Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arashi “Lotus” sold over 240,000 on their first day of sale.

Arashi has released their 35th single “Lotus” on the 23rd of February and sold over more than 240,000 on the first day of sale. (exact number 241,173). They were ranked in as No. 1 in the Oricon single daily chart and made a good start. From their debut single “A.RA.SHI“, they have left a record of ranking 35 of their singles in TOP 3 and ranking 30 of their singles as number 1 in the Weekly single ranking chart of Oricon.

As many know, “Lotus” is used as the theme song for Aiba’s drama “Bartender“. They have released two types of the CD, limited edition and regular edition. In limited edition, it contains the PV for “Lotus” and in regular edition, it contains two other songs, “Boom Boom” and “ever”.

Source: Oricon

Ninomiya Kazunari and Toda Erika takes the lead in The Television “67th Drama Academy Awards”

Japan’s popular TV magazine “The Television” has released the results of their “67th Drama Academy Award” in their February 16th issue. Based on the votes from the readers and judges, “The Television” selects the best actors, best actresses, best drama, best drama theme song and more 4 times a year.

On the “67th Drama Academy Award“, Arashi Ninomiya Kazunari has been selected for best actor, with his drama “Freeter ie wo kau” selected as the best drama and Arashi’s single “Hatenai Sora” selected as the best drama theme song. Actress Toda Erika has been selected for best actress, with her drama “SPEC” selected as best director, best screenplay and special awards. The rest of the results are listed below so check them out!

Best Drama: Freeter ie wo kau

Best Actor: Ninomiya Kazunari (Freeter ie wo kau)

Best Actress: Toda Erika (SPEC)

Best Supporting Actor: Kagawa Teruyuki (Ryomaden)

Best Supporting Actress: Ueto Aya (Nagare Boshi)

Best Director: Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Kato Shin, Imai Natsuki, Kaneko Fuminori (SPEC)

Best Screenplay: Nishiogi Yumie (SPEC)

Best Drama Theme Song: Hatenai Sora-Arashi (Freeter ie wo kau)

The Television Special Awards: SPEC

Sourc: Web The Television

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Who did kids choose as their favorite entertainer?


Toy maker Bandai recently held a research survey amongst 1500 boys and girls ages 3 to 12 with the help of their guardians. In this survey, they asked the question: Who is your child’s favorite entertainer?

Taking 23.8% of the votes, Arashi took number one. Many kids stated to their parents that they like Arashi because “They’re cool, they can dance well and they’re really good at variety shows.” It seems that Arashi’s multiple talents seemed to catch even the attention of kids. On top of that many of the kids said that they became interested in the group through siblings and friends.

Following Arashi with 13.9% of votes was AKB48. Some parents commented saying that when AKB48 performs their catchy songs on television, their kids seem to be mesmerized and just sit still. Some parents also said that, “they sing and imitate their dances.” It seems that a lot of kids like AKB48 because they want to be like the members of the group.

In third place was Hanya, a comedy duo. Other comedy duos and comedians such as Audrey (fourth place), Shimura Ken (fifth place), Tano Shingo (sixth place), and Imoto Ayako (eigth place) made it into the rankings. Kasuga Toshiaki of Audrey and Tano Shingo were brought up because many of the kids like to imitate their gags. Kids imitate their gags to make others around them laugh but also to become popular amongst their peers. Comedian Shimura Ken made it into the ranking as well because many of the kids were introduced to him through their parents, who were fans before.

Here is the full list of the ranking:

1. Arashi

2.AKB48
3. Hanya (comedy duo)

4. Audrey (comedy duo)

5. Shimura Ken (comedian)

6.Tano Shingo (comedian)

7. Becky (talent)

8. Imoto Ayako (comedian)

9. SMAP

10.Sato Takeru (actor)


Thanks to deprive.d for the tip!
Source: Oricon DeView

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who is Johnny Entertainment’s best actor?

First and foremost, Johnny’s Entertainment is known for producing male idols, and while many have tried to make a name for themselves as an actor, only a few are actually competing in the same league as full-fledged actors.

This year, Ikuta Toma, one of the very few talents within the agency who are solely focusing on acting, was the first Johnny’s talent to win an acting award in the 54 year-long history of the “Blue Ribbon Awards“.

Is Ikuta just one single shimmering light of hope among countless of cringeworthy idols-turned-actors? No. There are a few more Johnny’s talents that can actually act, and the mobile portal of goo/NTT DoCoMo have asked their users which of them have been delivering the best acting performances so far.

You can tell by the number of votes that it was a very popular poll, but can you guess who won? Scroll down and find out whether the actual results prove you right.

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Who is the best actor in Johnny’s?

01 – 29,828 votes – Ninomiya Kazunari
02 – 11,266 votes – Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
03 – 10,054 votes – Ikuta Toma
04 – 6,142 votes – Kimura Takuya
05 – 4,662 votes – Okada Junichi
06 – 3,060 votes – Nishikido Ryo
07 – 2,004 votes – Yamashita Tomohisa
08 – 1,976 votes – Matsumoto Jun
09 – 1,391 votes – Nagase Tomoya
10 – 1,148 votes – Nakai Masahiro

Monday, February 21, 2011

Radio rip of Arashi’s “Boom Boom” released

A radio-rip of Arashi’s new song “Boom Boom” has been released. This is the third track on the group’s new single “LOTUS“.

Don’t forget to check out the PV for “LOTUS” on my previous post..^_^

Check it out below!

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p/s this song is very catchy..makes u wanna move n dance along with it~~

Weekly entertainment magazine Ori Star recently announced the results of its latest survey, asking for their fans’ favorite song by their favorite artist.

Arashi top’s track was “Monster”, the theme song to the drama “Kaibutsu-Kun” which stars member Ohno Satoshi. When asked why they chose this song, one fan replied, “I can’t help but love the impact of the song and their cool dancing.” To round off the top three tracks for Arashi, ”Monster” was followed by “truth” and “Troublemaker”.

Other favorites include Ikimonogakari’s hit song “Arigatou”, which earned three times the number of votes as their debut song, “SAKURA”. Tohoshinki’s first song as a two-member unit, “Why? (Keep Your Head Down)”, also ranked highly on the list.

Check out the first part of the list below and let us know what you think!

Arashi – “Monster”
B’z – “ultrasoul”
EXILE – “Lovers Again”
Fukuyama Masaharu -” Sakurazaka”
Hey! Say! JUMP – “Arigatou ~Sekai no Doko ni Itemo~”
Ikimonogakari - “Arigatou”
Kanjani∞ - “Life ~Me no Mae no Mukou e~”
KAT-TUN - “Real Face”
Kimura Kaela – “Butterfly”
Kinki Kids – “Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto~”
Mr. Children – “Owarinaki Tabi”
NEWS – “weeeek”
SMAP – “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana”
Spitz – “Sora mo Toberu Hazu”
Tohoshinki - “Why? (Keep Your Head Down)”
YUI – “CHE.R.RY”

The second part of the ranking has been published in the February 18th edition of the magazine, so stay tuned to tokyohive for updates!

Source: Oricon

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Petition to preserve SS501 fan page circulating online

F.T. Island’s Hongki recently retweeted a post by a fan about a petition to keep SS501’s fan page alive.

Although the SS501 members have gone their separate ways after their contracts expired, the members have promised on a number of occasions that they would regroup to perform at some point in the future. However, the SS501 fanclub, known as SS601, is faced with closure, with the page officially shutting down on February 28th.

As such, some fans have gotten together and created a petition to keep “the cornerstone of SS501 fans” from disappearing. So far, nearly 500 people have signed the petition.

Source: Hongki’s Twitter & Daum Agora “SS601 Fans Opposed To Closure”

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Arashi unleashes PV for their upcoming single, “LOTUS”!

Its been long since i didnt post anything in this this blog..gomen minna!!! lately i dont have much time to post anything in this blog. But since its weekend today n i dont have to be at my office today so i decide to post this important video. Its "Lotus" PV from Arashi!!!! The full version of this song already out long ago n today the full lenght video out!!! Owh~~today is Lotus Day for all Arashian!!!~~
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Arashi has been teasing fans with small updates on their upcoming single, “LOTUS,” but now the full PV has been released!

The song is an upbeat track with a cool choreography, and the PV features shots of the members in dark rooms rather than having a story.

The full version of Lotus already out as well as the PV...check out the video below....

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p/s....really love to see them in white suit...they really look cho kakkoi!!~~

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kim Haneul and Jang Geun Suk to star in a New Movie

Actress Kim Haneul has a new pet in the form of Jang Geun Suk!

Kim Haneul and Jang Geun Suk will star in a new film titled, “You are My Pet,” a story about growing up through understanding and caring for one another as pet owner and her pet. The original story was written by the Japanese writer Yayoi Ogawa and was later adapted into a popular TBS drama starring Matsumoto Jun.

FT Island’s Lee Hongki confirmed Kim Hyo Jin’s tweet earlier today that announced the main cast members of the upcoming Korean film that also includes fellow FT Island member Choi Jong Hun.

In the film, Kim Haneul plays ‘Eunee,’ a beautiful and successful woman who is socially awkward. Jang Geun Suk plays ‘Inho,’ an aspiring danseur / ballerino extremely popular amongst women. Through certain circumstances, Inho will live with Eunee as her pet and display various sides of a pretty boy.

According to Kim Hyo Jin’s tweet, a press conference for the production will take place on March 3rd at Ibaraki Airport. The filming will begin in May in both Korea and Japan.

Source: Movie Week, @skullhong, @jonekimhyojin

Japanese version of Park Jung Min’s “Not Alone” released

After completing a successful promotion for his solo debut in Korea, SS501’s Park Jung Min has headed over to Japan with YAMAHA Music Media for the release of the Japanese version of “Not Alone.”

The release is in the form of a CD Book, which combines a physical CD along with a 8 page A5 sized photo book. Park Jung Min has been quite busy over the last few days promoting this with events in Kobe and Tokyo.

Following his Japanese tour, he will go to Taiwan to hold his Taiwanese showcase and fan meeting on February 20th, which will kick off his official activities for his Asian tour promotions.


SOURCE : allkpop/Tip: flowerz0524

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

STUPID

stupid is a mean word....i heard somewhere bout this phrase...can't remember where but i did....huh!!! what the fuck that i received early on my day today...someone throw a shit to me...its ok. NEVER MIND.

who ever she/he is may God always bless ur life. U r the best in everything u do...MAY U ALWAYS ON TOP n keep calling others stupid. FINE~~....i'm not throwing a shit on u but pls respect others mind n feeling. not only u have a guts to say what u want to say or do what u want to do...to this anonymous people...i thank u from the bottom of my heart for calling me an idiot this early morning...n thank u too coz give a ver "nice" comment to me...but if u have guts dont put ur name as an anonymous...juz put ur real name there. don't be a coward. thats not manners.

dont juz popup on others place n throw shit like what u do to me. its not nice to anybody. i bet u go to school rite? then learns manners is very important back there...remember that other people usually have their own way to pay back what u did to them same as me. so pls..dont do same thing to other people.

Lastly, thanks for dropping by at my blog n give shit to me early this morning. I always wish u a happy good healthy life.***

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Park Jung Min to hold Japanese showcase

After completing a successful promotion for his solo debut, SS501’s Park Jung Min has headed over to Japan with YAMAHA Music Media for the release of “Not Alone.”

The singer will be holding a celebratory showcase on February 13th in Kobe and on the 14th in Tokyo, and will be performing alongside the Abingdon Boys School’s SUNAO and Toshiyuki Kishi.

The Japanese media is already hyping the release, as many are anticipating his collaboration with two of the biggest names of Abingdon Boys School. Park Jung Min will be presenting not only his solo album, but SS501 songs and other famous J-pop tracks as well.

Following his Japanese showcase will be his Taiwanese showcase and fan meeting on February 20th, which will kick off his official activities for his Asian tour promotions.

Source + Photos: Newsen via Daum

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sakurai Sho & Ninomiya Kazunari play with “dogs” in NINTENDO 3DS CM

New CMs for NINTENDO 3DS upcoming game software, “nintendogs + cats“, in which Arashi members Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari star, were revealed on its official site. ”nintendogs + cats” is a real-time pet simulation video game which will be released on February 26th.

There are three different CMs released, and in the CMs, Sakurai plays with a Toy Poodle named “Ran”, while Ninomiya takes a Shiba Inu which he named “Arashi.”


Source: JNews1

Park Jung Min transforms into a rocker and says goodbye on ‘M! Countdown’

SS501’s Park Jung Min has gone for a rocker look in his latest stage performance!

With this being his final performance for “Not Alone“, he’s gone and prepared a special concert-like stage performance for ‘M! Countdown‘, which also includes “Do You Know“.

After ending his short one month promotion, Park Jung Min will now prepare for his Japanese activities.

Source: MK via Nate

SS501’s Kim Kyu Jong on acting, his group, and their new album

After parting ways with DSP Media last year, the members of SS501 have demonstrated what it was like to be ’separate but together’. Kim Hyun Joong has established himself as an actor, and Park Jung Min returned with his first solo album, “Not Alone“.

Kim Kyu Jong is also standing before the starting line of his new acting career after he joined B2M Entertainment, the agency of fellow member Heo Young Saeng.

The aspiring actor recently took part in an interview with Daily Sports and revealed that he will be working against his ‘flower boy’ charms in an attempt to become a more skilled actor.

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Q. “How’s it like working on your own now?”

Kyu Jong: “It makes me think a lot about being with my members. We used to joke and play around without rest, but now that I’m alone, the feeling’s difficult to express. It feels kind of empty.”

Q. “Are you studying acting now?”

Kyu Jong: “I get trained about two to three times a week for two hours at a time. When I was with SS501, I received some acting experiences through music videos and variety programs; now that I’m entering the world of professionals, I have to do it properly. There’s a lot of pressure, but my eyes have been opened to the charms of acting, and I’m full with excitement. There’s a drama I’m currently in discussions for, so the decision will be out soon.”

Q. “What kind of actor do you want to become?”

Kyu Jong: “I want to succeed with my skills, not with my ‘flower boy’ image. I am a part of a ‘flower boy’ group, but that doesn’t make me one. …I’m planning to prepare myself so that I can act in a way that delivers my emotions to the audience. I love actor Ha Jung Woo’s acting, so I study his works a lot. He’s especially amazing in the movie, ‘Amazing Day.’

Q. “Do you meet with the SS501 members often?”

Kyu Jong: “All five of us haven’t been able to meet at one location yet because one or two is always out on another schedule. Young Saeng-hyung is in the same agency as me, so we meet often and give each other advice. He’s preparing for his solo album right now, and I accompanied him on his trip to the U.S. and met his album representatives; I also got to listen to his songs. I call Jung Min often and even monitor his stages. Sometimes I’ll even grab drinks with Hyun Joong-hyung.”

Q. “You must be worried about different things now that your solo activities are coming up.”

Kyu Jong: “Before, the members could carry me, but now I have no one to depend on and must take responsibility for myself. Of course I’m worried, but I’m sure I’ll improve myself through this opportunity. I’ve begun to see things that I didn’t notice when we were together. I’ll see the members doing their individual activities and wonder to myself where these different images they’re expressing were hiding. Every time I feel that they’ve grown. I feel really proud and become motivated to do better myself. I think we’ve become like a whip for one another.”

Q. “Aren’t there a lot of hardcore SS501 fans?”

Kyu Jong: “I once told my fans to restrict waiting outside our homes; in return, I would treat them better in concert or broadcast halls. Ever since then, there’s been a lot less sasaeng fans. My father often tells me to treat them well when they come to me, because who will be there 10 years from now. It’s true, don’t you think? I live feeling thankful that they like me.”

Q. “When will SS501’s album be released?”

Kyu Jong: “I’m thinking sometime near the year-end. Our agencies are all different, so it’s difficult to get things moving. Since all of our members are on the same page of remaining together, the results of that desire will come out soon.”

Source: JoongAng Daily via Nate

Total sales of Arashi’s 10 music DVDs exceed 4 million copies

Arashi’s live DVD, “ARASHI 10-11 TOUR ‘Scene’~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ STADIUM“, which was released on January 26th, topped the Oricon Weekly DVD Chart two weeks in a row.

Previously, we reported that the live DVD sold 618,000 copies in a week, and including this week’s sales, now 677,000 copies have been sold in total.

Moreover, adding the sales of this week, the total sale figures of the 10 music DVDs that Arashi have released has now exceeded four million copies. Of course, this is the record for music DVD total sales by any artist.

Below is the Top 3 list for overall music DVD sales by artist:

1. Arashi – 4,014,000 copies

2. Morning Musume – 2,288,000 copies

3. Hamasaki Ayumi – 2,226,000 copies

Source & Image: Oricon Style

Tip: Wowww

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nothing Special....

Today's entry has nothing special actually...its only bout me and myself...heheehehehe...its a very long time i didn't update something related to me in this blog. Recently because of work i'm kinda busy and sometimes i just pass through this blog for a several minutes. Or if i find something interesting about my favorite idol i juz post it and sin out from my blog...hehehehehe..but tonite, its different. Its about me, myself and I.......

These past few days i kinda make a lot of mistake regarding my ex-lover. Dunno why but i keep in contact with that person that i want to avoid the most. WHY?? The reason is easy...MISS. Owh God!!!! I don't want that!!! Enough is enough!! I suffer enough but i still can't erase that person in my life...when can i be able to do that...that person already throw me away. i know it coz i can sense the no feeling attitude whenever i make a call or texting with the person.

God...give me strength to forget the past. I need peace in life. I want to be happy and face life with no regret. I really hope i can forgive myself for being unloyal....hurm..soon i'll get transfer either to Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu. But i really hope it will be Kota Kinabalu coz i don't have a heart to fly over to Kuala Lumpur again. It only can make my heart bleed again. Seeing such place full of my love memory in past will only make me hurt again. Enough.

Whatever it is....i will make sure I live a happy life coz i'm a happy-go-lucky person so the mood will always change for me!!! hehehehehe...until then..SAYONARA...mata ne~~

p/s...current mood is LUCIFER by SHINee, LOVE LIKE THIS by SS501 & CRAZY MOON by ARASHI**

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Arashi’s latest live DVD sold 618,000 copies in the first week!

Popular group Arashi released their eighth live DVD, “ARASHI 10-11 TOUR ‘Scene’ ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ STADIUM” on January 26th, and it’s topped Oricon’s latest weekly DVD ranking. The result might not be especially surprising, but the sales for the first week totaled an amazing 618,000 copies!

This live DVD recorded the live concert from their nation tour at National Olympic Stadium on September 3rd, and it consists of performances for over 40 song, mainly from their latest album, “Boku no Miteiru Fukei” (released in August 2010).

Although Arashi’s previous live DVD, “ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×10” (released in April 2010), which sold 477,000 copies in the first week, was the previous record for the amount of copies sold in the first week, they have now broken their own record with the new live DVD. This also marks the 7th time a music DVD from Arashi has topped the chart, and it’s the 5th consecutive one that has done so.

Below is the Top 5 all-time highest selling music DVD sales for the first week:

1. “ARASHI 10-11 TOUR ‘Scene’ ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ STADIUM”- Arashi : 2011/1/26 (618,000)

2. “ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×10″ – Arashi : 2010/4/7 (477,000)

3. “5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009″ – Arashi : 2009/10/28 (428,000)

4. “Real Face Film” – KAT-TUN : 2006/3/22 (374,000)

5. “EXILE LIVE TOUR 2010 FANTASY” – EXILE : 2010/12/1 (274,000)

Source & Image: Oricon Style

Arashi members struggle to explain the 3D effect of the “Nintendo 3DS”

Not long ago, the members of Arashi tried to explain Nintendo’s new handheld, the “Nintendo 3DS“, to all the viewers sitting at home.

Yesterday, they have released a new batch of commercials starring all five of the members, but it doesn’t seem to get any easier for them to answer the questions. This time they had to explain the 3D effect further, especially what it is like to experience 3D without the need of some special glasses. Aiba Masaki eventually came up with “4D” and “5D”, making the commercial fun as usual.

SOURCE : tokyohive

Arashi appears on Music Lovers for “Arashi Premium”

As tokyohive reported last week, NTV’s music show, Music Lovers, had an episode titled, “Arashi Premium“, for January 30th, and of course, it starred none other than the Johnny’s Entertainment group, Arashi.

- Arashi Meikyoku Live Collection : It shows many of Arashi’s live performances from the previous episodes on Music Lovers.

- Arashi’s First “Male Limited Live” : This was also from the previous episode in which Arashi held their first “Male Limited Live” on Music Lovers. As the guest lover, Yashima Tomohito also made appearance. Furthermore, there was also a never-released talk part during the show in which they asked the audience (who were male fans), “Which member do you want as your boss?” The winner of the poll question was Ohno Satoshi.

- Arashi members were then asked what kind of live they wanted to hold on Music Lovers.

Sakurai Sho said he wanted a “Kids Limited Live”.
• Ohno Satoshi said he wanted a “Foreigners Limited Live”.
Aiba Masaki said he wanted to “surprise a random person at their house and sing there”.

- For the never-released talk segment, there were quite a few highlights.

1. “Who is Arashi’s troublemaker?” (Asked To The Other Guests)
2. “Matsumoto Jun’s drinking friend is Oguri Shun.”
3. “Staffs have trouble dealing with Ohno Satoshi’s suntan.”
4. “Ninomiya Kazunari complains about a yakiniku dinner with Aiba.”
5. “Sakurai got confused by a mail from Ohno.”
6. “Who is the biggest sugar boy towards women?” (Asked To 100 Arashi Fans)

- The “Android au“ Guinness World Record CM Challenge

- At the end, the members were asked what kind of year they want to make 2011?

• Aiba Masaki – “I want to appear on Music Lovers this year as well.”

• Ninomiya Kazunari – “We have been able to do everything ‘Arashi-like’, so I want to thank people around us. Also, I think it’s best if we continue being just as Arashi, and enjoy all the work we do.”

Ninomiya actually apologized for saying stuff as if he was the leader of Arashi, as other members jokingly told him that it’s as if he was like the real leader of the group, which led to Ohno Satoshi’s answer…

• Ohno Satoshi – “I will try to be accepted as a leader.”

SOURCE : tokyohive

Jang Geun Suk to appear in new music video for Every Little Thing

It was announced today that South Korean star Jang Geun Suk is going to appear in the new music video of the popular duo, Every Little Thing (ELT).

ELT will release two new songs, “STAR” and “MOON“, on February 23rd, and they will release two music videos as well, featuring a short love story that spans across both videos. In “STAR” we get to see viewpoint of the woman, whereas “MOON” will feature the viewpoint of the man. It is said that you won’t be able to understand the story if you only see one of the videos, so be sure to check them both out.

Of course, it is just a music video, but it’s still Jang Geun Suk first ever Japanese production, and therefore could be described as his debut as an actor in Japan.

Vocalist Mochida Kaori is one of Jang Geun Suk’s many fans, and didn’t expect him to accept their offer. She said, “We sent the offer knowing that he would never accept, and then he gladly gave us his OK. I was feeling so happy at that time.”

Similarly, Jang Geun Suk revealed that he felt rather happy when he received their offer. He said, “I saw it as a great chance for me because I was able to create a deeply meaningful present for all of my fans.”

SOURCE : TOKYOHIVE

Aiba Masaki makes original cocktail at press conference for “Bartender”

On January 31st, a press conference for Arashi’s Aiba Masaki’s upcoming drama, “Bartender“, was held in the Roppongi Hills Arena, and the cast members made an appearance. As we reported several times, “Bartender” is based on the ongoing manga in “Super Jump“, and Aiba will play the bartender, Sasakura Ryu.

Aiba has been trained by a professional bartender for the drama since August 2010, and in order to show the results of his training, he made an original cocktail (non-alcoholic), named “Friday Memories”, for a lucky fan who was chosen by drawing from among the 800 fans who showed up. He said, “I’m putting my love in it to make it delicious~!“, and it made all the fans scream. One of the cast members, Kanjiya Shihori, also tried Aiba’s “Friday Memories” (with alcohol), and she enjoyed the cocktail, saying, “Hmm, it’s delicious!”

“Bartender” will start on February 4th on TV Asahi, and Arashi’s upcoming single, “Lotus“, will be its theme song.

SOURCE : TOKYOHIVE

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Arashi sets Guinness World Records with “Android au” CMs

Previously, tokyohive reported that Arashi would try to land three Guinness World Records through their 60 CMs for “Android au“.

Well on January 31st, KDDI (Japanese telecommunications operator) announced that the records have been certified! The boys made their mark in the following three categories:

- Most versions of CMs for the same product within 24 hours on terrestrial broadcasting
- Most versions of CMs for the same product within 8 hours on paid channel
- Most versions of CMs for the same product during a 30 minutes-long TV program
SOURCE : TOKYOHIVE

Stars shock with hot kiss performances at “2011 Star Dance Battle”!

Stars have been ceaselessly presenting kiss performances!

On MBC’s “2011 Star Dance Battle“, Park Jung Min and Han Groo, as well as U-KISS’s Soohyun and Jang Young Ran, have revealed their own unique kiss performances.

Having comeback as a solo artist, SS501’s Park Jung Min performed a kiss scene in a musical style, proposing to Han Groo who had just visited a club. Right then, he performed the hot kiss scene which drew many jealous yells and applauses from the audience.

Han Groo (also known as ‘Apgujung’s UEE‘) danced to Kim Wan Sun, Uhm Jung Hwa, and BoA’s songs in an earlier stage, gaining attention from many male artists.

Another hot subject at the dance battle was the kiss performance between U-KISS’s Soohyun and Jang Young Ran performing to Taeyang’s “I Need A Girl“. They also parodied the famous ‘foam kiss’ from “Secret Garden“, and garnered a shocked audience from the audience.

Soohyun’s kiss with Jang Young Ran was also revealed to be the U-KISS member’s first-ever kiss on TV, adding yet another element to the shock factor.

We’re definitely on the lookout for videos, so stay tuned!

Source: Newsen via Nate

Japan Box Office Report – January 29th/30th

This weekend truly has been the weekend of “GANTZ“.

The first of two “GANTZ” movies opened on a total of 410 screens and achieved a box office revenue of 592,823,900 Yen, which equals to approx. 7.2 million USD. A total revenue of more than 10 billion Yen for both movies combined should be a realistic goal for distributor TOHO, not to mention the additional revenue it’s going to earn through its American release in February and the 21 other countries that have acquired the rights to distribute the movie.

If you’re curious about the motives on why people flock into the cinemas to watch this amazing movie: 31.5% answered that they only went because of starring actor Ninomiya Kazunari, 15.3% have been a fan of the original, 14.6% simply wanted to see a nice action flick and 7.7% went because of Matsuyama Kenichi. Another interesting fact that proves the importance of two such popular actors is that 75% of the moviegoers were women, with 40% of them being between the age of 13 and 19.

Now we know who went to watch the movie, but did they like it? Oh yes, they did. After the movie, 95.1% said that the movie was either “really good” or “good” and that they are going to recommend it to others.

The second part, “GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER“, is slated to open on April 23rd and Matsuyama already revealed that the sequel will have an original story different from the manga and that it will have a real ending, unlike the original. I guess we don’t have to mention that 97.3% of the people who already saw “GANTZ” this past weekend said that they are going to watch the sequel as well.

Unfortunately there was one other big Japanese movie that fell a bit short next to all that hype hype, “Byakuyako“. It still had a satisfying opening weekend, but as we’ve mentioned before, it was the weekend of “GANTZ”.

Check out the full ranking below!

Rank/Last Title Weeks
01 (00) GANTZ 01
02 (00) Red 01
03 (01) The Social Network 03
04 (03) Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku 02
05 (02) Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari 03
06 (00) Byakuyako 01
07 (05) Aibou: The Movie 2 06
08 (04) The Green Hornet 02
09 (06) Unstoppable 04
10 (10) Inazuma Eleven: Saikyo Gundan Ogre Shurai 06

SOURCE : TOKYOHIVE

Source: cinematoday

Park Jung Min shows you how to spell his name correctly in Chinese

Park Jung Min, who recently made his comeback with the single, “Not Alone“, also has a Facebook profile (you can actually add him as a friend)!

He recently put up an adorable video on his profile showing fans how to spell his name in Chinese. It’s probably a good thing to do, as he’s preparing for his Taiwanese drama debut, followed by promotions in Japan and China as well.

He’s got a jam-packed, hectic schedule for 2011, so keep a lookout for this busy star as he moves from country to country!

Check out the video here.

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Source: Park Jung Min’s Facebook

Jung Yonghwa models for t.s.h

CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa donned the ‘world traveler’ look for men’s clothing brand, t.s.h.

t.s.h (‘the suit house’) revealed photos of this season’s looks, all based on the theme, “FLYING”. This season aims to capture an individual’s freedom and metropolitan style.

For the pictorial, Yonghwa introduced a sense of openness and softness that made fans agree once more that there was a natural charm hanging about the star.

Yonghwa’s photos for t.s.h will be revealed in full sometime during the middle of February through the company’s homepage, blog, and shops.

Source: Newsen via Nate