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  • Aiba Masaki appears at the stage greeting for his starring drama

    January 11, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    On January 10th, popular idol group Arashi member, Aiba Masaki appeared at the stage greeting for the pre-screening for his upcoming drama "Last Hope" held at Omotesando Hills. In the drama, Aiba will be playing the role of a doctor for the first time, and that day, he made an appearance wearing a white coat. When the emcees of the event, Fuji TV announcers, Nishiyama Kikue and Nakamura Mitsuhiro, complimented Aiba how cool he looked in th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/31 ~ 1/06

    January 9, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Dance My Generation" - Golden Bomber : 1/1/2013 (124,827) 2. "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 : 12/5/2012 (10,156) 3. "Seifuku no Mannequin" - Nogizaka46 : 12/19/2012 (10,039) 4. "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber : 10/21/2009 (8,490) 5. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26/2012 (7,555) (Check

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/24 ~ 12/30

    January 7, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for December 24th to the 30th. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "ROCK YOUR SOUL" - V6 : 12/26 (55,155) 2. "REVERSI" - UVERworld : 12/26 (40,608) 3. "Masaka" - Kasai Tomomi : 12/26 (32,582) 4. "Kitagawa Kenji" - NMB48 : 11/7 (30,683) 5. "'Bokura no Century' Momoiro Christmas 2012 ~Saitama Super Arena Taikai~ Limited Edition Single" - Momoiro Cl

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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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