Jap Singing Sensations Kat-Tun tops charts with Superfly

Charts: KAT-TUN, Superfly

Last week, NEWS had the #1 single with "SUMMER TIME," extending their streak of chart-topping singles to 9. This week, they were ousted by fellow Johnny's group KAT-TUN, who had their 7th consecutive #1 with "DON'T U EVER STOP." It sold close to 382,000 copies, giving it the biggest opening week of 2008 (previously set by KAT-TUN's "LIPS" in February).

Other entrants into the top 10 were Buono! at #4, Suga Shikao at #5, Ayaka at #6, and Kiyoharu at #9.

On the album charts, the self-titled debut album of Superfly (now a solo project) took the top spot with 123,000 copies sold. At #2 was actor Yutaka Mizutani with a self-cover collection titled "TIME CAPSULE," his first studio album in 22 years.

Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi also made the charts (at #5), as did indie rock group The Band Apart (#7).

Wed, May 21, 2008 (2:41am EDT)

yatta! KAT-TUN at #1..

im so proud of them..

they are really soaring high..

they have the best songs in JE.. thumbsup.gif

i read that the LE of their album(DUES) was out of stock so it affected the album sales....

er 26 vs 7 for kattun and 9 for news
how would they beat this
kinki kids is still in the business and they still comes out with a single every now and them
although not as fast as anyone else
but they are still in there

but i do wish all the band the best that they can

ganbatte for all

then again
i do wish kinki kids will come out with a new song already
i miss them

Japanese Hunk Shun Oguri taking a short break

Oguri taking a short break
Fri, May 2, 2008 (12:36am EDT)

Popular young actor Shun Oguri will be taking some time off soon, though it will be shorter than expected. For the past year or two, he has been one of the busiest actors in the industry. Just last year, he appeared in four movies (including "Kisaragi" and "Crows ZERO"), two stage plays (including Yukio Ninagawa's "Caligula"), and two drama series ("Hana Yori Dango 2" and "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e"), in addition to his work in commercials, radios, and other media.

Last December, Oguri stated that he was considering taking a long break due to his tiring schedule. Many of his fans have been calling for him to get some much needed rest, and some remained worried when Oguri's agency Tristone announced that he will only be taking off for about 2-3 weeks. Even that won't be a complete break, as Oguri will still be doing bits of work, such as his radio show.

Oguri will reportedly return to his current rate of work in June.

source: tokyograph

Aiko and Arashi singing for Hana Yori Dango Movie

Aiko and Arashi singing for Hana Yori Dango Movie

Two songs for the upcoming "Hana Yori Dango Final" movie (out June 28) have been announced.

aiko will be providing an insert song, currently referred to as "Tsukushi's Theme Song." The song, which will apparently be chosen from her unpublished material, has not been given an official title yet.

Arashi is doing the movie's theme song, titled "One Love