Friday, January 27, 2012

“Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” to return as a special drama in March

Fuji TV’s hit drama series, “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de“, will be returning as a special drama in March!
Starring Arashi’s Sakurai Sho and actress Kitagawa Keiko,”Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” first aired in October of 2011 and concluded in December with high rankings in December. The TV series was adapted from Higashikawa Tokuya’s hit mystery novel, which tells of a rookie detective named “Hosho Reiko” (Kitagawa), the daughter of rich family. She solves difficult cases with a help of her butler “Kageyama” (Sakurai), who has a wicked tongue.
The special drama will be set in the tropical island of Okinawa, where “Kageyama” and “Reiko” will encounter their “most difficult-ever case” there.  Reportedly, there will also be a love story tied to “Kageyama”.
The regular cast members of the drama series, Shiina KippeiNomaguchi ToruNakamura Yasuhi,Okamoto Anri, and Tanaka Konatsu will make a reappearance in the special episode; they will be joined by guests Kunimura JunAso YumiTakashima Masahiro, Sano Shiro, and Ikeda Tetsuhiro.
“Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Special!” (temporary titled) is scheduled to be aired on March 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Image: Fuji TV

Arashi’s Ninomiya Kazunari to star in latest Higashino Keigo adaption, “Platina Data”

On January 26th, it was announced that Ninomiya Kazunari from Arashi will be starring in an upcoming movie titled,”Platina Data“.
“Platina Data” is based on a novel by famed writer Higashino Keigo. Set in 2017, it tells the story of a young brilliant scientist named Kagura Ryuhei (Ninomiya), who works as a DNA specialist for the National Police Agency in the newly created underwater DNA data center. One day, he suddenly becomes the prime suspect in the murder case of the person who developed the new DNA investigation system. Having no memory of what actually happened, Kagura decides to run away from the police.
Ninomiya commented, “It’s an incredible story that lets you take a look at a not too distant future… It’s an honor to be involved in this project.
It was also announced that the detective in charge of the pursuit, Asama Reiji, will be played by actorToyokawa Etsushi.
I’m really happy to be able to work with Toyokawa. I can learn so many things from him,” Ninomiya said. “I’ll immediately start the preparations in order to be able to keep up with him.
Toyokawa commented, “I’ve always thought of Ninomiya as a wonderful and young actor with a great individuality, from whom I can still learn a couple of things myself. I can’t wait to interact with him.
The filming will begin in February, which gives Ninomiya a few more days to study the latest reports about DNA research, as he said. Aside from the science factor, the movie is said to include various dynamic action scenes as well. Distributor Toho stated that they want to create an epic mystery on the level of a Hollywood movie.
“Platina Data” will not appear in cinemas before 2013.
Source: Sanspo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birthday Boy!!!!

Today is a very special day to a boy named Sho Sakurai....
Coz today is his birthday!!!
Otanjoubi Omedeto sho-chan!!!May God always bless u~~
I hope u will get present from other Arashi member....
Sexy n hot is u....

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho & AKB48’s Oshima Yuko to co-star in TBS special drama

It was announced that Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will star in TBS’ special drama “Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~” which will be aired in the beginning of April, and will co-star withAKB48’s Oshima Yuko for the first time.  This will be a three consecutive night drama which will show the society of three different era by featuring the teachers in each time.
Sakurai and Oshima will star on the first night which will be set at a junior high school in Tokyo after World War II.  Sakurai’s role will be a junior high school teacher named “Shirahama” who loses his right arm during the war.  After his sense of value during the prewar collapsed, he starts being anguished between the militarist education which he has adhered, and new democratic education after the war.
Oshima will play Sakurai’s co-worker, an English teacher named “Ichihara”.  Though “Ichihara” who tries to look out the future in the democratic education, and “Shirahama” who tries to maintain his prewar sense of value stubbornly, are in conflict with each other at first, gradually, “Ichihara” starts falling in love with him.
The second night will be set in 1980’s with the theme of school violence, and Sato Koichi and Shida Mirai will star in.  The third night will be set in the present day, and the cast members for the third night are still unknown at this moment.
Source: Sports Hochi + Sanspo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Arashi announces new single, “Wild at Heart”

It’s been announced that Arashi will be releasing a new single titled, “Wild at Heart” on March 7th! The song is being used as the theme song for member, Matsumoto Jun’s ongoing “Getsu9″ drama “Lucky Seven“.
According to the Johnny’s website, the single will be released in two editions; a limited edition that will include a DVD, and regular edition.
Below is the details that were released on the upcoming single, and further details will be announced later.
 ※16 pages booklet included
01. Wild at Heart
02. Unknown title 1
“Wild at Heart” Video Clip

[CD only]
01. Wild at Heart
02. Unknown title 2
03. Unknown title 3
04. Wild at Heart (original karaoke)
05. Unknown title 2 (original karaoke)
06. Unknown title 3 (original karaoke)
Source: Johnny’s net

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Wild at Heart"

A new Arashi single title "Wild at Heart" which is for Jun's new dorama...Lucky Seven~~

a little peek for it at the Beautiful World concert venue....

yoroshiku dozo~~

Sunday, January 15, 2012

RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for December 2011

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’) has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of December 2011.
This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers.
RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards:
Gold – 100,000 units sold
Platinum – 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum – 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum – 750,000 units sold
Million – 1,000,000 units sold; 2 Million – 2,000,000 units sold; 3 Million – 3,000,000 units sold
4 Million – 4,000,000 units sold; 5 Million – 5,000,000 units sold

December Certifications

< Japanese Albums >
# Million
“Beautiful World” – Arashi : 2011/07/06
# Triple Platinum
“GIRLS’ GENERATION” – Shoujo Jidai (SNSD) : 2011/06/01
# Double Platinum
“Thank you, Love” – Nishino Kana : 2011/06/22
# Platinum
“THE BADDEST~Hit Parade~” – Kubota Toshinobu : 2011/11/23
# Gold
“Ketsu no Arashi ~Haru BEST~” – Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21
“Ketsu no Arashi ~Natsu BEST~” – Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21
“Ketsu no Arashi ~Aki BEST~” – Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21
“Ketsu no Arashi ~Fuyu BEST~” – Ketsumeishi : 2011/12/21
“TRIBAL SOUL” – Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 2011/12/07
“THE FIRST” – SHINee : 2011/12/07
“DELICIOUS” – JUJU : 2011/11/30
“TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO” – JIN AKANISHI : 2011/12/07
“THE MUSEUM II” – Mizuki Nana : 2011/11/23
“guitarissimo” – miwa : 2011/04/06
“1969″ – Yuki Saori & Pink Martini : 2011/10/12
< Japanese Singles >
# Million
“Ue Kara Mariko” – AKB48 : 2011/12/07
# Platinum
“BIRTH” – KAT-TUN : 2011/11/30
“We never give up!” – Kis-My-Ft2 : 2011/11/30
# Gold
“Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story” – Amuro Namie : 2011/12/07
“Yasashiku Naritai” – Saito Kazuyoshi : 2011/11/02
“Mr.Simple” – SUPER JUNIOR : 2011/12/07
“Boku no Hanbun” – SMAP : 2011/12/21
“Ultra Lover” – 2PM : 2011/11/02
“Pedicure Day” – No Sleeves : 2011/12/28
“Unmei♪wa♪Endless!” – HO-KAGO TEA TIME : 2011/12/07
“Singing!” – HO-KAGO TEA TIME : 2011/12/07
“CHASE” – L’Arc~en~Ciel : 2011/12/21
< Japanese Music DVDs >
# Gold
“JAPAN FIRST TOUR GIRLS’ GENERATION” – Shoujo Jidai (SNSD) : 2011/12/14
“THANKS FOR BEIJING!!” – SMAP : 2011/12/07
< Non-Japanese Albums >
# Double Platinum
“Super Girl” – KARA : 2011/11/23 *
# Platinum
“Love Songs” – CheNelle : 2006/11/15
# Gold
“Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry : 2010/08/25
* The RIAJ categorizes KARA as non-Japanese.

Overview of Million Sellers in 2011

# Single
“Sakura no Ki ni Narou” – AKB48 : 2011/02/06 (certified in 2011/02)
“Everyday, Kachuusha” – AKB48 : 2011/05/25 (certified in 2011/06)
“Flying Get” – AKB48 : 2011/08/24 (certified in 2011/09)
“Kaze wa Fuiteru” – AKB48 : 2011/10/26 (certified in 2011/11)
“Ue Kara Mariko” – AKB48 : 2011/12/07 (certified in 2011/12)
# Album
“Negai no Tou” – EXILE : 2011/03/09 (certified in 2011/05)
“Koko ni Ita Koto” – AKB48 : 2011/06/08 (certified in 2011/06)
“The Fame” – Lady Gaga : 2009/05/20 (certified in 2011/07)
“Beautiful World” – Arashi : 2011/07/06 (certified in 2011/12)
Source: RIAJ