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  • D☆DATE appears at the release event for their live DVD

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 6th, D☆DATE held an event to commemorate the release of their live DVD "D☆DATE TOUR 2012~DATE A LIVE~." The members appeared at the event in Hakama, and participated in the "Kagami-biraki" (= breaking of a sake cask). When asked about their ambitions for this year, member Igarashi Shunji strongly stated that they would like to top the Oricon chart. Igarashi also talked about his first shrine visit of New Year at Meiji Jingu

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  • Arashi's live DVD "ARAFES" sold 624,000 copies + tops the DVD overall chart

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    Popular group Arashi's live DVD "ARASHI ARAFES" that recorded their live concert at at the National Olympic Stadium, sold 624,000 copies during the first week, and topped the Oricon weekly DVD overall chart. This is Arashi's 8th consecutive and 10th (in total) music DVD to top the DVD overall chart. Now they are tied with B'z record for the number of music DVD topping the DVD overall chart consecutively, and also tied with KinKi Kids' reco

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  • Arashi to be the main personality for this year's 24-Hour TV

    January 2, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    It was announced that popular group Arashi has been chosen as the main personality for NTV's annual charity telethon "24-Hour Television 36 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu." This will mark the 4th time for the group to serve as the main personality, and moreover, they are the first to take the role for 2 consecutive years. The announcement was made on the New Year's day special program "Kourei Gantan wa TOKIO×Arashi Arashi ni Shiyagare Kaibutsu Ban

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  • White team is victorious for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 31, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    On December 31st, NHK held their annual "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" at NHK Hall. This year, the white team grabbed the victory for the first time in 2 years. Below are the performances from this year's NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. ===== Horikita Maki, the host of the red team, and Arashi, the host of the white team, made appearances in Kimonos, and declared the theme of this year, "Uta de Aitai." Horikita stated, "We will aim for a vi

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  • Arashi and Horikita Maki appear at the rehearsal for Kohaku

    December 29, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    On December 29th, a public rehearsal for the upcoming "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at NHK Hall. The host for the white team, Arashi and the host for the red team, Horikita Maki attended the press conference. Horikita spoke her mind by stating, "After attending the rehearsal, I began to see the full picture of this year's Kohaku, and it heightens the tension. Though my tense feeling is bigger at this moment, I would like to put

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  • Oricon reveals their yearly music DVD ranking for 2012

    December 24, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    Oricon has revealed their yearly music DVD ranking for 2012. Check out the top 50 below! === 01 - "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World" - Arashi : (714,125) 02 - "EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~" - EXILE : (398,402) 03 - "EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 TOWER OF WISH" - EXILE : (198,658) 04 - "KANJANI8 5Dai Dome TOUR EIGHT×EIGHTER Omonnakattara Dome Suimasen" - Kanjani8 : (192,025) 05 - "Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TONE~" -

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  • Oricon reveals "Artist Total Sales Revenue" ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    With 2012 coming to an end, Oricon has released their yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales Revenue". This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. Check out the top 5 below! === 01 - AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD) 02 - EXILE # 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. $144,380,253 USD) 03 - Arashi # 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. $123,950,987 USD) 04 - Mr.Ch

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  • Oricon reveals their yearly single ranking for 2012

    December 20, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the results of the "2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking" for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 below! === <2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 - "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48 : (1,820,056) 02 - "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : (1,436,519) 03 - "Gingham Check" - AKB48 : (1,303,407) 04 - "UZA" - AKB48 : (1,215,079) 05 - "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : (1,073,499) 06 - "Wild At Heart" -

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  • Matsumoto Jun reveals his plan for Christmas at "Lucky Seven" pre-screening event

    December 20, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    On December 19, Arashi's Matsumoto Jun made an appearance on the pre-screening event for Fuji TV's upcoming special drama "Lucky Seven Special." This is a special drama of "Lucky Seven" that aired from January to March of this year on the 'Getsu 9' time slot. It received an average audience rating of 15.6% (in Kanto region according to Video Research). Reportedly, there will be some furious action scenes just like the drama series, and Mat

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  • Arashi holds their 'Popcorn' live tour at the Tokyo Dome

    December 15, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    On December 14th, Arashi held the Tokyo concert of their live tour, 'Popcorn', at Tokyo Dome and performed a total of 34 songs for their fans. This tour will run until January and is reported to have attracted 730,000 people with 16 shows. This year, Arashi also held 'AraFes' at National Olympic Stadium and 'Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou' at Tokyo Dome. In total, they drew in about 1,046,500 people to their concerts, making this their first t

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