Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What comes to mind when you say Johnny’s?

Anyone up for some more Johnny’s? Well, here we are with some more additional interesting poll results formed by all those Johnny’s fans out there and once again, Arashi has taken over with their 1st place position!

01. Arashi — 18791 votes

02. SMAP — 11098 votes

03. Kanjani8 — 1437 votes

04. KinKi Kids — 1402 votes

05. Tanokin Trio — 1304 votes

06. Hikaru Genji — 1252 votes

07. Kis-My-Ft2 — 1162 votes

08. KAT-TUN — 953 votes

09. Hey!Say!JUMP — 902 votes

10. NEWS — 843 votes

11. Other — 712 votes

12. Shounentai — 674 votes

13. Johnny’s Jr. — 466 votes

14. V6 — 442 votes

15. TOKIO — 411 votes

16. Tacky & Tsubasa — 392 votes

17. Ikuta Toma — 294 votes

18. Shibugakitai — 124 votes

19. Otokogumi — 98 votes

20. NYC — 63 votes

Source: Goo ranking

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sakurai Sho and Miyazaki Aoi attend stage greeting for new movie, ‘Kamisama no Karute’

On August 27th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho and actress Miyazaki Aoi attended a stage greeting event for their new movie, ‘Kamisama no Karute‘, along with their other cast members.
Sakurai commented, “I’m very happy that everyone will finally get to see this film which holds a lot of memories and love in it. I’m very happy right now.” Miyazaki reflected, “It’s been a year since we filmed this movie and I’m relieved that we were able to reach this day. I’m very happy, but at the same time, I feel a bit sad that the film we’ve worked so hard on is leaving our hands.”
Harada Taizo, who played the landlord of Sakurai and Miyazaki’s apartment, also made an appearance. He commented, “I didn’t take one step outside of Mitake-so (the name of the apartment). I was always with Okada Yoshinori and Sakurai, so it was fun talking to them about different things. It’s a very special place for me.”
The MC of the event mentioned that Sakurai took on over 100 interviews for this film. Sakurai quipped, “Interviews with one hundred times the energy? I had thought I did the interviews calmly...”, showing off his loopy side by misunderstanding  the MC’s comment.
Harada Taizo, Okada Yoshinori, Kaga Mariko, and director Fukagawa Yoshihiro  also attended the stage greeting.
‘Kamisama no Karute’ hits theaters on August 27th.

Source : ORICON

Which actors fit the role of a young doctor?

We are back with another poll by Goo rankings! Perhaps we should do this regularly since the topics seem to be pretty entertaining. This time, voters were asked to choose the actors they felt would best fit the role of a young doctor. You guys can already guess who won right? If not, here is a hint, look at the picture above…
Below are the top ten actors who made the cut.
Sakurai Sho – 7,373 votes
Mukai Osamu – 3,598 votes
Tsumabuki Satoshi – 1,453
Miura Haruma – 1,403 votes
Ninomiya Kazunari -1,188 votes
Oguri Shun – 955 votes
Others – 870 votes
Ikuta Toma – 771 votes
Ito Atsushi – 758 votes
Okada Masaki – 662 votes
source: Goo ranking

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho to appear on the front cover of “Ray”

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho has graced the cover of women’s fashion magazine “Ray” for its October issue (although he may be missing from the cover above at the moment). Included in this magazine was also a long interview with Sakurai revolving around the theme of “love”.
This interview was divided into three sections: “Sakurai Sho’s Thoughts on Love”, “Love for Work”, and “Love for an Important Person”.
According to Sakurai, he admitted that he cannot say “I like you!” or “I love you!” straight out, even with the help of alcohol. He also stated, “Since I would love everything about my girlfriend, I wouldn’t push my ideals or tell her what to do,” and continued to share points on what a relationship with him would be like.
Also included in this issue was model Karina’s fall coordination ideas, as well as various hair styles ideas for women with short hair.
Source & Image: Model Press

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gantz Perfect Answer


  • Movie: GANTZ Perfect Answer
  • Romaji: GANTZ Perfect Answer
  • Japanese: GANTZ Perfect Answer
  • Director: Shinsuke Sato
  • Writer: Hiroya Oku (manga), Yusuke Watanabe
  • Producer: Takahiro Sato
  • Cinematographer:
  • Release Date: April 23, 2011
  • Runtime: 141 min.
  • Production Company: NTVTohoNikkatsu
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) and Masaru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama) are summoned by the mysterious black globe GANTZ. They continue the fight against extraterrestrial beings and, as they continue to battle, they become stronger. They can't escape unless they kill their enemy, the Saint.
Kei Kurono opts to keep fighting to survive, but Masaru Kato hates the world which is controlled by violence and refuses to fight. As the two friends finds themselves opposing each other in a continuous game of violence, a critical last choice is to be made ...

Source : AsianWiki

Monday, August 22, 2011

Which Arashi member do you want to see fireworks with?

The month of August in Japan is well-known as the season of fireworks, as many festivals held nationwide celebrate by setting off the wondrous sparks. It’s very common at this time that many couples and families goes out in their yukatas (summer kimonos) and watch the fireworks.
With Arashi’s popularity in all-time high, goo has now asked their users, “Which member do you want to see fireworks with?
Check out the results below!
1. All 5 of them!
2. Aiba Masaki
3. Sakurai Sho
4. Matsumoto Jun
5. Ohno Satoshi
6. Ninomiya Kazunari
Which member would you like to see fireworks with?
Tip: Foreverstorm90

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sakurai Sho shows off his mesmerizing stare for “anan”

Arashi member Sakurai Sho was featured on the cover of the latest issue of “anan” magazine. The idol was also given several inside photo spread pages where he dazzled female fans with his mesmerizing stare. Be sure to place some kind of cushion next to you – in case you faint from the sight of Sakurai Sho staring at you like this.
Photo spread gallery is below.

Source : tokyofever

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sakurai Sho & Kitagawa Keiko to star in upcoming drama “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de”

Today, Fuji TV officially announced their Tuesday 9pm drama for the fall season! As it was rumored, it’s going to be an adaption of the popular mystery novel “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de“, starringArashi’s Sakurai Sho as a butler with a wicked tongue.
Sakurai is going to play ‘Kageyama‘, a butler and chauffeur for a young and rich woman called ‘Hosho Reiko‘, played by actress Kitagawa Keiko. Hosho, besides being the daughter of a very powerful businessman, also happens to be a novice detective and, due to her lack of reasoning skills, often relies on the help of her butler to smoothly solve various cases with her. In addition to the mysterious cases, the drama is going to feature a nice sense of comedy, focusing on the chemistry between Reiko and her butler, who doesn’t even refrain from calling her a fool at times.
It’s going to be Sakurai’s first starring drama on Fuji TV, and the producer is glad that they were able to get him for the role. He stated, “We wanted to have Sakurai for the role as the protagonist, because he is able to portray his cool and intellectual as well as his comical and warm side. I think we have the perfect man for this modern detective butler.
Meanwhile, Sakurai revealed that he already read the novel before he received the offer, and that he is looking forward to the drama adaption himself. He said, “The conversations were incredibly thrilling and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. It feels like the drama is going to be even more humorous than the original. I’m excited about this and will work hard to make it a drama you are going to look forward to every Tuesday at 9pm.
“Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” will premiere on Tuesdays in October.
Source + Image: Sanspo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sakurai Sho invites 130 nurses to “Kamisama no Karute” pre-screening

On August 15th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (29) attended a pre-screening for his new movie, “Kamisama no Karute” and invited 130 nurses as special guests. At this event, he also talked to Nohara Shigeaki (99), the board chairman of St. Luke’s International Hospital, a general hospital located in Tokyo.

Sakurai, who played a doctor in this movie, stated, “I have come to understand that there is a deep bond between the doctor and the patient.” Responding to Sakurai’s insight, Nohara said, “Your acting was splendid,” and gave his stamp of approval.

Actress Mori Mitsuko, who is an acquaintance of both Sakurai and Nohara’s, gave sunflowers as a surprise present. In the language of flowers, a sunflower carries the meaning of “getting along”.

Furthermore, it was announced that on September 9th at 6:55 PM, NHK will broadcast a special program called, “Sakurai Sho no ‘Ima Soko ni Iru Hitobito’ ‘Inochi no Genba’(The People Who are Here Now ‘The Scene of Life’), which will show Sakurai’s close report on the medical scene.

“Kamisama no Karute” will be released in theaters on August 27th.

Source: Sanspo

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho is a heavy smoker?

On August 6th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho stayed at a hotel for work in Iwanaicho, Hokkaido. After he checked out, a woman said to be a hotel worker uploaded a photo of two can ‘chuhais’ and cigarettes that was left on the room’s desk, causing an uproar on the internet.

The controversy started when the woman tweeted, “Oh my gosh. Sakurai Sho-kun stayed at my hotel, and I am now going to the room he stayed in.” Her friend asked, “I want an empty can that Sakurai-san used,” to which the woman replied, “I kept a PET bottle, so I’ll bring it the next time we meet.

After that, the woman reported that she had rested her head on the pillow that still had some hairs from Sakurai’s head, and commented, “I ‘hshs’ the towel he used.” The term ‘hshs‘ is used on the internet  to emulate the breathing sound that one makes when sniffing something.

Replying to the tweets, people criticized the woman saying, “This is improper behavior for a hotel worker!” At the end of the day, the tweets were deleted, but it was too late. Of course, Sakurai is the victim, but because of the photo containing 5 or 6 cigarette butts, some fans have already labeled him as a ‘heavy smoker’.

Staff from TV stations commented, “Arashi is Johnny’s moneymaker, and above all, Sakurai-san has a clean image. The unexpected smoking scandal has made the agency nervous.

Meanwhile, Johnny’s Entertainment explained, “That room was the manager’s room,” arguing that it was the manager who had smoked the cigarettes.

In response, a certain person related to the music industry revealed, “No no, Sakurai-san is the heaviest smoker in Arashi. About a year ago, I met him in the smoking area at NHK, and he smoked one after another. I don’t know if it’s from stress, but perhaps he’s at the stage of a chain smoker? Lately, there’s a rumor going around that he is aging quickly from smoking too much cigarettes.

Source: Cyzo

p/s~~ i dunno its this true or not but as long as he know how to control his smoking habits...then its not a big deal for me~~ sho-chan..ganbatte!!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Arashi takes over the September issue of “with”

Popular group Arashi appeared in the September issue of “with” magazine, providing wonderful eye candy as their way of celebrating the magazine’s 30th anniversary.
In their 12-page pictorial, the members of Arashi showed off their personalities in a series of solo shots and group pictures tied together by the red string of fate. The magazine also includes brief appearances by talento Becky and actress Takei Emi.

Check out the scans below

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Which actor would you want to be on a deserted island with?

Which male actor would you take if you were stranded on a deserted island? Would you take someone who is Strong? Someone who is Smart? Someone who is Kind and Funny? Someone who is Handsome? Goo recently asked its viewers who they would choose and the results are below. Did your favorite actor make the cut?


01. Sakurai Sho (Arashi) – 5639 votes

02. Mukai Osamu – 4855 votes

03. Matsumoto Jun (Arashi) – 4151 votes

04. Other – 4101 votes

05. Ito Hideaki – 3375 votes

06. Sato Ryuta – 3261 votes

07. Sakaguchi Kenji – 3208 votes

08. Fukuyama Masaharu – 3096 votes

09.Takenouchi Yutaka – 3070 votes

10. Yamashita Tomohisa (NEWS) – 2799 votes

Source: goo

Friday, August 5, 2011

Special drama of “Kaibutsu-kun” to be aired this fall!

It’s been reported that Nihon TV’s “Kaibutsu-kun” will be making a comeback this fall through a special drama!

Titled “Kaibutsu-kun Shinsaku SP!”, the special drama will be aired as a tie-in story to the upcoming “Kaibutsu-kun” movie, which will hit theatres on November 26th.

The cast members include the regulars: Ohno Satoshi as ‘Kaibutsu-kun’, Yashima Norito as ‘Dracula’, Ueshima Ryuhei as ‘Werewolf’, Choi Hong Man as ‘Frankenstein’, Kawashima Umika as ‘Utako’, and Becky as Kaibutsu-kun’s fiance, ‘Kaiko’.

In the drama series, Kaibutsu-kun finished his training in the human world. The special will follow his life after he returns to the land of monsters.

Ohno commented, “Everyone, please look forward to the drama and movie!

Source: Sanspo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

“Freeter” drama to get a drama special this fall

Finally minna!!!!! after a long wait for Arashi's member drama now Kazunari Ninomiya will make our dream comes true!!!! even though its just SP drama...but i guess it will satisfy everyone~~ here's the full news..^_^

Fuji TV’s drama “Freeter, Ie o Kau.“, that aired during the fall season of 2010, will come back with a special drama this fall!
Arashi’s Ninomiya Kazunari and actress Karina starred in the family drama that moved so many viewers in Japan, receiving so much sympathy across the nation. In the drama, ‘Seiji‘ (Ninomiya) lead a life as a freeter, depending on one part-time job after another, but things changed once he met ‘Manami‘ (Karina) at a construction side. He realized the importance of the bonds within your family and started to value his work.
The enjoyable love story mixed with a widespread problem of the Japanese society enjoyed a high popularity, resulting in an average viewer-rating of 17.1%. The last episode, where he finally obtained the new home for his family, even achieved 19.2%.
The special drama will follow his life in their new home, one year after the events in the drama. Seiji is still attached to his work and he is still in love with Manami.
Ninomiya commented, “The new home was bought in the drama, therefore I already thought the story wouldn’t continue. I’m grateful that I will be able to work together with everyone again and will put all my effort into this special drama.
Karina is just as zealous and said, “I’d like to treat each and every line with the utmost care.
The producer and writer who created the original story will once again work together for the special drama. Looking back at their recent success with “Marumo no Okite“, starring child actress Ashida Mana, this team has proven they can create really touching, entertaining and original stories.
An actual airing date for the special drama has yet to be announced.
Source: Sanspo