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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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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!

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“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

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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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Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s latest single, “Believe / Kumori Nochi, Kaisei,” dominated the charts this past week. With roughly 502,000 copies sold, it has become the best-selling single of 2009 so far. It is also the first to break half a million in its opening week since KAT-TUN’s “Real Face” (754,000) in April 2006. Arashi achieved the same feat once before with their debut single “A-RA-SHI” (557,000) in 1999.

New singles flooded the top ten, occupying the next seven spots behind Arashi. The releases came from GLAY, AKB48, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, Yuna Ito, YUKI, Ken (of L’Arc~en~Ciel), and ROCK’A’TRENCH.

On the album rankings, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS edged out a win with their aptly named third album, “FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 3.” The album sold 80,000 copies, only 2,000 more than Chatmonchy’s “Kokuhaku.” Also in the top ten were JUJU, supercell, Mika Nakashima, Dragon Ash, Kalafina, and AI.

Source: Oricon 

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I really love all the Childminders episode. I wonder if they’re ever goin to do it again since now they have changed the format of the show.

For this episode, Nino and Matsujun went to take care of a toddler boy. I dunt rem wat was the boy’s celebrity mum called BUT she’s a wreslter i tink. haha. Both of them had a hard hard time wif this child COZ he juz kept crying non-stop. ahhhhh children nei…

U noe wat, after watching this episode, i reali tink that Nino wld make a great dad. He reali wld.

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Omg i so so so so love this episode of Shukudai-kun. Very very funny and its a total Aiba episode! The guest was Ito Yuna.. She’s super pretty and she’s actually hawaiian. Well no, she’s japanese-korean but born and raised in Hawaii.

Also love Aiba-chan tryin his best to speak english! haha like “pine-appu”!! haaha.. I’m lovin how much they’re all bullying Sho-chan! haha

Dont u love Aiba’s hula dance!

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Wooooooo Arashi rocks this year man!!!!! Taking the top 2 spots!! Arashi arashi OH YEAH!

Arashi was the big winner with three of their songs making the list. They took the top two spots with “truth / Kaze no Mukou e” (618,000 copies) and “One Love” (524,000), while “Beautiful days” was #10 (422,000). Arashi is only the 5th artist to have the top two singles in a year, with the last one being Princess Princess in 1989.

  1. “truth / Kaze no Mukou e,” Arashi
  2. “One Love,” Arashi
  3. “I AM YOUR SINGER,” Southern All Stars
  4. “Kiseki,” GReeeeN
  5. “Shuchishin,” Shuchishin
  6. “HANABI,” Mr.Children
  7. “Soba ni Iru ne,” Thelma Aoyama
  8. “DON’T U EVER STOP,” KAT-TUN
  9. “LIPS,” KAT-TUN
  10. “Beautiful days,” Arashi
Source: Oricon

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This VS arashi was a blast!!!!! Their junior Tegoshi Yuya from NEWS came on the program. And there was a new game too!!!

Lots of pics.

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Matsujun getting mad at Ohno for calling his outfit cute. hahaha

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Poor Leader!! haha

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The attack of the DOS!!!

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Dunt reali noe wat this guest’s name was but he was so excited to c Arashi in flesh, so he started touchin them. hahaha

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A new game called : Jumping Shooter. An honestly exhausting game! haha

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Poor Aiba-chan coughing away, den Nino pulling Aiba up! Sweet!!

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Look how handsome our goalkeeper is! haha

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Ohno has been failing at this game for the past few episodes.. haha… so when he managed to pass, he wld do this “Cross his arms”.. hahaa… i dunt noe watever for.. But Sho+Aiba+Nino found it so funny that they started imitating him too!! haha

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Notice the little arm cross at the end, and also the other 3 down there crossing their arms. ahah

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Hahaha.. Oh-chan has finally conquered his failure! ahha

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This is juz getting so so so funny… haha.. usually Ohno nevers messes up.. but lately maybe 2 or three times, he keeps failing at this game “Rolling Coin Tower”.. haha.. It’s so funny to watch. And everybody, including Sakurai was expecting Sakurai to fail.. haha… Leader is juz adorable.. haha… In one screencap, u can see the members all lookin at him at disbelief.. haha

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This is really super cute.. This episode of himitsu no arashi chan was showing “fat” ppl. Den they got a shirt from the world’s fattest man, which he is in the Guiness World Record. Here u’ll c Nino, Aiba & Ohno in one shirt together.. haha DEN after that, Matsujun also joins in.. haha thats cute…

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This is reali super funny. This episode of Arashi no Shukudai-kun was running on live. Nino decided to hynotise Sho into doin a backflip, as Sho juz cant do one at all so i guess it wld be funny if he were to do one. haha.. Sho den pretended not to wake up, so Nino changed it a little bit by making him into another person. haha.. But in the end he still had to do a backflip. haha.. Watch towards the back. I loved it when he went down on his knees saying ” KOWAIIIIIIIIIII”… haha.. oh Sho-chan!

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i juz had to include these two videos before sleeping.. haha.. sho-chan.. haha honestly how silly can u get… haha… u are reali the cutest thing on earth.. haha..

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oooooooo Arashi was juz sooooo funny.. haha.. i reali reali laughed my ass off.. oh Oh-chan y are u so so so so silly.. haha.. Ohno-man.. haha..

Here’s three subbed videos frm youtube..

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Q1. If you finish work early, will you…
hang out outside? (3) – Aiba, Jun, Sho
go home straight? (2) – Nino, Ohno

Aiba: If I don’t feel well, I’ll go straight home. But if I’m not tired, I’ll meet up with my friends. But sometimes it’s hard to get hold of friends at the last minute. At times like that, I’ll borrow DVDs to watch at home.

Jun: If I finish work early, I’ll usually go somewhere. Shopping or watch a movie… Sometimes I go alone, sometimes I go with my friends.

Sho: If I finish work early, it’ll be a waste to go straight home! I’ll definitely hang out. I’ll ask my friends out for a meal etc. If my work ends in the evening, I go buy CDs, clothes & etc. If I don’t do so, I usually don’t get the chance to shop.

Nino: I’ll go straight home without hanging out anywhere. There isn’t any particular place I want to go to, so I’ll go straight home after work. Sometimes I eat with my friends, but not anymore recently because I’ve been so busy. I practise card magic tricks at home. (laughs)

Ohno: I’ll not hang out anywhere, go straight home & prepare to go fishing! Because I want to go fishing quicky, if work ends early, I’ll go home straight. (laughs)

Q2. After you reach home, do you…
stay in your outside clothes for a while? (2) – Jun, Ohno
change immediately? (2) – Aiba, Sho
depends (1) – Nino

Jun: If I wear tight-fitting clothes, I’ll change since it’s uncomfortable. But I rarely wear them anyway. If it’s denim or casual clothes, I’ll just stay in them & not change.

Ohno: I’ll take of my pants & socks, leave my shirt alone. So it’s just t-shirt & underpants. (laughs) You can relax like that ne. But if it’s just underpants, it gets cold sometimes. So if I can’t take it, I’ll wear shorts.

Nino: If I perspire, I’ll change. If not, I don’t change. The clothes I change to also varies from day to day.

Aiba: Mostly, I’ll change. I have various types of shorts suitable for all seasons. As for the top, it depends on the season, it can be t-shirts or sweat shirts.

Sho: I’ll change immediately when I reach home. I wear shorts used for basketball & t-shirts. I brought these along with me when I went to Beijing. Somehow, I can’t get use to the hotel’s bathrobes there.

Q3. When you eat at home, do you…
eat slowly & enjoy the food? (1) – Sho
eat quickly & get done with it? (4) – Aiba, Jun, Ohno, Nino

Sho: Right before I went to Beijing, I had dinner with my Dad, just the two of us. We talk, ate & drink for about 2 hours. And, my Dad cooked the shabu-shabu for me.

Aiba: I seldom eat at home, but when I do, I eat quickly. Sometimes when I feel like cooking, then I’ll cook instant noodles & add lots of ingredients. And I finish it quickly.

Jun: If I eat at home, it’s fast. Sometimes I cook myself. Recently I made hiyashi chuka (cold noodles). Simple soy sauce flavour.

Nino: For me, I don’t take eating as something enjoyable. (bitter laugh) After all eating is just required to replenish energy, so I eat fast.

Ohno: I enjoy eating so I want to eat slowly but… I am always hungry, so I end up gobbling up the food. (laughs) Recently, I have been eating in my room while watching my favourite fishing channel.

Q4. When you are lazing around at home, do you prefer to…
watch TV? (3) – Aiba, Nino, Ohno
listen to music? (2) – Jun, Sho

Aiba: It is my habit to switch on the TV when I get home. And in the morning when I am preparing to go out, music is a must. The choice of songs depends on the weather that day. My mood changes depending on whether it’s sunny or rainy.

Nino: Whatever the TV is showing, I’ll somehow feel like watching it. Just a while ago, I watched Olympics very often. I prefer watching sports & I watch baseball & soccer.

Ohno: Now, I earnestly/ only watch fishing channel. Because I keep watching it, sometimes I feel “I have seen this scene before”. But I won’t get sick of it & I’ll still watch it. (laughs)

Jun: When I want to be at ease, it’s music. When I want to relax, it’s TV. They may sound the same, but it’s different to me. (laughs) As for what genre of music, that depends on my mood.

Sho: Basically I listen to music using my PC. As for TV, I check Arashi’s shows. And usually when I get home, there is only late-night programmes to watch anyway. In Beijing’s hotel, I didn’t get to switch on the TV at all.

Q5. When you want to contact your friends from home, you belong to the…
text message type? (2) – Ohno, Sho
phonecall type? (1)  – Aiba
both (2) – Jun, Nino

Ohno: I text message more. I usually don’t make phone calls. I use alot of emoticons. I feel weird if I don’t add something else in place of the full-stop.

Sho: A mail is less troublesome/ bothersome . I don’t mind writing long mails but I don’t really use emoticons. Actually, since I change my handphone model, I still haven’t really memorise how to use the phone yet. (bitter laugh)

Jun: It depends on who I am contacting. If it’s someone I am familiar with, I’ll call. If it’s someone whom I don’t usually contact, I don’t know when is the right time to call, so I’ll text.

Nino: It depends whether the person calls me or text me. I’ll return a call with a call, a text message with a text message. I don’t really contact people myself so it all depends on the person contacting me.

Aiba: I belong to the phone call type since long ago. A call is better. Even if I know the person can’t pick up, I think “I can just leave a voice message” & I’ll just call. (laughs)

Q6. When bathing, do you prefer…
taking shower? (3) Jun, Nino, Ohno
soaking in bathtub? (2) Aiba, Sho

Jun: I take showers more often. When I want to bathe, I want to bathe immediately. So it’s troublesome if I still have to prepare the hot water for the bathtub. And I shower quite fast. I am not the type that takes bathing time to relax.

Nino: If I don’t have much work the next day, sometimes I soak in the bathtub, but most of the time I take showers. I want to get to sleep faster rather than take my time bathing.

Ohno: Shower. Takes about 5 minutes. I’ll feel dizzy if I soak in warm water & I’ll get up immediately. So I don’t really like hot springs either. Even in winter, I take showers. it’s good I can tolerate the cold. (laughs)

Aiba: I bathe for about 10 minutes. I like a warm bath. The time I soak in the bathtub is really short, like a crow soaking itself in water, but I still want to soak in a bathtub.

Sho: If I travel, I take showers. But at home, It’s definiely the bathtub. My relax pose is to soak  my whole body in warm water, with just my face floating on the surface & I’ll go “Aa~”. It reminds me when I am in my mother’s womb? (laughs)

Q7. Do you do train/ excercise at home?
Yes. (2) – Aiba, Ohno
No. (3) – Jun, Nino, Sho

Aiba: Sometimes I go jogging after I reach home. I started doing so when I was running with Edo Harumi-san in 24H TV. It feels good to run at night.

Ohno: I do 50 sit-ups & 50 push-ups. It may seem tough to exercise on a daily routine but if its just that, I finish it in about 2 minutes. Though I do it at night sometimes, I train more often in the mornings.

Jun: It depends on my work. In 24H TV, I acted as a sick person whose body cannot move, if that’s the case, I don’t feel like training. But if I’m acting as a strong character, I’ll train.

Nino: Till now, I’ve never thought of training. I don’t think it’s necessary & I don’t intend to do it in the future either. (laughs)

Sho: I’m the type that build muscles easily if I train. If I train & I don’t do it continuously, the muscles will become fats. So I decided not to train. (laughs)

Q8. When you sleep, do you…
switch off all the lights? (5) – Erm, all 5…
leave some lights on? (0)

Aiba: I switch off all the lights but I’ll open the curtains to let light come in from the outside. I use blackout curtains so my room becomes totally dark. If I l close the curtains, I wouldn’t know if it’s morning already. And I listen to the radio before I sleep, so I can remember the night radio programme schedule pretty well.

Jun: I can sleep with the lights on, but it’s a waste to leave them on. It’s better not to waste unecessary electricity & be kind to he earth.

Nino: It’s a waste if you don’t switch off the lights when you sleep. I don’t mind if the room is bright or the bed is uncomfortable or anything. I can sleep anywhere. So when I share a hotel room with someone, I can accomodate my roommate.

Ohno: I  usually switch off the lights, but recently, because I have been really busy, I fall asleep without switching off the TV. Yesterday, it was showing “Terminator 3” & I wanted to watch it. But I fell asleep the minute it started so I didn’t get to watch at all. (bitter laugh)

Sho: I used to switch on the reading lamp in the past, but now I sleep without it. In Beijing, because I stayed in a hotel near the stadium, the olympic flame helped light up my room. (laughs)

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Kyyyaaaaaa….. i saw bits of the preview of Hanetobi which i tink will be showing on Sept 24th (wed) AND ARASHI IS ON IT!!! Yipeeee… haha… I see many many funny things that are going to happen. Haha.. esp Ohno doin his signature “Freestyle pose”.. haha..

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Haha this episode is reali a Sakurai Sho episode… haha.. it got me laughing like mad.. haha.. Sho-chan was in a spaced mode.. haha… making silly comments.. haha always asking to go home by Nino.. letting Matsu Jun get mad at him.. haha.. oh Sho-chan wat else.. haha… even Ohno pushin Sho to go home.. haha..

Den my fav was the trampoline word guess.. haha.. Sho-chan is plain silly.. haha.. lots of gifs to c below.. haha..

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Some power attack. haha

This is actually the man on the EXIT sign. haha

Michael Jackson. hahahahahhahahahahha

Fireworks… haha.. so adorable.

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Oh wow wow.. how exciting.. haha
Wed, August 27, 2008 (1:56am EDT)
Arashi‘s newest single, “truth / Kaze no Mukou e,” dominated the singles chart this past week at 467,000 in sales. This sets the new 2008 record for opening week sales, surpassing KAT-TUN‘s “DON’T U EVER STOP,” which sold an initial 382,000 in May. Arashi also holds the record for best-selling single so far this year with “One Love” currently at 492,000, though “truth” is already close to overtaking it.

Porno Graffiti‘s “Gift” took #2 with a comparatively low 58,000 in sales, while the “Macross Frontier” song “Lion” came in at #3, trailing by only about a thousand copies. Buono! also made the top ten as “Gachinko de Ikou!” ranked #6.

On the albums chart, Namie Amuro held the #1 seat for her fourth straight week, moving an additional 88,000 copies of “BEST FICTION.” The closest new Japanese release was “Makai Yuugi,” the album for the “Detroit Metal City” movie, making #4 at 20,000 copies.

Source: Oricon 

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haha… watching VS Arashi these couple of episodes has been freaking hilarious. Haha.. i mean reali funny.. firstly, as usual Sakurai Sho is juz reali bad at sports… so den when its time to play games, when he volunteers, he gets “ehhhhhhh…” from the audience.. haha… It’s sooo funny… And basically Arashi members get nervous when he wants to play these games. haha

Managed to find these few videos online. These are some silly Sakurai Sho moments on VS Arashi.

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Haha this has got me laughing like mad.. i love this episode. It’s Aiba’s segment called “Ai Land” where they play silly games sent in by the viewers. The scenes shown with the guests have been cut as they weren’t veri interesting, haha. So den they also try out some new games sent in.

I took some snapshots.

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This next game is where they were as school kids and emptying all their bags, and the next person wld have to pick them up and put into their sch bags. haha. As u can see frm the last 2 screencaps, Sho is asking “Is this reali fun?” haha

This next game is abt having a newspaper holding your legs and trying to get the opponent’s hat.

Haha.. dunt u juz love Sakurai’s walk.

Haha this has got to be one of the best games ever. haha. Putting a long pole across ur shoulders and goin through the barriers. haha.. Sakurai act has got to be the most classic one ever. haha.

This is Aiba’s try first.

Den it was Matsujun’s turn.

And finally Sho’s turn. haha.. watch the silliness.

Den this is prob one of the most CRAZY game ever. haha. Rollar Skates TUG OF WAR.. i noe… WAT THE.. haha.. this has gotten my sides cracked from laughin too much. haha.

First Try

2nd Try

Third Try

awww group hug.. haha

4th Try

slowly but surely… haha

5th Try


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Aiyo soooo sad, ten episodes onli.. haha… But this is a touching episode. Yamada family has moved back into their old rundown house and Taro declined goin to America to study. He decides to enter an “Air Guitar” contest in order to win a JUMBO hamburger for his family. haha.. of coz he pulls Mimura in and Ikegami joins in. Taro’s siblings den think that it’s their fault that Taro is not goin to America because of money issue. They decide to try to win the first prize of cash in an lucky draw. This is a super touching episode, get ur tissues ready coz i cried so much. AND Ohno Satoshi makes a super SHORT appearance but it was juz adorable. haha. I loved how they used Arashi’s song Happiness to play Air Guitar with. haha..

Really loved this drama, mainly coz of Sho haha but it was reali enjoyable to watch.

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Episode 9 kinda talks abt how Taro is trying his hardest to adjust to “Rich” life coz he sees all his siblings enjoying themselves to the fullest. Mimura is also not really talking to Taro as he feels that Taro is lying to himself. But Ikegami comes to Taro’s rescue and pulls to a supermarket sale and also lets Taro and Mimura both have a chance to talk wif each other. All i can say is that Sho had some absolutely dreamy features here. haha…

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Episode 8 is abt how one of his classmates kinda having a weird crush on him and starts following him around and den he sees that Taro is poor AND starts spreading all kinds of gossip abt it. BUT den again, Taro’s father had inherited a HUGE house from one of his customers, (he sells paintings). Taro wld den be confused as to whether to move in the house to make his siblings happy.

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Loved this episode coz lots more SHO… haha.. This episode is abt whether Taro cld juz get away one day without thinking abt his family. Therefore, his family pushes him to go out and have fun, and so Taro joins his classmates out for a studying session at a temple.

BUT of coz, Taro ends up still thinking of them esp when there is heavy rain as the house is not in the best condition when it rains. All i can say is that i’m biased coz there were lots of nice Sho scenes.. haha.. But this was one heck of an touching episode..

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This episode was pretty fun to watch… Taro and Ikegami get to act in an 40’s or was it 50’s kinda film. It was funny when Taro had a hard time saying that he cldnt live without Ikegami, but had some help from buddy Mimura… Lots of nice nice Sho screen time.. haha…

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This episode shows the various tasks that Taro has to do b4 the Summer vacation ends. Wat reali touched me is that how much he is willing to do for his family. He even got cloth (well actually an old school banner) to make a yukata for his little sister to attend the festival.. kyyyaaaa…. how sweet…

And i guess i got a little biased BUT here’s some nice screenshots of Sakurai Sho. haha.. U dont get to c Sho-chan very cool in reality coz he’s sooo silly on programs.. haha.. I mean he is cool sometimes BUT silly most of the time.. that’s y we all love him nei.. haha


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I’m addicted… i really am addicted to this show. haha.. oh dear me.. haha.. This episode shows the return of Taro’s father who is a wandering artist. And he brings with him lots more chaos.. plus a foreign boy who comes and homestays with them. This episode is all abt finding out y the boy doesnt laugh.

Guess Sho had a bigger role here since his character’s childhood was the same. And yes, the girl still annoyed me.

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