with one more coup

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  • ONE OK ROCK to make guest appearance at LINKIN PARK's Japan concert

    April 20, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    ONE OK ROCK will be making a guest appearance at LINKIN PARK's Japan concert to be held later this year. LINKIN PARK, who will be visiting Japan for the first time in four years, is scheduled to perform at Makuhari Messe on November 2, 4, and 5. ONE OK ROCK will perform at all three concerts for 60 minutes each.  Members of H.I.P. will be able to pre-order tickets from May 12 to 28.Source: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/14~4/17 2017

    April 20, 2017 @ 10:07 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 April 14th to April 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Chiisana Kyojin === 4/14 – Friday 09.8%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 SP 10.6%(?.?%) – 21:00-22:54 – (

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  • GLAY to support runners in the 'Hokkaido Marathon'

    April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am

    GLAY's new song "Long Run" has been picked up as the official song for 'Hokkaido Marathon 2017' scheduled to be held on August 27. "Long Run" is described as a rock tune with a pop melody and sense of speed. TAKURO (G), who was in charge of the song's lyrics and composition, stated, "By superimposing the marathon, which will be held under the open sky in our hometown of Hokkaido, on life, we wrote a song called 'Long Run' as a supp

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  • Former NMB48 member Matsuda Shiori is married and expecting first child

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:58 am

    Former NMB48 member and model Matsuda Shiori (21) announced her marriage and pregnancy via Instagram on April 19. Matsuda uploaded a photo of herself in a wedding dress and wrote, "It's a personal matter, but on April 4, I married my boyfriend whom I had been dating for some time. And currently, I am carrying a new life in my stomach." She shared her current state of mind, "I feel lost and anxious facing new things such as marriage and

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  • UVERworld to sing the theme song for 'Gintama' live-action film

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:56 am

    UVERworld will be singing the theme song, titled 'DECIDED', for the upcoming 'Gintama' live-action film. The film is based on Sorachi Hideaki's popular manga 'Gintama' that's currently being serialized in 'Gekkan Shounen Jump'. Directed by Fukuda Yuichi, the film stars Oguri Shun as Sakata Gintoki, Suda Masaki as Shimura Shinpachi, and Hashimoto Kanna as Kagura.  On providing the theme song, TAKUYA∞ (Vo)

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  • Shimada Haruka announces graduation from AKB48 & retirement from showbiz

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    AKB48 member Shimada Haruka has announced her graduation as well as her retirement from showbiz. This announcement was made on the April 18th broadcast of 'SHOWROOM'. Shimada plans to graduate from the group sometime in September. On Twitter, she commented, "Please support AKB48's Shimada Haruka until the very end!" Shimada, born in 1992 in Shizuoka Prefecture, made her debut in 2009 after passing the audition. Besides being active as a mem

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/15~4/16

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 15th/16th 01 (00) Detective Conan Movie 21 (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Crayon Shin-chan Movie 25 (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Sing (Weeks: 05) 04 (02) Moana (Weeks: 06) 05 (03) Ghost in the Shell (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) Doraemon Movie 37 (Weeks: 07) 07 (05) Kong: Skull Island (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) ReLIFE (Wee

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