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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)

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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


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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It’s been a while since i last updated.. kinda got some push from my cousin.. so here i am writing again. haha

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Anyway i watched Arashi’s 5×10 Anniversary Concert 2009.. OMG i must SAY! It’s just getting better and better each other.. super cool..

AND i’m completely in love with the rap Sho did in Typhoon Generation… So smooth, soft and sexy! haha.. Kinda different from alot of his recent raps where the rap is more powerful and fast.. So it’s a nice change.. i hope he does more of this kind of slow rap.. really suits him.

ahhh i cant find it now, but i’ll try to upload that part!

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sooo cute!! cant wait when the full PV comes out.. Sho’s clothes is the most STRIKING ONE.. haha in RED.. aiya..

But i’m still hoping that they do a PV for “Yurase, Ima O”.. i really love that song too.. Wonder when will “Sora Taku” be released.. ahhhh.. haha

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I’m depressed.. really depressed.. Arashi no shukudai-kun will stop broadcasting at the end of march onwards. Although its because they’ll have a new program on Saturdays 10pm i think starting April. *sigh* I still really love shukudai-kun alot.. It was the 1st variety program that got me hooked on forever.. The silly Ai-Land, all the silly and stupid games that made Arashi look like a fool but made us all laugh so much.. *sigh* Just feel like its a waste.. So many classic moments have come out from this show.. *SIGH* really sad man…. i wonder what other programs will let them do extreme silly things.

Anyway here’s the official announcement:

Source: Tokyograph

“Arashi no Shukudai-kun” to end in March
Sat, February 6, 2010 (5:56pm EST)
With the popular boy band Arashi getting another prime time show this spring, NTV has decided to end the group’s late night show “Arashi no Shukudai-kun.” The network announced that the final episode will air on March 22.

“Arashi no Shukudai-kun” has been on the air since October 2006, and has received high ratings despite its time slot.

Source: NTV

Source: Tokyograph

Another prime time show for Arashi
Fri, January 29, 2010 (6:45am EST)
NTV has confirmed that popular group Arashi will have a new prime time show starting this spring. Tentatively titled “Arashi ni Shiyagare,” the show will occupy the Saturday 10:00pm time slot left open by “Enta no Kamisama,” which is ending in March.

The program is described as an improvised entertainment variety show. Each episode will feature a guest celebrity, but the members of Arashi will not be told in advance who the guest is nor what the guest will be doing on the show.

It appears that the main segment of the show will have a different guest each week to teach the Arashi members an entertainment skill in various fields, including comedy, rakugo, and kabuki. Called “The Set,” this segment will take place on various “sets,” such as a theater or kabuki stage.

“Arashi ni Shiyagare” premieres in April. Arashi already hosts two other shows during prime time.

Source: NTV

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I’m sure pretty much everybody has seen this HOT photo shoot already! haha..I went to Kinokuniya AND got my Anan Copy!!! haha… This is probably the naughtiest magazine i own? ahha!!! The man is just tooo hot for words.. Although he didn’t really show very much or pose with a girl.. I think it’s really nice.. Very sho! haha

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OMGGGG hahaha i really could not stop laughing at this short clip from VS Arashi!!! Aiba’s funny jump at the end reminds me of Sho when he did his little butt attack at the camera! haha.. Sho’s jump here was also very funny!!!

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Found this video on youtube.. very cool! haha u get to see so many ppl snapping pictures away at the Drama SP Poster of Arashi! ahhh i wish i was there! haha

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I cant believe it was just Arashi’s 1st time on this huge music show in Japan. I must say it was worth the wait then! haha.. Arashi’s performance was just so powerful and just so much fun watching! Took some screencaps! Ok took LOTS of screencaps. haha

Oh i loved how Matsujun went to shake hands with the judges.. clever huh! haha.. Also LOVE their 2SEC changing of red to white costume.. i am still flabbergasted  at how they did it.. honestly HOW??? haha.. Oh yeah, Arashi was on the White team.. and guess what.. the White Team won! haha YOSH!

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This will probably my favourite year to keep looking at this chart! haha.. Of coz u’ll never see such wonderful charts.. Arashi top 3 plus no 5 single of the year. Top Album.. ahhhh wonderful wonderful.. It also impressive how Johnnys have take the charts.. i mean most of the top 20 are held by Johnnys.

Source: Oricon

Top 50 Singles
01. Believe/曇りのち、快晴 – 嵐/矢野健太 starring Satoshi Ohno
02. 明日の記憶/Crazy Moon ~キミ・ハ・ムテキ~ – 嵐
03. マイガール – 嵐
04. 愛のままで… – 秋元順子
05. Everything – 嵐
06. イチブトゼンブ/DIVE – B’z
08. ひまわり – 遊助
10. 急☆上☆Show!! – 関ジャニ∞
11. 恋のABO – NEWS
13. 悪魔な恋/NYC – 中山優馬 w/B.I.Shadow/NYC boys
14. THE MONSTER ~Someday~ – EXILE
16. Loveless – 山下智久
17 . たんぽぽ/海賊船 – 遊助
19. 弱虫サンタ – 羞恥心
21. Stand by U – 東方神起
22. RIVER – AKB48
23. 約束 – KinKi Kids
24. 化身 – 福山雅治
25. 浪曲一代 – 氷川きよし
26. Days/GREEN – 浜崎あゆみ
27. ときめきのルンバ – 氷川きよし
28. スワンソング – KinKi Kids
29. R.I.P./Merry Christmas – BUMP OF CHICKEN
30. Share The World/ウィーアー! – 東方神起
31. 妖 ~あやかし~ – 堂本光一
32. COLORS~Melody and Harmony~/Shelter – JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起)
33. Don’t say “lazy” – 桜高軽音部 (平沢唯(豊崎愛生),秋山澪(日笠陽子),田井中律(佐藤聡美),琴吹紬(寿美菜子)

34. again – YUI
35. Cagayake!GIRLS – 桜高軽音部 (平沢唯(豊崎愛生),秋山澪(日笠陽子),田井中律(佐藤聡美),琴吹紬(寿美菜子))
36. 今宵、月が見えずとも – ポルノグラフィティ
37. いちょう – 遊助
38. 明日がくるなら – JUJU with JAY’ED
39. 涙サプライズ! – AKB48
40. 遥か – GReeeeN
41. そっと きゅっと/スーパースター★ – SMAP
42. 安芸の宮島 – 水森かおり
43. Rule/Sparkle – 浜崎あゆみ
44. 歩み – GReeeeN
45. WILD/Dr. – 安室奈美恵
46. 泣いてもいいですか – フレンズ&ヘキサゴンオールスターズ
47. 言い訳Maybe – AKB48
48. 鏡花水月 – The SHIGOTONIN
49. Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/忘れないで – 東方神起
50. Sunrise/Sunset ~LOVE is ALL – 浜崎あゆみ

Top 50 Albums
01. All the BEST! 1999-2009 – 嵐
03. 塩、コショウ – GReeeeN
04. 愛すべき未来へ – EXILE
06. ayaka’s History 2006-2009 – 絢香
08. レミオベスト – レミオロメン
09. Box Emotions – Superfly
10. CALLING – コブクロ
11. 残響 – 福山雅治
12. キング・オブ・ポップ ジャパン・エディション – マイケル・ジャクソン
13. MAGIC – B’z
14. My song Your song – いきものがかり
15. TRICK – 倖田來未
16. NEXT LEVEL – 浜崎あゆみ
17. いままでのA面、B面ですと!? – GReeeeN
18. Ring – 加藤ミリヤ
19. アルトコロニーの定理 – RADWIMPS
20. ⊿ – Perfume
21. マイケル・ジャクソン THIS IS IT – マイケル・ジャクソン
22. The Secret Code – 東方神起
23. What’s Love? – JUJU
24. シャンブル – ユニコーン
25. ALL MY BEST – 倉木麻衣
26. PUZZLE – 関ジャニ∞
27. Break the Records -by you & for you- – KAT-TUN
28. つるのうた – つるの剛士
29. This Is The One – Utada
30. 湘南乃風 ~JOKER~ – 湘南乃風
31. ディス・イズ・アス – バックストリート・ボーイズ
32. BEST A.I. – AI
33. The E.N.D. – ブラック・アイド・ピーズ
34. 21世紀のブレイクダウン – グリーン・デイ
36. アイのうた2 – Various Artists
37. HOCUS POCUS – 木村カエラ
38. FURUSATO – ゆず
39. 三文ゴシップ – 椎名林檎
40. Ne-Yo:ザ・コレクション – Ne-Yo(ニーヨ)
42. ザ・フェイム – レディー・ガガ
43. 銀魂BEST – Various Artists
44. LOVE LETTER – 大塚 愛
46. debut – 辻井伸行
47. セレブレイション~マドンナ・オールタイム・ベスト – マドンナ
48. ファンキーモンキーベイビーズ3 – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
49. J album – KinKi Kids
50. AwakEVE – UVERworld

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WOWOWOOWOWOOWOWOOW!!! What an amazing and wonderful year for Arashi!!! I mean what a SUPER WONDERFUL YEAR for them! They’ve just got it all.. they’ve got.. Being number 1 in everything is the first ever in history in the oricon charts.. superb man.. just superb! I mean who else has got top 3 singles of the year.. OH and also top 5th single too.. AND top album of the year OH AND top Music DVD of the year.. OH and not just top but also 2nd Music DVD of the year.. no one.. no one.. BUT ARASHI of coz!

Source: Tokyograph

Fri, December 18, 2009 (2:27am EST)
Oricon’s year-end sales rankings for 2009 are out, and the results confirm that Arashi is the top selling artist of the year. They had the #1 single, the #1 album, the #1 music DVD, and were #1 for the first time in artist total sales. In the 42 years of Oricon’s history, no one else has topped all four categories in the same year.

Counting sales of singles, albums, music DVDs, and music Blu-ray Discs, Arashi grossed a total of more than 14.46 billion yen. At #2 this year was EXILE, who topped the list in 2008 with 19.58 billion yen in total sales.

In single sales, Arashi had the #1, #2, #3, and #5 releases, with “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei” in front at nearly 657,000 units sold. The only other artists to occupy the top three spots were Pink Lady in 1978 and Hikaru Genji in 1988. Arashi are the first to have four of the top five, as well as the first to hold the top two spots in back-to-back years.

Their “All the BEST! 1999-2009” album sold over 1.43 million copies. In DVD sales, they were #1 and #2 with “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009” (591,000) and “ARASHI AROUND ASIA 2008 in TOKYO” (428,000).

More complete ranking lists are available on the Oricon website.

Source: Oricon

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Ahhh it’s really been a good year for Sakurai ne!!! It’s great that it was Matsujun last year and now its Sho this yr!!! Next yr will be just as good right! (*fingers crossed*)…

Source: Tokyograph

Wed, December 16, 2009 (2:37am EST)
GQ Japan presented its Men of the Year 2009 awards on Wednesday, marking the magazine’s fourth time to hold the awards. This time, the honorees included Sho Sakurai (27) of the popular group Arashi, which has experienced a very strong year in terms of sales and popularity. Last year, fellow member Jun Matsumoto (26) was also one of the winners.

Besides Sakurai, the winners were rakugo artist and actor Tsurube Shofukutei (57), who has received multiple Best Actor awards for the movie “Dear Doctor”; Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (28); playwright and director Koki Mitani (48); and McDonald’s Japan CEO Eiko Harada (61).

Source: Oricon

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Source: asianfanatic & japan_now

Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, Johnny’s Entertainment group Arashi has seen their popularity skyrocket in the past year. It seems they have no intention of slowing down as they have been added to the lineup for NHK’s Red and White Singing Contest.

Their newest single ‘My Girl’ has also become a hit, successfully earning them the top 4 spots on this year’s Oricon singles chart with the highest first week sales. ‘My Girl’ has reached number 3 on the charts, just after ‘Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon’ and ‘Believe / Kumorinochi Kaisei’. The fourth spot also belongs to them with their previous single ‘Everything’. They seem to have effortlessly dominated the sales in the singles chart for 2009.

In addition, fans from all over the world were thrilled when they announced their appearance on NHK’s Red and White Singing Contest. It is the first time that Johnny’s Entertainment will be having four groups perform on the show. Arashi’s popularity has continued to rise within this year, especially riding on the success of individual projects from all five members. To be invited to perform at the 60th Red and White Singing Contest during their 10th year seems very appropriate.

Source: udn
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net

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Credit : Tokyo Graph

Wed, November 4, 2009 (4:03am EST)
The latest KinKi Kids single, “Swan Song,” ranked #1 on the charts this past week with more than 160,000 in sales. This is their 29th consecutive number-one single, starting with their debut in 1997.

UVERworld‘s newest song was #2 on the charts, followed by Nana Mizuki and Morning Musume. BoA also made the top ten with her new single at #8.

On the albums chart, Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” was #1, selling close to 74,000 copies. Also in the top ten were The Gospellers (#2), The Cro-Magnons (#5), JAY’ED (#6), Junichi Inagaki (#9), and Chihiro Onitsuka (#10).

Meanwhile, Arashi‘s new DVD “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009” took the top spot on the overall DVD charts. At 428,000 copies sold, it set the record for highest first-week sales of a music DVD, surpassing the 374,000 of KAT-TUN‘s “Real Face Film” in 2006.

Source: Oricon

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This is really amazing.. i must say Arashi is amazing!! Take a look at the article below.

Website credit: Japan_Now

Japanese idol group Arashi held a three hour live special yesterday to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The special, which began at 7pm, was titled ‘Odoroki no Arashi! The Century’s Biggest Experiments! Impossible Feats SP and Miracle Experiments Live Broadcast!’ (from NTV). According to numbers from video research, the average ratings from the Kanto region was at 23.5%, peaking at a record of 29.8%. Airing at the same time was the Japan Series baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Nippon Ham Fighters, which had average ratings of 16.4% on Fuji TV.

The three-hour live broadcast wrapped up Arashi CHALLENGE★week (from October 25th to November 1st), in which Arashi took over NTV studios for more than 50 hours of broadcast to mark their 10th anniversary. They specially prepared a flying stage and introduced 3D effects to their performance by using enhanced glasses.

In the Japan Series, Nippon Ham pitcher Darvish made his return to the mound after battling injuries. In addition, the drama ‘JIN’ airing on TBS at 9pm, maintained the same ratings from the previous week at 17.2%

Source: Yahoo! News | Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net

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How cool is Arashi really!!! haha! This is really amazing!!! Hopefully with their new single “My Girl”, they would be able to take top 3!!!

Single Top 150
*1 *,655,498 ***,*** Believe/曇りのち、快晴 / 嵐、矢野健太 starring Satoshi Ohno 09/03/04
*2 *,620,237 ***,*** 明日の記憶/Crazy Moon~キミ・ハ・ムテキ~ / 嵐 09/05/27
*4 *,418,623 ***,523 Everything / 嵐 09/07/01

Album Top 150
*1 1,307,760 *12,338 All the BEST! 1999-2009 / 嵐 09/08/19

Credits: Oricon

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Source: Music Japan


On September 15th 2009, Arashi celebrated their 10th anniversary!
Even after 10 years, they continue to have an avid fan base, and there are no signs of their popularity diminishing.
Along with their careers as singers, they’re riding high on their successes as actors and newscasters as well.
10 years ago on September 15th the members had marked their debut with a press conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. To commemorate the special day, goo [a Japanese search engine and web portal] conducted a survey in which they asked fans their favorite Arashi song. Let’s take a look at the ‘Favorite Arashi Singles Ranking’!
The No.1 song was ‘Love so sweet’, and ‘One Love’ came in at No.2. ‘Love so sweet’ was the main theme song for the TBS Friday Night drama ‘花より男子2 (リターンズ) / Boys over Flowers 2 (Returns)’, and ‘One Love’ was the title theme song for the movie ‘花より男子ファイナル / Boys over Flowers F (Final)’. Matsumoto Jun appeared in both the drama and the movie. Needless to say, these two singles were immensely popular. Their debut single ‘A・RA・SHI’ took the No.3 spot. Arashi became the special supporters of the 1999 FIVB Men’s World Cup (Volleyball Championship), and ‘A・RA・SHI’ was the main theme song for Fuji TV’s live coverage of the tournament. In just a week after its release, ‘A・RA・SHI’ sold nearly 560,000 copies. At that time that was a new record for a debut single. The song is undoubtedly the cornerstone of Arashi. ‘One Love’ and ‘truth/風の向こうへ (truth/Kaze no Muko e)’ (ranked in at No.4) were the No.1 and No.2 singles of the 2008 Oricon Ranking. The singles epitomized the group’s ever-growing popularity.
How many of your favorite Arashi songs ranked in? Check below for the whole list!
As was mentioned before, in addition to their music the Arashi members’ have thrived in an assortment of different fields. Fans must have high hopes for Arashi as a group, and also for the individual members. It will be interesting to see how much they will continue to evolve and further their careers!

1.Love so sweet
2.One Love
4.truth/風の向こうへ (truth/Kaze no Muko e)
5.Beautiful days
6.明日への記憶/Crazy Moon~キミ・ハ・ムテキ~ (Asu eno Kioku/Crazy Moon~Kimi wa Muteki~)
9.きっと大丈夫 / Kitto Daijobu

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hahah found this video on youtube! Super cute!! haha Ohno really just says “Umai” all the time!

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YEAH!!! Arashi’s amazing really!! Check out this news.

Source: Tokyograph

Charts: Arashi, Kiyoshi Hikawa set records
Wed, August 26, 2009 (2:46am EDT)
As expected, the boy band Arashi dominated the charts this past week with their collection “All the BEST! 1999-2009.” The album sold 753,000 copies, setting their own personal record for first-week sales.

The album also sets the record for opening week sales during the 2009 period. The previous highest was Mr.Children’s “SUPERMARKET FANTASY,” which sold 708,000 copies when it was released this past December. That album has already become a million seller, suggesting that Arashi’s album will likely achieve that milestone as well. If it does, it will be their first million seller.

Aside from Arashi, the week’s top ten included new releases from Big Bang (#3), MINMI (#5), Denki Groove (#6), and Hi-Fi CAMP (#8).

On the singles chart, Kiyoshi Hikawa also set a record. His “Tokimeki no Rumba” sold 68,000 copies to become his third chart-topper, which is the most for a solo enka artist.

TOKIO (#3), Yuko Hara (#5), The Gospellers (#7), Tatsuro Yamashita (#8), and Ayabie (#10) also entered the top ten.

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wow!!! Arashi sugei na! I cant believe VS Arashi is going golden as well as instead of 30mins, it’ll be an hour long!!! This is super cool!

Source: Tokyograph

“VS Arashi” goes golden
Sat, July 25, 2009 (7:21pm EDT)
Fans of popular boy band Arashi will now be able to watch the group every week during golden time. Their show “VS Arashi” on Fuji TV is moving from its Saturday afternoon time slot (12:59pm-1:30pm) to an hour-long time slot on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. This will be Arashi’s first show during golden time hours.

“VS Arashi” has been on the air since April 2008. Each episode features Arashi competing against different guest celebrities in a variety of games, such as “Falling Pipe” and “Cliff Climb.”

The show will air in its new time slot starting this October.

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Yatta!!! Aiba Masaki will finally get a lead role!!! haha this is just great man!!! Ahhhhh i have to wait until October though!!!

Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s Aiba stars in television drama
Sun, August 2, 2009 (5:26pm EDT)

Arashi member Masaki Aiba (26) is set to take on his first lead role in a drama series this fall. He will star in TV Asahi’s “My Girl,” his first series since “Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru” in 2003.

Aiba, who is more known for appearing in variety shows than in dramas, said that he wants to show his fans a “completely different Masaki Aiba” from his usual self.

“My Girl” is based on a manga by Mizu Sahara (an alternate pen name of mangaka Sumomo Yumeka), currently being serialized in Shinchosha’s Weekly Comic Bunch. The comic is described as an “ultimate love story” about a young man named Masamune Kazama (Aiba). During high school, he had a girlfriend four years older than him, but she suddenly left one day. Six years later, he receives news that she has passed away. In addition, she secretly gave birth to Masamune’s child, whom he finally meets and decides to raise.

TV Asahi will broadcast “My Girl” in its Friday 11:15pm time slot, starting in October

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Source: Music Japan

Arashi member Sakurai Sho has had a very busy year so far. He was the lead actor in a movie, made appearances in many TV shows as a regular member, and also played the main character in a TV drama series.

The drama series in which he played the lead role is called ‘THE QUIZ SHOW’ and recently he finished shooting the final scene. He then had to head straight to a different studio to appear in the news program ‘NEWS ZERO’ as a regular newscaster.

Sakurai: “The last scene we shot was the drama’s climax.

In the scene I had to ‘cry’ a lot.

I think it was the most I cried after becoming an adult.

After filming the climax, I felt sort of dazed because I was tired from all the crying and also because I was elated about completing the drama.

I couldn’t make head or tail of the whole situation. I felt so ‘parupunte.’”

…What’s ‘parupunte’?

According to Sakurai…

“’Parupunte’ is the name of a spell that appears in the RPG ‘Dragon Quest*’. The player doesn’t know beforehand what the spell effect will be. A couple of years ago a staff member for the TV program ‘嵐の宿題くん / Arashi no Shukudai-kun’ [in which Arashi are the main hosts] first used the phrase.”

“For me, the year 2009 has been a roller coaster; from first playing the lead role in the movie ‘ヤッターマン / Yatterman’ and all the way up to becoming the lead actor for ‘THE QUIZ SHOW’.

Right now I feel like I’m taking a break halfway up the mountain.

I can’t say for sure but I think my fans feel the same way too.”

Right now Arashi can be said to be the most popular group among people of all ages.

Let’s hope Sakurai Sho’s success continues!

*The word ‘parupunte’ is translated as ‘chance’ in English versions of the game series.

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I am completely in love with this song!!! I reali reali love this song esp the part where Ohno sings his solo part. That part gets me! haha.. Also i tink the video is awesome.. nice sunset view!

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Hurrayyy for a new Sakurai Sho drama called “The Quiz Show”… This is actually the 2nd season as there was a 1st one made last year but with a whole different cast.

Sho plays a host on a quiz show. There are different guest that come on the show in order to get the “Dream Chance”, which is getting whatever you wish for to come true. But the questions come out very easy and just based on common sense and knowledge. BUT as the game progresses, the questions become more intimate and are actually questions based on your on life. Of coz mostly things that you dont want people to know about.

But Sho’s character also has a past of which he cannot remember anything about. And the show’s producer who is played by Kanjani8’s Yokoyama You is one character to look out for as it seems maybe he knows abt Sakurai’s past and is that evil what i would call “Do-S” man. haha..

OHHH the drama’s theme song is sang by Arashi too!

The 1st epi guest was Aikawa Sho.

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I muz say how impressed i was by Nino’s acting skills in this special. He plays a 22 year old cerebral palsy. Juz graduated from vocal school, he’s trying to land a job as a salesman juz like his late father. His mother is wif him every step of the way taking care and looking after him. This is actually based on a true story of Bill Porter.It’s a story of a man believing in going door to door to sell his products.

Nino’s juz amazing in this. Reali reali amazing. I nv can believe how well that man can act. I tot it was so real. Every moment, every movement touched me completely. I cried, rooted for him and laughed with him. It was reali a beautiful drama. I love Kato Rosa too. She’s juz a delight to watch. And also Higuchi Kanako who played Nino’s mum was amazing at her role.

If u have not watched this yet, go watch it. Prepare tissues too! haha

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Source: Tokyograph

Oricon: ideal new co-worker
Thu, April 9, 2009 (3:19am EDT)
With springtime meaning lots of fresh graduates entering companies for the first time, Oricon conducted a survey of 20- to 40-year-olds, asking them which famous person they would like to have as their new co-worker. Sho Sakurai of Arashi and talento Becky took the top spots in the men’s and women’s rankings, respectively.

For the male rankings, one female stated that Sakurai “thinks quickly and seems like the type to remember things about work quickly.” Working as a newscaster for NTV’s “NEWS ZERO,” Sakurai has gained a lot of attention for his opinions. In the survey, he was followed by Teppei Koike of the duo WaT and pro golfer Ryo Ishikawa.

  1. Sho Sakurai
  2. Teppei Koike
  3. Ryo Ishikawa
  4. Hiro Mizushima
  5. Haruma Miura
  6. Satoshi Tsumabuki
  7. Yusuke Kamiji
  8. Takeru Sato
  9. Junpei Mizobata
  10. Eiji Wentz

Among the women, Becky’s regular TV appearances have given her a very cheerful image. Some of the survey takers described her as someone who can “read the situation at hand,” and as someone “so lively and cheerful that it’d be a nice breath of fresh air to have her around in the company.” Right behind her in the rankings were actresses Aya Ueto and Yui Aragaki.

  1. Becky
  2. Aya Ueto
  3. Yui Aragaki
  4. Maki Horikita
  5. Masami Nagasawa
  6. Aoi Miyazaki
  7. Haruka Ayase
  8. Saki Aibu
  9. Erika Toda
  10. Mikako Tabe

Source: Oricon

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Nino has been on a roll.. this is goin to be his 2nd SP this year.. I still have not watch “Door to Door” yet but i know he reali gave an extrodianary performance. This is some news of his new drama SP.

Source: Tokyograph

Kazunari Ninomiya, Mao Inoue play couple in drama special
Sat, April 11, 2009 (12:12am EDT)
Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya (25) and actress Mao Inoue (22) will co-star in a drama special on TBS. The story is based on two novels written by professional windsurfer Natsuki Iijima, who died of cancer in 2005.

During Iijima’s battle with cancer, he wrote an essay titled “Gan ni Ikasarete,” which formed part of the basis for the 2007 film “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara,” a biography of Iijima that starred Takao Osawa and Misaki Ito. Around the same time, Iijima penned a novel also titled “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara,” as well as a sequel titled “Kamisama ga Kureta Namida.” The drama special is based on those two books, which sold more than 450,000 copies combined.

The drama is also being called “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara.” Ninomiya plays the main character, a psychiatrist working in the counseling room of a cancer treatment center by the beach. While tending to the patients, part of his job involves taking dictation from them when they want to send a letter to a loved one.

Inoue plays the psychiatrist’s wife and mother to the couple’s twin daughters. Other cast members include Nobuko Miyamoto as a nurse, Yusuke Santamaria as a surgeon, and Naoto Ogata as the owner of a surf shop.

The broadcast date for the drama has not yet been determined.

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Readers of TVnavi magazine have cast their votes for 2008’s Drama of the Year, and on Saturday it was announced that the winner is the TBS suspense series “Maou” that starred Satoshi Ohno and Toma Ikuta. Ohno also was named Best Actor for his role in that series.

Aoi Miyazaki was voted Best Actress for “Atsuhime.” Best Supporting Actor and Actress went to Eita and Juri Ueno, who both appeared in Fuji TV’s “Last Friends.” In the Best Newcomer category, Ryosuke Yamada (“One-Pound Gospel,” “Scrap Teacher”) and Manami Higa (“Code Blue”) received the most votes.

Source: Sankei Sports

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Omg!!! Sho is goin to have a new drama… ahhhhhh I cant keep up anymore!!!! haha Arashi has so much goin on for them!!! But it’s goin to be great to be able to watch a Sho drama since Yamada Taro!!!

Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s Sho Sakurai has been chosen to star in the NTV drama series “The Quiz Show.” The show is a prime time version of last summer’s late night drama “The Quiz Show,” which starred Jin Katagiri and Shigeyuki Totsugi.

In the new version, Sakurai plays the host of a live TV quiz program. On the show, contestants who achieve 7 correct answers win 10 million yen, and those who get 8 correct answers will have one of their wishes granted by the TV network. But while the questions start off innocently enough, as the game progresses, the questions gradually delve into the contestants’ past crimes or indiscretions, presenting them with the dilemma of having to confess their guilt in order to win.

Sakurai’s character also has a mysterious past. Before becoming the show’s host, an accident had left him in a vegetative state for six years, which also resulted in him losing most of his memories.

The supporting cast includes Kanjani8’s Yu Yokoyama as the show’s director, Aya Matsuura as a rookie assistant director, and Miki Maya as the producer. Broadcast begins on April 18 in NTV’s Saturday 9pm time slot.

Source: Sponichi Annex

Here’s 2 youtube links. The 1st one is the CM and the 2nd one is a news abt his new drama.

Dont u juz love that smirk! haha

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