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  • 37-year-old housewife is the winner of 'Otona AKB48 Audition'

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On April 17, the announcement for the results of the "Otona AKB48 Audition" was made, and it was revealed that 37-year-old Tsukamoto Mariko had been chosen as the Otona AKB48 member. "Otona AKB48 Audition" was a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign", and the audition was held to find a limited-time member who was over 30 years old. Reportedly, a total of 5,066 people applied for the audition which included former Morning Musume mem

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/12~4/13

    April 16, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 12/13 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 05) 02 (00) Crows Explode (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 06) 04 (03) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) L-DK (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Team Batista Final Kerberos no S

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/9~4/15

    April 16, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 9th to April 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/7~4/13

    April 16, 2014 @ 1:25 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. Some mediocre drama premieres happened during last week. Fuji TV's Tuesday drama 'Black President' (starring Sawamura Ikki) only recorded 8.3%, which is pretty low considering that the competition will be tougher once all networks go back to their regular schedules. Meanwhile, NHK's 'Silent Poor' (sta

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/2~4/8

    April 10, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 2nd to April 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 04 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • Straightener to release new single in June + one-man live in July

    April 9, 2014 @ 6:02 am

    It's been revealed that Straightener will release their new single "Super Magical Illusion" on June 25.  This will be the band's first single since "From Noon Till Dawn" was released about a year and 8 months ago. It will be released in both limited and regular editions. In addition, Straightener will hold their first one-man live of the year on July 17 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. Those who purchase the first press edition of the sin

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  • Happiness & E-girls member Sugieda Mayu to withdraw from both groups

    April 7, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    It's been announced that Happiness and E-girls member Sugieda Mayu will be withdrawing from both groups.  Sugieda joined Happiness after passing the vocalist audition in December of 2009. Since December of 2011, she has also been a member of E-girls. In order to undergo medical treatment, Sugieda went on hiatus for about a year in August of 2012. After making her comeback, she has been thinking about her own future, which lead to this decision o

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  • Check out the PV for Mizuki Nana's new song 'Appasionato'

    April 7, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    The PV for Mizuki Nana's new song "Appasionato" has been revealed through her official YouTube channel.  "Appasionato" is one of the tracks off of Mizuki's upcoming album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" that's scheduled to be released on April 16th. It's an uptempo tune that Mizuki wrote and composed with the theme "liberation". The PV is directed by Imai "LuCY" Junya, and it features Mizuki wearing a black dress with a white owl perched on her arm. Source &

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  • Maeda Atsuko sheds tears at Zepp Tokyo live

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    On April 3rd, Maeda Atsuko held her one-man live 'Maeda Atsuko 1st LIVE: SEVENTH CHORD' at Zepp Tokyo.The live was held to commemorate the release of her latest single "Seventh Chord" (released March 5th). Maeda took the stage with her songs "Hitorijime" and "Time Machine Nante Iranai". After singing the two songs, she greeted the fans saying, "I hope you enjoy your time today." While she had stated, "It's been awhile since I've held a live, so I

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  • Ketsumeishi to release a summer song in June

    April 7, 2014 @ 1:04 am

    Ketsumeishi's new single "RHYTHM OF THE SUN" will be released on June 11th.In anticipation of summer, the group released their refreshing track "CALIFORNIE" in March. Their 30th single will be a party tune with Latin flavor that's perfect for the summer season. The single will come with a DVD including the PV and making-of footage of the song.  Ketsumeishi is scheduled to participate in 'MIYAKO ISLAND ROCK FESTIVAL 2014' on June 21st in Okinawa

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