Posts tagged yui

Posted 2 years ago

YUI opens up her official online shop to overseas fans

Singer-songwriter YUI has just ended her 5th nationwide tour “YUI 5th Tour 2011-2012 Cruising -HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE-” in Okinawa on January 25th.  She toured 20 cities with 22 shows and drew a total audience of 50,000.


On January 18th and 19th, YUI also performed 2 days at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan. 20,000 fans gathered, captivated by her performance of songs selected mainly from her new album “HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE” (which topped the weekly Oricon chart) along with her hit singles,“Good-by days” and “CHE.R.RY”.

With the tour now over, YUI’s official tour merchandise online shop has launched for all fans, including those outside of Japan.
The official merchandise from the latest national tour “YUI 5th Tour 2011-2012 Cruising – HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE-” is now available to everyone!

YUI 5th Tour 2011-2012 Cruising – HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE- Official Goods Store

*Prices are indicated are in Japanese Yen, but you’ll be able to select the currency at the payment window.


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


Posted 2 years ago

Which artists have the most charming PVs?

Koda Kumi’s newest PV reveals her dressed as a sexy policewoman. GooRanking held a poll a poll beteen 2011/11/5 - 2011/11/12, which Japanese artists have the most charming PVs?

1. Arashi
2. Namie Amuro 
3. AKB48
5. Koda Kumi 
6. Hamasaki Ayumi
8. L’arc~en~Ciel
9. Kanjani8
10. Perfume
11. Shiina Ringo
12. Mr. Children
13. GReeeeN
15. YUI
16. Kimura Kaela
17. Aiko
18. Other

source via arama

Posted 3 years ago

YUI tops Oricon weekly chart with “Green”

Singer-songwriter YUI released her 20th single, “Green“, on October 5th, and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking by selling a total of 56,000 copies in its first week! This is her first time topping the single charts since “to Mother“, which was released in June of last year.

“Green” is YUI’s first song that she wrote after the Tohoku Earthquake. Since the disasters, the singer has held acoustic lives at schools in stricken areas, and has been doing charity work through her lives. The title “Green” means, “to live inside the earth“.

YUI expressed her happiness by saying, “I have so much gratitude for everyone who has always supported me. In this song, I was able to include the message I want to deliver, and my thoughts about how we shouldn’t forget our beginning. I want to move forward with everyone while enjoying everyday.


Posted 3 years ago

“Paradise Kiss” holds a successful premiere

On May 30th, the movie “Paradise Kiss” finally held its premiere at Shibuya C.C.Lemon Hall, which was attended by cast members Kitagawa Keiko, Mukai Osamu, Yamamoto Yusuke, Igarashi Shunji, Omasa Aya, Kaku Kento, Kato Natsuki, and director Shinjo Takehiko.


The actors provided a special fashion show for the audience, donning various outfits from the movie to music by sweetbox. Seeing their favorite ‘characters’ in person, the premiere’s 2,000 guests erupted in cheers.

The plot centers around a high school girl who one day meets a group of design students. Her new friends encourage her to become a model, and the story traces her path to realizing that dream. The heroine, Yukari, is played by 24-year-old Kitagawa, who had some qualms about wearing a school uniform again. “When I first tried on the uniform, I didn’t think it looked right, but everyone else assured me that I could still wear it. If you squint when you watch the movie [it will look better],” she shyly joked. She added, “This movie contains a lot of quotes that can encourage you when you’re feeling down. Besides the fashion, please pay attention to the words as well.”

After the movie was screened, singer-songwriter YUI (who wrote two songs for the soundtrack) gave a surprise concert. YUI wrote both the main theme of the movie, “HELLO~Paradise Kiss~“, and ending theme “YOU“. While the audience was applauding at the end of the movie, they noticed some staff members onstage setting up equipment. When everyone realized there would be a musical performance, the noise level skyrocketed.

YUI bounded onstage wearing a cute ponytail and addressed the audience enthusiastically, cheering,I’m YUI! Let’s sing!” During parts of the uptempo “HELLO~Paradise Kiss~” she would sometimes clap in time with her singing, and the audience would begin to clap with her.

When YUI finished performing, she happily said, “Thank you for listening! I’d love to see you all again. This was YUI!”, and left the stage. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the exciting premiere, which was full to the brim with hot star sightings and a wild music set. They commented, “That was awesome!” and “I don’t think I will get over this excitement!”.

The movie “Paradise Kiss” is a drama about young love, based on the mega-hit comic of the same name written by Yazawa Ai. The original comic sold more than 6 million copies. Its film adaptation will open nation-wide on June 4th.


Posted 3 years ago

YUI in Hong Kong

YUI received a warm welcome from fans as she visits Hong Kong to promote her concerts in June.


Japanese singer YUI took a trip to Hong Kong today to promote her upcomingYUI Live 2011 Hong Kong ~HOTEL HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN~ concert. The concert will take place at the end of June.

YUI’s promotional event was meant to give fans an opportunity to meet the artist, but a group of dedicated fans waited at the airport to greet the singer. YUI greeted the fans and graciously accepted their warm welcome, gifts and a bouquet of flowers. She bowed deeply and thanked them for their support. 


Posted 3 years ago

Favorability ranking for female celebrities 2011 announced by Onlystar Oricon

Onlystar Oricon (Orista / オリ★スタ) had recently surveyed 500 of their female readers on their favorability rankings for female celebrities on their magazine 


The results are separated in 4 different categories including female artists, female talents, female comedians, and female actresses. Check out the results from the ranking below!

Favorability ranking ・Female Artists
1. aiko
2. YUI
3. Amuro Namie
4. Nishino Kana
5. Yoshioka Kiyoe (Ikimono-gakari)
6. Kimura Kaera
7. Shiina Ringo
8. Perfume
9. Utada Hikaru
10. Superfly

Favorability ranking ・Female Talents
1. Becky
2. Kinoshita Yukina
3. Sekine Mari
4. Suzanne
5. Ueto Aya
6. Nakagawa Shoko
7. Sasaki Nozomi
8. Satoda Mai (Country Musume。)
9. Imoto Ayako
10. Minami Akina

Favorability ranking ・Female Comedians
1. Yanagihara Kanako
2. Morisanchu
3. Itou Asako
4. Tomochika
5. Imoto Ayako
6. Kondo Haruna (Harisenbon)
7. Tsubaki Oniyakko
8. Watanabe Naomi
9. Haruna Ai
10. Mitsuura Yasuko (Oasis)

Favorability ranking ・Female Actresses

1. Aragaki Yui
2. Ayase Haruka
3. Miyazaki Aoi
4. Ueto Aya
5. Takei Emi
6. Yoshitaka Yuriko
7. Tabe Mikako
8. Kitagawa Keiko
9. Toda Erika
10. Horikita Maki