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Oricon Weekly Charts November 15 (Single, Album, General DVD)

21:21 JST November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Johnny’s Single Charts Top 50 (Japan)

1. (NEW) Fighting Man NEWS Last week: n/a
Peak: 1


16. Dear Snow Arashi Last week: 11
Peak: 1


23. よく遊びよく学べ 

(Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe)

NYC Last week: 8
Peak: 1


Johnny’s Album Charts Top 50 (Japan)
22. 僕の見ている風景 

(Boku no Miteiru Fukei)

Arashi Last week: 31
Peak: 1


23. 8UPPERS Kanjani8 Last week: 9
Peak: 1


Johnny’s DVD Chart Top 20 (Japan)
1. (NEW) V6 ASIA TOUR 2010 in JAPAN READY? V6 Last week: n/a
Peak: 1



Higashiyama and Ikuta hope playing women will make them better actors

13:35 JST November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Johnny’s stars Noriyuki Higashiyama (44) and Toma Ikuta (26) talked about their hopes for their upcoming stage plays Madame de Sade/わが友ヒットラー (Waga Tomo Hitler, My Friend Hitler) in the “ミシマダブル (Mishima Double)” show at a press conference in Tokyo yesterday, reports Ticket Pia.


The two actors attended the event with other cast members and theatre director Yukio Ninagawa (74).


The first play, Madame de Sade, is set in 18th century Paris where six women talk about their encounters with an imprisoned aristocrat, Marquis de Sade, while the second, My Friend Hitler, is based on the historical Night of the Long Knives incident in 1934.  Both plays were written by acclaimed Japanese playwright Yukio Mishima, who had even left notes saying he had wanted male actors to play the women in Madame de Sade.


Theatre director Ninagawa had said he had unique and big plans for his actors to try and match Mishima’s dramatic visualization of the shows.  Hearing Ninagawa’s plans, Higashiyama said he had a lot to learn in order to fulfill his director’s expectations.

“I was surprised at how much of it expresses Ninagawa-san’s sadistic qualities,” he said.

“If we get through this play, we’ll be pretty amazing don’t you think?,” Ikuta said.


The two actors continued to talk about their own goals for the show.

“I hope [Ikuta and I] can learn a lot.  I want to make it a play I’ll never forget, and I hope I can become a better actor,” Higashiyama said.

“This’ll be the first time I cross-dress.  But I hope that the people who come to see the show go home thinking  I was the most prettiest,” Ikuta said.


“Mishima Double” will start performances in Tokyo from February 2 to March 2 before moving onto Osaka for performances from March 8 to 20.  Tickets are set to go on sale from November 27.





November 2 – 8: TV Drama ratings, Record sales, DVD sales

12:35 JST November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Johnny’s TV Drama ratings (Japan)

流れ星 (Nagare-boshi) – starring Goro Inagaki – episode 3: 13.7% (last week 14.2%)

フリーター、家を買う (Freeter, Ie wo Kau) – starring Kazunari Ninomiya, Ryuhei Maruyama – episode 3: 17.7% (last week 16.8%)


Johnny’s Record sales (Japan)

Single weekly Top 50 (as of November 8 )

8. “よく遊びよく学べ (Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe)” – NYC

11. “Dear Snow” – Arashi

Album weekly Top 50 (as of November 8 )

9. “8UPPERS” – Kanjani8

31. “僕の見ている風景 (Boku no Miteiru Fukei)” – Arashi


Johnny’s DVD sales (Japan)

Weekly Top 20 (general) (as of November 8 )



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