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

3. Hanya (comedy duo)

4. Audrey (comedy duo)

5. Shimura Ken (comedian)

6.Tano Shingo (comedian)

7. Becky (talent)

8. Imoto Ayako (comedian)


10.Sato Takeru (actor)

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


  1. This is REALLY a good news xD
    Imagining the kids watching Arashi is just soooooooooo lovely! <3

  2. yeah!!! i like it also becoz Arashi's fans are not just teenagers but also kids, grandpa & grandma's n in short all type of ages are love to see Arashi n be fans~~ rite??

  3. Yeah that's right!
    EVERYONE loves Arashi~~ That what makes them different ^-^

  4. heheheehe...i'm glad that i know them...coz they can cure me when i'm down...their song is totally different..have a lot of meaning in it...

  5. Un~ That's why I'm always curious about the translation of the new songs x) (or even less recent ones, I don't know all of them XDD)
    Anyway, watch them, then smile & laugh... is the best medicine ever <3

  6. yeah..u r so right!!!~~ but this lotus stil dont have translation rite?? they r my medicine when i'm broken hearted long time ago...i love Arashi!!

  7. It has already I think! They're kinda fast on livejournal x) Didn't you read the translation yet?
    I love Arashi too~ <3
    Hehe~ But don't you need something else? When you're really really heartbroken? Well, I mean... someone else. 'Cause, sometimes you wanna talk... but how can we talk to Arashi? haha~~
    I think Friendship is another medicine~

  8. really?? i'll check on the lyrics later...^_^
    yeah i know i have to talk to someone else too but sometimes listening to music can makes me more calm than talk...coz everytime i talk about it i'll start to cry so its useless to talk.....when i'm listening to them...i can feel the music n when i look at the lyrics...i know its a sweet thing to remember...=))

  9. Yeah ^-^
    So... are you saying that crying is useless?
    It helps me to cry, you know xD i understand what you're saying, 'cause me too, when I began talking, I feel sad more easily. But music calm me for a limited time whereas, when I talk, it marks me for my whole life xp Haha! 'Cause my friend would have told me some good things to remember~ & When I'll feel a bit sad, I'll recall those words =)
    Ma maa~ Maybe it's just because I'm used to talk xD If you can get better with music, then it's okay. And better too, 'cause I don't like bothering haha~

  10. heheheehehe...every each of us have they own bad time n bad memories rite?? i like to intend to forget all of those bad memories...but sometimes i keep it juz to make sure i dont do the same mistakes ever again....u really lucky to have such friends who knows to calm u down with juz words as for me i choose music as the main role to keep me away from my sadness...=))
    but since i have u...i dont mind being sad anymore coz i know u can calm me down...rite?? ^_^

  11. Of course. And yes, it can help you in the future I think, you learn from your mistakes~
    Hehe~ Actually... I have ONE friend who know almost everything about me XD & I never met her, we're chatting since two years already...
    I don't know why, but when I see my friends(who live near my home), either they're happy or normal, either they have their own problems. So, I don't like removing their good mood neither annoying them more, I'd prefer to help & talk about them x) haha... & Nobody notice that I'm a bit sad, 'cause I'd look like happy and cheerful! & It's better like this~
    Can I? Hehe~ Indeed, you don't have to mind it now x) 'Cause... I'm here to listen & talk to you! Even if I don't know how I calm you down... Nevermind. ^_^

  12. dont be like that imoto-chan...u have to tell them if u r sad...n maybe share ur sadness with them but of course in the right time...hehehehee...dont mind about me. I'm always fine~~ heheheehe...i'm a strong person after all..rite?? ^_^

  13. Haha, I know, the right moment...
    But I don't need it! I'm Naruse Ryo himself after all! heheeee~~
    Yeah neechan is strong! & So I am! =D (or trying to be xD)

  14. wow!!! u r naruse ryo??? then i'm Ohno Satoshi!! hahahahahahaha~~
    U must be strong!! coz u can endure everything if u r strong!!^_^

  15. Hahahaha! We should have the same face then? XD
    I'm Naruse Ryo... which means in other words, that I'm not from this world anymore xDD Or I've been resuscitated! Yay!
    That's right!! We'll overcome all the obstacles~~

  16. ops!!! no3!! u have to be alive~~ so we can be friend n overcome all the obstacles...hehehehee..rite??

  17. Hahaha!! I am alive, don't worry...
    Naruse Ryo desu~ =)
    Yes! Together we'll be able to do it! hehehe~~

  18. yeah!!! thats my imoto chan!!!
    n i'm Ohno Satoshi desu~=))

  19. Hehehehe~~
    We don't have Sakurai Sho yet xD