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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/29~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 29/30 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Team Batista Final Kerberos no Shozo (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3 (W

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  • NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi to graduate from the group

    March 5, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on March 3rd during the Kenkyuusei performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Nakagawa explained, "It's been 2 years and a half since I entered NMB48. As I carried out my activities, I saw the work of people who maintain the stage. I started to find that work attractive and an yearning to study that has budded within me." She continued, "After thin

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  • Sakanaction postpone their Sendai concerts

    February 6, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    On February 6, Sakanaction announced through their official website that they would be postponing their February 7 and 8 concerts at Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi in Sendai due to vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro's influenza.  Yamaguchi gave an apology through his Twitter, "To people who were looking forward to the live and to persons concerned, I'm very very sorry."The makeup concerts will be held on March 28th and 29th at Tokyo Electron Hall M

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  • 'Johnny's WEST' become a 7-member group with additional 3 members

    February 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    A new group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., "Johnny's WEST" announced that 3 more members have joined the group, and thus they are now a group of 7 members.The additional 3 members are Hamada Takahiro (25), Kamiyama Tomohiro (20), and Fujii Ryusei (20). They were introduced to the media during the press conference for the group's commemorative stage "Naniwazamurai Hello TOKYO!!" held at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on February 5. The creation of "Joh

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  • 'Sazae-san' voice actor Nagai Ichiro passes away

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Voice actor Nagai Ichiro, known for his role as Isono Namihei in Japan's national anime "Sazae-san", passed away on January 27 at a hospital in Hiroshima City at the age of 82. The news was announced on the official website of his agency, Aoni Production.According to the announcement, Nagai had been at the broadcast station in Hiroshima for work in the afternoon on January 26 and was staying at a hotel in the city. On January 27 before noon, he w

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  • Momoiro Clover Z send their well wishes & congratulations to New York Yankees pitcher, Tanaka Masahiro

    January 24, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    On January 23, pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25), who will be going from the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to the New York Yankees, was greeted with well wishes from the entertainment world. Momoiro Clover Z members Sasaki Ayaka (17) and Ariyasu Momoka (18) wrote their well wishes on their blogs for Tanaka who is known as a big fan of Momoclo.Sasaki wore a Yankees cap and wrote that "Please become a legendary player in the Major Leagues through many ma

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  • Mizuki, Ano Natsu, and Suzuki Hirono to withdraw from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku

    December 30, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku has announced that members Mizuki, Ano Natsu, and Suzuki Hirono will be withdrawing from the group. They will 'transfer schools' after their Nippon Budokan concert (currently untitled) on April 15th.The girls decided to withdraw from the group after having many talks with their parents and staff. They will continue their education at an university, as well as aim for their long-time goal of becoming actresses. Among t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/29~12/1

    December 4, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. Last week ended with another very successful run of the current NHK morning drama 'Gochisousan' starring Anne. It achieved an average weekly rating of 23.2%. The highest rating was recorded on Friday at 24.6%. So far after nine weeks, it has always achieved a weekly average of 21% and better. On Saturda

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  • Sanadime J Soul Brothers' Tosaka Hiroomi to appear in Nounen Rena's starring film 'Hot Road'

    October 30, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    It's been revealed that Sandaime J Soul Brothers' Tosaka Hiroomi will be appearing in the movie 'Hot Road' as the role of 'Haruyama Hiroshi'. 'Hot Road' is the live-action film adaptation of Tsumugi Taku's original manga. It's been drawing attention as Nounen Rena will play the protagonist 'Kazuki'.This will mark Tosaka's first movie appearance. His character Haruyama is a juvenile delinquent who grew up in a complicated home environmen

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/05~10/06

    October 9, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past two weekends below! Japan Box Office Chart – October 5/6 01 (01) Soshite Chichi ni Naru (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Shazai no Ousama (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) Despicable Me 2 (Weeks: 03) 04 (04) ATARU THE FIRST LOVE & THE LAST KILL (Weeks: 04) 05 (05) Kaze Tachinu (Weeks: 12) 06 (06) Elysium (Weeks: 03) 07 (00) R100 (Weeks: 01) 08 (08) The Wolve

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