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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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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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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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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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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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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

door to door

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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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