Oricon: Amuro retains “kogao queen” title – Tokyograph

Oricon’s “kogao queen” survey has become an annual tradition. For the fourth year, the research firm surveyed a total of a thousand men and women, asking them to rank the female celebrities that they associated with the “small face” beauty trend. For the third consecutive year, singer Namie Amuro ranked #1, followed by actress Manami …

Oricon: impressive way of life – Tokyograph

As part of a recent survey, Oricon asked a thousand men and women to identify female music artists that they admired for their way of life. Namie Amuro ranked #1, noted for being a top artist while overcoming various challenges in her personal life, including being a divorced, single mother. (Link: “Oricon: impressive way of …

Oricon: who would you want to become? – Tokyograph

Weekly entertainment magazine ORI☆STAR polled 700 male and female readers on which famous person they would like to try being. In the men’s category, singer/actor Masaharu Fukuyama ranked first, while Namie Amuro took the top spot in the women’s category. Many of the readers expressed a wish to have similar personal experiences to those of …

Oricon: fashion leaders for high school girls – Tokyograph

A recent Oricon survey asked 300 high school girls, ‘Which female celebrity do you consider to be a fashion leader?’ The #1 answer was pop superstar Namie Amuro (31), noted for her cute and stylish appearance. One girl explained that Amuro always wears fashionable items in her music videos and television appearances. […] (Link: “Oricon: …

Amuro does animated music video – Tokyograph

Namie Amuro’s new song ‘Dr.’ will be made into an anime music video. This is the first time that one of her music videos will be a fully animated work. In addition, Amuro will appear in it as an animated character. A group of more than forty of Japan’s leading creators, deemed the ‘strongest’ in …

Oricon: Kamiji, Miyazaki voted “face of 2008” – Tokyograph

Near the end of last year, Oricon conducted a survey of 1,200 men and women, asking them which celebrities they considered as the ‘face of 2008,’ based on activity. The #1 man was Yusuke Kamiji, who mainly rose to fame as part of the boy band Shuchishin, while the #1 woman was young actress Aoi …

Two Okinawans top Oricon’s “Ideal Women” ranking

Oricon recently ran a survey of 1,200 men and women under 40, asking them to identify which celebrities they felt represented their ideal image of a woman. The survey was divided into two categories, one for music artists and one for actresses. In the artist category, Namie Amuro ranked #1, noted for her style and …

Oricon: Nakama again named celebrity with best black hair – Tokyograph

Oricon repeated its survey from last year that asked the public who they think looks best with black hair, though this time around the survey divided the choices for male and female celebrities. Not surprisingly, the female list was very similar to the previous results, with Yukie Nakama once again in the lead. Mika Nakashima …

Baby you can drive my car

Not one, but two Uchinanchu actresses topped the rankings at the #1 and #2 spot: Aya Ueto and Yui Aragaki. Next week is Golden Week in Japan. With that in mind, Oricon conducted a survey of a thousand people, asking them a series of leisure-related questions. When asked which actress they would want to go …

Rankings, rumors, and theme songs

Yeah, we love rankings here at Karkaui.com and maybe an occasional rumor from time-to-time wouldn’t hurt either. So starting with rankings from Oricon, Aya Ueto was ranked #2 for having the most “kissable lips” and fashion-wise, two Uchinanchu ranked for the style that women wanted to copy this spring: Yui Aragaki #2 and tied for …