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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho pours ink over himself for ALS

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho (Vo-karu) has uploaded a video onto YouTube regarding the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.Kiryuin, who was nominated by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho, stated, "I wanted to pour ice water over myself, but Golden Bomber is in the middle of a nationwide tour, and I don't want to catch a cold, so I will not [pour ice water]." He then declared that he would be donating money to the cause. However, as a performer himse

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/12~08/18

    August 19, 2013 @ 5:31 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. It's the week of the 'IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013', which is being broadcast in Japan by TBS in the evening and during the overnight hours. All of the networks midnight and late-night dramas didn't air last week. On Sunday, they even gave their hit drama 'Hanzawa Naoki' another one-week br

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 07/29~08/01

    August 3, 2013 @ 2:21 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. There ratings for the summer dramas have pretty much stabilized by now. No drama lost a huge amount of viewers this week and some actually recorded an improvement over the previous week. The biggest gain was achieved by 'Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari 8' (TV Asahi) with an improvement of 4.0% (14.0%)

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 07/15~07/18

    July 20, 2013 @ 4:10 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. A couple more prime time and late night dramas have premiered during the first half of the week. Meanwhile, none of the dramas that premiered last week were able to maintain their ratings or gain viewers. Some of them even experienced nose dives with losses as huge as 4.9%. The new prime time dramas

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 07/08~07/11

    July 12, 2013 @ 3:37 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. A total of eight prime time dramas premiered over the last four days and most of them recorded more than satisfying ratings. The highest rating of 19.6% was achieved by the medical drama 'DOCTORS 2 ~ Saikyo no Meii' (TV Asahi) starring Sawamura Ikki on Thursday, which even surpassed the premiere rating

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 07/01~07/07

    July 9, 2013 @ 12:16 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. The summer season has begun with the first few premieres last week and much more to come this week. Banker drama 'Hanzawa Naoki' (TBS) starring Sakai Masato and Ueto Aya, among others, was off to an impressive start on Sunday. Despite the tough competition from NTV and TV Asahi, it emerged on top of

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 06/24~06/30

    July 1, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    This is the latest installment of Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas.   Only a few spring dramas were left to entertain us last week. In fact, there were only two prime time dramas left and both of them already aired on Monday.   'Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka' ended without much of a bang and failed to positively affect its season-

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  • No Sleeves reveal PV for "Kirigirisujin"

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    AKB48's sub-unit No Sleeves will be releasing their new single "Kirigirisujin" on January 16th. "Kirigirisujin" is a party-tune that has a message of 'Let's just sing, dance, and make happy memories without worrying about future.' It was written by Akimoto Yasushi, and composed by Kiryuin Sho of Golden Bomber. Regarding the song, Kiryuin commented, "As a musician, I'm honored to be able to work with the Akimoto Yasushi-san. When I first

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  • Kiryu to release a new single in February

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Visual-kei band Kiryu will be releasing their 9th single titled "Etsu to Utsu" on February 20th! The upcoming single will come with four different versions. Tough the full track lists are still unknown, you can check some of the information on the single below! ===== <Limited Edition A : CD+DVD> [CD] 1. Etsu to Utsu 2. Unknown title A [DVD] "Etsu to Utsu" PV + Off-shot - <Limited Edition B : CD+DVD> [CD] 1. Etsu

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  • Golden Bomber to temporarily halt their activities

    December 1, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    It's been revealed that Golden Bomber will temporarily put a halt to their activities in order for vocalist Kiryuin Sho to focus on treatment for his throat. Last week, Kiryuin postponed his upcoming solo tour, 'Hitori Yogari 3', due to his poor throat condition. In addition, Kiryuin had a discussion with the staff and decided that he would concentrate on treatment from mid-January to April. The exact date of the band's return is currently

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