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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/18~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:00 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. NHK is doing well again with their new morning drama 'Hanako to Anne' (starring Yoshitaka Yuriko), which so far exceeds the ratings of the previous asadora 'Gochisousan'. As for the prime time dramas, TV Tokyo maintains being on the same level as the bigger networks with their new Friday drama 'Ma

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  • Mizuki Nana grabs the No. 1 spot on Oricon weekly album chart

    April 22, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    Voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana's 10th original album "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" (released on April 16) sold 76,000 copies in the first week, and it allowed her to grab the number one spot on Oricon's weekly album ranking.This is the first time in 4 years and 10 months for her to top the chart since she last topped it with her 7th album "ULTIMATE DIAMOND" back in June 2009.  This album contains a total of 15 songs including "Appassionato" that

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  • The 2nd artist line up for 'MTV VMAJ' revealed

    April 21, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    MTV's music awards ceremony 'MTV VMAJ 2014' will be held on June 14 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. At this time, the second artist line up has been revealed. GLAY and Hatsune Miku have been added to the artists who will be performing at the ceremony. This will be the first time for both artists to be a part of the program. They will be joining Berryz Kobo, E-girls, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and Miura Daichi.   Additionally, it has been re

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  • L'Arc-en-Ciel's tetsuya to become a father

    April 21, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    It's been reported that L'arc-en-Ciel member tetsuya's (B) wife Sakai Ayana is currently 6-months pregnant.   This announcement was made by Sakai through her official blog. She revealed that she is due sometime this summer, "At this time, we have been blessed with our long-awaited child." She further expressed, "Since this is my first time, I am very anxious, but I am spending everyday happily while feeling our child move around energetically in

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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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