Thursday, January 27, 2011

Arashi to challenge Guinness World Records with 60 CMs for au

Popular boy band Arashi attended the screening of au’s newest Android commercial on the 26th, where they revealed some very ambitious plans.

According to Oricon, Arashi will be attempting to break three Guinness World Records with their latest series of endorsements for the Android phone. These records include: broadcasting the most versions of the same CM within twenty-four hours, broadcasting the most versions of a single CM within eight hours on a single channel (more than fifty-eight), and broadcasting the most versions of the same CM during a thirty-minute television program (more than ten).

Arashi will attempt to break the twenty-four hour record on the 27th of this month, and will simultaneously attempt the eight hour record on Space Shower TV. The thirty minute record will take place during the Music Lovers episode scheduled for January 30th.

During the CMs, the members of Arashi will introducing some of the various applications and and features of the Android smartphone. “We had a good time putting all our efforts into making these… I’m sure you’ll see it too,” said Matsumoto Jun with a smile. In spite of the huge number of commercials, Aiba Masaki also seemed positive about the result stating, “Shooting these CMs was so much fun that when we finished, it didn’t feel like much.”

One of the new features that Arashi will play with during the CMs is a Google Translate application, which translates foreign words via voice into Japanese. “Ninomiya (Kazunari) loves it,” said Aiba. Ninomiya quickly denied the statement, resulting in laughter over his “confession.”
All 60 CMs will be available for viewing on au’s official website beginning January 27th, 11 AM JST. Find out whether or not they break the records on the 27th and the 30th!

Source: Oricon
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