Friday, September 30, 2011

Work & Training

To all readers of my blog...i will be on semi-hiatus from 1/10/2011 - 16/10/2011....
it is due to my job necessity....

i hope all of u will continue to visits my blog even its on semi hiatus~~

yoroshiku onegaishimasu!!

Freeter, Ie wo Kau wins the Grand Prize for Tokyo Drama Awards 2011


"Tokyo Drama Awards 2011" that is held annually as a part of "International Drama Festival in TOKYO 2011" have selected its winners. For this awards, dramas are rigorously selected from the quality of the work, a drama which mirrors Japanese society appropriately, and a drama that will be accepted and do well/to sell abroad.

Freeter, Ie wo Kau (Fuji TV) that was aired in October to December 2010 has been selected as the Grand Prix winner for drama series category and 99-nen no Ai~JAPANESE AMERICANS~ (TBS aired from 3rd to 7th November 2010 for 5 consecutive days) for drama movie category.

In addition, to recognize the works sold in foreign market, a Special Award; "Asia Award" is given to JIN (TBS in April-June 2011). 

Award ceremony will be held on 24th October at Roppongi Hills



Grand Prix (Renzoku)
Freeters, Ie wo Kou (FujiTV Oct-Dec 2010)

Grand Prix (Tanpatsu)
99-nen no Ai~JAPANESE AMERICANS~ (TBS Nov 2010).

Excellence Prize (Renzoku)
Second Virgin (NHK Oct-Dec 2010) 
Q10 (NTV Oct-Dec 2010) 
JIN (TBS Apr-June 2011) 
Moteki (TokyoTV July-Oct 2010)

Excellence Prize (Tanpatsu)
Goodbye, Our Kindergarten (NTV March 2011),
Ikon Ari ~ Meiji Juusan-nen Saigo no Adauchi (TV Asahi February 2011) 
Naze Kimi wa Zetsubou to Tatakaeta no ka Date (WOWOW Sep 2010)

Best Actor
Ninomiya Kazunari / Freeters, Ie wo Kau

Best Actress 
Kyoka Suzuki / Second Virgin
Ashida Mana / Marumo no Okite

Best Supporting Actor 
Uchino Masaaki / JIN

Best Supporting Actress
Mitsushima Hikari / Moteki

Best Screenplay
Ooishi Shizuka / Second Virgin

Best Director 
Izumi Seiji / Aibou season 9

Best Producer 
Hashimoto Fumi / Freeter, Ie wo Kau

Special Award
JIN


Source

Congratulations to all winners!!

More details revealed for Arashi’s upcoming single “Meikyu Love Song”



As we reported previously, Arashi’s next single “Meikyu Love Song” will be the main theme song for upcoming drama “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” which will star member, Sakurai Sho. Recently, some more information for the upcoming single was released and it was also revealed that the upcoming single will be released on November 2nd.
There will be two different editions; limited edition which will consist of two songs (“Meikyu Love Song” + one follow-up song “Unknown title A”) as well as a DVD (“Meikyu Love Song” video clip). The regular edition will have a total of 8 tracks (“meikyu Love Song” + three follow-up songs “Unknown title B”, “Unknown title C”, “Unknown title D” + Instrumental of each tracks).
Source: natalie

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto to star in beauty website commercials



Fans will be able to see Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto make several different comments about women’s hair and nails in his upcoming commercials, reports Sankei Sports and Sponichi Annex.
Matsumoto will star in two commercials for Japan’s beauty website Hot Pepper Beauty, which go on air from today. It has been reported in the commercials, Matsumoto looks at the camera, where a girl is supposedly sitting, and comments about herhairstyle or nails.  The Arashi star was asked to say up to 20 different comments, and different comments will be aired depending on the region it’s shown in.

But with comments like, “my heart starts beating faster when I look at you”, it has been reported Matsumoto found it hard to say his lines with a straight face.

“I was embarrassed throughout filming, sometimes I’d just start laughing, but it was fun,” he said.


Enjoy the CM~~
VERSION 1


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VERSION 2
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momoedgewood

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sakurai Sho shares some advice with 150 college students a.k.a Sho Sakurai talks about his love for Arashi in front of students


1st Version

On September 27th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho held a screening party with 150 students for his movie, “Kamisama no Karute“. The beloved star gave the group some helpful advice as they prepare to venture out into the world.
He said, “When you go out into the world, there will be times when everyone expects you to be independent.
In my case, it’s special. There are four others sharing the same destiny, so we support and help each other out. Thanks to them, I only feel one-fifth of the pain,” he laughed.
Reflecting on his student days, Sakurai mused, “Before exams, my friends and I used to study at a family restaurant. But we spent most of our time talking. When I think about it now, those times were valuable.” Sakurai proudly revealed that he managed to balance his studies while in the entertainment business, “Certainly, it was difficult, but it’s because of my confidence that I could overcome those times; I am able to strain myself a little.
When job-hunting students asked, “When going out into the world, did you feel any anxiety?“. Sakurai answered, “I’ve been with the agency since I was 13, but I had a vague uneasiness as I concluded my student life. It was as if I had taken off my training wheels, and wondered what would happen from there on out.
He then confessed, “Eventually, I wanted to be a newscaster, so back then, I thought about how I could reach that goal.
Sakurai then showcased his mature mentality by expressing, “Right now, I don’t think about my remote future. I won’t be able to see the future until I clear up my current work, problems, and tasks one-by-one.
Concluding his Q&A session with the students, Sakurai delivered a final message of encouragement. “It was  fun, but I don’t know if I was able to answer everyone’s questions… Times have become more difficult since I was a student, but please do your best.
Source: Eiga.com

2nd Version
Arashi’s Sho Sakurai talked about his career struggles and how Arashimembers helped him to overcome his challenges at a special university student viewing of his latest film in Tokyo on September 27, reports Chunichi Sports and Daily Sports Online.

More than a hundred university students were invited to a special viewing of “神様のカルテ (Kamisama no Karute)” yesterday, which also involved an hour talk session with Sakurai, who listened to students talking
about their worries about finding a job and what to do after graduation.
“When I was 20, 22-years-old, I was worried about things too.  But what’s important is to keep going, even if the results aren’t what you wanted them to be, just live your life to its best,” he said.
It has been reported one student asked Sakurai what he found to be a big challenge in the real world.
“I think there’ll be more times people expect you to be able to do things yourself, but maybe that’s where I’m a little different…  In Arashi, I have four other guys in the same boat as me.  We support and help one another out, so I only feel one-fifth of the pain.  I think you’ll find how important it is to have friends who you can trust,”
Sakurai said.
Sakurai also talked about how he struggled with university life.
“I remember during university, especially before exams, I would fall asleep while washing my hair, I’d even fall asleep while sitting on the toilet.  But I learnt a lot from overcoming those challenges while I had
the strength,” he said.
Finally, the Johnny’s talent gave some advise to the students at yesterday’s event.
“Don’t take anything for granted.  Going to new places, even if it looks tiring, is enough to fill you with hope and excitement.  You can work harder if you know there are people around you who are supporting you too,” he said.
It has been reported to date, more than 1.4 million people have seen ”神様のカルテ (Kamisama no Karute)”.
credit to : momoedgewood

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Which male celebrities look best in pink clothing?



It was a big moment in the history of variety shows, when Kasuga Toshiaki from the comedy duoAudrey took off his trademark pink vest after losing a certain game during a TV show.
Kasuga is known and loved for his character and pink vest, but are there other male celebrities who would be able to pull of pink clothing as well?
NTT DoCoMo and goo asked that very question to their mobile and online users, and were looking forward to the responses.
Check out the results below and who else do you think would look good in pink?
Which male celebrities look best in pink clothes? 
01 – 4,648 votes – Sakurai Sho
02 – 3,430 votes – Hayashiya Pei
03 – 2,697 votes – Kasuga Toshiaki (Audrey)
04 – 2,305 votes – Matsumoto Jun
05 – 1,863 votes – Mukai Osamu
06 – 1,256 votes – Fujimori Shingo (Oriental Radio)
07 – 1,066 votes – Ishikawa Ryo
08 – 1,035 votes – Jang Geun Suk
09 – 1,034 votes – Koike Teppei
10 – 790 votes – Ishida Junichi

Source: goo/NTT DoCoMo 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun becomes the main MC for a special variety program



Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun has been chosen to be the main MC for NihonTV’s special variety program, “Sekai Ichi no SHOW Time ~Gyara wo Kimeru no wa Anata~“!
This show began back in 2010, and it attracts people from all over the world, who  aim to show off their unique talents on stage.  300 audience members will determine how much they would be willing to pay to watch that performance, and actually pay from their own wallets in the end. As a performer himself, Matsumoto commented, “There were many wonderful performance and they were all great!“.
Commenting on his MC role, Matsumoto said, “This was a different position from when I do shows with Arashi, so I was very nervous, but it was an interesting experience.
Announcer Hatori Shinichi, who served as Matsumoto’s co-host, commented, “He was very natural and I think this was a perfect job for Matsujun. I give him 1oo%!
As one of the creative spearheads for Arashi’s concerts, Matsumoto felt inspired by the performances he watched. “As an entertainer I was thinking, ‘Oh so there are performances like this too!’ I feel like I was able to be on a good show.“  Hatori himself remarked, “As Matsujun observed all the performances, he kept saying ‘Ah, I can use this’. It’s a great thing for a MC to be able to watch the performances in that way.
Model Hasegawa Jun participated as the third co-host, and Matsumoto complimented his castmate by saying, “She seemed to genuinely enjoy the performances. She gave good comments of encouragement to the performers and created good vibes on set.” Hasegawa mused,”I sensed all the love that went into all the performance, and it made me realized I have to work harder as well.
Matsumoto concluded, “It was fun and if there is another opportunity, I would like to do it again.
Check out the show, “Sekai Ichi no SHOW Time ~Gyara wo Kimeru no wa Anata~”, when it airs on October 9th!

Source & Photo: ORICON

Which actor would you like as a pet?



Back again with another interesting topic!! So, Jang Geun-suk andMatsumoto Jun have both starred in “Kimi wa Pet“. In Geun-suk’s case, the movie adaption aired this year, and as for Jun, the 2003 drama version. Leading off to the topic, which actor would you like as a pet? 1st place winner is obvious from the picture above but look down below to see who made it on to the top 10 cut-off according to the voters!
Matsumoto Jun — 3797 votes
Sato Takeru — 3720 votes
Jang Geun-suk — 3466 votes
Aiba Masaki — 3130 votes
Ninomiya Kazunari — 2553 votes
Ohno Satoshi — 2429 votes
Sakurai Sho — 1922 votes
Nishikido Ryo — 1741 votes
Mizobata Junpei — 1711 votes
Koike Teppei — 1701 votes
Source: natalie

Friday, September 23, 2011

Arashi to sing for Sakurai Sho’s upcoming drama



Previously, we reported that Arashi member, Sakurai Sho and actress Kitagawa Keiko would be starring in Fuji TV’s new drama, “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de.” Well, recently, it was announced that Arashi’s new song “Meikyu Love Song” has been chosen as the theme song of the drama.
Details on the song including the release date have not been revealed at this moment.
Stay tuned for further details about the song!
Meanwhile..enjoy this CM~~
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Source : tokyohive

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ohno To Be in CM for Morinaga Biscuits



It seems Nino isn't the only one having fun with CM's! Arashi's leader Ohno is also due to air in a CM for Morinaga Biscuits. Also staring in the CM will be actress Nakama Yukie!
The duo will be showing the world (or Japan) how good the different flavors are. But not only that, it seems Ohno has changed his look but wouldn't say for the better! This CM is set to air in Japan with in a few weeks. For now you can check out a few pictures.
How is everyone liking the new hairdo? 
Source : Jpopasia

The Most Attractive Member of Arashi as Ranked by goo Users



Japanese web portal goo asked its users the potentially controversial question of who they thought was the most attractive Arashi member.
As translated by aramatheydidnt, goo users ranked:
#1. Jun Matsumoto,

#2. Sho Sakurai

#3. Masaki Aiba,

#4. Kazunari Ninomiya,

#5. Satoshi Ohno

Source : This poll has been provide by Goo ranking and been translated by aramatheydidnt@lj