Friday, October 28, 2011

Arashi get show on NHK (UPDATED)

(from arama@lj)
Arashi fans will see their favourite stars meeting people and finding new things in different areas around Japan in their special show on NHK, reports Oricon and Chunichi Sports.

“嵐の明日に架ける旅 (Arashi no Ashita ni Kakeru Tabi)” will be shown on November 23 at 19:30 local time in Japan, and will feature all of the Arashi members going around Japan to find inspiring stories to cheer on the Japanese people getting over from the March 11 disaster.

It has been reported Satoshi Ohno had visited Miyagi prefecture, and met a group of people putting on superhero shows for children in the earthquake disaster zone. Kazunari Ninomiya had visited Wakayama prefecture, and went to a family-run soy sauce factory determined to keep using an almost 200-year-old recipe. Jun Matsumoto had visited a small factory in Saitama prefecture, which creates accessories that have become a must-have for celebrities around the globe. Sho Sakurai had visited Toyama prefecture where he met at woman who made the decision to go home and help her parents on their farm. Masaki Aiba had met a goggle-eyed goby fisherman with a unique way of fishing, and tries it himself.

“Through this show, I learnt about Japanese people, their skills, traditions, and how close they are to one another. I hope everyone can get a sense of how amazing it was,” Ninomiya said.

Source || Official Site

(from Tokyohive)
Arashi have donned their traveling gear once again for a special NHK program called “Arashi no Asu ni Kakeru Tabi“. It’s a special documentary that seeks to rediscover the will and strength of the Japanese people. Consequently, the members travel all over the nation, interviewing outstanding individuals who possess great potential in shepherding Japan’s future.

Ninomiya Kazunari visits a soy sauce brewery in Yuasa-cho, Wakayama, which has more than 170 years of history. He commented, “We were able to learn about the numerous people, skills, traditions, and ties in Japan. We would like everyone to feel how wonderful it was.”
Leader Ohno Satoshi introduces “Eager”, the local hero of Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture. He also meets the people from Onagawa’s Commerce and Industry section, who continues to hold hero shows for local kids even after the Tohoku earthquake.
Matsumoto Jun visits a small factory in Kawaguchi-city, Saitama, which makes bags and small articles that are loved by stars all over the world. He investigates the background behind these beloved items.
As for Sakurai Sho, he flies to Toyama-city, Toyama, where he meets a 25-year-old lady who chose to work for her parents’ farm. It’s an unusual decision for modern times, and so he seeks to discover her reason to farm.
Finally, Aiba Masaki visits Kashima-city, Saga, where he partakes in “Mutsukake fishing”, which is a unique way to fish the mudskippers in the Ariake Sea. He tackles the challenge of tideland fishing, and encounters a young man who’s apparently the first successor in 30 years for this old fishing tradition.
“Arashi no Asu ni Kakeru Tabi” will air on November 23rd at 7:30 PM JST.
Source: Oricon

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Arashi & Inoue Mao become the hosts for NHK’s ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen’! 2011 (update)


Inoue Mao, who starred in the NHK fictional series "Ohisama" this year, has been chosen as the MC for  NHK's Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2011, representing the Red Team. As her partner, Arashi has been chosen to represent the White Team.
"Ohisama" received quite a high rating, especially in the area stricken by disaster, such as Fukushima prefecture.

Longer details (thanks to [info]aprillis): 

NHK announced actress Mao Inoue (Ohisama, Youkame no Semi) hosting for the Red team and the five member idol group Arashi once again for the White team

This year’s 62nd Kouhaku Song Festival carries the theme “Ashita wo Utaou. (Let’s sing for tomorrow).” It is to make 2011/12/31 as “the day to take the first step like 123″, and make it a positive show in order to step forward to a bright tomorrow.Centering around the rebuilding after the Tohoku Earthquake

Therefore, American singer Lady Gaga, who had expressed support for the victims of the disaster, has been “unoffically confirmed” as attending Kouhaku and they also reported that there will be a “special programme surprise”. Although there has been no official announcement from NHK regarding the participants for Kouhaku, the netizens were greatly excited by this report.

This year’s “62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen” will air 15 minutes earlier than the usual, at 7:15 pm. With this earlier airing, this year’s Kohaku will be the longest broadcast in history,The station will consider increases in the number of participants and songs at a later date. The end time of the broadcast remains the same at 11:45 pm.

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It’s been announced that Inoue Mao and Arashi have been chosen to become the hosts for NHK’s annual New Year’s Eve music show, “The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen“!

This is the second consecutive year for Arashi to participate in Kohaku as the host for ‘Shirogumi‘ (the team with male artists or group with male vocals). Last year, Shirogumi won the Kohaku, and its leader,Ohno Satoshi, proudly collected the championship flag. Ohno mused, “I would like to grab the flag again.”
On the other hand, this is the first time for Inoue Mao to be chosen as a Kohaku host. She will be doing so on behalf of ‘Akagumi‘ (the team with female artists or group with female vocals).  Inoue expressed her eagerness to grab the flag by saying, “Akagumi has had six consecutive  defeats, so I want to win this year.
The theme of Kohaku for this year is “Ashita wo Utaou” (“Let’s sing for tomorrow”), which aims to conclude the year of 2011 brightly through the power of song. Many anxieties rocked Japan this year due to the Tohoku earthquake and devastating typhoon, and so the event hopes to start 2012 with good cheer.
Sakurai Sho said, “When we first participated in Kohaku as a performer, which was in 2009, the theme of the year was ‘Uta no Chikara∞Mugendai (“The power of songs ∞ infinity”).’  This year, I would like to help the artists’ ‘power of songs’ as the host.
As reported previously, AKB48 and Terry Ito will be the “Kohaku supporters” for this year.
Source & Image: natalie

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Arashi reveals PV preview of “Meikyu Love Song”

After releasing their full song on the radio earlierArashi has now revealed a PV preview for “Meikyu Love Song“.

The boys tackle a ‘Jumanji-esque’ theme, where they have to complete a variety of fun challenges in a ‘Puzzle Adventure Land’. The boys duel against a skeleton, sing on top of gigantic dice, ‘escape’, and much more.
Check out their adorable PV preview below!

Goo Ranking: Who's the best in dancing among Arashi members?

1. Ohno Satoshi - 23664
2. Matsumoto Jun - 5342
3. Aiba Masaki - 2778
4. Ninomiya Kazunari - 2703
5. Sakurai Sho - 1999


Which celebrity do you want to be "Prince of the World"?

Following Jang Geun Suk's confession of his dream, to become Prince of the World, Goo Ranking asked its users if a Japanese were to be Prince of World, who would they want? See the results below.

1. Matsumoto Jun - 5255 Votes

2. Sakurai Sho - 4531 votes

3. Mukai Osamu - 4159 votes

4. GACKT - 3299 votes

5. Fukuyama Masaharu - 1848 votes

6. Domoto Koichi - 1493 votes

7. Mizushima Hiro - 1313 votes

8. Oikawa Mitsuhiro - 1142 votes

9. Takizawa Hideaki - 988 votes

10. Miura Haruma - 955 votes


11. Tamamori Yuta
12. Oguri Shun
13. Hikawa Kiyoshi
14. Fujigaya Taisuke
15. Higashiyama Noriyuki
16. Koike Teppei
17. Tanihara Shosuke
18. Nishikawa Takanori
19. Kaname Jun
20. Other


Monday, October 17, 2011

Who are the sexiest men of Johnny’s Entertainment?

With the recent addition to the Johnny’s Entertainment family of Sexy Zonegoo ranking could not help but ask, “Which Johnny’s Entertainment men are the sexiest?
Let’s see who came out on top below!
1. Matsumoto Jun
2. Yamashita Tomohisa
3. Akanishi Jin
4. Kimura Takuya
5. Ikuta Toma
6. Sakurai Sho
7. Kamenashi Kazuya
8. Okada Junichi
9. Nishikido Ryo
10. Okura Tadayoshi
(Check out No.11 ~ No.20 result here.)
Who would you have included in this ranking?
Source: goo Ranking
p/s.....with this i'm back from my semi-hiatus mode!!!!!!