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18 January 2010 @ 10:48 am
  昨年の芸能界で快進 撃をとばしたのは「嵐」だった。今年に入っても嵐のメンバー5人が出演したドラマ「最後の約束」(フジ系)が高視聴率をマークするなど、当分「嵐人気」は 続きそうな勢いだ。ただ、ジャニーズ的には今年はどうやら「KAT-TUN」の年にしたいようだ。


   そのKAT-TUNは新年早々4日に「SMAP×SMAP」生放送に出演。同番組に出演する場合、番宣を兼ねていることが大半だが、KAT-TUNは特 に番宣なしでの登場だった。「先輩がてがける人気長寿番組に出演させて、なんとかしてKAT-TUNの知名度をアップさせたい」というジャニーズ側の思惑 がなんとなく垣間見えた出演だった。

  また、年明け早々赤西仁初主演映画「BANDAGE」が公開。同映画は、ミスチルやレミオロメン らの音楽プロデューサー小林武史が監督と音楽を担当、脚本を映画「スワロウテイル」「リリイ・シュシュのすべて」を手がけた岩井俊二が担当するなど、話題 性は抜群。劇中のロックバンド「LANDS」として昨年11月に発売したシングル「BANDAGE」と13日に発売したアルバム「Olympos」もヒッ ト。さらに、台湾、韓国での配給も決定した。

  今クールドラマでは、亀梨和也主演でTBS系ドラマ「ヤマトナデシコ七変化」がスター ト。亀梨主演ドラマは「視聴率がとれない」と評判(?)だが、不祥事を乗り越えてドラマで復帰を果たす内博貴やNEWSの手越祐也、昨年大ブレークの「こ ども店長」加藤清史郎も出演と、いろんな意味で話題性ありのドラマだ。

  赤西主演映画の興行成績や亀梨主演ドラマの視聴率も気になると ころだが、今年、KAT-TUNは去年の嵐のようにブレークを果たすことができるのだろうか。さてさて、ジャニーさんはどんな「しかけ」を用意しているの だろう。(あゆみっくす)(情報提供:ココログニュース)

「雫羅」 dara: Be Prepared -- P4sashwizzled on January 18th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'll do this now. Gimme a few. o/
「雫羅」 dara: Aroused -- Dantesashwizzled on January 18th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
This year - not Arashi, but KAT-TUN? Johnny's Expectations

Last year, the highest riding stars in the entertainment world were Arashi. Even as we come into 2010, the drama starring all five members of the group, Last Promise (Fuji TV), has already been marked as a high rating drama, showing that 'Arashi mania' is set to keep going. However, in the typical style of Johnny's, it seems that 2010 is set to be KAT-TUN's year.

Pictures: Arashi member Matsumoto Jun (947 items)

KAT-TUN started the new year early, with an appearance on the live broadcast of SMAP×SMAP. While most appearances on this programme are advertised, KAT-TUN appeared with none. "By letting them appear in their sempai's long running, popular TV programme, we can push KAT-TUN's name recognition status" is, for whatever reason, the clear expectation of the Johnny's Entertainment camp.

Furthermore, early into 2010 the movie BANDAGE, marking member Akanishi Jin's first starring role, opened in cinemas. Various prominent names are involved in this film, including Kobayashi Takeshi (producer of such bands as Remioromen and Mr Children) as director and musical supervisor, and with Iwai Shunji (of movies Swallowtail and All About Lily Chou-Chou) in charge of the screenplay.
The rock band of the film, LANDS, also released a single in November, BANDAGE, and an album, Olympos, on the 13th, both becoming hits. Moreover, the film is set to be distributed in Taiwan and South Korea.

As for the dramas of the moment, Kamenashi Kazuya's new drama, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge ('The Wallflower'/'Perfect Girl Evolution') has just started. Kamenashi has a reputation as a 'poor ratings actor' (?), but the drama has ridden this out, and with Uchi Hiroki and Tegoshi Yuya of NEWS co-starring, as well as Katou Seishirou (who had his big break last year with the Kodomo Tenchou 'Child Store Manager' Toyota commercials), there is no shortage of conversation topics when it comes to this drama.

Akanishi's box office record and Kamenashi's ratings are something to worry about, but it's entirely possible that KAT-TUN, like Arashi last year, can make their big break this year. So, what tricks has Johnny got up his sleeve this time?
Kimysayaw16kimy on January 18th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
thanks so much!
kawaii_beela: satoshi eh?kawaii_beela on January 18th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
thank you for translating the article sashwizzled!!

KAT-TUN?:S im sorry but DNW!!! D: Arashi has already released a drama sp, 3 new songs, sho did another drama sp, is the caster for the olympics and they just finished their concerts... its already seems like Arashi's year...which is awesome to me but Johnny should promote NEWS!! OMG NEWS PLEASE!! and Tackey & Tsubasa!!! Yes!! NEWS and T&T please