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Posted 2 years ago

Ueto Aya graces the pages of Numéro TOKYO May 2012 issue

Posted 2 years ago

Abe Hiroshi & Ueto Aya in Rome for “Thermae Romae” premiere

On February 22nd, a premiere for upcoming movie “Thermae Romae” was held at Cinema The Space in Rome, Italy. The main cast members Abe HiroshiUeto Aya, and the director of the movieTakeuchi Hideki attended this overseas stage greeting.

                

“Thermae Romae” is a live-action adaptation of Yamazaki Mari’s popular manga.  It’s a story of Lucius (played by Abe), a bath design engineer, who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. The audience for this Rome premiere was almost all local Italian people, so Abe and Ueto greeted them in Italian.

Before the screening started, Abe told that fans he felt anxious if the Japanese sense of humor would be accepted by the Italian people present. However, despite his anxiety, once the screening started, the theater was full of laugh from start to finish.  The moment the end credits finished, the audience gave Abe and Ueto standing ovations with “Bravo!“.

Ueto went onstage once again after the screening.  She told the audience, “I see all of your face expressions are more sparkling than before the screening started, which tells me that you all enjoyed the movie. So I am very happy.”  Both Abe and Ueto also received a lot of compliments from the audience.

Audience members exclaimed with a big smiles, “We are really happy. It was worth coming all the way to Rome,” and other positive feedback.

“Thernae Romae” is scheduled to be released in Japan on April 28th.

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Posted 2 years ago

Ueto Aya finally becomes CM queen

Video Research Ltd. has released the 2011 edition of its annual report on TV commercial data. In particular, its ranking of celebrity screen time revealed that actress Ueto Aya received the most exposure in 2011 in the Kanto, Kansai, and Nagoya areas, largely due to her appearances in the SoftBank and Asahicommercials. Dante Carver, who also appears in the SoftBank commercials, rose from 22nd to 6th in the Kanto region.

                            

In the Kanto region, Ueto has always ranked in the top 20 since 2004, reaching as high as #2 before 2011. In 2011, she was #1 by a wide margin, with 239,550 seconds (more than 66.5 hours) of screen time over 14,884 commercials. Counting all three regions in the report (Kanto, Kansai, Nagoya), she had 723,555 seconds (almost 201 hours) over 42,712 commercials.

Idol group AKB48 also had a breakout year. While none of the members ranked in the top 20 during 2010, this time three members were in the top 10 with four more in the top 20.

CM Exposure Ranking of the Kanto Region

01 – 239,550 seconds – 14,884 spots — Ueto Aya (previous year: 2)
02 – 182,550 seconds – 09,754 spots — Owada Kensuke (previous year: 496)
03 – 179,895 seconds – 11,098 spots — Oshima Yuko (previous year: 562)
04 – 171,855 seconds – 10,558 spots — Maeda Atsuko (previous year: 1,343)
05 – 168,435 seconds – 09,101 spots — Nagatomo Yuto (previous year: 2,722)
06 – 168,135 seconds – 10,281 spots — Dante Carver (previous year: 22)
07 – 162,015 seconds – 10,441 spots — Shinoda Mariko (previous year: 562)
08 – 156,465 seconds – 07,664 spots — Sakurai Sho (previous year: 146)
09 – 154,425 seconds – 07,483 spots — Matsuki Rina (previous year: 37)
10 – 153,345 seconds – 09,298 spots — Takei Emi (previous year: 1,341)
11 – 143,685 seconds – 08,943 spots — Kojima Haruna (previous year: 562)
12 – 141,675 seconds – 08,745 spots — Takahashi Minami (previous year: -)
13 – 140,385 seconds – 08,907 spots — Itano Tomomi (previous year: 769)
14 – 139,155 seconds – 08,245 spots — Ayase Haruka (previous year: 35)
15 – 136,155 seconds – 08,203 spots — Fukuyama Masaharu (previous year: 17)
16 – 132,420 seconds – 08,004 spots — Higuchi Kanako (previous year: 9)
17 – 127,965 seconds – 08,111 spots — Kashiwagi Yuki (previous year: 4,286)
18 – 126,885 seconds – 07,932 spots — Mukai Osamu (previous year: 65)
19 – 125,295 seconds – 07,952 spots — Sasaki Nozomi (previous year: 32)
20 – 122,770 seconds – 07,186 spots — Ninomiya Kazunari (previous year: 26)

CM Exposure Ranking of the Kansai Region

01 – 280,365 seconds – 15,239 spots — Ueto Aya (previous year: 1)
02 – 168,435 seconds – 10,647 spots — Oshima Yuko (previous year: 535)
03 – 168,315 seconds – 08,538 spots — Owada Kensuke (previous year: 557)
04 – 162,595 seconds – 10,286 spots — Maeda Atsuko (previous year: 1,541)
05 – 147,225 seconds – 07,405 spots — Karasawa Toshiaki (previous year: 3)
06 – 147,015 seconds – 09,490 spots — Shinoda Mariko (previous year: 539)
07 – 139,800 seconds – 07,801 spots — Becky (previous year: 6)
08 – 134,010 seconds – 07,952 spots — Ayase Haruka (previous year: 33)
09 – 131,670 seconds – 07,897 spots — Dante Carver (previous year: 31)
10 – 131,415 seconds – 08,296 spots — Takahashi Minami (previous year: -)
11 – 129,165 seconds – 06,745 spots — Ishikawa Ryo (previous year: 4)
12 – 121,980 seconds – 07,306 spots — Takei Emi (previous year: 1,541)
13 – 121,680 seconds – 07,635 spots — Kojima Haruna (previous year: 539)
14 – 121,185 seconds – 07,194 spots — Fukuyama Masaharu (previous year: 27)
15 – 120,540 seconds – 06,197 spots — Nagatomo Yuto (previous year: 3,139)
16 – 119,955 seconds – 07,777 spots — Watanabe Mayu (previous year: 2,204)
17 – 119,565 seconds – 05,922 spots — Sakurai Sho (previous year: 134)
18 – 118,860 seconds – 07,496 spots — Kashiwagi Yuki (previous year: -)
19 – 115,455 seconds – 07,379 spots — Itano Tomomi (previous year: 1,006)
20 – 114,525 seconds – 04,825 spots — Inoue Mao (previous year: 14)

CM Exposure Ranking of the Nagoya Region

01 – 203,640 seconds – 12,589 spots — Ueto Aya (previous year: 2)
02 – 163,665 seconds – 10,369 spots — Maeda Atsuko (previous year: 1,481)
03 – 161,945 seconds – 10,583 spots — Karina (previous year: 13)
04 – 161,040 seconds – 10,167 spots — Oshima Yuko (previous year: 406)
05 – 154,140 seconds – 08,489 spots — Owada Kensuke (previous year: 519)
06 – 150,240 seconds – 09,707 spots — Shinoda Mariko (previous year: 406)
07 – 146,610 seconds – 08,934 spots — Dante Carver (previous year: 24)
08 – 139,620 seconds – 08,496 spots — Takei Emi (previous year: 1,646)
09 – 127,695 seconds – 06,003 spots — Amami Yuki (previous year: 9)
10 – 125,850 seconds – 07,914 spots — Takahashi Minami (previous year: -)
11 – 123,135 seconds – 07,194 spots — Ayase Haruka (previous year: 44)
12 – 123,135 seconds – 07,870 spots — Kashiwagi Yuki (previous year: -)
13 – 122,250 seconds – 07,822 spots — Itano Tomomi (previous year: 914)
14 – 122,190 seconds – 07,189 spots — Fukuyama Masaharu (previous year: 27)
15 – 121,035 seconds – 05,877 spots — Sakurai Sho (previous year: 134)
16 – 117,465 seconds – 06,856 spots — Higuchi Kanako (previous year: 12)
17 – 113,820 seconds – 05,941 spots — Nagatomo Yuto (previous year: 3,598)
18 – 112,755 seconds – 07,002 spots — Kojima Haruna (previous year: 406)
19 – 111,990 seconds – 07,228 spots — Watanabe Mayu (previous year: 2,232)
20 – 110,035 seconds – 07,147 spots — Toda Erika (previous year: 18)

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Posted 2 years ago

Ueto Aya and EXILE’s HIRO are getting married?

On December 31st, it was reported that actress Ueto Aya and EXILE’s leader HIRO would be getting married this spring.


According to Sponichi, Ueto has already revealed this news to her mother and close friends. She also told her agency, “I want to get married in the spring.” The wedding ceremony and reception is as yet undecided, however, Ueto plans to continue working after marriage. However, the agency Oscar Promotion responded to the rumours by denying being aware of any marriage plans. “We have not heard about any of this," a spokesperson said.

Friends of Ueto say that the actress has already shared her plans for marriage to her mother. Soon after the two started dating, Ueto introduced HIRO to her mother, who found him to be polite, humble, and manly. Since then, her mother has been very supportive of their relationship, and would often join them for meals.

Ueto has also reported her desire for marriage to her father figure, the president of her agency. At the start of their relationship, HIRO met with the president, who acknowledged HIRO’s sincere attitude for their relationship.

Ueto and Hiro are said to have first met when Ueto was 12 years old and taking dance lessons from Hiro prior to her debut. Their romance was reported in the summer of 2010 and despite appearing at many events since, Ueto has yet to deny or confirm the relationship.

UPDATE from ANN

Both agencies of actress Aya Ueto and EXILE band leader Hiro denied reports that theSankei Sports newspaper published on New’s Year Day about the couple’s wedding this spring.

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Posted 2 years ago

Which celebrity would you want as your lover?

For many, winter is a special time of year where loved ones come together for holidays like Christmas and the first shrine visit of the new year. Lovers especially grow closer than ever during the holiday season.

Keeping this in mind, Oricon Style asked its readers for the 5th consecutive year on which famous celebrities of the opposite sex they would like to have as their lover. Though the survey was conducted back in October, Oricon published the results in December, just in time for the holidays

     

For the males, actor Mukai Osamu came out on top with his “manly” image and debonair demeanor (as seen on variety shows). Mukai jumped from 5th place in 2010 to 1st place in 2011, proving his rising popularity in the entertainment world.

When asked why they chose Mukai Osamu, female voters said they were charmed by the deadly combination of his height (182 centimeters) and his good looks. “His face and smile and voice are all nice! I would be so proud if we could walk together,” said one voter in her 20s, echoing the sentiments of her fellow voters.

Others were reminded of his “reliable boy” image in the NHK taiga drama “Kou ~Himetachi no Sengoku” and the movie “Paradise Kiss“, or were charmed by his cooking skills. “He looks as if he could protect me,” said one woman in her 30s. Another voter in her 20s added, “I want him to make me delicious meals!”

-Which Male Celebrity Would You Like as Your Lover? 

01. Mukai Osamu
02. Fukuyama Masaharu
03. Sakurai Sho
04. Aiba Masaki
05. Ohno Satoshi
06. Kimura Takuya
07. Matsumoto Jun
08. Okada Masaki
09. Matsuzaka Toori
10. Mizushima Hiro

     

Meanwhile, Ayasa Haruka claimed 1st place in the female ranking for the 2nd year in a row with her natural character and gentle air, which proved to be quite popular with male readers.

“She’s so cute! Her smiles are extremely nice,” commented one voter from Tokyo. Ayase was in the top three for the teen, 20s, 30s, and 40s categories, thereby proving her popularity. Many voters also cited her bubbly personality and calming aura. “She has a funny side too, and I feel like if we were together she would calm me down.”

Which Female Celebrity Would You Like as Your Lover? >

01. Ayase Haruka
02. Aragaki Yui
03. Kitagawa Keiko
04. Miyazaki Aoi
05. Ueto Aya
06. Horikita Maki
07. Sasaki Nozomi
08. Nagasawa Masami
09. Kashiwagi Yuki
10. YUI

TOKYOHIVE

Posted 2 years ago

Teaser Trailer for live-action adaption of “Thermae Romae

Posted 2 years ago

Oricon reveals the CM King & Queen of 2011

N-Monitor and Oricon once again elected the CM King & Queen for 2011, based on the number of CM contracts that were signed this year.

Midway through the year, pro-golfer Ishikawa Ryo and actress Ueto Aya were leading in their respective rankings.

The former was able to defend his title with seventeen contracts (three more than in July). He was able to defend his crown as last year he was also the CM King. His fresh looks and very polite manners made him a mainstay in the Japanese world of CMs. This year he also put a lot of his energy into supporting the victims of the Great Tohoku Earthquake, increasing his popularity even further.

It’s also no big surprise that all members of popular idol group Arashi made it into the top five of the ranking. The only person that broke the chain was actor Mukai Osamu on the third place with twelve contracts.

As for the ranking of the CM Queen, in July it already was evident that some particular members of idol group AKB48 were becoming an imminent threat for Ueto and her title. Now, after two consecutive wins and five yearly titles as CM Queen in total, Ueto eventually had to give in to the idol power and dropped down to the fifth place with fourteen contracts, which is ‘only’ one more than six months ago.

Instead, this year’s title of the CM Queen went to AKB48 member Oshima Yuko, who improved her mid-season result by eight more contracts and scored a total of nineteen CM deals this year. AKB48 also claimed the second and third place with Shinoda MarikoMaeda Atsuko, and Itano Tomomi.

Another member of the said group, Takahashi Minami, followed on the fourth place, but she has to share it with child actress Ashida Mana. The latter has to watch out for fellow child actress,Kobayashi Seiran, who just barely missed to make it onto this particular ranking with eight CM contracts.

Note: N-Monitor counted all commercials that aired on NTV, TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi, and TV Tokyo from January 1st, 2011 until November 30th, 2011. These do not include the appearances in and promotions for their own CDs, DVDs, chaku uta, movies, music videos and so on.


Top Ranking Male Celebrities With The Most Commercials 2011

01 – Ishikawa Ryo (17)
02 – Sakurai Sho (13)
03 – Matsumoto Jun (12)
03 – Mukai Osamu (12)
04 – Ninomiya Kazunari (11)
05 – Aiba Masaki (10)
05 – Ohno Satoshi (10)
06 – Kimura Takuya (9)
06 – Sato Takeru (9)
06 – Matsuko Deluxe (9)
07 – Ichiro (8)
07 – Katori Shingo (8)
07 – Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (8)
07 – Nagase Tomoya (8)
07 – Nagatomo Yuto (8)
07 – Tamaki Hiroshi (8)
07 – Miura Haruma (8)
08 – Inagaki Goro (7)
08 – Okada Masaki (7)
08 – Kato Seishiro (7)
08 – Kokubun Taichi (7)
08 – Joshima Shigeru (7)
08 – Suzuki Fuku (7)
08 – TAKAHIRO (7)
08 – Yamaguchi Tatsuya (7)

Top Ranking Female Celebrities With The Most Commercials 2011

01 – Oshima Yuko (19)
02 – Shinoda Mariko (17)
02 – Maeda Atsuko (17)
03 – Itano Tomomi (16)
04 – Ashida Mana (15)
04 – Takahashi Minami (15)
05 – Ueto Aya (14)
05 – Kojima Haruna (14)
05 – Becky (14)
06 – Kashiwagi Yuki (12)
06 – Watanabe Mayu (12)
07 – Sashihara Rino (11)
08 – Aibu Saki (10)
08 – Sasaki Nozomi (10)
09 – Amami Yuki (9)
09 – Kichise Michiko (9)
09 – Miyazawa Sae (9)
09 – Takei Emi (9)
09 – Minegishi Minami (9)
09 – Yokoyama Yui (9)

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