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Proposal Daisakusen

by Rinoa on January 7, 2009 · 15 comments · AddThis

Proposal Daisakusen
Proposal Daisakusen Promotional Photograph

Proposal Daisakusen“, otherwise known as “Operation Love”, is a Japanese television drama series. This series started being aired in April 2007, with the season finale at the end of June on Fuji TV. A total of eleven episodes were recorded, which is the standard in Japan. In March 2008, a special was aired to conclude the whole series.

This drama was extremely popular in Japan, with an average rating of 17.3%. Consequently it has won a fair amount of awards. At the 53rd Japanese Television Academy Awards, it won the award for Best Drama, Best Theme Song and the Special Award. Furthermore at the 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix it won the award for Best Drama and Yamashita Tomohisa and Nagasawa Masami won the Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. Hamada Gaku and Eikura Nana also won the Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress awards.

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Arashi – truth/Kaze no Mukou e

by oroitsme on January 5, 2009 · 4 comments · AddThis

Arashi
Arashi in Popolo, September 2008
Artist: Arashi
Product Code: JACA-5109/5111/5113
Release Date: 2008.08.20
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: J-STORM
Limited Edition: DVD, special cover and tracklist

In the summer of 2008, Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi was given the starring role in the summer TBS drama Maou. At the same time, member Sakurai Sho was given the honor of covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics for NTV. Arashi contributed “truth” as the theme song to Ohno’s drama and “Kaze no Mukou e” as the theme for NTV. The two songs were released as a special 3-version double-A side single. The B-side on the single was also used in CMs for Tongari Corn snacks, with Arashi as the spokesmen.

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NEWS – pacific

by oroitsme on August 13, 2008 · 4 comments · AddThis

NEWS featured in Oricon Style
NEWS in 2007.11.12 issue of Oricon Style
Artist: NEWS
Product code: JECN-0149/0150
Release date: 2007.11.07
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: Johnny’s Entertainment
Limited Edition: 2 extra tracks, photo booklet

After two members were put onto suspension for underage drinking, NEWS were taken out from public view despite their upcoming single “SAYAENDOU/Hadashi no Cinderella Boy” and, after the release of the single with almost no promotion, went on hiatus in spring of 2006. During this time, the remaining six members continued on with other musical and acting projects. They rejoined on New Years Eve 2007 as a six member group, at which time the ban of NEWS images and promotion were lifted.

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Arashi – One Love

by oroitsme on July 13, 2008 · 6 comments · AddThis

Arashi
Arashi in Popolo, May 2008
Artist: Arashi
Product Code: JACA-5102/5104
Release Date: 2008.06.25
Highest Ranking: #1
Label: J-STORM
Limited Edition: DVD

Arashi member Matsumoto Jun played the iconic role of Domyouji Tsukasa in both seasons of the popular drama Hana Yori Dango. Arashi contributed opening themes to both seasons, “Wish” and “Love so sweet,” and both songs became successful, with “Love so Sweet” even, becoming the fourth best selling single of 2007.

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Tegomass – Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song~

by oroitsme on July 10, 2008 · 2 comments · AddThis

Tegomass
Tegomass, L-R: Tegoshi Yuya, Masuda Takahisa
Artist: Tegomass
Product Code: JECN-130,132
Release Date: 2007.5.16
Highest Ranking: #2
Label: Johnny’s Entertainment
Limited Edition: DVD

After the release of Tegomass’ first single “Miso Soup“, it was announced that Tegomass would become the supporters for the 2007 Japanese High School Volleyball Tournament. Fans were encouraged that Tegomass would become more than a one time temporary unit; this was cemented when it was announced that Tegomass would also sing the opening and ending themes for the anime Lovely Complex and would release an accompanying single.

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