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JE Decline in dramas?… yeah right!


According to a translated post on Arama Johnny’s Entertainment are being pulled out of leading roles in J-Dramas.


I wouldn’t call myself a die hard Johnny’s fan, but I do have a lot of time for them, and I also have a lot of time for dramas. I probably haven’t watched something starring a JE star since Uta no Onii-san in 2009. The Japanese public seem to have coined on to the idea that just because someone famous appears in the drama, it doesn’t essentially make it good.


It’s also quite amusing when considering this coupled with the sudden surge of AKB in drama. Hana Kimi 2 (which had one of it’s supporting roles played by Ikuta Tomo, a JE actor) has got dire ratings – and deservedly so as it seems like a selection of female cast popularity over series and male casting quality. Putting a large number of members of a female idol group dedicated to wota fanservice into a reverse harem drama which the subtitle is “Ikemen Paradise” is completely nonsensical, especially when members of that idol group need a few more acting lessons.


And despite this, JE still have a lot more roles than most other idol groups. In short – I don’t really think they’re in much trouble as some talent agencies would like to think. Maybe they’re just being more selective and not putting their talent in every drama available and chosing quality scripts and production teams in future over shows with sliding ratings.


			

Oricon Top 10 – 2010/03/10

  1. Arashi – Troublemaker (542,334) NEW
  2. Sid – sleep (41,440) NEW
  3. Berryz Kobo – Otakebi Boy WAO! / Tomodachi ni Tomodachi nanda! (25,197) NEW
  4. Mai Kuraki – Eien Yori Nagaku / Drive me crazy (23,240) NEW
  5. Hey! Say! Jump – Hitomi no Screen (22,930) DOWN
  6. Hannya, Fruits Punch – Onara Hazukashikunai yo / Pirameki tasou (11,577) DOWN
  7. AKB48 – Sakura no Shiroi (10,545) DOWN
  8. Kana Nishino – Best Friend (10,502) DOWN
  9. Anzenchitai – Aoi Bara/Wine Red no Kokoro (2010 version) (9,995) NEW
  10. KAT-TUN – Love yourself ~ kimi ga kirai na kimi ga suki~ (9,452) DOWN

 I know, it’s late – I use this for my on reference hence why I post it 🙂  Berryz Kobo achieve their first #3 (their highest position in the Oricon), with a lot of other singles holding in there.  Arashi smash through the 500k mark with their new single – not even a double A side! Sid come in a deservid second – real high sales for a VK band!

Chaka Uta ranking – 7/7/09

  1. Kaela Kimura – Hot Pepper
  2. EXILE – FIREWORKS
  3. Arashi – Everything
  4. Ayaka – Minna Sora no Shita
  5. Masaharu Fukuyama – Saiai
  6. Aqua Timez – Plumeria ~Hana Uta~
  7. Yusuke – Tanpopo
  8. Anna Tsuchiya – Brave vibration
  9. Kaela Kimura – Butterfly
  10. JASMINE – sad to say
  11. Juliet – Natsu Love
  12. flumpool – MW ~ Dear Mr. & Ms. Picaresque
  13. Miliyah Kato – Aitai
  14. Thelma Aoyama – Wasurenai yo
  15. Arashi – season
  16. GReeeeN – Haruka
  17. MINMI – Ave Maria
  18. Superfly – Koisuru Hitomi wa Utsukushii
  19. Tohoshinki – Stand by U
  20. Michael Jackson – Thriller
  21. mihimaru GT – Switch
  22. Arashi – Ashita no Kioku
  23. Crystal Kay – After Love -First Boyfriend- feat. KANAME (CHEMISTRY)
  24. Yajima Beauty Salon – Hamaguri Bomber
  25. AILI thanx to May J. & KEN THE 390 – One story

Oricon Top 20 8/7/2009

  1. Arashi – Everything (342,070)
  2. Tohoshinki – Stand by U (182,068)
  3. flumpool – MW ~ Dear Mr. & Ms. Picaresque / Natsu Dive (31,825)
  4. Yusuke– Tanpopo / Kaizokusen / Sonote (31,579)
  5. C-ute – Shochu Omimai Moushiagemasu (27,798)
  6. AKB48– Namida Surprise (20,281)
  7. GACKT – Flower (14,595)
  8. John-Hoon – Blue Moon (8.214)
  9. Arashi– Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon: Kimi wa Muteki (7,760)
  10. JASMINE – SAD TO SAY (6.898)
  11. BIG BANG – MY HEAVEN (6,528)
  12. Boom Boom Satellites – BACK ON MY FEET (6,007)
  13. Anna Tsuchiya – Brave vibration (5,726)
  14. Hyotei Eternity – Sakamichi No Hate He (5,199)
  15. Kalafina – storia (4,887)
  16. Minami Akina no Super Mild Seven / Satoda Mai with Goda Kazoku – I Believe – Yume wo Kanaeru Maho no Kotoba – / Don’t leave me (4,828)
  17. YUI – again (4,374)
  18. Youko Hisaka – K-ON! Character Single (Heart Goes Boom!!) (4,003)
  19. Toyosaki Aki – K-ON! Character Single (Guitar ni Kubittaki) (3,985)
  20. Shiina Ringo – Ariamaru Tomi (3,895)
  21. GReeeeN – Haruka (3,803)
  22. Eisaku Okawa – Nani wa kotobuki (3,662)
  23. AZU – I WILL (3,592)
  24. SCANDAL – Shoujo S (3,578)
  25. Masaharu Fukuyama – Keshin (3,533)
  26. Sakurako Keionbu – Don’t say “lazy” (3,393)
  27. GACKT – LOST ANGELS (3,170)
  28. Tohoshinki – Share The World / We Are! (3,136)
  29. V6 – Spirit (3,027)
  30. Sakurako Keionbu– Cagayake! Girls (3,019)

Chaka-Uta Ranking 1/7/2009

  1. Juliet – Natsu Love
  2. Yusuke – Tanpopo
  3. Kaela Kimura – Butterfly
  4. Miliyah Kato – Aitai
  5. Masaharu Fukuyama – Saiai
  6. Sugar Soul feat. Kenji – Garden
  7.  JASMINE – sad to say
  8. GReeeeN – Haruka
  9. MINMI – Ave Maria
  10. High Speed Boyz – BAD CITY
  11. Arashi – Ashita no Kioku
  12. Hikaru Utada – Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-
  13. Yuya Matsushita – Negai ga Kanau nara
  14. Superfly – Alright!!
  15. May J. – Garden feat. DJ KAORI, Diggy-Mo’, Clench & Blistah
  16. Miliyah Kato & Shimizu Shota – Love Forever
  17. Michael Jackson – Thriller
  18. JUJU – Ashita Ga Kurunara feat. JAY’ED
  19. Kumi Koda – Hashire!
  20. AZU – CLOSE TO YOU
  21. B’z – DIVE
  22. Kana Nishino – Kimi ni Aitaku Narukara
  23. BIGBANG – MY HEAVEN
  24. mihimaru GT – Switch
  25. Kumi Koda – Lick Me