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2012 Resolutions

Seems like its been quite a while since i last posted something here.

1. I think i should make a little more effort and add more news and updates.

2. Continue on with my anime craze! Its been quite a while since i found some good animes that i have been quite addicted with. Finished watching Natsume Yuujincho Season 1-3. Just started on Season 4 but it is still ongoing in Japan. Also finished watching Cardcaptor Sakura (70 episodes OMG!) and xxxHolic!

3. Try my super damn best to try to get Arashi concert tickets! haha

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How cool is this… oh OHNO kun u really rock man!!

Source: momoedgewood

Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno (29) drama “怪物くん (Kaibutsu-kun)” DVD box set has beaten US drama “24″ to be the best-selling drama DVD of 2010, figures released from Oricon today have revealed, reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital.

In its first week, the Arashi leader’s drama has sold more than 22,000 copies, 300 more than the “24 season seven” box set, making it the current No.1 in Japan.

”怪物くん(Kaibutsu-kun)” is a story about 怪物ランド(Monster Land) prince 怪物くん(Kaibutsu-kun), played by Ohno, who gets sent to the human world by his father along with his monster companions Dracula, Wolfman, and Franken for training.  It is based on the manga series of the same name, created by Fujiko Fujio in the 1960s, and has already been transformed into an anime series in 1968 and 1980.

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This is pretty amazing! I didnt know B’z were that big in Japan! Seems like Arashi and Exile are new entry into the charts too!!! YATTA! It’s based on much cds they have sold. I think it’s super cool that Kinki Kids are in too!

Source: Jpop Music

CD総売上【2010/09/10 Mステスペシャル】

今回(前回) 売上(単位:万枚)
*1位(*1位) 7938 B’z
*2位(*2位) 5420 Mr.Children
*3位(*4位) 4901 浜崎あゆみ  (Ayumi Hamasaki)
*4位(*3位) 4783 サザンオールスターズ  (Southern All Stars)
*5位(*5位) 4301 DREAMS COME TRUE
*6位(*6位) 3830 松任谷由実   (Yumi Matsutoya)
*7位(*7位) 3749 GLAY
*8位(*8位) 3745 ZARD
*9位(*9位) 3572 宇多田ヒカル (Utada Hikaru)
10位(11位)  3178 SMAP
11位(10位)  3140 CHAGE&ASKA
12位(14位)  2974 安室奈美恵  (Namie Amuro)
13位(12位)  2951 松田聖子  (Matsuda Seiko)
14位(13位)  2870 globe
15位(15位)  2849 L’Arc~en~Ciel
16位(16位)  2534 中森明菜   (Nakamori Akina)
17位(18位)  2467 KinKi Kids
18位(17位)  2441 TUBE
19位(19位)  2259 大黒摩季   (Ohguro Maki)
20位(20位)  2258 Every Little Thing
21位(22位)  2178 中島みゆき  (Nakajima Miyuki)
22位(21位)  2169 TRF
23位(23位)  2112 長渕剛   (Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi)
24位(24位)  2070 槙原敬之  (Noriyuki Makihara)
25位(25位)  2038 スピッツ   (Spitz)
26位(27位)  2018 福山雅治  (Fukuyama Masaharu)
27位(26位)  1950 SPEED
28位(29位)  1865 米米CLUB  (Koma Kome Club)
29位(–位) 1786 EXILE
30位(30位) 1777 Misia
31位(32位) 1664 モーニング娘。 (Morning Musume)
32位(31位) 1621 山口百恵  (Yamaguchi Momoe)
33位(–位) 1619 (Arashi)
34位(33位) 1611 氷室京介   (Himuro Kyosuke)
35位(34位) 1579 井上陽水  (Yosui Inoue)
36位(36位) 1576 郷ひろみ   (Go Hiromi)
37位(35位) 1570 沢田研二  (Sawada Kenji)
38位(42位) 1553 倉木麻衣  (Mai Kuraki)
39位(38位) 1538 チェッカーズ   (CHECKERS)
40位(39位) 1527 今井美樹  (Imai Miki)

Sho’s really pretty amazing.. Cannot wait to watch this when it airs..

Source: MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch

Arashi’s Sho Sakurai (28) traveled to Moscow to meet a former head of state and to the Berlin wall as part of his special report for Nippon TV’s 24Hr TV, reports Sports Hochi.

Sho Sakurai will appear on this year’s 24Hr TV, hosted by TOKIO

Sakurai’s special, titled “嵐・櫻井翔が緊急リポート! 世界の貧困と格差社会の現実~マンホールで暮らす人々とは~ (Arashi –  Sho Sakurai’s Breaking News!  The reality of global poverty and social disparity ~people who live in manholes~ )” sent him to Moscow to interview Nobel Peace Prize winning former head of state Mikhail Gorbachev (79).

Mr Gorbachev is widely known as the man whose actions lead to the end of the Cold War around the late 1980s, early 1990s.  After Mr Gorbachev heard Sakurai had been interviewing a wide range of people in different places for his “NEWS ZERO” series “世界平和への祈り (Sekai Heiwa heno Inori, A Prayer for World Peace)” over the past year, the nobel prize winner applauded Sakurai for his efforts.

“I am very happy to meet a responsible person like you.

“I hope more and more people will be able to think not only about themselves, but also about the suffering the people around them are going through, and want to help them,” he said.

After Sakurai had introduced himself in Russian, Mr Gorbachev pushed aside Sakurai’s prepared notes.

“I want to hear about your opinions,” he told a confused Sakurai.

The interview went on for more than 30 minutes, during which the two talked about poverty, economic instability, and peace operations.

It has been reported Sakurai was still shaking after his interview.

“It was an incredible priviledge to have met a person I watched on the news as a young boy,” he said.

His latest adventure had sent him reporting from Moscow to the Berlin wall, and to Romania.

“It’s been 20 years since the Cold War ended.   How has the world changed.  I hope I can make people in Japan think about how one person’s situation can affect others,” he said.

“嵐・櫻井翔が緊急リポート! 世界の貧困と格差社会の現実~マンホールで暮らす人々とは~ (Arashi –  Sho Sakurai’s Breaking News!  The reality of global poverty and social disparity ~people who live in manholes~ )” will air on “24時間テレビ33「愛は地球を救う」(24Hr TV 33 ‘Love Saves the Earth’)” on August 29 in Japan.


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Ahhh its true, Arashi’s Happiness does always make me happy!! Also glad Troublemaker is in it.. haha i love that song too.

It’s pretty amazing that Arashi has 3 songs in the ranking!

Source: Unleashthegeek

Recochoku held a survey asking its users to pick a song that can chase the May blues away and lift their spirits. 1223 users responded through their mobile phones between 27th April and 18th May.

Songs to chase the May blues away
1. Happiness by Arashi
2. Joyful by Ikimonogakari
3. Troublemaker by Arashi
4. Kibun Joujou↑↑ by mihimaru GT
5. Guts Da Ze!! by ulfuls
6. Suirenka by Shonan no Kaze
7. Ogon Soul by Shonan no Kaze
8. Kitto Daijoubu by Arashi
9. weeeek by NEWS
10. GOLD by UVERworld

Survey by : Recochoku Music Data (imode/EZweb/Y!Keitai)
Survey Period : 27 April 2010 to 18 May 2010
Users surveyed : 1223

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How amazing can Arashi get.. its not possible anymore.. Just when they surprised u with sth, they surprised u again!!! haha..It’s amazing Arashi no Shukudai-kun is there… i really really miss that baka show.. miss it to death.. Also cannot wait for another Oodoroki no Arashi.. Also Matsujun’s drama Smile is there too.. Glad that its recognised too as it does deal with reality. Something that people tend to avoid.

Source of Results: Galac

■最終投票結果(ベスト10)

第1位 日曜劇場「JIN -仁-」(TBS) 74票
第2位 嵐の宿題くん(日本テレビ) 44票
第3位 驚きの嵐!世紀の大実験!! 学者も予測不可能SP&奇跡呼ぶ実験的生ライブ!!(日本テレビ) 30票
第3位 MR.BRAIN(TBS) 30票
第5位 金曜ドラマ「スマイル」(TBS) 29票
第6位 アメトーーク!(テレビ朝日) 24票
第6位 スペシャルドラマ「坂の上の雲」(NHK) 24票
第8位 ドラマスペシャル「白洲次郎」(NHK) 21票
第9位 大河ドラマ「龍馬伝」(NHK) 18票
第9位 タモリ倶楽部(テレビ朝日) 18票

The results – (Best 10)
1. Sunday TBS Drama: JIN (TBS)
2. Arashi no Shukudai-kun (NTV)
3. Odoroki no Arashi! Experiments of the Century: Impossible for Scholars to Predict Special and Miracle Experiments Live Special (NTV)

3. Mr. Brain (TBS)
5. Friday drama: Smile (TBS)
6. Ame Talk (TV Asahi)
6. Special Drama: Saka no Ue no Kumo (NHK)
8. Drama Special: Shirasu Jiro (NHK)
9. Taiga Drama: Ryoma den (NHK)
9. Tamori Club (TV Asahi)

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WOOOO!!! I just love these senior+junior kinda thing.. haha.. seeing Nagase + TOMA in a drama together.. cannot wait for that..Just another month to go before it airs!!! Hope it’ll be a nice show to watch.

Source: Tokyograph

Wed, May 19, 2010 (7:10pm EDT)
TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase (31) is once again teaming up with screenwriter Kankuro Kudo (39) for a new drama series this summer. This will be their third one together, after “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” (2000) and “Tiger & Dragon” (2005).

Titled “Unubore Deka” (“Conceited Detective”), the show is an original comedy about an unusual detective (Nagase) who has a habit of falling in love with every female suspect, and his conceit leads him to believe that they are also in love with him. When he finds evidence of their crimes, he confronts them with an arrest warrant and a marriage proposal at the same time, giving them a choice between the two. Although his actual name will apparently not be mentioned during the show, he is known to everyone as “Unubore” for his conceit.

TBS says that they are lining up big-name actresses to play the guest role of the suspect for each episode. The network also hinted that there’s even a case where the guest will be a male actor.

The regular supporting cast features Toma Ikuta (25) as an actor who is Unubore’s friend, Mika Nakashima (27) as Unubore’s ex-girlfriend, and Toshiyuki Nishida (62) as Unubore’s father. The detective frequents a bar where he and a group of acquaintances are known as the “Unubore 5,” consisting of Nagase, Ikuta, Jun Kaname (29), Ken Yahagi (38), and Mitsugoro Bando (54).

“Unubore Deka” will air on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in July.

Source: Sankei Sports