Thursday, July 29, 2010

Akanishi Jin's jdorama "BANDAGE" is number one!

Figures released by Oricon today have revealed that Akanishi Jin’s (26) movie “BANDAGE” made its DVD sales debut at number one.

Released on July 23, the DVD has already sold more than 37,000 copies in Japan, making it to the top of the DVD sales chart. This has given Akanishi his first number one since becoming a solo artist.
The movie is set in the rock band boom of the 1990s, where LANDS (Akanishi’s band) have to overcome a number of challenges in order to make their professional debut. When the movie was released in Japan on November 21 2009, more than 70,000 pre-sold tickets had been bought by fans. This was the largest number of pre-sold tickets Toho cinemas had sold for a live-action film.
The number one record also beats Akanishi’s previous record for solo work, when the DVD box set for his drama “有閑倶楽部 (Yukan Club)” peaked at number nine in April 2008, with 20,000 copies sold. (MomoEdgewood's Mediawatch)

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