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  • Drama Prime Time Report 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Arashi announces the release of a new double A-side single

    January 11, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    It was announced that Arashi's new double A-side single "Calling/Breathless" is set for release on March 6th. As reportedearlier, one of the title tracks "Calling" has been chosen as the theme song for member Aiba Masaki's starring drama "Last Hope" which will start airing on January 15th through Fuji TV. The song is themed with the equality in life and hope, and has an impressive band sound with somewhat nostalgic guitar phrase. The

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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 theemceesof the event, Fuji TV announcers, Nishiyama Kikue and Nakamura Mitsuhiro, complimented Aiba how cool he looked in th

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  • Aiba Masaki to star in new medical drama 'Last Hope'

    October 30, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    On October 31st, Fuji TV announced that one of their upcoming winter dramas will be a medical drama titled 'Last Hope' starring Aiba Masaki from the popular group Arashi. Fuji TV describes 'Last Hope' as a human medical suspense drama. The story revolves around a medical team with completely different individuals, whether it's their age, their gender, their achievements or their field of specialization. While aiming to become the forefront o

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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa receive 'Best Jeanist' award

    October 5, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 4th, Arashis Aiba Masaki (29) appeared at the 29th annual "Best Jeanist2012" award ceremonyin Tokyo where it was announced that he had won the award for the second year in a row based on a general vote. The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. Aiba, who was met with loud cheers at the conference, smiled as he said, I felt the same thing when I stood her

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  • Results of the 2012 August 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    September 25, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On September 24th, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their highly influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is always conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celeb

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  • Arashi's Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki dress up as folklore ogres in new Nissan CM

    August 1, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    Arashis Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki appeared at the CM presentation for NissansSerena S-Hybrid line of cars on August 1st. The two were dressed up as Namahage (folklore ogres) in the CM, so they appeared as Namahage for the CM presentation and were making battle cries as they went on stage. When they got to the middle of the stage, the two of them took of their masks and Ohno remarked cheekily, Its actually me while Aiba asked the audi

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  • Arashi holding 'AraFes' concerts at National Stadium in 2012 & 2013

    July 22, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Johnny & Associates announced on July 20th that Arashi will be holding its concert at theNational Olympic Stadium in Tokyoon September 20th and 21st. Arashi has held its concerts at the National Stadium for the last 5 years since 2008. Its confirmed that the 2013 concert will also be held at the venue before it closes for a large-scale renovation in preparation for a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. "AraFes" meaning "Arashi's

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  • What are the most popular face types for cosmetic surgeries?

    July 19, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    The director of the popular beauty clinic "Takasu Clinic", Takasu Mikiya recently revealed a ranking of the most popular female and male face types when it comes to facial surgery requested by their customers. AKB48's Itano Tomomi was able to top the female ranking with her face. Takasu probably wasn't all that surprised about this result, since he himself experienced an increasing number of women who want to look like the idol, especially

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  • The viewers to decide Aiba Masaki's drama "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri" ending through voting

    June 19, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    On June 19th, it was announced that Arashis Aiba Masaki's (29) ongoing drama, Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri will open an online voting poll for its viewers to choose the outcome of their final episode (to air on the 23rd)! This will be the first drama that will allow its viewers to make the decisive ending for its story and this eleventh episode will air with an additional 15 minutes of airtime. This unique plan, titled W (Double) Ending Vo

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