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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – March 16th/17th

    March 20, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_292102" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Platina Data' / (01) 'Doraemon' / (03) 'Precure All Stars New Stage 2'"][/caption] After the recent influx of somewhat intriguing Western movies that dominated the Japanese box office charts, it's finally the first time this year that the top 3 of the box office chart is made up of Japanese movies only. The top 3 is led by 'Doraemon' which

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  • Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari to host own variety program

    February 21, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Popular group Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will have his own variety program titled "Nino-san" starting in April on NTV. This will mark his first time serving as the sole MC. The program is said to be a "matching trial program" in which 5 different directors from NTV will come up with a new plan every week, and they will find out which director would be the best-suited to work with Ninomiya. There will be a total of 10 episodes, and they wil

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  • 'Platinum Data' movie adaptation reveals supporting cast

    November 8, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    On November 8, the supporting cast of the upcoming movie adaptation of Higashino Keigo's novel 'Platinum Data' was revealed. 'Platinum Data', starring Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari and actor Toyokawa Etsushi, is set in 2017 and 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

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari to become "Devil Nino" in new Pocky CM

    September 15, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will be starring in the new CM for Glico's 'Pocky Chocolate' as "Devil Nino". The new CM, titled "Devil Nino Appears", will begin airing on September 18th. In the CM, Ninomiya plays a prideful man who has suddenly turned into a devil one morning. The conditions for turning back into a human is "to share Pocky". While standing beside a heap of Pocky, Ninomiya shows a wondering expression and says, "Why Pocky..."

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/24~08/26

    August 29, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    [caption id="attachment_263109" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/24~08/26"][/caption] This weekend NTV aired their charity special '24-Hour TV' along with a very popular drama special. Overall the special didn't crush the other networks like the Olympics did a few weeks ago, but there still weren't a lot of viewers left for the other variety shows and regular dramas. The sea of ratings was still calm on

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari compliments Ueto Aya at a press conference for 24 Hour TV drama special

    August 20, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    On August 19th, Arashi's Ninomiya Nazunari appeared at a rehabilitation center in Chiba for a press conference for 'Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu', the drama special of NTV's annual charity telethon, '24Hour Television'. The story of 'Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu' will revolve around a young man (Ninomiya) who becomes paralyzed on the lower half of his body and is confined to a wheelchair after running into some trouble with a d

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  • Ueto Aya to co-star with Ninomiya Kazunari in 24Hour Television drama special

    June 24, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    On June 22nd, it was announced that actress Ueto Aya(26) will make an appearance on NTV drama, 'Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu', which is a special drama for an annual charity telethon, “24-Hour Television“. She will play a heroine, and co-star with Ninomiya Kazunari for the first time in 12 years, after Eguchi Yosuke's drama 'Namida wo Fuite'(Fuji TV) back in 2000. Ueto stated about co-staring with Ninomiya, "It is exciting. I am really lo

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  • 45,000 fans celebrate Ninomiya Kazunari's birthday at Tokyo Dome

    June 18, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    On June 17th, Arashi held their special event 'Arashi no WakuWaku Gakkou 2012' at the Tokyo Dome. This is a charity event with the sub-title 'Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku 5-tsu no Jyugyou (5 lessons which make daily life more shining)', and for this event, the members turn into “teachers” and give lessons to their fans (or “students”) on various subjects. Each of the members wore white coats and were teachers for around 30 minutes. The da

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari to star in "24Hour Television" drama special

    May 22, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    It was revealed that Arashi member Ninomiya Kazunari will be starring in "Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu" which will air as a drama special on NTV's annual charity telethon, "24Hour Television." Ninomiya will play a man who is confined to a wheelchair and can never walk on his own for the rest of his life.  He was a delinquent since junior high school, and he became paralyzed on the lower half of his body after some trouble with a punk.  

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari's new Pocky CM released!

    April 11, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will once again be starring in the new commercial for Glico's chocolate snack 'Pocky'. Like the previous CM, Ninomiya continues to dance to hip hop artist MC Hammer's signature song, "U Can't Touch This". This time, he mishears the lyrics as "Tabi ni aundesu" (It suits travels). To coincide the CM, 'Pocky' is currently holding a campaign through their official website for a chance to win a 'Pocky' original sui

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