11:42 am - 05/11/2012
Arashi named most powerful celebrities in Japan, SMAP are #9
In today's entertainment world, who is the person with the highest degree of familiarity and interest from the public? "Nikkei Entertainment!"'s June edition, which is now on sale, features its fifth annual "Talent Power Ranking."
In its "Talent Power Ranking," public research company Architect investigated "public degree of familiarity (knowing the name and face)" and "degree of interest (wanting to see, wanting to know, wanting to listen)" and calculated their power as talents and finally ranked them. Those included in the list were actors, comedians, musicians, sports figures, announcers, and other celebrities and totaled 1,196 stars.
The ranking's top ten:
*The number in the parenthesis indicate their rank last year
Translation - qummydino
omg! congrats perfect boys!! PS. cant wait to see Kisumai top this list soon!! PPS ABC-Z too! waiting!!