Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arashi “Lotus” sold over 240,000 on their first day of sale.

Arashi has released their 35th single “Lotus” on the 23rd of February and sold over more than 240,000 on the first day of sale. (exact number 241,173). They were ranked in as No. 1 in the Oricon single daily chart and made a good start. From their debut single “A.RA.SHI“, they have left a record of ranking 35 of their singles in TOP 3 and ranking 30 of their singles as number 1 in the Weekly single ranking chart of Oricon.

As many know, “Lotus” is used as the theme song for Aiba’s drama “Bartender“. They have released two types of the CD, limited edition and regular edition. In limited edition, it contains the PV for “Lotus” and in regular edition, it contains two other songs, “Boom Boom” and “ever”.

Source: Oricon

Ninomiya Kazunari and Toda Erika takes the lead in The Television “67th Drama Academy Awards”

Japan’s popular TV magazine “The Television” has released the results of their “67th Drama Academy Award” in their February 16th issue. Based on the votes from the readers and judges, “The Television” selects the best actors, best actresses, best drama, best drama theme song and more 4 times a year.

On the “67th Drama Academy Award“, Arashi Ninomiya Kazunari has been selected for best actor, with his drama “Freeter ie wo kau” selected as the best drama and Arashi’s single “Hatenai Sora” selected as the best drama theme song. Actress Toda Erika has been selected for best actress, with her drama “SPEC” selected as best director, best screenplay and special awards. The rest of the results are listed below so check them out!

Best Drama: Freeter ie wo kau

Best Actor: Ninomiya Kazunari (Freeter ie wo kau)

Best Actress: Toda Erika (SPEC)

Best Supporting Actor: Kagawa Teruyuki (Ryomaden)

Best Supporting Actress: Ueto Aya (Nagare Boshi)

Best Director: Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Kato Shin, Imai Natsuki, Kaneko Fuminori (SPEC)

Best Screenplay: Nishiogi Yumie (SPEC)

Best Drama Theme Song: Hatenai Sora-Arashi (Freeter ie wo kau)

The Television Special Awards: SPEC

Sourc: Web The Television