Thursday, January 13, 2011

New AKB48 Drama, 11 For AKB + Sashiko TV Show

New AKB48 Drama, 11 For AKB + Sashiko TV Show

Several AKB Related news stories.

 AKB48 will be staring in a new drama. The drama is called “Sakura Kara no Tegami~AKB48 Sorezore no Sotsugyou Monogatari~“, and stars all of the AKB48 members. It will be broadcasted on nine consecutive nights from February 26 to March 6.

The drama centers on a male high school teacher (Kamikawa Takaya), who only has three months left to live due to cancer, and his students’ daily lives and conflicts.  The drama will be based on the lyrics of AKB48’s upcoming single, “Sakura no Ki ni Narou“, which will be released on February 16th, and it will also be used as its main theme song.

AKB48 will provide all the songs to the drama. Seven of the episodes will be 10-minute mini episodes, with the first and last episodes 30 and 60 minutes.

The drama will be released on a DVD-BOX, including the making-of, as well as the interview to the members.

11 For AKB

The “Kouhaku Effect” lives on for AKB48 as they not only last week set a female artist record by having four singles at onetime in the top ten .Now they have managed to do one better by having 11 singles in the Oricon Top 100 ,some in fact were released  two years ago.

The big four from last week remains in the top ten with “Heavy Rotation” in second, “Chance no Junban” in third, “Beginner” in fourth, and “Ponytail to Shushu” in sixth.

Making the next biggest jumps were “Namida Surprise!” jumping from 117 to 71, “Oogoe Diamond” a single released two years ago moved all the way back up the chart to 74  and “Juunen Zakura” managed to reach 88.

Currently there are only three other artists who have had more singles in the top 100 at the same time then AKB48 .They are Southern All Stars, Matsutouya Yumi, and L’arc~en~ciel.

Oricon officials also announced that they see no end in sight to AKB48`s impressive accomplishments ,predicting that the current 11 singles are likely to stay in the top 100 for sometime and ,they will continue to set a new record with each new single added to the Oricon top 100 list.

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 Sashihara Rino had her first episode of her new variety show air recently. The show is titled “Sashiko no Kuseni” and features Sasshi facing a number of challenges.

 Acchan guest stars in the debut episode.
Jan 11,2011 Sashiko no Kuseni ep01

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