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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 )


Matsujun’s cute commercial co-star

12:11 JST November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Jun Matsumoto's co-star (photo thanks to Oricon)

While Jun Matsumoto’s (27) Arashi group members have been cleaning, washing, and running around in their Hitachi electronic product commercials, he will get a fluffy co-star in his, reports Oricon yesterday.

Matsumoto has been chosen to advertise Hitachi’s latest room air conditioner, which will go on sale from December.

To date, Hitachi’s commercials have featured Sho Sakurai with vacuum cleaners, Masaki Aiba with washing machines, Kazunari Ninomiya with refrigerators, and Satoshi Ohno with drum type washer and dryers.

Scene from Hitachi commercial (photo thanks to Oricon)

The commercial follows Matsumoto, who finds something moving inside a cardboard box on the way home from his local convenience store in the rain.  Reading a message on the box saying, “please look after it”, Matsumoto utters, “want to come (to my place)?”.

After bringing the dog home and drying it with a towel, the white dog lets out a loud roar, prompting Matsumoto to say, “are you a polar bear!?”.

The new commercial will go on air in Japan from November 13.

(photo thanks to Hitachi website)



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SP movie goers passes one million mark

10:47 JST November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Junichi Okada’s (29) feature film “SP THE MOTION PICTURE 野望篇 (Yabo volume, Ambition volume)” has been seen by more than 1.2 million people in Japan, Oricon had reported on Tuesday.


The movie opened in 394 cinemas nationwide in Japan on October 30, and has taken in more than 1.5 billion yen at the box office in the past nine days.


Part two of the SP movie will open in cinemas next spring.





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My slow pace

00:03 JST November 10, 2010 2 comments

Hi everyone 😀


Hope you had an exciting weekend!

Me?  I had too much to eat because people would keep shoving food into my face.  Nice food of course.  Really liked it, but the human body can only take so little…


Still trying to catch up on my news so it’ll be another day or so 😉  I’ll get there!!!


Until then, have an awesome night~!


Momo xoxo


Business trip was fantastic, especially when there are empty airplane seats right next to you on the way back to Japan.

Categories: Momo yabbering
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