Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Arashi sets Guinness World Records with “Android au” CMs

Previously, tokyohive reported that Arashi would try to land three Guinness World Records through their 60 CMs for “Android au“.

Well on January 31st, KDDI (Japanese telecommunications operator) announced that the records have been certified! The boys made their mark in the following three categories:

- Most versions of CMs for the same product within 24 hours on terrestrial broadcasting
- Most versions of CMs for the same product within 8 hours on paid channel
- Most versions of CMs for the same product during a 30 minutes-long TV program

Stars shock with hot kiss performances at “2011 Star Dance Battle”!

Stars have been ceaselessly presenting kiss performances!

On MBC’s “2011 Star Dance Battle“, Park Jung Min and Han Groo, as well as U-KISS’s Soohyun and Jang Young Ran, have revealed their own unique kiss performances.

Having comeback as a solo artist, SS501’s Park Jung Min performed a kiss scene in a musical style, proposing to Han Groo who had just visited a club. Right then, he performed the hot kiss scene which drew many jealous yells and applauses from the audience.

Han Groo (also known as ‘Apgujung’s UEE‘) danced to Kim Wan Sun, Uhm Jung Hwa, and BoA’s songs in an earlier stage, gaining attention from many male artists.

Another hot subject at the dance battle was the kiss performance between U-KISS’s Soohyun and Jang Young Ran performing to Taeyang’s “I Need A Girl“. They also parodied the famous ‘foam kiss’ from “Secret Garden“, and garnered a shocked audience from the audience.

Soohyun’s kiss with Jang Young Ran was also revealed to be the U-KISS member’s first-ever kiss on TV, adding yet another element to the shock factor.

We’re definitely on the lookout for videos, so stay tuned!

Source: Newsen via Nate

Japan Box Office Report – January 29th/30th

This weekend truly has been the weekend of “GANTZ“.

The first of two “GANTZ” movies opened on a total of 410 screens and achieved a box office revenue of 592,823,900 Yen, which equals to approx. 7.2 million USD. A total revenue of more than 10 billion Yen for both movies combined should be a realistic goal for distributor TOHO, not to mention the additional revenue it’s going to earn through its American release in February and the 21 other countries that have acquired the rights to distribute the movie.

If you’re curious about the motives on why people flock into the cinemas to watch this amazing movie: 31.5% answered that they only went because of starring actor Ninomiya Kazunari, 15.3% have been a fan of the original, 14.6% simply wanted to see a nice action flick and 7.7% went because of Matsuyama Kenichi. Another interesting fact that proves the importance of two such popular actors is that 75% of the moviegoers were women, with 40% of them being between the age of 13 and 19.

Now we know who went to watch the movie, but did they like it? Oh yes, they did. After the movie, 95.1% said that the movie was either “really good” or “good” and that they are going to recommend it to others.

The second part, “GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER“, is slated to open on April 23rd and Matsuyama already revealed that the sequel will have an original story different from the manga and that it will have a real ending, unlike the original. I guess we don’t have to mention that 97.3% of the people who already saw “GANTZ” this past weekend said that they are going to watch the sequel as well.

Unfortunately there was one other big Japanese movie that fell a bit short next to all that hype hype, “Byakuyako“. It still had a satisfying opening weekend, but as we’ve mentioned before, it was the weekend of “GANTZ”.

Check out the full ranking below!

Rank/Last Title Weeks
01 (00) GANTZ 01
02 (00) Red 01
03 (01) The Social Network 03
04 (03) Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku 02
05 (02) Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari 03
06 (00) Byakuyako 01
07 (05) Aibou: The Movie 2 06
08 (04) The Green Hornet 02
09 (06) Unstoppable 04
10 (10) Inazuma Eleven: Saikyo Gundan Ogre Shurai 06


Source: cinematoday

Park Jung Min shows you how to spell his name correctly in Chinese

Park Jung Min, who recently made his comeback with the single, “Not Alone“, also has a Facebook profile (you can actually add him as a friend)!

He recently put up an adorable video on his profile showing fans how to spell his name in Chinese. It’s probably a good thing to do, as he’s preparing for his Taiwanese drama debut, followed by promotions in Japan and China as well.

He’s got a jam-packed, hectic schedule for 2011, so keep a lookout for this busy star as he moves from country to country!

Check out the video here.

Source: Park Jung Min’s Facebook

Jung Yonghwa models for t.s.h

CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa donned the ‘world traveler’ look for men’s clothing brand, t.s.h.

t.s.h (‘the suit house’) revealed photos of this season’s looks, all based on the theme, “FLYING”. This season aims to capture an individual’s freedom and metropolitan style.

For the pictorial, Yonghwa introduced a sense of openness and softness that made fans agree once more that there was a natural charm hanging about the star.

Yonghwa’s photos for t.s.h will be revealed in full sometime during the middle of February through the company’s homepage, blog, and shops.

Source: Newsen via Nate