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  • MAX dance the Zumba for their new song

    August 22, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    Female vocal group MAX will be releasing their new single "Jounetsu no ZUMBA" on September 10. It's been about a year since the group released their last single "Tacata'". "Jounetsu no ZUMBA" is a summer dance tune that uses the fitness dance Zumba as its motif. The choreography was done by dancer ENDo who claims to be a long-time fan of MAX.  [CD+DVD][CD-Only][Track List]CD:01. Jounetsu no ZUMBA02. Sweet Sweet Honey03. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!04. Joun

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  • AKB48's Fukuoka Seina fractures her right arm

    August 21, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Fukuoka Seina (14) fell while performing at the group's Tokyo Dome live on August 20. After getting examined by a doctor, it was revealed that she fractured the proximal end of her right upper arm. She is required to undergo treatment for 3 to 4 weeks. Fukuoka will be taking a break from all theater performances for the time being. In addition, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on August

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  • VAMPS to release new single in October

    August 21, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    It's been revealed that VAMPS will release their new single "VAMPIRE'S LOVE" on October 8. The duo just released their double A-side single "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" on August 20. Their upcoming single has already been picked up as the image song for the Japanese version of the movie 'Dracula ZERO' which will open in theaters on October 31. It will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+Story Bo

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  • Tokoro George establishes new label + to release 2 albums

    August 21, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    Tokoro George has established an independent label called 'Jam Cracker Record'. On September 13, he will simultaneously release two albums "JAM CRACKER 1" and "JAM CRACKER 2".The albums will be sold for 756 yen (approximately $7.32 USD) each. "1" will be made up of 14 songs, while "2" will have 15. Both albums include a variety of songs packed with Tokoro's playfulness and love.  [JAM CRACKER 1]01. Ice Cream Kai ni Ikimashou ka?02. 100%03.

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  • Akimoto Yasushi and Watanabe Mayu take on the ice bucket challenge

    August 21, 2014 @ 1:22 am

    A video of Akimoto Yasushi taking on the ALS ice bucket challenge was uploaded onto AKB48's YouTube channel on August 20.Akimoto, who was nominated by Gentosha Inc. president Kenjou Toru, boldly accepted the challenge. It took place after the group's 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome. Members Takahashi Minami and Sashihara Rino assisted in dumping a bucket of ice water over his head. "I support the ALS ice bucket challenge," he stated. Shortly after, 

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/15~8/17

    August 20, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 16th/17th 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Hot Road (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Maleficent (Weeks: 06) 06 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 05) 07 (07) Godzilla (Weeks: 04) 08

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi does the ALS Ice Bucket challenge

    August 20, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    On August 20, Hamasaki Ayumi uploaded a video of her ALS ice bucket challenge onto her Facebook account.In the video, Hamasaki declares in English, "I accept the ice bucket challenge for ALS." Then she has a man dump a bucket of ice water over her head to which she responds with a scream and a dash across the grass.   The three people Hamasaki nominated were EXILE HIRO, AAA's Urata Naoya, and Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers. 

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 8/15~8/17

    August 19, 2014 @ 3:30 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 August 15th to August 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps are from the "Hontoni Atta Kowai Hanashi 15th Anniversary Special" on Fuji TV. === 8/15 – Friday 04.8%(1.3%) – 22:0

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  • AAA to release new single & album

    August 19, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    AAA will release their 42nd single "Sayonara no Mae ni" on September 17. "Sayonara no Mae ni" is described as a medium tempo number with the theme "the end of love". They performed it for the first time on August 14 during the live event 'Asia Progress ~from a-nation~' at Yoyogi National Stadium. As the coupling track, the single will include a new song called "Next Stage" which was picked up as the theme song for the special anime "15 Shunen Tok

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing opening theme for anime 'Nanatsu no Taizai'

    August 19, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Ikimonogakari will be singing the opening theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Nanatsu no Taizai' ('The Seven Deadly Sins'), which premieres on October 5. 'Nanatsu no Taizai' is a popular manga by Suzuki Nakaba that's currently being serialized in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The song Ikimonogakari will be singing, "Netsujou no Spectrum", is written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki and arranged by Kondo Takashi and Tanaka Yusuke. As for the anime'

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