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Yamapi’s DVD sales soaring

10:13 JST April 27, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tomohisa Yamashita’s road trip through America is doing great on the charts, and it has even prompted a new event involving Yamapi himself, reports Sports Hochi.

It has been reported DVD charts these days indicate sales of more than 10,000 copies is a big hit.  Yamashita’s “山下智久・ルート66〜たった一人のアメリカ〜 (Tomohisa Yamashita Route 66 ~Tatta Hitori no America~)” DVD has sold more than 21,000 copies since it was released on April 11.

The documentary was broadcast by Nihon TV between January and March this year, and follows Yamashita as he went driving down Route 66.

“I found a lot of things on this journey.  I met a lot of people and I learnt a lot of things.  My perspective of life changed significantly,” Yamashita said.

It has been reported the positive sales have prompted a new event for fans.  On May 19, 380 fans chosen through a lottery will get to go to a special screening of the documentary where Yamashita himself will take part and share some behind-the-scenes stories.  Fans will even get a chance to meet Yamashita because he will be stamping a special Route 66 event notebook for them in person.

“I’m so happy that I get a chance like this to hold an event long after I finished the journey.  I hope I can use the event as an opportunity to make people really understand what it was like,” he said.

You can go to the documentary’s website to enter the lottery.  Entries close on May 13 23:59 Japan time, and winners will have an invitation sent to them through the mail around May 14.  Only those who get invited will get details into where the event will be held.

  1. 12:59 JST April 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    waaa so happy for him sold more than 21,000 copies hontouni sugoi pi and these fans just will be so lucky

  2. 15:18 JST April 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    I concider this show to be rly great. I think nobody can stay aside while watching and definitely want to experience similar trip. I could fell the same way Tomo did on Route 66 and it was rly amazing. So big thanks to the crew and ofc to Tomo for this cheeful, relaxing, sometimes breathtaking journey! Ganbattene!

  1. 07:04 JST April 28, 2012 at 7:04 AM
  2. 04:37 JST April 30, 2012 at 4:37 AM

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