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  • Galileo Galilei to release a mini-album in October + nationwide tour

    July 30, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Galileo Galilei will release a new mini-album titled "See More Glass" on October 1.Like their previous album "ALARMS", "See More Glass" will be co-produced with Pop Etc's Christopher Chu (Vo). Regarding the new album's concept, Ozaki Yuuki (Vo) commented, "We just pursued the mood and the energy of the song and harmony that we like." The limited edition DVD will contain 3 songs from their live at Shibuya Kokaido back in February. In add

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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 29/30

    July 3, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    'Midsummer Formula' - the second theatrical motion picture in the very popular 'Galileo' series - rockets to the top of the box office chart without any problems. It recorded the best opening weekend of any live-action film so far this year. The first film in the series experienced a slightly better start in 2010 and almost surpassed the 5 billion Yen mark at the end, but the new film is definitely going to reach a cumulative result of at mini

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 06/17~06/20

    June 21, 2013 @ 2:24 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 spring season is coming to an end, but not without a couple of much-anticipated final episodes of your favorite dramas. Six dramas reached their conclusion within the first half of this week. The most popular finale episode was delivered by 'Last Cinderella' with an amazing rating of 17.8%, which

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/13~05/16

    May 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' (TBS)"][/caption] The two most popular dramas of this season have already made headlines this week. 'Galileo' (Fuji TV) finally showed it's true strength stripped off all of the bonuses with its fifth episode, which recorded a plummet of 3.0%. There wasn't any other program that was particularly strong that day, so you can't put the blame

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/06~05/09

    May 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Not many noteworthy changes were recorded in the ratings department for the first half of this week. Among the positive developments were 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.7% and 'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.1%. The former also improved its season-average a bit, just like 'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV),

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/29~05/01

    May 4, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    [caption id="attachment_296000" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] The Golden Week is difficult for dramas since they often have to compete against all kinds of special shows that serve as viewer magnets for the respective networks. Let's take a look at the positive trends first. The winners in terms of weekly improvement are 'Iryu Sousa 3' (TV Asahi), 'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV), and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/22~04/25

    April 27, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295465" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] One more prime time drama and a couple of late-night dramas have premiered this week. The new Thursday drama 'Keiji 110 Kilo' (TV Asahi) starring Ishizuka Hidehiko recorded a very nice start with a rating of 14.1%. The new late-night dramas include 'Hokago Groove' (TBS) starring Takanashi Rin, 'Monsieur!' (TBS) starring E

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu's drama 'Galileo' is off to a great start

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    The second season of Fuji TV's popular drama 'Galileo' starring Fukuyama Masaharu was anticipated by many fans and premiered on April 15th with very high expectations. Fortunately all the expectations have been met as the first episode of this season's "Getsu 9" (Monday 9 pm) drama recorded an average rating of 22.6%. Fukuyama himself commented about the ratings, "I'm relieved that it was seen by this many people and happy that they were l

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