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Who is the most popular in Japan?
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I would of said KAT-TUN myself. I'm personally not a fan though, I steer way clear of them.
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CoraisanDragon wrote:


onmyoji wrote:

KAT-TUN because of many reasons:

1) Real Face was the best selling single of 2006
2) The Real Face film was the best selling DVD of all time
3) Akanishi and Kamenashi were voted for most wanted boyfriends (#1 and #2 respectively)
4) Kamenashi was voted for Japan's #1 fashion leader and Japan's best male jeanist for 3 years in a row


Although NewS and Arashi have debuted way before KAT-TUN doesn't necessarily mean no one knew them. They were even popular before they debuted!

But I still like NewS and Arashi as well.


What is stated above in bold is pure facts, KAT-TUN are the most popular out of the three groups at the moment.

Here is a few more facts with the use of all three groups highest album and single sales which clearly displays KAT-TUN are more popular and successful:

KAT-TUN:
Highest selling single - Real Face - 2006.03.22 - 1,038,430
Highest selling album - Best of KAT-TUN - 2006.03.22 - 743,359

NEWS:
Highest selling single - 希望 ~Yell~ (Kibou ~Yell~) - 2004.05.12 - 395,406
Highest selling album - touch - 2005.04.27 - 271,745

Arashi :
Highest selling single - 1999.11.03 - A・RA・SHI - 973,310
Highest selling album - 2001.01.24 - ARASHI No.1 ~Arashi wa Arashi wo Yobu~ - 323,030

Also, after just over 2 years, KAT-TUN has managed to sell over 5,223,215 records (as of QUEEN OF PIRATES) and 1,333,627 DVDs (as of Cartoon KAT-TUN II YOU).

All data and sales displayed above is from the following jpop websites:
http://wiki.theppn.org/KAT-TUN
http://wiki.theppn.org/NEWS
http://wiki.theppn.org/Arashi



I'm not trying to argue with you, but these are all from previous years, and I was talking about right now, but you do have a point!

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I think it's KAT-TUN. xDD
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Posted 10/10/08
i like them all
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Honestly, sempai groups are the most popular. SMAP is practically a household name. The numbers of singles sold, etc. only mark popularity 'at that moment' and they're mostly bought by fangirls. Who's HOT right now may not be the next year.

For me, i would say Arashi and then NEWS if I had to pick from your list. Arashi is no doubt known in that country from all their appearances in dramas and on TV shows. NEWS is mainly because of Yamapi, who's practically a trademark brand himself and very well known in the entertainment industry.

Of course, I'm speaking from my opinion on these groups' popularity in Japan (from mothers, fathers, doctors, lawyers, gardener, teachers, kids, etc.) and not only within JE's circle of fans.
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Posted 10/10/08
i like all those bands....
don't know what to choose...
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Posted 10/11/08
i dun care if Arashi is not popular enough in Japan or Asia ..
but Arashi is always NUMBER 1 in my heart!!!
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Posted 10/11/08 , edited 10/11/08
^ you go girl! i love your post. what matters most is that they are number 1 in your heart.

I love all of them but I clicked KAT-TUN. Idk but i based my opinion with the single/album sales..



KT -> NEWS -> Arashi
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i dont reli know who's d BEST right now in japan but if ur talking bout male ppl onli(wich include solo artist n groups)i'd say FOR SURE someone or a group from JE~but i dont know who~~~~~lol

but i likeNEWS
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Posted 10/11/08

mikanlover wrote:

i dont reli know who's d BEST right now in japan but if ur talking bout male ppl onli(wich include solo artist n groups)i'd say FOR SURE someone or a group from JE~but i dont know who~~~~~lol

but i likeNEWS


^ BOYBAND? yes... But as an artist? I don't know.... because i've been hearing about EXILE & Mr. Children (I never listened to their songs) and I think they sell pretty high in Japan like they exceeded million mark. We're being misinformed about JE groups dominating JPOP because from what i read, AVEX artists esp those who are respected ones (sorry, I can only name Ayumi Hamasaki, EXILE, Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro because I've been constantly hearing about them, maybe including BoA?), owns the records. (correct me if i was misinformed too) and oh! Utada Hikaru is very popular too. BTW, I have no idea how JROCK is doing in Japan.


KaWd0rablez wrote:

i like KAT-TUN more then any of the others but from crunchyroll there is more people listening to NewS music. :[


I ask myself about that. I think NewS have more international fans but in Japan, KAT-TUN is really popular because everything they release is a hit.

arashi has many intenational fans too and i think they did great job in japan for 2008.

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I think it's KAT-TUN
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def arashi because each individuals of the group are famous

ohno for dancing and singing (best in johnny's)
matsu jun for acting and unique face
nino for being a holywood star
sakurai for being a news castor and the smartest in johnny's (he graduated from keio which is practically an ivy of japan)
aiba - ... he's an exception...

katu-tun is going downhill because they're just looks and not talent. they're real face was popular because kamenashi and akanishi were hot. in reality, they can't sing nor dance nor act

news is pretty good but the individuals aren't as good as arashi. they're good as a gropu


Wow, first of all there was no reason to demean another group. Second of all KAT-TUN has talent! KAT-TUN was even popular before real face! If everyone knew what they sounded like before real face then it would have sold as much as it did and it wouldn't have been the #1 single of 2006. Your opinion of real face being popular just because Kamenashi and Akanishi being hot is so incorrect. Thirdly, KAT-TUN can't act! Are you joking me! Kame was told by older actors that he had amazing acting abilities, I respect that guy. Fourth, I'm a freakin guy! I could care less how "hot" KAT-TUN is! I like them because they have their own talents just like Arashi and their voices are awesome, even in lives, sometimes I prefer listening to them live compared to the CD version!

I would consider doing some more research before bashing another group! I'm trying to mean but I think you love Arashi so much, your not allowing yourself to understand other groups.





i really don't give a damn about what YOU think. this thread is about who people think are the best. it's just an opinion, not a competition. i think you're the one who's forcing kat-tun on me when i don't really like them. i feel like you're the one not trying to understand other groups. It's not like I've only watched arashi my whole life. I lived in japan for quite a lot of years and i think i know kat-tun well.
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Arashi for me...
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Posted 10/11/08 , edited 10/11/08

chi73 wrote:


onmyoji wrote:


chi73 wrote:

def arashi because each individuals of the group are famous

ohno for dancing and singing (best in johnny's)
matsu jun for acting and unique face
nino for being a holywood star
sakurai for being a news castor and the smartest in johnny's (he graduated from keio which is practically an ivy of japan)
aiba - ... he's an exception...

katu-tun is going downhill because they're just looks and not talent. they're real face was popular because kamenashi and akanishi were hot. in reality, they can't sing nor dance nor act

news is pretty good but the individuals aren't as good as arashi. they're good as a gropu


Wow, first of all there was no reason to demean another group. Second of all KAT-TUN has talent! KAT-TUN was even popular before real face! If everyone knew what they sounded like before real face then it would have sold as much as it did and it wouldn't have been the #1 single of 2006. Your opinion of real face being popular just because Kamenashi and Akanishi being hot is so incorrect. Thirdly, KAT-TUN can't act! Are you joking me! Kame was told by older actors that he had amazing acting abilities, I respect that guy. Fourth, I'm a freakin guy! I could care less how "hot" KAT-TUN is! I like them because they have their own talents just like Arashi and their voices are awesome, even in lives, sometimes I prefer listening to them live compared to the CD version!

I would consider doing some more research before bashing another group! I'm trying to mean but I think you love Arashi so much, your not allowing yourself to understand other groups.





i really don't give a damn about what YOU think. this thread is about who people think are the best. it's just an opinion, not a competition. i think you're the one who's forcing kat-tun on me when i don't really like them. i feel like you're the one not trying to understand other groups. It's not like I've only watched arashi my whole life. I lived in japan for quite a lot of years and i think i know kat-tun well.


I never said it was a competition. I'm just saying spead love not hate, then you wouldn't have deal with fans like me. Right? I wouldn't have replied in the first place if you just talked about Arashi. Spread Arashi love not KAT-TUN hate. That way we can reduce fan wars. Anyways I don't like arguing, I have better things to do, like supporting my favorite band, you should do the same and spend less time on bands you don't like (i.e. creating hate groups or hateful messages) or its supportive fans.
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Posted 10/11/08

arashi4ever17 wrote:

I say: ARASHI

Because they had the theme song for the 2008 Bejing Olympics (in Japan), and this year, they were chosen to be the guests on the 24 hors television (for those of you that don't know what this is, it's on once a year and it's 24 hours straight, about their guests helping make the world a better place )


I'm sorry but I think you should delete this forum. I understand what your trying to do, it did seem innocent at first but it will eventually result in harsh fan wars. Please take what I said in consideration. Thank you.
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